(Prepared by Dennis B. Horne)
Note: the below material is my Christmas present to all those who admire Elder Romney and love his teachings and testimony. Hear them below, all messages given before he entered the First Presidency.
Elder Marion G. Romney, who passed away in 1988, has been called an apostle’s apostle. He was one of the greatest of their number, according to those who knew him best. One of his associates among the general authorities said that, “President Romney was much greater than most people knew.” There is no question that Elder Romney, through faith and righteous living, received marvelous spiritual experiences and manifestations (that he did not describe in detail) during his ministry. These continued until the day came that he could testify, albeit indirectly, but with little question for those with ears to hear and hearts to understand, that the Lord Jesus had personally shown Himself in very deed to this pure and humble apostle (listen to the final minutes of the last talk in the below list to see what I mean.)
Highlights from the below audio file conference talks include his apostolic acceptance speech (that was actually video and is superb); his April 1953 message when he became almost upset with those church members who taught/teach the false theory of evolution instead of the true doctrine of the origin and mission of Adam; and those select and special occasions when he humbly but forcefully bore his special witness of Jesus Christ—his language was persuasive and powerful and convincing, as was the Spirit that accompanied his testimony.
Elder Romney was the finest teacher or explainer in all church literature of the meaning of the book of Enos in the Book of Mormon (esp. vs. 4-13). Brother Romney experienced time and again what Enos had experienced; such was Brother Romney’s spiritual gift. In a few of the below talks he goes into some detail explaining this doctrine and spiritual gift from God. These to me are precious teachings and testimony.
All those who take the time to listen to the actual messages in part or whole will be justly benefitted and spiritually uplifted:
Watch out at about 14:23 when Elder Romney tells a joke. Behind the pulpit you can see Pres. Clark laughing as he looks at both Pres. McKay and Pres. Joseph Fielding Smith, who actually cracks a smile for a moment—that in itself is historic. Brother Romney then pays Brother Smith one of the finest compliments I ever heard. What a blessed brotherhood these special men had.