Joseph Fielding Smith

“There are many events in the world today which indicate that the great day of the Lord is drawing near when the Redeemer will again appear to set up his kingdom in righteousness preparatory to the millennial reign. In the meantime it is the duty of members of the Church to seek for knowledge and to prepare themselves by study and by faith for the ushering in of that great and glorious day” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, p. 325-326).