Posts Tagged ‘godhood’
God is Our Literal Father, Brigham Makes Scripture…
We all know how it is with Mormonism. After studying it for any length of time the shock value wears itself thin and then every once in awhile something I’ve not seen before comes slithering across my desk – such is the case with the speech given here by Mr. Brigham Young.
The Essential Brigham Young, “I Propose to Speak Upon a Subject that does not Immediately Concern Yours or My Welfare” A Sermon Delivered on 8 October 1854, pgs 89-90; “I feel prepared to take my text; it is the words of Jesus Christ, but where they are in the Bible I cannot tell you now, for I have not taken pains to look at them. I have had so much to do, that I have not read the Bible for many years. I used to be a Bible student; I used to read and study it, but did not understand the spirit and meaning of it…My clerks know how much time I have to read, it is difficult for me to snatch time enough even to eat my breakfast and supper, to say nothing of reading.”
Mormonism & Godhood
Journal of Discourses 10:251; “…it [Mormonism] embraces all truth, wherever found, in all the works of God and man that are visible or invisible to mortal eye. It is the only system of religion known in heaven or on earth that can exalt a man to the Godhead, and this it will do to all those who embrace its laws and faithfully observe its precepts.” – Brigham Young, October 6, 1863, Salt Lake City
Isaiah 44:6; “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”
First Presidency—Heber J. Grant, Anthony W. Ivins, Charles W. Nibley; “Man is the child of God, formed in the divine image and endowed with divine attributes, and even as the infant son of an earthly father and mother is capable in due time of becoming a man, so that undeveloped offspring of celestial parentage is capable, by experience through ages and aeons, of evolving into a God” (in Clark, Messages of the First Presidency, 5:244).” – Also see The Origin of Man
Isaiah 43:10-11; “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.”
Honesty…is Such a Lonely Word….
True to the Faith, pg 84; “The thirteenth article of faith states, “We believe in being honest.” To be honest means to be sincere, truthful, and without deceit at all times…if you are dishonest in your words or actions, you hurt yourself and often hurt others as well.
If you lie, steal, cheat, or neglect to give the full amount of work for your pay, you lose your self-respect. You lose the guidance of the Holy Ghost. You may find that you have damaged relationships with family members and friends and that people no longer trust you.”
Proverbs 11:3; “The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.”
December 30 – Jude 1:21-23; “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”
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 false gospel, false Mormon apostles, false priesthood, False Prophecies of Joseph Smith, False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged false doctrines, godhood, polytheism on 11/30/2012 | 2 Comments »
Godhood Means Salvation
Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, pg. 153; “Each command we obey sends us another rung up the ladder to perfected manhood and toward godhood; and every law disobeyed is a sliding toward the bottom where man merges into the brute world.”
Every single thing a Mormon does in his/her life is because they feel they’re working their way to becoming a god or goddess someday. Without this achievement there is no true salvation for the Mormon. Sadly they don’t trust anything from the Bible unless their inspired leaders have given them the okay to believe little passages here and there. And they typically don’t trust information from any outsiders.
Imagine isolating yourself and then believing that if you’re not perfect you keep sliding down to hell.
Living a righteous life is admirable, but living righteously apart from God and believing you’re going to heaven is fooling yourself.
Posted in false gospel, false Mormon apostles, false priesthood, False Prophecies of Joseph Smith, False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged godhood, The Seer by Orson Pratt on 11/29/2012 | Leave a Comment »
1 Corinthians 2:14; “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
It makes ya wonder about the imaginations of the teachers who come up with these wild tales. If they spent half the time studying the Bible as they did making this stuff up it would’ve made for a great organization!
Becoming a god Like Jesus
Life of Heber C. Kimball, pg 513; “A man may become a God as Jesus Christ did. For this he must prepare himself while in the flesh, that he may be enthroned as a judge is enthroned. I have a desire that my children be crowned, and if I be enthroned I want to have the privilege of wafting myself by the power of God, to visit my children. Everything we see here is typical of what will be hereafter.”
October 26 – Isaiah 43:10-11; “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.”
October 21 – Matthew 16:16-18; “And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 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.”
Plural Gods of Mormonism – again
D&C 132:19-20; “…and if ye abide in my covenant… 20 Then shall they be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be from everlasting to everlasting, because they continue; then shall they be above all, because all things are subject unto them. Then shall they be gods, because they have all power, and the angels are subject unto them.”
Godhood and Propagating Spirit Babies
Journal of Discourses 6:275; “After men have got their exaltations and their crowns—have become Gods, even the sons of God—are made Kings of kings and Lords of lords, they have the power then of propagating their species in spirit; and that is the first of their operations with regard to organizing a world.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, August 28, 1852
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged 1 John 5:20, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet Brigham Young, godhood, Jesus, Journal of Discourses 11:269, salvation on 08/09/2012 | 1 Comment »