Tag Archives: necromancy

Mormon Dilemma 75

07 October

Dead People Appear to Joseph Smith Ensign, August 1978, pg. 12; “In addition to Moroni, the Savior himself, whose advent among the Nephites is central in the book, appeared to Joseph in the First Vision, at the time section 76 was given, and in the Kirtland Temple. (History of the Church, 1:5–7, D&C 76: 19–24; […]

False Prophecies and Teachings of the Mormon Church

27 September

The Church is Infallible Journal of Discourses 24:185; “There has been no lack about this work. Its principles have withstood all that has been brought against them. They stand unshaken because they are founded on eternal truth. The whole clergy of the world may array themselves against them, as they have to a certain extent; […]

Mormon Dilemma 70

26 September

Temples; Who can enter Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 1446; “Temples have always been revered and reserved as sacred ground. Anciently, the prophet ezekiel [sic] declared, “Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary” (Ezek. 44:9). The Prophet Joseph Smith prayed that “[the temple] may […]

Angel of Light

22 September

ANGEL OF LIGHT Aggelos; a messenger. Phos; face, luminous, fire, light We’re taking a look at what Joseph Smith said when the angel Moroni came to visit him with the message of the Book of Mormon.  This was one of the most startling finds for me personally when I came out of the church.  I […]

Mormon Dilemma 61

14 September

Freemasonry and Mormonism Mormon Doctrine, pg. 528; “Although some argue that Joseph Smith borrowed elements of Freemasonry in developing the temple ceremony, the Endowment is more congruous with LDS scriptures (especially the book of Abraham and the Book of Moses) and ancient ritual than with Freemasonry. Latter-day Saints view the ordinances as a revealed restoration […]

Mormon Dilemmas 6

02 June

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 […]