“And it came to pass that I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy.And it came to pass that I did go forth and partake of the fruit thereof; and I beheld that it was most sweet, above all that I ever before tasted. Yea, and I beheld that the fruit thereof was white, to exceed all the whiteness that I had ever seen. And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirable above all other fruit.” – 1 Nephi 8:10-12
“The overarching theme of the Book of Mormon—inviting all to come unto Christ—is paramount in Lehi’s vision.” – David A. Bednar
This Day in LDS History
1833 Several hundred Jackson County citizens meet and demand that the Saints leave the county. A mob destroys the Church’s printing press, which was being used to publish Joseph Smith’s revelations, and tars and feathers Bishop Edward Partridge and Charles Allen.
1951 Because the Korean War reduces the number of young elders available to serve as full-time missionaries, the First Presidency issues a call for seventies to help with missionary work
1985 One hundred thousand people attend a Church dance festival at the Rose Bowl in southern California.
1995 The Presbyterian General Assembly of the United States adopts a resolution that the Church is “a new emerging religion that expresses allegiance to Jesus Christ in terms used within the Christian tradition.” Although it rejects the Church’s claim as the only true church, the document does much to heal wounds.