Boyd K. Packer

“Had agency come to man without the Atonement, it would have been a fatal gift.”

Boyd K. Packer  |  "Atonement, Agency, Accountability," Conference April 1988

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“Genealogical work has, I fear, sometimes been made to appear too difficult, too involved, and too time-consuming to really be inviting to the average high priest.”

Boyd K. Packer

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Teenagers also sometimes think, “What’s the use? The world will soon be blown all apart and come to an end.” That feeling comes from fear, not from faith. No one knows the hour or the day (see D&C 49:7), but the end cannot come until all of the purposes of the Lord are fulfilled. Everything that I have learned from the revelations and from life convinces me that there is time and to spare for you to carefully prepare for a long life.

Boyd K. Packer  |  Ensign, May 1989, p. 59

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“Faith, to be faith, must center around something that is not known. Faith, to be faith, must go beyond that for which there is confirming evidence. Faith, to be faith, must go into the unknown. Faith, to be faith, must walk to the edge of the light, and then a few steps into the darkness”

Boyd K. Packer  |  “Faith.” Improvement Era (Nov 1968) 71:60–63.

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“I have come to know that faith is a real power, not just an expression of belief.”

Boyd K. Packer  |  These Things I Know, April 2013 General Conference

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“Do not ever disturb prelude music for others, for reverence is essential to revelation”

Boyd K. Packer  |  Ensign, November 1994, page 61.

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“Irreverence suits the purposes of the adversary by obstructing the delicate channels of revelation in both mind and spirit. Reverence invites revelation.”

Boyd K. Packer

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“There is one thought that must come at the very beginning of a discussion on occupations and careers in order to establish it as preeminent, and it is this:

Do not ever belittle anyone, including yourself, nor count them, or you, a failure, if your livelihood has been modest. Do not ever look down on those who labor in occupations of lower income. There is great dignity and worth in any honest occupation. Do not use the word menial for any labor that improves the world or the people who live in it.”

Boyd K. Packer  |  The Gospel—The Foundation for Our Career

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“Priesthood holders carry with them the antidote to remove the terrible images of pornography and to wash away guilt. The priesthood has the power to unlock the influence of our habits, even to unchain from addiction, however tight the grip. It can heal over the scars of past mistakes.”

Boyd K. Packer  |  Cleaning The Inner Vessel, October 2010 General Conference

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While we cannot build schools for everyone, there is a most important contribution the Church can make to our careers, one that is central to the mission of the Church. And that is to teach moral and spiritual values.

There are ordinary virtues which influence our careers even more than technical training; among them are these:

Integrity. Dependability. Courtesy. Respect for others. Respect for property.

Boyd K. Packer  |  The Gospel—The Foundation for Our Career

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