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Mormonism Unveiled—Truth Vindicated, by Parley P. Pratt, pp. 14-15; “Now, Mr. Sunderland…. I will state as a prophesy, that there will not be an unbelieving Gentile upon this continent 50 years hence; and if they are not greatly scourged, and in a great measure overthrown, within five or ten years from this date, then the Book of Mormon will have proved itself false.” – Parley Parker Pratt, 1838

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Today we’re taking another look at the adoration, and wholesale worship of Joseph Smith in the Mormon Church. The following teaching comes from the LDS Apostle Parley Parker Pratt, who in the eyes of the Church, was also a Mormon martyr.

Key to the Science of Theology by Parley P PrattKey to the Science of Theology, p. 76; “The United States of America was the favored nation raised up, with institutions adapted to the protection and free development of the necessary truths and their practical results. And that great Prophet, Apostle and martyr,

JOSEPH SMITH,

was the Elias, the restorer, the presiding messenger, holding the keys of the “dispensation of the fullness of times.”

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January2January 27 – Council of gods. Isaiah 40:12-13; “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? 13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?”

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Mormon Decisions 10Joseph Smith Papers, Letter from Parley P. Pratt to Joseph Smith, 23 May 1837; “I have at length become fully convinced that the whole scheme of speculation in which we have been engaged, is of the devil. I allude to the covetous, extortionary speculating spirit which has reigned in this place for the last season…And being convinced that you, and President Rigdon, both by precept and example, have been the principle means in leading this people astray, in these particulars, and having myself been led astray and caught in the same snare by your example, and by false prophesying and preaching, from your own mouths, yea, having done many things wrong and plunged myself and family, and others, well nigh into destruction, I have awoke to an awful sense of my situation…If you are still determined to pursue this wicked course, until yourself and the church shall sink down to hell, I beseech you at least, to have mercy on me and my family, and others who are bound with me for those three lots [of land] which you sold to me at the extortionary price of 2000 dollars…But if not, I shall be under the painful necessity of preferring charges against you for extortion, covetousness, and taking advantage of your brother by an undue religious influence.”

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 3:38; “The Greek and Roman Churches, which have been called Christian, and which take the name of Christians as a cloak, have worshipped innumerable idols. On this account, on the simple subject of the Deity and His worship, if nothing more, I should rather incline, of the two, after all my early traditions, education, and prejudices, to the side of Mahomet, for on this point he is on the side of truth, and the Christian world on the side of idolatry and heathenism.” – Parley P. Pratt, Salt Lake City, December 23, 1855

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salt lake mormon temple 2Key to the Science of Theology, pg 51; “A General Assembly, Quorum or Grand Council of the Gods, with their President at their head, constitute the designing and creating power. The motive power, which moves to action this grand creative power, is wisdom, which discovers a use for all these riches, and inspires the carrying out of all the designs in an infinite variety of utility and adaptation.” – Parley Pratt, LDS Apostle

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salt lake mormon temple 2The transcript below comes from classroom notes and discussions at BYU. The professor, Dr. Marcus Martins, was discussing the creation of the earth with his students. He used several different sources of information such as diaries, newspapers and sermons all provided by the Church. The last three paragraphs of his notes were taken from a section of the LDS owned church publication, The Millennial Star. The topic was on the creation of the earth. 

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Early Mormon PolygamistsThe life of Parley Parker Pratt was fast and furious from the time he joined Mormonism to his death. He bought Smith’s version of God’s restoration gospel and wasted no time in writing hymns, periodicals, converting dozens and forging new roads up the canyons of Utah and when that didn’t pan out financially he turned his attention to missions work.

In the end Pratt met his match with a man by the name of Hector McLean. Hector didn’t take too kindly to the way Pratt induced his wife all in the name of God. After she took off with Parley and tried to take the kids with her, McLean chased them down and Mr. Pratt died a martyr’s death in the eyes of Mormondom.

You can read a short bio of him and his 12 wives in our ongoing series of Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders here.

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Three Nephites Still Alive

Mormon Decisions 10Key to Science of Theology, pg 31; “By this science three of those Apostles, having a change wrought upon them, tarried in the flesh upon the earth, ministered the Gospel and its blessings nearly four hundred years, and then withdrew from the people because of their iniquity…By this science they yet live in the flesh upon the earth, holding keys of Apostleship and power upon the western hemisphere, being now about one thousand eight hundred years old.” – Parley Pratt

Genesis 6:3; “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”

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Parley P. Pratt’s Lie

Mormon Decisions 10Millennial Star, August 1842, No. 4, Vol 3, pg. 74; “But, for the information of those who may be assailed by those foolish tales about the two wives, we would say that no such principle ever existed among the Latter-day Saints, and never will; this is well known to all who are acquainted with our books and actions, the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants; and also all our periodicals are very strict and explicit on that subject, indeed far more so than the bible.” – Published by Parley Pratt and T. Wood

2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.”

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CORRECTIONS TO Mitt Romney’s Family 

A few days ago I posted this article and I would like to humbly and publicly apologize for the erroneous information I posted on this blog.  I’ve also had others asking to repost so a notice is going out to them as well.  

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Polygamy Quotes

Ezra Taft Benson

Journal of Discourses 6:181; The next man who came on to the carpet wanted to know how many wives brother Brigham had. I replied, “I have not come here to lay before this people the domestic affairs of my Governor. It is a question I never asked him myself, for I never took the pains to inquire anything about it. But still, as I am a Yankee, I will guess, if that will do you any good. Now,” said I, “I will be honest with you, for your pastor has given me the freedom of speech; and if I may judge for appearances, I should presume he has some fifty or sixty.”

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