How Long Before the Prophets Declare that the Sword of Justice Hangeth Over this People

I prefer to blog about faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance, and receiving the Holy Ghost. The topic of this post is speculative. I don’t have any idea how long it will be before the prophets warn the Gentile nations that “destruction awaiteth this people” save they repent and have faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.

I don’t have any idea when such a warning will be given, but I expect that one day the Lord will command the prophets to deliver a warning to the Gentiles: repent or suffer.

The Book of Mormon provides a benchmark, an indicator to help followers of Christ to assess the times they are living in. Mosiah taught:

Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything contrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the people to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law—to do your business by the voice of the people.
And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you; yea, then is the time he will visit you with great destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land.  Mosiah 29:26 – 27

I think we may have crossed the line where the voice of the people “doth choose iniquity”. If so, then the prophets one day will raise their voices like prophets of old.

How will such a pronouncement be given? At a news conference? During General Conference? A proclamation? Probably, all of the foregoing means will be used?

What will the results be? Will it be bad for business and tourism? How many members will hit the exit door? How would it impact missionary work? What kind of headline will the New York Times carry?

Maybe better questions would be: how long after a proclamation of repent or perish before the judgments begin? What can be done to inspire repentance that turned things around, as in Jonah’s day?

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