Therefore, hearken and LO, this is the voice as of one who is sent down from high in the spirit and power of ELIAS, who is mighty and powerful, whose voice is crying from the wilderness unto all men and whose going are to the ends of the earth. Yea, even one who is commissioned of Jesus Christ to say: Repent, ye repent ye for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Repent ye, repent ye and make the path of the LORD straight, for the ax is laid at the foot of every tree and every tree that does not bring forth fruit meet for repentance will be hewn down and cast into the fire from whence no traveler returns leaving it neither root or branch. And the scriptures and the LORD himself confirm all my words plainly saying:
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
(New Testament Matthew 3:10)
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise. Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do? And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages. And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable. And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.
(New Testament Luke 3:9 - 18)
Yea, thus saith the Spirit: Repent, all ye ends of the earth, for the kingdom of heaven is soon at hand; yea, the Son of God cometh in his glory, in his might, majesty, power, and dominion. Yea, my beloved brethren, I say unto you, that the Spirit saith: Behold the glory of the King of all the earth; and also the King of heaven shall very soon shine forth among all the children of men.
And also the Spirit saith unto me, yea, crieth unto me with a mighty voice, saying: Go forth and say unto this people—Repent, for except ye repent ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of heaven.
And again I say unto you, the Spirit saith: Behold, the ax is laid at the root of the tree; therefore every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be hewn down and cast into the fire, yea, a fire which cannot be consumed, even an unquenchable fire. Behold, and remember, the Holy One hath spoken it.
And now my beloved brethren, I say unto you, can ye withstand these sayings; yea, can ye lay aside these things, and trample the Holy One under your feet; yea, can ye be puffed up in the pride of your hearts; yea, will ye still persist in the wearing of costly apparel and setting your hearts upon the vain things of the world, upon your riches? Yea, will ye persist in supposing that ye are better one than another; yea, will ye persist in the persecution of your brethren, who humble themselves and do walk after the holy order of God, wherewith they have been brought into this church, having been sanctified by the Holy Spirit, and they do bring forth works which are meet for repentance— Yea, and will you persist in turning your backs upon the poor, and the needy, and in withholding your substance from them?
And finally, all ye that will persist in your wickedness, I say unto you that these are they who shall be hewn down and cast into the fire except they speedily repent.
And now I say unto you, all you that are desirous to follow the voice of the good shepherd, come ye out from the wicked, and be ye separate, and touch not their unclean things; and behold, their names shall be blotted out, that the names of the wicked shall not be numbered among the names of the righteous, that the word of God may be fulfilled, which saith: The names of the wicked shall not be mingled with the names of my people; For the names of the righteous shall be written in the book of life, and unto them will I grant an inheritance at my right hand. And now, my brethren, what have ye to say against this? I say unto you, if ye speak against it, it matters not, for the word of God must be fulfilled.
For what shepherd is there among you having many sheep doth not watch over them, that the wolves enter not and devour his flock? And behold, if a wolf enter his flock doth he not drive him out? Yea, and at the last, if he can, he will destroy him. And now I say unto you that the good shepherd doth call after you; and if you will hearken unto his voice he will bring you into his fold, and ye are his sheep; and he commandeth you that ye suffer no ravenous wolf to enter among you, that ye may not be destroyed. And now I, Alma, do command you in the language of him who hath commanded me, that ye observe to do the words which I have spoken unto you. I speak by way of command unto you that belong to the church; and unto those who do not belong to the church I speak by way of invitation, saying: Come and be baptized unto repentance, that ye also may be partakers of the fruit of the tree of life.
(Book of Mormon Alma 5:50 - 62)
Behold, that which you hear is as the voice of one crying in the wilderness—in the wilderness, because you cannot see him—my voice, because my voice is Spirit; my Spirit is truth; truth abideth and hath no end; and if it be in you it shall abound.
(Doctrine and Covenants Section 88:66)
Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness and hath no light?
Behold all ye that kindle fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks, walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks which ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand—ye shall lie down in sorrow.
Or that because mercy and longsuffering goes before the LORD he will not do or bring upon the people either good or evil. So that the scriptures is fulfilled which say:
I saw in the vision of the night dream that I was going to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in the temple of my God in Ohio to conduct certain work of purification and sanctification for the dead as my wife and I customarily do when we go to the House of the LORD. This we do from time to time to offer sacrifices, praises, oblations and peace offerings unto him as gratitue for the multitude of his tnder mercies. And as always I was given by the attendant white raiment to wear but as I changed into white linen raiment, I noticed that I was not given any cutomary priesthood robes to wear as I thought I had them in the packet I was given. This is so I could do my customary routine whenever I go into the temple of our GOD. So, as I did my washing and anointing duty, I was somewhat troubled because I had never seen a temple door of the tabernacle so small. It was indeed the smallest temple in which I had been in my life. But I was more troubled because I was not given the customary priesthood robes to wear for the customary session of the endowment for vicarious work. I was instead given sack cloth robes or a mantle of camel’s hair to wear. This means that instead of rejoicing I was called with a sack cloth mantle to weep and to mourn. But I had not seen any dead or peril approaching. This is so that the scripture is fulfilled which say:
Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
(Old Testament Jeremiah 5:29 - 31)
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
(New Testament 1 Corinthians 3:17)
But that they were free to enter it if they dared to do so at their own peril. They immediately desisted to enter or to threaten to enter and soon after the temple president opened the curtain of iron or the gate, both the chief military officer and the temple president or patron embraced each other as friends. They exchanged some words among each other which I did not hear. It appears that they knew each other because they hugged and kissed each other on the cheek. And then I understood that those soldiers were the sentinels guarding the gate of the temple and not of the red invading army I saw parachuting over the land aforetime. After this I was taken by the hand and greeted by the priests dressed in white at the temple and I was embraced and admitted into the temple holy abodes.