BYU-I Pres. Kim Clark warns Provo students about pride

The great opportunities of the modern world also tend to encourage pride, BYU-Idaho President Kim B. Clark warned BYU students Tuesday, Sept. 29.

"Pride has become especially critical in our day," he said. "We live in the dispensation of the fullness of times when the Lord is blessing His children with great knowledge, remarkable technologies, expanded opportunities for learning and great and unprecedented wealth."

Those blessings come with a warning from the Lord, said Elder Clark, who is also a member of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"Beware of pride! This is the warning voice of the Lord to us now, in our day. We have obtained so much control over the resources of the earth, so much understanding of the biology of life, so much capacity to travel and to communicate instantly that we have become 'puffed up' in our learning and our apparent control and power. Pride and its children -- materialism, envy, arrogance, greed, thirst for recognition, lust for control and dominion -- have become rampant in our culture and society. Modern Babylon is awash in pride."

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