Promise of Peace

Howard W. Hunter
14th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Howard W. Hunter

There is no promise of peace to those who reject God, to those who will not keep his commandments, or to those who violate his laws. The Prophet Isaiah spoke of the decadence and corruption of leaders and then continued in his admonitions by saying: “But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

“There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked” (Isa. 56:20-21).

The unrighteous and wicked have no peace, and their actions take away the peace of others. Turmoil in the world has usually been caused by a few individuals or a minority, causing millions of innocent persons to suffer. Today, as in eras gone by, those who are the innocent victims of oppressors hopefully look for peace. This cannot come by riots or placards or even the cessation of hostilities. It can come only in the way the Lord gave his peace to the Twelve, “not as the world giveth.”

Source: Howard W. Hunter, “Where is Peace,” Conference Report, October 1966, pp. 14-17. Howard W. Hunter was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served as its 14th President

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