Joseph Smith Saw Satan Fall from Heaven – Mormon Quotes

Messages of the First Presidency 1:229; I want you to pay particular attention to what I am saying. Jesus said that the Father wrought precisely in the same way as His Father had done before Him. As the Father had done before. He laid down His life, and took it up the same as His Father had done before. He did as He was sent, to lay down His life and take it up again; and then was committed unto Him the keys, &c. I know it is good reasoning.  I have reason to think that the Church is being purged. I saw Satan fall from heaven, and the way they ran was a caution. All these are wonders and marvels in our eyes in these last days. So long as men are under the law of God, they have no fears-they do not scare themselves.

Luke 10:17-20And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.  18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.  19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.  20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Few things to take note of here in Smith’s declaration.  First of all we must always look at things in context before making a full evaluation and quoting out of context.  Secondly, Smith has proclaimed he was with the Father and Jesus, thus making himself out to be God.  Third, men (Christians) live in the age of grace, not under Law.  Next, he is one gutsy dude proclaiming the things he does…

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