Posts Tagged ‘false prophet Joseph Smith’
Posted in May, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Alma 61:9, bible, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet Joseph Smith, Gal. 5:1, Jesus, plagiarism in the Book of Mormon on 05/13/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Callings in the Church
Galatians 3:1-3; “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?”
Jesus & the Father the Same?
Ether 4:7; “And in that day that they shall exercise faith in me, saith the Lord, even as the brother of Jared did, that they may become sanctified in me, then will I manifest unto them the things which the brother of Jared saw, even to the unfolding unto them all my revelations, saith Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of the heavens and of the earth, and all things that in them are.”
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Jesus, Wm Smith will see Jesus' return on 05/06/2013 | Leave a Comment »
History of the Church 2:191; “William Smith’s Blessing:—We pray that he may be purified in heart; that he may have communion with God; that he may be equal with his brethren in holding the keys of this ministry; that he may be kept and be instrumental in leading Israel forth, that he may be delivered from the hands of those who seek to destroy him; that he may be enabled to bear testimony to the nations that Jesus lives…He shall be preserved and remain on the earth, until Christ shall come to take vengeance on the wicked.”
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, Christianity, eternal marriage, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet Joseph Smith, Jesus, salvation on 05/05/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Mormon Doctrine, pg 118; “Its importance in the plan of salvation and exaltation cannot be overestimated. The most important things that any member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ever does in this world are: 1. To marry the right person, in the right place, by the right authority; and 2. To keep the covenant made in connection with this holy and perfect order of matrimony — thus assuring the obedient persons of an inheritance of exaltation in the celestial kingdom.”
1 Nephi 16:10, 16, 26, 28-29; “And it came to pass that as my father arose in the morning, and went forth to the tent door, to his great astonishment he beheld upon the ground a round ball of curious workmanship; and it was of fine brass. And within the ball were two spindles; and the one pointed the way whither we should go into the wilderness. 16 And we did follow the directions of the ball, which led us in the more fertile parts of the wilderness. 26 And it came to pass that the voice of the Lord said unto him: Look upon the ball, and behold the things which are written.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet Brigham Young, false prophet Joseph Smith, good works vs grace, Jesus, salvation, Sanctification on 04/29/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Journal of Discourses, 10:173; “I will put my own definition to the term sanctification, and say it consists in overcoming every sin and bringing all into subjection to the law of Christ. God has placed in us a pure spirit; when this reigns predominant, without let or hindrance, and triumphs over the flesh and rules and governs and controls as the Lord controls the heavens and the earth, this I call the blessing of sanctification” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, May 24, 1863
2 Thess. 2:13; “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.”
John 17:17; “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
The assertive stance she took in making decisions for herself and the kids wasn’t well received and if her dislike towards Joseph’s philandering ways wasn’t well known before, it soon became a situation demanding the immediate attention of not only Brigham Young, but the entire church as well. The power struggle for Church control aside, the focus here isn’t so much on who got to rule Mormonism, but the way Smith looked upon her and other women as well. Testimonies from members speak to why there are two major forms of Mormonism today in that no less than Rigdon, Young, Joseph Smith III supporters, et al, all played their parts. To understand how or why it got to this point let’s take a look at where it came from.
Called by God or Man?
Article of Faith 5; “We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.”
Matthew 4:19; “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
John 1:43; “The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.”
John 10:27; “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
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.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet Joseph Smith, Jesus, law of Moses, Nephites keep Law and believe in Jesus, salvation on 04/15/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Law of Moses
Alma 25:15; “Yea, and they did keep the law of Moses; for it was expedient that they should keep the law of Moses as yet, for it was not all fulfilled. But notwithstanding the law of Moses, they did look forward to the coming of Christ, considering that the law of Moses was a type of his coming, and believing that they must keep those outward performances until the time that he should be revealed unto them.”
Deuteronomy 12:5-7; “But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: 6 And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks: 7 And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.”
