Mankind’s Welfare

David O. McKay

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson

During the past months I have been most apprehensive of mankind’s welfare in a world of tribulation and of false ideals. With the increase in crime, the disrespect for law and order, the ever-increasing divorce rate, resulting in broken homes; the immorality, with all its attendant evils; the precious principles associated with man’s freedom threatened with repudiation, if not abandonment, it is time that men and women the world over should become more thoughtful, more prayerful, more earnest than ever before in seeking the causes of this world’s disaster, and bravely and heroically choose a better course of life.

This is a time when mankind should turn their thoughts to the teachings of Christ, our Lord and Savior, and in larger numbers than the world has heretofore witnessed conform thereto their attitudes and actions. Unless multitudes of men and women so change their hearts and lives, the world will continue to be in turmoil, and our present civilization be threatened with disintegration.


Source:  David O. McKay, Structure of the Home Threatened by Irresponsibility and Divorce, Conference Report, April 1969, pp. 4-10. David O. McKay ((September 8, 1873 – January 18, 1970) served as the ninth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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