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WORDS OF CAUTION by yurtgc548

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									             BEFORE THE COMING OF THE EAST WIND

          ENLIGHTENMENTS FOR THE LATTER-DAY SAINT




                          VOLUME ONE

                  YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH




COMPILED BY THE SERVANT



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                                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ..............................................................................................................................2

FORWARD .....................................................................................................................................10

TEACHING .................................................................................................................................. 166

ON GUIDANCE, DIRECTION, AND ASSISTANCE.................................................................... 211

IN YOUR HEART DO I SPEAK ................................................................................................... 233

THE GREAT AND MARVELOUS WORK ......................................................................................31

THE RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS ...........................................................................................41

THE REMAINDER OF THIS WORK ..............................................................................................45

THE KINGDOM OF GOD: ..............................................................................................................51

THE STICK OF EPHRAIM .............................................................................................................66

EZEKIEL’S TEMPLE VISION .........................................................................................................71

THE PROPHECIES OF DANIEL....................................................................................................81

THE GOSPEL OF THE FATHER...................................................................................................93

HOW ARE WE JUDGED................................................................................................................97

THE CONDEMNATION............................................................................................................... 103

MODERN SCRIBES AND PHARISEES ..................................................................................... 107

FOR HE WHO HATH EYES TO SEE ......................................................................................... 112

WHAT SHOULD I BELIEVE ........................................................................................................ 116

MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN ....................................................................... 123

WORDS OF CAUTION................................................................................................................ 127




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        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 13”15), 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 Woodruff’s 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
prophesies concerning our time.




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        The problem we have is that even most of those who are really interested don’t
feel they have the time or won’t 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 Lord’s 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 Lord’s 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 God’s 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, it’s 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 one’s 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 don’t 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. It’s 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,
pleasure, comfort, and material strivings, so that we abandon the spiritual, mystical,

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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, HE’LL 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 LORD’S 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 Lord’s 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
into us.




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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 PEOPLE’S
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 Lord’s 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 SHARPNESS…BUT 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 WORDS…DO 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
bestowed upon us.



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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 don’t 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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                              TEACHING

    “THY TONGUE SHALL BE AS A TWO EDGED SWORD TO PIERCE BOTH
MARROW AND JOINT.”

      “LIGHT AND TRUTH SHALL BE SPOKEN BY THY LIPS AT HOME AND
IN FOREIGN LANDS.”


      “YOU WERE LISTED AMONG THE GREAT TEACHERS, FOR YOU WERE
CALLED UPON TO ASSIST IN TEACHING THE GOSPEL TO MANY OF THE
SPIRIT CHILDREN OF OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN AND TO PREPARE THEM FOR
EARTH LIFE, AND THEY HAVE BEEN SCATTERED, IN THESE LATTER-DAYS,
AMONG THE NATIONS OF THIS EARTH, WHERE THEY SHALL BE THE
LEADERS.”

     …AND TO HAVE THE POWER TO TEACH, AS YOU HAVE TAUGHT
BEFORE, TO BLESS THE LIVES OF MANY.”

     “YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH THE ABILITY TO TOUCH THE LIVES
OF MANY SOULS. MUCH GOOD SHALL PROCEED FROM YOUR INFLUENCE.
YOU WERE SENT TO TELL ALL MEN AND WOMEN OF THE EARTH OF THE
GREATNESS OF JESUS CHRIST.

     THY WORDS THAT ARE SENT FORTH WILL BE LIKE LIVING WATERS
FROM HEAVEN, THAT WILL FLOW THROUGH THE EARTH, OF WHICH MANY
WILL DRINK AND BE FILLED AND BECAUSE OF YOUR EFFORTS, MANY
WILL CALL YOU BLESSED AND WILL BE WITH YOU IN THE LIFE
HEREAFTER.”

     “THOU SHALT SEE ALL THAT WE HAVE GIVEN THEE TO WRITE COME
TO PASS. THOU WILT BE A LEADER OF PEOPLE, THOU SHALT SAVE MANY
PEOPLE THROUGH THY OBEDIENCE.”

      “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.”

     “YE HAVE HEARD ME SAY THAT YE ARE MY BELOVED COME TO
EARTH IN THIS CYCLE THAT YE MIGHT INTERPRET MINE ERRAND TO THE
NATIONS.”




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     “TEACH NOT THOSE WHO ARE UNWORTHY, UNWILLING, OR
UNINTERESTED, BUT GIVE OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE RICHLY TO THOSE WHO
HUNGER AND AN HUNDRED FOLD SHALL BE RETURNED TO YOU.”

      “UNDERSTAND THAT LIGHT IS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EYES
WHEREBY TO SEE. IGNORANCE AND BLINDNESS WALK HAND IN HAND
WITH DARKNESS; ALL ARE NEGATIVE. MAN HATH A PROPENSITY FOR
TURNING TOWARD THE DARKNESS, THINKING IT HUMILITY, WHEREAS IT
IS FEAR OF CONFRONTING FACTS THAT MAY NOT BE UNDERSTOOD.” (or
may be in conflict with their traditions)

     “FREE THE CAPTIVES, BELOVED, EVEN THE CAPTIVES OF
INTELLECT. BRING THEM FROM DARKNESS, OFFER THEM LOVE, ANNOINT
THEM WITH COMPASSION, SAY UNTO EVERY MAN; ACCORDING AS THOU
LOVEST, SO SHALL LOVE GREET THEE; ONLY AS THOU SERVEST, SHALL
SERVICE BE RENDERED TO THEE.”

      “THESE ARE THE TREASURES GIVEN UNTO YOUR KEEPING: A CHART
IS THE DOCTRINE IN WHICH I INSTRUCT YOU; THE FULCRUM IS THE ARK
OF YOUR COVENANT WITH DESTINY; THE PEN IS YOUR SWORD BY WHICH
THE BEAST FALLETH; THE PITCHER IS THE BEAUTY FROM WHICH
POURETH OUT YOUR MESSAGES, HAVE I NOT SO COMMUNED IN THE DAYS
OF YOUR AWAKENING?”

     “PEOPLE COME INTO YOUR LIFE WHOM BEFORE YE HAVE NOT
KNOWN, AT MY DIRECTION AND FOR MY PURPOSES. I SAY THERE ARE
REASONS WHEREOF EARTH DOTH MANIFEST. TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU
AND PERCEIVE THAT IT MOVETH YOU TO GREAT UTTERANCE. I BESTOW
UPON YOU GREAT WISDOM FOR YOU TO IMPART UNTO MULTITUDES. YOU
HAVE MISSIONS OF GREAT IMPORT TO BENEFIT MANKIND. YOUR
MISSIONS ARE COMPLETE WHEN YOU HAVE IMPARTED THE RICHNESS
WHICH HATH COME UNTO YOU, UNTO THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.”

      “BEHOLD, ALL MANNER OF THEM COMETH UNTO YOU SAYING,
TEACH ME OF THE WONDERS YOU HAVE LEARNED OF THE BEAUTIOUS
ONES, GIVE ME OF THEIR INTERCOURSE SO THAT I TOO MAY PROFIT BY IT.

     SAY UNTO THEM, THESE THINGS ARE GOOD AND PROFITABLE UNTO
MEN, THAT THEY MAY ABIDE WITH ONE ANOTHER IN LOVE, BRINGING
ONE ANOTHER THE FRUITS OF AFFECTION,MAKING THEIR STATURE
GROW. THEY SHALL HAVE PEACE IN THEIR HEARTS, JOY IN THEIR
COMINGS, GLADNESS IN THEIR GOINGS.

     TAKE THAT WHICH IS GIVEN YOU: REJOICE IN THAT OFFERING:
RECEIVE IT WITH THANKSGIVING; TRANSMIT IT WITH INTELLIGENCE;



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MAKE PLEASANT CONVERSATIOIN WITH MEN THAT THEY MAY BLESS
YOU.
     SAY THESE THINGS IN PREACHMENTS AND SPEECHES, SAY THEM IN
WRITINGS KNOWING THAT THE ETERNAL ONES DO PROMPT YOU WHEN
YOUR TONGUE HATH A STAMMERING.

     THINK YE THAT ALL WHO DO HEARKEN UNTO YOUR UTTERINGS
HAVE PRESENCE IN BODIES LIKE UNTO YOUR OWN? I TELL YOU THAT
ALREADY HAVE YE MINISTERED UNTO MILLIONS YE KNOW NOT OF.”

        “Ye have a calling to teach others, and in teaching, profit them and yourself. Help
them and in helping them receive; enable them and in enabling, enjoy the blessings of
service which are compensations. Abide in me, I tell you, knowing that neither harm nor
unbearable distress cometh beyond your strength to endure.”

     THERE COMETH MANY MEN AND WOMEN UNTO YOU SEEKING HELP
THAT CONCERNETH THE SPIRIT. I BID THAT YE HELP THEM INSOFAR AS
YE ARE ABLE AND PERMITTED, BUT GIVE YE MORE THOUGHT TO
SPEAKING AND LABORS THAT TEACH THE MULTITUDE. ONE STALK HATH
IMPORTANCE BUT THE FIELD OF WHEAT IS MADE OF MANY STALKS.
GREAT SHALL BE THE FEELING AS THE HARVEST IS GATHERED IN.”

     “INCREASE OF KNOWLEDGE IS MY BLESSING; THE NIGHT COMETH
WHEN YE KNOW GREAT MYSTERIES. TAKE UNTO YOURSELF LISTENINGS,
FOR THAT WHICH COMETH, COMETH.

      BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO TEACH, FOR THEY ARE INSTRUCTED;
BLESSED ARE THEY WHO GIVE SOLACE, FOR THEY SHALL HAVE
COMFORT. BLESSED ARE THEY WHO WORK FOR THE HOST, FOR THEY ARE
OF THE HOST…WE ARE BRETHREN TOGETHER PLOWING THE FERTILE
FIELD OF THE WORLD, CONSIDER THE SEEDS THAT WE DROP IN THESE
FURROWS, FOR THEY SHALL BECOME OAK TREES DOWN A FAR DAY,
SHELTERING THOSE WHO SEEK REST BENEATH THEM.”

        “Little children of the spirit look upon you for guidance, they hang upon your
words, they have a sweet trust in you that ye give them gifts that are not of the earth.
Verily they prosper you for that which goeth forth out of your mouth.

