4. History Facts and Hidden Clues
I will give unto you a pattern in all things, that ye may not be deceived; for Satan is abroad in the land, and he goeth forth deceiving the nations. ~Doctrine and Covenants 52:14
Why do we read Epic Stories, or History? Because history has PATTERNS, based on cause and effect of people’s choices in the past. These patterns are clues for us to learn from, so we don’t make the kind of mistakes that people made in the past.
What happens if we don’t pay attention to these clues?
You guessed it. We will be CLUELESS. And believe me, that can have consequences that are not fun; they are even painful. It can be far worse than losing at the game of Clue or Chess.
Whole nations have suffered because people or their leaders rejected those clues and denied the truth. If you pay close attention, you will become really good at figuring out whether today’s politicians are telling you the truth, or whether they are deceiving you and trying to manipulate you like a pawn on a chess board. In fact, before you know it, you will be a better news analyst than the media anchors on TV!
Also, we can find CLUES in scripture, called TYPES. A TYPE is a person, thing, or event that foreshadows or is a SYMBOL of other principles or events. Types can be prophetic of something in the future. For example, when people sacrificed lambs in the Old Testament, it was a type or symbol of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. We can also learn from scriptural stories and parables how to make wise choices.
Who Stole Our Culture?
As early as the 1930s, Communists realized they were not going to conquer the world by means of a workers’ revolution. They carefully laid plans to infiltrate all of our cultural institutions: they started in the schools, then invaded science, the media, government, Hollywood, and even churches. This is called cultural Marxism, and we see its bitter fruits today. Culture Wars: Communism vs. Christianity
How Persia became ‘Iran’
Unlikely but true—a political connection to Nazism robbed Persia of her history.
Immigration: the Stealth Invasion
It has never been more important to understand the different roles of Church and State in immigration. Christians feel a compassionate duty to help those who are truly fleeing persecution. It is the duty of the state to safeguard our national security by vetting incoming refugees before they reach the communities of law abiding citizens. No one should be allowed to get away with murder, even those who enter the country under the pretense of seeking religious asylum.
Christopher Columbus—not a villain, but very much a Hero
It is popular now to disparage and smear Christopher Columbus, but, and maybe because of, the fact that his historic voyage laid the solid Judeo-Christian foundation upon which America, the covenant nation, was built.
Socialism has Never Worked, and It Never Will
The Soviet Union fell before many current students were born, and they are not being taught true history. If we’re not careful to learn the lessons, it may repeat itself, and next time we may not be so fortunate.
10 Differences between Israel and Palestine
Does Palestine really have historical right to most of Israel, as they claim?