Men like Sherem will be Snuffed Out

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In a prior post we wrote, “It is not requisite by any standard that The Book of Mormon testify of itself or of its reality. Its purpose is as a prophecy of The Great and Marvelous Work.” The writers of that magnificent book of prophecy saw our day in staggering detail and they provided us with graphic illustrations regarding the Isaiah Story. The same is true of all scripture which speaks to us through types and shadows and metaphor if we are listening and looking for truth. The Word of God is written to prepare us for what is coming by trumpeting loudly in our ears that God will return and set His hand again the … Read More

A Man Named Oaks

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There are two men of particular interest to the O Jerusalem people who are named in the scriptures; Smith and Oaks. We’ve already unveiled the verses that speak of Smith in the Isaiah 40-48, and 54 topic. And now we give you the types and shadows and direct references to Oaks. Reading these verses in the full context of their chapters is most effective way to understand them. The meaning interlaced through the types is tremendously clear when you read the verses in the full context of the Isaiah Story. Some of the prophets refer to this man as “oaks” and others speak of him as a “tree” or a “green tree.” He is important … Read More

The Great War and the Fate of Lucifer

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The Great and Final War 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. (Matt 24:3-4) 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for … Read More

The Anti-Christ

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The Assyrian is also spoken of as the Anti-Christ by some prophetic writers. These types and shadows as well as direct references are a useful aid to learn of the identity of the arch tyrant. The types from the Book of Mormon are extremely important to understand. 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and … Read More

The Assyrian and The Root of the Assyrian

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The groundwork for this subject was already laid in the introductory essay, so we will dive right in. The prophets tell us much about the main character of evil in the Isaiah Story. You can think of him as the Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Genghis Kahn of this story. The prophets provide an interesting array of information about The Assyrian in types and shadows and metaphor. Understanding the doctrine of eternal lives helps immensely to grasp the reason why we have so much evil in this world to account for someone like the Assyrian. Souls descending deeper into darkness continue to be born into this world just as those gaining more light come here … Read More

The Arch Tyrants of the Isaiah Story

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Tyranny has been a hallmark of this world almost without compare. Man’s inhumanity to man is unbearable to behold, and with few exceptions, almost all generations have lived through times of tyranny, oppression, and despotism. Our great-grandparents endured the First World War and our grandparents lived through WW II. Each decade is filled with its own despots, dictators, and tyrants and the Isaiah Story comes packed to the brim and overflowing with its oppressors and tormentors whom the prophets describe in great detail. In these papers, we will focus on the identity of the major characters on the stage from the Isaiah Story who play a significant role in the closing scenes of this great … Read More