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!!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

SATAN AND THOSE UNDER HIS POWER WOULD SEEK THE LIVES OF ALL SAINTS

So, when you stand on principle, there are those who love and admire you and those who would seek for your life.  I have seen it with co-workers, etc.  I will share a blog piece of years ago about Gene Matthews who took exception to my views on Chastity.  He never threatened my life but was very direct about my livelihood and he was very tied in to my first and second line managers at Boeing as a forty year employee.

God fought that battle for me.  I really do not seek the fight, but it often comes to me.  I just refuse to back down once the fight comes my way.  I hold my testimony in higher regard than life itself.  It truly is my greatest possession.

Here is the story that got me spun up:

President George Q. Cannon spoke to this subject on more than one occasion, cautioning the Saints:
I have come to the conclusion that if our eyes were open to see the spirit world around us, . . . we would not be so unguarded and careless, and so indifferent whether we had the spirit and power of God with us or not; but we would be continually watchful and prayerful to our heavenly Father for His Holy Spirit and His holy angels to be around about us to strengthen us to overcome every evil influence. . . .[28]
If he could [Satan] would shed the blood of every man and woman on the face of the earth, rather than it should go into the hands of God. All those who are connected with him would, if they could, slay every man that stands in their pathway. The more faithful a man is in the cause of God, the more the hatred of the wicked is manifested against him.[29]

This kind of ties into this week’s Book of Mormon video:

BUFFETINGS OF SATAN

I have been a personal witness to others who have had these experiences and have used the power of the Priesthood to cast evil spirits out in Brazil:

https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/volume-8-number-1-2007/doctrine-and-covenants-1298-and-reality-satan-s-physicality

Great stuff.  If we do not understand our enemy, we are doomed to failure in the battle against the foe.

TEACHINGS OF THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH

This book influenced my spiritual views more than any other, and of course, my sense of fair play as I found out about the mis-treatment of the Saints before the biggest fallout in America since the Trail of Tears:

recently found this prophecy of Joseph Smith in Commerce, Illinois in 1839. I have always wondered if the Prophet ever prophesied anything more specific about the final days, and he has.
Below, the Prophet prophesied the Saints must flee "going to Stakes" for safety which will require a sacrifice because others will be crying peace in the land. He tells us to "Look to the Presidency and receive instruction" and that "The gift of discerning spirits will be given to the Presiding Elder" and then gives keys on how not to be deceived when we receive personal revelation.
"Men profess to prophesy. I will prophesy that the signs of the coming of the Son of Man are already commenced. One pestilence will desolate after another. We shall soon have war and bloodshed. The moon will be turned into blood. I testify of these things, and that the coming of the Son of Man is nigh, even at your doors. If our souls and our bodies are not looking forth for the coming of the Son of Man, and after we are dead, if we are not looking forth, &c., we shall be among those who are calling for the rocks to fall upon us, &c.
The hearts of the children of men will have to be turned to their fathers, and the fathers to the children, living or dead, to prepare them for the coming of the Son of Man. If Elijah did not come, the whole earth would be smitten.
There will be here and there a Stake for the gathering of the Saints. Some may have cried peace, but the Saints and the world will have little peace from henceforth. Let this not hinder us from going to the Stakes; for God has told us to flee, not dallying, or we shall be scattered, one here, and another there. There your children shall be blessed, and you in the midst of friends, where you may be blessed. The Gospel net gathers of every kind.
I prophesy that that man, who tarries after he has an opportunity of going will be afflicted by the Devil. Wars are at hand; we must not delay, but are not required to sacrifice. We ought to have the building up of Zion as our greatest object. When wars come, we shall have to flee to Zion. The cry is to make haste. The last revelation says, “Ye shall not have time to have gone over the earth, until these things come.” It will come as did the cholera, war, fires, and earthquakes, one pestilence after another, &c., until the Ancient of Days come; then judgment will be given to the Saints.
Whatever you may hear about me or Kirtland, take no notice of it; for if it be a place of refuge, the Devil will use his greatest efforts to trap the Saints. You must make yourselves acquainted with those men who, like Daniel, pray three times a day to the house of the Lord. Look to the Presidency and receive instruction. Every man who is afraid, covetous, &c., will be taken in a snare. The time is soon coming when no man will have any peace but in Zion and her Stakes.
I saw men hunting the lives of their own sons, and brother murdering brother, women killing their own daughters, and daughters seeking the lives of their mothers. I saw armies arrayed against armies; I saw blood, desolation, fires, &c. The Son of Man has said that the mother shall be against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother, &c. These things are at our doors. They will follow the Saints of God from city to city. Satan will rage, and the spirit of the Devil is now enraged. I know not how soon these things will take place; and with a view of them, shall I cry peace? No. I will lift up my voice and testify of them. How long you will have good crops, and the famine be kept off, I do not know. When the fig tree leaves, know then that summer is nigh at hand.
We may look for angels and receive their ministration, but we are to try the spirits and prove them, for it is often the case that men make a mistake in regard to these things. God has so ordained that, when he has communicated, no vision is to be taken but what you see by the seeing of the eye, or what you hear by the hearing of the ear. When you see a vision, pray for the interpretation. If you get not this, shut it up. There must be certainty in this matter. An open vision will manifest that which is more important. Lying spirits are going forth in the earth. There will be great manifestations of spirit, both false and true. Being born again comes by the Spirit of God, through ordinances. An angel of God never has wings. Some will say that they have seen a spirit—that he offered them his hand, but they did not touch it. This is a lie. First, it is contrary to the plan of God. A spirit cannot come but in glory. An angel has flesh and bones: we see not their glory. The Devil may appear as an angel of light. Ask God to reveal it. If it be of the Devil, he will flee from you; if of God, he will manifest himself, or make it manifest. We may come to Jesus and ask him: he will know all about it. If he comes to a little child, he will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child.
Every spirit, or vision, or singing is not of God. The Devil is an orator. He is powerful. He took our Savior onto a pinnacle of the Temple, and kept him in the wilderness for forty days. The gift of discerning spirits will be given to the Presiding Elder. Pray for him that he may have this gift. Speak not in the gift of tongues without understanding it, or without interpretation. The Devil can speak in tongues: the Adversary will come with his work. He can tempt all classes—can speak in English or Dutch. Let no one speak in tongues, unless he interpret, except by the consent of the one who is placed to preside; then he may discern or interpret, or another may. Let us seek for the glory of Abraham, Noah, Adam, the Apostles, 

