Monday, January 19, 2009

Article of the week

I have decided that I am going to do an article or talk of the week since there are so many wonderful things written by the General Authorities.

God has called apostles and prophets in our day who speak just as the apostles and prophets of ancient times spoke. The words of the modern-day apostles and prophets are equally as important if not more so as they help us live Chtistlike lives and apply the teachings of Jesus Christ to our lives in our day.

This week the article I chose is entitled, "Scripture Reading and Revelation," by Elder Dallin H. Oaks from the January 1995 Ensign. Elder Oaks was called to be an apostle 3 May 1984.

I read this article on the way home from Dallas this last weekend and it is phenomenal. As you will read, Elder Oaks does a very good job of explaining how the scriptures are still open, still being added to, how the Bible and Book of Mormon work together along with the modern revelations from the modern apostles and prophets, and how personal revelation is necessary for us to each understand the scriptures.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.