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The Gospel Path

“The Gospel is not mere fire escape, a way out of a difficult situation,” taught Orson F. Whitney in 1916, “It is a path of progression, and the first step of that progression was the fall of man . . . We owe to Adam our opportunity for progress, the opportunities for development that this earth affords, the great education and probation that comes with mortal life.”

Orson F. Whitney, Ogden Utah Weber North Stake general minutes, June 25, 1916, Church History Library, Salt Lake City