Heavenly Father of Mormonism

“Three Gates to Open,” CES Fireside for Young Adults, Jan. 14, 2001; “At times some may think that no one cares–but someone always cares! Your Heavenly Father will not leave you to struggle alone, but stands ever ready to help.” – Thomas Monson

John 14:16-17; “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 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.”

According to the Book of Mormon the prophet of the Mormon Church lied in that fireside.

The sacred canon of the Mormon Church is so congested with stories of unfulfilled promises and God’s desertion of His children there is little to no room to find comfort in what God can do for His children. One little mistake…and zap the Mormon god was out of there. (Moroni 9:4 & 2 Nephi 32:7 are good examples. 

And what about Helaman 12:3 which I believe is the theme of the Book of Mormon;

“And thus we see that except the Lord doth chasten his people with many afflictions, yea, except he doth visit them with death and with terror, and with famine and with all manner of pestilence, they will not remember him.” 

And why all the “gates” the prophet Monson talked about? Jesus said He is the way, the truth and the life in the book of John. Why so many gates?