“Did Once More Establish Peace in the Land”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
Only the sword of personal righteousness can establish a lasting peace. As President Ezra Taft Benson taught, “The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.” (CR, October 1985, p. 5.)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2