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Dealing with Demons, Devils, and Unclean Spirits (Author Unknown)

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Dealing with Demons, Devils, Unclean Spirits AUTHOR UNKNOWN...

3 April 2005

"While I am no authority in an ecclesiastical sense, I thought that it might be beneficial to my loved ones if I recorded the following. In doing so, I would ask that whomever may read, will consider these things as personal – a dialogue between each of you and me alone.

First, may I say that I wholeheartedly believe that we are each and every one engaged in a battle with spiritual forces of the deepest darkness and most evil intent, an actual war begun long ago that is of such vast magnitude and infinite seriousness that we can hardly conceive of or imagine it. No wonder Joseph Smith spoke so often concerning it and the beings who are waging it against us; no wonder that, his first day on Cumorah’s slope, the Lord through vision gave the young prophet an intimate acquaintance with Lucifer such that he could never again be deceived. Only in that way, I believe, could the success of the Restoration have been …

How to Survive the Calamities of the Last Days

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How to Survive the Calamities of the Last Days
by Hugh W. Nibley

BYU Studies 25 (Winter 1985): 7-27

And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come" (Matthew 24:14). That is an established pattern: hard upon the preaching of the gospel comes its rejection, followed by destruction and darkness. Each time, it is called the end of the aeon, the age or dispensation. This description appears most plainly in Joseph Smith's inspired rendering of the so-called Little Apocalypse, the twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew, in which the end of the world is described three times.

First the Lord prophesies "great tribulation on the Jews, and upon Israel, . . . no, nor ever shall be sent again upon Israel" (JS-M 1:18; cf. Matthew 24:21). It was true prophecy; never were the Jews so completely obliterated as in the days of the Apostles (a.d. 70 and a.d. 130). And yet this was "only the beginning of the sorro…

Interesting Experience About Where the Price of Gold is Going (The Moses Principle)

Interesting Experience About Where the Price of Gold is Going This is kind of long but it is worth it!

KEYNOTE SPEECH AT SYDNEY GOLD SYMPOSIUM 14-15 NOVEMBER 2011
BY ALF FIELD

THE MOSES PRINCIPLE

The Moses Principle is an irreverent theory based on the question of why Moses spent 40 years traversing the Sinai desert before leading the Israelites to the “promised land”.

God was powerful enough to send numerous plagues to devastate the Egyptian economy until Pharaoh allowed the Israelites to leave Egypt. Later God caused the Red Sea to part so that the Israelites crossed on a dry sea bed. When the pursuing Egyptian army and their chariots were in the sea bed, the waters crashed back and drowned them.

If God was powerful enough to do all of these things, why not allow the Israelites to go straight to the “promised land”? Why did Moses spend 40 years traversing the barren desert before leading the Israelites to the “promised land”? Here is the irreverent theory. Every Israelite over middl…