Set Some Personal Goals April 1985. Being a god, he gave his life. October 2020; April 2020; October 2019; April 2019; All conferences (101) ... All speakers (490) Topics. He ignored all the multitudinous religious organizations then extant and all their manmade doctrines and philosophies and set up his own divine plan. He suffered hunger, thirst, persecutions. The sincere searching of science often rests only on the threshold of truth, whereas revealed facts give us certain absolute truths as a beginning point so we may come to understand the nature of man and the purpose of his life. Understanding the difference between love and lust can help us in understanding God's laws about reserving sexual intimacy for marriage. The scientists taught for decades that the world was once a nebulous, molten mass cast off from the sun, and later many scientists said it once was a whirl of dust which solidified. And yet many a financier, politician, college professor, or owner of a gambling club thinks that because he has risen above all his fellowmen in his particular field he knows everything in every field. It did. He has counseled us to seek, ask, and search diligently. Weights will not suspend themselves in the air, but when released will fall earthward. With that explanation you will better understand the point of view assumed and the style in which it is given. We’d love your help. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together." Conferences. spencer had friends among all groups and ages he loved people in arizona when he called on grandma craig an elderly woman he would always pretend to be the fuller brush man years later when 3 Kimball: Spencer W. Kimball: A Man of Good Humor Published by BYU ScholarsArchive, 1985 General Conference. We shall give you a rich earth, lavishly furnished for your benefit and enjoyment, and we shall see if you will prove true and do the things that are asked of you. Refresh and try again. This is not another church. It cannot be hoped for nor purchased. What does it matter? 7 Oct 1945 We are now on trial—on the proving ground. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published If all the four billion people in the world think it flat, they are in error. What difference does it make that the item concerned is not shaped like an idol? There is no room for doubt. We've got some steamy novels for you to snuggle up with, including Casey McQuiston's... To see what your friends thought of this book, Spencer W. Kimball Collection: [Four Classic Talks]. This apostasy is a certainty. They and we became mortal, subject to illness, pains, and even the physical dissolution called death. It is here to stay. This is a talk given by Elder Spencer W. Kimball on December 5, 1955, at Brigham Young University. In addition to this, I will make it possible for you to eventually return to me as you improve your life, overcoming obstacles and approaching perfection.”. He sent those officials into all the world to teach his truths—but to teach them without using force, for the basic law of this world is free agency. To the above most generous offer, we as sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father responded with gratitude. Immortality is a reality. And then, knowing full well that his life would be taken, he went gloriously to his death, thus giving not only his energy, time, and earning capacity but his very life for the cause. How extravagant! I realize I cannot convince you against your will, but I know I can help you if you will only listen and let me call to your attention some salient truths, and if you will listen with a prayer and a desire to know that what I say is true. Spencer W. Kimball was President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when this devotional address was given at Brigham Young University on 6 September 1977. President Spencer W. Kimball 12th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints April 1981 152nd Annual Conference Saturday Morning Session 218 University Press Building The man was considered to be humble, witty, loving, faithful, full of energy and committed to the Lord. Becky Craven April 2019 Missionary Work: Sharing What Is in Your Heart No ratings yet Dieter F. Uchtdorf April 2019 One might be the author of the law of relativity and yet know nothing of the Creator who originated every law. What a promise! These innumerable promises are epitomized by Moroni in the following: “And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things” (Moroni 10:5). Church, and it is nice to hear his voice and feel his messages again. “Now,” said the Lord, “we shall take of the elements at hand and organize them into an earth, place thereon vegetation and animal life, and permit you to go down upon it. If the watch had a tongue, it might even lie and say, “There is no watchmaker.” That would not alter the truth. The Savior knew beyond doubt that an apostasy would come. The rules of dietetics have changed many times in my lifetime. As in all of the other dispensations, and especially the one preceding it when Jesus personally came to restore it, the little seed of truth had to fight a mountain of falsehood. He may acquire knowledge in any field, though it requires much thought and effort. Absurd it is, but you will frequently find popular personalities, who seem never to have lived a single law of God, discoursing in interviews on religion. In two Conference talks April and Sept 1978 (Ensign May & Nov 78) Strengthening the Family—the Basic Unit of the