Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What They Said Wednesday–President Boyd K. Packer

Talk: Pres. Boyd K. Packer

A message to the youth
  • Today’s youth are better educated in the gospel
  • What does the old crow not know? How to go fast. What does the young crow not know? where to go. (Full Text of the Poem)
  • Young people are being raised in enemy territory. with a declining standard of morality
  • Today there are wars and rumors of war. Gospel is the grand plan of happiness (gives peace)
  • Gender is an essential characteristic, established in pre-mortality
  • You face physical temptations but you have power over the enemy.
  • Prophet Joseph Smith said, “All those with physical bodies have power over those who do not.” That means we have power over the adversary, if we want.
  • “I’ll lean on their testimony until I can get my own”
  • The voice of the Spirit comes as a feeling rather than as a sound.
  • Those who know about Spiritual communication understand that divine words are more felt than heard. Essence and power of metaphor.
  • Major mistakes will always be forewarned of by the Spirit
  • You may think that you are now lost. That is never true.
  • The outcome of this war is not in question: Lucifer will lose!
  • “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, except he reveal it unto his servants the prophets” - Amos 3:7
  • “Trust in the Lord with all thy heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  • “You might feel you won’t have time to do all these things. Not so. You’ll have time to see your children, grandchildren and perhaps you great-grandchildren.”
  • He invoked a blessing upon the youth in closing (Apostolic blessing).