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
Posts Tagged ‘polygamy’
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, celestial kingdom, Doctrines of Salvation 2:43, false doctrines of Mormonism, godhood, Jesus, Joseph F. Smith, polygamy, salvation, works vs. grace on 11/28/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Doctrines of Salvation, 2:43; “In order to obtain the exaltation we must accept the gospel AND all its covenants; AND take upon us the obligations which the Lord has offered; and walk in the light and the understanding of the truth; AND ‘live by every word that proceedeth forth from the mouth of God’” – President Joseph Fielding Smith (emphasis mine)
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, Jesus and Lucifer are brothers, Jesus chosen as savior, Lucifer lost election for savior, Ogden Kraut, polygamy, pre-existence, Wilford Woodruff's journal on 11/25/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Excerpts of Wilford Woodruff’s Journal, pg 55; “July 27, 1851, Sermon on Sunday: Sunday I attended meeting. We had a good day. Brother Kimball addressed the meeting a part of the day. Among other remarks he said Jesus Christ was the first born of the Father and He was the candidate and elected to redeem the world. Lucifer sat up as a candidate to run against Jesus Christ, but he was overcome and thrust down to Hell with all that followed him. And we will have no more division henceforth and forever in Israel. We will have but one candidate for office but no opposition. All will be elected and proven. If a person is qualified to fill a greater station than he holds, he will have a chance.” – Wilford Woodruff
November 12 – Genesis 3:17; “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.”
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged Adam sealed to Mary, Adam-God theory, bible, false doctrines of Mormonism, false gospel, godhood, Jesus, Mary married to Adam, polygamy, salvation on 11/04/2013 | Leave a Comment »
“Byron Allred preaches at Manti on Adam as God, with the following remarks in part:
Adam was buried by God (God his Father) and was only dead like a twinkling of an eye, and his God exalted him immediately. Mary was sealed to Adam, and was his wife when she had Jesus. Mary will be the Queen to people another world; Mary was the second wife to Adam; and unless we have two wives, we can never be Gods.
Adam will worship his God and we will worship Adam, and our children will worship us.”
We think it’s important to highlight the lives of those who were instrumental in the early years of Mormonism. In this series we’re highlighting the lifestyles, missions and general work they did to spread the Mormon god’s gospel and the women who promoted their ideals.
This time we’re looking at Willard Richards. Although this gentleman lived only 49 years he was instrumental in bringing hundreds of people into Mormonism through his proselytizing skills in England.
His older cousin Brigham Young introduced him to the Book of Mormon and summarily baptized him into the Church. It didn’t take long for Richards to embrace the polygamous lifestyle and marry 11 women within a decade or so. Three other women would marry him posthumously. Several of his wives were sisters and there’s even a mother and mother-in-law duo in the mix. You can read more about Willard and his wives here.
Joseph Fielding was the 2nd Mission President of the British Mission between 1838-1840. He was a farmer, missionary, father, polygamist and the brother of two sisters who married two of the most influential men in early Mormonism.
If it hadn’t been for Joseph’s influence in his sister’s lives and those around him in England, I’m certain the Church wouldn’t be where it is today. While he’s not written about as often as the other early leaders, make no mistake his imprint is far reaching. You can read a short bio of him and his wives in our investigation of polygamous Mormon Church leaders here.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, discontinued covenants, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, John D. Lee, Mormon racism, polygamy, salvation, Thelma Granny Geer on 10/27/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Privileged White Mormons
Mormonism, Mama & Me, 1986, pgs 24‑25; “As a white Mormon, I proudly accepted the teaching that my fair skin and Mormon parentage signified that I had been one of God’s most intelligent and obedient born‑in‑heaven spirit children…. As a reward for my superior attributes and attitudes, I had been singled out, trained, and qualified to be born a white Latter‑day Saint, deserving of emulation, adulation, and eventual deification. All dark‑skinned people, even darker‑complexioned Caucasians… had been inferior spirits in heaven.” – Thelma “Granny” Geer
Posted in October, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Book of Mormon, cult, efficiency of the Bible, false doctrines, false prophecies, polygamy, salvation, Witnessing to Mormons on 10/25/2013 | Leave a Comment »
October 25 – Revelation 22:18-19; “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
Today I received an incredibly cool e-mail from a researcher and writer based in Salt Lake City that I’ve admired for years now. Her reports have exposed the Church’s practice of posthumous baptisms for the dead even after the Church has publicly announced they’ve stopped.
Helen Radkey sent me a PDF version of her latest report on the inner workings of the Mormon Church’s polygamy endowments that are taking place inside Mormon temples even today.
Posted in Thought of the Day about Mormonism, tagged bible, Erastus Snow, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet Joseph Smith, inbreeding, Jesus, polygamy, sisters and mothers married to one man on 09/26/2013 | 2 Comments »
He was married to sixteen women which in and of itself is disturbing, but to make things worse I also came upon the info that his 2nd wife is the daughter of his 3rd wife and either the sister or niece of his 4th wife. Got all that?
Mark 15:37-38; “And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. 38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.”
The LDS Church claims the husband is the one that opens the door for his wives to get into heaven and I’m wondering…why can’t the woman get there by going through Jesus as the Bible says?
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, September, tagged bible, godhood, Jesus, salvation, Book of Mormon, false gospel, polygamy, polytheism, false doctrines, Witnessing tips for Mormons, mansions in heaven, Heavenly Father making us a home in heaven on 09/18/2013 | Leave a Comment »
September 18 – John 14:1-3; “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
The amazing part of this scripture is what Jesus didn’t say. He said nothing about making homes for us and our ‘family unit’. I cannot imagine thinking that Jesus alone just isn’t enough.
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged D&C 132:4, Ether 10:5, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet, God commands polygamy, God hates polygamy, Jesus, polygamy on 09/09/2013 | Leave a Comment »
If it weren’t for the deep pockets and generosity of this man BYU would’ve died certain death. When Brigham Young died he left the school in financial ruin with debts climbing over $100,000, but Smoot saved the day by mortgaging every single thing he owned to keep Brigham Young Academy kicking. As a result of his generosity he died penniless. That hundred grand in today’s money is over a whopping $2.2.
Mary Mackert Introduction Letters
On June 4, 2008 I had the blessing of having Mary Mackert on our radio outreach program; Way of the Cross. The programs will air on June 8th and the 15th so be sure to download the podcasts and hear this woman’s incredible story of how God miraculously saved her and four of her five children from a life of polygamy and spiritual death. It’s another example of God’s mercy on us and His sovereignty!
We’ve documented and written about Smith’s life from the time of his first vision to the day he died. And then we looked in the Bible to learn what God thinks of writing new scriptures, polygamy, lying to the government, and digging for buried treasure and compared those things with Joseph Smith. As we looked deeper into his story we saw all those things plus adultery, witchcraft, and Masonry. Sadly, it seemed the list would never end.
You can access those articles here or over on the right sidebar there’s a new widget called “All about Joseph”!
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged D&C Declaration 1, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophecies of Mormonism, polygamy, Polygamy Manifesto, Wilford Woodruff on 08/22/2013 | 1 Comment »