Keep Israel’s nuclear weapons a secret and get everyone scared about Iran’s nuclear program.

Just pointing out a few things here.  Apparently, Obama has recently reaffirmed US unofficial policy of keeping Israel’s nuclear weapons status a secret and has vowed not to pressure Israel to signing on to the NPT:

President Obama has reaffirmed a 4-decade-old secret understanding that has allowed Israel to keep a nuclear arsenal without opening it to international inspections, three officials familiar with the understanding said.

The officials, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because they were discussing private conversations, said Mr. Obama pledged to maintain the agreement when he first hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in May.

The agreement has apparently been super-secret since 1969:

There is no formal record of the agreement nor have Israeli nor American governments ever publicly acknowledged it. In 2007, however, the Nixon library declassified a July 19, 1969, memo from national security adviser Henry Kissinger that comes closest to articulating U.S. policy on the issue. That memo says, “While we might ideally like to halt actual Israeli possession, what we really want at a minimum may be just to keep Israeli possession from becoming an established international fact.”

Mr. Cohen has said the resulting policy was the equivalent of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

The Netanyahu government sought to reaffirm the understanding in part out of concern that Iran would seek Israeli disclosures of its nuclear program in negotiations with the United States and other world powers. Iran has frequently accused the U.S. of having a double standard by not objecting to Israel’s arsenal.

Mr. Cohen said the reaffirmation and the fact that Mr. Netanyahu sought and received a written record of the deal suggest that “it appears not only that there was no joint understanding of what had been agreed in September 1969 but it is also apparent that even the notes of the two leaders may no longer exist. It means that Netanyahu wanted to have something in writing that implies that understanding. It also affirms the view that the United States is in fact a partner in Israel’s policy of nuclear opacity.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/02/president-obama-has-reaffirmed-a-4-decade-old-secr/

Someone explain to me again why the US gives Israel such complete deference like this.  This type of news should astound the public.  However, it will not be picked up and aired out by the media and noone will notice it and everything will be back to the usual again.

At the same time, the US media is using the fake nuclear weapons expert, David Albright, to scare the US public about a nation that has absolutely no nuclear weapons:

David Albright, a former international weapons inspector and president of the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, said it would probably take Iran some time to conceal activities. But, “if you have a month, you have the time,” he said.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iran-nukes3-2009oct03,0,755577.story

Notice how Albright is referred to as a former international weapons inspector.  Recall how this was thoroughly set straight by Scott Ritter not too long ago:

http://www.truthdig.com/report/print/20080626_the_nuclear_expert_who_never_was/

However, the combined efforts of the government and the willingness of the US media to print their propaganda has resulted in the manufacture of the consent of the people of the US for military action against Iran.  Check out this poll, question #26 from Fox News from 9/29-30 which shows that 61% of those polled think the US should use military action to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons:

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/100109_POLL.pdf

Lame eh.

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15 Responses to “Keep Israel’s nuclear weapons a secret and get everyone scared about Iran’s nuclear program.”


  1. 1 Forest Simmons October 5, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Why are Latter-Day Saints so solid among those who want to believe that the Israeli government can do no wrong?

    I think it is from a superficial reading of the scriptures, especially The Book of Mormon.

    The Book of Mormon is full of promises about Jacob/Israel being delivered from the iron grip of the Gentiles in the last days when the Lord “makes bare his holy arm” shortly before his second coming.

    Members tend to think that a big part of this is the Jews being delivered from the Arabs.

    But a careful reading of the BoM reveals that the Israelites in question are the poor indigenous peoples of the third world like the “Indians” of North, South, and Central America, the Africans that were displaced by European imperialist colonizers, and other third world victims of the “guns, germs, and steel” of the Western European gentiles.

    The western Jews of Tel Aviv are collaborators with the gentiles in oppressing the “poor of my people,” as the Lord calls the scattered remnants which include the Sephardic Jews and other Palestinians, who have at least as much of the blood of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in them as the modern Lamanites do.

    I’m afraid that Orson Hyde’s dedicatory prayer for the gathering of the Jews, LeGrand Richards optimism about them, and the existence of the BYU center in the “holy land,” are all taken as tacit church approval of Jewish zionism.

    Church leaders have a policy of never saying anything negative about anybody, because the resulting bad PR would be disastrous for the church. So you won’t hear them denouncing Israel for war crimes, etc.

  2. 2 sunnofabcrich October 6, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Forest,some people say the figurative israelites are mormons and the gentiles are non-mormons but youre saying that the israelites are a combination of africans who are nowhere close to being majority LDS and north and south american indigenous peoples who by the way DNA has shown are not the same as sephardic jews. Your take on this doesn’t jive to me and was wondering if you could explain it for me. Thanks

  3. 3 theradicalmormon October 6, 2009 at 5:05 am

    Forest,
    I think that Mormons buying into the Zionist myth you describe, but are also affected by the belief that America is good and that the media basically reports stuff fairly most of the time unless it has a “liberal slant,” which Fox News can straighten up real fast. They also buy into the holocaust myth… which is to say, not that the holocaust didn’t happen, but it is used as a premise… to show that there are people that hate the Jews and that those kinds of people are still out there, just like Hitler was, attacking the Jews. They hate our freedom. Their culture teaches them to do violence on Israel etc etc. There is just so much deceit out there. We are surrounded by webs of deceit and accept the reality with which we are presented, not doubting for one moment that actual reality could be something so radically different from what we believe.

  4. 4 Forest Simmons October 7, 2009 at 12:40 am

    As “sunnofabcrich” noted, the common usage of “Israelite” among Mormons has next to nothing to do with usage of the term in The Book of Mormon.

    About 580 BC, Nephi, one of the few BoM writers that holds forth on the dispersion of the House of Israel, states that already in his day the House of Israel had been scattered upon the whole face of the earth His younger brother Jacob also holds forth on the subject and quotes from previous prophet Zenos who wrote out his prophecy on the subject as an allegory of an olive tree whose branches were scattered to the four cardinal directions. [Echoes of this allegory are found in the Bible in fragmentary form.] This scattering was in accordance with the prophecies of Moses that the children of Israel would be scattered all over the earth among the pagans and would mix in with them and (mostly) lose their knowledge of their ancestry.

    Part of this scattering was by conquest and captivity, and part was leading away the righteous unto “precious lands” to spare them the destruction that the wicked would experience.

    These prophets (as well as the resurrected Lord in his discourse on the subject) also say that this scattering among all nations is in partial fulfillment of the blessing that Abraham received, “In thy seed shall all of the kindreds of the earth be blessed.”

    Here’s where the math comes in. If the house of Israel was already scattered throughout the whole earth by 580 BC, then how much more complete is this diffusion or dispersion now, especially taking into account that once they lost track of their special ancestry they would have nothing against intermarrying with the pagans, as had been prophesied.

    There have been more than an hundred generations since 580 BC when the children of Israel were already scattered throughout the whole earth, including the islands of the sea according to these prophets.

    Your pedigree chart for one hundred generations has more than 10^30 slots for ancestors. That’s more than a billion, billion, trillion slots. Of course not all of those slots are filled by distinct individuals; there have hardly been that many creatures on this planet in its five billion year existence.

    But if the picture given by these prophets is correct, then it is statistically certain that at least one of those slots (in your pedigree chart in the heavenly database) is filled by a descendant of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham. As a descendant of a descendant of Jacob, you are one of his descendants.

    In short, whether you know it or not, you are a descendant of Jacob whose name became Israel.

    DNA is a red herring, if only a few of those trillions of billions of slots are filled by descendants of Jacob, his DNA won’t show up. We have no idea what his DNA looks like anyway. So what if the Amerindians have lots of Siberian DNA? The Siberians, like everybody else, have Jacob in one or more slots of their pedigree charts.

    As Isaiah says, “more are the children of the desolate than of the married wife,” and asks,”who hath begotten me these?” seeing that the known Jews are a tiny minority in comparison with the scattered remnants.

    What can be a little confusing is why do the prophecies distinguish between gentiles and Israelites if everybody is a descendant of Israel, including all of the “gentiles?”

