General Conference, ‘Take the Holy Spirit as Your Guide,’ April 2018;“To quicken means to make alive. Just as Christ brings our bodies back to life after physical death through the power of His Resurrection, so can He also quicken us, or make us alive, from spiritual death. In the book of Moses, we read of Adam undergoing this kind of quickening: “[Adam] was baptized, and the Spirit of God descended upon him, and thus he was born of the Spirit, and became quickened in the inner man.” …
Following the feet of the people ahead of you on the path is not enough. We cannot just do and think what others are doing and thinking; we must live a guided life. We must each have our own hand on the iron rod. Then we may go to the Lord with humble confidence, knowing that He “shall lead [us] by the hand, and give [us] answer to [our] prayers.” In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.” – Larry Y. Wilson
Romans 8:11; “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
The transliteration for quicken is ‘zōopoieō’, and it means to make alive again! And yes, this is what Jesus will do for those who are saved!
However, God’s Holy Spirit didn’t come upon Adam to ‘quicken’ him in the way Mr. Wilson would want people to believe! God created Adam, and then breathed life into him, thus making him a living soul. Genesis 2:7. God’s Holy Spirit didn’t fall upon man until after Jesus’ resurrection. Acts 2:4.
This man is recycling the lies of Joe Smith, and Brigham Young by telling people Adam was baptized. How could Adam believe in Jesus’ atoning death and resurrection, if the Lord hadn’t even been born yet? See Moses 6:65 for the reference Mr. Wilson used.
Lastly, Mr. Wilson’s rhetoric is ill advised. The Church insists members beat to the drum of the prophets. If they don’t comply, there is no salvation – we saw this in our post yesterday when their prophet said they must obey the commandments of the leaders. FYI, the reference to the ‘iron rod’ is cloaked in witchcraft. It came from Joe Smith Sr.’s practice of using a divining rod to search for buried treasure.
Please. pray for those who believed this man’s awful words! We’re praying for Jesus to keep their minds clear, so they won’t get confused.
With Love in Christ;