“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you,  he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” Romans 8:11

Today we’re looking at an excerpt in Wilford Woodruff’s Journal. The 4th president/prophet of the Church was a prolific author, and note keeper. His journals comprise events of the Church, and his private life over the course of almost six decades (1833 – 1898).

The reason we’re looking into the excerpt below is because of the numerous times it’s been used in church publications, LDS Seminary manuals, and publications of the LDS conferences. We found it in no less than four books written about Mormonism!

As we look at this today I want to be sure and reiterate the purpose of why we do this. We aren’t here to bash the Mormon people. We do this to inform the unknowing of the dangers Mormonism presents to those seeking a relationship with God. While reading over this my heart was sickened at the lies, and outright blasphemous theology these men propagated to the Mormon people. Mr. Woodruff’s meticulous notes of Brigham Young’s talk is a classic example of why they can’t be trusted.

Note: spelling is in original.

Journal of Wilford Woodruff 4:246-427 “Who will resurrect Josephs Body? It will be Peter, James, John, Moroni, or some one who has or will receive the keys of the resurrection. It will probably be one of those who hold the keys of this dispensation & has delivered them to Joseph and you will see Jesus and he will eat peaches & Apples with you. …

They obviously didn’t read what Paul said about Jesus being in charge of the resurrection!

Joseph has got to receive the keys of the resurrection for you & I. After he is resurrected he will go & Resurrect Brother Brigham Brother Heber & Brother Carloss, and when that is done the He will say now go Brother Brigham & resurrect your wives & Children & gather them together…

Where in the Bible does it say this???

After Joseph comes to us in his resurrected body He will more fully instruct us concerning the Baptism for the dead & the sealing ordinances. He will say be baptized for this man & that man & that man be sealed to that man & such a man to such a man, and connect the Priesthood [427] together.

What’s the deal with baptizing for the dead after the resurrection? Does this make sense to you?

I will tell you their will not be much of this done untill Joseph comes. He is our spiritual Father. Our hearts are already turned to him and his to us. This [is] the order of the Holy Priesthood and we shall continue to administer in the ordinances of the kingdom of God here on Earth. Joseph will not officiate in this low capacity any more.”

And therein lies the truth of Mormonism.

Joseph Smith is god, not Jesus.

Be sure to share the truth about the resurrection with a Mormon you know, and don’t forget to pray!

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor 1:18