        Hosts of the hungry ones come unto you for nourishment: FEED THEM! Love
the eternal ones as they love you.

       A teacher are ye of millions yet unborn. Hearken unto the words of the wise ones
addressing you. You have made manifestations in every age, calling the faithful about
you.”




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        “See that ye teach others, even as I teach you. Seek ye the ways of eternal truth,
seek ye the light of ages; find them!”
        “Seek ye no avenues of escape from utterance. I give you utterance that meet the
occasion. Abide in me and I will give you protection from the mishap that is verbal; I
will save you from the pitfall wherein the tongue stumbleth.”

     “GO YE FORTH AND COUNSEL IN MY NAME, SAYING UNTO EVERY
MAN WHO QUESTIONETH YOU, THE FATHER HATH A PURPOSE IN THAT
WHICH HE ACHIEVETH. YE ARE SHEEP OF A SHEPHERD THAT WANDER
AFAR BUT THE SHEPHERD HATH A WISDOM TO LEAD YOU UNTO
NOURISHMENT. REJOICE AND BE GLAD FOR THE NEW DAYS SUN HATH
RADIANCE TO BLOSSOM SEEDS THAT YE TOOK TO BE BARREN. WHOEVER
SEEKETH LIGHT SHALL BE LED UNTO IT.”

     “MAN HATH KNOWN YOU FOR YOUR WORKS; THEY WILL KNOW
YOU YET AGAIN. YE SHALL BE TEACHING IN THE OPENING OF A CYCLE,
EVEN AS BEFORE.”

     “THIS IS OUR MISSION…WE STAND FORTH BOLDLY SAYING, THE
TIMES ARE COME FOR RIGOROUS EDUCATION OF THE MULTITUDE, NOT IN
PRECEPTS OR CONCEPTS, BUT IN MIGHTY VISIONS OF ETERNAL TRUTHS
MANIFESTING IN ALL MEN’S HEARTS.

    YE HAVE HERALDED ME AND BEEN MY VANGAURD, A SMALL
GROUP OF MY FAMILY ORDAINED OF ME TO TEACH THE RACE; YE DIDST
CHOOSE THAT PATHWAY LOVING ME.”

     “VERILY DO THE ETERNAL ONES SIT BY YOUR SIDE, THEY SPEAK
WONDEROUS PROMISES AND BEATITUDES. I SAY GIVE THEM AUDIENCE,
CREDIT FOR THEIR PRESENCE. VERILY THEY PROSPERETH YOU FOR THAT
WHICH GOETH FORTH OUT OF YOUR MOUTH. HOSTS OF THE HUNGRY
ONES COME UNTO YOU FOR NOURISHMENT; FEED THEM! LOVE THE
ETERNAL ONES AS THEY LOVE YOU.”

     “YE HAVE A MISSION TO LEAD HUMANKIND FROM THE MIRE OR
IGNORANCE OF THINGS SPIRITUAL, BUT YE HAVE MORE THAN THIS. YE
HAVE A MISSION TO LEAD HUMANKIND INTO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE
GODHOOD WITHIN THEMSELVES; YET I TELL YOU THAT YE CANNOT LEAD
WITHOUT THAT KNOWLEDGE IN YOUR OWN RIGHT.”

     “LO WE COME SEEKING WAYS AND METHODS TO MAKE THE
EARTHLY IGNORANT SEE THE BANNERS.”

     “MEN HAVE KNOWN YOU FOR YOUR WORKS; THEY WILL KNOW
YOU YET AGAIN. YE SHALL BE TEACHING IN THE OPENING OF A CYCLE,
EVEN AS BEFORE. SHOUT IT FROM THE HOUSETOPS; THE SON OF MAN

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COMETH UNTO EVERY HUMAN HEART THAT LISTENETH FOR HIS
UTTERANCE.”

        “Come unto me and ask always, Master, what shall I say. Behold I instruct you.
Have I not done so in times to the present? Whence cometh the doubting? I tell you,
trouble of the spirit is a veil across recognition of eternal truth; ye do tear it apart and
emerge into understanding of that which is sublime. What is written cannot be unwritten.
That which hath been spoken cannot be unspoken.”

       “Think ye that I would have ye ignorant of heavenly things because ye do sleep in
flesh? I have come unto you many times in spirit and said AWAKEN! ARISE! But ye
have heard me not in that your slumbers were profound. Now the profoundness of your
slumbers have been broken, therefore ye do issue into a knowledge.

       There is no knowledge that may not be yours if ye but have equipment to receive
and understand it. If ye do not have understanding of divine things, how proceed ye
toward Godhood?”

     “WE ARE NOT HERE TO GRAPPLE WITH THOSE WHO WOULD HAVE
NONE OF US; WE ARE SENT UNTO THOSE WHO GRASP EAGERLY OUR
SUCCOR…WE ARE SERVERS, NOT WRESTLERS, WE ARE MINISTERS, NOT
ATHLETES.”

       “There are those who have no error in their hearts yet do they lack strong spiritual
perceptions; they too are great teachers but of an inverse order. It is required of you that
ye shouldst learn of the higher spiritual truths in order for ye to prepare yourself for your
missions unto men.

         Ye have opened vistas of truth and enlightenment unto your race; I bless you for
that; I would tell you more of great mysteries, yea of that which is eternal of principle and
effect. That knowledge is your heritage; I give it when ye have made sufficient progress
to wield it. Know that I shall give you knowledge of miracles; I shall give you
knowledge of the Godhood and the Host made perfect. I shall give you knowledge of
eternal things manifesting throughout ether; I give you knowledge of me and my state
since leaving earth in the flesh. Such knowledge hath its purpose.”

     “MAKE NO CONTENTIONS OR EXPLAININGS TO THOSE WHO SAY
THESE THINGS ARE BUT MADNESS; SAY UNTO THEM, TAKE THSES WORDS
OR LEAVE THEM; ON YOUR OWN HEADS BE IT.”




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                      ON GUIDANCE, DIRECTION, AND ASSISTANCE
                              FROM BEYOND THE VEIL


        “As ye do your embassies, from day to day, the hot foot bruiseth, the way hath a
pestilence; I say go singing, go trusting, knowing that those who love you come to you in
love, that they lighten your circumstances and heal your bruised instep.”

      “THUS DO I DWELL IN YOU CONTINUALLY, MY SPIRIT IS WITH YOU,
IT ABIDETH WITH YOU ALWAYS.”

        “Counsel will often be necessary but that counsel may not come with words;
feelings and action may be its expression.”

       “More and more clearly shalt thou hear me until that day when there will be no
longer a need for words between us. Verily I shall speak within your heart and ye shall
know my voice and there shall be no more veils that divide us. Until that day, go
bravely, go faithfully, and there will be no more doubtings.”

       “I say unto you, my beloved, the times are ripe on earth for heavenly
manifestations. A cycle hath performed, a new cycle openeth.”

       “How often would I have stilled you with the sweet peace of my language, yet ye
went afar from me expecting no response. I say the greater beauty hath it that ye should
know twilight in the realm of emotions and be quiet when my spirit seeketh utterance.
Would ye ask of an earthly being and turn from his countenance before he could address
you?”
       “Harken for my language! In your heart do I speak. I have waited many days to
make known unto you mine utterance. Speak unto me and let mine own promptings
complete the sweet intercourse.”

       “I come in many forms, speaking to your intelligence. Am I not in your
reasonings? I say be still and hear me. Be quiet and the still small voice will endow your
understanding. For thus it is written, that I come in a speech that delighteth the intellect.”

       “The way of divine instruction is simple. Though the truth of its’ meaning be
simple of utterance, men must learn by degrees: they must hear my voice through effort
even though mine instruction be simple of diction. I come unto those who have a mind to
harken, but those who harken not are as children who are wayward, wandering without
guardians.”

       “I say unto you beloved, the way is open for man to know me, even by his eye
and by his ear. Verily shall he know me by the words of my mouth.”




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        “Man hath a mission and errand unto himself to cultivate his senses. He is clever
at learning the arts and sciences; let him be equally as clever in cultivating that science
which raises him up to the planes of benevolence where those whom he thinketh to be
perished may address him, to where I perform in my essence, moment after moment.”

        “Harken to the voices that come in silence; they speak with understanding; they
perplex you not with dreamings. I speak not of dreamings, I speak of realities. Visions
are different; they come not with ephemeral imaginings in thought, but they come with
significance, their lucidity startleth you. They maketh you to know reality. They give
you an increase in that which comes of spirit.”

       “Ye do have a vibration with those who treat with your intelligence, they enter
your understanding through avenues that are varied. Your body hears not, but ye do treat
with them often. Behold, marvel not at their vibrations, for thus power and strength
cometh and is poured into you. Thus cometh your power to walk with the shining ones.”

        “I speak unto you in spirit now, but presently I speak unto you in flesh, behold,
distress goeth; know ye my presence.”

       “Say not unto anyone, my master guideth me with words of his lips; say verily, he
guideth me from the wisdom in my heart; let the power manifest and not the words. Say
unto them, I know it in ways that surpass your understanding. Behold, we dwell in one
body, though ye know not my presence.”

       “Tell those that are in quandaries that he who cometh unto me saying, Master, I
would that thou speaketh unto me, that I do speak unto him, but if he hath no ears to hear,
how doth he blame me? The blame is their own if silence doth plague them.”

       “I have come to you before through the bodies of other; verily they were not
conscious that I spoke through them, yet I have come to you in many ways. I shall come
to you again, perhaps not for many nights, but I come.”

      “I bid that ye be calm until ye hear my voice; verily ye do hear me now, but the
method by which I counsel you now doth often distress me because of its frailties. I
come not more openly unto you because all that is written is not yet fulfilled.”

        “I come upon another hour and pray with you to dwell upon a plane of light where
all things have a radiance, that where ye see a radiance, there comfort hath its homestead.
Peace be unto you till we come again to discourse.”

        “Wait therefore for revelation. When ye do come to that place where that which
is kept is revealed, let the words of your mouth be circumspect, lest ye be facetious and
speak of my promises lightly.”




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                               IN YOUR HEART DO I SPEAK

     Perhaps the most frequent question asked of me is HOW DO YOU RECEIVE
THESE ENLIGHTENMENTS?

