The entire concept and philosophy of Communism is diametrically opposed to everything for which the Church stands... (Official Statement of the First Presidency, April 9, 1966)
Genocidal War to Bring About "Peace"
From the rostrum of the United Nations, we shall convince the colonial and semi-colonial people to liberate themselves and spread the Communist theory all over the world. We recognize the UN has no authority over the Soviet Union, but the United Nations serves to deflect the capitalists and warmongers in the Western World. (Ibid, p. 71)
The goals of the United Nations were nothing but the tenets of the old Comintern, the Communist International established by Lenin himself, summarized by Griffin as follows:
1. Socialize the economies of all nations.
2. Bring about the regional unions of various groupings of these socialized nations.
3. Amalgamate all of these regional groupings into a final worldwide union of socialist states. (p. 69)
Also consider that the UN Charter, which you can view and read here, sets up an international governing structure while declaring that it has no authority to intervene in the affairs of nations. If it has no authority to intervene why set up these governing bodies?:
There are established as the principle organs of the United Nations: a General Assembly, a Security Council, an Economic and Social Council, a Trusteeship Council, an International Court of Justice, and a Secretariat. (Article 7, Section 1)
If this organization has no authority to adjudicate then why would it need to set up an "International Court of Justice"? Can you see the Orwellian doublespeak that is going on here? This was political bait to ensnare the weaker nations of the world to give up their sovereignty inch by inch. Remember the term Fabianism? It is the slow and deliberate infiltration of socialist ideas and programs into every nation in the world. Like the frog slowly coming to a boil in a pot of water, Fabianism was designed to gradually enslave the world without it realizing until it was too late.
In the deliberations that preceded the UN, the Soviet Union wanted a vote for every satellite country it was given in 1945. The "compromise" agreed upon was that it would be allowed three votes, full veto power in the Security Council, and a seat among the five permanent member countries. As Griffin points out in his book, all during the 1950s every UN Secretary-General was a Marxist. It was the Soviet Union who insisted that UN headquarters be established in New York City, as it allowed communist spies and saboteurs to easily enter the borders of America. And behind the scenes the international banking institutions were financing the entire thing. It was American corporations who were building up the Soviet empire and giving it a massive influence in the UN (Check out these books by Antony C. Sutton for the full story). This was all part of the plan. Remember the motto of the mystery schools, ordo ab chao, "order out of chaos." And since the UN was completely dominated by communists, could we expect anything other than the tenets outlined in the Communist Manifesto to be implemented by it?:
- Abolition of private property
- A heavy progressive income tax
- State control of all land and agriculture
- Control of all money and credit by the State, a national bank and with an exclusive monopoly over all money and credit.
- State control of all industry, corporations, and labor
- Free and compulsory education
Most of these communist planks have already been instituted in the United States; the frog has begun to simmer, only hearing the soothing voices of babbling priestcraft sirens who are desperately trying to keep it from jumping out of the pot. The UN is doubling down on religion and Ecumenism, and as Sister Eubanks asserted, cannot be successful in its 2030 agenda without world religion and its leaders. But for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, this nonsense has already been settled. God is not in the UN, neither indeed can be; it is just another "church" whose works are built upon men and the devil and "by and by the end cometh."
