The Gentiles and the Gathering of the Righteous Seed and the Dispersed of the House of Israel. Part 1

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In the annals of the Isaiah Story we see mentioned again and again the great work of gathering the righteous from the earth. The prophets are very clear when explaining the order of events and the actors in this grand drama. Depending on your religious traditions or prejudices, you may have inherited a wide array of incorrect ideas about this most critical facet of the coming Great and Marvelous Work (GMW) among men. The gathering of Israel is a prominent theme in all of scripture, however, the institutions of religion have overlooked many of the most important details in scripture, preferring instead to promote their own brand of self-serving precepts. In this series of papers, … Read More

The Gentiles and the Gathering of the Righteous Seed and the Dispersed of the House of Israel. Part 4

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Please read the introduction from Part 1. The Gathering of Israel in the Bible 1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, 2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; 3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and … Read More

The Gentiles and the Gathering of the Righteous Seed and the Dispersed of the House of Israel. Part 3

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Please read the introduction from Part 1.   The Plates of Brass Given to Lehi’s Seed Will Have Convincing Power 17 And now when my father saw all these things, he was filled with the Spirit, and began to prophesy concerning his seed— 18 That these plates of brass should go forth unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people who were of his seed. 19 Wherefore, he said that these plates of brass should never perish; neither should they be dimmed any more by time. And he prophesied many things concerning his seed. (1 Ne 5) 38 And it came to pass that I beheld the remnant of the seed of my brethren, and also … Read More

The Gentiles and the Gathering of the Righteous Seed and the Dispersed of the House of Israel. Part 2

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Please read the introduction from Part 1. God will remember His Covenants and His people of the House of Israel 13 And now, the thing which our father meaneth concerning the grafting in of the natural branches through the fulness of the Gentiles, is, that in the latter days, when our seed shall have dwindled in unbelief, yea, for the space of many years, and many generations after the Messiah shall be manifested in body unto the children of men, then shall the fulness of the gospel of the Messiah come unto the Gentiles, and from the Gentiles unto the remnant of our seed— 14 And at that day shall the remnant of our seed … Read More

Sanctified by the Holy Ghost; Led by the Holy Spirit

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While reading from Nephi’s tremendous dissertation in chapters 31 – 33 of Second Nephi, it’s apparent there is a further necessary discussion regarding the Holy Ghost we have not previously addressed. An earlier paper, related to this subject, discussed the mechanics or method and process whereby the Holy Ghost is given and received according to scripture. That paper overturns and topples the Mormon ordinance and associated precepts regarding the Holy Ghost and should be read in concert with this paper. Nephi’s great sermon touches on some additional elusive nuances that beg to be examined; therefore, let us investigate Nephi’s words and carefully consider and weigh the meaning of his inferences. The implication of meaning within … Read More

The Book of Mormon and The Great and Marvelous Work

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Whether you are a first-time reader or one of the many thousands who have read from the pages of this blog, you no doubt have an opinion of the Book of Mormon (BOM) based in whole or in part on the man Joseph Smith. For better or for worse, he is inseparably linked to that volume due to the circumstances of history. For many generations that was never an issue as the factual details of the founding historical evidence for the origins of Mormonism were kept locked away from public view. The sanitized version of Smith’s history was all any of us ever knew. All of that changed during the tenure of Leonard Arrington’s service … Read More

Fruit That Will Satisfy the Conditions of Repentance; One Cannot Repent Without Knowing The Mysteries Part 2

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Before proceeding with Part 2, we encourage the reader to carefully study and ponder Part 1 which explains this mystery found in scripture and sets the stage for these concluding matters. Jesus and the prophets who knew the mystery of “fruit meet for repentance,” also understood the opposite condition in which many mortals will find themselves— barren of good fruit and unrepentant. They speak of the people who reject the Word of God, deny the mysteries, harden their hearts against these sacred things, and who deserve the awful future that awaits them. The prophets remind us of the straight and narrow way leading to eternal life; they sternly warn us against touching the evil fruit … Read More

Fruit That Will Satisfy the Conditions of Repentance; One Cannot Repent Without Knowing The Mysteries Part 1

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30 And now, my beloved brethren, for ye are my brethren, and ye ought to be beloved, and ye ought to bring forth works which are meet for repentance, seeing that your hearts have been grossly hardened against the word of God, and seeing that ye are a lost and a fallen people. (Alma 9) Alma understood a plain and precious concept that eludes modern readers of the Book of Mormon (BOM) because of the commandments of men in the church that deny the commandments of God recorded in scripture! The paradox and absurdity of this contradiction should be self-evident. Alma knew that repentance is directly related to one’s relationship with the Word of God … Read More

The End of the Isaiah Story.
The Great and Last Day of Judgment.
Part 3: New Records and a New Earth.

AndersThe Great and Last Day of Judgment

As these words of pleading flow from my pen onto this page, I understand at last the love and tremendous concern which flooded the hearts of the prophets as they pled with people to awaken and believe the Word of God and put off the chains of their captivity. Doing so will grant you the great gift of freedom which our Father and Mother in Heaven desire for Their children. We celebrate that freedom and liberty this day of all days when our pioneer forefathers entered these valleys of Utah as captives in a system of religion which stripped them and us of our free will because of egregious religious authority. 27 Wherefore, men are … Read More

The End of the Isaiah Story.
The Great and Last Day of Judgment.
Part 2: The Judgment Bar.

AndersThe Great and Last Day of Judgment

The Judgment Bar and Judgment Seat of God 8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. 9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then … Read More