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Monthly Archives: January 2008

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days.” (Colossians 2:16) ——————– Blessed be God, we have a perpetual Sabbath in the person and work of Christ. See how Paul states this in Hebrews 4:9, “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” While every other rest is disturbed this rest… Read More

“After prayer Brother Higbee said: ‘Here are the orders,’ and handed me a paper from [President] Haight… Brother Higbee was then to give the order: ‘Do Your Duty to God!’ At this the Danites were to shoot down the men; the Indians were to kill the women and larger children, and the drivers of the wagons and I was to kill the wounded and sick men that were in the wagons… The… Read More

“I [am] opposed to hanging, even if a man kill another, I will shoot him, or cut off his head, spill his blood on the ground, and let the smoke thereof ascend up to God; and if ever I have the privilege of making a law on that subject, I will have it so.” (Joseph Smith, Jr., History of the Church, volume 5, page 296, 1949) “[My life was in danger] if… Read More

“Had I anything to do with the negro, I would confine them by strict law to their own species…” (Joseph Smith, Jr. – January 2nd, 1845 – History of the Church – Volume 5 – Pages 21-218) “Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under… Read More

“While brother Joseph was referring to the provinces of God, I was led to reflect that there is no act, no principle, no power belonging to the Deity that is purely philosophical. The birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood – was begotten of his Father, as we were of our fathers.”… Read More

One of the most bizarre teachings in mormonism, is “baptism for the dead”. I remember a few years ago a mormon missionary here in England telling me that they did a baptism on behalf of Adolf Hitler and were excited about the spooky things that happened during the ceremony. Below are some quotes from Joseph Smith and followers about this bizarre practice. “The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid… Read More

“If the sinner will repent of his sins, and go down into the waters of baptism, and there be buried in the likeness of being put into the earth and buried, and again be delivered from the water, in the likeness of being born—if in the sincerity of his heart he will do this, his sins shall be washed away. Will the water of itself wash them away? No; but keeping the… Read More

“…if any man preach any other Gospel than that which I have preached, he shall be cursed; ” (Joseph Smith, Jr., The Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith: Page 366 – Also found in History of the Church: Volume 6 – Page 365) “Come on! ye persecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on top at last. I have… Read More

“At the time the devil was cast out of heaven, there were some spirits that did not know who had authority, whether God or the devil. They consequently did not take a very active part on either side, but rather thought the devil had been abused, and considered he had rather the best claim to the government. These spirits were not considered bad enough to be cast down to hell, and never… Read More

“Angels are those beings who have been on an earth like this, and have passed through the same ordeals that we are now passing through. They have kept their first estate far enough to preserve themselves in the Priesthood. They did not so violate the law of the Priesthood and condemn themselves to the sin against the Holy Ghost as to be finally lost. They are not crowned with the celestial ones…. Read More

“In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints ‘do not believe in the traditional Christ.’ ‘No, I don’t. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times. He together with His Father, appeared to the boy Joseph… Read More

“President Smith, in concluding his remarks, said that if the government, which received into its coffers the money of citizens for its public lands, while its officials are rolling in the luxury at the expense of its public treasury, cannot protect such citizens in their lives and property, it is an old granny anyhow; and I prophesy in the name of the Lord God of Israel, unless the United States redress the… Read More

“Brother Cannon remarked that people wondered how many wives and children I had. He may inform them, that I shall have wives and children by the million, and glory, and riches and power and dominion, and kingdom after kingdom, and reign triumphantly.” (Journal of Discourses: Volume 8 – Page 178) “I could prove to this congregation that I am young; for I could find more girls who would choose me for a… Read More

“Emma took that revelation, supposing she had all there was; but Joseph had wisdom enough to take care of it, and he had handed the revelation to Bishop Whitney, and he wrote it all off. After Joseph had been to Bishop Whitney’s he went home, and Emma began to teasing for the revelation. Said she —‘Joseph you promised me that revelation, and if you are a man of your word you will… Read More