Signs, Symbols, and Logos Oh My
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything in heaven above, or things which are in the earth beneath. (Mosiah 12:36, Emphasis added)
What is a graven image? If you look up the etymology of the word graven you get the following: to engrave, to carve, to chisel, to dig up, to inquire into, and to delve. In other words, it requires work, effort, and studious thought. The word image means reflection, and we all know that a reflection is not real. Thus, a graven image is an intense amount of work and effort put into something that is a fiction. But then God tells you not make them in the likeness of the heavens or the earth, and this is where the clues come in. The sun is in heaven above, and there are sun-worship symbols literally everywhere and in every society. The same goes for the moon and the stars (constellations/zodiac). And what's in the earth beneath? Things which we have made with our own hands: gold, silver, cities, civilizations, religious leaders, Hollywood, politicians, etc. The Lord commands that we make no graven image period, but the symbols of the United Nations are full of them. Here is a breakdown of the logo:
Right away we can see that this is an image of the sun: an orb surrounded by rays. Most of the time the rays are represented by the wings of a phoenix or eagle, but in this case it is the olive wreath. If you look to the right you can see that the orb is divided up into 33 parts, a well-known Masonic number. The sun enters each house of the zodiac at 30 degrees and leaves at the 33rd degree, and since no man can rise higher than the sun, the 33rd degree is the highest in Freemasonry. Now take another look. The bullseye in the middle of the circle represents the all-seeing eye of Horus, which really is the all-seeing eye of Lucifer. Now look again, a dot in the middle of a circle also looks like the head of a penis if you're looking straight on at it, this represents the phallus of Osiris, the lost key of freemasonry or the generative force. The mystery schools flaunt this by erecting (no pun intended) Egyptian obelisks everywhere (there is even one in Dealey Plaza where JFK was assassinated; yes that was a ritualized killing). Finally, the eye/phallus/generative force is in the middle of the globe surrounded by all the continents, symbolizing one-world government.
The olive wreath is also a significant symbol and has a dual meaning. To the uninitiated, or the profane, the exoteric meaning is peace, victory and purity. But to the mystery adepts and the global elites the esoteric meaning goes much deeper. It symbolizes the victory of Zeus over Typhon at Mount Etna. But who cares about stupid Greek mythology anyway right? Well it turns out the UN does.
Wrong. You have to realize that the pantheon of gods have only changed names, not meanings. Pagan gods and deities began with the Egyptians (at least after the flood), with Osiris and Isis and their parents, Ra and Rhea. The fable of Osiris has cycled through many cultures with only subtle changes in meaning. The original epic battle between good and evil was between Osiris and his brother Set. Osiris representing the sun, and Set representing darkness, or sun-set. The age-old skirmish between darkness and light.
Now I have covered this fable extensively in my post entitled Mystery Babylon: Into the Abyss, so I won't go into it here. But if you want to understand all of this read that as well. What I will tell you (spoiler alert) is that the mystery schools, Mystery Babylon, the great and abominable church of the devil, the whore of all the earth, and all the other names the scriptures give her, use Set as a code-name for Jesus Christ. And to them Set is the Prince of Darkness. This same story is told in the Disney movie The Lion King; Mufasa is Osiris, Simba is Horus, and Scar is Set. Scar is Jesus. So what does this have to do with Zeus and Typhon? Same gods different names. Set and Typhon are the same god. The olive wreath was given to Zeus for defeating Typhon, the ugly Titan monster who destroyed everything in his path. The mystery schools believe Christ to be the great destroyer, because he literally destroys wicked civilizations when they become ripened. Tell me friends, what god do you think the UN is adoring here? Because it is certainly not Jesus Christ. Osiris (sun) and Zeus (lightning) represent light, or Lucifer. Remember Lucifer's name means "light bearer." This statue represents Lucifer's victory over Christ, which never actually happened. Wrap your head around that.
