Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 256; “That which is wrong under one circumstance, may be, and often is, right under another. God said, ‘Thou shalt not kill’; at another time He said, ‘Thou shalt utterly destroy.’ This is the principle on which the government of heaven is conducted—by revelation adapted to the circumstances in which the children of the kingdom are placed. Whatever God requires is right, no matter what it is, although we may not see the reason thereof till long after the events transpire.” – 11 April 1842

 

 

Jude 7; “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them, in like manner giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

Revelation 21:8; “…the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

We’re highlighting the Mormon reference today for those who aren’t aware of the untold story behind Joe Smith’s so-called ‘revelation’, and to show how the Church purposefully goes out of its way to deceive.

By and large, Mormons look at the LDS writings of History of the Church as scripture because this is what they’ve been taught to do. The other determining factor of its importance, also false, is the belief Smith authored most of it.

For the sake of time, we’re leaving those topics for another day. Today we’re limiting ourselves to our reference above, and a passage from the HC: History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5:134-136.

Without explanation, the Church decided to plop part of Smith’s ne-er-do-well activities into  its chronology. It has nothing to do with what the Churchwas doing, yet leads its readers to believe otherwise.

This passage is about the time the overly married 36 year old prophet Joseph Smith, approached 19 year old Nancy Rigdon, to seduce her into marriage. Rigdon’s name should sound familiar, as she was none other than the daughter of Sidney Rigdon, one of three witnesses to the Book of Mormon.

Long story short, Smith sent Miss Nancy’s daddy out on a mission so he could have time alone with her, but the teenager didn’t fall for his scheme, and her swift rebuke squashed Smith’s plan for secrecy.

She and her mother immediately wrote to Sidney, telling him of the event. Sidney quickly went home to confront Smith, and was excommunicated in the blink of an eye for accusing Smith of attempted adultery. A letter that Smith wrote to Miss Nancy trying to change her mind is the context for the passage in History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5:134-136.

Oh what another tangled web they weave…

There’s a ton of information out there about this whole ordeal, and a good book to read on it was written by a Mormon, Richard S. Van Wagoner (1946-2010), entitled, Sidney Rigdon : A Portrait of Religious Excess. Ironically even though he was LDS, his info was thorough.

Another good resource is from TruthandGrace.com. They provide a 160 point itemized list of Rigdon’s life which is extremely enlightening!

Our purpose today is simply to expose Smith’s behavioral problem, and provide the info of where to go for further study on this topic. If you’re LDS, we pray you’ll investigate what the Church gives you as truth, and then determine if it’s worthy of your acceptance!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor. 1:18