Thursday, June 23, 2011
Do You Know The Signs of Christ's Second Coming?
"In the October, 1972 General Conference, President Harold B. Lee gave the following guide on how to approach the important study of Christ's second coming, saying that we should be searching out and understanding the signs:
'Are you priesthood bearers aware of the fact that we need no (sensational) publications to be forewarned, if we were only conversant with what the scriptures have already spoken to us in plainness? Let me give you the sure word of prophecy on which you should rely for your guide.
Read the 24th chapter of Matthew - particularly that inspired version as contained in the Pear of Great Price. (Joseph Smith 1).
Then read the 45th section of the Doctrine and Covenants where the Lord, not man, has documented the signs of the times.
Now turn to section 101 and section 133 of the Doctrine and Covenants and hear the step-by-step recounting of events leading up to the coming of the Savior.
Finally, turn to the promises the Lord makes to those who keep the commandments when these judgments descend upon the wicked, as set forth in the Doctrine and Covenants, section 38
(Ensign, January 1973, p. 106).