THIS BLOG ATTEMPTS TO SHOW HOW SCIENCE IS CATCHING UP WITH REVEALED RELIGION

THIS BLOG IS AN ATTEMPT TO PUT ALL THE COOL STUFF THAT I BUMP INTO ABOUT THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST AND EVENTS THAT LEAD UP TO IT INTO ONE LOCATION.
THE CONTENTS WILL BE FROM AN LDS PERSPECTIVE. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANYTHING IN HERE, I DO NOT PARTICULARLY CARE TO ARGUE, UNLESS YOU CAN ADD TO THIS BODY OF WORK. I HAVE AN OPEN MIND, THAT IS WHY I READ STUFF FROM ALL DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AND SEEK LEARNING FROM THE BEST BOOKS. I JUST AM NOT HERE TO ARGUE ABOUT IT - BUT TO PUT IT OUT THERE WHERE OTHERS CAN PERUSE/PURSUE IT. I TAKE PARTICULAR INTEREST IN HONEST SEEKERS OF TRUTH AND BELIEVE THAT SCIENCE IS REVEALED RELIGION'S BEST ALLY. YOU WILL SEE ALOT OF TOPICS IN THIS BLOG THAT SHOW SCIENCE BACKING - AND SLOWLY CATCHING UP WITH - REVEALED RELIGION.
ENJOY!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A VIVID DREAM OF EAST COAST ATTACK

As it will be.  People do not comprehend what they are seeing.  This is as it will go down:

I live on the east coast in the U.S.A. and apparently there was a war with the U.S.A. against another country. The news was on and they were talking about how the U.S. was preparing to bomb and expressing high concern that we'd be bombed. Some time had past and me and my family were sitting around and someone says "we just nuked ______" I really don't remember who it was. I turned on the television and tried to call someone but the phone wasn't sending calls - much like the time there was an earthquake and I tried to use the phone. They shut off everyones phone for emergency reasons (irl) - My phone wouldn't even connect to wifi and neither would my computers.

Eventually they were reporting bombings on U.S. soil. When the bombs started getting closer to us we had to relocate quickly to a shelter type place with a below ground floor. I think it was a school. We were disconnected from any news of what was going on and it was terrifying. Every second that passed I felt like I was about to die from an explosion. Massive plane formations flew overhead at one point and it was completely out of this world. I remember seeing what I thought to be nuclear weapons flying over head because they were tiny but I know thats not how it is in real life.

I woke up feeling like I had truly stepped into another time and experienced that. I feel like its happened .

You'd expect a dream like that after a night of binge-research and youtubing but I haven't had time to keep up with it all in a few months.

NEPHI AND SNOW

I just love to laugh at and mock critics of the Book of Mormon.  Their ridiculous arguments are constantly being knocked down by facts.  They then produce other arguments against it's validity and then those are knocked down.

One of the favorites I still remember the critics throwing out there was snow that was brought up in the Book of Mormon by Nephi.  They argued ignorantly that Nephi would never have seen it being at the latitude that he was at in Jerusalem.  They betrayed their own ignorance or at least convicted the sayings of Isaiah (who talked about sin and how it could make us to be crimson or white as snow, depending on our state of repentance).

Well, I have seen so many references to snow since my missionary days that I just laugh at the weak attempts to defame.  Some of these characters are as weak as those in Jesus' day who attempted to throw Him under the bus.  Pathetic, really.

Here is what got me spun up:

http://www.weather.com/series/great-outdoors/video/even-monks-like-a-good-snowfight

I bet an ice-ball to the face could get one of them to break their vows of silence.....

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WHY WE ARE MESSING AROUND IN SYRIA

Sounds solid to me:

This is Why the U.S. Wants ASSAD of SYRIA Gone
The reason Assad has been unjustly vilified is because Qatar wants a natural gas pipeline to run through the Arabian peninsula, through Jordan, through SYRIA, to Turkey. From Turkey, it can connect with existing pipelines to Europe, in order to supply Europe with natural gas.

