Happiness and the False Choice

Photo of Elder Quentin L. Cook © 2016 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
Photo of Elder Quentin L. Cook © 2016 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 21ST CENTURY SERMONS

The prophet Lehi declared, “If there be no righteousness there be no happiness.”1

The adversary has been successful in planting a great myth in the minds of many people. He and his emissaries declare that the real choice we have is between happiness and pleasure now in this life and happiness in a life to come (which the adversary asserts may not exist). This myth is a false choice, but it is very seductive.2

The ultimate noble purpose of God’s plan of happiness is for righteous disciples and covenant families to be united in love, harmony, and peace in this life3 and attain celestial glory in the eternities with God the Father, our Creator; and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior.4


Source: Quentin L. Cook. Excerpt from Elder Quentin L. Cook’s October 2015 General Conference Address, Shipshape and Bristol Fashion: Be Temple Worthy—in Good Times and Bad Times. Quentin L. Cook is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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