August 25 – Four Events in Ether… Philippians 4:8; “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Posts Tagged ‘False Prophecies of Joseph Smith’
“Discernment is God’s call to intercession, never to fault finding.”
Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, May 3rd
Mosiah 8:11; “And again, they have brought swords, the hilts thereof have perished, and the blades thereof were cankered with rust…”
Alma 24:16; “And now, my brethren, if our brethren seek to destroy us, behold, we will hide away our swords, yea, even we will bury them deep in the earth, that they may be kept bright, as a testimony that we have never used them, at the last day; and if our brethren destroy us, behold, we shall go to our God and shall be saved…”
July 30 – Romans 10:9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
James 1:8 “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”
Latter-day Tracts [Pamphlets], p. 1; “Witnesses of the Book of Mormon…In 1823, a young man living in New York State prayed to learn which of the many existing churches he should join. The answer to his prayer brought forth the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to the young man, Joseph Smith, and called him to be the first prophet of the latter days.” [emp. mine]
However, three years earlier in 1820…
Ephesians 5:6; “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
By the end of 1846, the Mormon Church was touting close to 34,000 members, making for an impressive display of growth for a new religion. Equally telling are records for the same time period revealing the 5,200+ endowments performed in their one and only, operating temple. All of those endowments were for the living, with no recorded endowments for the dead.
Almost 140 years later, their membership and endowment work had grown exponentially. By the end of 1985, membership sat just shy of six million, but there was a huge shift in how they utilized those temples.
D&C 84:28; “For he was baptized while he was yet in his childhood, and was ordained by the angel of God at the time he was eight days old unto this power, to overthrow the kingdom of the Jews, and to make straight the way of the Lord before the face of his people, to prepare them for the coming of the Lord, in whose hand is given all power.”