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The Second Half of the Second Century by Jeffrey R. Holland (Transcript)

The Second Half of the Second Century BYU Annual University Conference August 23, 2021 By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Someone once told me that the young speak of the future because they have no past, while the elderly speak of the past because they have no future. Although it damages that little aphorism, I come […]

Orson Hyde Address — Celebration of the Fourth of July 1854

Celebration of the Fourth of July An Address by Elder Orson Hyde, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, July 4, 1854. Reported by Unknown. Respected Friends and Fellow Citizens—I am called upon, by the wishes and voice of many persons, to be one of your speakers on this ever memorable day. While I […]

Talk: “The Lord’s Base of Operations” by Ezra Taft Benson

From: The Lord’s Base of Operations by Elder Ezra Taft Benson Of the Council of the Twelve Apostles Conference Report, April 1962, pp. 103-106 ELDER EZRA TAFT BENSON Of the Council of the Twelve Apostles My brothers and sisters, everywhere: With joy and gratitude I face you today in, and from, this historic Tabernacle. I […]

Religious Freedom & LDS Church Tax Exempt Status – Quentin L. Cook

Quentin L. Cook (Quorum of the Twelve) Some ask what is wrong when marriage is granted to those of the same gender, as was done by the California Supreme Court. I’ve already stated one reason: it is contrary to God’s plan. In addition, the court’s decision will inevitably lead to conflicts with religious liberties, freedom […]

Henry D. Moyle on Prohibition, Moral Legislation – April 1949

From: We Should Improve Our Communities LIQUOR LAW We’ve had another law on our books with reference to liquor, and there was an effort made to expand the present liquor law to the detriment of the people. Nobody had to ask anybody any questions as to where the right and the wrong were to be […]

David O. McKay on Prohibition – October 1945

From: Old Battles Yet to be Fought—New Victories to Win INTEMPERANCE AN ENEMY TO PEACE A fourth battle still raging, and in which the opposition seems to be gaining ground, is the battle against intemperance. The attitude of the Church of Jesus Christ towards temperance is unmistakable. February 27, 1833, the Prophet Joseph Smith received […]

Loyalty (excerpt) by Gordon B. Hinckley

In 1933 there was a movement in the United States to overturn the law which prohibited commerce in alcoholic beverages. When it came to a vote, Utah was the deciding state. I was on a mission, working in London, England, when I read the newspaper headlines that screamed, “Utah Kills Prohibition.” President Heber J. Grant, […]

Devotional: The Angel Moroni by Elder Rudd

Brigham Young University-Idaho Devotional, March 11, 2003 by Elder Glen L. Rudd (Scroll to the horizontal bar to start reading where Moroni is discussed.) The Book of Mormon is a book that you should all be acquainted with. It was published in 1830. Eleven days after the book was printed, the Church was organized. It’s […]

Not Commanded in All Things by Ezra Taft Benson

by Ezra Taft Benson General Conference Talk – April 1965 In 1831 the Lord said this to his Church: For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward. […]

I Testify

I Testify by Ezra Taft Benson by President Ezra Taft Benson. Ensign, Nov. 1988, 86. My beloved brethren and sisters, my heart is full and my feelings tender as we conclude this great general conference of the Church. We have been richly blessed as we have listened to the counsel and testimonies of those who have […]