Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged 3 Nephites still alive, bible, Book of Mormon, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, Key to Science of Theology, Parley Pratt on 05/19/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Three Nephites Still Alive
Key to Science of Theology, pg 31; “By this science three of those Apostles, having a change wrought upon them, tarried in the flesh upon the earth, ministered the Gospel and its blessings nearly four hundred years, and then withdrew from the people because of their iniquity…By this science they yet live in the flesh upon the earth, holding keys of Apostleship and power upon the western hemisphere, being now about one thousand eight hundred years old.” – Parley Pratt
Genesis 6:3; “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Book of Mormon, false doctrines of Mormonism, false gospel, Jesus, Key to Science of Theology, Nephites landed in Chile, salvation on 05/18/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Nephites Landed in Chile
Key to Science of Theology, pg 30; “By this science the Prophets Lehi and Nephi came out with a colony from Jerusalem, in the days of Jeremiah the Prophet, and after wandering for eight years in the wilderness of Arabia, came to the sea coast, built a vessel, obtained from the Lord a compass to guide them on the way, and finally landed in safety on the coast of what is now called Chili, in South America.” – Parley Parker Pratt
Isaiah 31:1; “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!”
Joseph Smith History 1:64-65; “”I went to the city of New York, and presented the characters which had been translated, with the translation thereof, to Professor Charles Anthon, a gentleman celebrated for his literary attainments. Professor Anthon stated that the translation was correct, more so than any he had before seen translated from the Egyptian. I then showed him those which were not yet translated, and he said that they were Egyptian, Chaldaic, Assyriac, and Arabic; and he said they were true characters. He gave me a certificate, certifying to the people of Palmyra that they were true characters, and that the translation of such of them as had been translated was also correct. I took the certificate and put it into my pocket, and was just leaving the house, when Mr. Anthon called me back, and asked me how the young man found out that there were gold plates in the place where he found them. I answered that an angel of God had revealed it unto him.
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged baptisms in 158 BC, bible, Book of Mormon, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, false gospel, Jesus, salvation on 05/11/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Mosiah 18:13; “And when he had said these words, the Spirit of the Lord was upon him, and he said: Helam, I baptize thee, having authority from the Almighty God, as a testimony that ye have entered into a covenant to serve him until you are dead as to the mortal body; and may the Spirit of the Lord be poured out upon you; and may he grant unto you eternal life, through the redemption of Christ, whom he has prepared from the foundation of the world.”
Posted in May, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Book of Mormon, Ether 2:2-3, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophecies, fish taken to America, Gen. 6:8-9, Jesus, salvation on 05/07/2013 | 9 Comments »
Posted in Thought of the Day about Mormonism, tagged Alma, bible, Book of Mormon, false doctrines of Mormonism, false gospel, false prophet Joseph Smith, George Washington, Jesus, Revolutionary War, salvation on 04/16/2013 | Leave a Comment »
That’s what I thought as I was reading some letters of George Washington written during the time he led this country to its independence.
I confess, I’m obsessed with the history of wars. My true love of war history is my obsession with all things that have to do with WW2 and Hitler, but the Civil and Revolutionary Wars hold a close second.
New World Temple Building
2 Nephi 5:6, 15-16; “Wherefore, it came to pass that I, Nephi, did take my family, and also Zoram and his family, and Sam, mine elder brother and his family, and Jacob and Joseph, my younger brethren, and also my sisters, and all those who would go with me. And all those who would go with me were those who believed in the warnings and the revelations of God; wherefore, they did hearken unto my words. 15 And I did teach my people to build buildings, and to work in all manner of wood, and of iron, and of copper, and of brass, and of steel, and of gold, and of silver, and of precious ores, which were in great abundance. 16 And I, Nephi, did build a temple; and I did construct it after the manner of Solomon save it were not built of so many precious things; for they were not to be found upon the land. wherefore, it could not be built like unto Solomon’s temple. But the manner of the construction was like unto the temple of Solomon; and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine.”
1 Kings 5:13-16; “And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men. 14 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses: a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home: and Adoniram was over the levy. 15 And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains; 16 Beside the chief of Solomon’s officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work.”
1 Kings 6:38; “And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.”
Nephi & Peter
1 Nephi 22:20; “And the Lord will surely prepare a way for his people, unto the fulfilling of the words of Moses, which he spake, saying: A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass that all those who will not hear that prophet shall be cut off from among the people.”
Acts 3:22-23; “For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. 23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.”
Lies and Confusion in the Book of Mormon
“5 Yea, and my soul delighteth in the words of Isaiah, for I came out from Jerusalem, and mine eyes hath beheld the things of the Jews, and I know that the Jews do understand the things of the prophets, and there is none other people that understand the things which were spoken unto the Jews like unto them, save it be that they are taught after the manner of the things of the Jews.”
Where are the Golden Plates?
