Reasons starting with M

Reasons Starting with M

m1Mankind/Men are Agents Unto Themselves

D&C 29:34-35; Wherefore, verily I say unto you that all things unto me are spiritual, and not at any time have I given unto you a law which was temporal; neither any man, nor the children of men; neither Adam, your father, whom I created.  Behold, I gave unto him that he should be an agent unto himself; and I gave unto him commandment, but no temporal commandment gave I unto him, for my commandments are spiritual; they are not natural nor temporal, neither carnal nor sensual.

Psalm 82:5-7; They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.  6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.  7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

This is a lie from the bottom of the pit of hell.

Man Has Always Existed

Doctrines of Salvation 1:139; The fact is, there never was a time when man-made in the image of God, male and female-did not exist. The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith the truth that man was also in the beginning with God.

1 Cor. 15:44-47; It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.  45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.  46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.  47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

Joseph Smith lied, plain and simple.

Man Born Under Sin

2 Nephi 2:21; For he gave commandment that all men must repent; for he showed unto all men that they were lost, because of the transgression of their parents.

Romans 3:23; For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

Why don’t the Mormons believe this?

Man, Eternal Nature of

Gospel Through the Ages, pg. 126; Life, intelligence, mind, the “light of truth,” or whatever name one gives to the center of the personality of man, is an uncreated, eternally existent, indestructible entity. “He—for that entity is a person—. . . is eternal as God is; co-existent, in fact, with God; of the same kind of substance or essence with Deity, though confessedly inferior in degree of intelligence and power of God.”” – Milton Hunter

Ezekiel 28:1-2; The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God.

No one but God is eternal.

Man Looks Like God

General Conference, October 2009, Robert D. Hales; Some people may be surprised to learn that we look like God. One prominent religious scholar has even taught that imagining God in the form of man is creating a graven image and is idolatrous and blasphemous But God Himself said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.

Genesis 1:26; And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

You know if this wasn’t so blasphemous it’d almost be funny.  We look like God?  God is spirit.

Man not Born Under Sin

2 Nephi 2:25; Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.

Romans 5:12; Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

So I guess Romans is mistranslated too huh?

Man; Natural Man Enemy to God

Mosiah 3:19; For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.

James 4:4; Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Why do they have to lie all the time?  Mosiah is set in the year 124 BC

Man of Sorrows, Joseph Smith was Also

JS, the Prophet, the Man, pg. 15-16; Like his Master, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith was called upon to endure a life of loneliness. It was a life characterized not only by persecution and suspicion, but also by an isolation known only to those who walk in the glorious light of noonday sun…The farm boy who grew to become a prophet’s prophet could bear a personal witness of his divine Redeemer, for Joseph was also, to some degree at least, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, one who knew firsthand the costs of Christian discipleship. “God is my friend,” he wrote to his wife Emma at a difficult time. “In him I shall find comfort. I have given my life into his hands. I am prepared to go at his call. I desire to be with Christ. I count not my life dear to me, only to do his will” (Jessee 239; punctuation corrected). Such expressions enable us to discern the soul of Joseph Smith, to discover the underlying secret of his success, his humility: he knew, and he wanted all others to know, that he walked in the shadow of the Almighty. But he was the prophet of the Almighty; God knew it and he knew it.

Isaiah 53:3; He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Man has Power within to Become Like God

Doctrines of Salvation 2:35; Man has within him the power, which the Father has bestowed upon him… that eventually he shall become like the Father and the Son; this virtue, wisdom, and knowledge on the part of the faithful does not rob the Father and the Son, but adds to their glory and dominion. Thus it is destined that those who are worthy to become his sons and joint-heirs with our Redeemer, would be heirs of the Father’s kingdom, possessing the same attributes in their perfection, as the Father and the Son now possess.

Genesis 3:5; For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Sinning in the Garden of Eden doesn’t add to the glory of God.  Sinning by thinking things like this hurts his heart.

Man; Jehovah Created Man by Faith

Millennial Star 1:130; Who cannot see, that, if God framed the worlds by faith, that it is by faith that he exercises power over them, and that faith is the principle of power? and that, if the principle of power, it must be so in man as well as in the Deity? This is the testimony of all the sacred writers, and the lesson which they have been endeavouring to teach to man.

