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Fullness of Times: Prophesy

Missionaries Called Home
President Brigham Young:
Do you think there is calamity abroad now among the people? Not much. All we have yet heard and all we have experienced is scarcely a preface to the sermon that is going to be preached. When the testimony of the Elders ceases to be given, and the Lord says to them, "Come home; I will now preach my own sermons to the nations of the earth," all you now know can scarcely be called a preface to the sermon that will be preached with fire and sword, tempests, earthquakes, hail, rain, thunders and lightnings, and fearful destruction. What matters the destruction of a few railway cars? You will hear of magnificent cities, now idolized by the people, sinking in the earth, entombing the inhabitants. The sea will heave itself beyond its bounds, engulfing mighty cities. Famine will spread over the nations, and nation will rise up against nation, kingdom against kingdom, and states against states, in our own country and in foreign lands. (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 8, p. 123, July 15, 1860)

Elder Orson Pratt:
When God has called out the righteous, when the warning voice has been sufficiently proclaimed among tile Gentile nations, and the Lord says, "It is enough," he will also say to his servants—"O, ye, my servants, come home, come out from the midst of these Gentile nations, where you have labored and borne testimony for so long a period; come out from among them, for they are not worthy; they do not receive the message that I have sent forth, they do not repent of their sins, come out from their midst, their times are fulfilled. Seal up the testimony among them and bind up the law." (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 18, p. 64, July 25, 1875)

Elder Heber C. Kimball:
The judgments of God will be poured out upon the wicked to the extent that our elders from far and near will be called home. Or, in other words, the gospel will be taken from the Gentiles and later on will be carried to the Jews. (Deseret News, Church Department, May 23, 1931, p. 3)

We as Latter-day Saints have many advantages over our fellowmen. We who have accepted the Gospel of Christ have been given wonderful promises, and if we are able to live it as it should be lived, love our brothers and sisters, and try to live the laws and ordinances to the best of our ability, the Lord will spare us many of the difficulties, sorrows, and tribulations that will come when the missionaries are called home, and we are left standing alone. We must remember that it is mankind himself who has created all of the confusion and the suffering in the world today, for God is love and if we desire His love and protection we must pay the price of obedience. (Bee-Hive, Improvement Era, 1940, Vol. XLIII. January, 1940. No. 1)
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