. . . I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and spake unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments; . . .
Search these commandments, for they are true and faithful, and the prophecies and promises which are in them shall all be fulfilled. - D&C 1:17, 37
"In addition to the legacy of faith bequeathed by those who crossed the plains, they also left a great heritage of love - love of God and love of mankind," said Elder James E. Faust, then of the Quorum of the Twelve, at the October 1992 general conference. "It is an inheritance of sobriety, independence, hard work, high moral values and fellowship. It is a birthright of obedience to the commandments of God and loyalty to those whom God has called to lead this people. It is a legacy of forsaking evil. Immorality, alternative life-styles, gambling, selfishness, dishonesty, unkindness, addiction to alcohol, and drugs are not a part of the gospel of Jesus Christ."