But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
This Winter's Weirdly Warm Weather Explained
What's behind this "Marchuary" weather? Experts offer a few explanations (and global warming isn't one of them). By Emily Sohn
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:20 AM ET
La Niña is partly to blame for this winter’s weirdly warm weather across most of the United States.
The Arctic Oscillation and the North Atlantic Oscillation explain the drastic difference between this and last year's winters.
La Niña is expected to weaken in the spring, allowing moisture to return to much of the country.
enlargeA skier looks for snow in Winterberg, Germany in December 2011. Conditions in the U.S. have also been warmer than usual with little snow. Click to enlarge this image.
It felt more like March than January in many places last week, as more than 1,000 temperature records fell across the country during a winter that has been unusually warm and dry in many places.
The Fourfold Judgment of God
Watchman's Warning: This article has some disturbing content!
Nathan Leal - December 5, 2008
(COMMENTS BEFORE STORY)
*** (Saw nothing that our (LDS) leaders haven't already warned us about. This is a wicked generation, no question.
What we should be focused on, is not the bad, because that makes us worse. What we need to focus on NOW is increasing our spirituality. We can't do that reading about all of the negativity in the world.
I think knowing what is going on, in a general sense, is good. It gives us a means to discern how much time we have left. But knowing all of the nuts and bolts of what is actually going on is counter productive. It does nothing to help us ready ourselves, which involves scripture reading, praying for discernment and doing what we can to live the gospel more perfectly than we are right now.)****
If we could survey the general population of America and ask for their opinion on the present economic cri…
Esau is the Father of the Edomites and brother to Jacob/Israel:
Esau is the progenitor of the Edomites and the twin brother of Jacob, the patriarch of the Israelites.
Difference between Esau and Jacob:
Esau, a "son of the desert" became a hunter  who had "rough" qualities that distinguished him from his twin brother. Jacob was a shy or simple man, depending on the translation of the Hebrew word "Tam" (which also means "relatively perfect man"). Throughout Genesis, Esau is frequently shown as being supplanted by his younger twin Jacob (Israel).
The Birthright was switched:
Jacob offered to give Esau a bowl of stew in exchange for his birthright (the right to be recognized as firstborn), and Esau agreed. Thus Jacob fairly buys/exchanges Esau's birthright. This is believed to be the origin of the English phrase "mess of pottage".
A mess of pottage is something of little value carelessly exchanged for something of great…