But there's even more to the olive wreath. This one will blow your mind. In Greek mythology the olive wreath was awarded as a crown to the winner of the ancient Olympic Games. It was plucked from the branch of the Kallistefanos Elea, or wild olive tree. The Plates of Brass prophet Zenos talked about two types of olive trees in his parable: wild and tame. In the beginning of the parable, the Lord likens the house of Israel to a tame olive tree, and when it begins to die he grafts in some of the branches of the wild olive tree to give it nutrients and spreads it all over the world/vineyard, but the wild olive trees eventually take over. After repeating this a few times he finally finds a "good spot of ground," choice above all others, but even that spot eventually became encumbered with bad fruit. Well, that spot is America, and the grafting in of the natural branches represents the restoration through Joseph Smith. And what happened? Zenos elaborates:
And now, behold, notwithstanding all the care which we have taken of my vineyard, the trees thereof have become corrupted, that they bring forth no good fruit; and these I had hoped to preserve, to have laid up fruit thereof against the season, unto mine own self. But, behold, they have become like unto the wild olive tree, and they are of no worth but to be hewn down and cast into the fire; and it grieveth me that I should lose them. (Jacob 5:46, Emphasis added)
What is the meaning? God attempted to graft in the natural branches among the Gentiles through Joseph Smith and they rejected the fulness and corrupted the church. Now "they have become like unto the wild olive tree," partly because they have joined themselves to an organization that displays a wild olive tree in its logo. Can it be any more blatant? But if this doesn't convince you of the evilness of the United Nations, there is plenty more. Below is a picture of the UN's Meditation Room, also located at its headquarters.
First off, the shape of the room is trapezoidal. A trapezoid is an unfinished shape, kind of like a diminished cord in musical theory. More specifically it is an unfinished pyramid, and as such is symbolic of never reaching heaven or God. It has been used in occult and black magic rituals for centuries. Anton LeVay, the founder of the Church of Satan, based his church off of the "Order of the Trapezoid," established in the 1950s. In fact, there is an entire magical science based off of geometric shapes, which is very much on display there in the Meditation Room, especially in the mural. By the way, Pope John Paul II requested to be buried in a trapezoidal coffin prior to his death. Check it out:
Interesting right? What god did this Pope worship? Definitely not Jesus. In fact, Dag Hammarskjold explained in the visitation center leaflet that there is a god that the stone altar is dedicated to:
But the stone in the middle of the room has more to tell us. We may see it as an altar, empty not because there is no God, not because it is an altar to an unknown god, but because it is dedicated to the God whom man worships under many names and in many forms. (The Cult of the All-Seeing Eye, by Robert Keith Spenser)
The god Mr. Hammarskjold is referring to cannot be Jesus Christ, who only has one name and one form. I'll let you, dear reader, decide what god the UN pays homage to after you finish reading this post.
When a person walks into the Meditation Room they will experience an "abrupt withdrawal from the outside world," and a "peculiar spatial disorientation." The stone altar is 4 ft. high and made of million-year-old crystalline iron ore. It was donated by the Swedish government and weights 6.5 tons, resting "on a concrete pillar that goes straight down to bedrock." This rock is known as a lodestone, or magnetite, and possesses strong polarity and magnetism. Hammarskjold also referred to the altar as the "cornerstone." This is a reference to the chief corner stone the builders rejected, a Masonic term for the light of Christ. But when you actually get into the lore it is not the light of Christ at all, but the light of Lucifer they are referring to. The cornerstone the builder's rejected is really just another name for illuminism, and this is where the term Illuminati came from. I have expounded on this in-dept in Mystery Babylon II: Superstition. Again, if you're new to this stuff it can be a lot to take in.
The stone altar has other implications. It could have reference to the ancient Stone of Foundation, which the Freemasons believe was placed in the Temple of Solomon. It was a "perfect cube, and had inscribed upon its upper face, within a delta or triangle, the sacred Tetagrammaton, or ineffable name of God." Tetra means four, and grammaton means letters, and the four letters representing the Hebrew name for God are YHWH, short for Yahweh or Jehovah. But make no mistake, the black stone cube does not represent Christ, it represents Lucifer. Remember Satan is jealous of Christ's glory and wants all the honor and adoration for himself, so he twists everything around to show that he is the good guy and Christ is the villain.
