Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Efforts of Mobs

"We need not think that we are always going to be unmolested by the efforts of mobs, until wickedness is swept from this earth.  If we live, we shall see the nations of the earth arrayed against this people; for that time must come, in fulfillment of prophecy.  Tell about war commencing!  Bitter and relentless war was waged against Joseph Smith before he had received the plates of the Book of Mormon; and from that time till now the wicked have only fallen back at times to gain strength and learn how to attack the kingdom of God."  -Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 26 vols., 5:, p.339