Summary

The evidence presented is summed up in a table that makes it all very easy to see (click here for HTML, here for GIF, and here for PDF). When we return to the scriptures, it seems very apparent that God has "set his hand and seal to change the times and seasons, and to blind their minds, that they may not understand his marvelous workings" ( D&C 121:12). In other words, God has set His hand to periodically change the earth's axis and solar orbit, which has blinded the faithless of our day to the scientific evidence for the scriptures, by upsetting Uniformitarianism and skewing scientific dating results (see D&C 88:42-44, 58, Abraham. 3:4 to see that the "times and seasons" refer to the planets axial tilt, rotation and orbit). God has disrupted the laws of uniformity upon which current radiometric dating methods are founded, through global catastrophes, which have periodically caused the earth to "reel to and fro as a drunken man," (see D&C 88:87, 45:48, 84:118-119, Isaiah 2:19, 24:20, Hebrews 12:25-26). When we return to faith in the scriptures, the correlations become very apparent.

Perhaps even more intriguing is to see the correlations graphed. The exponential growth shown makes it quite apparent that half-lifes of the radioactive materials that are used are erroneous.

To endure in the last days everyone will need a testimony built on a sure foundation. We cannot believe the scriptures on Sundays and something else while at school. We must end the compartmentalization. If the earth is millions of years old, then evolution is true. Either the increasing complexity phenomena is a representation of reproduction rates or it is a representation of evolution. Either Adam's Fall brought death to the world or the scriptures are erroneous. Either Noah's Flood killed "all that was on dry land" or the scriptures are erroneous. Either "the land of Jerusalem and the land of Zion will be turned back into their own place" and "become like they were before they were divided" or the scriptures are mistaken.

God prophesied to Moses that in the last days man would disbelieve his writings that speak of the Creation and Fall of Man (Genesis).

And as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof even so shall another come, and there is no end to my works, neither to my words. For behold, this is my work and my glory-to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. And now, Moses, my son, I will speak unto thee concerning this earth upon which thou standest; and thou shalt write the things which I shall speak. And in a day when the children of men shall esteem my words as naught and take many of them from the book which thou shalt write, behold, I will raise up another like unto thee; and they shall be had again among the children of men--among as many as shall believe. (These words were spoken unto Moses in the mount, the name of which shall not be known among the children of men. And now they are spoken unto you. Show them not unto any except them that believe. Even so. Amen.) (Moses 1:38-42 emphasis added)


Peter prophesied that in the last days man would disbelieve the scriptures and instead believe in a type of Uniformitarianism.

This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. (2 Peter 3:1-10 emphasis added)


Moroni told the Gentiles that when they rend the veil of unbelief that blinds them, they would understand the Book of Revelation.

Come unto me, O ye Gentiles, and I will show unto you the greater things, the knowledge which is hid up because of unbelief. Behold, when ye shall rend that veil of unbelief which doth cause you to remain in your awful state of wickedness, and hardness of heart, and blindness of mind, then shall the great and marvelous things which have been hid up from the foundation of the world from you--yea... And then shall my revelations which I have caused to be written by my servant John be unfolded in the eyes of all the people. Remember, when ye see these things, ye shall know that the time is at hand that they shall be made manifest in very deed. (Ether 4:13,15-16 emphasis added)


Few people understand the Book of Revelation, because they don't understand the past history of the earth. They don't believe that any catastrophic destruction in scripture is literal, and they don't understand how the destructions at the Second Coming are part of the "great restoration of all things."

God prophesied to Nephi that eventually the Gentiles would deny Him because they "hearken unto the precepts of men" instead of the scriptures.

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 emphasis added)


Joseph Fielding Smith suggested that Paul prophesied of the Gentiles abandonment of Christ in favor of evolution and naturalism.

