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BEFORE THE COMING OF THE EAST WIND

VOLUME 2



















YE SHALL LOOK FOR ME AND
YE SHALL SEE ME IN THE CLOUDS
MATTHEW 26:64MARK 14: 1,2REV 1:7
D&C 45:44D&C 76:63






















COMPILED BY THE SERVANT























TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION 1
FORWARD 9
THE WISE SHALL TAKE HEED 15
THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES 49
LDS UNDER CONDEMNATION 55
BACK TO BASICS 57
THE BEAST 59
THE MARK OF THE BEAST 61
THE COVENANT OF SALT 69
TYPES AND SHADOWS 73
RECORDS YET TO COME FORTH 77
RECEIVE YE THE LIGHT 83
IDENTIFYING ISRAEL 89
UNDERSTANDING THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS 93
ACHIEVING A ZION SOCIETY 95
THE PARABLE OF D&C 88 97
THE GOAL IS IN SIGHT 101
THE ARM OF THE LORD 103
DECISION TIME! 111
A PEOPLE FROM OUT OF THE LDS 121
EXPLORING THE SUBJECT OF MULTIPLE MORTALITY 123
FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENTS 157









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INTRODUCTION


The scriptures make reference to an EAST WIND nineteen times. Eighteen of
those references are associated with disaster and devastation. Hosea 13:15 calls the east
wind, THE WIND OF THE LORD. EAST Winds are unusual because all prevailing
winds are from the west due to the rotation of the earth from the west to the east.
Occasionally a low pressure area will cause a partial vacuum that will suck in air from
all directions. If you are east of the low pressure area, you can experience winds form the
east for a short period of time.

The EAST WIND brought famine (Genesis 41), and locusts that ate every
green thing (Exodus 10:13). The EAST WIND carries away and hurls out of its
place (Job 27), it causes springs to dry up (Hosea 1315), and causes vines to
wither in the furrows where they grew (Ezekiel 17:10). The EAST WIND
SCATTERS (Jeremiah 18:7), and makes the land desolate and a perpetual hissing.

By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
(Job 38:24)

And it came to pass when, the sun did rise, that God prepared a vehement east
wind, and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted and wished himself
to die. (Jonah 4:8)

They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and
they shall gather the captivity as the sand. (Hebrews 1:9)

And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to
go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea a dry land and the
waters were divided. (Exodus 14:21)

Closer to our time, the Lord warns his people:

If they sow filthiness they shall reap the east wind, which bringeth destruction.
(Mosiah 7:31)

And it shall come to pass that I will send forth hail among them, and it shall
smite them, and they shall also be smitten with the east wind, and insects shall
pester their land also, and devour their grain. (Mosiah 12:6)

During the great purification process of these last days when the Lord cleanses the
earth and destroys the wicked, an EAST WIND will bring much destruction to our
country as well as the rest of the world.

President John Taylor saw a massive inferno driven by the EAST WIND which
destroyed New York City. I also quote from Wilford Woodruffs journal:


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I THEN WENT TO THE GRAND CENTRAL PARK AND LOOKING
BACK I SAW A FIRE START AND JUST AT THAT MOMENT A MIGHTY
EAST WIND SPRANG UP AND CARRIED THE FLAMES WEST OVER THE
CITY, AND IT BURNED UNTIL THERE WAS NOT A SINGLE BUILDING
LEFT STANDING WHOLE EVEN DOWN TO THE WHARFS. AND THE
SHIPPING ALL SEEMED TO BE BURNED AND SWALLOWED UP IN THE
COMMON DESTRUCTION AND (IT) LEFT NOTHING BUT A
DESOLATION WHERE THE GREAT CITY WAS A SHORT TIME BEFORE.

It may be more than coincidence that the Japanese code words for the attack on
Pearl Harbor were EAST WIND RAIN.

There have probably been concerns about the future ever since the beginning of
the human race, but the last twenty years or so have seen a dramatic resurgence in interest
and concern for tomorrow. It has become increasingly more obvious that our world,
while advancing rapidly in discovery and technology, has also accumulated numerous
serious problems without apparent feasible solutions.

These problems include air and water pollution, alleged over-population, strategic
material shortages, inflation, unemployment, economic instability, and a threat of nuclear
war, not to mention the pressures, tensions, and family conflicts which accompany our
times.

Perhaps equally as serious are the universal mistrust and political, social, and
religious differences, which become more acute in a shrinking world with almost
instantaneous mass communication networks.

However, the most serious problem of all is perhaps the one that the world
appears least aware of and least concerned about: THE PROBLEM OF SATAN AND
THE INFLUENCES OF EVIL THAT SURROUND AND THREATEN TO ABSORB
US.
Crime, Immorality, terrorism, drugs, dishonesty, and corruption in leadership
threaten to destroy our entire social structure. Total anarchy appears inevitable.
Prospects for the future seem very dim.

It is not surprising then that so many people seem to be seeking reassurance about
the future. Our hopes and plans are permeated with conscious and subconscious fears
that perhaps our children and grandchildren will not enjoy the freedom, opportunities,
and benefits which we have enjoyed. We are concerned that our way of life is changing
so fast that there may be no future at all for mankind.

The Lord apparently wanted us to know what the future holds for us, because a
high percentage of the literature and revelations he has given us is comprised of
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The problem we have is that even most of those who are really interested dont
feel they have the time or wont bother to search, study, ponder and pray.

The Lord has provided us with vast amounts of information, but most people
either ignore or reject it. Others do not understand it because of the manner in which it is
written. Most will not accept the Lords offer to teach by the power of the Holy Ghost so
that we may understand what is written. They expect Church leaders to tell them
everything they need to know.

In this life we must learn line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a
little. We must search, sort, arrange, compare and interpret by the spirit. We must find
the pieces of the puzzle ourselves from many sources and piece them properly together.

While these compilations do include many of the discoveries of others, they
incorporate my personal opinions and interpretations and they should NOT be considered
the policy of any particular church, organization, or group.

I accept the possibility that as I continue to learn, some of these opinions may
change.

Regarding the literary form and structure, this work comes to you from one who
is weak and simple and unlearned. It is written in plain words, even as plain as words can
be, so that all may understand.

For my soul delighteth in plainness; for after this manner
doth the Lord God work among the children of men; for the
Lord giveth light unto the understanding; for he speaketh unto
men according to their understanding. (2 Nephi 25:20)

Much has been said recently about intellectuals in the Church, with the
implication that these intellectuals reach their conclusions through human rationalization,
and without the assistance of the Holy Spirit. While this is no doubt true at times, it is
not always true. Many intellectuals learn as the Lord expects us to learn, incorporating
both human rationalization AND the gift of the Holy Ghost.

I can hardly be classified with the intellectuals, for I possess no credentials
according to the standards of men. I believe, however, that the Lord giveth
understanding to man concerning eternal things according to his diligence and progress,
and that:

By small and simple things are great things brought to pass;
and small means, in many instances, doth confound the wise,
and the Lord God doth work by small means to bring about his
great and eternal purposes. And by very small means the Lord doth
confound the wise and bringeth about salvation of many souls.
(Alma 37:6,7)


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Being aware of the Lords warning about priestcrafts:

For behold, priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves
up for a light unto the world, that they might get gain and praise
of the world; but seek not the welfare of Zion. (2 Nephi 26:29)

I refuse to accept any compensation or pay in any form from the publication of
these volumes. Nor do I pretend to judge others or determine what is to be considered
priestcraft concerning those who preach, teach, write, or publish and receive pay for
expounding or writing gospel doctrine or principles.
I may, however, remind of Doctrine and Covenants 33:4;

And my vineyard has become corrupted every whit; and
there is none that doeth good save it be a few; and they
err in many instances because of priestcrafts, all having
corrupt minds.

I apologize to those perfectionists who read with a critical journalistic eye,
searching for things to criticize rather than the intent to broaden their understanding.
They will find much to criticize in these volumes from a literary point of view since this
servant has had no previous literary training or experience.

But for the honest of heart, who read and learn and study to understand, this work,
as imperfect as it is, may be appreciated by you.

My motivation for expending these many hours and personal expense is not for
personal gain, nor for public acclaim. I know that there will be many who will be
offended by these things, and the work will come under heavy attack by those who seek
to hide truth from the members of Gods Church. Be that as it may.

I say to those who read, to read with an open mind, desiring truth and
understanding, not rejecting anything simply because they do not want it to be true or
because it may be contrary to tradition or threatening to their own personal comfort zone.

ASK GOD IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST TO REVEAL
UNTO YOU THE TRUTH OR ERROR OF THESE THINGS.
THE HONEST IN HEART WILL NOT BE DECEIVED. THE
HOLY GHOST WILL MANIFEST UNTO YOU THE TRUTH
OR ERROR OF ALL THINGS IF YOU ASK WITH AN OPEN
MIND, WITH HONEST INTENT, DESIRING TRUTH AND
ENLIGHTENMENT.

If you find yourself strongly opposed to this work, its time to re-evaluate your
life and relation to God. I caution you not to blindly accept the words of those who
oppose this work, regardless of their credentials or positions.


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Repeatedly we are warned not to TRUST in the arm of flesh. If we do, we can be
deceived. You have the promise that you can know for yourself what is true and what is
not by the power of the Holy Spirit. Accept those things which the spirit testifies are
true, even if you would rather it not be true. Reject only those things which the spirit
testifies to you are not correct.

In these latter days there will be only two churches:

1. THE GREAT AND ABOMINABLE CHURCH OF THE DEVIL
2. THE CHURCH OF THE LAMB OF GOD

Everyone must choose between these two churches. No one will be allowed to
remain neutral. MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE or suffer the wrath of God. The more
informed we are the less likely we will be to make the wrong choice.

For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work
a great and marvelous work among the children of men; a work
which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other---
either to the convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, or
unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the
blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into captivity
and also into destruction, both temporally and spiritually, according
to the captivity of the devil (1Nephi 14:7)

The scriptures and words of the prophets presented in these volumes must be
accepted and carefully considered.

Comments and interpretations are my own, as I have understood the promptings
of the Holy Spirit, and may be accepted or rejected according to the promptings of the
spirit but only after honest evaluation and prayer.

DO NOT REJECT ANYTHING SIMPLY BECAUSE IT MAY
BE CONTRARY TO YOUR TRADITIONS OR DESIRES. TRADITION
IS THE GREATEST ENEMY OF TRUTH.

There are those who will say that the prophets tell us that the scriptures are of no
private interpretation. However they do not read the verses around it. First Peter 1:18-21
reads:

And this voice which came from heaven we heard, and when
we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure
word of prophecy, (the Holy Ghost); whereunto ye do well that
ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the
day dawn, and the day star ariseth in your hearts: knowing this
first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.


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For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy
men of God spake as they were moved upon by the Holy Ghost.

We are then warned of false prophets and false teachers among the saints who
teach damnable heresies, denying the Lord and bringing upon themselves swift
destruction.

No personal interpretation of scripture which comes through human
rationalization alone is of any value. But interpretations which come by the sure word of
prophecy, which is the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, Ye do well that ye take heed.

There are some who say that only the First Presidency can interpret Scriptures.
THIS IS NOT TRUE!

Anyone who has the gift of the Holy Ghost has the right to call upon the Holy
Ghost for the purpose of interpreting Scripture. That is one of the reasons for receiving
the gift of the Holy Ghost. Understand, however, that not everyone who is baptized and
confirmed a member of the Church has actually received the gift of the Holy Ghost, only
the promise that they can receive it.

I will frankly admit that it is not always easy to determine whether an
interpretation of a scripture comes from the Holy Ghost or from ones own logic. For
that reason I implore all who read to put any interpretation presented in this work to the
test. Ask with an open mind, not with your mind already made up. If the spirit plainly
tells you that an interpretation is incorrect, then by all means reject that interpretation; but
be honest with yourself, and do not reject the entire work because of one point with
which you do not agree.

No one has the right to speak for the Church except the President of the Church. I
speak not for the Church, nor for any General Authority of the Church. The
interpretations expressed are my own, as I believe and hope have been given by the Holy
Ghost.

I accept the probability that some of the thoughts and interpretations expressed in
these volumes can be incorrect and subject to change. The burden of proof lies with the
reader, whose personal views are of no value unless given by the Holy Ghost.

The chapters of this work were originally written as separate articles by subject
and for my personal understanding, with no intention of combining them together.
Because of this, there are many repeats. When I felt strongly that these separate articles
would be bound together in volumes, I planned to go through them and remove the
repeated scriptures and comments. However, I felt strongly that I should leave them in
because repetition of important messages is good. The more often we see or hear
something, the more meaningful it becomes.



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Because things borrowed from other sources over the years were not always
referenced by author, there are thoughts and quotations herein where the source is
omitted. I apologize to anyone whose thoughts are borrowed without due recognition. I
have included them for your benefit and not for personal benefit or acclaim.














































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FORWARD


To give credit where credit is due, and to add a positive note to an otherwise
negative message, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has much to offer
mankind. Their doctrine is more extensive and more encompassing than others. Their
welfare program is second to none. They do much good in the world in humanitarian
acts and they have excellent programs for the youth. Every good thing that is done shall
be rewarded by a just and caring God.

However, the members as well as the leaders are under condemnation for not
accepting all that they have received and failing to teach many portions of the scriptures
which God has revealed to them. The Lord is not well pleased with the massive cover-
ups promoted by Church leaders for the purpose of gaining and maintaining complete
power and control over the members.

It shall be the purpose of this work to reveal to those who are the honest of heart,
those scriptures and words of the earlier church leaders which are carefully avoided today
because they tell us things that they do not want us to know, and warn us that we are
headed in the wrong direction, and unless we get back on course we will be destroyed.
The question that you need to ask yourself is-DO THE SCRIPTURES REALLY
SAY THIS, and why are we not being taught these things? Whether you like it or not is
unimportant; your salvation is at stake.

Our western cultural mindset honors the tangible but spurns the mystical. The
modern Christian mind pays lip service to spiritual experience, but is subconsciously
adverse to everything mystical, forbidding us to practice what we claim to believe. We
really dont believe in raising the dead or the alchemy of turning water to wine. In this
mortal world of spiritual death, we are but children playing house. Its all an illusion, a
temporary contrivance for an ordained purpose.

But why should we linger in this illusional state of spiritual death (brought on by
the fall of Adam)? Why do we cling so tenaciously to tangible things, trusting the
notoriously faulty arm of flesh rather than the incomparable, though invisible and
therefore mystic, arm of God? Why should we linger in spiritual deprivation, shunning
all mystic experience and forbidding the spirit to entice us beyond physical inquiry and
experience? (The unspeakable Gift, M. James Custer)

Our journey back into spiritual awakening begins after we are required to descend
down into hell, which is this world in its present telestial state. Even as Christ descended
literally into hell, even so must we begin our long journey back to God by experiencing
the hell of mortality. Our ultimate purpose here, as the scriptures demonstrate, is to get
back into the adventure of eternal life.

Unfortunately, Satan, the present god of this world, entangles us in distractions,
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intangible possibilities and flounder around in the foothills of spiritual experience rather
than climbing all the way up the Holy Mount.

In order to preserve and strengthen the power structure, the Organizational
Churches of the world downplay the exercise of the spiritual gifts and emphasize
dependency upon church leaders, thus establishing these church leaders as mediums
between mankind and God.

However, the Lord has warned us not to look to man for guidance, but to come
unto him.

OH LORD, I HAVE TRUSTED IN THEE, AND I WILL TRUST IN THEE
FOREVER. I WILL NOT PUT MY TRUST IN THE ARM OF FLESH; FOR I KNOW
THAT CURSED IS HE THAT PUTTETH HIS TRUST IN THE ARM OF FLESH.
YEA, CURSED IS HE THAT PUTTETH HIS TRUST IN MAN OR MAKETH FLESH
HIS ARM. (2 Nephi 4:34)

YEA, WO BE UNTO HIM THAT HEARKENETH UNTO THE PRECEPTS
OF MEN, AND DENIETH THE POWER OF GOD, AND THE GIFT OF THE HOLY
GHOST. (2 Nephi 28:26) Also see D&C 45:57 and Helaman 12:1

Although Latter-day Saints pay lip service to teaching and learning by the Holy
Spirit, very few of them do. The predominant teaching in the church today is FOLLOW
THE PROPHET, HELL TELL YOU WHAT TO DO.

To most Latter-day Saints, revelation is reserved to the president of the church.
Although they concede that personal revelation is possible, whenever any individual
claims to have received revelation from God, he is usually told that it came from Satan,
or his imagination. Revelation from God to man is not limited to guidance for
individuals, family or church positions as is often taught; people CAN receive revelation
applicable to someone else. The Doctrine and Covenants is full of revelations given by
the Lord to Joseph Smith for other people. But, you say, he was a prophet. Everyone is a
prophet who speaks by the inspiration of the spirit.

WOULD TO GOD THAT ALL THE LORDS PEOPLE WERE PROPHETS.
(Numbers 11:29)

If the Lord is going to send one mighty and strong to set his church in order in the
last days, this person will preach the Lords will to the entire church. (D&C 85:7)

Revelation from divine sources can be received in various ways. Probably the
most common way is by spirit speaking to spirit. Joseph Smith said something to the
effect that the promptings and guidance of the Holy Ghost is pure intelligence flowing
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Jesus Christ said, THUS SPEAK I IN THOUGHTWAVES TO THE CORE OF
YOUR SPIRIT, and VERILY I SHALL SPEAK WITHIN YOUR HEART AND YE
SHALL KNOW MY VOICE.

But revelation can also come to us through other people. MANY
DISCUSSIONS HAVE I HAD WITH YOU THROUGH OTHER PEOPLES
TONGUES. BUT NOW I SPEAK TO YOU DIRECTLY.

I am quite aware that Satan can communicate with us in thought waves also, and I
accept the possibility that some of the following may have been from Satan, but very
little of it. That which leads one to do good cometh from God. That which leadeth one
to do evil, cometh of Satan.

Traditional mainstream Mormons who have spent a lifetime defending the Church
may ask, WHY DO YOU EXPOSE THESE NEGATIVE, UNCOMPLIMENTARY,
DAMAGING AND TESTIMONY SHAKING THINGS? Because it is time! The Lord
hath declared that the time of decision has arrived. It is time to separate the wheat from
the tares. This is part of the Lords strange act.

FOR THE PREPARATION WHEREWITH I DESIGN TO PREPARE MINE
APOSTLES TO PRUNE MY VINEYARD FOR THE LAST TIME, THAT I MAY
BRING TO PASS MY STRANGE ACT, THAT I MAY POUR OUT MY SPIRIT
UPON ALL FLESH-

BEHOLD, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT THERE ARE MANY WHO
HAVE BEEN ORDAINED AMONG YOU, WHOM I HAVE CALLED, BUT FEW OF
THEM ARE CHOSEN.

THEY WHO ARE NOT CHOSEN HAVE SINNED A VERY GREVIOUS SIN
IN THAT THEY ARE WALKING IN DARKNESS AT NOON-DAY. (D&C 101:95)


THAT I MAY PROCEED TO BRING TO PASS MY ACT, MY STRANGE
ACT, AND PERFORM MY WORK, MY STRANGE WORK, THAT MEN MAY
DISCERN BETWEEN THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED, SAITH YOUR GOD.
(D&C 101:95)

Before the wheat can be removed from the midst of the tares, all must know the
truth. It is understanding the truth that will set you free of the spiritual bondage that the
Latter-day Saints, in general, are under. These truths are only testimony shaking to those
whose testimony is based upon the Church and the precepts of men. To those who have
obtained a testimony of the gospel by the power of the Holy Ghost, these truths enlighten
the soul.

WHEREFORE, THE GUILTY TAKETH THE TRUTH TO BE HARD, FOR IT
CUTTETH THEM TO THE VERY CENTER. AND NOW MY BRETHREN, IF YE


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WERE RIGHTEOUS AND WILLING TO HEARKEN TO THE TRUTH, AND GIVE
HEED UNTO IT, THAT YE MIGHT WALK UPRIGHTLY BEFORE TRUTH, AND
SAY: THOU SPEAKEST HARD THINGS AGAINST US. (1 Nephi 16:2-3)

AND YE HAVE MURMERED BECAUSE HE HATH BEEN PLAIN UNTO
YOU. YE SAY THAT HE HAS USED SHARPNESSBUT BEHOLD, HIS
SHARPNESS WAS THE SHARPNESS OF POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD,
WHICH WAS IN HIM; AND THAT WHICH HE CALL ANGER WAS THE TRUTH,
ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH IS IN GOD, WHICH HE COULD NOT
RESTRAIN (2 Nephi 1:26)

O, MY BELOVED BRETHREN, GIVE EAR TO MY WORDSDO NOT
SAY THAT I HAVE SPOKEN HARD THINGS AGAINST YOU; FOR IF YE DO, YE
WILL REVILE AGAINST THE TRUTH; FOR I HAVE SPOKEN THE WORDS OF
YOUR MAKER. I KNOW THAT THE WORDS OF TRUTH ARE HARD AGAINST
ALL UNCLEANNESS; BUT THE RIGHTEOUS FEAR THEM NOT, FOR THEY
LOVE THE TRUTH AND ARE NOT SHAKEN. (2 Nephi 9:40)

If you are shaken by these words of truth then you are in need of a change of heart
and a change of direction. Your sin may only be that you are guided by the precepts of
men rather than by the holy scriptures and the power of the Holy Ghost.

FOR BEHOLD, AT THAT DAY (our day) SHALL HE (Satan) RAGE IN THE
HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN OF MEN, AND STIR THEM UP TO ANGER
AGAINST THAT WHICH IS GOOD. AND OTHERS WILL HE PACIFY AND LULL
THEM AWAY INTO CARNAL SECURITY, THAT THEY WILL SAY; ALL IS
WELL IN ZION; YEA, ZION PROSPERETH, ALL IS WELL- AND THUS THE
DEVIL CHEATETH THEIR SOULS AND LEADETH THEM AWAY CAREFULLY
DOWN TO HELL. (2 Nephi 28:20-21)

Yes you can find yourself in hell because of false security. If your hardness of
heart and blindness of mind causes you to reject truths because they are contrary to
tradition, painful to you, or opposed to what you would like to believe, you may be led
carefully down to hell by Satan.

Anyone who hides, covers up, or ignores truth becomes a party to the fraud and
will have to answer for it. When we undertake to cover our sins or gratify our pride, the
heavens withdraw themselves; the spirit of the Lord is grieved, and when it is withdrawn,
amen to the priesthood or the authority of that man. (D&C 121:37)

We talk a lot about authority in the church and go to great lengths to prove that
we have been given authority to act in the name of God. However, it mattereth not the
authority possessed or the manner in which it is obtained, when we undertake to cover up
truth or our sins, or the sins of our leaders, we lose any authority which may have been
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THOU ART A PEOPLE ROBBED AND SPOILED; THINE ENEMIES, ALL
OF THEM, HAVE SNARED THEE IN HOLES, AND THEY HAVE HID THEE IN
PRISON HOUSES; THEY HAVE TAKEN THEE FOR A PREY, AND NONE
DELIVERETH. (Isaiah 42:19-23 JST)

Many of the Latter-day Saints are in spiritual bondage. No one can deliver you
from that bondage unless you open your mind and your heart and accept truth when you
see it or hear it. YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET
YOU FREE. (John 8:32)

If a general authority can be protected for publishing false doctrine and a lay
member can be excommunicated for publishing truth, even if that truth is painful to us,
then we are in the process of losing our priesthood authority, and the prophecies are being
fulfilled. THE TIME COMETH, SAITH THE LORD, THAT WHEN YE SHALL
CAST OUT THE RIGHTEOUS FROM AMONG YOU, THEN SHALL YE BE RIPE
FOR DESTRUCTION. (Helaman 13:14)

BEHOLD, HERE IS THE AGENCY OF MAN, AND HERE IS THE
CONDEMNATION OF MAN; BECAUSE THAT WHICH WAS FROM THE
BEGINNING IS PLAINLY MANIFEST UNTO THEM, AND THEY RECEIVE NOT
THE LIGHT.
AND THE WICKED ONE COMETH AND TAKETH AWAY LIGHT AND
TRUTH, THROUGH DISOBEDIENCE, FROM THE CHILDREN OF MEN, AND
BECAUSE OF THE TRADITION OF THEIR FATHERS. (D&C 93:31,39)

Yes, I believe in the restoration to Joseph Smith. However I am gravely
concerned about the many changes and omissions that church leaders have made in the
doctrine as it was restored to Joseph Smith. I am also greatly concerned over the fact that
only a small portion of the scriptures is being taught in the LDS Church today. I am
concerned that Mormons dont understand their own scriptures and they choose to ignore
much of what they do understand.

One of the main purposes of these volumes is to demonstrate to Latter-day Saints
how much of the restoration is never taught and is ignored by the Church today.

Another purpose of this compilation is to help Latter-day Saints understand the
messages which the scriptures really tell us, which sometimes is not what is being taught
in church.

It is the general attitude of Church members that General Authorities cannot be
wrong, so all we need to do is follow and obey them. They can be, and sometimes, are
wrong. But we all have the same promise-that by the power of the Holy Spirit we can
know the truth of all things. As much as you would like not to believe it, the church
leadership has been infiltrated by the secret combinations, and their purpose now is
mainly to gain power and control over as many people as possible.



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THE WISE SHALL TAKE HEED

WE ARE SO WOUND UP IN PROGRAMS AND STATISTICS AND
TRENDS, IN PROPERTIES, LANDS AND MAMMON, AND IN ACHIEVING
GOALS THAT WILL HIGHLIGHT THE EXCELLENCE OF OUR WORK, THAT WE
HAVE OMITTED THE WEIGHTIER MATTERS OF THE LAWHOWEVER
TALENTED MEN MAY BE IN ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS, HOWEVER
ELOQUENT THEY MAY BE IN EXPRESSING THEIR VIEWS, HOWEVER
LEARNED THEY MAY BE IN THE WORLDLY THINGSTHEY WILL BE
DENIED THE SWEET WHISPERINGS OF THE SPIRIT THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
THEIRS UNLESS THEY PAY THE PRICE OF STUDYING, PONDERING, AND
PRAYING ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES. (Bruce R. McConkie, Regional
Representatives Seminar, 2 April, 1982)

AND NOW, MY BRETHREN, SEEING THAT YE KNOW THE LIGHT BY
WHICH YE MAY JUDGE, WHICH LIGHT IS THE LIGHT OF CHRIST, SEE THAT
YE DO NOT JUDGE WRONGFULLY; FOR WITH THE SAME JUDGEMENT
WHICH YE JUDGE, YE SHALL ALSO BE JUDGED. (Moroni 7:18)

THEREFORE, WO BE UNTO HIM THAT IS AT EASE IN ZION! WO BE
UNTO HIM THAT CRIETH ALL IS WELL! YEA, WO BE UNTO HIM THAT
HEARKENETH UNTO THE PRECEPTS OF MEN, AND DENIETH THE POWER OF
GOD AND THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST. (2 Nephi 28:24-26)

AND NOW I, NEPHI, CANNOT SAY MORE, THE SPIRIT STOPPETH
MINE UTTERANCE, AND I AM LEFT TO MOURN BECAUSE OF THE UNBELIEF,
AND THE WICKEDNESS, AND THE IGNORANCE, AND THE
STIFFNECKEDNESS, OF MEN; FOR THEY WILL NOT SEARCH KNOWLEDGE
NOR UNDERSTAND GREAT KNOWLEDGE WHEN IT IS GIVEN TO THEM IN
PLAINNESS. (2 Nephi 32:7)

NOW WE ARE ASSURED THAT THE CHURCH WILL REMAIN ON THE
EARTH UNTIL THE LORD COMES AGAINBUT AT WHAT PRICE? (From a talk
given by Ezra Taft Benson, April 1972) He also quoted at that time 2 Nephi 13:12 which
reads: O MY PEOPLE, THEY WHO LEAD THEE CAUSE THEE TO ERR AND
DESTROY THE WAY OF THY PATHS.

BEHOLD, THE LORD MAKETH THE EARTH EMPTY AND MAKETH IT
WASTE, AND TURNETH IT UPSIDE DOWN, AND SCATTERETH ABROAD THE
INHABITANTS THEREOF. AND IT SHALL BE, AS WITH THE PEOPLE, SO WITH
THE PRIEST, AS WITH THE MAID, SO WITH HER MISTRESSTHE LAND
SHALL BE UTTERLY EMPTIED, AND UTTERLY SPOILED; FOR THE LORD
HATH SPOKEN THIS WORD. (Isaiah 24:1-3)

THEREFORE HATH THE CURSE DEVOURED THE EARTH, AND THEY
THAT DWELL THEREIN ARE BURNED, AND FEW MEN LEFT. (Isaiah 24:6)


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THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULLNESS OF TIMES WILL BRING TO
LIGHT THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN REVEALED IN ALL FORMER
DISPENSATIONS; ALSO OTHER THINGS THAT HAVE NOT BEFORE BEEN
REVEALED. (DHC. Vol. 4, p 426)

AND IN THAT DAY THERE SHALL BE A ROOT OF JESSE, WHICH
SHALL STAND AS AN ENSIGN OF THE PEOPLE; TO IT SHALL THE GENTILES
SEEK; AND HIS REST SHALL BE GLORIOUS. (Isaiah 11:10)

WHAT IS THE ROOT OF JESSE SPOKEN OF IN THE 10
th
VERSE OF THE
11
TH
CHAPTER (of Isaiah)?

BEHOLD, THUS SAITH THE LORD, IT IS A DESCENDANT OF JESSE, AS
WELL AS OF JOSEPH, UNTO WHOM RIGHTLY BELONGS THE PRIESTHOOD,
AND THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM, FOR AN ENSIGN, AND FOR THE
GATHERING OF MY PEOPLE IN THE LAST DAYS. (D&C 113: 5,6)

I WILL PRISERVE THEE (the servant of Isaiah 49) AND GIVE THEE MY
SERVANT FOR A COVENANT OF THE PEOPLE, TO ESTABLISH THE EARTH,
TO CAUSE TO INHERIT THE DESOLATE HERITAGES. (1 Nephi 21:8)

THE LORDS ERRAND (WILL BE) IN THE DAY WHEN THE WEAK
SHALL CONFOUND THE WISE. (D&C 133:58)

WHEREFORE I CALL UPON THE WEAK THINGS OF THE WORLD,
THOSE WHO ARE UNLEARNED AND DESPISED, TO THRASH THE NATIONS
BY THE POWER OF MY SPIRIT. (D&C 35:13)

FOR YE SEE YOUR CALLING, BRETHREN, HOW THAT NOT MANY
WISE MEN AFTER THE FLESH, NOT MANY MIGHTY, NOT MANY NOBLE, ARE
CALLED:

BUT GOD HATH CHOSEN THE FOOLISH THINGS OF THE WORLD TO
CONFOUND THE WISE; AND GOD HATH CHOSEN THE WEAK THINGS OF THE
WORLD TO CONFOUND THE THINGS WHICH ARE MIGHTY.

AND BASE THINGS OF THE WORLD, AND THINGS WHICH ARE
DESPISED, HATH GOD CHOSEN, YEA, AND THINGS WHICH ARE NOT, TO
BRING TO NAUGHT THINGS THAT ARE: THAT NO FLESH SHOULD GLORY IN
HIS PRESENCE. (Corinthians 1:26-29)

QUESTION: Do the general authorities of the LDS Church fit this description of those
that God calls to his work?




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WO UNTO ALL THOSE WHO TREMBLE, AND ARE ANGRY BECAUSE
OF THE TRUTH OF GOD (2 Nephi 28:28)


CURSED IS HE THAT PUTTETH HIS TRUST IN MAN, OR MAKETH
FLESH HIS ARM, OR SHALL HEARKEN UNTO THE PRECEPTS OF MEN, SAVE
THEIR PRECEPTS SHALL BE GIVEN BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST.
(2Nephi 28:31)

O LORD, I HAVE TRUSTED IN THEE, AND I WILL TRUST IN THEE
FOREVER. I WILL NOT PUT MY TRUST IN THE ARM OF FLESH; FOR I KNOW
THAT CURSED IS HE THAT PUTTETH HIS TRUST IN THE ARM OF FLESH.
YEA, CURSED IS HE THAT PUTTETH HIS TRUST IN MAN OR MAKETH FLESH
HIS ARM. (2 Nephi 4:34)

FOR EVERYONE OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, OR OF THE STRANGER
THAT SOJOURNETH IN ISRAEL, WHICH SEPARATETH HIMSELF FROM ME,
AND SETTETH UP HIS IDOLS IN HIS HEART (church leaders) AND PUTTETH
THE STUMBLING BLOCK OF HIS INIQUITY BEFORE HIS FACE, AND COMETH
TO A PROPHET TO ENQUIRE OF HIM CONCERNING ME; I THE LORD WILL
ANSWER HIM BY MYSELF:

AND I WILL SET MY FACE AGAINST THAT MAN, AND I WILL MAKE
HIM A SIGN AND A PROVERB, AND I WILL CUT HIM OFF FROM THE MIDST
OF MY PEOPLE; AND YE SHALL KNOW THAT_I_ AM THE LORD. (Ezekiel
14:7,8)

FOR BEHOLD, THE LORD SAW THAT HIS PEOPLE BEGAN TO WORK
IN DARKNESS, YEA, WORK SECRET MURDERS AND ABOMINATIONS;
THEREFORE THE LORD SAID, IF THEY DID NOT REPENT THEY SHALL BE
DESTROYED FROM OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH. (Alma 37:22)

THAT I MAY DISCOVER (reveal) UNTO MY PEOPLE THAT SERVE ME;
THAT I MAY DISCOVER UNTO THEM THE WORKS OF THEIR BRETHREN,
YEA, THEIR SECRET WORKS, THEIR WORKS OF DARKNESS, AND THEIR
WICKEDNESS AND ABOMINATIONS. (Alma 37:23)

Note: Alma is not talking about his own people in these verses, he is talking
about the people to whom the 24 plates of Ether are preserved for and will come forth to,
in the last days. Now read these two verses again with that in mind.

THE EARTH ALSO IS DEFILED UNDER THE INHABITANTS THEREOF
BECAUSE THEY HAVE TRANSGRESSED THE LAWS, CHANGED THE
ORDINANCE, BROKEN THE EVERLASTING COVENANT. THEREFORE HATH
THE CURSE DEVOURED THE EARTH, AND THEY THAT DWELL THEREIN ARE


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DESOLATE; THEREFORE THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH ARE BURNED;
AND FEW MEN LEFT. (Isaiah 24:5-6)

THE ORDINANCES MUST BE KEPT IN THE VERY WAY GOD HAS
APPOINTED; OTHERWISE THEIR PRIESTHOOD WILL PROVE A CURSING
INSTEAD OF A BLESSING. (TPJS, p 169)

THE PRIESTHOOD CANNOT CONTINUE WHEN THE GOSPEL IS
PERVERTEDBUT AS THEY HAVE DEPARTED FROM HIS GOSPEL,
INTRODUCED THE ORDINANCES OF MEN, AND NEGLECTED TO TEACH THE
THINGS THAT GOD COMMANDED THEM, THEY HAVE LOST THE
AUTHORITY, BLESSINGS, AND POWER OF THE PRIESTHOODAND CHRIST
HAS CEASED TO BE WITH THEM. (Joseph Smith, Times & Seasons 4:9)

IT IS THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS WHO HAVE TRANSGRESSED THE
LAWS, CHANGED THE ORDINANCE, AND BROKEN THE EVERLASTING
COVENANT. (Joseph Fielding Smith, Deseret News, Church Section, Oct. 17, 1936)

YOU WILL TRAVEL WEST UNTIL YOU COME TO THE VALLEY OF
THE GREAT SALT LAKEYOU WILL LIVE TO SEE MEN ARISE IN POWER IN
THE CHURCH WHO WILL SEEK TO PUT DOWN YOUR FRIENDS AND THE
FRIENDS OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. MANY WILL BE
HOISTED BECAUSE OF THEIR MONEY AND THE WORLDLY LEARNING
WHICH THEY SEEM TO BE IN POSESSIONI OF; AND MANY OF THE TRUE
FOLLOWERS OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR WILL BE CAST DOWN BECAUSE
OF THEIR POVERTY. (Joseph Smith, Mosiah Hancock Journal, page 19)

EVIL MEN, AMBITIOUS OF POWER, MUST NEEDS ARISE AMONG
YOU, AND THEY WILL BE LED BY THEIR OWN SELF-WILL, AND NOT BY ME.
YET THEY ARE INSTRUMENTS IN MY HANDS, AND ARE PERMITTED TO TRY
MY PEOPLE, AND TO COLLECT FROM AMONG THEM THOSE WHO ARE NOT
THE ELECT, AND SUCH AS ARE UNWORTHY OF ETERNAL LIFE.

GRIEVE NOT AFTER THEM, NEITHER MOURN NOR BE ALARMED. MY
PEOPLE KNOW MY VOICE AND ALSO THE VOICE OF MY SPIRIT, AND A
STRANGER THEY WILL NOT FOLLOW; THEREFORE SUCH AS FOLLOW
STRANGERS ARE NOT OF MY PEOPLE. (Revelation to Orson Hyde, 1846,
Unpublished Revelations)

BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, WERE IT NOT FOR THE
TRANSGRESSIONS OF MY PEOPLE, SPEAKING CONCERNING THE CHURCH
AND NOT INDIVIDUALS, THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN REDEEMED EVEN NOW.
BUT BEHOLD, THEY HAVE NOT LEARNED TO BE OBEDIENT TO THE THINGS
WHICH I REQUIRED AT THEIR HANDS, BUT ARE FULL OF ALL MANNER OF
EVILAND MY PEOPLE MUST NEEDS BE CHASTENED UNTIL THEY LEARN


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OBEDIENCE, IF IT NEEDS BE, BY THE THINGS WHICH THEY SUFFER. (D&C
105:2-6)


AND THAT THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVES AFTER MY NAME
MIGHT BE CHASTENED FOR A LITTLE SEASON WITH A SORE AND
GREVIOUS CHASTENING, BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HEARKEN ALTOGETHER
UNTO THE PRECEPTS AND COMMANDMENTS WHICH I GAVE UNTO THEM.
(D&C 103:4)

BUT INASMUCH AS THEY (the Latter-Day Saints) KEEP NOT MY
COMMANDMENTS AND HEARKEN NOT TO OBSERVE ALL MY WORDS, THE
KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD SHALL PREVAIL AGAINST THEM; FOR THEY
WERE SET TO BE A LIGHT UNTO THE WORLD, AND TO BE THE SAVIORS OF
MEN, AND INASMUCH AS THEY ARE NOT THE SAVIORS OF MEN, THEY ARE
AS SALT THAT HAS LOST ITS SAVOR, AND IS THENCEFORTH GOOD FOR
NOTHING BUT TO BE CAST OUT AND TRODDEN UNDER FOOT OF MEN.
(D&C 103:8-10)

NEVERTHELESS, IF THEY POLLUTE THEIR INHERITANCE, THEY
SHALL BE THROWN DOWN; FOR I WILL NOT SPARE THEM IF THEY
POLLUTE THEIR INHERITANCE. (D&C 103:14)

IT IS A VERY APPARENT FACT THAT WE HAVE TRAVELED FAR AND
WIDE IN THE PAST 20 YEARS. WHAT THE FUTURE WILL BRING I DO NOT
KNOW. BUT IF WE DRIFT AS FAR AFIELD FROM THE FUNDMENTAL THINGS
IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS, WHAT WILL BE LEFT OF THE FOUNDATION LAID
BY THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH? IT IS EASY FOR ONE WHO OBSERVES TO
SEE HOW THE APOSTASY CAME ABOUT IN THE PRIMATIVE CHURCH OF
JESUS CHRIST.
ARE WE NOT TRAVELING THE SAME ROAD? (Joseph Fielding Smith
Journal, December 28, 1938)

WE ARE GETTING INTO SUCH A CONDITIOIN THAT IF WE WERE TO
MEET THE LORD, WE COULD NOT LOOK HIM IN THE FACE, AND THE WAY
WE ARE GOING, IT WILL SOON BE IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL WHAT WE DO
BELIEVE. (John Taylor, Deseret News. March 9, 1889)

THE RAVENING WOLVES ARE AMONG US, FROM OUR OWN
MEMBERSHIP, AND THEY, MORE THAN ANY OTHERS, ARE CLOTHED IN
SHEEPS CLOTHING, BECAUSE THEY WEAR THE HABLIMENTS OF THE
PRIESTHOOD. (J. Reuban Clark, Conference Report, April 1949,page 163)

THE ONLY WAY WE CAN MAKE THINGS EASIER FOR OURSELVES IN
THE WORLD IS TO GO THE WAY OF THE WORLD. IT WOULD BE HARD TO
DENY THAT THE PEACE AND PROPSERITY OF THE CHURCH IN THE PAST


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YEARS HAS BEEN LARGELY THE FRUIT OF WILLINGNESS TO GO THE WAY
THE WORLD GOES. (Hugh Nibley, PRIESTHOOD)


THERE IS NOTHNG THAT WOULD SO WEAKEN MY HOPE AND
DISCOURAGE ME AS TO SEE THIS PEOPLE IN FULL FELLOWSHIP WITH THE
WORLD AND RECEIVE NO MORE PERSECUTION FROM THEM, BECAUSE
THEY ARE ONE OF THEM. IN SUCH AN EVENT, WE MIGHT BID FAREWELL
TO THE HOLY PRIESTHOOD WITH ALL ITS BLESSINGS, PRIVILEGES AND
AIDS TO EXALTATIONS, PRINCIPALITIES, AND POWERS IN THE ETERNITIES
OF GOD. (Brigham Young J.D., Vol. 10, p 132)

LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU BY ANY MEANS; FOR THAT DAY SHALL
NOT COME (the second coming of Christ) EXCEPT THERE COME A FALLING
AWAY FIRST, AND THAT MAN OF SIN REVEALED, THE SON OF PERDITION;

WHO OPPOSETH AND EXALTETH HIMSELF ABOVE ALL THAT IS
CALLED GOD, OR THAT IS WORSHIPPED; SO THAT HE, AS GOD, SITTETH IN
THE TEMPLE OF GOD, SHEWING HIMSELF THAT HE IS GOD. (2 Thes. 2:3,4)

AND WHEN HE (the Antichrist) SHALL HAVE ACCOMPLISHED TO
SCATTER THE POWER OF THE HOLY PEOPLE, ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE
FINISHED. (Daniel 12:7)

WHICH VANITY AND UNBELIEF HAVE BROUGHT THE WHOLE
CHURCH UNDER CONDEMNATION. AND THIS CONDEMNATION RESTETH
UPON THE CHILDREN OF ZION, EVEN ALL; AND THEY SHALL REMAIN
UNDER THIS CONDEMNATION UNTIL THEY REPENT AND REMEMBER THE
NEW COVENANT, EVEN THE BOOK OF MORMON, AND THE FORMER
COMMANDMENTS WHICH I HAVE GIVEN THEM. (D&C 84:55-59)

WHEN I REVIEW THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS PEOPLE IN
COMPARISON WITH WHAT IS EXPECTED, I AM APPALLED AND
FRIGHTENED. IF WE INSIST ON SPENDING ALL OUR TIME AND RESOURCES
BUILDING UP FOR OURSELVES A WORLDLY KINGDOM, THAT IS EXACTLY
WHAT WE WILL INHERIT.

IN SPITE OF OUR DELIGHT IN DEFINING OURSELVES AS MODERN,
AND OUR TENDENCY TO THINK WE POSSESS A SOPHISTICATION THAT NO
PEOPLE IN THE PAST EVER HADIN SPITE OF THESE THINGS, WE ARE, ON
THE WHOLE, AN IDOLATROUS PEOPLEA CONDITION MOST REPUGNANT
TO THE LORD. (Spencer W Kimball, Ensign, June 1976)

BEHOLD, I SPEAK UNTO YOU (the Lords people of the last days) AS IF YE
WERE PRESENT, AND YET YE ARE NOT. BUT BEHOLD, JESUS CHRIST HATH
SHOWN YOU UNTO ME, AND I KNOW YOUR DOING. AND I KNOW THAT YE


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DO WALK IN THE PRIDE OF YOUR HEARTS; AND THERE ARE NONE, SAVE A
FEW ONLY, WHO DO NOT LIFT THEMSELVES UP IN THE PRIDE OF THEIR
HEARTS UNTO THE WEARING OF VERY FINE APPAREL, UNTO ENVYINGS,
AND STRIFES, AND MALACE, AND PERSECUTIONS, AND ALL MANNER OF
INIQUITIES; AND YOUR CHURCHES, YEA, EVEN EVERYONE, HAVE BECOME
POLLUTED BECAUSE OF THE PRIDE OF YOUR HEARTS.

