Pope Francis Biographer Interviews Latter-day Saint President

Pope Francis Biographer Interviews Latter-day Saint President

“We, we’ve been anxious to meet with the people of South America.” “I believe it’s because they understand the Book of Mormon so well.” “It’s a record of the ministry of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ when he came to visit the people who were in the American hemisphere. I find the people of South America, Central America, feel a closeness to the people of those ancestors.” “We appreciate the kindness of the Pope and the Vatican. They have been most gracious and welcoming to us.” “I’m a father of 10 children and the grandfather of 57 grandchildren and I watch their excitement when they get their report from the doctor. And the first thing they want to know is, is it a boy or is it a girl? “Our doctrine teaches us that in that pre-mortal realm, we were spirit sons and spirit daughters of our Heavenly Parents.” “And that gender is the same in the pre-mortal world as in the mortal world, as in the post mortal world.” “The Lord taught that we must be chaste. The adversary would tempt us to eat things we shouldn’t eat and drink things we shouldn’t drink and love as we should not love. So, chastity is very important. Some people don’t want to be chaste and that’s regrettable because when they lose their chastity, they lose joy.” And so should the heterosexual man—they both should discipline themselves so that they can stand before the Lord and say, “I am clean.” “That’s right! You and I are brothers. If we go back far enough, we are related. And we are in the process of creating a family tree pattern for the whole human race.” “Yes, we are growing exponentially. We have billions of people now for which we have their genealogical relationships. “We teach the doctrine of self-reliance. Not only temporal self-reliance, but spiritual self-reliance.” “So you can pray to Heavenly Father and get your own answers to problems in life.” “There’s a lot of comfort in knowing that your spiritually self-reliant and temporally self-reliant.” “I think the religious element will continue to thrive and there will also be growth of the irreligious and hopefully we can learn to live together.” “There are countries that now do not allow religious freedom. And some of those countries are thriving economically with big skyscrapers and fine highways.” “And as I meet with their government leaders, they say we need faith, we need values, we need high principles. We need stronger families. Will you please help us?” “So I think there’s going to be change. Countries without faith are going to want more faith.” “I watched the countries of Eastern Europe under communism and they had complete religious intolerance. And when communism collapsed, the first thing they asked for, “Where can I go to church?” “What am I missing in life? They are missing a knowledge of God, a knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, And a conviction that there is absolute truth in the world.” “Thank you, very much, Dr. Russell, and welcome to South America.” “Thank you, very much, Sergio.”

83 Replies to “Pope Francis Biographer Interviews Latter-day Saint President”

  1. What a faith-building opportunity to see our prophet, chosen by God, to lead by example of how to treat others with love, as the Savior would. While at the same time clearly outlining the doctrines and commandments that have been revealed to us by the Lord through his chosen servants. I know President Russell M. Nelson to be that mouthpiece chosen by the Lord today. I sustain him and have grown closer to Jesus Christ as I have followed his counsel.

  2. Great simple and clear answers. All of us can answer in such a clear and respectful way. He answered questions on topics which some people choose to generate a lot of heat over. He did so with dignity and without being indignit.

  3. A true and living prophet of God. I'm so glad hat the Lord has blessed us with the continual gift of modern revelation. 🙂

  4. I'm so thankful to know that this man, with such class and grace, is a Prophet of Jesus Christ! I love President Nelson. He is a special witness of the Holy Messiah. If we follow the words of our Prophet we can grow closer to God and have spiritual reliance!

  5. Absolutely Love this!! I have great respect for Roman Catholicism. It kept what the Savior taught from disappearing outright from the World. Helped the Roman Empire to be a tool to make sure that it was the case! The gospel had never been taken from the Earth in its entirety. But the fullness was lost for a very long time. The fullness of the Gospel is on the Earth now and will remain so forever!


  7. The interpreter did not translate President Nelson's statement of his meeting with other countries leaders who are looking and needing faith. 5:13–5:28. The translator omits this segment and then picks up with next part, translating the need for spiritual things. Interesting.

  8. Awesome! Perfect responses!

    May WE give such answers when in conversations and debates!

    Give US also prophetic vision, Lord!


  9. In LDS speak, religious liberty equals homophobic and anti gay marriage agenda. The Proclamation was designed for the very same purpose.

