Thursday, December 4, 2014

Unbelievers?


If ever there were a people who should believe in the déjà vus and evils of conspiracies and secret combinations that are intent on destroying the work and glory of God,1 it should be the latter-day people of the Books,2 and yet it seems the majority are unbelievers (as manifest through attitudes and behavior), or as Jeremiah lamented:
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: (Old Testament | Jeremiah 5:21)
There are also numerous other witnesses crying in the wilderness, and where are we?—too tired after enduring the daily demands of life to investigate?—too naive?—too trusting in the arm of flesh?—too stressed with debt, disease, distractions, busy-ness?—too anesthetized with the processed, denatured products of corporate “food”?—too immersed in the perks and pleasures of Babylon?—too persuaded or shamed by the nay-sayers and de-bunkers of “conspiracy theories” as they mock from the great-and-spacious-building?3

Yes, it is hard to fathom the depth of iniquity of a Master Mahan4 and those numerous committed disciples who murder for gain—but history is full of them; and so are current events.

Take your pick:
Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tse5TtcNZ8U ~ (Time: 1.34.42); also Dr. Ann Blake-Tracy at http://www.drugawareness.org/ ; Robert Whitaker podcast on Psychiatric Drugs at http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/features/2014/06/08/robert-whitaker-on-psychiatric-drugs/ (Time: 29.50)
Seeds of Death ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUd9rRSLY4A ~ (Time: 1.19.37)
Geoengineering ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W3_ymVSqRg ~ (Time: 1:17:43); see also Dane Wigington at http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/
Salt, Sugar, Fat ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxFmqajTn3c (Time: 44.49); Also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3fiYKnYECQ ~ (Time 18:25)
Power, Money, and Wall Street ~ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/money-power-wall-street/ ~ (Time: 4 parts, about 1 hour each)
Toxic Sludge is Good for You: ~ The Public Relations Industry Unspun by John Stauber ~ http://vimeo.com/80599109 ~ (Time: 44:51)
And this is just a small sampling!

So, why should we pay attention to conspiracy? Here’s why:
Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation— (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 89:4)

And there are also secret combinations, even as in times of old, according to the combinations of the devil, for he is the founder of all these things; yea, the founder of murder, and works of darkness; (Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 26:22)

And they [the secret oaths and combinations] have caused the destruction of this [Jaredite] people of whom I am now speaking, and also the destruction of the people of Nephi. And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not. Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be. Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up. For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up 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; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning. (Book of Mormon | Ether 8:21-25; bold emphasis added.)

And now, I will speak unto you concerning those twenty–four plates, that ye keep them, that the mysteries and the works of darkness, and their secret works, or the secret works of those people who have been destroyed, may be made manifest unto this people; yea, all their murders, and robbings, and their plunderings, and all their wickedness and abominations, may be made manifest unto this people; (Book of Mormon | Alma 37:21)

And it came to pass that they did have their signs, yea, their secret signs, and their secret words; and this that they might distinguish a brother who had entered into the covenant, that whatsoever wickedness his brother should do he should not be injured by his brother, nor by those who did belong to his band, who had taken this covenant. And thus they might murder, and plunder, and steal, and commit whoredoms and all manner of wickedness, contrary to the laws of their country and also the laws of their God. (Book of Mormon | Helaman 6:22-23)

Now behold, those secret oaths and covenants did not come forth unto Gadianton from the records which were delivered unto Helaman; but behold, they were put into the heart of Gadianton by that same being who did entice our first parents to partake of the forbidden fruit— Yea, that same being who did plot with Cain, that if he would murder his brother Abel it should not be known unto the world. And he did plot with Cain and his followers from that time forth. And also it is that same being who put it into the hearts of the people to build a tower sufficiently high that they might get to heaven. And it was that same being who led on the people who came from that tower into this land; who spread the works of darkness and abominations over all the face of the land, until he dragged the people down to an entire destruction, and to an everlasting hell. Yea, it is that same being who put it into the heart of Gadianton to still carry on the work of darkness, and of secret murder; and he has brought it forth from the beginning of man even down to this time. And behold, it is he who is the author of all sin. And behold, he doth carry on his works of darkness and secret murder, and doth hand down their plots, and their oaths, and their covenants, and their plans of awful wickedness, from generation to generation according as he can get hold upon the hearts of the children of men. (Book of Mormon | Helaman 6:26-30, bold emphasis added.)

