Studying the Gospel

boyd-k-packer-large“True doctrine, understood, changes attitude and behavior. The study of doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior. Preoccupation with unworthy behavior can lead to unworthy behavior. That is why we stress so forcefully the study of the doctrines of the gospel.”
– Boyd K. Packer


dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“The process of gathering spiritual light is the quest of a lifetime.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf



36923_all_22-straightupmcconkieIn a Q & A Stake Fireside in Provo, Bruce R. McConkie was once asked when does he study the gospel. His response:
“I study the gospel in the morning. I study the gospel at lunch. I study the gospel in the afternoon. I study the gospel at night. I study the gospel before I go to bed. And at night I lay on my pillow thinking about the gospel.”
He then was asked how many scriptures has he memorized. His response:
“I’ve only memorized four scriptures: The Bible, The Book of Mormon, The Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price.”


boyd-k-packer-large“If all you know is what you see with your natural eyes and hear with your natural ears, then you will not know very much.”
– Boyd K. Packer