Sunday, October 22, 2006

Creating Holy Places in a World of Sin

During the April, 2006 conference, Elder David R. Stone of the Quorum of the Seventy said the following:

We do not need to adopt the standards, the mores, and the morals of Babylon. We can create Zion in the midst of Babylon. We can have our own standards for music and literature and dance and film and language. We can have our own standards for dress and deportment, for politeness and respect. We can live in accordance with the Lord’s moral laws. We can limit how much of Babylon we allow into our homes by the media of communication.
I know the words of Elder Stone are true. By following the standards of Babylon, or the world, we are destined to fail. There is nothing wrong with being different. My mind is clearer because of the music I listen to. I know the spirit is more likely accompany me when the words out of my mouth are uplifting. Living a moral life is not only a benefit to myself, but to society. There would be much, much less social chaos if immorality were not recast in this world as good. Fornication, adultery, and homosexuality are wrong. Many people, even a majority, who choose to sin do not change the sin to an acceptable behavior. Sin is, and always will be, sin. Right is right and wrong is wrong.

In 2 Nephi 27:23 God said: "For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will show unto the world that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever"

God's laws are the same "yesterday, today and forever." Because the laws of God do not change, I have a sure foundation in his gospel.

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