December 14 – Revelation 1:18; “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”
The resurrected Jesus is where I personally hold my hope. The God I worship raised His Son from the dead and is in full control and has all the power. The Mormons say they worship God and Jesus; however they pay an unholy and unwarranted homage to Joseph Smith by believing the teachings he spewed forth from his mouth. You can stand next to his grave in Carthage, Illinois where he is still there. Joseph “worked to go to the celestial kingdom”, something that doesn’t exist. Compare that with Jesus who paid the ultimate price for our freedom!
“Highest among the kingdoms of glory hereafter is the celestial kingdom. It is the kingdom of God, the glory thereof being typified by the sun in the firmament. An inheritance in this glorious kingdom is gained by complete obedience to gospel or celestial law. (D. & C. 88:16-32.)” Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 116.