Men like Sherem will be Snuffed Out

AndersThe Arch Tyrants

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

Jesus Against the Pharisees
Part 2

AndersFalse Prophets

Now we come to John’s records of these events. At the end of this post we will write of a further KEY to understand the Isaiah Story. The Scriptures Continued 13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, 14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; 16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s … Read More

Jesus Against the Pharisees
Part 1

AndersFalse Prophets

In His humility and graciousness, Jesus pointed us to Isaiah; but can there be a greater example of standing against unrighteous dominion than that of Jesus standing against the Pharisees? The Savior is of course the preeminent type and shadow of the coming Servant, both of whom are instances of God coming down as a son in flesh (Mosiah 15:1-5). We’ve written much about God coming down to earth in flesh in the Topic of “The Father’s Work.” In this paper we want to examine Jesus’ personal confrontations with the ruling leadership among the Jews of his time, because it will give us a window into the confrontations the Servant will have with the leadership … Read More

I am Against the Prophets
Part 2

AndersFalse Prophets

We call upon the words of the prophet Micah as our next example. His book is a tremendous microcosm of the Isaiah Story and we share these words from his plentiful prophecies. 1 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment? 2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones; 3 Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and … Read More

I am Against the Prophets
Part 1

AndersFalse Prophets

In the great prophetic saga that will become well known as the Isaiah Story, we find the true holy prophets in scripture prophesying against their false counterparts at the end of days. Their words are filled with rancor and resentment against the deceitful latter day prophets, because they are not prophets at all, only counterfeits who will be swept away. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the other holy prophets heap disdain and contempt upon the deceitful prophets because of their duplicitous and cunning ways to starve the sheep of their flock and to claim prophetic office where none exists. On the earth today there is only one group of men of any note, that claim before … Read More