Posted in Demonic and Ungodly Names in the Book of Mormon 4, tagged bible, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, false gospel, false prophet Joseph Smith, Jesus on 04/12/2013 | Leave a Comment »
There are many doctrinal issues that must be looked at when someone’s leaving Mormonism. For me the last thing I wanted to accept in my heart is that my beloved heritage would subject itself and the members to anything spiritually degrading and demonic.
In light of that it never occurred to me as a Mormon the names in the Book of Mormon were in such opposition to what the Lord has shown us in His word. My discovery came about after my exodus while studying a few points on Masonry for an article I was writing for Ed Decker at Saints Alive.
I recognized one of the names in Masonry was also in the Book of Mormon and it began an investigation that opened my eyes beyond what I’d ever thought or imagined when it came to the spiritual problems within Mormonism.
A couple of years ago we obtained permission from the owners of the website @ LDS4U to repost their article on the list of rules that missionaries must adhere to during their two year stint for the Church.
With their permission we’re reposting their article in full as they requested.
We want to thank them for allowing us to do this so we can give added insight to those questioning Mormonism whether they’re a Mormon or the loved one of a Mormon. We’re not doing this out of animosity, rather it’s done from a deep concern for the Mormon people.
I receive e-mails and phone calls all the time from non-Mormon parents who have kids that have joined the Church and need some insight as to what’s going on in their child’s life. This list provides that insight for the parents as well.
Many thanks again to LDS4U for allowing us to post this informative article!
With Love in Christ;
Posted in General Conference, General Conference April 2013, tagged bible, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet Joseph Smith, General Conference April 2013, Jesus, woman prays at General Conference on 04/06/2013 | 5 Comments »
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Christianity, Church of Christ, Church of Latter-day Saints, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet Joseph Smith, Jesus, LDS Church name change, salvation on 04/06/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Chronology of the Church’s Name
3 Nephi 27:8; “And how be it my church save it be called in my name? For if a church be called in Moses’ name then it be Moses’ church; or if it be called in the name of a man then it be the church of a man; but if it be called in my name then it is my church, if it so be that they are built upon my gospel.”
Matthew 16:18; “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
Galatians 1:6-9; “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”
On April 6, 1830 the LDS Church officially came into being. According to claims made by Joseph Smith, Jr. the Christian church had become the whore of Babylon and God had to intervene with a gospel contradicting all previous testaments. In the aftermath of the Christian church’s riotous behavior we now have the Book of Mormon.
In light of the upcoming anniversary and the LDS’ General Conference, I wanted to bring attention to the way Joseph Smith’s “Golden Bible” came into being.
Why Mormons Can’t Celebrate Good Friday
I’m certain I’m not alone when I say that Good Friday always gives us lots to think upon and pray about! Each of us has our own list of reasons why we’re grateful God intervened in our life and we each carry our own set of memories why this day is special for us.
One of the most memorable experiences for me dates back to my days in Junior High School of all things. At the time I had become friends with a handful of other girls and as it turned out I was the only Mormon. My small group of friends included a Catholic, a Presbyterian, an Episcopalian and a Methodist. I began noticing my Catholic friend only ate fish on Fridays and while all the girls had their own set of doctrinal creeds they held dear, their customs afforded me a front row seat to other cultures right there in the heart of Utah Mormonism. I began wondering what it’d be like to attend a church that had a cross somewhere on the building.
A Bible and the Jews
2 Nephi 29:3-4, 6 “And because my words shall hiss forth—many of the Gentiles shall say: A Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible. 4 But thus saith the Lord God: O fools, they shall have a Bible; and it shall proceed forth from the Jews, mine ancient covenant people. And what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they receive from them? Yea, what do the Gentiles mean? Do they remember the travails, and the labors, and the pains of the Jews, and their diligence unto me, in bringing forth salvation unto the Gentiles? 6 Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible. Have ye obtained a Bible save it were by the Jews?”
Luke 24:27; “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”