“Rely on the Book of Mormon, Says President Benson,” Ensign, Sept. 1988, 74
President Ezra Taft Benson brought his message of the importance of the Book of Mormon to almost 4,500 members June 19 at the Ft. Collins Colorado Regional Conference. The conference was held on the Colorado State University campus.
Also speaking at the conference were Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve and Elder F. Burton Howard of the First Quorum of the Seventy.
“The Book of Mormon brings men to Christ through two basic means,” President Benson said. “First, it tells in a plain manner of Christ and his gospel. It testifies of his divinity and of the necessity for a Redeemer. … Second, the Book of Mormon exposes the enemies of Christ. It confounds false doctrine and lays down contention.”
Referring to President Benson, Elder Perry said, “What a difference it is to have a prophet of the Lord stand at the head of the Church. That distinguishes us from all others.”
Elder Howard spoke of how people have lost sight of the importance of keeping the Sabbath day holy. “The holy Sabbath began to be called Sunday, and today is referred to as the weekend,” he said.
President Benson’s wife, Flora, accompanied him. Elder Perry’s wife, Barbara, and Elder Howard’s wife, Caroline, also addressed the congregation.
Correspondent: John Clarke, Ft. Collins Colorado Region public communications director.