BYU Devotional, ‘Ordinances and Covenants: Gifts of Power, Peace, and Healing,’ 16 October 2018 “Our covenants help us in every aspect of our lives. We are good people. We do good things. We lift others even though, at times, we may need lifting ourselves. We have faith and stand as witnesses of God. We have patience and are kind. Yet, we can still grow in these Christlike characteristics. Faithfully living our covenants lifts us from being good people to being better people, and from better people to the best that we can be, even like our Heavenly Father.” — Randy Parkinson
Isaiah 64:6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
Matthew 23:26 “Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.”
This devotional has to be one of the worst we’ve seen in quite some time. The small portion we’ve pulled from Mr. Parkinson’s talk was mild compared to the heresy that came from this man’s mouth.
The reason why it was so horrible is because of those who were sitting in the audience – the young impressionable minds of college students.
Mr. Parkinson should have told these kids the truth – God said no one is good, and all their works are as filthy rags. Hence the need for a Redeemer!
If you’re LDS think about it for a moment. At the end when you meet with God Almighty Himself, will you be counting on the few good things you’ve done in life, or the merits of Christ who paid your way into heaven with His spilt blood? If you’re counting on your good works, it means you’ve rejected Jesus.
We pray Mormons will stop to think about the heretical lies these people try to pass off as gospel, and have a saving knowledge of Christ Jeus and Him crucified.
With Love in Christ;