God detests these practices which usually happen when society allows it, and even though they, the workers of darkness, do manifest what they are doing in plain sight through signs, symbols, sarcasm that looks like a joke but it’s not, etc. society is too blind to see it, and it just goes along with it. Society is not actively doing it, but it is allowing it and therefore supporting it.
When this happens, when secret abominations are present, God provides means to see exactly what is going on and allows people (society) to repent, bring things to light, and destroy those secret abominations. How do we know this? Because it has happened before, we have a record of it, and there are words coming from the mouth of Jesus Himself in a prophetic way of what will happen to our American society both if we repent or if we don’t. Let me explain.
The Book of Mormon is a translation of ancient books done by Joseph Smith in 1829, prior to any Church formation. You don’t have to equate The Book of Mormon with the corrupted latter day church (mormon church) or with any other church, and I hope that you don’t. The Book of Mormon stands by itself, and it was meant for everyone, independent of their religious beliefs. Why is this important?
The Book of Mormon is a compendium of different books done by both Mormon and his son Moroni (both prophets) who lived about 400 A.C. (Natives to the Land that we now call America) and sealed and hidden to be brought to light on a future day established by God, so it wasn’t produced for the people of back in the day, but for us, today. This compendium treats two different societies: One, the first people who lived in America who came from the Tower of Babel and were destroyed completely at around 400 B.C. for not repenting of all those secret abominations; and two, a society formed by the coming of different families from Jerusalem to America since 600 B.C., the prominent one being Lehi’s family (Nephi and Laman being two of his sons, and giving name to Nephites and Lamanites).
Ok, so now you know that this book was designed by God to teach us things in modern times from things ancient. It contains both mistakes of the past to teach us, and prophecies to show us what is going to happen. Well, I’m going to show a series of words both by mouth of prophets and Jesus of what is happening today.
In the Nephite society, Alma, who was the Leader of the People back in the day (about 73 B.C.), explained to his son Helaman that the writings that were preserved generation to generation had been written and preserved for a “wise purpose in him [God], that he might shew forth his power unto future generations”. One of the purposes was to prevent secret abominations from happening. If people avoid allowing secret abominations to happen, all is good. However, there might be a case in which, by the negligence of society (like today), these secret abominations start to happen, and they even mature to high degrees of control and slavery. If that is the case, God provides a mean to bring to light these secret abominations so that society has a chance to repent and destroy these. From the words of Alma to his son Helaman about secret abominations that happened to the other society that came from the Tower of Babel after a few generations:
12 And now I will speak unto you concerning those twenty-four plates, that ye keep them — that the mysteries, and the works of darkness, and their secret works, or the secret works of those people who have been destroyed, may be made manifest unto this people; yea, all their murders and robbings, and their plunderings, and all their wickedness and abominations may be made manifest unto this people — yea, and that ye preserve these directors. For behold, the Lord saw that his people began to work in darkness, yea, work secret murders and abominations. Therefore, the Lord said if they did not repent, they should be destroyed from off the face of the earth. And the Lord said, I will prepare unto my servant Gazelem a stone which shall shine forth in darkness unto light, that I may discover unto my people who serve me, that I may discover unto them the works of their brethren — yea, their secret works, their works of darkness, and their wickedness and abominations. And now, my son, these directors were prepared that the word of God might be fulfilled which he spake, saying, I will bring forth out of darkness unto light all their secret works and their abominations, and except they repent, I will destroy them from off the face of the earth. And I will bring to light all their secrets and abominations unto every nation which shall hereafter possess the land. And now, my son, we see that they did not repent. Therefore, they have been destroyed, and thus far the word of God has been fulfilled. Yea, their secret abominations have been brought out of darkness and made known unto us.
13 And now, my son, I command you that ye retain all their oaths, and their covenants, and their agreements in their secret abominations, yea, and all their signs and their wonders ye shall retain from this people, that they know them not, lest peradventure they should fall into darkness also and be destroyed. For behold, there is a curse upon all this land, that destruction shall come upon all those workers of darkness, according to the power of God, when they are fully ripe; therefore, I desire that this people might not be destroyed. Therefore, ye shall keep these secret plans of their oaths and their covenants from this people, and only their wickedness, and their murders, and their abominations shall ye make known unto them. And ye shall teach them to abhor such wickedness, and abominations, and murders, and ye shall also teach them that those people were destroyed on account of their wickedness and abominations, and their murders. For behold, they murdered all the prophets of the Lord who came among them to declare unto them concerning their iniquities; and the blood of those whom they murdered did cry unto the Lord their God for vengeance upon those who were their murderers; and thus the judgments of God did come upon those workers of darkness and secret combinations. Yea, and cursed be the land for ever and ever unto those workers of darkness and secret combinations, even unto destruction, except they repent before they are fully ripe. 14 And now, my son, remember the words which I have spoken unto you. Trust not those secret plans unto this people, but teach them an everlasting hatred against sin and iniquity. Preach unto them repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ. Teach them to humble themselves and to be meek and lowly in heart. Teach them to withstand every temptation of the Devil with their faith on the Lord Jesus Christ. Teach them to never be weary of good works, but to be meek and lowly in heart, for such shall find rest to their souls. O remember, my son, and learn wisdom in thy youth; yea, learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God. Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support. Yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest, let it be in the Lord. Yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord. Yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord for ever. Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings and he will direct thee for good. Yea, when thou liest down at night, lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning, let thy heart be full of thanks unto God. And if ye always do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.
