Serpents In Their Breasts

“Why would God turn his head and ignore…brutality? This life is to reveal our true hearts and it is the task of our God to engineer this life so that each of us exposes our innermost self. Some went through the motions of the first estate of being obedient servants but secretly harbor a nest of serpents in their breasts…How does our Heavenly Father expose them? He lets them have their agency here. And as they expose themselves there are of necessity victims. If there weren’t victims there wouldn’t be this exposure and therefore no cleansing of this corrupt element from the ranks of the more faithful. The treacherous and irresponsible spirits need to be shaken from their pretentious moorings and revealed for who they are.”

By W. Cleon Skousen