The Contrivance of Aaronic Priesthood and the Fraud of Baptism: Reinventing The Law of Moses Veiled as Mormonism

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The Book of Mormon contains many keys and truths within its pages and when carefully considered and honestly assessed, it overturns the false doctrines and precepts of the Mormon belief system. It also exposes Joseph Smith and the fraud he perpetrated known as the so-called restoration. This blog has noted numerous times the text of the original revelation from the Book of Commandments that later became the much-revised D&C Section 5. The original revelation stated that Smith was told he only had “one gift” to translate the Book of Mormon and not to pretend to any other gifts. This paper will demonstrate that a fraud was committed regarding his claims of authority to baptize. Let’s … Read More

The Mystery of the Two Sons

AndersThe Mystery of the Two Sons

Among the many mysteries in scripture obfuscated by our traditions, none is more critical to understand than the true nature of God. In several earlier posts, we’ve outlined a framework describing the nature of God and His condescensions to labor among mankind. The Father’s work has been the preeminent theme throughout this blog, which describes His covenant to redeem the souls of no light from the imminent destruction that awaits them following the Great and Marvelous Work (GMW) unless they believe Him and repent. The scriptures fully reveal the Father’s covenant and all aspects of His labor among mankind and inform us that when the Father condescends to earth He comes as a Son: 1 And … Read More

For Whom the Atonement was Wrought

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Throughout Christendom there are as many opinions regarding the atonement of Christ as there are pundits and authorities. Each promote their precepts within the restricted confines of their religious tradition, and seemingly ignore what the acknowledged voices of God’s chosen apostles and prophets in scripture have said. In the case of Mormonism this problem has been amplified many fold by those in leadership of each generation who have jockeyed for supremacy as the preeminent authoritative voice of church doctrine. There are many such men in church history and they couldn’t ever agree among themselves regarding the atonement and they proposed many self-serving philosophies. Mormon religious traditions surrounding the doctrine of Christ’s atonement have been carried … Read More

The Word of God: Part 4

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We’ve come to the end of our series on the Word of God with these most fitting topics below which teach that God’s word changes the human heart and in the Great and Marvelous Work (GMW), The Word will bring a great harvest of souls. However, there are those who will deny the Word of God who will not believe the scriptures and they will be damned. Lastly we see that all people will be judged by the Word of God. Our intent has been to demonstrate that the Word of God and not the words of men will bring one through the coming dark days. This blog has been dedicated to the Word of … Read More

The Word of God: Part 3

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In the first two parts of this topic, we’ve discussed many things with regard to the Word of God. In this post we want to bring the Servant of God back to the forefront of our minds and revisit the Great and Marvelous Work (GMW) or the Isaiah Story. When Jehovah stands up, He will come with other servants who will be CALLED OF GOD to declare the truth throughout the earth wherever the Holy Spirit takes them. That’s how it always works with God’s true kingdom. There are not any committees or official “missions” to which missionaries are assigned… God will work His own work as he has done throughout the history of this … Read More

The Word of God: Part 2

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A profound and oft-quoted dialogue occurred between the Master of Life and the Roman governor of Judaea as follows, “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?” (John 18:37-38). Jesus’ critically important statement was that, “Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” And this brings us to the heart of the matter regarding the Word of God. A choice is placed … Read More

The Word of God: Part 1

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Anyone who takes this journey in the Holy Scriptures searching for truth and lays aside the false precepts of their religious tradition will tell you that the process of having their eyes and ears opened is one of the most emancipating experiences of mortality. Truth comes at you from every page dripping wet with light you never saw before. The brilliant white radiance of truth is nearly blinding and it brings consummate joy to your soul as the chains of bondage fall away. How can it be that mere words on a page can come to life and leave you brimming full with understanding? As the Isaiah Story came to life, we could finally appreciate … Read More

The Chains with Which We Are Bound

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Of the numerous themes to come out of scripture regarding The Great and Marvelous Work (GMW), this one resonates with an urgency usually reserved for emergency triage and surgery in a battle field hospital where the most urgent cases receive the most urgent care to preserve a life. It’s not hyperbole or exaggeration when we say that our life hangs in the balance and our own decisions regarding the chains with which we are bound will determine our fate. Yes, this is a life or death situation! The life or death of the immortal soul hangs in the balance and the prophets have written succinctly regarding this sobering theme. From the first post to the … Read More

Bread and Circuses; The Coming Great Division

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Songwriters and poets have been telling us for ages that this world is nothing but a dark dream filled with lies and deceit to mislead the people and keep them in bondage to the powers that be. Even the Roman poet Juvenal knew that all the Empire’s corrupted government had to do in order to control the people was give them “bread and circuses” and other trivialities to keep them entertained and distracted from things that matter most. If you’ve been paying any attention whatsoever to the underground movements seeking truth and light amidst the lies of life, you’ve no doubt come face to face with the ruthless reality of our counterfeit culture and imitation … Read More

If the “restoration” was true…

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I’ve often pondered the question from the time I was a young man, “If Mormonism is true, then why aren’t the Mormons better people?” To which I’ve heard many persons reply, “You can’t judge the church by its members!” But why not? Shouldn’t the people be a measure of their religious system? Shouldn’t Mormonism take average people and change them into phenomenal human beings if the claims of the church are true? Shouldn’t membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints actually produce “saints” who walk a sacred and holy walk by the side of their Savior Jesus Christ and live their lives according to his teachings? Why then does the Mormon church … Read More