We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Manifestation of the Spirit?

As a young missionary in Scotland, David O. McKay attended a meeting conducted by James L. McMurrin, a counselor in the European Mission presidency.  During the course of the meeting, those in attendance witnessed several manifestations of the gifts of the Spirit.  About 70 years later, in a priesthood meeting, President McKay recalled:  “I remember, as if it were yesterday, the intensity of the inspiration of that occasion.  Everybody felt the rich outpouring of the Spirit of the Lord.  All present were truly of one heart and one mind.  Never before had I experience such an emotion.”

Teachings of Presidents of the [LDS] Church: David O. McKay, p. 81

What makes this any different than the charismatic “revivals” we continually see?  They claim their emotionalism is really responding to the Holy Spirit, so how do they explain this happening with Mormons?

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