Quotes -- Savior/Jesus Christ


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Salvation is not a place, but a person.  It is Christ.

"The Savior's constant desire and effort were to implant in the mind right thoughts, pure motives, noble ideas, knowing full well that right words and actions would eventually follow.  He taught what modern physiology and psychology confirm--that hate, jealousy, and other evil passions destroy a man's physical vigor and efficiency."

David O. McKay

"Salvation is not a place, but a person.  It is Christ."

Bruce R. McConkie, The Millenial Messiah

"One can still go to the Garden of Gethsemane, but the Lord Jesus cannot be found there, nor is He in the Garden Tomb. He is not on the road to Emmaus, nor in Galilee, nor at Nazareth or Bethlehem. He must be found in one's heart."

James E. Faust (Ensign, November 1988, page 14), "The Supernal Gift of the Atonement"

"Patience in affliction and suffering describes the life of Christ, the great exemplar.  In moments of great suffering and pain which transpired in Gethsemane, He was able to express in fervent prayer, 'O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt' (Matt. 26:39), giving us the example and a frame of reference for a life of obedience and perseverance, despite circumstances or external conditions in which we could find ourselves."

Angel Abrea - "Patience in Affliction," Ensign, May 1992, p. 26

"One who truly knows Him does not--nor cannot, nor will not--forget Him, ever. Whatever daily task, pleasure, sport, or activity we may be involved in, His desires are supreme in our lives. If we become careless in the way we wear the garment, haphazardly use the Lord's name, or serve only socially in the Church, we clearly do not "know" the Master.  We might even know the Church is true, but actually knowing Jesus Christ would dramatically change our conduct.  We would no longer have a disposition to do evil; rather, we would feel absolutely submissive to His will and turn our lives over to Him. Knowing Him is much, much more than knowing about Him."

Vaughn J. Featherstone, The Incomparable Christ: Our Master and Model (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1995), 26

"The more we know of Jesus, the more we will love Him.  The more we know of Jesus, the more we will trust Him.  The more we know of Jesus, the more we will want to be like Him and to be with Him by becoming the manner of men and women that He wishes us to be. "

Neal A. Maxwell, "Plow in Hope," Ensign, May 2001, 60

"And so at this Christmas season, we sing His praises and speak our words of faith and gratitude and love. It is His influence in our lives that stirs within us more kindness, more respect, more love, more concern. It is because of Him and His teachings that we reach out to those in trouble, distress, and need wherever they may be.  It is proper during this season when we commemorate His birth that we remember the Lord Jesus Christ in reverence and with love. 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. He was and is the Son of God, who was 'made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth'    (John 1:14).

"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."

First Presidency Message - A Testimony of the Son of God - Ensign, December 2002 - By President Gordon B. Hinckley

"It is by giving our whole hearts to the Master and keeping His commandments that we come to know Him. In time, through the power of the Atonement, our hearts are changed, and we can become like Him."

Henry B. Eyring, "Rise to Your Call," Ensign, Nov. 2002, 75

"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."

President Boyd K. Packer - Ensign, Apr. 1998, 67

"As a special witness of the name of Jesus Christ in all the world, I promise you that if you seek the Lord, you will find Him.  Ask, and you shall receive."

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin - Ensign, Nov. 2000, 24

"Every Latter-day Saint has the responsibility to know for himself or herself with a certainty beyond doubt that Jesus is the resurrected, living Son of the living God."

President Gordon B. Hinckley - Ensign, Jan. 2000, 2

"No other single influence has had so great an impact on this earth as the life of Jesus the Christ. We cannot conceive of our lives without his teachings.  Without him we would be lost in a mirage of beliefs and worships, born in fear and darkness where the sensual and materialistic hold sway.  We are far short of the goal he set for us, but we must never lose sight of it; nor must we forget that our great climb toward the light, toward perfection, would not be possible except for his teachings, his life, his death, and his resurrection." 

Ezra Taft Benson, "Life Is Eternal," Ensign, June 1971, p. 34

"[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, the Son of God, the Prince of Peace, the Holy One of Israel, even the risen Lord."

(Thomas S. Monson, "Your Personal Influence," Ensign, May 2004, 23)