“I Pray Not for the World, but for Those Whom Thou Hast Given Me out of the World, Because of Their Faith”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
The Saints are called to live in the world, though they are counseled to be not of the world. They cannot make a difference in a wicked world-cannot be the salt of the earth or the light of the world-if they seclude themselves from the world. The blessings of the gospel cannot be obtained by the wicked and the worldly. The Savior’s promises are bestowed upon those who come out from the world through faith, repentance, and obedience to all gospel laws and ordinances.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4