This proposed pipeline would threaten Russia economically, as Russia currently supplies Europe with natural gas.

Syria and Russia are allies. Thus, Assad said "No" to the proposed Qatar-Turkey pipeline that would run through Syria.

Next thing you know, there's an "uprising" in Syria, and Assad is public enemy number one.

And when it became clear that the American public did not want another war (potentially with Syria) and Putin diplomatically stymied potential U.S. aggression against Syria, "ISIS" suddenly pops up out of nowhere, with funding, arms, supplies, logistics, etc.

Fancy that!

The U.S. hates that Russia supplies Europe with energy (natural gas). It's U.S. policy to isolate and surround Russia.

Isolating Russia involves preventing, halting, or stopping the spread of Russia doing business past its borders as much as possible; particularly with Europe, which the U.S. regards as its turf. Russia's natural gas supply to Europe has been a thorn in the U.S. side for some years now.

THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE WAS A FARCE??

This is EXPLOSIVE information - if true.  My ancestors were driven to America under this action.

The Irish are direct descendants of Joseph through Ephraim.

This is amazing!

http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2015/02/RIR-150216.php

If true, this is similar to what happened to the Ukrainians in the 1930's by Stalin and his thugs.

History does repeat itself.

Remember that the revisionist history presented to us today about Ireland - will similarly be written by those that conquer this land.  The victor always writes the history of the conquered.  Therefore, little of history is completely truthful, where war and conquest is involved.

THE REASON FOR THE FOLDED LINEN?

I have not verified this:

Something to note....
Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection?
The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which
was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the
grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the
napkin was neatly folded, and was placed at the head of that stony
coffin.
Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary
Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled
away from the entrance.
She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the
one whom Jesus loved. She said, 'They have taken the Lord's body out of
the tomb, and I don't know where they have put him!'
Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The
other disciple outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked
in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in.
Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed
the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered
Jesus' head was folded up and lying to the side.
Is that important? Absolutely! Is it really significant? Yes!
In order to understand the significance of the folded
napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of
that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and
every Jewish boy knew this tradition.
When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he
made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it. The table
was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait just out of
sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not
dare touch that table, until the master was finished.
Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the
table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad
up that napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know
to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, 'I'm
done'.
But if the master got up from the table, and folded his
napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch
the table, because..........
The folded napkin meant, 'I'm coming back!' He is Coming
Back! Now everytime I use a cloth napkin after a meal I will think of
this one.
IN GOD WE TRUST

HEAD TO THE CELLAR OR CANYON IF YOUR SPOUSE ARGUES WITH YOU

If my wife feels slighted (real or imagined), she will let you know in no uncertain terms.

I like Willard Richards' take on this.  I do not know how long he was married for - or if a bachelor - but humorous nonetheless.  This we do know from the historical record; he was good at dodging bullets - whether in jail and quite possibly in the home, if I am reading this article correctly:

