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October 28 – Galatians 1:6-7; “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.”

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LDSFasten your seatbelts folks, here we go.

The Church released another essay on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 just in time for Halloween. This dark and spooky story is about the Church fessin’ up to at least 33 of Smith’s extracurricular activities in life which Smith referred to as ‘The Principle’, better known as Plural Marriage or Eternal Marriage.

Whatever the Church chooses to call it, God has His own ideas about it. It’s called adultery and it’s wrong.

Once again, the Church is long on excuses and short on shame. You can access the essay in their Gospel Topics section here.

In the meantime I have my own thoughts.  I’m certain you’re not surprised!  Let’s take a look at some of what they had to say shall we?

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D&C 3:1; “The works, and the designs, and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to naught.”

Martin Harris (1)As I’ve stated countless times before, there’s a lot to learn about Mormonism once you leave the fold. I was a sixth generation Mormon from Utah no less and thought I had a pretty good handle on the history of my beloved heritage.  I’ve never been so wrong in my life!

Today we’re looking at one of the events in Mormonism that brings up more questions than answers. The infamous story of the ‘lost 116 pages to the BoM’ sits in the hallways of Mormon history waiting its turn to be exposed for the lie that it is.

A cursory glance at the subject matter doesn’t reveal the underhanded fallacious habits of Joseph Smith or what he did to pull this one out of his magic hat. The problem here is the same as it is with everything in Mormonism. The victims, if you will, are clueless as to what’s in the dark closets of their church. I know this for certain because I used to be one of them.

Pray with us that they will open their eyes and accept the truth that God is laying out for them to see!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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John D Lee sitting on his coffin before executionToday we’re publishing a new page on the blog that you can find over on the right sidebar. Woo-hoo!

In all seriousness, this is a subject matter that isn’t pretty, but needs to be told. Ignoring, hiding or denying that blood atonement wasn’t part of Mormonism is disingenuous and exploiting it is just as bad.

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Mormon Decisions 10Doctrine and Covenants 3:4; “For although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works, yet if he boasts in his own strength, and sets at naught the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God upon him.” – Joseph Smith, Harmony, PA, July 1828

 

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Mormon Decisions 10Today we’re asking a few questions about the Book of Mormon witnesses! The BoM is the keystone of Mormonism and should be studied in-depth by those claiming that it’s the word of God.

Many times we’ve found that the majority of Mormons don’t know what’s in their beloved canon and have no idea the BoM doesn’t contain major doctrines of Mormonism. Making matters worse, they don’t have a solid understanding about the witnesses to the Book of Mormon.

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Joseph Smith General of NauvooAh, the life of Joseph Smith. You either love the guy or you don’t. This article isn’t so much about the Mormon Church and Smith’s accomplishments in his relatively short-lived life as it is a chronological look at his behavior pattern.

The young man certainly had a zest for flair and wasted no time displaying acts of grandiose ideals along with misplaced leadership skills. With the drive to lead we oft times find other parts of a personality emerge bordering obsession. If a person like this hasn’t the opportunity for a mentor who can help tame the wild side,  you’re usually left with dictators. It’s up to the reader to decide if Smith fit those shoes.

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