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"After having translated the Book of Mormon, the Prophet knew that he had in his hands the most pure and correct religious text ever printed. When people read the Book of Mormon, praying sincerely about its content and Moroni's promise, they will know it is true and the Spirit will move them to seek membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church that Joseph Smith was commanded by God to organize. This simple conversion process, repeated millions of times, has brought to individuals and families a testimony of the magnificent truths of the Restoration. All who want to know of these truths for themselves, both members of the Church and those who are not, may apply Moroni's great promise in their own lives and come to know of a surety that the Book of Mormon is true and that its message can forever alter their lives in a positive, even glorious, direction." — Hugh W. Pinnock, "Being a Missionary Church," Ensign, Aug. 1996, p. 42-43

"How could anyone claim that we are not Christian people if they had even a minimal understanding of the original Church as described in the New Testament, with baptism for the dead (see 1 Cor. 15:29), the Melchizedek Priesthood (see Heb. 5:6, 10), Apostles, prophets, evangelists, and teachers. (see Eph. 4:11.)" - Hugh W. Pinnock, "Learning Our Father's Will," Ensign, November 1984, p. 74

"...For heaven's sake, forget your regrets. The many years you have lived have been filled both with success and with experiences you might change if you could. But you can't, so stop any self-inflicted sadness or despair. When the Savior said, 'Judge not,' he was speaking, in part, about your relationship with yourself (see Matt. 7:1). Live the repentant life happily. The scripture 'Men are, that they might have joy' (2 Ne. 2:25) applies to you right now." - Hugh W. Pinnock, "We Will Go with Our Young and with Our Old," Ensign (CR), November 1979, p.74

A friend asked me several months ago why so many problems have been plaguing a number of the members of the Church recently. I hesitatingly answered, “Well, the last days are surely approaching when even the elect shall be deceived.” (See Matt. 24:24.) He looked at me momentarily and said, “Well, perhaps that might be a little of it, but I believe the real reason that so many are wandering on strange paths is because they do not follow prophetic counsel to study the scriptures and attend the classes in Church.” - Hugh W. Pinnock, "Learning Our Father's Will," Ensign (CR) October 1984

Remember, all problems do not keel over as Goliath did before David. All battles do not end as dramatically as the one fought at Cumorah. All miracles are not as immediate as when Joseph Smith blessed the sick on the banks of the Missouri River. But problems do go away, battles are won, and miracles do occur in the lives of us all. In Deuteronomy 7:22 the Lord described his battle plan for purifying Israel in this way: "And the Lord thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little." Victory often does come little by little. - Hugh W. Pinnock, "Beginning Again," Ensign (CR), May 1982, p.12

How do we glorify Jesus? How do we say thank you for the Atonement? How do we state gratitude for the ordinances and the covenants? How do we express appreciation for his teachings? Of course, we do it by loving God, by loving our neighbor, by living the commandments, and also by being one. We adapt to the Master's teachings. We place him and others with us into one: "One Lord, one faith, one baptism," as Paul taught (Eph. 4:5). We accept those called over us as our leaders without creating a fuss. Our leaders know of our loyalty because we do what they call us to do. - Hugh W. Pinnock, "The Blessings of Being Unified," Ensign (CR), May 1987, p.62

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