Fire from Heaven

K. Douglas Bassett

3 Ne. 17:23-25; 19:13-15; refer in this text to 1 Ne. 22:16-17

“Now God will not permit America, His base of operations, to be destroyed. He has promised protection to this land if we will but serve the God of the land. He has also promised protection to the righteous even, if necessary, to send fire from heaven to destroy their enemies. No, God’s base of operations will not be destroyed. But it may be weakened and made less effective.” (Ezra Taft Benson, A Nation Asleep, p. 11)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon