Monday, October 03, 2011

Boyd K. Packer: The end isn't near

Excerpts of Mormon apostle Boyd K. Packer: The end isn't near by peggy fletcher stack, The Salt Lake Tribune
... The end is not near, senior LDS apostle Boyd K. Packer said Saturday
Today's youths can look forward to "getting married, having a family, seeing your children and grandchildren, maybe even great-grandchildren," Packer told more than 20,000 Mormons gathered in the giant LDS Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City. ...

LDS President Thomas S. Monson was not in his seat as the conference began but arrived about midway due to "a delay en route," a church spokesman said.
... Packer, in his 100th address as an LDS general authority, said fears of a looming apocalypse are understandable, given society's declining morals and ever-present temptations to sin.....
These days, young Mormons may have similar anxiety about the future, Packer said, quoting them as saying, "The end of the world is going to come before I get to where I should be."
To that, Packer declared, "Not so!" ...

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