". . . the churches which are built up, and not unto the Lord, when the one shall say unto the other: Behold, I, I am the Lord's; and the others shall say: I, I am the Lord's; . . . And they shall contend one with another; and their priests shall contend one with another, and they shall teach with their learning, and deny the Holy Ghost, which giveth utterance." (2 Nephi 28:3,4)
"Wo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught and revile against that which is good and say that it is of no worth!" [Remember what Gingrich said about Romney being married to the same woman and not having affairs.] For the day shall come that the Lord God will speedily visit the inhabitants of the earth; and in that day that they are fully ripe in iniquity they shall perish. . . . For behold, at that day shall he [the devil] rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good." (2 Nephi 28:16,20)
When we finished reading the chapter I commented that this chapter perfectly describes the political campaign this year. Not to mention various and sundry wickedness throughout the world.
I love the Book of Mormon, it truly is the handbook for our day. And it gives hope and purpose to the righteous:
". . .nevertheless, I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me; for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord God of Hosts." (2 Nephi 28:32)