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TitleThe Lord’s Base of Operations
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1962
AuthorsBenson, Ezra Taft
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number6
Date PublishedJune 1962
KeywordsAmerica; Morality; Promised Land; U.S. Constitution; United States

This article claims that the Book of Mormon testifies of the great mission of America, and that America is a beacon of liberty to all the world. It is the Lord’s base of operations. The author states that Church members must protect it from its greatest threat—moral decay from within—and we “must return to a love and respect for the basic spiritual concepts upon which this nation has been established.