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

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cleanse the Church?

"Should the Lord decide at this time to cleanse the Church, and the need for that cleansing seems to be increasing -- a famine in this land of one year's duration could wipe out a large percentage of slothful members, including some ward and stake officers.  Yet we cannot say we have not been warned."  Ezra Taft Benson, "Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson", p. 265.