Jeremiah 32:17, 27; Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee.  27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

What sacred writers said that God framed worlds by faith and runs them by faith?  Name just one.

Man, Spiritual then Natural

Holiness of Everyday Life, pg. 34; First we were sons and daughters of God. We became “natural” when we came to earth, participated in the fall, and became proud, rebellious, and self-centered. Those “natural” tendencies of our fallen selves are attributes we fight and struggle with all of our lives. Moving beyond the natural man to become more and more that which we already are, children of God, is what our life on earth is for.

1 Corinthians 2:14; But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

The pride and the lengths to which the Church goes to in order to twist the truth is astonishing.

Man, Trusting in

History of the Church 1:23-24; Now, behold, I say unto you, that because you delivered up those writings which you had power given unto you to translate by the means of the Urim and Thummim, into the hands of a wicked man, you have lost them.

2. And you also lost your gift at the same time, and your mind became darkened.

3. Nevertheless, it is now restored unto you again; therefore see that you are faithful and continue on unto the finishing of the remainder of the work of translation as you have begun.

Isaiah 55:8-9; For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

The way they worded this little scenario makes it sound like there’s a magic genie behind a veil somewhere giving off rules to some game.  Good grief.

(Also see story of how Joseph Smith’s translations were lost through the wife of Martin Harris.)

Man, Where Did We Come From?

Invitation to Exaltation, pg. 17; Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where do we go after this life? No longer need these universal questions remain unanswered. From the depths of my soul, and in all humility, I testify to the truths which I have presented.

Romans 8:19-22; For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.  20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

I think Paul answered the questions Mr. Monson falsely said hadn’t been answered yet.

Man, Who is?

Handbook of the Restoration, pg. 351; In the beginning, man was with God, a child of God, begotten by him. He has a divine pedigree. In the pre-existent, spiritual domain, as a son or daughter of the divine Father, he increased in knowledge and power and grew in spiritual stature. At length he was prepared for the earth career and willing to accept its conditions. Man is not an accidental or transient invader of earth. Instead, he is a creature of plan and progress.” – Samuel Bennion

Genesis 2:7; Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Pedigree?  Are we talking about dogs or humans?

Man with God in the Beginning

D&C 93:29; Man was also in the beginning with God. Intelligence, or the light of truth, was not created or made, neither indeed can be.

Job 38:4; Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.”  (See all of Job chapters 38-40)

Mormons will tell you the passage in Job definitely tells them God is reminding them that they were there with God.

Mankind is Co-Savior

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 1074; The man or woman who seeks the perfection of the Redeemer participates in the Father’s work of saving and exalting mankind: “He proceeds to help his frail fellow men in their attempts to progress; thus becoming a partner with God in working out the Plan of Salvation” (Widtsoe, p. 180).

Isaiah 40:18, 25; To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?…To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.

They obviously do not know the Lord.

Marriage First Priority

Ensign, August 2004, pg. 5; Those who enter into marriage should be fully prepared to establish their marriage as the first priority in their lives.

Matthew 22:37-40; Master, which is the great commandment in the law?  37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  38 This is the first and great commandment.  39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Once again it’s Shema.  The Mormons don’t know what Shema is and don’t know enough about the Lord to understand He is first, not you, not your marriage, not your kids, not your friends, not your pets or your house or job.  God.  God should always be the first priority!

Marriage – Emma Saved Only Through Joseph

D&C 132:54-56; And I command mine handmaid, Emma Smith, to abide and cleave unto my servant Joseph, and to none else. But if she will not abide this commandment she shall be destroyed, saith the Lord; for I am the Lord thy God, and will destroy her if she abide not in my law.  But if she will not abide this commandment, then shall my servant Joseph do all things for her, even as he hath said; and I will bless him and multiply him and give unto him an hundredfold in this world, of fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, houses and lands, wives and children, and crowns of eternal lives in the eternal worlds. And again, verily I say, let mine handmaid forgive my servant Joseph his trespasses; and then shall she be forgiven her trespasses, wherein she has trespassed against me; and I, the Lord thy God, will bless her, and multiply her, and make her heart to rejoice.

