11 Final Truths President Packer Wanted You to Know

President Packer learned and shared many words of wisdom and insights over his 50 years as an apostle. From that treasure trove of knowledge comes the eternal truths that President Packer felt were most important to know and share. Truths that have become a powerful final witness that Jesus is the Christ.

1. God Is Our Father

"One eternal truth that I have come to know is that God lives. He is our Father. We are His children. 'We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost' (Articles of Fatih 1:1).

"Of all the other titles that He could have used, He chose to be called 'father.' The Savior commanded, 'After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in heaven' (3 Nephi 13:9; see also Matthew 6:9). His use of the name 'Father' is a lesson for all as we come to understand what it is that matters most in this life." [Page 5]

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2. The Savior Lives

"After all the years that I have lived and taught and served, after the millions of miles I have traveled around the world, with all that I have experienced, there is one great truth that I would share. That is my witness of the Savior Jesus Christ." [Page 9]

3. Proper Teaching Brings Strong Testimony

"If people are properly taught, they never will fall away:

'And as sure as the Lord liveth [ that is an oath], so sure as many as believed, or as many as were brought to the knowledge of the truth, through the preaching of Ammon and his brethren, according to the spirit of revelation and of prophecy, and the power of God working miracles in them—yea, I say unto you, as the Lord liveth [a second oath], as many of the Lamanites as believed in their preaching, and were converted unto the Lord, never did fall away' (Alma 23:6; emphasis added)." [Page 59]

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.

4. Light Always Overcomes Darkness

"Darkness cannot persist in the presence of light. That is another principle that you should know. You can demonstrate that physically. I know how to wire a dark room from a source of power, put in a switch, and turn the light on—and darkness will vanish. I do not know, and I do not know anybody who does know, how to put darkness into a room and make light vanish." [Page 77]

5. Work and Study Are Necessary for Using the Holy Ghost

You have in your feelings the beacon and the guide, and it will help you in all walks of life. If you have not studied, it will not help you in a test to try to remember something that you did not know in the first place. There is the necessity of laboring in life." [Page 83]

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