December 13 – 1 Peter 1:19; “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”
It is rare someone will hear about the blood of Christ and the cross at any sacrament meeting held at the local ward building of the LDS Church. Share with a Mormon why it was necessary the sacrifice had to be spotless.
The Greek word for blemish is: amoômos. It means without blame (unblameable), or faultless. The Mormon will hear the phrase “lamb of God” couched in the middle of ordering them to obey the ordinances and laws of the gospel; this makes it confusing and nonsensical! On the flip side, they will more than likely hear the following about Smith.
“When Joseph went to Carthage to deliver himself up to the pretended requirements of the law, two or three days previous to his assassination, he said: “I am going like a lamb to the slaughter; but I am calm as a summer’s morning; I have a conscience void of offense towards God, and towards all men. I SHALL DIE INNOCENT, AND IT SHALL YET BE SAID OF ME—HE WAS MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD.”—The same morning, after Hyrum had made ready to go—shall it be said to the slaughter? yes, for so it was.” Doctrine and Covenants 135:4