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If ye will cast out the righteous from among you

Amulek told the people of Ammonihah:  21 Yea, well doth he cry, by the voice of his angels that: I will come down among my people, with equity and justice in my hands. 22 Yea, and I say unto you that if it were not for the prayers of the righteous, who are now in the land, that ye would even now be visited with utter destruction; yet it would not be by flood, as were the people in the days of Noah, but it would be by famine, and by pestilence, and the sword. 23 But it is by the prayers of the righteous that ye are spared; now therefore, if ye will cast out the righteous from among you then will not the Lord stay his hand; but in his fierce anger he will come out against you; then ye shall be smitten by famine, and by pestilence, and by the sword; and the time is soon at hand except ye repent. (Alma 10) I tell you that, even now, the righteous are being cast out by the wicked. They are losing their businesses, they are kicked out of their churches, they are being robbed of the fruits of

Free yourself from fools

Recently, we were all shown in plainness how quickly government officials can impose absurd and arbitrary requirements on society with stiff penalties. Did you notice? Do you care? What are you doing about it? As the world marches further from the truth, realize that the foolishness of others will have drastic implications on your daily life. You are on a sinking ship. While the ship is guaranteed to sink, that outcome does not dictate your outcome. Rather, the sinking ship just provides constraints to which you can react in order to determine your outcome.  If you were on a sinking ship, you would probably try to make your way to the lifeboats and launch before the rest of the ship realized the need to do so. You probably would try to avoid being in direct command of the captain, whose foolishness caused the ship to sink in the first place. You would probably want to distance yourself as much as possible from him and his crew, the latter of which did nothing to help their commander ma

I have spoken unto you plainly that ye cannot err

The Lord has given me opportunities to speak plainly of things to come for the purpose of minimizing your suffering, increasing your faith in God, and, ultimately, to help you find the path to the greatest joy. Very, very few people have heeded what I have said. While I have carried unfathomable burdens, some fight it, most ignore it, and those who do respond are barely willing to lift the lightest burden to help carry these things to others.  Example: There is exactly one Amazon review for "Men are that they might have joy." You can't understand what it cost me to write that book, but to think that so many who have read it care little enough about it that they won't even take one minute to write a review in the event it might help someone else read it...what do you think God thinks about that? How is that not like being gifted a billion dollars and then being unwilling to give $1 to a starving person? What does it cost you to post a quote to facebook? What does it co

God appearing to you doesn't make you righteous

I've been trying very hard to focus all my limited ammunition on advancing the books the Lord has instructed me to write. I'm trying hard to avoid the temptation to spend my time giving out little things, because they are fast, rather than waiting to give the big things, because they take a lot of time. But sometimes the spirit speaks to me in ways that I can quickly convey to others. A few days ago, I was explaining to my children why it is that God can't reveal himself in glory to us without us first going through a preparatory process.  30 ...he will come...he remembereth every creature of his creating, he will make himself manifest unto all. 31 Yea, every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess before him. Yea, even at the last day, when all men shall stand to be judged of him, then shall they confess that he is God; then shall they confess, who live without God in the world, that the judgment of an everlasting punishment is just upon them; and they shall quake, and tr

How will you fare with less civilization?

Modern civilization is dependent on the consistent presence of a large number of conditions that are opposite of human nature. With the majority of people openly choosing against these conditions, it is abundantly obvious to all who consider it that modern civilization has been infected by a terminal cancer which has metastasized.  That modern civilization will not survive is not a question. The only questions are: how long do we have and what will the decline look like? If you haven't done so already, it is expedient to ask yourself how you will fare as the pillars of civilization crumble.  Here are some questions to ask yourself: When you can no longer rely on norms of civil behavior from your neighbors, how will you fare?  What would you do if you lost access to drugs (recreational or prescribed) that you use regularly? What would you do if you lost the ability to instantly order anything you wanted off of Amazon? What would you do if you lost your job? What would you do if many

Intentionally raising kids in a topsy-turvy world

Do you send your kids to public school? Have you looked at the outcomes of this path for others who have done so? Do you think your kids will magically end up different? Do you home school? If so, what are you teaching them? Do you think the best you can do is teaching in the home the same ineffectual slop they serve up in public schools? It's time to think about what you are doing, and honestly apply the capability God gave you to figure out and do what is best for your kids. Historically, a child's formative years would be spent apprenticing adults in what they do. Boys worked with their fathers. Girls worked with their mothers. Boys knew exactly what it meant to be men. Girls knew exactly what it meant to be women. It didn't take very long to reach competency in this immersive environment. Individuals could still choose whether to embrace or eschew the example they were given, but they knew very well what reality was like. Fast forward to today. The development of childr

Woe, woe, woe to the Mormons

In ancient times, God chastised the house of Abraham through his servant Paul, instructing them that their blessings could only be claimed through their individual obedience to God's word, and not solely by virtue of their heritage. And now, because God is no respecter of persons, he chastises you for the same sin. You have assumed that you are inheritor of the blessings delivered to Joseph Smith when you have done none of the things he has done. Instead, you have strayed far from what God revealed through him. You follow the vain imaginations of your own heart, vainly assigning God's name to things he has not only not appointed, but that directly contradict the things he has said. You were meant to be a nation of Joseph Smiths--men and women who actually believe Jesus and actually do the things he says, but instead are merely a nation of Mitt Romneys--smooth faced pious hypocrites who hide the secret sins of their hearts behind the narrow scope of the temple recommend intervie