Saturday, January 22, 2022

Hold On

Hold on to Integrity | Faith | Courage | Freedom

Have we noticed how often God pushes or allows things to be pushed to the limit? Remember:

Abraham & Isaac
How Abraham's hand, holding the sacrificial knife, was in the air before the angel spoke: “Lay not thine hand upon the lad ...”1

King Hezekiah
How Jerusalem was surrounded by a formidable, cruel, conquering Assyrian army of 185,000, camped for the night, ready to attack at dawn. But before the sun arose, the entire army had succumbed to something in the night and all were dead.2

The Prophecy Believers
How the hostility against believers in a prophecy (that at Christ's birth there would be a day, a night and a day as one day) was so great that the mockers and unbelievers threatened “that all those who believed in those traditions should be put to death except the sign should come to pass.” And how, on the eve of that threat, the sign commenced.3

Apostle Peter
How Peter, lying in prison, awaiting a morning judgment by the same king Herod who had recently killed James, his brother in the Gospel, was awakened by an angel and led through prison gates to freedom.4

In these cases, rescue came at nigh the last minute as has been done thousands of times for others, though most did not know till that last minute whether rescue would come in this life or whether it would come after death – at the resurrection.

In this COVID-19 scenario (and coming substitute crises), we won't know what the tyrannical limit will be allowed to be — whether some will be required to endure a Viktor Frankl experience or worse.5 Few could have imagined the many historical atrocities in the months before the atrocities began: the India / Pakistan partition, Mao's Cultural Revolution, Nazi Germany, Pol Pot in Cambodia, the Rwandan and Kosovo tragedies, the French and other European Revolutions, the Phoenix Program6 in Viet Nam, the Iraq War, and on and on.

Yes, many, despite their honorable choices, will not be rescued in this life like Abraham, Isaac, and the other examples, or like Viktor Frankl who found him still miraculously alive when the allied forces arrived at the camp gates.7

So what is the lesson in last minute rescues? Is it to trust God to the end — whatever end it proves to be? If we give in to demands that violate our conscience, our bodily integrity, our knowledge, how will we know if some sort of rescue might have come had we endured in integrity, faith, courage, and in defense of freedom?

Let us hold on — through and past the deadlines, the mandates, the threats. God is in this crisis. It is both: 1) a test of trust in and love for God; and 2) a test of how we will use our power and influence vis-à-vis our fellow beings in helping them also prove faithful in the first test (of trust in and love for God).

Thus, a vital question is: Have we, like the church at Ephesus, left our first love8 thinking that alleged love of our neighbor (the second love9) justifies trusting in the arm of flesh or trusting in those who have proven, time after time, to be liars and deceivers?10

So what is our stance on vaccination? Are we willing to honor God-given agency or do we demand compliance to a disputed narrative coercing an experimental injection? And what is it that coercion honors? a Nazi-like narrative11? the power, gain, glory, and domination agendas of a world gone mad violating Constitutions, Bills and Charters of Rights, and God-given freedoms? violating the Nuremberg Code12? violating the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights13? violating the Declaration of Helsinki14?

Let us: “Remember therefore from whence [we are] fallen, and repent, and do the first works.”

Let us: Say NO to fear; Say NO to coercion; Endure in faith to the end, whatever that end may be.

