General Authority

Proclamations, Statements, and Talks




Updated: 6 Dec 2018

the First Presidency

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See also, G.A. Teachings Concerning the Plan of Salvation

First Presidency Statements and Proclamations

The Family: A Proclamation to the World
Feb 11, 1999 Letter from First Presidency     PDF Version of the Original
The Origin of Man
October 1942 First Presidency Statement concerning Parenthood
"God's Love for all Mankind"  First Presidency Statement, February 15, 1978 (Spencer W. Kimball, N. Eldon Tanner, Marion G. Romney)

Five Major Documents Members Ought to Be Familiar With

Bruce R. McConkie's Statement on these Documents
The Wentworth Letter
The Lectures on Faith (This is found in book form)
The Father and the Son: A Doctrinal Exposition by the First Presidency 
The King Follett Discourse
Sermon in the Grove
The Origin of Man

Talks Concerning Nourishing and Maintaining Spirituality

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Talks Concerning Temple

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Talks Concerning Marriage, Role of Man and Woman, and Parenting 

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The Doctrine of Marriage and Family

Prayer and Revelation

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Joseph Smith

The Purpose of the Gathering of Israel
The Prophet's Instructions on Various Doctrines
The Three Orders of the Priesthood

Elias, Elijah, and Messiah
The King Follett Discourse

The Sermon in the Grove
Selected Discourses of Joseph Smith from the Nauvoo Period
A Vision  (The Poetic Version of D&C 76) 

Wilford Woodruff

The Law of Adoption

George Q. Cannon

Lorenzo Snow
Blessings of the Gospel Only Obtained by Compliance to the Law

J. Reuben Clark
Abraham 3
Charted Course of the Church in Education
International Conferences: The Why and the How (Genesis 14)  -   PDF


Joseph Fielding Smith

Eternal Keys and the Right to Preside
The Fulness of the Priesthood (April 1970)
Adam's Role in Bringing Us Mortality


John A. Widstoe

  • Temple Worship (From Best Loved Talks of the LDS People [Ed. Jay A. Parry, Jack M Lyon, and Linda Ririe Gundry Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2002], pp. 468-486

Harold B. Lee

Strengthen the Stakes of Zion
Understanding Who You Are Brings Self-Respect  

Spencer W. Kimball

Becoming the Pure in Heart
Our Great Potential
The Example of Abraham
The Lord's Plan for Men and Women
Oneness in Marriage
The Importance of Celesial Marriage
The Marriage Decision
John and Mary Beginning Life Together
Tragedy or Destiny
The False Gods We Worship
When the World Will Be Converted
      YouTube  "Go Ye Into All The World"
"Kings and Priests: A Tale of Three Contemporaries" also BYU Speeches
Fortify Your Homes Against Evil
Let Us Mover Forward and Upward

Ezra Taft Benson

To the Mothers in Zion
The Honored Place of Woman
To the Fathers in Israel
Salvation--A Family Affair
The Book of Mormon--Keystone of Our Religion
The Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants
A Voice of Warning
What I Hope You Will Teach Your Children About the Temple
The Power of the Word  

The Great Commandment--Love the Lord

I Testify
Civic Standards for the Faithful Saints
Come Unto Christ

Marion G. Romney

The Light of Christ
The Celestial Nature of Self-Reliance
Make Your Calling and Election Sure
Spiritual Communication
Temples - Gates to Heaven
"Except a Man Be Born Again"
The Perfect Law of Liberty

Delbert L. Stapley
The Strait and Narrow Path
Salt of the Earth
Joint-Heirship With Christ

Gordon B. Hinckley
Stand Strong Against the Wiles of the World
Walking in the Light of the Lord 

Bruce R. McConkie

Obedience, Consecration, and Sacrifice
Promises Made to the Fathers
This Glorious Gospel Dispensation
The Keys of the Kingdom
The Doctrine of the Priesthood
Christ and the Creation
Patterns of Prayer
The Nature and Ministry of God the Father

Our Relationship With the Lord 
Come, Know the Lord Jesus

Agency or Inspiration?
"Celestial Marriage"
Come: Let Israel Build Zion
How to Worship
The Lord's People Receive Revelation
How to Get Personal Revelation
The Seven Christs
Stand Independent Above All Other Creatures
Once or Twice in a Thousand Years
The Purifying Power of Gethsemane

Boyd K. Packer

For Time and All Eternity
The Mediator
Our Moral Environment

David B. Haight

        "The Sacrament--and the Sacrifice"


James E. Faust

The Power of Self Mastery  

Key to the Knowledge of God
Priesthood Blessings


Neal A. Maxwell 

A More Determined Discipleship
Premortality, A Glorious Reality
"Organized Before the World Was"
"Unto the Rising Generation"


Russel M. Nelson 

Perfection Pending
The Atonement
Doors of Death

Teach us Tolerance and Love

Celestial Mariage
Worshiping at Sacrament Meeting
Salvation and Exaltation


Dallin H. Oaks 

Another Testament of Christ
Reason and Revelation
Scripture Reading and Revelation
Our Strengths Can Become Our Downfall
The Great Plan of Happiness
Taking Upon Us the Name of Christ
The Challenge to Become
The Aaronic Priesthood and the Sacrament
Always Have His Spirit
Spiritual Gifts

"Judge Not" and Judging 
Sins and Mistakes
Sin and Suffering
Sins, Crimes, and Atonement

Joseph B. Wirthlin

          Shall He Find Faith on the Earth?
          Improving Our Prayers
          Lessons Learned in the Journey of Life
          Come What May, and Love It
          Earthly Debts, Heavenly Debts
          The Straight and Narrow Way
          Press On
          Spiritual Bonfires of Testimony


Robert D. Hales

M. Russell Ballard

The Effects of Television
Preparing for the Future

Richard G. Scott

To Learn and to Teach More Effectively

Jeffrey R. Holland

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The Influence of Righteous Women
You Matter to Him
A Matter of a Few Degrees
Pride and the Priesthood

David A. Bednar

Lehi's Dream: Holding Fast to the Rod
Quick to Observe
Receive the Holy Ghost
Pray Always
Ask in Faith
Ye Must Be Born Again
Seek Learning by Faith
Clean Hands and a Pure Heart
Honorably Hold a Name and Standing
Things as They Really Are
Marriage is Essential to the Plan
And Nothing Shall Offend Them
The Tender Mercies of the Lord
That We May Always Have His Spirit to Be with Us
A Resevior of Living Water
The Spirit and Purposes of Gathering
The Atonement and the Journey of Mortality

D. Todd Christofferson

That They May Be One in Us
A Sense of the Sacred
Justification and Sanctification
Moral Agency
Moral Discipline
That They May Be One in Us
Come to Zion
"As Many as I Love, I Rebuke and Chasten"
Born Again
When Thou Art Converted
To Always Remember Him
 How To Study the Book of Mormon
The Divine Gift of Repentance
"As Many as I Love, I Rebuke and Chasten"
The Power of Covenants
The Divine Gift of Repentance

Neil L. Andersen


Theodore M. Burton

The Meaning of Repentance
Let Mercy Temper Justice
The Need for Total Commitment
A Disease Called Pride
To Forgive is Divine
WIth Whom Will We Share Exaltation?
Light and Truth
Neither Cryptic Nor Hidden
Salvation and Exaltation
To Be Born Again

Dean L. Larsen

Self-Accountability and Human Progress

Derek  A. Curhbert

  The Futility of Fear


Carlos E. Asay

      The Temple Garment

J. Golden Kimball

      The Gift of Prophecy