The Challenge of Prophecy
I notice that the dialog around planet X is starting to shift around the internet. Some are beginning to realize and teach that if it is going to be here by March of 2003 then it should be within the orbit of Jupiter and be brighter than Venus in the sky. Others are starting to realize that it is highly unlikely that astronomers would be involved in a conspiracy of silence (about observing Planet X) when most of them are very eager to share any new discovery, no matter what it is.
I don’t know if my statement on this was picked up or if others are coming to the same conclusions I did.
It does appear that a number of believers are starting to distance themselves from the prophecy.
There is a greater danger that the current asteroid in discussion could hit us and there is little chance of that. I’m sure it will not be long before they announce that it will miss us by a safe margin.
Just to show you how difficult making a true prophecy is here are some I personally copied from some tabloids a dozen years ago.
National Enquirer, Jan 2, 1990, Predictions for the 90’s:
In 1999 Fred Savage will replace Johnny Carson as head of the Tonight Show.
Liz Taylor will marry Malcolm Forbes.
Pee-Wee Herman will be transformed into a Clark Gable-type actor.
Jackie Onassis will marry Jon Bon Jovi
A meteorite will plow into the White House Rose Garden and the first family will be endangered by radiation from it.
An earthquake will rock Seattle in late spring (of 1990) – and a nearby volcano, thought to be extinct, will rumble back to life, forcing thousands to flee the area.
Elvis will sing at the Superbowl of 1991. Sun, Jan 29, 1991
Weekly World News, Jan 24, 1989
The discovery of intelligent life on Venus and Mars will occur in 1989.
National Enquirer, Jan 2, 1991
A massive Earthquake will strike the Grand Canyon in the spring
Sadaam Hussein will be killed in Feb 91 in an accidental nuclear explosion.
Examiner, Dec. 25, 1990. .
- The players on a top pro football team will go on strike when the coach hires America’s first female quarterback and allows her to shower and dress in the men’s locker room.
- Mike Tyson will shock the boxing world by going back to school to become what he always wanted to be – a nurse.
- Kristie Alley will become a professional wrestler. She’ll be billed as the toughest woman in the world and will hold titles in the U.S. and overseas.
- Mikhail Gorbachev will travel to Hollywood to play a role in a new James Bond movie. He’ll enjoy it so much he and wife Raisa will buy a house in Beverly Hills near the Reagans, and he’ll take more movie rolls.
- Donald Trump will lose every cent of his fortune and tell the world that it really doesn’t matter because he’s found what’s really important in life – religion. He’ll retire to a monastery in Tibet and spend his time praying and growing radishes.
(Note: This one is pretty funny for us living in 2020)
- Shirley MacLaine will mysteriously vanish during an out-of-body experience and become the subject of a nationwide search. Later she will speak to America through a medium and tell the nation that she’s become stuck in a parallel universe and can’t get back.
Still there is no lack of people wanting to be prophets. It is difficult enough for a Master to make correct predictions let alone a person in the lower personality seeking for glory.
Question: I notice from Book II that Elizabeth had to suffer in order to repay her karmic debt, whereas Philo had not suffered for his.
I asked myself why this was true and the answer I came up with was because Elizabeth had turned to the light and was prepared to take responsibility for her actions. She was started on the upward road, and this suffering was part of the way back. Granted, she found ways to mitigate these sufferings and find other ways to pay off the debt, but my point is she had to pass through certain things on her upward journey.
On the other hand, Philo was determined to continue in his ways, but if at some point, he ever decides to repent, at that time karma would kick in on him, and he would have to go through a similar process.
Am I on the right track here, or am I missing something more?
JJ: You are on the right track, but there is an additional point to be made.
It is correct that when a person begins to make spiritual progress he becomes almost eager to pay off his debts so he can make his next great leaps in evolution. This is one reason that many good people seem to have more than their share of problems.
BUT… This does not mean that those on the left hand path will escape the effects of karma. It is true that some of the effects are delayed because they seek to avoid learning their lessons.
They will either turn around and then learn their lessons and pay of their karma, or they will continue on the path of pure selfishness which leads to a breakdown and destruction of all their soul has built for them in the three worlds.
Brigham Young spoke correctly when he said they would “return to their native element.”
The distress of this process is described as follows in the Mormon scriptures:
D&C 76:45 And the end thereof, neither the place thereof, nor their torment, no man knows;
D&C 76:46 Neither was it revealed, neither is, neither will be revealed unto man, except to them who are made partakers thereof;
D&C 76:47 Nevertheless, I, the Lord, show it by vision unto many, but straightway shut it up again;
D&C 76:48 Wherefore, the end, the width, the height, the depth, and the misery thereof, they understand not, neither any man except those who are ordained unto this condemnation.
Djwhal Khul tells us that the people who follow the dark path of destruction to the end are few, that most turn around before the point of no return. Those who do not will have to wait for the creation of a new solar system billions of years hence before another chance is given. – then they will have to begin their progression all over again.
In the great justice of God there is always hope, even for the most deprived of souls.
July 25, 2002
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