  10. Doctrine regarding the eternal nature of gender is fabricated at 2:00. This has never been spoken of in this way before. Nelson claims it as doctrine and this is the first time that the connections between pre-mortal gender being the same as earthly gender and post-moral gender have never been said prior to this. He cannot claim it as doctrine when he is fabricating it. If he is receiving revelation then he should say so.

  11. Mormons believe that they will be equal to God someday…this is a Satanic doctrine. The angel Lucifer, was turned into the Devil, Satan, for this aspiration.

  12. Joseph Smith, quoting John the Revelator, indicated this gift is so important that( every “man who has the testimony of Jesus,” is a prophet, “)(for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. –Revelation 29:l0th )verse” (TPJS, p. 119)

    In ancient times it was thought that only a few people could be prophets. In fact, they often declared that they wanted only a certain person to be a prophet for all the people. Joseph Smith said this was a wrong concept and declared:
    . . . the people should (each one stand for himself, )(and depend on no man or men)( in that state of corruption) of the Jewish church–that (righteous persons could only deliver their own souls)(–applied it to the present state of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–)said if the people departed from the Lord, (they must fall–that they were depending on the Prophet)(, hence were darkened in their minds, in consequence of neglecting the duties devolving upon themselves), . . . (TPJS, pp. 237-238)

    And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. And [91] Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? Would God that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit upon them! (Num. 11:25-29)
    I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and spake unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments; And also gave commandments to others, that they should proclaim these things unto the world; and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets–
    The weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh–But that every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world; . . . (D & C 1:17-20)
    Hence, every man who holds the Priesthood should have the gift and power of prophecy.

    Today we seldom, if ever, hear about the visitation and ministrations of angels. It is an evidence that they are probably “pained” with the doings of both Mormon and non-Mormon people. As a matter of doctrine it is written that the angels are about to come down upon the earth with destructions and pour vials of death upon mankind. Men who bear the Priesthood should be on a good standing with angels and have communication with them if they are to be saved from the pestilences that are to come

    No matter who believeth, these signs, such as healing the sick, casting out devils, etc., should follow all that believe, whether male or female. (TPJS, p. 224)

    [95]         Many other gifts came with the restoration of the Priesthood, such as the gift of translation, seership, and written revelations. God freely gave them but gradually they have been disappearing. The Prophet explains why:
    Because faith is wanting, the fruits are. No man since the world was had faith without having something along with it. The ancients quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, women received their dead, etc. By faith the worlds were made A man who has none of the gifts has no faith; and he deceives himself, if he supposes he has. Faith has been wanting, not only among the heathen, but in professed Christendom also, so that tongues, healings, prophecy, and prophets and apostles, and all the gifts and blessings have been wanting. (TPJS, p. 270)

  13. Pope biographer seems to advocate ssm yet Dr Russell notes we aren’t to eat of certain forbidden foods or love in forbidden ways ….
    —> greatest news from Dr Russell’s daughter pregnancy is it a boy or girl gender is paramount we don’t change that absolute not obsolete

    Be chaste resist temptation regrettable the unchaste so not to lose joy

    Family tree pattern for the world can’t be homo or a straight stick not a tree 🌳.

    Temporal / Spiritual self reliance draw from the Lord in prayer

    Religious vs the irreligious hope we all can get along.live together

    South Amer link w/ Bk o Mrmn.

    Talk of the Rome Temple

    GodLess advanced cities ask Pres Nelson for help as they miss a knowledge of God realizing as Pres Russell said happiness comes by living up to God’s order❗️

    E Europe under communism was complete religious intolerance when it collapsed they foremost wanted knowledge of God & that there is absolute truth in the world

  14. Dear President Nelson, I think you are a Godly man. I hope God leads you through revelation to realize the Trinity and to realize further truths about Him. You said that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is not done changing, refining. I pray to God you continue to come closer to Him and realize the beliefs you have that will be further refined toward His truth, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  15. Respectfully, the book of Mormon contradicts the Bible. People need to read and study the Bible for themselves and research what they are being told from there teachers / preachers etc.

  16. My Mormon Brothers and Sisters greetings! According to Makayla Davis… Sorry Kayla for putting you in the spotlight… The book of Mormon is more correct than the KJV Bible that i have here with me at home. Please i would appreciates for anybody including Kayla to share with me from the Book of Mormon a chapter that is more correct than The Bible?