Two attributes about the stone verify the fact that it's a tribute to Satan: the color black and its cubed nature. Black has long been associated with witchcraft, "black" magic, sorcery, and devil worship. It is also associated with the planet Saturn, which is where we get our word Saturday from. Saturn was the Roman name for Osiris, whom the Greeks called Kronos. He was the god of rigidity, conformity and punishment. The Romans celebrated the festival of Saturnalia in late December with feasts and gift giving, in the hopes of receiving an abundant agricultural yield. Judges wear black robes today in observance of Saturn, symbolizing their punitive authority. The cube was also symbolic of Saturn, and this is why college graduates wear the square hat and tassel, it represents the cube and the fact that they are now an alumni, or illuminated. Of course they are not really illuminated, they have been educated in a system that was meant to deceive them because they are among the profane, and can only understand the exoteric meaning of the square hat, which most people merely associate with graduation without ever thinking twice about it.
The stone and the cube have also long been associated with pagan worship, and "the 'stone,' the metal altar, in its stark setting in that Room is in itself a symbol of idolatry." Stone worship dates back to ancient civilizations, many of whom worshipped the sun. The Druids built Stone Hedge in a circle representing the sun, and the Egyptians tracked the sun god Horus’ 12 steps across the sky as hours. The cubed stone was symbolic of the strength of the pagan gods who were worshipped. According to Spenser:
To use the language of Dudley, the pillar or stone was adapted as a symbol of strength and firmness--a symbol, also, of divine power, and, by a read inference, a symbol or idol of the Deity himself... the god Hermes [Mercury] was represented without hands or feet, being a cubical stone, because the cubical figure betokened his solidity and stability. (The Cult of the All-Seeing Eye, p. 14., all quotations in the last few paragraphs have been from this book and I highly recommend reading it, click here for a PDF)
The god Hermes is where we get the symbol of the Caduceus, or the medical staff. His was also known as Mercury, which comes from the Latin word merx, which means merchants. For it is merchants who control the medical and pharmaceutical industries (see this post to find out where the word pharma comes from). The medical staff is a rod with a small circle at the top and two snakes wrapped around it. The snakes represent polarity, the ying and the yang, and sexual copulation. The rod represents the priests of Pharaoh who had "black" magical powers, and the circle at the top represents the sun. Here is the logo of the World Health Organization:
I am not sure why they only have one snake on this logo, but it's clear that it represents Hermes, the god who is symbolized by the stone cube. They obviously want to use medicine to control the masses of the world, as we have seen them aggressively attempt in the last few years with Covid-19.
The mystic, P.D. Ouspensky, has written that in "real art nothing is accidental. It is mathematics. Everything in it can be calculated, everything can be known beforehand. The artist knows and understands what he wants to convey and his work cannot produce one impression on one man and another impression on another, presuming, of course, [they are] people on one level... At the same time the same work of art will produce different impressions on people of different levels. And people from lower levels will never receive from it what people of higher levels receive. This is real, objective art... An objective work of art... affects the emotional and not only the intellectual side of man."(As quoted by Spenser, p. 9)
The mural was painted with a purposeful duality: the exoteric meaning meant for the profane, and the esoteric meaning meant for the initiated. For the profane, it is meant to induce a feeling of confusion and bewilderment, because the confused are more likely to submit to and obey authority. For the initiated, it is a reminder of the god they worship. Consider this quote from an expert on cubed art:
Cubist art is an effort to produce certain psychic effects obtainable by optical illusion. Beauty has nothing to do with it. The cubist school is not the realm of art at all. it belongs to that of medicine and psychic science. (Spenser, p. 17)
The mural is a form of mind control to the uninitiated. Let's dive into the symbolism, I recommend looking at the picture of the mural with each bullet point:
- The entire mural is asymmetrically arranged into a "Magic Square." This square contains 9 cells arranged like a game of tick-tack-toe. The numbers that fill the cells equal the sum of 15 whether they are added vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. The number 15 is another form of the name of God in Hebrew, JAH. But again, this is not Christ they are alluding to here, it is Lucifer.
- The dark blue rectangle in the center of the mural represents the altar. The tilted yellow rectangle also represents the altar. Both altars represent duality, the yellow (the sun), and the blue (the earth).
