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Elder Condie counsels BYU students to do good continually

PROVO, Utah — Reflecting on memories as a child sitting on his grandfather's lap as he listened to stories from the Book of Mormon, Elder Spencer J. Condie of the Seventy told BYU students of the important lessons learned from the teachings of the prophets on how to be cheerful and do good continually during the campus devotional on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Marriott Center at BYU.

During his address, Elder Condie shared insights from King Benjamin's address, speaking of six signs that come with receiving a remission of sins and the joy comes as individuals seek to do good.

The first sign is a joyful heart and a cheerful countenance, he said.

"Being filled with joy is one of the reassuring hallmarks that we have received a remission of our sins," Elder Condie said. "Alma taught that 'wickedness never was happiness' (Alma 41:10), and this statement is akin to the predictability of the law of gravity. It is virtually impossible to be filled with joy while we are entertaining evil thoughts and wicked practices."See the full story on

This story is provided by the LDS Church News, an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is produced weekly by the Deseret News.