“For the Lord and the Redeemer Hath Done His Work”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Others profess a God known only to the ancients: “There is no God today—the Lord and the Redeemer hath done his work.” They rejoice in the revelations and visions of a bygone day; they thrill to biblical accounts of apostolic and prophetic power.

These same individuals, however, recoil at the thought or suggestion that God can speak and has spoken anew in this day, and that gifts and signs and wonders, that priesthoods and keys and powers, that prophet and Apostles and visions are available once again.

Many contend that the act of atonement was undertaken on a cross some two thousand years ago and that no righteous work performed in the twentieth century will have any efficacy, virtue, or force, or can make a difference, for God’s work is done.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1