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"In a very real way, repentance is one of the gifts we give to our Savior when we 'offer a sacrifice unto the Lord [our] God in righteousness, even that of a broken heart and a contrite spirit' (D&C 59:8). Through repentance, we may 'come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need' (Heb. 4:16). Nephi taught: 'For we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do' (2 Ne. 25:23)." - Ted E. Brewerton, "Rejoice in Christ," Ensign, Dec. 1994, pp. 7-8

"The first witness is the Holy Bible, which testifies of the Master from the Middle East. The Lord said in John 10:16 that other sheep would hear His voice. The Lord came to the Americas after His resurrection and said: 'And verily I say unto you, that ye are they of whom I said: Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd' (3 Ne. 15:21). Two such witnesses cannot be denied without placing the soul in peril." - Ted E. Brewerton, "The Book of Mormon: A Sacred Ancient Record," Ensign, November 1995, p. 31

"If we are not most careful with our thoughts and speech, the words we use will use us. Language has its own ethics, and one who communicates truth is like a bright light in the darkness. We must nurture language like that." - Ted E. Brewerton, "Profanity and Swearing," Ensign (CR), May 1983, p.72

You … are God’s [child], hence heir to all he has. His purpose and goal is to bring to pass your immortality and eternal life. You are the most important thing that exists—his most important creation. So we must be master of our beings and control ourselves, and not be controlled by some habit or by someone else. We must be lifters and not leaners. Reach for the stars. - Ted E. Brewerton, "My Son and Yours—Each a Remarkable One," Ensign (CR) October 1986

The light of the gospel illuminates the path of life to eternity that otherwise would be dark and nondirecting.

We can be like a mirror and direct light even into dark places. We are not the sources of light; nevertheless, through us light can be reflected to others. - Ted E. Brewerton, "Light," Ensign (CR) November 1991

Parents, do we wonder where our families or children are hearing obscene, crude, and foul words? Certainly never in our homes, for our homes are next to the temple in sacredness. They are an uplifting refuge, in which we instruct our families as to what the Lord expects of us. - Ted E. Brewerton, "Profanity and Swearing," Ensign (CR) May 1983

Shouldn't we all have mastery over our tongues and words all of the time, and only elevate and edify? -
Ted E. Brewerton, "Profanity and Swearing," Ensign (CR), May 1983, p.72

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