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Keep The Commandments – Priesthood Session. General Conference October 2015 Thomas S. Monson

October 14, 2015

“If it be admitted that the apostles and evangelists did write the books of the New Testament, that does not prove of itself that they were divinely inspired at the time they wrote…. Add all this imperfection to the uncertainty of the translation, and who, in his right mind could for one moment suppose the… Read More ›

General Conference October 2015: Saturday Morning Session Review, by Mike Thomas

I am a great believer in a robust Christianity, sustained by a strong discipleship programme in the Christian Church. Jesus said: ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of… Read More ›


General Conference April 2015–Sunday Afternoon Session by Mike Thomas

Mormon Colours Firmly Nailed Down? I begin by commending those who have gone before me in reporting and commenting on these conference sessions. The standard and quality of research and writing improves every time. This project is fast becoming a tradition and work whose coming around I anticipate with enthusiasm. We are used to the… Read More ›


General Conference April 2015 – General Priesthood Session

  A couple of months ago I spoke to some Mormon missionaries about baptism. They asked me what I thought about baptism and after I told them I believed in believer’s baptism by immersion, they appeared pleased. They then proceeded to tell me that my own baptism was invalid because it was not conducted by… Read More ›

General Conference April 2015 – Saturday Afternoon Session Review – by Jim Gourlay

Elder Quentin. L. Cook. The Lord Is My Light. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has never been stronger. The number of members removing their names from the records of the Church has always been very small and is significantly less in recent years than in the past. (Elder Quentin L. Cook, April… Read More ›

General Conference April 2015 – Saturday Morning Session Review – by Jamie Lundy

Saturday’s opening lecture was by First Counselor Henry Eyering. Elder Eyering’s assignment was to get church members motivated to keep the “Law of the Fast” (see my Oct. 2014 Review for a description of the Law of the Fast). In support of this he cited Isaiah 58:6ff, Matthew 25:44-45, and this citation from The Miracle… Read More ›

General Women’s Session April 2015: Review by Lucy Marskell

If I had to summarise the main message behind this year’s Women’s session it would be: ‘Keeping families together is the solution to persevering under persecution’. According to Cheryl Esplin (2nd Counselor of the Primary General Presidency) the way Mormons react under pressure is a lot like a fizzy drink. During this address, we are… Read More ›

General Conference April 2015 – Sunday Morning Talk on Grace Review – by Bobby Gilpin

It’s that time of the year again. Our reviews of each session of General Conference are scheduled to start going live from this Friday. However there has been a lot of interest and excitement that has arisen on the back of a talk given on Sunday Morning by Dieter. F. Uchtdorf, second councillor to the… Read More ›


General Conference October 2014. Sunday Afternoon Session, by Jim Gourlay

  Russell Ballard – Stay in the Boat and Hold On! Mr Ballard’s message was, ‘Don’t leave the boat or you’ll drown.’ Of course, he left us in no doubt what the ‘boat’ was: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. What he meant by ‘drown’ he left us to imagine.   Last week… Read More ›

General Conference October 2014. Sunday Morning Session, by Bobby Gilpin

I think the thing that always strikes me very quickly whenever I listen to any general conference talk is this, where is the revelation? Where is ANYTHING that is new. It just does not happen. There are thousands of missionaries around the world telling people how great it is that the LDS church has a… Read More ›


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