D. Michael Quinn, The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power. Appendice 5; “Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1848-1996”, page 848; “May 14, 1961 – Apostle Joseph Fielding Smith announces to stake conference in Honolulu: “We will never get a man into space. This earth is man’s sphere and it was never intended that he should get away from it.” Smith, the Twelve’s president and next in succession as LDS president, adds: “The moon is a superior planet to the earth and it was never intended that man should go there. You can write it down in your books that this will never happen.” In May 1962, he privately instructs that this view be taught to “the boys and girls in the Seminary System.” On 20 July 1969 U.S. Astronauts are first men to walk on moon. Six months later Joseph Fielding Smith becomes church president.”
Posts Tagged ‘false apostles’
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, Christianity, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, Joseph Fielding Smith, No man will walk on moon on 05/16/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, Testimonies of Mormons, tagged Christianity, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, Power of a Personal Testimony Ensign 2006, Psalm 66:16-17, salvation on 08/10/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Testifying of God
“The Power of a Personal Testimony,” Ensign, Nov. 2006, 38; “A testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ will always include these clear and simple truths:
–God lives. He is our loving Father in Heaven, and we are His children.
–Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and the Savior of the world.
–Joseph Smith is the prophet of God through whom the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored in the latter days.
–The Book of Mormon is the word of God.” – Dieter Uchtdorf
August 9 – Luke 8:9-11; ‘And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.’
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Christianity, Ensign November 2011 Dieter Uchtdorf, exaltation, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, godhood, Jesus, Proverbs 14:5, salvation on 08/03/2012 | Leave a Comment »
“You Matter to Him”, Liahona and Ensign, November 2011; “”This is a paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God. While against the backdrop of infinite creation we may appear to be nothing, we have a spark of eternal fire burning within our breast. We have the incomprehensible promise of exaltation—worlds without end—within our grasp. And it is God’s great desire to help us reach it.”” —Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Proverbs 14:5; “A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.”
We will not become a god and it’s not God’s job to help us try and become a god. Liar, liar, face of fire as my kids used to say.
Posted in Foundation of the Book of Mormon, tagged atonement, bible, Christianity, David Bednar, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophets, Jesus, salvation on 07/29/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Foundation of the Book of Mormon Series
Atonement in the Book of Mormon
Isaiah 59:1-2; “Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”
Where would you be today if Jesus hadn’t saved you?
Would you be just like you are right now? (We hope not!) Would you be divorced, married, estranged from loved ones?
How about your personal disposition? How much worse off would you be? Are people able to see a marked difference in you since that time?
Posted in March, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged 16 Points to a True Church, Christ is the head of the Church, Eph. 2:19, false apostles, false doctrines, mormonism, The church must contain the name of Jesus to be true on 03/30/2012 | 1 Comment »
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged 1 Peter 1:25, Bible not for modern times, false apostles, false teachings, Jesus, mormonism, Orson Hyde, salvation on 03/13/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Bible not for Modern Times
Journal of Discourses 2:75-76; “The words contained in this Bible are merely a history of what is gone by; it was never given to guide the servant of God in the course he should pursue, any more than the words and commandments of God, given to a generation under one set of circumstances, would serve for another generation under another set of circumstances…The Bible is not a sufficient guide; it is only the history of the people who lived 1800 years ago. The history of our Church in this day, presents the scenes and transactions of this people—the revelations and words of God to them…” – Orson Hyde, Salt Lake City, October 6, 1854
Posted in Racism in the Mormon Church, Racist Remarks by Leaders in the Church, tagged All are Alike unto God, bible, Bruce McConkie, false apostles, Jesus, Racism in the Mormon Church, salvation, true Christianity on 02/24/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Forget Past Revelations about Race
The 2nd Annual Symposium on the Book of Mormon, All are Alike unto God; “There are statements in our literature by the early brethren which we have interpreted to mean that the Negroes would not receive the priesthood in mortality. I have said the same things, and people write me letters and say, “You said such and such, and how is it now that we do such and such?” And all I can say to that is that it is time disbelieving people repented and got in line and believed in a living, modern prophet. Forget everything that I have said, or what President Brigham Young or President George Q. Cannon or whomsoever has said in days past that is contrary to the present revelation. We spoke with a limited understanding and without the light and knowledge that now has come into the world…. We get our truth and our light line upon line and precept upon precept. We have now had added a new flood of intelligence and light on this particular subject, and it erases all the darkness and all the views and all the thoughts of the past. They don’t matter any more…. It doesn’t make a particle of difference what anybody ever said about the Negro matter before the first day of June of this year.” – Bruce McConkie, August 17-19, 1978
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged angel of light, another gospel, bible, Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith pg 244, false apostles, false doctrines, False Prophecies of Joseph Smith, Greek and Latin in the Book of Mormon, Jesus on 02/24/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Book of Mormon: Language of the Book of Mormon
Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg 244; “The error I speak of is the definition of the word Mormon. It has been stated that this word was derived from the Greek word mormo. This is not the case. There was no Greek or Latin upon the plates from which I, through the grace of the Lord, translated the Book of Mormon. Let the language of the book speak for itself.”
