What the World Needs Most


It is my conviction that the world needs, as it needs no other thing, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the people of the world want what the gospel will give, but they do not realize it. They want the anchor which the gospel provides, which gives them the answers to the problems that face them; that brings them a feeling of security and a feeling of inner peace. The gospel is the only answer to the problems of the world …

Only the gospel will save the world from the calamity of its own self-destruction. Only the gospel will unite men of all races and nationalities in peace. Only the gospel will bring joy, happiness, and salvation to the human family.

Source: Ezra Taft Benson, The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, 1988, Chapter 22. Ezra Taft Benson (1899 – 1994) was an American farmer, government official, and religious leader who served as the 15th United States Secretary of Agriculture during both presidential terms of Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) and as the 13th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1985-1994).

Liberty Letters are researched, compiled, and edited (with occasional commentary) by Steve Farrell, Founder and Editor In Chief of Self-Educated American.