Tuesday, May 12, 2020

"And upon my house shall it begin"

A revelation given to Joseph Smith to Thomas Marsh in 1837 includes the following information from JESUS CHRIST:
24 Behold, vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord.
25 And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord;
26 First among those among you, saith the Lord, who have professed to know my name and have not known me, and have blasphemed against me in the midst of my house, saith the Lord.

I think this refers to the Mormon Church, which is so eager to jettison the word Mormon from their institution. I wonder how the editor of the Book of Mormon feels about this. Maybe they will change the title to get Mormon's name off the cover.
These 3 verses could also include all Christian religions. Covid-19 has done a mediocre job of killing people, but it has done a great job of closing churches. Only a mere handful of congregations have tried to hold their worship services in defiance of the idiotic orders from government tyrants. Perhaps GOD is trying to see who really is on His team. 
It should not be easy to be a true Christian. The Christians from JESUS's life time were not in the majority. They were subject to unfair laws that did not permit them to worship like Jews could. Christians in the Book of Mormon had to secretly meet outside their communities during times of selfish leaders. Alma had to flee from King Noah and his fake priests. That group reminds me of the 15 fools in Salt Lake City. Noah made the mistake of having a 20 percent tax, but modern wolves in sheep's clothing have learned that 10 percent is the best way to get people's money.
Obviously there are Mormon leaders who want people to think they have seen the LORD, and are His chosen representatives. The great majority know they are hypocrites, and use phrases like "too sacred" to hide the fact that they have not met JESUS. There are a couple rubes like Bednar who says things like, "I am scripture" and make it clear how shockingly narcissistic they truly are.
When it is illegal to attend church and you just go along with it like a good Latter-Day Saint or Christian, you have demonstrated that you are not yet part of the Kingdom of GOD.