Mormon Dilemma 191
God Dwells in Your Heart
D&C 130:3; “The idea that the Father and the Son dwell in a man’s heart is an old sectarian notion, and is false.”
Alma 34:36; “And this I know, because the Lord hath said he dwelleth not in unholy temples, but in the hearts of the righteous doth he dwell.”
John 14:17, 23; “17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”
Today is another example of how the “scriptures” of Mormonism are written to purposefully confuse the reader. This is Satan at work.
Growing up I was just like all other Mormon kids. I loved my heritage. I loved Joseph Smith and was so grateful he was brave enough to come here to earth to show us the “real God” and not the God everyone else had been worshipping forever.
When it came to the contradictory scriptures like we’ve shown today the blame for confusion always laid on my shoulders, no one else. Not the author, not the prophet of the day and certainly not Joseph Smith.
After several years of questioning the authorities in life and hearing that you have to take it on faith you finally get to a point where you don’t question at all. You overlook the discrepancies and blame yourself for not having enough faith in the prophet or that you’re not as smart as the kid next door.
What you do know for sure by the time you graduate from high school is that everyone in the world is wrong except Joseph Smith.
Excellent point!!! I know exactly how you felt…
It is easy for them to “explain away” the contradictions between the D&C and the Bible, but what do they have to say when the D&C contradicts (and it does many times) the “most perfect book ever written”? (the Book of Mormon)
This is why I often use the term “Maze of Mormonism”. (Thank you Dr. Walter Martin for that phrase) They can haphazardly state that the Bible isn’t complete or has been corrupted over time, but who got to the B of M and made all these “changes” that don’t jive with their modern revelation? Or maybe God “changed” again and decided to stop dwelling in our hearts…
Maybe somebody got to the gold plates between the time they were hidden and then revealed to Smith…?