        Some things come from the Holy Spirit which is simply thoughts and impressions
planted in your mind without words. However, when Christ teaches me, the words come,
even many words with which I am unfamiliar and have to look up in the dictionary. But
these words are not heard with the ears. They are words received in the heart. This is
difficult to comprehend according to human logic. In fact I was told that when people
ask me how these enlightenments are obtained, I am to tell them that they are received in
a manner which they cannot comprehend.

     Christ asked: “HAVE I NO POWER TO SPEAK DIRECTLY UNTO THE
HEARTS OF THOSE WHO LOVE ME AND WHOM I LOVE? TRUTH IS OF
LIGHT, AND LIGHT IS TRUTH; THE WAYS OF LIGHT AND TRUTH ARE NOT
HIDDEN, BUT OPEN TO ALL; THE WAYS OF LIGHT AND TRUTH ARE
CIRCUMSPECT BUT NEVER OF DISPARAGEMENT; LIGHT AND TRUTH ARE
ALWAYS OPEN; THEY HAVE NO SECRETIONS; THEY SEEK TO ENOBLE, NOT
TO CAST DOWN, NOT TO DISCOURAGE, NOT TO CONDEMN, NOT TO DEFILE
BY PETTY LIMITATIONS…YE HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF ME VERILY IN YOUR
HEART, IN THAT YE ARE AN HUSBANDMAN WHO IS CALLED UNTO THE
HARVETS.”

     “TRUST THE INSTINCTS OF YOUR HEART…KNOW THAT I SPEAK
THUNDEROUSLY WHEN I TELL YOU THAT I AM CAPABLE OF SPEAKING
DIRECT INTO THE HEARTS OF MY DISCIPLES, MAKING THEM TO KNOW MY
DICTATES THROUGH THAT INNER ESSENCE WHICH MEN CALL
CONSCIENCE. VOICES COME UNTO YOU.”

       How is it possible to hear voices in YOUR HEART?

        The following information I learned from Dr. Paul Piersall who has a long list of
credentials. He has made a detailed and lengthy study of personality changes in persons
who have received heart transplants. He speaks of a CELLULAR MEMORY and first
reminds us that one cell animals which have no brain at all, know how to swim, find food
and reproduce. Our heart is made up of billions of individual cells acting in unison with
each other. Scientists have been able to transfer memory from one organism to another
by transferring the RNA.

       They took 400 little tiny worms, divided them into two groups. One group they
conditioned to respond to light and then move toward food. The other group of worms

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was left alone. They then transferred cells from the trained worms to the untrained
worms, and the untrained worms that had the transferred cells immediately reacted to the
light and moved toward the food while the unaltered worms did not.
         The vast majority of heart surgeons, with very few exceptions, agree with Dr.
Piersall that the heart is more than a pump. As a pump however, it is a powerful device.
It can pump blood six feet in the air. It beats at least 100,000 times a day with over 3
billion pulsations in an average lifetime. It pumps 2 gallons of blood per minute through
the whole body. It energizes and feeds and establishes a rhythm for each of our 75
trillion cells. Its electromagnetic field is 5000 times greater than the field produced by
the brain. Heart energy can be measured with magnometers ten feet away from the body.
The electrical information pattern emitted by the heart is not only detectable in our brain
waves, but also in the brain waves of others, sometimes in that of the examiner.

        The heart is the most powerful organ in the body and plays the primary role-not
the brain. It’s the one muscle in your body that, unless it is diseased, is just as young at
autopsy after death as it ever was. The heart is capable of emitting 5000 milivolts of
electricity while the brain emits 140 milivolts. It might therefore be considered a
generator as well as a pump. The voyager spacecraft, circling around Saturn, sent clear
back to the earth messages and photos with 10 milivolts.

        The heart is the center of the body. The heart has 40,000 neurons in it. It has
hormones and other substances in it which we used to think were only in the brain. The
heart reacts to influences in our environment faster than does the brain.

       When we put the heart of one person into the body of another person, it is doing
more to that body than pumping blood. From the standpoint of ethics, a portion of the
donor lives on in the recipient and contributes characteristics of the donor to the recipient.

        In a documented incident, a biopsy was performed on a patient in which cells
from his heart were removed and sent to a laboratory across town for analysis. The
patient was later put on a treadmill and surprisingly as his heart rate increased, there was
a corresponding increase in the rate of pulsation in the cells that had been taken from his
heart and relocated miles away.

        The heart is your conscience! It is the still small voice that tugs at your sleeve
and imparts promptings to be as a little child, pure and innocent, whereas the brain
rationalizes and compromises and subjects you to influences such as sexuality, tradition
and personal needs as well as the influence of others. Sometimes we need to meditate
and shut up our loud mouth brain and allow our heart to send messages to us. Often, very
intelligent and very logical people refuse to believe and accept truths because they rely
upon the brain and refuse to hear the Holy Spirit who communicates with us through the
heart rather than the brain. This voice of the heart is sometimes referred to as
INTUITION, which we often allow the brain, with its educated voice of authority, to
override.




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        When people refer or direct you to themselves, without thinking they will point
directly to their heart. The brain is arrogant. When we try to listen to the heart, the brain
says DON’T GO THERE, I’M, IN CHARGE HERE!

        One of the stories of significance was about a little girl who was the recipient of a
heart transplant. She was not told who the donor was, but she told her parents and her
doctor some time after the operation that she knew that the donor’s name was Christa.
They checked into this and discovered that the donor’s name was Christine and was only
called Christa by her parents.

       This little girl’s mother told her to tell the doctor what else she knew about the
girl whose heart was in her. She said that the girl was hit in the head with a hammer by a
man behind a church. That was exactly how her donor had been killed.

        Another man reported that he had a new heart-had it for weeks, and said, “I can’t
sleep and I can’t nap. As soon as I close my eyes, I see or dream the image of some
young woman falling down three flights of stairs and breaking her neck, and it’s me.” He
said, “nobody will check and no one will tell me anything because of a confidentiality
rule. Upon further investigation, the doctor who was told about this discovered that his
donor was a college coed who was sleeping when her friends left to get something to eat.
She awoke and ran to catch up to them and fell down three flights of stairs, breaking her
neck.
        Another case involved a little boy who was left with a registered nurse baby sitter
while the parents went out for the evening. The nurse left him in the bathtub only long
enough to answer the telephone. Meanwhile the little boy drowned in the bathtub. The
parents donated his heart to another little boy. After some time elapsed, the mother of the
boy who was drowned desired to see the little boy who received her son’s heart. When
they met, the little boy looked up at her and said, “MOMMY, I MISSED YOU.” This
boy was about seven years old, but the transplant had been made four years earlier. But
that’s not the end of this story. The mother of the donor was a physician and she asked if
she could listen to the boy’s heart. Being granted permission, she put her ear to his chest
and the boy whispered to her, “HOW IS AUNTIE GWEN?” Auntie Gwen was the
woman’s sister who was dying of cancer when the little boy was still alive. The boy’s
current mother was asked if anyone had told him about Auntie Gwen? Her reply was that
they didn’t even know about Auntie Gwen. As the donor’s mother removed her head
from the recipient’s chest, he reached up and tweaked her nose. The donor’s mother then
said, “I USED TO DO THAT TO MY SON ALL THE TIME.”

        There is obviously some kind of consciousness and recognition possessed by the
heart independent of the brain. There is an extension of consciousness beyond that which
we understand.

       Who has not experienced lying in bed at night and our brain is not letting us sleep
even though we are tired? We need to learn to listen to our heart when our brain says
YOU CAN’T GO TO SLEEP YOU’VE GOT TO WORRY ABOUT THIS.



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       Dr. Paul Piersall related several other examples among which was a first hand
account taken right off the tapes recorded at the time of an 18 year old killed in an
automobile accident. This is a quote from the donor’s father, a bio-chemist. “        MY
SON WROTE POETRY, WE WAITED ALMOST A YEAR BEFORE WE WERE
ABLE TO CLEAN HIS ROOM OR GO THROUGH HIS CLOTHES. WE FOUND
THERE A BOOK OF POEMS HE HAD NEVER SHOWN US, AND IT STARTLED
US BECAUSE HE WROTE THE POEMS WHEN HE WAS ONLY TWELVE YEARS
OLD. WE SOBBED FOR HOURS AFTER WE READ THEM.

     HE WROTE OF SEEING HIS OWN SUDDEN DEATH. HE PLAYED THE
GUITAR AND WAS A TALENTED MUSICIAN. HE WAS A SON ANY PARENT
WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD TO HAVE. HE SAW HIMSELF DONATING HIS
HEART TO SOMEONE, CAN YOU IMAGINE THINKING THAT AT AGE
TWELVE?

     WHEN WE MET HIS RECIPIENT IT ALMOST BLEW US AWAY, SHE
ACTED JUST LIKE HIM, SHE HAD HIS MANNERISMS.

       Then Dr. Piersall interviewed the recipient of this heart. Listen to what she said
on tape-verbatim. “WHEN THEY SHOWED ME PICTURES OF THEIR SON, MY
HEART BEGAN TO BEAT HARD AND FAST. IT WAS LIKE LOOKING AT
SOMEONE I HAD KNOWN FOREVER. I HAD ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT I HAD
THE HEART OF A YOUNG MAN IN ME, AND I TOLD MY PARENTS THAT I
SORT OF FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM. IT WAS LIKE HE HAD BEEN IN LOVE
WITH ME FOR YEARS BEFORE HE GAVE ME HIS HEART.

      I STARTED TELLING HIS MOM AND DAD THINGS ABOUT HIM THAT
THEY COULD NEVER IMAGINE ANYONE KNOWING. WHEN THEY PLAYED
SOME OF HIS MUSIC FOR ME, I COULD EVEN FINISH SOME OF THE PHRASES
IN THEM EVEN BEFORE I HEARD THEM. CAN YOU IMAGINE, MY NAME IS
DANIELLE, AND HIS WAS DANNY…AFTER I GOT MY NEW HEART, I PICKED
UP MY BROTHER’S GUITAR ONE DAY AND COULD ACTUALLY PLAY IT A
LITTLE, EVEN THOUGH I HAD NEVER TOUCHED IT BEFORE. I SHOCKED MY
BROTHER AND HE NEVER KNEW HOW I COULD DO IT.

     IT IS MY HEART THAT IS PLAYING IT, NOT MY BRAIN, I KNOW THAT.
NOW I’M WRITING SONGS THAT COME FROM THE HEART. I CALL THEM
SONGS FROM DANNY AND DANIELLE’S HEART.

