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32 minutes | May 28, 2015
Should Mormons Eat Meat?
What exactly does the Word of Wisdom, the Mormon health code, say about eating meat. Meat is a contested topic in the world of dieting and fitness. How much meat is too much? What kind of meat is the best? What do Latter-day Saints teach about the consumption of meat and what does Doctrine and Covenants 89 really say about the matter?
32 minutes | May 10, 2015
Ep 5 What will the Final Judgment be like?
The final judgment is the subject of serious discussion in nearly every faith on the earth. There are various interpretations of man's final condition following his time on this earth. The Latter-day Saint understanding of the judgment is a great subject of conversation. In this episode we were able to discuss some great questions like: What role will the Prophets and Apostles have in the judgment? What will be the condition of those not allowed to enter the Celestial Kingdom? Great Quotes on the Judgment: (http://mormonmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/dallin-h-oaks-lds-apostle-1083580-print-240x300.jpg)"Many Bible (http://lds.org/scriptures/bible?lang=eng) and modern scriptures speak of a final judgment at which all persons will be rewarded according to their deeds or works or the desires of their hearts. But other scriptures enlarge upon this by referring to our being judged by the condition we have achieved."The prophet Nephi describes the Final Judgment in terms of what we have become: “And if their works have been filthiness they must needs be filthy; and if they befilthy it must needs be that they cannot dwell in the kingdom of God” (1 Ne. 15:33 (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/15.33?lang=eng#32); emphasis added). Moroni declares, “He that is filthy shall be filthy still; and he thatis righteous shall be righteous still” (Morm. 9:14 (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/morm/9.14?lang=eng#13); emphasis added; see also Rev. 22:11–12 (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/rev/22.11-12?lang=eng#10); 2 Ne. 9:16 (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/9.16?lang=eng#15);D&C 88:35 (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/88.35?lang=eng#34)). The same would be true of “selfish” or “disobedient” or any other personal attribute inconsistent with the requirements of God. Referring to the “state” of the wicked in the Final Judgment, Alma explains that if we are condemned by our words, our works, and our thoughts, “we shall not be found spotless; … and in this awful state we shall not dare to look up to our God” (Alma 12:14 (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/12.14?lang=eng#13)). "From such teachings we conclude that the Final Judgment is not just an evaluation of a sum total of good and evil acts—what we have done. It is an acknowledgment of the final effect of our acts and thoughts—what we have become. It is not enough for anyone just to go through the motions. The commandments, ordinances, and cov
29 minutes | May 3, 2015
How does Work for the Dead Bless Me?
D&C 128:15 states: "that they without us cannot be made perfect—neither can we without our dead be made perfect." In today's episode, Jim and I discuss why the living need the dead. We hope that you enjoy the discussion. If you have thoughts to add or questions we did not cover, please leave a comment below. In the temples we perform work for those that have passed away. Prophets and Apostles have given incredible promises regarding the help that is available to Latter-day Saints who will submerse themselves in Family History work including indexing, identifying names to take to the temple and actually going to the temple to perform the work. (http://mormonmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/elder-david-a-bednar-lds-190782-gallery-240x300.jpg)Elder Bednar has promised the youth: "Your love and gratitude (http://lds.org/topic/gratitude/) for your ancestors will increase. Your testimony of and conversion to the Savior will become deep and abiding. And I promise you will be protected against the intensifying influence of the adversary. As you participate in and love this holy work, you will be safeguarded in your youth and throughout your lives." (Click here for the full talk (https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2011/10/the-hearts-of-the-children-shall-turn?lang=eng)) (http://mormonmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Scott-240x300.jpg)Elder Scott said: "Do you young people want a sure way to eliminate the influence of the adversary in your life? Immerse yourself in searching for your ancestors, prepare their names for the sacred vicarious ordinances available in the temple, and then go to the temple to stand as proxy for them to receive the ordinances of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost. As you grow older, you will be able to participate in receiving the other ordinances as well. I can think of no greater protection from the influence of the adversary in your life." (Click here for the full talk (https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/10/the-joy-of-redeeming-the-dead?lang=eng))
34 minutes | Apr 26, 2015
Who are the Hypocrites?
The Savior was pretty harsh on the hypocrites... Luke 11:44: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them. Luke 12:56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. The term "hypocrite" is still one of the ugliest slanders someone can throw at someone in the 21st century. But, it begs the question, who really are the hypocrites today? Someone that stands in front of a gospel doctrine class or sacrament meeting and teaches love your neighbor while harboring feelings of frustration towards their next-door acquaintance: is that person a hypocrite? Well, that is the focus of our discussion today. Let us know what you think? Leave us a comment below.
31 minutes | Apr 17, 2015
When did Jesus Christ Understand His Mission as Savior?
You made it to the second episode of the Mormon Messenger Podcast. Our show is designed to promote faith, devotion, and greater gospel scholarship for members of the church and provide a faithful perspective on some of today’s most interesting topics facing Latter-day Saints. (http://mormonmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/boy-jesus-in-the-temple-39538-print-1024x675.jpg) In this episode we discussed two points: * Opportunities to serve online from wherever your are regardless of your skills and background through www.vineyard.lds.org (http://www.vineyard.lds.org) (click on the link to see a 44 second video explaining what Jim and I tried to explain in the podcast) * At what point during His earthly ministry, did Jesus Christ realize his mediating role as the Savior of all mankind? * A reminder that Jim and I do not represent any official opinion of the Church. We have no authority or responsibility to declare the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Thank you for the download and taking the time to increase your gospel knowledge with us this week. While we do our best to promote the church on this show, this is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. So don't take what we say as the gospel truth. See you next Sunday! How to Subscribe to the Mormon Messenger Podcast For iPhone/iPad/iPod listeners – Grab your phone or device and go to the iTunes store and search “Mormon Messenger Podcast.” This will help you to download the free Podcasts App (produced by Apple) and then subscribe to the show from within that app. Every time I produce a new episode, you’ll get it downloaded right on your iDevice. For Android listeners – There is no native podcast client on Android. Download the Stitcher Radio app (free) and search for “Mormon Messenger.” Or, if you have already downloaded a podcasting client, follow the directions in the next sentence. For podcast enthusiasts – If you already listen to podcasts and have a podcatcher that you prefer, the feed you’ll need to add is http://mormonmessenger.com/feed/podcast (http://mormonmessenger.com/feed/podcast) For those who don’t have a mobile device – You can always listen to the show by clicking the audio file at the top of this episode.
35 minutes | Apr 4, 2015
Progression Between the Degrees of Glory [Episode 1]
Brian Ricks and Jim Harmer discuss progression between the kingdoms in LDS theology. Enjoy the show this general conference weekend and please leave us a review on iTunes! Mormon Messenger thanks you for your support.
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