Wednesday, August 22, 2018

President Russell M. Nelson on the blessings of obedience

President Russell M. Nelson (born Sept 9, 1924) was an internationally-renowned heart surgeon when he was called to serve as a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles in 1984. He became president of that quorum on July 15, 2015. Following the death of President Monson, he was set apart as president of the Church on January 14, 2018.
"Whether truth emerges from a scientific laboratory or through revelation, all truth emanates from God. All truth is part of the gospel of Jesus Christ....
"In all professional endeavors, rigorous standards of accuracy are required. Scholars cherish their freedom of expression. But full freedom cannot be experienced if part of one’s knowledge is ruled 'out-of-bounds' by edicts of men.
"Spiritual truth cannot be ignored—especially divine commandments. Keeping divine commandments brings blessings, every time! Breaking divine commandments brings a loss of blessings, every time! (See Mosiah 2:41; D&C 58:30–33; 82:10. This principle is true for everyone, for 'God is no respecter of persons' (Acts 10:34; see also Moroni 8:12).)"
- Russell M. Nelson, "Let Your Faith Show," General Conference April 2014
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President Nelson's message is really quite simple. Truth is truth, eternally—whether it comes from science or revelation. And it is only in following that truth that we can truly find blessings and peace!

One thing that is always fascinating with President Nelson is to study the footnotes. There is always great material there to supplement his talks!

(Compilation and commentary by David Kenison, Orem, Utah, 2018)

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