Archive for the ‘Mormon priesthood’ Category

Today we’re taking another look at the self-proclaimed authority Joseph Smith bestowed upon himself. Above all things, don’t forget to pray for Jesus to open the eyes of Mormons who’ve fallen for the trickeries of Mr. Smith. The following article was originally published in 2015 and still a great tool to show how Smith had no authority at all.

How did Joseph Smith receive the authority to hold the keys of priesthood?       

This question should be one of the most important questions to ask the Mormon people.  The LDS Church says that “priesthood is power” so this means they view themselves as the only authority to speak for and act in behalf of God.

I had the privilege of asking my dear friend Ed Decker to write a chapter in my mentoring handbook and so we’re answering our dilemma question today with Ed’s contribution!


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“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30

Liahona, ‘The Power of the Priesthood,’ May 2010, p. 7 “The priesthood…was to be named after Melchizedek, the great high priest to whom Abraham paid tithes. …

President Joseph Fielding Smith said, “While it may be said . . . that we are but a handful in comparison with . . . the world, yet we may be compared with the leaven of which the Savior spoke, which will eventually leaven [or lift] the whole world.” We can and in due time certainly will influence all of humanity. It will be known who we are and why we are. …

Priesthood is the authority and the power which God has granted to men on earth to act for Him. When priesthood authority is exercised properly, priesthood bearers do what He would do if He were present. We have done very well at distributing the authority of the priesthood. We have priesthood authority planted nearly everywhere.” — Boyd K. Packer (more…)

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Ensign, “The Power of the Priesthood,” May 2010, 9–10 “Every law and principle and power, every belief, every ordinance and ordination, every covenant, every sermon and every sacrament, every counsel and correction, the sealings, the calls, the releases, the service—all these have as their ultimate purpose the perfection of the individual and the family, for the Lord has said, ‘This is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man’ (Moses 1:39).” — Boyd K. Packer (more…)

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“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”. 1 Timothy 2:5

 Our post today is to bring attention to what God says in His word about the priesthood. We’ve listed what Brigham Young said about it, and compared it to truth.

We found a great explanation of the priesthood at GotQuestions.org we think will bless all those who read it! We pray you’ll share the info with a Mormon you know. This has to be one of the saddest lies this church tells.

There’s absolutely nothing we can do to earn our salvation, and we have to ask – which drop of Jesus’ blood wasn’t enough? (more…)

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Ensign, ‘What Every Elder Should Know, and Every Sister As Well,’ February 1993 “There are some things about the priesthood that every elder should know if he is to understand how the Church is governed. … There are principles and precepts and rules which are often overlooked and seldom taught. Some of these are found in the scriptures, others in the handbooks. Some of them are not found in either. They are found in the Church. You might call them traditions, but they are more than that. They are revelations which came when the brethren of the past assembled themselves, agreed upon his word, and offered their prayers of faith.” — Boyd K. Packer (more…)

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“But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.” Hebrews 7:24

General Women’s Meeting, “If Thou Art Faithful,” November 1984 “God has given the women of this church a work to do in building his kingdom. That concerns all aspects of our great triad of responsibility—which is, first, to teach the gospel to the world; second, to strengthen the faith and build the happiness of the membership of the Church; and, third, to carry forward the great work of salvation for the dead. … We expect leadership, and strength, and impressive results …” — President Gordon B. Hinckley (more…)

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Missing Priesthood

1 Nephi 5:9 “And it came to pass that they did rejoice exceedingly, and did offer sacrifice and burnt offerings unto the Lord; and they gave thanks unto the God of Israel.”

Mosiah 2:3 “And they also took of the firstlings of their flocks, that they might offer sacrifice and burnt offerings according to the law of Moses.” (more…)

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1 John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

It’s well known the entire infrastructure of the LDS Church rests upon its claim of authority.

According to their claims, the body of Christ fell into a complete apostasy upon the death of the last living apostle of Christ c. 100 AD. Therefore, God needed to enact ‘plan b’, to get his body of believers up and running once again.

Since the time of Joseph Smith, each leader has taken a turn at providing colorful descriptions of Christianity’s dismal state, and the need of a restoration. After all, if the Christians hadn’t fallen into such state of disarray, there’d be no need for Mormonism.


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On August 8, 2017, the LDS website featured a 3 minute video on their front page called, ‘Where are the Keys?’. As an FYI, the main target audience is directed at the youth of the Church.

As  you might imagine, the video is also filled with the usual mantra one would expect from the Church, but what struck me is the claim their apostle Gary Stevenson made towards the end of their video. You can find it at 2.04 minutes in.

After explaining that we can’t get into heaven without their priesthood keys, Mr. Stevenson pointed out another unbiblical doctrine about their god.


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