Lies Told by Mormon Leaders
The other day I received an LDS Gem via e-mail and I have to say that it got me moving quick. It’s not often that happens, thus my response here. The topic for their daily gem was “exhort them to pray”. I thought hey that’s pretty cool, let’s take a look!
When the leaders of the LDS Church boldly lie to the people in such a way that it’s obvious to all is just infuriating. This obviously is what took place in our little gem of the day. Henry Eyring, counselor to the first presidency of the LDS Church told members in the February 2012 Ensign that parents should teach their little kids to pray as Joseph Smith prayed in the grove of trees because this is where God appeared to Joseph.
First of all God wouldn’t have appeared in a grove of trees when He’s already told the Israelites not to do such things. (We’ve written about this subject before.)
But what really got me going on this is when Mr. Eyring said “the Father to whom we pray is the glorious God who created worlds through His Beloved Son”.
Excuse me??? According to Joseph Smith the Mormon god did no such thing. As a matter of fact Mr. Smith was rather dogmatic in his assertion that the Mormon god doesn’t hold the power to do this. Smith “received” this information from the Egyptian papyri he bought from a traveling salesman, Michael Chandler, in 1835. The result of such was “translated” into the Pearl of Great Price by Smith, with W.W. Phelps and Oliver Cowdery serving as scribes. What we know now is that the papyri are nothing more than an Egyptian funerary breathing scroll which is instructions on how to bury the dead.
According to the book of Abraham 4:1-32 “the gods came down and organized and formed the heavens and the earth”.
Also see Encyclopedia of Joseph Smith’s Teachings, pg 151; “The head God organized the heavens and the earth. I defy all the world to refute me. In the beginning the heads of the Gods organized the heavens and the earth. (Joseph Smith, History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 vols. 6:475).”
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg 350; “Meaning of the Word Create… You ask the learned doctors why they say the world was made out of nothing; and they will answer, “Doesn’t the Bible say He created the world?” And they infer, from the word create, that it must have been made out of nothing. Now, the word create came from the word baurau which does not mean to create out of nothing; it means to organize; the same as a man would organize materials and build a ship”
In the same speech Smith went on to say;
“Hence, we infer that God had materials to organize the world out of chaos—chaotic matter, which is element, and in which dwells all the glory. Element had an existence from the time he had. The pure principles of element are principles which can never be destroyed; they may be organized and re-organized, but not destroyed. They had no beginning, and can have no end.”
And don’t forget LDS scripture…
D&C 93:33; “For man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spirit and element, inseparably connected, receive a fulness of joy”.
So all these things mentioned here are but a few of the teachings on how the Mormon god organized the earth and didn’t create it out of nothing. Remember, Doctrine and Covenants are a set of revelations Smith said he received from God himself.
How could this man (Mr. Eyring) say that God created the earth when in fact he knows this to be a lie?