My dear friends, cannot you see how utterly foolish it all is? Why is it that thousands of intelligent looking human beings are willing to accept these stupid teachings? Frankly it is because Satan has deceived them and they love darkness rather than the light. Surely the day has come prophesied by Paul and written in his second Epistle to the Thessalonians:
"And then shall that Wicked [one] be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believe not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 1st Thes. 2:8-12. (Man, His Origin and Destiny, p.136 emphasis added)


God has also delivered to us many things that we cannot understand because we desired that He do so. Much like the Jews, it is because of eschatological "scientific evidences" which we do not understand that the Gentile nations have also rejected Christ and His scriptures as our cultural foundation.

Wherefore, brethren, despise not the revelations of God. For behold, by the power of his word man came upon the face of the earth, which earth was created by the power of his word... Behold, my brethren, he that prophesieth, let him prophesy to the understanding of men; for the Spirit speaketh the truth and lieth not. Wherefore, it speaketh of things as they really are, and of things as they really will be; wherefore, these things are manifested unto us plainly, for the salvation of our souls. But behold, we are not witnesses alone in these things; for God also spake them unto prophets of old. But behold, the Jews were a stiffnecked people; and they despised the words of plainness, and killed the prophets, and sought for things that they could not understand. Wherefore, because of their blindness, which blindness came by looking beyond the mark, they must needs fall; for God hath taken away his plainness from them, and delivered unto them many things which they cannot understand, because they desired it. And because they desired it God hath done it, that they may stumble. And now I, Jacob, am led on by the Spirit unto prophesying; for I perceive by the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that by the stumbling of the Jews they will reject the stone upon which they might build and have safe foundation. (Jacob 4:8-15 emphasis added)


As times wind down it will all boil down to believing the scriptures or believing naturalistic Darwinism and Uniformitarianism.

And now, I speak also concerning those who do not believe in Christ. Behold, will ye believe in the day of your visitation-behold, when the Lord shall come, yea, even that great day when the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, yea, in that great day when ye shall be brought to stand before the Lamb of God-then will ye say that there is no God? Then will ye longer deny the Christ… And again I speak unto you who deny the revelations of God... Behold I say unto you he that denieth these things knoweth not the gospel of Christ; yea, he has not read the scriptures; if so, he does not understand them... But behold, I will show unto you a God of miracles...and it is that same God who created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are. Behold he created Adam, and by Adam came the fall of man. And because of the fall of man came Jesus Christ (Mormon 9:1-3, 7-12 emphasis added)

And after your testimony cometh wrath and indignation upon the people. For after your testimony cometh the testimony of earthquakes, that shall cause groanings in the midst of her, and men shall fall upon the ground and shall not be able to stand. And also cometh the testimony of the voice of thunderings, and the voice of lightnings, and the voice of tempests, and the voice of the waves of the sea heaving themselves beyond their bounds. And all things shall be in commotion; and surely, men's hearts shall fail them; for fear shall come upon all people. And angels shall fly through the midst of heaven, crying with a loud voice, sounding the trump of God, saying: Prepare ye, prepare ye, O inhabitants of the earth; for the judgment of our God is come. Behold, and lo, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. (D&C 88:88-92 emphasis added)

The voice of the Lord is unto all men, and there is none to escape; and there is no eye that shall not see, neither ear that shall not hear, neither heart that shall not be penetrated. And the voice of warning shall be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples, whom I have chosen in these last days. Wherefore, I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith... And also gave commandments to others, that they should proclaim these things unto the world; and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets--The weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh... That faith also might increase in the earth; That the fulness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple unto the ends of the world, and before kings and rulers. (D&C 1:17-19 emphasis added)

Then shall the arm of the Lord fall upon the nations. And then shall the Lord set his foot upon this mount, and it shall cleave in twain, and the earth shall tremble, and reel to and fro, and the heavens also shall shake. And the Lord shall utter his voice, and all the ends of the earth shall hear it; and the nations of the earth shall mourn, and they that have laughed shall see their folly. And calamity shall cover the mocker, and the scorner shall be consumed; and they that have watched for iniquity shall be hewn down and cast into the fire. (D&C 45:47-50 emphasis added)




What will be your foundation--Science or the Scriptures?




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