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Thanks, Lundbaek.lundbaek wrote:"This book is essential for these perilous times! It sounds the warning trumpet, alerting the Saints to imminent dangers that are rapidly crescendoing in their severity. First, the secret combinations of old, using the Book of Mormon account of Korihor as a model is examined. Teachings, tactics, methods and practices of these ancient groups are analyzed and a model is developed which can be used to identify similar organizations that exist today. Shifting the focus to the present, warnings concerning the individual and the family are presented. Next, the view widens to the citizens of the United States. Then the panorama is broadened again to get a worldwide perspective. The book warns of conspiracies on the individual level, related to sexual perversions, homosexuality, abortion, pornography, drugs and Satan worship. At the family level, attacks on family unity and the traditional nuclear family are discussed. Challenges to parenting, child and spouse abuse, and problems in moderns education are illuminated. Terrorism, organized crime, gangs and political corruption are discussed on a broader level. Significant questions about the nation's vulnerability in connection with its monetary policies and serious indebtedness are raised. The history of the Federal Reserve System is examined. The way taxes are used to control the people and the pulpits of the nation is exposed. Opposing views concerning the sanctity and instrumentality of the U.S. Constitution are also presented. On an international level, the warning cry is raised concerning the rapid move toward one world government. This movement's impact is examined in therms of international finance and banking, environmental concerns, population control, youth education, control of civil unrest and the right to bear arms, and international control of religion. The final chapter is a series of recommendations to individual latter-day Saints suggesting appropriate ways to work towards the preservation of their freedoms. Surely, no book can be no more appropriate for these tumultuous last days that Secret Combinations Today: A Voice of Warning."
The fact that it comes from a latter-day apostle might make it more credible to some Latter-day Saints.
Whoops! Don't you ever make any more mistakes, and go into a corner for time out. :ymhug:lundbaek wrote:I goofed. The book "Secret Combinations Today: A Voice of Warning" is written by Robert E. Hales, not Robert D. Hales, the Apostle. I should have checked that carefully. It makes no sense to me that an apostle would publish a book or give a talk that would expose the secret combinations. No prophet or apostle has ever done that to my knowledge. To do so would provoke retribution against the Church that would seriously hinder its main mission of promoting the gospel of Jesus the Christ.
I ordered a copy as well...thank you freedomforall for the heads up!lundbaek wrote:I have ordered the book and plan to start reading first about the latter-day secret combinations. That's what an ancient prophet told us to awake to and what latter-day prophets warned us about.
I disagree. The Constitution only applies to citizens. People need to understand this principlefreedomforall wrote:Gavin says just what I think and feel. If Trump does what he says about making America great again, I'll root for him.
I disagree. The Constitution belongs to "WE THE PEOPLE" in a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy; not under socialism and tyranny. We are a "people", not a citizen. We the People have rights, a citizen may not have rights because other countries have citizens.LdsMarco wrote:I disagree. The Constitution only applies to citizens. People need to understand this principlefreedomforall wrote:Gavin says just what I think and feel. If Trump does what he says about making America great again, I'll root for him.
Obama was a traitor. Illegal immigration is invasion of a possible threat to our people. Obama could care less and even wanted to give them a free pass.LdsMarco wrote:before you misunderstand me. Watch this. Not sure why the link isn't work properly but here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVt77KUI8tE&t=6s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
With so much apathy, how will any Elders be able to save the Constitution, now or in the future?lundbaek wrote:Last year (2016) as we studied the Book of Mormon in our Gospel Doctrine Sunday school classes there were several opportunities to discuss the secret combinations among the Jaredites and the Nephites and even in modern times, without deviating from the instructors manual. I noted that in each case the instructors in our ward skated past those opportunities.
Is this what you are referring?lundbaek wrote:I have been persuaded that the Constitution, the topic of secret combinations, and liberty are not discussed by the First Presidency, the Q-12 or the 70s because of concern that doing so would incurr the wrath of the PTB / latter-day gadiantons, who would attack the Church in ways that would seriously frustrate the Church's missionary and building programs. Occasionally an apostle will say or write something, usually to a limited audience or readers, about these things, but nothing like years ago. For example, if you can find it, read the article by President Packer in the August 2010 Ensign, Pg. 23, lower right of page. I believe the LDGs have gotten too far above us for the Church to risk antagonizing them.