Skip to comments.Mormon/LDS Youth iPhone App & Expanded Website
Posted on 04/01/2011 11:58:16 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
Mormon youth, 12-18-year olds, are at least as mobile as any Milennial, and as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they now have access to a new iPhone app, LDS Youth, that allows them to view video messages from peers worldwide, access stories, thoughts, articles, and inspirational messages through their portable devices. With each amenity, is the share-feature, enabling youth to spread encouragement by phone among their peers and families.
This app comes in conjunction with a newly updated LDS/Mormon website, Youth.lds.org (Mormon is a nickname for members of the Saviors restored Church named in full above, that comes from a prophet by that name who lived anciently on this continent, abridging scriptures we are now privileged to have in our hands today).
Friends and youth of all faiths are welcome to visit the site, which contains statements of values, information regarding seminary instruction for youth (the objective of seminary, as mentioned on the site, is to help youth understand and rely on the teachings and Atonement of Jesus Christ, qualify for the blessings of the temple, and prepare themselves, their families, and others for eternal life with their Father in Heaven. All youth in the world can benefit from similar instruction. Please ask about this if you are interested and of another faith), pamphlets that guide youth in their daily interactions (dating, media consumption, friendships, commitments, etc.), and more.
There are venues for downloading free music, sharing faith witnesses through video or listening to others from around the world, places to ask an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ questions, and to learn doctrine, memorize scriptures and otherwise fortify oneself to walk in the world but not be of it.
We encourage all Mormon youth and friends of all faiths with youth 12-18 to visit the resources on this site and feel the Spirit of materials generated to address the specific needs of this growing generation whom we love and whom the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, the 12 apostles who lead with him, and other leaders and parents also love greatly.
The mormon church is ramping up its campaign to be seen as "Christian" with emphasis in the article on the Savior.
*ALLEDGEDLY; because outside of taking ONE MAN's word for it; there has been NOTHING found ANYWHERE on the North, Central or Southern American landscape to back up what he had claimed.
If a person WISHED hard enough they can convince themselves, but the doubts will sooner or later FORCE one to conclude that hooey has been propagated for almost 2 centuries now.
Please ask about this if you are interested and of another faith), pamphlets that guide youth in their daily interactions (dating, media consumption, friendships, commitments, etc.), and more.
"All of this should be conveyed without having priesthood leaders focus upon intimate matters which are a part of husband and wife relationships. Skillful interviewing and counseling can occur without discussion of clinical details by placing firm responsibility on individual members of the Church to put their lives in order before exercising the privilege of entering a house of the Lord. The First Presidency has interpreted oral sex as constituting an unnatural, impure, or unholy practice. If a person is engaged in a practice which troubles him enough to ask about it, he should discontinue it."
- Official Declaration of the First Presidency of the Church, January 5th, 1982
"Among the most common sexual sins our young people commit are necking and petting. Not only do these improper relations often lead to fornication, [unwed] pregnancy, and abortions - all ugly sins - but in and of themselves they are pernicious evils, and it is often difficult for youth to distinguish where one ends and another begins. They awaken lust and stir evil thoughts and sex desires. They are but parts of the whole family of related sins and indiscretions. Almost like twins, 'petting' and fornication are alike."
- Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, page 65
"Also far-reaching is the effect of the loss of chastity. Once given or taken or stolen it can never be regained. Even in a forced contact such as rape or incest, the injured one is greatly outraged. If she has not cooperated and contributed to the foul deed, she is of course in a more favorable position. There is no condemnation where there is no voluntary participation. It is better to die in defending one's virtue than to live having lost it without a struggle."
- Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, page 196
"And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth." (Genesis 4:9-14.) That was true of murder. It is also true of illicit sex, which, of course, includes all petting, fornication, adultery, homosexual acts, and all other perversions. The Lord may say to offenders, as He did to Cain, "What hast thou done?" The children thus conceived make damning charges against you; the companions who have been frustrated and violated condemn you; the body that has been defiled cries out against you; the spirit which has been dwarfed convicts you. You will have difficulty throughout the ages in totally forgiving yourself."
-Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, "Love Versus Lust", BYU Speech January 5, 1965. Often-used quote still used today in LDS seminary classes.
"I do not find in the Bible the modern terms "petting" nor "homosexuality," yet I found numerous scriptures which forbade such acts under by whatever names they might be called. I could not find the term "homosexuality," but I did find numerous places where the Lord condemned such a practice with such vigor that even the death penalty was assessed."
- Apostle Spencer W. Kimball, "Love Versus Lust", BYU Speech January 5, 1965
"If adultery or fornication justified the death penalty in the old days, and still in Christ's day, is the sin any less today because the laws of the land do not assess the death penalty for it? Is the act less grievous? There must be a washing, a purging, a changing of attitudes, a correcting of appraisals, a strengthening toward self-mastery. There must be many prayers, and volumes of tears. There must be an inner conviction giving to the sin its full diabolical weight. There must be increased devotion and much thought and study. And this takes energy and time and often is accompanied with sore embarrassment, heavy deprivations and deep trials, even if indeed one is not excommunicated from the Church, losing all spiritual blessings."
-Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, Page 155
"How like the mistletoe is immorality. The killer plant starts with a sticky sweet berry. Little indiscretions are the berries -- indiscretions like sex thoughts sex discussions, passionate kissing, pornography. The leaves and little twigs are masturbation and necking and such, growing with every exercise. The full-grown plant is petting and sex looseness. It confounds, frustrates, and destroys like the parasite if it is not cut out and destroyed, for, in time it robs the tree, bleeds its life, and leaves it barren and dry; and, strangely enough, the parasite dies with its host."
- Apostle Spencer W. Kimball, General Conference Address, April 1, 1967.
All those videos; hundreds of responses, and not a SINGLE thumbs down on ANY of them!
I’ll be sure that all of our youth know about it.
Temple Recommend Questions
1 Do you have faith in and a testimony of God the Eternal Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost?
2 Do you have a testimony of the Atonement of Christ and of His role as Savior and Redeemer?
3 Do you have a testimony of the restoration of the gospel in these the latter days?
4 Do you sustain the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Prophet, Seer, and Revelator and as the only person on the earth who possesses and is authorized to exercise all priesthood keys? Do you sustain members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators? Do you sustain the other General Authorities and local authorities of the Church?
5 Do you live the law of chastity?
6 Is there anything in your conduct relating to members of your family that is not in harmony with the teachings of the Church?
7 Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
8 Do you strive to keep the covenants you have made, to attend your sacrament and other meetings, and to keep your life in harmony with the laws and commandments of the gospel?
9 Are you honest in your dealings with your fellowmen?
10 Are you a full-tithe payer?
11 Do your keep the Word of Wisdom?
12 Do you have financial or other obligations to a former spouse or children? If yes, are you current in meeting those obligations?
13 If you have previously received your temple endowment:
Do you keep the covenants that you made in the temple?
Do you wear the garment both night and day as instructed in the endowment and in accordance with the covenant you made in the temple?
14 Have there been any sins or misdeeds in your life that should have been resolved with priesthood authorities but have not been?
15 Do you consider yourself worthy to enter the Lord's house and participate in temple ordinances?
Why would they bother seeking out an “apostle” for answers to questions? After all one repeatedly sees here how they throw them under the bus when their answers are unfavorable in the light of the pr they seek to present. Case in point is McConkie - the only one with more tire marks on his suit being bring’em young.
My friends make fun of my mormon faith and ask me questions
I cannot answer. Would you help me answer these questions?
1. How can their be more than one god, like you teach? If God is omnipotent (all powerful), He must be the only one. Do we mormons believe that there are many gods that aren't omnipotent? If so, how could they possibly be gods?
2. How can we believe God used to be a man??? God is eternal and never created nor made - and without beginning or end. How can we teach he wasn't always god?
3. How can we believe Joseph Smith was a prophet of God when he was a scammer? When he was a horndog that went after other mens' wives?
4. Why isn't there any archeological evidence for anything in the Book of Mormon? I just visited the Smithsonian Museum and there wasn't a single artifact from anything in the Book of Mormon. I think the whole thing is made up, frankly.
Please, please respond quickly. Even though I was raised mormon, I don't believe any of that stuff because it makes no sense!
Thank you and bless your holy toes,
Tolerance is a virtue much needed in our turbulent world. But we must recognize that there is a difference between tolerance and tolerate. Your gracious tolerance for an individual does not grant him or her license to do wrong, nor does your tolerance obligate you to tolerate his or her misdeed. That distinction is fundamental to an understanding of this vital virtue.
I agree with this statement. My tolerance of you does not in anyway mean I must tolerate the blasphemy of God Almighty by lds. It does not in anyway mean I must tolerate the continuing spam by lds posters. It does not mean I must tolerate the lying about Jesus Christ by lds. It does not mean I must tolerate the lying about the Word of God Almighty. It does not mean I must be tolerant of lds.
Puleeze. You lecturing anyone on blasphemy, spam or lying is laughable. Well... you might not quite get that what you say is untrue so technically you may not be lying. Calling me a liar for example. Completely false. Spout your pompous propaganda to someone else anti.
Show where I called you a liar.
Just like Cain -
SVCW, I think he protests too much
The More Good Foundation publishes over 300 websites where persons of other faiths can learn about the Church and where individual Mormons can share their beliefs. We also provide training and support for Mormons interested in sharing their beliefs online.
Now THIS one really raises my ire!
How did the mormon church end up with THAT domain name??
These are fraud sites. There are disgusting and tell nothing of what the inner workings of lds are. They are sites of lies about God Almighty.
Hum? They sure get a lot of “donations”. It is humorous that they “claim” they are not officially tied to lds. That way lds can claim, “we didn’t know they were saying that”, then continue to fluff their “doctrine”.