1. Old Testament | Genesis 22:1013
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
2. Old Testament | 2 Kings 19:32–35
32 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.
33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
35 ¶ And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
3. Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 1:6–20
6 And they began to rejoice over their brethren, saying: Behold the time is past, and the words of Samuel are not fulfilled; therefore, your joy and your faith concerning this thing hath been vain.
7 And it came to pass that they did make a great uproar throughout the land; and the people who believed began to be very sorrowful, lest by any means those things which had been spoken might not come to pass.
8 But behold, they did watch steadfastly for that day and that night and that day which should be as one day as if there were no night, that they might know that their faith had not been vain.
9 Now it came to pass that there was a day set apart by the unbelievers, that all those who believed in those traditions should be put to death except the sign should come to pass, which had been given by Samuel the prophet.
10 Now it came to pass that when Nephi, the son of Nephi, saw this wickedness of his people, his heart was exceedingly sorrowful.
11 And it came to pass that he went out and bowed himself down upon the earth, and cried mightily to his God in behalf of his people, yea, those who were about to be destroyed because of their faith in the tradition of their fathers.
12 And it came to pass that he cried mightily unto the Lord all that day; and behold, the voice of the Lord came unto him, saying:
13 Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world, to show unto the world that I will fulfil all that which I have caused to be spoken by the mouth of my holy prophets.
14 Behold, I come unto my own, to fulfil all things which I have made known unto the children of men from the foundation of the world, and to do the will, both of the Father and of the Son—of the Father because of me, and of the Son because of my flesh. And behold, the time is at hand, and this night shall the sign be given.
15 And it came to pass that the words which came unto Nephi were fulfilled, according as they had been spoken; for behold, at the going down of the sun there was no darkness; and the people began to be astonished because there was no darkness when the night came.
16 And there were many, who had not believed the words of the prophets, who fell to the earth and became as if they were dead, for they knew that the great plan of destruction which they had laid for those who believed in the words of the prophets had been frustrated; for the sign which had been given was already at hand.
17 And they began to know that the Son of God must shortly appear; yea, in fine, all the people upon the face of the whole earth from the west to the east, both in the land north and in the land south, were so exceedingly astonished that they fell to the earth.
18 For they knew that the prophets had testified of these things for many years, and that the sign which had been given was already at hand; and they began to fear because of their iniquity and their unbelief. 19 And it came to pass that there was no darkness in all that night, but it was as light as though it was mid–day. And it came to pass that the sun did rise in the morning again, according to its proper order; and they knew that it was the day that the Lord should be born, because of the sign which had been given.
20 And it had come to pass, yea, all things, every whit, according to the words of the prophets.
4. New Testament | Acts 12:111
1 NOW about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.
7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.
8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.
9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.
11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.
5. Browning, Christopher R.. Ordinary Men. Harper Perennial. Kindle Edition.
6. Valentine, Douglas. The Phoenix Program: America's Use of Terror in Vietnam (Forbidden Bookshelf) . Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.
7. Frankl, Viktor E.. Man's Search for Meaning (p. 56-62). Beacon Press. Kindle Edition.
8. New Testament | Revelation 2:4 - 7 (Bold emphasis added.)
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
9. New Testament | Matthew 22:36 - 40 (Bold emphasis added.)
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
12. Nuremberg Code
First Point of 10 The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment. The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs, or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity. (
See also Nuremberg Principles:
13. United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
[Two examples of 30]
Article 7: All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination. {Vaxxers vs. Non-vaxxers?]
Article 19: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
14. The Declaration of Helsinki (...) is a set of ethical principles regarding human experimentation developed originally in 1964 for the medical community by the World Medical Association (WMA).[1] It is widely regarded as the cornerstone document on human research ethics. ...
The Declaration is morally binding on physicians, and that obligation overrides any national or local laws or regulations, if the Declaration provides for a higher standard of protection of humans than the latter. Investigators still have to abide by local legislation but will be held to the higher standard.
Basic principles
The fundamental principle is respect for the individual (Article 8), his right to self-determination and the right to make informed decisions (Articles 20, 21 and 22) regarding participation in research, both initially and during the course of the research. The investigator's duty is solely to the patient (Articles 2, 3 and 10) or volunteer (Articles 16, 18), and while there is always a need for research (Article 6), the subject's welfare must always take precedence over the interests of science and society (Article 5), and ethical considerations must always take precedence over laws and regulations (Article 9). |

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Do Pronouns Matter?

The Thee, Thou, Thine ... Question

This post concerns second person pronouns (singular: thou, thee, thine, thyself; and plural: ye, you, your, yourself).1 Undoubtedly, some do not know (or even care) about the history of our English second person singular and plural pronouns. It's all water under the bridge — a seeming archaic, cumbersome, singular form that feels formal and awkward, though, in early practice, it was never formal, respectful, honorific, or awe-filled? It was informal, intimate.

Some ironic reasons for the singular abandonment are listed below,2 but what if we have lost something vital by abandoning the intimate singular form (thou, thee, thine) when adopting the now ambiguous (singular / plural) you? Do we think that converting thou and thee to you is innocuous? Could there be something we are missing like the “innocuous” Ether 2:20 deletions that Hugh Nibley lamented?3

I believe God accepts all sincere appeals no matter the pronoun usage, but something I have observed is the ubiquitous intermixing of second person singulars and plurals in every book of scripture, often when God is speaking.4 (Aside: How wonderfully revealing of God's nature that He would intermix His many singulars with a child's plural you's when quoting that child.5) But for all the other intermixings: are they just the stumblings of careless prophets or scribes or translators, mis-recording God's speech? Or should we be more aware of possible purpose and targeted application?

I feel a sense of great loss that it is almost impossible now to acquire newer religious anthologies or expositions that quote scripture or address appeals to God that use the intimate singular. I wonder if we, in the English Christian world, have lost some measure of intimacy with God in abandoning our intimate forms while many other languages have retained theirs? But as I observed in a 2010 post6 on the language of prayer:
English, however, is the mother tongue of many and if some ... cannot find intimacy in the narrowed usage of thee and thou, perhaps alternate usage is a matter left to them and God.
1. The Other Traditional Pronouns:
first person pronouns are: singular - I, me, mine, myself | plural: we, ours, ourselves; and
third person pronouns:. singular (gendered) - he, him, his she, her, hers | plural: them, theirs.
2. ● “For Thou and Thee was a sore cut to proud flesh, and them that sought self-honour, who, though they would say it to God and Christ, would not endure to have it said to themselves. So that we were often beaten and abused, and sometimes in danger of our lives, for using those words to some proud men, who would say, “What! You ill-bred clown, do you Thou me?”” —George Fox, A Journal, or Historical Account...., 1836 |
● “So it seems that English lost its informal [intimate] pronouns because people were afraid of offending those who thought of themselves as upper class and because some people were actively using the pronouns thou and thee as insults.”
“Plays and legal documents from the time do show that people were using thee and thou as insults too. The attorney-general at Sir Walter Raleigh’s trial taunted Raleigh by saying “All that he did was at thy instigation, thou viper; for I thou thee, thou traitor.” And a 1913 article in Harper’s Magazine recounts a story from George Fox, the founder of the Quakers, on the trouble he encountered when using thou.
“We were often beset and abused, and sometimes in danger of our lives for using these words to some proud men, who would say, ‘What! You ill-bred clown, do you thou me?’” It’s hard to understand now, but at the time, it was almost unthinkable to call a superior thou.”
4. Just a few examples out of hundreds possible (all bold emphasis added):
Observe whom the pronoun addresses: plural or singular. Would the plural include a group beyond the addressed individual? How did hearers respond to the intermixing?
Old Testament | Genesis 17:10 ~ This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
Old Testament | Exodus 29:42 ~ This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.
Old Testament | Exodus 30:36 ~ And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.
Old Testament | Leviticus 21:8 ~ Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify you, am holy.
Old Testament | Leviticus 25:6 ~ And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee,
Old Testament | Numbers 10:29 ~ ¶ And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying unto the place of which the LORD said, I will give it you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel.
Old Testament | Numbers 18:4-7 ~ And they shall be joined unto thee, and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the tabernacle: and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you. 5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel. 6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are given as a gift for the LORD, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. 7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest's office for every thing of the altar, and within the vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest's office unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
Old Testament | Jeremiah 15:14 ~ And I will make thee to pass with thine enemies into a land which thou knowest not: for a fire is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn upon you.
Old Testament | Ezekiel 5:17 ~ So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it.
New Testament | Matthew 6:2-5 ~ Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. 5 ¶ And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
New Testament | Matthew 11:24 ~ But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
New Testament | Matthew 26:64 ~ Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
New Testament | John 14:10 ~ Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 7:1 ~ YEA, for thus saith the Lord: Have I put thee away, or have I cast thee off forever? For thus saith the Lord: Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement? To whom have I put thee away, or to which of my creditors have I sold you? Yea, to whom have I sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
Book of Mormon | Mosiah 3:3 ~ And he said unto me: Awake, and hear the words which I shall tell thee; for behold, I am come to declare unto you the glad tidings of great joy.
Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 12:26 ~ Verily, verily, I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence until thou hast paid the uttermost senine. And while ye are in prison can ye pay even one senine? Verily, verily, I say unto you, Nay.
Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 12:39 ~ But I say unto you, that ye shall not resist evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also;
Book of Mormon | Ether 2:15 ~ And the brother of Jared repented of the evil which he had done, and did call upon the name of the Lord for his brethren who were with him. And the Lord said unto him: I will forgive thee and thy brethren of their sins; but thou shalt not sin any more, for ye shall remember that my Spirit will not always strive with man; wherefore, if ye will sin until ye are fully ripe ye shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord. And these are my thoughts upon the land which I shall give you for your inheritance; for it shall be a land choice above all other lands.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 15:3 ~ And I will tell you that which no man knoweth save me and thee alone—
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 98:39 ~ And again, verily I say unto you, if after thine enemy has come upon thee the first time, he repent and come unto thee praying thy forgiveness, thou shalt forgive him, and shalt hold it no more as a testimony against thine enemy—
Pearl of Great Price | Moses 2:1 ~ AND it came to pass that the Lord spake unto Moses, saying: Behold, I reveal unto you concerning this heaven, and this earth; write the words which I speak. I am the Beginning and the End, the Almighty God; by mine Only Begotten I created these things; yea, in the beginning I created the heaven, and the earth upon which thou standest.
Pearl of Great Price | Moses 4:32 ~ (And these are the words which I spake unto my servant Moses, and they are true even as I will; and I have spoken them unto you. See thou show them unto no man, until I command you, except to them that believe. Amen.)
5. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 122:6 ~ If thou art accused with all manner of false accusations; if thine enemies fall upon thee; if they tear thee from the society of thy father and mother and brethren and sisters; and if with a drawn sword thine enemies tear thee from the bosom of thy wife, and of thine offspring, and thine elder son, although but six years of age, shall cling to thy garments, and shall say, My father, my father, why can't you stay with us? O, my father, what are the men going to do with you? and if then he shall be thrust from thee by the sword, and thou be dragged to prison, and thine enemies prowl around thee like wolves for the blood of the lamb;

