Elder Marion G. Romney:
“Satan is evil: totally and always. He ever seeks to defeat the gospel plan and ‘destroy the souls of men.’ ( D&C 10:27 .) . . .
“Satan is irrevocably committed to countering and overcoming the influence of the Spirit of Christ. . . .
“Satan’s methods are various, devious, and countless.
“‘. . . by every possible means he seeks to darken the minds of men and then offers them falsehood and deception in the guise of truth. Satan is a skillful imitator. . . .’ (Joseph F. Smith in Daniel H. Ludlow, Latter-day Prophets Speak [Bookcraft, 1948], pp. 20–21.)
“At the opening of every dispensation he has made a frontal attack against the advent of truth” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1971, 24; or Ensign, June 1971, 36 ).