“Hastening the work of salvation” — it’s more than a present-day push or a current Church catchphrase. Certainly the total is greater than the sum of its high-profile parts – such as online proselytizing, digital devices and a mushrooming missionary force – that tend to capture our attention more so than enhance our collective efforts.
One may equate the “work of salvation” as simply “missionary work.” While both state and imply “work,” consider the word in a grander, big-picture way, as it relates to God’s plan and purpose:
“For behold, this is my work and my glory — to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39).
Indeed, the “work of salvation” does start with proclaiming — plus perfecting, redeeming and rescuing all rolled into one.