And now behold, this is the will of the Lord your God concerning his saints that they should assemble themselves together unto the land of Zion, not in haste lest there should be confusion, which brings pestilence (T&C 50:6). Pestilence is not just bugs and vermin; it is also confusion, disorder, and chaos.1

    1 “The Restoration’s Shattered Promises and Great Hope,” address given at Sunstone Symposium, Sandy, UT, July 28, 2018, transcript, 21.