`Shall we not also move forward?'

"In this work there must be commitment. There must be devotion," said President Gordon B. Hinckley in the priesthood session of the October 1986 general conference. "We are engaged in a great eternal struggle that concerns the very souls of the sons and daughters of God.

We are not losing. We are winning. We will continue to win if we will be faithful and true. We can do it. We must do it. We will do it. There is nothing the Lord has asked of us that in faith we cannot accomplish."I think of the children of Israel when they fled Egypt. They camped beside the Red Sea. Looking back, they saw Pharaoh and his armies coming to destroy them. Fear gripped their hearts. With the armies behind them and the sea before them they cried out in terror.

" `And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

" `The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

" `And the Lord said unto Moses, . . . speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.' (Ex. 14:13-15; italics added.)

"The sea parted, and the children of Israel moved to their salvation. The Egyptians followed to their own destruction.

"Shall we not also in faith move forward? . . ."

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