    Part of the answer is given by Nephi at then end of his talk on the subject to his brothers (2 Nephi 30) about who the “chosen people” are:

    1 And now behold, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you; for I, Nephi, would not suffer that ye should suppose that ye are more righteous than the Gentiles shall be. For behold, except ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall all likewise perish; and because of the words which have been spoken ye need not suppose that the Gentiles are utterly destroyed.
    2 For behold, I say unto you that as many of the Gentiles as will repent are the covenant people of the Lord; and as many of the Jews as will not repent shall be cast off; for the Lord covenanteth with none save it be with them that repent and believe in his Son, who is the Holy One of Israel.

    The chosen or covenant people are those who humble themselves and repent. This applies even to the “gentiles” that he has been talking about. For ease of discourse he calls some of the house of Israel gentiles. This is in keeping with the custom of the Nephite authors. Whenever they want to talk about two main groups they re-label them by recycling the old labels.

    It is clear from the context (starting in Chapter 13 of 1st Nephi) that when Nephi talks “gentile” he is referring to the colonizers from Western Europe that were in possession of the Bible before 1500 AD, and whose descendants would eventually have first crack at the Book of Mormon, i.e. the bearers of “guns, germs, and steel” that Jared Diamond chronicles in his seminal work are called gentiles by Nephi, while he refers to their pagan victims as the “scattered remnants of Israel.” Also, Nephi and his brother noted that some of these gentiles would repent and be merciful to the remnants of Israel by being foster fathers and nursing mothers to them in taking them the Bible and the Book of Mormon.

    Nephi’s last words on the subject are these:

    3 And now, I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews and the Gentiles. For after the book of which I have spoken shall come forth, and be written unto the Gentiles, and sealed up again unto the Lord, there shall be many which shall believe the words which are written; and they shall carry them forth unto the remnant of our seed.
    4 And then shall the remnant of our seed know concerning us, how that we came out from Jerusalem, and that they are descendants of the Jews.
    5 And the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be declared among them; wherefore, they shall be restored unto the knowledge of their fathers, and also to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, which was had among their fathers.

    For the resurrected Lord’s powerful discourse on the same topic read in third Nephi the following passages:

    from chapter 15 verse 10 to the end of chapter 16, then skip to chapter 20 verse 10 to chapter 23 verse 5.

    Also important here is Jacob, chapter 5.

    Another key (that Avraham Gileadi has pointed out) is Genesis 48:19 where the original Hebrew says that Ephraim (2nd son of Joseph, the one who got the birthright from Israel) would become the “fulness of the gentiles” in the latter days. In other words, Jacob knew that his birthright “son” (Hebrew doesn’t distinguish between “son” and “descendant”) would be lost among the gentiles at the last day, but would be instrumental in bringing forth the fulness of the gospel to the rest of the house of Israel.

    Thus Joseph’s son Manasseh (through Lehi) records the fulness of the gospel as spoken by the resurrected Lord, and hi son Ephraim (through Joseph Smith) delivers it to the rest of the house of Israel.

    Just as Joseph of old saved his father’s house from famine, so his descendants save the remnants of his father’s house from spiritual famine in the last days.

    That is the true doctrine of the scattering and gathering of Israel, as far as can be explained in such a small space.

  5. 5 theradicalmormon October 7, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Very nicely put Forest. I also like this scripture when speaking of who is truly Israel:

    Romans 9

    6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
    7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
    8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

  6. 6 sunnofabcrich October 10, 2009 at 2:58 am

    So basically israelites are believers and gentiles are nonbelievers but you said the Israelites were Indigenous peoples and Africans. At the end of chapter 13 of 1st Nephi of your book it refers to (in the context of ethnicity) the two different parties as gentiles and jews. Also talks about pouring out wrath on the great and abominable whore, not the gentiles. I think your view is skewed.

  7. 7 Forest Simmons October 10, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    There are several dictionary definitions of “gentile,” including non-Jewish and non-Mormon. Unfortunately none of the dictionary definitions correspond with Book of Mormon usage. My definition is definitely skewed away from the dictionary definition towards BoM usage.

    Why do we care about BoM usage?

    So we can understand Book of Mormon prophecy.

    According to the Book of Mormon, the believing gentiles will take the Book of Mormon to the scattered remnants of the House of Israel, and when these scattered remnants build up the New Jerusalem, the believing gentiles will be counted among them. This hasn’t happened yet.

