The Evil Forces Around Us


David O. McKay

Called Unto Liberty, 2oth Century Sermons, David O. McKay


We cannot, we must not, be insensible to the evil forces around us, and especially the communistic conspiracy, the avowed object of which is to destroy faith in God, to sow discord and contention among men with the view of undermining, weakening, if not entirely destroying, our constitutional form of government, and to weaken and subvert the ideals of our younger generation. When acts and schemes are manifestly contrary to the revealed word of the Lord, I feel, as do my associates, justified in warning our people against them.


Source: David O. McKay, “A Citizen Who Loves Justice and Hates Evil Is Better and Stronger Than a Battleship,” Conference Report, October 1968, pp. 4-9.  David O. McKay (1873–1970), served as Ninth Pres­i­dent of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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