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

The work of the Lord is a work of salvation. For whom? Through the grace of our Eternal Father and without any effort on the part of the beneficiaries, the atoning sacrifice of the Son of God has made it possible for all to rise from the dead. And beyond this, by virtue of that divine sacrifice, and through His grace and goodness, opportunities for eternal life may be opened to all through personal or vicarious service.

President Gordon B. Hinckley
Utah Genealogical Society Fireside, November 13, 1994
Included in Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley
Deseret Book Company, 1997

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