Rue the day that a great nation such as ours should descend into a culture of carnality that marks a spiritual point of no return! When the eternal principles established by God on which this nation was founded are replaced with ones the same God articulated as abominations, we must know—from where the prophet Isaiah begins his prophetic narrative—that WE ARE THERE!
That our leaders are “leaders of Sodom” and that we the people are the “people of Gomorrah” (Isaiah 1:10). That we are that end-time people Isaiah spoke of who “flaunt their sin like Sodom” and consequently “have brought disaster upon themselves” (Isaiah 3:9). That we are now one with “Babylon,” which “shall be [thrown down] as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah” (Isaiah 13:19).
From this it follows that all the other sins Isaiah enumerates in his prophecy are similarly ours to acknowledge and repent of. In other words, that we have arrived at the very end-time scenario that is the prophecy of Isaiah. That all he prophesied for our day will follow in quick succession and that with this institutional legitimization of perversion will come “sudden destruction.”
Who besides the foolish virgins who relish slumber and believe media lies can remain willingly ignorant of this abhorrent contagion? Where are those wise virgins who “have received the truth, and have taken the Holy Spirit for their guide, and have not been deceived”—who “shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day” (Doctrine & Covenants 45:57)?
And where is the truth of God more transparent of our day than in the words of Isaiah? Where are those who have searched his words and learned the whole story, who have made it their quest to know God personally? Does God yet have the equivalent of “seven thousand in Israel—all the knees that haven’t bowed to Baal and every mouth that hasn’t kissed him” (1 Kings 19:18)?