1 Cor. 7:8-9; I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. 9But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

Why is being single a sin?

Marriage for Eternity

Marvelous Work and Wonder, pg. 188; The Lord intended that the marriage covenant should be for time and for all eternity, and the practice of marrying “until death do you part” did not originate with the Lord or his servants, but is a man-made doctrine.

Romans 7:2; For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

Ummm, isn’t their god a man?

Marriage for Eternity

History of the Church 5:392; “In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees; and in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the priesthood, [meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage;] and if he does not, he cannot obtain it. He may enter into the other, but that is the end of his kingdom: he cannot have an increase.”

Mark 12:24-25; And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?  25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

“An increase” in heaven means becoming a polygamous god.

Marriage Mandatory

Gospel Doctrine pg. 274; Without marriage the purposes of God would be frustrated, so far as this world is concerned, for there would be none, to obey his other commands.

Mark 12:23-27; In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. 24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? 25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. 26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?  27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

There would be no what?

Marriage Most Important Thing in World

Teens, Temple Marriage & Eternity, pg. 1; “”The most important things that any member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ever does in this world are: 1. To marry the right person, in the right place, by the right authority; and 2. To keep the covenant made in connection with this holy and perfect order of matrimony—thus assuring the obedient persons of an inheritance of exaltation in the celestial kingdom.” (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966], p. 118.)

Isaiah 54:5; For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

What about worshipping God?  That’s not the most important thing you can do in your life?

Marriage; Unmarried Become Servants

Doctrines of Salvation 2:64; UNMARRIED TO INHERIT THE DEATHS. He means they enter into the world-to-come “separately and singly,” and they have no continuation of the “lives,” no increase. That is death. They don’t go on; they come to an end as far as that progression is concerned. The Lord calls it “the deaths,” and I am sure, I am confident, that every soul who rejects this commandment of the Lord and enters into the broad way, will discover when he enters into the eternities that he surely has entered into “the deaths,” he has reached the end-not the end of his life but the end of increase.

Revelations 19:7-9; Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.  8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.  9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Well according to John we’re already married – to Jesus.

Masonic Lodge/Masonry – Joseph Smith a Member of

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 1018; For a time Nauvoo was a community almost unto itself. Its singular status, the inclusive character of its life patterns, and the extension of the religious vision into all aspects of culture were stabilized by a strong self-sufficient charter and even a militia, the Nauvoo Legion. Many visitors came to view the new city, and efforts to promote cultural and intellectual exchange increased. Joseph Smith and about 1,500 other Church members joined the Masonic lodges in Nauvoo and nearby Keokuk and Montrose to promote fraternal relations (see –>Freemasonry in Nauvoo).

Jeremiah 7:8; Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

I’ve got a newsflash for you.  Nauvoo is still a community unto itself, but that doesn’t excuse the behavior of taking oaths to a foreign god.

Masonic Organization, Mormons Should be Involved with

Evidences and Reconciliations, pg. 357-358; Many of the Saints were Masons, such as Joseph’s brother Hyrum, Heber C. Kimball, Elijah Fordham, Newel K. Whitney, James Adams, and John C. Bennett. These members called attention to the spirit of brotherhood and brotherly love which are the foundations of Masonic fraternity… The people of the Church needed friends. The work in Nauvoo would be hindered if opposition to the Church were allowed to grow. The Prophet and his brethren and sisters of the Church had suffered much without cause. They wanted peace. Perhaps Masonry would help. So, in the light of history, ran the thoughts of the people.” – John Widtsoe

Jeremiah 5:7; How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses.

Jesus said; “Come to Me” in Matthew 11:28.  The question becomes, have you done this?  Could you face Jesus with all honesty after taking oaths to a foreign god?

Masonic Organization, No Mormon to be Involved with

Gospel Doctrine, pg.110; It is a well known truth that the counsel of the First Presidency of the Church, in all cases, has been and is against our brethren joining secret organizations for any purpose whatsoever, and that wherever any of them have already joined, they have been and are counseled to withdraw themselves from such organizations, as soon as circumstances permit and wisdom dictates.

