I just finished reading the first 30 posts that “Someone who is watching” has posted on his blog. I also have now read all that Spektator has written on his website (assuming that Spektator is a he). These two voices, crying in the wilderness (on the Internet), have refreshingly intriguing and interesting interpretations of LDS scripture and prophecy. I encourage everyone to review their interpretations. Here are their links:
I recommend that you read the posts in order, from #1 to #30, which is what I did. Basically, “Someone who is watching” (I’ll call him SWIW from now on) explains that the Restoration did not occur with Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith, according to his interpretation, established the Foundation. Later, as in still in the future, comes the Restoration, which is also known as the Great Work or Great and Marvelous Work. SWIW explains that Joseph will also be involved in the Restoration, in other words, that Joseph has two commissions, not just one.
I appreciate SWIW’s generous use of scriptures in his expositions. You can follow along with your own scriptures and come to your own conclusions as whether his interpretation is correct or not. I also appreciate his mentioning of a David Whitmer comment, in Post #26, that adds to my own understanding that anarchy is prophesied to occur in this nation.
Spektator has gotten a bad rap on other blogs, but none of the comments he has made (that I have read) have triggered a “red flag” in me as they have in others. In fact, when I came across the first comment of his that I’d read on another blog, I found myself mentally taking note that here seemed to be one whose understanding of the scriptures paralleled my own. As I usually don’t come across such individuals, I made a point of clicking the link on his name and going into his site.
I have been wanting since I started this blog to expound the doctrine of sanctification (as well as justification and purification) as I understand it, but have been distracted with other topics. The most I’ve done, so far, is mention sanctification in certain articles. I will, eventually, get to these subjects, but in the meantime, Spektator’s writings will do as his understanding of sanctification is quite similar to my own and he makes many of the same points that I’ve always intended to make.
The same person?
The names ‘Spektator’ and ‘Someone who is watching’ are synonymous. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Spektator and SWIW is one and the same person. However, I hope that they are two different people, acting on their own, under inspiration from heaven, and using essentially the same name-meaning. Until one of them confesses that they are the same person, I will continue to refer to them as two voices crying in the wilderness.