Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke throughout the Saturday night session of October 2022 common convention. With the wheat rising amid the tares, he provided 3 ways Latter-day Saints can strengthen religion in Jesus Christ. The next is a abstract of what he mentioned.
Elder Andersen’s convention speak abstract
The Savior defined to His disciples that within the time previous to His Second Coming, the wheat — or “the kids of the dominion” (Matthew 13:38) — would develop facet by facet with the tares — those that don’t love God or maintain His commandments.
“This shall be our world till the Savior returns, with a lot that’s good and far that’s evil on each facet.”
With the wheat rising amid the tares, how can people deepen and strengthen dedication to the Savior?
“First, we will immerse ourselves extra fully into Jesus’s life, His teachings, His majesty, His energy and His atoning sacrifice.”
Second, “we make covenants with Him.”
Making and conserving covenants permit the love of the Savior to sink extra deeply into one’s coronary heart.
Third, “on this sacred quest, we treasure, shield, defend and safeguard the present of the Holy Ghost with all our coronary heart. … It’s a present past worth.”
Latter-day Saints are “youngsters of the covenant” stretching throughout the nations and cultures of the world. “Searching for with all our coronary heart to know and love the Savior, we separate ourselves from the world via covenants with God, being distinct, unusual and particular as we honor Him and His teachings.”
Notable quotes from Elder Andersen’s convention speak
We understand that as evil will increase on this planet, our non secular survival, and the non secular survival of these we love, would require that we extra absolutely nurture, fortify and strengthen the roots of our religion in Jesus Christ.
As we all know very effectively, having religion in Jesus Christ and being a real disciple is greater than a one-time determination — greater than a one-time occasion. It’s a sacred, ongoing course of that grows and expands via the seasons of our lives, persevering with till we kneel at His ft.
As you permit your love for the Savior and His love so that you can sink deep into your coronary heart, I promise you added confidence, peace and pleasure in assembly the challenges of your life.
Who’s Elder Andersen?
- Elder Neil L. Andersen was sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 4, 2009. He was known as as a Basic Authority Seventy in 1993, throughout which era he managed the event of the movie “The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd” and supervised the preliminary launch of Mormon.org, now ComeUntoChrist.org.
- Elder Andersen served a mission in France from 1970 to 1972, presided over the France Bordeaux Mission from 1989 to 1992, and accompanied President Henry B. Eyring as he devoted the Paris France Temple on Could 21, 2017. Along with English, he speaks French, Portuguese and Spanish.
- He met his spouse, Sister Kathy Williams Andersen, whereas attending Brigham Younger College. They had been married within the Salt Lake Temple on March 20, 1975, and are the mother and father of 4 youngsters.
- Elder Andersen labored as an promoting government and later as a vp of Morton Plant Well being System.