Quoty: quotes tagged with 'revelation' Quoty search results for tag: revelation http://www.quoty.org/tag/revelation "It is my duty to say to you that the need was ..."It is my duty to say to you that the need was never greater [for] new revelation than now. The doctrine of inspiration is lost. … Miracles, prophecy, … the holy life, exist as ancient history [only]. … Men have come to speak of … revelation as somewhat long ago given and done, as if God were dead. … It is the office of a true teacher to show us that God is, not was; that He speaketh, not spake."

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Source: Speech to the Harvard Divinity School (July 15, 1838)
Saved by bhquoty in revelation restoration ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/6862
"Revelation is assisted by good information.""Revelation is assisted by good information."


Author: Elder Donald L. Hallstrom, Source: Deseret News Interview, October 2, 2014
Saved by bhquoty in revelation ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/6861
What does [the Holy Ghost] do for the education...What does [the Holy Ghost] do for the education of the children of men?  Far more than our academies do.  Our children have, by hard study, year after year, to acquire their learning in these human institutions; hard thinking is necessary, reasoning, gaining little by little, and it frequently requires many years of close application to become what is termed a learned man--a man that understands the sciences, that has worked his way through the various departments of mathematics, and perhaps geology, and mineralogy, and all the sciences, such as are usually taught in universities.  But the man filled with the Holy Ghost has got the advantage of students who graduate at our universities.  Why?  Because he can learn more in ten minutes, in regard to many things, than another, not so favored, can in all his life.  Indeed, he can learn some things by the operations of the Holy Ghost, which no natural man or woman could learn, however gifted they may be.  You may inquire where they could learn these things?  I answer, by the revelations of the Holy Ghost, which brings to light many things that are past, and shows things that are in the future.  The Lord is just as able to show one of his pupils, who will take the necessary steps to be taught, what will take place a year, or ten years, or a hundred, or a thousand or more years hence, as the principals in our universities are to teach persons concerning things present.  God is not confined to the present, or to things immediately concerning his pupils, or those who may enter into the university he has prepared, but he opens the past and future to the minds of men, just as Jesus promised his disciples, when he was about to leave them.  “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of Truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth; and he will show you things to come” [John 16:13].  (Journal of Discources, 19:284)

Author: Orson Pratt , Source: Journal of Discources, 19:284, (1878)
Saved by cmiket in education revelation holyghost ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/6849
The voice of the Spirit is described in the scr...The voice of the Spirit is described in the scriptures as being neither loud nor harsh, not a voice of thunder, neither a voice of great tumultuous noise, but rather as still and small, of perfect mildness, as if it had been a whisper, and it can pierce even the very soul and cause the heart to burn. The Spirit does not get our attention by shouting.


Author: Boyd K. Packer, Source: "How Does the Spirit Speak to Us?" New Era, Feb. 2010, 3
Saved by davejames99 in revelation spirit holyghost ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/6231
Because they expound the doctrine of Christ, th...Because they expound the doctrine of Christ, the scriptures are accompanied by the Holy Spirit, whose role it is to bear witness of the Father and the Son (see 3 Nephi 11:32). Therefore, being in the scriptures is one way we receive the Holy Ghost. Of course, scripture is given through the Holy Ghost in the first place (see 2 Peter 1:21; D&C 20:26–27; 68:4), and that same Spirit can attest its truth to you and me. Study the scriptures carefully, deliberately. Ponder and pray over them. Scriptures are revelation, and they will bring added revelation.


Author: D. Todd Christofferson, Source: "The Blessing of Scripture," Ensign, May 2010, 35
Saved by davejames99 in revelation scriptures holyghost ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/6225
The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on...The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life. Qualifying for the Lord’s Spirit begins with a desire for that Spirit and implies a certain degree of worthiness. Keeping the commandments, repenting, and renewing covenants made at baptism lead to the blessing of always having the Lord’s Spirit with us. Making and keeping temple covenants also adds spiritual strength and power to a woman’s life. Many answers to difficult questions are found by reading the scriptures because the scriptures are an aid to revelation. Insight found in scripture accumulates over time, so it is important to spend some time in the scriptures every day. Daily prayer is also essential to having the Lord’s Spirit with us. Those who earnestly seek help through prayer and scripture study often have a paper and pencil nearby to write questions and record impressions and ideas.