Apostle Willard Richards to overcome this false notion so that we can better overcome a situation we probably didn’t even know we were in.  The original title of this article was, “False and Delusive Spirits”
Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, prove them, and learn whether they be God-like, and, if so, receive those spirits, but, if not, reject them; for whatsoever is not of God is evil.  It is no uncommon thing for a false spirit to assume a more plausible appearance to a casual observer, than a true spirit would on the same subject; it was so formerly, it is so latterly.
   We were forcibly reminded of these truths when a sister remarked in a recent conversation, “What a happy thing it would be if the writings of the clairvoyants and mesmerizers were true concerning the spirit world, for then all would be saved.”  Yes, said we, just as happy a thing would it now be as it was in the councils of eternity, when the Father made proposals concerning the salvation of man, when he should sin on the earth; Jesus offered to redeem all who would repent and keep a celestial law; Lucifer, a younger brother, offered to save all; Jesus’ offer was accepted by the Father and Lucifer’s was rejected; and yet Lucifer’s proposition appeared so plausible, so much more liberal, noble, benevolent, and kind-hearted, that one-third part of the sons of God believed it and joined Lucifer’s standard. That was what made division in heaven and war followed; Lucifer, with one-third of the spirits of heaven, which he drew around him by his sophistry and false philanthropy, declared war against Jesus and the two-thirds that rallied round His standard to maintain the truth; and they fought until Lucifer and his followers were overcome and cast out of heaven, even unto the earth, and were cursed with this curse, even that they should not receive unto themselves bodies on the earth, like the two-thirds who maintained their integrity and fought by the side of Jesus.
   This curse came through imbibing and exercising a false spirit, a sympathizing spirit, a spirit that will sympathize with misery or punishment, when misery is justly due by punishment.  Lucifer made his followers believe that he was a far more tender-hearted and merciful being than Jesus, and got all he could to help him sympathize for the miseries that must follow the abominable crimes of man on the earth, and they want it for salvation anyhow, right or wrong; they were so good, so holy, and so benevolent they could not do otherwise.
   There are multitudes of just such benevolent souls on the earth at the present day.  Men may lie, steal, swear, get drunk, then murder and shed innocent blood, for which there is no forgiveness in this world nor the world to come, and for which as good a man as King David, “a man after God’s own heart,” was thrust down to hell, and there will remain till he has paid the uttermost farthing.  And yet there are men in abundance on the earth who are possessed of the same holy benevolence with their father Lucifer, who will pray over them, exhort them to repentance, petition the governor to pardon them, and do all in their power to save them from the punishment decreed by the laws of heaven.  They are so sympathetic, have so much kind-hearted feeling, so full of Christian benevolence, disinterested benevolence, they would save the rascals from punishment if possible.  They can’t bear to have their poor fellow creatures suffer so much; it is too bad.  Such conduct is the disinterested benevolence of which the world is so full and boasts so much.
   But what is the benevolence of heaven, the sympathy of the Holy Ones in such matters?  Down to hell where David went; down to hell, ye murderers, ye whose sins cannot be pardoned; ye have taken the blood of your fellows, and ye can’t restore it; therefore howl ye, for hot wrath is upon you, and he that sitteth in the heavens will laugh at your calamity, and mock when your fear cometh.  Your destruction cometh like the whirlwind, and no power can stay it.
   Herein is the benevolence of God manifested; when there is no more hope of a man, instead of keeping him in the midst of the children of men to commit further outrages and mar the peace of His kingdom, He thrusts him down to his own place, to howl out his lamentations and work his passage to the last milestone; while the disinterested benevolence of the priests of Baal would pray him into heaven, in sprite of the decrees of heaven, with all his unpardonable sins upon his head, if they had the power.
   They are so full of sympathy, “dear spirit, sweet spirit,” they would have all men saved; as much as the sister who had read clairvoyance till she had almost forgot her God and hoped the mesmeric world of spirits was true, or that the followers of Lucifer who lost their own salvation by exercising a spirit of false sympathy; and so will it be with all who forsake the living God, and raise up gods of their own imaginations and harbor false spirits.
 False spirits are more subtle and more contagious than the small pox; their number and diversity of operations cannot be counted by man; and the first moment the Saints leave the path of duty, that moment they are subject to the influence of evil, false spirits, which once having taken possession of the soul, are difficult if not impossible to be removed, by the person so receiving them without assistance from those who have more wisdom.  The great object of evil spirits is to get bodies, and the only chance they have is to dispossess a soul of the spirit of the Lord, the light of eternal truth, and take possession of that body thus dispossessed; and when thus once in possession, it may truly be said there is a body possessed of the devil.
   Jesus and His disciples in different ages, have commanded the unclean and wicked spirits to depart out of those of whom they had taken possession, and they have departed; but there are those spirits which are not easily dispossessed and go out only by prayer and fasting.  And again, there are those spirits that will hardly go out at any price, except it is by the will of those who harbor them.  And of what class are they?  They are invited spirits.  Invited spirits?  Yes, many spirits watch their opportunity to thrust themselves into a person when and where they are not wanted, and such are much more easily cast out than those who are invited guests.
   For instance, a person for some real or supposed injury or neglect from a friend, wishes to retaliate, to be revenged, and of course opens the way and invites the spirit of jealousy to take possession; and the moment jealousy enters the breast, there is a perfect hell of happiness.  No scheme that hell itself can devise to torment, perplex, harass, disturb, vex, or mar the peace of friend, wife, or husband, is left untouched, or unmoved; and by that time the breast of the harborer is opened to all the evil spirits of Pandemonium–all have free access, and oh, what a world of glory dwells there!
