“And the Sword of Destruction Did Hang Over Them”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

The Book of Mormon is a somber witness of the fact that military might alone cannot promote the general welfare or assure the safety of a nation. Only when a people are strong in spirit and righteous in behavior do they enjoy the strength of the Lord (see Mormon 2:26).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4