        Danielle’s father said that before she got sick, she was a hell raiser, but since her
heart transplant she became much quieter and calmer than she ever was before.

        On the other side, a woman told Dr. Piersall that before her husband got a heart
transplant, he was a very kind, passive, compassionate man. But since his heart
transplant, he is a loud, aggressive, foul mouthed angry man. As it turned out he got the



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heart of a prisoner. However, over time he changed, probably due to the affect of the
other 75 billion cells in his body upon that heart.

     The question was asked, “WHAT ABOUT BLOOD TRANFUSIONS? ARE
THERE NOT MILLIONS OF LIVING CELLS IN BLOOD? WHAT AFFECT DOES A
BLOOD TRANSFUSION HAVE ON THE RECIPIENT?”

       Dr. Piersall answered that by reminding them that the heart is a very powerful
instrument with powerful electrical energies, probably sufficient to at least modify or
temper the blood cells so that less noticeable changes would occur.

        Dr. Piersall said that if you will stand face to face with someone (he used his wife
as an example) and take her left hand in your right hand and both of you put your free
hand over your heart, your two hearts will begin to beat in unison. Obviously there is an
energy that can be transferred from person to person.

        There will be many who will reject these things and say that this is all a lot of
baloney, the heart is simply a pump. But consider the many miles of blood vessels in the
human body. What kind of pump is capable of pumping blood that distance without the
assistance of cellular movement of its own in the blood itself?

       Those who object to the reality of all this are those who depend solely upon logic-
upon the brain defending its own role as the principle organ of the body.

        Haven’t most cultures, regardless of how primitive, known of the importance of
the heart? The Indians, when they killed an animal would immediately remove the heart
and eat it to obtain the energy from it. The Aztecs and some other Indian Tribes would
cut out the heart of the person being sacrificed, while it was still beating and offer it to
their Gods, hoping to receive favors in exchange.

        The totally logical person who is dominated and controlled by the left brain is
likely to say I don’t believe this, and unless they learn to subdue the brain occasionally
and listen to the heart, they may never experience direct communication from beyond the
veil.

       Thirty one times in the scriptures it warns us against hardness of heart and
blindness of mind. UNBELIEF binds us in chains and demands proof of everything
according to the accumulated knowledge of man. But there are many, many questions
that man has no adequate answer for because there is no human experience to relate them
to.
       If you want to communicate with God, listen to your heart, not your brain, once in
a while.

     Returning now to the enlightenments which I have received: “MORE AND
MORE CLEARLY SHALT THOU HEAR ME UNTIL THAT DAY WHEN THERE
WILL BE NO LONGER A NEED FOR WORDS BETWEEN US. VERILY I SHALL

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SPEAK WITHIN YOUR HEART AND YE SHALL KNOW MY VOICE AND THERE
SHALL BE NO MORE VEILS THAT DIVIDE US. UNTIL THAT DAY, GO
BRAVELY, GO FAITHFULLY, AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DOUBTS.

     COUNSEL WILL OFTEN BE NECESSARY BUT THAT COUNSEL MAY
NOT COME WITH WORDS: FEELINGS AND ACTIONS MAY BE ITS
EXPRESSION.

     I SAY UNTO YOU MY BELOVED, THE TIMES ARE RIPE ON EARTH FOR
HEAVENLY MANIFESTATIONS, A CYCLE HATH PERFORMED, A NEW CYCLE
OPENETH.”

      “THE SON OF MAN COMETH UNTO EVERY HUMAN HEART THAT
LISTENETH FOR HIS UTTERANCE. AWAKENING COMETH TO THOSE WHO
SIT UPRIGHT AND RUB THEIR EYES, NOT TO THOSE WHO WITH CLOSED
EYES ASK, IS IT DAWN?”

     “EMBRACE ALL OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERCOURSE WITH THE
ETERNAL ONES, FOR MEETING WITH THEM IN SPIRIT, FOR LISTENING FOR
THEIR VOICES; THEY COME IN LOVE, I TELL YOU, LOVE MAKETH NO
ERRORS WHEN ITS ESSENCE HATH PURITY; THEY TRAIN YOU FOR MIGHTY
WORKS. THEY RAISE YOU UP FROM STUMBLING WHEN YOUR FEET ARE
WEARY FROM TREADING STRANGE PATHWAYS. SEEK YE THE WAYS OF
ETERNAL TRUTH. SEEK YE THE LIGHT OF AGE. I SAY UNTO YOU, RAISE
YOUR EYES, BEHOLD MY FACE! I AM HE WHO COMETH UNTO YOU
SAYING, PEACE! KNOW YE MY PRESENCE.”

      “THINK YE THAT I WOULD HAVE YOU IGNORANT OF HEAVENLY
THINGS BECAUSE YE DO SLEEP IN THE FLESH? I HAVE COME UNTO YOU
MANY TIMES IN SPIRIT AND SAID AWAKEN! ARISE! BUT YE HAVE HEARD
ME NOT IN THAT YOUR SLUMBERS WERE PROFOUND. NOW THE
PROFOUNDNESS OF YOUR SLUMBERS HAVE BEEN BROKEN, THERFORE YE
DO ISSUE INTO A KNOWLEDGE.

     THERE IS NO KNOWLEDGE THAT MAY NOT BE YOURS IF YE BUT
HAVE EQUIPMENT TO RECEIVE AND UNDERSTAND IT. IF YE DO NOT HAVE
UNDERSTANDING OF DIVINE THINGS, HOW PROCEED YE TOWARD
GODHOOD? “

     “UNDERSTAND THAT LIGHT IS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EYES
WHEREBY TO SEE. IGNORANCE AND BLINDNESS WALK HAND IN HAND
WITH DARKNESS; ALL ARE NEGATIVE. MAN HATH A PROPENSITY FOR
TURNING TOWARD THE DARKNESS…”

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        And I might add that man’s propensity for rejecting light and turning toward
darkness is largely the result of fear that he may be confronted with things that might
conflict with his well established traditions.
        “COME UNTO ME FOR TRUTH AND RELY NOT UPON TRADITION. I
SPEAK UNTO YOU IN YOUR HEART. EMOTION GRIPPETH YOU AT SUCH
SPEAKINGS, THAT MINE INSTRUCTION IS PURE AND TRUE AND
UNDEFILED; ALWAYS LET IT BE SO. TAKE CAUTION AGAINST THE
PRECEPTS OF MEN”

      “I COME IN MANY FORMS, SPEAKING UNTO YOUR INTELLIGENCE, I
SAY, BE STILL AND HEAR ME. BE QUIET AND THE STILL SMALL VOICE
WILL ENDOW YOU WITH UNDERSTANDING. FOR THUS IT IS WRITTEN,
THAT I COME IN SPEECH THAT DELIGHTETH THE INTELLECT.”

     “THE FUNCTION OF THE HEART IS TO BELIEVE, TO ACCEPT, AND TO
KNOW, WHILE THE FUNCTION OF THE MIND IS TO QUESTION, TO MAKE
ATTEMPTS TO PROVE OR DISPROVE.”

     “BELOVED, BELOVED, HOW OFT WOULD I HAVE STILLED YOU WITH
THE SWEET PEACE OF MY LANGUAGE, YET YE WENT AFAR FROM ME
EXPECTING NO RESPONSE…BE QUIET WHEN MY SPIRIT SEEKETH
UTTERANCE, WOULD YE ASK OF AN EARTHLY BEING AND TURN FROM HIS
COUNTENANCE BEFORE HE COULD ADDRESS YOU? HEARKEN FOR MY
LANGUAGE. IN YOUR HEART DO I SPEAK. I HAVE WAITED MANY DAYS TO
MAKE KNOWN MINE UTTERANCE. SPEAK UNTO ME AND LET MINE OWN
PROMPTINGS COMPLETE THE SWEET INTERCOURSE.”

      “I COME UNTO MY SERVANTS WHO RECEIVE ME IN THEIR HEARTS.
THE WAY OF DIVINE INSTRUCTION IS NOT SIMPLE, MEN MUST HEAR MY
VOICE THROUGH EFFORT EVEN THOUGH MINE INSTRUCTION BE SIMPLE
OF DICTION. I COME UNTO THOSE WHO HAVE A MIND TO HARKEN, BUT
THOSE WHO HARKEN NOT ARE AS CHILDREN WHO ARE WAYWARD,
WANDERING WITHOUT GUARDIANS.”

     “TELL THOSE THAT ARE IN QUANDRIES THAT HE WHO COMETH
UNTO ME SAYING, MASTER, I WOULD THAT THOU SPEAKETH UNTO ME,
THAT I DO SPEAK UNTO HIM, BUT IF HE HATH NOT EARS TO HEAR, HOW
DOTH HE BLAME ME? THE BLAME IS THEIR OWN IF SILENCE DOTH
PLAGUE THEM”




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                    THE GREAT AND MARVELOUS WORK

     “FOR THE TIME COMETH, SAITH THE LAMB OF GOD, THAT I WILL
WORK A GREAT AND MARVEOUS WORK AMONG THE CHILDREN OF MEN; A
WORK THAT 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
TEMPORARILY AND SPIRITUALLY, ACCORDING TO THE CAPTIVITY OF THE
DEVIL, OF WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN.” (1 Nephi 14:7)

        It becomes clear to the serious student of the Book of Mormon who uses the gift
of the Holy Ghost in his studies, that the great and marvelous work of the lord among the
children of men in the last days includes much more than the work of Joseph Smith, as
important as that was. But the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, the organization of
the Latter-day Church among the gentiles, and the restoration of the gospel was only the
beginning of the restitution of all things, the greater portion of which is yet to come forth.
The major portion of the restoration must take place after an interval of time has elapsed
from the initial portion.

         “AND NOW THERE CANNOT BE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK EVEN A
HUNDRETH PART OF THE THINGS WHICH JESUS DID TRULY TEACH UNTO
THE PEOPLE; BUT BEHOLD THE PLATES OF NEPHI DO CONTAIN THE MORE
PART OF THE THINGS WHICH HE TAUGHT THE PEOPLE…” Obviously the
restitution of ALL things must include the large and small plates of Nephi because they
contain the more part of the things which Christ taught the Nephites, of which less than a
hundredth part was included in Mormon’s abridgement.

