What will happen to Mormons if Mormonism becomes popular? If a successful, wealthy Mormon becomes president, will that embolden covetous Mormons in their quest for success and wealth? Will traditional, scripturally-based teachings be abandoned because our natural-man dreams of serving two masters are finally (seemingly) within reach?
“Brigham Young once said, ‘I am more afraid of covetousness in our Elders [and sisters] than I am of the hordes of hell’ (DBY, p. 306)” (Elder Howard W. Hunter, 1989)
How does the salt lose its savor?
Wait, if this was really a risk, wouldn’t prophets have seen these potentially disastrous results, and warned us before hand?
“For the time speedily shall come that all churches which are built up to get gain, and all those who are built up to get power over the flesh, and those who are built up to become popular in the eyes of the world, and those who seek the lusts of the flesh and the things of the world, and to do all manner of iniquity; yea, in fine, all those who belong to the kingdom of the devil are they who need fear, and tremble, and quake; they are those who must be brought low in the dust; they are those who must be consumed as stubble; and this is according to the words of the prophet.” (1 Nephi 22:23)