“The Blood of the Saints Shall Cry from the Ground”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Too many noble and great ones have lived and preached and taught too many have sacrificed their comforts, their homes, their families, and their own lives; too many have laid their all on the altar—too many have given their lives to the kingdom of God for the wicked and unbelieving to defile the earth. Who with impunity can defile that which the almighty God has made?

God will not be mocked, nor will his plan for the salvation of men and the celestialization of the earth be foiled by those with carnal cares and diabolical desires. Truth will prevail. Righteousness will reign. The cry of the blood of he Saints and prophets from all ages ascends to the cars of the Lord of Sabaoth for justice to be rendered, for wrongs to be righted, and for evil to be abolished.

Even Mother Earth herself cries to the heavens:

“Wo, wo, is me, the mother of men; I am pained, I am weary, because of the wickedness of my children. When shall I rest, and be cleansed from the filthiness which is gone forth out of me? When will my Creator sanctify me, that I may rest, and righteousness for a season abide upon my face?”

To such penetrating pleas the Master has sworn with an oath:

“As I live, even so will I come in the last days, in the days of wickedness and vengeance… . And the day shall come that the earth shall rest, but before that day the heavens shall be darkened, and a veil of darkness shall cover the earth; and the heavens shall shake, and also the earth; and great tribulations shall be among the children of men, but my people will I preserve.”

(Moses 7:48, 60-61.)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1