Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Muslims and Lamanites - Book of Mormon Parallels






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Has anyone noticed the parallels between the Lamanites of Ancient America and the Muslim extremists of our day? The Book of Mormon, written for our day, is filled with examples and warnings. Take a look at these references. There are many more. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, a second witness to the Bible, and specifically written for all people living in the latter days. It is the most correct of any book ever written on Earth.

The conflict between two major civilizations in the Book of Mormon, namely the Nephites and the Lamanites, in many ways parallels the conflict between Christians and Muslims today. The Nephites were once a freedom loving, industrious, Christian people. The Lamanites were a bloodthirsty, primitive people, taught by the backward traditions of their fathers to hate the Nephites. The Nephites were promised divine protection from the Lamanites as long as they would obey God. The Nephites were repeatedly warned by prophets that if they ceased to serve God, the Lamanites would gain power over them and destroy them.

1 Nephi 2:24
"And if it so be that they [the Nephites] rebel against me, they [the Lamanites] shall be a scourge unto thy seed, to stir them up in the ways of remembrance."

Americans (and the rest of the free world) are warned to not rebel against God or they (the terrorists) will scourge the people. When the free world promotes socialism, abortion, and homosexuality, are we rebelling against God? What can we expect?

2 Nephi 5:25
"And the Lord God said unto me [Nephi]: They [the Lamanites] shall be a scourge unto thy seed, to stir them up in remembrance of me; and inasmuch as they will not remember me, and hearken unto my words, they shall scourge them even unto destruction."

Americans (and the rest of the free world) are warned to not turn away from God, or God will stand by and watch while terrorists wreak destruction.

Many ask: Why does God allow so much suffering?

One answer is that men reject God. God will not force himself into our lives. So, if we reject him or ignore him, how can we expect him to step in and protect us? If we tell him to go away, he will.

But what about all the good and innocent people who suffer? Where is God for them?

One answer is that the suffering of the innocent assures the innocent eternal life with God, and allows the innocent to stand with God as witnesses against the wicked at the last day.

Remember Alma and Amulek:

Alma 14:8-11
"8 And they brought their wives and children together, and whosoever believed or had been taught to believe in the word of God they caused that they should be cast into the fire; and they also brought forth their records which contained the holy scriptures, and cast them into the fire also, that they might be burned and destroyed by fire.

"9 And it came to pass that they took Alma and Amulek, and carried them forth to the place of martyrdom, that they might witness the destruction of those who were consumed by fire.

"10 And when Amulek saw the pains of the women and children who were consuming in the fire, he also was pained; and he said unto Alma: How can we witness this awful scene? Therefore let us stretch forth our hands, and exercise the power of God which is in us, and save them from the flames.

"11 But Alma said unto him: The Spirit constraineth me that I must not stretch forth mine hand; for behold the Lord receiveth them up unto himself, in glory; and he doth suffer that they may do this thing, or that the people may do this thing unto them, according to the hardness of their hearts, that the judgments which he shall exercise upon them in his wrath may be just; and the blood of the innocent shall stand as a witness against them, yea, and cry mightily against them at the last day."

Consider Alma 9:17-20, and Alma 9:23-24
"17 And at some period of time they [the Lamanites] will be brought to believe in his word, and to know of the incorrectness of the traditions of their fathers; and many of them will be saved, for the Lord will be merciful unto all who call on his name.

"18 But behold, I say unto you that if ye persist in your wickedness that your days shall not be prolonged in the land, for the Lamanites shall be sent upon you; and if ye repent not they shall come in a time when you know not, and ye shall be visited with utter destruction; and it shall be according to the fierce anger of the Lord.

"19 For he will not suffer you that ye shall live in your iniquities, to destroy his people. I say unto you, Nay; he would rather suffer that the Lamanites might destroy all his people who are called the people of Nephi, if it were possible that they could fall into sins and transgressions, after having had so much light and so much knowledge given unto them of the Lord their God;

"20 Yea, after having been such a highly favored people of the Lord; yea, after having been favored above every other nation, kindred, tongue, or people; after having had all things made known unto them, according to their desires, and their faith, and prayers, of that which has been, and which is, and which is to come;

"23 And now behold I say unto you, that if this people, who have received so many blessings from the hand of the Lord, should transgress contrary to the light and knowledge which they do have, I say unto you that if this be the case, that if they should fall into transgression, it would be far more tolerable for the Lamanites than for them.

"24 For behold, the promises of the Lord are extended to the Lamanites, but they are not unto you if ye transgress; for has not the Lord expressly promised and firmly decreed, that if ye will rebel against him that ye shall utterly be destroyed from off the face of the earth?"

Ponder Mormon 4:5
"But, behold, the judgments of God will overtake the wicked; and it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished; for it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed."

Back all this up with Ether 2:9 and Ether 2:12
"9 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.

"12 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."

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Broken Vessel








Friday, June 17, 2016

Isaiah warned against Agenda 21








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Did ancient prophets, including Isaiah and Micah and Nephi, warn us against modern globalism embodied in multilateral politics like Agenda-21?

"Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!" - Isaiah 5:8

"Wo unto them that join house to house, till there can be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!" - 2 Nephi 15:8

"And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage." - Micah 2:2

There is a footnote associated with Isaiah's phrase "be placed alone in the midst of the earth" that explains the meaning as follows: "be left to dwell alone. The wealthy landowners absorb the small farms of the poor."

That can be further extrapolated into elites and governments taking over or impeding private land and property ownership.

Are there government and industry initiatives to get people packed into metropolitan areas (or FEMA camps) and away from rural, self-reliant lifestyles?

Are policies enacted that will strip individuals of their right to bear arms?

Are there states that outlaw simple self-reliant practices such as rainwater collection or the conversion of private yards into personal gardens for growing one's own food?

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A New Age Deception Poisons many of the Elect






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A new age movement has been gaining popularity throughout the world since 1986, promoted by a couple named Jerry and Esther Hicks.

Have you ever heard of Abraham-Hicks and the Law of Attraction? Do you know what Abraham-Hicks really are? They call themselves Abraham. Esther Hicks is their medium. They are spirits who will never be born into bodies of flesh and bones. That means they are among the one third who did not keep their first estate.

For those unfamiliar with this concept, the spirits of the entire human family pertaining to this earth had a great war in premortal life. Premortal life is often called our first estate. Mortal life is our second estate.

One third of all of this earth's human spirits rebelled against the plan of freedom, the eternal plan that grants us individual agency to choose our eternal destiny. The two thirds who were victorious retained the right to be born into mortal life and are assured an eternal resurrection into immortality after our mortal life is completed.

The one third who were defeated forfeited their birthright. They cannot ever be born, and so they cannot ever be resurrected. They are condemned to remain unembodied spirits forever.

They say they are creators who chose to remain in their non-physical form (unembodied spirits) to help us. They claim to be creators and co-creators. They seem to have detailed knowledge that appears miraculously insightful and uplifting to us.

There is an explanation for that. Firstly, they are not creators or co-creators. If they ever were, they long ago forfeited such status when they were exiled to Earth.

They are demons and devils confined to the earth, and they seek nothing but the deception and destruction of the two thirds. You and I are among the two thirds. Every person who has ever or will ever be born on this earth is among the two thirds.

Secondly, they do not have a veil drawn over their minds. The one third remember everything we all once knew in our premortal life. The two thirds who have been born into mortal life have forgotten our life before birth.

We cannot remember the one third, but they remember everything about us - our strengths and weaknesses, our fears and frailties, and what tempts us and entices us. They intimately know and exploit all of this, disguising themselves as altruistic entities. They are the express opposite of altruistic. Do not get sucked into their vortex.

The more I learn, the more I am convinced that the Law of Attraction is a Luciferian notion and a counterfeit of the Lord's Law of the Harvest.

The Law of Attraction cleverly tries to include, but in reality summarily dismisses, many significant details, such as the sanctifying effects of enduring adversity, and the divine principles of repentance and recompense and individual accountability and personal worthiness. It is centered on self and what feels good. It dismisses the identity and the role of God by using the term "source."

See Bible Dictionary: War in Heaven

Also see Bible Dictionary: Devil

Also see God's Harvest by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf published in the August 2014 issues of the Ensign and Liahona magazines.

What Happens at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ?






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A question being much discussed by believers and non-believers of all backgrounds is: What will ultimately befall mankind? Among believers of all denominations, that question often narrows down to: What will happen at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ?

What will happen to the righteous? What will happen to the wicked? How can we qualify to be counted among the righteous?

Interestingly, the question of what will happen to the wicked seems to get the most emphasis. The question of how we can be counted among the righteous is seldom even asked.

Are the burning of the wicked and the cleansing of the earth by fire merely symbolic or figurative biblical expressions, or will there be a literal burning with flames in a global fire? If it is literal, what will ignite the fires that consume the wicked and cleanse the earth?

The book titled What Happens at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ offers simple and clear explanations to these questions, along with a multitude of scriptural references to help readers study for themselves, arrive at their own conclusions, and develop their own testimonies. This book serves as a warning against complacency, and an invitation to come unto Christ and live.

Available in print at Amazon and other major book retailers. The Kindle edition is free if using Amazon's Kindle Matchbook offer.

There is also a free eBook edition available in all popular eBook formats through Smashwords.com.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New Book! Thought Log 2015-08-17-1900 by Ilyan Kei Lavanway






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Explore the Cosmos, the Creation, and some of the unexplained phenomena addressed in this blog, but in greater detail in my new book, Thought Log 2015.08.17.1900 now available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon.com, and in all eBook formats through Smashwords.com.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

FEMA Camp Parent Trap - FREE eBook






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FEMA Camp Parent Trap
is a free short story. It was written in 2013 by Ilyan Kei Lavanway and posted as a blog entry on this blog, about two years before Jade Helm and Operation Maple Resolve and Common Core. The scenario depicted in the story is becoming increasingly relevant, so much so, in fact, that it was expedient to publish it as a free eBook available in all formats through Smashwords.