September 23-25 Conference

Next weekend in Syracuse and Layton Utah there will be a conference focusing on preparation and independence. It is the Stand Independent Fall Conference and the website giving details is linked here: If You Are Prepared You Need Not Fear.

I’ve been asked to speak on Sunday, the 25th, and have accepted the invitation. During the conference there are a number of workshops and presentations planned that should inform and help those who attend.

Those who want to declare great things, and make themselves appear to be a source of great light and understanding hardly help anyone. There are no end of people offering themselves up to be admired and followed. Between the mentally unstable, foolish, vain and ambitious sideshows that constantly vie for attention, I’m glad there are people of good cheer trying to make a practical difference in our lives. Dreamers and schemers only benefit by leading the gullible and sign-seekers to depart from us.

A firm mind in every form of godliness is hard to find. But vanity and foolishness advertises itself openly, urging you to notice, clamoring for your attention.

“And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear the word of the Lord; thus says the Lord God: Woe unto the foolish prophets that follow their own spirit and have seen nothing. O Israel, your prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. You have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord. They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord says — and the Lord has not sent them; and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. Have you not seen a vain vision, and have you not spoken a lying divination, whereas you say, The Lord says it — albeit I have not spoken? Therefore, thus says the Lord God: Because you have spoken vanity and seen lies, therefore behold, I am against you, says the Lord God. And my hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity and that divine lies. They shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and you shall know that I am the Lord God.” (RE Eze. 5:3-4.)

One fool falls into shame and folly and another rushes to occupy his place.

The whole of “Mormonism” from the LDS to the Community of Christ, to the polygamists, Mormonism fracturing and failing from within. There is no end of the purported “prophets, seers and revelators” among all these people, but none of them declare the Lord’s words, teach righteousness and live humbly before God. We are in peril because we go adrift continually.

The Hebrew Translation of the Stick of Joseph is now in the final editing. We hope to have it finished soon. Prophecies have been and are being fulfilled. It is timely to have a conference about standing independent. The world is becoming less stable and more vulnerable to widespread failure daily. It is a good time to learn something about preparation and independence. And a good time to ignore the clamor of foolish men.