“Reading Church History”, Ninth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium, BYU; “Satan can even use truth to promote his purposes. Facts, severed from their context, can convey an erroneous impression.” – Dallin Oaks
Posts Tagged ‘false apostles’
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged 1 Samuel 28:13, Acts 8:9-11, false apostles, false prophets, joseph smith, Simon the Magician, Testing the spirits, Times & Seasons 3:742, Witch Endor on 12/29/2013 | 2 Comments »
Times and Seasons, Vol. 3, No. 47, April 1, 1842, pg 742-743; “The witch of Endor is no less singular a personage; clothed with a powerful agency she raised the prophet Samuel from his grave, and he appeared before the astonished king and revealed unto him his future destiny. Who is to tell whether this woman is of God, and a righteous woman? or whether the power she possessed was of the devil, and her a witch as represented by the bible? it is easy for us to say now; but if we had lived in her day, which of us could have unravelled [unraveled] the mystery?
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Adam is Michael the Archangel, bible, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, Mark E. Petersen, Noah and the Flood pgs 1-2, Noah is Gabriel, salvation on 12/28/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Noah and the Flood, pgs 1-2; “Few men in any age were as great as Noah. In many respects he was like Adam, the first man. Both had served as ministering angels in the presence of God even after their mortal experience. Adam was Michael, the archangel, but Noah was Gabriel, one of those nearest to God. Of all the hosts of heaven, he was chosen to open the Christian era by announcing to Mary that she would become the mother of the Savior, Jesus Christ. He even designated the name by which the Redeemer should be known here on earth, saying He would be the Son of God….” – Mark E. Petersen, Apostle
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, blasphemy, Bruce McConkie, Christian God is immaterial nothingness, Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, false gods, Jesus is God on 12/27/2013 | Leave a Comment »
The Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, Matthew – Revelation 2:113; “Who or what is God? Is he the incomprehensible, uncreated, immaterial nothingness described in the creeds of Christendom. A three-in-one nothingness, a spirit essence filling immensity, an incorporeal, uncreated being incapable of definition or mortal comprehension, an unknown God who does not appear to men?” – Bruce McConkie
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged blood of Christ, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, Improvement Era 1962, Jesus, Joseph Fielding Smith, salvation, works vs. grace on 12/24/2013 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, BoM witnesses apostatized, Book of Mormon Witnesses, Conference Report October 2003 pg 92, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, Henry Eyring, Jesus, salvation, testimonies of BoM Witnesses on 12/24/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Conference Report, Oct. 2003, pg 92; “The Three Witnesses never denied their testimony of the Book of Mormon. They could not because they knew it was true. They made sacrifices and faced difficulties beyond what most people ever know. Oliver Cowdery gave the same testimony about the divine origin of the Book of Mormon as he lay dying. But in the times of trial, they wavered in their faith that Joseph was still God’s prophet and that the only way to come unto the Savior was through His restored Church. That they continued to affirm what they saw and heard in that marvelous experience, during long periods of estrangement from the Church and from Joseph, makes their testimony more powerful.” – Apostle Henry B. Eyring
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, definition of apostle, early church apostles, false apostles, false christs, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, Mormon apostles, salvation, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith pg 74 on 12/22/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg 74; “President Smith proposed the following question: What importance is there attached to the calling of the Twelve Apostles, different from the other callings or officers of the Church? . . . They are the Twelve Apostles, who are called to the office of the Traveling High Council, who are to preside over the churches of the Saints, among the Gentiles, where there is no presidency established; and they are to travel and preach among the Gentiles, until the Lord shall command them to go to the Jews. They are to hold the keys of this ministry, to unlock the door of the Kingdom of heaven unto all nations, and to preach the Gospel to every creature. This is the power, authority, and virtue of their apostleship.”
