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.