After careful consideration, Paul Osborne wrote: >Generalizations were made and we are reminded not to mix ourselves with >Babylon. I feel the prophets should protect the saints and if they are >inclined to muster a rebellion with the government--fine. Just count me out.
Who said anything about rebellion? Maybe the Lord just wants us to be savvy. It might help us raise our children and keep our families safe. Perhaps it will awaken us to our awful situation so that we will be more strongly motivated to repent of our sins? The rise of the secret combination is one of the signs of the times prophesied to precede the Second Coming. The Lord uses the signs of the times to help his most devoted followers prepare for the Second Coming, and for our passing through the veil of death. In the Book of Mormon those who know the prophet's words knew when Christ was to come. We too will know if we remain true and faithful. And an understanding of this secret combination might help us remember the urgency of our preparations. Otherwise, we might be inclined to forget about the imminence of his coming, and get too wrapped up in worldly concerns. John W. Redelfs [EMAIL PROTECTED] =========================================== "The gospel, the kingdom of God, can prosper only in an atmosphere of freedom." --Ezra Taft Benson =========================================== All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================