SALT LAKE CITY– Elder Kim B. Clark of the Seventy, former President of BYU-Idaho, spoke at the Sunday afternoon session of the 185th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Elder Clark said the times that we are living in today are dangerous, and we need to prepare for what we will be facing.
“Our time is a dangerous time,” Elder Clark said. “A time of great evil and temptation, a time of confusion and commotion.”
Elder Clark said the level of spirituality we have now will not be enough for what we will have to endure.
“Whatever level of spirituality or faith or obedience we now have, it will not be sufficient for the work that lies ahead,” he said. “We need greater spiritual light and power. We need eyes to see more clearly the Savior working in our lives and ears to hear His voice more deeply in our hearts.”
Elder Clark said we will be able to receive these blessings when we open our hearts and let Jesus Christ into our lives.
“We do not have to be perfect, but we need to be good and getting better,” he said. “We need to strive to live the plain and simple truths of the gospel.”
Life will be hard and discouraging, Elder Clark said, but if we keep the Holy Ghost in our lives, the light of the gospel will cut through the confusion, the pain and the darkness of the world.