Topic Study: Upon the Housetops

(May 2015)

When teaching seminary one time, I commented to the youth that I didn’t believe there really were any secrets in the long run.  I was surprised at the negative reaction from them.  They did not agree with that statement.

I don’t believe I was well prepared, but I have since always been sensitive to verses which speak of this topic.  There are at least three, which make this point very clear.

3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

Luke 12:3

3 And the rebellious shall be pierced with much sorrow; for their iniquities shall be spoken upon the housetops, and their secret acts shall be revealed.

D&C 1:3

8 And now behold, I, Mormon, do not desire to harrow up the souls of men in casting before them such an awful scene of blood and carnage as was laid before mine eyes; but I, knowing that these things must surely be made known, and that all things which are hid must be revealed upon the house–tops—

Morm. 5:8

It is interesting to note that within a year of this discussion, the immorality of two of the youth—that which was done very much in secret—was made manifest, in the birth of two children.  Ultimately, in the long run, there are no secrets.

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