LDS President Nelson to millennials: Satan tempts us to 'love as we should not love'

President Russel M. Nelson speaks at a fireside in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 17, 2018 (Photo: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

(KUTV) - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson spoke to millennials in Las Vegas, urging them to avoid temptations from "the adversary."

Those temptations include food, drink and loving "as we should not love."

President Nelson spoke to a group of young adults on Saturday using a parable saying "your ultimate safety in this life lies in never taking the first enticing step toward going where you should not go and doing what you should not do.”

Nelson says that Satan, or the adversary, attacks humans through their appetites.

Nelson explained that humans have certain appetites which are necessary for survival and it's through those appetites that Satan "attacks us."

“These appetites are absolutely essential for the perpetuation of life. So, what does the adversary do?” Nelson asked. “He attacks us through our appetites. He tempts us to eat things we should not eat, to drink things we should not drink, and to love as we should not love!”

The LDS prophet also told the young adults that it's important to know that it's important to "know who you really are."

“One of the most important things you need to learn in life is to know who you really are,” President Nelson said. “Know that you are an elect son or daughter of God, created in His very image."

Read more about President Nelson's remarks to millennials.

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