FOR BEHOLD, YE DO LOVE MONEY, AND YOUR SUBSTANCE, AND
YOUR FINE APPAREL, AND THE ADORNING OF YOUR CHURCHES, MORE
THAN YE LOVE THE POOR AND THE NEEDY, THE SICK AND THE
AFFLICTED.

O YE POLLUTIONS, YE HYPOCRITES, YE TEACHERS WHO SELL
YOURSELVES FOR THAT WHICH WILL CANKER, WHY HAVE YE POLLUTED
THE HOLY CHURCH OF GOD?

BEHOLD, THE SWORD OF VENGEANCE HANGETH OVER YOU; AND
THE TIME SOON COMETH THAT HE AVENGETH THE BLOOD OF THE SAINTS
UPON YOU, FOR HE WILL NOT SUFFER THEIR CRIES ANY LONGER.
(Mormon 8:35-41)

How many of our churches have we polluted? ALL OF THEM, EVEN EVERY
ONE. Which church today is the Holy Church of God? And what have we done to it?
WE HAVE POLLUTED IT!

BEHOLD, VENGEANCE COMETH SPEEDILY UPON THE INHABITANTS
OF THE EARTH, A DAY OF WRATH, A DAY OF BURNING, A DAY OF
DESOLATON, OF WEEPING, OF MOURNING, AND OF LAMENTATION; AND AS
A WHIRLWIND, IT SHALL COME UPON ALL THE FACE OF THE EARTH, SAITH
THE LORD.

AND UPON MY HOUSE SHALL IT BEGIN, AND FROM MY HOUSE
SHALL IT GO FORTH, SAITH THE LORD; FIRST AMONG THOSE AMONG YOU,
SAITH THE LORD, WHO HAVE PROFESSED TO KNOW MY NAME AND HAVE
NOT KNOWN ME, AND HAVE BLASPHEMED AGAINST ME IN THE MIDST OF
MY HOUSE, SAITH THE LORD. (D&C 112:24-26)

In these three verses the statement SAITH THE LORD appears four times.
Have you ever heard any declaration of the recent LDS Church leaders that has been
accompanied by this phrase?

VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, DARKNESS COVERETH THE
EARTH, AND GROSS DARKNESS THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE, AND ALL
FLESH HAS BECOME CORRUPT BEFORE MY FACE. (D&C 112:23)



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IN THE GREAT MAJORITY OF CASES WHERE APOSTASY HAS
OCCURRED, IT APPEARS THAT THE PEOPLE BECAME WICKED WHILE
BELIEVING THEMSELVES RIGHTEOUS. THIS HAPPENED TIME AND TIME
AGAIN TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AND THE NEPHITES, AND WAS
PLAINLY EVIDENT IN THE CASE OF THE JEWS AT THE TIME OF CHRIST
PEOPLE WHO REGARD THEMSELVES AS MEMBERSOF THE ONLY TRUE
CHURCH HAVE THE FATAL TENDENCY TO CONSIDER THEMSELVES
IMMUNE FROM THE DISEASE OF DECEPTION. KNOWING THAT THEY HAVE
HIS SCRIPTURES AND HIS PROPHET TO GUIDE THEM, THEY BLINDLY
ASSUME THAT THIS ADEQUATELY PROTECTS THEM AGAINST FALSE
BELIEFS. ALL HISTORY TEACHES THE FOLLY OF SUCH AN ASSUMPTION,
AND THE SCRIPTURES SPECIFICALLY DENY ITS VALIDITY. IN FACT, IT IS
THOSE WHO HAVE THE TRUTH PLAINLY MANIFEST UNTO THEM WHO
HAVE THE MOST TO FEAR. (A. Verlan Anderson, The Great and Abominable
Church of the Devil.)

BEHOLD, I THE LORD HAVE LOOKED UPON YOU AND HAVE SEEN
ABOMINATIONS IN THE CHURCH THAT PROFESS MY NAMEWO UNTO
THEM THAT ARE DECEIVERS AND HYPROCRITES, FOR THUS SAITH THE
LORD, I WILL BRING THEM TO JUDGMENT. (D&C 50:4-12)

AND WHEN THE LORD THEREFORE OF THE VINEYARD COMETH, HE
WILL DESTROY THOSE MISERABLE WICKED MEN, AND WILL LET AGAIN
HIS VINEYARD UNTO OTHER HUSBANDMEN, EVEN IN THE LAST DAYS,
WHO SHALL RENDER HIM THE FRUITS IN THE SEASON THEREOF. (Matthew
21:33-41, 3 Nephi 16:10-11; D&C 135:6)

THERE MUST BE A REFORMATION, THERE WILL BE A
REFORMATION AMONG THIS PEOPLE, BUT HE WILL PLEAD WITH THE
STRONGER ONES OF ZION, HE WILL PLEAD WITH THIS PEOPLE, HE WILL
PLEAD WITH THOSE IN HIGH PLACES, HE WILL PLEAD WITH THE
PRIESTHOOD OF THE CHURCH, UNTIL ZION SHALL BECOME CLEAN
BEFORE HIM. I DO NOT KNOW BUT WHAT IT WOULD BE AN UTTER
IMPOSSIBILITY TO COMMENCE AND CARRY OUT SOME PRINCIPLES
PERTAINING TO ZION RIGHT IN THE MIDST OF THIS PEOPLE. THEY HAVE
STRAYED SO FAR THAT TO GET A PEOPLE WHO WOULD CONFORM TO
HEAVENLY LAWS, IT MAY BE NEEDFUL TO LEAD SOME FROM THE MIDST
OF THIS PEOPLE AND COMMENCE ANEW IN THE REGIONS ROUND ABOUT
IN THESE MOUNTAINS. (Orson Pratt, JD 15:360)

SUCH A BODY WILL EVOLVE FROM THOSE CALLED LATTER-DAY
SAINTS WHO, AS A CHURCH, POSSESS THE FULLNESS AND POWER OF THE
PURE PLAN OF SALVATION. (George Q. Cannon, Millennial Star 42:585)\



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DO NOT, BRETHREN, PUT YOUR TRUST IN MAN THOUGH HE BE A
BISHOP, AN APOSTLE, OR A PRESIDENT; IF YOU DO, THEY WILL FAIL YOU
AT SOME TIME OR PLACE. (Millennial Star 53:674)

FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST
PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST RULERS OF THE DARKNESS
OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES.
(Ephesians 6:13)

TO FAIL TO CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE MEMBERS OF
THE CHURCH ARE AGAIN FALLING AWAY WOULD BE TO IGNORE ONE OF
THE MOST THOROUGHLY DOCUMENTED LESSONS OF HISTORY.
ESPECIALLY IS THIS TRUE IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THE CULTURAL,
POLITICAL, AND EDUCATIONAL LIFE OF THE CHURCH MEMBERS HAS
BECOME SO DEEPLY AND THOROUGHLY INVOLVED WITH THAT OF NON-
MEMBERS, THAT THEY ARE BEING OVERWHELMINGLY INFLUENCED BY
THE WAYS OF THE WORLD.

SOME MAY SAY THAT A GENTILE APOSTASY IN THESE LATTER
DAYS CANNOT OCCUR BECAUSE CHRISTS CHURCH IS HERE TO STAY THIS
TIME. THEY MAY ASSUME THAT WIDESPREAD DEPARTURE FROM GOSPEL
PRINCIPLES BY CHURCH MEMBERS IS CONTRARY TO PROPHECY. WHILE
THE SCRIPTURES DO ASSURE US THAT THE CHURCH WILL CONTINUE TO
EXISTRIGHT UP UNTIL HIS SECOND COMING, THEY DO NOT SAY THAT
ALL, OR EVEN A MAJORITY OF ITS MEMBERS, WILL FOLLOW THOSE
PEOPHETS. ON THE CONTRARY, THEY FORTELL EXTENSIVE, AND IN SOME
CASES, ALMOST TOTAL DEFECTION FROM TRUE PRINCIPLES. FOR
EXAMPLE, IN CHAPTER TWO HEREIN, WE NOTED THE LORDS PROPHECY
THAT ONLY ONE HALF OF THAT SMALL GROUP HE CALLS VIRGINS WILL
AVOID BEING DECEIVED AND DESTROYED. (H. Verlan Anderson, The Great
and Abominable Church of the Devil, pp 169,170)

AND AT THAT DAY, WHEN I SHALL COME IN MY GLORY, SHALL THE
PARABLE BE FULFILLED WHICH I SPAKE CONCERNING THE TEN VIRGINS.
FOR THEY THAT ARE WISE AND HAVE TAKEN THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR THEIR
GUIDE, AND HAVE NOT BEEN DECEIVED, (by following the precepts of men)
VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, THEY SHALL NOT BE HEWN DOWN AND CAST
INTO THE FIRE. (D&C 45:56-57)

HOW EASY IT WOULD BE FOR YOUR LEADERS TO LEAD YOU TO
DESTRUCTION, UNLESS YOU ACTUALLY KNOW THE MIND AND WILL OF
THE SPIRIT YOURSELVES. (Brigham Young, JD 4:368)

FOR IN THOSE DAYS THERE SHALL ALSO ARISE FALSE CHRISTS
AND FALSE PROPHETS, AND SHALL SHOW SIGNS AND WONDERS,


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INSOMUCH THAT, IF POSSIBLE, THEY SHALL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT,
WHO ARE THE ELECT ACCORDING TO THE COVENANT. (Joseph Smith 1:22)

THE CHURCH, SAYS PRESIDENT McKAY, IS LITTLE, IF ANY AT ALL,
INJURED BY PERSECUTIONS AND CALUMNIES FROM IGNORANT,
MISINFORMED, OR MALICIOUS ENEMIES. IT IS FROM WITHIN THE CHURCH
THAT THE GREATEST HINDRANCE COMES. AND SO, IT SEEMS IT HAS BEEN.
NOW THE QUESTION ARISES: WILL WE STICK WITH THE KINGDOM, AND
CAN WE AVOID BEING DECEIVED? CERTAINLY THIS IS AN IMPORTANT
QUESTION, FOR THE LORD HAS SAID THAT IN THE LAST DAYS, THE DEVIL
WILL RAGE IN THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN OF MEN, (2 Nephi 38:29)
AND IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, SHALL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT! (Ezra Taft
Benson, An Enemy Hath Done This, p 290)

Even honorable people have reason to fear being misled, for among those who
will inhabit the Terrestrial Kingdom are those WHO ARE HONORABLE MEN OF
THE EARTH WHO WERE BLINDED BY THE CRAFTINESS OF MEN. (D&C
76:75)

BOOK OF MORMON PROPHETS ALSO WARNED THE GENTILES
AGAINST DECEPTION. NEPHI STATED THAT THE HUMBLE FOLLOWERS OF
CHRIST, IN MANY INSTANCES, DO ERR BECAUSE THEY ARE TAUGHT BY
THE PRECEPTS OF MEN (2 Nephi 28:14). THE FOLLOWING VERSES INDICATE
THAT THE FAULT LIES IN HEARKENING UNTO THE PRECEPTS OF MEN, AND
RELYING UPON THE ARM OF FLESH, RATHER THAN THE GIFT OF THE HOLY
GHOST, AND THE POWER OF GOD. (H. Verlan Anderson, The Great and
Abominable Church of the Devil, p 10)

AND THE GREAT DRAGON WAS CAST OUT, THAT OLD SERPANT
CALLED THE DEVIL, WHICH DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD. (Revelations
12:9)

BUT YE ARE COMMANDED IN ALL THINGS TO ASK OF GODTHAT
YE MAY NOT BE SEDUCED BY EVIL SPIRITS, OR DOCTRINES OF DEVILS.
WHEREFORE, BEWARE LEST YE BE DECEIVED. (D&C 46:7-8)

Only a few of those ordained to the priesthood will understand and accept these
truths. BUT BEHOLD, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT THERE ARE MANY
WHO HAVE BEEN ORDAINED AMONG YOU, WHOM I HAVE CALLED, BUT
FEW OF THEM HAVE BEEN CHOSEN. THEY WHO ARE NOT CHOSEN HAVE
SINNED A VERY GREVIOUS SIN, IN THAT THEY ARE WALKING IN
DARKNESS AT NOON DAY. (D&C 95:5-6)

Throughout the scriptures the Lord tells us that the most damning and restricting
sin is rejecting the guidance and promptings of the Holy Ghost. We would rather be
guided by the arm of flesh, and the precepts of men.


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BEHOLD, HERE IS THE AGENCY OF MAN, AND HERE IS THE
CONDEMNATION OF MAN; BECAUSE THAT WHICH WAS FROM THE
BEGINNING IS PLAINLY MANIFEST UNTO THEM, AND THEY RECEIVE NOT
THE LIGHT. AND THAT WICKED ONE COMETH AND TAKETH AWAY LIGHT
AND TRUTH, THROUGH DISOBEDIENCE, FROM THE CHILDREN OF MEN,
AND BECAUSE OF THE TRADITIONS OF THEIR FATHERS. (D&C 93:39)

THE INFLUENCE OF THAT SPIRIT WHICH HATH SO STRONGLY
RIVETED THE CREEDS OF THE FATHERS, WHO HAVE INHERITED LIES,
UPON THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN, AND FILLED THE WORLD WITH
CONFUSION; AND HAS BEEN GROWING STRONGER, AND IS NOW THE
MAINSPRING OF ALL CORRUPTION, AND THE EARTH GROANS UNDER THE
WEIGHT IF ITS INIQUITY. (D&C 123:7)

BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING FOR DOCTRINE THE
COMMANDMENTS OF MEN. (Matthew 15:9)

THE DAY WILL COME WHEN MENS PRIESTHOOD AND AUTHORITY
WILL BE CALLED TO QUESTION, AND YOU WILL FIND OUT THAT THERE
WILL BE HUNDREDS WHO HAVE NO PRIESTHOOD, THEY ARE HOLDING
ONLY AN OFFICE IN A CHURCH. (George Q. Cannon, Truth 3:153)

I WOULD BE SURPRISED IF TEN PERCENT OF THOSE WHO CLAIM TO
HOLD THE MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD WILL REMAIN TRUE AND
FAITHFUL TO THE GOSPEL AT THE TIME OF THE SEVENTH PRESIDENT, AND
THAT THERE WOULD BE THOUSANDS THAT THINK THEY HOLD THE
PRIESTHOOD AT THAT TIME, BUT WOULD NOT HAVE IT PROPERLY
CONFERRED UPON THEM.: (Pres. John Taylor, Sept. 27, 1886)

RELIGIOUS HISTORY TESTIFIES THAT, WITH THE SINGLE
EXCEPTION OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE CITY OF ENOCH, NO PEOPLE TO
WHOM THE GOSPEL HAS BEEN GIVEN, HAVE REMAINED FAITHFUL TO
THEIR COVENANTS FOR MORE THAN A FEW GENERATIONS. TIME AFTER
TIME, THE LORD HAS ESTABLISHED HIS CHURCH AMONG A GROUP WHO
HAVE LIVED HIS COMMANDMENTS FOR A FEW YEARS AND THEN FALLEN
AWAY, THUS BRINGING UPON THEMSELVES HIS JUDGEMENTS. THIS
CYCLE OF HUMAN FOLLY WHICH SO MANY PROPHETS HAVE NOTED, HAS
REPEATED ITSELF WITH SUCH CONSISTANT REGULARITY, THAT ANY
GROUP WHICH FINDS ITSELF TO BE THE FAVORED RECIPIENTS OF THE
GOSPEL WOULD DO WELL TO ASSUME THAT THEIR APOSTASY IS CERTAIN,
AND THE ONLY QUESTION ABOUT IT IS HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
(Verlan Anderson of the second quorum of Seventy, The Great and Abominable Church
of the Devil, p 167)



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AND THUS WE CAN BEHOLD HOW FALSE, AND ALSO THE
UNSTEADINESS OF THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN OF MEN; YEA, WE CAN
SEE THAT THE LORD IN HIS GREAT INFINITE GOODNESS DOTH BLESS AND
PROSPER THOSE WHO PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM. (and not in any man or group
of men).

YEA, AND WE MAY SEE AT THE VERY TIME WHEN HE DOTH
PROPSER HIS PEOPLE, YEA, IN THE INCREASE OF THEIR FIELDS, THEIR
FLOCKS AND THEIR HERDS, AND IN GOLD AND IN SILVER, AND IN ALL
MANNER OF PRECIOUS THINGS OF EVERY KIND AND ART; SPARING THEIR
LIVES, AND DELIVERING THEM OUT OF THE HANDS OF THEIR
ENEMIESYEA, AND IN FINE, DOING ALL THINGS FOR THE WELFARE AND
HAPPINESS OF HIS PEOLE; YEA, THEN IS THE TIME THAT THEY DO HARDEN
THEIR HEARTS, AND DO FORGET THE LORD THEIR GODAND THIS
BECAUSE OF THEIR EASE AND EXCEEDINGLY GREAT PROSPERITY.
(Helaman 12:1-4)

DO THE WORDS OF MORMON QUOTED ABOVE HAVE APPLICATION
TODAY? IF EASE AND EXCEEDINGLY GREAT PROSPERITY ARE CERTAIN
TO CAUSE PEOPLE TO FORGET THE LORD THEIR GOD, THEN THE CHURCH
IS IN DEEP TROUBLE, BECAUSE SELDOM, IF EVER, HAS ANY GROUP BEEN
AS PROSPEROUS AS IT IS TODAY. ITS BEGINNINGS WERE HUMBLE
ENOUGH. STARTING IN 1830 WITH AN INITIAL MEMBERSHIP OF SIX, THE
CHURCH WAS PERSECUTED, ITS PROPERTY DESTROYED AND
CONFISCATED, ITS LEADERS SLAIN, AND THE PEOPLE FINALLY DRIVEN
INTO A FORBIDDING WILDERNESS BEFORE THEY COULD FIND A MEASURE
OF PEACE.

BUT ALL THAT HAS NOW CHANGED. AFTER 140 YEARS OF GROWTH,
PERSECUTION HAS LARGELY VANISHED, AND INSTEAD OF OSTRACISM,
MEMBERS ARE, FOR THE MOST PART, ACCEPTED AND RESPECTED. (H.
Verlan Anderson, The Great and Abominable Church of the Devil, p 169)

IT IS NOT ENOUGH FOR US TO BE SINCERE IN WHAT WE SUPPORT, WE
MUST BE RIGHT. (Marion G. Romney)

MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE; BECAUSE
THOU HAST REJECTED KNOWLEDGE, I WILL ALSO REJECT THEE, THAT
THOU SHALT BE NO PRIEST TO ME; SEEING THAT THOU HAST FORGOTTEN
THE LAW OF THY GOD, I WILL ALSO FORGET THY CHILDREN. AS THEY
WERE INCREASED, SO THEY SINNED AGAINST ME; THEREFORE WILL I
CHANGE THEIR GLORY TO SHAME. (Hosea 4:6-7)

I HAVE NOT THE LEAST IDEA, IF CHRIST SHOULD COME TO THE
EARTH AND PREACH SUCH ROUGH THINGS AS HE PREACHED TO THE
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ROUGH. (DHC Vol.5, p 423) If he were a member of the LDS church, he would
surely be excommunicated.

THERE IS A CLEANSING COMINGI LOOK FORWARD TO THAT
CLEANSING; ITS NEED WITHIN THE CHURCH IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY
APPARENT. (Ezra Taft Benson, To the Humble Followers of Christ, Conf. report,
April 4, 1969)

THERE WILL NOT MANY CALAMITIES COME UPON THE NATIONS OF
THE EARTH, UNTIL THIS PEOPLE FIRST FEEL THEIR EFFECTS, AND WHEN
HARD TIMES COMMENCE, THEY WILL BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD, AND
IF THERE IS ANY HOUSE OF GOD ON EARTH, WHERE IS IT? IT IS HERE, IS IT
NOT? (Heber C. Kimball, Deseret News, May 2, 1856)

FOR THE TIME SPEEDILY COMETH THAT THE LORD GOD SHALL
CAUSE A GREAT DIVISION AMONG THE PEOPLE. (2 Nephi 30:10)

THEREFORE HATH THE CURSE DEVOURED THE EARTH, AND THEY
THAT DWELL THEREIN ARE DESOLATE; THEREFORE, THE INHABITANTS OF
THE EARTH ARE BURNED, AND FEW MEN LEFT. (Isaiah 24:6)

AND THUS COMMANDED THE FATHER THAT I SHOULD SAY UNTO
YOU: AT THAT DAY WHEN THE GENTILES (thats us) SHALL SIN AGAINST
MY GOSPEL, AND SHALL BE LIFTED UP IN THE PRIDE OF THEIR HEARTS
ABOVE ALL NATIONS, AND ABOVE ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE WHOLE
EARTH, AND SHALL BE FILLED WITH ALL MANNER OF LYINGS, AND OF
DECEITS, AND OF MISCHIEFS, AND ALL MANNER OF HYPOCRISY, AND
MURDERS, AND PRIESTCRAFTS, AND WHOREDOMS, AND OF SECRET
ABOMINATIONS; AND IF THEY DO ALL THESE THINGS, AND SHALL REJECT
THE FULLNESS OF MY GOSPEL, BEHOLD, SAITH THE FATHER, I WILL BRING
THE FULLNESS OF MY GOSPEL FROM AMONG THEM. AND THEN WILL I
REMEMBER MY COVENANT WHICH I HAVE MADE UNTO MY PEOPLE, O
HOUSE OF ISRAEL, AND I WILL BRING MY GOSPEL UNTO THEM. (3 Nephi
16:10-11)

BEHOLD, THE LORD HATH A MIGHTY AND STRONG ONE WHICH AS
A TEMPEST OF HAIL AND A DESTROYING STORM, AS A FLOOD OF MIGHTY
WATERS OVERFLOWING, SHALL CAST DOWN TO THE EARTH WITH THE
HAND.

THE CROWN OF PRIDE, THE DRUNKARDS OF EPHRAIM, SHALL BE
TRODDEN UNDER FEET; AND THE GLORIOUS BEAUTY, WHICH IS ON THE
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THE PRIEST AND THE PROPHET HAVE ERRED THROUGH STRONG
DRINK, THEY ARE SWALLOWED UP OF WINE, THEY ERR IN VISIOIN, THEY
STUMBLE IN JUDGEMENT. (Isaiah 28:2-7)

Wine and strong drink are used symbolically to represent dullness of mind, poor
judgment, following the wrong spirits, etc.

WINE AND STRONG DRINK MAY ALSO REPRESENT THE
INTOXICATING INFLUENCE OF BABYLONIAN SUPREMACY WHICH BRINGS
RUIN. (Tynsdales Illustrated Bible Dictionary, 3:1648)

FOR BEHOLD, AT THAT DAY SHALL HE (Satan) RAGE IN THE HEARTS
OF THE CHILDREN OF MEN, AND STIR THEM UP TO ANGER AGAINST THAT
WHICH IS GOOD. AND OTHERS WILL HE PACIFY, AND LULL THEM AWAY
INTO CARNAL SECURITY, THAT THEY WILL SAY: ALL IS WELL IN ZION!
YEA, ZION PROSPERWTH, ALL IS WELLAND THUS THE DEVIL CHEATETH
THEIR SOULS, AND LEADETH THEM AWAY CAREFULLY DOWN TO HELL.

THEREFORE, WO BE UNTO HIM THAT IS AT EASE IN ZION; WO BE
UNTO HIM THAT CRIETH: ALL IS WELL! YEA, WO BE UNTO HIM THAT
HEARKENETH UNTO THE PRECEPTS OF MEN, AND DENIETH THE POWER OF
GOD, AND THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST! (2 Nephi 28:11-14;20-21; 24-46)

BECAUSE EPHRIAM HATH MADE MANY ALTARS TO SIN, ALTARS
SHALL BE UNTO HIM A SIN. I HAVE WRITTEN TO HIM THE GREAT THINGS
OF MY LAW, BUT THEY WERE COUNTED AS A STRANGE THING. (Hosea
8:11-12)

WE ARE TOLD THAT MANY WILL SAY IN THAT DAY, LORD, LORD
HAVE WE NOT PROPHESIED IN THY NAME AND IN THY NAME HAVE CAST
OUT DEVILS AND IN THY NAME DONE MANY WONDERFUL WORKS? YET
TO ALL SUCH WILL HE SAY, DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY.

YOU SAY THAT MEANS OUTSIDERS? NO IT DOES NOT! DO THEY DO
MANY WONDERFUL WORKS IN THE NAME OF JESUS? NOTHIS MEANS
YOU LATTER-DAY SAINTS, WHO HEAL THE SICK, CAST OUT DEVILS, AND
DO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS IN THE NAME OF JESUSHEAR IT, YE
LATTER-DAY SAINTS! HEAR IT YE SEVENTIES, AND YE HIGH PRIESTS!
(D&C Commentary, pp 462, 463, John Taylor)

The greatest disease of mankind, and that which will have the greatest influence
upon his eternal inheritance, is UNBELIEF! Those, including Latter-day Saints, who
harden their hearts and blind their minds against any of the revealed truths of Gods
gospel, THE SAME WILL RECEIVE THE LESSER PORTION OF HIS
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THEN THEY ARE TAKEN CAPTIVE BY THE DEVIL, AND LED BY HIS WILL
DOWN TO DESTRUCTION (Alma 12:9-11)

So dont be quick to say, I DONT BELIEVE THAT, about things that you dont
like to hear. Ask God and let the Holy Spirit testify to you of its truth or error. But be
honest with yourself.

GOD WILL PRESERVE A PORTION OF THIS PEOPLE, OF THE MEEK
(teachable) AND HUMBLE, TO BEAR OFF THE KINGDOM TO THE
INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH, AND WILL DEFEND HIS PRIESTHOOD; FOR IT
IS THE LAST TIME (Brigham Young)

IN RECENT YEARS, I HAVE FELT, AND I THINK I AM NOT ALONE,
THAT WE WERE LOSING THE ABILITY TO CORRECT THE COURSE OF THE
CHURCH. YOU CANNOT APPRECIATE HOW DEEPLY I FEEL ABOUT THE
IMPORTANCE OF THIS PRESENT OPPORTUNITY UNLESS YOU KNOW THE
REGARD, THE REVERENCE I HAVE FOR THE BOOK OF MORMON,
PARTICULARLY ALMA AND HELAMAN.

BOTH ALMA AND HELAMAN TOLD OF THE CHURCH IN THEIR DAY.
THEY WARNED ABOUT FAST GROWTH, THE DESIRE TO BE ACCEPTED BY
THE WORLD, TO BE POPULAR, AND PARTICULARLY THEY WARNED ABOUT
PROSPERITY. EACH TIME THESE CONDITIONS EXISTED IN COMBINATION,
THE CHURCH HAS DRIFTED OFF COURSE. ALL OF THOSE CONDITIONS ARE
PRESENT IN THE CHURCH TODAY.

HELAMAN REPEATEDLY WARNED, I THINK FOUR TIMES HE USED
THESE WORDS, THAT THE FATAL DRIFT OF THE CHURCH COULD OCCUR IN
THE SPACE OF NOT MANY YEARS. IN ONE INSTANCE IT TOOK ONLY SIX
YEARS.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS, WHICH HAS BEEN
SENT NOW, IS OF SUCH ENORMOUS IMPORTANCE BECAUSE, PERHAPS FOR
ONE TIME ONLY, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY, IN ONE SWEEPING STROKE,
TO CORRECT MUCH OF WHAT HERETOFORE WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO
CORRECT.

THE REVELATIONS TELL US THAT THERE ARE LIMITS TO WHAT
MANKIND WILL BE ALLOWED TO DO. WHEN THESE LIMITS ARE REACHED,
THEN COMES DESTRUCTION, AND THE PATIENCE OF THE LORD WITH ALL
OF US WHO ARE IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS, IS NOT WITHOUT LIMITS.
(Boyd K. Packer, from a talk given at a regional representative seminar on March 30,
1990)

President Harold B Lee has given us the key by which we may know whether we
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IT IS NOT TO BE THOUGHT THAT EVERY WORD SPOKEN BY THE
GENERAL AUTHORITIES IS INSPIRED, OR THAT THEY ARE MOVED UPON BY
THE HOLY GHOST IN EVERYTHING THEY SPEAK OR WRITE. NOW YOU
KEEP THAT IN MIND. I DONT CARE WHAT HIS POSITION IS, IF HE WRITES
SOMETHING OR SPEAKS SOMETHING THAT GOES BEYOND ANYTHING
THAT YOU CAN FIND IN THE STANDARD CHURCH WORKS, YOU MAY
IMMEDIATELY SAY, WELL THAT IS HIS OWN IDEA; AND IF HE SAYS
SOMETHING THAT CONTRADICTS WHAT IS FOUND IN THE STANDARD
CHURCH WORKS, YOU MAY KNOW BY THAT SAME TOKEN THAT IT IS
FALSE, REGARDLESS OF THE POSITION OF THE MAN WHO SAYS IT.

One must know and understand the standard Church works for this test to be of value to
you, however.

I PROPHESY IN THE NAME OF THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, ANGUISH,
AND WRATH, AND TRIBULATION, AND THE WITHDRAWING OF THE SPIRIT
OF GOD FROM THE EARTH AWAIT THIS GENERATIOIN (dispensation) UNTIL
THEY ARE VISITED WITH UTTER DESOLATION. THIS GENERATION IS AS
CORRUPT AS THE GENERATION OF THE JEWS THAT CRUCIFIED CHIRST;
AND IF HE WERE HERE TODAY, AND SHOULD PREACH THE SAME
DOCTRINE HE DID THEN, THEY WOULD PUT HIM TO DEATH. (DHC Vol. VI
p 58)

He would surely be excommunicated from the LDS Church (and most others also)
if he were to preach the same things he preached then.

Joseph Smith said: IF THE CHURCHKNEW ALL THE
COMMANDMENTS, ONE HALF THEY WOULD REJECT THROUGH PREJUDICE
AND IGNORANCEWHEN GOD OFFERS A BLESSING, OR KNOWLEDGE TO A
MAN, AND HE REFUSES TO RECEIVE IT, HE WILL BE DAMNED. (Life of
Heber C. Kimball, pp 322-323)

The Lord speaks of a time when he will COME AMONG HIS OWN, which
refers to members of the Church which he restored in this last dispensation. He says that
a portion of them will reject him and will be cut off. Those who will be cut off will be
those who:

1. OBEYED NOT MY VOICE WHEN I CALLED TO YOU OUT OF THE
HEAVENS
2. BELIEVED NOT MY SERVANTS, AND WHEN THEY WERE SENT
UNTO YOU, YE RECEIVED THEM NOT.

The Lord is not talking about the general authorities of the Church here. They are
blindly accepted by nearly all members of the Church. He is referring to servants that he
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the Latter-day Saints because we have been taught that nothing important will happen
except through the president of the Church. Those who reject these servants which the
Lord will send, will be DRIVEN OUT and SHALL LIE DOWN IN SORROW, and
THEY SHALL GO AWAY INTO OUTER DARKNESS. (D&C 133:63-74)

So dont be quick to reject the messages of others besides Church leaders. Put
their messages to the test. First consider whether their message is in agreement with
scripture and the word of the Lord. Then ask God with an open mind and follow the
promptings of the Holy Spirit.

COME UNTO ME, O YE GENTILES, AND I WILL SHOW UNTO YOU THE
GREATER THINGS, THE KNOWLEDGE WHICH IS HID UP BECAUSE OF
UNBELIEF.

COME UNTO ME, O YE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, AND IT SHALL BE MADE
MANIFEST UNTO YOU HOW GREAT THINGS THE FATHER HATH LAID UP
FOR YOU, FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD; AND IT HATH NOT
COME UNTO YOU, BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF. (Ether 4:13-14)

But not all Latter-day Saints will see these greater things because most of them do not
believe the lesser things which we have already received, many of which are brought to
your attention in these volumes. (D&C 84:54-57)

BEHOLD, WHEN YE SHALL REND THAT VEIL OF UNBELIEF WHICH
DOTH CAUSE YOU TO REMAIN IN YOUR AWFUL STATE OF WICKEDNESS,
HARDNESS OF HEART, AND BLINDNESS OF MIND, THEN SHALL THE GREAT
AND MARVELOUS THINGS WHICH HAVE BEEN HID UP FROM THE
FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD FROM YOUYEA, WHEN YE SHALL CALL
UPON THE FATHER IN MY NAME, WITH A BROKEN HEART AND A
CONTRITE SPIRIT, THEN SHALL YE KNOW THAT THE FATHER HATH
REMEMBERED THE COVENANT WHICH HE MADE UNTO YOUR FATHERS, O
HOUSE OF ISRAEL. (Ether 4:15)

No, the Lord is NOT talking about that portion of the restitution of all things
which Joseph Smith brought forth, He is talking about that portion which is still hidden
up and has not come forth yet because of UNBELIEF in what we have been given,
because of our hardness of heart and blindness of mind. Latter-day Saints seem to be
only concerned about what the president of the Church tells them. Well, these greater
things wont come forth from the president of the Church. They will come from a
servant whom most of you will not accept.

AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT IF YOU ARE FAITHFUL, YOU
SHALL RECEIVE THE FULLNESS OF THE RECORD OF JOHN. (D&C 93:18)

Since we have not received the fullness of the record of John yet, it is reasonable
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When enough faithful believers in what has already been given to us are found
AND THEN SHALL MY REVELATIONS WHICH I HAVE CAUSED TO BE
WRITTEN BY MY SERVANT JOHN, BE UNFOLDED IN THE EYES OF ALL
PEOPLE. REMEMBER, WHEN YE SEE THESE THINGS, YE SHALL KNOW THAT
THE TIME IS AT HAND THAT THEY SHALL BE MANIFEST IN VERY DEED.

THEREFORE, WHEN YE SHALL RECEIVE THIS RECORD, (the fullness of
the record of John) YE MAY KNOW THAT THE WORK OF THE FATHER HATH
COMMENCED UPON ALL THE FACE OF THE LAND. (Ether 4: 16-17)

So it appears that the fullness of the record of John will be one of the first
important records to come forth.

Most Mormons will find it difficult to accept many prophets being sent by the
Lord to warn and instruct the people. Repeatedly we have been told to look to the
prophet, the president of the Church. But the Lord sent MANY prophets among both the
Israelites and the Nephites. AND THERE WERE EXCEEDING MANY PROPHETS
AMONG US. AND THE PEOPLE WERE A STIFFNECKED PEOPLE, HARD TO
UNDERSTAND. (Enos 22)

Because we are also a stiff-necked people, the Lord will send many prophets
among us which will greatly trouble the leadership of the LDS Church who tell us to
look to the president of the Church.

AND THERE CAME ALSO IN THE DAYS OF COM, MANY PROPHETS,
AND PROPHESIED OF THE DESTRUCTION OF THAT GREAT PEOPLE, AND
THEY FLED UNTO COM FOR PROTECTION, FOR THE PEOPLE SOUGHT TO
DESTROY THEM. (Ether 11:1)

AND NOW WHEN YE TALK, YE SAY: IF OUR DAYS HAD BEEN IN THE
DAYS OF OUR FATHERS OF OLD, WE WOULD NOT HAVE SLAIN THE
PROPHETS; WE WOULD NOT HAVE STONED THEM AND CAST THEM OUT

BEHOLD, YE ARE WORSE THAN THEY; FOR AS THE LORD LIVETH, IF
A PROPHET COME AMONG YOU AND DECLARETH UNTO YOU THE WORD
OF THE LORD, WHICH TESTIFIETH OF YOUR SINS AND INIQUITIES, YE ARE
ANGRY WITH HIM, AND CAST HIM OUT AND SEEK ALL MANNER OF WAYS
TO DESTROY HIM. YEA, YE SHALL SAY THAT HE IS A FALSE PROPHET,
AND THAT HE IS A SINNER AND A DEVIL, BECAUSE HE TESTIFIETH THAT
YOUR DEEDS ARE EVIL.

BUT BEHOLD, IF A MAN SHALL COME AMONG YOU AND SHALL SAY,
DO THIS, AND THERE IS NO INIQUITY; DO THAT AND YE SHALL NOT
SUFFER; YEA, HE WIL SAY WALK AFTER THE PRIDE OF YOUR OWN
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WHATSOEVER YOUR HEART DESIRETHAND IF A MAN SHALL COME
AMONG YOU AND SAY THIS, YE WILL RECEIVE HIM AND SAY THAT HE IS A
PROPHET.

YEA, YE WILL LIFT HIM UP, AND YE WILL GIVE UNTO HIM OF YOUR
SUBSTANCE; YE WILL GIVE UNTO HIM OF YOUR GOLD, AND OF YOUR
SILVER, AND YE WILL CLOTHE HIM WITH COSTLY APPAREL; AND
BECAUSE HE SPEAKETH FLATTERING WORDS UNTO YOU, AND HE SAYETH
THAT ALL IS WELL, THEN YE WILL NOT FIND FAULT WITH HIM. (Helaman
13:25-28)

So now you know how to tell a false prophet from a true prophet. A false prophet
will tell you that all is well in Zion, Zion prospereth, all is well. And the false prophet
will tell you things that you like to hear, and he will be popular. But the true prophet will
be unpopular. He will tell the people things that they do not want to hear. He will call
them to repentance and warn them of the consequences of their ways.

There are some within the LDS Church who attempt to suppress, or cover up
truths within the scriptures which they dont want the members to know, and they have
been quite successful, because few people really search the scriptures. They simply read
them and dont see the greater messages hidden in the wording.

Nephi had something to say about this. He warns that a portion of the saints shall
be AT EASE in Zion, and will be led astray by Satan and led carefully down to hell.
Nephi identifies these particular members as follows:

1. They will be lulled into a state of carnal security believing that ALL IS WELL
IN ZION, because Zion prospereth.
2. They will hearken unto the precepts of men and deny the power of God and
the gift of the Holy Ghost. They will rely upon the arm of flesh and not the
Holy Ghost.
3. They will reject new prophets and new revelations, saying: WE NEED NO
MORE OF THE WORD OF GOD FOR WE HAVE ENOUGH.

They will rely upon the counsel of men and follow false prophets. Church leaders
are some of the false gods we worship.

FOR THEY THAT ARE WISE AND HAVE RECEIVED THE TRUTH, AND
HAVE TAKEN THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR THEIR GUIDE, AND HAVE NOT BEEN
DECEIVED, (by following mortal man, the arm of flesh) VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU,
THEY SHALL NOT BE HEWN DOWN AND CAST INTO THE FIRE, BUT SHALL
ABIDE THE DAY. AND THE EARTH SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO THEM FOR AN
INHERITANCE. (D&C 34:56-58)

BEHOLD, THERE ARE MANY CALLED (to the gospel and Church of Jesus
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CHOSEN? BECAUSE THEIR HEARTS ARE SET SO MUCH UPON THE THINGS
OF THIS WORLD, AND (they) ASPIRE TO THE HONORS OF MEN, THAT THEY
DO NOT LEARN THIS ONE LESSON

THAT THE RIGHTS OF THE PRIESTHOOD ARE INSEPARABLY
CONNECTED WITH THE POWERS OF HEAVEN, AND THAT THE POWERS OF
HEAVEN CANNOT BE CONTROLLED NOR HANDLED ONLY ON THE
PRINCIPLES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.

THAT THEY MAY BE CONFERRED UPON US, IT IS TRUE; BUT WHEN
WE UNDERTAKE TO COVER OUR SIN, OR TO GRATIFY OUR PRIDE, OUR
VAIN AMBITION, OR TO EXERCISE CONTROL OR DOMINION OR
COMPULSIOIN UPON THE SOULS OF THE CHILDREN OF MEN, IN ANY
DEGREE OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, BEHOLD, THE HEAVENS WITHDRAW
THEMSELVES; THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS GRIEVED; AND WHEN IT IS
WITHDRAWN, AMEN TO THE PRIESTHOOD OR THE AUTHORITY OF THAT
MAN. (D&C 121:34-37)

Do you understand what that says? It is quite possible for those in positions of
leadership to lose their priesthood authority while believing themselves worthy. Church
leaders must not exert control or compulsion or threaten, or blackmail members in an
attempt to force them to do their will.

OVER WHOM DOES IT (the priesthood) EXERCISE DOMINION? OVER
THE SPIRITS AND OVER THE ELEMENTSBUT NOT OVER ONES FELLOW
MEN, WHO CANNOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE DEPRIVED OF THEIR
COMPLETE FREE AGENCY. THIS LEAVES A FEW HUMBLE, UNPRETENTIOUS
AND UNWORLDLY PEOPLE AS THE SOLE HOLDERS OF A VALID
PRIESTHOOD. (Hugh Nibley)

AND NOW BRETHREN, SEEING THAT YE KNOW THE LIGHT BY
WHICH YE MAY JUDGE, WHICH LIGHT IS THE LIGHT OF CHRIST, SEE THAT
YE DO NOT JUDGE WRONGFULLY; FOR WITH THE SAME JUDGMENT WHICH
YE JUDGE, YE SHALL ALSO BE JUDGED. (Moroni 7:18)

FOR BEHOLD, THE SAME THAT JUDGETH RASHLY SHALL BE JUDGED
RASHLY AGAIN; FOR ACCORDING TO HIS WORKS SHALL HIS WAGES BE;
THEREFORE HE THAT SMITETH SHALL BE SMITTEN AGAIN OF THE LORD.

BEHOLD WHAT THE SCRIPTURE SAYSMAN SHALL NOT SMITE,
NEITHER SHALL HE JUDGE; FOR JUDGMENT IS MINE, SAITH THE LORD,
AND VENGEANCE IS MINE ALSO, AND I WILL REPAY. (Mormon 8:9 & 20)

UNTO THE DAY WHEN THE LORD SHALL COME TO RECOMPENSE
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MAN ACCORDING TO THE MEASURE WHICH HE HAS MEASURED TO HIS
FELLOW MAN. (D&C 1:10)

THE ADVERSARY PRESENTS HIS PRINCIPLE AND ARGUMENTS IN
THE MOST WINNING TONE, ATTENDED WITH THE MOST GRACEFUL
ATTITUDES; AND HE IS VERY CAREFUL TO INGRATIATE HIMSELF WITH
POPULAR PARTIES, FLOATING INTO OFFICES OF TRUST AND EMOLUMENTS
BY PANDERING TO POPULAR FEELING, THOUGH IT SHOULD SERIOUSLY
WRONG AND OPPRESS THE INNOCENT. SUCH CHARACTERS PUT ON THE
MANNERS OF AN ANGEL, APPEARING AS NIGH LIKE ANGELS OF LIGHT AS
THEY POSSIBLY CAN, TO DECEIVE THE UNWARY AND THE INNOCENT. THE
GOOD WHICH THEY DO, THEY DO TO BRING TO PASS AN EVIL PURPOSE
UPON THE GOOD AND HONEST FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST. (Brigham
Young, JD 1:238-239)

UNFORTUNATELY, SOME MEN WHO DO NOT HONOR THEIR
STEWARDSHIP, MAY HAVE AN ADVERSE AFFECT ON MANY PEOPLE;
OFTEN THE GREATER THE MANS RESPONSIBILITY, THE MORE GOOD OR
EVIL HE CAN ACCOMPLISH

SOMETIMES FROM THE PULPIT, IN OUR CLASSROOMS, IN OUR
COUNCIL MEETINGS, AND IN OUR CHURCH PUBLICATIONS, WE HEAR OR
READ OR WITNESS THINGS THAT DO NOT SQUARE WITH THE TRUTH. THIS
IS ESPECIALLY TRUE WHERE FREEDOM IS INVOLVED. NOW DO NOT LET
THIS SERVE AS AN EXCUSE FOR YOUR OWN WRONG DOING. THE LORD IS
LETTING THE WHEAT AND THE TARES MATURE BEFORE HE FULLY PURGES
THE CHURCH. HE IS ALSO TESTING YOU TO SEE IF YOU WILL BE MISLED.
THE DEVIL IS TRYING TO DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT. (Ezra Taft Benson, An
Enemy Hath Done This, p 317)

AND THEN UNDERSTOOD THEY THE PARABLE WHICH HE SPAKE
UNTO THEM, THAT THE GENTILES SHOULD BE DESTROYED ALSO, WHEN
THE LORD DESCENDS OUT OF HEAVEN TO REIGN IN HIS VINEYARD, WHICH
IS THE EARTH AND THE INHABITANTS THEREOF. (Matthew 21:55-56; Joseph
Smith Translation)

THEN SHALL THEY CRY UNTO THE LORD, BUT HE WILL HEAR THEM
NOT. HE WILL EVEN HIDE HIS FACE FROM THEM AT THAT TIME AS THEY
HAVE BEHAVED THEMSELVES ILL IN THEIR DOINGS. (Micah 3:4)

YE ARE COMMANDED IN ALL THINGS TO ASK OF GOD, WHO GIVETH
LIBERALLY; AND THAT WHICH THE SPIRIT TESTIFIES UNTO YOU, EVEN SO,
I WOULD THAT YE SHOULD DO IN ALL HOLINESS OF HEART, WALKING
UPRIGHTLY BEFORE ME, CONSIDERING THE END OF YOUR SALVATION,
DOING ALL THINGS WITH PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING, THAT YE MAY
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ARE OF MEN, AND OTHERS OF DEVILS. WHEREFORE BEWARE, LEST YE BE
DECEIVED. (D&C 46:7-8)

Latter-day Saints give lip service to learning, teaching, and guiding their lives by
the direction of the Holy Spirit, but these are idle words because very few of them
actually do. Probably the most frequently taught counsel in the LDS Church is the
admonition FOLLOW THE PROPHET while the scriptures repeatedly counsel us to
follow the Holy Spirit and the scriptures. Even one who considers himself a humble
follower of Christ is warned that he will err in many instances because he is taught by the
precepts of man, rather than by the Holy Spirit.

