“Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.” —2 Nephi 2:27
“Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus!” —Neal A. Maxwell
This Day in LDS History
1851: Five hundred settlers leave Payson, Utah, for California, where they would found a Church-sponsored settlement at San Bernardino.
1958: Bruce Hurst, later a professional baseball pitcher, is born in St. George, Utah.
1988: At a dinner commemorating the 350th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in the United States, the king and queen of Sweden entertain a group of guests that include President Thomas S. Monson, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, and his wife, Frances.
2000: The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd, a film portraying the mission of the Savior in the Holy Land and on the American continent, opens to the public in the Legacy Theater of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.