. . . I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. - Philip. 3:13-14
"This is the spiritual kingdom of God moving forward in its divine course to fill the earth, a truly marvelous work and a wonder!" President Ezra Taft Benson, then of the Quorum of the Twelve, said during the April 1980 general conference.
"As we contemplate our past and future, may we remember the prophecy of Joseph Smith, words that I testify are true: `No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every content, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.' "