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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