These warnings are all about 140 years old.
First: Prayers are well enough; but a little flour, a little pork, a little beef, sugar, store goods, and temporal comforts are a great deal better than all our prayers without this material assistance. John Taylor, Conference Report, Apr. 1880, 68
Speaking of prayers, in case you’re not aware of it, there has been a call put forth to all people of the world willing and able to fast this coming Friday, April 10, 2020 and pray that the effects on health, economies, and all else of the COVID-19 might be eased. I hope all who read this will join in – regardless of what your specific religion is. This virus and it’s effects is no respecter of any faith.
Second: There is a terrible time approaching the nations of the earth, also this nation [United States of America], worse than has ever entered into the heart of man to conceive of – war, bloodshed, and desolation, mourning and misery, pestilence, famine, and earthquakes, and all those calamaties spoken of by the prophets will most assuredly be fulfilled… We have been grappling with these difficulties in common with others and the Lord has placed us in this position to try us to see what material we are made of. (John Taylor, JD 20:47 Sermon given Aug 4, 1878) Note that this was said AFTER the Civil War)
The sins of this nation [United States of America], the licentiousness, the debauchery, the murders are entering into the ears of the Lord of Sabbaoth, and I tell you now, from the tops of these mountains, as a humble servant of the living God, that unless these crimes and infamies are stopped, this nation will be overthrown, and its glory, power, dominion and wealth will fade away like the dews of a summer morning. I also say to other nations of the earth, that unless they repent of their crimes, their iniquities and abominations, their thrones will be overturned, their kingdoms and governments overthrown, and their lands made desolate. This is not only my saying, but it is the saying of those ancient prophets which they themselves profess to believe; for God will speedily have a controversy with the nations of the earth, and, as I stated before, the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way to overthrow governments, to destroy dynasties, to lay waste thrones, kingdoms and empires, to spread abroad anarchy and desolation, and to cause war, famine and bloodshed to overspread the earth. (John Taylor, GC, 9 Apr 1882, JD 23:63) *Again, spoken AFTER the Civil War*
Licentiousness, debauchery, and murder have massively increased since the time of this warning.
God will not be mocked. Judgment is coming.