Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Let There Be Light!

"My personal experience of living and interacting with people all over the world has caused me to be optimistic. I believe that light and truth will be preserved in our time. In all nations there are large numbers who worship God and feel accountable to Him for their conduct. Some observers believe there is actually a global revival of faith. As Church leaders, we have met with leaders of other faiths and have found that there is a common moral foundation that transcends theological differences and unites us in our aspirations for a better society.



"We also find the majority of people are still respectful of basic moral values. But make no mistake: there are also people who are determined to both destroy faith and reject any religious influence in society....
"There has always been an ongoing battle between people of faith and those who would purge religion and God from public life.  Many opinion leaders today reject a moral view of the world based on Judeo-Christianvalues. In their view there is no objective moral order.  They believe no preference should be given to moral goals. 
"Still, the majority of people aspire to be good and honorable. The Light of Christ...informs their conscience. We know from the scriptures that the Light of Christ is “the Spirit [which] giveth light to every man that cometh into the world.”  This light is given “for the sake of the whole world.”  Elder Quentin L. Cook - Let There Be Light