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Doctrines of Salvation 1:236 “SAINTS ARE THE BEST PEOPLE. We are, notwithstanding our weaknesses, the best people in the world. I do not say that boastingly, for I believe that this truth is evident to all who are willing to observe for themselves. We are morally clean, in every way equal, and in many ways superior to any other people. The reason is that we have received the truth, the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.” — Joseph Fielding Smith (more…)

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History of the Church 5:401 “I am like a huge, rough stone rolling down from a high mountain; and the only polishing I get is when some corner gets rubbed off by coming in contact with something else, striking with accelerated force against religious bigotry, priestcraft, lawyer-craft, doctor-craft, lying editors, suborned judges and jurors, and the authority of perjured executives, backed by mobs, blasphemers, licentious and corrupt men and women–all hell knocking off a corner here and a corner there. Thus I will become a smooth and polished shaft in the quiver of the Almighty, who will give me dominion over all and every one of them when their refuge of lies shall fail, and their hiding place shall be destroyed, while these smooth-polished stones with which I come in contact become marred.” – Joseph Smith,  May 21, 1843 (more…)

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Witnessing Tip of the Day May 101May 23 – All have Sinned. Romans 5:12; “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”

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salt lake mormon temple 2Words of Joseph Smith, pg 245; “I Prophecy that all the powers of Earth & Hell shall never be able to overthrow this Boy for I have obtained it by promise—” – August 27, 1843

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Becoming as Gods

Mormon Decisions 10Articles of Faith, pg 70; “From Father Adam we have inherited all the ills to which flesh is heir; but such are necessarily incident to a knowledge of good and evil, by the proper use of which knowledge man may become even as the Gods.” – James Talmage

Genesis 3:5; “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

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The Mark of a False Prophet

Mormon Decisions 10History of the Church 6:78; “I solve mathematical problems of universities with truth- diamond truth, and God is my ‘right-hand man.’” – Joseph Smith

Matthew 24:11-12; “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

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Pride in Being a Mormon

Mormon Decisions 10Discourses of Brigham Young, pg 30; “Take a pride in acknowledging the Savior. Train and educate yourselves until you will take a pride in acknowledging God, the Author of all. Take a pride in the religion that makes you pure and holy, and that produces in the heart of every individual who embraces it a feeling to be truthful in every word he speaks, to be honest in every act he performs, in all his dealings with his neighbors. Take a pride in this and fear not the wicked. 12:326”

 Matthew 6:21; “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

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November 4 – Matthew 18:4; “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

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Mormon Belief

Newsweek, “What Mormons Believe,” September 1, 1980, p. 68; Mormon doctrine means that ultimately we are not dependent upon God for our existence. And since we can make ourselves as godly as the Father, we don’t feel any jealousy toward him.” – BYU Professor James E. Ford

2 Tim. 2:16; But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

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