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 May 25 – God’s Kingdom. Romans 14:17; “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost”.

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 May 24 – Mormons believe Bible is a false creed. John 4:24; “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and truth”.

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 May 23 – Can God ever cease to be God? Psalm 139:7 “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or thither shall I flee from thy presence?”

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 Warning for those contemplating membership in the Mormon Church!

Question of the Day:

What happens to people who die before having had a chance to hear the gospel?

Today we’re looking over LDS prophecies concerning the fate of mankind; LDS, and otherwise.

As we look over LDS canon, we can clearly see how Smith’s directives evolved over time. In the beginning stages of his preaching, the fate of those who didn’t fully obey the gospel was clearly defined. His signature canon, the Book of Mormon published in 1830, declared there are no 2nd chances. His chronic contradictions were implemented to create confusion, not peace.

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 Doctrines of Salvation, 3:225 “SEER STONE NOT USED IN BOOK OF MORMON TRANSLATION.
We have been taught since the days of the Prophet that the Urim and Thummim were returned with the plates to the angel. We have no record of the Prophet having the Urim and Thummim after the organization of the Church…” – Joseph Fielding Smith

LDS Gospel Topic Essay, ‘Book of Mormon Translation’ “The other instrument, which Joseph Smith discovered in the ground years before he retrieved the gold plates, was a small oval stone, or “seer stone.” As a young man during the 1820s, Joseph Smith, like others in his day, used a seer stone to look for lost objects and buried treasure. As Joseph grew to understand his prophetic calling, he learned that he could use this stone for the higher purpose of translating scripture.

Apparently for convenience, Joseph often translated with the single seer stone rather than the two stones bound together to form the interpreters. These two instruments—the interpreters and the seer stone—were apparently interchangeable and worked in much the same way such that, in the course of time, Joseph Smith and his associates often used the term “Urim and Thummim” to refer to the single stone as well as the interpreters…” (more…)

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Wilford Woodruff

 Waiting for World’s End: The Diaries of Wilford Woodruff, edited by Susan Staker, Signature Books, 1993, p. 305 “Again Presdet Young said Joseph the Prophet told me that the garden of Eden was in Jackson Co Missouri, & when Adam was driven out of the garden of Eden He went about 40 miles to the Place which we Named Adam Ondi Ahman, & there built an Altar of Stone & offered Sacrifize. That Altar remains to this day. I saw it as Adam left it as did many others, & through all the revolutions of the world that Altar had not been disturbed. Joseph also said that when the City of Enoch fled & was translated it was whare the gulf of Mexico now is. It left that gulf a body of water.” [sic] – Wilford Woodruff

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2 Nephi 3:7-9 “Yea, Joseph truly said: Thus saith the Lord unto me: A choice seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins; and he shall be esteemed highly among the fruit of thy loins. And unto him will I give commandment that he shall do a work for the fruit of thy loins, his brethren, which shall be of great worth unto them, even to the bringing of them to the knowledge of the covenants which I have made with thy fathers. 8 And I will give unto him a commandment that he shall do none other work, save the work which I shall command him. And I will make him great in mine eyes; for he shall do my work. 9 And he shall be great like unto Moses, whom I have said I would raise up unto you, to deliver my people, O house of Israel.”

JST Genesis 50:29, 33 “And I will make him great in mine eyes, for he shall do my work; and he shall be great like unto him whom I have said I would raise up unto you, to deliver my people, O house of Israel, out of the land of Egypt; for a seer will I raise up to deliver my people out of the land of Egypt; and he shall be called Moses. And by this name he shall know that he is of thy house; for he shall be nursed by the king’s daughter, and shall be called her son. 33 And that seer will I bless, and they that seek to destroy him shall be confounded; for this promise I give unto you; for I will remember you from generation to generation; and his name shall be called Joseph, and it shall be after the name of his father; and he shall be like unto you; for the thing which the Lord shall bring forth by his hand shall bring my people unto salvation.” (more…)

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Doctrine and Covenants 24 “…1–9, Joseph Smith is called to translate, preach, and expound scriptures…

24:1 Behold, thou wast called and chosen to write the Book of Mormon, and to my ministry; and I have lifted thee up out of thine afflictions, and have counseled thee, that thou hast been delivered from all thine enemies, and thou hast been delivered from the powers of Satan and from darkness!” — Joseph Smith, July 1830 [emp. added] (more…)

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“If such may have been the fact, that a part of the Ten Tribes came over to America, in the way we have supposed, leaving the cold regions of Assareth behind them in quest of a milder climate, it would be natural to look for tokens of the presence of Jews of some sort, along countries adjacent to the Atlantic. In order to this, we shall here make an extract from an able work: written exclusively on the subject of the Ten Tribes having come from Asia by the way of Bherings Strait, by the Rev. Ethan Smith, Pultney, Vt., who relates as follows:…” – Times and Seasons, “Truth will prevail”, Vol. III. No. 15, CITY OF NAUVOO, ILL. JUNE 1, 1842, No. 51, Joseph Smith

view of the hebrewsThe quote above comes from the Mormon periodical Times and Seasons which Joseph Smith used to post a quote from a book called ‘View of the Hebrews’, authored by the Minister Ethan Smith (no relation).

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It’s been awhile since we’ve added to our ‘According to Mormonism Quiz’, but today’s the day! Below are random basic facts about Mormonism we’ve retrieved from the official writings of Church leaders. Today we’ve listed Facts #21-41. We’ve written this to provide info for anyone, but mainly for those who are new to Mormonism. (more…)

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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

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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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