Reversing Their Positions on Sin

By Clayton Christensen. In my service to the Lord, I have had many opportunities to help my friends repent of their violations of our codes of chastity, health, dishonesty, and many other things. From these interactions I have seen a consistent pattern in the ways that Christ and Lucifer reverse their positions on sin, before and after it is committed. Before sin is committed, Christ is unequivocally intolerant of transgression: “For I the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of...
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How Is Music a Conduit for Spirituality?

By Justin D. I often find myself stressed out and worried about any or all aspects of my personal life–there's so much to do and not enough time to accomplish anything. How can I help my friends with their problems? How am I supposed to overcome my own struggles? I'll never be good enough… the list of fears and doubts goes on and on. In these moments, I sit down at my piano and just play. My worries and cares melt away as my mind is filled with chord structures, harmonies, and various other i...
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How can a Teen Fight Pornography Addiction?

By Anonymous At sixteen I wanted to know who I was and what I wanted to become. Unfortunately, I took a wrong turn and fell into a terrible trap. I was extremely attracted to girls and began looking through magazines, searching Internet sites, and looking at girls disrespectfully in various ways.  Eventually, I caught myself looking at pornographic images.  I had crossed the line and needed to stop. As time went on, I didn’t know what to do or who to turn to with my problem. Everyone knew me ...
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Is a Christ Centered Life Restrictive?

By David P. I believe that living a life centered around the teachings of Jesus Christ enables us to have a more free, enjoyable, and less restrictive life.  This often comes as a surprise when I mention it to others.  They point to the many rules I live by which could be viewed as restrictive, such as going to church weekly, abstaining from premarital sex, or donating ten percent of my income to the Church. In following the plan of Jesus Christ we enable ourselves the opportunity to gain ...
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