“And the Book of Mormon and the holy scriptures are given of me for your instruction; and the power of my Spirit quickeneth all things.” – D&C 33:16
“That is the genius of the Book of Mormon—there is no middle ground. It is either the word of God as professed, or it is a total fraud. This book does not merely claim to be a moral treatise or theological commentary or collection of insightful writings. It claims to be the word of God—every sentence, every verse, every page.” – Tad R. Callister
This Day in LDS History
1861 Latter-day Saint missionaries arrive in the Netherlands for the first time.
1922 L. Tom Perry, later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is born in Logan, Utah.
1953 President David O. McKay breaks ground for the Swiss Temple (later the Bern Switzerland Temple), the first temple to be built on the European continent.
1983 President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency dedicates the Apia Samoa Temple. Within a week he dedicates the Nuku’alofa Tonga Temple; this is the first time two temples have been dedicated within a week of each other.