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Re: April 2020 General Conference

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 09:58
by nibbler
Joy D. Jones

Women's role in the restoration. This one is a tough one for me to comment on, I'm not a woman, but it sounds like one role is being a witness of things other people did. Another goal is to progress and receive revelation.

I haven't figured out the tangle that women have access to the power of the priesthood and how that addresses what many see as an inequality in that women can't be ordained to an office in the priesthood.

Re: April 2020 General Conference

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 10:05
by desertghost93
nibbler wrote:
04 Apr 2020, 09:58
Joy D. Jones

Women's role in the restoration. This one is a tough one for me to comment on, I'm not a woman, but it sounds like one role is being a witness of things other people did. Another goal is to progress and receive revelation.

I haven't figured out the tangle that women have access to the power of the priesthood and how that addresses what many see as an inequality in that women can't be ordained to an office in the priesthood.
I share the same sentiment as you

Re: April 2020 General Conference

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 10:07
by DarkJedi
Note to Elder Anderson: Joseph Smith rarely talked about the First Vision and most early members were unaware of it. This is well known.

Re: April 2020 General Conference

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 10:14
by nibbler
Neil L. Andersen

After you wade through the tributes to Joseph Smith and Russell Nelson it becomes a talk about spiritually defining moments. "I knew that god knew that I knew."

Happy Easter.

Re: April 2020 General Conference

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 10:30
by nibbler
Douglas D. Holmes

Talk on the new youth program.

The purpose it to get the gospel of Christ deep in the hearts of the youth.

He talks about the importance of relationships, which to be honest is nice to hear because I often hear how the church is not a social club. I feel like activities at church that have the purpose of making social connections have been purposely squelched in the recent past.

Turns out this generation is the best one. Sorry previous generation. :angel:

Re: April 2020 General Conference

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 10:34
by DarkJedi
nibbler wrote:
04 Apr 2020, 10:30

Turns out this generation is the best one. Sorry previous generation. :angel:
I thought it was two generations ago that was chosen. Seems God can't make up his mind.

Re: April 2020 General Conference

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 10:35
by nibbler
I guess it beats old people up there complaining, "Kids today..."

Re: April 2020 General Conference

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 10:41
by Kipper
That song in both words and melody is inspiring and a most beautiful tribute. My own experience.

Re: April 2020 General Conference

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 10:50
by nibbler
Henry B. Eyring

Eyring did what Nelson asked us to do to prepare for conference.

I lost the pulse of this talk but I did not like one part where Eyring said (paraphrased off memory) that Joseph knew he had to find the true church to gain forgiveness. Forgiveness does not come from a church.

There were many us vs. them references.

Saturday Morning recap: Outside of Rasband's talk this session was very Joseph Smith/Nelson centric. No real surprises there given the announced theme, just something to be aware of going in.

Re: April 2020 General Conference

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 10:51
by DarkJedi
I have to say this session has exactly met my expectations. What more could I possibly desire?

ETA, the closing hymn is another fav. (Come Thou Fount)