(April 14, 2015)
We ignore secret combinations at our peril. We think that the availability of the internet is an undisputable good thing, but there are things that are not meant to be widely known because these secrets are destructive. Anyone who does not recognize that President Packer is correct when he states that there are things that are both true and not helpful is almost willfully blind.
But secret combinations are the most dangerous. It is frightening to consider the fact that Mormon, who wrote for our day, included so much information on secret combinations. The only logical conclusion is that secret combinations would ultimately be the greatest challenge that we would face as members of the Church.
That reality leads to a host of unpleasant secondary consequences. But ignoring them doesn’t make them go away – it just means we are ignoring an important lesson the scriptures are trying to teach us.