Restoring Balance in Our Imperiled Civilization

Called Unto Liberty, David O. McKay: 1959, 20th Century Sermons

Our civilization is imperiled today simply because it is ill balanced. Our spiritual culture lags so far behind our material culture in its development that we have no adequate control over the latter. Our science, our education and our government can do much to help correct this lack in our spiritual development; but in the main, this must be done, if done at all, by religion and by the Church, for religion is the creator and the conservator of our social ideals, and the Church is their chief propagator.

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Source: David O. McKay. The Instructor Magazine: Volume 94:318, 1959. David O. McKay (1873–1970), served as Ninth Pres­i­dent of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.