Necromancy and Witchcraft at Hill Cumorah
Journal of Discourses 19:38; “When Joseph got the plates, the angel instructed him to carry them back to the hill Cumorah, which he did. Oliver says that when Joseph and Oliver went there, the hill opened, and they walked into a cave, in which there was a large and spacious room. He says he did not think, at the time, whether they had the light of the sun or artificial light; but that it was just as light as day. They laid the plates on a table; it was a large table that stood in the room. Under this table there was a pile of plates as much as two feet high, and there were altogether in this room more plates than probably many wagon loads; they were piled up in the corners and along the walls. The first time they went there the sword of Laban hung upon the wall; but when they went again it had been taken down and laid upon the table across the gold plates; it was unsheathed, and on it was written these words: “This sword will never be sheathed again until the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our God and his Christ.”” – Brigham Young, Farmington, Utah, June 17, 1877
Leviticus 19:31; “Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.”
Why? I understand and realize there are wizards in this world and know there are many people who like to perform works of wonder through powers not of God.
What hurts my heart is that my own family is part of those who believes in these stories.
Why aren’t the Mormon missionaries sharing these stories with their investigators??? People like my husband Kirk, or Ed Decker or one my volunteers like Melissa probably would’ve thought twice before joining their ranks I’m sure!
You can read more facts about this “incident” on BYU’s website at the Neal Maxwell Institute.