Friday, April 12, 2013

World War Two - A black and white war now seen in full color

WWII was a decisive and pivotal part of American history and World history. It could even be argued that the Second World War marked the meridian of this dispensation, the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times. And we are in the twilight of said dispensation.

This final dispensation began in 1820 with Joseph Smith's First Vision
, which officially ended the dark ages of the great Apostasy.

From 1820 to 1940 was a span of 120 years. Add 120 years to 1945 and you get 2065, which is 52 years from now.

That fits within the 50-70 year time frame hinted at by Elder Boyd K. Packer during his October 2011 General Conference address, Counsel to Youth. Near the conclusion of his remarks, he gave the following encouragement to youth:

"Sometimes you might be tempted to think as I did from time to time in my youth: 'The way things are going, the world’s going to be over with. The end of the world is going to come before I get to where I should be.' Not so! You can look forward to doing it right — getting married, having a family, seeing your children and grandchildren, maybe even great-grandchildren."

He was speaking to people primarily in the 12 to 17 year old age group. It takes about a decade for most 12 to 17 year olds to get married and have kids. It takes about another two decades for those kids to get married and have children of their own. Add another two decades for grandchildren to enter the scene.

You do the math. Throw in an extra decade per generation just to cover late bloomers, and you get a nice, comfy range of 50 to 70 years until Earth Sink pages 387 through 408 become more fact than fiction.

Anyone still awake? Hello? Sleeping liberals? I bet the GIs of yesteryear would just love to introduce their combat boots to the back of your teeth!

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