|Statement||by John E. Sexton.|
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|Pagination||16 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||16|
A third way in which we exercise our priesthood in Christ is described in St Paul’s Epistle to the Romans: “I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship” (Romans ). “God’s Peace Plan for the Holy Land” offers a practical, workable solution to the puzzle of how Israelis and Palestinians can share the land peacefully. It recommends one state with two sub-states corresponding to thepre war borders. with Jerusalem serving as the shared national capital. There is a difference between the authority of the priesthood and the power of the priesthood. Priesthood authority comes from ordination. Power comes from personal righteousness. The World Needs the Priesthood. The Church provides the organization and means for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to all of God’s children. The book lays out a game plan for holiness and intimacy with God. In an age of self-help books, this one is geared to help people turn to God for strength, joy and peace. I totally love this book, and think it will be invaluable for people intent on loving God and developing godly habits and practices." -- Dwight Duncan, The Book on Building a Reviews:
Buy the Book. The Priesthood Power of Women. October Pick. With changes happening in the Church to focus on the paramount importance of the home, Latter-day Saints are striving more than ever to understand and call upon the power of God. This includes a renewed emphasis on priesthood power. The peace of God is one of the key indicators of God's guidance. Colossians tells us to let the peace of God rule in [our] hearts. Peace is the umpire of our heart, telling us if we are "safe" in God's will, or "out," following our own path or the deception of the devil. Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch Christian who was imprisoned for helping Jews escape the Nazis, coined the famous phrase, “The safest place is in the center of God’s will.” Sadly, we’ve twisted a phrase that came out of great suffering into a Christian cliché—misunderstood to mean that we are somehow “bullet-proof” if we are obediently. If God's peace is not of this world, is it then otherworldly and thus irrelevant? This sermon explores how a Christ-centered conception of peace might be different from the peace of the world. It also suggests that, far from being an otherworldly reality, Christ's peace should be understood as the unexpected in-breaking of God's peaceable reign.
The peace of God is a gift available to you today. Jesus promised it, but He also taught that the peace that comes from God is different than the peace the world would offer. There is a difference and you need to be aware of it. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. As long as he is “the ruler of this world,” we can never live in peace.—John “[God’s Kingdom] will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms [that oppose God], and it itself will stand to times indefinite.” (Daniel ) God’s Kingdom, not any human government, will satisfy our desire for permanent world peace.—Psalm God’s Kingdom will rule from heaven over the entire earth. (Daniel ) As a world government, it will eliminate nationalism, which is at the root of many conflicts. Jesus, the Ruler of God’s Kingdom, is called the “Prince of Peace,” and he will ensure that “to peace there will be no end.”—Isaiah , 7. From to , The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) prohibited men of black African descent from being ordained to the , the church's First Presidency declared in a statement known as "Official Declaration 2" that the restriction had been n and , a few black men had been ordained to the priesthood under Joseph Smith.