Becoming a Polygamous god on Another Planet
The Seer, pg. 37; “Each God, through his wife or wives, raises up a numerous family of sons and daughters; indeed, there will be no end to the increase of his own children: for each father and mother will be in a condition to multiply forever and ever. As soon as each God has begotten many millions of male and female spirits, and his Heavenly inheritance becomes too small, to comfortably accommodate his great family, he, in connection with his sons, organizes a new world, after a similar order to the one which we now inhabit, where he sends both the male and female spirits to inhabit tabernacles of flesh and bones…
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Christianity, false apostles, false doctrines, Gospel of Jesus, mormonism, New Era December 2009 & Hebrews 1:1-3, Quentin L. Cook, works vs. grace on 02/12/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Salvation & the Gospel:
Are You a Latter-day Saint?
New Era, December 2009, pg. 5; “A Saint loves the Savior and follows Him in holiness and devotion. Evidence of this kind of holiness and devotion is exemplified by consecration and sacrifice. Sacrifice is the crowning test of the gospel. It means consecrating time, talents, energy, and earthly possessions to further the work of God. In Doctrine and Covenants 97, verse 8, it concludes, ‘All . . . who . . . are willing to observe their covenants by sacrifice—yea, every sacrifice which I, the Lord, shall command—they are accepted of me.’ “– Quentin L. Cook
The Restored Gospel
Ensign, Nov. 2009, 37; “In many ways the gospel of Jesus Christ is like a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. When Joseph Smith came on the scene, perhaps 100 pieces were in place. Then Joseph Smith came along and put many of the other 900 pieces in place so that people could say, ‘Oh, now I understand where I came from, why I am here, and where I am going.’ As for Joseph Smith’s role in the Restoration, the Lord defined it clearly: ‘This generation shall have my word through you’ (D&C 5:10).”
Tad R. Callister, Joseph Smith—Prophet of the Restoration
Apostles of the LDS Church
Here’s the rest of the apostles! One last thing we noticed with the information we gleaned was the emphasis of how successful these men were/are in their professional lives. We’re sure that if you delve into each one individually there is more to their stories, but we found it interesting as Melissa pointed out the other day that none have been noted for miracles or going out to preach the word without purse or script.
The Twelve Apostles
Right now I’m watching a sermon by John MacArthur on the 12 apostles (link below). As I watch it I can’t help but think about the Mormon 12 and how completely different these two groups of men are. Jesus’ 12 were taught at his feet and then were sent out by him to proclaim salvation is only through Him. They went out to share the gospel with nothing, they healed people, anointed the sick, and cast out demons. They did what Jesus did, they had all the power Jesus did over these things. 2 Corinthians 12:12 reads “The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles. “
The Mormon 12 are called by their prophet, they preach a false gospel of works, receive the rock star treatment when they travel and haven’t healed anyone. Where are their signs, wonders and miracles?
In Christ, Melissa Grimes
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, false apostles, false doctrines, Jesus, LDS apostle Richard Scott, LDS General Conference October 2011, Pearl of Great Price, salvation on 11/14/2011 | 1 Comment »
Mormon Dilemma 97
If the following statement made by the Mormon Apostle Richard Scott is true then why are there two completely different accounts given of creation in the Standard works of Mormonism? Here’s what he said at the October 2011 General Conference:
“Because scriptures are generated from inspired communication through the Holy Ghost, they are pure truth. We need not be concerned about the validity of concepts contained in the standard works since the Holy Ghost has been the instrument which has motivated and inspired those individuals who have recorded the scriptures.”
Mormon Dilemma 74
Book of Mormon Witnesses
Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 214; “The witnesses were men known for truthfulness and sobriety. Though each of the Three Witnesses was eventually excommunicated from the Church (two returned), none ever denied or retracted his published testimony. Each reaffirmed at every opportunity the veracity of his testimony and the reality of what he had seen and experienced…Five of these Eight Witnesses remained solidly with the Church; John Whitmer was excommunicated in 1838, and his brother Jacob Whitmer and brother-in-law Hiram Page then became inactive.”
Posted in General Conference, General Conference October 2011, tagged bible, end of the world, false apostles, false christs, General Conference April 2011, Jesus, mormonism, Romans Road on 10/03/2011 | 3 Comments »
General Conference October 2011, Part 2
Matthew 24:36; “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
Many of the conferences are filled with the same mundane message that seems as if they’ve just been recycled with a few things changed to fit in with the times. This time around wasn’t much different from that scenario with the exception of a couple things that stood out for me.
Mormon Dilemma 51
Who is King?
D&C 38:21-22; “But, verily I say unto you that in time ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be your king and watch over you. 22 Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws when I come, for I am your lawgiver, and what can stay my hand?”
Times & Seasons 5:618; “…to build up the kingdom upon the foundation that the prophet Joseph has laid, who still holds the keys of this last dispensation, and will hold them to all eternity, as a king and priest unto the most high God, ministering in heaven, on earth, or among the spirits of the departed dead, as seemeth good to him who sent him.”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Book of Mormon, confusion of languages, false apostles, false doctrines, false gospel, Jaredites, Jesus, Mormon Dilemmas, salvation, Tower of Babylon on 08/11/2011 | 1 Comment »
This dilemma comes from the 2nd installment of our series the Demonic and Ungodly Names in the Book of Mormon. Take a look at what the Book of Mormon teaches about the Tower of Babylon and what God says in His word. The two examples couldn’t be more contradictory of each other.
Posted in August, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Apostle Peter, Book of Mormon, Christianity, church, false apostles, false doctrines, false gospel, Gordon Hinckley, Jesus, mormonism, rock, salvation, Special Witness for Christ on 08/11/2011 | Leave a Comment »