“For it is expedient that an atonement should be made; for according to the great plan of the Eternal God there must be an atonement made, or else all mankind must unavoidably perish” – Alma 34:9
“I bear witness that the wonders and marvels of the gospel are anchored in the greatest of all of God’s gifts—the Savior’s Atonement.” – Bishop Gérald Caussé
This Day in LDS History
1840: Don Carlos Smith is born to Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Hale Smith in Nauvoo, Illinois.
1857: The Illustrated London News publishes a drawing of the proposed Salt Lake Tempe, a sketch that will be reproduced for decades as the temple slowly moves towards completion in 1893.
1979: The first converts on the Canary Islands are baptized.
1997: Elder Richard G. Scott breaks ground for the Boston Massachusetts Temple.