Jorg Klebingat: Approaching the throne of God with confidence

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Elder Jörg Klebingat of the First Quorum of the Seventy speaks at the Saturday afternoon session of general conference, 4 October 2014. (Mormon Newsroom)
Elder Jörg Klebingat of the First Quorum of the Seventy speaks at the Saturday afternoon session of general conference, 4 October 2014. (Mormon Newsroom)

SALT LAKE CITY — Elder Jorg Klebingat of the First Quorum of the Seventy spoke during the Saturday afternoon session of the LDS Church’s 184th General Conference about ways to more confidently approach God.

Addressing Church members, Elder Klebingat highlighted six things people can do to feel more comfortable in God’s presence. These included taking responsibility for one’s spiritual wellbeing, taking care of one’s physical body, embracing obedience, repenting quickly, forgiving one another and coping with life’s trials.

Opening his address, Elder Klebingat cautioned members of Satan’s abilities to deceive.

“Whenever the adversary cannot persuade imperfect yet striving Saints such as you to abandon your belief in a personal and loving God, he employs a vicious campaign to put as much distance as possible between you and God,” he said.

Offering encouragement, Elder Klebingat empowered members to take action on his invitations to become better.

“Yours is the privilege,” he said. “If you want it, to come to know for yourself, today or soon, that you are pleasing God in spite of your shortcomings. … Living in this manner, you can truly retain a remission of your sins.”

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