  17. Other countries who do not have more faith and religion are starting to want it more, It's sad that a lot of our people in America are fighting to have it here in our country! Don't they get it ???

  18. Es un artista. O profeta o candidsto politico .porque tanta adoracion y egocentrimo.populismo no es humilde solo un habla de él. Mismo no representa al señor.he visto los videos solo le gusta que lo adoren.

  19. I "Thank thee oh God for a Prophet"! When doing their work in the world, we members never have to worry if our prophets and other Church leaders will embarrass us with unseemly and un-Christian behavior. They are humble yet yet firm when discussing Church doctrines and policies. I am proud to have them represent our faith! Not even going to go there with the LGBTQ/same-sex marriage thing…

  20. He gives straight answers. Not talking around things like some leaders.jesus said let your answers be yes or no.he follows this.very good.

  21. As a person who is an evangelical christian, I may disagree with prophet Nelson and the latter day saint beliefs, but I respect that he speaks what he believes confidently and respectfully.

  22. My favorite answer was to the question about homosexuals being told to be chaste. Some people would ask that question as an accusation of unequal treatment for different children of God. President Nelson's answer was great. Everybody is expected by God to be chaste. That has always been the case.

  23. Out of respect for the Lord’s Commandment: Can you please re-name your video title. president Nelson is not so much a “later-day president” as much as he “The Prophet” and at the very minimum you should at least state his as “President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” thank you

  24. President Nelson is an Amazing and Incredible prophet! Imagine? All of the man's questions was answered by him! He was guided by the spirit. We loooveee our prophet so much!!!

  25. I know prophet Nelson is a prophet for the whole world and by the power of the Holy Ghost, he gave answers to the questions of the soul and as well to the world at large.

  26. Here’s what I say, u can not PHYSICALLY change ur gender, (meaning if u are a girl u have a girl part yeah u get the gist) but you can mentally change ur gender like if you don’t wanna be a guy and be a girl, sure! That’s just my take.

  27. Where is it in the Bible Jesus came to the Americas? Nowhere to be found, this LDS is a liar and he knows it. After Jesus' resurrection he appeared to all who believed in him for 40 days before his ascension to heaven. Why did he appear to the oriental countries or even the euro ones? There's holes in their claims.

  28. Hide like everybody to know on this you know YouTube how much I love the heavenly father watching the prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ move the church forward in Christ I have a firm testimony of the church it didn't come from books it didn't come from magazines that didn't come from Radio it didn't come from television or any other way it came absolutely from heavenly father to my ears that's what the church is doing today is exactly what needs to be done and I love my Jesus Christ and I love his father in Heaven I strive everyday to walk in a shoe steps but I don't even come up to the suso yes James Lee Easter

  29. Someone needs to kick the god of the LDS in the balls! And, while he is lying there we can discuss birth defects and cancer in children! Wait! There is no god so no balls! Sorry! Religion remains the cancer of the intellect of our planet! An adult requiring an invisible friend? WTF?

  30. I thought president Nelson gave some very clear answers that are true. I have had much joy peace and happiness by following the principles taught by Jesus Christ!

  31. Today is Sunday here in Taiwan and we just got home from The Church. This is one of the best interviews that gave me more inspiration and increase my testimonies that Our Church is only true Living Church in the whole planet. Thank you President Nelson. Your answers made me cry because I know that God talks to you personally.

  32. It’s amazing I’ve never had one Mormon explain to me where this big apostasy was when it happened so basically they’re saying from the time Christ went to have until today when Joseph Smith showed up to hundred years ago it’s like 1700 years that’s not true the Bible says having an earth will pass away but my word is still going to be standing and there’s people been all through that time that I’ve believed in God live by the Bible and they’re in heaven now so that’s a lie the Mormons are telling a lie that’s how you they want you to switch to Mormonism the Gospel has never been lost

  33. President Nelson is the perfect prophet for this time in our world. His faith and knowledge is strong yet he remains open minded and loving. He is just what we need right now.

  34. no one can give us a clear and powerful answer to our questions or confusing only who has with God like President Nelson he is a true prophet we love you prophet Nelson

  35. President Nelson is hastening the work by personally meeting with other world leaders. Sharing truth, values, and most importantly his love for GOD…

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