“Light to the Gentiles”

D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner

The mission statement of the covenant people of Israel is identified: to be a light to the Gentiles, to bring them to salvation.“Salvation” is Hebrew Yeshua(Jesus). The Savior, the prophet, and every true servant of the Lord are lights to the Gentiles.

“I Will Also Give Thee for a Light to the Gentiles”

Of Joseph Smith the Lord said: “Fools shall have thee in derision, and hell shall rage against thee; while the pure in heart, and the wise, and the noble, and the virtuous, shall seek counsel, and authority, and blessings constantly from under thy hand” (D&C 122:1–2). And “God shall exalt thee on high” (D&C 121:8).

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