Friday, January 18, 2013

Mormon's Summary

After waking up I didnt know what or who to believe. Listening to continual false predictions and terrible prep advice, has led me back to the scriptures-- particulaly the Book of Mormon.

When Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith, the message seemed to be, "God is going to build up His kingdom before the judgements and Tribulation that are decreed upon the Earth are carried out." This is what John foretold another angel would say: "Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads." (New Testament, Revelation, Chapter 7:3)

"For behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven, and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall burn as stubble; for they that come [[whose coming: Christ, 2 Witnesses, Enoch?]]shall burn them, saith the Lord of Hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch"(Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith—History, Joseph Smith—History 1:37)

"he informed me of great judgments which were coming upon the earth, with great desolations by famine, sword, and pestilence; and that these grievous judgments would come on the earth in this generation. (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith—History, Joseph Smith—History 1:45)

When all is said and done, I wonder if we will see a road map and blueprint of the events in the coming Tribulation laid out in the Book of Mormon. Moroni tells us that he was shown our day, and Six Times the Lord tells us via the Book of Mormon writers that the Book hardly contains "a hundreth part" of the doings of the Nephites. (Jacob 3:13, WofM 1:5, Hel 3:14, 3 Ne 5:8, 3 Ne 26:6, Ether 15:33). That must mean that that what Mormon put in thr Book must have been important. Mormon is not only a prophet but a strategist, and chief captain over all of the Nephite Armies. I can't help but think that this "voice from the dust" with a "familiar spirit" (Isa 29:24) doesn't contain some very critical, and strategic information about the future and what to expect.

Moroni said:
"Behold, the Lord hath shown unto me great and marvelous things concerning that which must shortly come, at that day when these things shall come forth among you. Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing." (Book of Mormon, Mormon, Chapter 8:34-35)

Starting with the Words of Mormon I am going to list the major events of the Book of Mormon and maybe some day in the not-too-distant-future we can look back at this list and maybe see a coorelation between the Book of Mormon events and Events in the Last Days.

King Benjamin Speech ---- (Nephites enter into everlasting covenant)

Burning of Abinadi ---- (Prophet Abinadi is burned and foretells future burning)

"But this much I tell you, what you do with me, after this, shall be as a type and a shadow of things which are to come." (Book of Mormon, Mosiah, Chapter 13:10)
"For he said unto them: What ye shall do unto me shall be a type of things to come." (Book of Mormon, Alma, Chapter 25:10)

Alma in Helem vs Limhi in Nephi ---- (Nephite groups respond patiently or militantly to captivity, Both are eventually delivered)

Apostate Priests of Noah teach Lamanites ---- (wicked priests [Amulonites] responsible for Abinadi's death set up as teachers over the Lamanites and unknowingly prepare them to receive missionaries by teaching literacy)

Conversion of Alma the Younger and Sons of Mosiah ---- (mission to the Lamanites)

Government Transformation ---- (After discovering and translating Jeredite records, Nephites transform system of government)

Nehor teaches Priestcraft ---- (Apostate Amlici [Order of Nehor] and King-men create political faction and fail and then incite a civil war to return to previous system of government and make alliance with Lamanites)

Alma and Amulek in Ammonihah ---- (Prophets preaching to apostate Nephites imprisoned and forced to watch believers cast into the fire. A remnant flee with Zeezoram to safety in Sidom)

Angry Lamanites destroy Ammonihah ----

1. Apostate Nephite Amulon and Wicked Priests who burned Abinadi set up as teachers over Lamanites
2. Repentant sons of Nephite king preach and convert many Lamanites
3. Amulonites incite anger among the Lamanites towards Lamanite converts
4. Lamanites go to war to destroy Lamanite converts
5. Converted Lamanites will not fight attacking Lamanite and prostrate themselves before their attackers
6. Attacking Lamanites stop the attack on their countrymen, and instead completely destroy Apostate Nephite city of Ammonihah who had just imprisoned the prophet, burned believers, and forced all remaing righteous to flee city.
7. Nephite Armies respond to attack on Ammonihah and drive Lammanites out
8. While walking home some surviving Lamanites convert.
9. Apostate Nephite priests (Amulonites) start burning Lamanite converts.
10. Lamanites at that point begin hunting and exterminating Amulonites and Apostate Nephite priests of Wicked King Noah.
11. Coverted Lamanites given lands among the Nephites in Jershon
12. Other Apostate Nephites [Amalekites] incite Lamanites to attack converted Lamanites again
13. Nephite armies defend converted Lamanites
14. Prophet [Alma and Amulek] seek to reclaim other apostate Nephites called Zoramites
15. Apostate Zoramites expel converts and join Apostate Amalekites to become Lamanites

Sherem ---- cant know the future
Nehor ---- priests should get paid and be popular
Korihor ---- religion is madness, slavery. Death is the end. Social Darwinism.
Corianton ---- universal salvation

Captain Moroni defeats Zerahemnah---- Amalekites and Zoramites incite Lamanites to attack Jershon.

Amalickiah uses false flag to take over Lamanites---- Amalickiah creates political faction, fails to gain government, defects to Lamanites. Takes over Lamanites and incites them to attack Nephites.

Teancum puts down insurrection at Morianton

Teancum assassinates Amalickiah--- one person one javelin

King-men create a faction in the government, fail politically, join with the Lamanites, put down by Moroni
Lamanites defeated by Moroni, Lehi, Helaman.

Teancum assassinates Ammaron--- one person one javelin

Pahoran the second becomes chief judge and is murdered by Paanchi and Kishkumen—Pacumeni fills the judgment seat

Tubaloth, son of Ammaron, sends Coriantumr who, takes Zarahemla, and slays Pacumeni—Moronihah defeats the Lamanites and retakes Zarahemla, and Coriantumr is slain.

Gadianton and Kishkumen start robbers and plot to kill Chief Judge Helaman but Kishkumen is discovered and killed.

Dissenting Nephites join Lamanites and incite them to attack Nephites. Nephites lose Zarahemla again. Moronihah regains 1/2 lands, preaches and Lamanites give rest back.

Lamanites preach to Nephites. Gadianton Robbers take over government and assassinate chief judge Cezoram and later his son Seezoram.

Nephi prophecies that Seantum murdered his brother Seezoram. Nephi is given sealing power and replaces war with famine.

Gadiantons decree believers must die if sign of birth according to Samuel the Lamanite does not occur

Gadiantons gather in mountains. Rising generation become of themselves.

Lachoneus and Gidgiddoni defeat Giddianhi and Zemnarihah, the Gadianton leader by gathering.

Gadianton Robbers take over government again, seek to establish a king, assassinate the chief judge and the Nephites separate into tribes.

Destruction preceeds the coming of Christ

Three Nephites go forth in power and people throughout the lands are converted.

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