Mormon Doctrine, pg. 327; “Moroni deposited the plates in the Hill Cumorah in about 421 A.D., and then as a resurrected being revealed the hiding place to the Prophet on September 22, 1823. Four years later the Prophet was permitted to obtain possession of them, but the actual translation of the portion we now have as the Book of Mormon did not take place until between April 7 and June 11, 1829. Thereafter the plates were returned to the custody of Moroni. (Jos. Smith 2:27-65; D. & C. 27:5; Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 3, pp. 215-226.)”
Jeremiah 31:33; “But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
Study, Research, Investigate!
I wish I had kept track of the number of times Mormons have written in to tell us that we’re wrong about the Book of Mormon.
The number one thing they all have in common is their lack of research and study time they’ve spent in their “standard works” – the Book of Mormon, D&C, and Pearl of Great Price, oh yeah and the Bible. I pray they will spend at least half the time looking into the Book of Mormon that they spend putting down the Bible. I’m convinced if this happened they’d get saved! Funny thing about the Mormon people – they’re super intelligent, but don’t want to believe they could be wrong. Their spiritual condition brought Paul’s words to life for me while studying Ephesians 6:12.
If Adam & Eve Hadn’t Sinned Could They have had Children?
2 Nephi 2:22-23; “And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. And all things which were created must have remained in the same state in which they were after they were created; and they must have remained forever, and had no end. 23 And they would have had no children; wherefore they would have remained in a state of innocence, having no joy, for they knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no sin.”
Genesis 2:24, 3:23; “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh…Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.”
What is a Medium?
D&C 132:7; “…by revelation and commandment through the medium of mine anointed, whom I have appointed on the earth to hold this power (and I have appointed unto my servant Joseph to hold this power in the last days, and there is never but one on the earth at a time on whom this power and the keys of this priesthood are conferred)…”
Holman’s Bible Dictionary; “Medium—One possessed by (Lev. 20:22) or consulting (Deut. 18:11) a ghost or spirit of the dead, especially for information about the future. Acting as a medium was punishable by stoning (Lev. 20:27); consulting a medium, by exclusion from the congregation of Israel (Lev. 20:6). The transformation of Saul from one who expelled mediums (1 Sam. 28:3) to one who consulted a medium at En-dor (28:8-19) graphically illustrates his fall.
“The Hebrew word translated medium (ob) may refer to the spirit of a dead person, to the medium possessed by the spirit, or to images used to conjure up spirits. Manasseh made such images (2 Kings 21:6; 2 Chron. 33:6). Josiah destroyed them as part of his reforms (2 Kings 23:24). Saul’s success in quickly locating a medium (1 Sam. 28:8) points both to the popularity of the practice of consulting the dead and the difficulty of eradicating it.
“Isaiah 8:19 suggests a possible connection between the consulting of mediums and ancestor worship. Those to be consulted are termed “fathers” and “gods.” (Compare 1 Sam. 28:13 where Samuel is described as elohim or “god.”) The chirping and muttering of the spirits perhaps refers to the inarticulate sounds which must be interpreted by the medium. Consulting of mediums defiled the land and was described as prostitution. God’s people were to trust God in times of distress and not resort to other “gods” in an attempt to learn the future.”
Is the Book of Mormon Historically Reliable?
Joseph Smith’s History 1:34; “He said there was a book deposited, written upon gold plates, giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang. He also said that the fulness of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it, as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants.”
Acts 17:11; “were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
Posted in December, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, Book of Mormon, false doctrines, false gospel, Jesus born in Jerusalem in the Book of Mormon, Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, salvation on 12/24/2012 | 1 Comment »
December 17 – Hebrews 9:11-12; “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”
When I think of Jesus Christ I think about what He did for me, who He was here on earth with the people, the words He spoke and how His heart must be pained by those who don’t know Him.
When I think of Him as a babe in the manger, I think of the fulfillment of prophecies from years before that we read about in Isaiah, Psalms, or Zechariah.
Continue daily to share facts about Jesus with the Mormon. Jesus is such an obscure concept for them to grasp. His life and service is never looked into from the Biblical viewpoint. Ask why they believe the Book of Mormon passage here when their doctrine outside the Book of Mormon doesn’t support it.
If God was once a man how can he be the same yesterday, today and forever?
“For do we not read that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and in him there is no variableness neither shadow of changing? Behold, he created Adam, and by Adam came the fall of man. And because of the fall of man came Jesus Christ, even the Father and the Son; and because of Jesus Christ came the redemption of man.” Mormon 9:9, 12.
Posted in December, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Book of Mormon, false doctrine, Jesus, Mormon Christmas Devotional December 2011, Nephi & Jesus' crucifixion, salvation on 12/16/2012 | Leave a Comment »
December 16 – Isaiah 53:5, 11; “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.”
December 15 – Revelation 2:17; “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”