Journal of Discourses 19:37; “These treasures that are in the earth are carefully watched, they can be removed from place to place according to the good pleasure of Him who made them and owns them. He has his messengers at his service, and it is just as easy for an angel to remove the minerals from any part of these mountains to another, as it is for you and me to walk up and down this hall.” – Brigham Young, Farmington, June 17, 1877
Posts Tagged ‘false prophet’
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Improvement Era, Vol. 63, No. 12, Dec. 1960, pp. 922-23; “I saw a striking contrast in the progress of the Indian people today as against that of only fifteen years ago…. they are fast becoming a white and delightsome people…The day of the Lamanites is here! Young white missionaries throughout the Church are happy in the service, glad that they were called to this special mission…At last the Indians are suitable. I heard them bear their witness…they are now becoming white and delightsome, as they were promised…
False Apostle’s Faulty Memory
Journal of Discourses 6:29; “Do you suppose that God in person called upon Joseph Smith, our Prophet? God called upon him; but God did not come himself and call, but he sent Peter to do it. Do you not see? He sent Peter and sent Moroni to Joseph, and told him that he had got the plates. Did God come himself? No: he sent Moroni and told him there was a record, and says he, “That record is matter that pertains to the Lamanites, and it tells when their fathers came out of Jerusalem, and how they came, and all about it; and, says he, “If you will do as I tell you, I will confer a gift upon you.” Well, he conferred it upon him, because Joseph said he would do as he told him. “I want you to go to work and take the Urim and Thummim, and translate this book, and have it published, that this nation may read it.” Do you not see, by Joseph receiving the gift that was conferred upon him, you and I have that record?” – Heber C. Kimball, Salt Lake City, November 8, 1857
Proverbs 18:2; “A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.”
Christianity non-Existent Until Joe Smith
Journal of Discourses 2:192; “Every man that will read the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments, will see that there was an organization in the days of Jesus Christ, a system for the salvation of the children of men. It is laid down plainly and definitely for the inhabitants of the earth to follow. But, if we search throughout the earth at this day, we cannot find a system existing that has scarcely any resemblance to the example laid down by Christ and the Apostles. And I will here say that the persecution, opposition, and oppression that this Church has met with from its first organization, have been in a great measure in consequence of carrying out that very system, those very ordinances, that same Gospel which Jesus Christ and his Apostles established in their day, and which cost the most of them their lives.” – Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, February 25, 1855
Philippians 1:6; “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Christianity, everlasting covenant, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet, Jesus, joseph smith, Kingdom of God, polygamy on 04/20/2013 | Leave a Comment »
No Polygamy, No Kingdom of God
Journal of Discourses 24:229-230; “He [Joseph Smith] has told us about our associations hereafter. He has told us about our wives and our children being sealed to us, that we might have a claim on them in eternity. He has revealed unto us the law of celestial marriage, associated with which is the principle of plural marriage. This you will see is strictly in accordance with what I have told you Joseph Smith told the Twelve—that if this law was not practiced, if they would not enter into this covenant, then the kingdom of God could not go one step further.” – John Taylor, “Selections from his Discourses delivered in the Various Settlements”
Mark 1:14-15; “Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
Alma 16:13; “And Alma and Amulek went forth preaching repentance to the people in their temples, and in their sanctuaries, and also in their synagogues, which were built after the manner of the Jews.”
Mark 6:2; “And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Alpha Omega, bible, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet, Greek in the Book of Mormon, joseph smith, Nephites, salvation on 04/18/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Book of Mormon Jesus baptized in 500 BC, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet, Jesus, joseph smith, salvation on 04/17/2013 | Leave a Comment »
2 Nephi 31:7; “Know ye not that he was holy? But notwithstanding he being holy, he showeth unto the children of men that, according to the flesh he humbleth himself before the Father, and witnesseth unto the Father that he would be obedient unto him in keeping his commandments.”
Matthew 3:13-15; “Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.”