THEY WEAR STIFF NECKS AND HIGH HEADS; YEA, AND BECAUSE
OF PRIDE, AND WICKEDNESS, AND ABOMINATIONS, AND WHOREDOMS,
THEY HAVE ALL GONE ASTRAY SAVE IT BE A FEW, WHO ARE THE HUMBLE
FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST; NEVERTHELESS, THEY ARE LED, THAT IN MANY
INSTANCES THEY DO ERR, BECAUSE THEY ARE TAUGHT BY THE PRECEPTS
OF MEN. (2 Nephi 28:14)

What was it that caused the Nephites to err and be led astray? THEY WERE TAUGHT
BY THE PRECEPTS OF MEN rather than by the Holy Spirit. And what are some of
these precepts of men that cause men to err? One of the most serious ones is THE LORD
WOULD TAKE THE PROPHETS LIFE BEFORE HE WOULD ALLOW HIM TO
LEAD US ASTRAY. The Lord never said that and neither will you find it in the
scriptures. It is false doctrine of man.

A NATURAL QUESTION THAT MIGHT ARISE WOULD BE THAT IF
THE LORD KNEW IN ADVANCE THAT THESE MEN WOULD FALL, AS HE
UNDOUBTEDLY DID, WHY DID HE HAVE HIS PROPHET CALL THEM TO
SUCH HIGH OFFICE? THE ANSWER IS: TO FILL THE LORDS PURPOSES, FOR
EVEN THE MASTER FOLLOWED THE WILL OF THE FATHER BY SELECTING
JUDAS.

It is also possible that the Lord had nothing to do with these callings. I suspect
that at least some of these callings were strictly the decisions of men.

Correcting the course of the Church may not be your responsibility. It is,
however, your responsibility to be aware and informed of the condition into which the
Lords Church has fallen. There are many prophesies which cannot be fulfilled unless
EVERY dispensation of the gospel on earth eventually falls into some state of apostasy
before Christ returns. There probably has never been a total apostasy; Churches retain
those portions which appeal to people and which help hold the members. They change or
abandon only portions of the doctrine and ordinances which are unpopular and
detrimental to their power and control structure.

I PROPHESY, IN THE NAME OF THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, ANGUISH
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OF GOD FROM THE EARTH AWAIT THIS GENERATION UNTIL THEY ARE
VISITED WITH UTTER DESOLATION. (D.H.C. Vol. 6, p 58)

BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, HE THAT DENIETH THESE THINGS
KNOWETH NOT THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST; YEA, HE HATH NOT READ THE
SCRIPTURES; IF SO, HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THEM. (Mormon 8:23)

MEN GO TO AND FRO CRYING: GIVE US A SHEPHERD, WE ARE LOST
WITHOUT A SHEPHERD. THEY SEEK LEADERSHIP OF WOLVES AND EXPECT
TO BE PROTECTED BY THEM. THEY ASK GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION OF
THEIR DECEIVERS AND LAMENT WHEN THEY ARE DECEIVED. I TELL
THEM TO CALL UPON FATHER AND COME UNTO ME, BUT THEY HEAR ME
NOT. THEY CHOOSE TO FOLLOW DECEIVERS. (from the Enlightments)

BUT IF THEY WILL NOT TURN UNTO ME, AND HEARKEN UNTO MY
VOICE, I WLL SUFFER THEM, YEA, I WLL SUFFER MY PEOPLE, O HOUSE OF
ISRAEL, THAT THEY SHALL GO THROUGH AMONG THEM AND SHALL
TREAD THEM DOWN, THEY SHALL BE AS SALT WHICH HAS LOST ITS
SAVOR, WHICH IS THENCEFORTH GOOD FOR NOTHING BUT TO BE CAST
OUT, AND TO BE TRODDEN UNDER FOOT OF MY PEOPLE, O HOUSE OF
ISRAEL. (3 Nephi 16:15)

The Lord has promised to have the House of Israel tread us down and the Lord
will cast us out if we do not turn back to him and hearken unto his voice. If we must turn
back to him, doesnt that mean that we have left him?

MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE:
BECAUSE THOU HAST REJECTED KNOWLEDGE, I WILL ALSO REJECT THEE,
THAT THOU SHALT BE NO PRIEST TO ME: SEEING THOU HAST FORGOTTEN
THE LAW OF GOD, I WILL ALSO FORGET THY CHILDREN. (Hosea 4:6)

THEREFORE SHALT THOU FALL IN THE DAY, AND THE PROPHET
ALSO SHALL FALL WITH THEE IN THE NIGHT, AND I WILL DESTROY THY
MOTHER. (Hosea 4:5)

Some will say that this refers only to the Lords people of ancient times and has
no relevance to the Lords people today. Hosea says that the people who fall are the
people that do not understand (of any age). Perhaps the most important message of
Hosea is that is it quite possible for the prophet to fall, which Mormons are not willing to
accept.

CURSED IS HE THAT PUTTETH HIS TRUST IN MAN, OR MAKETH
FLESH HIS ARM, OR SHALL HEARKEN UNTO THE PRECEPTS OF MEN, SAVE
THEIR PRECEPTS SHALL BE GIVEN BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST.
(2 Nephi 28:31)



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OH LORD, I HAVE TRUSTED IN THEE, AND I WILL TRUST IN THEE
FOREVER. I WILL NOT PUT MY TRUST IN THE ARM OF FLESH; FOR I KNOW
THAT CURSED IS HE THAT PUTTETH HIS TRUST IN THE ARM OF FLESH.
YEA, CURSED IS HE THAT PUTTETH HIS TRUST IN MAN OR MAKETH FLESH
HIS ARM. (2 Nephi 4:34)

IF DISTRESS THROUGH THE JUDGMENTS OF GOD COMES UPON THIS
PEOPLE, IT WILL BE BECAUSE THE MAJORITY HAVE TURNED AWAY FROM
THE LORD. (Brigham Young, JD 10:335)

BEHOLD, I THE LORD HAVE LOOKED UPON YOU AND HAVE SEEN
ABOMINATIONS IN THE CHURCH THAT PROFESS MY NAME. BLESSED ARE
THEY WHO ARE FAITHFUL AND ENDURE, FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT
ETERNAL LIFE. BUT WO UNTO THEM THAT ARE DECEIVERS AND
HYPOCRITES, FOR THUS SAITH THE LORD, I WLL BEING THEM TO
JUDGMENT. (D&C 50:4-12)

AND WHEN THE LORD THEREFORE OF THE VINEYARD COMETH, HE
WILL DESTROY THOSE MISERABLE WICKED MEN, AND WILL LET AGAIN
HIS VINEYARD UNTO OTHER HUSBANDMEN, EVEN IN THE LAST DAYS,
WHO SHALL RENDER HIM THE FRUITS IN THEIR SEASON.

AND THEN UNDERSTOOD THEY THE PARABLE WHICH HE SPAKE
UNTO THEM, THAT THE GENTILES SHOULD BE DESTROYED ALSO, WHEN
THE LORD DESCENDS OUT OF HEAVEN TO REIGN IN HIS VINEYARD, WHICH
IS THE EARTH AND THE INHABITANTS THEREOF. (Matthew 21:55, JST)

In the last days the Lord will descend out of heaven and destroy the wicked. He
will reclaim his church and will give it to another people who will manage it better. The
gospel of the Father will be taken from the gentiles and given back to the House of Israel.
The Latter-day Saints will have to make a decision regarding whether they will continue
living the life of the gentile or if they will come out of Babylon and become full members
of the House of Israel. If they choose the gentile ways, they shall be destroyed.

VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, DARKNESS COVERETH THE
EARTH, AND GROSS DARKNESS THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE, AND ALL
FLESH HAS BECOME CORRUPT BEFORE MY FACE.

BEHOLD, VENGEANCE COMETH SPEEDILY UPON THE INHABITANTS
OF THE EARTH, A DAY OF WRATH, A DAY OF BURNING, A DAY OF
DESOLATION; AND AS A WHIRLWIND IT SHALL COME UPON ALL THE FACE
OF THE EARTH, SAITH THE LORD.

AND UPON MY HOUSE SHALL IT BEGIN, AND FROM MY HOUSE
SHALL IT GO FORTH, SAITH THE LORD; FIRST AMONG THOSE AMONG YOU,
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NOT KNOWN ME, AND HAVE BLASPHEMED AGAINST ME IN THE MIDST OF
MY HOUSE, SAITH THE LORD. (D&C 112:23-26)

The people of the earth, in spite of the great technological advances that they have
made, are spiritually sick. They are walking in darkness at noon day, and gross darkness
covers the minds of the people causing all flesh to become corrupt in the eyes of God.
Because of this condition, the Lord is beginning to send vengeance upon the
inhabitants of the earth. Soon we shall witness a day of wrath, a day of burning, and a
day of desolation.

And the Lord has promised us that these terrible judgments shall begin at the
Lords house. What is the Lords house at this time? It shall first be poured down upon
the Lords people who profess to know him, but do not.

So when Salt Lake City is destroyed, do not be surprised and cry HOW COULD
THE LORD ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN? HAVE WE NOT PERFORMED MIGHTY
WORKS IN THY NAME?

THERE IS A CLEANSING COMINGI LOOK FORWARD TO THAT
CLEANSING; ITS NEED WITHIN THE CHURCH IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY
APPARENT. (Ezra Taft Benson, To the Humble Followers of Christ, Conf. report
April 4, 1969)

This is in sharp contrast to President Hinckleys ALL IS WELL IN ZION
speeches.

WHEREFORE, YE MUST NEEDS BE CHASTENED AND STAND
REBUKED BEFORE MY FACE; FOR YE HAVE SINNED AGAINST ME A VERY
GREVIOUS SIN, IN THAT YE HAVE NOT CONSIDERED THE GREAT
COMMANDMENT IN ALL THINGS, THAT I HAVE GIVEN UNTO YOU
CONCERNING THE BUILDING OF MINE HOUSE. (D&C 94:2-3)

WHEREFORE, LAY TO WITH YOUR MIGHT AND CALL FAITHFUL
LABORERS INTO MY VINEYARD, THAT IT MAY BE PRUNED FOR THE LAST
TIME. (D&C 39:17) The pruning of the Lords vineyard for the last time consists of
separating the wheat from the tares, the believers from the hard of heart and the blind of
mind.

YEA, AND THERE SHALL BE MANY WHICH SHALL TEACH AFTER
THIS MANNER, FALSE AND VAIN AND FOOLISH DOCTRINES, AND SHALL BE
PUFFED UP IN THEIR HEARTS, AND SHALL SEEK DEEP TO HIDE THEIR
COUNSELS FROM THE LORD; AND THEIR WORKS SHALL BE IN THE DARK,
AND THE BLOCK OF THE SAINTS SHALL CRY FROM OUT OF THE GROUND
AGAINST THEM. YEA, THEY HAVE ALL GONE OUT OF THE WAY; THEY
HAVE BECOME CORRUPTED. BECAUSE OF PRIDE, AND BECAUSE OF FALSE
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CORRUPTED, AND THEIR CHURCHES ARE LIFTED UP, BECAUSE OF PRIDE
THEY ARE PUFFED UP. THEY ROB THE POOR because of their fine sanctuaries;
they rob the poor because of their fine clothing; and they persecute the meek and the poor
in heart, because of their pride, they are puffed up. (2 Nephi 28:12-13)

The pruning of the Lords vineyard (D&C 39:17) for the last time consists of
separating the wheat from the tares, and the believers from the hard of heart and the blind
of mind.

YEA, AND THERE SHALL BE MANY WHICH SHALL TEACH AFTER
THIS MANNER, FALSE AND VAIN AND FOOLISH DOCTRINES, AND SHALL BE
PUFFED UP IN THEIR HEARTS, AND SHALL SEEK DEEP TO HIDE THEIR
COUNSELS FROM THE LORD; AND THEIR WORKS SHALL BE IN THE DARK,
AND THE BLOCK OF THE SAINTS SHALL CRY FROM OUT OF THE GROUND;
THEY HAVE BECOME CORRUPTED. BECAUSE OF PRIDE, AND BECAUSE OF
FALSE TEACHERS AND FALSE DOCTRINE, THEIR CHURCHES HAVE BECOME
CORRUPTED, AND THEIR CHURCHES ARE LIFTED UP, BECAUSE OF PRIDE
THEY ARE PUFFED UP. THEY ROB THE POOR BECAUSE OF THEIR FINE
CLOTHING AND THEY PERSECUTE THE MEEK AND POOR IN HEART
BECAUSE IN THEIR PRIDE THEY ARE PUFFED UP.

THEY WEAR STIFF NECKS AND HIGH HEADS; YEA, AND BECAUSE OF
PRIDE AND WICKEDNESS, AND ABOMINATIONS, AND WHOREDOMS, THEY
HAVE ALL GONE ASTRAY SAVE IT BE A FEW WHO ARE HUMBLE
FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST; NEVERTHELESS, THEY ARE LED, THAT IN MANY
INSTANCES THEY DO ERR BECAUSE THEY ARE TAUGHT BY THE PRECEPTS
OF MEN. (2 Nephi 28:9-11)

If youre thinking that this is talking about the Nephites of old, think again! The
preamble to 2 Nephi 28 says: LATTER-DAY CHURCHES AND CONDITIONS.
Nephi is talking about us! He says that it will be a common saying among the people of
the last days that the REDEEMER HATH DONE HIS WORK, AND HE HATH
GIVEN HIS POWER UNTO MEN. (2 Nephi 28:5) Do we not teach that the Lord has
given his power to the president of the LDS Church?

In 2 Nephi 28 verses 20 and 21, Nephi specifically refers to ZION and the Lords
people of the last days. Moroni also refers specifically to the Lords people of the last
days in Mormon 8:36, and he also predicted the condition into which the churches
EVEN EVERY ONE would fall.

AND HE THAT WILL CONTEND AGAINST THE WORD OF THE LORD,
LET HIM BE ACCURSED; FOR UNTO THEM WILL I SHOW NO GREATER
THINGS, SAITH JESUS CHRIST. (Ether 4:8)



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THEN SHALL THEY CRY UNTO THE LORD, BUT HE WILL NOT HEAR
THEM. HE WILL EVEN HIDE HIS FACE FROM THEM AT THAT TIME, AS THEY
HAVE BEHAVED THEMSELVES ILL IN THEIR DOINGS. (Micah 3:4)

AND THE HEAVENS DEPARTED AS A SCROLL WHEN IT IS ROLLED
TOGETHER. (Revelation 6:14)

AND WHEN HE HAD OPENED THE SEVENTH SEAL, THERE WAS
SILENCE IN THE HEAVEN ABOUT THE SPACE OF HALF AN HOUR. (about 22
years of our time) (Revelation 8:1)

BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, WERE IT NOT FOR THE
TRANSGRESSIONS OF MY PEOPLE, SPEAKING CONCERNING THE CHURCH
AND NOT INDIVIDUALS, THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN REDEEMED EVEN NOW.
BUT BEHOLD, THEY HAVE NOT LEARNED TO BE OBEDIENT TO THE THINGS
WHICH I REQUIRED AT THEIR HANDS, BUT ARE FULL OF ALL MANNER OF
EVIL. AND MY PEOPLE MUST NEEDS BE CHASTENED UNTIL THEY LEARN
OBEDIENCE, IF IT NEEDS BE BY, THE THINGS WHICH THEY SUFFER.
(D&C 105:2-6)

Who are the Lords people of these last days?

AND THAT THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVES AFTER MY NAME
MIGHT BE CHASTENED FOR A LITTLE SEASON WITH A SORE AND
GREVIOUS CHASTENING, BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HEARKEN ALTOGETHER
UNTO THE PRECEPTS AND COMMANDMENTS WHICH I GAVE UNTO THEM.
(D&C 103:4)


WHEREFORE YE MUST NEEDS BE CHASTENED AND STAND
REBUKED BEFORE MY FACE. (D&C 94:2)

BUT INASMUCH AS THEY(the Lords people) KEEP NOT MY
COMMANDMENTS AND HEARKEN NOT TO OBSERVE ALL OF MY WORDS,
THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD SHALL PREVAIL AGAINST THEM. FOR
THEY WERE SET TO BE A LIGHT UNTO THE WORLD, AND TO BE THE
SAVIORS OF MEN, AND INASMUCH AS THEY ARE NOT THE SAVIORS OF
MEN, THEY ARE AS SALT THAT HAS LOST ITS SAVOR, AND IS THENCE
FORTH GOOD FOR NOTHING BUT TO BE CAST OUT AND TRODDEN UNDER
FOOT OF MEN. (D&C 103:8-10)

Anyone who believes that they will be spared the tribulations of the last days
because they attend church and the temple regularly, pay tithing and refrain from
smoking and drinking, is going to experience a great shock. Even though the Church
prospers materially, ALL IS NOT WELL IN ZION. Instead of being a light to the world,
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NEVERTHELESS, IF THEY POLLUTE THEIR INHERITANCE, THEY
SHALL BE THROWN DOWN; FOR I WILL NOT SPARE THEM IF THEY
POLLUTE THEIR INHERITANCE. (D&C 103:14)

AND IT CAME TO PASS THAT HE (an angel) SAID UNTO ME; LOOK
AND BEHOLD THE GREAT AND ABOMINABLE CHURCH, WHICH IS THE
MOTHER OF ABOMINATIONS; AND SHE IS THE WHORE OF ALL THE EARTH.
AND IT CAME TO PASS THAT I LOOKED AND BEHELD THE WHORE OF ALL
THE EARTH, AND SHE SAT UPON MANY WATERS; AND SHE HAD DOMINION
OVER ALL THE EARTH, AMONG ALL NATIONS KINDREDS, TONGUES, AND
PEOPLES. (1 Nephi 14:9-11)

The above prophecy sets forth these facts:

1. There is upon the earth today, a specific identifiable, organization founded by
Satan, which is most abominable above all other organizations and churches.
2. This Church of the Devil will eventually control and have dominion over
every nation on the face of the earth.
3. The time will come when a great division will occur and everyone will belong
to the devils church except a few who will belong to the Church of the Lamb
(which is not the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Speaking of the parable of the ten virgins, H. Verlan Anderson wrote: IF IT BE
TRUE THAT ONLY ONE HALF OF THAT SMALL GROUP DESIGNATED BY THE
LORD AS VIRGINS, WILL AVOID BEING DECEIVED INTO JOINING THE
DEVILS CHURCH, DECEPTION CONSTITUTES ONE OF THE GRAVEST RISKS
FACED IN THIS LIFE. HOWEVER, VERY FEW SEEM TO GIVE THE PROBLEM
MUCH THOUGHT EVEN THOUGH THE SCRIPTURES ARE FILLED WITH
WARNINGS AGAINST IT. OF COURSE MANY HAVE NEVER READ THESE
WARNINGS, THOSE WHO DO, TEND TO APPLY THEM TO OTHERS.
CONSEQUENTLY, INDIFFERENCE TO THE PROBLEM IS QUITE GENERAL.
BEING UNAWARE OF THE DANGER, PEOPLE TAKE NO MEASURES TO
DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST IT AND THUS FALL EASY PREY TO ONE OF
SATANS MOST FORMIDABLE WEAPONS. (The Great and Abominable Church of
the Devil, p 13)

It is the nature of man to look to the Lord when conditions are difficult and things
are not going well. But when times are good and all is well, we tend to forget God and
consider ourselves quite self-sufficient. YEA, EXCEPT HE DOTH VISIT THEM
WITH DEATH AND WITH TERROR, AND WITH FAMINE, AND WITH ALL
MANNER OF PESTILENCE, THEY WILL NOT REMEMBER HIM.
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IF THE FIRE CAN SCATHE A GREEN TREE FOR THE GLORY OF GOD,
HOW EASY IT WILL BURN UP THE DRY TREES TO PURIFY THE VINEYARD
OF CORRUPTION. (D&C 135:6)

AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS THAT I, THE LORD GOD, WILL SEND
ONE MIGHTY AND STRONG, HOLDING THE SCEPTER OF POWER IN HIS
HAND, CLOTHED WITH LIGHT FOR A COVERING, WHOSE MOUTH SHALL
UTTER WORDSETERNAL WORDS; WHILE HIS BOWELS SHALL BE A
FOUNTAIN OF TRUTH, TO SET IN ORDER THE HOUSE OF GOD... (D&C 85:7)

So the House of God must be out of order in the last days. He aint going to fix it
if it aint broken. Isaiah 28:2 also speaks of this ONE, MIGHTY AND STRONG.

When the gentile church of the last days, SHALL REJECT THE FULLNESS OF
MY GOSPEL, BEHOLD, SAITH THE FATHER, I WILL BRING THE FULLNESS OF
MY GOSPEL FROM AMONG THEM. AND THEN WILL I REMEMBER MY
COVENANT WHICH I HAVE MADE UNTO MY PEOPLE, O HOUSE OF ISRAEL,
AND I WILL BRING MY GOSPEL UNTO THEM. (3 Nephi 16:10-11) This event
marks the end, or the fullness, of the TIMES OF THE GENTILE, and the beginning of
the redemption of the House of Israel.

I PROPHESY, IN THE NAME OF THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, ANGUISH
AND WRATH AND TRIBULATION, AND THE WITHDRAWING OF THE SPIRIT
OF GOD FROM THE EARTH AWAIT THIS GENERATION, UNTIL THEY ARE
VISITED WITH UTTER DESTRUCTION. THIS GENERATION IS AS CORRUPT
AS THE GENERATION THAT CRUCIFIED CHRIST; AND IF HE WERE HERE
TODAY, AND SHOULD PREACH THE SAME DOCTRINE HE DID THEN, THEY
WOULD PUT HIM TO DEATH. (DHC, Vol. VI, p 58)

This prophesy declares that the spirit of God is to be withdrawn from the earth in
this generation (dispensation). Has that happened? Is the Lord still directing this church
by revelation? Do you know of any prophecies that our present prophets have revealed
regarding important future events that are not repeats of earlier prophecies? Have todays
Church leaders revealed any visions that they have seen that are important to us?

I am firmly convinced that if Christ, or Joseph Smith, or Alma, or Paul, or Isaiah,
or any of the ancient prophets were to appear as members of the LDS Church today and
preach the things that they taught before, that they would surely be excommunicated from
the Church.

I DO NOT KNOW BUT WHAT IT WOULD BE AN UTTER IMPOSSIBILITY
TO COMMENCE AND CARRY OUT SOME PRINCIPLES PERTAINING TO ZION
RIGHT IN THE MIDST OF THIS PEOPLE. THEY HAVE STRAYED SO FAR THAT
TO GET A PEOPLE WHO WOULD CONFORM TO HEAVENLY LAWS IT MAY BE
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COMMENCE ANEW IN THE REGIONS ROUND ABOUT IN THESE
MOUNTAINS. (Orson Pratt, JD, 15:360)

SUCH A BODY WILL EVOLVE FROM THOSE CALLED LATTER-DAY
SAINTS (George Q. Cannon, Millennial Star 42:585)

SO LONG, THEREFORE, AS THE PEOPLE RELY UPON THEIR LEADERS
THEY ARE NOT MANIFESTING THAT DEGREE OF FAITH; THEY ARE NOT IN
A POSITION TO THINK AND REFLECT FOR THEMSELVES, AS THEY
SHOULD. (Apostle Moses Thatcher, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 26, p 329)

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HEARKEN UNTO MY PRECEPTS, AND
LEND AN EAR UNTO MY COUNSEL, FOR THEY SHALL LEARN WISDOM
(2 Nephi 28:31)

There are many more scriptures which provide clear evidence that the gentile
church of the last days will indeed fall into a state of apostasy which will result in the
fullness of the gospel being taken from them (the gentiles) and given back to the house of
Israel, AND THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST AND THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST.

However, if you have not accepted by now that the restoration to Joseph Smith
was the second gentile restoration and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a
church of the gentiles, and that this church has fallen into a state of apostasy from the
way it was restored, and that the fullness of the times of the gentiles refers to the time
when God removes the fullness of his gospel from the gentiles and gives it back to the
House of Israel, it will do not good to provide additional evidences.

In spite of all the evidence provided in the scriptures and the words of earlier
prophets declaring an apostasy of the gentile church of the last days, many, if not most,
Latter-day Saints will not accept this because they do not want it to be true, and they have
been taught by the percepts of men and the traditions of their fathers, that the Church will
remain pure and undefiled until Christ returns.

Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet and through him Christ restored much of the
lost truths, but far from all of them. The greater portion is yet to be restored. The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized by the direction of Jesus Christ. The
priesthood has functioned in conjunction with, but independent of the LDS Church.

Ordinances are necessary! Those ordinances restored to earth and performed
almost daily in LDS Temples are preliminary ordinances requiring additional activities to
become binding. Many portions of the Endowment have been changed and some
important portions have been entirely disregarded.

Because of the vast amount of evidence woven throughout the scriptures and
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those who have eyes to see, of the Latter-day apostasy, or falling away from the original
restoration to Joseph Smith.

The question is: why are there so few Latter-day Saints who can see this main
theme of the scriptures, and recognize what the Lord and the earlier prophets are telling
us and warning us about? While there are many who just plain cannot see what is so
plain to those who have eyes to see, there are many others who simply refuse to accept
these truths because they just dont want them to be true. It takes them out of their
comfort zone and kicks their emotional crutch out from under them.

Its up to you! Are you a wheat or a tare? Will you swallow your pride and set
aside your traditions and accept these scriptures for what they really tell us, or will you
become one of those honorable men (or women) who are blinded by the craftiness of men
and settle for the Terrestrial Kingdom? (D&C 76:75)

I am going to remind you again of a statement which was made by President Ezra Taft
Benson at Brigham Young University on December 10, 1963. I doubt if very many
persons present at that time caught the message and understood what he was telling them.
Ponder these words in your heart and accept the truth of the message of suffer the
consequences of not being among the wheat that will be separated from the tares before
the tares are burned.

WE SHOULD RECALL THE WARNING OF THE LATE DEAN INGE:
HISTORY SEEMS TO SHOW THAT THE POWERS OF EVIL HAVE WON THEIR
GREATEST TRIUMPHS BY CAPTUREING THE ORGANIZATIONS WHICH WERE
FORMED TO DEFEAT THEM; AND THAT WHEN THE DEVIL HAS THUS
CHANGED THE CONTENTS OF THE BOTTLES, HE NEVER ALTERS THE
LABELS. THE FORT MAY HAVE BEEN CAPTURED BY THE ENEMY, BUT IT
STILL FLIES THE FLAG OF ITS DEFENDERS.

IT WILL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS THAT THE LORD WILL
DELIVER UP TO DESTRUCTION THE SHEEP OF THE PASTURE WITH THEIR
SHEEPFOLD AND THEIR WATCHTOWER. (Enoch 89-56)

DO NOT SET YOUR HEART ON BEING INTIMATE WITH THE GREAT,
BUT LOOK FOR THE COMPANY OF PEOPLE WHO ARE HUMBLE AND
VIRTUOUS. (The Epistle of Barnabas)

WHATEVER EXPERIENCE COMES YOUR WAY, ACCEPT IT AS A
BLESSING, IN THE CERTAINTY THAT NOTHING CAN HAPPEN WITHOUT
GOD. (Early Christian Writings, p 218)

Regarding the state of unbelief, hardness of heart and rejection of truth, scriptures
and higher knowledge, which the Latter-day Saints languish in today, and Paul
prophesied of in 2 Timothy 4:3-4, Joseph Smith said: IF I WERE TO REVEAL TO
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WOMAN WOULD STAY WITH ME. (JD 9:294) On another occasion, he said: IF
THE CHURCH KNEW ALL THE COMMANDMENTS, ONE HALF, THEY WOULD
CONDEMN THROUGH PREJUDICE AND IGNORANCE. (JPJS 112)

Benjamin F. Johnson said that he heard Joseph Smith say that: SHOULD HE
TEACH AND PRACTICE THE PRINCIPES THAT THE LORD HAD REVEALED TO
HIM, AND NOW REQUIRED OF HIM, THAT THOSE THE NEAREST TO HIM
WOULD BECOME HIS ENEMIES, AND THE FIRST TO SEEK HIS LIFE.
(UPR 61:31)

Joseph Smith said that IF HE WERE TO TEACH THE SAME PRINCIPLES
THAT JESUS TAUGHT, THEY WOULD ACCUSE HIM OF TREASON AND PUT
HIM TO DEATH.

MANY MEN WILL SAY, I WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU BUT WILL
STAND BY YOU AT ALL TIMES. BUT THE MOMENT YOU TEACH THEM
SOME OF THE MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, THEY WILL BE THE
FIRST TO STONE YOU AND PUT YOU TO DEATH. IT WAS THIS SAME
PRINCIPLE THAT CRUCIFIED THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND WILL CAUSE
THE PEOPLE TO KILL THE PROPHETS IN THIS GENERATION.


IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN WHEN A MAN WAS SENT OF GOD WITH THE
PRIESTHOOD AND HE BEGAN TO PREACH THE FULLNESS OF THE GOSPEL,
THAT HE WAS THRUST OUT BY HIS FRIENDS, WHO ARE READY TO
BUTCHER HIM IF HE TEACH THINGS WHICH THEY IMAGINE TO BE WRONG;
AND JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED UPON THIS PRINCIPLE. (HC 5:424, 425, and TPJS
308-309)

Most Latter-day Saints know that Joseph tested Heber C Kimball and John Taylor
by asking for their wives, which, after they consented to give their wives to him, he then
sealed them up for time and eternity.

But few know that Joseph put Henry B. Jacobs to the same test, however when
Henry agreed, Joseph went through with it and took Henrys wife Zina. They were
married on the 27
th
day of October, 1841. Then on February 2
nd
1846, Brigham Young
married Zina. She was apparently a very desirable woman. (Ora J. Cannon Collection,
Church Historians Office.)

THAT WHICH IS WRONG UNDER ONE CIRCUMSTANCE, MAY BE AND
OFTEN IS, RIGHT UNDER ANOTHER. (Doctrine of the priesthood, Collier, p 65)

EVERYTHING THAT GOD GIVES US IS LAWFUL AND RIGHT; AND IT
IS PROPER THAT WE SHOULD ENJOY HIS GIFTS AND BLESSINGS
WHENEVER AND WHEREVER HE IS DISPOSED TO BESTOW; BUT IF WE
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WITHOUT LAW, WITHOUT REVELATION, WITHOUT COMMANDMENT,
THESE BLESSINGS AND ENJOYMENTS WOULD PROVE CURSINGS AND
VEXATONS IN THE END, AND WE SHOULD HAVE TO LIE DOWN IN SORROW
AND WAILINGS OF EVERLASTING REGRET, BUT IN OBEDIENCE, THERE IS
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THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

Doctrine and Covenants 45:24 says that a remnant of the House of Israel was
scattered among all nations;

They shall be gathered again, but they shall remain until the Times of the
Gentiles is fulfilled. This statement could also be reversed to read THE TIMES OF
THE GENTILES WILL NOT BE FULFILLED UNTIL THE GATHERING OF ISRAEL
FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH COMMENCES.

Although the gathering of the tribe of Ephraim has been going on since the
restoration to Joseph Smith, and the gathering of the tribe of Judah has been going on
since the nation of Israel was chartered by the United Nations in 1948, this scripture is
not talking about these gatherings. It is talking about the gathering of the entire House of
Israel, including the ten tribes, and the Lamanites.

I should also point out that the remnant of Jacob, so often referred to in
connection with the gathering of Israel, refers to more than the Jews. The House of
Ephraim, the lost ten tribes, and the Indians, are also a remnant of Jacob.

The gathering of Israel will also include those Gentiles who accept, believe, and
repent when the hidden and sealed records come forth and cause that everyone must
make a decision to either accept and obey, or reject and harden their hearts.

The gathering of Israel shall not take place, in the full sense of the term, until the
Times of the Gentiles is fulfilled.

Even though they may not be direct descendants of Jacob, those gentiles who do
not harden their hearts, and accept the message of the Lords servant, will be adopted into
the House of Israel, and will be gathered out of the true gentiles. The House of Ephraim
are considered GENTILES OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL. They have been scattered
among the true gentiles in fulfillment of Gods promise to Abraham that through his seed
all the nations of the earth will be blessed.

Latter-day Saints are predominantly Ephraimites. They must soon make the
decision to forsake their gentile ways and come out of Babylon, or they will become true
gentiles and forfeit all of the blessings of the House of Israel.

AND WHEN THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES IS COME IN, A LIGHT
SHALL BREAK FORTH AMONG THEM THAT SIT IN DARKNESS, AND IT
SHALL BE THE FULLNESS OF MY GOSPEL. (D&C 45:28)

The TIMES OF THE GENTILE did not begin with the restoration to Joseph
Smith, it began when the Jews rejected Christ and his gospel, so Paul and his companions
took the gospel to the gentiles. But the FULLNESS of the gospel includes all of those
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BUT THEY RECEIVE IT NOT; FOR THEY PERCEIVE NOT THE LIGHT,
AND THEY TURN THEIR HEARTS FROM ME BECAUSE OF THE PRECEPTS OF
MEN. (D&C 45:29)

This refers to people of any time period who turn their hearts from Christ because
of the precepts of men. I am concerned about a large number of Latter-day Saints who
have placed their allegiance upon Church leaders rather than Christ, in spite of the
scriptural warnings not to put our trust in man. (2 Nephi 4:34; 2 Nephi 28:26)

AND IN THAT GENERATION SHALL THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES BE
FULFILLED. (D&C 45:30) What generation is THAT generation? When will the
times of the gentiles be fulfilled? When men shall see an overflowing scourge and a
desolating sickness shall cover the land. (D&C 45:31) What is the times of the gentiles?
It is that period of time when the gospel was rejected by, and taken from the Jews and
given to the gentiles. We are now living in the times of the gentiles, but that period is
about to end. WE ARE GENTILES. (Title page of Book of Mormon)

AND THUS COMMANDETH THE FATHER THAT I SHOULD SAY UNTO
YOU: AT THAT DAY WHEN THE GENTILES SHALL SIN AGAINST MY
GOSPEL, AND SHALL BE LIFTED UP IN THE PRIDE OF THEIR HEARTS ABOVE
ALL NATIONS, AND ABOVE ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE WHOLE EARTH, AND
SHALL BE FILLED WITH ALL MANNER OF HYPOCRISY, AND MURDERS,
PRIESTCRAFTS, AND WHOREDOMS, AND OF SECRET ABOMINATIONS; AND
IF THEY SHALL DO ALL THOSE THINGS, AND SHALL REJECT THE FULLNESS
OF MY GOSPEL, BEHOLD, I WLL BRING THE FULLNESS OF MY GOSPEL
FROM AMONG THEM. AND THEN WILL I REMEMBER MY COVENANT
WHICH I HAVE MADE UNTO MY PEOPLE, O HOUSE OF ISRAEL, AND I WILL
BRING MY GOSPEL UNTO THEM. (3 Nephi 16:10-11)

This is plain enough that there is no need for anyone to misinterpret it. But
Latter-day Saints ignore or reject it because they would like to believe that the LDS
Church possesses the fullness of the gospel, and it shall remain with them until Christ
comes again. But when the times of the gentiles is fulfilled, the fullness of the gospel is
taken from the gentiles and given back to the House of Israel. And we must decide
whether we will retain the gentile ways and lose the {opportunity to receive the} fullness
of the gospel, or whether we will forsake our gentile ways and become full members of
the House of Israel who will possess the fullness of the gospel. I suspect that a large
number of Latter-day Saints will find the gentile ways too comfortable to abandon.

AND YET MEN WILL HARDEN THEIR HEARTS AGAINST ME, AND
THEY WILL TAKE UP THE SWORD, ONE AGAINST ANOTHER, AND THEY
WILL KILL ONE ANOTHER. (D&C 45:33)

The Lord gives us some signs to watch for so that we may know that the end of
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AND EVEN SO IT SHALL BE IN THAT DAY WHEN THEY SHALL SEE
ALL THESE THINGS, THEN SHALL THEY KNOW THAT THE HOUR IS NIGH.
(D&C 45:38)

1. They shall behold blood and fire and vapors of smoke. (D&C 45:41) We have
already seen that in KUWAIT.
2. The sun shall be darkened and the moon turned to blood and stars shall fall
from heaven. (D&C 45:42) This could be caused by massive smoke from
forest fires or industrial fires. It could also be caused by volcanic ash in the
sky from great eruptions.
3. The wrath of God shall be poured out upon the earth
4. Drought, famine, disease, plague, revolution, and anarchy shall sweep the
earth. We are in the beginning stages of these conditions now.
5. America shall be invaded by foreign powers and subjugated. YE SHALL
HEAR OF WARS IN FOREIGN LANDS; BUT BEHOLD I SAY UNTO
YOUNOT MANY YEARS HENCE YE SHALL HEAR OF WARS IN
YOUR OWN LANDS. (D&C 45:63)
6. THE EARTH SHALL BE FULL OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD
AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA. (Isaiah 11:9) A huge number of
ancient records will come forth which will reveal vast amounts of knowledge,
and the Lords servants will bring information directly from God to people on
earth.
7. The secret combinations in whose hearts Satan sitteth to dwell, will gain
control of all nations and people, and eliminate freedom and liberty. The
Antichrist will rule unrestrained for 3 years, 7 months, and 27 days. Then
God will dethrone him. (D&C 86:3; Ether 8:18-25; Moroni 8:27)
8. YEA, IT SHALL COME IN A DAY WHEN THE POWER OF GOD
SHALL BE DENIED, AND CHURCHES BECOME DEFILED AND
LIFTED UP IN THE PRIDE OF THEIR HEARTS; YEA, EVEN IN A DAY
WHEN LEADERS OF CHURCHES AND TEACHERS SHALL RISE IN
THE PRIDE OF THEIR HEARTS, EVEN TO THE ENVYING OF THEM
WHO BELONG TO THEIR CHURCHES. (Moroni 8:28) This condition
exists today.
9. YEA, IT SHALL COME IN A DAY WHEN THERE SHALL BE GREAT
POLLUTIONS UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH (Mormon 8:36-38)

The time has now arrived for the great and marvelous work of the Lord among the
children of men in the last days to commence. At that time, the HOLY CHURCH OF
GOD will be in a state of apostasy. This condition is prophesied of extensively in the
scriptures, and in fact appears to be the major theme of the scriptures.

The Lords marvelous work and a wonder, which He shall proceed to do among
the people of the last days (Isaiah 29:14) does not refer to the coming forth of the Book of
Mormon as Mormons are taught. It refers to the great and marvelous work of the Lord
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THEREFORE, I WILL PROCEED TO DO A MARVELOUS WORK AMONG
THIS PEOPLE, YEA, A MARVELOUS WORK AND A WONDER; FOR THE
WISDOM OF THEIR WISE AND LEARNED SHALL PERISH, AND THE
UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR PRUDENT SHALL BE HID. (Isaiah 29:14)

What people are THIS PEOPLE? They are those that are living when the sealed
portion of the plates of Mormon, the vision of all, come forth. They are the people of the
last days who draw near unto the Lord with their mouths and honor him with their lips,
but their hearts are far from him. They are taught by the precepts of men. They are the
Lords people of the last days whose works are in the dark and they hide their counsel
from the Lord.

They are those who are led by highly educated people considered to be wise men.
(Isaiah 29:13-15)

FOR IT IS WRITTEN, I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF TH WISE, AND
WILL BRING TO NOTHING THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRUDENT.

FOR YE SEE YOUR CALLING, BRETHREN, HOW THAT NOT MANY
WISE MEN AFTER THE FLESH, NOT MANY MIGHTY, NOT MANY NOBLE, ARE
CALLED. (1 Corinthians 1:26)

Mormon 8 tells us plainly what will be happening in the world when the flood of
records come forth in the restitution of ALL things, and it describes our day perfectly, but
not Joseph Smiths day.

Also Isaiah 28 and 29, and 2 Nephi 27 have a much greater application today than
in Joseph Smiths day.

In the day that this great and marvelous work confounds the wisdom of the wise,
the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of
obscurity and darkness. I dont know whether this will be literal or whether that refers to
peoples understanding being opened, perhaps both. I do know that people who pray for
understanding with an open mind, sincerely desiring to know and understand truth, and
do not harden their hearts, will have the spirit poured out upon them, and: THEY ALSO
THAT ERRED IN SPIRIT SHALL COME TO UNDERSTANDING, AND THEY
THAT MURMURED SHALL LEARN DOCTRINE. (2 Nephi 28:35)

FOR BEHOLD, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD: I WILL GIVE UNTO THE
CHILDREN OF MEN, LINE UPON LINE, PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT, HERE A
LITTLE AND THERE A LITTLE; AND BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HEARKEN
UNTO MY PRECEPTS AND LEND AN EAR UNTO MY COUNSEL, FOR THEY
SHALL LEARN WISDOM; FOR UNTO HIM THAT RECEIVETH I WILL GIVE
MORE; AND FROM THEM THAT SHALL SAY, WE HAVE ENOUGH, FROM
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CURSED IS HE THAT PUTTETH HIS TRUST IN MAN, OR MAKETH
FLESH HIS ARM, OR SHALL HEARKEN UNTO THE PRECEPTS OF MEN, SAVE
THEIR PRECEPTS SHALL BE GIVEN BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST.
(2 Nephi 28:30)

But what do we constantly hear in the LDS Church? The most frequently taught
message is FOLLOW THE PROPHET! As for me, I will follow God and the Holy Spirit.

The greatest obstacle in the path up the Holy Mount is UNBELIEF! Hardness of
heart and blindness of mind will damn more people than will sin. Never say I DONT
BELIEVE THAT ABOUT ANYTHING UNLESS THE SPIRIT TESTIFIES TO YOU
THAT IT IS NOT TRUE.

At the time of the great and marvelous work of the Lord among the children of
men in the last days, THE MEEK (teachable) ALSO SHALL INCREASE, AND THEIR
JOY SHALL BE IN THE LORD (not in the leaders of any church) AND THE POOR
AMONG MEN SHALL REJOICE IN THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL. (2 Nephi 27:30)

Those that condemn him who reproveth (admonish, disapprove) and turn aside the
just for a thing of naught, shall be cut off. (2 Nephi 27:31-32)

Tradition keeps people from accepting truths that conflict with what they have
been taught all of their lives and what they have previously believed. Most people are
Catholic or Mormon or Baptist because their parents were, and not because they
researched the issues or even ask the Lord about it, yet they will defend their position
even though they are grossly uninformed.

