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Article Nine

It's time for another Article of Faith! Number nine:

"We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God."

This is probably one of the main things that sets the LDS Church apart--we believe in continuing revelation. Maybe it's just because of the culture I grew up in, but it just makes that if God talked to us before, He would still talk to us now. I don't really have much more to say on that, though. It's pretty straightforward. But I could talk a little about how we believe in personal revelation as well as revelation to the prophets, directing the Lord's church and stuff like that. That's pretty straightforward, too. Basically, you only get revelation, inspiration, what-have-you for things over which you have jurisdiction. The prophet gets revelation for the whole church, the stake president gets revelation for his stake, the bishop for his ward, etc. The bishop can't get revelation for the whole stake or for a different ward.

The head of a family can get revelation for his or her family, but not for somebody else's, and of course we can all get personal revelation for ourselves, but, for example, I can't get revelation for Athena (although, that line is kind of blurry, because we do everything together). But I couldn't get it for, say, Aurora. I could get inspiration to do something for or with Aurora, but not to tell her what to do.

Actually, I ended up having some fairly good timing with this article, because this weekend is General Conference! And that's when the prophet speaks to the whole church, and everybody else who's interested! Here's a commercial!

Today I'm thankful for the super adorable cheetah cubs on our calendar for October, getting to watch an episode of Polar Bear Cafe (funny, but very low tension), the chocolate waffle thingies still being on sale at Fresh & Easy, Mom being willing to reimburse us for the M&Ms she ate, and remembering to check Kinokuniya for that Type-0 gaiden manga.
Tags: articles of faith, church

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