Sunday, September 26, 2021

For My LDS Readers: "Signs in the Heavens - LDS Last Days Signs of the Times"

 

This is an interesting video for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it is a good review of some of the more significant signs preceding the Second Coming. For another, the author notes that the signs that were given in past dispensations will have their counterparts (opposites, almost) in the lead up to the Second Coming.

    I would note that it is not necessarily a complete list of signs. For instance, in D&C 88, starting at verse 87, it discusses the wrath and indignation that will be unleashed on the world following the end of the testimony from the Saints (what I presume is in reference to the calling home of all the missionaries). One of the events to follows is that "there shall appear a great sign in heaven, and all people shall see it together." (D&C 88:93; see also Matthew 24:30). Joseph Smith said the following about this sign: 

Then will appear one grand sign of the Son of Man in heaven. But what will the world do? They will say it is a planet, a comet, etc. But the Son of Man will come (even) as the sign of the coming of the Son of Man, which will be as the light of morning cometh out of the east.

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 287. The specifics of the sign are unknown (although I suspect it will mirror the sign of Christ's birth) but it is clear that the inhabitants of the Earth will think it to have a natural explanation. 

    Anyway, a great video and worth the time needed to watch it.

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    1. Thanks for the video link. One explanation for the vanishing stars that was not included was whether the "stars" were actually drive signatures of ships decelerating as they approached our solar system.

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    2. Or if the Great Old Ones were taking them down . . . but I think yours is creepier.

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