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Since it is clear that there were Christians long before there was a New Testament or even an accumulation of the sayings of Jesus, it cannot therefore be maintained that the Bible is what makes one a Christian. In the words of esteemed New Testament scholar N. T. Wright, “The risen Jesus, at the end of Matthew’s Gospel, does not say, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth is given to the books you are all going to write,’ but [rather] ‘All authority in heaven and on earth is given to me.’ “ In other words, “Scripture itself points . . . away from itself and to the fact that final and true authority belongs to God himself.” So the scriptures are not the ultimate source of knowledge for Latter-day Saints. They are manifestations of the ultimate source. The ultimate source of knowledge and authority for a Latter-day Saint is the living God. The communication of those gifts comes from God as living, vibrant, divine revelation.

Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-851-30,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in revelation god bible scriptures communication knowledge source 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Going to the scriptures to learn what to do makes all the difference. The Lord can teach us. When we come to a crisis in our life... we should go looking in the scriptures for specific help. We will find answers in the scriptures. The Lord seemed to anticipate all of our problems and all of our needs, and He put help in the scriptures for us—if only we seek it.

Author: Elder Henry B. Eyring, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in scriptures study seek answers help source problemsolve 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

From what sources, then, can we borrow strength without building weakness? Only from the sources that build the internal capacity to deal with whatever the situation calls for. For instance, a surgeon borrows strength fro his developed skill and knowledge; a mile runner from his disciplined body, strong legs, powerful lungs; a missionary from his developed capacity to love and teach and testify.

In other words, we ask the question:  What is it that the situation demands? What strength, what skill, what knowledge, what attitude? Obviously the possessions, the appearances, or the credentials of the surgeon, the athlete, or the missionary are only symbols of what is needed and are therefore worthless and deceiving without the substance.

But when we borrow strenth from divine sources and eternal principals, the very nature of the borrowing demands our living better, and we thus build strength inside.

"Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life..." (John 6:27.)

Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: "Spiritual Roots of Human Relations", Deseret Book 1970 - 8th printing, pp. 13Saved by mlsscaress in development strength attitude skill knowledge build capacity real substance source 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Every important event in our lives should be placed in a record, by us individually...If you have accomplished something worth while during the day, put it down; it may be of use to posterity.
Author: Joseph Fielding Smith, Source: Doctrines of Salvation, 2:204Saved by mlsscaress in write journal answers daily source accomplishments 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is something eternal in the very nature of writing, as is so graphically illustrated by the scriptures themselves. In a very real sense, our properly written histories are a very important part of our family scripture and become a great source of spiritual strength to us and to our posterity.
Author: John H. Gorberg, Source: Ensign, May 1980, p. 48Saved by mlsscaress in self strength family scripture journal writing answers posterity source 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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