Many of the scriptures which Latter-day Saints teach as referring to the
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LDS UNDER CONDEMNATION

AND NOW THERE CANNOT BE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK EVEN A
HUNDREDTH PART OF THE THINGS WHICH JESUS DID TRULY TEACH UNTO
THE PEOPLE. (3 Nephi 26:6)

Mormons pride themselves in the fact that they have been given more truths than
other churches. What they have been given is available to anyone who desires to receive
it however. But the major problem is that most Mormons do not know and understand
and accept what has been given them already.

AND YOUR MINDS IN TIMES PAST HAVE BEEN DARKENED BECAUSE
OF UNBELIEF, AND BECAUSE YOU HAVE TREATED LIGHTLY THE THINGS
YOU HAVE RECEIVEDWHICH VANITY AND UNBELIEF HAVE BROUGHT
THE WHOLE CHURCH UNDER CONDEMNATION. AND THIS
CONDEMNATION RESTETH UPON THE CHILDREN OF ZION, EVEN ALL.

AND THEY SHALL REMAIN UNDER THIS CONDEMNATION UNTIL
THEY REPENT AND REMEMBER THE NEW COVENANT, EVEN THE BOOK OF
MORMON AND THE FORMER COMMANDMENTS WHICH I HAVE GIVEN
THEM, NOT ONLY TO SAY, BUT TO DO ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH I HAVE
WRITTEN.

THAT THEY MAY BRING FORTH FRUIT MEET FOR THEIR FATHERS
KINGDOM; OTHERWISE THERE SHALL REMAIN A SCOURGE AND
JUDGMENT TO BE POURED OUT UPON THE CHILDREN OF ZION. (D&C
84:54-58)

Latter-day Saints (in general) remain under this condemnation because they do
not believe and accept what has already been given them.

Even though the Plates of Nephi contain the more part of the things which Christ
taught the Nephites (3 Nephi 26:7), Mormon only recorded a lesser part of the things
which Christ taught the Nephites in his abridgement. (3 Nephi 26:8)

AND WHEN THEY (US) SHALL HAVE RECEIVED THIS, WHICH IS
EXPEDIENT THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE FIRST, TO TRY THEIR FAITH, AND IF
IT SHALL BE SO THAT THEY SHALL BELIEVE THESE THINGS, THEN SHALL
THE GREATER THINGS BE MADE MANIFEST UNTO THEM.

AND IF IT SO BE THAT THEY WILL NOT BELIEVE THESE THINGS,
THEN SHALL THE GREATER THINGS BE WITHHELD FROM THEM, UNTO
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The Latter-day Saints are still under this condemnation and the greater things
which Christ taught the Nephites have been withheld from them because they do not
believe the lesser things which they have already been given.

So now you say: I BELIEVE THE BOOK OF MORMON AND THE OTHER
SCRIPTURES. No you dont! There is a great difference in believing the book in
general is true, and believing everything that is in it. Mormons pick and choose out of
their scriptures only those that they like, and they reject and ignore those that they dont
like.

Listed in Volume 7 are one hundred important scriptures that are generally
ignored by Latter-day Saints, and are not taught in LDS Churches. If I were to ask you
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ THE GREATER THINGS WHICH CHRIST
TAUGHT THE NEPHITES but have not been revealed to us, most of you would say
SURE I WOULD. But unless you believe and accept the other important scriptures that
have already been given to us, you surely will not believe and accept the greater things
that have been withheld from us.

The greater things will indeed come forthAND NO ONE NEED SAY THAT
THEY SHALL NOT COME, FOR THEY SURELY SHALL, FOR THE LORD HATH
SPOKEN IT; FOR OUT OF THE EARTH SHALL THEY COME BY THE HAND OF
THE LORD, AND NONE CAN STAY IT. (Mormon 8:26) Then verses 26 through 34
tell us what will be happening in the world when they do come forth.

I strongly suggest that if you want to know the greater things which Christ taught
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BACK TO BASICS

The current direction which the LDS Church is moving, is backwardsBACK
TO BASICS (Boyd Packer) and RETURN TO ORTHODOXY (Neil Maxwell), and this
policy was openly declared to be FOSTERED BY THE BRETHREN.

This is in direct conflict with the gospel of the Father and the teachings of Joseph
Smith. Latter-day Saints assume that every directive coming down from general
authorities is revelation from God. But why do we not hear SAITH THE LORD instead
of FOSTERED BY THE BRETHREN? Throughout the scriptures and declarations of
Joseph Smith, thats the way revelations were declared.

Paul laid it out for the saints of his day (and for us) in Hebrews 6:1-3. He said,
THEREFORE LEAVING THE PRINCIPLES OF THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST, LET
US GO ON UNTO PERFECTION; NOT LAYING AGAIN THE FOUNDATION OF
REPENTANCE FROM DEAD WORKS, AND OF FAITH TOWARD GOD.

OF THE DOCTRINE OF BAPTISMS, AND OF LAYING ON OF HANDS,
AND OF RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD, AND OF ETERNAL JUDGMENT.
AND THIS WILL WE DO, IF GOD PERMIT.

The basic principles of the doctrine of Christ, that is: faith, repentance, baptism,
resurrection, judgment, etc., are starting points, they do not take us to perfection. Man
cannot attain full salvation in ignorance of the greater things (3 Nephi 26:9). The Lord
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THE BEAST

But say ye, no longer do we suffer it that the beast should rise among us; we will
hearken to nothing that bespeak us unto wickedness. Verily shall we keep the beast from
us, neither give it sanctuary, for it hath taken our hearts blood and defileth our Fathers
thresholds; therefore we eschew it; it cometh no more among us.

I say unto you, the beast cometh and thousands go with him who follow his
banners and partake of his tumults.

It is meet that ye should know the mark of the beast, that ye do him no reverence,
that ye perceive his shortcomings, yea verily his witcheries, that ye see him in his
nakedness, that ye know him for his evils and laugh not with his laughters.

The beast cometh and goeth, and great is his coming, and greater is his going.
But there dwelleth an exceeding little host who perceives his black ending; they do
pledge him no obeisance; they commit him no fawnings. They do dwell in a little place
apart, not as those who think they can hide from his countenance, but as those with a
book to read in that visage.

Give no countenance unto the beast; neither say, it is meet that we should
preserve ourselves by worshipping the beast, for in that he is strong and mayhap he will
slay us.

I tell you, the beast is not as strong as myself; he endureth for a little time and
then he falleth stumbling; his flesh is as parchment on which deeds are written but
performed with words only.

He rageth, he vaunteth, he crieth: Where are those who do me homage? Where
are they who bow before me? Whence go they who pay me tribute?

I say, beloved, pay no tribute. Vaunt not the beast by cowering at his talons.
Make ye no feastings unto his greatness. Blow ye no trumpets, for I tell you his greatness
is an evil omen. It cometh and it goeth and the augury is lost in the aftermath of evils.

I preach you no infamies, I tell you no falsehoods, I say: Worship at the altars of
no false gods, neither at the statue of the beast, but render your obeisance unto the Father
who knoweth the pure in heart, who respecteth the weak, who cherisheth the orphan, who
giveth to the beast his little day of vaunting that the stout heart knoweth courage.

The beast stalketh and the hour growth black. Presently cometh a night among
the nations. Men cry in terror, there are none to guide us. Know that they speak falsely,
having no light themselves in the darkness.

Fetch them a lamp, lighting the feet of those who know panic. These are my
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the beast to overcome your quakings at his emptiness, thus are ye permitted to examine
him; but see to it that ye do it cleverly, beholding the true essence of the beast, and in no
wise tempting his talons in bravado. I tell you that the beast knoweth who hath courage.
He fleeth the courageous, but the rash ones he claweth.

There are those who shall say, let us consent to bow down and do reverence to the
beast, for in that he destroyeth us if we worship him not, we preserve ourselves to give a
goodly accounting unto those who come blessing us with knowledge; or behold, if we
perish by the beast, how then do we favor unto our offspring, or have life in our throats to
do good things to the nations?

A FOUL UTTERANCE; ALL OF IT! I tell you, they perish not by giving
challenge unto the beast; verily the perishment cometh in that they bow down and the
beast treadeth on them. I say they perish not, beloved, save that perishing is chosen of
them for the purpose of lifes lessons in their passing into knowledge. These are not
those who do mighty works for nations. No nations are to be guided by those who seek
to do unto themselves first, and all others second. Verily, these do mock themselves, I
tell you, by the penury of their intellects; they do save that which hath no worth of
saving, even of themselves, who put forth no hand to arrest the destroyer saying: It is
meet that we arrest him not, for what have we to do with him if mayhap he pass us by?

I tell you the destroyer passeth them not! Only to the brave is protection afforded.
Only to the valiant are given the arms to proceed against the juggernaut, only to those
who stride fiercely, driving the evil one down before them, cometh the rejoicing when
that which was fought for, is known of the husbandmen who pursued not their furrows
when vigilance was asked of them.

A goodly blessing cometh unto those who have the sign of courage on their
foreheads: for unto such as these, the juggernaut bestoweth all which he hath, that it may
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THE MARK OF THE BEAST

AND THEY WORSHIPPED THE DRAGON WHICH GAVE POWER TO
THE BEAST; AND THEY WORSHIPPED THE BEASTAND POWER WAS GIVEN
UNTO HIM TO CONTINUE FORTY AND TWO MONTHS (Revelations 18:4-5)
This appears to be in conflict with Daniel 8:13-14, which say that the temple or sanctuary
will be defiled and trodden under foot for 6 years and 4 months. However, Daniel 8:13-
14 only speaks of the period of time during which the beast has power from Satan. It
says nothing about the period during which the beast sits in the temple.
Perhaps the word CONTINUE in Revelation 13 means in addition to the 6
years, 4 months of Daniel 8:13-14.

AND IT WAS GIVEN UNTO HIM (the beast) TO MAKE WAR WITH THE
SAINTS, AND TO OVERCOME THEM: AND POWER WAS GIVEN HIM OVER
ALL KINDREDS AND TONGUES AND NATIOINS. (Revelations 13:7)
So whoever you consider to be saints in the end time, the beast will be given
power to overcome them. This probably refers to the body of saints in general and
excludes certain individuals who will remain faithful to God and will not be
OVERCOME by the beast because they are taught by the precepts of men. (2 Nephi
27:25; 28:14; 28:26)
Notice also that the beast will be given power over ALL KINDREDS,
TONGUES, AND NATIONS.
AND ALL THAT DWELL UPON THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP HIM,
WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE OF THE LAMB
SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. (Revelation 18:8)

The Lamb of God was not slain at or before the foundation of the world as this
verse may infer, but he was ordained to be slain in this world before it was organized.
Likewise, the Lambs Book of Life was a testament of the achievements of certain souls
during their pre-mortal life, who would eventually be born into this world. Those whose
names are not written in the Lambs Book of Life will worship the beast.

AND HE CAUSETH ALL, BOTH SMALL AND GREAT, RICH AND POOR,
FREE AND BOND, TO RECEIVE A MARK IN THEIR RIGHT HAND OR IN THEIR
FOREHEADS; AND THAT NO MAN MIGHT BUY OR SELL, SAVE HE THAT HAD
THE MARK, OR THE NAME OF THE BEAST, OR THE NUMBER OF HIS NAME.

HERE IS WISDOM. LET HIM THAT HATH UNDERSTANDING COUNT
THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST; FOR IT IS THE NUMBER OF A MAN; AND HIS
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Notice that this revelation does NOT say that the mark of the beast will be placed
ON the forehead, it says that they will receive the mark IN their right hand or forehead.

Some believe that those who receive the mark in their right hand will be those
who accept it willingly, and those who receive it in their forehead will be those who are
forced to take it.

IF ANY MAN WORSHIP THE BEAST AND HIS IMAGE, AND RECEIVE
HIS MARK IN HIS FOREHEAD OR IN HIS HAND, THE SAME SHALL DRINK OF
THE WINE OF THE WRATH OF GOD, WHICH IS POURED OUT WITHOUT
MIXTURE (dilution) INTO THE CUP OF HIS INDIGNATION; AND HE SHALL BE
TORMENTED WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE IN THE PRESENCE OF HOLY
ANGELS, AND IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LAMB:

AND THE SMOKE OF THEIR TORMENT ASCENDETH UP FOREVER AND
EVER: AND THEY HAVE NO REST, DAY OR NIGHT, WHO WORSHIP THE
BEAST AND HIS IMAGE, AND WHOSOEVER RECEIVETH THE MARK OF HIS
NAME. (Revelation 14)

So regardless of the threats and intimidations which you will have heaped upon
you, the consequences for rejecting or refusing the mark of the beast will not compare
with the TORMENT FOREVER AND EVER which you can expect if you do accept the
mark of the beast.

AND I HEARD A GREAT VOICE OUT OF THE TEMPLE SAYING TO THE
SEVEN ANGELS, GO YOUR WAY AND POUR OUT THE VIALS OF THE WRATH
OF GOD UPON THE EARTH; AND THERE FELL A NOISOME AND GREVIOUS
SORE UPON THE MEN WHICH HAD THE MARK OF THE BEAST, AND UPON
THEM THAT WORSHIPPED HIS IMAGE. (Revelations 16:1-2)

AND I SAW THE SOULS OF THEM THAT WERE BEHEADED FOR THE
WITNESS OF JESUS AND FOR THE WORD OF GOD, AND WHICH HAD NOT
WORSHIPPED THE BEAST, NEITHER THE IMAGE, NEITHER HAD RECEIVED
HIS MARK UPON THEIR FOREHEADS, OR IN THEIR HANDS; AND THEY
LIVED AND REIGNED WITH CHRIST A THOUSAND YEARS.

BUT THE REST OF THE DEAD LIVED NOT AGAIN UNTIL THE
THOUSAND YEARS WERE FINISHED. (Revelations 20:4-5)

Because of the serious consequences of accepting the mark of the beast, it is
important that we understand and be able to identify the mark of the beast.

There has been much speculation and personal opinion expressed regarding the
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established is that the number of the beast is 666. But who or what is the beast and what
is his mark?
The following is the best explanation I have been able to find. A man claiming to
be a P.H.D., and a design engineer specializing in microchip design and development,
tells this story:

He was the chief engineer on a research project for the purpose of developing
microchips which could be implanted in persons who were paralyzed or in some other
way impaired, which would allow them the use of their limbs again. They were
surprisingly successful although not entirely.

But by-products of that research included a whole group of new microchips with
varied capabilities. Some of them were behavior modification chips. They discovered
that the frequency of the chip can have a profound effect on the behavior of individuals.
They can now implant microchips in sex offenders, child molesters, compulsive thieves
and other types of abnormalities.

On May 22, 1997, a message was sent out over the internet entitled; McVEIGH:
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. It reported that in order to fulfill his military
obligation, Timothy McVeigh, the man convicted of planting the explosive devise at the
Federal Building in Oklahoma City, joined the Army National Guard in Buffalo where he
landed a job as a security guard with Burns International Security. McVeigh was
assigned to the night shift, guarding the grounds of CALSPAN RESEARCH, a defense
contractor which conducts classified research in advanced aerospace rocketry and
electronic warfare.

In a manner mirroring his conduct in the military, McVeigh became the
consummate security guard. Calspan spokesman Al Salandra told reporters that
McVeigh was a model employee. Yet according to the media accounts, McVeigh had
lost his confidence and his cool.

Testimony concerning McVeighs character and personality varied from HE
COULD BE SET OFF EASILY, and EMOTIONALLY SPENT, to his service record
which rated him among the best in leadership potential and inspiration to young soldiers,
and HE HAD A LOT OF SELF CONFIDENCE.

Apparently something happened to Tim McVeigh between the time he left the
army and the time of the bombing. Lynda Haner-Mele, formerly of Burns Security, said:
HE DIDNT REALLY CARRY HIMSELF LIKE HE CAME OUT OF THE
MILITARYHE DIDNT STAND TALL WITH HIS SHOULDERS BACK. HE
KIND OF SLUMPED OVER. She described him as being silent, expressionless, with
lightless eyes but subject to explosive fits of temper. THAT GUY DIDNT HAVE AN
EXPRESSION 99 PERCENT OF THE TIME. added Mele. These are common
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While visiting friends in Decker, Michigan, McVeigh revealed that the army had
implanted something in him which he called a miniature subcutaneous transponder so
that they could monitor him. He related to them that it left a small scar on his left
buttocks and it was painful to sit on it.

I dont know whether this it true or not, however, miniaturized telemetrics have
been part of an ongoing project by the military and the various intelligence agencies.

To the general public, unfamiliar with such things, such a claim may appear as the
rantings of a paranoiac. However, as far back as 1968, Dr. Stuart Mackey, in his
textbook entitled BIO-MEDICAL TELEMETRY, reported AMONG THE MANY
TELEMETRY INSTRUMENTS BEING USED TODAY ARE MINIATURE RADIO
TRANSMITTERS THAT CAN BE SWALLOWED, CARRIED EXTERNALLY, OR
SURGICALLY IMPLANTED IN MAN OR ANIMALS. THEY PERMIT THE
SIMULTANEOUS STUDY OF BEHAVIOR AND PHYSIOLOGICAL
FUNCTIONING.

It may be interesting to note that the CALSPAN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
CENTER in Buffalo, New York, where McVeigh worked is engaged in microscopic
electronic engineering of the kind applicable to telemetrics. Calspan was founded in
1946 as CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LABORATORY, which included the FUND
FOR THE STUDY OF HUMAN ECOLOGY, a CIA financing conduit for mind control
experiments by migr Nazi scientists and others under the direction of CIA doctors
Sidney Gottlieb, Ewen Cameron, and Louis Jalyn West.

According to mind control researcher Alex Constantine, CALSPAN PLACES
MUCH RESEARCH EMPHASIS ON BIOENGINEERING AND ARTIFICIAL
INTELLIGENCE. In his article, THE GOOD SOLDIER, Constantine states: HUMAN
TRACKING AND MONITORING TECHNOLOGY ARE WELL WITHIN
CALSPANS SPHERE OF PURSUITS.

This internet communication states that the biotelemetry chip currently transmits
on the upper s-band (2318 to 2398 MHZ) with up to 120 digital channels.

DEFENSE NEWS for March 20, 1995 reported NAVAL RESEARCH LAB
ATTEMPTS TO MELD NEURONS AND CHIPS: STUDIES MAY PRODUCE ARMY
OF ZOMBIES.

The appearance of Timothy McVeigh on TV during his containment and trial
certainly lends to that concept.

The purpose of this exploration is to demonstrate that the following story has
credibility and the technology has existed for some time now for the government to do
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One of the developments of microchip research is a very small cylindrical device
that can be injected under the skin with a hypodermic type needle. This electronic
miniaturization is now being inserted in pets to locate and keep track of them and also for
brands of livestock. One company in Los Angeles claims to be able to keep track of one
million pets (or persons) to within 10 feet of their exact location at any time.

The man previously mentioned, who was the chief engineer on a microchip
research project said that they spent a million and a half dollars researching various
locations of the human body to determine the best location for inserting the chip. This
chip has a tiny lithium battery built into it, and a charging circuit. The chip cannot
feasibly be removed for recharging the battery, so a system was devised which permitted
temperature variations in the body itself to recharge the battery.

Their research indicated that the two places on the human body where the widest
range of temperature fluxuation occurs, were in the hand and on the forehead just below
the hairline.

As chief project engineer, this man opposed the use of lithium as a battery
material because it is a hazardous material, but he was overruled. Finally he began to
understand Revelation 13:16 which reads: AND HE CAUSETH ALL, BOTH SMALL
AND GREAT, RICH AND POOR, FREE AND BOND, TO RECEIVE A MARK IN
THEIR RIGHT HAND, OR IN THEIR FOREHEADS.

He points out that the word MARK in the Greek means A SCRATCH, AN
ETCHING, A STAMP, AS A BADGE OF SERVITUDE. In Strongs concordance of
the Bible, he refers the reader to a word which means to sharpen to a point, or a pointed
object (5480). What John probably saw in his vision was a type of needle inserting a
microchip under the skin of the right hand and/or forehead of a person.

This person claimed to have actually attended 17 ONE WORLD meetings in
various countries where the implantation of this microchip in humans was discussed. It is
to be introduced as a marvelously beneficial device to locate lost children, foil
kidnappers, abductors, etc. It will enjoy widespread acceptance by the general public.
The actual intent, however, will be the complete control of the lives of the people. He
said that he was told by a government official that he had attended a meeting only a week
previously where they were told that key personnel would be among the first to receive
the chip.

The implementation of this program will eventually lead to a moneyless society
whereby purchases are made by running the right hand under a scanner which charges the
item to that persons account. Each person will be assigned a certain amount of credit
and when that credit limit is reached, no more purchases can be accepted by the scanner.
As John recorded, NO MAN MIGHT BUY OR SELL, SAVE HE THAT HAD THE
MARK. (Revelation 13;17)



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All who have the mark implanted will be tracked 24 hours a day by satellite, and
they will know where you are and who you are with at all times. AND THERE FELL A
NOISOME AND GREVIOUS SORE UPON THE MEN WHICH HAD THE MARK OF
THE BEAST. Revelation (16:2) This man claims that this sore will be caused by the
lithium battery in the microchip. Notice that John does not say sores. The battery will
cause only one sore on each person who has the chip.

So if the implantation of this chip becomes mandatory, and one cannot buy or sell
in a moneyless society without the chip, how can one avoid taking upon them the mark of
the beast? How can those who have businesses carry on their business without the chip?
THEY CANNOT! For that reason many otherwise righteous persons will accept the
mark of the beast rather than give up their business and their social status in the new
society.

The only other choice is to drop out of this society and FLEE OUT OF THE
MIDST OF BABYLON, AND DELIVER EVERY MAN HIS SOUL: BE NOT CUT
OFF IN HER INIQUITY; FOR THIS IS THE TIME OF THE LORDS VENGEANCE.
(Jeremiah 51:6)

In order to do that, we must have a place prepared and stocked with survival items
before this comes about. Dont depend upon the Church to provide for you or even
counsel you correctly. ALL ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING CHURCHES, WILL BE
CONTROLLED BY THE SECRET COMBINATIONS. Those who think that they can
remain in Babylon and refuse to accept the mark of the beast will not be able to buy or
sell, and many resistors will be beheaded. (Revelation 20:4)

Children in orphanages and day care centers will be among the first to receive the
mark. Newborns can be given the mark before leaving the hospital. It is my
understanding that Alzheimers patients and some others are being given the mark now.

For some time now pictures of lost persons have been put on milk cartons and the
back of advertising pieces mailed to every address. This is a government funded project,
and its sole purpose is to condition the public to accept the mark of the beast.

Regarding the number of the beast which is 666, the bar code now found on all
merchandise may be one step toward the total program. The first, middle, and last bars in
all codes are sixes. This activates the scanner. So all bar codes contain the number of the
beast666.

However, it is not the number itself that is significant, it is the word for that
number. In Strongs Greek Dictionary of the New Testament, in the back of Strongs
Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, page 78, under item number 5516, we see that the
word Stigma, USED AS NUMBERS; DENOTING RESPECTIVELY 600, 60, and 6 or
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Now look in the dictionary and see that the definition of the word STIGMA is
PRICK WITH A POINTED INSTRUMENT, FROM STIZO, TO PRICK. A BRAND
IMPRESSED WITH RED HOT IRON ON SLAVES AND OTHERS; ANY MARK OF
INFAMY; A BRAND OF DISGRACE WHICH ATTACHES TO A PERSON; A MARK
INCISED OR PUNCHED FOR RECOGNITION OF OWNERSHIP.

Thus, those who accept the mark of the beast become slaves. It is reported that
the chip contains 18 numbers6 numbers encoding three different categories of personal
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THE COVENANT OF SALT

In Matthew 5, which is Christs sermon on the mount, he tells his disciples that
they are to be THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. He commands them LET YOUR
LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS,
AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN. He also tells them: YE
ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH: BUT IF THE SALT HAVE LOST HIS SAVOR
WHEREWITH SHALL IT BE SALTED? IT IS THENCEFORTH GOOD FOR
NOTHING, BUT TO BE CAST OUT AND TRODDEN UNDER FOOT OF MEN.

What was this message that the Savior was conveying to his disciples? He was
telling them that it was their responsibility to provide for the rest of the people of the
world, that extra additive that makes the ordinary special, or makes the meat of the gospel
palatable. Without that salt or added ingredient which they can provide because they
have received additional light from the Savior, the meat of the gospel is difficult for
mankind to swallow.

Even though the Jews were a chosen people, possessing the Law of Moses and the
writings of the prophets, these things were written in such a manner that only the most
basic message was readily discernable. But Christs disciples, who were with him
constantly, received greater insight and deeper understanding of his teachings than the
general public did. These disciples of Christ were called and commissioned and charged
with the responsibility of adding the salt to the meat of the gospel to make it more
acceptable and understandable. Without this salt, from those who had been given it, the
people would find the meat of the gospel difficult to digest and would choose to remain
partakers of the milk of the gospel only.

The Savior said that when those that he called to be the salt of the earth and the
savor of men, fail to provide that salt which can make the meat of the gospel palatable
and digestible, they place themselves under condemnation. And when this salt loses its
savor, it is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under the feet of
men.

This comparison of the chosen and called, losing their savor, is important.
Everyone knows that the Savior spoke in parables so that different people, according to
their spiritual state of progression, could obtain and understand different, or varying
degrees of comprehension from the same parable.

In the covenant of salt, the Lord gave the children of Israel a statute to be
observed by them AND THEIR SONS AND DAUGHTERS FOREVERIT IS A
COVENANT OF SALT FOREVER BEFORE THE LORD UNTO THEE AND TO THY
SEED WITH THEE. (Numbers 18:19)

This covenant of salt was not just for Christs disciples, nor was it just for the
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It was begun as AN OFFERING MADE BY FIRE, OF A SWEET SAVOUR
UNTO THE LORDAND EVERY OBLATION OF THY MEAT OFFERING SHALT
THOU SEASON WITH SALT; NEITHER THALT THOU SUFFER THE SALT OF
THE COVENANT OF THY GOD TO BE LACKING FROM THE MEAT OFFERING.
WITH ALL THINE OFFERINGS, THOU SHALT OFFER SALT. (Leviticus 2:8-13)

Just as the sacrifice of unblemished lambs was symbolic of the sacrifice, the
Lamb of God made for us, the seasoning with salt is symbolic of Christs charge to those
that are called and chosen of all dispensations to provide the sweet savor which is
necessary to make the meat of the gospel understandable and acceptable.

The Lord uses this example, or symbolism of the salt losing its savor in relation to
the saints of the latter days. He said, WHEN MEN ARE CALLED UNTO MINE
EVERLASTING GOSPEL, AND COVENANT WITH AN EVERLASTING
COVENANT, THEY ARE ACCOUNTED AS THE SALT OF THE EARTH AND THE
SAVOR OF MEN; THEY ARE CALLED TO BE THE SAVOR OF MEN;
THEREFORE, IF THAT SALT OF THE EARTH LOSE ITS SAVOR, BEHOLD, IT IS
THENCEFORTH GOOD FOR NOTHING ONLY TO BE CAST OUT AND
TRODDEN UNDER THE FEET OF MEN. (D&C 101: 39-40)

So those of the Lords people who have covenanted with an everlasting covenant,
even in these last days, are charged with the responsibility of first, teaching the milk of
the gospel to all who will hear it, and second, for those who accept the gospel, they are
charged with the responsibility of taking them beyond the basics and weaning them of the
milk of the gospel so that they can understand and accept the meat of the gospel.

When those that are accounted as the salt of the earth and the savor of men
neglect or refuse to take the members beyond the basic principles of the gospel and wean
them of the milk, then they have lost their savor, and are thenceforth good for nothing but
to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men.

Who are the men under whose feet they shall be trodden? They are MY
PEOPLE, the remnant of Jacob. BUT IF THEY WILL NOT TURN UNTO ME, AND
HEARKEN UNTO MY VOICE, I WILL SUFFER MY PEOPLE, O HOUSE OF
ISRAEL, THAT THEY SHALL GO THROUGH AMONG THEM, AND SHALL
TREAD THEM DOWN, AND THEY SHALL BE AS SALT THAT HATH LOST ITS
SAVOR, WHICH IS THENCEFORTH GOOD FOR NOTHING BUT TO BE CAST
OUT AND TRODDEN UNDER FOOT OF MY PEOPLETHUS HATH THE
FATHER COMMANDED ME THAT I SHOULD GIVE UNTO HIS PEOPLE (the
remnant of Joseph) THIS LAND FOR THEIR INHERITANCE. (3 Nephi 16:15-16)

Anyone who teaches only the milk or the basic principles of the gospel to those
who are ready to receive the meat of the gospel, or refuse to prepare the least of the saints
to become ready for the greater things, or directs others to teach only the basics (except
for beginners) is as salt that has lost its savor and is thenceforth good for nothing but to
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The Lord said, THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVES AFTER MY NAME
MUST BE CHASTENED FOR A LITTLE SEASON WITH A SORE AND GREVIOUS
CHASTENING BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HEARKEN ALTOGETHER UNTO THE
PRECEPTS AND COMMANDMENTS WHICH I GAVE THEM. (D&C 103:18) The
Lord is telling us, the Latter-day Saints, that because we are not doing all of the things
that he has charged us with, God is going to allow other peoples and nations to prevail
against us.

But then, in every dispensation of the gospel, the nature of man and the influence
of Satan eventually rises to the surface and the salt loses its savor. It seems to require
somewhere around 170 years for the full cycle to complete. That extra ingredient that is
necessary to provide understanding and acceptance of the fullness of the gospel of God
the Father is no longer provided by those who are commanded to provide it and the
members reject the fullness of the gospel of the Father. (3 Nephi 16:10) The result is
that I WILL BRING THE FULLNESS OF MY GOSPEL FROM AMONG THEM.
(3 Nephi 16:10) And when the Lord takes the fullness of his gospel away from the
Gentile Church, (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) He is going to give it to
the gathered House of Israel. (3 Nephi 16:11)

The next step in the evolution of gospel dispensations, which is one eternal round,
after the Lords called and ordained servants stop being the savor of men and stop
teaching the higher principles, or meat of the gospel, is that they admonish the teachers to
revert to the basics, or the milk of the gospel. WHOM SHALL HE TEACH
KNOWLEDGE? AND WHOM SHALL HE MAKE TO UNDERSTAND DOCTRINE?
THEM THAT ARE WEANED FROM THE MILK AND DRAWN FROM THE
BREASTS. (Isaiah 28:9)

This is where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is found today in the
repeating pattern of gospel dispensations. Years ago, the official church publication
called the IMPROVEMENT ERA, used to publish good meat and saltdoctrinal articles
which did justice to the name of the publication. It was indeed an ERA OF
IMPROVEMENT. But now we have a new name for the official publication of the
church which significantly is more fitting for the articles contained therein. The Ensign
contains mostly heart rending stories designed to tug at the heart strings and bring tears to
the eyes, but do little to create a Zion people in a Zion Community. Recently we see very
little meat and salt in the Ensign. We have rejected the fullness of the gospel of the
Father and have reverted to the basics of the gospel. The name ENSIGN quite suitably
represents the present cry which echos throughout the church today. ALL YOU NEED
TO DO IS FOLLOW THE BRETHREN, THEY WILL TELL US WHAT TO DO. And
thus the devil cheateth our souls and leadeth us carefully down to hell.

The fate of those members of the church who do not repent and COME UNTO
THE LORD is to be trodden under the feet of men. What men? Who are the men that
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AND I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT IF THE GENTILES (thats us) DO NOT
REPENT AFTER THE BLESSING WHICH THEY SHALL RECEIVE, AFTER THEY
HAVE SCATTERED MY PEOPLE (the Indians)The blessing we received was the
restoration of the gospel to the gentiles through Joseph Smith. THEN SHALL YE,
WHO ARE A REMNANT OF THE HOUSE OF JACOB (the Indians), GO FORTH
AMONG THEM, AND YE SHALL BE IN THE MIDST OF THEM WHO SHALL BE
MANY; AND YE SHALL BE AMONG THEM AS A LION AMONG THE BEASTS
OF THE FOREST, AND AS A YOUNG LION AMONG THE FLOCKS OF SHEEP,
WHO, IF HE GOETH THROUGH, BOTH TREADETH DOWN, AND TEARETH IN
PIECES, AND NONE CAN DELIVER. (3 Nephi 20:15-16)

Not long ago we were told that a movement, fostered by the brethren, was
instigated within the church to go BACK TO BASICS and RETURN TO
ORTHODOXY.

A Ray of light burst through however in the April 1998 general conference when
Elder Jeffery Holland spoke on teaching. He said that good teaching is nourished by the
good word of God. We should strive to teach with such effectiveness that it changes
lives. Our teachings should be motivated by the spirit and not by the precepts of men.
The comforter provides spiritual experience, man provides human logic and personal
opinion.

Teachers can be strengthened by the powers of heaven. He said that we often
feed the members theological twinkies when we should bring the truths out openly.

It appears that we have two conflicting and opposing divisions becoming more
evident within the church, a condition repeatedly prophesied of. Perhaps these things are
part of the LORDS STRANGE ACT wherewith he prepares his apostles to prune his
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TYPES AND SHADOWS

While Book of Mormon authors often told us when they were comparing events
of the past with events that will happen during the end times, the Bible and the Doctrine
and Covenants present types and shadows of the last days events leaving it to us to
recognize and benefit from.

For example Abinidi declared to King Noah and his guards: BUT THIS MUCH I
TELL YOU, WHAT YOU DO WITH ME, AFTER THIS, SHALL BE AS A TYPE
AND A SHADOW OF THINGS WHICH ARE TO COME. (Mosiah 13:10)

Alma declared: AND NOW I SAY, IS THERE NOT A TYPE IN THIS
THING? FOR JUST AS SURELY AS THIS DIRECTOR (LIAHONA) DID BRING
OUR FATHERS, BY FOLLOWING ITS COURSE, TO THE PROMISED LAND,
SHALL THE WORDS OF CHRIST, IF WE FOLLOW THEIR COURSE, CARRY US
BEYOND THIS VALE OF SORROW INTO A FAR BETTER LAND OF PROMISE.
(Alma 37:45)

BUT BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT ALL THESE THINGS WERE
TYPES OF THINGS TO COME. (Mosiah 13:31)

People have criticized scriptures by pointing out declarations, promises and
prophesies in the scriptures that were not fulfilled. However, many of these promises are
yet to be fulfilled in these last days, either to the person to whom the promise was made,
or else they are a type of some later person to whom the promise is to be fulfilled.

Doctrine and Covenants 111 is an example of the Lord conveying to his people of
the last days further light and knowledge by giving us a type of an event which is yet to
happen in the last days.

I HAVE MUCH TREASURE IN THIS CITY FOR YOU, FOR THE BENEFIT
OF ZION.

I have heard feeble attempts to explain this proclaiming that this MUCH
TREASURE which the Saints were promised by the Lord from the city of Salem was
the converts made during the brief missionary efforts in Salem, Massachusetts. However,
those converts were few in number and do not qualify as MUCH treasure for the benefit
of Zion.

Here the Lord uses Salem, Massachusetts as a type of Salem, Utah. Verse 4 says
that the wealth of this area, PERTAINING TO SILVER AND GOLD shall be for the
benefit of Zion. Salem, Massachusetts provided little in the way of silver and gold for the
benefit of Zion.

In verse 5 the Lord promises the Saints, CONCERN NOT YOURSELVES
ABOUT YOUR DEBTS, FOR I WILL GIVE YOU POWER TO PAY THEM. But,


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you say, the Church is very wealthy and quite capable of paying its debts. The Lord
doesnt say that the treasures of gold and silver that is to come from the Salem area is for
the purpose of paying the debts of the Church. He says that it will pay the debts of the
people, the stalwart believing followers of Christ who will not be able to buy or sell in an
evil social structure because they refuse to accept the mark of the beast and worship the
beast. (Revelation 13:17)

So the Lord uses Salem, Massachusetts as a type of Salem, Utah for those who
have eyes to see.

The real fulfillment of this promise will be in the very end time when economic
conditions in this country become destitute.

In verse 9, the Lord says, AND INQUIRE DILIGENTLY CONCERNING THE
MORE ANCIENT INHABITANTS AND FOUNDERS OF THIS CITY. The Lord is
not referring to the ancient inhabitants of Salem, Massachusetts, he is referring to the
MORE ancient inhabitants of Salem, Utah which are the ones who have hid up the gold
and silver and treasures of ancient records in the vicinity of Salem, Utah.

In verse 10 of the D&C 111, the Lord follows by declaring: FOR THERE ARE
MORE TREASURES THAN ONE FOR YOU IN THIS CITY.

So the Lord provides for those who have eyes to see, a type of important things to
come forth for the benefit of Zion in the last days. The OTHER treasures that will come
forth from the Salem, Utah area in the last days, besides gold and silver to pay the debts
of the believing true followers of Christ who refuse the mark of the beast, are important
ancient records of the MORE ANCIENT INHABITANTS of the area. CONCERN
NOT YOURSELF ABOUT YOUR DEBTS, FOR I WILL GIVE YOU POWER TO
PAY THEM. (D&C 111:5)

The fulfillment of this promise of the Lord to his faithful followers will be at the
end time when economic conditions in this country (and the world) become acute.

When the economic collapse comes, and it is now at our very door, tithing and
donations will diminish in proportion to the economic conditions of the members.
Equally as critical will be the abrupt decline in income from Church owned businesses.
But even as all this is happening, expenditures, expenses, and financial demands upon the
Church will continue.

Then the Lord will bless his peoplethose who see and accept what he has told
us, and look at him rather than men, the arm of flesh, for guidance. He will provide the
means for them to meet their financial obligations and have sufficient for their needs.
One of the sources of their deliverance from financial bondage will be the MUCH
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But THERE ARE MORE TREASURES THAN ONE FOR YOU IN THIS
CITY. (D&C 111:10) The other treasures hidden up by the ancient inhabitants of the
Salem, Utah area and preserved by the hand of the Lord, are ancient records which, when
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RECORDS YET TO COME FORTH

THIS DISPENSATION OF THE FULLNESS OF TIMES WILL BRING TO
LIGHT THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN REVEALED IN (ALL) FORMER
DISPENSATIONS; ALSO OTHER THINGS THAT HAVE NOT BEFORE BEEN
REVEALED. (D.H.C. Vol. 4, p 426)

AND THESE PLATES OF BRASS WHICH CONTAIN THESE
ENGRAVINGS, WHICH HAVE THE RECORDS OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
UPON THEMBEHOLD, IT HAS BEEN PROPHESIED BY OUR FATHERS, THAT
THEY SHOULD BE HANDED DOWN FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER,
AND BE KEPT AND PRESERVED BY THE HAND OF THE LORD UNTIL THEY
SHOULD GO FORTH UNTO EVERY NATION, KINDRED, TONGUE AND
PEOPLE, THAT THEY SHALL KNOW THE MYSTERIES THEREON.
(Alma 37:3-4)

THEREFORE, I DO NOT WRITE THOSE THINGS WHICH TRANSPIRED
FROM THE DAYS OF ADAM UNTIL THAT TIME; BUT THEY ARE HAD UPON
THE PLATES; AND WHOSO FINDETH THEM, THE SAME SHALL HAVE POWER
THAT HE MAY GET THE FULL ACCOUNT. (Ether 1:4)

AND THIS TESTIMONY SHALL COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE
LAMANITES, AND THE ISHMAELITESAND FOR THIS VERY PURPOSE ARE
THESE PLATES PRESERVED, WHICH CONTAIN THESE RECORDS, THAT THE
PROMISES OF THE LORD MIGHT BE FULFILLED, WHICH HE MADE TO HIS
PEOPLE. (D&C 3:18-19)

A DAY IN WHCH THE GOD OF HEAVEN HAS BEGUN TO RESTORE
THE ANCIENT ORDER OF HIS KINGDOM UNTO HIS SERVANTS (PLURAL)
AND HIS PEOPLEA DAY IN WHICH ALL THINGS ARE CONCURRING TO
BRING ABOUT THE COMPLETION OF THE FULLNESS OF THE GOSPELA
DAY, IN WHICH GOD HAS BEGUN TO MAKE MANIFEST AND SET IN ORDER
IN HIS CHURCH THOSE THINGS WHICH HAVE BEEN, AND THOSE THINGS
BEGIN TO BE MADE MANIFEST, WHICH HAVE BEEN HID FROM BEFORE THE
FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, AND WHICH JEHOVAH HAS PROMISED
SHOULD BE MADE KNOWN IN HIS OWN DUE TIME UNTO HIS SERVANTS
(PLURAL) TO PREPARE THE EARTH FOR THE RETURN OF HIS GLORY.
(D.H.C. Vol. 4 pp 492-493)

The important events of this decade are dependent upon the coming forth of
numerous records from out of the earth. In addition many ancient records which have
come forth in this dispensation of time, and are still coming forth in the old world, an
exceedingly large number of ancient records will come forth in America, which will
reveal many great and important truths and mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. Also,
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Among these records will be the Brass Plates of Laban, the 24 Plates of Ether, and
the sealed portion of Mormons abridgement. However, that is far from a complete
accounting of the collection. In 3 Nephi, it states:

AND THERE HAD MANY THING TRANSPIRED WHICH, IN THE EYES
OF SOME, WOULD BE GREAT AND MARVELOUS; NEVERTHELESS, THEY
CANNOT ALL BE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK, YEA, THIS BOOK CANNOT
CONTAIN EVEN A HUNDREDTH PART OF WHAT WAS DONE AMONG SO
MANY PEOPLE IN THE SPACE OF TWENTY AND FIVE YEARS; BUT BEHOLD,
THERE ARE RECORDS WHICH DO CONTAIN ALL THE PROCEEDINGS OF THIS
PEOPLE; AND A SHORTER, BUT TRUE ACCOUNT WAS GIVEN BY NEPHI.
(3 Nephi 5:8-9)

If Nephi only included less than a hundredth part of the events which transpired in
twenty-five years, imagine the number of records necessary to cover the events of the full
3,000 year period of the history of the Jaredites and Nephites in America. The main
branch of the Nephites kept very complete records of their activities and also of Gods
dealings with them for a thousand years. We have a condensed abridgement of these
many records in the Book of Mormon, but the complete collection will become available
to us sometime soon.

Furthermore, the many branch colonies which broke off form the main group also
kept records of their activities. Evidence indicates that these branch colonies spread out
all over the face of the land, including North and South America. Helaman mentions one
of these migrations in Helaman 3:8:

AND IT CAME TO PASS THAT THEY DID MULTIPLY AND SPREAD,
AND DID GO FORTH FROM THE LAND SOUTHWARD TO THE LAND
NORTHWARDAND NOW THERE ARE MANY RECORDS KEPT OF THE
PROCEEDINGS OF THIS PEOPLE, YEA, THE ACCOUNT OF THE LAMANITES
AND OF THE NEPHITES, AND THEIR WARS, AND CONTENTIONS AND
DISSENTIONS, AND THEIR PREACHING, AND THEIR PROPHECIES, AND
THEIR SHIPPING AND THEIR BUILDING OF SHIPS, AND THEIR BUILDING OF
TEMPLES, AND OF SYNAGOGUES, AND THEIR MURDERS, AND ROBBING,
AND PLUNDERING. (Helaman 3:8-13)

Helaman says that all those things which cannot be contained in his writing were
indeed recorded. Verse 15 says:

BUT BEHOLD, THERE ARE MANY BOOKS AND MANY RECORDS OF
EVERY KIND, AND THEY HAVE BEEN KEPT CHIEFLY BY THE NEPHITES.
(Helaman 3:15)

All these many records were kept because God commanded these ancient peoples
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Joseph Smith saw, at least in vision, a whole room full of records; but these were
apparently only a sampling of the many records which have been kept and hidden away
to come forth in our time.

The sealed portion of the Gold Plates, the abridgement of Mormon, contains the
VISION OF ALL given to the brother of Jared by the Lord. It appears that this same
vision, or a similar vision showing the history of the world from Adam clear down to the
end of time, was also given to Nephi and John.

It is generally believed that the angel Moroni, who delivered the gold plates to
Joseph Smith buried them again so that they could come forth again in our time and the
sealed portion could be translated and taken to the world.

