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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Financial Crises and the Fulfillment of Prophecy

From the Deseret News of Tuesday 9 August 2011, we read:

"The stock market buckled Monday under the weight of a cirsis in Europe and danger of recession at home.  Reeling from a downgrade of American debt, the Dow Jones industrials plunged 634 points.

It was the worst day for the market since the financial crisis in the fall of 2008 and extended Wall Street's sudden, sharp decline.  Stocks have lost 15 percent of their value in just 2 1/2 weeks."

Pay the above no mind, for this is just fulfillment of prophecy.  President Gordon B. Hinckley stated, "We have witnessed in recent weeks wide and fearsome swings in the markets of the world. The economy is a fragile thing. A stumble in the economy in Jakarta or Moscow can immediately affect the entire world. It can eventually reach down to each of us as individuals. There is a portent of stormy weather ahead to which we had better give heed" ("To the Boys and to the Men", October 1998 General Conference, Priesthood Session).

We read President Hinckley's words, and look forth to behold a world, nigh thirteen years since his giving us this prophecy.  Are we not in the midst of a raging storm?  Indeed we are.  We must, as Latter-day Saints and as God's chosen people, be better in finding our years supply of food and water.  I pledge now to do better myself, that I and my wife may profit from the words of the Prophets and Apostles.  I pray the reader does likewise.  In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

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