Author: Julie B. Beck Relief Society General President, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-3,00.h...
Saved by davejames99 in revelation ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/5406
If we ignore those promptings, the light of the...If we ignore those promptings, the light of the spirit will fade.  Our agency will be limited or lost, and we will lose the confidence and ability to act.  We will be "walking in (spiritual) darkness at noonday".  Then how easy is it to wander into strange paths and become lost!  how quickly we are bound in the chains of sin spoken of by Lehi to his rebellious sons.


Author: unknown, Source: church
Saved by osojen in revelation promptings ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/5358
A good woman knows that she does not have enoug...A good woman knows that she does not have enough time, energy, or opportunity to take care of all of the people or do all of the worthy things her heart yearns to do. Life is not calm for most women, and each day seems to require the accomplishment of a million things, most of which are important. A good woman must constantly resist alluring and deceptive messages from many sources telling her that she is entitled to more time away from her responsibilities and that she deserves a life of greater ease and independence. But with personal revelation, she can prioritize correctly and navigate this life confidently.


Author: Julie B. Beck Relief Society General President, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-3,00.h...
Saved by mlsscaress in revelation priorities confidence accomplishment worthy messages sources responsibilities resist ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/5355
Ponder deeply and diligently in the scriptures ...Ponder deeply and diligently in the scriptures and in the words of living prophets. Persist in prayer for the Holy Ghost to reveal to you the nature of God the Father and His Beloved Son. Plead that the Spirit will show you what the Lord wants you to do. Plan to do it. Promise Him to obey. Act with determination until you have done what He asked. And then pray to give thanks for the opportunity to serve and to know what you might do next.


Author: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-21,00.html, Source: President Henry B. Eyring
Saved by mlsscaress in revelation nature scriptures gratitude determination service obey holyghost prayer plan ponder act changeofheart returnandreport ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/5346
Please encourage your families, your quorum mem...Please encourage your families, your quorum members, everyone to learn and become better educated. If formal education is not available, do not allow that to prevent you from acquiring all the knowledge you can. Under such circumstances, the best books, in a sense, can become your “university”—a classroom that is always open and admits all who apply. Strive to increase your knowledge of all that is “virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy.” Seek knowledge “by study and also by faith.” Seek with a humble spirit and contrite heart. As you apply the spiritual dimension of faith to your study—even of temporal things—you can amplify your intellectual capacity, for “if your eye be single to [God’s] glory, your whole [body] shall be filled with light, . . . and [comprehend] all things.”


In our learning, let us not neglect the fountain of revelation. The scriptures and the words of modern-day apostles and prophets are the sources of wisdom, divine knowledge, and personal revelation to help us find answers to all the challenges in life. Let us learn of Christ; let us seek out that knowledge which leads to peace, truth, and the sublime mysteries of eternity.


Author: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1117-19,00....
Saved by mlsscaress in truth education revelation faith peace books challenges study seek answers virtuous praiseworthy univeristy classroom passport lovely goodreport capapcity ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/5026
If anyone, regardless of his position in the Ch...If anyone, regardless of his position in the Church, were to advance a doctrine that is not substantiated by the standard Church works, meaning the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price, you may know that his statement is merely his private opinion. The only one authorized to bring forth any new doctrine is the President of the Church, who, when he does, will declare it as revelation from God, and it will be so accepted by the Council of the Twelve and sustained by the body of the Church. And if any man speak a doctrine which contradicts what is in the standard Church works, you may know by that same token that it is false and you are not bound to accept it as truth.


