If I were a prophet, I would quote Section 29 and explain that God’s elect must be gathered to ONE place before the great tribulation goes forth.
If I were a prophet, I would claim to have no authority to gather God’s people, that the gathering will be under the direction of the First Elders of the church, who must return from the dead to complete their missions.
If I were a prophet, I would tell everyone to be watching and waiting for the return of the Lord’s servants, the First Elders, to whom Section 29, 84, and 88 are written to.
If I were a prophet, I would explain that the endowment is the baptism of fire, the High Priesthood, not a ceremony.
Furthermore, I would explain that God’s people must go to Kirtland, Ohio to receive the endowment.
If I were a prophet, I would prophecy that the 144,000 will be sealed to the High Priesthood in Kirtland,Ohio, and that they will give the final warning to all nations.
If I were a prophet, I would tell you that the Lord has not yet set his hand again the second time. I would tell you that this happens only once the Lord has made bare his holy arm. I would expound that the Lord’s arm is Joseph Smith; and that he is the one to gather the people and put the Marvelous Work into motion.
Once the Marvelous Work gathers the elect from the four quarters of the earth to Nauvoo, they will be caught up into the air to be with the Lord.
The earth will then be consumed with fire.
After this, the New Jerusalem will come down from heaven and build up the waste places of Missouri, and build Zion for the millennium.
But I am not a prophet.
I could be wrong, could be right.
There are billions of people on the earth. I would be hard-pressed to find five people that agree with the above statements.
Nevertheless, they are what I believe.
I really wish Mormonism was not true, and I could live a normal Christian life, but this is the light I have received.
If I reject further light, the light I have will be taken from me. (Alma 12; D&C 1)
So I continue to wait.
I have put my faith in the word of God. This is where it has lead me.
I have no church, no friends, no family, that think the same.
For now, I stand alone. All I have is faith that God’s word will come to pass.