Jaredites and the Nephites followed the Prophets, they were protected. When they rejected the Prophets, they were destroyed. My only escape from the Melbourne man was my witness of Jesus Christ.
“The Prophet Nephi warned his people:
““…nothing can save this people save it be repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ…Yea, how long will ye suffer yourselves to be led by foolish and blind guides?…” Helaman 13:6, 29
“There is a wonderful lesson to be learned from the Jaredites and the Nephites. There is safety in following the Prophets. I encourage all of us to follow the temporal and spiritual counsel of the latter-day Prophets, Seers and Revelators!”
Additional Testimony and
Personal Experience Shared by Marion Law
In addition to what is expressed in Brother Law’s autobiographical retelling of his Melbourne experience, many segments of the original 1983 fireside transcript paint not only a more detailed account, but also highly pertinent information. It also provides a glimpse as to why, since the late 1970’s, the leaders of the LDS Church have largely taken a hands-off approach in regards to politics or conspiratorial matters.
This part of his account begins after he entered the home of the Melbourne Man (emphasis added):
“I just barely began to explain the gospel and the man said to me, ‘Mr. Law, we have a better plan.’ And I said, ‘What is your plan?’ Then he began to unfold to me this experience that I’m telling you about tonight. But I was unable to leave the chair where I sat. It was as though I was physically bound and I felt as though I was chained. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t breathe, and he began to unfold this experience to me – a very foreboding feeling. I have felt the presence of evil, I have had the experience of casting out evil spirits myself from a house and I know what that’s like and this was the most terrifying thing of my life [as] the man began to unfold this ‘other plan.’
“He said, ‘The nature of man occurs in 3 phases. First, man is an economic animal and therefore it is necessary for the state to control the economy so that we can have equality, and it will always be fair because man will always be inhuman to man until he can ‘learn’ to control that side of his nature.’
“And then he said, ‘the second part of man is that man is a political animal and therefore it will be necessary for us to establish a dictatorship