Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Friday, June 5, 2015

President Kimball - when evil is decried and forbidden and punished the world still has a chance.

"Because of this widespread tolerance toward promiscuity, this world is in grave danger. When evil is decried and forbidden and punished, the world still has a chance. But when toleration for sin increases, the outlook is bleak and Sodom and Gomorrah days are certain to return." - Spencer W Kimball (Faith Precedes the Miracle, page 152, 1972)

In that statement President Kimball gave the two alternatives:
(1) tolerate promiscuity and reap Sodom and Gomorrah,
or
(2) decry, forbid, and punish such evils, and the world will still have a chance.

The two sides of that coin are still just as true, though by now we have followed the path to destruction nigh to the gates. Can we not, even in our own membership, stop proclaiming the need to tolerate and even change our laws to better protect promiscuity, perversion, and vice?

Can words so prophetic be less than inspiration from God? And if so, will we not now heed them as such?

When I think of how many of our members seem determined to take a course contrary to this counsel to appease the world, I think "O my people, they who lead thee cause thee to err and destroy the way of thy paths".

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