June 1994

“Contents,” Ensign, June 1994, 1


June 1994

Volume 24 Number 6

On the cover: Joseph Smith Preaching in Nauvoo, by Paul Mann, oil on board, 18″ x 24″, 1994.

Inside front cover: Joseph Smith and the Nauvoo Temple, by VaLoy Eaton, oil on canvas, 25″ x 44″, 1989. As the Prophet Joseph Smith rode away from Nauvoo toward Carthage, he “paused when they got to the Temple, and looked with admiration first on that, and then on the city, and remarked, ‘This is the loveliest place and the best people under the heavens.’” Later he said, “I am going like a lamb to the slaughter, but I am calm as a summer’s morning. I have a conscience void of offense toward God and toward all men” (History of the Church, 6:554–55).

Inside back cover: Jeremiah in the Miry Dungeon, by Robert T. Barrett, oil on canvas, 22″ x 28″, 1990. After Jeremiah prophesied that “he that remaineth in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence” (Jer. 38:2), angry princes threw him into a miry dungeon. A friend then pled Jeremiah’s case before the king, saying: “My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and his is like to die for hunger in the place where he is” (Jer. 38:9). The king then gave permission for Jeremiah to be rescued. “So Ebed-melech … drew up Jeremiah with cords, and took him up out of the dungeon” (Jer. 38:11, 13).

Back cover: June 1994 marks 150 years since the Prophet Joseph Smith gave his life in testimony of the restoration of the church and gospel of Jesus Christ. Of him, the Lord had said, “Behold, … thou shalt be called a seer, a translator, a prophet, an apostle of Jesus Christ, an elder of the church through the will of God the Father, and the grace of your Lord Jesus Christ” (D&C 21:1). For, said the Lord, “This generation shall have my word through you” (D&C 5:10).