The Church of Jesus Christ is rooted in the truth of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and God’s vision for mankind as communicated through scripture. It represents the kingdom of Jesus Christ as He established it here on earth; restored in glory for mankind with the same gifts, ordinances, structure and faith. The Church serves humbly as a gateway through which God’s spirit can be shared with the world. It is a spiritual home for people across the globe and a conduit for God’s blessings and miracles.
In Mosiah 13, King Noah and his people react to the preaching of Abinadi by attempting to put him to death. However, Abinadi halts their attempt with these words:
“Touch me not, for God shall smite you if ye lay your hands upon me, for I have not delivered the message which the Lord sent me to deliver ... therefore, God will not suffer that I shall be destroyed at this time.” (Mosiah 13:3)
The people of King Noah felt the power of God emanating from Abinadi, so they backed off and let him finish his message.
Today is another bullying-related article from Sister Linda Scolaro. Click here for the first article in this series.
On the first day of my daughter’s winter break, an email message flashed across her computer screen containing hurtful words accompanied by an inappropriate emoji. Behind these words was an angry acquaintance, once deemed a friend. The words were harmful and posed a threat. In the bully’s anger, he forwarded her email response to a social media site. Like a physical bullying situation, others joined the bully’s side against her.