James 1:6; But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

Too many people must have figured out the oaths are the same.

Masonic Works by Joseph & Hyrum Smith

Joseph Smith Chronology, pg. 218; The Masonic Temple is dedicated, with 550 Masons from various parts of the world attending. The Nauvoo Brass Band parades from Henry Miller’s house to the hall. Worshipful Master Hyrum Smith dedicates the building; Erastus Snow, Dr. Goforth, and Joseph Smith also address the assembly.” – April 5, 1844

Leviticus 19:12; And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

Well if you look at it from Joseph’s point of view he was taking oaths to the same god…

Members of the Church are Meanest Devils

Journal of Discourses 6:176; “Can we feed and clothe ourselves? Yes, we can, as well as any people on the earth. We have a goodly share of the genius, talent, and ability of the world; it is combined in the Elders of this Church and in their families…We have the meanest devils on the earth in our midst, and we intend to keep them, for we have use for them; and if the Devil does not look sharp, we will cheat him out of them at the last, for they will reform and go to heaven with us.” – Brigham Young

James 4:6-8; But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

What an awful way to refer to your members.

Mercy; God Merciful While Still in Sins

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 1315; To escape the effects of sin, mankind must both accept the Atonement and repent. Amulek, a Book of Mormon prophet, explains that the Atonement saves men from their sins, not in them (Alma 11:37).

Hebrews 8:12; For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

God saves us when we’re not saved.  If we had to wait to be saved until we didn’t sin, we’d never be saved.

Mercy, None in the Book of Mormon

Alma 36:30; “…and ye ought to know also, that inasmuch as ye will not keep the commandments of God ye shall be cut off from his presence. Now this is according to his word.

Alma 38:1; My son, give ear to my words, for I say unto you, even as I said unto Helaman, that inasmuch as ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall prosper in the land; and inasmuch as ye will not keep the commandments of God ye shall be cut off from his presence.

Alma 50:20; Blessed art thou and thy children; and they shall be blessed, inasmuch as they shall keep my commandments they shall prosper in the land. But remember, inasmuch as they will not keep my commandments they shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord.

Psalm 108:4-6; For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.  5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth; 6 That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.

The verses above serve as an example of the theme of the Book of Mormon.

Mercy; Striving to Accept Jesus’ Mercy for Salvation

Doctrines for Exaltation, 1989 Sperry Symposium, pgs. 225-226; They are taught that because of the Fall, man’s nature is to be evil continually and that only through striving to accept the merits and mercy of the Son of God can any human be rescued from being and doing evil.

1 Corinthians 9:25; And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

That’s right, man’s nature is evil and carnal and if it weren’t for God’s mercy I’d be nothing.

Methodists & Joseph Smith

The Amboy Journal, June 11, 1879, p. 1; I, with Joshua McKune, a local preacher [Methodist] at that time, I think in 1828, heard on Saturday, that Joe Smith had joined the church on Wednesday afternoon.  We thought it was a disgrace to the church to have a practicing necromancer, dealing in enchantments and bleeding ghosts, in it.

James 1:8; A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Notice the date here.  In 1820 Joseph Smith went into a grove of trees to pray and ask God which church he should join.  He reports that God told him to join none of them because they were all the “whores of Babylon”.  Why is Smith trying to join a Methodist church ten years later?

Michael the Archangel

Doctrines of Salvation 1:90; The first man placed upon the earth was a perfect being, a son of God. He was Michael, the Archangel, who had reached great distinction and power before he ever came to this earth; and who helped to frame this earth while he was yet a spirit, just as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was a spirit before he was born in Bethlehem.

Dan. 10:13; But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

How could Adam be an angel?

Michael the archangel has many wives

Journal of Discourses 15:322; Some of these angels have received their exaltation, and still are called angels. For instance Michael has received his exaltation. He is not without his kingdom and crown, wife or wives and posterity, because he lived faithful to the end. Who is he? Our first, great progenitor, Adam, is called Michael, the Prince.” – Orson Pratt, January 19, 1873

Holman Bible Dictionary; Archangel who served as the guardian of the nation of Israel (Dan. 10:13, 21; 12:1).

