“Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who layeth down his life according to the flesh, and taketh it again by the power of the Spirit, that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise.” —2 Nephi 2:8
“Our Father in Heaven wants each of us to enjoy peace and happiness in mortal life. Our Master, Jesus Christ, and His prophets have taught how to have that peace and happiness, even in a world that is ever more challenging, with increasing conflict and an intense concentration of alluring temptations.” —Richard G. Scott
This Day in LDS History
1831: in Fayette, New York, Joseph Smith receives Doctrine and Covenants 40, a revelation regarding the ‘fear of persecution and the cares of the world’ that cause some to reject the truth.
1834: the general public learns for the first time that Joseph Smith has bodyguards protecting him.
1985: The first branch of the Church in the West Indies Island of Antigua is organized, with Rex B. Blake as president.