We live in a Post-Christian Society by Elder Quinton L Cook

We live in a Post-Christian Society by Elder Quinton L Cook
summary by Nate Richardson

as evidenced by lack of humility and modesty

Key points from “The Eternal Everyday” by Elder Quintin L Cook of the Quorum of the 12 Apostes, Oct. 2017 Conference Report (full talk/audio/video by clicking here or at this URL: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2017/10/the-eternal-everyday?lang=eng)

“The goal of honoring the Lord and submitting ourselves to His will26 is not as valued in today’s society as it has been in the past. Some Christian leaders of other faiths believe we are living in a post-Christian world.27

“For generations, the religious-based virtue of humility and the civic virtues of modesty and understatement have been the predominant standard.

“In today’s world, there is an increased emphasis on pride, self-aggrandizement, and so-called “authenticity,” which sometimes leads to a lack of true humility. Some suggest the moral values for happiness today include “be real, be strong, be productive—and most important, don’t rely on other people … because your fate is … in your own hands.”28

“The scriptures advocate a different approach. They suggest that we should be true disciples of Jesus Christ. This entails establishing a powerful feeling of accountability to God and a humble approach to life…In our quest for humility, the modern internet creates challenges to avoiding pride. Two examples are the self-indulgent “look at me” approach or attacking others by ranting on social media. One more example is the “humblebrag.” It is defined as “an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement [or picture] whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud.”30 The prophets have always warned about pride and emphasizing the vain things of the world.31…Conflict and contention now often breach “the boundaries of common decency.”32 We need more modesty and humility. “

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