   And how shall that jealous spirit be removed?  By the laying on of hands?  The Lord deliver us from such an ordinance, in such a case.  Why?  That spirit was invited to take up its abode there, and while the spirit is made welcome by that person, what right have we to dispossess it?  It would be abridging the agency of the individual who invited the spirit for any one to cause that spirit to depart, without the person’s leave; and we choose that all should exercise their own agency and responsibility, and then they are subjects of accountability.
   Other spirits, not particularly invited or desired, gain an easy access to those who are careless, heedless, and but too indifferent to the statutes, ordinances, and duties of God’s kingdom; who neglect their prayers, their assembling together, and doing as they would be done unto; and from these spirits arise contention, strife, evil thinking, evil speaking, evil surmising, detraction, revenge, law-suits, and a host of such perplexing annoyances, sufficient to disturb a nation; but the man who is obedient to his God in all things, who knows no will of his own, only to do the will of his Father in the heavens, is free from these spirits; the Devil has no power over him, for he resists him, and evil spirits are compelled to flee at his rebuke.
   Some may ask, “How shall I know when I am operated upon by a false spirit?”  There are many keys by which the door of knowledge is unlocked to the Saints in relation to spirits, as well as other things pertaining to the kingdom; but one may suffice at the present time, for we have not designed this brief notice to cover all or any considerable portion of the ground which the subject includes.
   The spirit of heaven is a spirit of peace, joy, comfort, consolation, and knowledge to its possessor, and all Saints who have enjoyed this spirit, (and all Saints have more or less) may know when this peaceful spirit dwelling within them is disturbed, that something is wrong, that some false spirit is lurking within or about them, striving to enter; and if they will resist the first impulse of their disturbed feelings and command Satan in the name of Jesus to depart, peace will instantly be restored to their souls.
   It is not the wrong doings of others that destroy that peace within ourselves which the world can neither give nor take away; it is our own wrongs which cause that peaceful spirit to leave us; and would to God that His truth were indelibly imprinted on the heart and recollection of every Saint.  It is your own wrongs or evil spirits that destroy your peace, and not the wrongs of your friend or neighbor. Know ye, all ye Saints, if the peace of heaven and a foretaste of the blessings of the celestial world are not continually with you, there is something wrong within; some foul spirit has got possession of yourself, and the quicker you dispossess it, the better.
   Carry out this principle, and what will be the result?  Every Saint will live by his creed, and “mind his own business.”  Every dear wife will look with a zealous eye towards the happiness and welfare of her dear husband, and if she is tempted to think he is doing wrong, she will say, Get thee behind me, Satan; that is none of my business.  I will do right, and that is enough for me, and I shall have peace in my soul.  And so continue to do, till he has done so wrong that forbearance is no longer a virtue, then give him a divorce and do better if you can; but while you live with him, live in peace, and keep jealousy out of doors; if you don’t, you will always have hell within, and devils enough to carry it on.  The moment you are jealous that your husband is wrong, that moment you are miserable, that misery is proof positive that you yourself are wrong, for it destroys your peace.
   Jealous husbands are quite as bad and a little less excusable (if there can be any excuse) than jealous wives.  Husbands, if your wives do wrong, teach them better if they are willing to be taught, and if they are not, keep out of their way till they are willing, and no quarreling between you.  You need not fret your soul because your dear wife does wrong.  Don’t let the devil destroy your peace and cause the Holy Ghost to depart from you, because your wife has given way to a bad spirit.  Show yourself a man of God; be at peace with yourself, pray for her, and when she has been buffeted by the devil long enough, she will get tired of him, leave him, and return to you.
   Some husbands are so mighty big because they are the head, that the wife has no room in the house; if she thinks, she thinks wrong; if she speaks, she speaks wrong; if she acts, she acts wrong; she can’t do a right thing for the life of her; and do what she will, no matter, she is as likely to get a cuffed ear as anything else, and a little more so; and if she should ask forgiveness, she would meet with the consoling retort from her dear lord, “yes, and you’ll do the same thing again next minute.”  Why all this?  Because the dear husband, the great lord of the house, has got so many devils in him, they make him so big there is not room for anybody else in that house.
   The things of which we speak are but too common among the nations of Christendom, and too much of them have been brought together among the Saints; but it is time for Saints to stop such things. Husbands, love and cherish your wives as you ought; give them their place, their rights, their dominion, that they may act upon their agency, as you do on yours; and quit your fretting, and snarling, and quarreling with them, if you ever did it.  What, a man quarrel with himself?  Yes, just as well as quarrel with his wife–’tis all the same.
   If there is one solitary case, such as we have supposed, among the Saints, we would venture a prescription.  What, are you a doctor?  We make no such pretensions, but men may say that we are. Let the husband who wants a quarrel with his wife go to some deep, remote canyon, where no human voice was ever heard or foot trod, there strip and fight till you are tired of it; then come home and behave yourself.
   Let the wife who wants to pick a quarrel with her husband, retire to some dark room or cellar, which contains nothing but bare walls and total darkness, and there fight till you are tired of fighting; then return to your family and behave yourself.  And when husband and wife have got through with their fights, they will each be willing to acknowledge that they had had as many devils in them as Mary Magdalene, or they would not have been such fools as to fight themselves at such fearful odds; and if they don’t, we’ll make another gratis prescription. (Mill. Star, vol. 14, pp. 277-280)