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, Bruce McConkie, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, no prophets means no salvation, Romans 10:9, The Promised Messiah pg 33 on 12/20/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Men are Raised to be Angels or Gods
The Millennial Messiah, p.708; “In the resurrection men are raised to be angels or to be gods. Angels have immortality only; gods have both immortality and eternal life.” – Apostle Bruce McConkie
Colossians 2:8; “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
Examining the Book of Mormon
Articles of Faith, pg 247; “…this book is entitled to the most thorough and impartial examination. Not only does the Book of Mormon merit such consideration, it claims, even demands the same; for no one professing belief in the power and authority of God can receive with unconcern the announcement of a new revelation, professedly bearing the seal of divine authority. The question of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon is therefore one in which the world is concerned.” – James E. Talmage
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Bible is corrupt in all languages, eternal, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, Isaiah 40:8, Jesus, Orson Pratt Pamphlets on 09/24/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Bible is Corrupt
Danish, and indeed, in all the languages of the earth, except the original in which it was given, is not the word of God, but the word of uninspired translators… Therefore, so far as the uninspired translators and the people are concerned, no part of the Bible can, with certainty, be known by them to be the word of God… This uncertainty, combined with the imperfections of uninspired translations, renders the Bibles of all languages, at the present day, emphatically the words of men, instead of the pure word of God”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus was a polygamist, Jesus was married, Mary Magdalene married to Jesus, Orson Hyde, salvation on 08/22/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Jesus was a Polygamist
Journal of Discourses 2:81-82; “When Mary of old came to the sepulchre on the first day of the week, instead of finding Jesus she saw two angels in white, “And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She said unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord,” or husband, “and I know not where they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou?…She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.” Is there not here manifested the affections of a wife. These words speak the kindred ties and sympathies that are common to that relation of husband and wife. ” – Orson Hyde, Salt Lake City, October 6, 1854
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 False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged angel of light Moroni, bible, Book of Mormon witnesses ex-communicated, David Whitmer, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, Oliver Cowdery, salvation, Sidney Rigdon on 07/26/2013 | Leave a Comment »
BoM Witnesses; Evil or Good?
D&C 3:12-13; “And when thou deliveredst up that which God had given thee sight and power to translate, thou deliveredst up that which was sacred into the hands of a wicked man, 13 Who has set at naught the counsels of God, and has broken the most sacred promises which were made before God, and has depended upon his own judgment and boasted in his own wisdom.”
Posted in Polygamy & Mormon Church Leaders, tagged false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophets, joseph smith, polygamy, teenage brides, William B Smith on 07/09/2013 | Leave a Comment »
William B Smith
March 13, 1811
November 13, 1893
Poor William was either misunderstood by everyone around him or he was born with a pre-disposition to find trouble, or both. His relationship with older brother Joseph wasn’t what the Church portrays as everyone being happy and whether that carried over to how other church leaders viewed him is left to be told. It seems the majority of his problems came after Joseph & Hyrum’s assassinations.
The Church has varying lists offering sparse info on his marriages (not a surprise there), but once I began my research I found upwards of twenty plus wives and an arrest record as long as my arm. He was a colorful individual indeed. You can get more info on his wives here.
Because William was ex-communicated on a number of occasions and eventually joined the RLDS Church (now the Community of Christ), there isn’t a lot of information on him in Church writings. He didn’t join the other Mormons when they left Nauvoo and he never lived in Utah. He died at the age of 82 in Iowa.
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, Book of Abraham, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, Kolob, Reuben J. Clark, salvation on 06/21/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Kolob the Center of Our Universe
Behold the Lamb of God, pg 29, 46; “Kolob, the Governor…But this fact seems reasonably clear that this hub or center of a galaxy exists and performs, in broad principle, the functions of Kolob and that Kolob’s existence and function were known about four thousand years before our day.” – J. Reuben Clark
Giving Birth Brings Salvation
Sermons and Missionary Services of Melvin J. Ballard, comp. pgs. 203‑204; “The greatest mission of woman is to give life, earth‑life, through honorable marriage, to the waiting spirits, our Father’s spirit children who anxiously desire to come to dwell here in this mortal state. All the honor and glory that can come to men and women … is but a dim thing whose luster shall fade in comparison to the high honor, the eternal glory, the ever‑enduring happiness that shall come to the woman who fulfils the first great duty and mission that devolves upon her to become the mother of the sons and daughters of God.” – Melvin J. Ballard
Bible Not Necessary
A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, pg 40; “…the everlasting gospel could not be discovered through reading the Bible alone… this is the only Christian church in the world that did not have to rely upon the Bible for its organization and government…if we had no Bible we would still have all the needed direction and information through the revelations of the Lord to his servants, the prophets in these latter days.” – LeGrand Richards
1 Corinthians 3:11; “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
Posted in Polygamy & Mormon Church Leaders, tagged Ezra T Benson, Ezra Taft Benson, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, Overland Pioneer Company, pioneers, polygamy on 06/12/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders
Ezra Taft Benson
February 22, 1811 – September 3, 1869
Ezra Taft Benson was born into a well established, successful family who had set about gaining employment in everything from farming to politics. At the end of the Revolutionary War no less than George Washington himself stayed at the home and inn of one of the Taft’s when he began his run for US President.
The drive to succeed wasn’t lost with Ezra as he began to establish a career and carve a little niche for himself in the new country. His ventures took him from farming to hotel entrepreneur, cotton mill owner to LDS apostle.