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July Witnessing Tip of the DayJuly 4 –  2 Corinthians 6:1-2; “We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”

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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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Matthew 5:44 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”.

Joseph Smith was a busy guy, and had left a trail of evidence showing his activities were typically less than godly. Today’s post is about the events of when Smith and friends organized their vigilante crusade, and the Church’s subsequent denial any such thing existed.

Today we have the benefit of the Church’s own track record to see how they’ve denied this activity, just as Smith denied ever practicing polygamy.

Listed below are excerpts from both sides of this issue. For further info, links are provided to get you where you need to be.

One thing is absolutely certain.

Either Joe Smith lied in his journals the Church willingly published, or the Church has lied by denouncing historical facts.

Be sure to check out our article Mormon Danites v. Biblical Danites & find out why these two groups weren’t following the Lord.

TodayinMormonHistory.com “– 180 years ago today – Jun 10, 1838 — The “Danites” are organized during a clandestine meeting when Jared Carter, George W. Robinson, and Sampson Avard, “under the instruction of the [First] [P]residency, formed a secret military society, called the ‘daughter of Zion.’” (more…)

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A local news story here in the Seattle area got me to thinking about Joseph Smith the other day. In short, a 39 yr old man was arrested a few days ago for a handful of disgusting deeds, one of which is suspicion of kidnapping. (Keep in mind this suspect is also a convicted child molester.)

It’s no coincidence that a young girl from the Puget Sound is missing right now, and the last time she was seen is from a video surveillance tape where she’s seen with him. She’s a runaway, and sadly, she’s only 15 yrs old. To read more of the story, see KOMOTV.com.

While this ne-er-do-well guy here in Seattle isn’t the polygamist Joe Smith was, his age and the age of the girl he was grooming, have remarkable similarities.

That story, and an e-mail I received from Today in Mormon History, got me to thinking about Mr. Smith’s nefarious deeds. (more…)

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Just a simple reminder of how Joe Smith’s church began in 1830. This was originally posted July 2015.

History of the Church 6:73, 78; “Letter to James Arlington Bennett, Nauvoo, Illinois, November 13, 1843…I combat the errors of ages; I meet the violence of mobs; I cope with illegal proceedings from executive authority; I cut the Gordian knot of powers, and I solve mathematical problems of universities, with truth— diamond truth; and God is my “right hand man.”” (more…)

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Proverbs 24:28 “Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; And deceive not with thy lips.”

TodayinMormonHistory.com; “175 years ago today – May 11, 1843 — Joseph Smith marries Emily and Eliza Partridge, youthful daughters of deceased church bishop Edward Partridge. They have been living in Joseph’s house as housekeepers and nannies. This is a second ceremony done with Emma’s permission. Emma had given Joseph permission to take plural wives and chose Emily and Eliza without knowing that Joseph had previously married them in secret. It is unclear that Emma knew exactly what was implied by the ceremony since Joseph later had to forcibly and secretly hold the door to Eliza’s room shut to keep Emma from finding them together. Emily later remembered that “Emma was present. She gave her free and full consent. She had always up to this time, been very kind to me and my sister . . .but ever after [the ceremony] she was our enemy.””  (more…)

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April 25 – Is. 6:8; “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”

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