If Michael the archangel received his exaltation why did he have to come here on earth as Adam?

Mind Control

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 341 it says; “President Joseph Smith again arose and said—In relation to the power over the minds of mankind which I hold, I would say, It is in consequence of the power of truth in the doctrines which I have been an instrument in the hands of God of presenting unto them, and not because of any compulsion on my part… (March 24, 1844.)

Romans 16:17-18; “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.  For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

How in the world would this teaching of Joseph Smith be worthy of praise or worthy to study?  What purpose would this serve you in your life?

Missionaries Not Sent to be Taught

D&C 43:15; Again I say, hearken ye elders of my church, whom I have appointed: Ye are not sent forth to be taught, but to teach the children of men the things which I have put into your hands by the power of my Spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:18-19; For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.  19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

The worst teachers there are in this world are those not willing to learn anything.

Missionary Service

Preach My Gospel, pg. 13; Surely taking the gospel to every kindred, tongue, and people is the single greatest responsibility we have in mortality…” – Howard W. Hunter

Mark 12:28-30; And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

No, your greatest responsibility is to worship God.

Missionary Service

Thomas S. Monson, comp., Favorite Quotations from the Collection of Thomas S. Monson, pg. 44;Let the idea be emphasized throughout the entire church . . . that when a young man enlists under the missionary banner it means that he is superior in every way: in character, in faith, and in a desire to serve the Lord.

Proverbs 16:5; Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

The Mormon missionary is one of the most arrogant of people I’ve ever met.  They argue with you, they tell you that you’re wrong and they truly believe that even if  you tell them you’re a Christian that you’re the whore of Babylon and going to hell.

Monogamy is Evil

Deseret News, April 22, 1857, Heber C. Kimball; I have noticed that a man who has but one wife, and is inclined to that doctrine, soon begins to WITHER AND DRY UP, while a man who goes into PLURALITY looks fresh, YOUNG AND SPRIGHTLY. Why is this? Because God loves that man, and because he honors his word. Some of you may not believe this, but I not only believe it but I also know it. FOR A MAN OF GOD TO BE CONFINED TO ONE WOMAN IS SMALL BUSINESS…I DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE SHOULD DO IF WE HAD ONLY ONE WIFE APIECE.

Titus 1:6; If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

Genesis 6:9, 7:7; These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.  And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

Let’s see, Noah had one wife and he walked with God.  Job had one wife and is a good example of true faith.

Moon and Sun Inhabited

Oliver Huntington Journal, Book 14; also found in The Young Woman’s Journal, published by the Young Ladies’ MIA, 1892, 3:263-64 and Journal of Discourses 13:271 by Brigham Young; “In 1837 Joseph Smith prophesied to Oliver Huntington; “Inhabitants of the Moon are more of a uniform size than the inhabitants of the Earth, being about 6 feet in height.  They dress very much like the Quaker Style and quite general in Style, or the one fashion of dress.  They live to be very old; coming generally near a thousand years.  This is the description of them as given by Joseph Smith the Seer.”

Ezekiel 13:2-3, 6; Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD; 3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!  They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.

Young’s prophecy is obviously false.  Enough said.

Mormonism is the Way, the Truth and the Light

Conference Report, April 1961, Afternoon Meeting, pg. 119; This Church is the standard which Isaiah said the Lord would set up for the people in the latter days. This Church was given to be a light to the world and to be a standard for God’s people and for the Gentiles to seek to. This Church is the ensign on the mountain spoken of by the Old Testament prophets. It is the way, the truth, and the life.” – Marion Romney

John 14:6; Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

I guess John 14:6 was translated incorrectly?  I wonder what Jesus must think.

Mormons and Masons

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 1018; Many visitors came to view the new city, and efforts to promote cultural and intellectual exchange increased. Joseph Smith and about 1,500 other Church members joined the Masonic lodges in Nauvoo and nearby Keokuk and Montrose to promote fraternal relations (see Freemasonry in Nauvoo). However, once again the old settlers outside the Church clashed with the LDS settlers, and hostilities grew.

2 Chronicles 33:3-6; For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.  4 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever.  5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.  6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

The similarities between Manasseh and Joseph Smith are striking in the passage.