Church, President Spencer W. Kimball Ensign, May 1978, 45. You will have to answer to your Creator if you ignore it, just as I would have to answer if I ignored it. In short, opinion alone has no power in the matter of an absolute truth. They may have their own opinions, but he still lives, and his form, powers, and attributes do not change according to men’s opinions. One might be a great authority on the hydrogen bomb and yet know nothing of banking. His family had survived the Great Depression, floods and more, but he never faltered, never wavered in his service to the Lord. The truth remains. One cannot know God nor understand his works or plans unless he follows the laws which govern. The years ahead can be far more glorious for you than any years in the past. #Stress #Goal #Achievement “Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program.”-- Spencer W. Kimball . [Moses 7:32]. How foolish would be the enslaved Israelite who was born in slavery and had never known anything but slavery to say to himself, “This is life. Follow the prescribed procedures, and you may have an absolute knowledge that these things are absolute truths. The people who found the watch had never been to Switzerland, nor seen the watchmaker, nor seen the watch made. He therefore organized his Church among his faithful followers, with apostles, prophets, and other officials to give his people guidance. That is an absolute truth. The youthful Prophet, whose mind had not been contaminated with the sins of the world or prejudiced by false philosophies of men, was the instrument of the Restoration. Born on March 28, 1895, in Salt Lake City, Spencer W. Kimball grew up in Thatcher, Arizona. This is the Church. Family Preparedness April 1976. It cannot be disproved. If they were, then your opinion would be just as good as mine, or better. How wonderful! How ridiculous for such persons to attempt to outline for the world a way of life! I will enter into a contract with you. Innumerable others, both priesthood and laity, suffered unbelievable tortures. The Lord has defined truth as being a “knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come” (D&C 93:24). . Years of Church and community leadership preceded his … Somehow blood, the life-giving element in our bodies, replaced the finer substance which coursed through their bodies before. If I can only make clear this one thing, it will give us a basis on which to build. Please remember that I have tried to bring this matter to your attention with such force that it would impress you. Some of these seeming truths were stoutly maintained for centuries. Two hundred years? The law of gravity is an absolute truth. And this is the Church organized through revelation by the Savior: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Spencer W. Kimball was President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when this devotional address was given at Brigham Young University on 6 September 1977. There is nothing better than this. When we were spiritual beings, fully organized and able to think and study and understand with him, our Heavenly Father said to us, in effect: “Now, my beloved children, in your spirit state you have progressed about as far as you can. You cannot cast off this appeal and warning without grave responsibility. President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Obi-wan Kenobi said that the Force "is what gives a Jedi his power. Atonement; Jesus Christ; plan of salvation; Sabbath; All topics (316) Spencer W. Kimball. It is a fact. It is not a matter of if. He had developed, through his perfection in overcoming all things, the power to take up his life again. A million educated folk might speculate and determine in their minds that the earth came into being by chance. With preconceived religious notions stubbornly held, one is not teachable. Spencer W. Kimball, prophet of the LDS Church from 1973 to 1985, proclaimed, “We are unanimous, all of the Brethren, in feeling and recommending that Indians marry Indians, and Mexicans marry Mexicans; the Chinese marry Chinese and the Japanese marry Japanese; that the Caucasians marry the Caucasians, and the Arabs marry Arabs.” [15] One descendant of Adam, Enoch, again established good communications with God and again established truths upon the earth, but only comparatively few of the inhabitants listened and accepted; hence, there was another great apostasy from the truth. To become a plumber, one must study the laws which govern plumbing. The Gods organized the earth of materials at hand, over which they had control and power. In President Spencer W Kimball’s biography, his son Edward reveals the aftermath of Bruce R McConkie’s ‘7 Deadly Heresies’ talk: ‘President Kimball was not doctrinaire, and he felt a need to interfere in doctrinal matters only when he saw strong statements of personal opinion as being divisive. It cannot be disproved. It is an incontrovertible fact. May I repeat, the time will come when there will be surrender of every person who has ever lived on this earth, who is now living, or who ever will live on this earth; and it will be an unforced surrender, an unconditional surrender. I am willing to go into eternity and face my God with this testimony on my lips. Nov 25, 2012 - This is a talk given by Elder Spencer W. Kimball on December 5, 1955, at Brigham Young University. I know that this is the only complete, divine, eternal program which is recognized and approved of God! Could it have been the different food which made the change? The Church stands ready to furnish such assistance as you may require. Born on March 28, 1895, in Salt Lake City, Spencer W. Kimball grew up in Thatcher, Arizona. What is the difference between light and darkness—growing and shriveling—a giant and a pygmy—freedom and slavery—eternity and the one day—life and death? Church organizations made by men, without claim to divinity or revelation, were everywhere in abundance. I know it. Of course, there is a difference of opinion but again, opinion cannot change laws or absolute truths. They have come to ask me to perform the marriage ceremony for them tomorrow in the temple of the Lord. Persecution was intolerable. One must be governed by the laws which control the realm into which he is delving. He was stoned nearly to death and raised again. 