“The Last Days”

George Reynolds, Janne M. Sjodahl

See 2 Ne. 26:14.

Drunken with Iniquity. That is one of the signs of the last days. Comp. 2 Thess. 2:7-12, where the Apostle reminds the Saints that the "mystery of iniquity" was already then at work, and that when "he that letteth," which at that time was the imperial Roman power, "that Wicked" would be revealed, "whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming." St. Paul adds that God would send the followers of the wicked one, strong delusion, "that they should believe a lie," and thus perish.

Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1