LOVE ME SOME EZRA T BENSON!

If ever a man influenced me as a teen, it is this man;



Saturday, November 16, 2019

ESDRA’S EAGLE - TRUMP IS THE END OF THE ROAD


Look at the stats here.  I am glad someone took the time to calculate the probabilities of this being possible.

Bishop John Koyle mentioned this very scenario.  One Repub president and a few more attempts to keep it all together, and then chaos.  We suffer the same fate as the Nephites and Jaredites.

When you go to Shelley M’s site, you will find a trove of quotes supporting this sequence of events which include what is transpiring now.

God bless Shelley!  I think she does this full time and has done it right!

www.nfptimeline.weebly.com

Enjoy!  A reader sent this.

Friday, November 15, 2019

PRAY FOR TRUMP

Folks, now is the time to pray that the folly of the corrupt politicians is made manifest and Trump comes out as he is, and not as the media etc are making him out to be:

https://www.ksl.com/article/46659678/latter-day-saint-leader-says-us-is-at-a-crossroad-pleads-for-prayers-for-the-country?fbclid=IwAR13m06YGSp-JKTxrFnZYT46XxKgTzmiYb4vE2dwwqbGGfNugapseKPJ2GY

SOME PEOPLE SIMPLY CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH

They often hide behind their titles, lawyers, fragile egos and often are drunk with power.  Quite literally drunk.... because they hate who they are and what they have become....  Hitting the hooch eases the conscience.

I love people who can take the truth straight up; 90 proof.

https://www.azquotes.com/vangogh-image-quotes/49/88/Quotation-George-Orwell-The-further-a-society-drifts-from-truth-the-more-it-49-88-64.jpg

COMPREHENSIVE PROPHETIC TIMELINE FROM SHELLE MCDERMOTT

Folks, if you are going to read anything, read this:

www.nfptimeline.weekly.com



Sorry about no link.  Went to find it and I had copied over it.  When is Apple going to make a C1, C2, C3 etc like my old HP calc??

