(The cover is connected with a serious article in the issue, along with a description of the cover image, and is available at Internet Archive — the link is for the specific issue, not merely the Archive as a whole — for anyone to read easily.)
Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — June 22, 2012 @ 10:43 am
thanks for the link, Ardis. I was scanning through (fascinating!) and was amazed to see, in the news pages, a list of excommunicants. wow. And they say we shun now???
We should be great “eschatologists” since we are “Latter-Day Saints”
As for the “end of time”, try Googling that and see how many times that prediction has come and gone in just the 200 years (let alone 2000 years.) It seems to be predicted more often since the Restoration of the full gospel and the priesthood.
Not to threadjack, but to me one of the signs is the growing calamities (spiritual as well as physical.) I truly enjoyed this issue of the Improvement Era and especially the article starting on page “577” about Joseph Smith being honest in business vis-a-vis the Kirtland Anti-Banking Safety Society. As a mortgage banker, it is eerie how similar the current financial crisis seems and without Federal intervention, far more banks would have failed. (I worked for 2 in a row that were seized by the FDIC.) With Europe on the ropes with their banks, I am a little nervous checking the financial sites every morning.
This will be good material when covering the Doctrine and Covenants and Church history next year in Gospel Doctrine.
Comment by Allison in Atlanta — June 25, 2012 @ 12:31 pm