    There are several million believing gentiles who have made baptismal covenants. Those who keep their covenants are part of the “covenant people of the Lord” but they are still referred to as gentiles by Book of Mormon prophets and the Prophet Joseph Smith.

    For example in the dedicatory prayer of the Kirtland Temple (Section 109) Joseph referred to the members of the church as gentiles who would help the lamanites blossom as a rose.

    Also in section 57 verse 4 the Lord says …
    “Wherefore, it is wisdom that the land should be purchased by the saints, and also every tract lying westward, even unto the line running directly between Jew and Gentile.”

    He’s talking about the line between Indian territory and White territory. In this passage the “saints” are instructed to stay on the gentile side of the line.

    The BoM is completely consistent in this usage. It never refers to anybody as gentiles except Western Europeans and their descendants. Thus white people in North America are called gentiles, and the Europeans from which they are descended are called “mother gentiles.”

    People of color are never referred to as gentiles in any latter day scripture.

    Jesus told the Nephites and Lamanites that they were some of the lost sheep of the house of Israel, and that after he got through talking to them he would go and visit other lost sheep of the house of Israel (who had been scattered among the heathen on the islands of the sea, etc.), but not the gentiles, because the gentiles would get the gospel from the Bible.

    He told them that in the last days the gentiles would come to this land and scatter their descendants and take their lands from them. Who came? The Spanish, the British, the French, the Portuguese, etc. Along with the Dutch, Belgians, Germans, etc. they also took the best lands away from Africans, Pacific islanders, India Indians, etc.

    They were promised that this would be temporary. Eventually their lands would be restored to them, but not until after the gentiles almost completely rejected the Book of Mormon while the scattered remnants accepted it. Then the Lord would “make bare his holy arm” in destroying the unrepentant gentiles (i.e. most of the Gringos), while the few repentant gentiles would join with the humble people of the earth in building up the real Zion, not according to the severely flawed zionism of Tel Aviv.

    In this context Paul, as well as BoM prophets, taught that “the first shall be last and the last shall be first.”

    The Jews and the scattered remnants of the house of israel received the gospel first. Then gradually the gentiles received it as Christianity spread.

    In the last days the gentiles received the fullness of the gospel first (in New England), and now it is gradually spreading to the scattered remnants throughout the world. The Jews of Judah, who had the first opportunity at the time of Christ, will be the last to accept it in the latter days. They were the first to spiritually reject; they will be the last to spiritually accept

    [However, they were the last scattered physically, so they have been the first gathered physically.]

    According to BoM the great and abominable whore is a system of living that is built up among the gentiles. Another name for it is Babylon, the opposite of Jerusalem. Babylon is a symbol of worldliness, reliance on the arm of flesh, idolatry, militarism, bondage, etc. Jerusalem or Sion is a symbol of everything good.

    The Babylon/Jerusalem dichotomy cuts across denominational and ethnic lines. There are Mormon is both camps. There are Catholics in both camps. There are ethnic Jews in both camps. There are Muslims in both camps, etc.

    I’m glas that you have started reading the Book of Mormon. Stick with it!

  8. 8 Forest Simmons October 11, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Moroni said this about the seed of joseph the favored son of Jacob:

    Alma 46:24 Yea, let us preserve our liberty as a remnant of Joseph; yea, let us remember the words of Jacob, before his death, for behold, he saw that a part of the remnant of the coat of Joseph was preserved and had not decayed. And he said—Even as this remnant of garment of my son hath been preserved, so shall a remnant of the seed of my son be preserved by the hand of God, and be taken unto himself, while the remainder of the seed of Joseph shall perish, even as the remnant of his garment.

    The remnant of the coat of many colors is a type or symbol of the people of many colors who form the scattered remnant of Joseph which has been preserved. The “rainbow coalition” got the name right.

