What Elder Holland mentioned at October 2022 normal convention

October 2, 2022

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke in the course of the Sunday morning session of October 2022 normal convention. He spoke concerning the spiritual image of the cross. The next is a abstract of what he mentioned.

Elder Holland’s convention speak abstract

Whereas the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ is central and important to God’s plan of salvation for His kids, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints doesn’t use the cross as a logo.

One motive is as a result of Church’s biblical roots. The early followers of Jesus selected to not spotlight the crucifixion and will “convey their gospel identification by different means.”

The cross was later launched as a logo of generalized Christianity, “however ours isn’t a ‘generalized Christianity.’ … We’re, moderately, a restored church, the restored New Testomony Church. Thus, our origins and authority return earlier than the time of councils, creeds and iconography.” 

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One other is “the emphasis on the whole miracle of Christ’s mission — His superb Resurrection in addition to His sacrificial struggling and dying.”

A name that Jesus has given to each certainly one of his disciples is in Matthew 16:24: “If any man [or woman] will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and observe me.” 

“This speaks of the crosses we bear moderately than those we put on. … We observe Him in every single place, together with, if crucial, into arenas crammed with tears and bother, the place generally we could stand very a lot alone.”

Notable quotes from Elder Holland’s convention speak

We’re, moderately, a restored church, the restored New Testomony Church. Thus, our origins and authority return earlier than the time of councils, creeds and iconography.

It is without doubt one of the strongest paradoxes of the Crucifixion that the arms of the Savior had been stretched vast open after which nailed there, unwittingly however precisely portraying that each man, lady and baby in the complete human household isn’t solely welcome however invited into His redeeming, exalting embrace.

To be a follower of Jesus Christ one should generally carry a burden — your personal or another person’s — and go the place sacrifice is required and struggling is inevitable.

Who’s Elder Holland?

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on June 23, 1994. He was referred to as as a Basic Authority Seventy in April 1989.
  • He served because the ninth president of Brigham Younger College, the place he was additionally a professor of English and historic scripture. Throughout his presidency, the BYU Jerusalem Heart for Close to Japanese Research was based.
  • He and his spouse, Sister Patricia Terry Holland, had been married within the St. George Utah Temple and have three kids. Sister Holland has served as a counselor within the Younger Girls normal presidency.
  • Elder Holland was Elder Quentin L. Prepare dinner’s mission companion in summer season 1962 throughout their full-time mission service within the British Isles.

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