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Severing Roots and Branches?

Image source below footnotes
In all four books of the People-of-the-Books (being Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price), we find this same or similar verse1:
1 FOR, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
(Old Testament | Malachi 4:1; bold emphasis added.)
What is it “to do wickedly”?

Is it as common as the offences charged against Martin Harris in 1828?2

Even as common as “go[ing] on in the persuasions of men”?3 or devils?4

I wonder if we comprehend how dire the present world situation?5 how subtle and beyond imagination the test we have been given? If honest science (not corrupted pscience6) is revealing an agenda to alter God-given DNA,7 what could that mean for roots and branches?

If we acquiesce to corruption of our DNA, for whatever reason, could this, over time and increasing injections, sever us from our roots – our ancestors? and from our already born descendants? Will the father and mother no longer be identifiable in the genetics of a son or daughter; and vice versa?8 Or is it a question of familial (and/or divine) frequencies?

Should we be pondering, investigating such questions?

If one has ever watched videos of “finding and reuniting lost family members,”9 one has witnessed the emotional, instant bonding of most. Is this, in part, a reflexive recognition of unique, familial, energy frequencies? Perhaps that is why there is such a huge market for DNA testing and searching ― where the hearts of fathers and mothers are turned to their [lost] children and the hearts of children are turned to their [lost] fathers and mothers?10

Could modern technology and medical pscience be deliberately damaging those frequencies?

And what are we doing now!!!? priming children to trust in the “wisdom and persuasions of men”? to innocently believe in the safety and efficacy of products sold by corporations who have been fined, time after time, in the billions, for egregious lies and for violations of law11 (not to mention ethics and morals)? to blindly, enthusiastically consent to a Russian Roulette gamble?12

Because God is both Justice and Mercy, He has the power to heal and save, especially innocent children, but what of those who willfully choose to not see and not hear13 that trusting in the arm of flesh is wickedness? If after being made aware of DNA altering and human patenting (GMHO) agendas, one chooses to keep trusting in boosters and liars, then whatever God judges, will it not be Just? Of course, God has matchless power to heal, but could the severing of root and branch be a natural consequence of willful acceptance of DNA and/or frequency corruption?

