The Mormon Church Keeps Changing

I hear or read this once in a while and I have one word to answer.

With all the complexity in the world today, there are always new things, new challenges, new problems and even new ways to sin.

What is an example?
What about the internet? While it is an amazing resource for good, the pornographers and gambling groups have a huge presence and can suck you into their web with the click of one button.

So, how is the Church to respond?
Well, having a living prophet who receives inspiration and revelation from God helps us know better how to respond to this ever changing world we live in.

Just think. More than 175 years ago a prophet was given a revelation we now refer to as the Word of Wisdom.
What does it deal with?
Smoking We were told not to smoke or chew tobacco.
Now the world has figured out the same thing.

Drinking alcohol, tea, and coffee We were told not to drink them.
Now, even though the world goes back and forth on some of the issues, medical science says they can all be problems, especially alcohol.

Eating meat We were told to eat it "sparingly" or not large quantities.
Now medical science has caught up and has said to limit the amount of red meat we consume.

Eating grains We were told they are good for us.
Surprise! Now medical science says the same thing.

Sleep We were told to go to sleep early and rise early - that sleep was important.
Now medical science is telling us how many problems come from not getting enough sleep.

These are just examples of how a prophet in tune with God can help us find a healthy and spiritual way through the challenges of today's living.

Somehow God tells us things long before medical science figures it out.

We have been counseled for years to get out of debt and to maintain food storage and money savings to help in difficult times.

How could that have helped thousands/millions of people in the last couple years?
Hmmmm. What a surprise. God knew all this was coming.

You too can find out what God wants us to do.
You can read the prophets words.
You cann follow the prophets words.
You too can be part of God's Church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Mormons in Black Hats, Buggies and Clothes?

Anyone who believes we look like that needs a lesson in reality.

I remember hearing of a tourist who came to Salt Lake City and asked the people at the tourist information bureau to point out some Mormons so he could see some!

What he and many others haven't figured out yet is that we look like everyone else.

We dress in modern clothes, some follow the latest fashions while some are content in a t-shirt and jeans. Chances are you know several Mormons but don't know it because they look like your other co-workers.

While we dress in the same fashions as others you know, one thing we don't do is follow women's revealing fashions of low-cut tops and short skirt lengths. Women typically have their dress length somewhere around the knee and believe in modesty.

Why do the women do that? Because we know that the more that is revealed, the more people think about sexual things with people they shouldn't. That is one cause of many ruined marriages and pregnancies out of wedlock.

It's the same thing with pornography. A living prophet has said we should avoid pornography, R rated or worse movies, TV shows that are about people in sexual situations or graphic violence, and even books that are about the same topics.

Why? Because even though not everyone who sees pornography, watches a suggestive movie or book with think of doing some of those things with another person, some will.

Those people may have their lives and the lives of their family members ruined.

Anything that gets you thinking in those directions can eventually cause harm.

Some would call that being prudish.

I think that the more time you spend thinking about sexual things the more likely you are to do something about it.

Do you know anyone pregnant out of marriage, divorced because of an affair, or addicted to pornography?

I'm guessing you know someone close to you whose live has been devastated by one of them. That's because it is wrong.

We believe in no sex outside of marriage. Period.
We don't believe anyone should fondle themselves. Period
We believe homosexuality is wrong. Period

We believe all these things have been revealed by God through a living prophet who helps us know the things that will keep us happy, healthy and have happy families.

It works. It works because it is true.

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