Parley P. Pratt, one of the first Mormon missionaries, introduces the tenets of the Mormon church and prophesies with heartfelt and emotional depth.
As one of the early leaders of the Latter Day Saint movement, Pratt authored several pamphlets and books regarding the beliefs and ideas of the church. In this work, he explains how the prophesies of the Biblical scripture have only partly been fulfilled. This, coupled with his clear and profound explanations of Mormon doctrine, make this a classic book of devotional thought.
Pratt explains the title in his introduction: this book is an instructing guide to the prophesies and the religious system of Mormonism which, at the time of publication, was rapidly gaining followers throughout North America. Yet foremost, it is a warning to honest Christians; by failing to heed the Biblical prophesies, believers will be unprepared to face the truths explained within the Bible, contained within the authoritative messages of the Holy Ghost.
Whether or not the reader is a Mormon or a Christian, such eternal truths are, in Pratt's view, vital for all to know and act upon. The presence of the Lord in every territory on the globe, and such crucial impending events as the resurrection of the saints, must be realized. As well as expounding upon these prophetic matters, Pratt also discusses the Mormon idea that the Native Americans are descended from the lost Tribes of Israel.