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We were reminded of an article we published a few years ago while preparing for a new series of videos, and other articles we’re putting on the site — yay! Here’s the link for the original article, or you can read the updated version below.

Gospel Doctrine, p. 179 “NO NEED TO POINT OUT DEFECTS OF CHURCH LEADERS…I do not think it is my right or prerogative to point out the supposed defects of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or Brigham Young, or any other of the leaders of the Church. Let the Lord God Almighty judge them and speak for or against them as it may seem to him good—but not me; it is not for me, my brethren, to do this. Our enemies may have taken advantage of us, in times gone by, because of unwise things that may have been said. Some of us may now give to the world the same opportunity to speak evil against us, because of that which we say, which should not be spoken at all.—Oct. C. R., 1909, pp. 124-125.” – Joseph F. Smith (more…)

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Gospel Topics, ‘Happiness’ “Heavenly Father desires that we find true, lasting happiness. Our happiness is the design of all the blessings He gives us—gospel teachings…and even the opportunity to experience adversity. His plan for our salvation is often called “the great plan of happiness” (Alma 42:8). He sent His Beloved Son to carry out the Atonement so we can be happy in this life and receive a fulness of joy in the eternities.” (more…)

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 January 6 — Secret Oaths Guised as Godly Obedience. Luke 12:2-3 “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” (more…)

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 The other day I came across an article by Elder Tad R. Callister titled How the Church ruins it’s members for any other church.  The title and content of the article really isn’t surprising, the Mormon Church has a long history of feeling superior to any other church. One of the first lessons you learn as you’re investigating the Church is, this is the only “true church” all the other ones are corrupt.

New members of the Mormon Church are taught that while some of the other Christian denominations have some of the truth, they are the only ones who have all the truth. Which is the beginning of the indoctrination and brainwashing. After all, how could you ever leave a church that has “all the truth” for one that has a fraction of it? (more…)

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Symbols of Christ “And we cannot doubt that the greatest of all female spirits was the one then chosen and foreordained to be ‘the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh’ (1 Nephi 11:18). Nor can we do other than suppose that Eve was by her side, rejoicing in her foreordination to be the first woman, the mother of men, the consort, companion, and friend of mighty Michael…” — Bruce R. McConkie, Woman, Eve and the Fall, p. 59; Joseph Fldg. Smith, Doctrines of Salvation 1:74-75 (more…)

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Journal of Discourses 24:184 “Has there ever been a doctrine declared by the authorities of this Church, as a part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that they have had to take back or modify? Not one. Has there been anything in the organization that has had to be perfected? No. The organization was as perfect in theory—being revealed of God—50 years ago as it is today…That constitutes the strength of this work. It is its infallibility. Not that man connected with it is infallible, for he is fallible; but the work itself, its principles, and everything connected with it, is infallible, having a divine origin, being revealed of God.” —  George Q. Cannon, Salt Lake City, July 15, 1883 (more…)

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‘…why it was necessary that his blood should be shed is an apparent mystery….’

Journal of Discourses 10:114 “It is not fully comprehended why it was necessary that Jesus Christ should leave the heavens, … and come upon the earth to offer himself up a sacrifice… why this should be, why it was necessary that his blood should be shed is an apparent mystery…. What sins of the world did he take away? We are told that it is the sin which Adam committed.” — John Taylor, Great Salt Lake City, February 22, 1863 (more…)

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General Conference, “This Day,” April 2007 “It is hard to know when we have done enough for the Atonement to change our natures and so qualify us for eternal life. And we don’t know how many days we will have to give the service necessary for that mighty change to come. But we know that we will have days enough if only we don’t waste them.” — Henry B. Eyring (more…)

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Journal of Discourses 6:345-346 “Some would have us believe that God is present everywhere. It is not so. He is no more everywhere present in person than the Father and Son are one in person. The Bible teaches that doctrine precisely as it is.

The kingdom that the Almighty will set up in the latter days will have its officers, and those officers will be peace. Every man that officiates in a public capacity will be filled with the Spirit of God…” — Brigham Young, Great Salt Lake City, July 31, 1859 (more…)

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Wilford Woodruff Journal, p. 270-271 “President Young said Michael was a resurrected Being and he left Eloheem and came to this earth & with an immortal body, & continued so till he partook of earthly food and begat Children who were mortal. (Keep this to yourselves). Then they died.” — January 27, 1860 (more…)

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Ensign, ‘The Caravan Moves On,’ October 1984 “There is no salvation in a system of religion that rejects the doctrine of the Fall or that assumes man is the end product of evolution and so was not subject to a fall. True believers know that this earth and man and all forms of life were created in an Edenic, or paradisiacal, state in which there was no mortality, no procreation, no death.” — Bruce R. McConkie (more…)

