“Church unity”: Elder John K. Carmack

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    By Jeffrey Oliver

    Members of the Church of Jesus Christ are united through love and testimony, said Elder John K. Carmack in the Sunday afternoon session of general conference.

    Elder Carmack, of the First Quorum of the Seventy, spoke of the importance of unity among members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Recounting his emotions during his confirmation as a member of the Seventy, Elder Carmack said he “felt the love of the saints washing over” him.

    Elder Carmack said the unity of the saints is unique and powerful and is a major reason the church is progressing.

    “Without it we would falter,” he said.

    Elder Carmack spoke specifically of his personal testimony of Jesus Christ and of the Book of Mormon.

    Researchers and archeologist continue to find evidence of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon; however, these material witnesses can only add to the spiritual witness of the Holy Ghost, Elder Carmack said.

    He reminded members of the central message of the Book of Mormon: Christ”s Atonement.

    Knowledge of Christ”s mission and his coming is more important than knowledge of any other subject, Elder Carmack said.

    In gratitude for being members of the church and for the accompanying knowledge, Elder Carmack said, “at every opportunity we ought to proclaim hallelujah.”

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