But 300 sites, that means PD is going to post links to all of these bogus lds sites. ahhhh!
Well, in my opinion from now on PD had better throw the word “propaganda” out of his vocabulary when he’s responding to the Inmans. 300 websites? Desperation in the air!
Show where I called you a liar.
Ok you have me fooled on this one. I don’t get your angle. April fools joke? You can’t be serious so I’m going to go with that.
Oh, ya. My mistake it is you who calls me a liar.
SVCW, I think he protests too much
Not that I agree with you but I am always glad to see you hanging in there. There aren’t many who can hold that testimony.
what testimony appy? All we ever see are snarky comments and links.
More fuel for the fire.......... Many will be held accountable on judgment day.
Not that I agree with you but I am always glad to see you hanging in there. There arent many who can hold that testimony.
Hello Pappy! Well I am glad we can disagree and be civil to one another (unlike some people we know). I disagree that many can’t hold on to their testimony. Millions do. Nice meeting you!
Well the Constitution overrides the bible as the law of the land and therefore there is a pesky amendment that allows people to worship as they please.. The Mormons don’t bother me at all. I think mind our own business in how people practice their own religion...
I see nothing here that denies mormon that 'right'. What I do see here is the same Constitution permitting opposing views and doctrinal dissent. Nothing in the Constitution prohibits that.
Oh my, I’m so glad to see that God will not hold you accountable. You are blessed don’tchaknow. As for a few of we vocal Christians opposing the constant barrage of blasphemy from servants such as post these ‘true mormonism’ threads, well you can just ignore us since you will not be held accountable for the plummet into Hell over the blasphemies we are opposing openly and you are defending by vocal default.
Fine, let them have their "own" religion and quit claiming to be Christians. Mormons are trying to claim they are christians and con people into thinking that, and when they do, the Flying Inmans step in!
So why is God going to send me to hell? You made that decision for him?? I try to live a good life. If God to send me to hell so be it. I prefer to live as a free man than be some holier than thou jackass who goes around telling people that their own faith is wrong..
My faith in God is strong where I don’t go around declaring everything that is blasphemous like a jackass..
“Holier than thou jackass” bump...you summed it up nicely !....magritte
I specifically did not say what you are trying to attribute to me. And that is quite typical of your usual hysteria, Kevin.
Does it give a warm fuzzy feeling to read that the resident militant atheist praises you for defending blasphemies?
I defend free will and the right to worship..
KevinDavis is an atheist?
No, just dumb as one to ignore them.
Actually, LDS runs around saying your faith is wrong. Otherwise, why would there be any need for the “restored church”.
I can cite direct references if you like.
Them calling themselves christians is only recent and by that I mean in their 170 year history they have always railed against all of Christendom calling them “Apostates and Whores of Babylon”.
Sure, you won’t hear them say that but it is a historical and provable fact. Not by innuendo or inference but by their direct words and writings.
It is only in the last 10 or so years they have begun to call themselves christian.
The phraseology is key though: “We are christian” and “I am christian” or “We are the one true and christian”.
Note the phraseology objectified.
It is not possessive nor in any way inclusive as in “We are Christians too” or “We are Christians just like you”
I can provide specific examples that are unrefuttable.
Doesn’t make them bad people, doesn’t make us bad people. We are just people and in the end their is a difference between our two doctrines.
The difference in doctrine is acknowledge by them at any time and they can tell you the difference any time, if they are open, honest and their faith is strong enough.
Otherwise they will deny, most of the time evade(why would you do that if don’t have something hide?) or engage in their all time favorite “you are antimormon”.
Which is a laugh. I am not more anti Mormon than I am anti Jewish, anti Catholic or even anti Presbyterian. The latter of which they have some special affection for disdain, though no one, including them is really sure why.
There is only religion I am against and that is of the Moslems. Until they go through a reformation and start standing up to the crazies in their religion.
As for Mormons, they have created an alternative religion with roots in Christianity but they are most definitely not the same.
They do not believe in the Trinity.
They do not believe women have parity on earth and even less in heaven.
They believe that God was once man.
As God once was so can man be. In other words they believe they can become Gods.
That’s the basics.
We don’t deny anyone their right to worship. In fact, I encourage them to continue.
But, to an informed or well read Christian, we are not going to just sit idly by and let them co-opt Christianity when they have never had anything good to say about.
They have 50,000 missionaries around the world telling all of Christianity how they got it wrong.
We are a small part of The Body of Christ setting the record straight.
Surely if we were incorrect or wholesale wrong there would be some sort of rebuttal specific to anything we might say but, there never is.
There can’t be.
So do the rest of us.
We also expect the same in return.
It is clear in the areas of defending the faith, dealing with false teachers and saving the lost...
Something that is required in our Constitutionally protected practice of OUR Faith as free men...
Rights for thee but not for me?
I think not...
Your continued arguments about the Constitution cuts both ways.
When you have proof of one of us hog tying a Mormon and keeping them from Temple then you'll have a point.
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