Mormons are Offspring of Deity

Improvement Era, Nov. 1909;The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, basing its belief on divine revelation, ancient and modern, proclaims man to be the direct and lineal offspring of Deity. God Himself is an exalted man, perfected, enthroned, and supreme. By His almighty power He organized the earth, and all that it contains, from spirit and element, which exist co-eternally with Himself.”

Revelation 9:11; And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies.

Mormons are Smooth Liars According to Brigham Young

Journal of Discourses 4:77; “I have many a time, in this stand, dared the world to produce as mean devils as we can; we can beat them at anything. We have the greatest and smoothest liars in the world, the cunninest and most adroit thieves, and any other shade of character that you can mention.

I can produce Elders here who can shave their smartest shavers, and take their money from them. We can beat the world at any game. We can beat them, because we have men here that live in the light of the Lord, that have the Holy Priesthood, and hold the keys of the kingdom of God. But you may go through all the sectarian world, and you cannot find a man capable of opening the door of the kingdom of God to admit others in. We can do that. We can pray the best, preach the best, and sing the best. We are the best looking and finest set of people on the face of the earth…They may make sharp their two-edged swords, and I will turn out the Elders of Israel with greased feathers, and whip them to death. We are not to be beat. We expect to be stumbling block to the world, and a rock of offence to them.” – Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 9, 1856 by Brigham Young

Proverbs 19:9; A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

Brigham Young referred to Mormons as “devils” more than once.  It should give pause to those listening in.

Moroni a Symbol of the Gospel

Gordon B. Hinckley, Heroes from the Book of Mormon, pg. 195; From my window I frequently look at the figure of Moroni on the tallest tower of the Salt Lake Temple. He has been there since 6 April 1892…When the capstone was placed, thousands of voices joined in shouting, “Hosanna to God and the Lamb.” Later that day the statue was placed on top of the capstone.

Today, strangers who see him wonder who he is…Others are simply puzzled…But he is no puzzle to us. He is a symbol of the restoration of the gospel in this the dispensation of the fulness of times…Of all the characters who walk the pages of the Book of Mormon, none stands a greater hero, save Jesus only, than does Moroni, son of Mormon.

Gal. 1:6-9; I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.  8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.  9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

I’m one of those who are puzzled.

Moroni the Resurrected Being

Doctrines of Salvation 2: 288; RESURRECTED BODIES PASS THROUGH SOLID OBJECTS. Resurrected bodies have control over the elements. How do you think the bodies will get out of the graves at the resurrection? When the Angel Moroni appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Prophet saw him apparently come down and ascend through the solid walls or ceiling of the building. If the Prophet’s account had been a fraud, he never would have stated such a story (as we may be sure he never would have thought of such a thing), but would have had the angel come in through the door. Why should it appear any more impossible for a resurrected being to pass through solid objects than for a spirit, for a spirit is also matter?”

Luke 16:26-31; And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.  27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:  28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.  29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.  30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.  31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

1.  No one but God has control over the elements.  2. Where in the Bible does it say that resurrected bodies can pass through solid objects?  3. Read the entire passage of Luke 16:19-31 to see how this couldn’t be.  4. Talking to dead people amounts to necromancy which is a form of witchcraft.

Moroni or Nephi, Who Visited Joseph that Night?

Introductory page of D&C 1976, 3rd paragraph; This took place in the early spring of 1820.  In September, 1823, and at later times, Joseph Smith received visitations from Moroni, an angel of light, who revealed the resting place of the ancient record from which The Book of Mormon was afterward translated.

Joseph Smith History 1:32-33; The room was exceedingly light, but not so very bright as immediately around his person. When I first looked upon him, I was afraid; but the fear soon left me.  33 He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni; that God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil…”

Times and Seasons, vol. 3 (November 1841 – October 1842): pg. 753; “The room was exceedingly light, but not so very bright as immediately around his person. When I first looked upon him I was afraid, but the fear soon left me. He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Nephi. That God had a work for me to do, and that my name should be had for good and evil…”

2 Cor. 11:13-15; For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.  14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

The warning from Paul to the Corinthians is scary and should make you want to run the other way as fast as you can!

