Saturday, May 13, 2017

Words of a Prophet ~ Following Christ

“[As followers of Christ], we cannot do a mean or shoddy or ungracious thing without tarnishing his image. Nor can we do a good and gracious and generous act without burnishing more brightly the symbol of him whose name we have taken upon ourselves.
“And so our lives must become a meaningful expression, the symbol of our declaration of our testimony of the Living Christ, the Eternal Son of the Living God.
“It is that simple, my brethren and sisters, and that profound and we’d better never forget it.” 

~ President Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, We Look to Christ

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Words of a Prophet ~ Prayer


President Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made the following significant statement on prayer. 

"I submit that a return to the old pattern of prayer, family prayer in the homes of the people, is one of the basic medications that would check the dread disease that is eroding the character of our society. We could not expect a miracle in a day, but in a generation we would have a miracle. …"

To read about the miracle he describes, for individuals, families, and the world, read his counsel in "How Mighty a Thing Is Prayer."

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Words of a Prophet - Religious Freedom

Where does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
stand on religious freedom? Our founder, Joseph Smith, set us the example that we still follow today when he said:

"If it has been demonstrated that I have been willing to die for a "Mormon," I am bold to declare before Heaven that I am just as ready to die in defending the rights of a Presbyterian, a Baptist, or a good man of any denomination; for the same principle which would trample upon the rights of the Latter-day Saints would trample upon the rights of the Roman Catholics, or of any other denomination who may be unpopular and too weak to defend themselves. It is a love of liberty which inspires my soul — civil and religious liberty to the whole of the human race."


—Joseph Smith, 1843

Learn more about the importance of religious freedom at religious freedom.lds.org.