Where We Are, Biblically Speaking

If you study the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon, there is a definite pattern to history.

  1. Nations keep the word of God and grow strong.
  2. In their strength, they become arrogant, and begin to fall away from God.
  3. Nations who turn away from God falter and decline.
  4. Those who survive rebuild the nation on the Word of God.
  5. Repeat.

You can interpret this as a cycle of reward and punishment, but I think it’s more simple than that. The Word of God is Truth, and when you follow the truth, you do the common-sensical things that build great nations… hard work, self-denial, strong families.

When a nation gets fat, lazy, and stupid, they start doing self-destructive things because they think they are rich enough to get away with continual self-gratification. But that can not continue indefinitely, and so the nation falls. And those who have the virtues of hard work, self-denial, and family ties are best positioned to rebuild.

"When they have no mythology to try and live their lives by, well, they just start spewing a bunch of crap out of their mouths!"

"When they have no mythology to try and live their lives by, well, they just start spewing a bunch of crap out of their mouths!"

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