The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 86
Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 86: November 13, 1924 There is only one safe course, the Speaker said, and that is for this people to sustain the laws of the land and to befriend the great basic law of the nation. No man can be a Latter-day Saint, said Elder Smith, who will lend his support to any movement designed to change this great document in its fundamental elements. In concluding his address, Elder Smith expressed the hope that the Saints will prove true to the word of the Lord and to their heritage. The next speaker was Bishop John vells. He noted the fact that the great assemblage at the conference was composed of a vast number of persons, delegates, so to speak, but not delegates whose expenses had been paid by any organization. Bishop Tells expressed his gratitude for the blessings of the Lord. Elder Wells referred to various phases of religious worship, such as the responsibility of preaching the Gospel to the world and of performing work in behalf of the dead, such as family prayers, attendance at religious services and the payment of tithing. All these, he said, 'are essential in the lives of the Latter-day Saints. Bishop Wells said he would like to see further develop ment of spiritual life in the homes of the Latter-day Saints; he would like to see more faithful observance of family prayers and more scripture reading. The Church is a great aggregation of families and the family is the basic unit of the community, he said. One way to. Bring about the further development of the spiritual life of the Latter-day Saints, the speaker said, is to give stricter heed to the work of ward teaching. Here, Elder Wells enlarged upon the work of the ward teachers. To labor as a ward teacher, said Elder Wells, means to keep the commandment Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy might, mind and strength, and thy neighbor as thyself. In conclusion, Elder Wells prayed the Lord to bless this people to make the best of to-day and of the opportunities that are here now. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.