“Truly, of all the errors mortals could make, God’s plan of salvation is the wrong thing to be wrong about! No error could be more enormous or more everlasting in its consequences! No wonder this Church and its people go to such great lengths and expense to share the fulness of the gospel concerning this plan. No wonder the Lord wants this plan taught plainly and repetitively. And why not? It is God’s plan—not ours!” (Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign, May 1984, 22).
“We must give adequate attention to the doctrines of happiness—real happiness, infinite and eternal. They should be the objective of everything we teach in the Church and of everything we do” (M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, May 1995, 24).
“Learn the doctrinal foundation of the great plan of happiness by studying the scriptures, pondering their content, and praying to understand them. Carefully study and use the proclamation of the First Presidency and the Twelve on the family” (Richard G. Scott, Ensign, Nov. 1996, 75).
Blessings from Understanding and Following the Plan
“Until you have a broad perspective of the eternal nature of this great drama [plan], you won’t make much sense out of the inequities in life” (Boyd K. Packer, CES Fireside, 7 May 1995, 3).
“So much more than a matter of abstract theology, this great plan can focus daily life. Its truths are crucial to how we see ourselves, others, life, the Lord, and even the universe. Or how we view a baby. Or death. Or the praise and honors of the world. This plan constitutes the mother lode of meaning and can cradle us, conceptually, amid any concern” (Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign, May 1984, 22).