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March 7 – 1 Corinthians 10:4; “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ”.

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Doctrine and Covenants 132: Intro, 52 “Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illinois, recorded July 12, 1843, relating to the new and everlasting covenant, including the eternity of the marriage covenant and the principle of plural marriage. 52 And let mine handmaid, Emma Smith, receive all those that have been given unto my servant Joseph….” [emp. added] (more…)

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Awhile ago I discovered a telling reference in the book, ‘Mormons, How to Witness to Them’ by John R. Farkas and David A. Reed. Their work is a great reminder of how wrong Mormonism is, and how the Church goes out of its way to deceive.

The subject we’re looking at today is how Joseph Smith defined the phrase, ‘The First Principles of the Gospel’. The following is a quote from their book followed by the info in their investigation.

“There are many countries in the world where the Mormon missionaries are present on a full-time basis, and two of the LDS scripture (Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price) are not available in the language of those countries. [9] Perhaps this is intentional, in harmony with the directions given by Joseph Smith in June 1837”

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Joseph Smith had quite the reputation for all kinds of questionable activities.

Most know him for his many wives, but there’s also the entrepreneurial side of Joe that usually ended in disaster. We’ve created a page as a repository for many of his get-rich-quick schemes, and other ill-fated deeds.

The reason for creating another page came from the many random requests on Smith’s illegal activities. Although we do have a section on Smith, we realized there’s nothing dedicated to just this one topic. Thus, here we are! By the end of the day, you’ll find our new page over on the right sidebar in the Joseph Smith section. You’ll find it now at the end of the article.

We pray members of the Church will check out the reliable references we’ve provided so they can see how Smith wasn’t a true prophet.

Our hearts grieve for those who’ve been tricked by this man, and pray they’ll turn their devotion to Christ Jesus and Him crucified!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18 (more…)

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“Abstain from all appearance of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22

As we’ve been updating our site/blog, there are some articles we feel the Lord has told us to repost as a reminder of what Mormonism is all about. Today we’re looking at Joe Smith’s witchcraft activities. This Mormon Dilemma was originally posted in 2013.

D&C 8:6-9, 11 “Now this is not all thy gift; for you have another gift, which is the gift of Aaron; behold, it has told you many things; 7 Behold, there is no other power, save the power of God, that can cause this gift of Aaron to be with you. 8 Therefore, doubt not, for it is the gift of God; and you shall hold it in your hands, and do marvelous works; and no power shall be able to take it away out of your hands, for it is the work of God. 9 And, therefore, whatsoever you shall ask me to tell you by that means, that will I grant unto you, and you shall have knowledge concerning it. 11 Ask that you may know the mysteries of God, and that you may translate and receive knowledge from all those ancient records which have been hid up, that are sacred; and according to your faith shall it be done unto you.” (more…)

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Leviticus 27:30 “And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s: it is holy unto the Lord.”

Last week we came across an interesting article on Reddit where someone posted a request for info on all the definitions for tithing the Church has used over the years.

He listed a few examples from LDS canon, and offered a small monetary reward if someone could add to his list. As you might imagine, the Church’s definition of tithes is all over the board. Today we’re comparing part of that list with God’s word.

One thing is certain. The Church has gone to great extremes in confusing its membership. Check out what they’ve said – (more…)

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While updating an article from 2012 on Smith’s polyandrous marriages, I came across even more info that needs to be included – not a surprise I’m sure!

During our seemingly endless research, one message kept presenting itself. The Church’s writings condemned polyandry. You can read sermons given by Brigham Young, Orson Pratt, George Albert Smith, and Joseph F. Smith who denounced and condemned the practice.1

Ironically, even Smith himself denounced this evil in a First Presidency Message published in the November 1842 Millennial Star which was written and signed by Joe’s brother, Hyrum. [spelling as in original] (more…)

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January 4 — Jesus is THE Saviour! “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”. John 14:6 (more…)

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D&C 84:21-22 “And without the ordinances thereof, and the authority of the priesthood, the power of godliness is not manifest unto men in the flesh; 22 For without this no man can see the face of God, even the Father, and live.” — Joseph Smith, ‘Kirtland, OH, September 22 and 23, 1832’. (more…)

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Doctrines of Salvation 2:199, 202 “The most important history in the world is the history of our Church, and it is the most accurate history in all the world, it must be so…

. . . if errors creep in it, the Lord himself will bring to pass means whereby they will be eliminated. You pick up a record of the history of the Church and that record is accurate.” – Joseph Fielding Smith (more…)

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The true messenger.  Malachi 3:1a; “Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.”