Shelle if you are reading, please send the link.  It was on NFP - and a real treasure.  What I have always wanted to do on this blog, but have never taken the time to do so....

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CONFRATERNIZATION POLICIES IN THE WORK PLACE - AVOIDING CLEAR CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Well, this is not the first time, this policy has created sticky situations in the work place.  The fellow that was abusing me at the job I was just at was dipping the quill in company ink and it led to the hostility that I experienced.

Confraternization is a pretty big no-no across the corporate world.

In fact, last week, there was a firing of the head of the McD's top man due to having a relationship with an underling:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mcdonalds-ceo-steve-easterbrook-fired-for-violating-company-policy-having-consensual-relationship-with-employee/

About half of the companies out there have a policy against this.  I have a poignant story from early in my career where this thing came into effect and I began to learn that the world is not always a nice place:

I was a young father, just out of college and early in my engineering career.  I got a job at a bio-tech company in the Univ of Utah research park that I was excited about it as I would be able to literally walk across the street after work each night and knock out my MBA without having to put out a herculean effort.  My first manager was Mark Preziosi - and we immediately hit it off in the interview. Things were so good, that I mentioned that his name means "precious" in Italian and I was back-slapping a month or so later after I was hired.  If I can get a face to face interview, I can usually knock it out of the ball park.  I come across pretty confident - unnerving to people that are not so confident.  The "group interview" with my peers did not go off so well.  The lead, Brett Kalish, a burned out Jewish hippee-type from the East Coast with a lot of experience and no MBA saw BYU on my resume and said, "Oh, you are one of those...".  Yup, a moron.  I have to say, I have never experienced a more sullen, nasty co-worker in my life.  He was an expert blackmailer and would literally look at the logs to see how long you spent on the toilet and call you out on it in front of your co-workers - trying to humiliate you.....  Disgusting.  It was a Class III secure facility, so your every move was monitored from the "core" to the outer two perimeters in case there were ever problems with stealing of controlled substances.  Well, in Brett's monitoring of others' activities, he somehow put two and two together with Preziosi having a liaison, in the very french sense of the word, with a single mother in the HR dept. - and that was against company policy.  So, Brett, not having an MBA, and apparently worried that I would be able to walk in become his boss one day, put the screws to Preziosi to shut me down.  When I went in to have Preziosi sign my paperwork for the tuition reimbursement, I was flatly told NO.  I persisted and told him, this was one of the reasons I left my first job working for an opthalmological laser company and came up on the hill to work.  He told me again I needed to drop my plans.  I was VERY confused as to his motivation and persisted.  He then explained that he comes from a mafioso family from Jersey (pharma - the corrupt hellish practice that it largely is, is big out there).  He then asked me what was most important to me.  I said, my wife and my new-born girl.  He then said that its common practice in the mafioso world to find out what is most important to someone and use that to put the screws to the person to change their thinking.  He then said, "I want you to drop your MBA plans; think of your wife and your kid!".  I have been a Scoutmaster off and on for 12 of the last 17 years - and I know the classic signs of shock - and I was in it.  My tongue would not even hardly work in my mouth - it was so dry.  My pulse was elevated from the adrenaline rush - and who knows what the blood pressure was at....  I started to rebut one more time, and he said firmly, "Think of your wife and kid". There is a very real primal something that kicks in if there is a perceived threat to father of a young one.  I found myself assessing what my wife would say if I were to come home after getting fired from this for letting him know how I felt. 
At that point, I had no clue what was driving this radical change in my plans and in the relationship with my manager, but I was confused beyond words.  He also told me as I turned to walk out of his office that I was not to mention a word of our conversation and that, "Who would they believe anyway?  A manager, or a subordinate....?".  My mind was reeling.  I had just graduated from BYU (la-la land as I call it because its so "Ozzy and Harriet" perfect there) and was not acquainted with "the ways of men and things" and had no idea that stuff like this happened to ordinary people.  For the first time in my life, I considered buying a hand gun in the off-chance this guy was for real and I needed to protect my little charge that was only 6 months old.  I had been reading some book about how Joseph Smith had been jacked around by a bunch of jackals and, in his pleadings, he had used the phraseology, "let their folly be made manifest".  For the first time ever, I dropped to my knees that night in my office after the others had gone home and pled my case before the Lord.  I mentioned that I and my wife had faithfully paid a full tithe our entire lives in order that the blessings of heaven would rain down on us and that we had just started a family and I had covenanted with the Lord that I would do my best to bring up a righteous family if He would back me in the ability to put food on the table and a safe roof over their heads.   I then asked that the Lord judge between me and the manager and that his "folly would be made manifest" to me before I left the company.  It turns out an attempt was made to that end shortly after our meeting.  I was put on second shift support full time and then the decision was made to cut the entire second shift out - we were called into the meeting area after we got in one day and all handed our final paychecks and escorted to the door.  What??  I didn't know you could do that to an employee without some kind of advance notice so they could make plans.  I felt like a used piece of meat that day. 

