quotes tagged with 'naturalman'

"Man’s body ... is but the tabernacle in which his spirit dwells. Too many, far too many, are prone to regard the body as the man, and consequently to direct their efforts to the gratifying of the body’s pleasures, its appetites, its desires, its passions. Too few recognize that the real man is an immortal spirit, which [is] “intelligence or the light of truth,” animated as an individual entity before the body was begotten, and that this spiritual entity with all its distinguishing traits will continue after the body ceases to respond to its earthly environment."

Author: David O. McKay, Source: Teachings of the presidents of the church – David O Mckay Saved by sludgepickle in spirit body naturalman 4 months ago[save this] [permalink]

In seeking to overcome debt and addictive behaviors, we should remember that addiction is the craving of the natural man, and it can never be satisfied. It is an insatiable appetite. When we are addicted, we seek those worldly possessions or physical pleasures that seem to entice us. But as children of God, our deepest hunger and what we should be seeking is what the Lord alone can provide--His love, His sense of worth, His security, His confidence, His hope in the future, and assurance of His love, which brings us eternal joy.

Author: Robert D. Hales, Source: April 2009 General ConferenceSaved by davejames99 in addiction love debt pornography naturalman 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Promptings for us to do good come from the Holy Ghost. These promptings nudge us further along the straight and narrow path of discipleship. The natural man doesn’t automatically think of doing good. It isn’t natural. How many people worry about the car behind them or the person below them? The natural man just doesn’t do it. For us, however, these promptings enlarge our awareness of other people’s needs and then prod us to act accordingly.

Author: Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Source: “The Pathway of Discipleship,” Ensign, Sept. 1998, 7Saved by davejames99 in holyghost naturalman 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The natural man is truly God’s enemy, because the natural man will keep God’s precious children from true and everlasting happiness. Our full happiness requires our becoming the men and women of Christ.....Human history’s happiest irony will be that the covenant-keeping, unselfish individuals will finally receive “all that [the] Father hath”! (D&C 84:38.)

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: “Put Off the Natural Man, and Come Off Conqueror,” Ensign, Nov. 1990, 14Saved by davejames99 in happiness naturalman 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If you can bring yourselves, in your affections, your feelings, your passions, your desires, and all that you have in your organization, to submit to the hand of the Lord, to his providences, and acknowledge his hand in all things, and always be willing that he should dictate, though it should take your houses, your property, your wives and children, your parents, your lives, or anything else you have upon the earth, then you will be exactly right; and until you come to that point, you cannot be entirely right
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 5:351–52Saved by Doc in submission humility pride passions righteousness naturalman 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it.
Author: William Penn, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in weakness gratification naturalman 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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