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Horrific – Cataclysmic or Glorious Conditions

A Scientific Perspective

Many fear and have deep concerns in their hearts about the days ahead – given what is happening in the world.

The sciences tend to assume that things are in a steady-state; how things are today is like they were yesterday.  Hence, the evolution of humankind over millions of years back to a one-celled whatever.  In contrast, the Lord often uses cataclysmic events to do His work – getting our attention to such non-steady-state and important events.  For example, the fall of Adam and Eve, Noah’s flood, the events around the birth and death of our Savior.  And in the last days, we can anticipate several massive and cataclysmic events, some of which I will share below.  It will move us all to the core of our souls and be far from a “steady state.”  Some big surprises for scientists are coming.

A Divine Perspective

The Lord has revealed the last days to many of the prophets.  It will be the best of times and the worst of times.  It is called the “great and dreadful day of the Lord.”  A great day for the righteous and looking forward to the Glorious return of our Lord and Savior.  In contrast, it is a dreadful day for the wicked and horrendous, as apparently, the “world is coming apart.”  Does the Lord work through cataclysmic events?  Indeed, He does, and we will see many in the years ahead!

The Lord has shared a fascinating perspective regarding the future, “which our forefathers have awaited with anxious expectation to be revealed in the least times, which their minds were pointed to by the angels, as held in reserve for the fulness of their glory.”: “A time to come in the which nothing shall be withheld…” (D&C 121:26-28)  If we will open our hearts and minds, we can “be made partakers of the glories which are to be revealed in the last days, as it was written by the prophets and apostles in days of old.” (D&C 66:2)  And we have this great and exciting promise from the Lord:

Yea, verily I say unto you, in that day when the Lord shall come, he shall reveal all things.  Things which have passed, and hidden things which no man knew, things of the earth, by which it was made, and the purpose and the end thereof – Things most precious, things that are above, and things that are beneath, things that are in the earth, and upon the earth, and in heaven. (D&C 101:32-34)

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