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Answers to Gospel Questions 1:169; “If Abraham, Joseph, and Moses had married Negro wives their descendants would have been denied the priesthood according to the word of the Lord to Abraham. (Abraham 1:21-27.) Had such a thing happened the Lord would not have called Israel as a chosen people, neither would he have chosen the Prophet Joseph Smith and given him the keys of authority for the Dispensation of the Fulness of Times, as he was a descendant of Joseph and of Abraham.” – Joseph Fielding Smith

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November 13 – Twisting scripture for personal gain. Hebrews 7:1-4; ‘For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;  To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;  Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.  Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.’

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September Witnessing 2016September 12 – Unchangeable. Hebrews 7:24; “But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.”

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On August 8, 2017, the LDS website featured a 3 minute video on their front page called, ‘Where are the Keys?’. As an FYI, the main target audience is directed at the youth of the Church.

As  you might imagine, the video is also filled with the usual mantra one would expect from the Church, but what struck me is the claim their apostle Gary Stevenson made towards the end of their video. You can find it at 2.04 minutes in.

After explaining that we can’t get into heaven without their priesthood keys, Mr. Stevenson pointed out another unbiblical doctrine about their god.

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John 4:14, 24; “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

visiting-teaching-message The Visiting Teaching Message for January 2017 focused on the purpose of the Relief Society while using three biblical passages.

Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President, told members their purpose was to “prepare women for the blessings of eternal life”. That sounds interesting, however, nothing in the lesson explained what those blessings in the eternal bliss would entail.

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Witnessing Tip of the Day June 01June 19 – False Prophets. Matt. 7:15; “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

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December 1 – Hebrews 2:17-18; “Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.  For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.”

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