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!!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A QUOTE BY PRESIDENT BENSON - WHY PEOPLE KILL THE PROPHETS

Or attempt to silence or discredit them.....  To cover their vain ambitions or gratify their pride, or as I said to my sis recently - to cover their sins.

It is as clear as day to me.  And this is why President Benson was my Prophet:

As a prophet reveals the truth it divides the people. (T)he worldly either want to close the mouth of the prophet, or else act as if the prophet didn’t exist, rather than repent of their sins. Popularity is never a test of truth. Ezra Taft Benson

Thursday, September 21, 2017

GOOD WORDS TO LIVE BY....

A SYNOPSIS OF THE EVENTS SINCE THE LAST ECLIPSE

It has been quite the month!

I wonder what is coming next.....

Here is great vid that sums it all up:

https://youtu.be/Qty4BI8Ku3U

Enjoy!

I wonder what things the 23rd will herald as the Days of Awe come to a close?

Maybe a good old-fashioned nuking?  Economic collapse in October?  Utah EQ?  Who knows?

THE COLLAPSE OF CIVILIZATION AROUND THE MIDDLE EAST AT THE TIME OF MOSES' EXODUS?

It appears that the event that brought down Egypt, brought down other civilizations:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRcu-ysocX4

It will be fun to find out the source of the collapse.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIKE STROUD AND DENVER SNUFFER

There is some scuttlebutt out there where Mike Stroud is getting the same attention as Spencer and others have as being an apostate because he has stepped out and is giving life examples that do not fit neatly in the box, so to speak.

Here is the article that was brought up on the FB take-down of Mike Stroud:

https://wheatandtares.org/2017/09/16/what-do-you-get-when-you-combine-denver-snuffer-and-robert-norman-mike-stroud/

I do not like how Visions of Glory was thrown in with DS.....  Sorry - but you have the author who is currently a Bishop in SLC who is tied in with the 12, and who would NEVER be a Bishop, had they perceived him as a "whacka-doodle" or off in the doctrinal left field.  Short of scripture, I have never had a book hit home like VoG did (other than one small detail I am still coming to grips with - or not).  And yes, the 144K are being prepped right now - for their mission; just as John the Baptist had to be prepped for quite some time prior to Christ's three year ministry which began with John baptizing Him.  The 144K work on the preparatory stuff required to gather and build Zion - just prior to Christ coming to receive "the Bride".

I also happen to disagree with the above article - in that there is an element of demonic influence on some forms of mental illness, in that the demonic influences are more prevalent and work on anyone in ANY kind of a weakened condition, whether it be sin which wears the spirit of the individual down, whether it be alcohol or drug use which does the same, or whether it is a weakened ability to logically reason when the brain function is compromised, which leads to false or skewed conclusions.  I also state that there is a definite biological component to mental illness - which is why it often runs in families, as the genetic disposition is passed from one generation to the next.  I have seen all of the above first hand - and I have used the experience as a learning tool as to where the boundaries of the various issues lie.  I have personally cast evil spirits out of persons weakened by alcohol and drugs (when I was in Brazil), and I know what that experience is like.  I have tried to contrast and compare the two states, with their differences.

I happen to be able to relate quite well to Mike Stroud's life experiences and do not find the Spirit grieved, as some have complained.  Why is it, that those who seem to call out good people always wear copious amounts of make-up?  I have observed those who seem to be struggling with good and right, always seem to cake it on......  This has hit home, as of late......  Too many "cakers" calling out good people as evil.  As if to cover up the person they see in the mirror - one that they do not like......  No, seriously.  A little, to cover some blemishes - no worries.  But thick enough that you need a jack hammer to take it off every night is what I am talking about.....

Here is a comment I had about Mike Stroud (my defense on him) on FB:

I read the first chapter of Second Comforter by DS and put it down and never picked it up again. I followed DS on his blog for some time - and liked much of what he had to say - but sensed apostasy in him from almost the start. I could have put a 70% chance of failure on him. It turned out to be a 100% chance. With Mike Stroud (who loved DS's book), I put less than a 10% chance of failure (falling into a trap as DS did), due to his working knowledge of the Gospel. Even if one strays from the path, a working knowledge always brings them back to center. DS did not experience miracles in his life due to a working knowledge. His knowledge was book, or intellectual-based knowledge. There is a massive difference. 2 Nephi talks of this difference.
As far as make-up and anything else that covers up our natural beauty goes, why must we indulge in it.  I remember in seminary, as a kid, hearing the words of Isaiah talking of the "painted ladies" and those who wore excessive jewelry.  I am just not into the "accessorizing" thing.  I have always been attracted to modest and simple.  Not the "Vegas ladies" that are largely fake from head to toe, including fake eye-lashes.  I don't mind a little make-up - but extremes is kind of ridiculous.  Maybe I am just a little too granola and Birkenstock.  Maybe I like to keep it real - except in the case of bad acne, birth marks, etc.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NEW MEGA QUAKE (7.1 - 7.5) IN MEXICO CITY

I had my favorite lady friend sit next to me in GD class on Sunday.  We were passing notes to each other.  She thinks this is it.  I told her, my head tells me a 70% chance of an EQ in Utah this fall.  However, no confirmation from the Spirit.  She asked me if we were going to have Gen Conf this fall and I got a yes.

