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  • Warren Jeffs Predicts Death and Destruction in Revelations
    by Dennis Romboy
    Published - 11/18/11 - 05:38 PM | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

    Nov 18 11 - 06:41 PM

    Warren S. Jeffs (AP photo)
    Warren S. Jeffs (AP photo)
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    (Salt Lake City, UT) - Apparent prophecies from imprisoned FLDS Church leader Warren Jeffs warning of the destruction of America were delivered to the Utah Attorney General's Office on Monday.

    In one of the five separate "revelations," Jeffs writes that Jesus Christ will make his coming known with a "great tsunami of the sea" on the East Coast; earthquakes and volcanoes in "populated places" in Utah and Arizona; a tidal wave in Seattle; and melting in Idaho "to cleanse my land of all evil." (Jeffs' revelations)

    Jeffs, 55, was sentenced to life in prison in Texas earlier this year after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he wed as spiritual brides when they were 12 and 14 years old.

    In addition to the two and three-page revelations, the attorney general received a more than 200-page "proclamation" that contains writings about his Jeffs' father, Rulon Jeffs, past FLDS leaders and and Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith, Murphy said. The packet also includes an order form for new and old Jeffs' revelations that can be bought over the Internet for $1 to $8.

    The revelations seem to have to do with the fact that Jeffs is in prison for plural marriage, Murphy said.

    In a revelation dated September 25, 2011, in Tennessee Colony, Texas, for "Leaders and Peoples of the United States of America," Jeffs writes plural marriage has come under attack as if it were corrupt.

    "It is not so," he writes.

    “Thus, you have imprisoned men who are holy and pure, of pure religious motive, not desiring harm to anyone; and your prosecuting zeal is a crime against my Priesthood, Church and Kingdom that shall be answered upon thy people and governing powers if you heed me not.”

    Each revelation includes dates for when Jeffs received it (two in October and August, one in September) and a city where it was received (two in Palestine and Huntsville, Texas, one in Tennessee Colony, Texas). Jeffs has been incarcerated in those areas since he was sentenced in August.

    The documents contain the signatures of Vaughan L. Taylor, who lists himself as patriarch of the Utah-based Fundamentalist LDS Church, and John M. Barlow, counselor in the FLDS bishopric.

    Murphy said the revelations appear consistent with those Jeffs has issued in the past. Jeffs predicted calamities in Utah following the 2002 Winter Games along with the end of the world. "And when they don't happen, he comes up with reasons for why they don't happen," he said.

    Murphy didn't see anything in the new prophecies the attorney general would consider a direct threat, noting they were being sent to "all nations". "I'm assuming we're not the only ones receiving these revelations," he said.

    Jeffs also prophesied that in one or two years of his warning, "heavenly bodies of a larger size" will strike the earth and disturb the atmosphere, resulting in people being burned.

    The revelations are not confined to the U.S. He predicts an uprising in Turkey and instability in Europe. He says NATO has lost credibility and is an "aggressive alliance."

    Last week in Texas, a former bishop in the FLDS church was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of presiding over Jeffs' marriage to a 12-year-old girl. Fredrick Merril Jessop, 75, received the maximum sentence on the charge of performing an illegal wedding ceremony.

    That case grew out of a raid at the sect's Yearning for Zion Ranch in 2008 near Eldorado, Texas. Authorities gathered a trove of evidence used to bring charges against Jessop, Jeffs and 10 other followers.

    Jeffs' life sentence was for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old spiritual wife. He received 20 years for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old spiritual wife with whom he had a child.

    Jeffs is scheduled to go on trial on bigamy charges in February 2012 in San Angelo, Texas.
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    November 21, 2011
    It would be good for local media to correct stories that come to them with incorrect naming of local organizations. There is no such thing called the "Fundamentalist LDS Church." That sounds like a Fundamentalist version of the LDS Church, which does not exist. If you're going to use an abbreviation, talk about the "LDS Church" and the "FLDS Church." Those are the only abbreviations in standard use for those two organizations.
    Old Redneck Cowboy
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    November 20, 2011
    I realize the FLDS is to the mainstream Mormon Church (LDS) as the Westboro Church is to First Christian and Southern Baptist churches. I also understand the threat of excommunication from the LDS church for any member found to be practicing plural marriage. With that being said, why have we not seen a more forceful public condemnation by the LDS of plural marriages and this misguided Mormon sect?

    Has the LDS simply decided to turn a blind eye to this problem? And if so, why?

    Another interesting facet of the latest action by Warren Jeffs mailing out his apocalyptic fairy tales to the judges who presiding over his case, is by legal definition threatening those judges. This is a felony in Texas. Already being convicted of two felonies, if found guilty of a third, Jeffs could be subject to a mandatory life sentence without parole.

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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