“Contents,” Ensign, Feb. 1999, 1


    February 1999

    Volume 29 Number 2

    On the cover: Front: Photo by Jerry Garns. Back: Photo by Debbie Phillips.

    Inside front cover: Benbow Farm, by Frank Magleby, oil on panel, 36″ x 48″, 1994. Reflecting the beauty of its natural surroundings in Herefordshire, England, this serene pond appears today much as it did in 1840 when members of the United Brethren religious group, including leaders such as John Benbow and his wife, Jane, were baptized into the Church. Taught largely by Elder Wilford Woodruff of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, many people listened to his gospel message in the farmhouse shown in the background.

    Inside back cover: Christ and the Sinner, by Carl Heinrich Bloch, etching, 1889. Courtesy of Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen. Photographed by Hans Petersen. When the scribes and Pharisees brought forth an adultress and asked the Lord if she should be stoned, He “stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.” When they continued asking, His reply was poignant: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” One by one, they all left (see John 8:1–11).