"Zeitgeist" = Ether 8:23-25 ...Wake Up America!! :)
"Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground; and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean; and they shall bear the constitution away from the very verge of destruction." ~Joseph Smith Jr.
"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..." ~Ether 8:23-25
Destruction of the Unrepentant Gentiles
Their Rejection of the Fulness of the Gospel
The members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are identified with the Gentiles and were considered to be Gentiles by the Nephite prophets. Consider the following:
THE BOOK OF MORMON
AN ACCOUNT WRITTEN BY THE HAND OF MORMON
UPON PLATES TAKEN FROM THE PLATES OF NEPHI
Wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites—Written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile—Written by way of commandment, and also by the spirit of prophecy and of revelation—Written and sealed up, and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed—To come forth by the gift and power of God unto the interpretation thereof—Sealed by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by way of the Gentile—The interpretation thereof by the gift of God.An abridgment taken from the Book of Ether also, which is a record of the people of Jared, who were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, when they were building a tower to get to heaven—Which is to show unto the remnant of the House of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever—And also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that JESUS is the CHRIST, the ETERNAL GOD, manifesting himself unto all nations—And now, if there are faults they are the mistakes of men; wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment–seat of Christ.
TRANSLATED BY JOSEPH SMITH, JUN.(Preface Title Page)
(Notice that the translation was "to come forth . . .by way of the Gentile - " Joseph Smith, Jr.)
And gave him power from on high, by the means which were before prepared, to translate the Book of Mormon;Which contains a record of a fallen people, and the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles and to the Jews also;
D&C 20: 8 - 9
Nephi admonished us to liken the scriptures unto ourselves. So let us do so.
“. . .I did liken all scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning.” - 1 Nephi 19: 23(See also 2 Nephi 11: 2 & eight)
How many of the members follow the example of Nephi and inquire of the Lord? How many follow the example of Laman and Lemuel instead?
6 And it came to pass that after I had received strength I spake unto my brethren, desiring to know of them the cause of their disputations.7 And they said: Behold, we cannot understand the words which our father hath spoken concerning the natural branches of the olive-tree, and also concerning the Gentiles.8 And I said unto them: Have ye inquired of the Lord?9 And they said unto me: We have not; for the Lord maketh no such thing known unto us.10 Behold, I said unto them: How is it that ye do not keep the commandments of the Lord? How is it that ye will perish, because of the hardness of your hearts?11 Do ye not remember the things which the Lord hath said?—If ye will not harden your hearts, and ask me in faith, believing that ye shall receive, with diligence in keeping my commandments, surely these things shall be made known unto you.1 Nephi 15 :6 – 11
If the General Authorities do not warn the members of imminent catastrophe, why don't they?
4 For behold, all ye that doeth iniquity, stay yourselves and wonder, for ye shall cry out, and cry; yea, ye shall be drunken but not with wine, ye shall stagger but not with strong drink.5 For behold, the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep. For behold, ye have closed your eyes, and ye have rejected the prophets; and your rulers, and the seers hath he covered because of your iniquity.2 Nephi 27: 4 – 5
If we are identified with the Gentiles, should we be concerned about the future? Are we worthy of God's protection?
1 AND now behold, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you; for I, Nephi, would not suffer that ye should suppose that ye are more righteous than the Gentiles shall be. For behold, except ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall all likewise perish; and because of the words which have been spoken ye need not suppose that the Gentiles are utterly destroyed.
2 For behold, I say unto you that as many of the Gentiles as will repent are the covenant people of the Lord; and as many of the Jews as will not repent shall be cast off; for the Lord covenanteth with none save it be with them that repent and believe in his Son, who is the Holy One of Israel.3 And now, I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews and the Gentiles. For after the book of which I have spoken shall come forth, and be written unto the Gentiles, and sealed up again unto the Lord, there shall be many which shall believe the words which are written; and they shall carry them forth unto the remnant of our seed.2 Nephi 30: 1 – 3
In the coming “great division among the people”, Who's on the Lord's side, Who? Can all of us be called “his people” or will some of us be found among the wicked?
10 For the time speedily cometh that the Lord God shall cause a great division among the people, and the wicked will he destroy; and he will spare his people, yea, even if it so be that he must destroy the wicked by fire.2 Nephi 30:10
How much longer will we disparage the warnings about secret combinations, conspiracies, and Gadianton robbers among us? Will we be embarrassed when our unbelief is exposed?