Nathaniel's Universe
Mormon, LDS Service Missionary- Family Search, College Student at UVU, Whovian, Trekkie, Warsie (Star Wars Fan), Marvel Fan, etc. Most posts are from my website (link above). Links for various pages of my website are below:

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Sunday Morning Session

Henry B. Eyring
Revelation continues on the earth. Heavenly Father hears our voice and knows us by name. He pours out revelation to us.

Russell M. Nelson
Prophets made not elected. We do not vote for them, but we do sustain them. Sustaining the Prophet means that we will support and stand behind them. The decisions of the 15 Apostles must be unanimous. The Church today has been established by Christ Himself.

Carol F. McConkie
The Prophets holds all the priesthood keys on the Church. We have been commanded to sustain the Prophet. Following the Prophet is always right.

Robert D. Hales
Feast upon the words of Christ, for they will tell you what is true. We should ask God if these things are true. The Holy Ghost will tell us the truth of all things.

James J. Hamula
The sacrament replaces animal sacrifice. He sacrament reminds us of Christ’s redemption of us.

Thomas S. Monson
We are to be as Christ. Walking where Jesus walked is less important as walking as he walked. Jesus taught us how to pray. He teaches us to be morally clean in our thoughts and actions. His path will take us safely home.

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Priesthood Session Notes

Quentin L. Cook

We should not let rationalizations get into the way of keeping the commandments. We should not let things take us away from the best choices. We need to rise above rationalizations and distractions.

Craig C. Christensen

A strong testimony will protect us from the sin and evil around us. The scriptures can strengthen our testimonies. A testimony is more like a tree than a light switch. We must have faith to obtain and maintain our testimonies.

Dean M. Davies

Carrying for the poor and needy is a fundamental gospel doctrine. We have a personal responsibility to care for the poor and needy. We should fast and give Fast Offerings. Even young people can be taught to fast.

Dieter F. Uctdorf

We must not judge others but look inwardly. We must see our own ills, then judge others. Many of us have a difficult time seeing ourselves. We must not blind ourselves to blessing and opportunities to improve ourselves. We need to be engaged in gospel principles. It is easy to creatively come up with excuses for not obeying the commandments. Does the Spirit of God dwell in our hearts? The gospel is the good news and helps us to become good.

Henry B. Eyring

The Lords plan for His work is filled with preparation. The Aaronic Priesthood exists as a priesthood preparation. We should show trust towards other priesthood holders.

Thomas S. Monson

A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder. We have been placed on earth in troubled times. We are strengthened by the truth. When we seek spiritual help, our rudder will not fail.

Saturday Afternoon Session

Dallin H. Oaks

Love one another was a central teaching in His ministry. Love is the very essence of the gospel. We must live in the world but not of it. Contention should be gone away. The father of contention is the devil. We must not surrender our beliefs and values. We should be examples of civility. If we disagree, we should not be disagreeable. We must be civil when discussing our differences, especially in the family.

Neil L. Andersen

We must ask of God. Spiritual questions receive spiritual answers. Interviewing defectors to learn about a religion is like interviewing Judas to learn about Jesus. Internet information does not have a truth filter. We must adjust our own spiritual oxygen masks, so we can help others learn the truth. We should never extinguish our own spiritual flame.

Tad R. Callister

It is the parents who should teach the gospel to the family. Our children must have the protective power of prayer. God never gives us responsibility without giving us divine aid.

Jorg Klebihgat

1. Take responsibility for your own choices.

2. Take responsibility for your physical body.

3. Embrace full obedience in your life.

4. Embrace the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

5. Become really, really, really good at forgiving.

6. Except trials and setbacks as part of your mortal experience.

Eduardo Gaverret

Christ invites us to follow Him. Missionaries invite non members to follow Christ. This has been the message from missionaries from the beginning. Following Christ can guide our footsteps.

Jeffrey R. Holland

Jesus’ first mission was to help the poor and poor in heart. We must administer to the the poor and needed. We obtain a remission of our sins when we plead with God, but we retain it by helping the poor. We must help ourselves before we receive help from others.

L. Tom Perry

The only way to find peace is to look at the Savior and live. We must not let the noise of the world empower the still, small voice.

Saturday Morning Session Notes

President Thomas S. Monson

More temples are to be dedicated/rededicated. Missionary work is a priesthood duty.

Boyd K. Packer

Through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we are redeemed from the fall. If we forsake sin, Christ will forgive us. His sacrifice frees us from the effects of sin, if we repent. Each member of the Church is an essential part of the body of the Church. All mankind will be saved through the Atonement Christ.

Lynn G. Robbins

We need to not please man before God. We need to know which way we face. We must overcome the fear of man. Courage is the form of every virtue at the pressing point. Perfect love casteth out all fear. We must not seek for honor of the world, but the glory of God. We must not lower our standards to the world’s inappropriateness. The Savior was the most fearless being who had lived on this earth. Jesus was His Father’s perfect disciple. We must remember whose disciples we are.

Cheryl A. Esplin

The sacrament becomes a spiritual experience when we listen to the sacrament prayers. We are to partake the sacrament in remembrance of Christ. We must remember Him always and keep His commandments. The Savior gives us an enabling power. Christ offers us to partake the precious gifts of God.

Chi Hong (Sam) Wong

The story of the man with palsy is retold to include a ward council. We need to make better use of our ward councils. Full time missionaries are great resources for “rescue” missions. The man was helped because of their faith. We must be anxiously engaged to seek to rescue those in needs.

D. Todd Christofferson

God will not control us like puppets. We are to act for ourselves, not to be acted upon. Being on earth comes from choosing God’s plan. God cannot look upon sin with the least degree of others. Christ’s atonement satisfies of commands of justice, and provide mercy. A God who makes no demands is the equivalent to a God who does not exist. If we resent gravity, we still will fall off the cliff. There is opposition in all things. Divine aid can be ours every hour and everyday.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

We are condemned for what we believe. God has given us a promise that we can know truth for ourselves. God cares about us. He will listen and answer our questions. We must learn to hear Him.

Here is an experiment:

1. We must search the scriptures.

2. Ponder, strive to believe, and be grateful.

3. We must ask God to reveal if the Church is true.

4. We must do God’s will.

The natural man does not receive the things of God, for they are foolishness unto him. We must discern spiritual to understand spiritual truth. We can gain knowledge through the Spirit of God.

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So it was Conference time again. I could feel the Spirit really strong. I do not remember everything that was said, so I am looking forward to reading them later. I know the messages shared were inspired of God. I know we do have a prophet on the earth today, and that he is the Lord’s mouthpiece.

I will be posting quotes like I did last time for General Conference from Monday-Friday of this week.

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At my service mission I have started a new project. After obituaries have been indexed, then reviewed by arbitrators, they now go through a process called truth set. I now get to compare the results from the different indexers and arbitrators, and decide if they are correct. I get to learn more about the people in the obituaries. Most of them are people who died of old age, but I had come across a young girl in a triple homicide, which was interesting (and sad). I can feel the Spirit of Elijah as I do these and actually pay attention to who they are about. I know this is the Lord’s work, and that I am helping bring souls unto Him.

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