2 Corinthians 6:17 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you”.
Elder David A. Bednar Visits Cebu Saints; “…whenever Satan knows that a temple is being built he launches massive attacks to individuals and families to destroy homes. Have you ever wondered why in the last 10 years there has been a huge decline on family values? It’s because in the last 10 years more than 60 temples were built.”
In August 2008 several Stake Conferences were held in Cebu, Philippines designed specifically to teach/train Mormon youth ages 13-20. To read Bednar’s speech in full, see link above.
This speech was one of the most horrendous things we’ve seen in a long time. We’ll be using comments from it over the next few weeks and have planned it this way to highlight the outrageous lies Mr. Bednar told these young adults.
We tried to look at the comment above from different points of view, and even tried to cushion the blow of what he said. In the end there’s just no way to candy-coat the impact of his words, and abandoned our futile attempts at giving him the benefit of the doubt on this one.
We’re wondering if Mr. Bednar has ever thought about the comparison he made, and put 2 and 2 together. We can’t imagine telling people God’s word caused an increase of moral decline! His words are reminiscent of Paul’s treatise to the young church in Rome-
Romans 6:1; “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?”
These leaders are smart guys and are very aware of the comments they make publicly.