Dead Works in The Strong Delusion
Part 1

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As the Strong Delusion gained steam and the momentum of Smith’s lust for power carried him further into his delusion as prophet, and in order to expand his egocentric enterprise, he generated one dead work after another by his policies, his craft, and his theology. All of which led Mormons away from scripture, and into the clutches of this man whose creative genius for ostentatious ordinance is unrivaled; even if he had to step over the Apostle Paul to do so. Nauvoo saw the pinnacle of Smith’s “prophetic” pronouncements, and in the aftermath of his deceit and deception, the church he founded was left floundering in a sea of unscriptural edicts and injunctions. The believers … Read More

Signs, Tokens, and Penalties in the Strong Delusion

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The passage of time and the acquisition of truth layer by layer form an interplay of light and matter like leaves dancing in a breeze under glorious sunshine, where facets of the purest nature of the tree come to life that we had never before seen. The scriptures have proven equally capable of this dance with light and words on the page which give up their mysteries as the Holy Spirit wafts in around us like a breeze and the light of heaven illuminates the words in front of us in ways we had simply never envisioned. This is how the sacred and the sublime meet in the minds of the seekers of light, and … Read More

Mormon Temple Rituals. Are They of God?

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The search for truth is not for the faint of heart. Truth will tear down perceptions, paradigms, traditions and the precepts of men. And if your beliefs have been founded on traditions and precepts of men, you may come to realize that what you thought was a foundation, may just be air beneath your feet. 26 And I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld, on the other side of the river of water, a great and spacious building; and it stood as it were in the air, high above the earth. (1Nephi 8) Why was the great and spacious building in the air? Because it had no foundation. None. Its foundation wasn’t even … 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

AndersStrong Delusion

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