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I suppose this conference wasn’t much different than its predecessors, however, it seems their words go further to confuse than in years past. The blatant lies they tell are a shock to the sensibilities of those who know the true Jesus.

The three talks we’ve listed here earned themselves a spot in our series, ‘Worst of the Worst’, just as the last three. Two of them are courtesy of their apostle Dallin Oaks who seemed to go out of his way to deceive.

#4 – LDS Lies: Leaders Speak Only Truth (more…)

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Flabbergasted … “to overcome with surprise and bewilderment; astound”

That verb is the only way to describe my reaction to the Church’s News publication Melissa alerted me to earlier this week.

With utter disbelief I read over the official news release when LDS Apostle Dallin Oaks told a group of young people to basically bury their heads in the sand.

Every time I think I won’t be surprised anymore by what the Church says, I am proven wrong yet again.

This time around my heart absolutely sank as I read over the poor direction this man gave to young LDS members who are obviously finding unfavorable info on church history. (more…)

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February 20 – 1 Corinthians 7:6-7; “But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. 7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.”

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General Conference, ‘Truth, and the Plan,’ October 2018 “…we also have a distinctive perspective on children. We look on the bearing and nurturing of children as part of God’s plan and a joyful and sacred duty of those given the power to participate in it.” – Dallin H. Oaks (more…)

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October 15 –– Evil Communications 1 Corinthians 15:33; “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” (more…)

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Today and tomorrow we’ll be looking at a few of the talks given at the semi-annual LDS General Conference. We’ve chosen the topics based purely at what we thought seemed of greater import. The numbering system we’ve assigned to each doesn’t necessarily indicate the order in which the talk was given, rather, it’s to keep them organized for the articles. We’ve retrieved our info from the Church owned, Deseret News. At the time we gathered our info, the Church hadn’t published the transcripts of each talk.

The first item we’re looking at serves as the poster-child of why my heart will always break for the  Mormon people. Although I realize it’s not a talk, it’s noteworthy because of its content. (more…)

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Stepping away from tradition by installing the residing counselors into the upper echelon of Mormonism, the new prophet, Russell Nelson, chose Henry Eyring, and Dallin Oaks, as his two counselors. Uchtdorf has been relegated to his former position in serving as one of the Church’s twelve apostles.

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2014 Kidron Valley WikipediaHe died for you and me.  Zechariah 13:7a; “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.”

John 18:11; “Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?”

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Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

If I had to give this conference an overall title, I’d name it ‘The Confounding Contradictions’. The Mormon Church has always contradicted itself, but there are times when we see them doing so as if it’s second nature for them.

The one thing each speaker seemed to have in common was an overall sense of someone just going through the motions without thinking. Recently, they’ve seen a good sized portion of their leadership die due to age, and those that remain don’t seem to carry the same enthusiasm of their predecessors. Gone are the unyielding personalities of McConkie and Talmage, the new game in town reminds me of the Stepford Wives.

They’re merely parroting the lessons they’ve been taught before they collapse into bed at the end of each day.

Personally, I’ve always referred to it as the ‘Eyeore Syndrome’. They’ll do what they need to because that’s what they’re told, but it’s not without heaving a huge sigh of, ‘woe-is-me’.

I don’t know about you the reader, but I can’t think of Jesus without being excited for Who He is, what He’s done, and how fortunate I am that He saved me! I can point to the time when my old self began to change because of His supernatural work inside of me.

My dear Mormon people have known no such thing in their lives. They simply go from one day to the next, without any marker of when Jesus took up residence inside of them. Pray they’ll know the true joy of worshiping Him! Please, pray that they’ll know Isaiah 1:18!

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flowers-cartoon-8Questions for Today:

Which is of greater worth; giving birth, or Blood of Christ?

How many babies are equivalent to Jesus’ spilt blood?

Before we begin this month’s Visiting Teaching Message we wanted to address a comment we received from a visitor (presumably LDS from the tone), and let him/her know we’ve been praying for them, and will continue to do so! The March 2016 VT Message must’ve struck a nerve because it was the 3rd time ‘Anonymous’ has written in response to our article.

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John 14:27; “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

LDS No PeaceGeneral Conference, ‘Opposition in All Things,’ April 2016; “The purpose of mortal life for the children of God is to provide the experiences needed “to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life.” …

From the beginning, agency and opposition were central to the Father’s plan and to Satan’s rebellion against it…

One of the best explanations of the planned role of opposition is in the Book of Mormon, in Lehi’s teachings to his son Jacob.

“It must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, … righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad” (2 Nephi 2:11; see also verse 15). … Similarly, in modern revelation the Lord declares, “It must needs be that the devil should tempt the children of men, or they could not be agents unto themselves” (D&C 29:39).” – Dallin Oaks

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Isaiah 5:20-21; “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!  21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight!”


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For the next couple of days we’re taking a look at a few of the summaries for the talks given at the General Conference from this past weekend April 2-3, 2016. As is always the case, there were no revelations from the Church. One would think this might happen on occasion since they’re pretty resolute on the theory they must have prophets to reveal new things from their god.

Each of the three talks we looked at here are nothing short of deplorable, thus limiting ourselves to just a few of them here. I still haven’t decided which one is worse…

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Witnessing Tip of the Day FebruaryFebruary 20 – 1 Corinthians 7:6-7; “But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. 7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.”

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Mormon Decisions 10The other day I came across an online repository of sorts filled with LDS references about the Mormon Holy Ghost. The quotes were taken from speeches, and writings of past and present leaders of Mormonism, and as it turned out the page was written by a professor at BYU, Bruce K. Satterfield.

Looking over some of these I can’t help but feel sorry for those who absorb this into their spirit. There’s mass confusion from one leader to the next with no solid foundational truth upon which to stand. It’s no wonder the #1 issue for many new ex-Mormons is a lack of confidence about God’s Holy Spirit, and how He operates.

I just cannot imagine living life without God’s Holy Spirit as a constant staple in my life. When I’m lonely, or unsure about life, without fail, He is always there to guide me along and clarify doubts for me in His word and His presence.

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Mormon Decisions 10General Conference, April 2015, “The Parable of the Sower”; “The parable of the sower warns us of circumstances and attitudes that can keep anyone who has received the seed of the gospel message from bringing forth a goodly harvest…We have the seed of the gospeldallin-h-oaks word. It is up to each of us to set the priorities and to do the things that make our soil good and our harvest plentiful. We must seek to be firmly rooted and converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ (see Colossians 2:6–7). We ensure this conversion by prayer, by scripture reading, by serving, and by regularly partaking of the sacrament to always have His Spirit to be with us. We must also seek that mighty change of heart (see Alma 5:12–14) that replaces evil desires and selfish concerns with the love of God and the desire to serve Him and His children.” – Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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Mormon Decisions 10“Apostles Talk about Reasons for Lifting Ban,” Dallin H. Oaks, Daily Herald, Provo, Utah, 5 June 1988; “If you read the scriptures with this question in mind, ‘Why did the Lord command this or why did he command that,’ you find that in less than one in a hundred commands was any reason given. It’s not the pattern of the Lord to give reasons. We can put reasons to commandments. When we do, we’re on our own. Some people put reasons to [the ban] and they turned out to be spectacularly wrong. There is a lesson in that… The lesson I’ve drawn from that, I decided a long time ago that I had faith in the command and I had no faith in the reasons that had been suggested for it. […] I’m referring to reasons given by general authorities and reasons elaborated upon [those reasons] by others. The whole set of reasons seemed to me to be unnecessary risk taking. […] Let’s [not] make the mistake that’s been made in the past, here and in other areas, trying to put reasons to revelation. The reasons turn out to be man-made to a great extent. The revelations are what we sustain as the will of the Lord and that’s where safety lies.”

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2014 Romans Epistle Written by PaulExodus 12:13; “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”

Romans. 5:8; “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

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Mormon Decisions 10Ensign, ‘Teaching and Learning by the Spirit,’ March 1997, p 16; “Just as Kolob is the source of light for other stars and planets (see Facsimile 2, fig. 5), Jesus Christ is the source of light for the immensity of space, including the sun, moon, stars, and earth (D&C 88:5–13).” – Dallin Oaks

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GeMormon Decisions 10neral Conference, ‘The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood,’ April 2014; “Latter-day Saints surely recognize that qualifying for exaltation is not a matter of asserting rights, but a matter of fulfilling responsibilities.” – Dallin H Oaks

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Mormon Decisions 10Ensign, “The Great Plan of Happiness”, November 1993; “…When we have done all that we are able, we can rely on God’s promised mercy. We have a Savior, who has taken upon him not just the sins, but also “the pains and the sicknesses of his people … that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities” (Alma 7:11–12). He is our Savior, and when we have done all that we can, he will make up the difference, in his own way and in his own time.” – Dallin Oaks

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