“Hanging by a Thread”

It is said by members of the LDS church that in the last days the Constitution would “hang by a thread”.  This statement is often used in conjunction with the idea of the government of the United States collapsing. I have read many books regarding “last days prophecy” and know full well what has been recorded in the scriptures and in visions. I don’t want to discuss the specific visions and scriptures and prophecies in this post. Rather, I simply want to explain the story behind the phrase “hanging by a thread”.

The White Horse Prophesy

Several members of the church say that the Prophet Joseph Smith used the phrase, “hang by a thread.” However, most do not quote Joseph directly nor say exactly when and where he said it. They merely paraphrase something Joseph said once upon a time. Hence, these statements are not taken to be direct quotations. However, there is one place where Joseph was purported to have been quoted directly. It is referred to as the White Horse Prophesy.

What is the “White Horse Prophecy”? (more…)

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