“Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, May 1986, 111
The First Presidency issued the following Easter message to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace:
As the Easter season approaches, the thoughts of believing Christians the world over reflect on those sacred events of long ago. We join with those of other faiths in calling to the world’s attention the life and teachings of Him whose life and resurrection we commemorate during this holy season.
While we acknowledge the atoning suffering and sacrifice of the Savior for us in the Garden and upon the cross, the Easter season underscores the more miraculous moment when He arose from the tomb. The resurrection is central to the Easter observance. Because Jesus broke the bonds of death, so will we.
There is much in the world today that is beautiful and bright and wholesome. Sadly, there also is much that represents the very opposite of the Savior’s teachings and example. There is war and turmoil. There is crime and sin in every degree. There are those who actually promote the breaking, even shattering, of divine commandments and principles taught to us by the Savior and His prophets down through the years. In this sacred season, it is our hope and prayer that people throughout the world will incorporate into their daily thoughts and actions the principles espoused by Jesus. To do so would most assuredly lead to less war and more peace, less turmoil and more serenity, less unrest and more stability, less crime and sin, and more self-respect and happiness.
If greed and lust and the quest for power and dominion were to be replaced by commitments to pattern lives after the example of the Prince of Peace Himself, how blessed the world would be. It is our prayer that during this Easter season and hereafter, there will be progress toward that worthy goal.
The following item is from the April 1986 Bulletin:
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