Thursday, October 27, 2011

Helaman 13 - 16
Nancy Baird - October 25, 2011

Nancy Baird

"There is nothing inherently evil about money.  The Good Samaritan used the same coinage to serve his fellowman that Judas used to betray the Master.  It is 'the love of money [which] is the root of all evil.'
  (1 Timothy 6:10).  The critical difference is the degree of spirituality we exercise in viewing, evaluating, and managing the things of this world..."   
                    Dallin Oaks, Conference Report, Oct. 1985, 78.

"Let no man proclaim his own righteousness."
                    Joseph Smith

"...once you become an addict, then a certain series of biological changes take place and you are no longer able to simply stop.  Nearly all addicts believe they can overcome their dependence without help.  The overwhelming majority do not succeed.  Research has shown that long-term drug abuse results in changes in the brain that persist after a person stops taking drugs."  
                    New Yorker, Oct 17, 2011, 43.

Joseph F. Smith defined spiritual death as:  "Dead to God, dead to light and truth, dead spiritually."


Matt 6:19-20    "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven..."

Ecclesiastes 1:9
       "...there is no new thing under the sun."

Matt 23:27    "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleaness.
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity."

Jeremiah 48:11 
       "Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity:  therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed."

Proverbs 4:18
    "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the             perfect day."

Helaman - Nancy Baird - October 25, 2011(Audio)