Then we had a small one in Park City and another in Beverly Hills, CA of a small magnitude - and in the areas I am expecting the bigger ones.

Now this one in MX city.  Maybe things are picking up prior to the Sept 23rd date?  We will see.

I wonder if we are in it - finally.....  My lady friend sure hopes so - she is only getting older and she realizes that her role is to help out by passing along her treasure trove of information.  The thing that literally will be the killer - is people that have never raised a garden - suddenly having to attempt to do so with no experience.  Those that are experienced will be like gold.

In other news, it appears that PR is about ready to get hit by a doozy.  Yet ANOTHER hurricane that may make land-fall in the USA.  This after years of no direct hits by the swirlers.  Two hurricanes - then three large EQs.....  We shall see.  It is 2017, after all.

UPDATE:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4900334/Strong-7-4-quake-hits-Mexico-anniversary-deadly-1985-tremor.html

How weird is it that the EQ hits on the 32 anniversary of the first big one to hit MX City??   As I build, all I can think of after looking at these pics is:  more rebar....  Never enough rebar.

Monday, September 18, 2017

THE LOCATION OF THE TEN TRIBES?

I have a "loved one" who thinks that I think that the ten tribes will come back like the Raelians were supposed to.

Fact is; it is way better (and I support this theory on the ten tribes, with gusto).  I have had dreams that would seem to support this idea.  Massive changes to the earth's surfaces when this happens.  It will rip the fabric of this continent apart - and cause the Everlasting Hills to shake at their coming (Matthew 24 EQ):

The fact is, the Ten Tribes are lost and we don’t know for sure where they are. That doesn’t keep people from coming up with theories and one of the most mentioned theory is that the lost tribes are on a star – the North Star to be specific.
There are two main sources used to back up this theory. The first is the lyrics of a hymn written by Eliza R. Snow. The hymn appears as no. 322 of the 1905 hymn book, 5th verse.
“And when the Lord saw fit to hide The ten lost tribes away, Thou, earth, was severed to provide The orb on which they stay.”The second source comes from when an early patriarch, Homer M. Brown, was asked about the Eliza R. Snow hymn. His answer includes a second-hand account that claims that the Prophet Joseph Smith supported the star theory. The direct quote below was taken from Robert W. Smith, The Last Days, Salt Lake City, Utah: Pyramid Press, 1947, p. 215.
“Brother Brown, will you give us some light and explanation of the 5th verse on page 386 of the Hymn book which formed another planet (sic), according to ‘the Hymn of Eliza R. Snow.“Yes, sir, I think I can answer your question. Sister Eliza R. Snow, in visiting my grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brown), was asked by my grandmother: ‘Eliza where did you get your ideas about the Ten Lost Tribes being taken away as you explain in your wonderful hymn?“She answered as follows: ‘why, my husband (The Prophet Joseph Smith) told me about it.’“Have you any other information that your grandfather ever gave you, as contained in any conversation with the Prophet Joseph Smith?“I have! One evening in Nauvoo, just after dark, somebody rapped at the door vigorously. Grandfather said he was reading the Doctrine and Covenants. He rose hurriedly and answered the summons at the door, where he met the Prophet Joseph Smith.“He said, ‘Brother Brown, can you keep me over night, the mobs are after me?’ Grandfather answered, ‘Yes. Sir. It will not be the first time, come in.’“‘Al1 right,’ the Prophet said, shutting the door quickly. He came in and sat down. Grandmother said: ‘Brother Joseph, have you had your supper?’“‘No he answered, ‘I have not.’ So she prepared him a meal, and he ate it.Afterward they were in conversation relative to the principles of the Gospel. During the conversation the ten lost tribes were mentioned. Grandfather said, ‘Joseph, where are the ten tribes?’ He said, “Come to the door and I will show you, come on Sister Brown, I want you both to see.’“It being a starlight night the Prophet said: “Brother Brown, you show me the Polar Star?'” ‘Yes sir,’ he said, pointing to the North Star. ‘There it is.’ ‘Yes, I know’ said the Prophet, ‘but which one? There are a lot of stars there.’“Grandfather said: ‘Can you see the points of the Dipper?’ The Prophet answered, ‘Yes,’ ‘Well,” he said, “trace the pointers, pointing up to the largest star. That is the North Star.’“The Prophet answered: ‘You are correct. Now,’ he said, pointing toward the star, ‘do you discern a little twinkler to the right and below the Polar star, which we would judge to be about the distance of 20′ from here?’“Grandfather answered, ‘Yes, sir.’“The Prophet said: ‘Sister Brown, do you see that star also?’“Her answer was, ‘Yes, sir.’“‘Very well then,’ he said, ‘Let’s go in.’ After re-entering the house the Prophet said: ‘Brother Brown, I noticed when I came in that you were reading the Doctrine and Covenants. Will you kindly get it?’“He did so. The Prophet turned to Section 133 and read, commencing at the 26th verse and through the 34th verse. He said, after reading the 31st verse, ‘Now let me ask you what would cause the Everlasting Hills to tremble with more violence than the coming together of two planets. And the place whereon they reside will return to this earth. Now,’ he said, ‘Scientists will tell you that it is not scientific: that two planets corning together would be disastrous to both; but, when two planets or other objects are traveling in the same direction and one of them with a little greater velocity than the other, it would not be disastrous, because the one traveling faster would overtake the other. Now, that would cause the mountains of ice to melt quicker than the heat caused by the friction of the two planets coming together?’ And then he asked the question. ‘Did you ever see a meteor falling that was not red hot? So that would cause the mountains of ice to melt.’“‘And relative to the Great Highway ,which should be cast up when the planet returns to its place in the great Northern Waters, it will form a highway and waters will recede and roll back.’ He continued, ‘Now as to their coming back from the Northern Waters; they will return from the north because their planet will return to the place from whence it was taken.’
“Relative to the waters rolling back to the north. If you take a vessel of water and swing it rapidly around your head you won’t spill any, but if you stop the motion gradually, it will begin to pour out. Now,’ he said, ‘Brother Brown, at the present time this earth is rotating very rapidly. When this planet returns it will make the earth that much heavier, and it will then revolve slower, and that will account for the waters receding from the earth for a great while, but it has now turned and is proceeding rapidly eastward.'”

