Charles W. Penrose

First Counselor in the First Presidency (March 10, 1921 – May 16, 1925)

Second Counselor in the First Presidency (December 7, 1911 – March 10, 1921)

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (July 7, 1904 – May 16, 1925)

General Conference Addresses

  • October 1904 General Conference
    • Praise for the Worthy
      • “This is the work of God, it is true, the Lord has had to call to His aid on earth many of His sons and daughters to assist in the establishment of the latter-day kingdom, and that He now has on Mount Zion many who will be saviors of men. Yet the kingdom is the Lord’s, the work is His, and to Him be the praise and the glory. However, I would not detract in the least from the praise that is due to the faithful laborers in this cause.”
      • “I hope that the sheep of Israel who are here today, and those whom they represent, are able to distinguish between the voice of the good shepherd and the voice of the stranger, and that they will never be led aside from the path in which they should walk, but that they will keep their eye upon the prize of the mark of their high calling in Christ Jesus, and press forward on the strait and the narrow way that leadeth unto eternal lives, and that they will not be turned to the right hand nor to the left by the voice of the stranger.”
      • “The gospel that we have received is a gospel of liberty, but not of license.”
      • “Treat our friends who appear to be our enemies with kindness, with charity and with brotherly love. Let us not get angry with them. Sometimes that spirit naturally arises in our hearts, and we feel it is all very well to say, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do;” but how about those who do know what they do? How about those who willfully, intentionally and maliciously malign our brethren, distort the truth, and seek to bring trouble and injury upon the Latter-day Saints? What about them? Just leave them in the hands of the Lord, and do not allow irritation to arise in your breasts for that is what they desire, but let us in patience possess our souls, as Christ commanded.”

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