Keith A. Erekson

June 01, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
“Would you like rock-solid proof that God inspires His prophets in every detail?” The Sunday School teacher had saved his favorite story for the end of class. “The Salt Lake Temple was designed by a prophet. Brigham Young told workers to leave empty shafts in the interior, but nobody knew why. It was only later that engineers discovered the shafts were the perfect size for elevators. The technology of the future was known beforehand. Heaven had prepared the way.”
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May 19, 2021 01:01 PM MDT
As I wrote the book Real vs. Rumor: How to Dispel Latter-day Myths, I evaluated popular stories and quotations that circulate in Latter-day Saint talks, lessons, and social media posts. Some turned out to be real, and others—not so much. Tracing the source of a statement commonly attributed to President Gordon B. Hinckley’s wife, Sister Marjorie Pay Hinckley, proved to be an adventure with a surprising destination. Here is the quotation in question:
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April 29, 2020 12:58 PM MDT
This story appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of LDS Living.
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