Alma 17 (Restoration Edition scriptures.info)
So, as it happened back in the day when secret abominations were happening and God provided the means to know about all these things and give the chance to people to repent and destroy those abominations, today also God is providing the same means to know about these things happening and giving people the chance to repent and destroy all these secret abominations. What are these means today? Are they the same as in ancient times? Why not… Think about the Q movement, fighting to bring to light all these secret abominations today. They somehow know every move that the perpetrators of these secret abominations have done, are doing, and are trying to do. How do they know about all this in advance? Is God providing means to know about these things and bring them to light as He did anciently? Yes, He is.
Now the important thing comes when you and I have to decide what to do with this info. Do we care? Are we waking up to the awful situation in which we are? Do we believe about these abominations happening today and are we doing anything about it? Are we repenting from allowing this to happen and therefore fighting to destroy these abominations by bringing them to light and not allowing them anymore? Are we repenting by coming to Christ and being baptized in His name (this is not a baptism into a church)?
Now, another important thing to know about. In this Book of Mormon, it tells the story of how, when Jesus resurrected from the cross in Jerusalem, he was going to visit “other sheep” different than the ones in the old continent. Those sheep were the people in America (obviously it wasn’t called America back in the day). But the Book of Mormon has a record of that visitation and what He taught the people there, and what he prophesied about the land. He prophesied about the natives being trodden under feet by gentiles coming to the Land (us). And then Jesus prophesied what would happen to those gentiles when secret abominations were present in the Land, and it gave two possible outcomes. I quote Jesus:
5 But woe, saith the Father, unto the unbelieving of the gentiles, for — notwithstanding that they have come forth upon the face of this land, and have scattered my people who are of the house of Israel, and my people who are of the house of Israel have been cast out from among them and have been trodden under feet by them; and because of the mercies of the Father unto the gentiles, and also the judgments of the Father upon my people who are of the house of Israel — verily, verily I say unto you that after all this — and I have caused my people who are of the house of Israel to be smitten, and to be afflicted, and to be slain, and to be cast out from among them, and to become hated by them, and to become a hiss and a byword among them — and, thus commandeth the Father that I should say unto you: At that day when the gentiles shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fullness of my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, and of secret abominations, and if they shall do all these things, and shall reject the fullness of my gospel, Behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fullness of my gospel from among them. And then will I remember my covenant which I have made unto my people, O house of Israel, and I will bring my gospel unto them. And I will shew unto thee, O house of Israel, that the gentiles shall not have power over you, but I will remember my covenant unto you, O house of Israel, and ye shall come unto the knowledge of the fullness of my gospel. But if the gentiles will repent and return unto me, saith the Father, behold, they shall be numbered among my people, O house of Israel. And I will not suffer my people who are of the house of Israel to go through among them and tread them down, saith the Father. But if they will not turn unto me and hearken unto my voice, I will suffer them — yea, I will suffer my people, O house of Israel — that they shall go through among them and shall tread them down and they shall be as salt that hath lost its savor, which is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and to be trodden underfoot of my people, O house of Israel.
6 Verily, verily I say unto you, thus has the Father commanded me, that I should give unto this people this land for their inheritance, and when the words of the prophet Isaiah shall be fulfilled, which say: Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice, with the voice together shall they sing, for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord shall bring again Zion. Break forth into joy, sing together ye waste places of Jerusalem, for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of God.
3 Nephi 7 (Restoration Edition scriptures.info)
Later on, Mormon, who was doing the compendium, repeated in his own words quoting Jesus:
Hearken, O ye gentiles, and hear the words of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, which he hath commanded me that I should speak concerning you; for behold, he commandeth me that I should write, saying, Turn, all ye gentiles, from your wicked ways, and repent of your evil doings — of your lyings and deceivings, and of your whoredoms, and of your secret abominations, and your idolatries, and of your murders, and your priestcrafts, and your envyings, and your strifes, and from all your wickedness and abominations — and come unto me and be baptized in my name, that ye may receive a remission of your sins and be filled with the holy ghost, that ye may be numbered with my people who are of the house of Israel.
3 Nephi 14 (Restoration Edition scriptures.info)
And then Mormon's son said this:
So, to summarize:
1. In ancient times, when secret abominations were present, God provided a way to bring things to light, and therefore giving a chance to society to repent.
2. They didn’t repent and were completely destroyed.
3. Nowadays we have the same secret abominations among us because we have allowed it to happen.
4. God has provided a way to bring things of darkness unto light to give us a chance to repent.
5. Now it’s up to us to repent and be numbered among the people of God, or not repent and be destroyed.
What are you going to do?