April 18 – Cult Characteristics. 1 Corinthians 15:16, 29 “For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?”

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General Conference, ‘Why the Covenant Path’, April 2021 “…there are many who, while not on the covenant path themselves, act in a way that mirrors the choices and contributions of those who are on the path. You might say they reap the blessings of walking a “covenant-consistent” path. What, then, is the difference of the covenant path?

Actually, the difference is uniquely and eternally significant. It includes the nature of our obedience, the character of God’s commitment to us, the divine help we receive, the blessings tied to gathering as a covenant people, and most importantly, our eternal inheritance.” — D. Todd Christofferson [emp. added] Continue Reading »

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” Leviticus 17:11

  General Conference, ‘Why the Covenant Path’, April 2021 “On the covenant path we also find the essential blessings of forgiveness and cleansing from sin. This is help that can come only through divine grace, administered by the Holy Ghost. … There is also a weekly gathering of the covenant people to the house of prayer on the Lord’s day, that we may “more fully keep [ourselves] unspotted from the world.” — D. Todd Christofferson Continue Reading »

 April 15 – Everlasting Righteousness. Psalm 119:142 “Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And thy law is the truth.”

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Today’s post is a reminder of what Mr. Nelson declared in 2016.

We originally looked at this right after he made the speech in question.

Fast forward a few years and we see Mr. Nelson is on to other things he deems important like building a lot of new temples, and making sure the Church isn’t referred to as Mormonism. The biggest agenda seems to be reminding people they can have their own revelations as long as they fall in line with his.

Sadly, all those in attendance in that meeting five years ago accepted what he said without question, just as many are doing so today.

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April 13 – Revelation from God. Amos 3:7; “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”

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General Conference, ‘What has Our Savior done for Us?’, April 2021 “The Savior has done everything essential for one’s successful journey through mortality toward the joyful destiny outlined in God’s plan of salvation.” — Dallin H. Oaks Continue Reading »

Today we’ve pulled a few interesting things from a talk given by LDS apostle, Quentin Cook. To read their article in full see General Conference, ‘Bishops—Shepherds over the Lord’s Flock’, April 2021.

As a summary, Mr. Cook spoke at the priesthood session on the duties of LDS bishops and the role they should have in the lives of those under their care. Below is a list of the quotes followed by what the Lord has said in His word.

First and foremost, however, we mustn’t forget to pray for the salvation of the kids involved, and those bishops as well!

  1. ‘the bishop coordinates the work of salvation and exaltation in the ward’

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Church News, ‘Hope in Christ’, April 2021 “The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have counseled together in a spirit of prayer and with a yearning to understand how to help all who feel alone or feel they don’t belong. We long to help all who feel this way. Let me mention, in particular, those who are currently single.

Brothers and sisters, more than half of adults in the Church today are widowed, divorced, or not yet married. Some wonder about their opportunities and place in God’s plan and in the Church. We should understand that eternal life is not simply a question of current marital status but of discipleship and being “valiant in the testimony of Jesus.”8 …

For many years, we have talked about “young single adults,” “single adults,” and “adults.” Those designations can be administratively helpful at times but can inadvertently change how we perceive others.

Is there a way to avoid this human tendency that can separate us from one another? … Let us call upon our members who are single to serve, lift, and teach. Disregard old notions and ideas that have sometimes unintentionally contributed to their feelings of loneliness and that they do not belong or cannot serve.” — M. Russell Ballard Continue Reading »

General Conference, ‘Welcome Message’, April 2021 “The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of repentance. “Because of the Savior’s Atonement, His gospel provides an invitation to keep changing, growing and becoming more pure. It is a gospel of hope, of healing and of progress.” — Russell Nelson Continue Reading »

The three talk summaries we’re looking at today are enough to show the fallacies in LDS theology. Pray for those who watched this conference, and bought into the lies! You can read the Church’s PDF which is where we originally retrieved them, and/or see their talks in the links we provided below.

One thing is certain. The Church continues to point inward to avoid pointing to Jesus.

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SL Trib. — “… [Russell Nelson] opened by acknowledging the pain and suffering of the global pandemic, praising the members’ “resilience and spiritual strength in the face of illness, loss and isolation.”

He celebrated the morning’s inclusion of speakers from “every populated continent on Earth.”

The blessings of the gospel “are for every race, language and people,” he said. “The Church of Jesus Christ is a global church. Jesus Christ is our leader.”