Why would you be proud of people knowing your name for evil?

Moroni’s Third Visit & the Crow Cocked

Joseph Smith’s Testimony 1:47; After this third visit, he again ascended into heaven as before, and I was again left to ponder on the strangeness of what I had just experienced; when almost immediately after the heavenly messenger had ascended from me for the third time, the cock crowed, and I found that day was approaching, so that our interviews must have occupied the whole of that night.

Luke 22:34, 60-62; “34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.  60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

Shock doesn’t quite explain my reaction the first time I saw this passage in Joseph Smith’s testimony.

Moses Receives Melchizedek Priesthood

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 958; Few prophets are more revered in ancient and latter-day scripture than Moses, who serves as a model of prophetic leadership not only in the Bible but also in the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price  …Moses “was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians” and became “mighty in words and in deeds” (Acts 7:22). After fleeing from Egypt to Midian (Ex. 2:15), he married Zipporah. His father-in-law, Jethro, ordained him to the Melchizedek Priesthood that had come down through generations of prophets (D&C 84:6-17). Known as “priest of Midian” (Ex. 3:1), Jethro descended from Midian, son of Abraham and Keturah (Petersen, pp. 49-50).

Exodus 2:10, 12, 3:1; And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.  And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.  Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

Interestingly enough D&C 42:79 didn’t apply to Moses or the apostle Paul, but it did to King David.

Moses Tempted by Satan

Moses 1:12-13; And it came to pass that when Moses had said these words, behold, Satan came tempting him, saying: Moses, son of man, worship me.  13 And it came to pass that Moses looked upon Satan and said: Who art thou? For behold, I am a son of God, in the similitude of his Only Begotten; and where is thy glory, that I should worship thee?

Matthew 4:1-11; Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.  2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.  3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.  4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.  5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.  7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.  8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.  10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.  11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Why is the Mormon “scripture” above considered holy?  What purpose does it serve?

Moses Took Melchezidek Priesthood with Him at Death

Jan. 1885, Contributor 6:121; FROM the death of Moses dates the supremacy of the Aaronic Priesthood. So long as he remained, the Melchisedek Priesthood was the controlling power in Israel, as it must be at all times wherever present and in active operation, but when Moses was taken the Melchisedek Priesthood went also, and the Lesser Priesthood was left to bear rule in the person of Eleazer.

Psalm 110:1-4; The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.  2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.  3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.  4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Moses was never a priest.

Moses Uses Name of Only Begotten Son, Filled with Holy Spirit

Moses 1:21, 24; And now Satan began to tremble, and the earth shook; and Moses received strength, and called upon God, saying: In the name of the Only Begotten, depart hence, Satan.  24 And it came to pass that when Satan had departed from the presence of Moses, that Moses lifted up his eyes unto heaven, being filled with the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of the Father and the Son.

Acts 7:22-23, 30-32; And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.  23 And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.  30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.  31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him, 32 Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.

Moses lived circa 1390 BC.  How did he know the phrase “Only Begotten”?

Mother Earth, Body Goes Back to

We Walk by Faith, Improvement Era, 1916, Vol. Xix. May, 1916 No. 7; But we are not going to die. We are deathless beings. We lived before we came into this world, and we shall live after we go out of it. What we call death is not worthy the name. There is no death for the righteous. Christ died to destroy death. The change called death is but a temporary separation of the spirit from the body; and while the body goes back to mother earth, the spirit returns to God who gave it—

Exodus 20:3; Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

Shamanists and witches refer to the world as “Mother Earth”.

Mother Earth in 2nd Nephi

2 Nephi 9:7; Wherefore, it must needs be an infinite atonement—save it should be an infinite atonement this corruption could not put on incorruption. Wherefore, the first judgment which came upon man must needs have remained to an endless duration. And if so, this flesh must have laid down to rot and to crumble to its mother earth, to rise no more.

Jeremiah 7:18-20; The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.  19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?  20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.

The Lord described the Mormon people when He said they have a look of confusion on their faces.

Ironically enough the book of 2nd Nephi supposedly took place at the same time of Jeremiah.

