Women of Mormondom (Excerpts), pg 37; “Joseph Smith baptized with the Holy Ghost. But Sidney knew not that he was heralding Joseph. And the prophet himself was but as the voice crying in the wilderness of the great dark world: “Prepare ye the way for the second advent of earth’s Lord.” His mission was also to “make straight in the desert a highway” for the God of Israel; for Israel was going up,—following the angel of the covenant, to the chambers of the mountains. He came with a great lamp and a great light in those days, dazzling to the eyes of the generation that “crucified” him in its blindness.” – Edward W. Tullidge
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History of the Church 5:286; “There is a great noise in the city, and many are saying there cannot be so much smoke without some fire. Well, be it so. If the stories about Joe Smith are true, then the stories of John C. Bennett are true about the ladies of Nauvoo; and he says that the Ladies’ Relief Society are all organized of those who are to be the wives of Joe Smith. Ladies, you know whether this is true or not. It is no use living among hogs without a snout. This biting and devouring each other I cannot endure. Away with it. For God’s sake, stop it.” – Joseph Smith, February 21, 1843
Above all else please know we’re not here to bash the Mormon people or to ridicule them. Our hearts are broken that they believe the lies of the evil one and pray daily they come to know the real Jesus!
Thanks for praying!
With Love in Christ;
1 Cor 1:18
The Wentworth Letter, March 1842; “America in ancient times has been inhabited by two distinct races of people. The first were called Jaredites and came directly from the tower of Babel. The second race came directly from the city of Jerusalem, about six hundred years before Christ. They were principally Israelites, of the descendants of Joseph. The Jaredites were destroyed about the time that the Israelites came from Jerusalem, who succeeded them in the inheritance of the country. The principal nation of the second race fell in battle towards the close of the fouth (sic) century. The remnant are the Indians that now inhabit this country.” – Joseph Smith
D&C 89:1-2, 5-6, 8-9, 12-13,18-21;
“1 A Word of Wisdom, for the benefit of the council of high priests, assembled in Kirtland, and the church, and also the saints in Zion—
2 To be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint
5 That inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together to offer up your sacraments before him.
6 And, behold, this should be wine, yea, pure wine of the grape of the vine, of your own make. 8 And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly, and is not good for man, but is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill.
9 And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly.
12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;
13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.
18 And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;
19 And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures;
20 And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.
21 And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen.”
For me, growing up in Utah Mormonism the memories of my grandmother sharing family secrets of her mother indulging in the sinful practice of drinking tea still come to mind. I guess enough time had passed that she deemed it safe to “spill the beans” and would share the same story each time she took her own hidden stash out from behind the cans of vegetables in her pantry.
This will be part 2 in my series on the questions asked of people before they become baptized members of the Mormon Church. This second set of questions is focused on the individuals “testimony” of church leaders who’ve been called to be prophets of this organization.
Do you believe the Church and gospel of Jesus Christ have been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith?
Mormon doctrine teaches that a Great Apostasy occurred after Jesus was crucified and the apostles died, and with it came the loss of all gospel ordinances and priesthood authority. And because these things need to be restored God choose Joseph Smith to be his prophet and restorer of their faith.
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged 10 tribes fell off earth, creation, earth once bigger than it is now, Eliza Snow, false prophecies of Mormonism, joseph smith, Parley Pratt, parts of earth fell away on 11/20/2013 | Leave a Comment »
The transcript below comes from classroom notes and discussions at BYU. The professor, Dr. Marcus Martins, was discussing the creation of the earth with his students. He used several different sources of information such as diaries, newspapers and sermons all provided by the Church. The last three paragraphs of his notes were taken from a section of the LDS owned church publication, The Millennial Star. The topic was on the creation of the earth.
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.”
This is part one of my series on the interview questions asked of people before they’re baptized in the Mormon Church. The first question has two parts, one is asking them if they believe God is their “Eternal” Father and the second is about Jesus.
1. Do you believe that God is our Eternal Father?
Notice the word “eternal” in this question? Mormons believe that all of us are born children of God and that He has always been our Father, even before we were born. They believe that all of us lived in a pre-existent state as spirit children of the Father and his goddess wife/wives before we were born on earth.
Studies of the Book of Mormon, pg 240; “Did Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews furnish structural material for Joseph Smith’s Book of Mormon? It has been pointed out in these pages that there are many things in the former book that might well have suggested many major things in the other. Not a few things merely, one or two, or half dozen, but many; and it is this fact of many things of similarity and the cumulative force of them that make them so serious a menace to Joseph Smith’s story of the Book of Mormon’s origin.” – B.H. Roberts, Mormon Seventy and LDS Historian
Freemasons, Mormonism & Universalism
An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, pgs 618-619; “Freemasonry is not Christianity … it admits men of every creed within its hospitable bosom….” – Albert G. Mackey
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So I moseyed on over to have a look-see. My thought? Oh dear.
Posted in Joseph Smith, tagged Apostle Paul, false doctrines of Mormonism, joseph smith, Joseph Smith false prophet, Joseph Smith smarter than world combined, Joseph Smith venerated on 09/28/2013 | Leave a Comment »
I remember what it was like growing up in Mormonism and feeling an overwhelming adoration and loyalty towards Joseph Smith. I vividly recall sitting in Sunday school and cringing as the teacher told us how Joseph Smith had been tarred and feathered.