“Contents,” Tambuli, Sept. 1994


    September 1994

    Volume 18, Number 9

    On the cover: President Howard W. Hunter was ordained and set apart as the fourteenth President of the Church on 5 June 1994. Elder James E. Faust, one of his Brethren in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shares insights into the prophet’s life of service and faith in “President Howard W. Hunter: ‘The Way of an Eagle’” (see page 2). Cover photo: Portraits by Merrett. Source of quotation: Ensign, November 1989, page 18.

    Back cover: God’s chief way of acting is by persuasion and patience and long-suffering, not by coercion and stark confrontation. He acts by gentle solicitation and by sweet enticement. He always acts with unfailing respect for the freedom and independence that we possess. He wants to help us and pleads for the chance to assist us, but he will not do so in violation of our agency. …

    To countermand and ultimately forbid our choices was Satan’s way, not God’s, and the Father of us all simply never will do that. He will, however, stand by us forever to help us see the right path, find the right choice, respond to the true voice, and feel the influence of his undeniable Spirit. His gentle, peaceful, powerful persuasion to do right and find joy will be with us “so long as time shall last, or the earth shall stand, or there shall be one man upon the face thereof to be saved” (Moro. 7:36).

    —President Howard W. Hunter

    Inside back cover: Elijah Taken Up in a Chariot of Fire, by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta