(October 31, 2015)
There are consequences to times when we lose our heads and claim the sky is falling. When the spies came forward and spoke about how destruction was imminent, it emboldened the Lamanites (bringing about not only chaos, but destruction of many of the Lamanites as well).
Nowadays, we have those who are saying the sky is falling about any number of doctrinal or procedural issues. What those who are distraught about these issues seem to miss, from time to time, is that their concerns over these issues (and the way they manifest those concerns) are bringing destruction to the very people they claim to be trying to help. Like these spies, they are emboldening those who need the Gospel in their lives to turn away from it – to their own destruction.