Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Gordon Bitner Hinkley


What can be said about Gordon B. Hinkley? The 15th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Hinkley was beloved by millions of people across the globe. His influence among Mormons and non-Mormons alike is a testament to the character and beliefs of this great man.

Normally, I'd include a brief biological sketch of this great man, but I will defer the reader to Grandpa Bill's General Authority website.

Instead, I'd prefer to honor the man by including a bit of his testimony of his Lord and Savior.

"Jesus was in very deed the great Jehovah of the Old Testament, who left His Father’s royal courts on high and condescended to come to earth as a babe born in the most humble of circumstances. His birth was foretold centuries earlier by Isaiah, who declared prophetically, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isa. 9:6).

This Jesus Christ of whom we solemnly testify is, as John the Revelator declared, “the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.” He “loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever” (Rev. 1:5–6)."
(Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Testimony of the Son of God,” Ensign, Dec 2002, 2–5)

President Hinkley is buried with his wife, Marjorie.


Peter Fagg said...

I remember viewing this grave BEFORE he died! It was all engraved with his name when his wife died. At first I thought I'd missed the news!
Great idea for a blog by the way. I'm from the UK and have visited here twice now finding my way without map or assistance. Wasted a lot of time, but some great discoveries. I was particularly looking for British connections. My blog is on all things British

Audra said...

Thank you! I have been searching for this info just for my own curious nature. Thanks!