KJV Romans 4:5; “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”
Joseph Smith Millennial Star, vol. 21, p. 219; “If any man attempts to refute what I am about to say, after I have made it plain, let him be accursed.”
Galatians 1:8-9; “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.”
The ABC’s of Utah Vital Stats 2012
That’s how many people in Utah have committed suicide since 1980. In those 32 years the size of a small town took their own lives. It’s sobering news when thought upon in that light and even more sobering when you realize that today someone in Utah will take their own life again.
Every 131 minutes someone in Utah will attempt suicide.
The potential these people had to make us a better society or to contribute their time and talents is gone – forever.
While compiling the stats this time around I didn’t see any significant changes in the way Utah does life, except for the continuous rise of suicides. As I mentioned in the status of Utah schools I carry a hope inside me things will change, and for some people that’s true. Fortunately God can and will intervene when we open our hearts. While I understand and know that as the world keeps drawing further away from the Lord things will continue to worsen, there’s an eternal optimist living in me that doesn’t think it needs to be so.
God is Louder
This past week my family and I enjoyed a few days together over on the coast. I fell in love with oceans as a young child while visiting an uncle who lived in Jersey and from that time on I’ve been in awe.
While visiting Pacific Beach, WA this past week I stood out on the back porch of the house we rented and just listened to the waves rolling in. One after another they came as I made a mental note of their consistency and how their strong rumbling noise kept going even with other noises around me.
Their sound reminds me that God is always present, always on time and always bigger and louder than man-made noises.
When we allow God into our lives His comfort is greater than our most self-degrading thoughts and His Holy Spirit stronger than any self mustered willpower we’ll ever know.
False Promises of Hope
The Miracle of Forgiveness, pg 164-165, 354-355; “…living all the commandments guarantees total forgiveness of sins and assures one of exaltation…trying is not sufficient. Nor is repentence when one merely tries to abandon sin”.
Romans 16:17-18; “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”
November 20 – Hebrews 11:36-38; “And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.”
My Redeemer Lives
Part of the Bible Inspirations Series
“I Know That My Redeemer Lives!” Liahona and Ensign, May 2007; “With all my heart and the fervency of my soul, I lift up my voice in testimony as a special witness and declare that God does live. Jesus is His Son, the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh. He is our Redeemer; He is our Mediator with the Father. He it was who died on the cross to atone for our sins. He became the firstfruits of the Resurrection. Because He died, all shall live again.” —Thomas S. Monson
If you’ve hung out on my website or blog for very long you’ll know about the daily e-mails I signed up for via the Church. These e-mails are called “LDS Gems” listing either a Mormon scripture or an excerpt from an inspirational speech given by one of their leaders.
Book of Mormon, Wonders of Nature
1825 The Wonders of Nature, pg. 469; “I then requested him to leave me, as my time was short, and I had some preparation to make before I went hence to “that bourne from whence no traveller returns.” – Josiah Priest
2 Nephi 1:14; “…from whence no traveler can return; a few more days and I go the way of all the earth.”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Book of Mormon siblings, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophecies in Book of Mormon, false prophet, Jesus, Joseph Smith siblings, salvation on 05/03/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Archaeology & Book of Mormon
Ray T. Matheny, Mormon scholar and BYU professor of anthropology, letter dated Dec. 17, 1987; “While some people chose to make claims for the Book of Mormon through archaeological evidences, to me they are made prematurely, and without sufficient knowledge. I do not support the books written on this subject including The Messiah in Ancient America, or any other. I believe that the authors are making cases out of too little evidences and do not adequately address the problems that archaeology and the Book of Mormon present. I would feel terribly embarrassed if anyone sent a copy of any book written on the subject to the National Museum of Natural History – Smithsonian Institution, or other authority, making claims that cannot as yet be substantiated…. there are very severe problems in this field in trying to make correlations with the scriptures. Speculation, such as practiced so far by Mormon authors has not given church members credibility.”