Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! The name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a symbol that we are Christians and choose to take upon us the name of Christ. How do you choose to be a representative of Christ?
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For thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.—D&C 115:4
Thus, the name of the Church is not negotiable. When the Savior clearly states what the name of His Church should be and even precedes His declaration with, “Thus shall my church be called,” He is serious. And if we allow nicknames to be used or adopt or even sponsor those nicknames ourselves, He is offended.– Russell M. Nelson
This Day in Church History
1813: Orrin Porter Rockwell, later a bodyguard of Joseph Smith and Church folk hero, is born in Belcher, Massachusetts.
1830: Emma Smith, Joseph and Polly Knight, and twelve others are baptized in Colesville, New York.
1953: The Butte Stake, the first stake in Montana, is organized, with Edgar T. Henderson as president.
1978: President Spencer W. Kimball dedicates the Monument to Women at the Nauvoo Visitors’ Center. ”
Daily Question – Answer in the Comments
Why is it important to take upon ourselves the name of Christ?