The Lord told Joseph Smith:

TOUCH NOT THE THINGS THAT ARE SEALED, FOR I WILL BRING
THEM FORTH IN MINE OWN DUE TIME; FOR I WILL SHOW UNTO THE
CHILDREN OF MEN THAT I AM ABLE TO DO MINE OWN WORK.
WHEREFORE, WHEN THOU HAST READ THE WORDS WHICH I HAVE
COMMANDED THEE, AND OBTAINED THE WITNESSES WHICH I HAVE
PROMISED UNTO THEE, THEN SHALT THOU SEAL UP THE BOOK AGAIN,
AND HIDE IT UP UNTO ME, THAT I MAY PRESERVE THE WORDS WHICH
THOU HAST NOT READ, UNTIL I SHALL SEE FIT IN MINE OWN WISDOM TO
REVEAL ALL THINGS UNTO THE CHILDREN OF MEN. (2 Nephi 27:21-22)

This also makes it clear that the abridgement of Mormon will come forth again
when the Lord sees fit, and it will come forth at a time when God will reveal all things
unto the children of men.

To me this means that, at the time the sealed portion of the abridgement of
Mormon comes forth and is translated, the rest of the very large number of hidden
records (which the Lord has preserved for a wise purpose) will also be delivered up,
KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD WILL COVER THE EARTH AS THE WATERS
COVER THE SEAS. (Isaiah 11:9)

Contrary to what most Mormons believe, the restoration of all things was only
begun by Joseph Smith. The main portion of the restoration is yet to come forth.

Most Latter-day Saints are familiar with the words of 2 Nephi 27:25-26, but few
understand the full meaning of them. Verse 24 introduces this important message by
declaring:

AND AGAIN IT SHALL COME TO PASSTHAT THE LORD SHALL SAY
UNTO HIM THAT SHALL READ THE WORDS THAT SHALL BE DELIVERED
HIM: FORASMUCH AS THIS PEOPLE DRAW NEAR UNTO ME WITH THEIR


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MOUTH, AND WITH THEIR LIPS DO HONOR ME, BUT HAVE REMOVED THEIR
HEARTS FAR FROM ME, AND THEIR FEAR TOWARDS ME IS TAUGHT BY THE
PRECEPTS OF MEN; THEREFORE,I WILL PROCEED TO DO A MARVELOUS
WORK AMONG THIS PEOPLE, YEA, A MARVELOUS WORK AND A WONDER,
FOR THE WISDOM OF THEIR WISE AND LEARNED SHALL PERISH AND THE
UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR PRUDENT SHALL BE HID.

Most Latter-day Saints understand this is referring only to the restoration of the
gospel to Joseph Smith; but this event is a TYPE of a greater event to come later. The
footnotes of these verses refer us to the 29
th
chapter of Isaiah:

AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT THE LORD GOD SHALL BRING
FORTH UNTO YOU THE WORDS OF A BOOK AND THEY SHALL BE THE
WORDS OF THEM WHICH HAVE SLUMBERED, AND BEHOLD THE BOOK
SHALL BE SEALED. (1 Nephi 27:6-7)

Yes, this is talking about the gold platesthe abridgement of Mormon, from
which the Book of Mormon was translated. But now Nephi is talking about the sealed
portion of those gold plates of Mormon. Nephi continues: AND IN THE BOOK
SHALL BE A REVELATION FROM GOD, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE
WORLD TO THE ENDING THEREOF (2 Nephi 27:7)

That is what the sealed portion of the gold plates isa revelation given to the
brother of Jared. The same revelation was also given to John and Nephi, containing the
vision of all things from Adam clear down to the end of time.

In 2 Nephi 27:8-10, we read:

THE THINGS WHICH ARE SEALED SHALL NOT BE DELIVERED IN
THE DAY OF WICKEDNESS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE PEOPLE ;
WHEREFORE, THE BOOK SHALL BE KEPT FROM THEMAND THE
REVELATION WHICH WAS SEALED SHALL BE KEPT IN THE BOOK UNTIL
THE OWN DUE TIME OF THE LORD, THAT THEY MAY COME FORTH; FOR
BEHOLD THEY REVEAL ALL THINGS FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE
WORLD UNTO THE END THEREOF.

Thus the sealed portion of the abridgement of Mormon will not be delivered in the
day of wickedness and abominations of the people. It will come forth to a remnant, the
wheat, after they are removed from the tares, and the tares are bound to be burned. But it
will be available to the House of Israel gathered to the New Jerusalem. It will come forth
to a sanctified people, the remnant.

The Indians possess many records of their ancestors which contain many great
and marvelous things. They are carefully guarding these things until the time that they
are to be revealed. They will not come forth until the time of the great destruction among
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THE BALANCE OF THIS CHAPTER COMES FROM THE JOURNAL OF
DISCOURSES 16:

WHEN ALL THESE IMPORTANT RECORDS, WHICH THE LORD HAS
CAUSED TO BE MADE AND HIDDEN AWAY FOR A WISE PURPOSE, COME
FORTH AND ARE TRANSLATED. THE EARTH SHALL BE FULL OF THE
KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD, AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA. (Isaiah 22:9)

NOT ONLY THE RECORDS OF THE ANCIENT INHABITANTS OF THIS
LAND ARE TO COME FORTH, BUT THE RECORDS OF THOSE WHO SLEPT ON
THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE. THE RECORDS OF JOHN, HIM WHO BAPTIZED
THE LAMB OF GOD, ARE YET TO BE REVEALED. WE ARE INFORMED IN THE
ORIGINAL BOOK OF DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, PAGE 245, THAT THE
FULLNESS OF THE RECORD OF JOHN, IS TO BE REVEALED TO THE LATTER-
DAY SAINTS, IF WE ARE FAITHFUL.

BUT SHALL WE STOP WITH THESE RECORDS? NO. LET ME REPEAT
TO YOU THE WORDS OF THE LORD. THE LORD SAID TO NEPHI, SPEAKING
OF THE LATTER DAYS, THAT THE NEPHITES SHALL HAVE THE WORDS OF
THE JEWS, AND THE JEWS SHALL HAVE THE WORDS OF THE NEPHITES;
AND THE LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL SHALL HAVE THE WORDS OF THE
NEPHITES AND THE JEWS; AND I WILL GATHER THE PEOPLE FROM THE
FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH; AND MY WORDS SHALL BE GATHERED IN
ONE, THE RECORDS OF THE NEPHITES UPON THIS LAND. AND NUMEROUS
PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN PLANTED ON TH ISLANDS OF THE SEA, ARE TO
BE GATHERED IN ONE, FOR THEY WERE RIGHTEOUS IN SOME OF THEIR
EARLIER GENERATIONS; AND THAT KNOWLEDGE IS YET TO BE BROUGHT
FORTH; AND WHEN THESE ISLANDS SHALL DELIVER UP THEIR PEOPLE,
THEIR RECORDS SHALL BE GATHERED IN ONE.

AND AGAIN, CONCERNING WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY, WE HAVE GOT
A BIBLE, AND WE NEED NO MORE BIBLE, KNOW YE NOT THAT I AM THE
SAME GOD, YESTEDAY AND FOREVER; AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS,
THAT I SHALL SPEAK TO THE JEWS, AND THEY SHALL WRITE IT. I SHALL
SPEAK TO THE LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL, AND THEY SHALL WRITE IT. I
WILL SPEAK TO ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH, AND THEY SHALL
WRITE IT. AND BY MY WORDS THAT ARE SPOKEN, SHALL THE CHILDREN
OF MEN BE JUDGED ACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS. ALL THESE THINGS
SHALL COME FORTH TO FILL THE EARTH WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.

WE GO TO THE BOOK OF DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, WHERE WE
FIND THAT THE LORD IS TO REVEAL MANY OF HIS GREAT AND
MARVELOUS PURPOSES THAT HAVE BEEN KEPT HID FROM THE
FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD; AND THINGS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN
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DIFFERENT RECORDS REFERRED TO SHOULD BE REVEALED, AND THAT
THE ISLANDS OF THE SEA SHOULD DELIVER UP THEIR KNOWLEDGE, BUT
IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE HEAVENS SHOULD GIVE THE KNOWLEDGE
WHICH WAS BEFORE OUR EARTH WAS CREATED. AND YOU ARE
STUDENTS IN THIS GREAT UNIVERSITY, WHICH GOD HAS ESTABLISHED,
TO STUDY CONCERNING GOD AND GET A KNOWLEDGE OF THINGS PAST
AND PRESENT, AND THINGS THAT ARE TO COME; A KNOWLEDGE THAT
COMES THROUGH THE POWER AND INSPIRATION OF THE HOLY GHOST.
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RECEIVE YE THE LIGHT

The thirteenth Article of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
declares WE BELIEVE ALL THINGS. I assume that this refers to ALL TRUTHS,
since we are warned against Satans lies. But Mormons do not believe truths which they
dont like, or truths which conflict with their traditions.

There are countless people on the earth today, even among the LDS, who have
closed their minds to everything except what appeals to them. They even reject
scriptures written as plain as words can be, if they declare any truth which opposes things
that they want to believe and have been taught for many years.


Throughout the scriptures we see the expression THOSE WHO HAVE EYES TO
SEE AND EARS TO HEAR, meaning that there are many important messages contained
in the scriptures which will be missed by the unprepared and the hard of heart, and blind
of mind.

By the power of the Holy Ghost, you can know the truth of all things. IF ANY
OF YOU LACK WISDOM, LET HIM ASK OF GOD, THAT GIVETH TO ALL MEN
LIBERALLY AND UPBRAIDETH (criticize, reproach, belittle) NOT; AND IT SHALL
BE GIVEN HIM.

BUT LET HIM ASK IN FAITH, NOTHING WAIVERING. FOR HE THAT
WAVERETH IS LIKE A WAVE OF THE SEA DRIVEN WITH THE WIND AND
TOSSED.

FOR LET NOT THAT MAN THINK THAT HE SHALL RECEIVE
ANYTHING FROM THE LORD. (James 1:5-7)

Closed minds receive nothing from the Lord. Promptings and light from the Holy
Ghost are constantly offered, but we must {be willing to} receive, and we will only
receive if we are open to it. If our minds are already firmly made up on any issue, the
Holy Ghost is shut out.

Truth cannot be forced upon anyone, they must receive it willingly. We must
open the shutters of our mind and our heart if we are to receive light. The lord teaches us
line upon line, and precept upon precept, here a little and there a little. He will give us no
more if we reject the last thing he has given us. Our limitations are self-imposed. So
throw open the shutters of your mind and RECEIVE YE THE LIGHT that is offered you.

One of the problems which persons who are open and receiving light and truth
have is that in their desire to share that which they have received, they have a tendency to
open all the doors and windows at once on a dark room, and those in the room shrink
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door gradually, one at a time to allow them to accustom themselves to the light, otherwise
those who are in darkness at noon-day will reject the light.

THE LIGHT SHINETH FORTH IN DARKNESS, BUT THE DARKNESS
COMPREHENDETH IT NOT. (D&C 6:21)

We have reached that point in time when the light is increasing and the Lord is
offering GREATER THINGS than the basic principles which have long been taught and
readily accepted by traditional Mormons. Soon the greater things which Christ taught the
Nephites, but have been withheld from us because of unbelief, (3Nepni 26:6-12) will
become available to those who have prepared themselves to receive it. According to the
parable of the ten virgins, only half of the active Latter-day Saints will accept these
greater things. The other half will not receive them because they have not prepared
themselves to receive greater light. Unfortunately, many of those Latter-day Saints who
profess to know God, remain sealed against the light and truth and knowledge that is
offered them.

BUT BEHOLD VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT THERE ARE MANY
WHO HAVE BEEN ORDAINED AMONG YOU, WHOM I HAVE CALLED, BUT
FEW ARE CHOSEN.

THEY WHO ARE NOT CHOSEN HAVE SINNED A VERY GREVIOUS SIN,
IN THAT THEY ARE WALKING IN DARKNESS AT NOON-DAY. (D&C 95:5-6)

So just because you may be an active Latter-day Saint, a full tithe payer, and
temple recommend holder, and may have been called and ordained, you may not be
chosen to a greater inheritance because you may be guilty of rejecting the greater truths
which would prepare you for greater things.

AS ASTONISHING AS IT MAY SEEM, THE MOST SEALED MINDS ARE
OFTEN THE HALLELUJAH SHOUTERS, THE HOLIER THAN THOU ONES, THE
FANATICAL RELIGIONISTS, STEEPED IN BIGOTRY AND HEALED IN SELF-
RIGHTEEOUSNESS.

THERE ARE THOSE ALSO WHO ARE SEALED BY THE TRADITIONS OF
THEIR FATHERSTHE OLD THINGS HAVE FILLED THEIR PLACES WELL,
BUT NEW THINGS MUST COME. (Sons of God, p 100)

Yes, what has been truth in the past is still truth today, but there are many truths
that are only now becoming known. To refuse to accept truth simply because it is new to
us damns our progression and often starts us going backward.

Ancient records which have been withheld from us because of the hardness of our
hearts and the blindness of our minds are about to come forth to enlighten those who have
eyes to see and ears to hear, with greater things. Those who cling to past traditions will
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AND INFINITE COMPASSIOIN AS WE GO ON OUR WAY. THE GREAT
INVISIBLE LIGHT CANNOT PENETRATE THAT WHICH IS SEALED. TO
APPROACH SUCH WITH SPOKEN WORDS OF LIGHT AND DIVINE
REASONING MAKES THEM INSTANTLY [uncomfortable]. INSTINCTIVELY
THEY FEEL THE NEED TO DEFEND THEIR STANDLEST HEARING THEY
WOULD BE REQUIRED TO READJUST THEIR THINKING. THIS
READJUSTMENT IS MOST DIFFICULT FOR THOSE WHO ARE SEALED,
EITHER IN THE TRADITIONS OF THEIR FATHERS, OR IN FANATICAL
DOCTRINES. IT IS EASIER TO LIVE BY FALSEHOODS THAN TO CHANGE
ONES MIND, IF ONE DOES NOT LOVE TRUTH MORE THAN HE LOVES LIFE,
OR HIS OWN OPINIONS. A SINCERE, DEEP LOVE OF TRUTH PERMITS NO
SEALS.

FOR ALL WHO ARE NOT OPEN TO LIGHT OR TRUTH IN ITS FULLEST
SENSE, THERE STANDS RESTRICTIONS TO PROGRESS AS DEFINITE AND AS
REAL AS SOLID FORTIFIED WALLS, WHICH EACH INDIVIDUAL HAS
CONSTRUCTED AROUND HIMSELF. LIGHT CANNOT PENETRATE SUCH SELF
MADE FORTIFICATIONS FOR THEY ARE CONSTRUCTED OF DARKNESS.
(Sons of God, pp101-102)

AND WHEN THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES IS COME IN, A LIGHT
SHALL BREAK FORTH AMONG THEM THAT SIT IN DARKNESS, AND IT
SHALL BE THE FULLNESS OF MY GOSPEL;

BUT THEY RECEIVE IT NOT; FOR THEY PERCEIVE NOT THE LIGHT,
AND THEY TURN THEIR HEARTS FROM ME BECAUSE OF THE PRECEPTS OF
MEN.

AND IN THAT GENERATION SHALL THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES BE
FULFILLED. (D&C 45:28-30)

Because the Latter-day Saints are the gentiles of these last days who were given
the light, or offered the fullness of the gospel, and perceived not the light, and they turn
their hearts from God because of the precepts of men, and choose to follow man rather
than God, the TIMES OF THE GENTILES is about fulfilled, and the fullness of the
gospel of the Father is being taken from the gentiles (us) and is about to be given back to
the House of Israel. (3 Nephi 16:10-11)

Throughout the scriptures we find the Lord referring to those who have eyes to
see and/or ears to hear. The expression is used to differentiate between several types of
blindness and a select few who see, understand, and accept truths when they are
presented to them, sometimes in words EVEN AS PLAIN AS WORDS CAN BE.

There are people who just cannot see what the scriptures are telling us, largely
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composition. These people also often cannot recognize the still small voice of the Holy
Ghost which prompts continually.

Then there are those who just plain reject truths the scriptures tell us, even though
others may point these truths out to them. The main reason they reject these truths and
warnings is because they dont want them to be true; they are often contrary to their
traditions. Traditions that we have been taught and believed all of our lives are difficult
and often painful to abandon. We can reject a prompting of the Holy Ghost for a while,
and he may be patient and persistent, but there will come a time when the spirit will no
longer strive with us. Rejecting the promptings of the Holy Ghost is an unpardonable sin;
it will have its consequences.

On the other hand, there are those who recognize and accept truth when they see
or hear it. These are they who have eyes to see and ears to hear. These are the elect of
God, and they came to this earth with a spark of recognition which was ignited during a
previous existence. Because of the foolish, false, silly, wicked, and abominable traditions
of our fathers, we may resist some truths that are painful to us, but after the Holy Ghost
patiently works with us, we do accept these truths even though we may prefer that they
be false. Hardness of heart and blindness of mind is the great destroyer of souls, and the
scriptures warn us against this condition, 31 times.

The mainspring of all corruption is TRADITION and the foolish traditions of our
fathers keep us in spiritual bondage.

Speaking specifically to members of the Mormon Church, but recognizing that
other faiths are also subject to tradition and hardness of heart, I declare openly and
without apology that things are not exactly as we have been taught all of our lives. These
volumes are for the purpose of presenting for your consideration another view for the
Latter-day Saint.

You need not take my word for it, however, you should call upon God, in the
name of Jesus Christ to tell you by the Holy Spirit whether these things are true or false.
But you must ask with an open mind and a sincere heart, FOR YE RECEIVE NO
WITNESS UNTIL AFTER THE TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH. (Ether 12:6) But for those
who honestly search, you will find.

If your mind is already made up and you are only asking the Lord to confirm and
support your desires, you will receive nothing from the Holy Spirit. So open your mind;
read, learn and pray for confirmation of truth.

A Young man ran and told Moses that there were men in the camp who were
prophesying. Joshua told Moses to forbid them from prophesying. But Moses replied,
WOULD GOD THAT ALL THE LORDS PEOPLE WERE PROPHETS, AND THAT
THE LORD WOULD PUT HIS SPIRIT UPON THEM. (Numbers 11:27-29)



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Not long ago, I heard it said that there were some people in the Church who
believe that they understand the scriptures better then those who have been duly called
and set apart as church leaders. He warned against such beliefs. Let it be clearly
understood that one does not need to be a church leader to obtain information and
interpretations from the Holy Spirit; you have the same privilege as they do in this regard.

Another false teaching of man is that nothing important will come to us except
through the president of the Church. This is an attempt to obtain from the members
unquestioning and total obedience to the president of the Church. It is an attempt to tie
the Lords hands and limit him. Who are we to tell the Lord what he can do and what he
cant do, or who he can inspire or speak to and who he cant?

The Lord has promised us that in these last days: THAT I WILL POUR OUT
MY SPIRIT UPON ALL FLESH; AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS
SHALL PROPHSEY, YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS, YOUR YOUNG
MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS: AND ALSO UPON THE SERVANTS AND UPON THE
HANDMAIDS IN THOSE DAYS WILL I POUR OUT MY SPIRIT. (Joel 2:28-29) So
dont believe anyone who tells you that the Lord only works through general authorities
of the church, or that any vision, revelation or promptings that you receive has to be from
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IDENTIFYING ISRAEL

One of the many reasons people have trouble understanding the scriptures is
because the often used word ISRAEL does not always refer to the small piece of land
which lies on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Many of the scriptural
references to Israel refer to a people rather than to a nation or a geographical area.

Does the word Israel, then, when used in association and connection to a people,
refer to the Jews? NO IT DOES NOT! After the tribes of Israel, the descendants of
Jacob, came out of Egypt and conquered the land called Palestine, David united the tribes
into one nation. Then later, they split into two separate nations called the KINGDOM OF
JUDAH and the KINGDOM OF ISRAEL. The KINGDOM OF JUDAH consisted of the
tribe of Judah, part of the tribe of Benjamin, and most of the tribe of Levi. All the rest of
the tribes made up the KINGDOM OF ISRAEL.

Jerusalem was situated in the assigned geographical area given to the tribe of
Benjamin and became the headquarters of the nation and kingdom of Judah. According
to the inheritance of Jacob, and the assignment of the Lord, Judah is the kingship branch
of the House of Israel.

But Ephraim received the birthright of Israel. When the tribes separated into two
separate nations, the tribe of Ephraim was the largest and most powerful tribe, as well as
the birthright tribe, and their capital was established in SAMARIA. This nation and this
people were, from that time forward, called ISRAEL.

In latter-day prophecy, the word ISRAEL, when used in relation to a people,
refers to Ephraim and his fellows. Keeping that in mind helps us to better understand
prophecy pertaining to the last days.

In the later days, the tribe of Ephraim, for the most part, was brought to the
United States by the Lord. This is the land of their inheritance. Thus, when used in
latter-day prophecy in reference to a nation, the word ISRAEL refers to the United States.

But to confuse matters, there are last days prophecies that refer to the United
States of America as EGYPT. This is because Ephraim was born in Egypt to Joseph and
an Egyptian mother. So sometimes, in the Lords method of cloaking things in
symbolism and mystery, the word Egypt is used as a metaphor for the United States. As
you can see, it is necessary to use the Holy Spirit in correctly understanding the
scriptures, and we must STUDY and PONDER the scriptures as well, rather than
simply reading them if we are to obtain the full messages conveyed to those who HAVE
EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR.

Follow with me now through a few scriptures which, when properly understood,
define Israel, as a people, as the tribe of Ephraim, and as a nation, to the United States of
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MOREOVER, I WILL APPOINT A PLACE FOR MY PEOPLE ISRAEL, AND
I WILL PLANT THEM, THAT THEY MAY DWELL IN A PLACE OF THEIR OWN,
AND MOVE NO MORE, NEITHER SHALL THE CHILDREN OF WICKEDNESS
AFFLICT THEM ANYMORE, AS BEFORE TIME. (2 Samuel 7:10)

This does not refer to the House of Judah; their history is one of moving from
place to place, and being afflicted by others. At the time Nathan, the prophet, received
this word from the Lord, the tribes were united in one nation under David. They were
already planted in their own assigned inheritance. The Lord is obviously speaking about
a future planting in a place of their own, for his people Israel. Even after the Jews gather
to the modern nation of Israel, they will be sorely afflicted by the Arabs clear up to the
battle of Armageddon. Eventually, they will receive their inheritance in their own lands,
but the remnant of Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh), were brought to America where to
this time, Ephraim has prospered and has been protected from their enemies.

FOR THE LORD THY GOD BLESSETH THEE, AS HE PROMISED THEE,
AND THOU SHALT LEND UNTO MANY NATIONS, BUT THOU SHALT NOT
BORROW, AND THOU SHALT REIGN OVER MANY NATIONS, BUT THEY
SHALL NOT REIGN OVER THEE. (Deuteronomy 15:6)

The nation of Israel has not only borrowed many times from the United States,
they have been completely dependant upon the U.S. The nation of Israel has been
reigned over by many other nations throughout history, but the United States has not
(yet). The United States lends unto many nations, Israel does not.

FOR THE LORD THY GOD BRINGETH THEE INTO A GOOD LAND, A
LAND OF BROOKS OF WATER, OF FOUNTAINS, AND DEPTHS THAT SPRING
OUT OF VALLEYS AND HILLS; A LAND OF WHEAT, AND BARLEY, AND
VINES, AND FIG TREES, AND PROEGRANATES; A LAND OF OLIVE OIL AND
HONEY, (a land of abundance)

A LAND WHEREIN THOU SHALT EAT BREAD WITHOUT SCARCENESS,
THOU SHALT NOT LACK FOR ANYTHING IN IT; A LAND WHOSE STONES
ARE IRON, AND OUT OF WHOSE HILLS THOU MAYEST DIG BRASS.
(Deuteronomy 8:8-9)

AND OF JOSEPH HE SAID, BLESSED OF THE LORD BE HIS LAND, FOR
THE PRECIOUS THINGS OF HEAVEN, FOR THE DEW, AND FOR THE DEEP
(water) THAT COUCHETH BENEATH. AND FOR THE PRECIOUS FRUITS
BROUGHT FORTH BY THE SUN, AND FOR THE PRECIOUS THINGS PUT
FORTH BY THE MOON.

AND FOR THE PRECIOUS THINGS OF THE EARTH AND FULLNESS
THEREOF, AND FOR THE GOODWILL OF HIM THAT DWELT IN THE BUSH
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THE TOP OF THE HEAD OF HIM THAT WAS SEPARATED FROM HIS
BRETHREN.

HIS GLORY IS LIKE THE FIRSTLING OF HIS BULLOCK, AND HIS
HORNS ARE LIKE THE HORNS OF UNICORNS: WITH THEM HE SHALL PUSH
THE PEOPLE TOGETHER TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH; AND THEY ARE THE
TEN THOUSANDS OF EPHRAIM, AND THEY ARE THE THOUSANDS OF
MANASSEHTHEY SHALL CALL THE PEOPLE (of God) INTO THE
MOUNTAIN; THERE THEY SHALL OFFER SACRIFICES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS;
FOR THEY SHALL SUCK OF THE ABUNDANCE OF THE SEAS, AND OF
TREASURES HID IN THE SAND. (Deuteronomy 33:13-19)

The descendants of Joseph through Ephraim and Manasseh were brought to
America by the Lord. When used in reference to a people of the latter days, the word
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UNDERSTANDING THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

While the Book of Mormon is smooth and direct, the Doctrine and Covenants is,
in contrast, broken up and crammed full of promises and prophecies that have not yet
happened.

The first and perhaps most important key to understanding the various messages
of the Doctrine and Covenants is to realize, and accept as fact, that many events and
activities promised or mentioned ARE YET TO BE FULFILLED.

Many of the revelations were directed specifically to individuals living at the
time. While some of those events, activities, and promises may have been partially
fulfilled at that time and with those particular people mentioned, most of those that never
happened are TYPES of events that are to happen later, perhaps even to someone else.

The key to ask yourself: DID THIS EVENT ACTUALLY HAPPEN? DID THE
PERSON MENTIONED ACTUALLY PERFORM OR RECEIVE THE PROMISED
BLESSING? WAS THE PROPHECY LITERALLY FULFILLED?

If the answer is NO, then the event is a TYPE of an event which is to be fulfilled
at a later time by someone else, or perhaps even by the person to whom the revelation
was directed.

A few examples will be presented here to illustrate my point. Doctrine and
Covenants 6 is a revelation given to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. It contains
instruction and promises which, on the surface, appear to be promises to Oliver Cowdery
pertaining to his part in the great and marvelous work of the Lord among the children of
men in these last days.

Beginning with verse 25, we read: AND BEHOLD, I GRANT UNTO YOU A
GIFT, IF YOU DESIRE OF ME, TO TRANSLATE EVEN AS MY SERVANT
JOSEPH.

Now we must ask: WAS OLIVER COWDERY EVER ABLE TO TRANSLATE
EVEN AS MY SERVANT JOSEPH? The answer is NO!

But most will say, these promises are contingent upon faithfulness and
worthiness, and Oliver Cowdery did not remain faithful and worthy. BUT HE WAS
FAITHFUL UNTIL WELL AFTER THE WORK OF TRANSLATING WAS
COMPLETED. In fact, in 1836, he and Joseph Smith were in the Kirtland Temple when
the Savior, Moses, Elias, and Elijah appeared and restored keys for the furtherance of the
Lords work. In 1837, Oliver Cowdery was appointed assistant counselor to the First
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After the work of translating the Book of Mormon had begun, the Lord informed Oliver
and Joseph that there were OTHER records:

WHICH CONTAIN MUCH OF MY GOSPEL, WHICH HAVE BEEN KEPT
BACK BECAUSE OF THE WICKEDNESS OF THE PEOPLE; AND NOW I
COMMAND YOU, THAT IF YOU HAVE GOOD DESIRESA DESIRE TO LAY UP
TREASURES FOR YOURSELF IN HEAVENTHEN SHALL YOU ASSIST IN
BRINGING TO LIGHT, WITH YOUR GIFT, THOSE PARTS OF MY SCRIPTURES
WHICH HAVE BEEN HIDDEN BECAUSE OF INIQUITY. (D&C 6:26-27)

Did Oliver ever assist in bringing forth those other parts of the Lords scriptures,
which remained hidden because of iniquity? No, he did not. Did the Lord lie? NO,
THIS IS SIMPLY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE LORD TEACHES THOSE WHO
LEARN BY THE SPIRIT.

Oliver Cowdery was used by the Lord as a TYPE of some later person who is to
bring to light other records WHICH CONTAIN MUCH OF THE GOSPEL OF GOD.

Understanding this, you should take a DEEPER LOOK AT THE REST OF
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ACHIEVING A ZION SOCIETY

As Latter-day Saints, we have been commanded by God to bring forth and
establish the cause of Zion. In order to do that, it is necessary that we fully understand
exactly what it is that we are supposed to bring forth and establish. A Zion community
must be conceived before it can be achieved. No society has ever accidentally stumbled
into a Zion condition. It must be a well charted course, fully understood and then worked
for.

Thus a Zion Society comes only as a result of effort. Both learning and acting.
This seems to be a major stumbling block with Latter-day Saints. We seem to be waiting
for the Prophet to declare that we are now a Zion Society. Unfortunately, it doesnt begin
there.

Zion is defines as THE PURE IN HEART. It is not merely a religion of forms
and observances, nor pious gestures and impressive mannerisms. It is strictly a condition
of the heart.

The first step in becoming a Zion Society must be to embark upon a massive
educational process that will help us understand the goal we have been commanded to
attain. As Latter-day Saints, we have been much more successful at creating an effective
social organization than in taking advantage of the educational opportunities available to
us. For the most part, we are mentally lazy.

The first thing we must do is totally accept the fact that THE GLORY OF GOD
IS INTELLIGENCE, and that the whole purpose of the gospel and the church programs
is to help us obtain the glory of God. This one little statement from the 93
rd
section of the
Doctrine and Covenants, is probably one of the most used, least understood, and most
ignored statements in all of Mormonism.

First of all, lets define the glory of God. Dictionaries define glory as a state of
extreme well being, the splendor and bliss of heaven, and a state of perfect happiness.
The scriptures seem to agree with this definition. The Lord told Moses: THIS IS MY
WORK AND MY GLORY, or in other words, the reason for my state of perfect
happiness.

The scriptures contain over eighty references to THE GLORY OF GOD; all of
them consistent with this concept. The glory of God is the very thing that makes him
different from us. When we obtain that same glory, we will also be gods. So when we
say THE GLORY OF GOD IS INTELLIGENCE, we are saying that the thing that
makes God a God is his degree of intelligence.

Since the LDS Church is the only philosophy in the world that believes that it is
possible for man to actually become a God, it becomes very important that we understand
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ourselves. Thus, since the Glory of God is intelligence, we must obtain the same degree
of intelligence which God possesses if we are to fulfill the ultimate destiny possible.

What does the Lord mean when He uses the word intelligence? At first glance
one might suppose that it has reference to ones I.Q., and that the higher ones I.Q., the
better his chance for salvation. However, Joseph Smith apparently recognized the
limitation of the English language and further defined intelligence for us. He said, THE
GLORY OF GOD IS INTELLIGENCE OR IN OTHER WORDS, LIGHT AND
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THE PARABLE OF D&C 88

The Lord gives us a parable in Doctrine and Covenants 88:51-61. Although this
parable comprises only ten verses, the Lord has structured it with two separate Chiasms
to emphasize the importance of this parable and draw attention to an important but
obscured point of doctrine which only those who have eyes to see can discern.

At the end of this parable, Christ says, I LEAVE THESE SAYINGS WITH
YOU TO PONDER IN YOUR HEARTS. He is telling us that there is more in this
parable than the average Latter-day Saint will see, and he encourages us to ponder these
words in our heart and pray for the assistance of the Holy Ghost in understanding the
greater message contained therein. However, unless you are of the proper seed, you
probably will not accept the message Christ has hidden in this parable for HIS sheep,
because of the false and foolish traditions of the fathers.

CHIASTIC STRUCTURE NUMBER ONE

A. And thus they received the light of his countenance vs. 58
B. Every man in his hour and in his time and season vs. 58
C. Beginning at the first and so on unto the last vs. 59
C. From the last unto the first and from the first unto the last vs. 59
B. Every man in his own order until his hour is finished vs. 60
A. That they all might be glorified vs. 60


CHIASTIC STRUCTURE NUMBER TWO (D&C 88)

A. I WILL LIKEN THESE KINGDOMS vs. 51
B. YE SHALL BEHOLD THE JOY OF MY COUNTENANCE vs. 52
C. I WILL VISIT YOU WITH THE JOY OF MY COUNTENANCE vs. 53
D. I WILL VISIT YOU vs. 54
E. AND SO ON UNTO THE TWELFTH
F. THE LORD OF THE FIELD WENT UNTO THE FIRST vs. 56
G. He was made glad with the light of the countenance of the Lord vs. 56
F. AND THEN HE WITHDREW FROM THE FIRST vs. 57
E. AND SO ON UNTO THE TWELFTH vs. 57
D. THAT HE MIGHT VISIT THE SECOND ALSO vs. 57
C. THEY RECEIVED THE LIGHT OF THE COUNTENANCE
OF THE LORD
B. THAT THEY MIGHT BE GLORIFIED vs. 60
A. I WILL LIKEN ALL THESE KINGDOMS vs. 61







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This is the parable of D&C 88, beginning with verse 51.

BEHOLD, I WILL LIKEN THESE KINGDOMS UNTO A MAN HAVING A
FIELD, AND HE SENT FORTH HIS SERVANTS INTO THE FIELD TO DIG IN THE
FIELD.

And the Lord will come to the laborers in the field twelve times (verse 55).

AND THUS THEY ALL RECEIVED THE LIGHT OF THE COUNTENANCE
OF THEIR LORD, EVERY MAN IN HIS HOUR, AND IN HIS TIME, AND IN HIS
SEASONBEGINNING AT THE FIRST, AND SO ON UNTO THE LAST, AND
FROM THE FIRST UNTO THE LAST; EVERY MAN IN HIS OWN ORDER, UNTIL
THE HOUR WAS FINISHED, EVEN ACCORDING AS HIS LORD HAD
COMMANDED HIM, THAT HIS LORD MIGHT BE GLORIFIED IN HIM. AND
HE IN HIS LORD, THAT THEY MIGHT ALL BE GLORIFIED.

This parable tells us that ALL men will be glorified eventually, not one will be
left with no glory in the end. And in glorifying EVERY MAN IN HIS HOUR, AND IN
HIS TIME, AND IN HIS SEASON, FROM THE FIRST TO THE LAST, EVERY MAN
IN HIS OWN ORDER, the Lord is also glorified.

But men are not all glorified in the same season. Some may take as many as
twelve seasons to obtain their glory, and they do not all receive the same glory, but all
will receive some portion of Gods glory.

AND THUS THEY ALL RECEIVED THE LIGHT OF THE COUNTENANCE
OF THEIR LORD. (D&C 88:58)

Why does the Lord give us up to twelve chances to be glorifiedthat they ALL
might receive the light of the countenance of their Lord? Because: THIS IS MY
WORK AND MY GLORYTO GRING TO PASS THE IMMORTALITY AND THE
ETERNAL LIFE OF MAN. (Moses 1:39) Not some men, ALL MEN.

They will not all receive the fullness of his glory, but all will receive some portion
of his glory in their own time.

The standard concept of the plan of salvation taught in the LDS Church would
have a very small percentage, perhaps as little as 1%, of Gods children ever obtaining
exaltation in the Celestial Kingdom, because only a very small percentage of the worlds
present population are even members of the LDS Church. Probably as many as half of
them are considered ineligible by most church members because of inactivity or
lifestyles. The parable of the ten virgins indicates that only half of those active
members who consider themselves worthy will be accepted by Christ because they will
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Active Latter-day Saints, either consciously or sub-consciously, would like to
believe that this is a true concept because in their minds it elevates them to a status far
above the masses. But the Lord views his children in a different light. He has pure love
and concern for ALL of his children, and he wants all of them to become joint heirs of all
that he has to offer.

Would you, as a parent, devise a plan that would ban 99% of your children from
returning to your presence? I cannot conceive of a loving and caring God that would
enforce or even conceive of such a plan.

God would, and has, provided additional opportunities for even the weakest and
most rebellious of his children. Hell will have an end! (Acts 2:27; Revelations 20:13)

Those who are resurrected with TELESTIAL bodies will be administered to by
terrestrial beings and those with TERRESTRIAL bodies will be ministered to by
Celestial beings. What purpose and meaning would there be in this if it was not for the
purpose of helping them better their position? The purpose is because THEY SHALL
BE HEIRS OF SALVATION. (D&C 76:88) Even those who inherit the Celestial
Kingdom can look forward to something greater. THEN THE WHITE STONE
MENTIONED IN REVELATION 2:17 WILL BECOME A URIM AND THUMMIM
TO EACH INDIVIDUAL WHO RECEIVES ONE, WHEREBY THINGS
PERTAINING TO A HIGHER ORDER OF KINGDOMS WILL BE MADE KNOWN.
(D&C 130:10)

The parable of D&C 88 provides a glimpse, or a hint, of a far greater and more
complex plan for the salvation and inheritance of Gods children than that which is taught
in the LDS Church, even though the plan taught in the LDS Church is far greater and
more complete than those taught in any other church with which I am familiar.

Think about it! If 99 percent of Gods children will never obtain the glory and
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THE GOAL IS IN SIGHT

Your path is difficultit must be so. There is no work in life as hard as waiting,
and yet I say, wait. Wait until I show you my will. Proof it is of my love and of my
certainty of your true discipleship. Be grateful that I give you difficult tasks.

Again, I say, wait. All motion is more easy than patient waiting. So many of my
servants have marred their work and hindered the progress of my work by premature
activity.

WAIT! I will not over-try your spiritual strength. You are like a person helpless
on a raft in mid-ocean. But lo! There cometh towards you, one walking on the waters
like unto the Son of Man. When you receive him you will be at the place where you
should be.

All of your toil and all of your activity could not have accomplished the journey
sooner. Wait and trust me, wait and fear not. A very beautiful future lies before you just
out of sight now, a new existence in which in every happening you are conscious of me.

Be in all things led by the spirit of God and trust me. Give me not only trust, but
gladness.

In a race, it is not the start that hurts, and not even the pace of the stretch. It is
when the goal is in sight that the real test comes. It is then that the heart and nerves and
courage are strained almost beyond human endurance. The real test comes when you are
almost at the point of giving up.

With you, now, the goal is in sight; give your final cry unto me. Can you not see
that strain and the trials indicate that your race is nearly run? Heed my voice of
encouragement. Remember that I am by your side, spurring you on to victory.

In the annals of heaven, the saddest records are those that tell of the many who
started well, and ran well, with stout hearts, until the goal was in sight, and then their
faith and courage failed. The whole host of heaven longed to cry out to continue to
endure, to implore the last spurt, but they could not endure to the end.

Would that they had listened and trusted in me as you have. Realize that I have
run beside you, giving you my support in your moments of despair. Know that you
would have broken down under the weight of your cares but for those renewing times
with me. It is not the hearing so much as being in my presence. The strengthening
powers of this you cannot know, it is beyond human reckoning.

You must never fail to keep the times apart from me, and you will yet be
transformed physically, mentally, and spiritually into my likeness.

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THE ARM OF THE LORD

AND I WOULD, MY BRETHREN, THAT YE SHOULD KNOW THAT ALL
THE KINDREDS OF THE EARTH CANNOT BE BLESSED UNLESS HE SHALL
MAKE BARE HIS ARM IN THE EYES OF THE NATIONS. WHEREFORE, THE
LORD GOD WILL PROCEED TO MAKE BARE HIS ARM IN THE EYES OF THE
NATIONS, IN BRINGING ABOUT HIS COVENANTS AND HIS GOSPEL UNTO
THOSE WHO ARE OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL. (1 Nephi 22:10-11)

What is Nephi talking about? What does he mean by the Lord making bare his
arm in the eyes of the nations? It obviously has something to do with bringing about
Gods gospel and covenant unto those who are of the House of Israel.

As a result of the Lord baring his arm in the eyes of the nations, the house of
Israel will be brought out of captivity and gathered to the lands of their inheritance and
know that the Lord is their Savior and Redeemer, the mighty one of Israel.
(1 Nephi 22:11-12)

AND NOW BEHOLD, THIS WAS THE DESIRE WHICH I DESIRED OF
HIMTHAT IF IT SHOULD SO BE, THAT MY PEOPLE, THE NEPHITES,
SHOULD FALL INTO TRANSGRESSION, AND BY ANY MEANS BE
DESTROYED, AND THE LAMANITES WOULD NOT BE DESTROYED, THAT
THE LORD GOD WOULD PRESERVE A RECORD OF MY PEOPLE, THE
NEPHITES; EVEN IF IT SO BE BY THE POWER OF HIS HOLY ARM, THAT IT
MIGHT BE BROUGHT FORTH AT SOME FUTURE DAY UNTO THE
LAMANITES, THAT PERHAPS THEY MIGHT BE BROUGHT UNTO
SALVATION. (Enos 13)

A record of the Nephites was preserved by the Lord and an abridegment of these
records has come forth under the name of THE BOOK OF MORMON. If these records
of the Nephites were preserved by the power of the holy arm of God, as Enos prayed for,
what was the force or power by which they were preserved? It was not the church or the
gospel that preserved them, but it could have been the priesthood, which is the power of
God, that preserved and protected these records down through the centuries.

AND IT CAME TO PASS THAT HE DID ACCORDING AS THE LORD HAD
COMMANDED HIM. AND THEY DEPARTED OUT OF THE LAND INTO THE
WILDERNESS, AS MANY AS WOULD HEARKEN UNTO THE VOICE OF THE
LORD; AND THEY WERE LED BY MANY PREACHINGS AND PROPHESYINGS.
AND THEY WERE ADMONISHED CONTINAULLY BY THE WORD OF GOD;
AND THEY WERE LED BY THE POWER OF HIS ARM, THROUGH THE
WILDERNESS, UNTIL THEY CAME DOWN INTO THE LAND WHICH IS
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The power of the Lords arm in this instance would be the priesthood, but it could
also be referring to inspiration, revelation, visions, guidance, or even a liahona. The
power of the Lords arm in this case is simply guidance from God.

WHO HATH BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM IS THE ARM
OF THE LORD REVEALED? (Isaiah 53:1; Mosiah 14:1) This it talking about a
servant whom we generally accept as being Jesus Christ. The only problem I see with
that interpretation is that this servant is said to have no form no comeliness and no beauty
that we should desire him. Perhaps his physical appearance was not particularly
attractive. Perhaps if Christ comes to the earth in the latter-days as a prophet, and servant
and descendant of Joseph, he will not display the same facial features that he did before.

The New Jerusalem Bible translates this: WHO HAS GIVEN CREDENCE TO
WHAT WE HAVE HEARD? AND WHO HAS SEEN IN IT A REVELATION OF
YAHWEHS ARM? This translation has the Lord being Yahweh and his arm being
revelation. Yahweh is the name that the Jews claim the God of Moses referred to himself
as on Mr. Sinai. Latter-day Saints generally believe that the God of Moses was Jesus
Christ in his spirit body.

In 3 Nephi 20:35, Jesus Christ says that THE FATHER HATH MADE BARE
HIS HOLY ARM IN THE EYES OF THE NATIONS. Verses 30 to 34 make it quite
clear that Jesus is here talking about HIS Father. If the arm of the Lord is revelation then
both Christ and his Father could make bare their holy arm in the eyes of the nations. But
if the arm of the Lord is Jesus Christ, then God the Father must reveal him to the nations
of the earth in the last days.

AND THE ARM OF THE LORD SHALL BE REVEALED; AND THE DAY
COMETH THAT THEY WHO WILL NOT HEAR THE VOICE OF THE LORD,
NEITHER THE VOICE OF HIS SERVANTS, NEITHER GIVE HEED TO THE
WORDS OF THE PROPHETS AND APOSTLES, SHALL BE CUT OFF FROM
AMONG THE PEOPLE (D&C 1:14)

This verse does not mention Jesus Christ, but it clearly says that we must hear the
voice of the Lord, which might possibly be a reference to Jesus Christ. But it also says
that we must hear the voices of his SERVANTS and give heed to the words of the
prophets and apostles; and those who do not, shall be cut off from among the people, or
destroyed in the flesh.

The natural interpretation for Latter-day Saints would be that the servants of God
that we must hear are the General Authorities of the Church. This may not necessarily be
the case, however. The words servant and servants are used repeatedly in the scriptures
in reference to others besides general authorities of the church.

