President Russell M. Nelson: ‘Pure Truth, Pure Doctrine and Pure Revelation’

President Russell M. Nelson, 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke during the Saturday morning session of October 2021 general conference. He invited worldwide listeners to watch for three things in every general conference talk. The following is a summary of what he said.

Notable quotes from President Nelson

“There has never been a time in the history of the world when knowledge of our Savior is more personally vital and relevant to every human soul.”
“Pure revelation for the questions in your heart will make this conference rewarding and unforgettable.”
“Please make this conference a time of feasting on messages from the Lord through His servants. Learn how to apply them in your life.”

Summary of President Nelson’s talk

Every message given during general conference is the result of earnest prayer and spiritual preparation. Never in the history of the world has the knowledge of the Savior been more personally vital and relevant to every human soul. Devastating conflicts in the world and in individual lives would be quickly resolved if all chose to follow Jesus Christ and heed His teachings. 

“In that spirit, I invite you to listen for three things during this conference: pure truth, the pure doctrine of Christ and pure revelation.”

There really is such a thing as right and wrong and absolute truth — eternal truth. The pure doctrine of Christ changes the life of everyone who understands it and seeks to implement it. And pure revelation for the questions in one’s heart “will make this conference rewarding and unforgettable.”

For those who have not yet sought the ministering of the Holy Ghost for the questions in one’s heart, “I invite you do so now.”

“Please make this conference a time of feasting on messages from the Lord through His servants. Learn how to apply them in your life. … I invoke a blessing upon all who are seeking greater light, knowledge and truth.”

About President Nelson

President Nelson in the news

President Nelson’s recent social posts

  • President Nelson published his first post on his Spanish Instagram account on Sept. 15 and asked the question: “Do you want to know the secret for a life full of peace and prosperity? The answer is very simple.” He shared a video of him speaking Spanish to members in Lima, Peru, in 2018. 
  • With the reopening of the Kyiv Ukraine Temple on July 5, every temple in the world has now reopened and resumed some level of operations, President Nelson wrote on Facebook. He expressed gratitude for scientists, health care workers and leaders. “May we cherish the blessings of the House of the Lord and attend the temple as often as our circumstances permit,” he wrote. 

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