Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Purifying Power of Gethsemane

I only have a few words introducing this talk. "The Purifying Power of Gethsemane" is the most powerful talk I have ever heard; Elder McConkie gives such a powerful witness of the Savior and of the power of His great atoning sacrifice.

Included below are the videos of this talk and I strongly urge each of you to watch this talk as well as read it. Feel free to follow along with the words or just read to words later, but I encourage you to watch the videos and listen to Elder McConkie's voice. Do not worry about the words he speaks so much as the feelings you get while he speaks. Elder McConkie was an apostle of God and his testimony rings true. The Spirit testifies to the hearts of those who listen to this talk with an open mind and a desire to know the truth. I've listened to this talk a handful of times and each time I get the reaffirming feeling that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, that Jesus did, in fact, suffer both in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross on Calvary.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie was called to be an apostle 12 October 1972. He gave this talk in the April 1985 General Conference and then passed away less than two weeks later.

Bruce R. McConkie was an apostle of the Lord. He spoke the words God gave him. Jesus Christ is our Savior, I am eternally grateful for the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice. Although I do not fully understand how, I do know that we are cleansed from sin through the Atonement and through our strivings to become like Him. All that is wrong in the world is made right through the Atonement. Listen to the words of His apostle. Feel the Spirit testify to you that the words Elder McConkie speaks are true. Act on those promptings and feelings.