“All Men Are Privileged the One Like Unto the Other”

K. Douglas Bassett
(D&C 1:35; 38:16, 24-27; 1 Sam. 16:7; 1 Ne. 17:35, 40; D&C 38:24-27; 1 Tim. 2:4; Acts 10:34-35; Gal. 3:26-29; Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 189; Doctrines of Salvation, Smith, 1:61; refer in this text to 1 Ne. 17:35, 40)
“Our Father in Heaven loves all of His children equally, perfectly, and infinitely. His love is no different for His daughters than for His sons. Our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, also loves men and women equally. His atonement and His gospel are for all of God’s children. During His earthly ministry Jesus served men and women alike: He healed both men and women and He taught both men and women… . For example, faith, repentance, baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost are requirements for all of God’s children, regardless of gender. The same is true of temple covenants and blessings. Our Father’s work and glory is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of His children (see Moses 1:39). He loves us all equally, and His greatest gift, the gift of eternal life, is available to all.” (M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, Nov. 1993, p. 89)
“I hope we can all overcome any differences of culture, [and] race… . In my experience, no race or class seems superior to any other in spirituality and faithfulness… . Spiritual peace is not to be found in race or culture or nationality, but rather through our commitment to God and to the covenants and ordinances of the gospel.” (James E. Faust, Ensign, May 1995, pp. 61,63)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon