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February 6 – Christianity. Proverbs 14:12; “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (more…)

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“If God does not save men by truth, he certainly will not save them by lies. And if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival.” –  Charles Spurgeon

Leaders of the LDS Church picked up where Joe Smith left off by indulging themselves with a major ‘do-over’ through the pen of renowned church historian, BH Roberts.

The work we’re looking at today was written by Mr. Roberts in 1930, telling us that it’s long after the actual event a century prior.

Smith’s lies are deplorable, and making excuses by retrofitting them into Church History books, is nothing less than reprehensible. Especially so when it’s done by feeding it to members, young and old alike, which is what they’ve done here.

The Church must’ve felt their story would be easier to believe by explaining away the contradictions found in their own published history, thus the rewrite. However, this still doesn’t explain why Smith was using tools of witchcraft to ‘translate’ the golden plates he supposedly dug out of a hill in upstate NY. (more…)

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New Witnesses for God, 1:458-459; “…If Jesus Christ, “being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God,” why should it be considered blasphemous to teach that man by faith and righteousness in following the counsels of God, shall at last become like him, and share his power and glory, being a God, even a son of God? …The Prophet Joseph Smith corrected the idea thatGod that now is was always God…“ – B.H. Roberts

Note: The reference above is found on pp 463-464 in the physical hardcopy.

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Studies of the Book of Mormon, p. 240; “Did Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews furnish structural material for Joseph Smith’s Book of Mormon? It has been pointed out in these pages that there are many things in the former book that might well have suggested many major things in the other. Not a few things merely, one or two, or half dozen, but many; and it is this fact of many things of similarity and the cumulative force of them that makes them so serious a menace to Joseph Smith’s story of the Book of Mormon’s origin.” – BH Roberts

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September Witnessing 2016September 9 – Ever learning without truth. 2 Timothy 3:6-7; “For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

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Articles of Faith 1:12 “We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.”

BH RobertsThe reference above is part of the Church’s official statement of faith, however, from the onset of Mormonism until the early nineteenth century, it was either overlooked, or purposefully ignored. One of those who knew better was none other than our subject matter today; Brigham Henry Roberts.

BH Roberts was the official church historian for a number of years, and authored the heavily relied upon History of the Church of Latter-day Saints, used by everyone who knows Mormonism. Roberts was also the author of 23 other books in his lifetime, with each being heavy on the historical aspects of Mormonism, as well as the theological side of it.

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A Book of MormMormon Decisions 10ons, pp. 243-244; “Roberts…refused to sign a Church ‘political manifesto’ which stipulated that before a general authority could seek political office he must ‘apply to the proper authorities and learn from them whether he can, consistently with the obligations already entered into with the Church upon assuming his office, take upon himself the added duties and labors and responsibilities of the new position.’…Roberts felt that the political manifesto constituted an infringement on basic civil liberties. He was suspended from ecclesiastical duties and given three weeks to recant…. He walked the streets all night, wrestling with the dilemma of sacrificing principle or being stripped of his Church blessings. Just hours before the deadline, he decided to sign and was accepted back into fellowship.” – Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker

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