Mother in Heaven

Encyclopedia of Joseph Smith’s Teachings, pg. 436; “Will I know my mother as my mother when I get over on the Other Side?”…”Certainly you will,” was the instant reply of the Prophet. “More than that, you will meet and become acquainted with your eternal Mother, the wife of your Father in Heaven.”…”And have I then a Mother in Heaven?” exclaimed the astonished girl…”You assuredly have. How could a Father claim His title unless there were also a Mother to share that parenthood?”

Isaiah 47:7, 9; And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.  But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

We just learned that God does not approve of His people making sweet cakes to the “queen of heaven”.  Isn’t this what they’re doing by teaching these things?

Mother and Father in Heaven

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 961; “Latter-day Saints infer from authoritative sources of scripture and modern prophecy that there is a Heavenly Mother as well as a Heavenly Father.”

Jer. 44:16-19; As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.  17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.  18 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.  19 And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?

What authoritative source of scripture would say there is a Mother in Heaven?

Mulek or Jesus?

3 Nephi 17:23-24; And he spake unto the multitude, and said unto them: Behold your little ones.  24 And as they looked to behold they cast their eyes towards heaven, and they saw the heavens open, and they saw angels descending out of heaven as it were in the midst of fire; and they came down and encircled those little ones about, and they were encircled about with fire; and the angels did minister unto them.

Lev. 18:21; And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

How scary is that?

Mulek; Is it a Land or False god?

Helaman 6:10; Now the land south was called Lehi and the land north was called Mulek, which was after the son of Zedekiah; for the Lord did bring Mulek into the land north, and Lehi into the land south.

1 Kings 11:1-8; Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, 2from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the sons of Israel, “You shall not associate with them, nor shall they associate with you, for they will surely turn your heart away after their gods.” Solomon held fast to these in love. 3He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away. 4For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. 5For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and after Milcom the detestable idol of the Ammonites. 6Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not follow the LORD fully, as David his father had done. 7Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable idol of the sons of Ammon. 8Thus also he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.

The passage in 1st Kings is an eye-opener!  Notice that God lists all the people, places and gods He did not approve of in His word.  Compare it with what the Mormons have to say.

Moab – a city in Utah. (Utah is considered to be “Zion” to the Mormon so all the towns and cities are of God.)

Ammonites They observed the laws of Moses and looked forward to the coming of Christ.  Alma 25:15-16.  Their origin is actually from the Lamanites; Alma 24:17-8.

Mulek (Milcom) – Book of Mormon’s definition: Mulek was land in the north that God prospered and appointed.  Mulek was a son of Zedekiah.  Helaman 6:10.

Sidon Book of Mormon’s definition: In 84 BC, Alma began baptizing the people in the river of Sidon.  Alma 4:4. Sidon was also the river where the Nephites defeated the Amlicites & the Lamanites.  Alma threw their bodies from the banks into the river so that they could cross to the other side. Alma 2:17, 27, 34-5.  It says that the land where Sidon was became peaceful and prosperous.

Chemish is one of the “inspired” authors of the Book of Mormon.

Murder is Forgiven

Alma 24:10; And I also thank my God, yea, my great God, that he hath granted unto us that we might repent of these things, and also that he hath forgiven us of those our many sins and murders which we have committed, and taken away the guilt from our hearts, through the merits of his Son.

Acts 9:10-16; And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, 12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.  13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: 14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.

Mormons do not believe God will forgive you for murder.

Murder Not Forgiven

D&C 42:79; And it shall come to pass, that if any persons among you shall kill they shall be delivered up and dealt with according to the laws of the land; for remember that he hath no forgiveness; and it shall be proved according to the laws of the land.

1 Timothy 1:15; This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

If Paul can find forgiveness for what he did who is the Church to say he can’t?

Mysteries of God, Don’t Seek After

Boyd Packer, Our Father’s Plan, pg. 42; As with our knowledge of the premortal life, there is little to be gained by seeking after the mysteries, for there is hardly time in a lifetime to master the plain and precious things. The facts we know are these…When we die as to mortality, the spirit leaves the body and is taken to a place of rest….

Ephesians 1:9-12; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

If God made the mystery of His will known to us then why wouldn’t it benefit us to know this?


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