Harold B. Lee: Do Not Preach Pessimism

“Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail. … This is the place that the Lord said is favored above all.  I plead with you not to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. This is the favored land. This is the land of our forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through.” (Ye Are the Light of the World, p. 350-351)

Harold B. Lee, 11th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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2 thoughts on “Harold B. Lee: Do Not Preach Pessimism

  1. I believe totally in Harold B. Lee’s prophetic status; he was the prophet seer and revelator of that period of time. I also believe, just as totally, in Ether Chapter 8. And in Ezra Taft Benson as a prophet, who wrote a book titled, “An Enemy Hath Done This.”
    We are currently in the hands of our enemies, and we urgently need to heed the warnings of Mormon in the Book of Ether. They were addressed to our times. It is not the time to say “all is well in Zion,” against which we are warned, and which some may misconstrue President Lee’s remarks to mean.

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