The Gospel Will Be Preached to All Nations
Doctrine and Covenants 133:8, 37
8 Send forth the elders of my church unto the nations which are afar off; unto the islands of the sea; send forth unto foreign lands; call upon all nations, first upon the Gentiles, and then upon the Jews. . . .
37 And this gospel shall be preached unto every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.
Elder Bruce R. McConkie said:
“Looking ahead, we see the gospel preached in all nations and to every people with success attending.
“We see the Lord break down the barriers so that the world of Islam and the world of Communism can hear the message of the Restoration; and we glory in the fact that Ishmael—as well as Isaac—and Esau—as well as Jacob—shall have an inheritance in the eternal kingdom.
“We see congregations of the covenant people worshipping the Lord in Moscow and Peking [Beijing] and Saigon [Ho Chi Minh City]. We see Saints of the Most High raising their voices in Egypt and India and Africa. We see stakes of Zion in all parts of the earth; and Israel, the chosen people, gathering into these cities of holiness, as it were, to await the coming of their King.
“We see temples in great numbers dotting the earth, so that those of every nation and kindred and tongue and people can receive the fulness of the ordinances of the house of the Lord and can qualify to live and reign as kings and priests on earth a thousand years.”
(“The Coming Tests and Trials and Glory,” Ensign, May 1980, 72.)