Elder Perry: Periods of history teach us of God's plan

"Each [gospel] dispensation seems to teach us some of the doctrines and principles we should follow in our lives," said Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve. Elder Perry instructed a group of more than 800 single adults gathered at the Midvale Utah Union Fort Stake meetinghouse on Sunday, Feb. 14, about things that can be learned from the different dispensations of the gospel.

Elder Perry said that as he has studied the history of Heavenly Father's children on earth, he has been amazed at how in the Lord's plan for His children "He's dotted every 'i' and crossed every 't.' "

The Dispensation of Adam

The Lord revealed His plan to Adam and Eve so that they could understand the purpose of life. Adam and Eve then gave thanks to the Lord for the blessing of mortality.

The dispensation of Adam teaches that "we are literal offspring of our Eternal Father," Elder Perry said. "We can become familiar with Him; we can pray to Him; we can study Him; and we can be faithful to the commandments He gives to us."

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