I just started reading this book: Why? Powerful Answers and Practical Reasons for Living LDS Standards (Deseret Book, 2009) by John Hilton III and Anthony Sweat. You can find this book at the local Deserets, the Wal-Marts, and the library in town.
The two popular youth men, Hilton and Sweat, are trying to build up all of today’s LDS youth.
But I can’t even agree with the answers to the first two questions in the book.
Chapter 1 – Why Should I Keep the Commandments?
“Why are some commandments more important than others – or are they?
“The Savior said that the most important commandments were to love God and to love our neighbor (see Matthew 22:36-40). There are obviously some commandments that hurt God or hurt our fellow man more than others. According to Alma 39:5, the three worst sins that can be committed are denying the Holy Ghost, murder where innocent blood is shed, and sexual immorality” (p. 13).
Chapter 2 – Why Should I Listen to and Follow the Prophet?
- Prophets can see coming events more clearly and direct us accordingly–they are see-ers!
- Those who follow the prophet have been promised safety from and preparation for many of the calamities of the last days.
- When we follow the prophet, we will never be led astray (p. 19)
And there are 27 more main questions along with the subpoint questions . . .
What don’t you area with?
1. I don’t agree with the category of “the three worst sins that can be committed.”
2. I don’t believe that President Thomas S. Monson is a see-er and that he will never lead you astray.
Just wanted to clarify.