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Mormon Doctrine of Deity, p. 256 “What are angels? They are intelligences of the human species. Many of them are offsprings of Adam and Eve. That is they are men, who have, like Enoch or Elijah, been translated; or, like Jesus Christ, been raised from the dead; consequently they possess a material body of flesh and bones, can eat, drink, walk, converse, reason, love, fight, wrestle, sing, or play on musical instruments. They can go or come on foreign missions, in heaven, earth, or hell; and they can travel space, and visit the different worlds, with all the ease and alacrity with which God and Christ do the same, being possessed of similar organizations, powers and attributes in a degree.”— B. H. Roberts, LDS Church Historian, 1903 (more…)

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Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, pp. 89-90 “Not only are there apostates within our midst, but there are also apostate doctrines that are sometimes taught in our classes and from our pulpits and that appear in our publications. And these apostate precepts of men cause our people to stumble. As the Book of Mormon, speaking of our day, states: ‘They have all gone astray save it be a few, who are the humble followers of Christ; nevertheless, they are led, that in many instances they do err because they are taught by the precepts of men’ (2 Nephi 28:14).” — Ezra Taft Benson, 1988 (more…)

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Man, His Origin and Destiny, p. 315 “There are thousands of miracles performed today, wonders that would astound our grandfathers could they suddenly see them. These miracles are as great as turning water into wine, raising the dead or anything else. A miracle is not, as many believe, the setting aside or overruling natural laws. Every miracle performed in Biblical days or now, is done on natural principles and in obedience to natural law. The healing of the sick, the raising of the dead, giving eyesight to the blind, whatever it may be that is done by the power of God, is in accordance with natural law. Because we do not understand how it is done, does not argue for the impossibility of it.” — Joseph Fielding Smith, 1954  [This is on p. 484 in non-electronic format.] (more…)

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“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,  but by me.” John 14:6

 Today we’re looking at a speech Brigham Young gave in 1857. The number of false teachings in this speech is staggering. What’s equally shocking is although the Church denounced Brigham’s teachings, their premiere university still bears his name.

Journal of Discourses 4:271-272 “Comparing spiritual with temporal things, it must be that God knows something about temporal things, and has had a body and been on an earth, were it not so He would not know how to judge men righteously, according to the temptations and sin they have had to contend with. (more…)

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“Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any.” Isaiah 46:8

The Seer, p. 224 “God is a God of truth, and cannot lie without violating the great perfections and attributes of his nature, which if he should do, his power and glory would cease, and other Beings who are filled with all the fullness of his attributes, would succeed in his place. But God knowing all things, and loving righteousness and truth with a perfect love, it is impossible for him to violate the great unchangeable principles of his nature. (more…)

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‘Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let thy glory be above all the earth.’ Psalm 57:5

 The psalm above is also a beloved song for Christians worldwide. It evokes believers to stand while singing, and reflect with awe the wonders of God Almighty, and the Power He alone holds.

Today’s LDS reference is a reminder of how the Mormon god is fixated on one thing, and that’s sex.

There’s absolutely no excuse for what Mr. Pratt said in his book, ‘The Seer’, and must be regarded as the highest form of debauchery. While everyone is familiar with Pratt’s explanation that the body of Jesus required both a mother and father, we thought it imperative to look at the rest of what he said. (more…)

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‘For we are his workmanship…’ Ephesians 2:10

 A few days ago Melissa told me about a post on a Facebook page that reminded me of what it’s like for members of the LDS Church. The post was a quote from a speech by Thomas Monson who was giving pointers on how to be perfect, and a Mormon scripture from 3 Nephi 12:48.

“Our goal is to achieve, to excel, to strive for perfection. Remember, however, that our business in life is not to get ahead of others but to get ahead of ourselves. To break our own record, to outstrip our yesterdays by today, to bear our trials more beautifully than we ever dreamed we could, to give as we never have given, to do our work with more force and a finer finish than ever—this is the true objective.”

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Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 674 “When the Kingdom of God is fully set up and established on the face of the earth, and takes the preeminence over all other nations and kingdoms, it will protect the people in the enjoyment of all their rights, no matter what they believe, what they profess, or what they worship. If they wish to worship a god of their own workmanship, instead of the true and living God, all right, if they will mind their own business and let other people alone. 2:310.” — Great Salt Lake City, July 8, 1855 (more…)

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Discourses of Brigham Young, pp. 665-666 “…I am satisfied that it will not do for the Lord to make this people popular. Why? Because all hell would want to be in the Church. The people must be kept where the finger of scorn can be pointed at them. What is the reason of this?

Christ and Baal cannot become friends. When I see this people grow and spread and prosper I feel there is more danger than when they are in poverty. Being driven from city to city . . . is nothing compared to the danger of becoming rich and being hailed by outsiders as a first-class community. … I am afraid of only one thing. What is that? That we will not live our religion… 12:272.” — Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, August 16, 1868

You can also find this at 2001 Church News Archives; and in Gospelink, Discourses of BY, p. 434. (more…)

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