Ezra Taft Benson Society Action Alert!

By October 16th, 2010

Ezra Taft Benson Society Action Alert!

The objective of the Ezra Taft Benson Society is to promote an understanding of our civic responsibilities, the principles of liberty, and good government – in light of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In helping more people understand the principles of liberty in that light, we have witnessed that people are much stronger in their convictions. That is because, as President Boyd K. Packer said in the General Conference of April 2004, “The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior.”

One of the best books (outside of the standard works) to help us in our study of the doctrine of liberty and good government is, “Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen”, by H. Verlan Andersen.

H. Verlan Andersen was the first General Authority called by President Benson after he became President of the Church, was a life long advocate of liberty, and always promoted it in light of the restored Gospel.

Ezra Taft Benson urged all members of the Church to read this important book in the General Conference of April 1972 when he said, “Fortunately we have materials to help us face these threatening dangers in the writings of President David O. McKay and other church leaders. Some other fine sources by LDS authors attempting to awaken and inform us of our duty are: Prophets, Principles, and National Survival (Jerreld L. Newquist), Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen (H. Verlan Andersen), and The Elders of Israel and the Constitution (Jerome Horowitz).”

In some “test markets” we had some individuals give copies of this important work to their ward and stake leadership with a cover letter giving an explanation of the book and why they thought it was important to bring to their attention. This had a major impact!  The feedback ranged from reports of changing of individual behavior in support of the principles of liberty to an increase of teaching of the topic of liberty in ward and stake meetings.  In all cases, the book was received with gratitude and an increase of understanding an appreciation for these principles.

We would like to encourage everyone to participate in this program.

To help accomplish this, we would like to offer the book to you at a 33% discount off of the cover price, making it only $5 per copy.  Additionally, we have included a sample cover letter that you can adapt and include with your book when you give it to your Elders Quorum president/High Priest group leader, your bishopric and your stake presidency, which means you will need a total of 9 copies, or 10 if you don’t already have one for yourself.

After you deliver your copies to your ward and stake leadership, we would love to hear back from you any experiences that you had. Send us an email with that feedback to feedback@etbsociety.org

You can order your discounted copy of “Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen” here http://www.latterdayconservative.com/store/all/latest-products/many-are-called-but-few-are-chosen/ Please be sure to note that you are ordering for this project.

If you would like to help us get more copies of this book out beyond your own ward and stake, please consider donating to The Ezra Taft Benson Society. You can donate here: https://ezrataftbensonsociety.org/donate/

Thanks for all you do for liberty.

Your team at,

The Ezra Taft Benson Society


Dear President/Bishop/Brother ___________________,

I would like to present to you this copy of Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen, which was recommended that all members of the Church read in the General Conference of April 1972.

It covers the principles of Doctrine and Covenants section 121 and how it applies to our public and personal, as well as religious lives, and has made a huge impact on me.

I hope that you will take the time to read this important book; I know you will be glad you did.

Thank you for your service to our ward/stake in the work of the Lord.


Your name here

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2 Responses to “Ezra Taft Benson Society Action Alert!”

  1. G. Michael Craig Says:

    “Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen” is arguably the most dangerous book that can be read by a LDS. This is especially true if the reader makes the unfortunate decision to adjust his thinking according to the principles taught therein, and worse yet, attempt to share those principles with other LDS. This is the surest way of getting in trouble with your priesthood leaders, getting released from your callings and getting blacklisted by them for future callings, and can even result in getting put on probation, disfellowshipped, and even threatened with excommunication. This, sadly, has been my own personal experience, as well as that of others I know, including a bishop and a high priests group leader. It is apparent that the warnings by Presidents J. Reuben Clark Jr. and Ezra Taft Benson of increasing numbers of “tares” and “ravening wolves”, socialists, getting called into leadership positions in the Church has come to pass. It is also apparent that most LDS are making the same mistake that almost all non-LDS are making in that they have decided to ignore Helaman 6:38-39, and accept and become dependent on the “spoils” offered to them by the secret combination running our government, such spoils or subsidies as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, AFDC, Food Stamps, etc. In other words, most LDS are no longer a “peculiar people”, and the Church has been so infiltrated by the “tares” and “ravening wolves” that it is just not the same Church as the one restored by Joseph Smith. What other conclusion can be drawn from the evidence?

  2. Jennifer Doud Says:

    I read it after I voted and it made me sad for the way I voted on a proposal. I am grateful for the understanding about how to vote in a way that is pleasing to God.

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