What is the true meaning of unity? “The church does not seek unity simply for unities sake. The unity for which the Lord prayed is the only unity God honors. That is for unity in righteousness, unity in principle,
we cannot compromise with an evil in an attempt to have peace and unity in the church any more than God would compromise with Satan to avoid the war in heaven.
How would you have reacted in the war in heaven if someone said to you, look just do what’s right there is no need to get into the fight for free agency. Now It’s obvious to see what the devil is trying to do, but it is sad to see so many of us fall for his destructive line. The cause of freedom is the most basic part of our religion.
Our position on freedom helped get us to this earth, and it can make the difference on whether we get back home or not.”
Ezra Taft Benson, “In His Steps” March 4, 1979
See also Prepare Every Needful Thing, 27:00