Nelson then added that “even a pandemic has not been able to slow the onward march of his truth.”

It has, however, thwarted proselytizing efforts. Convert baptisms plunged by nearly 50% last year as full-time missionaries had to be released and reassigned due to COVID-19.” Continue Reading »

1 Corinthians 3:16 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”

General Conference, ‘New Temples’, April 2021 “President Nelson’s announcement today of 20 new temples and their locations is unique not simply because of the historic number with specific locations. The prophet has now announced 69 new temples in the three years he has served as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Church of Jesus Christ now has 251 temples announced, under construction or operating.” Continue Reading »

April 5 – Mormon Holy Ghost Not Always Available. Acts 8:14-17 “Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.”

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We pray you have a blessed day worshiping Jesus as you learn more about Him in the next year. God bless you and your family! Remember His Promise Beloved —

I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5

Life After Ministries, Michelle 

‘And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.’ Mark 15:23

History of the Church 7:101 “Sometime after dinner we sent for some wine. It has been reported by some that this was taken as a sacrament. It was no such thing; our spirits were generally dull and heavy, and it was sent for to revive us. I think it was Captain Jones who went after it, but they would not suffer him to return. I believe we all drank of the wine, and gave some to one or two of the prison guards. We all of us felt unusually dull and languid, with a remarkable depression of spirits. In consonance with those feelings I sang a song, that had lately been introduced into Nauvoo, entitled, ‘A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief’, etc.” – edited by John Taylor Continue Reading »

Why Mormons Can’t Observe Good Friday 

I’m certain I’m not alone when I say that Good Friday always gives us many things to think upon and pray about! Each of us has our own list of reasons why we’re grateful God intervened in our life, and we each carry our own set of memories why this day is special for us.

One of the most memorable experiences for me dates back to my days in Junior High School of all things.

At the time I had become friends with a handful of other girls and as it turned out I was the only Mormon. My small group of friends included a Catholic, a Presbyterian, an Episcopalian, and a Methodist. I began noticing my Catholic friend only ate fish on Fridays and while all the girls had their own set of doctrinal creeds they held dear, their customs afforded me a front row seat to other cultures right there in the heart of Utah Mormonism.

I began wondering what it’d be like to attend a church that had a cross somewhere on the building.

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  Luke 22:7-13; “Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. 8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. 9 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare? 10 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. 11 And ye shall say unto the good man of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guest chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? 12 And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. 13 And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.”

Today we’re finishing up our look at the significant items used during Holy Week on Maundy Thursday by examining the meaning of Communion and the price of Judas’ betrayal.

First and foremost, we pray Mormons will come to know the significance and meaning of Maundy Thursday in its fullest sense.

Maundy is the Latin word for command. Jesus’ simple command was for His disciples to love and serve one another. We see His example of this in the washing of the disciples’ feet, and His sweet love for mankind by giving His life.

If  you’re LDS, we want  you to know…Jesus died for you wholly, and without exception. There’s nothing you’ve done that would prevent Him from providing a total and complete salvation. Likewise, there’s nothing you could do to pay the price for salvation. The price needed for a full salvation is out of your league. Only Jesus can afford that price!

For more info on the details of Jesus’ activities for this, and other days in Holy Week see Easter and Holy Week.

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Luke 22:3-6 “And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve. 4 And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers how he might betray Him to them. 5 They were glad and agreed to give him money. 6 So he consented, and began seeking a good opportunity to betray Him to them apart from the crowd.”

For those who read my writings it’s obvious I’m not Catholic, nor do I belong to a liturgical church, but that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in what took place during the week between Palm and Easter Sunday, thus the articles this week!

The importance of Jesus’ actions during this unforgettable week cannot be overstated. It’s clear in scripture the Lord was busy in the eight days between Palm Sunday and Easter so the objective in this series is to explore what He did and why.

Today we’re looking at what events took place on Wednesday of Holy Week. When I began reading my Bible and compiling the events for just this one day, I must confess my ignorance at the number of prophecies that were fulfilled. While there are many who argue from the side that we have no prophecies of Judas in the OT, allow me to argue there are enough scriptures from the OT and Jesus’ words in the NT, indicating otherwise.

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The Parables & the Woes 

Isaiah 53:1, 3 “Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”

The day after Jesus cursed the fig tree and equated its fruitless wonder to the nation of Israel, He once again readied Himself for the day ahead as He gathered the disciples and set out for the 30 minute walk to Jerusalem.

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