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Jacob 7:10-12

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Jacob Chapter 7Â*

10 And I said unto him: Believest thou the scriptures? And he said, Yea.

11 And I said unto him: Then ye do not understand them; for they truly testify of Christ. Behold, I say unto you that none of the prophets have written, nor prophesied, save they have spoken concerning this Christ.

12 And this is not all—it has been made manifest unto me, for I have heard and seen; and it also has been made manifest unto me by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, I know if there should be no atonement made all mankind must be lost.

Quotes for Discussion

The preeminent duty of a prophet is to bear witness of Jesus Christ.

Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet, Doctrinal Commentary, 2:86

This is the great basic purpose of the restoration of the gospel…to declare the living reality of God….Jesus Christ is his firstborn, the Only Begotten in the flesh, who condescended to come to earth; who…taught the way of salvation; who offered Himself a sacrifice for all….Through Him, and by Him, and of Him, all are assured salvation from death and are offered the opportunity of eternal life.

Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 1986, 47

May I suggest three short tests to avoid being deceived….

1. What do the standard works have to say about it? …

2. The second guide is: what do the latter-day presidents of the Church have to say on the subject—particularly the living President? …

3. The third and final test is the Holy Ghost—the test of the Spirit.

Ezra Taft Benson, in Conference Report, October 1963, 16-18

The atonement of the Master is the central point of world history. Without it, the whole purpose for the creation of earth and our living upon it would fail.

Marion G. Romney, in Conference Report, October 1953, 34

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