Easter is a special time of the year when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who gave his life to save us from our sins.
As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we look to our prophets and apostles for guidance and inspiration.
This Easter, we’ve compiled a list of 30 inspiring LDS quotes from general authorities, past and present, to help us better understand and appreciate the significance of this sacred day.
30 Inspiring LDS Quotes This Easter From General Authorities
Easter Quotes About Jesus Christ
I love Jesus Christ, but I know my weaknesses and sins keep me from knowing him in the way he wants me to know him.
But I promise that when we humble ourselves and deny ourselves of our favorite sins, we can truly understand the sacrifice Christ has made for us and his incredible capacity to love each one of us.
1 – Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
However late you think you are, however many chances you think you have missed, however many mistakes you feel you have made …, or however far from home and family and God you feel you have traveled, I testify that you have not traveled beyond the reach of divine love. It is not possible for you to sink lower than the infinite light of Christ’s Atonement shines.”
2 – President Harold B. Lee
“By giving his life he opened the door and taught the way by which we could gain eternal life.”
3 – Prophet, Joseph Smith
“The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it.”
4 – “The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles,” 1 Jan. 2000
“We solemnly testify that His life, which is central to all human history, neither began in Bethlehem nor concluded on Calvary. …“We bear testimony, as His duly ordained Apostles—that Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God. He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father. He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come.”
5 – President Henry B. Eyring
I bear you my solemn witness that God the Father lives and loves us. I know that. His plan of happiness is perfect, and it is a plan of happiness. Jesus Christ was resurrected, as we will be. He suffered so that He could succor us in all of our trials. He paid the ransom for all of our sins and those of all of Heavenly Father’s children so that we could be delivered from death and sin. I know that in the Church of Jesus Christ the Holy Ghost can come to comfort and to cleanse us as we follow the Master.”
6 – President Ezra Taft Benson
“I know that Jesus is the Christ—the Savior and Redeemer of the world—the very Son of God. He was born the Babe of Bethlehem. He lived and ministered among men. He was crucified on Calvary. On the third day he rose again. To the sorrowful, inquiring women at the tomb the angels proclaimed: “… Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen. …” (Luke 24:5–6.) There is nothing in history to equal that dramatic announcement. “He is not here, but is risen.””
Easter Quotes About Life
One of the sweetest gifts our loving Father in Heaven has given us after his Son’s return to heaven is the gift of his holy spirit.
As we experience our own personal rainy Monday mornings, we are assured of the good news that we don’t have to face this life alone.
7 – Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to.
8 – President Thomas S. Monson
“To understand the meaning of death, we must appreciate the purpose of life. (…) Our Father knew that because of the nature of mortality, we would be tempted, would sin, and would fall short. So that we might have every chance of success, He provided a Savior, who would suffer and die for us.”
9 – Elder Neal A. Maxwell
“This true celebration of the risen Lord of Easter, therefore, is one of emulation as well as of adoration for him. Since he is risen from the grave, let us not be dead as to the things of the Spirit! How can we celebrate the empty tomb with empty lives? How can we celebrate his victory over death by being defeated by the world?”
10 – President Dallin H. Oaks
“The assurance of resurrection gives us the strength and perspective to endure the mortal challenges faced by each of us and by those we love, such things as the physical, mental, or emotional deficiencies we bring with us at birth or acquire during mortal life. Because of the resurrection, we know that these mortal deficiencies are only temporary!”
11 – President Henry B. Eyring
“The hardest part of that test is to know what to do with the sorrow, the loneliness, and the loss that can feel as if a part of us has been lost. Grief can persist like a chronic ache. And for some there may be feelings of anger or injustice. The Savior’s Atonement and Resurrection give Him the power to deliver us in such a trial. Through His experience He came to know all our griefs. He could have known them by the inspiration of the Spirit. But He chose instead to know by experiencing them for Himself.”
12 – President Ezra Taft Benson
“No other single influence has had so great an impact on this earth as the life of Jesus the Christ. We cannot conceive of our lives without his teachings. Without him we would be lost in a mirage of beliefs and worships, born in fear and darkness where the sensual and materialistic hold sway. We are far short of the goal he set for us, but we must never lose sight of it; nor must we forget that our great climb toward the light, toward perfection, would not be possible except for his teachings, his life, his death, and his resurrection.”
Easter Quotes About Death
We often find ourselves reflecting on the lamb of god and his death on Good Friday.
And this day often guides us to consider our own mortality and leads us to the face of death.
Because of Jesus, the sting of death is swallowed in his death, and we can be reminded by these Easter quotes that the world of spirits is rejoicing at the sweetest gift of life that Jesus offers all of us through our own upcoming resurrections.
13 – President Howard W. Hunter
“In this Easter season of the year – when we are reminded yet again of all Christ has done for us, how dependent we are upon his redeeming grace and personal resurrection, and how singular his name is in power to dispel evil and death and save the human soul – may we all do more to respect and revere his holy name and gently, courteously encourage others to do the same.”
14 – Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin
“In all the history of the world there have been many great and wise souls, many of whom claimed special knowledge of God. But when the Savior rose from the tomb, He did something no one had ever done. He did something no one else could do. He broke the bonds of death, not only for Himself but for all who have ever lived – the just and the unjust (see John 5:28–29).”
