Barring sincere and widespread repentance, America will soon face its most challenging season in its history. For that reason, I’ve felt an urgency to study God’s words to America found in the Book of Mormon, and I’ve felt a desire to share.
We’ve already been through a revolution, moral corruption, a civil war, two world wars, financial distress, natural disasters, disease, and more, and what’s coming will be far more severe than anything we’ve gone through before.
The future challenges I’m talking about are primarily physical, though spiritual corruption is already here and will continue to abound.
In fact, it’s the spiritual corruption that will produce the physical challenges.
You see, nations are destroyed spiritually before they’re destroyed physically. If that’s true anywhere, it’s especially true in a covenant land like America (and Israel). It’s happened in the land of America at least twice before, both times due to iniquity, and both of these nations left a written warning for modern Americans.
Consider a warning from the first nation: the Jaredites.
And God [hath] sworn in his wrath unto the brother of Jared, that whoso should possess [the land of America], from that time henceforth and forever, should serve him, the true and only God, or they should be swept off when the fulness of his wrath should come upon them.
And now, we can behold the decrees of God concerning this land, that it is a land of promise; and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall serve God, or they shall be swept off when the fulness of his wrath shall come upon them. And the fulness of his wrath cometh upon them when they are ripened in iniquity.
For behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the fulness of iniquity among the children of the land, that they are swept off.
And this cometh unto you, O ye Gentiles, that ye may know the decrees of God—that ye may repent, and not continue in your iniquities until the fulness come, that ye may not bring down the fulness of the wrath of God upon you as the inhabitants of the land have hitherto done.
Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written. – Ether 2
America is approaching a fullness of iniquity in many ways.
- Abortion is legal. The legal, and frequently praised, practice of butchering innocent, vulnerable, and precious children is a sign of wicked hearts prevailing. 40% of my generation was slaughtered via abortion.
- Marriage and family has been redefined to be something it’s not. God gave us the institution of marriage. It’s His creation, and America has counterfeited it.
- In America, sacred sexuality has become carnal and devilish and has crossed the line of natural to promoting, advertising, and sustaining its unnatural use.
- Americans practice killing on a daily basis. We may not all be killing actual human beings, but we are using our time and developing our talents, through video games and other media, to learn how to kill indiscriminately. American family members have violence imbedded in their hearts and minds.
- Americans hand over their agency to businesses and governments.
- All these things, and more, stem from evil organizations of people with secret commitments to lie, cheat, steal, and kill for power and control, for material gain, and for easy access to promiscuous self indulgence. These organizations are destroying American individuals and families.
And this prophetic warning from 1995:
We warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.
America is in the process of being spiritually destroyed. It’s happening right before our eyes.
The physical destruction will follow just as surely as night follows day.
And that’s why the Book of Mormon is so valuable to us. Yes, it brings the witness and warning, but it also brings the hope.
The Book of Mormon has two true accounts of nations that dwelt on this very land. Both of them were righteous. Both of them were aware of the covenant associated with living on the land. Both of them eventually rejected the truth, embraced iniquity, and were ultimately destroyed by their own wickedness.
But we have their words.
We have their warning.
And we know how to prepare.
The warning repeats throughout the book, but my favorite is in Ether chapter 8.
Whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not.
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; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning.
Wherefore, I … am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away, and that the time may come that Satan may have no power upon the hearts of the children of men, but that they may be persuaded to do good continually, that they may come unto the fountain of all righteousness and be saved.
This is God giving America a wake-up call.
The Book of Mormon is replete with timely information. It contains the fullness of the gospel. And it contains a specific warning for America.
I love this book. I witness that it is true. It is of God.