December 17 – The day Jesus was begotten of God. Psalm 2:7 “I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.”
“And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”
How comforting it is to know our Lord planned this 1,000 years before the angel announced the news to Mary. When you think of all the minute details our Lord orchestrated, one can’t help but sit in utter astonishment at what He’s done! Take a moment to share factual data with the Mormon so they can shift their focus from what Smith blasphemously taught, and help provide good things for them to think upon.
Each time you see the phrase ‘after the manner of the flesh’ in Mormon writings you’ll know it means Jesus is a product of the Mormon god having sexual relations with Mary. This is obviously unbiblical to the core.
Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 37; “He is our Father; he is our God, the Father of our spirits; he is the framer of our bodies, and set the machine in successful operation to bring forth these tabernacles that I now look upon in this building, and all that ever did or ever will live on the face of the whole earth. … The Apostles and Prophets, when speaking of our relationship to God, say that we are flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone, God is our Father, and Jesus Christ is our Elder Brother, and both are our everlasting friends.” – Brigham Young