        “…AND THESE THINGS HAVE I WRITTEN, WHICH ARE A LESSER
PART OF THE THINGS WHICH HE (Christ) TAUGHT THE PEOPLE (the Nephites);
AND I HAVE WRITTEN THEM TO THE INTENT THAT THEY MAY BE
BROUGHT AGAIN UNTO THIS PEOPLE (the descendants of Lehi), FROM THE
GENTILES, ACCORDING TO THE WORKS WHICH JESUS HATH SPOKEN…”
Obviously those to whom the things included within the Book of Mormon come to, and
are delivered from, are considered gentiles.

       “…AND WHEN THEY SHALL HAVE RECEIVED THIS (the Book of
       Mormon) 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
THEIR CONDEMNATION.”

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        Unless the remnant of Joseph, which includes the Ephramites as well as the
descendants of Manasseh, accept and believe all of the things written in the Book of
Mormon, which are the lesser things which Christ taught the Nephites, they will not be
among those who will receive the greater things which Christ taught the Nephites. These
greater things will be withheld from them UNTO THEIR CONDEMNATION. This does
not mean that these greater things won’t come forth, it means that those who choose to
reject portions of the Book of Mormon that they don’t like and believe that they refer to
other people, not them, will not be found among those who do receive the greater things.

       I refer you now to D&C 84:52-57 which reads:

        “FOR WHOSO RECEIVETH NOT MY VOICE IS NOT ACQUAINTED WITH
MY VOICE, AND IS NOT OF ME. AND BY THIS YE MAY KNOW THE
RIGHTEOUS FROM THE WICKED, AND THAT THE WHOLE WORLD
GROANETH UNDER SIN AND DARKNESS EVEN NOW…” Here we are given the
definition of righteousness a little different from our accepted definition of the word. The
Lord says that the way we may differentiate between the righteous and the wicked is that
those who reject the words of Christ and receive not his voice are considered by him to
be wicked and will not be found among the righteous. The Lord also tells us here that the
wicked include more than the sinners, they include those who remain in darkness because
they reject portions of the Lord’s word that they do not like.

     Continuing in D&C 84:54 the Lord speaks directly to the Latter-day Saints:
“AND YOUR MINDS IN TIMES PAST HAVE BEEN DARKENED BECAUSE OF
UNBELIEF, AND BECAUSE YOU HAVE TREATED LIGHTLY THE THINGS YOU
HAVE RECEIVED-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, NOT ONLY TO SAY, BUT TO DO ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH
I HAVE WRITTEN-

     THAT THEY MAY BRING FORTH FRUIT MEET FOR THEIR FATHER’S
KINGDOM; OTHERWISE THERE REMAINETH A SCOURGE AND A
JUDGEMENT TO BE POURED OUT UPON THE CHILDREN OF ZION. FOR
SHALL THE CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM POLLUTE MY HOLY LAND?
VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, NAY.”

       But, you say, this condemnation cannot refer to me, I believe the Book of
Mormon and the former scriptures. Do you really? Do you accept and believe
everything written, or do you simply accept the books in general as the word of God?
There are many important scriptures which Latter-day Saints, in general, choose to ignore
because they tell us things that we don’t want to hear. There are also some important

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scriptures that are misinterpreted by Latter-day Saints and we ‘WREST’ the scriptures to
try and make them say what we want them to say, rather than what the Lord intended.
(Alma 13:20, & D&C 10:63)

        Examples of important scriptures which are seldom, and in some wards, never
taught, include 2 Thes. 2:3&4, Nahum 1:11, D&C 85:7&8,
Deuteronomy 18:20, D&C 86, Alma 37:21-25, Mormon 8:35-41, Isaiah 42:19-23 J.S.T.,
D&C 10:67-69, Ezekiel 14:7,8, 3 Nephi 12:13, D&C 104:3-6, D&C 103:4, D&C 103:8-
10,Matthew 21:55 & 56 J.S.T., Daniel 12:7, D&C 112:23-26, Isaiah 24:6, Rev. 8:1, Rev.
6:14, Micah 3:4, Micah 3:5-7, 2 Nephi 27:5, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12, 3 Nephi 16:10&11,
2 Nephi4:34, Isaiah 24:5-6, Hosea 8:11-12, 14, Hosea 9:16-17.

        There are many other scriptures that we reject and misinterpret. There are a few
basic facts that must be understood if you are to obtain the full messages of the scriptures.
        1. Latter-day Saints are gentiles. Even though most are of the lineage of
            Ephraim, they have been scattered among and intermarried with true gentiles
            and cannot be classified as members of the House of Israel until they make the
            conscious decision to come out from Babylon and come unto Christ and
            forsake their gentile ways.
        2. The word Egypt is often used in the scriptures as a metaphor for the United
            States of America because it is the land to which the House of Ephraim has
            been brought and the land given to the House of Joseph for their inheritance.
            Ephraim was born in Egypt to Joseph and an Egyptian mother.
        3. The word Jerusalem is often used in the scriptures as a metaphor for the
            headquarters city of the Latter-day Saints-Salt Lake City, Utah.
        4. These are the times of the gentiles. That means that the gentiles, or those who
            are not of the lineage of Lehi or Judah, or the lost ten tribes are the possessors
            of the gospel and the priesthood, (temporarily).

        The gospel was given first to the combined house of Israel. When they fell away
and rejected the greater truths, the gospel was taken from them and given to the gentiles.
They too fell away and rejected the greater truths. We refer to this falling away as the
great apostasy.

        Then the gospel was restored again to the gentiles through Joseph Smith. The
scriptures clearly prophesy another apostasy from the greater truths of the gospel and a
changing or abandoning of essential ordinances shortly before the second coming of
Christ by the gentile church.(Thess.2:2 & 3).

        As a result of the rejection of the fullness of the gospel and the Father by the
gentile church of the last days, the Lord will remove the fullness of his gospel from our
midst and give it back to the house of Israel. (3 Nephi 16:10, 11), and thus the FIRST
SHALL BE LAST AND THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST.

     “AND THE TIME COMETH THAT HE SHALL MANIFEST HIMSELF UNTO
ALL NATIONS, BOTH UNTO THE JEWS AND ALSO UNTO THE GENTILES; AND

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AFTER HE HAS MANIFEST HIMSELF UNTO THE JEWS AND ALSO UNTO THE
GENTILES, THEN HE SHALL MANIFEST HIMSELF UNTO THE GENTILES AND
ALSO UNTO THE JEWS, AND THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST, AND THE FIRST
SHALL BE LAST.”

       This forms a chiasmus as follows:

       A.   MANIFEST HIMSELF UNTO THE JEWS
       B.   AND ALSO UNTO THE GENTILES
       B.   MANIFEST HIMSELF UNTO THE GENTILES
       A.   AND ALSO UNTO THE JEWS

        Nephi associates the gentiles to whom the Book of Mormon comes forth, with the
gentiles who scatter and place the descendants of Lehi in bondage. However these
gentiles will serve as agents to graft the natural branches back into the olive tree in the
last days. It will only be that portion of the gentiles who forsake the gentile ways, come
out of Babylon and hearken to the Lord’s messenger (Isaiah 42,19-23 JST), that will be
involved in the great and marvelous work of the Lord in the last days. Those who are
comfortable in Babylon and do not come to Christ when he calls will be assimilated back
as true gentiles and will forfeit all rights to the promised blessings of the house of Israel.

        The next thing that you need to understand is that many of the prophecies
regarding the House of Israel have nothing to do with the Jews. After the split, or
division, between the tribes of Judah and part of Benjamin from the other tribes, of which
Ephraim was the largest, most dominant and the birthright tribe of Israel, the two
resulting nations were called THE KINGDOM OF JUDAH and THE KINGDOM OF
ISRAEL. Thus from that point on, the word Israel referred to Ephraim and his fellows
(companion tribes).

        The terminology REMNANT OF JACOB and also REMNANT OF JOSEPH are
both used in the Book of Mormon in reference to the Nephites. The promise God made
to Abraham that through his seed all the nations of the earth would be blessed refers to
the intentional scattering of the House of Israel among the nations of the gentiles and the
restoration of the gospel in this dispensation through the tribe of Ephraim.

         An important message of Isaiah, Nephi, and Alma is that during the beginning of
the fulfillment of the great and marvelous work of the Lord among the children of men in
the last days, the restitution of ALL things will take place. When the rest, or remainder
of the records come forth, the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the
waters cover the sea (Isaiah 11:9).

        It may come as a surprise to many Latter-day Saints to learn that there is much
that has not yet been restored to us. We do not possess the sealed portion of the Gold
Plates, the Brass Plates of Laban, the 24 plates of Ether, the Book of Lehi, the fullness of
the record of John, the large and small plates of Nephi, and many, many other records



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that have been preserved by the Lord for the end time. The Lord has told us that only
those who accept and believe all of the Book of Mormon will receive the greater things.

    “COME UNTO ME O YE GENTILES, AND I WILL SHOW UNTO YOU THE
GREATER THINGS, THE KNOWLEDGE WHICH IS HIDDEN UP BECAUSE OF
UNBELIEF.” (Ether 4:13-15).

        It is common belief among most Latter-day Saints that any important records and
greater things MUST come forth to the church members through the general authorities
of the LDS Church. But the Lord tells us differently.

     “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.” (1 Cor. 1:9-29). See also Alma 37:6&7.

      The Lord will send a messenger to try and open the eyes of the blind so that they
may perceive the great truths that will come forth (Isaiah 42:19-23 JST)

      “FOR IN THAT DAY, FOR MY SAKE SHALL THE FATHER WORK A
WORK, WHICH SHALL BE A GREAT AND A MARVELOUS WORK AMONG
THEM; AND THERE SHALL BE AMONG THEM THOSE WHO WILL NOT
BELIEVE IT, ALTHOUGH A MAN SHALL DECLARE IT UNTO THEM. (3 Nephi
21:9)

        This man will declare these great things to the people in plain language,
 (2 Nephi 31:3) but the unbelief, the ignorance and the stiffneckedness of men, and their
unwillingness to search the scriptures or understand great knowledge when it is given to
them in plainness, “EVEN AS PLAIN AS WORD CAN BE” (2 Nephi 32:7) will cause
most people to reject these greater things. Only those with an open mind, seeking after
truth, and inquiring of the Lord will believe and accept this great and marvelous work.
“FOR HE TRULY SPAKE MANY GREAT THINGS UNTO THEM, WHICH WERE
HARD TO BE UNDERSTOOD, SAVE A MAN SHOULD INQUIRE OF THE LORD
AND THEY BEING HARD IN THEIR HEARTS THEREFORE THEY DID NOT
LOOK TO THE LORD AS THEY OUGHT.” (1 Nephi 15:3) They preferred to look to
man.

