He Lives

    “He Lives,” Ensign, Dec. 2004, 6–8

    He Lives

    The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have earnestly borne testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ. Their testimonies stand as witnesses that Jesus is our Heavenly Father’s Only Begotten Son—the Great Jehovah of the Old Testament and the Messiah of the New Testament.

    Individually in the following pages and collectively on page 9, the latter-day prophets, seers, and revelators teach of the Savior and bear witness that He lives.

    President Gordon B. Hinckley

    “He lives, the Savior and Redeemer of all mankind, whose Atonement came as an act of grace for the entire world. … He has done for us what we could not do for ourselves. He has brought meaning to our mortal existence. He has given us the gift of eternal life. … God be thanked for the gift of His Son, the Redeemer of the world, the Savior of mankind, the Prince of Life and Peace, the Holy One” (“A Testimony of the Son of God,” Liahona and Ensign, Dec. 2002, 4–5).

    President Thomas S. Monson, First Counselor in the First Presidency

    “[Jesus Christ] is a teacher of truth—but He is more than a teacher. He is the Exemplar of the perfect life—but He is more than an exemplar. He is the Great Physician—but He is more than a physician. He is the literal Savior of the world. … I testify to you that He lives and that through Him, we too shall live” (“The Way of the Master,” Liahona and Ensign, Jan. 2003, 7).

    President James E. Faust, Second Counselor in the First Presidency

    “As the Only Begotten Son of the Father in the flesh, Jesus inherited divine attributes. He was the only person ever born into mortality who could perform this most significant and supernal act. As the only sinless Man who ever lived on this earth, He was not subject to spiritual death. Because of His godhood, He also possessed power over physical death. Thus He did for us what we cannot do for ourselves” (“The Atonement: Our Greatest Hope,” Liahona, Jan. 2002, 20; Ensign, Nov. 2001, 19).

    President Boyd K. Packer, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    “I bear witness of the Lord Jesus Christ. He lives. He is our Redeemer and is our Savior. He presides over this Church. He is no stranger to His servants here, and as we move into the future with quiet confidence, His spirit will be with us” (“The Peaceable Followers of Christ,” Liahona, Dec. 1998, 24; Ensign, Apr. 1998, 67).

    Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    “[Jesus Christ’s] atoning sacrifice for all mankind is the centerpiece of the history of our Father in Heaven’s children here on earth. Each of us who accepts the divine plan must accept the role of our Savior and covenant to keep his laws that our Father has developed for us. As we accept Christ in spirit and in deed, we may win our salvation” (“Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper,” Ensign, May 1996, 53).

    Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    “Just as a well-educated musician can recognize the composer of a symphony by its style and structure, so a well-educated surgeon can recognize the Creator of human beings by the similarity of style and structure of our anatomy. … This similarity provides additional evidence and deep spiritual confirmation of our divine creation by our same Creator” (“Jesus the Christ: Our Master and More,” Liahona and Ensign, Apr. 2000, 6).

    Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    “When we have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we must have trust in him. We must trust him enough that we are content to accept his will, knowing that he knows what is best for us. … We understand the meaning of the Savior’s words: ‘If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me’ (Moro. 7:33)” (“Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,” Ensign, May 1994, 99–100).

    Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    “God our Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, have spoken again from the heavens and have called prophets and Apostles to teach the fulness of the everlasting gospel. … That is a glorious thing to know. … It changes the course of your life to a safer one because it provides an anchor that helps hold you fast to the teachings of the gospel” (“Steadfast in Christ,” Ensign, Dec. 1993, 50).

    Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    “In a premortal council at which we were all present, [the Savior] led the forces of good against those of Satan and his followers in a battle for the souls of men that began before this world was formed. That conflict continues today. We were all on the side of Jesus then. We are on the side of Jesus today” (“Christians in Belief and Action,” Ensign, Nov. 1996, 71).

    Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    “I know that the Savior lives, that He is a resurrected, glorified personage of perfect love. I witness that He gave His life that we might live with Him eternally. He is our hope, our Mediator, our Redeemer” (“He Lives,” Liahona, Jan. 2000, 108; Ensign, Nov. 1999, 89).

    Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    “Jesus Christ … is the Light of the Atonement fulfilled in the Garden of Gethsemane and on Golgotha, who took upon Himself the sins of the world, that all mankind may obtain eternal salvation. He is the Light of the empty tomb. … He is my Light, my Redeemer, my Savior—and yours” (“Out of Darkness into His Marvelous Light,” Liahona, July 2002, 79–80; Ensign, May 2002, 71–72).

    Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    “I testify of God’s love and the Savior’s power to calm the storm. Always remember in that biblical story [of Peter walking on the water] that [Christ] was out there on the water also. … Only one who has fought against those ominous waves is justified in telling us—as well as the sea—to ‘be still’ [Mark 4:39]. Only one who has taken the full brunt of such adversity could ever be justified in telling us in such times to ‘be of good cheer’ [John 16:33]” (“An High Priest of Good Things to Come,” Liahona, Jan. 2000, 43; Ensign, Nov. 1999, 37).

    Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    “Jesus Christ is the light and the life of the world. If we do not choose to move toward Him, we will find that we have moved away. … Whether or not you choose to keep your covenant to always remember Him, He always remembers you” (“Always,” Ensign, Oct. 1999, 12).

    Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    “The Atonement of Jesus Christ is real; it brings immortality to all and opens the door to eternal life. The gospel of Jesus Christ is again on the earth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and living” (“The Opportunity to Testify,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2004, 76).

    Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    “I testify and witness that Jesus is the Christ. He is our Redeemer and our Savior, and He lives. And I testify that the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His true Church have been restored to the earth” (“In the Strength of the Lord,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2004, 78).

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