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11 Final Truths President Packer Wanted You to Know


6. You Are an Eternal Being

"You have a spirit body; your intelligence existed forever (see D&C 93:29). That is hard to get through your mind. We are going to live forever. You believe that, don’t you? In the Resurrection, we will live eternally. That cannot be unless that is true of the past, too, that we lived eternally in the past. We are in the middle of something eternal here." [Page 92]

7. Obedience Is the Key to Saftey

"It is my purpose to show that in troubled times the Lord has always prepared a safe way ahead. We live in those 'perilous times' which the Apostle Paul prophesied would come in the last days (see 2 Timothy 3:1-7). If we are to be safe individually and as families, and secure as a church, it will be through 'obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel' (Articles of Faith 1:3)." [Page 110]

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8. We Are Led By a Living Prophet

"We are guided by the same revelations as our ancestors, and we are led by a prophet, as they were. When the Prophet Joseph Smith died, another took his place. The order of succession continued today." [Page 119]


Truths Most Worth Knowing

Of all his knowledge and wisdom, this book represents the truths President Packer thought were “most worth knowing.” The stories, principles, and experiences shared in this volume bear powerful witness of the greatest truth; that Jesus is the Christ. Find it at Deseret Book stores or on deseretbook.com.


9. We Are Free Agents

"We know what is right and what is wrong. We all know. That is a very important thing to understand. As we move through life, we begin to understand some other things…I want to make this point: In the premortal existence, we were given spirit bodies, and we were given agency. So we are free." [Page 139]

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10. We Live in a Glorious Time and Have Great Eternal Worth

"It is a marvelous time to be alive. The world is not going to come to an end anytime soon. You are going to have time to stand, as I stand now, talking about your children and your grandchildren and your great-grandchildren. You decide! . . .

"You are consummately precious to the Lord, to the Church, to your parents, to one another. You now must decide what is right—you know what is right—and then have the courage to do it. You will be blessed and redeemed and exalted.

"I bear witness that Jesus is the Christ. He lives. We know Him. He directs this Church. The gospel is true. The plan is a great plan of happiness. May you look forward to a marvelous life in the greatest work that has ever been on the face of this earth." [Page 150]

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11. The Gospel Is True

"I bear certain witness of the scriptures as a key to our spiritual protection. I also bear witness of the healing power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, 'that through him all might be saved' (D&C 76:42) who will be saved. The Lord’s Church has been established on the earth once again. Of the truthfulness of the gospel I bear witness. Of Him I am a witness." [Page 188]