Worldliness / Materialism / Earthly Position and Power

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Top Resources (each leads to many more resources) General Conference Talks on "Worldliness" The Guide to the Scriptures: "Worldliness"


A Name in the Sand

A Vow

"The Neighborly Man"

"The Price of Riches"

"The Size of Your Heart"

General Resources

15 Things God Won't Ask

Malcolm Muggeridge quote

"Overcoming Worldliness"  through Sabbath Day Observance), Gen. Conf. excerpt by Mark E. Peterson

Point of View  (Father & Son, Rich or Poor)

Story told by President Spencer W. Kimball about a friend with great material possessions

The Fisherman

The Rich Family in our Church

The Shopping Trip

What God Won't Ask

Worshipping the Golden Calf  --  by Spencer J. Condie


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Quotes about Idol Worship (LDS Daily WOOL)

Quotes about Materialism (LDS Daily WOOL)

Quotes about Wealth  (LDS Daily WOOL)

Quotes about Worldliness ( LDS Daily WOOL)

Quotes on Worldliness with large printable PDF

BYU Speeches

"Everything Money Cannot Buy"  -  CES Fireside - Mary Ellen Smoot

"Godliness with Contentment" - BYU Speeches Nov. 21, 1995 -Mary Ellen Edmunds

"Why We Must Be Wholeheartedly Holy"

Additional Articles

"Editorial: Love Not the Worth" - Ensign

"Enough Stuff: Five Tips for Tackling Materialism - New Era

"More or Less" - H. David Burton - New Era

"Overcoming the World" - F. Burton Howard - Ensign

"Rich in Spirit" - New Era

“The Cost of Riches” - Lynn G. Robbins  - Ensign

"The False Gods We Worship" -  President Spencer W. Kimball - Ensign

"The Parable of the Sower" - Dallin H. Oaks - Ensign

Mormonads / New Era Posters

"Don't Buy It"

"Keep Yourself Free" (If you’re not careful, the world will sell you things until it owns you)

"Love is Blind"

"Treasures on Earth"

General Conference Talks

"Greed, Selfishness, and Overindulgence" -  Elder  Joe J. Christensen

"Law of Abundance", Franklin D. Richards (excellent)

"Tugs and Pulls of the World"  Neal A. Maxwell

 “We Serve That Which We Love” - Marvin J. Ashton 

Library Books & CDs

"You can never get enough of what you don't need: The quest for contentment" - Mary Ellen Edmunds

Large Printable Quotes for Posting

"Money may buy the husk of many things, but not the kernal. It brings you food, but not the appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; days of joy, but not happiness."

-Henrik Ibsen-

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"A man who examines the saddle and bridle and not the animal itself when he is out to buy a horse is a fool; similarly, only an absolute fool values a man according to his clothes, or according to his position, which after all is only something we wear like clothing."


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"Do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy."

-2 Nephi 9:51-

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