23 May 2021

"Stoning" Among Us

In the Book of Mormon, the Lord catalogs the destruction of many cities and lands as a result of wickedness and abominations and the treatment of those who called out the wicked.

3 Nephi 9:10-11

And behold, the city of Laman, and the city of Josh, and the city of Gad, and the city of Kishkumen, have I caused to be burned with fire, and the inhabitants thereof, because of their wickedness in casting out the prophets, and stoning those whom I did send to declare unto them concerning their wickedness and their abominations.

And because they did cast them all out, that there were none righteous among them, I did send down fire and destroy them, that their wickedness and abominations might be hid from before my face, that the blood of the prophets and the saints whom I sent among them might not cry unto me from the ground against them.

We are in the midst of such "stoning those whom [the Lord] did send to declare unto them concerning their wickedness and their abominations". We have witnessed on the news so many incidents of violence against those who presume to speak out against people who revel in perversions. Our society now offers special privilege to the perverse and speech codes that force vocal acceptance of them. On most media, virtual "stones" are thrown at any who dare offend the fornicating and gender-bent. God has proclaimed such as abominations throughout the ages and provides vivid recorded details of the fate of such wicked people and the places where they are sustained. The modern purveyors of perversion work hard to eject or eliminate the voices of those who would call them to repent of their wickedness, just as those of old.

As the opponents of righteousness succeed in silencing their detractors through such a virtual "stoning", nothing stands in the way of God's wrath upon them through fire and destruction. It has happened before and, upon the same conditions of "none righteous among them" in the future, it will happen again.