Saturday, November 7, 2020

Awake to a sense of your awful situation - The Downfall of America as we know it.

Below are two painting from a series of five created by Thomas Cole (1801-1848) called  The Course of Empire. He painted these in the years 1833–1836 just a few years after Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. The five paintings depicts the growth and fall of an imaginary city that after years of freedom and prosperity, corruption would begin which would lead to inevitable decay. History repeats itself despite warnings to us from those who saw our day. In order, Thomas Cole's series of five paintings is The Commencement of the Empire, The Pastoral State, The Consummation of the Empire, The Destruction and lastly, The Desolation.

While these are just paintings of an imaginary city, these events happened to two different civilations in the Book of Mormon. We are on track to repeat their same fate. 

Moroni who saw our day addresses his words to us later generations and speaks of secret combinations in the Book of Ether: "When ye shall see these things [secret combinations] come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation."

The Book of Mormon denounces secret combinations as "most abominable and wicked above all, in the sight of God." They are also considered to be one of the signs that a people is ripe for the Lord's vengeance, and in the last days, they will be prevalent on the earth. Moroni goes on to warn that anyone who builds up a secret combination "seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies."

After finishing the account, Moroni tells of the effect the secret combination had upon the nation: "They have caused the destruction of this people of whom I am now speaking, and also the destruction of the people of Nephi. 

Sobering words indeed.


The headlines today declare that Joe Biden has been elected  President of the United States along with the first black female Vice President, Kamala Harris despite many reports of voting irregularities and voter fraud. 

Maybe the only positive thing that I can think of from Biden declared the winner is that there has not been any reported protests in the country. No destruction of property, spray painting, broken windows, violence toward the police etc. Most likely if Trump had been declared the winner, the "blue donkeys" would have been outraged and violently protested across the country. Many of the cities were planning on a Trump victory and prepared for potential protesting.  Our own LDS owned City Creek Mall in Salt Lake boarded up their store fronts. It is a good indicator on which of the two parties is more destructive.  


Anonymous said...

It appears that the majority of the people (Church members included) support those who would control us just as they supported the Gadianton Robbers back in Hel. 6:38.

Anonymous said...

If white people, white kids, white women had been brutally killed by black police over the years then Biden victory could cause potential riots, protests, violence etc. You are not analyzing things properly. The protests, anger, riots have a root cause that is not being addressed. Of course that under these circumstance there should be no protests from Trump supporters, mostly white people who never have to worry about being pulled over by the police, never have to worry about walking down the street at night. They have absolutely no reason to protest about anything.

OpenMind said...

Who are you planning to murder first to reverse this downfall? Oh whoops never mind that info. shouldn’t be public. That’s a secret.

Anonymous said...

I see that "anonymous" above seems to think that because some black people have been killed by police (forgetting that more whites have been killed by those same police) that that justifies riots and looting.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Problem is that the left takes what it wants and when it doesn't get what it wants, we see riots and looting. They can't stand to lose.

It's like having a bunch of 3-year olds in adult bodies around.

Bellamy said...

It isn’t the left that refuses to recognize the the president elect won with a greater plurality that any challenger since FDR. It isn’t the left that makes up stories about non existent voter fraud. It isn’t the left that has suddenly removed the top 4 people in the Pentagon and replaced them with political hacks two and half months before Trump is suppose to quietly leave town. The real threat to democracy always comes from those who are in power and don’t want to give it up not those who aren’t in power.

OpenMind said...

Who can’t stand to lose?!? Thanks for the laughs anonymous @ 2:06. That followed up by 3 year olds in adult bodies had me nearly in tears...Seriously thanks.

Riots and looting is small potatoes compared to what’s coming from the orange king and his legion of worshippers