This morning, another tragic shooting was reported. Linda blurted out "I don't care about the Trump supporters, something needs to be done about all these shootings." And she is right. The news reported on Jan 25 that there have been more mass shootings than there have been days this year. Incredible.
But considering the chaos in the government and the ridiculous news media reports, one really can't depend on this evidence or lack thereof. The motivation of the perpetrators and the ultimate instigators of the chaos is still in question. But the source is no wonder. It is satan, the enemy of all righteousness.
What are we to do?
The Book of Mormon prophesies about this level of utter confusion in the last days. All the scriptures do. I also refer the reader to chapter 43 of the Gospel Principles manual.
For thousands of years, followers of Jesus Christ have looked forward to the Second Coming as a time of peace and joy. But before the Savior comes, the people of the earth will experience great trials and calamities.
2 For behold, there were many of the Nephites who had become hardened and impenitent and grossly wicked, insomuch that they did reject the word of God and all the preaching and prophesying which did come among them.
3 Nevertheless, the people of the church did have great joy because of the conversion of the Lamanites, yea, because of the church of God, which had been established among them. And they did fellowship one with another, and did rejoice one with another, and did have great joy.
I refer to chapter 43 of the Gospel Principles manual. Among numerous insights, it gives the following brief summary:
Many of the signs are terrifying and dreadful. The prophets have warned that the earth will experience great turmoil, wickedness, war, and suffering. The prophet Daniel said that the time before the Second Coming would be a time of trouble such as the earth has never known (see Daniel 12:1).
So the evidence abounds. The chaos is prevalent. But the question persists: What are we to do?
My answer is simple. Believe in Jesus Christ and follow him to the very end. In the words of our dear prophet President Hinckley " If it is not okay , it is not the end." Okay In The End - LDS Blogs
That much I can do.