Ezra Taft Benson:
"We live today in a wicked world. Never in our memory have the forces of evil been arrayed in such a deadly formation. The devil is well organized and has many emissaries working for him. His satanic majesty has proclaimed his intention to destroy our young people, to weaken the home and family, and to defeat the purposes of the Lord Jesus Christ through his great church" ( God, Family, Country: Our Three Great Loyalties , 90).
"All through the ages the prophets have looked down through the corridors of time to our day. Billions of the deceased and those yet to be born have their eyes on us. Make no mistake about it—you are a marked generation. There has never been more expected of the faithful in such a short period of time as there is of us. Never before on the face of this earth have the forces of evil and the forces of good been as well organized. Now is the great day of the devil's power. ... But now is also the great day of the Lord's power, with the greatest number ever of priesthood holders on the earth" ("In His Steps," in 1979 Devotional Speeches of the Year , 59).