Below is a quote from a letter written on January 21st, 1838. In this letter Olivery Cowdery accuses Joseph of having a “dirty, filthy affair”: “When he [Joseph Smith] was there we had some conversation in which in every instance I did not fail to affirm that what I had said was strictly true. A DIRTY, NASTY, FILTHY AFFAIR OF HIS AND FANNY ALGER’S was talked over in which I strictly declared… Read More

Heber C. Kimball, was a member of the First Presidency, here is what he said: “Judas lost that saving principle, and they took him and killed him. It is said in the Bible that his bowels gushed out; but they actually KICKED HIM until his bowels came out. ‘I will suffer my bowels to be taken out before I will forfeit the covenant I have made with Him and my brethren.’ Do… Read More

“Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so.” (Journal of Discourses: Volume 10 – Page 110)

Mormon Church leader Bruce R. McConkie, writes about the denial of equality for Africans: “Negroes in this life are denied the priesthood; under no circumstances can they hold this delegation of authority from the Almighty. The gospel message of salvation is not carried affirmitively to them…Negroes are not equal with other races where the receipt of certain spiritual blessings are concerned.” (Mormon Doctrine – 1958 – Page 477)

What strange methods God sometimes employs in teaching His Children much needed lessons! This has recently been the writer’s experience. I have been approached by a “university” to accept from them a degree of “D. D.” Asking for time to be given so that I might prayerfully seek from God, through His written word, a knowledge of His will, fuller light came than was expected. I had very serious doubt’s as to… Read More

Dear Sir, This letter is to confirm that I do wish to have my name taken off any and all rolls and registers regarding my membership and any past affiliation regarding the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). Unlike most people, my decision is an easy one. During the time I was a member of the LDS, I have been witness to, and a victim of, human behavior at… Read More

The Truth Set Me Free I grew up in Elfrida, AZ, coming from a long line of Mormons. Some of my ancestors from my grandmother’s side were with the handcart companies that traveled across the plains to the Utah Territory after Joseph Smith’s death. I remember Grandma talking about relatives living in polygamy in Mexico after the U.S. outlawed the practice in 1890. Needless to say, I’m related to a LOT of… Read More

Is the popular Alpha Course leading people astray? Many people have been greatly impressed by the Alpha course. Designed to be an introduction to the Christian faith through talks, video presentations, small-group discussions and a special weekend-away, lots of churches are now employing it as part of their outreach. In the eyes of many it has been a run-away-success and its fame has spread far beyond the UK, and Holy Trinity Brompton,… Read More

Christ was numbered among transgressors although not one Himself. He was made sin in that His soul was MADE an offering for sin, in fulfillment of the Old Testament sacrifice types, Isaiah 53:10. Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin. He was THE SIN OFFERING by which God transferred to His account ALL… Read More

Christ was numbered among transgressors although not one Himself. He was made sin in that His soul was MADE an offering for sin, in fulfillment of the Old Testament sacrifice types, Isaiah 53:10. Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin. He was THE SIN OFFERING by which God transferred to His account ALL… Read More

“No clocks in hell,” dear Tiptaft said, Who, truth to tell, was not afraid; He knew that time would ended be, And then would come Eternity. But now the truth most men deny, And heaven and hell they count a lie; Still, God is true, and all shall see The end of time – “Eternity.” The fool hath said, “There is no God” This way of old the wicked trod; They were… Read More

“No clocks in hell,” dear Tiptaft said, Who, truth to tell, was not afraid; He knew that time would ended be, And then would come Eternity. But now the truth most men deny, And heaven and hell they count a lie; Still, God is true, and all shall see The end of time – “Eternity.” The fool hath said, “There is no God” This way of old the wicked trod; They were… Read More

Have you any other rock but Christ? I do not ask you, whether you have a feeling enjoyment of it? I know you will rejoice in Jesus when the Holy Spirit enables you. But have you any other refuge? Can you go into eternity, resting upon any other rock but the Lord Jesus Christ? Have you any other righteousness but His? Can you lean upon, desire, or want any other than Christ’s… Read More

“Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace.” (Psalm 37:37) ________________________________________ This can be nothing else than the imputed righteousness of Christ put upon the sinner, and dwelling in him. He must have them both. The imputed righteousness of Christ put upon him is his justification, and that is the ground of his acceptance and welcome. The imparted righteousness of Christ put within him… Read More

Well indeed might the Apostle say, “Great is the mystery of godliness.” Here as in a mirror we see the wonderful love of Jesus, that he who is the Son of God, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit, a sharer of the Father’s essence, of the Father’s glory, should stoop so low to lift us up so high; that he should condescend to unite to his glorious Person… Read More

…and he was reckoned among the transgressors. (Luke 22:37) …The words are a proper citation from Isaiah 53:12 which, as the whole prophecy belongs to the Messiah, was fulfilled in Jesus; who, though he was no transgressor, yet being in the likeness of sinful flesh, and dwelling among, and conversing with sinners, was traduced as one, and was joined with Barabbas, a murderer, a thief, and a robber, and put up with… Read More

“And the Scripture was fulfilled, which saith, and he was numbered with the transgressors.” (Mark 15:28) He was no transgressor of the law of God himself, but was perfectly conformable to it in his holy nature, harmless conversation, and complete obedience: he knew no sin, nor committed any in thought, word, or deed, nor could any be found in him by men or devils; and yet he was traduced as a sinner,… Read More

“And the Scripture was fulfilled, which saith, and he was numbered with the transgressors.” (Mark 15:28) He was no transgressor of the law of God himself, but was perfectly conformable to it in his holy nature, harmless conversation, and complete obedience: he knew no sin, nor committed any in thought, word, or deed, nor could any be found in him by men or devils; and yet he was traduced as a sinner,… Read More

To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:19) This was what he resolved upon from all eternity, that inasmuch as Christ was become the surety and substitute of his people, he would not impute their sins to them, or look for satisfaction for them from them; but would reckon and… Read More

To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:19) This was what he resolved upon from all eternity, that inasmuch as Christ was become the surety and substitute of his people, he would not impute their sins to them, or look for satisfaction for them from them; but would reckon and… Read More

Dear Mr. Editor, When a church after due consideration has decided upon the use of a harmonium or organ to assist in the singing, and a minister, being invited to supply, finds such an instrument in the chapel, has he any kind of right to interfere with a deacon in the matter, even if it does not accord with his own views and opinions? Again, is it kind, wise, courteous, justifiable, and… Read More

Standing at the cross of our adorable Lord, we see the law thoroughly fulfilled, its curse fully endured, its penalties wholly removed, sin eternally put away, the justice of God amply satisfied, all His perfections gloriously harmonized, His holy will perfectly obeyed, reconciliation completely effected, redemption graciously accomplished, and the church everlastingly saved! At the cross we see sin in its blackest colors, and holiness in its fairest beauties. At the cross… Read More

Preached at Gadsby’s Yard, London, 1842 – By John Kershaw —————————————————- “Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” (Psalm 50:15) Man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. (Job 14:1) Trouble is the legitimate offspring of sin. The psalmist David speaks in this wise: “The wicked are not troubled like other men.” Who are these other… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, Great Alie Street, London, 1853 – By John Kershaw —————————————— “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3) Beloved, many of you will recollect that we had these words under consideration last Thursday evening. We endeavoured to prove, in the first place, from the Word of God and Christian experience,… Read More

…and he was reckoned among the transgressors. (Luke 22:37) …The words are a proper citation from Isaiah 53:12 which, as the whole prophecy belongs to the Messiah, was fulfilled in Jesus; who, though he was no transgressor, yet being in the likeness of sinful flesh, and dwelling among, and conversing with sinners, was traduced as one, and was joined with Barabbas, a murderer, a thief, and a robber, and put up with… Read More