Author: Harold B. Lee, Source: The First Area General Conference for Germany, Austria, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and Spain of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held in Munich Germany, August 24–26, 1973, with Reports and Discourses, 69
Saved by cboyack in revelation scriptures doctrine ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/4864
I hold in my hand the Book of Doctrine and Cove...I hold in my hand the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, and also the book, The Pearl of Great Price, which books contain revelations of God. In Kirtland, the Doctrine and Covenants in its original form, as first printed, was submitted to the officers of the Church and the members of the Church to vote upon. As there have been additions made to it by the publishing of revelations which were not contained in the original edition, it has been deemed wise to submit these books with their contents to the conference, to see whether the conference will vote to accept the books and their contents as from God, and binding upon us as a people and as a Church.


Author: George Q. Cannon, Source: "Comments," Millennial Star 42/46 (15 November 1880): 724. (10 October 1880, General Conference)
Saved by cboyack in revelation scriptures doctrine ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/4863
There is only one safety; there is only one cur...There is only one safety; there is only one cure; and that is to take the pure and unadulterated word of God and set that up as our standard of measurement, and measure every creed and doctrine and dogma by that yardstick. That which will not square with the declarations of Almighty God we can lay aside as unsuited for the need of man. . . .


Author: Albert E. Bowen, Source: Conference Report 4/52:66
Saved by cboyack in truth revelation inspiration scriptures doctrine prophet ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/4855
The Standard Works of the Church are the measur...The Standard Works of the Church are the measuring rods the Lord has given us by which we are to measure every doctrine, every theory and teaching, and if there is anything that does not conform to that which is given to us in the revelations, we do not have to accept it. Whether I say it or anyone else says it, whether it comes through the philosophy of men, or whenever a statement is made, that is in conflict with what the Lord has revealed, you should know what course to take. So far as I am concerned, I will just put it aside. And I don't care how many men may believe it. I don't care how much backing it has in the world of so-called science or philosophy. If it does not harmonize with what the Lord has revealed, to me it is not worth anything.


Author: Joseph F. Smith, Source: The Signs of the Times, p, 21-22
Saved by cboyack in truth revelation inspiration scriptures doctrine prophet ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/4854
May I just read to you from the Prophet Joseph ...May I just read to you from the Prophet Joseph what I assume is the responsibility for the living as well as for the dead. You all know the language for the dead. You all understand our obligation to seal our families back through every generation. What I'm not sure we have understood--in those revelations about work for the dead and baptism for the dead and sealings and why temples are built--is the language from the lips of the Prophet Joseph Smith himself about what we're obligated to do for the living, indeed the living in our own households, indeed, the children at our knee who eat at our table and pray at our beside. Let me give you that language from section 128: Quoting Malachi, the Prophet Joseph Smith said (I'm in verse 17 if anybody wants to follow):


Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.


Now, I think everyone understands, especially in terms of the work for the dead, the idea of turning the heart of the children to their fathers, but what is the meaning for your family in turning the heart of the fathers to the children? I think he goes on to talk about that.


I might have rendered a plainer translation to this, but it is sufficiently plain to suit my purpose as it stands. It is sufficient to know, in this case, that the earth will be smitten with a curse unless there is a welding link of some kind.... It is necessary in the ushering in of the dispensation of the fulness of times, which dispensation is now beginning to usher in, that a whole and complete and perfect union, and welding together of dispensations, and keys, and powers, and glories should take place, and be revealed from the days of Adam even to the present time. And not only this. . . [not only the dispensational ties, but in our time in 1981 on this campus, in your home] . . . not only this, but those things which never have been revealed from the foundation of the world, but have been kept hid from the wise and prudent, shall be revealed unto babes and sucklings in this, the dispensation of the fulness of times.


As I understand it, that latter portion of the scripture just read has nothing to do with work for the dead or sealing back through generations to Adam. No, it has to do with things that have been hidden from the wise and prudent and they are to be revealed unto babes and sucklings in this, the dispensation of the fullness of times, in this, your home and mine, today.


Author: Jeffrey R. Holland was BYU president when this devotional address was given, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=6795&x=53&y=3
Saved by mlsscaress in revelation josephsmith wisdom children father malachi elijah heartsturn welding link templework ]]>
http://www.quoty.org/quote/4788