Ponder That

by J.D. Shaeffer

Our world is horrendously treacherous. It really is! Even Rocky Balboa said, “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very, very mean and nasty place.” But how mean and nasty is it really? Looking into some scriptural history, we see that Rocky had the right idea. When God spoke to Moses all about the creation, as found in Book of Moses Ch. 1, He said,

“And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten,” (Moses 1:33).

So, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, under Heavenly Father’s direction, created worlds without end, with countless numbers of “inhabitants thereof.” Yet, out of all the gazillions of worlds that He created, He came to ours. What does that imply, then, about this earth?

Going further into the Book of Moses, when God is now speaking to Enoch, Enoch beholds a great vision of the wickedness of our earth. Taken aback, he sees that God Himself is crying, and asks Him why. God’s response is,

“Wherefore, I can stretch forth mine hands and hold all the creations which I have made; and mine eye can pierce them also, and among all the workmanship of mine hands there has not been so great wickedness as among thy brethren,” (Moses 7:36).

He literally states that we live on the most wicked and vile world that has ever been created.

And not only that, but we currently live in the last dispensation of times! That also implies that this is the most dreadful time that anyone could ever ask for, as states in the prophecies directing up to the millennium.

This is obviously not meant to scare any of you, so what does all this truth imply of us? We who have chosen to serve God in this era are endowed with brilliant opportunity – not stating that we are better than our brothers and sisters on other worlds – but simply put, it certainly puts an extremely positive impression on our very nature. Ponder that.