Power of Satan in Governments of the World

Joseph Fielding Smith
Joseph Fielding Smith

The United States is not the kingdom of God, neither is England, Germany, or France. Take all of the nations put together, they do not constitute the kingdom of God, but are only man-made worldly   governments. Notwithstanding the Father raised up righteous men and directed them in the framing of this government and in giving the people the Constitution of the United States, it is not the government of God. Like all the rest, it is a man-made government and we will not have the government of God until Christ comes to reign, and when he comes he is going to be King of kings. He is going to take his rightful place.

Satan has control now. No matter where you look, he is in control, even in our own land. He is guiding the governments as far as the Lord will permit him. That is why there is so much strife, turmoil, and confusion all over the earth. One master mind is governing the nations. It is not the President of the United States; it is not Hitler; it is not Mussolini; it is not the king or government of England or any other land; it is Satan himself.

Original Source

Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, Volume 3. p641
Accessed 23/04/2016