Reasons Starting with K
Millennial Star, 2 Sept. 1889, pg. 547; “The keys given by the Savior to Peter, James, and John, and given by them to the Prophet Joseph, have not rusted. They will open all spiritual doors of the dispensation of the fulness of times. . . .”How long will these keys last? President Wilford Woodruff stated:” ‘When the Lord gave the keys of the kingdom of God, the keys of the Melchisedec Priesthood, of the apostleship, and sealed them upon the head of Joseph Smith, He sealed them upon his head to stay here upon the earth until the coming of the Son of Man. . . . They were with him to the day of his death. They then rested upon the head of another man. . . . He held those keys to the hour of his death. They then fell by turn, or in the providence of God, upon Wilford Woodruff.” ‘I say to the Latter-day Saints the keys of the kingdom of God are here, and they are going to stay here, too, until the coming of the Son of Man. Let all Israel understand that. They may not rest upon my head but a short time, but they will then rest on the head of another apostle, and another after him, and so continue until the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in the clouds of heaven to “reward every man according to the deeds done in the body” ‘ (Millennial Star, 2 Sept. 1889, p. 547).”” – “The Keys that Never Rust”, Ensign, Nov. 1994, pg. 73, James E. Faust.
1 Timothy 6:20; “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called.”
Why would the Mormon people trust the Lord? If the Bible is true then the Mormon leaders have lied and if the Mormon leaders have told the truth then God has lied.
Kill Your Neighbor
Journal of Discourses 4:220; “All mankind love themselves, and let these principles be known by an individual, and he would be glad to have his bloodshed. That would be loving themselves, even unto an eternal exaltation. Will you love your brothers or sisters likewise, when they have committed a sin that cannot be atoned for without the shedding of their blood? Will you love that man or woman well enough to shed their blood? That is what Jesus Christ meant. He never told a man or woman to love their enemies in their wickedness, never…” – Heber C. Kimball, Salt Lake City, February 8, 1857
Exodus 20:13; “Thou shalt not kill.”
A man in Utah is facing the death penalty in June 2010. He has chosen death by firing squad for taking the lives of two people. To think this is what is honestly believed and lived by is totally outrageous and without excuse.
King, Who is
Improvement Era 1909, Vol. Xiii, No. 1; “Every man reigns a king over the kingdom of—self. He wears the crown of individuality that no hands but his own can ever remove. He should not only reign, but—rule. His individuality is his true self, his best self, his highest self, his self victorious…Man reigns over this miniature kingdom of self—alone. He is as much an autocrat as is God in ruling the universe. No one can make him good or evil but he, himself.”
1 Timothy 1:17; “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
Hmmm, doesn’t leave much room for God now does it?
Kingdom of God
Preach My Gospel, pg. 17; “The Lord has said, “Seek not to declare my word, but first seek to obtain my word, and then shall your tongue be loosed; then if you desire, you shall have my Spirit and my word, yea, the power of God unto the convincing of men” (D&C 11:21).”
Matthew 6:33-34; “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
He kinda sounds Christian doesn’t he? That’s what makes Mormonism so scary!
Kingdom of God a 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!
Kingdom of God on Earth
Millennial Messiah, The Second Coming of the Son of Man, pg. 2; “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the kingdom of God on earth—the kingdom designed to prepare men to sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…—has been set up among men; and to all the citizens of the kingdom…” – Bruce McConkie
Luke 17:20-21; “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
According to Jesus the Kingdom of God is already here for people – long before Mormonism came on the scene.
Kingdom of God, Smith Organized
Be Thou an Example, pg. 10; “In 1845, less than a year after Joseph’s death, Parley P. Pratt wrote a summary of the Prophet’s work and a statement of our obligation to advance it. These words, poetic in their beauty, are as follows: “He has organized the kingdom of God.—We will extend its dominion…” – Gordon Hinckley
John 18:36; “Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world’”
They don’t own God’s kingdom, nor did Joseph Smith “organize” it. How arrogant of them!
Kingdoms, Governing Own
Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, pg. 3; “Man can possess the same glory as God. Through a continual course of progression, our Heavenly Father has received exaltation and glory, and He points us out the same path; and inasmuch as He is clothed with power, authority, and glory, He says, “Walk ye up and come in possession of the same glory and happiness that I possess.””
Ephesians 1:17-19; “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power…”
Mr. Snow, where in the Bible does God say those things?
Knowledge of Good and Evil Essential to Advancement
Articles of Faith, pg. 48; “A knowledge of good and evil is essential to the advancement that God has made possible for His children to achieve; and this knowledge can be best gained by actual experience, with the contrasts of good and its opposite plainly discernible.” – James Talmage
1 Corinthians 1:18-20; “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?”
Again, they are teaching dualism.
Knowledge is Salvation
History of the Church 5:403; “1st key: Knowledge is the power of salvation. 2nd key: Make your calling and election sure. 3rd key: It is one thing to be on the mount and hear the excellent voice, &c., &c., and another to hear the voice declare to you, You have a part and lot in that kingdom.”
1 Cor. 1:19; “For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
1. The power of God is the preaching of the cross which the Mormon Church despises.
2. Your “knowledge” is but foolishness to God.
Knowledge of the Lord
Ensign, November 2009, pg. 13; “The Restoration began with the prayer of a 14-year-old boy and a vision of the Father and the Son. The dispensation of the fulness of times was ushered in.”The Restoration of the gospel brought knowledge of the premortal existence. From the scriptures, we know of the Council in Heaven and the decision to send the sons and daughters of God into mortality to receive a body and to be tested (see D&C 138:56; see also Romans 8:16). We are children of God. We have a spirit body housed, for now, in an earthly tabernacle of flesh. The scriptures say, ‘Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?’ (1 Corinthians 3:16).” – Boyd K. Packer
1 Corinthians 15:44-47; “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”
Why do these people use the Bible when they don’t even understand it?
Kolob is God’s Residence
Abraham 3:3; “And the Lord said unto me: These are the governing ones; and the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am the Lord thy God: I have set this one to govern all those which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest.”
1 Cor. 3:16; “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”
God doesn’t reside on some make-believe star named Kolob. God resides in heaven and will use earth as His footstool.