Elder Gillespie: Keep the Sabbath day holy

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    By Andy North

    LDS Church members were counseled to keep the Sabbath day holy by Elder H. Aldridge Gillespie of the Quorum of the Seventy.

    “Of all people on this earth, the Latter-day Saints must sanctify this day each week,” Elder Gillespie said.

    He said the Sabbath lasts all day and does not end after church meetings conclude.

    Sunday is a day of fasting and prayer and it is a day to keep the Sabbath covenant, Elder Gillespie said.

    Elder Gillespie counseled LDS Church members to spend more time on their knees praying, attending church meetings, preparing lessons and reading from the scriptures.

    “We need to decide on specific actions to change our lives,” Elder Gillespie said.

    “You will know that the principle of the Sabbath is a true principle which brings with it great blessings,” Elder Gillespie said, emphasizing President Hinckley’s promise concerning Sabbath observance.

    Quoting President Kimball, Elder Gillespie said failure to do proper things on the Sabbath is a sin of omission.

    Elder Gillespie concluded the talk with his testimony that he loves the Sabbath day and testified that its observance has blessed his family in countless ways.

    “I know you will be happier and enjoy greater peace by doing these things,” Elder Gillespie said.

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