In an article in the USATODAY. it was reported that there is a public-health emergency in the greater Salt Lake City area. A friend of mine who lives out of state sent me the below newspaper article.
Below is todays current AQI (Air Quality Index) report on the air quality nationwide. The colors show how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be of a concern. Green areas=Good Air. Yellow Areas= Moderate Air Quality. RED= Hazardous Air. http://airnow.gov/
You can see that the greater Salt Lake City is the only place in the country lit up in the RED color... which is coded for UNHEALTHY AIR. With this warning, the report says that everyone may begin to experience health effects and members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
Pollution is the presence in the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects. Physical pollutions are easy to see, and to monitor. However, probably even more deadly then physical pollutions are spiritual pollutions. The prophet Moroni, who saw us in these the Latter-Days, went to great lengths to testify and warn us of our situation.. our awful situation.
"and your churches, yea, even every one,
have become polluted because of the pride of your hearts...
O ye pollutions, ye hypocrites, ye teachers, who sell yourselves for that which will canker,
why have ye polluted the holy church of God?
Moroni is asking us a question. "Why have ye polluted the holy church of God?"
- Do we know which church is the holy church of God?
- Is that us?
- Is that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
- If not, then what other church is it?
- Do we not testify that we are the ONLY true church, the holy church of God?
Just in case we still don't think Moroni is referring to us, he states, ALL THE CHURCHES.. yea EVEN EVERY ONE have become polluted. No exceptions. Moroni is lamenting at our awful state. Could the pollutions found in the physical air in the Greater Salt Lake City be symbolic of the pollutions in the holy church of God?
We have become polluted.
We have introduced into our environment things that are harmful and have ill effects both physically and spiritually.
Here is the Salt Lake Temple in 1899.
Here is the area around the Salt Lake Temple (seen in the background)
after 5,000,000,000.00 billions of dollars went to "beautify" the area around Temple Square.
I testify that Moroni saw our day and that his words are true.
I add my words.. "O ye pollutions, why do you sell that which will canker."