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“In the church, we often state the couplet, ‘Be in the world but not of the world.’ As we observe television shows that make profanity, violence and infidelity commonplace and even glamorous, we often wish we could lock out the world in some way and isolate our families from it all…perhaps we should state the couplet previously mentioned as two separate admonitions. First, ‘Be in the world.’ Be involved, be informed. Try to be understanding and tolerant and to appreciate diversity. Make meaningful contributions to society and give service through involvement. Second, ‘Be not of the world.’ Do not follow wrong paths to accommodate or accept what is not right…
Members of the church need to influence more than we are influenced. We should work to stem the tide of sin and evil instead of passively being swept along by it. We each need to help solve the problem rather than avoid or ignore it.”
Author: M. Russell Ballard, Source: April Conference 1989Saved by mlsscaress in benotoftheworld 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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