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 September 30 – Strange acts of God and Itching Ears. 2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they draw to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”

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Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p 264

“In addition to the spiritual manifestations already mentioned as having occurred at this conference of June 3rd-6th, it should be said that, according to John Whitmer’s History of the Church, ch. v: “The Spirit of the Lord fell upon Joseph in an unusual manner, and he prophesied that John the Revelator was then among the Ten Tribes of Israel who had been led away by Salmanasser, king of Assyria, to prepare them for their return from their long dispersion, to again possess the land of their fathers. He prophesied many more things that I have not written.” (HC 1:176.)”.

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Journal of Discourses 26:279-280; “One of the most striking points of difference between the religion of the Latter-day Saints and that of other people is our belief in revelation. We not only believe that the Lord did in ancient days reveal Himself to man, but we accept the doctrine of revelation as necessary for the guidance of the Church to-day; that the same Lord who so signally blessed and sustained His people anciently can bestow similar blessings in our day…

To do away with revelation would be to refuse to recognize the Author of our faith as our guide and teacher. Who can find out the things of God except he is taught either of the Almighty Himself, or those who are taught of Him?

It is a matter of utter impossibility for man through his own wisdom to either find out God, or to act in the things of God, without first having been taught and authorized so to do. …

we have declared the fact that present revelation was and is essential for the guidance of man, and that the Church of Christ never did or could exist without it, and that the Lord had again revealed Himself to man, our hearers would generally either turn aside… ” – John Henry Smith, Salt Lake City, July 27, 1885

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 D&C 20:77, 79; “O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it, that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him and keep his commandments which he has given them; that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.

79 O  God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son, which was shed for them; that they may witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.” [all emp. mine]

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September Witnessing Tip 16September 30 – Strange acts of God and itching ears. 2 Timothy 4:3; “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they draw to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”

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flowers-cartoon-8The message the visiting teachers are to share this month with the ladies they visit is on Jesus’ role as Comforter.

In the message Linda S. Reeves, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency is quoted;

“We must feel and see for ourselves and then help all of Heavenly Father’s children to feel and see and know that our Savior has taken upon Himself not only all our sins but also our pains and our suffering and afflictions so that He can know what we feel and how to comfort us. “

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San Diego TempleOn Sunday morning (8/31/2014) Melissa sent me an e-mail with some pictures she found online of the San Diego Temple. Initially I was going to use the photos as a quick FYI type of post…

While the photos made us wonder why anyone would believe this was of God, aSan Diego Temple 2 bigger picture began to emerge when I read the history of this place. There was no set plan, no modeling the temple upon any of the things you’d find in temples from the OT times.  It’s just filled with random stuff.

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Mormon Decisions 10Wilford Woodruff’s Personal Diary, 4:97; “And if any man mingle his seed with the seed of Cain the only way he could get rid of it or have Salvation would be to come forward and have his head cut off and spill his blood upon the ground – it would also take the life of his children.”

 

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Mormon Decisions 10LDS Missions President Handbook, p 44; “All members should look to the temple as the great symbol of their membership. The goal in retention is to help new members prepare to enter into the sacred covenants of the temple and endure to the end.”

 

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Mormon Decisions 10Signs of the Times, p 12; “This is a terrible arraignment against the inhabitants of this earth. Perhaps this is the reason Jesus Christ was sent here instead of to some other world, for in some other world they would not have crucified Him, and His presence was needed here because of the extreme wickedness of the inhabitants of this earth.” – Joseph Fielding Smith, 1952

 

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Mormon Decisions 10The Story of the Mormons, Book 1, p 35; “…Daniel Hendrix relates that as he and Harris were riding to the village one evening, and he remarked on the beauty of the moon, Harris replied that if his companion could only see it as he had, he might well call it beautiful, explaining that he had actually visited the moon, and adding that it “was only the faithful who were permitted to visit the celestial regions.”…” – William A. Linn, 1902

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mary-the-mother-of-jesusOh dear… that was the first thing that went through my head when I clicked on a link from the front page of the LDS website and landed on the page for ‘Mary, the Mother of Jesus’.

 

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GC April 2014Reading over the latest New Era Magazine from the Church produced a horrifying experience for me the other day and the more I read the worse it became.  See New Era, May 2014

 

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salt lake mormon temple 2I saw this teaching earlier today and just had to roll my eyes.  The idea that there are elephant spirits and tree spirits is untrue and biblically unsound.

While Mormons like to write in telling us the LDS Apostle Bruce McConkie wasn’t speaking for the Church whenever he published or taught something, their statements are patently false. His writings and teachings appear in authoritative LDS publications even today just as this one does.

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God’s Power

Mormon Decisions 10Discourses of Brigham Young, pg 18; “God is the source, the fountain of all intelligence, no matter who possesses it, whether man upon the earth, the spirits in the spirit-world, the angels that dwell in the eternities of the Gods, or the most inferior intelligence among the devils in hell. All have derived what intelligence, light, power, and existence they have from God—from the same source from which we have received ours. 8:205.”

Proverbs 25:26; “A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.”

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Active LDS

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 14; The religious practices of active Latter-day Saints include attendance at worship services and religious education classes on Sunday; donation of tithing and other financial contributions; service in a variety of Church callings; performance of temple ordinances on behalf of the deceased; personal and family prayer; scripture study; religious discussion with other family members; adherence to moral standards of personal honesty and integrity; genealogical research; service in the community; and development of habits of thrift and self-sufficiency.

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When Baby Kicks, Spirit Enters the Body 

Journal of Discourses 18:258-9: “When the body is prepared, at the proper time, the spirit enters the tabernacle, and all the world of mankind in their reflections and researches must come to this conclusion, for the fact is they can come to no other—that when the mother feels life there is an evidence that the spirit from heaven has entered the tabernacle.” – Brigham Young

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Bible not for Modern Times

Journal of Discourses 2:75-76; The words contained in this Bible are merely a history of what is gone by; it was never given to guide the servant of God in the course he should pursue, any more than the words and commandments of God, given to a generation under one set of circumstances, would serve for another generation under another set of circumstances…The Bible is not a sufficient guide; it is only the history of the people who lived 1800 years ago. The history of our Church in this day, presents the scenes and transactions of this people—the revelations and words of God to them…” – Orson Hyde, Salt Lake City, October 6, 1854

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John the Revelator Among Ten Tribes of Israel

Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg 264; “In addition to the spiritual manifestations already mentioned as having occurred at this conference of June 3rd-6th, it should be said that, according to John Whitmer’s History of the Church, ch. v: “The Spirit of the Lord fell upon Joseph in an unusual manner, and he prophesied that John the Revelator was then among the Ten Tribes of Israel who had been led away by Salmanasser, king of Assyria, to prepare them for their return from their long dispersion, to again possess the land of their fathers. He prophesied many more things that I have not written.” (HC 1:176.)”.

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God; Knowing He Exists

Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg 32; “There are but a very few beings in the world who understand rightly the character of God. The great majority of mankind do not comprehend anything, either that which is past, or that which is to come, as it respects their relationship to God. They do not know, neither do they understand the nature of that relationship; and consequently they know but little above the beast, or more than to eat, drink and sleep. This is all man knows about God or his existence, unless it is given by the inspiration of the Almighty”.

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