To summarize what we have seen so far: we have found that a strict Uniformitarian view of the earth is at variance with the God's revealed word. We have found that Evolution of all species from a common ancestor also contradicts the Gospel message. It is interesting to see that the events written of in scripture are being fulfilled in our day. The Lord prophesied that the Gentile nations would deny Him-He according warned us not to put our trust in the precepts of men. He further stated that cultures that deny His revelations would have them taken away:
For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have. Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost. Wo be unto the Gentiles, saith the Lord God of Hosts! For notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day to day, they will deny me; nevertheless, I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me; for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord God of Hosts. (2 Nephi 28:30-32)Today, the scientists of the "Gentile nations" have been the fulfillment to this prophecy, as they no longer believe in:
- The Fall of Adam
- Noah's flood
- The miracles of the Old Testament (Peleg, Moses, Joshua, Isaiah etc.)
Because the very scriptural stories they don't believe, are the keys to correlating scientific evidence with scriptural history they have not been able to, nor ever will be able to find the true harmony between scriptural and scientific history. Because they refuse to even consider the truthfulness of scriptures concerning Noah's flood or a literal Fall, they will not believe the true correlation when it is shown to them. Modern "science" cannot believe in these things because they are "foolishness" or "impossible." This too has been spoken of in scripture:
1 Corinthians 2:10-14
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit… even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
3 Nephi 26:9-10
And when they shall have received this, which is expedient that they should have first, to try their faith, and if it shall so be that they shall believe these things then shall the greater things be made manifest unto them. And if it so be that they will not believe these things, then shall the greater things be withheld from them, unto their condemnation.
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
As the world becomes more polarized in preparation for the destruction of the wicked and the Second Coming of Christ, each person needs to ask themselves what their foundation will be-science, or Christ's teachings in the scriptures and through modern prophets.
And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation (Helaman 5:12 emphasis added).