Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters; Karma and Miracles Part 1

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In the enigmatic and puzzling book known as Ecclesiastes we find this gem among the hardpan which reads,

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. (Eccl 11:1)

Prophets throughout scripture have long recognized a singular truth which the Christian world at large seems to have forgotten despite its frequent repetition in the Word of God. Mormons in particular are guilty of an egregious oversight in their corpus of doctrine because of this recurrent theme in the Book of Mormon. What did the writer of Ecclesiastes have in mind with the words we quoted above? This verse simply refers to the cosmic law that you reap what you sow, otherwise known as karma. This law overturns the Mormons non-scriptural doctrine that claims you can be guaranteed salvation through temple ordinances regardless of what you sow— These two ideas are mutually exclusive of each other and since the scriptures clearly teach the doctrine of karma and are silent about Mormon temple rituals, then the scriptures themselves unmistakably nullify salvation by temple ordinances as claimed by the Mormon church.

The idea of karma has been recognized and well understood by spiritual sages in the oriental east for a very long time. In the last century or two, more and more people in the occidental western world have acknowledged this eternal truth and we now turn to the holy scriptures to see what the prophets have written on this matter. Please notice how karma and eternal lives are woven together in several of these verses. These twin concepts are laced together in scripture and become a single strand of truth to overcome the lies foisted upon the souls of no light who have the Book of Mormon. The Mormon community has been taught to favor the words of men rather than the Word of God. Joseph Smith gave them ordinances and false promises of salvation based on signs and tokens rather than follow what the holy scriptures call “The Way.” In the scriptures, “The Way” always points to walking in God’s way. Through numerous eternal lives, one uses their agency to travel upward or downward by their choices and actions; karma is the vehicle by which we move up or down Jacob’s ladder.

The doctrine of Smith’s church provides “easy salvation” so to speak. One is assured salvation as you pay your tithes, go to the temple, put on the robes of their priesthood, make gestures with your hands and arms and speak the Masonic words which Smith plagiarized from the Freemasons. Gratefully, the Holy Scriptures do not support any such doctrines. The tremendous irony is that God foresaw all of this and provided the Book of Mormon to the very people who needed it most so they could break free from their bondage. The Book of Mormon and Bible do not teach that salvation is earned through temple ordinances; they do however teach the truth about God’s plan of salvation so let’s turn to them now.

Karma

10 Do not suppose, because it has been spoken concerning restoration, that ye shall be restored from sin to happiness. Behold, I say unto you, wickedness never was happiness. 11 And now, my son, all men that are in a state of nature, or I would say, in a carnal state, are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity; they are without God in the world, and they have gone contrary to the nature of God; therefore, they are in a state contrary to the nature of happiness. 12 And now behold, is the meaning of the word restoration to take a thing of a natural state and place it in an unnatural state, or to place it in a state opposite to its nature? 13 O, my son, this is not the case; but the meaning of the word restoration is to bring back again (eternal lives) evil for evil, or carnal for carnal, or devilish for devilish—good for that which is good; righteous for that which is righteous; just for that which is just; merciful for that which is merciful. 14 Therefore, my son, see that you are merciful unto your brethren; deal justly, judge righteously, and do good continually; and if ye do all these things then shall ye receive your reward; yea, ye shall have mercy restored unto you again (karma follows one through eternal lives); ye shall have justice restored unto you again (karma and eternal lives); ye shall have a righteous judgment restored unto you again (karma and eternal lives); and ye shall have good rewarded unto you again (karma and eternal lives). 15 For that which ye do send out shall return unto you again (Karma), and be restored (eternal lives); therefore, the word restoration more fully condemneth the sinner, and justifieth him not at all. (Alma 41:10-15) (I don’t recall ever hearing these verses taught in a Mormon church setting. They clearly teach the concepts of karma and eternal lives. Please recognize how these twin concepts destroy the ideas propagated in Mormon temples. If it was true that we only had a single mortal life and that temple ordinances were valid, then it would invalidate the scriptures which we’re quoting in this paper.)

27 Therefore, O my son, whosoever will come may come and partake of the waters of life freely; and whosoever will not come the same is not compelled to come; but in the last day it shall be restored unto him according to his deeds. 28 If he has desired to do evil, and has not repented in his days, behold, evil shall be done unto him, according to the restoration of God. (Alma 42:27-28)

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. (3Nep 14:2)

12 For their works do follow them, for it is because of their works that they are hewn down; therefore remember the things that I have told you. (3Nep 27:12)

38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6:38)

24 And may God grant, in his great fulness, that men might be brought unto repentance and good works, that they might be restored unto grace for grace, according to their works. 25 And I would that all men might be saved. But we read that in the great and last day there are some who shall be cast out, yea, who shall be cast off from the presence of the Lord; 26 Yea, who shall be consigned to a state of endless misery, fulfilling the words which say: They that have done good shall have everlasting life; and they that have done evil shall have everlasting damnation. And thus it is. Amen. (Hel 12:24-26)

