"Come unto Christ, and be perfected in Him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; . . . And love God with all your might, mind and strength. " (Moroni 10: 32) President Benson said the gospel of Jesus Christ "is the perfect prescription for all human problems and social ills. But His gospel is effective only as it is applied in our lives. . Unless we do His teachings, we do not demonstrate faith in Him. "In one sense, we live in the worst of times, because sin seems to be almost everywhere and is increasing. Never has the devil been so well organized, and never has he had so many emissaries working for him. His thrust seems to be at everything that is good and uplifting and character-building. Particularly his thrust is at the home and family and at our youth. The basic principles and ideals for the past are being challenged today as never before. On the other hand, we live in the best times. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in its fullness, together with His holy priesthood, to bless our father's children. Our message is a world message. The Church is a world organization — the most important organization, with the greatest message in all the world. "The Lord has commanded us to arise and shine and to be a light unto the world. Let us do so as individuals so that our example will prosper the work in all the earth. Yes, let us heed the words of the great Book of Mormon prophet Moroni: 'Put on thy beautiful garments, O daughter of Zion; and strengthen thy stakes and enlarge thy borders forever, that thou mayest no more be confounded, that the covenants of the Eternal Father which he hath made unto thee, O house of Israel, may be fulfilled. '(Moroni 10: 31) "
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