Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mormon 1

13 But wickedness did prevail upon the face of the whole land, insomuch that the Lord did take away his beloved disciples, and the work of miracles and of healing did cease because of the iniquity of the people.
14 And there were no gifts from the Lord, and the Holy Ghost did not come upon any, because of their wickedness and unbelief.
15 And I, being fifteen years of age and being somewhat of a sober mind, therefore I was visited of the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus.

We know very little about Mormon's family except that his father's name was also Mormon. I would guess that his parents were good people because they seemed to be familiar with Ammoron who was the keeper of the sacred records. Nevertheless, Mormon grew up in a time when wickedness prevailed. Our own children are growing up in a world where good is called evil, and evil is called good. They are subjected to every kind of moral relativism designed by Satan to weaken and ultimately destroy them. And yet, I see so many young people who fearlessly stand apart from these things and say no to the enticements of the world. It is possible, as Mormon's life demonstrates, to be righteous and follow the Savior in any age.


Patsy's Daughter said...

we do live in terrible but wonderful times. jordan and cameron recently dealt with some anti-mormon ugliness from kids of a local baptist church. those boys taught me in that sickening time. when i felt like distance from those boys would be best, they felt like if they didn't help those kids, who would. so thankful that they have that attitude.

Jeff and Janet Kirk said...

I'm so sorry to hear that they had to deal with that, but then those kinds of challenges make us strong. It sounds like their hearts are in the right place. Todd had a friend in high school whose father is the head pastor of a large congregation, and that boy was full of ridicule and condemnation. Todd took it. It didn't represent the other boy's faith well, and the other kids on the football team noticed. Hang in there.