August 28 – Isaiah 44:6; “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”


Today and tomorrow we will be looking at an LDS hymn called “Praise to the Man”.  Notice how the words in this particular song are full of blasphemy.

If I could share with my mother how this is trouble I would take it apart line by line.  I’d show her from scripture the only one in heaven with God before the creation was Jesus.  I’d show her from scripture there is only One God.  Then I would show her that if anyone opened a “dispensation” it was Emmanuel when He came here for us…

I would ask her if she sees me as a traitor or a tyrant.  She says she loves me, so how could she see me as a tyrant?


“Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!  Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer.

Blessed to open the last dispensation, Kings shall extol him and nations revere.

Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!  Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.

Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren; Death cannot conquer the hero again.”

Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1985, no. 27.