Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Avatar4321

Time is running out

Recommended Posts

Ive been listening to Sunday morning session this morning. Two things have really stuck out.

1) President Nelson’s statement that time is running out. What does he mean?

2) Elder Christofferson’s talk on preparing for the second coming.

how do we prepare for the second coming exactly?

Share this post


Link to post
42 minutes ago, Avatar4321 said:

Ive been listening to Sunday morning session this morning. Two things have really stuck out.

1) President Nelson’s statement that time is running out. What does he mean?

2) Elder Christofferson’s talk on preparing for the second coming.

how do we prepare for the second coming exactly?

Honesty, I'm not sure. 

Used to be have a year's supply of food

Money set aside for emergencies

Live within your financial means.

Attend the Temple

Live faithfully

President Hinckley said we shouldnt go to extremes, which I guess means don't move to the top of the Rockies and live off the grid since the Second COming is getting closer?

- - - - - - - 

I think the "Time is running out" is also like when Alma 34 said and which almost all the prophets said: Now is the time to repent.

Since we don't know when we're going to die, we shouldn't put it off. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Well watching the Our Planet series on the glacier melt is all I need to know that time is running out. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
10 minutes ago, MustardSeed said:

Well watching the Our Planet series on the glacier melt is all I need to know that time is running out. 

Yes, as well as the c.auris debacle. It makes you wonder how many other secrets are out there that can wipe us out.

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Avatar4321 said:

Ive been listening to Sunday morning session this morning. Two things have really stuck out.

1) President Nelson’s statement that time is running out. What does he mean?

2) Elder Christofferson’s talk on preparing for the second coming.

how do we prepare for the second coming exactly?

D&C 112

24 Behold, vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord.
            25 And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord;

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Avatar4321 said:

Ive been listening to Sunday morning session this morning. Two things have really stuck out.

1) President Nelson’s statement that time is running out. What does he mean?

2) Elder Christofferson’s talk on preparing for the second coming.

how do we prepare for the second coming exactly?

I think if we take these statements as literal apocalyptic type warnings we are only going to find greater anxiety in our lives that can lead to all kinds of problems.  

1. When I think of the idea that time is running out as a metaphor, I am able to remember how important it is to be present and use good intentions in all my interactions.  There is so much going on and so many distractions in our modern world.  I like the idea of taking a deep breath and pausing and remembering that the time we have is precious and that we should use it wisely.  

2. Preparing for the coming of Jesus by seeking to embody the characteristics of Jesus more effectively in our lives and by seeking to do the works of Jesus as we feed his sheep.  This should be a literal feeding and a spiritual feeding.  This is the central ethical message of Christianity, and unfortunately we miss the mark when we focus on other things.  Treating others with love because people matter more than traditions and rules.  Caring for people, this is the fruit we should partake of, the Love of God, and it will be reflected through us as disciples.  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
7 minutes ago, the narrator said:

Don't you mean since the 1st century, when Paul thought it was just around the corner?

Whatever Paul’s intent may have been, I believe the prophesied sequence is this: Christ’s mortal ministry, establishment of His Church, general and global apostasy, divine restoration of priesthood authority and keys in latter days, establishment of the latter-day Church throughout the world and the concomitant spread of general wickedness, the gathering of Israel on both sides of the veil, judgments poured out upon the wicked of all nations, and then the coming of the Lord to reign personally upon the earth. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Posted (edited)

Hope I'm not going to be zapped for saying so, but I believe that the second coming will happen when we, on our own, destroy the planet. And to prolong the work, it will be by taking care of the planet and gaining world peace. 

Edited by Tacenda

Share this post


Link to post

I think he means that none of us know when we will meet the Savior and our probationary time will be over.  Since we are all moving towards death, time is, in a very literal sense, running out.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
58 minutes ago, Scott Lloyd said:

Whatever Paul’s intent may have been, I believe the prophesied sequence is this: Christ’s mortal ministry, establishment of His Church, general and global apostasy, divine restoration of priesthood authority and keys in latter days, establishment of the latter-day Church throughout the world and the concomitant spread of general wickedness, the gathering of Israel on both sides of the veil, judgments poured out upon the wicked of all nations, and then the coming of the Lord to reign personally upon the earth. 