But here is a promise:
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.14
1. Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 25:1
    1 FOR behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of Hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 133:64
    64 And also that which was written by the prophet Malachi: For, behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven, and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Pearl of Great Price | JS-History 1:36-37
    36 After telling me these things, he [Moroni] commenced quoting the prophecies of the Old Testament. He first quoted part of the third chapter of Malachi; and he quoted also the fourth or last chapter of the same prophecy, though with a little variation from the way it reads in our Bibles. Instead of quoting the first verse as it reads in our books, he quoted it thus:
    37 For behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven, and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall burn as stubble; for they that come shall burn them, saith the Lord of Hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2. - refusing to accept “No” for an answer?
    - set[ting] at naught the counsels of God?
    - [breaking] the most sacred promises which were made before God?
    - depend[ing] upon his own judgment?
    - boast[ing] in his own wisdom? As in:
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 3:12-13 (Bold emphasis added.)
    12 And when thou [Joseph Smith] deliveredst up that which God had given thee sight and power to translate, thou deliveredst up that which was sacred into the hands of a wicked man,
    13 Who has set at naught the counsels of God, and has broken the most sacred promises which were made before God, and has depended upon his own judgment and boasted in his own wisdom.
3. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 3:5-8  (Bold emphasis added.)
(Note: This was a hard learning experience and JSJ repented of his offences.)
    5 Behold, you [Joseph Smith] have been entrusted with these things, but how strict were your commandments; and remember also the promises which were made to you, if you did not transgress them.
    6 And behold, how oft you have transgressed the commandments and the laws of God, and have gone on in the persuasions of men.
    7 For, behold, you should not have feared man more than God. Although men set at naught the counsels of God, and despise his words—
    8 Yet you should have been faithful; and he would have extended his arm and supported you against all the fiery darts of the adversary; and he would have been with you in every time of trouble.
5. Book of Mormon | Ether 8:24-25
    24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.
    25 For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning.
6. Pscience is the corrupted offshoot of honorable Science. It is the inevitable consequence of man's obsessive pursuit and protection of power, gain, glory, and domination. Pscience is pseudo, psychopathic, propagandizing, plagiarizing, psy-opic, and above all, profit-obsessed, and profit-driven. This obsessive pursuit and protection by people without conscience is often enabled by naïve, trusting, or fear-filled acolytes. Pscience is a one-faith, one-dogma, heretic-fearing, self-deceiving, other-censoring system. The 21st Century question is: What are we now enabling or supporting? Science or pscience?
7. Altering DNA – there are hundreds of posts on various platforms warning of DNA altering even before CV-19 appeared on the scene. More info is coming out daily. Seek out the latest credible voices as I believe these are: ; ; ; . Also Dr. Lee Merritt, Dr. Christine Northrup, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Dr. Peter McCullough, Dr. Charles Hoffe, Dr. Simone Gold, Dr. David Martin, Del Bigtree, Delores Cahill, Dr. Roger Hodkinson, Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi MD, Dr. Paul E. Alexander, Dr. Paul Trozzi, et al.,
9. E.g. • Long Lost Family (UK) at
• My Heritage: Family Reunions at
• Lost and Found | Real Families (New Zealand) at
• Long Lost Family 2017 at
• or search “long Lost Family” or similar terms for individual stories.
10. Old Testament | Malachi 4:5-6
    5 ¶ Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
    6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
•  Kennedy Jr., Robert F. . The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health (Children’s Health Defense) Skyhorse. Kindle Edition.
•  Breggin, Peter; Breggin, Ginger. COVID-19 and the Global Predators Lake Edge Press. Kindle Edition.
•  Plus thousands of video and audio witnesses on various platforms.
14. New Testament | Revelation 3:10 (Bold emphasis added.)

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