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by Dallin H. Oaks




The Lord has outlined the purpose and goal of mortality: "to bring to pass the immortaility and eternal life of man" (Moses 1:39). His plan â? the plan of salvation â? decrees that the Father's children will pass through mortality, where they can exercise their agency and be tested "to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them " (Abraham 3:25)

"The choices the children of God make in the exercise of their agency are made in the face of opposition," explains Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Council of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In The Lord's Way, he constrasts the ways of the Lord with the ways or methods of the world in resolving such issues as these:

What is the relationship between learning by study (reason) and learning by faith (revelation) â? and when should each be used?

Download The Lord's Way epub
ISBN: 0875795781
ISBN13: 978-0875795782
Category: Religion
Author: Dallin H. Oaks
Language: English
Publisher: Deseret Book Co (November 1, 1991)
Pages: 259 pages
ePUB size: 1786 kb
FB2 size: 1811 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 134
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Still In Mind
Dallin Oaks contrasts common approaches to our problems with the loftier perspective encouraged by thoughtful scripture study. He suggests that worldly perspectives follow common flawed patterns--valuing ends without regard for means, limiting our power to choose, and promising outcomes that cannot be delivered. Oaks cautions about promises that remain vague about what means will be used to achieve them. Evil means will always corrupt the achievement of good ends.

We are warned against reshaping God's counsel to conform to the practices of our professions. These models often aim to change people by changing their environment, which then forces them to change. The Lord's way invites people to change themselves and then empowers them to change the world. In successive chapters of the book, the author explores specific applications of these principles.

The first two chapters discuss the proper contributions of reason and faith to learning. The third chapter compares the kind of evidence required by science with the sign-seeking we are warned against by the scriptures. Chapter four describes how to assist the poor without fostering dependence or feelings of entitlement. The fifth chapter reminds us of the corrosive influence of contention and the better path of harmony and oneness. Chapter six contains a practical discussion of litigation, advising wronged parties to consider their responsibilities toward others, not just their own rights. Chapter seven discusses criticism of others and recommends more considerate methods to resolve differences. The eighth chapter contrasts church discipline, designed to encourage repentance and growth, with civil procedures that focus on punishment.

The author's examples are thought-provoking and draw from current-day experiences as well as accounts from the scriptures. Dallin Oaks makes a good case that gospel principles require a different kind of action from those who would follow them. This book is recommended to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and to those who would understand them better.
Drelalen
Some interesting insights in regard to litigation and still following the Lord. The other parts are equally good, they have a unique angle on how we can still fight for what is right but at the same time not go too far and let the spirit of contention and vengeance cloud our mind.
Vetalol
A great book for leaders of wards and branches. Very well written and informative. I liked Elder Oaks insights on what we each could do better and made notes of some areas in which I could improve. Well worth the time and effort, an enjoyable read.
nailer
While I like most of Elder Oak's writings, this one didn't grab me like his other works have. It's not a bad book, but not a 'thump you on the head, aha!' type either.
Windforge
Very heart felt and very penetrating as regards to motives and doing it as it the title says
Laizel
very good
Goltigor
It is a little harder to understand but it is an awesome read and helps clarify a lot of stuff!
This was a gift well received.