Thursday, May 7, 2015

What are God's and Satan's agenda today?

     The verses of scripture that impressed me in my study of Alma chapters 43 through 45 of the Book of Mormon goes as the following: "And now the design of the Nephites was to support their lands, and their houses, and their wives, and their children, that they might preserve them from the hands of their enemies; and also that they might preserve their rights and their privileges, yea, and also their liberty, that they might worship God according to their desires… Nevertheless, the Nephites were inspired by a better cause, for they were not fighting for monarchy nor power but they were fighting for their homes and their liberties, their wives and their children, and their all, yea, for their rites of worship and their church." (Alma 43:9 & 45) I am a bold person, so I want to speak plainly about my thoughts of these glorious causes.
     Family, liberty, and religion are some of the greatest causes of God; therefore, they are the causes for Satan to destroy. He is attacking our families, liberties, and religion relentlessly. It is a part of the natural man. A ridiculous video that showed any American sentiment by stomping on the flag is an obvious example. The extremes on the perspective on above mentioned causes are establishing greater followings. I wrote about an international anti-family movement that almost achieved its designs in my last post. If we do not search the word of God, learning of his designs; we can easily get caught up in the campaign to destroy the foundations of our nations. Philosophies of man bombard us constantly, trying to compel us join Satan's designs to destroy our families, liberties, and religion.
     I will offer up some evidences of the causes of Satan. The rise of divorces are due to many philosophies. We directly destroy our families when we consider these options. Divorce boggles my mind. I cannot understand how someone can so confidently enter a marriage; not securing the success thereof beforehand. The philosophies of man would answer my bewilderment. It also baffles me how the truth of God and the philosophies of the world are the exact opposites, yet they are received as truth that we should endorse. A friend of mine thought that I was idiotic for remaining faithful to my long distance relationship because sexual relations and carnal security should have been the focus of our greatest desires in our marriage. I see that the world holds up sex, drinking, smoking, drugs, coffee, energy drinks, entertainment, video games, pornography, and many more demoralizing topics as the keys to life. How depressing are our most intimate and beloved relationships, if they are based on those things?
     The times of Book of Mormon were so simple that it made nations more volatile. My goal in this post is to inspire greater preparation to establish righteous families, searching the word of God to understand what he wants for our people and forsaking Satan's designs with his philosophies and traditions. The war in Heaven is on Earth. We may not directly have to raise up our arms to fight people, seeking to take away our liberties; but the situation is not unrealistic. If you reject that there is God or Satan, you would do well to consider the will of God for you, for he is your father, having the greatest love for you. The blessings, happiness, and life that he is preparing for you is beyond imagination.

     In the book of Alma chapter 46 verse 12, the most virtuous Moroni saw a situation as ours, where we were forsaking our family, liberties, and religion, and "he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole." "when Moroni had proclaimed these words, behold, the people came running together with their armor girded about their loins, rending their garments in token, or as a covenant, that they would not forsake the Lord their God; or, in other words, if they should transgress the commandments of God, or fall into transgression, and be ashamed to take upon them the name of Christ, the Lord should rend them even as they had rent their garments. Now this was the covenant which they made, and they cast their garments at the feet of Moroni, saying: We covenant with our God, that we shall be destroyed, even as our brethren in the land northward, if we shall fall into transgression; yea, he may cast us at the feet of our enemies, even as we have cast our garments at thy feet to be trodden under foot, if we shall fall into transgression." (Alma 46:21 & 22) Let us take responsibility for our families, liberty, and religion. If we do not, Satan would have them destroyed.

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