Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day 2012

Generally speaking, I like the Earth. With the exception of Kansas and most of Wyoming, it's a pretty good place and has been my home almost 4 decades. Which is why it was interesting to me when I recently came across the whole concept of destroying angels.

Basically, they're angels that are reaping the wicked by causing natural disasters. The D&C says they were held back from going forth among the world to 'reap the tares' lest they also destroy the righteous, who were 'yet tender.' In 1893, President Wilford Woodruff announced that they had finally been loosed. He said:

"God has held the angels of destruction for many years, lest they should reap down the wheat with the tares. But I want to tell you now, that those angels have left the portals of heaven, and they stand over this people and this nation now, and are hovering over the earth waiting to pour out the judgments. And from this very day they shall be poured out. Calamities and troubles are increasing in the earth, and there is a meaning in these things. Remember this, and reflect upon these matters. If you do your duty, and I do my duty, we'll have protection."
The modern world, of course, misinterprets this revelation to be anthropomorphic global climate change, which ironically is the fulfillment of a different prophecy in which Joseph Smith declared that many would not believe the signs of the times, and would make excuses for them:

"But what will the world do? They will say it is a planet, a comet, etc. But the Son of Man will come as the sign of the coming of the Son of Man, which will be as the light of the morning cometh out of the east."
All of this is another reason why the Saints have no desire to pour money into stopping global warming or any other planetary diaster. You may as well try to blot out the sun-it will be about as effective. Until then, enjoy this chart:

1 comment:

Hillary said...

You spilled some salt on the earth.