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

Friday, August 16, 2013

Peace Is Taken from the Earth

"The hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand, when peace is taken from the earth, and the devil shall have power over his own dominion."  D&C 1:35

"Peace IS taken from the earth, and wrath and indignation among the people is the result; they care not for anything but to quarrel and destroy each other.  That same spirit that dwelt in the breasts of the Nephites during the last battles that were fought by them on this continent, when they continued to fight until they were exterminated, is again on the earth and is increasing."

George A. Smith, Sept. 23, 1855, Journal History