“We can so live that we can call upon the Lord for His protection and guidance. This is a first priority. We cannot expect His help if we are unwilling to keep His commandments. We in this Church have evidence enough of the penalties of disobedience in the examples of both the Jaredite and the Nephite nations. Each went from glory to utter destruction because of wickedness.
“We know, of course, that the rain falls on the just as well as the unjust. But even though the just die they are not lost, but are saved through the Atonement of the Redeemer” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, p. 196).