Sunday, August 2, 2009

Today's Spiritual Message: Secret Combinations

22 And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not (Ether 8: 22).

I presume you are familiar with the mass arrest of a week or so ago codenamed Operation Bid Rig.

Talking about secret combinations, I usually make jokes. However, there are so many out there in today's age who are grubbing for money, power, and influence. These combinations are no laughing matter. Their purpose is to exalt themselves, as they unlawfully take away from others.

How can we trust leaders, groups, and governments who are rife with corruption, intrigue, and scandal?

Obviously we can't.

How can society function with such people at the helm?

It can't.

Until the scheming members of this nation and the world turn from the greed of money, power, and numerous other vices, we can expect to see things get worse and worse.

One of the biggest alarm bells on this topic: These are only the guys who got caught . . .

How do we combat all of this?

24 Therefore, hold up your light that it may shine unto the world. Behold I am the light which ye shall hold up—that which ye have seen me do (3 Nephi 18: 24).

46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness (John 12: 46).