Why The Need for a Church by President Dallin H. Oaks

The first counselor in the First Presidency, spoke during the Saturday morning session of October 2021 general conference. He taught about the importance of Church attendance. The following is a summary of what he said.

“Church attendance can open our hearts and sanctify our souls.”
“Members who forgo Church attendance and rely only on individual spirituality separate themselves from these gospel essentials: the power and blessings of the priesthood, the fulness of restored doctrine, and the motivations and opportunities to apply that doctrine.”
“Our worship and application of eternal principles draw us closer to God and magnify our capacity to love.”

Summary of President Oaks’ talk

Many good, religious-minded people have stopped participating in their churches. “If we cease valuing our churches, for any reason, we threaten our personal spiritual life, and significant numbers separating themselves from God reduces His blessings to our nations.”

Church attendance can open hearts and sanctify souls.

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