- The white half-crescent in the upper right quadrant represents one side of the sun. If it is continued full circle it wraps around the half-grey, half black all-seeing eye in the middle. Together this signifies the phallus, or the generative force. The crescent is also a symbol of the moon, the female principle, and fertility. The all-seeing eye represents Lucifer.
- From Spenser: "There are 72 geometrical figures (and shadings) in the mural... The number 72 denoted from the earliest days the Divine Name of 72 words. This number is derived from a permutation of the values assigned to the four letters of the Tetragrammaton (JHVH: Jehovah)... Seventy-two is also the number of the Quinaries or sets of five degrees in the 360 degrees of the Zodiac." Again, their god is NOT Jehovah. (p. 18)
- There are 22 of each of the following triangles in the mural: isosceles, equilateral, scalene, and right-angled. There are 22 letters in the ancient Hebrew alphabet. Triangles symbolize Deity, as well as both the male and female element depending on whether it is pointing up or down. A black and inverted triangle represents Lucifer.
- From Spenser: "The spiral figure intertwined with the mural-length diagonal line symbolizes the Caduceus of Hermes (Mercury), which mythologically is represented as two serpents twined around the winged band of Mercury. Nine arcs are formed by the intersections of the spiral line with the diagonal; the ninth Hebrew letter, Teth, with the value of nine, has the signification of 'serpent.' The number of the beast is 666, which cabalistically is nine, the number of generation. The twin serpents of the caduceus are negative and positive (representing polarity) and twine around the spinal column... The caduceus is also the symbol of peace, the propaganda term associated with the U.N." (p. 18)
- Denouncement of the divine authority and mission of Christ and the claim that man needs no Savior.
- Claiming that man can progress to become a god through knowledge and intellect instead of through being "saved."
- Claiming that man's soul goes through multiple reincarnations in his journey of ascension.
- Claiming that human evolution is the process and path to enlightenment.
- Asserting that the highest goal of reincarnation is reaching the spiritual status of a Theosophist, or "the fullness of God."
- Claiming that all the great world teachers, including Christ, have reached this status and are there to help us ascend.
Evidence of the growth of human intellect along the needed receptive lines [for the preparation of the New Age] can be seen in the "planning" of various nations and in the efforts of the United Nations to formulate a world plan... From the very start of this unfoldment, three occult factors have governed the development of all these plans. (Alice B. Bailey, Discipleship in the New Age (Lucis Press, 1955), Vol. II, p. 35)
She never spells out exactly what the "three occult factors" are, but she really doesn't need to. There is plenty of other evidence pointing to the Satanic origins and influence of the UN. The main thing to realize is that the UN has been planned by the mystery schools for a long time. World government has been the goal of Satan ever since he made his first oath with Cain. Even as far back as the Knight's Templar, plans were being made to establish international banking institutions and global organizations. Remember, there is nothing new under the sun, Satan is doing "that which has been done in other worlds," and he knows his craft well. Don't be deceived by these organizations that speak flattering words to us. Remember the words of Moroni:
Wherefore, take heed, my beloved brethren, that ye do not judge that which is evil to be of God, or that which is good and of God to be of the devil. For behold, my brethren, it is given unto to judge, that ye may know good from evil; and the way to judge is as plain, that ye may know with a perfect knowledge, as the daylight is from the dark night. (Moroni 7:14-15)
For some extra study, here is a video from Bill Cooper's the Hour of the Time radio show where he repeats much of this information and adds his own commentary:
The Bill of Rights has been Replaced
Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching... Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health, or morals or the fundamental rights and freedom of others. (p. 10, Emphasis added)
Notice the wording: freedom to practice your religions may be subject to limitations as prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health, or morals. Every right is followed by a similar sentence. This means that if the United Nations ever becomes the world-one government, they can simply say that Christianity is unsafe for public consumption and pass a law against it. This document does not guarantee a single right. And furthermore, if a religious belief gets in the way of their conception of public safety and health, like say a religious vaccination exemption, they can simply deny it.
