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Nations Perish Without Scriptures

"People as well as nations perish without scriptures. The scriptures are spiritual food for our spirit, which is just as important as physical food for our body."

-Elder L. Lionel Kendrick-

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Pres. Spencer W. Kimball has said: "I find that when I get casual in my relationships with divinity and when it seems that no divine ear is listening and no divine voice is speaking, that I am far, far away. If I immerse myself in the scriptures, the distance narrows and the spirituality returns."

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"Some have suffered death to make it possible for us to have the scriptures today. At times laws even prohibited the public or private reading of them. What a marvelous blessing we have to not only possess the most complete collection of scripture in history, but also to have the freedom to search and to use them!"

-Elder L. Lionel Kendrick-

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"So, as someone else has counseled, I would urge you students not to let a day pass without contact with the best literature of the world. "Worm yourselves into the minds of the great thinkers, walk in the footsteps of the intellectual giants who have gone before, and mark well the behavior of those who have invented, discovered, and mined the streams of knowledge. "However, 'as the soul is dyed by the thoughts, let no day pass without contact with (the scriptures. In forming character and in shaping conduct, (they still have their) ancient power' (William Osler, A Way of Life, 1937, p. 37-38)."

~Carlos E. Asay~

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"I know that with the demands of daily living there is little time to read anything. But I promise you that if you will read that which we call scripture, there will come into your heart an understanding and a warmth that will be pleasing to experience"

President Hinckley, Ensign, April, 1983, p. 7

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"Scripture power keeps me safe from sin!
Scripture power is the power to win!
Scripture power, every day I need,
The power that I get each time I read!"

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"There is a power that flows into our lives when we read and study the scriptures on a daily basis that cannot be found in any other way."

President Ezra Taft Benson

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"Prevent truth decay. Brush up on your Scriptures."

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