15 – Elder D. Todd Christofferson
“By His Atonement and Resurrection, Jesus Christ has overcome all aspects of the Fall. Physical death will be temporary, and even spiritual death has an end, in that all come back into the presence of God, at least temporarily, to be judged. We can have ultimate trust and confidence in His power to overcome all else and grant us everlasting life.”
Easter Quotes About The Resurrection
These Easter quotes speak not only of the triumph over death and sin but also remind us of the joyous act of love amongst mankind.
They encourage everyone to reflect on their own faith journey and experience positive growth in their lives.
The power of these words can be quite inspirational as it reminds us of what a miracle we witness in the resurrection through our faith in God’s promises.
16 – President M. Russell Ballard
“Brothers and sisters, Easter is a time when the Christian world focuses on the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That one moment in time changed everything forever. The Savior broke down every barrier that stood in the way of our return to a loving Heavenly Father.”
17 – President Gordon B. Hinckley
“These are the most reassuring words in all of human history [referencing (Matt. 28:1–2, 5–6)]. Death—universal and final—had now been conquered. Never had this occurred before. There had been only death without hope. Now there was life eternal. Only a God could have done this. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ was the great crowning event of His life and mission. It was the capstone of the Atonement. The sacrifice of His life for all mankind was not complete without His coming forth from the grave, with the certainty of the Resurrection for all who have walked the earth.”
18 – President Dallin H. Oaks
“We believe in the literal, universal resurrection of all mankind because of the resurrection of the Holy One of Israel.”
19 – Elder James E. Talmage
“It was Jesus to whom she spake, her beloved Lord, though she knew it not. One word from His living lips changed her agonized grief into ecstatic joy. ‘Jesus saith unto her, Mary.’ The voice, the tone, the tender accent she had heard and loved in the earlier days lifted her from the despairing depths into which she had sunk. She turned, and saw the Lord. In a transport of joy she reached out her arms to embrace Him, uttering only the endearing and worshipful word, ‘Rabboni,’ meaning My beloved Master.”
20 – President Ezra Taft Benson
“Yes, life is eternal. Death is not the end. It is most fitting at this Easter time that our thoughts be turned to that most glorious event, the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Easter Quotes About The Atonement
The atonement of Jesus Christ gives all of us the potential for new life.
The one and only hope of our hearts should focus on the most high God and the beautiful gift of his son’s atoning offering.
21 – Sister Sheri L. Dew
“His Atonement makes available all of the power, peace, light, and strength that we need to deal with life’s challenges—those ranging from our own mistakes and sins to trials over which we have no control but we still feel pain.”
22 – President Russell M. Nelson
“Because of the Lord’s Atonement, resurrection (or immortality) became a reality. Because of the Atonement, eternal life became a possibility for all who would qualify. For the Atonement of the Lord and His gift of resurrection—for this sublime message of Easter—thanks be to God!”
23 – Sister Elaine S. Dalton
“The Atonement is for you and for me. It is an enabling and a redeeming power. If you are not feeling worthy to stand in holy places, do not carry this burden one day longer. In mortality, we will all make mistakes. Be assured that the Savior loves you so much that He made it possible for you to change and to repent if you make a mistake.”
24 – Sister Linda K. Burton
“The Atonement is the greatest evidence we have of the Father’s love for His children.”
Easter Quotes About Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is a celebration of good cheer and hope.
That sentiment is often captured in some of the Easter quotes you’ll hear during general conference.
With thoughtful contemplation of these words, we can remember exactly why Easter Sunday is such a special occasion in our lives.
25 – Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“On Easter Sunday we celebrate the most long-awaited and glorious event in the history of the world. It is the day that changed everything. On that day, my life changed. Your life changed. The destiny of all God’s children changed.”
26 – Elder Lance B. Wickman
“I am profoundly grateful for the Redeemer of Easter morning, who grants us life, whose descent below all things makes possible our rising above all things – Tomorrow, if we but seize Today.”
27 – President Gordon B. Hinckley
“Of all the victories in the chronicles of humanity, none is so great, none so universal in its effects, none so everlasting in its consequences as the victory of the crucified Lord, who came forth from the tomb that first Easter morning.”
28 – Elder S. Mark Palmer
“The glorious message of Easter morning is central to all Christianity. Jesus Christ has risen from the dead, and because of this, we too will live again after we die. This knowledge gives meaning and purpose to our lives. If we go forward in faith…[we] will be able to endure any hardship with faith in Jesus Christ.”
29 – President Ezra Taft Benson
“The greatest events of history are those that affect the greatest numbers of people for the longest periods. By this standard, no event could be more important to individuals or nations than the resurrection of the Master.”
30 – President Russel M. Nelson
“The gift of resurrection is the Lord’s consummate act of healing. Thanks to him, each body will be restored to its proper and perfect frame. Thanks to Him, no condition is hopeless. Thanks to Him, brighter days are ahead, both here and hereafter. Real joy awaits each of us – on the other side of sorrow.”
These words of wisdom from General Authorities remind us of the centrality of Christ’s Atonement and Resurrection in our lives.
It is my prayer that you may find the peace, hope, and joy you are needing in the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and may we all share His love and message with all those around us.
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