Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Mormonism's Living Prophets ... pt 2

and their mysteries.

continue from Friday March 2,

Doc &Cov. 110:10, 16.
10 And the fame of this house shall spread to foreign lands; and this is the beginning of the blessing which shall be poured out upon the heads of my people. Even so. Amen.
16 Therefore, the keys of this dispensation are committed into your hands; and by this ye may know that the great and dreadful day of the Lord is near, even at the doors.
April 3, 1836. This Kirtland, Ohio temple is not to be confused with the LDS temple in Columbus. We hear about prayer, "I testify that I have prayed about the Book of Mormon, God spoke to me, so I feel and I know. . ." Why should any LDS prayer be more reliable than Joseph Smith's prayers? Recording a vision, the preface tells how the prophet prayed in the temple. Fame? Whoever heard of it? The big news is their apostates own it. Jesus has not come. And after 170 years, when was that near and dreadful day of the Lord?

Doctrine and Covenants 124:83

83 If he will do my will let him not take his family unto the eastern lands, even unto Kirtland; nevertheless, I, the Lord, will build up Kirtland, but I the Lord, have a scourge prepared for the inhabitants thereof.
Jan. 19, 1841. Certain ones were not to go there. How was Kirtland built up when so few returned? The Community of Christ owns the temple. So doesn't that mean that it functions in apostasy? Here again, Joseph Smith in the D&C has such hatred and countless threats for non-Mormon people!

D&C 115:7-8, 11-12, 17
7 Let the city, Far West, be a holy and consecrated land unto me; and it shall be called most holy, for the ground upon which thou standest is holy.
8 Therefore, I command you to build a house unto me, for the gathering together of my saints, that they may worship me.
11 And in one year from this day let them re-commence laying the foundation of my house.
12 Thus let them from that time forth labor diligently until it shall be finished, from the corner stone thereof unto the top thereof, until there shall not anything remain that is not finished.
17 And again, verily I say unto you, it is my will that the city Far West should be built up speedily by the gathering of the saints;
Dated as April 26, 1838. Isn't exaltation thought to be gained in the LDS by obeying commands? The missing temple commanded to be built at Far West is not to be confused with the one built in St. Louis. Why didn't this god know the future? There was only an elaborate ceremony to lay the corner stone. (A Comprehensive History of the Church, B.H. Roberts, p.440). Yet it led to no obedience! No diligence! Not finished! No temple! Not speedily! Never stayed! And they abandoned the most holy ground! All of the LDS history and all of Joseph's words are to be compared to these according to the D&C (1:14; 1:37-38; 3:3; 20:7-9; 42:39; 68:2-4; 132:8,12-14; and 1 Nephi 3:7). In contrast, the God of the Bible never ever fails!

Doc. & Cov. 124:31-36
31 But I command you, all ye my saints, to build a house unto me; and I grant unto you a sufficient time to build a house unto me; and during this time your baptisms shall be acceptable unto me.
32 But behold, at the end of this appointment your baptisms for the dead shall not be acceptable unto me; and if you do not these things at the end of the appointment ye shall be rejected as a church, with your dead, saith the Lord your God.
33 For verily I say unto you, that after you have had sufficient time to build a house to me, wherein the ordinance of baptizing for the dead belongeth, and for which the same was instituted from before the foundation of the world, your baptisms for the dead cannot be acceptable unto me;
34 For therein are the keys of the holy priesthood ordained, that you may receive honor and glory.
35 And after this time, your baptisms for the dead, by those who are scattered abroad, are not acceptable unto me, saith the Lord.
36 For it is ordained that in Zion, and her stakes, and in Jerusalem, those places which I have appointed for refuge, shall be the places for your baptisms for your dead.
1841 prophetic ultimatum about Nauvoo. Joseph Smith was shot in 1844 as it was not finished. It was sold, burned, and hit by a storm. Then it was gone until the 21st century. The first paragraph of the introduction in the Book of Mormon bears witness that it has "the fulness of the everlasting gospel," yet baptism for the dead is not in it. Here in the D&C, the LDS deity claims that the LDS baptisms are not acceptable and the church has to be rejected (vs. 32).

Dear reader, please be gentle with the precious LDS people. The following applies to every church, ward, cathedral, Kingdom Hall, lodge, and TV or radio program. How important is "Thus saith the Lord" to you? We must choose between God and religion.

God tells us to expose the false and not to join it. (2 Sam. 12:7; Jer. 28:15; Mat. 3:7; chapter 23 has strong words from Jesus; John 8:32 & 36; Acts 20:28-32; Rom. 16:17-19; 1 Cor. 5:9-13; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; Gal. 1:6-9; Eph. 5:10-13; 1 Thes. 5:21; 2 Thess.2:1-3; 3:6-15; 1 Tim. 1:18-20; 6:3-5, 11; 2 Timothy 2:15-19; 3:5-10, 16; 4:10; Titus 1:9-16; 3:10-11; 1 Pet. 4:4; 1 John 4:1; 2 John 6-11; Jude 3; Rev. 2:14-17; 18:4).
"Is there more than one God? . . . No." (Book of Mormon, Alma 11:28-35. Also D&C 20:17,19,28; 39:1). Joseph Smith was searching for the number of Gods (see D&C 121:28). And he kept changing his cut-and-paste doctrines and finally concluded, "Here, then, is eternal life to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all gods have done before you" (History of the Church, Vol. 6, pp. 305-06). That is simply to fall for the serpent's lie (Gen. 3:1-5; Isaiah 14:12-15; Ez. 28:1-10). God firmly warns us that all other gods will perish! (Jer. 10:10-11)
What does President Hinckley know? Asked if God was once a man, he said, "I don't know that we teach it. I don't know that we emphasize it . . . I understand the philosophical background behind it, but I don't know a lot about it, and I don't think others know a lot about it" (Time Magazine, 8-4-97, p.56). Isn't to know the character of God the first principle of the LDS Gospel? Did he fear taking a stand? Yet he wrote Standing for Something, including a chapter on honesty. Tracking more of his false statements in public, it does not match up. God warns about the lake of fire for various kinds of evil people but then includes "liars" (Rev. 21:8). We need Jesus Christ for eternal life, "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace" (Eph. 1:7). Jesus saves.
Question: What are the missing cities from A to Z? - Atlantis to Zarahemla, Iowa (D&C 125). The D&C has many deep prophetic problems. Don't let the Civil War prophecy confuse you in chapter 87. Joseph Smith knew nothing that was not totally obvious to Americans in Dec. 1832, and his prediction includes some obvious errors. Friends may insist that his prophecies will come true but he set many deadlines. If you would like more evidence, I can email it.

Dear friend, this is much more important to help people! Those who step away from error can be hurt. It's much like Israel leaving Egypt, then to seemingly wander in a wilderness for years, it gets painful and lonely. Israel finally made it to their promised land - and so can you! Read what God says you can "know", how eternal life is still available to you! "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life: and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God" (1 John 5:11-13).

article submitted by Charlie Carle

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