  9. 9 Forest Simmons October 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Meanwhile, Obama, collaborating with the gentiles in their war on the scattered remnants of Israel, wins the Noble Peace prize, while his goons arrest and jail lawful, peaceful, demonstrators that are protesting war and proclaiming peace:

    http://www.counterpunch.org/arents10122009.html

  10. 10 theradicalmormon October 12, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Yes, I was thinking about venting in a post about that. He has done just about as much if not more for the cause of war than his predecessor. Of course, I guess you cannot get any lower than awarding the Nobel Peace award to Henry Kissinger in 1973. What a farce.

  11. 11 Forest Simmons October 13, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    If I remember correctly, Fall of 1973 was right when Kissinger was in the middle of orchestrating the violent overthrow of the democratically elected government of Chile. And that is just a drop in the bucket of his evil machinations.

  12. 12 theradicalmormon October 14, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Yup. It was their version of 9/11. It happened on 9/11 in fact. He must have gotten the award shortly after that. Amazing isn’t it. It was two years before he went with Ford to Indonesia to give the green light for the invasion of East Timor, but I believe that it was after he passed on Nixon’s order to bomb anything that moves in Cambodia.

    Been thinking lately about Mosiah Hancock’s version of Joseph Smith’s prophecy to him in the blacksmith’s shop on June 18, 1844 (the date may be not exact), where the prophet told him that the US would expend it’s energy and ingenuity on wars in foreign lands and then the nations of the earth would say let us go and divide up the United States… and that’s when the whole boys from the Rocky Mountains come down and save the liberty of this country thing plays out. I wonder how accurate Hancock’s recollection of those words are. They really describe nicely what we are seeing now. There are other parts of that statement that are troubling as well. Such as the part which states that men will rise to power in this Church who will use their authority to put down the true friends of Christ. Anyway, I have to get out of here now. Take care.

  13. 13 sunnofabcrich October 14, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Forrest where does it say in the book of mormon this exact scenario:

    “They were promised that this would be temporary. Eventually their lands would be restored to them, but not until after the gentiles almost completely rejected the Book of Mormon while the scattered remnants accepted it. Then the Lord would “make bare his holy arm” in destroying the unrepentant gentiles (i.e. most of the Gringos), while the few repentant gentiles would join with the humble people of the earth in building up the real Zion, not according to the severely flawed zionism of Tel Aviv.” Also looking for some statistical evidence on percentage of caucasian, hispanic etc etc membership in the LDS church… Thanks a bunch…

  14. 14 Forest Simmons October 15, 2009 at 12:28 am

    I’ve got one minute left on this library PC. I’ll answer you tomorrow.

  15. 15 Forest Simmons October 16, 2009 at 12:43 am

    To “sunnofabcrich.”

    The scattering and gathering of Israel is like a big jigsaw puzzle with the pieces scattered throughout ancient and modern scripture. Fortunately, the resurrected Christ pieced together some of the major pieces for the Nephites and Lamanites in his discourse recorded in Third Nephi. He makes frequent use of the language of Isaiah in this context as a key to understanding Isaiah’s prophecies, and then urges his listeners to search the words of Isaiah for more details.

    The setting is this: at the time of the crucifixion most of the Nephite cities were destroyed by earthquakes, fires, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, etc. A few tens of thousands of the less wicked Nephites were spared along with most of the Lamanites who far outnumbered the Nephites even before the destruction. Several hours after the earth stopped shaking, and in the darkness of the smoke and dust, the survivors heard the Lord’s voice. Some of his first words set the stage for our subject:

    3 Nephi 10:
    “3 And it came to pass that there came a voice again unto the people, and all the people did hear, and did witness of it, saying:
    4 O ye people of these great cities which have fallen, who are descendants of Jacob, yea, who are of the house of Israel, how oft have I gathered you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and have nourished you.
    5 And again, how oft would I have gathered you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, yea, O ye people of the house of Israel, who have fallen; yea, O ye people of the house of Israel, ye that dwell at Jerusalem, as ye that have fallen; yea, how oft would I have gathered you as a hen gathereth her chickens, and ye would not.
    6 O ye house of Israel whom I have spared, how oft will I gather you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, if ye will repent and return unto me with full purpose of heart.
    7 But if not, O house of Israel, the places of your dwellings shall become desolate until the time of the fulfilling of the covenant to your fathers.”

    Here the Lord is addressing the entire House of Israel. We can be sure that he repeated this same message to all of the “lost sheep of the house of Israel” that he visited within a few days of this event.

