Newsweek‘s latest issue for the week of Oct. 17 has a tremendous interview with President Hinckley: “Solid, Strong, True.” (Thanks to Dale of Appleton, Wisconsin for the tip tonight.) And take a look at the cover! The issue has a lot of coverage about Latter-day Saints.
Here is a sample from the interview:
What do you believe is Smith’s most meaningful contribution, not only to the church but also to the world?
His greatest contribution I think is defining the nature of deity. He saw the Father and the Son. He spoke with them. They were beings of substance. They were in form like a man. And they could express themselves and he could speak with them. Such an interpersonal relationship. And such a warm and reassuring thing to know the nature of God.
Amen! And thank you, Newsweek, for the timely coverage.
One more passage:
The church has strict codes of living that members are held accountable for. Why do you still attract so many followers?
We live in a world of shifting values. The family is falling apart. Parents failing in what they ought to do. And they find in this church something that expects something of people, that has standards and holds to those standards and speaks of requirements and definitions and so on. And they find here a rock that is solid and strong and true and isn’t wavering with every gust of wind.
And another amen.