And the regulations of the government were destroyed, because of the secret combination of the friends and kindreds of those who murdered the prophets. And they did cause a great contention in the land, insomuch that the more righteous part of the people had nearly all become wicked; yea, there were but few righteous men among them. (Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 7:6-7)

And thus commandeth the Father that I should say unto you: At that day when the Gentiles shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, and of secret abominations; and if they shall do all those things, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fulness of my gospel from among them. (Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 16:10)

Turn, all ye Gentiles, from your wicked ways; and repent of your evil doings, of your lyings and deceivings, and of your whoredoms, and of your secret abominations, and your idolatries, and of your murders, and your priestcrafts, and your envyings, and your strifes, and from all your wickedness and abominations, and come unto me, and be baptized in my name, that ye may receive a remission of your sins, and be filled with the Holy Ghost, that ye may be numbered with my people who are of the house of Israel. (Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 30:2)

For so great had been the spreading of this wicked and secret society that it had corrupted the hearts of all the people; (Book of Mormon | Ether 9:6)

And he said unto me: Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God [in thought, word, and deed?5] belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth. (Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 14:10)

Contend against no church, save it be the church of the devil. (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 18:20)
Perhaps the greatest reason to pay attention could be voiced in the same words given to the Saints 175 years ago:
It is an imperative duty that we owe to God,
to angels, with whom we shall be brought to stand,
and also to ourselves, to our wives and children,
who have been made to bow down with grief, sorrow, and care,
under the most damning hand
of murder, tyranny, and oppression,
supported and urged on and upheld
by the influence of that spirit
which hath so strongly riveted the creeds of the fathers,
who have inherited lies, upon the hearts of the children,
and filled the world with confusion,
and has been growing stronger and stronger,
and is now the very mainspring of all corruption,
and the whole earth groans
under the weight of its iniquity.

It is an iron yoke, it is a strong band;
they are the very handcuffs, and chains,
and shackles, and fetters of hell.

Therefore it is an imperative duty that we owe,
not only to our own wives and children,
but to the widows and fatherless,
whose husbands and fathers have been murdered
under its iron hand;

Which dark and blackening deeds are enough
to make hell itself shudder,
and to stand aghast and pale,
and the hands of the very devil to tremble and palsy.
And also it is an imperative duty that we owe
to all the rising generation,
and to all the pure in heart—

For there are many yet on the earth
among all sects, parties, and denominations,
who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men,
whereby they lie in wait to deceive,
and who are only kept from the truth
because they know not where to find it—

Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives
in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness,
wherein we know them;
and they are truly manifest from heaven—

These should then be attended to with great earnestness.

Let no man count them as small things;
for there is much which lieth in futurity,
pertaining to the saints,
which depends upon these things.

You know, brethren, that a very large ship
is benefited very much
by a very small helm in the time of a storm,
by being kept workways with the wind and the waves.

Therefore, dearly beloved brethren [and sisters],
let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power;
and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance,
to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 123:7-17)
So, are we believers or unbelievers? What do our thoughts, words, and deeds witness? What is the legacy we are leaving to the children? Do we really believe?
… I will not spare any that remain in Babylon. Wherefore, if ye believe me, ye will labor while it is called today. (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 64:24-25)
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1. Pearl of Great Price | Moses 1:39 ~ For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.
2. (Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, Doctrine and Covenants, Bible)
3. Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 8:26-27 ~ And I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld, on the other side of the river of water, a great and spacious building; and it stood as it were in the air, high above the earth. And it was filled with people, both old and young, both male and female; and their manner of dress was exceedingly fine; and they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those who had come at and were partaking of the fruit.
Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 12:18 ~ And the large and spacious building, …, is vain imaginations and the pride of the children of men. (also 11:35 ~ “the world and the wisdom thereof”)
4. Pearl of Great Price | Moses 5:28-31 ~ And it came to pass that Cain took one of his brothers' daughters to wife, and they loved Satan more than God. And Satan said unto Cain: Swear unto me by thy throat, and if thou tell it thou shalt die; and swear thy brethren by their heads, and by the living God, that they tell it not; for if they tell it, they shall surely die; and this that thy father may not know it; and this day I will deliver thy brother Abel into thine hands. And Satan sware unto Cain that he would do according to his commands. And all these things were done in secret. And Cain said: Truly I am Mahan, the master of this great secret, that I may murder and get gain. Wherefore Cain was called Master Mahan, and he gloried in his wickedness.
Pearl of Great Price | Moses 5:49-52 ~ For Lamech having entered into a covenant with Satan, after the manner of Cain, wherein he became Master Mahan, master of that great secret which was administered unto Cain by Satan; and Irad, the son of Enoch, having known their secret, began to reveal it unto the sons of Adam; Wherefore Lamech, being angry, slew him, not like unto Cain, his brother Abel, for the sake of getting gain, but he slew him for the oath's sake. For, from the days of Cain, there was a secret combination, and their works were in the dark, and they knew every man his brother. Wherefore the Lord cursed Lamech, and his house, and all them that had covenanted with Satan; for they kept not the commandments of God, and it displeased God, and he ministered not unto them, and their works were abominations, and began to spread among all the sons of men. And it was among the sons of men.
5. Book of Mormon | Mosiah 4:30 ~ But this much I can tell you, that if ye do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds, and observe the commandments of God, and continue in the faith of what ye have heard concerning the coming of our Lord, even unto the end of your lives, ye must perish. And now, O man, remember, and perish not.