       The work that Joseph Smith did ushered in the last dispensation of the gospel of
Jesus Christ on earth and the first phase of the great and marvelous work of the Lord
among the children of men in the last days. The coming forth of many ancient records

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containing the GREATER THINGS, their translation and distribution, and the bestowal
of new direct revelations from God to man, will constitute the second phase of the Lord’s
great and marvelous work of the last days. These things are to come forth after a period
of quiet, when the heavens are closed (a half hour of silence in heaven).

      The third phase of the Lord’s work will be the gathering and redemption of the
House of Israel, beginning with the return of the ten tribes and culminating with the
redemption of the House of Judah.

        Throughout all this there will be a polarization or division among the people, a
separation of the wheat from the tares, and an individual choice required of all people
between the church of the Lamb of God and the Great and Abominable Church of the
Devil.

        It won’t be simply the information contained upon these records, or the substance
of the new revelations that people will reject. It will also be the persons who will bring
these things forth, that the proud, the wealthy, and highly educated by the world’s
academic standards, the noble and the mighty according to the social standards of
Babylon will object to. They will come forth through the weak, the simple and the
unlearned. Many Latter-day Saints will reject these important things because they
believe and have been taught that nothing important can come except through the general
authorities of the Church.

        The new additional scriptures and revelations that are to come forth in this phase
of the restitution of all things, were withheld from the initial phase for several good
reasons. Most of the early saints were not prepared to receive them. They were still
struggling with what they had received. But the main reason was because it was the
intention of the Lord that these new things would provide a test or trial of the members of
the church as well as the world.

       The test that the Lord will give you and me is to see if we can and will believe,
accept and heed these greater doctrines, ordinances and counsels. It is the Lord’s means
of separating the wheat from the tares, and the foolish virgins from the wise virgins.

        These new doctrines and messages will prove to be unpopular among at least half
of the Latter-day Saints as well as the rest of the worlds’ people, they will hear things that
they don’t like. They will be warned to forsake their worldly ways and abandon their
pride and come out of Babylon. Many of those who are comfortable in Babylon will say:
“WE HAVE RECEIVED THE WORD OF GOD, AND WE NEED NO MORE OF THE
WORD OF GOD, FOR WE HAVE ENOUGH.” (2 Nephi 28:29)

        Can you imagine how popular anyone will be when he tells the people they must
re-establish their values and place much less emphasis on material things such as large
expensive homes, expensive automobiles with all the nice but unnecessary gadgets, and
fine and impressive clothing, and are instructed to give to the poor all except what is
necessary for their well being? The greater portion of the gospel of the Father will not be

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compatible with their lifestyle, and will not conform to the views, opinions and desires
presently held by many church members.

       Notice that when Nephi prophecies of the restoration of the gospel in the last
days-the first phase to Joseph Smith-he quotes Christ as saying, “I WILL BE
MERCIFUL UNTO THE GENTILES IN THAT DAY, INSOMUCH THAT I WILL
BRING FORTH UNTO THEM, IN MINE OWN POWER, MUCH OF MY GOSPEL,
WHICH SHALL BE PLAIN AND PRECIOUS, SAITH THE LAMB” (1Nephi 13:34).
He did not say that he would bring forth to the gentiles ALL of his gospel in the first
phase of the restitution of all things; he said he would bring forth MUCH of it.

       Although Christ told Nephi about the second phase of the restitution of all things
(1 Nephi 14:7), he was “FORBIDDEN THAT I SHOULD WRITE THE REMAINDER
OF THE THINGS WHICH I SAW AND HEARD; WHEREFORE THE THINGS
WHICH I HAVE WRITTEN SUFFICETH ME; AND I HAVE WRITTEN BUT A
SMALL PART OF THE THINGS WHICH I SAW.” (1 Nephi 14:28)

        Although Nephi could not write the things that he was shown by Christ
concerning the great and marvelous work of the Lord among the children of men in the
last days, he does tell us some important things about how this work will be
accomplished, but he tells us indirectly by inserting the 49th chapter of Isaiah in 1 Nephi
21.

        Isaiah 49 is about an important servant of God who will be raised up in the last
days to perform an important foreordained mission in the Lord’s great and marvelous
work of the last days. This servant addresses the House of Israel who have been scattered
abroad and to the isles of the sea (verse 1).

        He says that the Lord has made his mouth like a sharp sword but during his
training and preparation for the great work he will perform, the Lord hid his true identity
from the world. The Lord makes him a polished shaft but hides this shaft in his quiver.
(1 Nephi 21:12)

       The Lord tells this servant that in him he will be glorified. (1 Nephi 21:3) During
the long years that this servant is preparing and experiencing and polishing preparatory to
beginning his assigned part in the great and marvelous work of the last days, he feels he
has spent his strength for naught, but he accepts the judgment of the Lord knowing that
the work he has yet to do is the Lord’s work. (1 Nephi 21:4)

       Joseph Smith’s primary mission was to restore the gospel to the gentiles for the
second time, after the first great apostasy of the times of the gentiles. As previously
mentioned, 1 Nephi 13:42 gives us a chiasm illustrating the four times Christ will
manifest himself in word, in power and in very deed to take away the inherited stumbling
blocks of the gentiles. (also 1 Nephi 14:1)




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         “AND THE TIME COMETH THAT HE SHALL MANIFEST HIMSELF UNTO
   ALL NATIONS, BOTH UNTO THE JEWS AND ALSO UNTO THE GENTILES;
AND AFTER HE HAS MANIFEST HIMSELF UNTO THE JEWS AND ALSO UNTO
 THE GENTILES, THEN HE SHALL MANIFEST HIMSELF UNTO THE GENTILES
(through Joseph Smith) AND ALSO UNTO THE JEWS (after the times of the gentiles is
 fulfilled), AND THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST AND THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST.”

        The mission of the servant of Isaiah 49 and 1 Nephi 21 is to gather the dispersed
of Israel and give the gospel and the authority back to them. But he will also be a light
unto those gentiles who accept, believe and repent.

         Thus there will be two separate portions, or phases of the restoration or restitution
of all things in these last days. The first phase brought forth the Book of Mormon, the
Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. The second portion will bring
forth “THE REMAINDER OF THIS WORK.” (D&C 10:46)

       The first portion of the restoration in the last days was to the gentiles. The second
portion is to the House of Israel

        The servant of Isaiah 49 and 1 Nephi 21 will have an important role to play in the
gathering of Israel. But he will be glorious before the House of Israel is gathered because
of the other portion of his foreordained mission on earth (1 Nephi 21:5). He is fully
aware that in and of himself he is nothing and that his strength is from God (1 Nephi
21:5).

        The Lord tells this servant that it is not enough that he is given the task of raising
up the tribes of Jacob, and restoring the preserved (protected survivors of the abomination
of desolation) of Israel, so the Lord tells him, “ I WILL ALSO GIVE THEE FOR A
LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT THOU MAYEST BE MY SALVATION UNTO
THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.” (1 Nephi 21:6)

       The Lord tells this servant that although his work will be glorious in the sight of
God, men will despise him and the nation will abhor him (1 Nephi 21:7). Verses 8
through 13 refer to the gathering of the House of Israel from the four corners of the earth
and the isles of the sea.

        The salvation and redemption of Israel will come only through pain, sorrow and
suffering, so severe that they will think that the Lord has forgotten the covenant that he
made with them. But he has not! He will finally have mercy upon the afflicted and after
they have been chastened, he will extend mercy and comfort to them, and put down their
oppressors. The Lord will give them his servant for a covenant of the people, to re-
establish the earth and apportion the desolate heritages in Zion.

         As part of the great and marvelous work of the Lord among the children of man in
the last days, the great and abominable church of the devil shall turn against each other
and war among themselves. (1 Nephi 22:13)

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       Every nation that wars against the House of Israel shall be turned against each
other and shall be destroyed. All the proud and wicked shall be destroyed, (burned as
stubble) and the Lord will not allow all of the righteous, obedient believers to be
destroyed by the wicked. A remnant will be preserved to accomplish the Lord’s work.

        It appears that the servant mentioned in 1 Nephi 22:20 and 21 shall be raised up
toward the end of the great and marvelous work and will execute judgment and
righteousness. Whatever he says, we must heed, or be cut off form the House of Israel.
It appears that THIS Prophet will be Jesus Christ himself. He will reign on the earth in
dominion, might, power, and great glory after the gathering of Israel and the
establishment of Zion.

       Only the righteous believers who have accepted and come unto Christ will have
survived the great cleansing. Satan will be bound by the righteousness of the surviving
people and all will dwell in peace and safety under Christ.

       The servant’s work will be prior to and preparatory to the establishment of Zion
while the returning prophet (Christ) will reign in Zion during the millennium.

         The insertion of the 48th and 49th chapters of Isaiah by Nephi appears to separate
his discussion of the events of the last days into two separate parts-the first part of the
restitution of all things, which includes the restoration to Joseph Smith, the organization
of Christ’s church among the gentiles of the last days, and the general apostasy of the
gentile church from the gospel which was given them, from the second part or phase of
the restoration which includes the coming forth of “THE REMAINDER OF THESE
THINGS,” or all of the gospel of the Father not restored by Joseph Smith as well as a
restoration of those truths and ordinances abandoned or changed by the gentile church.

        1 Nephi 22:23 provides a warning to all those churches that this shoe fits, pay
attention!

      “FOR THE TIME SPEEDILY SHALL COME THAT ALL CHURCHES
WHICH ARE BUILT UP TO GET GAIN, AND ALL THOSE WHO ARE BUILT UP
TO GET POWER OVER THE FLESH, AND THOSE WHO ARE BUILT UP TO
BECOME POPULAR IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD, AND THOSE WHO SEEK
THE LUSTS OF THE FLESH AND THE THINGS OF THE WORLD, AND TO DO
ALL MANNER OF INIQUITY; YEA, IN FINE, ALL THOSE WHO BELONG TO
THE KINGDOM OF THE DEVIL ARE THEY WHO NEED FEAR, AND TREMBLE,
AND QUAKE; THEY ARE THOSE WHO MUST BE BROUGHT LOW IN THE
DUST; THEY ARE THOSE WHO MUST BE CONSUMED AS STUBBLE; AND THIS
IS ACCORDING TO THE WORDS OF THE PROPHET (ISAIAH).”




