Assessing Priorities

What is Your Top Priority in LIfe?

Do you have your “Priorities straight? The dictionary says the word “Priorities” means: prime concern, most important consideration, and precedence. What is important to some, may not be important to others. It is critically important to have our priorities right that we may move toward the “Fullness of Joy” Heavenly Father promises the faithful.  Heavenly Father’s main priority is you and I (Moses 1:39), and “God so loved the world” that He gave His Beloved Son to this end (John 3:16).

Saving Mother Earth

Our dear friend, Delta Bement, sent us an interesting YouTube link put up by Mark Rober, who feeds Bill Gates a plant-based FAKE hamburger that looked like, tasted like, and juicy like the real thing.  Bill and Mark, who care about mother earth, did this video to show a solution to our destructive planet, meat and dairy centered diet.  Do they have their priorities wrong?  Take a look at their video, and then let’s ask some questions.

Mark does a great job showing that a plant-based diet is not only much better for you, but it is much better for the planet.  The data I have seen show that a plant-based diet is 10 times better than a meat-and-dairy centered diet for “mother earth.” In the US, ½ the water is used to put meat and dairy on our plates.  This is a huge waste of water and contrary to good health as well.  In Rober’s video, it is interesting that science has validated the “Word of Wisdom” revelation on diet and seeking wisdom given to the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1833. (Doctrine & Covenants Section 89), but do Mark and Bill miss the wisdom offered by the Lord in this Section in their priorities?

A lot of the data they share is very valuable and interesting, Most of the data is in the health section of and in my book  Let us ask the fundamental question: “Why are we here on “mother earth?”  Gates would say, “I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm – not all – that religion used to fill. But the mystery and the beauty of the world is overwhelmingly amazing, and there’s no scientific explanation of how it came about. To say that it was generated by random numbers, that does seem, you know, sort of an uncharitable view [laughs]. I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don’t know.”  Rober clearly wants to do what is best for “mother earth.”

As For Me and My House

“As for me and my house,” (Joshua 24:15) we “…seek… first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt. 6:33) Seeking first the Kingdom of God is to help as many as are willing to come to know the Father and the Son, which is eternal life.  Taking upon us “his righteousness” is to strive in emulating the divine characteristics of our Savior, who has set a perfect example before us – filled with God’s love.  I believe that if we lived the first two great commandments — to love God and our neighbor (Matt. 22:36-40), which I discuss in detail in Chapter 4 of my book, that would solve all the world’s problems – including those we are causing for “mother earth.”  Moroni’s great promise as he summarized the message of the Book of Mormon is that as we come unto Christ, He will perfect us.  We can trust Christ to perfect the earth as well; we surely are not doing a very good job!

The Green Movement

With the end of the “cold war,” the communists picked up on the “green” movement; “Let us look out for “mother earth.”  In 1993, after the “wall” had come down, we attended a lecture by Gorbachev in the Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah campus where he introduced the “green” movement.  There were many Church members and leaders there and Gorbachev received a standing ovation from the audience, except for the three of us who attended together and understood his true motivation.

The Communist Strategy

In 1984, Anatolia Golitsyn, the most significant KGB defector ever, wrote and published a book named, New Lies For Old, about the Communist strategy of deceptions and disinformation. He warned about a long-term deception master plan, which appeared to be a retreat from hard-line Communism. However the strategy is designed to lull the West into a false sense of security, and finally cripple, as well as diplomatically isolate the United States.

I had a secret clearance while I was working on the GPS program and I talked to one of the security guys who had interviewed Golitsyn.  He told me Golitsyn’s testimony was solid and his book believable, but most government leaders were ignoring his evidence.

With the break-up of the Soviet Union, Russia moved into “disinformation” strategy.  The “green” movement is just one part of their distraction.  For instance, their spies have spent massive amounts of money moving drugs and promoting pornography with the goal to take the USA down morally without ever firing a shot. They are very patient and they are succeeding. Guess what?  Socialism, is a modified form of Communism.

Another must read book, Through the Eyes of the Enemy is written by Stanislav Lunev, Russia’s highest-ranking military defector. He reveals why Russia is more dangerous than ever. Also, read also the article on my other website.

Liberal Ideas

The liberal take over of our education system and our government has moved us a long way from our Christian based Declaration of Independence and inspired Constitution.

Charles Darwin was born the same decade as Joseph Smith.  While Joseph Smith was introducing the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ , Darwin followed by introducing atheistic organic evolution.

Steve Smoot shows that believing in Darwin, John Wesley Powell and others, introduced “social evolution,” which caused Americans to treat the native American Indians (the Lamanites of the Book of Mormon) as savages.  Then Karl Marx and Engels, believing in Powell and others, introduced political evolution – Communism.  Unfortunately, those who believe communism is dead are greatly deceived by this clever, “disinformation”, strategy.

Darwinian evolution is taught across the world, but I was saddened to see Satan’s deceit creep into my alma mater, BYU.  Recently, their BYU Studies sought abstracts for a special edition on “EVOLUTION AND FAITH!”  In the Book of Mormon, Alma shares that faith “is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.” (Alma 32:21)  Since organic evolution can be proven false, as I share in Chapter 6 of my book, we cannot have faith in it, since it is false. However, it seems BYU believes otherwise.  Last year they put up a permanent display in their Bean Museum depicting the evolution of humankind.  I submitted an ABSTRACT counter point of view for this special issue.

Enoch and Moroni Saw Our Day

Enoch saw our day, and the earth was pained with what we are doing to her.  Indeed, the insights Rober shares is what we are doing to our planet. Heavenly Father had His Son create this beautiful earth for His children as their path to eternal life and a fullness of joy.  It behooves us, in our mortal journey, to have our priorities right, understanding the worth of souls, and then respecting this marvelous creation He has given us for our time here on earth.  However, the top priority should be the saving of souls, not the planet.  The Lord will take very good care of the planet in due process.  See Enoch’s vision: (Moses 7:48-69)

The greatest priority for America should not be greenhouse gases and carbon taxes, but repenting and turning back to the God of this land, who is Jesus Christ:  The ancient prophets saw our day and our distorted priorities:  Moroni specifically told of the “pollutions” and “pride” that would beset us, and the secret combinations that would try to destroy our liberty; read Mormon 8:30-41  And seeing our day, he prophesied, “…when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation…” (Ether 8:23-26)  Let’s get our priorities right America and the world and come unto Him who created this wonderful world in the first place — Jesus the Christ, the Promised Messiah!

David W. Allan