Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2011, August 18

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/ LDS/ Mormons: ‘Be One’ with our Church Leaders” by grego

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/ LDS/ Mormons: “Be One” with our Church Leaders

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(c)2009/1; 2011

Here are ways that we can be one in our church/ ecclesiastical units and with our church/ ecclesiastical leaders:

1. Gain a testimony that the leader’s call is from the Lord.
2. Follow/ obey the leader.
3. Pray for and sustain the leader.
4. Understand that it might be a misunderstanding, or even a lie on someone’s part. (Ever heard a disgruntled member blame someone for something, only to find out later how different the *real* story was?)
5. Pray to gain a testimony of the leader’s decision(s).
6. Ask yourself, “Does it matter? Is it important? Does it contradict gospel principles?”
7. Ask yourself, “Am I being proud? Do I have the Spirit?” Remember, it’s possible for people to “feel the Spirit” about something, and have different conclusions.
8. See if it’s wrong or perhaps just a difference of point of view, decision, or personality.
9. Wonder if there are things you might not know (about).
10. Discuss it with the leader in love and without hypocrisy.
11. Have patience and forbearance; sometimes leaders are wrong and know it, but won’t admit or change; sometimes they even purposefully lead people astray or serve Satan, to a degree.
12. Tell the leaders’ leader, and maybe even that leader’s leader. (Sometimes this is the best way to do it from the start. “I’m concerned…” is a good way to start.)
13. Write a letter to the Council of the Twelve or the First Presidency.
14. Also, why do you care about this?

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