“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation” Acts 17:26

It goes without saying the Church’s focus wasn’t solely on Jesus Christ at their last conference. We’ve highlighted a number of their talks you can see at General Conferences.

Today our topic is focused on the speakers at the General Conference. Of the thirty speakers, eleven were non-white and it reminded me of an article we wrote a few years back listing racist LDS scriptures. For more info see Racist Mormon Scriptures.

I pray the reason I’ve pointed this out today is clear. My heart is broken that anyone would be tricked into believing the falsehoods of Mormonism. That in itself is bad enough.

Compounding the problem is the race issue. It’d be a gross understatement to say that I’m horrified each time I hear of a non-white person joining the Church. Continue Reading »

The Church News “Because of the Savior, all will be resurrected. He has also made it possible for all to be reunited as families and have eternal joy in God’s presence if they make and keep covenants with Him.

As President Russell M. Nelson has taught: “Death is a necessary component of our eternal existence. … For sorrowing loved ones left behind … the sting of death is soothed by a steadfast faith in Christ, a perfect brightness of hope, a love of God and of all men, and a deep desire to serve them.” — Reyna Isabel Aburto Continue Reading »

May 26 – The Bible Saves. Colossians 3:16; “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

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May 25 – Is God’s Canon Full? Revelation 22:18-19; “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

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In April 1852 Brigham Young delivered a speech that was one for the record books. Yesterday we looked at a small section of this when he said ‘if Jesus was conceived by the Holy Ghost, it’d be dangerous to baptize females’.

Today we’re looking at a small portion of what he said beforehand to compare it with what our Lord says in His word. There’s no doubt his words are part of the reason why my people are always confused. To read his speech in full see link below.

Journal of Discourses 1:51 “It is true that the earth was organized by three distinct characters, namely, Eloheim, Yahovah, and Michael, these three forming a quorum, as in all heavenly bodies, and in organizing element, perfectly represented in the Deity, as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Journal of Discourses 1:51 “Now, remember from this time forth, and forever, that Jesus Christ was not begotten by the Holy Ghost. …if the Son was begotten by the Holy Ghost, it would be very dangerous to baptize and confirm females, and give the Holy Ghost to them, lest he should beget children.” — Brigham Young, Great Salt Lake City, April 9, 1852. Continue Reading »

 May 22 – Can God Be Evil? Job 34:10 “Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.”

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Colossians 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”

Reading over the LDS explanation of what their temple garments symbolize was a jaw dropper for me.

Each sentence in the Encyclopedia of Mormonism on this topic was worse than the previous one, so we decided to dissect it to see what God has to say. To read their article in full see link provided. Here we go!

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, p. 534

‘The white garment symbolizes purity and helps assure modesty, respect for the attributes of God…’

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 May 20 – Railing on Jesus. Mark 15:29 “And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days.”

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Doctrine and Covenants 132:8 “Behold, mine house is a house of order, saith the Lord God, and not a house of confusion.” — Joseph Smith

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TheChurchNews.com Conference Talk Summaries PDF “Being even more effective in priesthood service comes by understanding why individuals are given the priesthood. The purpose for receiving the priesthood is to allow them to bless people for the Lord, doing so in His name. Priesthood service is given out of love, and the Lord blesses service given in His name.

The key to serving and blessing others in His name is praying that the people feel the Lord’s love through one’s loving service. When giving a priesthood blessing, pray to know what blessing the Lord has in store. Ask to know how He wants to bless that person, not what others want.

“My experience is that even when the blessing is not what the others desire for themselves or their loved one, the Spirit touches hearts to experience acceptance and comfort rather than disappointment.” Magnifying priesthood service depends on one’s diligence in seeking the Lord’s will and voice. That magnification may come slowly, but it will come.” — Henry Eyring Continue Reading »

May 17 – Glory of God v. Glory of Self. 2 Corinthians 4:6 “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

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TheChurchNews.com Conference Talk Summaries PDF “For those who “feel small” in the Lord’s work, “I invite you to ask prayerfully how the Lord sees you. He knows you personally, He conferred the priesthood upon you.” He loves and trusts His priesthood holders to bless people He loves in His name.” — Henry B. Eyring

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 May 15 – Worshiping Mormon Prophets. Isaiah 29:13; “¶ Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.”

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As an update to this post – I somehow forgot to include some verses about finding strength in the Lord – yikes!

Psalm 28:7-8, 37:39, 59:9; Exodus 15:2; Isaiah 45:24…and the list goes on! 

TheChurchNews.com “The word that defines counsel and direction from President Nelson during general conference — ‘faith’ …

Temples are a vital part of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ in its fulness,” he said. “Ordinances of the temple fill our lives with power and strength — available in no other way. We thank God for those blessings.” — Russell Nelson [emp. added] Continue Reading »

General Conference, ‘Hearts Knit Together’, April 2021 “The Lord expects us to teach that inclusion is a positive means toward unity and that exclusion leads to division.

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are dismayed when we hear of how children of God are mistreated based on their race. We have been heartbroken to hear of recent attacks on people who are Black, Asian, Latino, or of any other group. Prejudice, racial tension, or violence should never have any place in our neighborhoods, communities, or within the Church. Let each of us, no matter our age, strive to be our best.” — Gary E. Stevenson Continue Reading »

May 12 – Truth and Its Consequences. Genesis 3:23-24; “Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”

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James 2:19 “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”

Today we’re looking at a few things from a talk given by one of the Church’s General Authorities, Michael John U Teh. The reason his talk caught our attention was because of the subject matter. Mr. Teh laid a heavy emphasis on knowing Jesus vs. knowing about Him, alas, his talk created more confusion than direction.

You can read his talk in full at General Conference, ‘Our Personal Savior’, April 2021.

We’ve listed his comment/s followed by our observations.

First, recognize “knowing the Savior is the most important pursuit of our lives. It should take priority over anything else.”

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 May 10 – Acts 17:26 “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.”

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TheChurchNews.com “The Savior’s spiritual light is equally as important as sunlight is for all life on Earth.

The light of Christ, frequently called a conscience, leads to receiving the Holy Ghost’s influence, which is the greatest source of light from Heavenly Father in mortality.” — Timothy J. Dyches Continue Reading »

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