Types and Shadows from the Book of Mormon to Understand our Present Situation

I recently received emails from two different people sharing some of their ponderings about possible parallels between Book of Mormon narratives and our current situation.

First, a snippet from a gal:

HI, Watcher,

I am always happy to see a new post from you.  I hope your time off has
been a help to your good health.

You have always been a good person to bounce new ideas about scripture
with, so I would like to share some things I have been noticing in the
Book of Alma.  I think much of the Book of Mormon is designed to help us
recognize the timing of the Great and Marvelous Work, so that we do not
fight against what God is doing in our day.

In just the first few chapters of Alma, we read about a national
election in which one person refuses to concede defeat and organizes a
“resistance” against the lawfully elected leader, including coordination
with foreign powers.  In an effort to gain intelligence about the plans
of the Amlicites, Alma used spies to learn their plans and prevent their
attack. (FISA warrants?)

In the process of trying to turn around the hearts of his people to
repent and accept a greater word to come, he reminds them of their
history, their deliverance, both recent and long past.  (This seems to
be effective, because it is the explanation Amulek uses when he explains
how he had seen God’s mysteries and power without knowing it.  Alma
didn’t show him some new record or miracle, he put into perspective
things Amulek could relate to directly.)

The public trial of Alma and Amulek remind me of the recent impeachment
hearings where words are twisted by lawyers seeking a conviction without
any concern for due process or actual crimes committed. The impeachment
may also lead to the walls falling on the people who have worked to take
down the current Administration, leaving them free to walk away from the
rubble, unharmed. The account of Zeezrom may indicate that there are
individuals who were originally in favor of  “taking down the President”
who will “flip” when confronted with their part of the coup.

I have just started into the account of the sons of Mosiah, but I
believe it has a connection to foreign policy.  I read a lot commentary
from https://theconservativetreehouse.com/ which help explain the
dynamic of China trade policy and how it ties into things like North
Korea, Canada, Mexico, and the EU. Alma 17:14-15 could show the parallel
between the Lamanite traditions and the socialist/communist policies
that are prevalent around the world.  The Lamanites want the technology
(defense, prosperity) of the Nephites, without the work ethic to develop
and earn it themselves.  If Lamoni were to represent North Korea, and
King Lamoni’s father (king of all the Lamanites) were China, there is
the pattern of North Korea being set free once China is held at
sword-point, figuratively.  The sons of Mosiah and their companions
would include people like Mike Pompeo and Peter Navarro, Robert
Lightheizer, Wilber Ross, Steve Mnuchin, etc.

Anyhow, that’s what I’m having fun with.  I would love to hear your
thoughts.  Hope you are feeling better.

Here is an email I just got today from a fellow:

Watcher,

Have you ever delved into the Book of Mormon 3rd Nephi timeline from chapters 1-10 before Christ visits?

I’m starting to do dive in and I see a lot of similarities… brink of destruction due to corruption, Nephite leader not intimidated by the threatenings of the Gadianton Robbers who want their right to govern back, unifying of a county, building fortifications, etc.

Seems a lot like Trump’s modern day America.

I’m not saying it’s an exact “quid pro quo”, but there’s several similarities.

Just wondering if you’ve done any such study.

I could clearly see 3 Ne. 2:19 being the end of 2016 and this destruction was delayed and time was given for us to repent.

19 And thus ended the fifteenth year [2016], and thus were the people in a state of many afflictions; and the sword of destruction did hang over them, insomuch that they were about to be smitten down by it, and this because of their iniquity.

But because the country elected a ruler who “could not be frightened by the demands and the threatenings of a robber” [who desired for his] “people [political party] may recover their rights and government” (see 3 Ne. 3:12,10)

Happy Thanksgiving,

I love how these people are consulting the historical narratives in the Book of Mormon to better understand the fulfillment of prophecy in the last days.

Happy Thanksgiving

5 Responses to Types and Shadows from the Book of Mormon to Understand our Present Situation

  1. Ranae says:

    Alma 16:8 is another verse that can apply to our current administration…bringing captives (hostages) back home.

  2. Nedi says:

    More like: But because the country elected a ruler who “could not be frightened by the demands and the threatenings of a robber” (The deep state) (He being a Robber Baron himself) who desired for his] “people [political party] may recover their rights (Free Lunch, Crony Capitalism) and government” (see 3 Ne. 3:12,10)

    Heads up from Australia

    The other types and shaddows are in The Baron Trump childten novels written in 1889 and 1893 by the American author and ingersoll Lockwood

    • Mike says:

      From your perspective, then we are closer to Helaman 8:

      27 Yea, behold it is now even at your doors; yea, go ye in unto the judgment-seat, and search; and behold, your judge is murdered, and he lieth in his blood; and he hath been murdered by his brother, who seeketh to sit in the judgment-seat.
      28 And behold, they both belong to your secret band, whose author is Gadianton and the evil one who seeketh to destroy the souls of men.

      I’ll grant that President Trump represents Babylon well. However, I disagree that he is part of the same secret combination. He is free from that secret combination, having earned his money in Babylon, not needing to go into politics to rob from the entire nation as the rest of the politicians do. I suspect rather than Helaman 8, we are closer to 3 Nephi 6:
      29 Therefore they did combine against the people of the Lord, and enter into a covenant to destroy them, and to deliver those who were guilty of murder from the grasp of justice, which was about to be administered according to the law.
      30 And they did set at defiance the law and the rights of their country; and they did covenant one with another to destroy the governor, and to establish a king over the land, that the land should no more be at liberty but should be subject unto kings.

      The possibility is increased that some members of the secret combination will face justice for setting at defiance the laws of the land and the rights of their country. Will the secret combination proceed as it did in 3 Nephi 7?

      • Another possible type! Great find

        It really does feel like we have entered unchartered waters in modern times as far as the unrestrained hatred between political camps and the polarization that has taken place.

        It is this kind of constitutional crisis that could deteriorate into bloodshed and civil strife.

        This impeachment drama is fascinating.

        I understand why you don’t feel that Trump is part of the same combination, however there are two things to keep in mind.

        One is that he has not been financially successful purely because of his own abilities. He has had tremendous help from people in high places that are involved with the main combination.

        Secondly, as president, he has surrounded himself with the same cabal of banksters that control the fiat money economy that will ultimately enslave the masses when it crumbles.

        I still maintain that he is just the other arm of the combination. We have the great whore of Babylon warring against herself IMO

        But I do understand why you feel the way you do.

        You may be right.

  3. One Who Is Thirsting says:

    If you’re not follow the X22 report or what Q is doing, then I think a lot of what’s happening politically and economically won’t make sense.

    Here’s the latest X22 report. You may need to go back and watch a few to get context, but once you do, you’ll see God’s hand in it.

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