- By Elder Thatcher

A Thematic Blog - -By Elder Thatcher
"By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Personal Favorite

On 5 November 1937 at the New York Times Book Fair, author and editor Henry A. Wallace (who later went on to be Vice-president of the United States) stated the following while speaking on the subject "Good books of the Nineteenth Century":

"Of all the American religious books of the nineteenth century it seems probable that 'The Book of Mormon' was the most powerful.  it reached perhaps only one percent of the people of the United States, but it affected this one percent so powerfully and lastingly that all the people of the United States have been affected." 
The Book of Mormon is "others' words" in the greatest sense.  First of all, it is a compilation of the words of numerous prophets.  More important, however, is the fact (and millions upon millions have now testified to its truth) that it is the word of God.  His words should have the utmost presidence when discussing "others' words.
I know the Book of Mormon to be true.  It is the word of God and contains the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  It has changed my life and is powerful.  Mr. Wallace hit an important point, but, in my opinion, was extreme litotes.

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