“If It Be Called in My Name”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

The Lord had previously taught the people, both personally and by his prophets, that they should do all things in his name (see Moses 1:17; Moses 5:8; 2 Nephi 25:19; see also Robert L. Millet and Joseph Fielding McConkie, In His Holy Name, pp. 36-47).

With that as the foundation, Jesus now taught that it is not only reasonable but imperative that the Church be called after him. If it be called after a man, then it is a man’s church, but there is no salvation in a man’s church or in mortal works (see Russell M. Nelson, “’Thus Shall My Church Be Called,”’ Ensign, May 1990, pp. 16-18).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4