D. Todd Christofferson

Born: January 24, 1945

Quotes of D. Todd Christofferson

D. Todd Christofferson

Keep going and the Lord will help you.

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Of all your associations, it is your relationship with God, your Heavenly Father, who is the source of your moral power.

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A God who makes no demands, is the functional equivalent of a God who does not exist.

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Freedom comes not from resisting truth, but from applying it.

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We do not need to achieve some minimum level or capacity or goodness before God will help - divine aid can be ours every hour of every day, no matter where we are in the path of obedience.

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By "moral discipline," I mean self-discipline based on moral standards. Moral discipline is the consistent exercise of agency to choose the right because it is right, even when it is hard. It rejects the...

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The greatest good we can do in helping others become what they can become will be to lead them to the Savior.

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Quorum and group leaders should provide the leading voice and laboring oar in every ward and branch council regarding retention of converts.

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When we have entered into divine covenants, the Holy Ghost is our comforter, our guide, and our companion. The fruits of the Holy Spirit are "the peaceable things of immortal glory; the truth of all things;...

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With faith in the merciful Redeemer and His power, potential despair turns to hope. One's very heart and desires change, and the once-appealing sin becomes increasingly abhorrent. A resolve to abandon...

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As days lengthen into weeks and months and even years of adversity, the hurt grows deeper. The Church cannot hope to save a man on Sunday if during the week it is a complacent witness to the crucifixion...

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D. Todd Christofferson

Moral discipline is the consistent exercise of agency to choose the right because it is right, even when it is hard.

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As men of the priesthood, we have an essential role to play in society, at home, and in the Church. But we must be men that women can trust, that children can trust, and that God can trust.

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The gospel of Jesus Christ opens the path to what we may become.

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Work builds and refines character, creates beauty, and is the instrument of our service to one another and to God.

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One of the blessings of the temple is the perspective that it provides. When we go to the house of the Lord, we leave all of our cares and problems at the door. And when we come back out, they’re still...

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The central purpose of all scripture is to fill our souls with faith in God the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ.

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Take responsibility and go to work so God has something to help us with.

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The greatest service we can provide to others in this life, beginning with those of our own family, is to bring them to Christ.

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All of us can meet God's high expectations.

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Whatever the cost of repentance, it is swallowed up in the joy of forgiveness.

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Without repentance, there is no real progress or improvement in life. Pretending there is no sin does not lessen its burden and pain. Suffering for sin does not by itself change anything for the better....

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Good men sometimes make mistakes. A man of integrity will honestly face and correct his mistakes, and that is an example we can respect. Sometimes men try but fail. Not all worthy objectives are realized...

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Integrity is fundamental to being men. Integrity means being truthful, but it also means accepting responsibility and honoring commitments and covenants.

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Repentance is a divine gift, and there should be a smile on our faces when we speak of it. It points us to freedom, confidence, and peace. Rather than interrupting the celebration, the gift of repentance...

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Any pain entailed in repentance will always be far less than the suffering required to satisfy justice for unresolved transgression.

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Only through repentance do we gain access to the atoning grace of Jesus Christ.

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We must be careful, as we seek to become more and more [Christlike], that we do not become discouraged and lose hope. Becoming Christlike is a lifetime pursuit and very often involves growth and change...

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A woman’s moral influence is nowhere more powerfully felt or more beneficially employed than in the home. There is no better setting for rearing the rising generation than the traditional family, where...

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Policemen and laws can never replace customs, traditions and moral values as a means for regulating human behavior. At best, the police and criminal justice system are the last desperate line of defense...

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Hard-earned achievement brings a sense of self-worth. Work builds and refines character, creates beauty, and is the instrument of our service to one another and to God. A consecrated life is filled with...

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Women bring with them into the world a certain virtue, a divine gift that makes them adept at instilling such qualities as faith, courage, empathy and refinement in relationships and in cultures,

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We do not diminish the value of what women or men achieve in any worthy endeavor or career -- we all benefit from their achievements -- but still recognize that there is not a higher good than motherhood...

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The gifts of the Holy Spirit are testimony, faith, knowledge, wisdom, revelations, miracles, healing, and charity, to name but a few...

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The Savior's suffering in Gethsemane and His agony on the cross redeem us from sin by satisfying the demands that justice has upon us. He extends mercy and pardons those who repent. The Atonement also...

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Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that...

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True success in this life comes in consecrating our lives—that is, our time and choices—to God’s purposes. In so doing, we permit Him to raise us to our highest destiny.

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We need strong Christians who can persevere against hardship, who can sustain hope through tragedy, who can lift others by their example and their compassion, and who can consistently overcome temptations....

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