Cool, because in his 1833 letter to Noah Saxton, Joseph seems pretty sure that it was imminent:
 

Quote

For there are those now living upon the earth whose eyes shall not be closed in death until they see all these things which I have spoken fulfilled

I guess the lesson we can learn from Jesus, Paul, Joseph Smith, and everyone else who proclaimed that the second coming was right around the corner is that it's mostly hyperbole and probably aint happening for a really long time if ever.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Tacenda said:

Hope I'm not going to be zapped for saying so, but I believe that the second coming will happen when we, on our own, destroy the planet. And to prolong the work, it will be by taking care of the planet and gaining world peace. 

How can it be when we destroy the planet when Zion needs to be established first?

Share this post


Link to post
3 hours ago, MustardSeed said:

Well watching the Our Planet series on the glacier melt is all I need to know that time is running out. 

The Earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.

People won’t if they don’t repent and enter into Covenants in this life; unless they plan on hanging out in Spirit Prison and having someone do their work for them in the Temple. Pres Nelson mentioned that in General Conference as well, and implied it was foolish.

Thus time is running out.

Who cares about the stupid glaciers. They’ll be renewed. Or melt at the Second Coming.

Share this post


Link to post
4 minutes ago, Burnside said:

Who cares about the stupid glaciers. They’ll be renewed. Or melt at the Second Coming.

If the glaciers melt at the second coming, I have dibs on some beach front property in Denver.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
16 minutes ago, Burnside said:

The Earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.

People won’t if they don’t repent and enter into Covenants in this life; unless they plan on hanging out in Spirit Prison and having someone do their work for them in the Temple. Pres Nelson mentioned that in General Conference as well, and implied it was foolish.

Thus time is running out.

Who cares about the stupid glaciers. They’ll be renewed. Or melt at the Second Coming.

A belief in an imminent eschaton does not justify willful disregard for God's creation.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
13 minutes ago, CA Steve said:

If the glaciers melt at the second coming, I have dibs on some beach front property in Denver.

For good fun, map the proposed Desert Ranch city project in Florida on top of a map of expected coastal changes in Florida following the climate change-induced rise to sea levels.

Share this post


Link to post

According to Pres. Packer we have plenty of time.

Maybe Pres. Nelson was speaking personally.  He is in his 90s.

But it was nice to be reminded our religion is a millennialist last days one.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
3 hours ago, Tacenda said:

Hope I'm not going to be zapped for saying so, but I believe that the second coming will happen when we, on our own, destroy the planet. And to prolong the work, it will be by taking care of the planet and gaining world peace. 

So my plan to become a Bond villain and kick of World War III is actually a righteous endeavor.....NICE!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
4 hours ago, Tacenda said:

Hope I'm not going to be zapped for saying so, but I believe that the second coming will happen when we, on our own, destroy the planet. And to prolong the work, it will be by taking care of the planet and gaining world peace. 

I'm not going to zap you, but you are wrong... :) 

Share this post


Link to post
26 minutes ago, RevTestament said:

I'm not going to zap you, but you are wrong... :) 

Why not? I mean, can’t the 2nd coming be facilitated by natural events? 

Share this post


Link to post
54 minutes ago, The Nehor said:

So my plan to become a Bond villain and kick of World War III is actually a righteous endeavor.....NICE!

What choo talkin bout Willis? I meant to say, if we take care of the planet and prevent World War lll that would give some time to further the work through missionary work, right? I guess I left out that part. And I think a lot would probably welcome the Second Coming but shouldn't they want to do more missionary work? 

Share this post


Link to post
2 hours ago, Avatar4321 said:

How can it be when we destroy the planet when Zion needs to be established first?

Note what I just responded to Nehor, I totally didn't make my point clear to some of you,  hope I cleared it up. 

Share this post


Link to post
34 minutes ago, Tacenda said:

What choo talkin bout Willis? I meant to say, if we take care of the planet and prevent World War lll that would give some time to further the work through missionary work, right? I guess I left out that part. And I think a lot would probably welcome the Second Coming but shouldn't they want to do more missionary work? 

I am ready for the world to burn even if it means I burn. I want a better world.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...