    From many other passages on the topic it is clear that the “time of the fulfilling of the covenant” is the latter days after “the fulness of the Gentiles.” See, for example, the eleventh chapter of Romans.

    The covenant includes the promise that ultimately (when they are ready) they will receive all of the blessings of the fulness of the gospel, and they will be restored to their precious lands of inheritance.

    In chapter 15 of 3rd Nephi, we read where the Lord takes up this theme again:

    “13 And behold, this is the land of your inheritance; and the Father hath given it unto you.
    14 And not at any time hath the Father given me commandment that I should tell it unto your brethren at Jerusalem.
    15 Neither at any time hath the Father given me commandment that I should tell unto them concerning the other tribes of the house of Israel, whom the Father hath led away out of the land.
    16 This much did the Father command me, that I should tell unto them:
    17 That other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
    18 And now, because of stiffneckedness and unbelief they understood not my word; therefore I was commanded to say no more of the Father concerning this thing unto them.
    19 But, verily, I say unto you that the Father hath commanded me, and I tell it unto you, that ye were separated from among them because of their iniquity; therefore it is because of their iniquity that they know not of you.
    20 And verily, I say unto you again that the other tribes hath the Father separated from them; and it is because of their iniquity that they know not of them.
    21 And verily I say unto you, that ye are they of whom I said: Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
    22 And they understood me not, for they supposed it had been the Gentiles; for they understood not that the Gentiles should be converted through their preaching.
    23 And they understood me not that I said they shall hear my voice; and they understood me not that the Gentiles should not at any time hear my voice—that I should not manifest myself unto them save it were by the Holy Ghost.
    24 But behold, ye have both heard my voice, and seen me; and ye are my sheep, and ye are numbered among those whom the Father hath given me.”

    Paul claimed that he was the apostle to the Gentiles, and it is true that by the time of Columbus and other conquistadores the Europeans had a knowledge of Christianity through the writings of Paul and the other New Testament Apostles

    As quoted in the next chapter Jesus goes on to say that he has many other lost sheep to visit:

    “1 And verily, verily, I say unto you that I have other sheep, which are not of this land, neither of the land of Jerusalem, neither in any parts of that land round about whither I have been to minister.
    2 For they of whom I speak are they who have not as yet heard my voice; neither have I at any time manifested myself unto them.
    3 But I have received a commandment of the Father that I shall go unto them, and that they shall hear my voice, and shall be numbered among my sheep, that there may be one fold and one shepherd; therefore I go to show myself unto them.”

    Then he tells them to write down this information so it can come forth (in the Book of Mormon) among the Gentiles in the last days, so that the believing Gentiles can take it to the scattered remnants of Israel. That, in turn, will prepare the way for the “fulfilling fo the covenant” which includes gathering in to the gospel (the spiritual gathering) as well as a restoration of their lands of inheritance.

    The believing Gentiles are blessed, but the hard hearted will be cursed.

    ” Behold, because of their belief in me, saith the Father, and because of the unbelief of you, O house of Israel, in the latter day shall the truth come unto the Gentiles, that the fulness of these things shall be made known unto them.
    8 But wo, saith the Father, unto the unbelieving of the Gentiles—for notwithstanding they have come forth upon the face of this land, and have scattered my people who are of the house of Israel; and my people who are of the house of Israel have been cast out from among them, and have been trodden under feet by them;
    9 And because of the mercies of the Father unto the Gentiles, and also the judgments of the Father upon my people who are of the house of Israel, verily, verily, I say unto you, that after all this, and I have caused my people who are of the house of Israel to be smitten, and to be afflicted, and to be slain, and to be cast out from among them, and to become hated by them, and to become a hiss and a byword among them—
    10 And thus commandeth the Father that I should say unto you: At that day when the Gentiles shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, and of secret abominations; and if they shall do all those things, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fulness of my gospel from among them.
    11 And then will I remember my covenant which I have made unto my people, O house of Israel, and I will bring my gospel unto them.
    12 And I will show unto thee, O house of Israel, that the Gentiles shall not have power over you; but I will remember my covenant unto you, O house of Israel, and ye shall come unto the knowledge of the fulness of my gospel.
    13 But if the Gentiles will repent and return unto me, saith the Father, behold they shall be numbered among my people, O house of Israel.
    14 And I will not suffer my people, who are of the house of Israel, to go through among them, and tread them down, saith the Father.
    15 But if they will not turn unto me, and hearken unto my voice, I will suffer them, yea, I will suffer my people, O house of Israel, that they shall go through among them, and shall tread them down, and they shall be as salt that hath lost its savor, which is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of my people, O house of Israel.
    16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, thus hath the Father commanded me—that I should give unto this people this land for their inheritance.”

