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Question #40484 posted on 11/02/2007 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

In conference, one of President Hinckley's addresses was similar to one that he had previously given. When and where did he give the original and why do you think we was prompted to give this talk again?

- Praying for the Prophet

A: Dear Good:

The talk of which you speak can be found here, and is called "The Stone Cut Out of the Mountain."

Here are features of that talk:

1. 13 million members
2. stone cut out of the mountain metaphor
3. Moroni appearing to Joesph Smith
4. organization of Church compared to current widespread membership
5. fundamental difference of our doctrine
6. First Vision
7. Father's appearances
8. apostasy
9. Nicene Creed
10. Book of Mormon
11. Restoration of Priesthood
12. testimony

This talk outlined the tenets of his testimony. Here are some repeats:

9. Nicene Creed
5. fundamental difference of our doctrine
6. First Vision
7. Father's appearances
11. Restoration of Priesthood
12. testimony

This talk given in 2003 shares a couple of the features, namely:

4. organization of Church compared to current widespread membership
2. stone cut out of the mountain metaphor

This is a short talk with the same tone and "little stone" metaphor.

As he said, he "repeat[ed] in a measure" what he had said before. These were the closest matches I could find. I presume that he was so inspired because we needed to hear pure doctrine unsullied by more trivial matters.

---Portia