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

Saturday, April 9, 2011

When the Economies of Nations Fail

This is why we have Prophets!

Pres. Ezra Taft Benson in 1980 said this:  "We must do more to get our people prepared for the difficult days we face in the future.  Our major concern should be their spiritual preparation so they will respond with faith and not fear.  "If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear" (D&C 38:21).  Our next concern should be for their temporal preparation.  When the economies of nations fail, when famine and other disasters prevent people from buying food in stores, the Saints must be prepared to handle these emergencies.  Teachings p. 264