The Book of Commandments vs. The Doctrine and Covenants – Part 7

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  Book of Commandments Doctrine and Covenants 44:26 If thou lovest me, thou shalt serve me and keep all my commandments; and behold, thou shalt consecrate all thy properties, that which thou hast unto me, with a covenant and a deed which can not be broken; and they shall be laid before the bishop of my church, and two of the elders, such as he shall appoint and set apart for that purpose. 44:27 And it shall come to pass, that the bishop of my church, after that he has received the properties of my church, that it can not be taken from the church, he shall appoint every man a steward over his own … Read More

The Book of Commandments vs. The Doctrine and Covenants – Part 6

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  Book of Commandments Doctrine and Covenants 24:44 And each priest or teacher, who is ordained by a priest, is to take a certificate from him at the time, which when presented to an elder, he is to give him a license, which shall authorize him to perform the duty of his calling. 20:64 Each priest, teacher, or deacon, who is ordained by a priest, may take a certificate from him at the time, which certificate, when presented to an elder, shall entitle him to a license, which shall authorize him to perform the duties of his calling, or he may receive it from a conference. 20:65 No person is to be ordained to any … Read More

The Book of Commandments vs. The Doctrine and Covenants – Part 5

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  Book of Commandments Doctrine and Covenants 16:22 And I command you, that you preach naught but repentance; and show not these things, neither speak these things unto the world, for they can not bear meat, but milk they must receive: 16:23 Wherefore, they must not know these things lest they perish: 19:21 And I command you that you preach naught but repentance, and show not these things unto the world until it is wisdom in me. 19:22 For they cannot bear meat now, but milk they must receive; wherefore, they must not know these things, lest they perish.   Again, this section was not received through the stone. David Whitmer said this about publishing … Read More

The Book of Commandments vs. The Doctrine and Covenants – Part 4

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  Book of Commandments Doctrine and Covenants 15:1 Now behold, because of the thing which you have desired to know of me, I give unto you these words: 15:2 Behold I have manifested unto you, by my Spirit in many instances, that the things which you have written are true: 15:3 Wherefore you know that they are true; and if you know that they are true, behold I give unto you a commandment, that you rely upon the things which are written; for in them are all things written, concerning my church, my gospel, and my rock. 15:4 Wherefore if you shall build up my church, and my gospel, and my rock, the gates of … Read More

The Book of Commandments vs. The Doctrine and Covenants – Part 3

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  Book of Commandments Doctrine and Covenants 7:3 O remember, these words and keep my commandments. Remember this is your gift. Now this is not all, for you have another gift, which is the gift of working with the rod: behold it has told you things: behold there is no other power save God, that can cause this rod of nature, to work in your hands, for it is the work of God; and therefore whatsoever you shall ask me to tell you by that means, that will I grant unto you, that you shall know. 8:5 Oh, remember these words, and keep my commandments. Remember, this is your gift. 8:6 Now this is not … Read More

The Book of Commandments vs. The Doctrine and Covenants – Part 2

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  Book of Commandments Doctrine and Covenants 4:4 Behold, verily I say, I have reserved the things of which I have spoken, which I have intrusted to my servant, for a wise purpose in me, and it shall be made known in future generations: But this generation shall have my words, yea and the testimony of three of my servants shall go forth with my words unto this generation; yea, three shall know of a surety that these things are true, for I will give them power, that they may behold and view these things as they are, and to none else will I grant this power, to receive this same testimony among this generation. … Read More

The Strong Delusion Part 2

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Any student reasonably familiar with early Mormon history has recognized by now a pattern of Joseph Smith beginning some endeavor, and then failing at that endeavor which seems completely contradictory if God was indeed at the helm of this ship. Excuses are made and revelations received to justify the failure and place blame elsewhere. It’s a theme that can’t be overlooked by honest researchers, but the church has made a business out of downplaying this obvious flaw of its founder. If Smith was talking to God after the Book of Mormon (BOM) translation was complete, and after he tossed the seer stone aside, there is no evidence to indicate such, because his revelations in the … Read More

The Strong Delusion Part 1

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Whereas our searching began by looking into scripture seeking the mysteries of godliness which turned out to be an integral part of the mysteries of The Great and Marvelous work (GMW), we never expected at the outset to discover we had been living a lie all of our lives which was a portion of Paul’s “strong delusion” prophecy. 1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no … Read More