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Elder Neal A Maxwell On Same-Sex Marriage, Family, Abortion And The Secu...

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. (
D&C 38:11-12)

This verse explains why the silence reigns from the opening of the SEVENTH SEAL, until the Second Coming. Once the world is wicked enough to cause silence to reign the wicked "shall lift up their voices and curse God and die" (D&C 45:32) rather than repent.

Silence obviously only affects the wicked who cause it. Heaven will not be silent for the righteous. A similar condition existed during Enoch's time. God was angry with the wicked because "their ears are dull of hearing" (Moses 6:27). Later in the same chapter this condition was emphasized when Enoch says the wicked were &quo…