SMITHSONIAN IN MASSIVE COVER-UP OF REALITY OF LARGE RACE IN AMERICAS

Those who have seen Nephite soldiers (in the Logan Temple, etc), have noted that they were all 6-7 feet, or taller.

None of this surprises me.  The Smithsonian is all about revisionist history......  Sick - really sick.  Because the people cannot handle the truth.....  Typical elitist mentality.  They will all burn - and the truth will prevail.  I, for one, do not think it can happen soon enough.

http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/smithsonian-admits-to-destruction-of-thousands-of-giant-human-skeletons-in-early-1900s/

Smithsonian Admits to Destruction of Thousands of Giant Human Skeletons in Early 1900′s

December 3rd, 2014 | by Bob Flanagan
Smithsonian Admits to Destruction of Thousands of Giant Human Skeletons in Early 1900′s
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A US Supreme Court ruling has forced the Smithsonian institution to release classified papers dating from the early 1900′s that proves the organization was involved in a major historical cover up of evidence showing giants human remains in the tens of thousands had been uncovered all across America and were ordered to be destroyed by high level administrators to protect the mainstream chronology of human evolution at the time.

The allegations stemming from the American Institution of Alternative Archeology (AIAA) that the Smithsonian Institution had destroyed thousands of giant human remains during the early 1900′s was not taken lightly by the Smithsonian who responded by suing the organization for defamation and trying to damage the reputation of the 168-year old institution.
During the court case, new elements were brought to light as several Smithsonian whistle blowers admitted to the existence of documents that allegedly proved the destruction of tens of thousands of human skeletons reaching between 6 feet and 12 feet in height, a reality mainstream archeology can not admit to for different reasons, claims AIAA spokesman, James Churward.

