The World Will Openly Approve of Gross Sin Before the Second Coming. Are We Seeing This Today?

Signs of the Times #62: Many Will Openly “Approve” Gross Sin


With the rapid dissemination of news by electronic media in our day, we are constantly appalled at the “approval” of gross sin, by example and word, especially by those in positions of power and  influence. And many of the general public are quick to “jump on the bandwagon” and implement these perceived “permissions” for sin in their personal lives. We see abortion on demand “approved.” We see open acting out in homosexual relationships “approved” by celebrities, government legislative bodies, ministers in churches, and the media. Major Christian denominations have come out with public approval of premarital sex, as long as those involved are “in love.”


By so doing, they have effectively “disapproved” the Bible, setting it aside as being less and less relevant in this last dispensation. Some years ago, during a summer school session for teachers in the Church Educational System, a presenter told us that he had recently come to the conclusion that, even though many Christian churches claim that we, as members of the Church, are not Christians and criticize us for saying that “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly” (the eighth article of faith), in reality, we believe the Bible far better and more thoroughly than do our critics. His statement struck us as being wonderfully accurate and brought grins to our faces.



One way of “approving” sin is to simply say or believe that sin is not sin, or that sin is no longer sin. One of my students once asked if perhaps premarital sex is not that bad anymore since we have the means nowadays to prevent conception. The answer, of course, was that God’s laws have not changed. Korihor taught his followers that there is no such thing as sin (bold added for emphasis):


Alma 30:17
17 And many more such things did he say unto them, telling them that there could be no atonement made for the sins of men, but every man fared in this life according to the management of the creature; therefore every man prospered according to his genius, and that every man conquered according to his strength; and whatsoever a man did was no crime.


As Moroni finished his father’s record, he prophesied of the last days, saying that many will say that sin is not sin, that God will  sustain them in their lifestyles, no matter what they do. He foretold (bold added for emphasis):


Mormon 8:31
31 Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be great pollutions upon the face of the earth; there shall be murders, and robbing, and lying, and deceivings, and whoredoms, and all manner of abominations; when there shall be many who will say, Do this, or do that, and it mattereth not, for the Lord will uphold such at the last day [judgment day]. But wo unto such, for they are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity.


As the idea that there is really no such thing as sin or absolute right and wrong gains momentum, we see more and more looseness and fuzziness of boundaries in public and private behavior. We see breach of promise and corruption in public and private with seemingly little of shame and embarrassment or sorrow for wrong doing. Rather, we sense irritation at being caught and exposed. Isaiah prophesied of this redefining of right and wrong.


Isaiah 5:20
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!


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** The following was taken from 100 Signs of the Times. The opinions and views expressed herein belong solely to David Ridges and do not necessarily represent the opinions or views of Cedar Fort, Inc.