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April 11 — Serving the Lord. 1 Chronicles 28:9; “And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.” Continue Reading »

“If such may have been the fact, that a part of the Ten Tribes came over to America, in the way we have supposed, leaving the cold regions of Assareth behind them in quest of a milder climate, it would be natural to look for tokens of the presence of Jews of some sort, along countries adjacent to the Atlantic. In order to this, we shall here make an extract from an able work: written exclusively on the subject of the Ten Tribes having come from Asia by the way of Bherings Strait, by the Rev. Ethan Smith, Pultney, Vt., who relates as follows:…” – Times and Seasons, “Truth will prevail”, Vol. III. No. 15, CITY OF NAUVOO, ILL. JUNE 1, 1842, No. 51, Joseph Smith

view of the hebrewsThe quote above comes from the Mormon periodical Times and Seasons which Joseph Smith used to post a quote from a book called ‘View of the Hebrews’, authored by the Minister Ethan Smith (no relation).

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April 10 — Obedience. Acts 5:29; “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” Continue Reading »

The Church of Jesus  Christ of Latter-day Saints has seen its fair share of changes throughout time.

We’ve seen prophets who were all but silent in their tenure, which of course means Joe Smith and Brigham Young who were both endowed with mouths like no others.

We’ve also seen LDS prophets who barely made a peep. The one in charge today, (Russell Nelson), is anything but quiet.

Mr. Nelson’s priorities are shaping up to be quite the scene. He seems to be hung up on everyone using the name of the Church properly. This scenario began last year and has continued on through 2019.

Last year we also saw a dissolution of the Visiting Teaching Messages, and the rearrangement of their priesthood. This year they’re backtracking on excluding kids of gay people, and now we’re witnessing record numbers of people leaving. The first thing that came to mind was, ‘oops’. Apparently the Mormon god didn’t foresee the ramifications of what it’d mean to exclude innocent children from his kingdom.

This is what happens when you try to hide evil. Eventually truth prevails.

Here are the numbers for 2019. As you’ll see, the only news that remained the same was the downward trend of their ‘inspired works’.

Above all else, please, pray that those who are actively involved, will stand up, walk out, and accept the Jesus of the Bible as their true Savior!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

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April 9 — Self-sufficient. Revelation 3:17; “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” Continue Reading »

We’re putting the latest stats together and they should be done by tomorrow, sorry for the delay! I’m not a math person, so I’m taking extra time to check my calculations via the math guy in my life – Kirk! 🙂 

We received a few comments via the blog, site, and private e-mails from people in response to the Church’s stats we reported on yesterday. Be sure to check them out! The mess this church has left in its wake is startling. Please, continue to pray for those involved whether active, inactive, or otherwise.

The one thing we noticed in the talks they delivered is the absence of our dear Lord Jesus. Their talks were reminiscent a pep rally for business people, and didn’t focus on Jesus at all. Their scripture cited below is a good example.

Doctrine and Covenants 132:15-17; “Therefore, if a man marry him a wife in the world, and he marry her not by me nor by my word, and he covenant with her so long as he is in the world and she with him, their covenant and marriage are not of force when they are dead, and when they are out of the world; therefore, they are not bound by any law when they are out of the world. 16 Therefore, when they are out of the world they neither marry nor are given in marriage; but are appointed angels in heaven, which angels are ministering servants, to minister for those who are worthy of a far more, and an exceeding, and an eternal weight of glory. 17 For these angels did not abide my law; therefore, they cannot be enlarged, but remain separately and singly, without exaltation, in their saved condition, to all eternity; and from henceforth are not gods, but are angels of God forever and ever.”

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April 8 — Priorities. Philippians 3:10; “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.” Continue Reading »

The Salt Lake Tribune reported on the Church’s stats for last year, and boy was it ever worthy of attention!

