Friday, July 3, 2015

President Boyd K. Packer

I just found out a few hours ago that President Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, passed away this afternoon. He was 90 years old and died from causes incident to age.

As my brother said, this is the end of an era. President Packer was a great teacher and always consistent and practical in his teachings on the family, repentance, understanding doctrine, and obedience, just to name a few.

When I think of President Packer, the first quote that comes to mind is, "True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior."

One thing I know for sure, President Packer knew and loved the Savior Jesus Christ. He testified of Him countless times during his 45 year tenure as one of His chosen apostles.

He will be missed.

"We need not live in fear of the future. We have every reason to rejoice
and little reason to fear. If we follow the promptings of the Spirit,
we will be safe, whatever the future holds. We will be shown what to do."

1 comment:

Lori said...

he's a good man and will be missed for sure.