Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The sins of immorality yields scarred and misshapen creatures

Still love this Ezra Taft Benson quote: "Great nations have fallen when they became morally corrupt, because the sins of immorality left their people scarred and misshapen creatures who were unable to face the challenge of their times." (Ezra Taft Benson, "Call to Repentance", Oct 1959 General Conference)

I suppose I love it partly because so few people could say it these days. Too many are misled into believing that the "sins of morality" have no effect except at the judgement bar, when in reality the things that will effect us at the judgement bar are also things that will profoundly affect us in mortality. There are save two churches only, and you cannot be choosing to be, a "servant of sin", to borrow Christ's phrase, and still be serving God. Serious sins give the adversary serious sway in the life of the person who commits them.

Thus president Benson could conclude that such sins left the people "scarred and misshapen creatures".

The price for your spirit to be sensitive to God's promptings is to keep his commandments. Those who break his commandments, particularly his most serious ones, are instead sensitive to the influence of the adversary because that is who they are follow when it comes to the big matters.

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