Also the words prophets and apostles who we must heed, do not necessarily need
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YEA, AND ARE THEY NOT THE PROPHETS, EVERY ONE THAT HAS
OPENED HIS MOUTH TO PROPHESY, THAT HAS NOT FALLEN INTO
TRANSGRESSION? I MEAN ALL THE HOLY PROPHETS EVER SINCE THE
WORLD BEGAN? I SAY UNTO YOU THAT THEY ARE HIS SEED.
(Mosiah 15:13)

This verse tells us several important things, first, everyone that opens their mouth
to prophesy, that has not fallen into transgression, is a prophet, and this includes all of
them ever since the world began. We also learn from this verse that the prophets are
considered the seed of Christ, and are heirs of the kingdom of God, (vs. 11) and that this
includes all the prophets who publish peace FROM THIS TIME HENCEFORTH AND
FOREVER. (Mosiah 15: 17)

Those who will not hear the voice of the Lord or his servants or his prophets and
apostles are under condemnation, FOR THEY HAVE STRAYED FROM MINE
ORDINANCES, AND HAVE BROKEN MINE EVERLASTING COVENANT.
(D&C1:15) Is this saying that because we have strayed from the original ordinances that
we have broken the Lords everlasting covenant?

The APOSTLES which we must heed could be the Apostles of Christ who were
responsible for a large portion of the New Testament.

If we do not accept the word APOSTLES as having reference to the original
apostles of Christ but only the present apostles of the church, then we must also interpret
the word apostles in D&C 86 as referring to our present apostles of the church. This
interpretation will quickly be rejected by church members and church leaders alike
because it says that the APOSTLES will FALL ASLEEP allowing Satans followers to
plant tares among the wheat.

The Lord refers further to those who have strayed from the ordinances and broken
the everlasting covenant as people who SEEK NOT THE LORD TO ESTABLISH HIS
RIGHTEOUSNESS, BUT EVERY MAN WALKETH IN HIS OWN WAY AND
AFTER THE IMAGE OF HIS OWN GOD. (D&C 1:16)

I should also call your attention to verse 19 which says, THE WEAK THINGS
OF THE WORLD SHALL COME FORTH AND BREAK DOWN THE MIGHTY AND
STRONG ONES, THAT MAN SHOULD NOT COUNSEL HIS FELLOW MAN,
NEITHER TRUST IN THE ARM OF FLESH. Think about that!

It appears that the servants of the Lord in the last days who will cry peace, and we
must hear or be destroyed, will be the weak things of the world. They will NOT be the
highly educated or those who are considered mighty and strong.

NOW YE MAY SUPPOSE THAT THIS IS FOOLISHNESS IN ME; BUT
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GREAT THINGS BROUGHT TO PASS; AND SMALL MEANS IN MANY
INSTANCES DOTH CONFOUND THE WISE.

AND THE LORD DOTH WORK BY (SMALL) MEANS TO BRING ABOUT
HIS GREAT AND ETERNAL PURPOSES; AND BY VERY SMALL MEANS THE
LORD DOTH CONFOUND THE WISE AND BRINGETH ABOUT THE
SALVATION OF MANY SOULS. (Alma 37:6-7)

Perhaps the best and most complete scripture revealing the work of the Lord at the
time he reveals his holy arm unto the nations of the world is found in D&C 90. Verse 8
says that this work is the ministry for the salvation of Zion (the Lords people in America
who are the remnant of Joseph, the descendants of Ephraim and Manassah) and of the
nations of Israel (the lost ten tribes) and of the gentiles, as many as will believe; THAT
THROUGH YOUR ADMINISTRATION THEY MAY RECEIVE THE WORD, AND
THROUGH YOUR ADMINISTRATIN THE WORD MAY GO FORTH UNTO THE
ENDS OF THE EARTH, UNTO THE GENTILES FIRST, AND THEN, BEHOLD AND
LO, THEY SHALL TURN UNTO THE JEWS.

AND THEN (after the gospel is taken to the world) COMETH THE DAY WHEN
THE ARM OF THE LORD SHALL BE REVEALED IN POWER IN CONVINCING
THE NATIONS, THE HEATHEN NATIONS (non-Christian nations), THE HOUSE OF
JOSEPH (primarily the Indians) of the gospel of their salvation.

With the exception of some Indians who are converted and trained before the rest,
the conversion of the Indians as a whole will not be accomplished until after the times of
the gentiles if fulfilled. The gospel of the salvation of the Indians will be contained, for
the most part, in the records that have not yet come forth. Alma speaks of the Brass
Plates of Laban in Alma 37:3-20, AND THESE PLATES OF BRASS, WHICH
CONTAIN ENGRAVINGS, WHICH HAVE THE RECORDS OF THE HOLY
SCRIPTURES UPON THEM, WHICH HAVE THE GENEALOGY OF OUR
FOREFATHERS, EVEN FROM THE BEGINNINGBEHOLD, IT HAS BEEN
PROPHESIED BY OUR FATHERS, THAT THEY SHOULD BE KEPT AND
HANDED DOWN FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER, AND BE KEPT AND
PRESERVED BY THE HAND OF THE LORD UNTIL THEY SHOULD GO FORTH
UNTO EVERY NATION, KINDRED, TONGUE, AND PEOPLE, THAT THEY
SHALL KNOW OF THE MYSTERIES CONTAINED THERIN.

AND NOW BEHOLD, IF THEY ARE KEPT, THEY MUST RETAIN THEIR
BRIGHTNESS; YEA, AND ALSO SHALL ALL THE PLATES WHICH DO
CONTAIN THAT WHICH IS HOLY WRIT

AND NOW IT HAS HITHERTO BEEN WISDOM IN GOD THAT THESE
THINGS SHOULD BE PRESERVED; FOR BEHOLD, THEY HAVE ENLARGED
THE MEMORY OF THIS PEOPLE (the Nephites and the converted Lamanites) YEA
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THEM TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR GOD, UNTO THE SALVATION OF
THEIR SOULS.

YEA, I SAY UNTO YOU, WERE IT NOT FOR THESE THINGS THAT
THESE RECORDS DO CONTAIN, WHICH ARE ON THESE PLATES (the brass
plates of Laban), Ammon and his brethren (the sons of Mosiah) COULD NOT HAVE
CONVINCED SO MANY THOUSANDS OF THE LAMANITES OF THE
INCORRECT TRADITIONS OF THEIR FATHERS; YEA, THESE RECORDS AND
THEIR WORDS BROUGHT THEM UNTO REPENTANCE; THAT IS, THEY
BROUGHT THEM TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD THEIR GOD, AND TO
REJOICE IN JESUS CHRIST THEIR REDEEMER.

AND WHO KNOWETH BUT WHAT THEY (the brass plates of Laban) WILL
BE THE MEANS OF BRINGING MANY THOUSANDS OF OUR STIFFNECKED
BRETHREN, THE NEPHITES, WHO ARE NOW HARDENING THEIR HEARTS IN
SIN AND INIQUITIES, TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR REDEEMER?

AND IT MAY SUFFICE IF I ONLY SAY THEY ARE PRESERVED FOR A
WISE PURPOSE, WHICH PURPOSE IS KNOWN UNTO GOD (Alma 37:3-12)

It may come as a surprise that Alma refers to the remnant of Joseph in the last
days as Nephites rather than Lamanites. Most Latter-day Saints believe that the Nephites
were all killed off in the great battle of Cumorah.

The truth is that the blood of the descendants of Laman, Lemuel, and the sons of
Ishmael was mixed with the blood of Nephi, Joseph, Jacob, and Zoram through the
centuries. Many Lamanites were converted to the gospel and came to live among the
Nephites and many Nephits apostatized and joined the Lamanites.

The destructions at the time of Christs crucifixion killed off all except the
repentant believers and for about 200 years after Christ visited them, all were considered
Nephites regardless of their ancestory. Then as dissenters broke off and rebelled against
the church, they became known as Lamanites even though they were of mixed ancestry,
the same as those who remained faithful. We refer to Indians today as Lamanites not
because they are direct descendants of Laman, but because, for the most part, they have
not yet received that which will bring about the salvation of their souls; and they have not
yet combined with their brethren, the Ephraimites, and through general acceptance of the
gospel as contained upon the brass plates, intermarried with Ephraim and become a white
and delightsome people. When the events transpire, they will again be Nephites,
regardless of their bloodline.

In 174 years, the Book of Mormon has not accomplished all this. It is a
preparatory work to convincing the descendants of Lehi, as well as the Jews and Gentiles,
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The Arm of the Lord is to be revealed unto the nations of the earth IN POWER, each in
their own appointed time and order, FOR IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THAT DAY,
THAT EVERY MAN SHALL HEAR THE FULLNESS OF THE GOSPEL IN HIS
OWN TONGUE, AND IN HIS OWN LANGUAGE, THROUGH THOSE WHO ARE
ORDAINED UNTO THIS POWER, BY THE ADIMINSTRATION OF THE
COMFORTER, SHED FORTH UPON THEM FOR THE REVELATION OF JESUS
CHRIST. (D&C 90:10-11)

Notice that at THAT time, EVERY man shall hear the FULLNESS of the gospel.
The missionaries of the LDS Church do not teach the FULLNESS of the gospel today.
As a matter of fact, the FULLNESS of the gospel is not taught in LDS churches today,
only the basics of the gospel, over and over again, year after year. Why do we not teach
the fullness of the gospel anymore? Because most of the Latter-day Saints dont want to
hear it. They are comfortable with the basics, and they reject the higher principles of the
gospel.

AND WHEN THEY SHALL HAVE RECEIVED THIS (Mormons
abridgement) WHICH IS EXPEDIENT THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE FIRST, TO
TRY THEIR FAITH, AND IF IT SHALL SO BE THAT THEY SHALL BELIEVE
THESE THINGS, THEN SHALL THE GREATER THINGS BE MADE MANIFEST
UNTO THEM. AND IF IT SO BE THAT THEY WILL NOT BELIEVE THESE
THNGS, (contained in the Book of Mormon) THEN SHALL THE GREATER THINGS
BE WITHHELD FROM THEM UNTO THEIR CONDEMNATION.

BEHOLD, I WAS ABOUT TO WRITE THEM ALL, WHICH WERE
ENGRAVEN UPON THE PLATES OF NEPHI, BUT THE LORD FORBADE IT,
SAYING, I WILL TRY THE FAITH OF MY PEOPLE. THEREFORE I, MORMON,
DO WRITE THE THINGS WHICH HAVE BEEN COMMANDED ME OF THE
LORD. (3 Nephi 26:9-12)

Some of these greater things which Christ taught the Nephites, but were not
included in the Book of Mormon by command of the Lord, were revealed to Joseph
Smith after the Book of Mormon was published, mostly at Nauvoo. Unfortunately, the
Latter-day Saints are rejecting, piece by piece, the fullness of the gospel of the Father,
and are more comfortable with the basics of the gospel, and therefore BEHOLD, THUS
SAITH THE FATHER, I WILL BRING THE FULLNESS OF MY GOSPEL FROM
AMONG THEM. (3 Nephi 16:10)

More will be said about this in a later volume. For our purposes here, be assured
that the Lord has caused to be written and hidden away, the greater things which Christ
taught the Nephties, and these greater things were not included in Mormons
abridgement, but they are going to be delivered unto the faithful, perhaps not until after
the cleansing of Salt Lake City and the chastening of the HOLY PEOPLE, but they will
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It will be these additional records, that we do not now possess, that will go forth
unto the ends of the earth to convince the Jews and the lost ten tribes of the gospel of
their salvation, and ALSO THE HOUSE OF JOSPEH (Ephraim and Manassah)
(D&C 90:9-10)

Joseph Smith said that the dedicatory prayer for the Kirtland Temple was given
him by revelation. It is contained in the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 109. In verse
51, he asks the Lord to MAKE BARE THINE ARM, O LORD, AND REDEEM THAT
WHICH THOU DIDST APPOINT A ZION UNTO THY PEOPLE. He here connects
the redemption of Zion with the Lords baring of his arm. This could be interpreted as
referring to revealing Jesus Christ in the last days. However, it could also include the
coming forth, translation, printing, and distribution of the great mysteries contained upon
the hidden records, which work will be that which separates and divides the wheat from
the tares, and convinces the House of Israel of the truths of Christs gospel and his role as
redeemer.

D&C 123:17 suggests that the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed, is
the Lords strange act in the very end time.

D&C 123:2-4 suggests that making bare his arm in the eyes of all the nations is
associated with the Lord suddenly coming to his temple, the gathering of His people to
Zion, and the sanctification of the saints.

I can see no reason to believe that the Lord making bare his arm refers exclusively
to his revealing the identity of the Davidic Servant, or that it refers to the missionary
work, which is taking the basic principles of the gospel to the nations of the earth today.

It appears more likely that the Lord making bare his arm refers to the bringing
forth of additional ancient records which will reveal the great mysteries not contained in
our present scriptures, and also reveals the greater things which Christ taught the
Nephites, but Mormon was commanded not to write in his abridgement. It could also
refer to the Lord revealing himself or Christ to the nations of the world in the last days.
The POWER of his holy arm is the priesthood and probably the Patriarchal Priesthood.

The translation, printing, and taking of these things forth to the nations of the
world will be the culmination and fulfillment of the great latter-day missionary work,
which will gather in the ten tribes and the Indians and convince them of their heritage, the
salvation of Christ, and their role in the redemption of Zion and the entire House of
Israel, including, eventually, the Houses of Ephraim and Judah, the birthright and
kingship branches of the House of Israel. The gospel will then be presented to the
heathen, or non-Christian nations.

There will, however, be a servant of God in the last days who will be referred to
as THE ARM OF THE LORD. He will be an ensign and a light unto the gentiles.
(Isaiah 49:6) To him rightly belongs the priesthood and the keys of the kingdom (D&C
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DECISION TIME!

The time has arrived when all Latter-day Saints must make the most important
decision of their lives. THAT DECISION IS WHETHER THEY WILL FOLLOW GOD
OR FOLLOW MAN!

Most Latter-day Saints believe that if we follow the president of the Church, who
we constantly refer to as THE PROPHET, that we ARE following God. This may or
may not be true. It all depends on what he says!

IT IS NOT ENOUGH FOR US TO BE SINCERE IN WHAT WE BELIEVE,
WE MUST BE RIGHT. (Marion G. Romney)

Do NOT interpret the things you read herein as counsel to dispute everything
church leaders say. Heaven forbid! Accept truth and light wherever you find it. My
counsel is the same as that of the Lord and his scriptures, that is, before you blindly
follow any mortal, first make sure that his instructions are not in conflict with the will of
God and his Holy Scriptures.

First let us consider general authorities, whom we are fond of referring to as
THE BRETHREN. I have been a member of the LDS Church since I was eight years
old. I think I have heard the phrase FOLLOW THE BRETHREN more often during
the last ten years than during the previous fifty years.

I have wondered if there isnt a deliberate plan being executed to condition the
Latter-day Saints to believe, accept, and obey general authorities without questioning. If
there is, it appears to be succeeding.

When I first moved into this stake a few years ago, the first Stake Conference I
attended disturbed me more than a little. A member of the stake presidency spoke on the
subject of FOLLOW THE BRETHREN. In that talk, he emphatically declared that we
must obey the general authorities in ALL things, regardless of the instructions they give
us. Even if they turn out to be wrong, we will be blessed for our obedience.

Neal A. Maxwell stated, WE CANNOT FULLY RESPOND TO THE DIVINE
INVITATIONcome follow meUNLESS WE ARE WILLING TO FOLLOW THE
BRETHREN. This terminology seems to include all of the general authorities of the
LDS church, and I presume, even stake presidents and bishops.

Elder Maxwell continues: AND IT WILL BE MOST HELPFUL TO US ALL
IF WE RENEW AND REASSURE OURSELVES BY NOTING HOW IT HAS
ALWAYS BEEN THE CASETHAT THE LORD HAS ALWAYS RAISED UP MEN
AS HIS PROPHETS WHO HAVE JUST THE CLUSTER OF TALENTS NEEDED
FOR A PARTICULAR TIME. THE LORD MEASURED AND ORDAINED THESE
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THEY WOULD OBTAIN, HE HAS SENT, AND WILL SEND, MEN TO MATCH
THE MOUNTAINS OF CHALLENGES THAT ARE JUST AHEAD OF US.
(Neal A Maxwell, All Things Shall Give Thee Experience, p 121-122)

What Elder Maxwell said here is true, but will be incorrectly interpreted by most
church members. Unless one has eyes to see and ears to hear, he will miss the true
message of this declaration.

Even if a man is called to a position of leadership in the Lords church by
revelation from God, it does not mean that everything he says or does will be true and
correct. The Lord calls men to positions of leadership for different reasons. Judas was
not called to be an apostle because of his great leadership ability, or his profound
wisdom, or his great integrity, he was called by the Savior to fulfill prophecy.

And such will be the case in these last days also. There have been, and will be,
men called to high paces in the Church, THAT I MAY PROCEED TO BRING TO
PASS MY ACT, MY STRANGE ACT, AND PERFORM MY WORK, MY STRANGE
WORK, THAT MEN MAY DISCERN BETWEEN THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE
WICKED, SAITH YOUR GOD. (D&C 101:95) When you see the words SAITH
YOUR GOD, or THUS SAITH THE LORD attached to a statement, PAY ATTENTION!

Let us accept Elder Maxwells counsel insofar as he said, IT WILL BE
MOST HELPFUL TO US ALL IF WE RENEW AND REASSURE OURSELVES BY
NOTING HOW IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN How has it always been? There have
been tares amongst the wheat in every dispensation of time. There have been false
prophets as well as true prophets throughout the history of the Lords people on both
continents. They have been persons duly called through the proper channels, who have
indeed led the people astray. THUS SAITH THE LORD CONCERNING THE
PROPHETS THAT MAKE MY PEOPLE ERR, THAT BITE WITH THEIR TEETH,
AND CRY, PEACE; AND HE THAT PUTTETH NOT INTO THEIR MOUTH, THEY
EVEN PREPARE WAR AGAINST HIM. (Micah 3:5)

BEHOLD, I AM AGAINST THE PROPHETS, SAITH THE LORD, THAT
USE THEIR TONGUES, AND SAY, HE SAITH. BEHOLD, I AM AGAINST THEM
THAT PROPHESY FALSE DREAMS, SAITH THE LORD, AND DO TELL THEM,
AND CAUSE MY PEOPLE TO ERR BY THEIR LIES, AND BY THEIR LIGHTNESS;
YET I SENT THEM NOT, NOR COMMANDED THEM; THEREFORE, THEY
SHALL NOT PROFIT THIS PEOPLE AT ALL. (Jeremiah 23:30-31)

Isaiah prophesies of the conditions within the Lords Church in the last days in
chapter 28. He says that in THAT day, the Lord himself will sit in judgment of HIM
THAT SITTETH IN JUDGMENT and that the Lord will be FOR STRENGTH TO
THEM THAT TURN THE BATTLE TO THE GATE, or those who defend truth and
light. Then Isaiah says, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE ERRED THROUGH WINE; AND
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PROPHET HAVE ERRED THROUGH STRONG DRINKTHEY ERR IN
JUDGMENT. (Isaiah 28:5-7)

O MY PEOPLE, THEY WHICH LEAD THEE CAUSE THEE TO ERR, AND
DESTROY THE WAY OF THY PATHS. (Isaiah 3:12)

FOR THE LEADERS OF THIS PEOPLE CAUSE THEM TO ERR; AND
THEY THAT ARE LED OF THEM ARE DESTROYED. (Isaiah 9:16)

Because a person is called to a position of great leadership in the church, it is no
guarantee that he cannot err and lead people astray. In the early days of the restoration, at
least half of those called to be apostles, first presidency, or seventies, rebelled against
Joseph Smith and led many people away from his teachings.

In our own lifetime, we have seen members of the Council of Seventy released
and even excommunicated. I do not judge these men, nor who judged them. I simply
declare that because one is of THE BRETHREN does not mean that we should follow
him without reservation as one would probably believe from a literal interpretation of
Elder Maxwells FOLLOW THE BRETHREN remarks.

President Ezra Taft Benson wrote, THERE ARE SOME REGRETTABLE
THINGS BEING SAID AND DONE BY SOME PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH
TODAYSOMETIMES FROM THE PULPIT, IN OUR CLASSROOMS, IN OUR
COUNSEL MEETINGS, AND IN OUR CHURCH PUBLICATIONS, WE HEAR,
READ, OR WITNESS THINGS THAT DO NOT SQUARE WITH THE TRUTHTHE
LORD IS LETTING THE WHEAT AND THE TARES MATURE BEFORE HE
FULLY PURGES THE CHURCH. HE IS ALSO TESTING YOU TO SEE IF YOU
WILL BE MISLED. (An Enemy Hath Done This, p 317)

There will be many who will say that the lesser authorities can err and perhaps
even lead some astray, but the Lord will never allow the president of the Church to lead
us astray, He would take his life before He would allow that to happen.

The very foundation of the gospel is free agency. Everyone, including the
president of the Church, is guaranteed complete freedom of thought, action, and decision.
Any person or organization which attempts to force their beliefs or will upon another is
obeying Satan, not God. Do you really believe that God would deprive a man of his
agency to believe, do, or say anything he chooses simply because he made him president
of the Church?

Neither the Lord, nor his scriptures, have declared at any time or any place that
God would take the life of the president of the church before he would allow him to lead
the people astray? That statement was originated by Wilford Woodruff, not the Lord; it
has been used numerous times by many persons who would like for it to be true in the
hope that it might relieve them of the responsibility for their actions if they follow the
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YOU! ONLY CHRIST CAN SAVE YOU. COME UNTO CHRIST, NOT ANY
MORTAL MAN.

I have heard thousands of testimonies born in our churches over the years. I often
hear people testify of the president of the Church, but I seldom hear anyone testify of
Christ. Perhaps these are some of the false Gods we worship.

THEY HAVE ALL GONE ASTRAY SAVE IT BE A FEW, WHO ARE
HUMBLE FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST; NEVERTHELESS, THEY ARE LED, THAT
IN MANY INSTANCES THEY DO ERR BEFAUSE THEY ARE TAUGHT BY THE
PRECEPTS OF MEN. (2 Nephi 28:14)

Before I proceed, let me make it very clear that I am NOT advising you to
disbelieve or even disregard or ignore the counsel and direction of the general authorities
of the Church. WHAT I AM TELLING YOU IS THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO BE LED
ASTRAY BY CHURCH LEADERS AND EVEN THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF IF
YOU DO NOT COME UNTO CHRIST AND KNOW THE MIND AND WILL OF
GOD FOR YOURSELF.

I am counseling you to put ALL counsel to the test provided for us before you
blindly obey anyone. The test was given to us by President Harold B. Lee, as follows:

It is not to be thought that every word spoken by the general authorities is
inspired, or that they are moved upon by the Holy Ghost in everything they speak or
write. Now you keep that in mind. I dont care what his position is, if he writes
something or speaks something that goes beyond anything that you can find in the
standard church worksyou may immediately say, well, that is his own idea. And if he
says something that contradicts what is found in the standard church works, you may
know by that same token that it is false, REGARDLESS OF THE POSITION OF THE
MAN WHO SAYS IT.

We can know, or have assurance, that they are speaking under the inspiration if
we so live that we can have a witness that what they are speaking is the word of the Lord.
There is only one safety, and that is that we shall live to have the witness to know.
President Brigham Young said something to the effect that the greatest fear I have: IS
THAT PEOPLE OF THIS CHURCH WILL ACCEPT WHAT WE SAY AS THE WILL
OF THE LORD WITHOUT FIRST PRAYING ABOUT IT AND GETTING THE
WITNESS WITHIN THEIR OWN HEARTS THAT WHAT WE SAY IS THE WORD
OF THE LORD.
(The Place of a Living Prophet, Seer and Revelator, Harold B. Lee, p 14)

Let me summarize this guide given to us by Harold B. Lee: there are two tests
available to everyone to determine whether or not we are being misled by anyone,
regardless of their position. The first test is to see if it conforms to our scriptures or
contradicts our scriptures. It the scriptures are silent on the subject it may or may not be
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The second test is to ask for a confirmation from the Lord through the Holy
Ghost. People are not always honest about this second one, however; some people can
imagine anything they want to be a confirmation of what they have already decided. The
confirmation of the spirit is the best and surest test for you personally if you are honest
about it.

Now we must ask ourselves which is the most reliable source of guidance in our
lives, the president of the Church, or the scripturesand who am I going to follow? The
correct answer is not what you would expect. The scriptures may be more reliable than
the counsel of man, however, they also contain the thoughts and often the personal
opinion of men.

Those portions that are not accompanied by the LORD SAYETH, or THUS
SAITH THE LORD, may be the writings of men, and though they may be prophets, they
are not always under the influence of the spirit and can speak or write their own
understanding the same as anyone else.

This makes the ONLY dependable, reliable source of truth and light, God, Christ,
and the Holy Ghost, who all speak only the mind and will of God. Consider 2 Nephi 28:
26YEA, WO BE UNTO HIM THAT HEARKENETH UNTO THE PRECEPTS OF
MEN, AND DENIETH THE POWER OF GOD, AND THE GIFT OF THE HOLY
GHOST

First let us define the word PRECEPTS. Webster says they are
COMMANDMENTS INTENDED AS AN AUTHORITIVE RULE OF ACTION; A
COMMAND RESPECTING MORAL CONDUCT. So what 2 Nephi 28:26 is telling us
is: WO BE UNTO HIM THAT OBEYS THE AUTHORATIVE RULES OF ACTION
OR COMMANDS RESPECTING MORAL CONDUCT IMPOSED UPON HIM BY
MAN, while denying the rules outlined by God in the scriptures and testified to by the
Holy Ghost.

So putting this in to practical application, Church leaders issue a
COMMANDMENT INTENDED AS AN AUTHORATIVE RULE OF ACTION, that we
are only to teach certain scriptures approved by them, and avoid all other scriptures
pertaining to the topic of discussion. In other words, STAY WITH THE MANUAL,
DONT DEVIATE.

Then in direct opposition to that, we find in D&C 24:5, AND THOU SHALT
CONTINUE IN CALLING UPON GOD IN MY NAME, AND WRITING THE
THINGS WHICH SHALL BE GIVEN THEE BY THE COMFORTER, AND
EXPOUNDING ALL SCRIPTURES UNTO THE CHURCH. The Lord also tells
Orson Hyde in D&C 68:1 that he is to expound ALL scriptures to the congregation of the
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The only reason I can see for wanting to hide or cover the scriptures is because
they are afraid we might discover that all is not well in Zion, and to keep the members in
ignorance so that they are easier to control. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

THEREFORE, WO BE UNTO HIM THAT IS AT EASE IN ZION! WO BE
UNTO HIM THAT CRIETH: ALL IS WELL! ...YEA, WO BE UNTO HIM THAT
SAITH: WE HAVE RECEIVED, WE NEED NO MORE! AND IN FINE, WO UNTO
ALL THOSE WHO TREMBLE, AND ARE ANGRY BECAUSE OF THE TRUTH OF
GOD! FOR BEHOLD, HE THAT IS BUILT UPON THE ROCK RECEIVETH IT
WITH GLADNESS; AND HE THAT IS BUILT UPON A SANDY FOUNDATION
TREMBLETH LEST HE SHALL FALL. WO BE UNTO HIM THAT SHALL SAY:
WE HAVE RECEIVED THE WORD OF GOD, AND WE NEED NO MORE OF THE
WORD OF GOD FOR WE HAVE ENOUGH.

FOR BEHOLD, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD: I WILL GIVE UNTO THE
CHILDREN OF MEN LINE UPON LINE, PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT, HERE A
LITTLE AND THERE A LITTLE; AND BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HEARKEN
UNTO MY PRECEPTS, AND LEND AN EAR UNTO MY COUNSEL, FOR THEY
SHALL LEARN WISDOM; FOR UNTO HIM THAT RECEIVETH I WILL GIVE
MORE; AND FROM THEM THAT SHALL SAY, WE HAVE ENOUGH, ROM THEM
SHALL BE TAKEN AWAY EVEN THAT WHICH THEY HAVE.

CURSED IS HE THAT PUTTETH HIS TRUST IN MAN, OR MAKETH
FLESH HIS ARM

To those who look to the Church leaders for direction rather than to God and his
word as contained in the scriptures, the following scriptures may not mean anything, but
to honest seekers after truth, they should be of value:

O LORD, I HAVE TRUSTED IN THEE, AND I WILL TRUST IN THEE
FOREVER. I WILL NOT PUT MY TRUST IN THE ARM OF FLESH; FOR I KNOW
THAT CURSED IS HE THAT PUTTETH HIS TRUST IN THE ARM OF FLESH.
YEA, CURSED IS HE THAT PUTTETH HIS TRUST IN MAN OR MAKETH FLESH
HIS ARM. (2 Nephi 4:34)

DO NOT, BRETHREN, PUT YOUR TRUST IN MAN, THOUGH HE BE A
BISHOP, AN APOSTLE, OR A PRESIDENT; IF YOU DO, THEY WILL FAIL YOU
AT SOME TIME OR PLACE. (George Q. Cannon, Millennial Star 53:674)

SO LONG THEREFORE AS THE PEOPLE RELY UPON THEIR LEADERS,
THEY ARE NOT MANIFESTIG THAT DEGREE OF FAITH; THEY ARE NOT IN A
POSITION TO THINK AND REFLECT FOR THEMSELVES, AS THEY SHOULD.
(Apostle Moses Thatcher, J.D. 26:329)

FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY (the saints) WILL NOT
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HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS, HAVING ITCHING EARS; AND THEY
SHALL TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM THE TRUTH, AND SHALL BE
TURNED UNTO FABLES. (Paul, II Timothy, 4:3-4)

While this no doubt did occur in the earlier apostasy, I can see a perfect
fulfillment of it in the Church today, also.

AND AT THAT DAY, WHEN I SHALL COME IN MY GLORY, SHALL THE
PARABLE BE FULFILLED WHICH I SPAKE CONCERNING THE TEN VIRGINS.
FOR THEY THAT ARE WISE AND HAVE RECEIVED THE TRUTH, AND HAVE
TAKEN THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR THEIR GUIDE (not the church leaders) AND HAVE
NOT BEEN DECEIVED (by the precepts of men)VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU,
THEY SHALL NOT BE HEWN DOWN AND CAST INTO THE FIRE (D&C
45:56-57)

HOW EASY IT WOULD BE FOR YOUR LEADERS TO LEAD YOU TO
DESTRUCTION, UNLESS YOU ACTUALLY KNOW THE MIND AND WILL OF
THE SPIRIT YOURSELVES. (Brigham Young, J.D. 4:368)

WO UNTO THEM THAT TURN ASIDE THE JUST FOR A THING OF
NAUGHT AND REVILE AGAINST THAT WHICH IS GOOD, AND SAY THAT IT
IS OF NO WORTH! FOR THE DAY SHALL COME THAT THE LORD GOD WILL
SPEEDILY VISIT THE INHAABITANTS OF THE EARTH; AND IN THAT DAY
THAT THEY ARE RIPE IN INIQUITY, THEY SHALL PERISH. (2 Nephi 28:16)

FOR BEHOLD, AT THAT DAY SHALL HE (SATAN) RAGE IN THE
HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN OF MEN, AND STIR THEM UP TO ANGER
AGAINST THAT WHICH IS GOOD. AND OTHERS WILL HE PACIFY, AND WILL
LEAD THEM AWAY INTO CARNAL SECURITY, THAT THEYWILL SAY: ALL IS
WELL IN ZION; YEA, ZION PROSPERETH, ALL IS WELL; AND THUS THE
DEVIL CHEATETH THEIR SOULS, AND LEADETH THEM AWAY CAREFULLY
DOWN TO HELL. (2 Nephi 28:20-21)

YOU WILL BE LEFT TO THE LIGHT WITHIN YOURSELVES; IF YOU
DONT HAVE IT, YOU WILL NOT STAND (Life of Heber C. Kimball, p 440-451)

The Prophet Joseph Smith said, WE HAVE HEARD MEN WHO HOLD THE
PRIESTHOOD REMARK THAT THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING THEY WERE
TOLD TO DO EVEN IF THEY KNEW IT WAS WRONG; BUT SUCH OBEDIENCE
IS WORSE THAN FOLLY TO US; IT IS SLAVERY IN THE EXTREME; AND THE
MAN WHO WOULD THUS WILLINGLY DEGRADE HIMSELF SHOULD NOT
CLAIM A RANK AMONG THE INTELLIGENT BEINGS, UNTIL HE TURNS FROM
HIS FOLLY. A MAN OF GODWOULD DESPISE THE IDEA. OTHERS, IN THE
EXTREME EXERCISE OF THEIR ALMIGHTY AUTHORITY, HAVE TAUGHT
THAT SUCH OBEDIENCE IS NECESSARY, AND THAT NO MATTER WHAT
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DO IT WITHOUT ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. WHEN ELDERS OF ISRAEL WILL
SO FAR INDULGE IN THESE EXTREME NOTIONS OF OBEDIENCE AS TO
TEACH THEM TO THE PEOPLE, IT IS GENERALLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE IT
IN THEIR HEARTS TO DO WRONG THEMSELVES.
(Joseph Smith, Millennial Star, Vol. 14 #38, p 593-595)

THE ELECT OF GOD is another subject which would require much time and
space to fully explain. For our purposes here, I shall simply say that in the above
statement by Joseph Smith, we learn one of the ways by which those who are NOT the
elect of God can be identified: A MAN OF GOD WOULD DESPISE THE IDEA OF
OBEDIENCE TO ANY MAN WHO TELLS THEM TO DO ANYTHING THAT IS
CONTRARY TO THE REVEALED WORD OF GOD.

To that, we could correctly addOR ANY MAN WHO TRIES TO SUPPRESS
THE REVEALED WORD OF GOD AND PROHIBIT THEM FROM TEACHING ANY
PORTION OF THE REVEALED WORD OF GOD; OR ISSUES, ENFORCES,
INITIATES, SUPPORTS OR DEFENDS ANY LAW, RULE, OR PRINCIPLE WHICH
INFRINGES UPON, RESTRICTS, OR CURTAILS MANS AGENCY AND
FREEDOM OF THOUGHT, EXPRESSION, OR PRACTICE OF THE GOSPEL OF
GOD, IS AN ENEMY TO GOD.

BUT BEHOLD, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT THERE ARE MANY
WHO HAVE BEEN ORDAINED AMONG YOU, WHOM I HAVE CALLED, BUT
FEW OF THEM ARE CHOSEN.

THEY WHO ARE NOT CHOSEN HAVE SINNED A VERY GREVIOUS SIN,
IN THAT THEY ARE WALKING IN DARKNESS AT NOON-DAY.
(D&C 95:5-6)

Simply because one has been called and ordained does NOT assure them of any
great reward or privileges in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Brigham Young said, WHAT A PITY IT WOULD BE IF WE WERE LED BY
ONE MAN TO UTTER DESTRUCTION! ARE YOU AFRAID OF THIS? I AM
MUCH MORE AFRAID THAT THIS PEOPLE HAVE SO MUCH CONFIDENCE IN
THEIR LEADERS THAT THEY WILL NOT INQUIRE FOR THEMSELVES OF GOD
WHETHER THEY ARE LED BY HIM. I AM FEARFUL THEY SETTLE DOWN IN
A STATE OF BLIND SELF-SECURITY, TRUSTING THEIR ETERNAL DESTINY IN
THE HANDS OF THEIR LEADERS WITH A RECKLESS CONFIDENCE THAT, IN
ITSELF WOULD THWART THE PURPOSES OF GOD IN THEIR SALVATION.
(J.D. 9:150)

The very act of misguided obedience to the ARM OF FLESH rather than to the
promptings of the spirit is an affront to the sacred God-given gift of agency. This is not
to say that you should not hear and consider the counsel of Church leaders, it simply
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THEY SAY, and 2. YOU ARE ENTITLED TO, AND EXPECTED TO KNOW IF ANY
OF THEM GIVE YOU INSTRUCTIONS THAT ARE OPPOSED TO THE
REVEALED WORD OF GOD; and 3. YOU ARE EXPECTED TO EXAMINE WHAT
THEY SAY AND CALL UPON THE HOLY GHOST TO CONFIRM OR DENY
ANYTHING THAT IS NOT CONFIRMED BY THE REVEALED WORD OF GOD.

The nature of man seems to be that most people WANT someone else to lead
them and rather than going directly to God for guidance, they would rather go through a
mediary. Thus the Catholics pray to Mary, and the Mormons look to the president of the
church. How convenient it would be if we could say to the final judgeTHE BISHOP
(or whoever) TOLD ME TO DO THAT; I WAS ONLY BEING OBEDIENT. It would
be equally as futile to say, THE CHURCH LEADERS DID NOT TELL ME TO DO
THAT, SO I DIDNT.

The fact that you were following orders or counsel when you did wrong, or
neglected to follow the Lords instructions because Church leaders did not specifically
instruct you, is not an acceptable excuse. YOU are responsible for whatever becomes of
you.

It should be obvious to any observant person that a decreasing dependency upon
God is directly proportionate to an increasing dependency upon the president.

Yes, there are some who would consider this paper blasphemy, and he who
compiled it on the road to apostasy, because it conflicts with the wicked (Alma 23:3),
Foolish (Alma 30:23-27), silly (Alma 30:31), and abominable (Helaman 15:7), traditions
of their fathers; while the question they should be asking isIS IT TRUEDO THE
SCRIPTURES SUPPORT IT OR CONFLICT WITH ITHAVE I ASKED THE LORD
IF IT BE TRUE OR FALSE?

Those who still insist on blindly following the prophet, and who believe that
prophets can never lead the people astray, should consider carefully 1 KINGS 13:9-26,
wherein is found the story of a prophet of God who lied and mislead another.

The declaration that we frequently hear that the Lord will not allow the prophet to
lead us astrayHe would take his life firstwas never said by the Lord. Wilford
Woodruff originated that statement to support his MANIFESTO. It has been, used by
those who would like to believe that it is true, ever since.

However, the foundation and backbone of the gospel is free agency. Do you
believe that the Lord would deprive a man of his complete free agency to say or do
anything he desired simply because he was called to be the president of the Church? If
the president could not mislead us there would have been no need for the Lord to have
spelled out for us the procedure for disciplining him:

AND INASMUCH AS A PRESIDENT OF THE HIGH PRIESTHOOD SHALL
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COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CHURCH, WHO SHALL BE ASSISTED BY
TWELVE COUNSELORS OF THE HIGH PRIESTHOOD; AND THEIR DECISION
UPON HIS HEAD SHALL BE AN END OF CONTROVERSY CONCERNING HIM.
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A PEOPLE FROM OUT OF THE LDS

THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THE LORD WILL CHOOSE A PEOPLE,
OUT OF THIS PEOPLE, UPON WHOM HE WILL BESTOW HIS CHOICEST
BLESSINGS. (Heber C. Kimball, Deseret News, Nov. 9 1865)

BEFORE THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD SHALL COME, AND THE
DAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE DAWN UPON THIS FAIR CREATION,
TWO POTENT CLEANSING PROCESSES SHALL BE IN ACTIVE OPERATION.
THE FIRST OF THESE IS THE PREPATATION OF A CHOICE PEOPLE, PURIFIED
BY AN APPLICATION OF THEIR LIVES AS INDIVIDUALS, AND A
COMMUNITY, OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE. SUCH A BODY WILL EVOLVE
FROM THOSE CALLED LATTER-DAY SAINTSOUT OF THIS COMMUNITY
WILL EMANATE THE NUCLEUS, OR FOUNDATION, FROM WHICH WILL
SPRING THE RIGHTEOUS MILLENNIAL POPULATION OF OUR GLOBE.
(Millennial Star, 42:584)

MANY WILL DOUBTLESS MAKE SHIPWRECK OF THEIR FAITH, AND
WILL BE LED AWAY BY THE ALLUREMENTS OF SIN INTO AND BY
FORBIDDEN PATHS; YET THE KINGDOM WILL NOT BE TAKEN FROM THIS
PROPLE AND BE GIVEN TO ANOTHER, BUT A PEOPLE WILL COME FORTH
FROM AMONG US, WHO WILL BE ZEALOUS OF GOOD WORKS, WILLING TO
DO THE BIDDING OF THE LORD, WHO WILL BE TAUGHT IN HIS WAYS AND
WHO WILL WALK IN HIS PATHS. (Daniel H. Wells, Deseret News, Nov. 6, 1876)

AND IF WE, AS A PEOPLE, DO NOT HOLD OURSELVES ON THE
ALTAR, READY TO BE USED, HE WILL GET A PEOPLE THAT WILL DO IT. I
DO NOT MEAN THAT HE WILL PASS ON AND LEAVE THIS PEOPLE; NO,
THERE WILL COME UP FROM THE MIDST OF THIS PEOPLE, THAT PEOPLE
WHICH HAS BEEN TALKED ABOUT SO MUCH. (Daniel H. Wells, Deseret News,
Dec. 9, 1882)

BUT IF THE GENTILES WILL REPENT AND RETURN UNTO ME (this
means that we have left him) SAITH THE FATHER, BEHOLD THEY SHALL BE
NUMBERED AMONG MY PEOPLE, O HOUSE OF ISRAEL. AND I WILL NOT
SUFFER MY PEOPLE, WHO ARE OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, TO GO THROUGH
AMONG THEM AND TREAD THEM DOWN, SAITH THE FATHER.
(3 Nephi 16:11-18)

I know that Latter-day Saints consider themselves to be of the House of Israel.
However, these are the times of the gentiles, when the gospel has been taken from the
House of Israel and given to the gentiles. The FULLNESS of the times of the gentiles is
upon us. Because we have rejected the fullness of the gospel of the Father, his fullness is
being taken from us and will be given back to the House of Israel, and the times of the
gentiles shall be fulfilled. (3 Nephi 16:10-11)



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The Latter-day Saints, as GENTILES OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, are
Israelites who have taken upon them the ways of the gentiles. Very soon, we will be
required to make the most important decision of our lives. We must decide whether we
will remain gentiles or come out of Babylon and forsake the gentile ways so that we may
shed the gentile portion of us, and become full members of the House of Israel, and
inheritors of all the blessings which the Lord has promised the House of Israel. If we
choose the gentile ways, we will forfeit these promised blessings, be assimilated as full
gentiles, and be destroyed in the great purification.

AND I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT IF THE GENTILES DO NOT REPENT
AFTER THE BLESSING (of the gospel) WHICH THEY SHALL RECEIVE; AFTER
THEY HAVE SCATTERED MY PEOPLETHEN SHALL YE, WHO ARE A
REMNANT OF THE HOUSE OF JACOB, GO FORTH AMONG THEM; AND YE
SHALL BE IN THE MIDST OF THEM WHO SHALL BE MANY; AND YE SHALL
BE AMONG THEM AS A LION AMONG THE BEASTS OF THE FOREST, AND AS
A YOUNG LION AMONG THE FLOCKS OF SHEEP, WHO, IF HE GOETH
THROUGH, BOTH TREADETH DOWN, AND TEARETH IN PIECES, AND NONE
CAN DELIVER. (3 Nephi 20:15-16)

THE LORD HATH POURED OUT UPON YOU THE SPIRIT OF DEEP
SLEEP. FOR BEHOLD, YE HAVE CLOSED YOUR EYES, AND YE HAVE
REJECTED THE PROPHETS (of old); AND YOUR RULERS AND THE SEERS
HATH HE COVERED BECAUSE OF YOUR INIQUITY. (2 Nephi 27:5)

ACCORDING TO THIS SCRIPTURE, NOT ONLY ARE WE UNWORTHY
TO RECEIVE GODS REVELATIONS, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD
TO THE ENDING THEREOF (the sealed portion of the gold plates of Mormon), BUT
OUR SEERS HAVE BEEN COVERED BECAUSE OF OUR INIQUITY.
(H. Verlan Anderson, The Great and Abominable Church of the Devil, p 5)

PRESIDENT JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH HAS ASSURED US THAT THERE
WILL BE TARES AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE LDS CHURCH; THERE ARE
SO MANY INFLUENCES AT WORK TO DIVIDE US ASUNDER, RIGHT AMONG
THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH, AND THERE IS GOING TO COME, ONE OF
THESE DAYS IN THE NEAR FUTURE, A SEPARATION OF THE WHEAT FROM
THE TARES, AND WE ARE EITHER WHEAT OR TARES. WE ARE GOING TO BE
ON ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER. (Doctrines of Salvation Vol. 3, p 16)











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EXPLORING THE SUBJECT
OF
MULTIPLE MORTALITY

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DOCTRINE OF REINCARNATION

Whether multiple mortality is a fact for at least some spirits, or whether it is a
doctrine of the devil, it has been around a long time and has been believed and taught by
many religions and many cultures. It is surprising that, considering its widespread
acceptance in ancient times, it is so widely rejected by the religions of today. Have we
received new light on the subject or have we simply abandoned another truth?

