The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - Daniel 2:44-45

"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as it is now constituted is the kingdom of God on earth. Nothing more needs to be done to establish the kingdom. (D. & C. 35:27; 38:9, 15; 50:35; 62:9; 65; 136:41.) The kingdom is here, and it is the same kingdom which Daniel said would be set up in the last days. (Daniel 2:44-45.) This same kingdom has been set up in past ages whenever the gospel has been on earth, for the plan of salvation is the gospel of the kingdom. The Church and kingdom are one and the same." - Bruce R. McConkie, "Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, Volume 1," p. 537

"I believe in the triumph of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the triumph of the Church and kingdom of God on the earth. If ever your faith is inclined to weaken as you see the onward march of evil and oppression, read again the story of Daniel who, putting his trust in the 'God in heaven that revealeth secrets,' interpreted Nebuchadnezzar's dream. He said concerning our day that the God of heaven shall 'set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these [other] kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.' (Dan. 2:44.)" - Gordon B. Hinckley, "General Conference Reports," April 1969, p. 114

"Here is prophetic evidence of the continuity of God's latter-day kingdom when established upon the earth. Daniel emphasized that point dramatically when he said, 'The dream is certain and the interpretation thereof sure.' The kingdom, prophesied Daniel, is not to be destroyed; it is not to be left to other people; and it shall stand forever. How convincing and certain this declaration is!" - Delbert L. Stapley, "General Conference Reports," October 1959, p. 72

"The world needs the restored Church and kingdom of Jesus Christ, of which David spoke. The world needs the help of those who have recognized and received the gospel of the kingdom. The world needs their inspiration and active participation in the affairs of life. We are an inspired people. That I know as well as I know that I live. We are responsible for the proper use of this inspiration. This inspiration is not confined to our spiritual lives but carries over into all temporal responsibilities, and included therein is our moral, our civic, our political, our social, our financial responsibilities. We stand ready to exercise this divine guidance together with the power of our priesthood in behalf of a neighbor, as well as in our own behalf. We look upon the children of our Heavenly Father as our brothers and sisters, no matter where they live, or what they believe, or what their ancestry may be. We cannot expect to do our full duty as we are inspired to do unless we can live and work in an environment of love, of peace of freedom -- freedom at home and throughout the world." - Henry D. Moyle, "General Conference Reports," April 1959, p. 96

"The holy prophets have declared that the kingdom of God has been established, never to be taken from the earth again, nor given to another people- thus Nebuchadnezzar's dream, interpreted by Daniel, is being fulfilled. The God of heaven has set up his kingdom up on the earth in these the last days, 'which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people.' Like 'the stone cut out of the mountain without hands,' it shall roll forth until it fills the whole earth. (Dan. 2:44-45, 34-35.) And 'the saints of the Most High shall . . . possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.' (Ibid., 7:18.) The climax of this whole marvelous work and a wonder will be the coming of Jesus Christ through the clouds of heaven to his kingdom to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. (Rev. 19:16.)" - Milton R. Hunter, "General Conference Reports," April 1959, p. 30

This is an age of pessimism. Ours is a mission of faith. To my brethren and sisters everywhere, I call upon you to reaffirm your faith, to move this work forward across the world. You can make it stronger by the manner in which you live. Let the gospel be your sword and your shield. Each of us is a part of the greatest cause on earth. Its doctrine came of revelation. Its priesthood came of divine bestowal. Another witness has been added to its testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is literally the little stone of Daniel’s dream which was “cut out of the mountain without hands [to] roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth” (D&C 65:2). – Gordon B. Hinckley, “Stay the Course—Keep the Faith,” Ensign (CR) November 1995

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