Sunday, September 17, 2017

MIKE STROUD PODCAST - FAMILIAR SPIRITS

This is a fascinating account of how departed spirits interact both positively and negatively with those of their ancestors alive on this orb.

I have a few extended family members that I wonder how it will be for them as they get ready to pass over.  As they kick against the pricks and refuse to receive the balm of Gilead in soothing their souls against the rebellious acts from their past.

About 17 minutes in, he gets down to the brass tacks with a powerful story:

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/mstroud/episodes/2017-07-17T07_25_26-07_00
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/mstroud/episodes/2017-07-17T07_25_26-07_00
Go Mike Stroud.  Most people that are full in - that I enjoy - love these podcasts.

Hope you enjoy him!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

A MESSAGE FOR THOSE WHO KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS

Well, I have to dig out an old Wood Zone classic.

I know some people who are tough nuts to crack - and you have to keep on pushing basic principle until something finally sinks in.....  Teach them good principle - and let them govern themselves with their God-given agency fully intact......  Probably the toughest thing to do as a parent, a spouse, a leader, etc.  I would have to say, that it is far harder for the one who is a position of admonishment and correction to stay the tongue, than it is for the wayward one to kick against the pricks and fight against good principle:

HYPOCRISY BY THOSE WHO WANT TO CHANGE GOD’S COMMANDMENTS TO FIT THEIR OWN SELFISH WANTS
The teachings of the Lord are clear in regard to the way we must deal with sinners. Christ treated them with compassion -- as long as they confessed that their sin was a sin. Only when they attempted to pretend that their sin was righteousness did he harshly name them for what they were: fools, hypocrites, sinners.  Hypocrites because they were unwilling to change their behavior and instead attempted to change the law to fit it; fools because they thought that deceiving an easily deceivable society would achieve the impossible goal of also deceiving God. These are they who are “kicking against the pricks” and “fighting against the Saints of God”. Joseph Smith taught that it is never enough to physically leave the body of the Church and then leave the Saints alone. You can leave the Church, but the Church never leaves you -- because immutable truth is just that, immutable. It will gnaw at you at every turn and every choice in life until you either bow the knee and confess Christ as your Savior or raise your fist to heaven and curse God and wish to die because of your defiance at the failing to give heed to saving laws and ordinances which can bring peace and lasting joy.
The Church has plenty of room for individuals who are struggling to overcome their temptation and bad behavior. But for the protection of the Saints and the good of the persons themselves, the Church has no room for those who, instead of repenting of gross sin, wish it to become an acceptable behavior in the society of the Saints. They are wolves in sheep's clothing, preaching meekness while attempting to devour the flock, or their families, etc. 
No act of violence is ever appropriate to protect Christianity from those who would rob it of its meaning. None of us are without sin -- the casting of stones is not our duty or our privilege. All that must ever be done to answer them is to declare the truth, and to deny them the right to call themselves Latter-day Saints while proclaiming their false doctrine. Even as Christ freed from her accusers the woman taken in adultery, he told her, Go and sin no more.
Quote attributed to Orson Scott Card with modification by Iraq.


