I plead with the Latter-day Saints to stand firm and faithful in the discharge of every duty, keeping the commandments of the Lord, honoring the priesthood, that we may stand when the Lord comes — whether we be living or dead, it matters not — to be partakers of this glory. Remember, when this time comes, this earth is to be cleansed of its unrighteousness, and the wicked shall be as stubble and shall pass away.38. 3
WHY THE RIGHTEOUS DIE IN WAR. Why do the righteous have to suffer, and why does the Lord take some of our good boys away when he brings judgment upon the people? The Lord says he pours his blessings upon the just and the unjust. 37. 54 Again he said it must needs be that offenses come, but woe be to them by whom they come. 37. 55 All through the ages some of the righteous have had to suffer because of the acts of the unrighteous, but they will get their reward.37. 56 Many of those who are taken in these days 478 of battle are called because they are needed for work on the other side. They are not to be condemned because they are taken away when judgments are being poured out, for no condemnation can be laid at their doors. Evidently there is a need for them on the other side.