General Conference thoughts: Firm and Steadfast in the Faith of Christ and Our Campfire of Faith

by Elder D. Todd Christofferson

and Elder Gerrit W. Gong

This morning I read the account of the people of Alma living in the land of Helam.  They had broken apart from the people of King Noah and joined in covenant to live the law of the Lord.  They were free, industrious, and happy.  But then the Lamanites found them and they were forced to live in bondage. While in bondage their taskmasters were severe and made life difficult for them.  The Lord strengthened them so that they could endure their trials and eventually they were delivered from bondage and joined King Mosiah in the land of Zarahemla. (Mosiah 23-24) Continue reading

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General Conference thoughts: Truth and the Plan and The Father

by President Dallin H. Oaks

and Brian K. Ashton

I have thought a lot about truth and specifically how two opposing forces can both lay claim to it.  Shouldn’t there only be one victor?  How can two opposite sides claim truth?  Is there even such a thing as truth?  How can I make sure I’m leaning on truth and not popular opinion?

Despite my many ponderings on the subject I don’t have an answer for you.

But President Oaks does. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Gather Together in One All Things in Christ and One in Christ

by Elder David A. Bednar 

and Elder Ulisses Soares

We have been taught and now is the day for us to apply our learning.  As we take all that we have and live those truths we point our souls to Christ.  Faith is more than a to-do list (although that is a place to start), it is a way of life.  All gospel truths come together to form us – followers of Christ.  As we apply those truths and live by them and just live them they become part of us and we become the disciples we have the potential to become.   Continue reading