Conference Report, October 1961, pp. 18-20; “Now the Lord has placed us on probation as members of the Church. He has given us the Book of Mormon, which is the lesser part, to build up our faith through our obedience to the counsels which it contains, and when we ourselves, members of the Church, are willing to keep the commandments as they have been given to us and show our faith as the Nephites did for a short period of time, then the Lord is ready to bring forth the other record and give it to us, but we are not ready now to receive it. Why? Because we have not lived up to the requirements in this probationary state in the reading of the record which had been given to us and in following its counsels.” – Joseph Fielding Smith

2 Corinthians 11:3; “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”

I’ve always felt safe and taken comfort in the Apostle Paul’s exhortations he patiently spelled out for believers. It seems whatever he said was simplistic, yet filled with everything we need to know. It’s a far cry from what we see in our Mormon reference today!

Just when you think you might have figured out a good deal about Mormonism, you’re blindsided with something new. It’s obvious these men were making things up as they went along, and it’s obvious they’re still at it today.

Joseph Fielding Smith’s uncle, Joseph Smith, Jr., always claimed the BoM was the fullness of the gospel. If that’s true, somebody’s lying.

What else is there if the BoM is the top dog of the Mormon gospel?

Why haven’t they said anything else about this since that time?

Whom do you believe?

Joseph Fielding Smith?

Joseph Smith, Jr. – founder of Mormonism?

Or the simplicity found in Jesus?

We’re praying it’s the Lord!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18