Quotes on Call Evil Good and Good Evil

The gap between what is popular and what is righteous is widening. As prophesied by Isaiah, many today “call evil good, and good evil.”  Revelations from the prophets of God are not like offerings at the cafeteria, some to be selected and others disregarded.  We are greatly indebted to the Prophet Joseph Smith for the many great revelations which came through him.  He was without peer in restoring spiritual knowledge.   There has been a fulfillment of the revelation given to Joseph Smith in March 1839. — President James E. Faust, Ensign, November 2003, p. 22

We must be concerned with the violent and sexually charged lyrics of much of today’s popular music and the relatively new “art form” of the music video.  According to industry observers, 40 percent of the music video audience is under the age of 18.  One study reports that approximately three-fourths of all the music videos that tell a story utilize sexual imagery, and nearly half involve violence.  And the fashion trends spawned in their images are about as far away from being “virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy” as you can get.  Ours surely is a time when men “call evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20). — Elder M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, November 2003, p. 18