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“Contents,” Ensign, Sept. 1994, 1

Ensign

September 1994

Volume 24 Number 9

On the cover: Photography by Craig Dimond; elements of front photo electronically combined.

Inside front cover: Moroni Delivering the Golden Plates, by Gary Kapp, oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″, 1988. Courtesy of Ed Griffith.

Inside back cover: Holding to the Rod, by Mathew Judd, oil on board, 24″ x 34″, 1993. Courtesy of the Museum of Church History and Art. Lehi, in his vision of the tree of life, saw “multitudes pressing forward; and they came and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press their way forward, continually holding fast to the rod of iron, until they came forth and fell down and partook of the fruit of the tree” (1 Ne. 8:30). This painting from the Third International Art Competition focuses on that scripture and the truth that the Lord “inviteth … all [the children of men] to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female” (2 Ne. 26:33).