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                         THE RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS

        Many Latter-day-Saints believe that the restitution of all things refers to the
restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ to Joseph Smith. However that was only the
beginning of the restitution of all things. Webster defines the word RESTITUTION as
meaning: TO SET UP AGAIN, THE RESTORING OF WHAT IS LOST OR TAKEN
AWAY.

       Yes, Jesus Christ did restore His gospel through Joseph Smith, but there is more,
much more. Even Joseph Smith understood that the completion of this great restitution
was to come at a yet future time. He said that there would come “A DAY IN WHICH
THE GOD OF HEAVEN HAS BEGUN TO RESTORE THE ANCIENT ORDER OF
HIS KINGDOM UNTO HIS SERVANTS AND HIS PEOPLE-A DAY IN WHICH ALL
THINGS ARE CONCURRING TO BRING ABOUT THE COMPLETION OF THE
FULLNESS OF THE GOSPEL, A FULLNESS OF THE DISPENSATION OF
DISPENSATIONS, EVEN THE FULLNESS OF TIMES; A DAY IN WHICH GOD
HAS BEGUN TO MAKE MANIFEST AND SET IN ORDER IN HIS CHURCH,
THOSE THINGS WHICH HAVE BEEN, AND THOSE THNGS WHICH THE
ANCIENT PROPHETS AND WISE MEN DESIRED TO SEE BUT DIED WITHOUT
BEHOLDING THEM; A DAY IN WHICH THOSE THINGS BEGIN TO BE MADE
MANIFEST, WHICH HAVE BEEN HID FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THIS
WORLD, AND WHICH JEHOVAH HAS PROMISED SHOULD BE MADE KNOWN
IN HIS OWN DUE TIME UNTO HIS SERVANTS, TO PREPARE THE EARTH FOR
THE RETURN OF HIS GLORY, EVEN A CELESTIAL GLORY, AND A KINGDOM
OF PRIESTS AND KINGS TO GOD AND THE LAMB, FOREVER ON MT. ZION,
AND WITH HIM THE HUNDRED AND FORTY AND FOUR THOUSAND WHOM
JOHN THE REVELATOR SAW, ALL OF WHICH IS TO COME TO PASS IN THE
RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS.”

        That’s one of the longest sentences you’ll ever see. It’s easy to get lost in but
very important so let’s analyze it piece by piece. These are the things that are to come to
pass in the restitution of all things:

   1. GOD WILL RESTORE THE ANCIENT ORDER OF HIS KINGDOM TO HIS
      PEOPLE THROUGH HIS SERVANTS

   2. GOD WILL SET IN ORDER IN HIS CHURCH ALL THOSE THINGS WHICH
      THE ANCIENT PROPHETS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE WITNESSED BUT
      DIED BEFORE THEY TRANSPIRED. These things include the purification of
      the earth, the gathering of Israel, the establishment of Zion and the redemption of
      Israel. It includes the coming forth of records which contain everything that God
      has revealed to all his holy prophets since the world began, and the establishment
      on earth of the political kingdom of God called THE KINGDOM OF GOD. It
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   3. During the restitution of all things, those things which have been hidden from
      man because of his unbelief, hardness of heart and iniquities, will be made
      manifest and the knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover
      the seas. (Isa. 11:9)

   4. The Lord’s servants will prepare the earth for the return of the Savior in glory and
      the ushering in of the millennium.

   5. The 144,000 special servants of God will be called, sanctified, translated and
      ordained high priests by four angels. (not by any keys which the President of the
      LDS Church possesses). Joseph Smith prophesied that there would come a day
      when God will restore the ancient order of his kingdom. This “ancient order” of
      God’s kingdom was not part of the restoration to Joseph Smith; he said that the
      day would come (a yet future day) when God would restore this ancient order of
      his kingdom.

    The ancient order of the priesthood is obviously not the same as the order of the
priesthood which we now possess, if it was, there would be no need for this ancient order
to be restored after Joseph Smith’s time. What is the ancient order of the priesthood
which is yet to be restored to earth?

        According to a document which the prophet Joseph Smith prepared and sent to
the saints in Jackson County Missouri on June 25, 1833 (after the Book of Mormon was
published and the Church was organized), it appears that the endowment as performed by
the ancient order of the priesthood and is to be eventually restored, will be administered
in four separate segments rather than in one ceremony as we now do it.

     “THE NAMES OF THE TEMPLES TO BE BUILT ON THE PAINTED
SQUARES AS REPRESENTED ON THE PLOT OF THE CITY OF ZION, WHICH IS
ABOUT TO BE FORWARDED THITHER; NUMBERS 10, 11, 12 ARE TO BE
CALLED THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF THE HIGH
AND MOST HOLY PRIESTHOOD, AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK,
WHICH WAS AFTER THE ORDER OF THE SON OF GOD…

     NUMBERS 4, 5, 6, THE HOLY EVANGELICAL HOUSE, FOR THE HIGH
PRIESTHOOD OF THE HOLY ORDER OF GOD…

     NUMBERS 22, 23, 24, HOUSE OF THE LORD FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF
THE HIGH PRIESTHOOD, AFTER THE ORDER OF AARON…

     NUMBERS 19, 20, 21, HOUSE OF THE LORD, THE LAW OF THE
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND MESSENGER TO THE PEOPLE, FOR THE

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HIGHEST PRIESTHOOD AFTER THE ORDER OF AARON…UNDERNEATH
MUST BE WRITTEN ON EACH HOUSE-HOLINESS TO THE LORD.” (History of
the Church 1:359)
       Thus there will be twelve temples built in the City of Zion, the New Jerusalem.
There will be four separate ordinances performed. At three of these temples they will
perform ordinances for the first order of the Aaronic Priesthood, three others for
performing the ordinances of the highest or second order of the Aaronic Priesthood.

    Then there will be three other temples where the first order of the Melchizedek
Priesthood is performed, and three other temples where the second, or highest order of
the Melchizedek Priesthood is performed.

    Those six temples in which the ordinances of the Aaronic Priesthood are performed
will be after the order of Jesus Christ, while the six temples in which ordinances of the
Melchizedek Priesthood are performed will be after the order of God. The tokens and
signs of each of these Priesthoods will be taught and given in separate temples at the New
Jerusalem.

        Interestingly, the priesthoods after the order of the Son of God, the first, or lowest
ordinances of both the Aaronic Priesthood and the Melchizedek Priesthood, both have a
presidency, but no presidency is mentioned for the priesthoods after the order of God in
either the Aaronic or Melchizedek Priesthoods. The reason is that the highest order of
both the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods is PATRIARCHAL and is presided over
by one man.

    The LDS Church now possesses the first or lower order of the Aaronic and
Melchizedek Priesthoods and both orders are presided over by a presidency. The Church
of the Firstborn will possess the second, or highest order of both the Aaronic and the
Melchizedek Priesthoods and both orders will be presided over by only one man, not a
full presidency, because they will be patriarchal. The keys of this patriarchal order were
possessed by Joseph Smith and were “revealed” to him by Elijah. If I understand this
correctly, they remained with the family of Joseph Smith Sr. and may not be active in the
LDS Church today.

        However, there is a people on earth today who possess these keys of Elijah, but
they have been hidden from us with Christ in God. This authority must remain on earth
until everything that has ever been revealed to all the holy prophets since the world began
are restored during the RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS. (D&C 49:8 and D&C 86:8-
11) In these last days, one of them, who is of Christ’s bloodline, will go forth and find
someone who has been called and appointed before the foundation of the world, and he
will lay his hands upon this man and confer upon him the keys of the highest order of
Melchizedek, and the patriarchal priesthood, and together they shall be responsible for
the restitution of ALL things, which, according to Joseph Smith, includes “THOSE
THINGS WHICH HAVE BEEN AND THOSE THINGS WHICH THE ANCIENT
PROPHETS AND WISE MEN DESIRED TO SEE BUT DIED WITHOUT
BEHOLDING THEM-WHICH HAVE BEEN HID FROM THE FOUNDATION OF

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THE WORLD, AND WHICH JEHOVAH HAS PROMISED SHOULD BE MADE
KNOWN IN HIS OWN DUE TIME UNTO HIS SERVANTS, TO PREPARE THE
EARTH FOR THE RETURN OF HIS GLORY, EVEN A CELESTIAL GLORY.”
(D.H.C. vol. 4, pages 494-495)

       Joseph Smith certainly did not restore ALL things as Mormons would like to
believe but he may yet have a hand in the restoration of the rest of these things. Jesus
Christ will return to reign on earth when all things are restored. (D.H.C. vol 4, pages
494-495) This will constitute the “COMPLETION OF THE FULNESS OF THE
GOSPEL,” mentioned by Joseph Smith in D.H.C. 4:494.




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                        THE REMAINDER OF THIS WORK


        Joseph Smith translated the engravings that were on Mormon’s abridgment of the
plates of Nephi until he came to the reign of King Benjamin (Mosiah). This portion was
lost by Martin Harris. The Lord tells us, “BEHOLD, THERE ARE MANY THINGS
ENGRAVEN UPON THE PLATES OF NEPHI WHICH DO THROW GREATER
VIEWS UPON MY GOSPEL; THEREFORE IT IS WISDOM IN ME THAT YOU
SHOULD TRANSLATE THIS FIRST PART OF THE ENGRAVINGS OF NEPHI,
AND SEND FORTH IN THIS WORK.

     AND BEHOLD, ALL THE REMAINDER OF THIS WORK DOES CONTAIN
ALL THOSE PARTS OF MY GOSPEL WHICH MY HOLY PROPHETS YEA, AND
ALSO MY DISCIPLES, DESIRED IN THEIR PRAYERS SHOULD COME FORTH
UNTO THIS PEOPLE.