    Verse ten is talking about us, the nation lifted up in its pride above all other nations of the whole earth, and mostly rejecting the fulness of the gospel.

    The few Gentiles that repent can join with the humble remnants of Israel.

    In chapters 20 and 21 the Lord goes into more detail. Let me just point out a few highlights:

    From chapter 20:

    11 Ye remember that I spake unto you, and said that when the words of Isaiah should be fulfilled—behold they are written, ye have them before you, therefore search them—
    12 And verily, verily, I say unto you, that when they shall be fulfilled then is the fulfilling of the covenant which the Father hath made unto his people, O house of Israel.
    13 And then shall the remnants, which shall be scattered abroad upon the face of the earth, be gathered in from the east and from the west, and from the south and from the north; and they shall be brought to the knowledge of the Lord their God, who hath redeemed them.
    14 And the Father hath commanded me that I should give unto you this land, for your inheritance.
    15 And I say unto you, that if the Gentiles do not repent after the blessing which they shall receive, after they have scattered my people—
    16 Then shall ye, who are a remnant of the house of Jacob, go forth among them; and ye shall be in the midst of them who shall be many; and ye shall be among them as a lion among the beasts of the forest, and as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, who, if he goeth through both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
    17 Thy hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.
    18 And I will gather my people together as a man gathereth his sheaves into the floor.
    19 For I will make my people with whom the Father hath covenanted, yea, I will make thy horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass. And thou shalt beat in pieces many people; and I will consecrate their gain unto the Lord, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth. And behold, I am he who doeth it.
    20 And it shall come to pass, saith the Father, that the sword of my justice shall hang over them at that day; and except they repent it shall fall upon them, saith the Father, yea, even upon all the nations of the Gentiles.
    21 And it shall come to pass that I will establish my people, O house of Israel.
    22 And behold, this people will I establish in this land, unto the fulfilling of the covenant which I made with your father Jacob; and it shall be a New Jerusalem. And the powers of heaven shall be in the midst of this people; yea, even I will be in the midst of you.

