Teachings of The Presidents of the Church, Spencer W. Kimball, pp. 26-27;“This is the message of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. …

When Adam intentionally and wisely partook of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, he brought upon all of us, his descendants, two deaths—the physical or “mortal death,” and the spiritual death or the banishment from the presence of the Lord. In God’s divine plan, provision was made for a redeemer to break the bonds of death and… Jesus of Nazareth was the one who, before the world was created, was chosen to come to earth to perform this service…” [emp. mine]

Genesis 3:15; “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

Ephesians 2:15; “Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace”.

Isaiah 5:20; “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Here’s part 2 of 3 in our look at Spencer W. Kimball’s Teachings –

The very first thing Mr. Kimball said here is probably one of the most important. He unequivocally declared that what he was about to say is the message of that church. It should serve as a heads up to all Christians to beware of this group!

One would believe after witnessing God’s swift response to Adam’s sin, you’d think twice before doing something that’d incur the same result. As the saying goes, ‘the meaning of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result’…

Adam’s sin brought enmity between God and man, so if you’re choosing to reject His Son after He’s offered to bail you out, how much worse will it be for you eternally? That scenario would make Adam’s situation look like a walk in the park.

Make no mistake, Jesus was not chosen to be our redeemer. Jesus chose to come here. Jesus, who is God, put on human flesh and came here to ransom us. You’ll want to remember this the next time you sing the Christmas carole, ‘Emmanuel’.

I don’t say this to be rude, rather, as a plea to reconsider the position you, the Mormon, have placed yourself in by trusting idolatrous doctrines such as this.

Furthermore, God is also pleading! The word ‘woe’ in the Isaiah passage above is a plea from God to stop, and think. The word ‘woe’ means ‘whoa!’, or ‘alas’. It’s an interjection used to stop progression of events. It comes from the root word ‘hah’ which is expressing grief.

Lastly in this passage, the comment that Jesus was chosen to perform this service makes it sound as if he’s the hired help like those at a car wash…goodness…

Oh beloved, all the warning signs are there with this one. If you apply Mr. Kimball’s standard in your life right here and now, when has it ever been a wise decision to sin? When your child misbehaves, do you praise him/her, or correct?

Think about it.