31 He hath given unto you that ye might know good from evil, and he hath given unto you that ye might choose life or death; and ye can do good and be restored unto that which is good, or have that which is good restored unto you; or ye can do evil, and have that which is evil restored unto you. (Hel 14:31)

24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. (Mark 4:24)

10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. (2 Cor 5:10)

7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Gal 6:7)

13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. (Rev 14:13)

The verses we have just quoted are so clear on the doctrines of karma and eternal lives that they stand on their own merit and need no further comment. God in His great wisdom knew that many false forms of belief would flourish among men in their own wisdom before the Great and Marvelous Work commences. The following selections from the apostle Paul are representative of other verses we could call upon for support. These few examples suffice to demonstrate that in God’s wisdom, He knows full well that men will believe and practice foolish doctrines and ordinances and they would never believe the truth. Keep in mind that the letters of Paul prove he knew the deepest of the mysteries which we’ve discussed throughout this blog and his writings are pointed towards the GMW just like the other true prophets.

The Wisdom of God and Foolishness of Men

19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: (1Cor 1:19-30)

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. (1 Cor 2:4-11)

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? (1Cor 3:1-3)

6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. (Galatians 1:6-12)

Paul clearly understood there is only one true gospel of Christ that is found in all of scripture because the scriptures can be expounded into a single unified story. We’ve called it the Isaiah Story. Many of those reading this blog come from the tradition of Mormonism which has perverted the holy scriptures by creating doctrines and ordinances that have nothing whatsoever to do with Jesus’ gospel. These things place Mormons under a dark veil of unbelief and their precepts make it impossible for a Mormon to understand the Book of Mormon and Bible unless they awaken and shake off the chains of darkness.

This paper intends to demonstrate a link between karma (which is the word used to describe how we reap what we sow as we climb or digress on Jacob’s ladder) and its relation to miracles and the power to perform miracles to benefit mankind. In the prior paper on “Exposing the Hidden Darkness,” we posed the question that if Mormons really have great priesthood power as claimed, then why are the numerous hospitals in and around the Mormon kingdom filled to overflowing with the sick and dying? If this “Melchizedek priesthood” is really potent as portrayed by Mormon people, then why are the modern plagues of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease so prevalent? The problem is because the O Jerusalem people (or Souls of No Light) live under a dark veil of unbelief worshiping a graven image (Isa 44:9-20), and they practice evil gifts which have no real or lasting power to heal the sick, control the elements, or cast out devils.

The tremendous Book of Mormon was given to these people who needed it most, yet they ignore its lessons which are written as a warning TO THE MORMONS, and think they are God’s chosen people. They do not bear the fruits that should be among them if they actually had the truth and real power. We can only hope that more of the Mormon people will awaken from the everlasting darkness as described in the verses below.

The Dark Veil of Unbelief

15 Behold, when ye shall rend that veil of unbelief which doth cause you to remain in your awful state of wickedness, and hardness of heart, and blindness of mind, then shall the great and marvelous things which have been hid up from the foundation of the world from you—yea, when ye shall call upon the Father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, O house of Israel. (Ether 4:15)

6 Now, this was what Ammon desired, for he knew that king Lamoni was under the power of God; he knew that the dark veil of unbelief was being cast away from his mind, and the light which did light up his mind, which was the light of the glory of God, which was a marvelous light of his goodness—yea, this light had infused such joy into his soul, the cloud of darkness having been dispelled, and that the light of everlasting life was lit up in his soul, yea, he knew that this had overcome his natural frame, and he was carried away in God— (Book of Mormon, Alma, Alma 19)

6 And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, you that belong to this church, have you sufficiently retained in remembrance the captivity of your fathers? Yea, and have you sufficiently retained in remembrance his mercy and long-suffering towards them? And moreover, have ye sufficiently retained in remembrance that he has delivered their souls from hell? 7 Behold, he changed their hearts; yea, he awakened them out of a deep sleep, and they awoke unto God. Behold, they were in the midst of darkness; nevertheless, their souls were illuminated by the light of the everlasting word; yea, they were encircled about by the bands of death, and the chains of hell, and an everlasting destruction did await them. 8 And now I ask of you, my brethren, were they destroyed? Behold, I say unto you, Nay, they were not. 9 And again I ask, were the bands of death broken, and the chains of hell which encircled them about, were they loosed? I say unto you, Yea, they were loosed, and their souls did expand, and they did sing redeeming love. And I say unto you that they are saved. 10 And now I ask of you on what conditions are they saved? Yea, what grounds had they to hope for salvation? What is the cause of their being loosed from the bands of death, yea, and also the chains of hell? 11 Behold, I can tell you—did not my father Alma believe in the words which were delivered by the mouth of Abinadi? And was he not a holy prophet? Did he not speak the words of God, and my father Alma believe them? 12 And according to his faith there was a mighty change wrought in his heart. Behold I say unto you that this is all true. 13 And behold, he preached the word unto your fathers, and a mighty change was also wrought in their hearts, and they humbled themselves and put their trust in the true and living God. And behold, they were faithful until the end; therefore they were saved. (Alma 5:6-13)

