1935 - President Heber J. Grant dedicates the Angel Moroni Monument at the top of the Hill Cumorah. As many as 10,000 people were in attendance to dedicate the 9-foot statue of Moroni sculpted by Torlief S. Knaphus, a Danish convert to the Church.
“I think, many times, that we, as elders of Israel and as Latter-day Saints, come far short of realizing our position before the Lord. The work required at our hands is great and mighty; it is the work of Almighty God. We are held responsible for presenting the gospel of Christ to all the nations of the earth. . . . We are held responsible for all this and for building temples to the Most High, wherein we can enter and attend to ordinances for the salvation of our dead” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, p. 254).
In order to “work out our own salvation,” we must first come to know our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ who He sent to save us all. Knowledge of divine and spiritual things is absolutely essential for our salvation.