“They Did Destroy Upon the Judgment Seat”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

The brotherhood of evil, with its secret combinations, now made laws and government meaningless. Whereas previously the gospel of light and truth had united people in a common interest, the gospel of darkness and iniquity now divided them into a host of squabbling tribes. Whereas equality and justice earlier had reached out with equal warmth to the great and the small, now self-interest and group interests sought advantage one over another.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4