6 Oct 1944 Ye May Know the Truth General Conference. All the people on the earth might deny him and disbelieve, but he lives in spite of them. President Spencer W. Kimball : Modern idols or false gods can take such forms as clothes, homes, businesses, machines, automobiles, pleasure boats, and numerous other material deflectors from the path to godhood. Show Timeline. Why not now? Our Father lives; his Son lives. So, in the early nineteenth century, the “marvelous work and a wonder” was reintroduced in to the world. The Pilgrims and other Europeans were inspired to find this American haven of refuge and thus people this land with honest and God-fearing citizens. This restoration was preceded by a long period of preparation. This is true. Start by marking “Spencer W. Kimball Collection: [Four Classic Talks]” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Quorum of the Twelve (7 Oct 1943 - 23 Jan 1970) 9 Apr 1944 The Sabbath Day General Conference. That is an absolute truth; there is no gainsaying. Be the first to ask a question about Spencer W. Kimball Collection. by President Spencer W. Kimball. As you know, one can grow only by overcoming. A million brilliant minds might conjecture otherwise, but it is still true. He has given the key. The article almost entirely on accounts of Kimball's life written by his sons, rather than on independent secondary sources. It takes more than a decade to get a high school diploma; it takes an additional four years for most people to get a college degree; it takes nearly a quarter-century to become a great physician. He must know stresses and strains; temperatures at which pipes will freeze; laws which govern steam, hot water, expansion, contraction, and so forth. your own Pins on Pinterest This is an absolute truth. Joseph Smith went into a grove, spent a long time on his knees, and came out with knowledge to the divinity of Elohim and his Son, Jesus Christ—such a firm conviction that he went voluntarily to his martyrdom rather than deny it. (“The Life and Ministry of Spencer W. Kimball,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, (2006),xiv–xxxvii) Spencer W. Kimball was called to be an apostle on July 8, 1943. Someday you will see and feel and understand and perhaps even berate yourself for the long delay and waste of time. Death was his last enemy, and he overcame even that and established the resurrection. Having dropped all pride of your mental stature, having acknowledged before God your confusion, having subjected your egotism, and having surrendered yourself to the teaching of the Holy Spirit, you are ready to begin to learn. Paul, on his way to Damascus, saw a glorious personage and heard his voice; and yet, after even these unusual manifestations, Paul prayed so that he could know beyond the shadow of doubt of the divinity of Jesus Christ, and of his Father, and of his eternal program, the gospel. After a few generations, the descendants of Adam went the way of the world and most of the earth’s children lost the truths and the knowledge of God and of the gospel. It is as true and the near-spherical shape of the earth, and as gravity; as true as the shining of the sun—as positive as the truth that we live. This story on pp. I send to you a solemn warning; and when you stand before the judgment bar in the not-too-distant future, you will know then that I spoke the truth with your eternal welfare in mind. He finally knew it so positively that he gave the balance of his life teaching it. "Hear and Obey" Spencer W Kimball went in the face of medical advice and followed the counsel given him by his priesthood leaders. . Years of Church and community leadership preceded his calling as an Apostle in 1943. It matters little whether one is a plumber, or a banker, or a farmer, for these occupations are secondary; what is most important is what one knows and believes concerning his past and his future and what he does about it. I have lain awake many long hours contemplating and have offered many fervent prayers on my bended knees, hopeful that I might say the right thing, and that you would receive it in the humble spirit in which it is given. Spencer Kimball always spoke well, and I received it well. The watchmaker still existed, no matter the extent of their ignorance or experience. It is everlastin… He reestablished his truths on the earth—the priesthood, the power, the organization, the knowledge to save and exalt men—but, as stated earlier, this lasted only a few generations and was gone again. General Conference Talks By Spencer W. Kimball. But the spirit, which is supreme in the dual man, transcends the body. Overcoming severe health problems, he became Church President on December 30, 1973, at