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.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

From President Benson's biography

One morning Ezra and his companion knocked on a door, and a woman answered. As soon as the word Mormon was uttered, her husband jumped up and joined her at the door. "Oh, I know all about you Mormons," he challenged. "When I was in the British Navy we sailed right into Salt Lake City port, and those Mormons wouldn't let us land."

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Tracting in an affluent area, he found the people "bitter and narrowminded." [[I include this just to note that this was not breaking the commandment not to judge.]]

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On teaching the gospel he wrote: "Every little girl thinks her doll best. Don't tear it to pieces to show it's made of sawdust - give her a better one and she'll leave the old alone." [[ Which I think is the same thing being conveyed in D&C 18: 20 Contend against no church, save it be the church of the devil. ]]

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Anecdote on indifference he wrote down in his notes: "An immigrant went to sleep in his bunk after the ship had been in collision. When aroused, not too gently, and told that the vessel was sinking, he said impatiently, "Let her sink; it is not mine.' This is the attitude of many people with regard to the world in which we live and the conditions prevailing."

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