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Be Honest With Yourself: “… Young Men Shall See Visions”

By: Ardis E. Parshall - June 13, 2011

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From 1959 —

“… Young Men Shall See Visions”

Young men, young women – you are living in a wonderful day. No generation since the dawn of time has seen so much progress. None has faced such a future. Electricity, the steam engine, the telephone, the telegraph, the automobile, the airplane, the radio, the television, nuclear power … they’re all products of your generation. So, in a degree never before known to man, are hidden treasures of truth now being revealed.

The prophets foresaw and foretold these days in the beautiful language of poetry and prophecy: “… Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions … and I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth …”

In fulfillment, a Boy Scout prepares for a merit badge test and tunes his short-wave radio to a new world of astral signals and sounds – and goes on to become a physical scientist or a designer of airplanes. He sets his sight on the stars and a globe-circling satellite is born.

An inspired teacher opens the intellect and stirs the soul of a gifted pupil – and a surge of hidden forces comes alive.

What visions! What dreams! What wonders! And for you, young men and young women of the Church, what glorious opportunities, what awesome responsibilities.

What can you do?

If you would “find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures,” seek learning – by study and by faith. Keep the commandments. And with it all –



1 Comment »

  1. Interesting how the Church would link “visions” with “modern science.” Is that unique in the world religions? because I can’t understand all that “Post-modern” pre-modern” sociological stuff anyway. But I do believe in visions, both of the classical variety and the scientific -having experienced both.

    Comment by Grant — June 13, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

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