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Question #92997 posted on 03/23/2020 12:12 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is it the end of days?

- Daphne

A:

Dear Duck,

The sun and earth are still due to complete their regular rotations and orbits, so no.

~Anathema

A:

Dear Daphne,

No. 

Earthquakes happen all the time and the fact that we don't care about them being a sign of the second coming unless they're in Utah pisses me off. The virus sucks. Everything sucks. For sure. This whole year so far has been a clustercuss. BUT. This is temporary so even though it's all very screwed up, we are gonna make it through this. Eventually. 

Don't Panic. 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

A:

Dear you,

Okay, so more seriously this time, it really isn't the end of days. Something I've been thinking a lot about is how there seems to be some kind of huge, apocalyptic seeming event in every generation or so. My grandpa fought in WWII. I'm sure that people who lived through that war wondered a lot at how life would even go on, and if the end of war would be the end of everything. Before that, there was WWI and the Spanish influenza (which turned out to be the more deadly than WWI). Seriously, between WWI and the Spanish flu, up to 90 million people were killed. 

But by far the most apocalyptic century seems to be the 1300s. First, you had drastic climate change. Weather became calamitously unpredictable, causing farmers to lose their crops and begin to starve. And then the plague came. The majority of the entire world's population was wiped out by the Black Death; most populations didn't recover for 200 years, and in some regions it took 500 years.

The common theme with all horrible pandemics, wars, and natural disasters is that life went on. And chances are that it will go on after this (I have no idea when the Second Coming might happen, so I can't say this isn't the Second Coming for the same reason that I can't say it is).

People have managed to survive through worse. The most likely outcome for all of this is that years down the road, the world will seem absolutely miraculous compared to what is going on now.

~Anathema

A:

Dear you,

Probably not, but also, it does sort of feel like that, doesn't it?

I definitely had that same reaction after the earthquake this morning.

Life is wild. Sending love and good vibes.

Best,

Josefina

posted on 03/23/2020 10:11 p.m.
Elder Holland answered this question shortly after 9/11 with the quip "I may not be the brightest person alive, but even I know the name of the Church."

Quip aside, I highly, highly, recommend listening to the full devotional Terror, Triumph, and a Wedding Feast ( https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/jeffrey-r-holland/terror-triumph-wedding-feast/ ).

Some highlights:

"...we are in the last days, but there is really nothing new about that. The promised Second Coming of the Savior began with the First Vision of the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1820. So we already have about 184 years of experience seeing the Second Coming and the last days unfold."
"...we cannot and must not be paralyzed just because that event and the events surrounding it are out there ahead of us somewhere. We cannot stop living life."
"...[God] expects you not simply to face the future (that sounds pretty grim and stoic); He expects you to embrace and shape the future—to love it and rejoice in it and delight in your opportunities. God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream. In short, He can’t if you don’t believe."
"In times of anxiety we tend to focus pretty much ... on the “Latter-day” part of that title. But tonight I issue a call to each of you to concentrate on the “Saint” portion of that phrase."

-Corsica S.
posted on 03/29/2020 11:45 p.m.
I just came across this Youtube video that explains the 7th seal quite well. I'm pretty amazed that the majority of the information comes from the Church's website itself. It really makes me think that the Second Coming is happening very soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klg4aj7C5vk&fbclid=IwAR1ZYoHv0hFbnjhWi1uzrKRo7KYQmzUSOK2fpbSm9m5RBnRS8dhMD4P8RzI

-Goldie Rose