Why was the family a proclamation to the world given?
Hinckley first read the Proclamation on September 23, 1995, at the church’s General Relief Society Meeting, stating that the purpose was to “warn and forewarn” the world to the danger of deviating from its standards.
Is the family a proclamation to the world scripture?
The Proclamation is not canonized scripture—that status applies only to The Holy Bible, The Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price.
What year was the family a proclamation to the world?
September 23, 1995
The Family: A Proclamation to the World/Originally published
Do Apostles hold keys?
Who has priesthood keys? Members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles hold all the keys necessary for governing the Church. Only the President of the Church has the right to exercise all of those keys.
Do elders quorum presidents hold keys?
Every priesthood quorum has a president, whether it is a quorum of deacons, teachers, priests, elders, or high priests. Each president holds keys of authority. Quorum activities and opportunities for service are authorized by the president who holds those keys.
Do LDS patriarchs hold keys?
Although each Apostle holds all the keys of the priesthood, it is the Lord’s plan that only one man at a time exercise these keys on behalf of the Church. These men include mission presidents, branch presidents, temple presidents, stake presidents, bishops, and Melchizedek Priesthood quorum presidents.
What does God say about putting family first?
What does the Bible say about putting others first? Jesus said, “The last shall be first and the first shall be last… Whoever wishes to be first among you, shall be your slave. Be like the Son of Man who did not come to be served, but to serve; and to give his soul a ransom for many” (Matthew 28).
When did the proclamation of the family come out?
The proclamation warns that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1996, 112; or Ensign, May 1996, 81).
Is the family the ordained plan of God?
The Family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity.
How are children a heritage of the Lord?
“Children are an heritage of the Lord” ( Psalms 127:3 ). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live.