Elder Ezra Taft Benson
Of the Council of the Twelve
From "Civic Standards For the Faithful Saints", in Ensign, July 1972, 59
God, the Father of us all, uses the men of the earth, especially good men, to accomplish his purposes. It has been true in the past, it is true today, it will be true in the future.
the Lord needs such men on the outside of His
Church to help it along," said the late Elder Orson F. Whitney of the
of the Twelve. "They are among its auxiliaries, and can do more good
the cause where the Lord has placed them, than anywhere else. . . .
some are drawn into the fold and receive a testimony of the truth;
others remain unconverted . . . the beauties and glories of the gospel
being veiled temporarily from their view, for a wise purpose. The Lord
will open their eyes in His own due time. God is using more than one
for the accomplishment of His great and marvelous work. The Latter-day
Saints cannot do it all. It is too vast, too arduous for any one
. . . We have no quarrel with the Gentiles. They are our partners in a
certain sense." (Conference Report, April 1928, p. 59.)