Rameumptom Ruminations: 025: October 2021 General Conference Review: Sunday Morning Session

General Conference has come and gone for October 2021. For the next few weeks, each of my episodes will be a breakdown of each session. In this episode, Scott covers the Sunday morning session.

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2 Replies to “Rameumptom Ruminations: 025: October 2021 General Conference Review: Sunday Morning Session”

  1. “Follow the current admonitions of our prophet” versus “Follow the admonitions of our current prophet”. Good catch… This subtle wordplay likely has implications.

  2. When President Nelson says, “Wishing to be together forever will not make it so”, he’s treading the same ground that President Oaks was with the Kenneth and Lucille story at the beginning of his talk. The original, full text, of the Kenneth and Lucille story from Elder Mark E. Petersen (October 1974 General Conference) is horrible in my opinion. See: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1974/10/eternal-togetherness?lang=eng

    Here is just a sample of this guilt-trip-laden nonsense:

    Let me ask you, Kenneth: Where do you want your wife to spend eternity? Where your children? Do you want to keep them together with you forever? Or do you plan on a separation sometime? Do you want your wife to spend eternity bereft of husband and children because you held back in mortality? Do you want your children to spend eternity as orphans, without family ties to father and mother, because you held back in mortality? Don’t you realize that what you do affects the eternal life of both your wife and your children?… What is it you want for them? The best, or something less? Isn’t it time now for you to solidify your relationship with God—for your own sake, for your wife’s sake, and for the sake of your children and grandchildren? We all want family happiness, but there is no happiness in disobedience nor in ignoring God. Why follow worldly ways?

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