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Psalm 18:2 “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”

_jeremiah_tablet_0721I’ve always said one of the best Bible studies I’ve ever done is on the book of Jeremiah. For an ex-Mormon, it opens doors of historical clarity, and puts the Book of Mormon in its proper place; the pile of false prophecies.

The historical narrative for the Book of Mormon is built upon the premise God separated an unknown tribe of Israel from amongst the rest of her clans. In doing this, He also commanded them to flee Jerusalem during the chaos of Babylon’s takeover of Israel c. BC 600.

The BoM is filled with ‘commandments’ from God that were diametrically opposed to all other commandments He gave to Israel through His prophet Jeremiah, and other prophets at that time.

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History of the Church 4:461; “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth…” – Joseph Smith, Jr. (Also see Book of Mormon Introduction)

bom.jpgTruth, they say, is stranger than fiction and never was it more so than with the presence of Mormonism. The reasons why this church flew under the radar for so long are as numerous as the changes made to its premiere canon.

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BC 586 Israelites’ Deportation

Mormon Decisions 101 Nephi 1:4; “For it came to pass in the commencement of the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, (my father, Lehi, having dwelt at Jerusalem in all his days); and in that same year there came many prophets, prophesying unto the people that they must repent, or the great city Jerusalem must be destroyed.”

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Mystery of God

1 Nephi 2:16; “…having great desires to know of the mysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry unto the Lord; and behold he did visit me, and did soften my heart that I did believe all the words which had been spoken by my father; wherefore, I did not rebel against him like unto my brothers.”

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