General Conference talk – Christian Courage: The Price of Discipleship

So in my continuing series of reading GC talks, I read one from Robert D. Hales (from Idaho!) – Christian Courage: The Price of Discipleship

One of the things I liked about this talk was his talking about the perils in leaving “the high ground”. A lot of his talk focused on how to react when people attack you or the Church or your beliefs. One of his suggestions was

As the Savior demonstrated with Herod, sometimes true disciples must show Christian courage by saying nothing at all.

He compared it to Alma 47 and Nehemiah 6:2-3, where both times enemies tempt someone into leaving the high ground and meeting “in the valley”. In Alma, Lehonti is then killed by Amalickiah, whereas the prophet Nehemiah refuses, saying

“I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?”

Anyways, just thought that it was interesting

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Comments (5) left to “General Conference talk – Christian Courage: The Price of Discipleship”

  1. Carolyn wrote:

    Actually isn’t Robert D Hales plays the piano.

  2. regoarrarr wrote:

    Shoot – you’re right. Richard G Scott is from Idaho

  3. Rachelle wrote:

    I found this talk very inspiring, especially in the aftermath of Prop 8 here in California. A lot of people asked why the church didn’t come out and demonstrate or whatever after the temples were mobbed and all that, but this talk really describes how sometimes being quiet in the face of adversity is the best/most Christian thing to do. I think it’s so important for us to review the General Conference talks on a regular basis. We read a talk every Sunday. Thanks for posting this. :-)

  4. regoarrarr wrote:

    Yeah – one of my goals is to try and read a conference talk once a week. So each week I read one and then put it in my planner for next week. To make it only 6 months worth (I think I counted like 30 some talks) I skipped all the Priesthood ones since I saw those live :)

    Shh don’t tell anyone but I’m supposed to read it on Wednesday and I didn’t read it till today :)

  5. THE PEOPLE MUST HAVE THEIR DAN MILLER » Blog Archive » Return to Virtue wrote:

    [...] violence, or whatever.  She also referenced Lehonti and Amalickiah up on the  mountain (which Italked about last time). Her quote was Could it be that first we tolerate, then accept, and eventually embrace the vice [...]

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