Recently while visiting with a friend we see at the grocery store, she shared that she was gay and married to a woman. As we talked she told me she thought it was okay to, “try something
new and different.” As I listened to her I looked inside my heart and having memorized The Family: A Proclamation to the World, I told her my beliefs regarding the family and quoted the line, “that marriage between a man and woman is ordained of
I listened to her thoughts and feelings and was kind but I did not acquiesce. It was a powerful
and important moment, my teenage daughter watched as I offered love but also a firm testimony of my beliefs. As we left she said, “Mom you handled that so well, it felt like she wanted you to say what she was doing was okay. I am so glad
We each have moments when someone presents darkness and calls it light. As
Isiah said so long ago, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Calling sin good is a lie, living outside of Gods laws is wrong.
There will be consequences for those who defy God’s sacred laws.
The story of the city of Sodom and Gomorra
demonstrates the consequence of gross sexual sin. The angels sent to the city said to Lot, “we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.” The angels
helped Lot and his family escape and, “Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon
So it will be before He returns at the great millennial day. He will
cleanse the earth with fire. The wicked who have defied his laws and committed sins and whoredoms will be destroyed and placed in spirit prison. They will not live upon the earth during the millennium. We as children of God were sent here to be
tested and prove ourselves. If the result of our test is that we have yielded ourselves to be subjects of the devil then the consequences of our choices will be the justice of God for He has said, ““ I cannot look upon sin with the least
degree of allowance”. The least degree of allowance includes every sin such as gay relationships, adultery, pornography, abuse of innocent children, and un-chastity
in all its forms.
One of the statements I quote often from Thomas S. Monson is this, “decisions determine
destiny.” We see a beautiful reminder of this truth in the words of another great prophet Alma. He said, “And if their works are evil they shall be restored unto them for evil. Therefore, all things shall be restored to their proper order,
every thing to its natural frame—mortality raised to immortality, corruption to incorruption—raised to endless happiness to inherit the kingdom of God, or to endless misery to inherit the kingdom of the devil, the one on one hand, the other on
the other—The one raised to happiness according to his desires of happiness, or good according to his desires of good; and the other to evil according to his desires of evil; for as he has desired to do evil all the day long even so shall he have his
reward of evil when the night cometh.” We are each writing our own ending. Our use of free agency will lead us to joy or misery. It is important to remember that, “wickedness never was happiness.”
When the Night Comes
When the night cometh and time is done,
Men will receive all that they won.
Their actions determining what will be,
Bound by sin or clean and free.
No time to alter when that
hour is come,
We then will face God’s power and throne.
No unclean thing will stand and stay,
Our choices will be the truth of that day.
When the night cometh
where will you be?
Alive and cleansed or in misery?
O man do you see the weight of sin,
The path of darkness brings no win.
For in a moment the day is done,
The night is there and we see God’s Son.
Viewed from prison or with life and light,
The peace of the night is a life lived right.
Written by Michelene
Another sobering reminder from holy prophets and apostles is found at the end of The Family: A Proclamation to the World, “We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who
abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient
and modern prophets.”
We are seeing a fulfillment of these great prophetic warnings even now. The world
has become as Sodom and Gomorra. Infidelity and un-chastity and terrible whoredoms are committed across the earth daily. Soon there will be a final reckoning, the Lord our God will rend the veil and His hand of power will cleanse this earth with
fire. He will bring forth a new world of light and beauty. Chastity and righteousness will be the order and way of His children. His family of faithful saints will shine forth and live in joy and peace for a thousand years with their God.
I testify that Jesus is the Christ the immortal Son of God. I testify that happiness and eternal life are
found by keeping His commandments. May each of us study and live the standards outlined in The Family: a Proclamation to the World. This sacred document defines how the family should live now and how it will live when He returns.
To study this sacred document in detail follow this link. https://www.lds.org/ensign/2017/05/the-family-a-proclamation-to-the-world?lang=eng