Matthew 11:10; “For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.” (more…)

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“Roughing It”, Chapter XVI “Whenever he found his speech growing too modern, which was about every sentence or two, he ladeled in a few such scriptural phrases as, “exceeding sore,” “and it came to pass,” etc. and made things satisfactory again. “And it came to pass,” was his pet. If he had left that out, his bible would have been only a pamphlet.” — Mark Twain

Today we’re looking at one subject matter from Joseph Smith’s work, the ‘Book of Abraham’.

Joe Smith’s repeated usage of the phrase, ‘And it came to pass’ is a red flag, warning readers this piece of work isn’t from the One True God of the Bible!

We looked at the same topic with the Book of Mormon, and believe it’s a beneficial tool to use again in Smith’s other canonical works. This time around we’re asking the same question —

Is this really the work of God, or the work of man? (more…)

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Yesterday we saw Russell Nelson proclaim his delight in Joe Smith’s insights regarding the Bible, and how they were ‘amazingly consistent’.

Today we’re wondering how Mr. Nelson would explain Smith’s false prophecy in calling God a liar…

The very foundation of Mormonism declares God’s word to be wrong, and therefore, all of Christianity has been worshiping the wrong God.

History of the Church 6:305-306 “It is necessary we should understand the character and being of God and how he came to be so; for I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see.

These are incomprehensible ideas to some, but they are simple. It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the Character of God, and to know that we may converse with him as one man converses with another, and that he was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did….

Here, then, is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all gods have done before you, namely, by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation, until you attain to the resurrection of the dead, and are able to dwell in everlasting burnings, and to sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power.” — Joseph Smith, April 1844 (more…)

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October 22 –– Blood of Jesus, v. Joseph’s Polygamy. Jeremiah 31:31; “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah”.

Matthew 26:28; “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (more…)

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October 12 –– Trusting God’s Wisdom James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” (more…)

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September 25 – Genesis 5:21-24; “And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” (more…)

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TodayinMormonHistory.com “– 175 years ago today – Sep 15, 1843 — William Clayton writes in his journal: “President Joseph told me he had lately had a new item of law revealed to him in relation to myself. He said the Lord had revealed to him that a man could only take 2 of a family except by express revelation and as I had said I intended to take Lydia he made this known for my benefit. To have more than two in a family was apt to cause wrangles and trouble. He finally asked if I would not give L[ydia] to him. I said I would so far as I had anything to do in it. He requested me to talk to her.

Lydia Moon, who had just turned 17, was the younger sister of two of Clayton’s wives: legal wife Ruth Moon and his first plural wife Margaret Moon. Clayton had been courting Lydia to become his plural wife until Joseph Smith told him of the recently-revealed “new item of law.” Clayton talked to Lydia Moon about becoming Joseph’s plural wife but she never would agree to it. She later apostatized from the Church.” (more…)

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September 19 – Matthew 17:1-5; “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.  And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.  Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.  While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.” (more…)

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1 Corinthians 15:1-4 “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures”.

The Book of Mormon is fraught with problems, but today we’re looking at just one issue: contradictions.

This time around the contradictions are concerning how Book of Mormon authors complained about the lack of materials they had available to write their pseudo gospel, while going into great detail of events taking place. Jarom 1:14  Their excuses ranged from the ‘awkwardness of their hands’, to the font size of letters in Reformed Egyptian. (more…)

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Doctrine and Covenants 27:11 “And also with Michael, or Adam, the father of all, the prince of all, the ancient of days”.Joseph Smith (more…)

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