spirituality

A Quote by Delbert L. Stapley on age, belief, body, challenge, character, christ, church, day, divinity, evolution, faith, fatherhood, foolishness, god, indifference, liberals, life, men, sons, spirit, spirituality, truth, and elightenment

In this day of modern liberalism when revealed truth is so frequently questioned and the decrees of God challenged, we, members of the Church, cannot afford to be carried away by the philosophies and sophistries of men's teachings and become complacent and indifferent to such inroads on our faith in divine and spiritual things. Advocates in these fields of man's speculations frequently consider gospel teachings childish-therefore foolish and unsuited for this enlightened age in which we live. Regardless of man's claims to the contrary, God is still God; Christ is His son-His Only Begotten Son in the flesh. He is in the express image of His Father's person, and is our Redeemer, Savior, Lord, and King. The scriptures teach us that we are descended from the lineage of the Gods; therefore, we are created in their likeness and image, in both spirit and body, and we are endowed with like character traits, qualities, and powers. We are not the product of evolution from some lower organism of life as man speculates and would have us believe.

Delbert L. Stapley (1896 - 1978)

Source: at BYU, May 5, 1964

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on difficulty, life, soul, spirituality, strength, and victory

Spirituality is the consciousness of victory over self and of communion with the Infinite. Spirituality impels one to conquer difficulties and acquire more and more strength. To feel one's faculties expanding the soul is one of life's most sublime experiences.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Jay Jensen, notes, Instructor, Jan 1964, p.2

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on god, indifference, life, meditation, mind, spirit, and spirituality

Spirituality is not constant meditation and an indifference to surrounding conditions and responsibilities; rather, it is doing those things which are in accordance with the mind and will of God. It concerns itself with temporal life as well as with things of the spirit.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on god, obedience, and spirituality

Obedience to the commandments of God is the key to spirituality.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on exercise, justice, language, meditation, prayer, privacy, reflection, religion, soul, spirituality, and words

Meditation is the language of the soul. It is defined as a form of private devotion or spiritual exercise, consisting in deep, continued reflection on some religious theme. Meditation is a form of prayer [that is not and cannot be just words.]

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Man May Know for Himself, p. 23.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on authority, guidance, meditation, profit, spirituality, and worship

In our worship there are two elements; one is spiritual communion arising from our own meditation; the other, instruction from others, particularly from those who have authority to guide and instruct us. Of the two, the more profitable introspectively is meditation.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference report, April 1967, p. 85

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on blessings, giving, life, losing, power, religion, and spirituality

[By fasting] we are losing nothing financially; we are blessing ourselves physically; and we are gaining greater spiritual power to withstand the temptations that we meet in life; and, best of all, [in giving to the poor] we are practicing the very essence of our religion.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on acceptance, character, desires, fear, individuality, rules, spirituality, and strength

There is [a] spiritual strength derived from the subjecting of the physical appetite to the will of the individual. "He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than king." If there were no other virtues in fasting but gaining strength of character, that alone would be sufficient justification for its universal acceptance.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference Report, April 1932, p. 65.

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A Quote by David B. Haight on justice, spirituality, and work

As we see this work move forward and move on, I would only declare to you as I stand before you today that in those 90 and more years that I've had, as I've witnessed and felt and seen and been part of the spiritual experiences that have been mine, that this is the work of the Lord. It's just as has been revealed. I've sensed it and I feel it, and I so declare to you.

David B. Haight (1906 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1998, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Daniel H. Wells on fulfillment, god, good, spirit, and spirituality

We cannot fulfill our engagements with the Almighty without we have that Spirit with us. We should so live as to acknowledge the Good Spirit continually. We cannot do this unless we let the Spirit of God rule in temporalities as well as in spiritual matter.

Daniel H. Wells (1814 - 1891)

Source: Journal of Discourses 4:152

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