Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sometimes I Only Think I Am Right
I certainly am glad that I didn't say anything about the changing of the seasons in Relief Society yesterday. The church legend is that Joseph used the words: "In the latter-days you will only be able to tell the seasons by the leaves on the trees." He didn't literally ever say that. However, there is reference enough in the scriptures that the seasons would be affected in the last days.
Bruce R. McConkie said, in Mormon Doctrine, that one of the signs of the times was that the elements would be in commotion and the seasons would be shifting and changing
Jospeh Smith did talk about the rainbow: "I have asked of the Lord concerning His coming; and while asking the Lord, He gave a sign and said, "In the days of Noah I set a bow in the heavens as a sign and token that in any year that the bow should be seen the Lord would not come; but there should be seed time and harvest during that year: but whenever you see the bow withdrawn, it shall be a token that there shall be famine, pestilence, and great distress among the nations, and that the coming of the Messiah is not far distant." (Joseph Smith Jr.. History of the Church. Vol. 6, Ch. 10, p.254)