From the KABBALA we read: MOST SOULS BEING AT PRESENT IN A
STATE OF TRANSMIGRATIONS, GOD REQUITES A MAN NOW FOR WHAT HIS
SOUL MERITED IN A BYPASSED TIME IN ANOTHER BODYHE WHO
NEGLECTS TO OBSERVE ANY OF THE 613 PRECEPTS, SUCH AS WERE
POSSIBLE FOR HIM TO OBSERVE, IS DOOMED TO UNDERGO
TRANSMIGRATION ONCE OR MORE THAN ONCE TILL HE HAS ACTUALLY
OBSERVED ALL HE HAD NEGLECTED TO DO IN A FORMER STATE OF
BEING.

I dont know where they came up with the number 613 precepts; that seems like
an unreasonable number to even know about, let alone observe. Perhaps somewhere
along the line the number has been exaggerated or misunderstood or incorrectly written.
Nevertheless, the general doctrine was taught among the ancient Jewish sects.

The Book of ZOHAR is said to have been written by a Rabbi Simeon Ben Jockai,
while in exile in a cave for twelve years after he escaped from the siege of Jerusalem
about 80 A.D. In 1280 A.D., the ZOHAR reappeared in five sections, the last of which
was the BOOK OF THE REVOLUTIONS OF SOULS. In this section we read: ALL
SOULS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TRIALS OF TRANSMIGRATION; AND MEN DO
NOT KNOW THE DESIGNS OF THE MOST HIGH WITH REGARD TO THEM;
THEY KNOW NOT HOW THEY ARE AT ALL TIMES JUDGED, BOTH BEFORE
COMING INTO THIS WORLD, AND WHEN THEY LEAVE IT. THEY DO NOT
KNOW HOW MANY TRANSFORMATIONS AND MYSTERIOUS SPIRITS COME
TO THIS WORLD WITHOUT RETURNING TO THE PLACE OF THE DIVINE
KING.

THE SOULS MUST RE-ENTER THE ABSOLUTE SUBSTANCE WHENCE
THEY HAVE EMERGED. BUT TO ACCOMPLISH THIS END THEY MUST
DEVELOP ALL THE PERFECTIOINS, THE GERM OF WHICH IS PLANTED IN
THEM; AND IF THEY HAVE NOT FULFILLED THIS CONNECTION DURING
ONE LIFE, THEY MUST COMMENCE ANOTHER, A THIRD, AND SO FORTH,
UNTIL THEY HAVE ACQUIRED A CONDITION WHICH FITS THEM FOR
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About all we can obtain from these two statements is that some ancient Jews
believed in Multiple Mortal existences.

There is, however, considerable evidence that Multiple Mortality was indeed a
doctrine taught among early Christian sects as well. By the time the collection of books
which comprise our present Bible was decided upon, there was a strong anti-
reincarnationist sentiment among church leaders, and attempts were made to remove any
hint of multiple mortality from the books selected. It is amazing that any hint of this
doctrine as taught by the earlier sects has survived in our present Bible.

However, in Luke 20:35, those who are accounted worthy to be resurrected from
the dead to obtain THAT WORLD, can die no more, for they are equal to the angels.
The implication is that those who are not worthy of obtaining that world, can die again.

Justin Martyr, an early church leader who lived in the first century A.D., spoke of
the souls inhabiting more than once a human body, but that it cannot remember previous
mortal experiences. (Dialogue with Trypho)

Origen was a Greek Theologian who lived about 200 A.D He is described as
being the most distinguished and influential of all the theologians of the early Christian
Church, and the greatest teacher in the Church after the apostles. He was also called the
prince of the Christian learning in the third century. Origen taught that there is a constant
upward progression and that each existence of the soul is better than the previous one.
He taught that the education of souls is continued in successive worlds, and that all must
eventually return to the original blameless state in which all spirits were created or born.
He believed that spirits animate several bodies successively, and that their
transmigrations are regulated according to the souls merits or demerits, and that the soul
repeatedly experiences death and re-embodiment.

One may wonder if, when Christ warned that those who live by the sword shall
die by the sword (Matthew 26:52), whether he may have been speaking of a reward
assigned or fulfilled in another life because MANY professional soldiers live long lives
and die peacefully in bed. And what did Christ mean when he told Peter that those who
forsake all for the sake of Christ and his gospel would receive an hundred fold of houses
and lands, etc.? Very few of those who forsake all for the sake of Christ and his gospel
ever receive an hundred fold of houses and lands during this life.

The Christian Gsnotics were the most learned of the early Christians. The word
GNOSIS means knowledge in the Greek. They differed from other Christians in that
they were not content to merely believe or learn, they sought personal religious
experience. It appears certain that Christian Gnostics were reincarnationists.
ORTHODOX Christianity viewed Gnosticism as PARALLEL Christianity, however it
appears that the central ideas of early Christianity were rooted in Gnostic philosophy.

Many scholars believe that Jesus had a secret doctrine which he taught to only a
select group, and Mark 4:33-34 seems to support this: AND WITH MANY SUCH


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PARABLES SPAKE HE THE WORD UNTO THEM AS THEY WERE ABLE TO
HEAR IT. BUT, WITHOUT A PARABLE, HE SPAKE NOT UNTO THEM: AND
WHEN THEY WERE ALONE HE EXPOUNDED ALL THINGS TO HIS DISCIPLES.

There can be no question but what Joseph Smith taught a secret doctrine to a
select few whom he referred to as THE QUORUM. This group was separate from, but
included some of the twelve apostles.

WE HAVE REASON TO THINK THAT THE EARLIEST GNOSTICS
INTENDED TO FOUND SECTS SEPARATED FROM THE CHURCH AND CALLED
AFTER THEIR OWN NAMES. THEIR DISCIPLES WERE TO BE CHRISTIANS
ELEVATED ABOVE THE REST AS ACQUAINTED WITH DEEPER MYSTERIES,
AND CALLED GNOSTIKOI BECAUSE, POSSESSED OF A GNOSIS (knowledge)
SUPERIOR TO THE SIMPLE FAITH OF THE MULTITUDE, THEY ALSO
BOASTED TO BE IN POSSESSION OF GENUINE APOSTOLIC TRADITIONS,
DERIVING THEIR DOCTRINES, SOME FROM ST. PAUL, OTHERS FROM ST.
PETER, AND OTHERS AGAIN FROM JUDAH, THOMAS, PHILLIP AND
MATTHEW. IN ADDITION, MOREOVER, TO THIS SECRET DOCTRINE WHICH
THEY PROFESSED TO HAVE RECEIVED BY ORAL TRADITION, THEY
APPEALED ALSO TO ALLEGED WRITINGS OF THE APOSTLES THEMSELVES
OR THEIR DISCIPLES. (Smith & Waces Dictionary of Christian Biography)

Eusebius reported that there were twenty four volumes of gospel interpretations
which were burned by the Catholic Church. Of the actual writings of the Gnostics, which
are reported to be very numerous, little has survived. However:

THE WHOLE OF (GNOSTICISM) REVOLVED AROUND THE
CONCEPTION OF CYCLIC LAW FOR BOTH THE UNIVERSAL AND
INDIVIDUAL SOUL. THUS WE FIND THE GNOSTICS INVARIABLY TEACHING
THE DOCTRINE NOT ONLY OF THE PRE-EXISTANCE, BUT ALSO OF THE
REBIRTH OF HUMAN SOULSTHEY HELD RIGIDLY TO THE INFALLIBLE
WORKING OUT OF THE GREAT LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT. IT IS
SOMEWHAT CURIOUS THAT THESE TWO DOCTRINES WHICH EXPLAIN SO
MUCH IN GNOSTICISM AND THROW LIGHT ON SO MANY DARK PLACES,
HAVE BEEN EITHER ENTIRELY OVERLOOKED, OR WHEN NOT
UNINTELLIGENTLY SLURRED OVER, DISPATCHED WITH A FEW HURRIED
REMARKS IN WHICH THE CRITIC IS MORE AT PAINS TO APOLOGIZE FOR
TOUCHING ON SUCH RIDICULOUS SUPERSTITIONS AS METEMPSYCHOSIS
(transmigration) AND FATE, THAN TO ELUCIDATE TENETS WHICH ARE A KEY
TO THE WHOLE POSITION.
(Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, GRS Mead)

Even the Koran, the Bible of Islam, contains hints of an early belief in
reincarnation which orthodox Islam ignores today or tries to make it mean something
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AND HE SENT DOWN RAINS FROM ABOVE IN PROPER QUANTITY
AND HE BRINGS BACK TO LIFE THE DEAD EARTH, SIMILARLY, YE SHALL
BE REBORN.

AND YOU WERE DEAD, AND HE BROUGHT YOU BACK TO LIFE. AND
HE SHALL CAUSE YOU TO DIE, AND SHALL BRING YOU BACK TO LIFE, AND
IN THE END SHALL GATHER YOU UNTO HIMSELF. (Sura 2:28)

It was partly because of their belief in reincarnation that the Cathars were nearly
totally massacred in the inquisition. (The Cathars and Reincarnation, Dr. Guirdham)

Harold Bagley presents evidence that the GRAIL ROMANCES, amounting in
bulk to a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica, were nothing less than the scriptures of the
Albigenses, propagated during the age of chivalry by the troubadour poets of Southern
France and Northern Spainland of Cathars and the Knights Templar. These vast
volumes of mystic religious literature, written in poetic and encoded form by the
troubadours, spread like wildfire over Europe and were translated into many languages.

Just as Jesus spoke in parables so that only those who had eyes to see, and ears to
hear could understand; the troubadours cloaked and enshrined the doctrine of the Cathars
for their faithful.

The Cathar religion is said to have been based upon the Jerusalem temple records
which the Knights Templar were supposed to have found in caves under the Temple
Mount in Jerusalem.

The troubadours wrote: THOU CANST GO WHITHER THOU WILT. I HAVE
DRESSED THEE SO WELL THAT THOU WILL BE UNDERSTOOD BY THOSE
ENDOWED WITH INTELLIGENCE: OF OTHERS THOU NEEDST NOT BE
CONCERNED.

Dante, who was born in 1265, like the troubadours, used a secret language. Many
words had a hidden meaning. However, one of Dantes clearest references to
reincarnation is

HE FROM HELL CAME BACK INTO HIS BONES, AND THIS WAS THE
REWARD OF LIVING HOPETHE LIVING HOPE WHICH PUT POWER INTO
THE PRAYERS MADE TO GOD TO RAISE HIM UP, THAT HIS WILL MIGHT BE
MOVED, THE GLORIOUS SOUL RETURNED TO FLESH WHERE IT ABODE
AWHILE, BELIEVED IN HIM WHO HAD POWER TO HELP. THE BELIEVING,
KINDLED INTO SUCH A FLAME OF LOVE, THAT AT THE SECOND DEATH IT
WAS WORTHY TO COME INTO THIS JOY. (Divine Comedy, Dante)
The British poet, Edmund Spenser, wrote in THE FAERIE QUEEN: THEY IN
THAT GARDEN PLANTED BY AGAIN, AND GROW AFRESH, AS IF THEY HAD
NEVER SEEN FLESHLY CORRUPTION, NOR MORTAL PAIN. SOME
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CLAD WITH OTHER HUE, OR SENT INTO THE CHANGEFUL WORLD AGAIN,
TIL THITHER THEY RETURN WHERE FIRST THEY GREW; SO LIKE A WHEEL,
AROUND THEY RUN FROM OLD TO NEW. (One eternal round)

Of course none of these excerpts prove the doctrine of Multiple Mortality to be
fact, but they do illustrate a widespread acceptance and belief of the doctrine in earlier
times.

LIFE ON EARTH IS A SCHOOL FOR GODS CO-CREATORS, AND THE
SOULS WHO FAIL TO LEARN THE KARMIC LESSONS BEFORE THE COMING
GRADUATION, WILL BE LEFT BEHIND TO POPULATE YET ANOTHER YUGA,
WHERE THEY WILL DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL THEY GET IT RIGHT.
IN FACT, ITS PRETTY CERTAIN THAT MOST FOLKS ARE LAGGARDS HELD
UP FROM THE LAST CYCLE. (Beyond Prophecy and Predictions, p 34, Moira
Timms)

All are free to believe whatever they choose in regard to the doctrine of multiple
mortality. I look forward to the coming forth of the many ancient records that have been
hidden away and protected by God, to come forth in these last days, including THE
GREATER THINGS WHICH CHRIST TAUGHT THE NEPHITES. This great flood of
information which will cause the knowledge of the Lord to cover the earth as the waters
cover the seas, (Isaiah 11:9) will come forth to us as soon as there is a group of people
prepared to receive it. And if we are faithful, we shall receive the fullness of the record
of John (D&C 93:18) and the 24 Plates of Ether (Ether 1:4), and the Brass Plates of
Laban (Alma 37:4), and the sealed portion of the plates of Mormon which contains THE
VISION OF ALL (Isaiah 29) as well as many other important words of God as recorded
by the Lords prophets.

In the meantime it is important to keep our minds open and avoid hardness of
heart, blindness of mind and unbelief because of tradition.

It should be obvious to any serious student of the scriptures that there is much
which has not yet been revealed to us in spite of the fact that Mormons are taught that the
restoration to Joseph Smith constituted the restitution of all things.

If you harden your heart and quickly reject things which appear to be contrary to
your traditions, you will not be among those who will be given the greater things.

MINDS ARE LIKE PARACHUTES; YOU WILL ONLY BE SAVED IF THEY
ARE OPEN!

I shall state firmly and clearly before proceeding with this study that I do not
know whether it is possible for any spirit personage to return to this earth or some other
like sphere with another physical body after having died as to the flesh. My purpose is to
present scriptures and words of prophets of God that in my mind need clarification and a
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multiple mortal existences. If you can provide a more logical and more supportable
interpretation of these scriptures, I would like to hear them.

Please understand that I am not herein declaring ANY position on this subject to
be right or wrong, I am simply seeking for answers. In the absence of any clear answer
either way from the Holy Spirit on the subject, I seek assistance from other mortals. If
you can demonstrate to me a better interpretation for the scriptures, herein stated, I am
open to receiving them.

And please do not use the statement of Joseph Smith as found in Joseph Smiths
Teachings, p 187. This statement does not say what many Latter-day Saints declare that
it says. Joseph Smith rebuked a man named Matthias who claimed that the spirit of
Matthias, the apostle who was chosen to replace Judas, was resurrected in him, and that
the way or scheme of eternal life was the transmigration of soul or spirit from father to
son.

I TOLD HIM THAT HIS DOCTRINE WAS OF THE DEVIL, THAT HE WAS
IN REALITY IN POSSESSION OF A WICKED AND DEPRAVED SPIRIT,
ALTHOUGH HE PROFESSED TO BE THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH ITSELF. AND HE
ALSO SAID THAT HE POSSESSED THE SOUL OF CHIRST. (Joseph Smiths
Teachings, p 187)

Joseph Smith did NOT say in this statement that multiple mortality is a doctrine of the
devil, as many Latter-day Saints declared. Objectors to multiple mortality will have to
find a better declaration than that to support their cause. What Joseph Smith DID say in
this statement was


1. Matthias claim that the spirit of Matthias the apostle was resurrected in him
was not true.
2. His claim of possessing the soul of Christ was not true and should be
considered a doctrine of the devil.
3. His doctrine of the scheme of life being that the spirit of the father is
transmigrated from father to son was false doctrine.

Anything beyond that is WRESTING the words of Joseph Smith in an effort to
support a personal belief.

There are some scriptures which might be interpreted as opposing the principles
of multiple mortality, however, all of them can be explained logically as having reference
to something else. What I am asking for is not proof that multiple mortality is a false
doctrine, I am asking for logical and supportable explanations for the following scriptures
and words of the Lords prophet.

ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH WAS ORDAINED IN THE MIDST OF
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WORLD WAS, THAT SHOULD BE RESERVED UNTO THE FINISHING AND THE
END THEREOF, WHEN EVERY MAN SHALL ENTER INTO HIS ETERNAL
PRESENCE AND INTO HIS IMMORTAL REST. (D&C 121:32)

I learn from this, that EVERY man will eventually enter into the presence of the
eternal God and also into his immortal rest. But this plan will not be consummated
UNTIL THE END THEREOF, or in other words, for some, it may require the full
duration of the mortal probationary period of this earth to qualify for entry into Gods
eternal presence and immortal rest.

We are taught that no unclean thing can endure the presence of God, so if
EVERY MAN eventually enters Gods eternal presence, every man must become clean
before the end thereof.

Elder Bruce McConkie stated that: THE REST OF THE LORD, IN
ETERNITY, IS TO INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE, TO GAIN THE FULNESS OF THE
LORDS GLORY. (Mormon Doctrine p 633)

BUT THEY HARDENED THEIR HEARTS AND COULD NOT ENDURE
HIS PRESENCE; THEREFORE, THE LORD IN HIS WRATH, FOR HIS ANGER
WAS KINDLED AGAINST THEM, SWORE THAT THEY SHOULD NOT ENTER
INTO HIS REST WHILE IN THE WILDERNESS, WHICH REST IS THE FULNESS
OF HIS GLORY.

So if EVERY man shall enter into Gods eternal presence and into his immortal
rest as D&C 121:32 clearly declares, then there must be more than one chance for
persons who die filthy, and there must be progression from one kingdom of glory to a
higher kingdom.

In D&C 88:32, the Lord tells us about people who are not quickened by any of the
degrees of Gods glory. He says: NEVERTHELESS, THEY SHALL RETURN
AGAIN TO THEIR OWN PLACE, TO ENJOY THAT WHICH THEY ARE WILLING
TO RECEIVE, BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT WILLING TO ENJOY THAT WHICH
THEY MIGHT HAVE RECEIVED. FOR WHAT DOTH IT PROFIT A MAN IF A
GIFT IS BESTOWED UPON HIM AND HE RECEIVE NOT THE GIFT.

What and where is THEIR OWN PLACE that those who are not worthy of any
degree of glory SHALL RETURN AGAIN TO? They have obviously been to that
place before or they could not return to it, and to return AGAIN to that place must mean
that they have RETURNED to that place before.

The Lord said that these people are WILLING to receive that assignment, and
that they ENJOYED it. That does not sound like our teachings of hell, but it could
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And then we learnWHICH GIVETH THE SPIRIT OF THE DEVIL POWER
TO CAPTIVATE, TO BRING YOU DOWN TO HELL, THAT HE MAY REIGN
OVER YOU IN HIS KINGDOM. (2 Nephi 2:29)

What is Satans kingdom, now, and where is it? ITS RIGHT HERE! This earth
in its present telestial state is Satans kingdom. HE is the god of this world during its
telestial state. He has been given the power to bring as many as will come to him that he
may rule over us in his kingdom. Hell is right here, but hell will have an end. DEATH
AND HELL DELIVERED UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN THEM: AND THEY
WERE JUDGED EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS.
(Revelations 20:14)

Even David, who was guilty of the two great sins and also defiance of God, will
eventually be redeemed from Hell. FOR THOU WILT NOT LEAVE MY SOUL IN
HELLTHOU WILT SHOW ME THE PATH OF LIFE; IN THY PRESENCE IS
FULLNESS OF JOY. (Psalms 23)

If this earth in its telestial condition is Satans kingdom, where will those go
whom Satan drags down to his kingdom? Will it not be back to this earth until they are
redeemed from hell? Of course this need not be another mortal birth upon this earth.

Alma at least alludes to the concept of multiply mortal existences on earth.
BEHOLD, THERE IS A TIME APPOINTED THAT ALL SHALL COME FORTH
FROM THE DEAD. NOW WHEN THIS TIME COMETH NO ONE KNOWS; BUT
GOD KNOWETH THE TIME WHICH IS APPOINTED.

NOW WHETHER THERE SHALL BE ONE TIME, OR A SECOND TIME, OR
A THIRD TIME, THAT MEN SHALL COME FORTH FROM THE DEAD, IT
MATTERETH NOT; FOR GOD KNOWETH ALL THESE THINGS; AND IT
SUFFICETH ME TO KNOW THAT THIS IS THE CASETHAT THERE IS A TIME
APPOINTED THAT ALL SHALL ARISE FROM THE DEAD. (Alma 4:4-5)

The Lord gives us a parable in D&C 88 beginning with verse 51 which is
important, but it is never taught in the LDS Churches that I have attended. Probably
because they either dont understand it, or else they dont agree with its message.

BEHOLD, I WILL LIKEN THESE KINGDOMS (kingdoms of glory in heaven) UNTO
A MAN HAVING A FIELD, AND HE SENT FORTH HIS SERVANTS INTO THE
FIELD TO DIG IN THE FIELD. AND HE SAID UNTO THE FIRST: GO YE AND
LABOR IN THE FIELD, AND IN THE FIRST HOUR I WILL COME UNTO YOU,
AND YE SHALL BEHOLD THE JOY OF MY COUNTENANCE.

AND HE SAID UNTO THE SECOND: GO YE ALSO INTO THE FIELD,
AND IN THE SECOND HOUR I WILL VISIT YOU WITH THE JOY OF MY
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AND ALSO UNTO THE THIRD, SAYING: I WLL VISIT YOU; AND UNTO
THE FOURTH, AND SO ON UNTO THE TWELFTH.

AND THE LORD OF THE FIELD WENT UNTO THE FIRST IN THE FIRST
HOUR, AND TARRIED WITH HIM ALL THAT HOUR AND HE WAS MADE
GLAD WITH THE LIGHT OF THE COUNTENANCE OF HIS LORD.

AND THEN HE WITHDREW FROM THE FIRST THAT HE MIGHT VISIT
THE SECOND ALSO, AND THE THIRD, AND THE FOURTH, AND SO ON UNTO
THE TWELFTH.

AND THUS THEY ALL RECEIVED THE LIGHT OF THE COUNTENANCE
OF THEIR LORD, EVERY MAN IN HIS HOUR, AND IN HIS TIME, AND IN HIS
SEASON:

BEGINNING AT THE FIRST, AND FROM THE FIRST UNTO THE LAST:
EVERY MAN IN HIS OWN ORDER, UNTIL HIS HOUR WAS FINISHED, EVEN
ACCORDING AS HIS LORD HAD COMMANDED HIM, THAT HIS LORD MIGHT
BE GLORIFIED IN HIM, AND HE IN HIS LORD, THAT THEY ALL MIGHT BE
GLORIFIED.

THEREFORE, UNTO THIS PARABLE I WILL LIKEN ALL THESE
KINGDOMS AND THE INHABITANTS THEREOF (D&C 88:51-61)

Jesus taught in parables so that the higher, or greater messages could only be
understood by those who have prepared themselves for greater things and have learned to
call upon and listen to the Holy Spirit.

Twice, once at the beginning, and again at the end of this parable, Christ says that
he likens the kingdoms of glory and the inhabitants thereof, to this parable, so this
parable is talking about the kingdoms of glory.

Twelve different servants of the Lord were sent to work in the Lords field, which
is the world. They were all sent at different times. All of them would eventually receive
the joy of the countenance of the Lord, but only in their own particular time and season.
The Lord GLORIFIED ALL of them in their own time and in so doing he glorified
himself, or increased his glory.

Now lets think about that! The Lord has said that: THIS IS MY WORK AND
MY GLORYTO BRING TO PASS THE IMMORTALITY AND THE ETERNAL
LIFE OF MAN. (Moses 1:39) Not a few men, but all of his children.

Eternal life is defined as LIFE WITH GOD, or THE WAY GOD LIVES.

The Lord says that while mans agency can be a great blessing to him, it can also
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The concept of salvation as taught in the LDS Church is so restrictive that only a
very small percentage of Gods spirit children will ever make it back to dwell in Gods
presence. First we restrict this group to Latter-day Saints (of those who live or have lived
in this dispensation)

Since Joseph Smith ushered in this dispensation, less than one percent of the
people who have lived upon this earth have been members of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints.

Then we further restrict the number of those who will be glorified in the highest
degree of the Celestial Kingdom to those who have been endowed and married in the
temple. And then we further restrict it to those who are worthy and remain worthy by our
standards of activity in the Church, temple attendance, observance of the word of
wisdom, obedience to the church leaders, etc.

So according to LDS teachings, less than 1% of Gods children will ever enter
into his eternal rest, experience the joy of his countenance, or be glorified by God. But
God said that his work and his glory is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of
his children, and he clearly said that: THEY ALL RECEIVED THE LIGHT OF THE
COUNTENANCE OF THEIR LORD, EVERY MAN IN HIS TIME, AND IN HIS
SEASON. (D&C 88:58)

And the Lord also said that EVERY MAN SHALL ENTER INTO HIS
ETERNAL PRESENCE AND INTO HIS IMMORTAL REST. (D&C 121:32)

I cannot conceive of a loving and caring father who would devise a plan of
salvation which would exclude over 99 percent of his children from his eternal presence
and inheritance. Would you approve of such a plan for your children? The LDS concept
of Gods plan must be seriously flawed.

God has clearly declared that the reason ALL of his children will eventually be
glorified by him, is that he might be glorified in them, or in other word, when each of his
children is glorified, it extends and adds to his own glory. I think Amulek was right
there is no wrong path, only longer paths.

God uses a literary form called CHIASMUS to convey important messages and
emphasize important points for those who have eyes to see. The Lord gave us D&C 88 in
Chiastic structures, first of all, so that those who have eyes to see will know that this is an
important message. Second, that it contains more and greater doctrine than a casual
reading will convey.

At the end of this parable, Christ says: I LEAVE THESE SAYINGS WITH
YOU TO PONDER IN YOUR HEARTS. Have you ever pondered in your heart the
message Christ is conveying in this parable, or have you simply read it and moved on to
the next section? Have you ever asked the Holy Spirit to enlighten you concerning the


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full message possible for you to comprehend from this parable? Unfortunately, because
of the foolish traditions of our fathers, most Latter-day Saints are taught by the precepts
of men, rather than by the Holy Spirit, and I confess that I have been guilty of that
practice more often than not

D&C 88, CHIASTIC STRUCTURE NUMBER ONE

A. BEGINNING AT THE FIRST
B. AND SO ON UNTO THE LAST (verse 59)
B. FROM THE LAST TO THE FIRST
A. AND FROM THE FIRST UNTO THE LAST


CHIASTIC STRUCTURE NUMBER TWO

A. AND THUS THEY RECEIVED THE LIGHT OF HIS COUNTENANCE vs. 58
B. EVERY MAN IN HIS HOUR AND IN HIS TIME AND SEASON vs. 58
C. BEGINNING AT THE FIRST AND SO ON UNTO THE LAST vs. 59
C. FROM THE LAST UNTO THE FIRST, AND FROM THE FIRST
TO THE LAST vs. 59
B. EVERY MAN IN HIS OWN ORDER UNTIL HIS HOUR IS FINISHED vs. 60
A. THAT THEY ALL MIGHT BE GLORIFIED vs. 60

CHIASTIC STRUCTURE NUMBER THREE

A. I WILL LIKEN THESE KINGDOMS vs. 51
B. YE SHALL BEHOLD THE JOY OF MY COUNTENANCE vs. 52
C. I WILL VISIT YOU WITH THE JOY OF MY COUNTENANCE vs. 53
D. I WILL VISIT YOU vs. 54
E. AND SO ON UNTO THE TWELFTH vs. 55
F. THE LORD OF THE FIELD WENT UNTO THE FIRST vs. 56
G. HE WAS MADE GLAD WITH THE LIGHT OF THE
COUNTENANCE OF THE LORD vs. 56
F. AND THEN HE WITHDREW FROM THE FIRST vs. 57
E. AND SO ON UNTO THE TWELFTH vs. 57
D. THAT HE MIGHT VISIT THE SECOND ALSO vs. 57
C. THEY RECEIVED THE LIGHT OF THE COUNTENANCE
OF THE LORD vs. 58
B. THAT THEY MIGHT BE GLORIFIED vs. 60
A. I WILL LIKEN ALL THESE KINGDOMS vs. 61


Everyone will eventually be glorified by coming into the presence of the Lord, but
everyone will not be glorified at the first offering. Everyone will eventually receive the
light of Gods countenance, but they will receive it in their own season and time. (vs. 58)


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But there may be even as many as twelve seasons. Regardless of how many seasons are
required, ALL will eventually enter into his rest.

THEREFORE HIS (Gods) COURSE IN ONE ETERNAL ROUND. (Alma
7:20) The course of the Lord is a series of repeating events of which TYPES have
been provided throughout the scriptures. The nature of man is thus very predictable.
They continue until the Lords purposes are accomplished and fulfilled.

It appears that Gods work of bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of
his children continues until all of them see, accept, and progress, until they become heirs
of all that God, their father, has to offer them. ADVANCEMENT FROM GRADE TO
GRADE WITHIN ANY KINGDOM, AND FROM KINGDOM TO KINGDOM, WILL
BE PROVIDED FOR. (Elder James E. Talmage, Articles of Faith, first edition, pp 420-
421) If any individual is blocked at any point in any kingdom of glory from advancing
toward exaltation, then the doctrine of eternal progression becomes invalid and
inoperative.

Even though it may take as many as twelve offerings before a person sees,
understands, and accepts, EVERY KNEE SHALL BEND AND EVERY TONGUE
CONFESS THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST.

HE THOUGHT THEY (in lower kingdoms) WOULD EVENTUALLY HAVE
THE PRIVILEGE OF PROVING THEMSELVES WORTHY AND ADVANCING TO
A CELESTIAL KINGDOM, BUT IT WOULD BE A SLOW PROCESS.? (Journal of
Wilford Woodruff, Aug. 5, 1855)

GOD HAS MADE PROVISION FOR EVERY SPIRIT IN THE ETERNAL
WORLD, AND THE SPIRITS OF OUR FRIENDS SHOULD BE SEARCHED OUT
AND SAVED. ANY MAN THAT HAS A FRIEND IN ETERNITY CAN SAVE HIM
IF HE HAS NOT COMMITTED THE UNPARDONABLE SIN. HE CANNOT BE
DAMNED THROUGH ALL ETERNITY; THERE IS A POSSIBILITY FOR HIS
ESCAPE IN TIME. IF A MAN HAS KNOWLEDGE, HE CAN BE SAVED, IF HE
HAS BEEN GUILTY OF GREAT SINS, HE IS PUNISHED FOR IT (unless he repents),
WHEN HE CONSENTS TO OBEY THE GOSPEL, WHETHER ALIVE OR DEAR, HE
IS SAVED. HIS OWN MIND DAMNS. HIM. (temporarily halts his progress) (Joseph
Smith, King Follet Discourse, WOJS pp 346,347)

In spite of what Bruce R. McConkie wrote on pages 238 and 239 of his book
MORMON DOCTRINE, the work of God is to exalt ALL of his children.

THE BRETHREN DIRECT ME TO SAY THAT THE CHURCH HAS NEVER
ANNOUNCED A DEFINITE DOCTRINE UPON THIS POINT. SOME OF THE
BRETHREN HAVE HELD THAT IT IS POSSIBLE IN THE COURSE OF
PROGRESSION TO ADVANCE FROM ONE GLORY TO ANOTHER, INVOKING
THE PRINCIPLE OF ETERNAL PROGRESSION; OTHERS OF THE BRETHREN
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NEVER ANNOUNCED A DEFINITE DOCTRINE ON THIS POINT. (From a letter
signed by Joseph Anderson, secretary to the first presidency in response to an inquiry)

Perhaps when the flood of ancient records come forth during the cleansing of the
earth as promised, this and many other uncertainties will become clear. As of now, it
appears that progression to a glorified state, and the rest of the Lord, and becoming an
heir of all that God has, is more a matter of when than if.

In my mind, the scripture which presents the greatest obstacle in the way of
acceptance of multiple mortality is Alma 11:45.

NOW BEHOLD, I HAVE SPOKEN UNTO YOU CONCERNING THE
DEATH OF THE MORTAL BODY. I SAY UNTO YOU THAT THIS MORTAL
BODY IS RAISED TO AN IMMORTAL BODY, THAT IS, FROM DEATH, EVEN
FROM THE FIRST DEATH UNTO LIFE, THAT THEY CAN DIE NO MORE; THEIR
SPIRITS UNITING WITH THEIR BODIES, NEVER TO BE DIVIDED: THUS THE
WHOLE BECOMING SPIRITUAL AND IMMORTAL, THAT THEY CAN NO MORE
SEE CORRUPTION.

The mention here of a FIRST DEATH infers that there may be a second or third
death, or more. Alma is talking about the resurrection; that is, raising the body to an
immortal state. He is saying that after one is resurrected and the spirit is combined with
an immortal body, it can die no more. This does not preclude the possible rebirth and
death of a second or third mortal body before the resurrection locks the spirit in an
immortal body.

The problem with this scripture is that Alma says that when a body is raised from
the first death, that they can die no more. I have no answer for that problem at the
present time, unless the word raised means resurrected. If so, then the spirit and the body
must be combined in a resurrected state before it can DIE NO MORE.

The serpent is an important figure in the religion of ancient cultures, particularly
in the middle East and early America, especially the winged or feathered serpent. It
symbolized Yahweh, Mausau, or Jesus Christ.

The brazen serpent which Moses attached to a staff provided a symbol, which,
when looked upon, would heal the Israelites of poisonous snake bites. The symbol of a
snake entwined on a cross was adopted as the symbol of the medical profession.
Although it represents healing, the real significance has been largely lost, however. It
was not looking at the brazen serpent that healed the bitten person, it was looking to
Christ, which the brazen serpent symbolized, and recognizing him as their Savior. Many
of the Israelites who were bitten by these serpents refused to do so, and they died.

The important point for our purposes here is to understand why the serpent was a
symbol of the Messiah. The reason is because following its winter hibernation; the snake
awakens in the spring, sheds its skin, and reappears as if reborn. This annual awakening


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and renewal becomes the symbol of death and resurrection or rebirth, or reincarnation.
Christ was the first fruits of the resurrection.

THE SNAKE AS A SYMBOL OF REBIRTH FOLLOWING DEATH IS AN
ANCIENT, YET EVER PRESENT CONCEPTION WHICH CAN BE TRACED
THROUGH ENDLESS PATTERNS OF SCULPTURE, PAINTINGS, VERSE, AND
THE MYTHS OF GODS, DEMI-GODS, AND HEROIC MORTALS. (Joseph
Henderson, the Wisdom of the Serpent)

The figure on Serpent Mound in Ohio is said to be swallowing an egg. Actually,
the representation depicts the serpent swallowing the earth, a symbol of the annual death
and rebirth of the earth by its seasons.

Perhaps Latter-day Saints should look for a higher level of comprehension in the
term BORN AGAIN than the basic interpretation of baptism of water and spirit.

The cycle of life, the theme of mysticism, speaks of THE WHEEL OF LIFE
through which the soul preserves its eternal individual identity through the various
recurring deaths and rebirths.

In the earth cycles, the flood and repopulating of the world is representative of a
death and rebirth. The death of the telestial state of this earth and its re-emergence as a
Terrestrial sphere during the Millennium, as well as the death of the Terrestrial sphere at
the end of the Millennium and rebirth as a Celestial sphere, are all forms or reincarnation-
the death of the old and rebirth of the new.

Baptism is a death of the old sin ridden body and a rebirth of the new innocent
body from the symbolic water of the mothers womba reincarnation. The course of the
Lord is ONE ETERNAL ROUND, a series of repeats: FOR HE THAT DILIGENTLY
SEEKETH SHALL FIND; AND THE MYSTERIES OF GOD SHALL BE UNFOLDED
UNTO HIM BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST, AS WELL IN THESE TIMES
AS IN TIMES OF OLD, AND AS WELL IN TIMES OF OLD AS IN TIMES TO
COME; WHEREFORE THE COURSE OF THE LORD IS ONE ETERNAL ROUND.
(1 Nephi 10:19)

The various dispensations of the gospel on earth are repeating patterns of apostasy
(death) and restoration (rebirth). Repentance and resurrection are both doctrines of
reincarnation.

The depositing of treasures and records in the earth and their deliverance at a later
time are doctrines of reincarnation. THEREFORE HIS PATHS ARE STRAIGHT AND
HIS COURSE IS ONE ETERNAL ROUND. (D&C 3:2)

The death of grass, flowers, shrubs and trees in the fall and their rebirth in the
spring with the changing seasons is a form of reincarnation, but those who have not eyes
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Some will say that the flowers, grass, and trees do not really die, they just go
through a dormant period. True, but the old sin ridden person does not really die in the
waters of baptism either, nor does the snake really die in hibernation, nor does the gospel
really die from apostasy. They just go through a dormant period until their rebirth.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now entering a dormant period
and the power of the holy people is being scattered (Daniel 12:7). But the Lords people
who have been scattered, will be gathered again and there will be a rebirth of the fullness
of the gospel of the Father (3 Nephi 16:10-11), and a NEW covenant will be made
between God and his people. (Jeremiah 31:31)

LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF THE LORD YOUR GOD, EVEN ALPHA AND
OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END, WHOSE COURSE IS ONE ETERNAL
ROUND, THE SAME TODAY AS YESTERDAY AND FOREVER. (D&C 35:1)

If we seek we shall find, but we refuse to seek diligently for the mysteries of God
because the arm of flesh has told us that we must leave the mysteries alone and stick to
the basic principles of the gospel.

Reincarnation is the foundation of the universe. All organized matter on this earth
is in a state of deterioration back toward basic matter where the basic elements find
stability. In order to become greater than its present form, basic matter must be
combined with other basic matter in a REBIRTH, or reorganization.

Those who are content with learning the basic interpretations of the scriptures,
which become apparent from reading the scriptures, will never know the mysteries of the
kingdom of heaven. When they hear a greater truth, they WILL reject it because
SEEING THEY SEE NOT.

THE LOGIC IN SUPPORT OF MULTIPLE MORTALITY

While logic alone does not prove anything, those who believe in MULTIPLE
MORTALITY present some interesting arguments in support of this theory; and although
I frankly admit that I dont know whether it is possible for ANY person who has lived
upon this earth before to return again in a physical body, I believe that any doctrine,
belief, or theory should be given a fair evaluation based upon open-minded research,
prayer, and consideration, and not simply rejected because it may be in conflict with
tradition.

Aside from direct revelation from God, the inspiration from the Holy Spirit is
probably the most valuable source of truth available to us, but the promptings of the Holy
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Human nature dictates that once we form an opinion on any subject, we search for
evidence which supports our pre-formed opinion, and we ignore any evidence which
might indicate the incorrectness of our opinion.

Many books have been written detailing numerous cases where people have
recalled briefly and vaguely, and sometimes clearly and vividly, places, people, and
events of another time period. Professionals have often been able to bring forth such
memories through hypnosis. Most of these recollections or impressions place the
subject as a participant rather than an observer to these activities. They dont just see
things happening to others, they seem to recall these experiences happening to them.

One explanation that has been offered for such experiences is that the living
person may have been a guardian angel to the person who experienced these things in the
past, and envisioned themselves in that role. However logic dictates that their memory of
the event would be from the position of observer, and not the position of participant.

Perhaps the most frequently heard argument against multiple mortality is the
question of temple sealings. It is argued that if one is sealed to his wife and other family
members and then comes back to this earth in another body, which body, in the
resurrection are family members sealed to?

Answers to this problem, which have been suggested, include: PERHAPS THEY
ONLY BORROW THOSE ELEMENTS TEMPORARILY AND THEY WILL
RETURN TO THEIR BASIC STATE UPON THE DEATH OF THAT BODY, AND
THE SPIRIT-UPON RESURRECTION DAY-WILL BE COMBINED WITH THE
ORIGINALLY ASSIGNED ELEMENTS.

In the absence of any revelation on the matter, we simply do not know the
answers to such questions, however, there are very real possibilities for such things to
happen.

If Satan and his spirit followers have the ability to inhabit the physical body of a
living mortal, I see no reason why a righteous spirit could not also inhabit a borrowed
mortal body which will not become their resurrected body. It is even possible for a spirit
which has been separated from its assigned mortal body by death, and vacates that
physical body, say, shortly after birth, for the spirit of another person who had previously
died, to then occupy that borrowed body to fulfill some purpose in this world. We simply
do not have a definite answer to such possibilities.

There is also the question of THE WOMENS RESURRECTION CLAIM, which
is not generally taught in the LDS Church today but was taught in the early days of the
temple ordinances. I was taught this doctrine in a temple, and I received a confirmation
of the general truth of the doctrine although I admit that I know little of the details of it.

I was taught that the womens resurrection claim provides that simply because a
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to belong to him forever. She has the choice! God is a just God, and he would not force
any woman to an eternity with some man with which there are serious incompatibilities.
If she is worthy and chooses some other man for her eternal companion who is worthy,
and he accepts her, then she performs upon him the ordinance of the womens
resurrection claim which consists of washing and anointing his body, culminating with
the washing of his feet. Until performed, the sealing which was performed on earth is not
binding.

In order to better understand this ordinance, I shall at this time interrupt this study
by inserting here a chapter from one of my volumes which, at the time of this writing, is
unpublished. It is based upon a thesis originally researched and written by Andrew Ehat.

THE FULLNESS OF THE PRIESTHOOD

We commemorate the restoration of both the Aaronic and Melchizedek
priesthoods in the LDS Church, but we teach nothing about the priesthood which Elijah
revealed. Elijah revealed the FULLNESS of the priesthood, which is the culmination of
all priesthood authority and activities. It is the priesthood through which the Holy Spirit
of Promise seals ordinances, and by which callings and elections are made sure.

Among Joseph Smiths first revelations from Moroni, given in 1823, appears the
declaration that it would be by Elijah that the priesthood would be revealed (D&C 2).
Elijah actually did come and reveal a priesthood to Joseph Smith, and confer keys to him
for that priesthood but we dont know exactly when.

Sometime before 1843 Elijah evidently came and revealed THE FULLNESS OF
THE PRIESTHOOD to Joseph Smith. Although not taught in the LDS Church, the
FULLNESS of the priesthood is the highest ordinance of salvation that begins with faith
and baptism and ends with the washing of the feet.

The full combination of the ordinances sanctifies and purifies the individual by
giving him or her one degree of spiritual power at a time until he or she is able to bear the
full weight of Gods glory and come into a oneness with God himself and other glorified
persons. With the reception of the FULLNESS of the priesthood, a man or woman
receives the spirit of Elijah.

The ordinances we receive in the LDS temples today are the preparatory
ordinances leading up to the ordinances of the FULLNESS of the priesthood which
actually endow and anoint men and women kings and queens, priests and priestesses,
while the preparatory endowment only ordains them to eventually become such through a
higher ordinance. This is the ultimate goal and the purpose of religion, to learn and
obtain the steps necessary to bring people into the presence of God, to reconcile fallen
man with God, and gain a oneness with him and become a joint heir of all that God has.

During Joseph Smiths tenure as prophet and leader of the Church, a certain
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power and influence in the early church. This was NOT the quorum of twelve apostles,
although it at first included some of the apostles, and later all of them. But it also
included others outside of the twelve apostles.

This quorum consisted of nine men at first, but was later expanded to include 36
men and 29 women during the lifetime of Joseph Smith. To this quorum, Joseph gave
additional or higher truths and the COMPLETE ordinances that comprise the
FULLNESS of the higher priesthood.

Between 1842 and 1844, he introduced the process by which greater powers could
be acquired and exercised by mortals. These promises and powers were received in
higher temple ordinances. They were given only to a handful, or small percentage of
those who had already received their initial endowments. Joseph Smith said that these
ordinances constituted the restoration of THE ANCIENT ORDER OF ALL THINGS.

