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“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you,  he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” Romans 8:11

Today we’re looking at an excerpt in Wilford Woodruff’s Journal. The 4th president/prophet of the Church was a prolific author, and note keeper. His journals comprise events of the Church, and his private life over the course of almost six decades (1833 – 1898).

The reason we’re looking into the excerpt below is because of the numerous times it’s been used in church publications, LDS Seminary manuals, and publications of the LDS conferences. We found it in no less than four books written about Mormonism!

As we look at this today I want to be sure and reiterate the purpose of why we do this. We aren’t here to bash the Mormon people. We do this to inform the unknowing of the dangers Mormonism presents to those seeking a relationship with God. While reading over this my heart was sickened at the lies, and outright blasphemous theology these men propagated to the Mormon people. Mr. Woodruff’s meticulous notes of Brigham Young’s talk is a classic example of why they can’t be trusted.

Note: spelling is in original.

Journal of Wilford Woodruff 4:246-427Who will resurrect Josephs Body? It will be Peter, James, John, Moroni, or some one who has or will receive the keys of the resurrection. It will probably be one of those who hold the keys of this dispensation & has delivered them to Joseph and you will see Jesus and he will eat peaches & Apples with you. …

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December 14 — Jesus is Risen Indeed! Revelation 1:18; “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (more…)

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October 30 –– Highly Exalted Dan. 7:13-14b; “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14…that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him…”

Ephesians 1:20-22; “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church”. (more…)

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Mosiah 16:7 “And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection.” – bc 148 (more…)

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April 16 – Ascension of Christ. Acts 1:11 “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.”

HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!

Blessings to you and yours on this blessed day! Life After Ministries

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He is Risen!

He is Risen Indeed!

Holy, Holy, Holy is Jehovah of Hosts. Isa 6:3

ResurrectionThe Resurrection of God’s Son

Acts 1:3; “To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God”.

The experiences a Christian typically has during Holy  Week is much different than a Mormon. Speaking from experience, the only day holding any significance is Easter itself.

Their days are booked with obligatory weekly Priesthood and Relief Society meetings, and maybe a personal endowment session at their local temple. Apart from these things, there aren’t any services devoted to observing events of Holy Week. And, depending on the year, a Mormon may not even go to church if General Conferences happens to fall on the same weekend.

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Jesus crucifiedSo today I visited the LDS.org site, and came upon an (a-hem), let’s just say, an interesting article; 7 Family-Friendly Ideas for Centering Easter on Christ,’ March 4, 2016, by Irinna Danielson.

The first thing that popped out at me was the little cross made of toothpicks…more on that later…

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March Witnessing Tip of the DayMarch 6 –The first time the followers of Jesus were called Christians is recorded in Acts 11:26b; “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.”

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January 19 – 1 Cor. 15:3; “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures”.

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We pray you have a blessed day in the Lord today and all throughout the year! He is risen indeed!

Life After Ministries

Jude 1:24-25; “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”

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Resurrection

Mormon Decisions 10Ensign, “The Resurrection of Jesus Christ”, April 1985; “Our belief is, and we so testify, that Jesus not only conquered death for himself and brought forth his own glorious resurrected body, but that in so doing he also brought about a universal resurrection. This was the end and purpose of the mission for which he was set apart and ordained in the great council in heaven, when he was chosen to be our Savior and Redeemer.” – Marion Romney

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Jesus Married to Mary Magdalene?

Mormon Decisions 10I’ve had countless Mormons tell me that Jesus was married. The missionaries at my front door a week or so ago was just the latest example in a long line of those telling me such a tale.

When I ask for biblical proof they always refer to Mary Magdalene who saw Jesus at the tomb when He was resurrected. They tell me that Mary referring to Jesus as “Master” is proof because it was a custom back then for the wives to call their husbands by this title.

Let’s look at what the Bible has to say!

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salt lake mormon temple 2Journal of Discourses 25:34-35; “The next mission will be to come and prepare the way in Zion, and in her Stakes, and in the temples of our God for turning the key of the resurrection of the dead, to bring forth those that are asleep, and to exalt them among the Gods. And who will be first and foremost? Why, he whom God has chosen and placed first and foremost to hold the keys of this last dispensation…

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Life after Death

Gospel Principles, pg 241; “What happens to us after we die?  Heavenly Father prepared a plan for our salvation. As part of this plan, He sent us from His presence to live on earth and receive mortal bodies of flesh and blood. Eventually our mortal bodies will die, and our spirits will go to the spirit world. The spirit world is a place of waiting, working, learning, and, for the righteous, resting from care and sorrow. Our spirits will live there until we are ready for our resurrection. Then our mortal bodies will once more unite with our spirits, and we will receive the degree of glory we have prepared for.”

http://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles/chapter-41-the-postmortal-spirit-world?lang=eng

 

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Saviors on Mount Zion

Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, Chapter 41: pg. 468-478; “We become saviors on Mount Zion by performing sacred ordinances for the dead “But how are they to become saviors on Mount Zion? By building their temples, erecting their baptismal fonts, and going forth and receiving all the ordinances, baptisms, confirmations, washings, anointings, ordinations and sealing powers upon their heads, in behalf of all their progenitors who are dead, and redeem them that they may come forth in the first resurrection and be exalted to thrones of glory with them.”

 

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Mormon Dilemma 47

This time we’re looking at the contradiction between:

D&C 124:29-30; For a baptismal font there is not upon the earth, that they, my saints, may be baptized for those who are dead—For this ordinance belongeth to my house, and cannot be acceptable to me, only in the days of your poverty, wherein ye are not able to build a house unto me.

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2 Nephi 9:38; “And, in fine, wo unto all those who die in their sins; for they shall return to God, and behold his face, and remain in their sins.

Along with:

1 Cor. 15:29; Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

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Easter Essays

This had to be one of the most blessed and exciting Holy Week and Easter celebrations I’ve experienced since I was saved on Palm Sunday in 1993. I had the opportunity to mentor several brand new Christian ex-Mormons. It was completed in a hap-hazard way, but it gave me much insight for next year. The blessing was in seeing and witnessing via e-mail and phone how wonderful their lives are now that they are saved.

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April 13 – 1 Cor. 15:16, 29; “For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:  Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?”

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December 26 –  1 Corinthians 1:18; “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”

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This verse has always been my call to arms so to speak.  The Mormon cannot stand talking about the cross so the more I engage them in conversation, the more I bring up the subject of the cross.  I like to show them this verse and then 1 Cor. 15:1-5; they soon see they are without excuse and besides once again, it gives them something to think about.

If you’re a Christian you worship a God not confined to a man made grave.  You worship a God who raised His dead Son and brought Him back to life.

There are so many biblical references to sacrifices needing to be made for man’s sin and each of them are a foreshadowing of what was to come through God’s own sacrifice of His Son.  Why would the Garden of Gethsemane qualify?  And where in scripture can we see that the Garden of Gethsemane would fulfill the sacrifice God demanded for righteousness?  These are the questions I would ask the Mormon.

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“GREATEST SUFFERING WAS IN GETHSEMANE. We speak of the passion of Jesus Christ. A great many people have an idea that when he was on the cross, and nails were driven into his hands and feet, that was his great suffering. His great suffering was before he ever was placed upon the cross. It was in the Garden of Gethsemane that the blood oozed from the pores of his body: “Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit-and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink,” That was not when he was on the cross; that was in the garden. That is where he bled from every pore in his body.”  Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, 3 vols. 1: 130.

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