40 And it came to pass that the Lamanites said unto him: What shall we do, that this cloud of darkness may be removed from overshadowing us? 41 And Aminadab said unto them: You must repent, and cry unto the voice, even until ye shall have faith in Christ, who was taught unto you by Alma, and Amulek, and Zeezrom; and when ye shall do this, the cloud of darkness shall be removed from overshadowing you. 42 And it came to pass that they all did begin to cry unto the voice of him who had shaken the earth; yea, they did cry even until the cloud of darkness was dispersed. 43 And it came to pass that when they cast their eyes about, and saw that the cloud of darkness was dispersed from overshadowing them, behold, they saw that they were encircled about, yea every soul, by a pillar of fire. 44 And Nephi and Lehi were in the midst of them; yea, they were encircled about; yea, they were as if in the midst of a flaming fire, yet it did harm them not, neither did it take hold upon the walls of the prison; and they were filled with that joy which is unspeakable and full of glory. 45 And behold, the Holy Spirit of God did come down from heaven, and did enter into their hearts, and they were filled as if with fire, and they could speak forth marvelous words. 46 And it came to pass that there came a voice unto them, yea, a pleasant voice, as if it were a whisper, saying: 47 Peace, peace be unto you, because of your faith in my Well Beloved, who was from the foundation of the world. 48 And now, when they heard this they cast up their eyes as if to behold from whence the voice came; and behold, they saw the heavens open; and angels came down out of heaven and ministered unto them. 49 And there were about three hundred souls who saw and heard these things; and they were bidden to go forth and marvel not, neither should they doubt. (Helaman 5:40-49)

1 And now, these are the words of Ammon to his brethren, which say thus: My brothers and my brethren, behold I say unto you, how great reason have we to rejoice; for could we have supposed when we started from the land of Zarahemla that God would have granted unto us such great blessings? 2 And now, I ask, what great blessings has he bestowed upon us? Can ye tell? 3 Behold, I answer for you; for our brethren, the Lamanites, were in darkness, yea, even in the darkest abyss, but behold, how many of them are brought to behold the marvelous light of God! And this is the blessing which hath been bestowed upon us, that we have been made instruments in the hands of God to bring about this great work. 4 Behold, thousands of them do rejoice, and have been brought into the fold of God. 5 Behold, the field was ripe, and blessed are ye, for ye did thrust in the sickle, and did reap with your might, yea, all the day long did ye labor; and behold the number of your sheaves! And they shall be gathered into the garners, that they are not wasted. 6 Yea, they shall not be beaten down by the storm at the last day; yea, neither shall they be harrowed up by the whirlwinds; but when the storm cometh they shall be gathered together in their place, that the storm cannot penetrate to them; yea, neither shall they be driven with fierce winds whithersoever the enemy listeth to carry them. 7 But behold, they are in the hands of the Lord of the harvest, and they are his; and he will raise them up at the last day. 8 Blessed be the name of our God; let us sing to his praise, yea, let us give thanks to his holy name, for he doth work righteousness forever. 9 For if we had not come up out of the land of Zarahemla, these our dearly beloved brethren, who have so dearly beloved us, would still have been racked with hatred against us, yea, and they would also have been strangers to God. 10 And it came to pass that when Ammon had said these words, his brother Aaron rebuked him, saying: Ammon, I fear that thy joy doth carry thee away unto boasting. 11 But Ammon said unto him: I do not boast in my own strength, nor in my own wisdom; but behold, my joy is full, yea, my heart is brim with joy, and I will rejoice in my God. 12 Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever. 13 Behold, how many thousands of our brethren has he loosed from the pains of hell; and they are brought to sing redeeming love, and this because of the power of his word which is in us, therefore have we not great reason to rejoice? 14 Yea, we have reason to praise him forever, for he is the Most High God, and has loosed our brethren from the chains of hell. 15 Yea, they were encircled about with everlasting darkness and destruction; but behold, he has brought them into his everlasting light, yea, into everlasting salvation; and they are encircled about with the matchless bounty of his love; yea, and we have been instruments in his hands of doing this great and marvelous work. 16 Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel. (Alma 26:1-16)

23 And they said unto me: What meaneth the rod of iron which our father saw, that led to the tree? 24 And I said unto them that it was the word of God; and whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction. 25 Wherefore, I, Nephi, did exhort them to give heed unto the word of the Lord; yea, I did exhort them with all the energies of my soul, and with all the faculty which I possessed, that they would give heed to the word of God and remember to keep his commandments always in all things. (1 Nephi 15:23-25)

Continued in Part 2.

Exposing the Hidden Darkness Part 2
Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters; Karma and Miracles Part 2