October 2014 General Conference

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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by Curt Sunshine » 05 Oct 2014, 09:11

It probably is a good idea for a lot of people her to view Elder Oaks' talk as two talks. The first one was rough, but the second one was really good.
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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by DarkJedi » 05 Oct 2014, 09:15

President Eyring is off to a great start
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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by SunbeltRed » 05 Oct 2014, 09:27

I had to work yesterday so only caught bits and pieces.

I didn't find Priesthood session particularly inspiring. I did like Elder Eyrings talk about mentoring and caring for others (which is how i took the message).

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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by SunbeltRed » 05 Oct 2014, 09:36

Cool story about President Kimball by Elder Nelson. Not sure I'm digging the whole Follow The Prophet theme though.

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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by nibbler » 05 Oct 2014, 09:38

Ugh. Someone turn this ship around.

So far this session is all about prophets, some statements even implying infallibility.
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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by Curt Sunshine » 05 Oct 2014, 09:43

President Eyring was clear about spheres of revelation, which I appreciate.

Elder Nelson seems to be addressing the issue of President Monson's health. Frankly, that's a good thing - and it's critical, I think, to recognize that base.

Also, fwiw nibbler, I haven't heard any reference to or implications about infallibility.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by nibbler » 05 Oct 2014, 09:45

If I still care by the time this talk comes out in print maybe I'll point them out to you.
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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by Curt Sunshine » 05 Oct 2014, 09:45

The previous sessions focused a LOT on Jesus; this session is focusing a LOT on prophets. I'd recommend some of you skipping much of this.

Again, however, I think it's important to put it in perspective. There has been a lot of chatter online about President Monson starting to suffer from dementia, and I think quite a bit of this is emotional reaction to that criticism they hear and read.

nibbler, I know the references you mean, but I just don't read them as stating infallibility. It's cool; we all see and hear things differently.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by TataniaAvalon » 05 Oct 2014, 09:51

Two talks in a row about following the prophet sigh. I think most TMB's will find strength in these talks but not us. Perhaps it is in response to Pres. Monson's failing health but still....,:-(

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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by Curt Sunshine » 05 Oct 2014, 09:52

Sister McConkie's talk absolutely has strains nearing infallibility. This is one that pretty much everyone here might want to skip.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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