2018 was a dubious year for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They saw 140,868 members leave their fold. In addition to that news, the Church also set another record. Continue Reading »

April 7 — Role of the Holy Spirit. There are many ways in which God’s Holy Spirit works inside of us. One of those ways is the fruits of the Holy Spirit – Galatians 5:22-23. Another is the way in how He works inside of us on a daily basis, moment by moment, guiding us along in life. John 16:13; “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” Continue Reading »

 Conference Report, April 1943, p. 39 “These are trying days, in which Satan rages, at home and abroad, hard days, evil and ugly days. We stand helpless as it seems before them. We need help. We need strength. We need guidance. Perhaps if we would do our work in behalf of those of the unseen world who hunger and pray for the work we can do for them, the unseen world would in return give us help in this day of our urgent need. There are more in the other world than there are here. There is more power and strength there than we have upon this earth. We have but a trifle, and that trifle is taken from the immeasurable power of God.” — John A. Widtsoe

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April 6 — Jesus’ Church. Matthew 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Continue Reading »

Salt Lake Tribune “In a Thursday announcement, church leaders confirmed that children of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender parents may be blessed as babies — a tradition within the faith — and baptized without the need for approval from the faith’s governing First Presidency.

Couples in a same-gender marriage would also cease to be subject to automatic disciplinary action. “While we still consider such a marriage to be a serious transgression,” a church news release states, “it will not be treated as apostasy for purposes of church discipline. Instead, the immoral conduct in heterosexual or homosexual relationships will be treated in the same way…Sen. Derek Kitchen, D-Salt Lake City, the only openly gay member of the Utah Legislature, said…“The world is changing,” Kitchen said, “and the church is changing alongside it.”” Continue Reading »

April 5  — Blood of the Covenant. Hebrews 9:12-14; “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” Continue Reading »

Journal of Discourses 26:302 “…the Apostle Paul makes this declaration: “For to this end Christ both died and rose, and revived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.”

So it is with the Prophet Joseph Smith. He has gone before with the keys of this dispensation, after having lived and conferred them upon the authorities of the Church, even all that was necessary until he shall come again to build up this kingdom preparatory to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

He with others are helping to carry out the great work of the redemption of the dead. And this part of the work we are called upon to perform in the temples. To be baptized for them, to be confirmed for them, and to perform all those holy ordinances for your righteous dead, for your worthy ancestry, which you have done or shall do for yourselves, makes you to become saviors upon Mount Zion.” — Franklin D. Richards, Provo, August 30, 1885 Continue Reading »

April 4 — HE Must Increase. John 3:30-31; “He must increase, but I must decrease. 31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.” Continue Reading »

Journal of Discourses 1:87 “Where shall we begin to improve? I don’t know of anything better calculated to improve our union than to have some wide meshes in the net, to let those slip through who don’t wish to be gathered, and to unite with the rest. There is an accumulation here of the good and the bad, the chaff and the wheat, the tares and the good grain, the good and bad fish which the Gospel net gathers. The only safe way is for the good and bad to be separated. I like to see the roads open, the snow disappear from the canyons, that spirits not congenial to the Gospel of peace may go as many roads as there are points of the compass. Such movements give opportunity for the Saints to draw the cords of union still closer. May God bless you all. Amen.” — Parley Parker Pratt, Great Salt Lake City, March 27, 1853. Continue Reading »

April 3 — Devoted Disciples in Missiology. Luke 18:31 “Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. 32  For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on.” Continue Reading »

Journal of Discourses 11:232 “In speaking about apostasy, it is a remarkable feature connected with it and with those who favor apostates and consort with them, that they are filled with the spirit of fear.” — George Quayle Cannon, Great Salt Lake City, May 6, 1866. Continue Reading »

April 2 — Salvation is for Today! 2 Corinthians 6:2; “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” Continue Reading »

The LDS references below came from a March 2019 article in The Friend Magazine.

In case you’re unaware, this monthly periodical is written for an audience of young kids ages 3 – 12.

The article had two parts to it, if you will. Both were written by their prophet, Russell M. Nelson. The first part was a brief message to the kids, and the other was an image with other notes. Their remarks and links for both are included below. Continue Reading »

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