“He saw other multitudes pressing forward; and they came and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press their way forward, continually holding fast to the rod of iron, until they came forth and fell down and partook of the fruit of the tree.” —1 Nephi 8:30
“Wouldn’t it be a great thing if all who are well schooled in secular learning could hold fast to the “iron rod,” or the word of God, which could lead them, through faith, to an understanding, rather than to have them stray away into strange paths of man-made theories and be plunged into the murky waters of disbelief and apostasy?” —Harold B. Lee
This Day in LDS History
1839: The Iowa Stake, the first stake in Iowa is organized, with John Smith as president.
1845: Approximately five thousand Saints attend general conference in the unfinished Nauvoo Temple, the only general conference ever held there.
1907: Because of concerns that his first baptism (which took place in the family bathtub) might not have been performed appropriately, Spencer W. Kimball is baptized a second time. He is twelve years and six months old.
1986: The First Presidency released a statement indicating that the Church is opposed to the legalization of gambling and government-sponsored lotteries.