From the earliest times of his ministry, Joseph Smith received revelations
concerning these HIGHEST of blessings available to Gods children. Even before the
Church was organized, Joseph Smith learned from the Book of Mormon of the great
powers available to man through faithful obedience to the FULLNESS OF THE
PRIESTHOOD. (Helaman 10:4-10)

While working on the inspired translation of the Bible, Joseph learned that Moses
and Enoch received powers similar to those that Nephi received. (Moses 1:25-26, and
6:32-34)

Joseph Smith, speaking of the temple ordinances already received, revealed that
they were only partial or preparatory ordinances of the total concept, and he promised
that if they were true and faithful to these preparatory ordinances, they would eventually,
by another ANOINTING, actually be ordained kings and queens, priests and
priestesses unto God, for that which they received that day was only preparatory to
greater blessings. (Wilford Woodruff Journal, 2 Dec. 1843)

The organization of the QUORUM, in the upper room of Joseph Smiths store in
Nauvoo, on the 4
th
and 5
th
day of May, 1842, was both a culmination and a beginning,
and the higher ordinance was a coalescence and a distillation of all Josephs prior
revelations on temple related concepts.

Joseph Smith declared that there was one important ordinance that had not been
introduced into the temple ceremony but which must yet become a part of it. He said it
consisted of the washing of the feet. So the sealing ordinance need not present an
insurmountable problem for multiple mortal lives.

THE CELESTIAL SPIRIT SHALL RECEIVE THE SAME BODY WHICH
WAS A NATURAL BODY; EVEN YE SHALL RECEIVE YOUR BODIES, AND
YOUR GLORY SHALL BE THE GLORY BY WHICH YOUR BODIES ARE
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In D&C 63:49, where it says: THEY SHALL RISE FROM THE DEAD AND
SHALL NOT DIE AFTER This refers to the resurrection. Supporters of multiple
mortality do not claim that spirits are separated from resurrected bodies, they claim that
spirits can come back to the earth in another physical body before the resurrection locks
spirit and body into one.

Another objection raised by opponents of the theory of multiple mortality is
Hebrews 9:27, AND AS IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MEN ONCE TO DIE, BUT
AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT.

Supporters say that this is easily explained by accepting that we are only
APPOINTED to die once. Everyone that is not translated must experience death. But
they only have one pre-appointment to death. Whether some people may experience
more than one death may be optional according to Gods plans and programs.

There is a little book called THE FINAL QUEST written by Rich Joyner. He
claims to have received a dream or vision in 1995 in which he was shown the great
journey through life, which mankind is required to struggle through. He said that he saw
multitudes of people struggling to climb the mountain to obtain the promised reward. As
one progresses higher up the holy mount, making the choice to climb higher through
greater obstacles and adversity becomes more difficult the higher we climb. He said he
understood and sympathized with those who stopped at some point along the journey.

He said that he saw persons who had endured the hardships of the climb and
learned the lessons along the way, choosing to, and being allowed to go back down and
assist others and encourage them to continue the climb and assure them that the reward
would indeed be worth the hardships. He said that those who did volunteer to go back
down and endure more adversity to help others increased their own glory by so doing.

He said he was given the choice and there would be no penalty if he chose not to
return but he was told, BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL IN A FEW
THINGS YOU WILL NOW BE GIVEN THE GREAT HONOR OF GOING BACK TO
SUFFER, THAT YOU MAY BE MADE A RULER OVER MANY MORE. And also:
THE PATH OF GREATEST RISK IS THE PATH THAT LEADS TO THE
GREATEST REWARD.

Whether the voice that told him these things came from God, or Satan, or some
other source, it agrees with what Brigham Young said: I ONCE DWELT ON AN
EARTH SOMETHING LIKE THIS, IN A MORTAL STATE, I WAS FAITHFUL. I
RECEIVED MY CROWN AND EXALTATION. I HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF
EXTENDING MY WORK, AND TO ITS INCREASE THERE WILL BE NO END.

It appears that God gives even the hardest, many opportunities to change their
mind and attitude. The Lord says that even those who are resurrected with a telestial
body will be ministered to by angels who are terrestrial. Verse 88 of D&C 76 says:


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FOR THEY SHALL BE HEIRS OF SALVATION. I can see no purpose for having
angels from higher kingdoms minister to those in lesser kingdoms except to help them
elevate themselves to higher levels.

One of the major objections to the doctrine of multiple mortality is the obvious
similarities of facial and physical characteristics as well as coloring and behavioral
characteristics between parents and children. Some have said that the laws of heredity
seem to discount different parents of different time periods. No one will deny that there
are numerous look alikes and similarities of attitudes between persons who are not even
related How many times have you heard people say things like, OH, YOU REMIND
ME SO MUCH OF-------. And most of us have children who are not much like their
parents at all. There is no reason to believe that we must return to this earth looking like
we did before. These things present no real problems at all; and perhaps we could be
born to the same parents as before.

If one of the purposes of God in bringing at least some persons back into this
world in another physical body is to give them needed experiences and another
opportunity to overcome some problems, weaknesses or attitudes which prevent them
from being resurrected with a terrestrial or celestial body, it would demonstrate to me at
least, that we have a loving and caring Heavenly Father who cares enough about his
children to provide ample opportunity to correct deficiencies and hang-ups which they
may have entered this world with. Some may say that because the memory of our
previous existence on earth is taken from us, one will probably not have learned their
lesson, and be stuck with the same deficiencies in the next life.

However, he may be placed upon the earth into an entirely different set of
circumstances, conditions, and environment which would provide more compelling
opportunities and influences to help overcome those problems.

For example, one might be born to a father who was without natural affection
during one existence for the purpose of teaching him obedience, or work ethics, or some
other needed attribute. Such an environment might indeed accomplish that particular
purpose, but leave him with deep emotional scars that may make him a poor husband and
father himself. To me it seems that the logical solution to such a problem would be to
give him another learning experience under a different set of circumstances. If he were to
be born on earth again to a loving and caring father, it might erase those scars of his
previous life.

In my mind, differing conditions and circumstances of birth could bring about
changes and personal improvement toward perfection that personal effort alone might not
be sufficient to correct.

Latter-day Saints concede that our degree of obedience, progression and diligence
during our pre-mortal spirit existence greatly influences our mortal existence, and that we
bring to mortality an enormous amount of baggage in regard to personality, attitudes,
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Why then is it so hard to accept this same type of carry-overs from a previous mortal
existence?

It makes sense that a just and loving God would not judge everyone the same,
considering that they came to this earth into such differing conditions. I believe that he
provides for each individual whatever opportunities, obstacles, and experiences that
particular person needs, to be given a fair opportunity to be judged along with everyone
else. Some come into this world with serious mental or physical handicaps or disabilities,
which were no doubt not by chance, but for a reason and purpose. Some persons may
need such adversities in order to learn some important lesson that could not be learned in
any other way. Then again, perhaps the learning experiences could be for the family
rather than the individual, and the individual may have volunteered to come to the earth
in these circumstances to render a great service to others.

It must be understood, however, that another time around in mortality does not
take away ones free agency or force them to change. It only provides conditions and
opportunities and experiences which make things favorable and provide better
opportunities to remove those obstacles to continued progression toward perfection.
Therefore it will require the stubborn, and the hard of heart, more of these different
experiences and lessons and perhaps more trips through mortality than it does the meek,
the open-minded, the teachable, and the obedient.

We might liken this process to a person playing a game of cards. He is dealt the
hand by someone else and he must accept the hand he is dealt. But he is free to play that
hand any way he chooses. If he doesnt play the game well, he loses. Some people come
to this earth having been dealt a better hand than others (apparently). But they can play
that hand any way they choose. If it is the first time they have played this game, they
probably will not play their hand as intelligently as one who played the game more often,
so he will probably make more mistakes.

In his next life, he will be dealt a completely different hand. He can make the
same mistakes or different mistakes, or he can benefit from previous experiences.
Theoretically, the more he plays the game, the more skillful he becomes at playing the
hand that he is dealt.

The repeating cycle of birth, death, and rebirth is probably the main doctrine and
theme of mythology. There is no clear line between mythology and reality. Things that
are not understood are often labeled myths. Throughout recorded history the symbol for
death and rebirth has been the Phoenix bird. In Mythology, the Phoenix bird burned
itself up in a funeral pyre and then rose up out of its own ashes in the freshness of youth
to live again through another cycle of life.

You may wonder what my purpose is for including in this work such a lengthy
discussion on such a controversial issue. It is not necessary that you take sides more than
it is that you take a side on the subject of the Adam-God doctrine. But it is important that
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tradition and the teachings of men. The apostle Paul accurately predicted the condition
into which the saints of the last days would fall when he prophesied that THE TIME
WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; BUT
AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS,
HAVING ITCHING EARS; AND THEY SHALL TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM
THE TRUTH, AND SHALL BE TURNED UNTO FABLES. (2 Timothy 4:3)

In these last days people of all persuasions carry with them an enormous weight
of previous prejudices piled upon us by the traditions of our fathers, however well
meaning they may have been.

Even those who come into the Celestial Kingdom will receive a white stone,
WHEREBY THINGS PERTAINING TO A HIGHER ORDER OF KINGDOMS WILL
BE MADE KNOWN. (D&C 130:10-11) This suggests that there are still some higher
kingdoms to progress to beyond the Celestial Kingdom.

I shall conclude this portion by declaring again that I do not know whether it is
possible for ANY spirit to return to this earth in a mortal physical body prior to their
resurrection. And my purpose is not to convince anyone that it is factual. My purpose is
to encourage open minds on subjects that we have not been given adequate knowledge of.
Traditional teachings are very restricting and prevents us from accepting new concepts,
and the foolish traditions, Latter-day Saints have been taught and cling to, will prevent
many if not most Latter-day Saints from accepting THE GREATER THINGS WHICH
CHRIST TAUGHT THE NEPHITES which have been withheld from us because we
havent fully accepted the lesser things. (3 Nephi 26:7-12)

Neal Walsh says in CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, that there is a reason why
religions reject the principle of multiple mortality.

(Mans questions are in italics, Gods answers are in straight print)

WEVE COVERED A LOT HER;, BOY, WEVE REALLY COVERED A LOT.
CAN WE MAKE ANOTHER SHIFT? ARE YOU READY TO GO ON?

ARE YOU?

YES, IM ROLLING NOW, IVE FINALLY GOTTEN ON A ROLL, AND I WANT
TO ASK EVERY QUESTION IVE BEEN WAITING THREE YEARS TO ASK.

IM OK WITH THAT, GO.

COOLNESS, SO I WOULD LIKE TO TALK NOW ABOUT ANOTHER OF THE
ESOTERIC MYSTERIES. WILL YOU SPEAK TO ME ABOUT REINCARNATION?

SURE.



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MANY RELIGIONS SAY THAT REINCARNATION IS A FALSE DOCTRINE;
THAT WE GET ONLY ONE LIFE HERE; ONE CHANCE.

I KNOW; THAT IS NOT ACCURATE.

HOW CAN THEY BE SO WRONG ABOUT SOMETHING SO IMPORTANT?
HOW CAN THEY NOT KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT SOMETHING SO BASIC?

YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT HUMANS HAVE MANY FEAR BASED
RELIGIONS WHOSE TEACHINGS SURROUND A DOCTRINE OF A GOD WHO IS
TO BE WORSHIPPED AND FEARED. IT WAS THROUGH FEAR THAT YOUR
ENTIRE EARTH SOCIETY REFORMED ITSELF FROM THE MATRIARCHY INTO
THE PATRIARCHY. IT WAS THROUGH FEAR THE EARLY PRIESTS GOT
PEOPLE TO MEND THEIR WICKED WAYS AND HEED THE WORD OF THE
LORD. IT WAS THROUGH FEAR THAT CHURCHES GAINED AND
CONTROLLED THEIR MEMBERSHIP.

ONE CHURCH EVEN INSISTED THAT GOD WOULD PUNISH YOU IF
YOU DID NOT GO TO CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY. NOT GOING TO CHURCH
WAS CONSIDERED A SIN; AND NOT JUST ANY CHURCH, ONE HAD TO
ATTEND ONE PARTICULAR CHURCH. IF YOU WENT TO A CHURCH OF A
DIFFERENT DEMONINATION, THAT TOO, WAS A SIN. THIS WAS AN
ATTEMPT TO CONTROL, PURE AND SIMPLE, USING FEAR. THE AMAZING
THING IS, IT WORKED IT STILL WORKS. THEY HAD TO CREATE A
RELIGION THAT TAUGHT THE DOCTRINE OF AN ANGRY, RETRIBUTIVE GOD
IN ORDER TO KEEP (the members) IN LINE. NOW THE IDEA OF
REINCARNATION THREW A MONKEY WRENCH INTO ALL THAT.

HOW SO? WHAT MADE THAT DOCTRINE SO THREATENING?

THE CHURCH WAS PROCLAIMING THAT YOUD BETTER BE NICE OR
ELSEAND ALONG CAME THE REINCARNATIONISTS SAYING: YOULL
HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE AFTER THIS, AND ANOTHER CHANCE AFTER
THAT. AND STILL MORE CHANCES. SO DONT WORRY. DO THE BEST YOU
CAN. DONT BECOME SO PARALYZED WITH FEAR THAT YOU CANT
BUDGE. PROMISE YOURSELF TO DO BETTER, AND GET ON WITH IT.

NATURALLY THE EARLY CHURCH COULDNT HEAR OF SUCH A
THING. SO IT DID TWO THINGS. FIRST, IT DENOUNCED THE DOCTRINE OF
REINCARNATION AS HERETICAL. THEN IT CREATED THE SACRAMENT OF
CONFESSION. CONFESSION COULD DO FOR THE CHURCH GOER WHAT
REINCARNATION PROMISED. THAT IS, GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE.

SO THEN WE HAD ANOTHER SET UP WHERE GOD WOULD PUNISH YOU
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FEEL SAFE, KNOWING THAT GOD HAD HEARD YOUR CONFESSION AND
FORGIVEN YOU.

YES, BUT THERE WAS A CATCH. THIS ABSOLUTION COULD NOT
COME DIRECTLY FROM GOD. IT HAD TO FLOW THROUGH THE
CHURCHTHE CHURCH FOUND CONFESSION TO BE SUCH A GOOD
DRAWING CARD THAT SOON IT DECLARED IT TO BE A SIN NOT TO GO TO
CONFESSION. EVERYBODY HAD TO DO ITIF THEY DIDNT, GOD WOULD
HAVE ANOTHER REASON TO BE ANGRY.

SO NOW THERE WAS ANOTHER PROBLEM. PEOPLE FIGURED OUT
THAT THEY COULD DO ANYTHING THEY WANTED AS LONG AS THEY
CONFESSED IT. THE CHURCH WAS IN A QUANDRY. FEAR HAD LEFT THE
HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE. CHURCH ATTENDANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
DROPPED. PEOPLE CAME TO CONFESS ONCE A YEAR, SAID THEIR
PENANCES, WERE ABSOLVED OF THEIR SINS, AND WENT ON WITH THEIR
LIVES. THERE WAS NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. A WAY HAD TO BE FOUND
TO STRIKE FEAR INTO THE HEART AGAIN...

SO THERE REALLY IS LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS?

OF COURSE THERE IS. DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE
ALONE IN THIS GIGANTIC UNIVERSE? BUT THATS ANOTHER TOPIC WE
CAN GET TO LATER (Conversations with God, Book Three, Neale Donald Walsh,
pp 126-131)

No, my friend, the Lords program for mankind is not entirely as we are being
taught. The power of the churches is fear. Thats how they maintain control over the
members. The threat of excommunication keeps most of them in line. Fear not man, or
what man can do to you. Look only to God, his plan is complete and well conceived. He
does for his children what most of us will do for ours. He gives us ample opportunities to
learn, to accept, to obey, and to progress.

I personally am looking forward to a better existence than the trials, tribulations,
and adversities of this mortal existence. Im not anxious to experience it again, so I strive
to overcome evil and become more like the example which Jesus Christ set for us, but
Im grateful that God has provided another chance for me if I fail.

THIS PORTION IS, FOR THE MOST PART, A PARTIAL BOOK REPORT ON
A BOOK WRITTEN BY GINA CERMINARA, WHO RECEIVED HER B.A., M.A.,
AND PhD DEGREES IN PSYCHOLOGY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF
WISCONSIN, BEFORE BEGINNING HER YEARS OF INTENSIVE RESEARCH ON
PARAPSYCHOLOGY.

DR. CERMINARA TITLED THIS BOOK: MANY MANSIONS, THE EDGAR
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Edgar Cayce was a simple, humble, unpretentious man with a special God-given
gift. He could diagnose peoples ailments accurately while asleep and recite them to
listening scribes. He provided the methods of cure for thousands of people with all kinds
of physical, mental, and emotional problems. He avoided publicity wherever possible
and refused to accept money for his READINGS until he was besieged with so many
requests that he had to abandon his profession as a photographer and devote his full time
to helping others.

On one occasion, during a diagnostic reading, he casually mentioned that the
patient, or subject, had been a MONK in a previous life. A man named Arthur Lammers,
a well to do printer of Dayton, Ohio, had heard of Cayce through a business associate,
and although he had no health problem of his own, his interest was aroused sufficiently
for him to take a trip down to Selma, Alabama, where Cayce was living, to watch him
work. After several days of observation, Lammers became convinced that Cayce was for
real, and his gift was authentic.

A well-informed, intellectually alert man, he began to think that perhaps Cayce
could perceive, with his gift, more universally significant information than health
diagnosis. Confronting Cayce with the possibility, Cayce replied that he did not know
whether that was possible or not.

Cayce was a conscientious Christian who had never questioned the religious
teachings of his church and had accepted their belief that reincarnation was a false
doctrine. But Lammers proposal interested him and he saw no reason why other
questions besides health diagnosis might not be answered in these readings since the
readings always seemed to answer the questions asked.

Questions asked during Cayces sleep readings now became more specific. It was
learned that natural laws coupled with pre-determined plans and programs of a loving and
caring Heavenly Father, provided a cycle of experiences for mankind which the
scriptures refer to as ONE ETERNAL ROUND. (1 Nephi 10:19; Alma 7:20; Alma
37:12; D&C 3:2; D&C 35:1)

Cayces readings revealed that while the art of astrology provided some assistance
and clues, it is only an approximation of truth and falls short of complete accuracy
because it did not fully understand how astrological influences affected man through his
glandular system and through his previous experiences in other dimensions which
provide carry-over influences into this life.

This entire concept had not occurred to Cayce and he considered it at first to be
quite fantastic. But his curiosity compelled him to agree to submit to other questions on
the subject by Lammers. Lammers asked, during one of these sleep sessions, if a
formula, or format might be provided for conducting these sessions, and Lammers
recorded this reply through Cayce: YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU THE PERSONS
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scribe) THE RELATION OF THIS ENTITY AND THE UNIVERSE, AND THE
UNIVERSAL FORCES, GIVING THE CONDITIONS WHICH ARE AS
PERSONALITIES LATENT AND EXHIBITED, IN THE PRESENT LIFE; ALSO THE
FORMER APPEARANCES ON THE EARTH PLANE, GIVING TIME, PLACE, AND
NAME; AND THAT IN EACH LIFE WHICH BUILT OR RETARDED THE
ENTITIES DEVELOPMENT.

After this, the readings became more pointed and explicit with respect to past
lives, and they became referred to as LIFE READINGS, as distinguished from HEALTH
READINGS.

Cayce began feeling dizzy spells when doing LIFE READINGS so he inquired, or did a
reading on himself, to determine the cause of the dizziness. He was told that he should
reverse his directional position on the couch from the health readings. He had found it
easier to give health readings with his head pointing south, and his feet north. For life
readings he was to have his head to the north. The only explanation he was given for this
was A MATTER OF POLARITY.

In each of these LIFE READINGS, Cayce gave a frank evaluation of the
individuals character, and indications of the origin of qualities which came from past life
experiences. All of these readings were written down in exact form. A copy was
retained and filed by Cayce and the original was given to the subject of the reading.

It is reported that the personal evaluations of the subjects, most of whom Cayce
did not know, were strikingly accurate, and uncompromisingly honest character
delineations which caused Cayce a growing uneasiness. His concern was that a desire to
help people should be his whole purpose of doing life readings for people and he worried
about personal criticism. He was informed that delineation of personal problems, hang-
ups, and negative influences could significantly aid any serious individual in correcting
conditions which they were unaware of.

Cayce had been brought up in an atmosphere of strict orthodox Christianity which
taught, and still teaches that reincarnation is a doctrine of the devil. This caused an inner
turmoil in him. He was totally uninformed that reincarnation was a cardinal teaching of
Hinduism, Buddhism, ancient Judaism, and early Gnostic Christianity. He was, in fact,
repelled by the very word reincarnation as Latter-day Saints and many other Christians
are today.

Cayce always rejected the idea that man reincarnated in animal form (Hindus
refuse to kill cows because they may be transmigrated ancestors). His readings clearly
conveyed that human beings do not return in animal form. He learned and finally
accepted, that reincarnation, or multiple mortal existences, is NOT a doctrine of the devil,
nor is it a superstition of ignorant people. He declared it to be a thoroughly respectable
doctrine, both from a religious and a philosophic point of view, in spite of his earlier
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Cayce had struggled with this new revelation because of his earlier orthodox
Christian energetic opposition to it. He read the Bible from cover to cover every year
(which very few Mormons do) and he had not found the word reincarnation mentioned
once in it. Confronting Lammers with this fact, he declared IF I ACCEPT
REINCARNATION, AM I NOT DENYING CHRIST AND HIS TEACHINGS?

Lammers replied: NOT AT ALL. Lammers reminded Cayce of Christs reply:
THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH
ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND. THIS IS THE FIRST AND GREAT
COMMANDMENT. AND THE SECOND IS LIKE UNTO IT. THOUS SHALT LOVE
THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF.

ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS HANG ALL THE LAWS AND THE
PROPHETS. (Matthew 22:35-40)

I am reminded of D&C 10:67-68,which reads, BEHOLD THIS IS MY DOCTRINE
WHOSOEVER REPENTETH AND COMETH UNTO ME, THE SAME IS MY
CHURCH; WHOSOEVER DECLARETH MORE OR LESS THAN THIS, THE SAME
IS NOT OF ME, BUT IS AGAINST ME; THEREFORE HE IS NOT OF MY
CHURCH.. And also: VERILY, VERIY, I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT THIS IS MY
DOCTRINE, AND WHOSO BUILDETH UPON THIS, BUILDETH UPON MY ROCK,
AND THE GATE OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST THEM.

AND WHOSO SHALL DECLARE MORE OR LESS THAN THIS, AND
ESTABLISH IT FOR MY DOCTRINE, THE SAME COMETH OF EVIL, AND IS
NOT BUILT UPON MY ROCK, BUT HE BUILDETH UPON A SANDY
FOUNDATION (3 Nephi 11:39-40)

Well, you say, what does this have to do with reincarnation? Simply this; we
must not establish reincarnation as a doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ and likewise
we must not establish a rejection of the doctrine of reincarnation as a doctrine of Christ. I
do not find anywhere that Christ said reincarnation is a doctrine of the devil. Latter-day
Saints are no different from other churches who like to follow the example of the
Pharisees and go beyond the mark, teaching the precepts of men and establishing rules
beyond the doctrine of Christ. A good example is found in the temple recommend
interview questions. For about 150 years, there were only six or seven questions asked.
Now there are about 18. Requirements such as the word of wisdom are man-made laws,
not the commandments of God. In fact Christ clearly declared that it came to us not by
way of commandment, but by way of restraint.

The fact that the word reincarnation is not found in the Bible provides no
evidence that it does not happen. Latter-day Saints should know that THESE THINGS
GO FORTH FROM THE JEWS IN PURITY UNTO THE GENTILES ACCORDING
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AFTER THEY GO FORTH BY THE HAND OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES
OF THE LAMB, FROM THE JEWS UNTO THE GENTILES, THOU SEEST THE
FOUNDATION OF A GREAT AND ABOMINABLE CHURCH, WHICH IS MOST
ABOMINABLE ABOVE ALL OTHER CHURCHES; FOR BEHOLD THEY HAVE
TAKEN AWAY FROM THE GOSPEL OF THE LAMB MANY PARTS WHICH ARE
PLAIN AND MOST PRECIOUS; AND ALSO MANY COVENANTS OF THE LORD
HAVE THEY TAKEN AWAY. AND ALL THIS HAVE THEY DONE THAT THEY
MIGHT PERVERT THE RIGHT WAYS OF THE LORDBECAUSE OF THESE
THINGS WHICH ARE TAKEN AWAY OUT OF THE GOSPEL OF THE LAMB, AN
EXCEEDING GREAT MANY DO STUMBLE, YEA, INSOMUCH THAT SATAN
HATH GREAT POWER OVER THEM! (1 Nephi 13:26-29)

Lammers reminded Cayce that Christ taught many things and higher doctrine to
his disciples than he did to the multitudes, and NEITHER PROTESTANTS NOR
CATHOLICS NEED FEEL THEMSELVES TO BE TREADING ON UNHOLY
GROUND WHEN THEY CONSIDER REINCARNATION AS A RELIGIOUS AND
SCIENTIFIC POSSIBILITY.

Cayce was satisfied with Lammers explanations, but other objections to his new
revelation soon arose in his mind. How about the vast increase in the worlds
population? Can this rapid increase be reconciled with the notion that souls have been on
the earth before? Perhaps not everyone has been.

But how can we be sure there has been such an increase? History and scriptures
as well as mythology all testify of vanished civilizations. Archeological remains in
Egypt, Mesopotamia, MesoAmerica, Cambodia, and even several ruins recently
discovered under the oceans, confirm that great civilizations of people once existed
where now there is no one. Huge numbers of persons could have existed on earth in the
past without altering the total number of souls assigned to this earth.

In my mind, however, I consider the probability that not everyone has been
reincarnated from a previous earthly life, only some persons.

All of these subjects, including Atlantis and Lemuria (MU) were at least touched
on in LIFE READINGS given through Cayce to various persons, and Cayce obtained a
historical and cultural perspective that Christianity had not provided for him. Not only
did the information received in these readings agree with each other, but they also agreed
in many respects with the facts of recorded history, no matter how obscure these facts
were from Cayce and the world. One reading never contradicted another, even when
years had passed between them. On several occasions, Cayce gave a second reading to
the same person several years apart, without reviewing the first reading, which he never
did. Yet the information of the second reading coincided exactly with that of the first and
preceded from that point like a person opening a book to a page marked with a book
marker reads on from where they left off before. Sometimes he repeated an important
part of the first reading, but usually added new information or greater detail or
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On one occasion, Cayce referred to the occupation of this man in a previous life
as a STOOL-DIPPER. Cayce had never heard the term before and had no idea what a
stool-dipper was. Research revealed that in Colonial New England, a STOOL-DIPPER
was a man who strapped accused witches on stools and dipped them into a pool of cold
water.

ANOTHER AND PERHAPS MORE STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE
HISTORICAL ACCURACY OF THESE READINGS, INDEPENDENT OF CAYCES
CONSCIOUS-MIND IGNORANCE, WAS A REFERENCE TO JEAN POQUELIN, OR
MOLIERE, WHOSE MOTHER DIED WHEN THE BOY WAS VERY YOUNG. THE
NAME OF MOLIERE, THE GREAT FRENCH DRAMATIST WAS UNKNOWN TO
CAYCE, AND ALL THE MORE SO WAS THE FACT THAT MOLIERE WAS A
PSEUDONYM, HIS REAL NAME HAVING BEEN POQUELIN. REFERENCE
WORK DISCLOSED THAT THE SLEEPING CAYCE HAD BEEN ACCURATE
BOTH IN THE FACT OF MOLIERS REAL NAME, AND IN THE FACT OF HIS
MOTHERS EARLY DEATH. (p 38)

These readings customarily gave the exact name borne by the person in a previous
life, but sometimes of more than one previous life. The readings usually also told where
they had lived, died, and where information could be found about that person. But even
more important, the readings would tell important information about the previous life and
activities which had a marked influence upon the persons present life.

A lot of information about the persons present life was usually also revealed so
that the person would know that information accurately came from some knowing source
besides Cayce, who, in most cases, knew nothing about the person.

Now, some will say, WELL, SATAN KNEW ALL THIS INFORMATION AND
COULD HAVE REVEALED IT TO CAYCE. One wonders-if this was the case-why
Satan would go to so much effort to actually help people and inspire them to good works,
and why so many people were inspired to contact Cayce and request readings to correct
problems and improve life.

One of the factors which convinced Cayce, over a period of time, that the source
of the information was good, was the thoroughly Christ-like spirit which pervaded the
readings, and the loving and brotherly helpful assistance and integration of Christian
ideals throughout. PERHAPS MOST FREQUENTLY QUOTED OF ALL WERE
CHRISTS WORDS: AS YE SOW, SO SHALL YE REAP; and DO UNTO OTHERS
AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU. Other admonitions included: BE
NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED; DO GOOD UNTO THOSE WHO
DESPITEFULLY USE YOU.

SUCH STATEMENTS WERE MADE IN COMMENT ON AN AFFLICTION
PRESUMABLY BROUGHT OVER FROM A PAST LIFE INIQUITY. THEY WERE
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MEANINGUFL, THAT THEY CARRY CONVICTION. THIS CONCURRANCE OF
THE REINCARNATION IDEA WITH A THOROUGHGOING CHRISTIAN
OUTLOOK WOULD, OF COURSE, HAVE NO SCIENTIFIC FORCE OR WOULD
MEAN NOTHING TO AN AGNOSTIC. TO CAYCE, HOWEVER, IT WAS THE
DECISIVE WEIGHT IN A BALANCE WHICH WAS WAVERING. (p 41)

Cayce noticed that souls who lived in a given era usually (but not always)
incarnate in the same later era. Consequently, many if not most of the people on earth
today lived in the same past era, and souls that were related to each other by family ties,
close friendships, or close ties of mutual interest were often related similarly in previous
eras.

This might answer questions by Latter-day Saints regarding sealings of family
lines which some see as an obstacle in multiple mortality.

Cayce was often asked where this information was coming from. He answered
that there were two sources of information which he might top into during one of these
sleep trances. One source was the unconscious mind of each individual whose history
he was asked to relate. The unconscious mind retains the memory of every experience
through which the individual has passed, including previous life experiences. The
unconscious mind is more easily assessable to other unconscious minds than it is to the
conscious mind of a psychoanalyst.

Cayce explained the second source of information for his readings. In a reading
itself, he was taught about AKASHIC RECORDS. As always, with unfamiliar words,
the sleeping Cayce spelled out the term, AKASHA, the noun, AKASHIC, the adjective.
In brief, Cayces explanation was this: AKASHA IS A SANSKRIT WORD THAT
REFERS TO THE FUNDAMENTAL ETHERIC SUBSTANCE OF THE UNIVERSE,
ELECTRO-SPIRITUAL IN COMPOSITION. UPON THIS AKASHA THERE
REMAINS IMPRESSED AN INDELIBLE RECORD OF EVERY SOUND, LIGHT,
MOVEMENT, OR THOUGHT, SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE MANIFEST
UNIVERSE. THE EXISTENCE OF THIS RECORD ACCOUNTS FOR THE ABILITY
OF CLAIRVOYANTS AND SEERS LITERALLY TO SEE THE PAST, NO MATTER
HOW REMOTE IT MAY BE AND NO MATTER HOW INACCESSIBLE TO
ORDINARY HUMAN KNOWLEDGE. AKASHA REGISTERS IMPRESSIONS LIKE
A SENSITIVE PLATE, AND CAN ALMOST BE REGARDED AS A HUGE CANDID-
CAMERA OF THE COSMOS. THE ABILITY TO READ THESE VIBRATORY
RECORDS LIES INHERENT WITHIN EACH OF US, DEPENDANT UPON THE
SENSITIVITY OF OUR ORGANIZATION, AND CONSISTS IN ATTUNING TO THE
PROPER DEGREE OF CONSCIOUSNESSMUCH LIKE TUNING A RADIO TO
THE PROPER WAVE LENGTH. (p 43)

In his normal waking state, Cayce was unable to subjugate his physical
consciousness sufficiently to make this attunement; in his sleep or under hypnosis,
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Cayce found this most incredulous and questioned it. The same message came
through again but with elaborations. These AKASHIC RECORDS could also be called
THE UNIVERSAL MEMORY OF NATURE or the BOOK OF LIFE, and had to do with
the interchangeability of matter and force and the reality of thought transference through
the non-solid nature of matter.

Cayce could not account for the readily flowing detailed material that flowed
from him in these readings, however. He wondered if information on Egypt or Atlantis,
or other things was drawn from the unconscious mind of some person who had lived in
those places and times, even though that person was not the subject of the reading; or was
his mind tapping in on some vast repository of history preserved in some unknown
dimension of the universe?

Cayce came to accept those things that he could not explain and which he had no
absolute proof for, because the readings said it was so, and the readings in all provable
respects had never been wrong. If we cannot accept the evidence as conclusive, it seems
worthwhile to the interest of scientific alertness, to direct our attention to the
demonstratable and provable historical facts revealed in Cayces readingsthings which
we can demonstrate as actual places, people, and happenings in history which the
unlearned Cayce did not previously know about.

KARMA

Karma can be defined as: for every action there is a resulting reaction; what you
send out eventually comes back to you; do unto others as you would have others do unto
you; one eternal round; the law of cause and effect; whatever a man soweth, so shall he
reap.

Karma dictates that for every evil, unkind or damaging act or uttered words
committed against another human being, a similar thing will be inflicted upon you at
sometime, either in this life or another life. It need not be the same identical thing, but it
will be something of equal magnitude.

By enduring these judgments we can free ourselves of the responsibility for our
inhumane acts. A few examples from Edgar Cayces readings revealed past conducts
which were at the root of various problems being experienced by people of his time.

A college professor, who had been born totally blind heard of Cayces successes
with other people on a radio program, called MIRACLES OF THE MIND. He
requested a reading from Cayce. This professors reading outlined a previous life in
Persia wherein was set in motion the spiritual law which resulted in his blindness in his
present life. He had been a member of a barbaric tribe whose custom it was to blind their
enemies with red hot irons, and it had been his duty to perform this action.

A woman was stricken with polio at the age of one year. She was left with both
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attributed to a life in Atlantis during which she made people weak in limb to the extent
that they became simply followers.

Another case involved a young man who suffered since early childhood from
anemia. His father was a doctor and had tried every known treatment to no avail. Any
malfunction which so stubbornly resists cure is highly suggestive of a deep-seated karmic
cause. Cayces life reading revealed that during a pervious life in Peru, this entity had
ruthlessly seized control of the country through the shedding of much blood, hence the
condition of anemia in this life brought retribution.

It may be interesting to note that this persons penalty was not having his own
blood shed as he had done to others, but another affliction which caused grief and
limitations over a period of many years.

If a person has great difficulty swallowing, it may mean that there is something in
his past that he cannot swallow (live with)! The organ which is afflicted is often the
organ that was adversely affected by this person on someone else. For example, a person
with severe asthma may have squeezed the breath out of another person, or caused a
breathing problem in another person. In one reading Cayce told a patient, YOU
CANNOT PRESS THE LIFE OUT OF OTHERS WITHOUT SEEMING AT TIMES TO
HAVE IT PRESSED OUT OF YOU.

While other cases of asthma may have had other causes such as air pollution,
chemical abuse, etc., the point is that the law of retribution for acts of injustice that we
commit against others demands that we must experience a penalty of equal magnitude in
order (1) that we may understand the feelings which the offended person felt because of
our actions, and (2) so that the full price for our sin against that person can be paid and
the law of mercy provided by a just and caring God can operate on our behalf to set us
straight with our Father again.

Perhaps a man who was sexually abusive to others during one life may be
afflicted with impotence or some other affliction which prevents him from performing
sexually in this life

In my mind, KARMA is a just method of retribution which allows all of Gods
children the opportunity to learn and understand and still eventually, through however
many incarnations may be required, come back into the presence of a loving and caring
father, and enjoy immortality and eternal life; becoming a joint heir of what the Father
has for his children, which it is stated, is Gods work and his glory.

I had previously mentioned the case of a man who was a STOOL-DIPPER. His
penalty in a later life was that he was unable to control his bladder, and he wet the bed
every night clear into adulthood.

We must not ignore the problem suggested by some that KARMA takes away or
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atonement of Christ, through the law of mercy, provides the actual forgiveness of the sin
and the escape from punishment for those who repent only. For those who do not repent,
the atonement of Christ does not answer for their sins, and they must pay a price
commensurate with the type and degree of the sin against their fellow human beings.

I should point out that not every condition in life is necessarily caused by an
impropriety during a previous life. Some may simply be the result of weaknesses of the
flesh.

Perhaps KARMA provides for that retribution for those who do not repent and
must atone for their own sins against humanity, thus allowing that portion of Gods
children to eventually obtain the rest of God, and enter into his presence where no
unclean thing can come. Thus: THEY ALL RECEIVED THE LIGHT OF THE
COUNTENANCE OF THEIR LORD, EVERY MAN IN HIS TIME AND IN HIS
SEASON. (D&C 88:58, and 121:32)

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FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENTS

If ye were rewarded in this single earthly life according to your just deserts, verily
would flesh defeat its mortal purpose. Flesh cometh and goeth but the spirit stayeth on,
conscious of its high intent, being both the conquered and the conquerer of the flesh.

I adjure you to remember that ye do sow what ye wouldnt reap and ye do reap
what ye have sown, not alone in this life, but in countless other lives whose formings are
but fleeting memories. Thus taught I to the prophets, but the world would have none of
it. Should we blame men for that?

Man cometh and goeth in the flesh that he may learn lessons, verily of his flesh,
verily of his spirit. But not as those who say it is not so; I tell you, they speak from the
clamorings of their ignorance. Did I not say unto men: Elias hath come already, and
they understood not? How spake I then of John the Baptist as Elias come again if spirit
goeth not into flesh times and again.

Arise and be wise; put off the ragged garment of ignorance; know the secret of
lifes mystery; know that this sojourn in flesh is but part of many sojourns, and learn why
man cometh in and whence he goeth out.

Only the wicked and the ignorant and the hard of heart say that it is not so, fearing
that they become again, and their deeds may find them out. It is meet that you should
know these matters to enhance your understanding of the flesh wherein ye dwell.

The lives of those who sound a great trumpet in this age are the lives of those who
have known greatness in past ages. Ye have come and gone on many waters; your boats
and your captains have borne you with vigor. Each time that you have voyaged, your
chart hath been provided you. Listen to the increment wrought of many voyagings; are
ye not understanding that ye have known them?

Verily the Father hath spared you to dwell upon the earth again, to bepeak man
the high road unto his glory.

They have witnessed you go from life to life, progressing in spirit, calling the
faithful about you. Ye have made manifestations in every age, ye have sung sonnets and
led armies; ye have found immortality already.

I tell you there is no mission so glorious as that of service to the race. Ye have
already tasted of such glories: ye shall taste of them again. Ye have served at many
calvaries: ye have watched by many waters when the streams thereof were swollen, when
man could not make his fordings to glory because of waters that swept him away. Ye
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The things that men suffer are of their own selection, in one life or another. I say
that they reap their own reward, age upon age, life upon life.

Ye have identity and personality that flows from age to age and from life to life.
Ye do have reason to believe that ye have been with me in slumber when memories of the
happenings were not permitted consciously. Ye have been with me on many occasions in
your present life when ye knew me not.

In the higher realms of life there is a system that classifieth spirits into groups
according to their willingness to be of assistance unto others. At the head is the CHRIST
GROUP, or group of souls who have suffered so greatly in other worlds, or other lives,
that the essence of self becometh utterly lost. So deep hath been their experience at
living, so apt hath been their instruction by vicissitude, so properly have they responded
to the stimuli of pain and pleasure, that they have made for themselves crowns of
rejoicing in service to others.

This group comprises the humanitarians, the leaders of great movements, divine
expounders of great truths, persons who give of themselves for the advancement of
mankind. They do manifest in flesh for great purposes involving earthly leadership.
They go down into flesh at times when great worldly events portend, having as their
essence, humanity in jeopardy to itself. Some have lived previously on other planets.
These are they who have missions of special tenor. They manifest according to a plan
agreed upon beforehand. They have known of old when such labors were required to
mankind on earth.

Councils were held and missions were chosen and agreed upon among the various
groups of the anointed. Those best equipped by past experience and progression eagerly
made themselves available and were commissioned for greater service.

But know, ye beloved, that coming thus in flesh is a painful experience for those
so highly progressed and so finely tuned in vibration. Verily the vibrations and
handicaps of flesh are abhorrent to them.

To such do I address myself now. I say, ye didst come into flesh by the mother
route; ye didst go down as a volunteer and manifest through painful years of human trials
before reaching your years of stature in service. This route was determined necessary to
reacquaint you with yourself, with the type of civilization with which ye are to labor.

There come unto you in increasing frequency those who help you understand who
you are and what it is that you agreed to do for mankind. Without their assistance, the
years of your waiting would be wasted and your life would have been destroyed by the
forces of the evil one. Without their protection and influence, flesh may so influence
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Your mentors also are holy ones who have given of themselves in similar roles to
civilizations in times past, that ye may use them as guides. Behold there is no equity in
it.

Some of the Christ group manifest in flesh today like unto yourself; far greater,
however, is the number gone on to higher planes. Many of them function on your behalf.
They know of your missions, they perceive of your attainments, they sense your longings
and they understand your needs. That is part of the foreordained pact to supply, aid, and
protect you, to nurture and sustain you.

Those who are of the Christ group, who are here (on earth) today, are they that ye
knew before, but not in this life. Those who are here have been with us even in times of
old. Ye have heralded me and been my vanguarda small group of my family ordained
of me to teach the race; ye didst choose that pathway, loving me.

Thus come ye to the present cycle when ye have glory among men; verily ye do
receive much glory mentioned in eternal realms, meaning that vast host on all planes who
know that ye do function AGAIN IN FLESH for them and for me.

Know that ye have had privilege in every age; ministers have come to you from
higher planes saying: arise and lead. But events have thwarted you at times. Ye
misunderstood the signs and the omens; and ye have practical indiscretions. Know that I
hold you blameless for these.

Ye have upset balances, precipitating forces that did mock and defile you so that
ye were called away. At other times, ye did manifest aright and power has come to you
in every age.
Sometimes ye have led by force of arms; sometimes by love of humanity. Ye
have instructed from premonitions and forebodings; ye have given heed to visions and
answered the call of voices that were judgments of discretion in your soul.

I say that the time approacheth when it shall be important that ye know who you
have been, that ye make not the errors which plagued you before, else the work go amiss.

Ye have been prince, potentate, (a person who possesses great power or sway, an
emporer, king or monarch; WEBSTER) high priest and ruler. And now, my beloved, I
call you again as of old to lead the nations in the cycle that openeth as the new era
cometh in. Ye did choose it and I hold you to accounting.

Ye came back for me upon the Fathers business. I say it is the plan and the
order, though its choosing is your own.

I say unto you, ye have a destiny greater than human concept; greater than one life
offereth. Ye do come now for a Saviors purposes: we are godly together as before. We
come now to inspire men to seek righteousness. Time proceedeth toward maturity of
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Spirit hath power to clothe itself in forms of matter for special manifesting.
Incarnation is spirit descending into matter, or taking on particles of matter.

I took you with me throughout my ministry in flesh. We shall do miracles yet
together as we did in the flesh when the centuries were young. Ye are as old as the
everlasting hills, thrice grown into your estates over matter.

I say that I do reserve a place for you in transcendent memory, in that ye have
lived on earth and done your deeds of valor. Yet have ye done them in that I showed
you: yet have ye transacted kingly business because it was within you and ye knew the
way to contest.

Ye go up to luxury or down to impoverishment in one life or another. This is the
work for which ye have been prepared through many lifetimes. Ye have favors and
rewards heaped upon you already. Ye have blessings of a sort, of which men have no
knowledge. Conserve them at their worth, remark upon them privately. I tell you they
are inherited from lives which ye have lived; they are character embodied in your spirit.

Caution not yourself against probings and investigations, else why have ye mind
at all? Correlate circumstances with facts as given to you by me, and if they tally not, I
say cast them out.

These enlightments either came from Christ or from Satan. You must decide. By
the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.

This volume could have been titled GOING BEYOND THE MARK. It contains
much speculation and unsupportable thoughts. Perhaps its purpose is to help open minds
and counter traditions. Perhaps it is to prepare those, who have eyes to see, for the
greater things to come which will be too difficult for the unprepared to accept. Dont rely
heavily upon the traditions of the fathers, COME UNTO CHRIST.

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