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How do you separate the gospel
From the Church and its people?
Find out what your testimony clings to
And hold to it in everything you do

For each there will always be some doubt
That is what individual faith is about
Each are given to testify of where they now stand
What they see and feel and know of the Lord’s hand

I thought this an interesting read because we discussed what is church and what is gospel in our Relief Society meeting,.(We came up with a list from

Donald L. Hallstrom: ‘The Gospel and the Church‘ @ 182nd LDS 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_33S9dHUVcMar 31, 2012 – 11 min – Uploaded by jeraboo29
Elder Donald L. Hallstrom: ‘The Gospel and the Church‘ from the 182nd Annual General Conference.

Frank95 wrote: Anytime religion is used as an institution it is corrupted. The clergy have avested interest in the church as an institution, rather than in spirituality and moral rectitude. They become shareholders in a corporation, religion becomes a shop, and their trade is to dominate the minds, and it seems the bodies, of the ‘their flock’ in the interest of their narrow interests. True …

Pride filled religion becomes a shop
A narrow self “interest” in the flock
When quantity is the measurement of good
Rather than spirituality and moral rectitude

Let us always separate the gospel
From the church as an institution
For it is God that makes all things possible
And consecrates tithes’ distribution

Heavenly Father’s plan is the good news
Selflessly, given through Jesus Christ
His church is a vessel for carrying truths,
And a vehicle that binds us with light

May His grace be upon us all
For healing and even joy
For love and unity, He does call
His living truths to enjoy

Acts 4:29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy
servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, 4:30 By
stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be
done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were
assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and
they spake the word of God with boldness.

4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of
one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he
possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

4:34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were
possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the
things that were sold, 4:35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet:
and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

4:36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is,
being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the
country of Cyprus, 4:37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money,
and laid it at the apostles' feet.

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