The Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ is the heart and core and center of revealed religion.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie Christ and the Creation

Speaking of preparing to attend a church meeting, Elder George Q. Cannon wrote:

I should enter that assembly with my mind entirely free from all influence that would prevent the operation of the Spirit of God upon me. I should go in a prayerful spirit, asking God to write upon my heart His will; not with my own will already prepared, and determined to carry out my will … , regardless of everyone else’s views. If I were to go, and all the rest were to go, with this spirit, then the Spirit of God would be felt in our midst, and that which we would decide upon would be the mind and will of God, because God would reveal it to us. We would see light in the direction where we should go, and we would behold darkness in the direction we should not go.

Elder George Q. Cannon
Deseret Semi-Weekly News, 30 Sept. 1890, 2
Quoted by then-Elder Henry B. Eyring in Write upon My Heart
Ensign, Nov 2000, 85–87

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