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“Contents,” Ensign, Sept. 1995, 1


September 1995

Volume 25 Number 9

On the cover: Front: Jesus Kneeling in Prayer and Meditation, by Michael J. Nelson, oil on canvas, 20″ x 24″, 1979. Back: Mount of Beatitudes, by Gary E. Smith, oil on canvas, 40″ x 48″, 1983. Courtesy of Blaine Hudson.

Inside front cover: Teach Me to Walk in the Light, by Nathan Andrew Pinnock, oil on canvas, 21″ x 24″, 1995. “‘Come, follow me,’ the Savior said. Then let us in his footsteps tread, for thus alone can we be one with God’s own loved, begotten Son” (Hymns, 1985, no. 116).

Inside back cover: Moroni Burying the Plates, by Jon McNaughton, oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″, 1993. About A.D. 421 the sacred golden plates, abridged by the Nephite prophet Mormon, were “sealed by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time” (Book of Mormon title page). For more than fourteen hundred years the plates lay hidden. Then on the night of 21 September 1823, young Joseph Smith was visited by this same Moroni and shown the location of the buried plates. Moroni’s visit set in motion the great work of translation, publication, and distribution of what is now known as the Book of Mormon.