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

Monday, February 28, 2011

We Will Live on What We Produce

From:  Watch and Be Ready: Preparing for the Second Coming of the Lord,  p.201 - 202

In the welfare session of the April 1975 general conference, Marion G. Romney of the First Presidency made a ...statement: "I do not want to be a calamity howler. I don't know in detail what's going to happen in the future. I know what the prophets have predicted. But I tell you that the welfare program, organized to enable us to take care of our own needs, has not yet performed the function that it was set up to perform. We will see the day when we will live on what we produce."  Marion G. Romney, in Conference Report, Apr. 1975, 165