Tuesday, May 31, 2016

"The Standard of truth has been erected..."

Our Savior, Jesus Christ is the author of this great Latter-Day Work, restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith.  The Prophet Joseph had revealed to him the following- “The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing, persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny many defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited very clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.”
(Quote is The Standard of Truth by Joseph Smith Jr., History of the Church, 4:540 quoted in "The Truth of God Shall Go Forth," Elder Ballard October 2008 General Conference http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2008/10/the-truth-of-god-shall-go-forth )

We live in a time where many tell false things about the restored church, and it is mocked and ridiculed both by other churches and the media.  Yet it still continues to bring converts, because the true seekers after truth will find it.  It will just continue to grow, one by one, testimony by testimony. 

This gospel will never again be taken from the earth.  It will just continue to grow through the millenium, when Christ himself comes to rule and reign.  He today stands at the head of this church which bears his name, and yet is personal enough to be able to touch each of our lives individually through the spirit. 

May we ever be grateful for what the Lord accomplished through the Prophet Joseph Smith.  Because of that, we have blessings that ages of people yearned for, but could never find, but will have the opportunity to accept. 

And both we and they will be able to return to the presence of the Lord, to dwell with him and our Father in Heaven and our families forever.  To be able to do his work, and to inherit all that he has is the blessing extended to all who seek after him. 

Seek Christ.  Find him.  And devote your lives to him. 

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