Merlin R. Lybbert

Second Quorum of the Seventy (April 1, 1989 – October 1, 1994)

General Conference Addresses

  • April 1994 General Conference
    • The Special Status of Children
      • “Heavenly Father intended that each child should have the combined loving protection and guidance of caring parents. The pattern was established by Adam and Eve, our first parents.”
      • “Because they cannot sin, they have no need of repentance, neither baptism. Adam’s original transgression has no claim as a result of the atonement of Jesus Christ.”
      • “We offend a child by any teaching or example which leads a little one to violate a moral law; causes him to stumble, or go astray; excites him to anger; creates resentment; or perhaps even leads him to become displeasing and disagreeable.”
  • April 1990 General Conference
    • A Latter-day Samaritan
      • “I have come to know that the work of the salvation of mankind is beyond the capacity of any man. It is indeed the work of God.”
      • “In this dramatic parable, Jesus contrasted the response of the two respected religionists with that of a despised citizen of Samaria. There is at least a scintilla of similarity here to an elders president, a high priests group leader, a member of the bishopric, or a home teacher, and to the less-active brother or sister who has fallen inactive by the wayside. Perhaps we do not despise them, but we sometimes ignore them or otherwise disregard them. Each of us can be a good Samaritan by dealing compassionately with these neglected brothers and sisters.”

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