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"Unchanging principles are so because they come from our unchanging Heavenly Father. Try as they might, no parliament or congress could ever repeal the law of earth's gravity or amend the Ten Commandments. Those laws are constant. All laws of nature and of God are part of the everlasting gospel."—Elder Russell M. Nelson, Constancy Amid Change, General Conference, October 1993

"In our lives of trials and tribulations and constant changes, it is obvious that we all seek for some measure of security--something steady and unchanging to cling to--and we have surrounded ourselves with all kinds of devices or organizations that carry the word security. For example, we use security blankets to soothe and comfort our children. We install security systems to protect our homes and our personal possessions. The Social Security system was created as a protection against temporal storms. In the political arena, the Security Council of the United Nations attempts to maintain peace among the nations of the world. At times we are amused by this all-consuming search for so-called security, but we require it and are willing to pay for it. However, despite all our efforts, we still do not gain the real security that we seek. Is it because we put our trust in the arm of flesh?"—Elder Charles A. Didier, Spiritual Security, General Conference, April 1987

"The evils and the vanities of the world, and the corruption thereof are thrust close to our lives. Enticings and pressures to depart from the right are found on every hand. Some of these wrongdoings are almost glorified. Realizing this, we must, as Latter-day Saints, young and old, be firm for that which we know to be right, and in the right be steadfast and immovable. Each of us must set his own course. Each household must determine whether its members will follow the worldly pattern of loose, reckless living, or be obedient to the commandments of the Lord."—Elder ElRay L. Christiansen, Conference Report, October 1959, p.69 Lectures on Faith, Turner—Unchanging Nature of God, p.209

"God is 'the same yesterday, today, and forever' 1 Nephi 10:18; Heb 13:8. He 'changes not'; he is ever the same, and 'his course is one eternal round' D&C 3:2. That course is centered in his never-ending work: 'to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man' Moses 1:39. Mormon testified: 'For I know that God is not a partial God, neither a changeable being; but he is unchangeable from all eternity to all eternity' Moroni 8:18. Consequently, the principles of life and salvation emanating from him are likewise unchanging. It is because God is unchanging that men must change. They must repent and put off 'the natural man' Mosiah 3:19 if they are to achieve sanctification and become one with God's unchanging nature."—Rodney Turner, "A Discussion of Lectures 3 and 4: The Imperative and Unchanging Nature of God," in The Lectures on Faith in Historical Perspective, ed. Larry E. Dahl and Charles D. Tate, Jr., p. 209

"When at times on life's journey it becomes our lot to travel with the criticism of skeptics, the hate of some, the reaction of others, the impatience of many, or the betrayal of a friend, we must be able to pray in such a manner that an abiding faith and a strong testimony that the Lord will be with us to the end will compel us to say, 'Nevertheless, Father, Thy will be done, and with Thy help, in patience I will follow firmly on the path that takes me back to Thee.'"—Elder Angel Abrea, Patience In Affliction, General Conference, April 1992

"I believe the attention many of us pay to gospel principles fluctuates as our circumstances in life change. However, the principles remain constant and are true, whether or not we live up to them. The consequences of not living these principles also remain constant." - Marion G. Romney, “Work and Welfare: A Historical Perspective,” Ensign CR, May 1982, p.87 

“Different as we are in circumstances and experiences, we share a desire to become better than we are. There may be a few who mistakenly feel they are good enough and a few who have given up trying to be better. But, for all, the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is that we can and must expect to become better as long as we live.” – Henry B. Eyring, “Our Perfect Example,” Ensign, Nov 2009, 70–73

“Sincerity, consistency, self-control, service. Do you know, that was taught by the pioneers when they crossed the plains? Every morning the pioneers in the first company, and most companies that followed, knelt down and asked for guidance and protection for that day. If they were in the wagon, they knelt in the wagon. Those who were driving teams knelt there by the side. There was an hour for prayer. That is faith, sincerity.” - David O. McKay, “Steppingstones to an Abundant Life,” p. 311

“On the occasions that I am able to attend sacrament meeting in my own ward, I am often reflective as I look down in the congregation and see the same faces Sunday after Sunday. Some I have seen regularly in sacrament meeting for more than 20 years. Again, most are not in the limelight of the Church, but all consistently attend their meetings and privately meet life’s challenges.

“These are the many members I see, admire, and am grateful for. They are not seeking position, prominence, or fame, but each is earning a place in our Father’s kingdom by taking care of the business of everyday living. They are consistently doing the unnoticed, the unspectacular, but humbly and righteously doing the important. Challenges they have, but out of their bitter struggles they are able to find the sweetness that is so often the silent companion to adversity. This picture is duplicated hundreds of times in thousands of wards throughout the world. They are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” - Richard C. Edgley, “The Empowerment of Humility,” Ensign (CR), November 2003, p. 97

God is speaking to us in a consistent voice. God will deal with all the human family equally. We might be in a large ward or a small branch, our climate or vegetation may differ, the cultural background and language might vary, and the color of our skin could be totally different. But the universal power and blessings of the restored gospel are available to all, irrespective of culture, nationality, political system, tradition, language, economic environment, or education. - Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “The Global Church Blessed by the Voice of the Prophets,” Ensign (CR), November 2002, p.10

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