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"The vision of the New Jerusalem has moved generations of mankind. It has moved our people. We look to the day when 'Christ will reign personally upon the earth.' (A of F 1:10.) But, as the prophet Malachi asked, 'Who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth?' (Mal. 3:2.) Let us prepare to abide the day of his coming by building Zion in our hearts, in our families, as we make pages for the future history of the Church." — G. Homer Durham, "The Future History of the Church," Ensign, May 1982, p. 68

"The history of the Church is filled with such thrilling episodes. This history is the heritage of the most recent convert, whether in Asia, Africa, or elsewhere in the world. As Paul wrote to the Galatians, 'For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.'

"'And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.' (Gal. 3:27, 29.)

"We face serious challenges today. Are Latter-day Saint homes throughout the world producing men and women of courage, and obedient children? Will our children stay in place and not fall into the dangerous defiles of life? What kind of history are Latter-day Saints today producing for the future history of the Church?" - G. Homer Durham, "The Future History of the Church," Ensign (CR) April 1982

We know that Savior to be the Lord Jesus Christ. From many, many experiences over my lifetime, I can truly testify to you that He truly is our Savior; and if the Father is approached in prayer, as His Son has commanded us, doors will open to help us move forward without fear in life. That all men everywhere may come to realize and know the significance of Jesus the Christ, the One chosen before the foundation of the world, is my faith and witness. - G. Homer Durham, "Jesus the Christ: the Words and Their Meaning," Ensign (CR) April 1984

Always the thoughtful mind discerns the need for revelation and divine guidance. All that we see about us in science, technology, architecture, agriculture—civilization in general—can be truly said to be the fruit of history in the broadest sense. Where revelation and divine guidance have been absent, or ignored, we see the stark contrasts in history. - G. Homer Durham, "Why Study History?" Ensign, September 1978

I love the words of King Benjamin as we find them in Mosiah: “And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.” (Mosiah 2:17.)

The world needs to remember this and to know that it derives from the “love of God” which Nephi declared was “abroad in the hearts of the children of men” (1 Ne. 11:22), that all of us need to be awakened to its presence within us. And that,brethren, is part of our great mission. – G. Homer Durham, “The Validity of the Gospel,” Ensign (CR) May 1977

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