I am sure most everyone, living in the Idaho/Utah I-15 corridor has heard the word, “ensign”.
Isaiah 5:26 says, “And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:”
Living in Eagle, Idaho, David R. Minert, currently the Bishop of a Young Single Adult Ward, expounds in his book, Simplified Isaiah (2006), on the last five verses in the chapter:
“In the last days, the Lord will restore the fullness of the gospel and, by the means of a worldwide missionary program, call out or signal to His people, who are scattered throughout the world, to gather together quickly. The saints will answer this call by the aid of modern transportation systems (planes, trains, etc.), and in their return they will not be hindered. (2 Nephi 29:2; D&C 64:42) The saints will travel so fast that they won’t need to sleep on their journey, nor will they have to change clothes or even take off their shoes! The gathering of the saints will be done both through the air like an arrow (airplanes), and on horse’s hooves of flint, whose wheels revolve quickly like a whirlwind, and whose loud noise will sound like the roar of a lion (trains). These loud planes and trains will safely carry the saints, as they are gathered to their places of destination, and no one will hinder them. In the last days, the people of God who do battle with the forces of evil will contend forcefully and fearlessly, yet the forces of darkness will violently oppose the children of light” (21).
Is this guy serious? His interpretation has absolutely no connection to the all-together terrifying Isaiah text.
And by the way, why has the BoM taken out the words in Isaiah 5:8, “that lay field to field”? The underlying Hebrew words have literally, physically been on leather in Israel for well over 2,000 years.