Thought for the Day

27 July

Who Brings Salvation?

Journal of Discourses 8:177; “For unbelievers we will quote from the Scriptures—”Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.” Again—”Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God.” I will now give my scripture—”Whosoever confesseth that Joseph Smith was sent of God to reveal the holy Gospel to the children of men, and lay the foundation for gathering Israel, and building up the kingdom of God on the earth, that spirit of God; and every spirit that does not confess that God has sent Joseph Smith, and revealed the everlasting Gospel to and through him, is of Anti-christ.” – Brigham Young, September 9, 1860

1 John 4:2-3; “Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

1 John 5:1; “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

 

It’s interesting to note that Brigham was addressing the unbelievers in the crowd.  I guess when you quote scripture to unbelievers it’d be easier to add your own version of what the bible says – after all how would they know?

This is what makes my heart so sad.  Mormons like my mother will believe Brigham Young, yet she’s been groomed enough not to believe the Bible or how to read the rest of First John to find the truth for herself…if she could find First John.  Pray for her and all the Mormons won’t you?  Her name is Vickie.

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2 Responses to “Thought for the Day”

  1. CamdenC July 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    So basically B.Y. is saying that if we do not confess that Joseph Smith was sent from God, we are “of Anti-christ”.
    If we are “of Anti-christ” (because we don’t confess that J.S. is a prophet sent from God) are we destined for the same punishment as him? (the Anti-christ)
    Revelation tells us what happens when someone aligns themselves with Anti-christ (the beast);

    Revelation 14:9-11

    9And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

    10The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

    11And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

  2. CamdenC July 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    We have the HOPE of Jesus for our salvation!

    John 14
    1. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
    2. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
    3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
    4. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
    5. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

    6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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