A Few Additional Witnesses:
▪ The World According to Monsanto ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6_DbVdVo-k ~ (Time 1.49.01)
▪ Sugar: The Bitter Truth ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM ~ (Time: 1.26.29)
▪ Vaccines: The Toxic Truth ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03K2ONrFiYc ~ (Time: 55.52)
▪ Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA736oK9FPg ~ (Time 1.33.41)
▪ The Merchants of Cool (PBS Documentary) ~ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/view/ ~ (Time: 58:26)
▪ The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan et al. ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6zQO7JytzQ ~ (Time: 2.25.18)

Additional Scriptures:
For all flesh is corrupted before me; and the powers of darkness prevail upon the earth, among the children of men, in the presence of all the hosts of heaven— Which causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is pained, and the angels are waiting the great command to reap down the earth, to gather the tares that they may be burned; and, behold, the enemy is combined. And now I show unto you a mystery, a thing which is had in secret chambers, to bring to pass even your destruction in process of time, and ye knew it not; (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 38:11-13)

… the father of lies, … who transformeth himself nigh unto an angel of light, and stirreth up the children of men unto secret combinations of murder and all manner of secret works of darkness. (Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 9:9)

Wherefore, for this cause, that my covenants may be fulfilled which I have made unto the children of men, that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh, I must needs destroy the secret works of darkness, and of murders, and of abominations. (Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 10:15)

For there was one Gadianton, who was exceedingly expert in many words, and also in his craft, to carry on the secret work of murder and of robbery; (Book of Mormon | Helaman 2:4)

For behold, the Lord had blessed them so long with the riches of the world that they had not been stirred up to anger, to wars, nor to bloodshed; therefore they began to set their hearts upon their riches; yea, they began to seek to get gain that they might be lifted up one above another; therefore they began to commit secret murders, and to rob and to plunder, that they might get gain. (Book of Mormon | Helaman 6:17)

And it came to pass on the other hand, that the Nephites did build them up and support them, beginning at the more wicked part of them, until they had overspread all the land of the Nephites, and had seduced the more part of the righteous until they had come down to believe in their works and partake of their spoils, and to join with them in their secret murders and combinations. (Book of Mormon | Helaman 6:38)

And behold, they both belong to your secret band, whose author is Gadianton and the evil one who seeketh to destroy the souls of men. (Book of Mormon | Helaman 8:28)

And it was this secret band of robbers who did carry on this work of destruction and wickedness. (Book of Mormon | Helaman 11:2)

And thus in time, yea, even in the space of not many years, they became an exceedingly great band of robbers; and they did search out all the secret plans of Gadianton; and thus they became robbers of Gadianton. (Book of Mormon | Helaman 11:26)

… the Gadianton robbers, who dwelt upon the mountains, who did infest the land; for so strong were their holds and their secret places that the people could not overpower them; therefore they did commit many murders, and did do much slaughter among the people. (Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 1:27)

And it shall come in a day when the blood of saints shall cry unto the Lord, because of secret combinations and the works of darkness. Yea, it shall come in a day when the power of God shall be denied, and churches become defiled and be lifted up in the pride of their hearts; yea, even in a day when leaders of churches and teachers shall rise in the pride of their hearts, even to the envying of them who belong to their churches. (Book of Mormon | Mormon 8:27-28)

Yea, why do ye build up your secret abominations to get gain, and cause that widows should mourn before the Lord, and also orphans to mourn before the Lord, and also the blood of their fathers and their husbands to cry unto the Lord from the ground, for vengeance upon your heads? (Book of Mormon | Mormon 8:40)

Now the daughter of Jared was exceedingly fair. And it came to pass that she did talk with her father, and said unto him: Whereby hath my father so much sorrow? Hath he not read the record which our fathers brought across the great deep? Behold, is there not an account concerning them of old, that they by their secret plans did obtain kingdoms and great glory? (Book of Mormon | Ether 8:9)

And it came to pass that thus they did agree with Akish. And Akish did administer unto them the oaths which were given by them of old who also sought power, which had been handed down even from Cain, who was a murderer from the beginning. And they were kept up by the power of the devil to administer these oaths unto the people, to keep them in darkness, to help such as sought power to gain power, and to murder, and to plunder, and to lie, and to commit all manner of wickedness and whoredoms. And it was the daughter of Jared who put it into his heart to search up these things of old; and Jared put it into the heart of Akish; wherefore, Akish administered it unto his kindred and friends, leading them away by fair promises to do whatsoever thing he desired. And it came to pass that they formed a secret combination, even as they of old; which combination is most abominable and wicked above all, in the sight of God; (Book of Mormon | Ether 8:15-18)

And they hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord, because of their wicked combinations; wherefore, there began to be wars and contentions in all the land, and also many famines and pestilences, insomuch that there was a great destruction, such an one as never had been known upon the face of the earth; and all this came to pass in the days of Shiblom. ... And it came to pass that there arose a rebellion among the people, because of that secret combination which was built up to get power and gain; and there arose a mighty man among them in iniquity,(Book of Mormon | Ether 11:7, 15)

And even now, let him that goeth to the east teach them that shall be converted to flee to the west, and this in consequence of that which is coming on the earth, and of secret combinations. (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 42:64)

And the children of men were numerous upon all the face of the land. And in those days Satan had great dominion among men, and raged in their hearts; and from thenceforth came wars and bloodshed; and a man's hand was against his own brother, in administering death, because of secret works, seeking for power.(Pearl of Great Price | Moses 6:15)

 
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