Ensign, ‘We are All Enlisted,’ November 2011“Number one, Satan, or Lucifer, or the father of lies—call him what you will—is real, the very personification of evil. His motives are in every case malicious, and he convulses at the appearance of redeeming light, at the very thought of truth. Number two, he is eternally opposed to the love of God, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and the work of peace and salvation. He will fight against these whenever and wherever he can. He knows he will be defeated and cast out in the end, but he is determined to take down with him as many others as he possibly can.” – Jeffrey Holland
Proverbs 3:7 “Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”
After reading Mr. Holland’s description of Satan, we couldn’t help but think of Joseph Smith’s description of an encounter with Moroni, an angel of light. This so called resurrected man- turned-angel, delivered to Joe the following prophecy –
Joseph Smith History 1:33 “He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni; that God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people.”
Two things come to mind –
1.Mr. Holland stated that Satan’s work is eternally malicious, and he ‘convulses’ at the very thought of truth.
2.Holland also stated Satan is opposed to the work of peace and salvation.
Compare those statements with Joe’s track record –
1.Smith brazenly proclaimed his name would be known for evil. This should be scary to anyone calling themselves Mormon!
2.The number of times Joe Smith denounced the Bible, rewrote the Bible, and wrote his own version of the Bible, should concern every Mormon because it fits the bill for what Holland warned members about!
History of the Church 6:408-409; “Come on! ye prosecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on the top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet. …When they can get rid of me, the devil will also go.”
Now we simply ask;
Does this sound like a righteous prophet of God, or someone who’s been sent from Satan?
We pray Mormons will give this the time it so deservedly requires, and make the decision to follow Jesus, not Joseph!
With Love in Christ;