Bruce R. McConkie

“The most important single thing any latter day saint ever does in this world is to marry the right person in the right place and by the right authority.”

Bruce R. McConkie

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“People who study the scriptures add a dimension to their lives that nobody else gets and that can’t be gained in any way except by studying the scriptures. There’s an increase in faith and a desire to do what’s right and a feeling of inspiration and understanding that can’t come in any other way.”

Bruce R. McConkie

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It is not, never has been, and never will be the design and purpose of the Lord—however much we seek him in prayer—to answer all our problems and concerns without struggle and effort on our part. This mortality is a probationary estate. … We are being tested to see how we will respond in various situations; how we will decide issues; what course we will pursue while we are here walking, not by sight, but by faith.

Bruce R. McConkie  |  Ensign, Jan. 1976, p. 11

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“True worship goes on seven days a week. Sacraments and vows and covenants of renewal ascend to heaven daily in personal prayer.”

Bruce R. McConkie  |  A New Witness for the Articles of Faith

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“Work on the projects ahead, and when you have taken one step in the acquiring of faith, it will give you the assurance in your soul that you can go forward and take the next step, and by degrees your power or influence will increase until eventually, in this world or the next, you will say to the Mt. Zerin’s [see Ether 12:30] in your life, “Be thou removed.” You will say to whatever encumbers your course of eternal progress, “Depart,” and it will be so”

Bruce R. McConkie  |  "Lord, Increase Our Faith,” BYU Speeches of the Year, October 1967, p. 11

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“faith and truth cannot be separated; if there is to be faith . . . there must first be truth”

Bruce R. McConkie  |  Mormon Doctrine. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966.

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“Men are not born equal. They enter this life with the talents and capacities developed in preexistence…The talent of greatest worth was that of spirituality, for it enables us to hearken to the Holy Spirit and accept that gospel which prepares us for eternal life.”

Bruce R. McConkie  |  A New Witness for the Articles of Faith (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1985), 34

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“All of those called to the ministry…are given the gifts needed to perform the work whereunto they are called. These gifts are always the ones needed for the particular work at hand.”

Bruce R. McConkie

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“We receive a remission of our sins through baptism and through the sacrament. The Spirit will not dwell in an unclean tabernacle, and when men receive the Spirit, they become clean and pure and spotless.”

Bruce R. McConkie  |  A New Witness for the Articles of Faith

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“We are to solve our own problems and then to counsel with the Lord in prayer and receive a spiritual confirmation that our decisions are correct.”

Bruce R. McConkie  |  “Why the Lord Ordained Prayer,” Ensign, Jan. 1976, 11.

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