Joseph Fielding Smith was ordained an Apostle in 1910, and during his more than 60 years of service, Church members came to know and love his clear, straightforward manner of preaching. In August of 1971, at the age of 95, he addressed a gathering of Saints in Manchester, England, as President of the Church. In his characteristic way, he arrived quickly at his message, saying:
“I am pleased to be here with the Saints in Great Britain, to raise my voice in testimony and thanksgiving . . . and to counsel with you relative to the course all of us must pursue to be assured of peace in this life and eternal life in the world to come.”
He then proceeded to teach, point by point, “what is involved in gaining salvation.” Read this classic address, “The Plan of Salvation,” in the November 1971 Ensign.