There was another document written by the UN which they call the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is the one that everyone refers to when they talk about how great the UN is. It repeats all the rights and privileges that are printed in the International Covenant on Human Rights, but leaves out the caveats and stipulations. This one is for the lay people, the other one is for politicians and is the one now binding on us because of its ratification in 1992. However, if you read all the way to the end of the Universal Declaration, you find that it is also conditional. Here is what Article 29 says:
Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible. In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedom of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society. These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations. (P. 108, Emphases added)
The two sentences that I bolded and italicized above make every single right conditional and null and void if the Security Council decides so. These are the crafty words of an organization that is attempting to establish a one-world socialistic totalitarian dictatorship. If you listen to Mr. Griffin's 1972 speech that I posted in the YouTube video above, you will hear parts of the Soviet Union's constitution, which eerily contains much of the same language of the International Covenant on Human Rights. Every right and privilege is followed by the stipulation that such can be restricted or limited as prescribed by law. This wording allows a loophole for the government to do whatever they want. And furthermore, in either of the UN documents I've cited here, there are no articles guaranteeing property rights or the right to bear arms or to replace the government if it becomes tyrannical.
Now, let's jump ahead to Agenda 2030, the plan for "sustainable development" that Elder Christofferson finds so noble and worthy of emulation. Here is the PDF of it if you're hard up for some dry reading. I'll just summarize the 17 bullet points:
- End poverty.
- End hunger.
- Ensure health for all.
- Ensure inclusive and equitable education.
- Achieve gender equality.
- Ensure clean water and sanitation for all.
- Ensure access to affordable and sustainable energy.
- Promote sustained and inclusive economic growth.
- Build resilient infrastructure and sustainable industrialization.
- Reduce inequality among countries.
- Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, and sustainable.
- Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
- Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
- Conserve and sustainably use the oceans.
- Conserve the environment and ecosystems.
- Promote peace and inclusive societies and institutions.
- Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
No, D. Todd, Zion will not be a "Sustainable Society"
... no poverty, zero hunger, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, and decent work. (Sustainable Societies)
In the next paragraph he asserts that "we have scriptural record of at least two such thriving societies." Can you see what he did here? He introduces the standard, Agenda 2030, and then introduces the two Zion societies as if they were patterned after it. This is brilliant and subtle propaganda to get the members of the Church to equate Zion with Agenda 2030. But the Lord's Zion and the United Nations are diametrically opposed, as David O. McKay stated all those years ago. You cannot serve two masters, Elder Christofferson; a Babylonian idea, program, concept, or law can NEVER bring about Zion. Communism is NOT the same thing as "having all things in common." The very simple and plain difference between Communism and the United Order is free agency. One allows it and one does not. Agenda 2030 is clearly Communism.
Throughout his talk Christofferson makes lip service to good principles that are hard to disagree with such as: personal accountability, not trusting in the arm of flesh, integrity, compassion, marriage and fidelity, respect for others and their property, and the necessity and dignity of work. There is nothing wrong with any of these noble concepts, but he omits one very important, and I might add the most important one of all: Free Agency. Never once throughout the entire talk does he suggest that the lofty goals of Agenda 2030 and Zion can be accomplished using our free agency. The talk is completely and strangely silent on personal liberty and freedom. In fact, in one part of the talk he actually advocates against personal liberty:
A society, for example, in which individual consent is the only restraint on sexual activity is a society in decay. (Emphasis added)
Now I won't argue that sexual promiscuity doesn't cause heartache and misery in a society. But what does he mean by individual consent being the only restraint? What is he suggesting? That there be other restraints imposed by those who govern society? He doesn't clarify what those restraints might be, but if something is no longer left up to individual consent, then we're talking about legislation against personal choice. Sexual sin is condemned throughout scripture but there are never secular laws against it except in the case of adultery, which is actually a breach of covenant and contract. Fornication is never punished by law in the Book of Mormon, it only carries spiritual consequences, and of course the risk of disease and unplanned pregnancy. If Elder Christofferson is willing to allow the State to intervene in personal choices involving sexual activity, then what other socialistic programs is he willing to endorse? Obviously, he endorses all those outlined in Agenda 2030.
