Ensign, November 2009, pg. 56; “How I admire men, women, and children who know how to work! How the Lord loves the laborer! He said, ‘In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread’ (Genesis 3:19), and ‘The laborer is worthy of his hire’ (D&C 84:79). He also gave a promise: ‘Thrust in your sickle with all your soul, and your sins are forgiven you’ (D&C 31:5). Those who are unafraid to roll up their sleeves and lose themselves in the pursuit of worthwhile goals are a blessing to their families, communities, nations, and to the Church.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Genesis 3:17-19; “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
When I read this teaching of the Church I could literally feel the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I picture Satan being the very teacher at the pulpit to deliver this poison. Mr. Uchtdorf failed to share with the readers of the Ensign and listeners of the Conference that when God told Adam he would sweat it was because he had been cursed!
I truly believe the leaders of the LDS Church deliberately lie to their members and this is just one example of how they do it. They are leading my mother to hell…they have tricked her into believing them instead of the pure, unadulterated love of God I keep trying to share with her. Watching her age and not listening is gut wrenching for me as it is for you trying to share with your loved ones as well.
The little tidbit of thrusting in your sickle and your sins will be forgiven is equally as damning. Where in the New Testament and the precious gospel does it tell us this?
Why would you ever want “to lose yourself in the pursuit of worthwhile goals”? How would this serve as a blessing to your family?
How could this action by you be glorifying to God?