I HAVE TO DEAL WITH MANY LOVED ONES WHO ARE APOSTATE IN SOME FORM OR ANOTHER (ALL OF US ARE TO ONE POINT, OR ANOTHER - AS WE ARE ALL KILLING OURSELVES SOFTLY WITH WHAT WE TAKE INTO OUR BODIES - JUST THAT SOME ARE EATING WHITE BREAD, WHILE OTHERS ARE DRINKING THE NO BWAYNO, DRANO) AND IT IS WEARYING.  I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW GOD MUST FEEL WITH SO MANY STRAYING AT THIS TIME.....  

I DEDICATE THIS POST TO AN OLD FRIEND FROM MY GROWING UP DAYS: TALMAGE B. (KNOWN AS TAL), WHO IS THE SON OF RANDY B.  RANDY JOINED THE CHURCH AFTER MEETING A BEAUTIFUL LDS WOMAN.  TAL GREW UP WITH ME, WENT TO ARGENTINA ON A MISSION AND WAS MARRIED TO A WOMAN WHO BORE HIM SEVEN CHILDREN UNDER THE COVENANT. HE HAD THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WITH HIM UNTIL HE FELL FROM GRACE AND IS NOW BUSILY KICKING AGAINST THE PRICKS AS ONE OF THE LEADING ANTI'S IN THE CHURCH.  I CONTRAST THAT PICTURE I NOW HAVE OF HIM, WITH THE LAST TIME I HAD SEEN HIM IN PERSON (HE CAME UP TO ME ON A STREET IN PROVO (ABOUT 1993), RADIANTLY SMILING AND ANNOUNCED HE WAS MARRYING THE MOST AMAZING GIRL IN THE WORLD).  SO FULL OF LIFE AND EXCITEMENT AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.  AND NOW, THIS.....

THE ONLY EXPLANATION THAT I CAN COME UP WITH (AND I CONFRONTED HIM ABOUT IT) IS LAW OF CHASTITY ISSUES AND/OR DEMONIC POSSESSION. HE DENIED IT - BUT YOU CANNOT EASILY HIDE THE OBVIOUS AS YOU SPEW THREATENINGS AND RAILINGS AGAINST THE LORD'S ANOINTED. 

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING YOU TUBE LINKS OF HIS MUSIC VIDEOS (BELOW) BEFORE AND AFTER A PERSONAL FALL.

BEFORE (NOTE COUNTENANCE IN "SHE'S SO HIGH" - WHICH WAS A NUMBER ONE RATED POP SONG):

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ElORM9O-0U

AFTER (SHOWING HIS LESS INNOCENT (**pure??**) COUNTENANCE):


http://www.songkick.com/artists/553157-tal-bachman 

I GOT AN ANGRY E-MAIL FROM TAL ONCE WONDERING WHY I WAS SINGLING HIM OUT TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE.  I WAS SHORT AND TO THE POINT.  HE WAS BRINGING FALSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE CHURCH - AND I SIMPLY WANTED TO GIVE MY PERSONAL WITNESS THAT HIS FORM OF ACRIMONIOUS MORMON BASHING WAS DUE TO HIS PERSONAL FALL - NOT ANY REAL ISSUES HE HAD AGAINST THE CHURCH.

I ONLY PUT THIS STUFF OUT THERE AS A FASCINATING REMINDER OF HOW ANY ONE CAN FALL IF PROPER CARE AND FEEDING OF THE SPIRIT IS NOT ATTENDED TO REGULARLY. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

AN EXPLANATION FOR THE "PLANES" THAT HIT THE TOWERS

This is epic footage.  This boy did his homework:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPKq2K2dh6k

I have always said that the planes that hit the tower - were not the ones that did so by virtue of the engine remains that they found on the ground.  You cannot re-engine a plane with Rolls Royce engines without a herculean effort, after they have left the factory with General Electric turbines.

It is likely that this is a good explanation for what went on.