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‘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.’ Galatians 1:8-9

 The following is the infamous false Quakers on the Moon prophecy. There are a couple of interesting items of note in its context you may not know about – I know I didn’t!

The Young Woman’s Journal Vol. 3, No. 6, March 1892, pp. 263-264 “Astronomers and philosophers have, from time almost immemorial until very recently, asserted that the moon was uninhabited, that it had no atmosphere, etc. But recent discoveries, through the means of powerful telescopes, have given scientists a doubt or two upon the old theory. Nearly all the great discoveries of men in the last half century have, in one way or another, either directly or indirectly, contributed to prove Joseph Smith to be a Prophet.

As far back as 1837, I know that he said the moon was inhabited by men and women the same as this earth, and that they lived to a greater age than we do — that they live generally to near the age of a 1000 years. He described the men as averaging near six feet in height, and dressing quite uniformly in something near the Quaker style.

In my patriarchal blessing, given by the father of Joseph the Prophet, in Kirtland, 1837, I was told that I should preach the gospel before I was 21 years of age; that I should preach the gospel to the inhabitants upon the islands of the sea, and — to the inhabitants of the moon, even the planet you can now behold with your eyes.” — Oliver Boardman Huntington Continue Reading »

 

August 20 – Rolled Up as a Scroll. Isaiah 34:4 “And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll…”

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Journal of Discourses 2:128-129 “…The Lord Almighty will not let anything endure that offers hospitality to the devil and his imps…devils cannot construct a house…that is the very thing which causes us trouble continually; for they are trying all the time to get into our dwellings, because they have none of their own. … They are in our midst watching for an opportunity to enter where they may. What will be the doom of those who give way to them, and yield to them the possession of their tabernacles? They will wander to and fro, happiness will be hid from them, they will weep, and wail, and suffer, until their bodies return to their mother earth, and their spirits to judgment.” —Brigham Young, Great Salt Lake City, April 17, 1853 Continue Reading »

 August 19 – Was the Apostle John a Polygamist? John 13:23 “Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.” Continue Reading »

“To Confirm and Inform: A Blessing of Higher Education,” March 11, 2008, BYU Devotional “Have you ever wondered why you were born where and when you were born? Why were you not born 500 years ago in some primitive aboriginal culture in some isolated corner of the world? Is the timing and placing of our birth capricious? For Latter-day Saints, the answer is no. Fundamental to our faith is the understanding that before we came to this earth we lived in a premortal existence with a loving Heavenly Father. We further understand that in that premortal state we had agency and that we grew and developed as we used that agency. Some, as Abraham learned, became noble and great ones. We believe that when it came time for us to experience mortality, a loving Heavenly Father, who knows each of us well, sent us to earth at the time and in the place and in circumstances that would best help us reach our divine potential and help Him maximize His harvest of redeemed souls” — Terry Ball, Dean of Religious Education Continue Reading »

 August 18 – Invention of the Microscope. Luke 22:44 “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”

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Mormon Doctrine, p. 363 “Mormonism is Christianity; Christianity is Mormonism; they are one and the same, and they are not to be distinguished from each other in the minutest detail … Mormons are true Christians; their worship is the pure, unadulterated Christianity authored by Christ and accepted by Peter, James, and John and all the ancient saints.” — Bruce R. McConkie Continue Reading »

 August 17 – John 8:44; “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” Continue Reading »

Ether 3:15; “And never have I showed myself unto man whom I have created, for never has man believed in me as thou hast.” — BC c. 2200 [emp. added]

D&C 107:53-55; “Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who were all high priests, with the residue of his posterity who were righteous, into the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman, and there bestowed upon them his last blessing. 54 And the Lord appeared unto them, and they rose up and blessed Adam, and called him Michael, the prince, the archangel. 55 And the Lord administered comfort unto Adam, and said unto him: I have set thee to be at the head; a multitude of nations shall come of thee, and thou art a prince over them forever.” — [emp. added]

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 August 16 – Who was John the Baptist? Isaiah 40:3-5; “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: 5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.”

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 Journal of Discourses 6:125 “Jesus said to his disciples, “Ye are the salt of the earth; and if the salt loses its saving principle, it is then good for nothing but to be cast out.” Instead of reading it just as it is, almost all of you read it just as it is not. Jesus meant to say, “If you have lost the saving principles, you Twelve Apostles, and you that believe in my servants the Twelve, you shall be like unto the salt that has lost its saving principles: it is henceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.” Judas lost that saving principle, and they took him and killed him. It is said in the Bible that his bowels gushed out; but they actually kicked him until his bowels came out.” – Heber C. Kimball, Salt Lake City, December 13, 1857

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 August 15 – Racism still exists in Mormonism. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”

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‘And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.’ 1 Corinthians 15:45

 An activity lesson in a recent LDS Friend Magazine stressed the importance of knowing the true meaning of temples. To read their article in full, see Friend, ‘Your Body is a Temple,’ August 2019 by Dani Jones.

To be sure, I was more than a little surprised at the instructions of having little kids use dice to maneuver around a game board. As I mentioned in an article yesterday, one of the big no-no’s in Mormonism had always been the use of dice and cards. Once again, their rules have evolved to suit their purpose at hand.

Another interesting item came to my attention when one of our faithful readers sent an e-mail last night with a picture of an LDS temple, and a deck of cards depicting different doctrines of their church. Each card had a different marking from Hoyle type playing cards at the top – she mentioned they can be purchased on e-Bay for $6.99. Oh be still my heart…

With their contradictory behavior on that topic behind us, another issue was the brazen lies they’ve burdened these children with. For the sake of brevity we’re looking at just a few of the main things from this lesson. Here we go! Continue Reading »

 August 14 – Creating Chaos with Four Accounts of God’s Creation. Genesis 1:26a “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…”

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Ensign, ‘“Don’t Bet on It!”: A Latter-day Saint Look at Gambling,’ March 1986

Marvin K. Gardner, former editor of LDS Church magazines, wrote an article about gambling you can read at the link above. In it he quoted at least a half dozen LDS leaders and their warnings about the dangers of gambling.

Amongst the many warnings are direct instructions on how and why members aren’t to play cards, or participate in gambling of any kind. You can find some of those in his quotes below.

Members have been told that even playing cards without money involved can lead to a person becoming addicted to gambling. Continue Reading »

 August 13 – Are descendants of Aaron still here? Numbers 16:40 “…To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the Lord; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the Lord said to him by the hand of Moses.”

Hebrews 7:13-14 “For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. 14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.”

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“Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth”. Deuteronomy 5:8

Also see Exodus 20:4; Deuteronomy 4:15-16, 19; Habakkuk 2:18, and Leviticus 26:1 for more examples of ‘graven images’.

The Lord’s instructions to the Israelites have been abundantly clear. Don’t worship other gods, and don’t make images thereof. In spite of God’s direct orders, and extravagant patience with mankind, history has proven there’s been anything but obedience.

The narrative from the days of the Exodus, and OT takeovers of Israel, bare out explicit examples of cause and effect. The Golden Calf incident with Aaron, and people worshiping Asherah under trees in Jerusalem weren’t on God’s list of wholesome activities. Eventually God had seen enough in all the examples we read. Continue Reading »

August 12 – Biggest lie in the Book of Mormon. 2 Corinthians 11:13-14 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”

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August 11 – How did Nephi know what Malachi wrote 200 years before Malachi’s birth? Malachi 4:1 “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.”

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General Conference Report, ‘Relief Society Attendance,’ pp 9-10 “Now to the sisters in the Church I say that attendance at Relief Society, in an important way is not really optional. It is as obligatory upon a woman to draw into her life the virtues that are fostered by the Relief Society as it is an obligation for the men to build into their lives the patterns of character fostered by the priesthood”. – Boyd K. Packer, September 30, 1978 Continue Reading »

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