“The greatest want of the world is the want of …

Comment on Open letter to General Conference by Greg Stearman.

“The greatest want of the world is the want of men—men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall” (Education, p. 57:3).

The last several weeks I have been studying the Biblical principles this passage sets forth. If there was ever a time that we needed leaders like Moses, Joshua, Elijah, Esther, Samuel, Daniel, Peter, or Paul it is now.

If church leadership is so bound about and weak kneed that they feel incapable of dealing promptly with the growing cancer in the church–unable to cut it out–then that leadership, in honesty and integrity of heart need to surrender their positions to those who will deal with these issues. They were put in these positions to lead God’s people not just to hold a position of “importance”. This is the responsibility they took. If they are unable to fulfill their responsibility then let them surrender their positions to someone who will.