In another part of the talk Christofferson makes a glaring statement of hypocrisy. This one has to do with trusting in the arm of flesh:
I think it safe to say that when people turn from a sense of accountability to God and begin to trust in the "arm of flesh," disaster lurks. Trusting in the arm of flesh is to ignore the divine Author of human rights and human dignity and to give the highest priority to riches, power, and the praise of the world (while often mocking and persecuting those who follow a different standard).
I totally agree with this statement, but this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black. First of all, comparing Agenda 2030 with Zion is trusting in the arm of flesh. It's mingling the philosophies of men with scripture and then saying the former created the scripture. Second, to ignore the divine Author of human rights is to promote an agenda that says that rights are granted by the State, and not God. And lastly, it's obvious from the news coming out as of late about the Church's hedge fund that it does not use to help the poor, its financial and rhetorical support of the UN, and its incessance on the follow the prophet doctrine, that it does "give the highest priority to riches, power, and the praise of the world."
And what about mocking and persecution? Every time the Church has someone excommunicated for "apostasy" they are engaging in this very thing. Most of the time it is because the person no longer sustains the Brethren and is speaking out to others about the things he or she sees happening in the church today that are antithetical to the gospel.
So how does the Lord actually describe His Zion? All one need do is read the entire chapter of 4th Nephi to see that Christofferson's talk is all smoke and mirrors. It is not the real thing. Zion is not and will never be a "sustainable society" because it is based upon individual freedom and God's law. Consider these words from the Book of Mormon, and decide for yourself whether Elder Christofferson's description of Zion is accurate or not:
And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift...
And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of all the people.
And there were no envyings, nor strifes, nor tumults, nor whoredoms, nor lyings, nor murders, nor any manner of lasciviousness; and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God.
There were no robbers, nor murderers, neither were there Lamanites, nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God. (4 Nephi 3, 15-17, Emphasis added)
As you read in verse 3, they were all made free, a major point that Christofferson omitted from the talk. They accomplished all the ideals of a Zion society, i.e., no contention, no strife, no lying, no whoredoms, no rich, no poor, and no lasciviousness -all without government edict. They did it all without compulsory means. Without a global institution vying for global power. There were no robbers and murderers, which means no government at all. All were the Children of Christ, meaning they had all entered into covenant individually with him and had been spiritually begotten, another thing Christofferson makes no mention of in his talk.
Before I end this post I have to point out the elephant in the room. The scriptural smoking gun against the United Nations that is painfully obvious to those with eyes to see. It's almost as if Moroni was calling out the United Nations itself when he uttered this prophecy:
For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it [this secret combination] up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies, even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning. (Ether 8:25, Emphasis added)
What other organization on earth besides the UN could overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations and countries? Think of Agenda 2030; they want to confiscate all rural lands and force all people into small living quarters in big cities. What other organization is made up of nations and countries that convene and hold councils and votes that influence other nations and countries? Yes it is true that the real conspirators are the secret societies that make up Mystery Babylon and their front organizations like the Freemasons, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderbergers, the Committee of 300, the Knights of Malta, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the International Monetary Fund, and the Federal Reserve Bank. But the end-game of all the Deep State Globalists is one-world government, and what better front institution to achieve their dream through than the United Nations?
What else did Moroni say? It is built up by the devil. If you study nothing else but the symbolism in the logo and Meditation Room at the UN headquarters, you will find Luciferianism behind every statue, every stone altar, and every painting. Satan has been working toward this goal for millennia. "Now is the great day" of his power. He wants to enslave you and he knows he has little time left to do it. And he has conscripted the churches of the world to help him, and the LDS Church, the one we used to count on to lambast communism and world government, has put its corporate shoulder to the wheel in building up the most powerful secret combination of all time.