    From Chapter 21:
    1 And verily I say unto you, I give unto you a sign, that ye may know the time when these things shall be about to take place—that I shall gather in, from their long dispersion, my people, O house of Israel, and shall establish again among them my Zion;
    2 And behold, this is the thing which I will give unto you for a sign—for verily I say unto you that when these things which I declare unto you, and which I shall declare unto you hereafter of myself, and by the power of the Holy Ghost which shall be given unto you of the Father, shall be made known unto the Gentiles that they may know concerning this people who are a remnant of the house of Jacob, and concerning this my people who shall be scattered by them;
    3 Verily, verily, I say unto you, when these things shall be made known unto them of the Father, and shall come forth of the Father, from them unto you;
    4 For it is wisdom in the Father that they should be established in this land, and be set up as a free people by the power of the Father, that these things might come forth from them unto a remnant of your seed, that the covenant of the Father may be fulfilled which he hath covenanted with his people, O house of Israel;
    5 Therefore, when these works and the works which shall be wrought among you hereafter shall come forth from the Gentiles, unto your seed which shall dwindle in unbelief because of iniquity;
    6 For thus it behooveth the Father that it should come forth from the Gentiles, that he may show forth his power unto the Gentiles, for this cause that the Gentiles, if they will not harden their hearts, that they may repent and come unto me and be baptized in my name and know of the true points of my doctrine, that they may be numbered among my people, O house of Israel;
    7 And when these things come to pass that thy seed shall begin to know these things—it shall be a sign unto them, that they may know that the work of the Father hath already commenced unto the fulfilling of the covenant which he hath made unto the people who are of the house of Israel.
    8 And when that day shall come, it shall come to pass that kings shall shut their mouths; for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
    9 For in that day, for my sake shall the Father work a work, which shall be a great and a marvelous work among them; and there shall be among them those who will not believe it, although a man shall declare it unto them.
    10 But behold, the life of my servant shall be in my hand; therefore they shall not hurt him, although he shall be marred because of them. Yet I will heal him, for I will show unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil.
    11 Therefore it shall come to pass that whosoever will not believe in my words, who am Jesus Christ, which the Father shall cause him to bring forth unto the Gentiles, and shall give unto him power that he shall bring them forth unto the Gentiles, (it shall be done even as Moses said) they shall be cut off from among my people who are of the covenant.
    12 And my people who are a remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles, yea, in the midst of them as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, who, if he go through both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
    13 Their hand shall be lifted up upon their adversaries, and all their enemies shall be cut off.
    14 Yea, wo be unto the Gentiles except they repent; for it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Father, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots;
    15 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strongholds;
    16 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thy land, and thou shalt have no more soothsayers;
    17 Thy graven images I will also cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee, and thou shalt no more worship the works of thy hands;
    18 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee; so will I destroy thy cities.
    19 And it shall come to pass that all lyings, and deceivings, and envyings, and strifes, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, shall be done away.
    20 For it shall come to pass, saith the Father, that at that day whosoever will not repent and come unto my Beloved Son, them will I cut off from among my people, O house of Israel;
    21 And I will execute vengeance and fury upon them, even as upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.
    22 But if they will repent and hearken unto my words, and harden not their hearts, I will establish my church among them, and they shall come in unto the covenant and be numbered among this the remnant of Jacob, unto whom I have given this land for their inheritance;
    23 And they shall assist my people, the remnant of Jacob, and also as many of the house of Israel as shall come, that they may build a city, which shall be called the New Jerusalem.
    24 And then shall they assist my people that they may be gathered in, who are scattered upon all the face of the land, in unto the New Jerusalem.
    25 And then shall the power of heaven come down among them; and I also will be in the midst.
    26 And then shall the work of the Father commence at that day, even when this gospel shall be preached among the remnant of this people. Verily I say unto you, at that day shall the work of the Father commence among all the dispersed of my people, yea, even the tribes which have been lost, which the Father hath led away out of Jerusalem.
    27 Yea, the work shall commence among all the dispersed of my people, with the Father to prepare the way whereby they may come unto me, that they may call on the Father in my name.
    28 Yea, and then shall the work commence, with the Father among all nations in preparing the way whereby his people may be gathered home to the land of their inheritance.

    This message agrees with Nephi’s explanation to his brothers in Chapter 22 of 1st Nephi

    7 And it meaneth that the time cometh that after all the house of Israel have been scattered and confounded, that the Lord God will raise up a mighty nation among the Gentiles, yea, even upon the face of this land; and by them shall our seed be scattered.
    8 And after our seed is scattered the Lord God will proceed to do a marvelous work among the Gentiles, which shall be of great worth unto our seed; wherefore, it is likened unto their being nourished by the Gentiles and being carried in their arms and upon their shoulders.
    9 And it shall also be of worth unto the Gentiles; and not only unto the Gentiles but unto all the house of Israel, unto the making known of the covenants of the Father of heaven unto Abraham, saying: In thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
    10 And I would, my brethren, that ye should know that all the kindreds of the earth cannot be blessed unless he shall make bare his arm in the eyes of the nations.
    11 Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to make bare his arm in the eyes of all the nations, in bringing about his covenants and his gospel unto those who are of the house of Israel.
    12 Wherefore, he will bring them again out of captivity, and they shall be gathered together to the lands of their inheritance; and they shall be brought out of obscurity and out of darkness; and they shall know that the Lord is their Savior and their Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel.
    13 And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads; for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads, and they shall be drunken with their own blood.
    14 And every nation which shall war against thee, O house of Israel, shall be turned one against another, and they shall fall into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of the Lord. And all that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord, yea, that great and abominable church, shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it.


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