“In the Shadow of His Hand Hath He Hid Me”

K. Douglas Bassett

Isa. 49:2; D&C 86:9; Col. 3:3

“The Prophet Joseph Smith gave an interpretation to this phrase. Placing his hands upon one of the faithful members of the Church, he said: ‘Your life is hid with Christ in God, and so are many others. Nothing but the unpardonable sin can prevent you from inheriting eternal life for you are sealed up by the power of the priesthood unto eternal life, having taken the step necessary for that purpose.’” (Joseph Smith, as quoted by Hoyt W. Brewster, Jr., Doctrine and Covenants Encyclopedia, p. 241-242)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon