Never in the entire history of the world has there ever been such an assault on the family unit as there is now. In some nations women work and the state rears their children. Under the cloak of supposed equal rights, college dormitories and athletic shower rooms are opened to male and female students alike. Women are handed rifles and taught the ways of war, and they are employed alongside men in drudgery and labor that destroys feminine sensitivities. Male homosexuals marry each other. Millions of couples live together in sin. Death dealing abortions have legal approval. Courses given in public schools encourage and approve immoral practices. Prostitution is legal in some jurisdictions. All this and all else prevailing in our social structure make us wonder how much worse things must become before the burning fires of destruction shall cover the earth.
Truly, "by the word of God," the earth in Noah's day was "overflowed with water," and its inhabitants "perished." And so, "the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men." (2 Pet. 3:5-7.) So says the holy word, and so shall it be.
-Bruce R. McConkie