Jude 24-25 “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”

Today we’re looking at a speech I came across a few weeks ago while searching for a reference on another subject matter. For those who wonder where I find these seemingly ‘obscure’ things – this is how it happens!

This 2002 speech was given by Robert J. Matthews, who according to the BYU/LDS website said, he ‘was an emeritus professor of ancient scripture and former dean of religious education at Brigham Young University when this was published’. So with that behind us, check out what Mr. Matthews had to say about our Lord’s resurrection. For sure, this is another one of those headed for the ‘worst of the worst’…

Resurrection: The Ultimate Triumph

“The central purpose of Jesus’ earthly life was to obtain a body Himself and to conquer physical and spiritual death for Himself and all the world.

This is not true! The Bible tells us He came to seek and save those who are lost. Luke 19:10

In order to do that, He had to have power over death, which He received by being the biological Son of God the Father in the flesh.

This is a deceitful way to phrase Jesus’ resurrection. This man is referring to a sexually begotten Jesus which is NOT biblical whatsoever. Acts 2:32“This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.”

He had power to lay His body down, and He had power to take it up again (see John 5:26; 10:17–18; Helaman 5:10–11). Jesus is the only one to whom this power has been given while in mortality. Even though He obtained this power by inheritance, He could not have retained and used that power if He had not obeyed completely the Father’s plan of redemption.” Robert J. Matthews, 2002

Jesus is God incarnate, hence the name ‘Emmanuel’. Claiming God had to obey or else, is blasphemy.

The rest of this article went on to speculate about the identity of the angel standing at Jesus’ tomb when He was resurrected. He thought it was probably Michael the Archangel, whom he said, is Adam.

Pray for the Mormons who believe this type of speculation, and terribly false information about our most Holy God! This heresy stems from not understanding the true God of the Bible. When we lose sight of Him, we lose everything.

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor 1:18