the age of 78. This Church of Jesus Christ (nicknamed Mormon) is the “only true and living church” that is fully recognized with the authority to perform for him, and the only one with a total and comprehensive and true program which will carry men to powers unbelievable and to realms incredible. In twenty years? Spencer W. Kimball was the twelfth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of the world disbelieves it, ministers attempt to disprove it, intellectuals think to rationalize it out of existence; but when all the people of the world are dead, and ministers and priests are ashes, and the highly trained are mouldering in their graves, the truth will go forward—the Church will continue triumphant and the gospel will still be true. His administration produced significant advances in doctrinal understanding, member unity, and gospel expansion worldwide. Talks by Spencer W. Kimball. Browse Spencer W. Kimball Collection: [Four Classic Talks] e-pub Spencer W Kimball WikipdiaSpencer W Kimball Archives BYU Speeches Spencer Woolley Kimball was born March in Salt Lake City When he was three years old, his father accepted a call to preside over a stake in Thatcher, Arizona The Kimball family moved and Spencer grew up there He learned. The Gods organized and gave life to man and placed him on the earth. This, also, is an absolute truth. The true and living Church and its members and representatives stand ready to provide answers to any questions; and I promise you faithfully that if you will study and pray, keeping your mind open, you will receive the light, and it will be to you as the dawning of a new day after having gone through the night of darkness. Writing to this young man, who was battling with his thoughts, I said: Your resistance and argument against the truths of the gospel have given me grave concern. The assurance will definitely come to you, but not unless you make an effort. The Lord told the Prophet Joseph Smith: “All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it” (D&C 93:30). The earth is spherical. Opinions will never make the earth to be flat, the sun to dim its light, God to die, or the Savior to cease being the Son of God. Jan 6, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Debbie Woodward. Behold these thy brethren; they are the workmanship of mine own hands, and I gave unto them their knowledge, in the day I created them; and in the Garden of Eden, gave I unto man his agency. These realities will not be dissolved just because some have doubts about them. Opinions do not change that. Though all on earth were apostate, having turned to the worship of idols and to murder, adultery, drunkenness, bribery, and all manner of evil, this child—Abraham—grew up with sufficient power and goodness to cause the heavens to open again, and God revealed again to him all these truths I am writing about. So often, therefore, what we are doing in our various talks and meetings is to remind ourselves of the need for balance, the need for fresh emphasis here or there, and the need to do the things that matter most without leaving the other things undone.” Spencer W. Kimball | Conference Report, Apr. He actually gave his life and literally took it up again as the “first fruits,” to be followed by every soul that has ever lived. One of the most heartbreaking episodes of the new biography on Spencer W. Kimball, “Lengthen Your Stride,” is the story of his relationship with his son Spence. There are absolute truths and relative truths. Please try your request again later. No one could take it from him. It cannot be disproved. My beloved brothers and sisters, what a joy it is to be with you on your first devotional for the new school year! When will it be for you? This is the church and gospel of Jesus Christ. The true plan of life was placed upon the earth in the beginning when it was given to Adam. Now, with great humility, I send this message to you, John, and to all others who may hear it, with a prayer in my heart that you will not cast it aside, but that you will think it through and ponder about it as you pray about it. Expertise in religion comes from personal righteousness and from revelation. In the 12 years of his presidency, the number of operating temples doubled, the number of missionaries increased by 50 percent, and the priesthood was extended to all worthy male members. You need not be in doubt. President Kimball writes him repeatedly and calls him to repentance. It never varies. The watchmaker in Switzerland, with materials at hand, made the watch that was found in the sand in a California desert. Washington and his fellows were inspired to revolt from England and bring political liberty to this land, along with the more valuable treasure of religious liberty so that the soil might be prepared for the seed of the truth when it should again be sown. It was organized by revelation from Jesus Christ. These truths are available to every soul. #Brother #Lds #Victory “Success is not measured in achievement of goals, but in the stress and strain of meeting those goals”-- Spencer W. Kimball . Amen. We learn about these absolute truths by being taught by the Spirit. A geologist who has discovered truths about the structure of the earth may be oblivious to the truths God has given us about the eternal nature of the family. After completing a mission and marrying Camilla Eyring, he settled in Safford, Arizona, to raise his family and run an insurance business. Truth. 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