The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 441 “The time of Christ’s return is affected by our conduct. I’ve known people who have been promised in their patriarchal blessings that they would live to see the temple built and some of them are dying and haven’t seen the temple built. Do you know why? In my estimation, the Lord’s timetable is directed a good deal by us. We speed up the clock or we slow the hands down and we turn them back by our activities or our procrastinations. And do you know why I think people who are actually promised that they would live to see the temple built are dying before completion of the temple? Because we haven’t converted Indians in large enough numbers; never shall we go to Jackson County until we have converted and brought into this Church great numbers of Lamanites. … [Dedication of Southwest Indian Mission home, Holbrook, AZ (12/8/63) (Indian prospects)].”
Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
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In this speech, you’ll find three noteworthy items –
1.Jesus said no one knows the time of His return so how in 1963, did Mr. Kimball know they hadn’t converted enough ‘Lamanites’ for the Lord to come back?
2.Eight yrs later (1971), Kimball told members that 23% of converts were Lamanites in 1963 – (this equals 24,198). He also said 25,000+ ‘Lamanites’ had converted in 1970, which is 32% of their total converts for the year.
We’re wondering…is there a magic # they must convert for Jesus to return?
3.Mr. Kimball also stated that people who’d been ‘promised they’d be alive to see the temple built were dying before its completion’. He then told them they’d never return to MO as they had been promised numerous times. Kimball also turned it around to place blame on members not doing enough, instead of the leaders who lied to them.
That my friends, shows they are false prophets! Whenever a prophet says something and it doesn’t come to pass, it shows they’re not from God!
Deuteronomy 18:22 “When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.”
This is a good example to use when sharing what a true prophet looks like compared to false prophets. As always, remember to pray for those who are caught in these lies!
With Love in Christ;