“It Be Called in My Name then It is My Church, if It So Be That They Are Built Upon My Gospel”

Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen

We, our lives, our families, the Church—all things of value to us—are built upon the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel is our sure foundation; therefore, we seek to do all things in and through the Lord Jesus Christ. The Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ is the center of the gospel and of the plan of salvation. The gospel embraces all truth and priesthood power that flows from God the Father through His Beloved Son Jesus Christ. Every blessing and endowment from God is due to the Atonement. Let us always remember that the fulness of the gospel becomes efficacious as we live it. Knowing is not enough. Our beloved prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley, has said,

I encourage you to go forward and live the gospel and love the gospel. Make it a part of your lives—this great and glorious thing which has come to us through the providence of the Almighty. Live the gospel. Love the gospel… . The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only thing that will bless the lands of the world. Many people live in poverty and ignorance. They have a long way to go, and the gospel provides a bridge over which they walk, as it were, from their present situation to a brighter future. (Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1997], 245–246)

Commentaries and Insights on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2