Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ether - Chapter 8

And so again, the Secret Combinations of greed and murder begin again to destroy the peace and happiness of the people.
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.
Clearly we see the havoc this is causing Mexico these days.  It thus becomes obvious the destructive power of such evil and also the courage it must take to root it out.  I suspect we have much the same problem here in the States, though it is a bit more subtle in most areas.  What about our homes families?  Is greed and dishonesty seeping into our own homes?  Are we sustaining such avarice and greed by viewing pornography on our computers and television screens?  When we conceal our misbehavior from a spouse or our children?  When we justify cheating on taxes or fudging on tithing to satisfy our personal greed?

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