«There has been a major cover up by western archaeological institutions since the early 1900′s to make us believe that America was first colonized by Asian peoples migrating through the Bering Strait 15,000 years ago, when in fact, there are hundreds of thousands of burial mounds all over America which the Natives claim were there a long time before them, and that show traces of a highly developed civilization, complex use of metal alloys and where giant human skeleton remains are frequently found but still go unreported in the media and news outlets» he explains.

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A giant human femur uncovered in Ohio in 2011 by the American Association for Alternative Archeology, similar to the evidence presented in court
A turning point of the court case was when a 1.3 meter long human femur bone was shown as evidence in court of the existence of such giant human bones. The evidence came as a blow to the Smithsonian’s lawyers as the bone had been stolen from the Smithsonian by one of their high level curators in the mid 1930′s who had kept the bone all his life and which had admitted on his deathbed in writing of the undercover operations of the Smithsonian.

«It is a terrible thing that is being done to the American people» he wrote in the letter. «We are hiding the truth about the forefathers of humanity, our ancestors, the giants who roamed the earth as recalled in the Bible and ancient texts of the world».

The US Supreme Court has since forced the Smithsonian Institution to publicly release classified information about anything related to the “destruction of evidence pertaining to the mound builder culture” and to elements “relative to human skeletons of greater height than usual”, a ruling the AIAA is extremely enthused about.

«The public release of these documents will help archaeologists and historians to reevaluate current theories about human evolution and help us greater our understanding of the mound builder culture in America and around the world» explains AIAA director, Hans Guttenberg. «Finally, after over a century of lies, the truth about our giant ancestors shall be revealed to the world» he acknowledges, visibly satisfied by the court ruling.

The documents are scheduled to be released in 2015 and the operation will be coordinated by an independent scientific organization to assure political neutrality.

SICK - JUST SICK

From the black to the red to the occultish horns.  This is just sick.  If you do not recognize the occult in what you are being fed (if you actually watch the trash tube), you cannot point it out and warn others.  They are mainstreaming satanic imagery.  Most people just yawn - I get pissed.  We are awash in a sea of evil.

Few are waking up:

   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2969176/Taylor-Swift-puts-incredibly-sexy-display-short-black-jumpsuit-fishnets-opens-BRIT-Awards-live-show.html

I have gone round and around with my buddie who is the nephew of Tom Perry.  He thinks I am nuts.  I tell him that, when the time comes, he will not have enough knowledge and fortitude to make the correct decision.  You have to physically and overtly remove yourself from babylon - or you will be swept away with the wicked.

PASSIVE HYDROPONICS

There are a few different ways to do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofxHCHcdqwQ&feature=youtu.be

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

THE CHURCH IS UNDER CONDEMNATION

I would LOVE to hear what President Benson would have to say today.  He would probably have to be on a defibrilator just to keep the ticker from busting out of his chest......

