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Why Intro

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This slideshow is an introduction to why it's okay, and even encouraged to know the "why" behind the standards of the church

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Why Intro

  1. 1. WHY? Principles Behind the Practices
  2. 2. Would you throw beautiful baby out the window?
  3. 3. Recently there was a family who did throw their baby out the window.
  4. 4. Why would they do such a thing?
  5. 5. Because their house was on fire! <ul><li>There was a good reason why . </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Do we know the “why” </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>• Why shouldn’t I just “try” alcohol, just so I can see what it tastes like? </li></ul><ul><li>• Why is wearing two pairs of earrings such a big deal? Or is it? </li></ul><ul><li>• Why is it wrong to steady date someone if we both have high standards? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>• Why is pornography a big deal if it doesn’t hurt anybody? </li></ul><ul><li>• Why shouldn’t I wear flip-flops to Church? </li></ul><ul><li>• Why do some people who pay tithing still not have a lot of money? </li></ul><ul><li>• Why should I talk to the bishop about certain sins? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Elder David A. Bednar, “Teach them to Understand” http://web.byui.edu/presentations “ It concerns me as I see young people in our Church who know all the correct things they should do and do not have a clue as to why…Do we understand why? If we do not understand the why, then the power available to us through the doctrine of Christ will not be evident in our lives. ”
  10. 10. WHY? <ul><li>Many individuals in the scriptures also asked “why?” Our first parent Adam asked, “ Why is it that men must repent and be baptized in water?” (Moses 6:53). The great Moses wanted to know “ Why these things are so?” (Moses 1:30). Even the greatest of us all, our Lord and Savior, asked in His most trying hour, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matt 27:46). </li></ul>The word WHY appears 366 times in the scriptures
  11. 11. <ul><li>We believe that when it comes to the standards of the church we have been given good reasons why we should follow them. These reasons are spiritual, logical, and practical. When we understand the why we will be more likely to obey. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Elder Glen L. Pace http://byui.edu/presentations 24 September 1991 <ul><li>“I’ve always been one that wants to know ‘why’…On the wall of our kitchen is a picture of a hen talking to her chicks with the caption, ‘Because I’m the mommy, that’s why.’… However, we have been given good, logical, and spiritual reasons to the vast majority of things we are asked or commanded to do ” </li></ul>

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