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"From the beginning, God has instructed prophets to teach the covenant people to honor the Sabbath day. God rested from His creative labors on the seventh day. (See Moses 3:3; Gen. 2:2-3.) This day was blessed and sanctified as a holy day.

"The fourth commandment to Moses was to 'remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.' (Ex. 20:8.)

"Elder Bruce R. McConkie taught that 'Sabbath observance was a sign between ancient Israel and their God whereby the chosen people might be known.' (Bruce R. McConkie, "Mormon Doctrine," 2nd ed. [1966], 658; see also Neh. 13:15-22; Isa. 56:1-8; Jer. 17:19-27; Ezek. 46:1-7; Ex. 31:12-17.)

"Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recognize Sunday as the Sabbath in commemoration of the fact that Christ came forth from the grave on Sunday, and the Apostles commenced meeting thereafter on the first day of the week. (John 20:1-6; Luke 24:1; Mark 16:1; Matt. 28:1; Acts 20:7.)" - Earl C. Tingey, "The Sabbath Day and Sunday Shopping," Ensign (CR), May 1996, p.10

"Brothers and sisters, the Lord loves widows. I know that the leaders of the Church are concerned about the welfare of widows. We members should care for and assist the widows within our family, home, ward, and neighborhood. I urge you young people—members of the Primary, youth, and young adults—to take the opportunity to assist and draw strength from the widows in your community.

"May we be more caring and considerate to the widows of Zion is my humble prayer." - Earl C. Tingey, "
The Widows of Zion," Ensign (CR), May 2000, p. 62

Sin and the need to repent might be represented by a man who takes a journey. On his back is a large empty bag. From time to time, he picks up a rock, representing the transgression of a law. He places the rock in the bag on his back. Over time, the bag becomes full. It is heavy. The man cannot continue on his journey. He must have a way to empty the bag and remove the rocks. This can be done only by the Savior through the Atonement. - Earl C. Tingey, "The Great Plan of Happiness,” Ensign (CR) April 2006

In this dispensation, the Lord has established the law of tithing as the law of revenue of His Church. Without it, we could not carry out the eternal purposes of the Lord. It is also a law by which we show our loyalty to the Lord and prove ourselves worthy for privileges, ordinances, and blessings. – Earl C. Tingey, “The Law of Tithing,” Ensign (CR) May 2002

The Brethren of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are disciples who stand in holy places. They are not moved or swayed by changing times from what has been established as true in all prior generations. The standards of the Church are firm and true. They are for your safety and eternal security. When you commit to live them, you are measured against time-proven standards that are approved by God. - Earl C. Tingey, “For the Strength of Youth,” Ensign (CR), May 2004, p.49

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