I had rubbed shoulders with a Director of Quality and Engineering (Preziosi's boss), a good God-fearing Christian man from the east coast and I guess I left a good impression with him.  I got a personal phone call from him a week or so later and said that there had been a mistake and that I was supposed to be transferred to pilot-scale engineering - but the paperwork had been lost in the shuffle.  I could start there in the next pay-period and there would be no loss of pay for the two weeks I had been off of work!  Woohoo!!  I was able to get alot done on our first fixer-upper house during those two weeks, too.  I was a little nervous to go back after what I had been through, but relieved that someone was watching over me and my little family.
I went over there and had great success as I knocked out some daunting problems that two other engineers could not solve that had previously worked on; and then they had left.  I was sent out to a drug coating and drying seminar in Boston for a week and was able to take my wife and visit holy sites in NY and other areas in our off time and the two weekends we had.  With much prayer and pondering, I was able to solve a quality problem the company had been suffering with for years causing huge losses in manufacturing when drug concentration per unit area could not be maintained and entire batches would have to be scrapped at the manufacturing level.  My salary doubled almost over night after I nailed that one (with God's help).  I didn't feel like a piece of meat any more.  I was safely able to observe from my pilot-scale perch what was going on over in my old manufacturing world.  One day, Preziosi was fired along with the HR gal.  I had then gotten a call from an old friend and was in the middle of interviewing and moving into my current job in Flight Test in aerospace - my dream job.  Before I let the company know - gave them my two week's notice like they expected of me..... - I got called into the office of the manager who had hired Brett Kalish and she, in tears, asked me for forgiveness for having hired him several years before.  She knew the hell he was creating over on the manufacturing side for me and others.  I guess she had seen the trauma he had created for me - even though I did not know her very well.  I told her it was no big deal (at that point, I had the added perspective of seeing that the Lord would back me) and let her know of my plans to blow that popsicle stand for my dream job trashing on quarter billion dollar wonders and getting paid to do it.  I would let things sort themselves out according to the law of the harvest - to each their own.  She let me know that Preziosi's wife had left him and took their three kids, the house and the retirement money.  Preziosi then took off for Florida with his new girlfriend and her kid in tow to open a dive shop.  Five years ago, I was telling a co-worker (who actually encouraged me to get this blog going) about this bizarre twist of events and we decided to electronically stalk Preziosi.  We found him on LinkedIn - the last update from 10 years after being fired from our mutual employer, he still listed that as his last gig.  Not sure if it had just not been updated, but truly God does answer the sincere pleading when we keep the laws associated with a principle.  Truly, that folly was made manifest before I left the company and it taught me some deep lessons about life.
God is not floofy - one of the greatest lies perpetuated in our religious culture - that He will just beat us with a few stripes and let us go off to everlasting joy and happiness.  He does not fool around and will drop the hammer when something is out of line.  He is merciful ONLY when we are repentant and humble - and that mercy is manifest through His Son - our Savior.  I re-iterate that we as a nation and a people are ripening and that we are about to be judged because we have not rooted out the secret combinations (ones that make the mafiosos look like kiddos on a playground compared to the ones who really run the show) because we have not heeded the message of the Book of Mormon; and they have gotten above us.

So, yeah.  This whole chastity thing is a minefield and is why I declined several times to explain my religious beliefs to this co-worker at my former place of employment before she persuaded me to share them (after which came the verbal and social "beatings").

It is all in God's hands.  I just get to watch from a distance and feel sorry for them.  God is a much better disciplinarian of His children than I could ever be.

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THE BOOK OF MORMON IS PROPHECY IN OUR DAY

This hits home when it comes to American politics etc: