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Liahona, ‘Grow into the Principle of Revelation’, January 2021 “Worthy to Receive Revelation … Refining our ability to recognize the whisperings of the Holy Ghost and increasing our capacity to receive revelation requires worthiness. Worthiness does not require perfection, but it requires that we strive for increased purity.

The Lord expects daily effort, daily improvement, daily repentance. Worthiness brings purity, and purity qualifies us for the Holy Ghost. As we take “the Holy Spirit for [our] guide” (Doctrine and Covenants 45:57), we qualify for personal revelation.” — Russell Nelson (more…)

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 January 12 — Which Master Do You Serve? Jeremiah 23:5-6 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

John 13:13 “Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.” (more…)

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“My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.” Psalm 84:2

General Conference, ‘Moving Forward’, October 2020 “We are here on earth to be tested to see if we will choose to follow Jesus Christ, to repent regularly, to learn, and to progress. Our spirits long to progress.” — Russell Nelson (more…)

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Self-Fulfilled Prophecies

General Conference, ‘All Nations, Kindreds, and Tongues’ October 2020 “…consider how the prophecies God gives His servants are fulfilled. … As we hearken to the Lord’s spirit of prophecy, we can become, in our own way, part of the fulfillment of His prophecies…” — Gerrit Gong

The LDS Church has indeed fulfilled prophecies in the Bible alright. (more…)

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ChurchNews.com “President Nelson told listeners to “please listen carefully to what I am about to say. God does not love one race more than another. His doctrine on this matter is clear. He invites all to come unto Him, ‘black and white, bond and free, male and female’ (2 Nephi 26:33). I assure you that your standing before God is not determined by the color of your skin. Favor or disfavor with God is dependent upon your devotion to God and His commandments, and not the color of your skin.” (more…)

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BYU Speeches, ‘Disciples of Jesus Christ—Defenders of Marriage’, August 14, 2014 “The noblest yearning of the human heart is for a marriage that will endure beyond death.” — Russell Nelson (more…)

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The Spirit of Elijah, by Definition, Is the Holy Ghost as His Directing Influence Guides Those Who Participate in Family History and Temple Work [2.6] ““The Spirit of Elijah” is a manifestation of the Holy Ghost. [2.6.1] Latter-day Saints often talk about “the Spirit of Elijah.” This phrase refers to the workings of the Holy Ghost upon individuals that creates an excitement and desire “to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers” (D&C 110:15) and to be involved in the work of family history. Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained: “What is sometimes called the Spirit of Elijah [is] a manifestation of the Holy Ghost bearing witness of the divine nature of the family. Hence, people throughout the world, regardless of religious affiliation, are gathering records of deceased relatives at an ever-increasing rate” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1998, 43; or Ensign, May 1998, 34).”

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The Articles of Faith, p. 178 “There is an entire absence of scriptural sanction for giving the sacrament to any who are not members in full fellowship in the Church of Christ. Christ administered the ordinance on the eastern continent to His apostles only; and we have record of their giving it to those only who had assumed the name of Christ. Amongst His western fold, Christ established the law that only the actual members of His Church should partake.

In promising to ordain one among them with power to officiate in the sacrament, the Savior specified that the one so chosen should give it unto the people of His Church, unto all those who believed and were baptized in His name.” Only those indeed who had been so baptized were called the Church of Christ. Continuing His instructions to the disciples concerning the sacrament, the Savior said: “This shall ye always do to those who repent and are baptized in my name.” — James Talmage (more…)

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New Era, ‘Hope of Israel’, June 2018 “Think of it! Of all the people who have ever lived on planet earth, we are the ones who get to participate in this final, great gathering event. How exciting is that!

Our Heavenly Father has reserved many of His most noble spirits—perhaps, I might say, His finest team—for this final phase.

Those noble spirits—those finest players, those heroes—are you! Worldwide Youth Devotional June 3, 2018.” — Russell Nelson (more…)

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‘For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.’ Luke 19:10

General Conference, ‘A Testimony of the Book of Mormon’ October 1999 “This unique mortal mission of the Lord—the gospel as He defined it—we know as the Atonement. The fulness of the gospel, therefore, connotes a fuller comprehension of the Atonement. This we do not obtain from the Bible alone. The word atonement, in any of its forms, is mentioned only once in the King James Version of the New Testament. In the Book of Mormon, it appears 39 times! The Book of Mormon also contains more references to the Resurrection than does the Bible.” — Russell Nelson (more…)

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“Any of us who has prejudice toward another race needs to repent!”

 Those words came from a statement published in the LDS Church News earlier this week. The Mormon prophet’s impassioned plea for peace, and repentance, hides itself in the shadows of history, not to mention their beloved canon; the Book of Mormon.

Their concern about racism falls way short, even by Mr. Russell’s own standards. Today we’re waiting for any sign of repentance from the Church for teaching the blasphemous theology they hold so dear. (more…)

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‘Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.’ Revelation 1:7

 While writing about Russell Nelson’s announcement at General Conference, I received an e-mail from Melissa asking if I had heard about the very same talk.

It was confirmation to both of us that we needed to point out some of the lies he told to warn people about the dangers in his message. There’s no doubt the narrative of Mr. Nelson’s talk was an exhaustive showcase of pious platitudes. However, for the sake of brevity, we’ve limited ourselves to just four of his lies.  Our comments/questions are listed below. (more…)

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2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

 The LDS Assembly Hall, and Conference Center was all but empty for the April 2020 General Conference. Due to extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic, extreme measures were taken to help stop the spread of the deadly virus. (more…)

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“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

 Yesterday I received an e-mail from Melissa that made me grateful I was sitting down. She came across a pro-Mormon Facebook page that screams false prophet, reminding us of the inherent dangers of Mormonism.

The FB page had a caption of an Israelite painting blood over a doorpost, followed by Nelson’s blasphemous declaration – (more…)

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General Conference, ‘Face the Future with Faith’, May 2011 “To develop enduring faith, an enduring commitment to be a full-tithe payer is essential. Initially it takes faith to tithe. Then the tithe payer develops more faith to the point that tithing becomes a precious privilege.” — Russell M. Nelson (more…)

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October 9 – Counting God’s Cost at Calvary. 1 Peter 2:24 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

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The headliner in the Mormon owned newspaper, Deseret News, was probably meant to be a head-turner. Alas, such wasn’t the case for the many who took time to read what the LDS prophet ‘revealed’ on October 2, 2019.

Today we’re cutting to the chase. Melissa e-mailed yesterday with a link to their article. The only comment she made was, ‘It always comes back to sex with them, doesn’t it?’. (more…)

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President Nelson’s 95th Birthday Celebration “A gala celebrating the 95th birthday of President Russell M. Nelson will be held Friday, September 6, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. mountain daylight time in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City and will be broadcast live in eight languages on various Church channels…” (more…)

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General Conference, ‘The Book of Mormon: What Would Your Life Be Like without It?,’ October 2017 “I testify that the Book of Mormon is truly the word of God. It contains the answers to life’s most compelling questions. It teaches the doctrine of Christ. It expands and clarifies many of the “plain and precious” truths that were lost through centuries of time and numerous translations of the Bible.

The Book of Mormon provides the fullest and most authoritative understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ to be found anywhere. …

The Book of Mormon affirms: The individual identity of Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ…” — Russell M. Nelson (more…)

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“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 [emp. added]

Fireside focuses on families Deseret News, February 7, 2005 Don’t put off having children, LDS Church apostle tells students

PROVO — College students should not put off creating families until they have completed all of their studies, an LDS Church apostle said Sunday. … Nelson made the statements during a Church Education System fireside broadcast

He urged college students …to visualize their life in 50 years.

By then, careers would be over and faith and families would be their focal points.

Broad minds and narrow waists would have traded places.

He urged his listeners to seek first to follow the teachings of the church before seeking wealth, which includes the commandment to create families. …” [emp. added] (more…)

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