Here is a great FB post from John U. who is a great scriptorian and patriot:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been under the Lord's 'condemnation' for almost 183 consecutive years.
Why is that?
Because we have 'treated lightly' the 'Book of Mormon and the former commandments' – while lingering in our collective 'vanity and unbelief':
(D&C 84:49-59)
49 And the whole world lieth in sin, and groaneth under darkness and under the bondage of sin.
50 And by this you may know they are under the bondage of sin, because they come not unto me.
51 For whoso cometh not unto me is under the bondage of sin.
52 And whoso receiveth not my voice is not acquainted with my voice, and is not of me.
53 And by this you may know the righteous from the wicked, and that the whole world groaneth under sin and darkness even now.
54 And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received--
55 Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation.
56 And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.
57 And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written--
58 That they may bring forth fruit meet for their Father’s kingdom; otherwise there remaineth a scourge and judgment to be poured out upon the children of Zion.
59 For shall the children of the kingdom pollute my holy land? Verily, I say unto you, Nay.
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The Savior did NOT ascribe our collective 'condemnation' to a failure to heed our latter-day leaders.
And He certainly did NOT ascribe our collective 'condemnation' for failing to invest $24.95 + tax towards the latest popular and profitable 'gospel topic' publication (2 Nephi 26:29)
No. The Lord plainly stated that our 'condemnation' is based on our 'vanity and unbelief' – specifically manifest by our 'treating lightly' the 'Book of Mormon and the former commandments'.
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Within the 'Book of Mormon and the former commandments' we are promised that, if we are faithful, we will receive further scriptural records – in the future (Ether 4)
A few of which include:
– The Sealed Portion of the Brass Plates (including a more full record of the prophecies of Moses and little known prophets like Zenos and Zenock)
– The greater account of the Savior's appearance to the Nephites, the Lamanites and the Mulekites (See 3rd Nephi)
– The greater account of the Brother of Jared's encounter with the Lord (See Ether 4)
– The Book of Enoch (See D&C 107)
— The Gospel of John the Baptist (See D&C 93)
[The Savior said that God had not, nor ever would, raise up a greater prophet than John the Baptist.
So what did John the Baptist prophesy that qualified him to both prepare the way for the Savior and to receive His divine endorsement?]
Yet, as a collective body of Saints, we continue to 'treat lightly' what we have 'received' – despite those powerful promises (which MUST be fulfilled before the Saints can become a Zion people). In favor of chasing after enticing (idolatrous) 'spiritual candy'.
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The Savior commanded us to read Isaiah (3 Nephi 23:1-5). A prophet who spoke of all things. Moreover, standing as further witnesses of Isaiah's prophecies, Nephi (2 Nephi 11 & 25) and Moroni (Mormon 8) both echoed the Savior's commandment.
So, how often do we heed them?
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The Prophet Joseph Smith said:
“I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.”
Is it REALLY the 'keystone of our religion'?
For that matter, has it EVER been – since the restoration of the Savior's Church and Gospel?
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There are STARK prophecies about the Saints and the Church in the 'Book of Mormon and the former commandments' that NO Near Death Experience/personal-vision book has yet to touch upon.
Why is that?
Why did the Savior specifically command us to read the words of Isaiah?
Why did the other Book of Mormon prophets, and the Savior Himself (in one instance commanded by the Most High, God the Father, Himself), more plainly edify and prophesy what Isaiah recorded before their records?
Can we REALLY consider ourselves adequately 'prepared' (D&C 38:28-30), with 'oil' in our lamps' (D&C 33), if we do NOT know what God is actually warning us through the 'Book of Mormon and the former commandments' (D&C 84:57)?
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No matter how hard one looks, you will NOT find the sobering stark prophecies contained in the 'Book of Mormon and the former commandments' in a Sarah Menet, Julie Rowe and/or 'Spencer' (T.H.) 'Visions of Glory' account.
And to be quite frank, you will hardly find much said of those stark prophecies from the Latter Day Prophets and Apostles – with very few exceptions.
Why is that?
Simple. God will NOT give us more (Isaiah 28) until we take in and apply what we have already 'received' (D&C 84:54):
(2 Nephi 27:4-5)
4 For behold, all ye that doeth iniquity, stay yourselves and wonder, for ye shall cry out, and cry; yea, ye shall be drunken but not with wine, ye shall stagger but not with strong drink.
5 For behold, the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep. For behold, ye have closed your eyes, and ye have rejected the prophets; and your rulers, and the seers hath he covered because of your iniquity.
And until that time, we will continue to linger under the Savior's 'condemnation' (D&C 84:54-59) – heading directly towards a set of scriptural crisises (which the Savior and the prophets in the 'Book of Mormon and the former commandments' have plainly prophesied – for those who are willing to embrace them)