Drawing Parallels: True Conversion
January 2013

“Drawing Parallels: True Conversion,” Ensign, Jan. 2013, 9

Study Corner

Drawing Parallels: True Conversion

Some of the most important topics are addressed by more than one general conference speaker. Here is what four speakers said about true conversion. Try looking for other parallels as you study conference talks.

  • “True conversion … includes a conscious commitment to become a disciple of Christ.”1 —Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

  • “At baptism we promise to take upon us ‘the name of [Jesus] Christ, having [the] determination to serve him to the end.’ [Moroni 6:3; emphasis added.] Such a covenant requires courageous effort, commitment, and integrity.”2 —Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • “We are followers of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Such conversion and confidence is the result of diligent and deliberate effort. It is individual. It is the process of a lifetime.”3 —Ann M. Dibb, second counselor in the Young Women general presidency

  • “Only when our testimony transcends what is in our mind and burrows deep into our heart will our motivation to love and to serve become like unto the Savior’s.”4 —Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles


  1. David A. Bednar, “Converted unto the Lord,” Ensign, Nov. 2012, 107.

  2. Quentin L. Cook, “Can Ye Feel So Now?” Ensign, Nov. 2012, 9.

  3. Ann M. Dibb, “I Know It. I Live It. I Love It,” Ensign, Nov. 2012, 10.

  4. M. Russell Ballard, “Be Anxiously Engaged,” Ensign, Nov. 2012, 30.