False Prophecies of the Mormon Church

08 August

Kingdom of God was the Garden of Eden in America

Journal of Discourses 8:196; In the beginning, after this earth was prepared for man, the Lord commenced his work upon what is now called the American continent, where the Garden of Eden was made. In the days of Noah, in the days of the floating of the ark, he took the people to another part of the earth: the earth was divided, and there he set up his kingdom.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, October 7, 1860

Mark 1:14; Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

The Garden of Eden was probably on the Euphrates.  Genesis 2:10-14 names four rivers; Pison, Gihon, Hiddelekel and the Euphrates.  None of those four rivers are in Independence, MO or America for that matter! 

There is a lot of confusion and false teachings and prophecies in the LDS excerpt above but for now we’re looking at just one topic.  The Kingdom of God.

The Kingdom of God was instituted when Jesus came to earth.  It is not a place, nor was it ever mentioned in the Old Testament.  The kingdom of God is the rule of God.  It is independent of geographical or political boundaries and it was not a group of people. 

People can do nothing to make it bigger as it is the sovereign work of God where He alone reigns.  Jesus often invited people to enter the kingdom of God where they could find forgiveness, salvation and love from the Father.

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One Response to “False Prophecies of the Mormon Church”

  1. shematwater August 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Can we get anymore ridiculous?

    I agree with your definition of the Kingdom of God. However, that Kingdom has earthly centers (like Jerusalem in the does if of Israel). As such, where ever the faithful are gathered together that is where the Kingdom of God is on the Earth.
    As Noah and his sons and their wives were the only people alive after the flood, and all were faithful, that is where God set up the earthly center to his Kingdom.
    There is nothing false about this at all, just logical.

    As to Euphrates: Why is it that the current Euphrates has to be the original? Couldn’t God have taken Noah to a different area, and then Noah named the river after the one he remembered?

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