Anthony D. Perkins

First Quorum of the Seventy (April 1, 2006 – Present)

General Conference Addresses

  • October 2012 General Conference
    • Beware Concerning Yourselves
      • While ascending the priesthood path, any boy or man can be dragged down if he fails to beware. Have you been stunned and heartbroken by the unexpected fall of an outstanding young man, newly returned missionary, respected priesthood leader, or beloved family member?”
      • “To stay safely on the priesthood path amid rock slides of temptation, I remind us of six fundamental principles that deepen conversion and strengthen family.”
      • “First, praying always opens the door for divine help to “conquer Satan.””
      • “Second, studying ancient and modern scripture connects us to God.”
      • “Third, worthily participating in ordinances prepares us to take “the Holy Spirit for [our] guide.””
      • “Fourth, showing genuine love is at the heart of personal conversion and family relations.”
      • “Choose to control anger. Family members should hear blessings from our mouths, not cursings.”
      • “Fifth, obeying the law of tithing is an essential element of faith and family unity.”
      • “Sixth, fully living the law of chastity yields confidence to stand “in the presence of God” with the Holy Ghost as our “constant companion.””
      • “I invite every boy and man to stay on the priesthood path by deepening your conversion and strengthening your family. Prayers, scriptures, and ordinances deepen conversion. Love, tithing, and chastity strengthen family. Avoid tragedy by heeding spiritual “Beware” signs placed along our way by God and prophets.”
  • October 2006 General Conference
    • “The Great and Wonderful Love”
      • “Childlike faith in the perfect love of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will “divide asunder” Satan’s snares of inadequacy, imperfection, and guilt.”
      • “God the Father is merciful and has infinite love for you despite your faults. Only the voice of Satan will cause you to feel of no value.”
      • “Refrain from repeatedly thinking or saying negative words about yourself—there is a clear difference between humility and humiliation. Identify and use your unique talents rather than dwelling on your weaknesses.”
      • “As you do your best to be obedient and repentant, you too can receive a place in the celestial kingdom through the Atonement and grace of Jesus Christ.”

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