     AND I SAID UNTO THEM, THAT IT SHOULD BE GRANTED UNTO THEM
ACCORDING TO THEIR FAITH—THAT MY GOSPEL, WHICH I GAVE UNTO
THEM THAT THEY MIGHT PREACH IN THEIR DAYS, MIGHT COME UNTO
THEIR BRETHREN THE LAMANITES, AND ALSO ALL THAT HAD BECOME
LAMANITES BECAUSE OF THEIR DISSENTIONS.

      NOW THIS IS NOT ALL—THEIR FAITH IN THEIR PRAYERS WAS THAT
THIS GOSPEL (the greater views) SHOULD BE MADE KNOWN ALSO, IF IT WERE
POSSIBLE THAT OTHER NATIONS SHOULD POSSESS THIS LAND.

      AND THUS THEY DID LEAVE A BLESSING UPON THIS LAND IN THEIR
PRAYERS, THAT WHOSOEVER SHOULD BELIEVE IN THIS GOSPEL (the
remainder not restored by Joseph Smith) IN THIS LAND MIGHT HAVE ETERNAL
LIFE…AND NOW, WILL I BRING THIS PART OF MY GOSPEL TO THE
KNOWLEDGE OF MY PEOPLE. BEHOLD, I DO NOT BRING IT TO DESTROY
THAT WHICH THEY HAVE RECEIVED, BUT TO BUILD IT UP…NOW I DO NOT
SAY THIS TO DESTROY MY CHURCH, BUT I SAY THIS TO BUILD UP MY
CHURCH; THEREFORE, WHOSOEVER BELONGETH TO MY CHURCH NEED
NOT FEAR, FOR SUCH SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

      BUT IT IS THEY WHO DO NOT FEAR ME, NEITHER KEEP MY
COMMANDMENTS BUT BUILD UP CHURCHES UNTO THEMSELVES TO GET
GAIN, YEA, AND ALL THOSE WHO DO WICKEDLY AND BUILD UP THE
KINGDOM OF THE DEVIL—YEA, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT IT IS THEY
THAT I WILL DISTURB, AND CAUSE TO TREMBLE AND SHAKE TO THE
CENTER…



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     AND I WILL BRING TO LIGHT THEIR MARVELOUS WORKS, WHICH
THEY DID IN MY NAME; YEA, AND I WILL ALSO BRING TO LIGHT MY
GOSPEL WHICH WAS MINISTERED UNTO THEM, AND, BEHOLD, THEY
SHALL NOT DENY THAT WHICH YOU HAVE RECEIVED, BUT THEY SHALL
BUILD IT UP, AND SHALL BRING TO LIGHT THE TRUE POINTS OF MY
DOCTRINE, YEA, AND THE ONLY DOCTRINE WHICH IS IN ME.

     AND THIS I DO THAT I MAY ESTABLISH MY GOSPEL, THAT THERE
MAY NOT BE SO MUCH CONTENTION; YEA, SATAN DOTH STIR UP THE
HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE TO CONTENTION CONCERNING THE POINTS OF MY
DOCTRINE; AND IN THESE THINGS THEY DO ERR, FOR THEY DO WREST
THE SCRIPTURES AND DO NOT UNDERSTAND THEM.

     THEREFORE, I WILL UNFOLD UNTO THEM THIS GREAT
MYSTERY…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 NOW BEHOLD, WHOSOEVER IS OF MY CHURCH AND ENDURETH
OF MY CHURCH TO THE END, HIM WILL I ESTABLISH UPON MY ROCK, AND
THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST HIM.” (D&C 10: 45-69)

        Because most Latter-day Saints completely ignore this important scripture, and
others “DO WREST THE SCRIPTURES AND DO OT UNDERSTAND THEM” (D&C
10:63), I shall explain in words as plain as words can be, what Jesus Christ is telling us in
these verses.

        Christ had Joseph Smith translate the first part of the engravings that were on the
large plates on Nephi, to be sent forth in the Book of Mormon. Those who stole the 116
pages from Martin Harris only obtained A PART of the account of Nephi. This portion,
by direction from God, was also recorded upon the small plates of Nephi, and Joseph
Smith translated the portion that had been stolen, from the small plates of Nephi and
included it in the Book of Mormon.

       But the Lord said that “THE REMAINDER OF THIS WORK”, or that portion of
the small plates of Nephi which was not translated and included in the Book of Mormon,
contained all those parts of the gospel that were not included in the Book of Mormon.

        Christ’s disciples and the prophets of old knew about the portions of the gospel of
the Father that are engraven upon the small plates of Nephi but not included in the Book
of Mormon. They also know that THE REMAINDER OF THIS WORK would someday
be restored and revealed to a remnant of those who had previously received the Book of
Mormon. Christ assured these ancients that this withheld portion would indeed come
forth to the Lamanites of the last days, AND ALSO TO OTHER PEOPLE WHO

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WOULD POSSESS THIS LAND. These OTHER people will be the remnant of the tribe
of Ephraim who survive the purification, forsake the gentile ways, come out of Babylon
and do not harden their hearts and blind their minds in unbelief. And when the remainder
of the gospel which was taught to the Nephites does come forth to us, whosoever should
believe and accept this portion might have eternal life. The great divider is unbelief—
hardness of heart. But this portion of the gospel will only come to that portion of the
Lord’s people in the last days who exercise faith and pray to receive it, and to those who
accept ALL of the Book of Mormon.

       Now Christ says that he will not bring this withheld portion of his gospel forth to
destroy that portion which we previously received, but to build it up, or add to it; nor is
the purpose of bringing it forth to us to destroy Christ’s Church, but it will be for the
purpose of building up Christ’s Church.

       If Christ is concerned that there is a danger that the remainder of his gospel,
which was taught to the Nephites but withheld from us, might endanger that which we
already have and possibly destroy the church, there is obviously much hard doctrine
contained therein which will conflict with some of our traditions and be difficult for
many mainstream church members to accept.

        But “WHOSOEVER BELONGETH TO MY CHURCH NEED NOT FEAR, FOR
SUCH SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD”. Christ is NOT saying that those
who belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shall inherit the kingdom
of God, as Mormons would like to believe; he is saying that those who belong to HIS
church shall inherit the kingdom of God. But, you say, if I belong to the LDS Church, do
I not belong to Christ’s Church? NOT NECESSARILY!

        Christ tells us plainly who the members of HIS church are in D&C 10:65-69. He
says that they are those who do not harden their hearts against these greater truths of his
gospel and those who come unto him. Then Christ says something that is either ignored
or rejected by Latter-day Saints who have even read it (it is not taught in the LDS
Church), He says, “BEHOLD THIS IS MY DOCTRINE—WHOSOEVER REPENTETH
AND COMETH UNTO ME, THE SAME IS MY CHURCH…” Now pay attention! Did
Christ say that those who are members of the LDS Church are members of HIS church?
NO! He said come unto HIM. The prophet cannot save you.

        The next statement is vitally important, “WHOSOEVER DECLARETH MORE
OR LESS THAN THIS, THE SAME IS NOT OF ME; THEREFORE HE IS NOT OF
MY CHURCH.” (D&C 10:68) So if you declare that you are a member of Christ’s
Church because you were baptized and confirmed a member of the LDS Church, you are
declaring more or less than “WHOSOEVER REPENTETH AND COMETH UNTO
ME”, and therefore you are not of Christ’s Church. It cannot be said any plainer than
that, and if you choose to reject this declaration, you are going to be left behind.

       Christ tells us that those who repent of their sins and come unto him will have no
need to fear the approaching cleansing of the world, but he also tells us about a people

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who will have cause to fear. “IT IS THEY WHO DO NOT FEAR ME, NEITHER KEEP
MY COMMANDMENTS, BUT BUILD UP CHURCHES UNTO THEMSELVES TO
GET GAIN, YEA, AND ALL THOSE WHO DO WICKEDLY AND BUILD UP THE
KINGDOM OF THE DEVIL.” Anyone who supports the world-wide movement toward
one world government sponsored by the Great and Abominable Church of the devil, and
programs and legislation designed to deprive mankind of their agency is helping to
“BUILD UP THE KINGDOM OF THE DEVIL.” Those churches whose concerns and
efforts are directed largely to get gain are not Christ’s Church, and “I SAY UNTO YOU,
THAT IT IS THEY THAT I WILL DISTURB, AND CAUSE TO TREMBLE AND
SHAKE TO THE CENTER.” (D&C 10:56)

         In these latter days Christ is going to “BRING TO LIGHT MY GOSPEL WHICH
WAS MINISTERED UNTO THEM” (the Nephites), and they shall not deny that portion
of Christ’s gospel that was brought forth to the gentiles (us), but shall add to it and bring
to light the true points of Christ’s doctrine. “YEA AND THE ONLY DOCTRINE
WHICH IS IN ME.” (D&C 10:62)

        And when we receive these greater things which Christ taught the Nephites it will
clearly establish Christ’s gospel and eliminate much contention which has been stirred up
by Satan concerning Christ’s doctrine. (D&C 10:63)

       “THEREFORE, I WILL UNFOLD UNTO THEM (us) THIS GREAT
MYSTERY.” It is a mystery because we wrest the scriptures and do not understand
them. (D&C 10:63)

        It comes as quite a surprise to most Latter-day Saints to learn that we do not at
this time possess the fullness of the gospel. There are greater things which Christ taught
the Nephites that we do not yet possess, but a portion of the Latter-day Saints will receive
them. But those who reject portions of that which we have received will not be among
those who receive the greater things. In other volumes of this work I discuss this
rejection.

        We believe, and are taught in our churches, that Joseph Smith restored everything
that God has given to past generations on earth. We have, in fact, received everything
that God deemed advisable to give us. That which we have received was given us to try
our faith. Those who accept that which we have received will be given more. Many
portions of what we have been given have been rejected by the body of the church as a
whole and many other portions are simply ignored because they tell us things that we
don’t want to hear.

       Part of the requirements which the gentiles of the House of Israel (the
Ephramites) will have to meet in order to shed the gentile part of us and be accepted as
full members of the House of Israel is to accept all of the scriptures so that the
condemnation that we are under can be lifted. (D&C 84:54-57)




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     “AND NOW THERE CANNOT BE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK EVEN A
HUNDREDTH PART OF THE THINGS WHICH JESUS DID TRULY TEACH UNTO
THE PEOPLE; BUT BEHOLD, THE PLATES OF NEPHI DO CONTAIN THE MORE
PART OF THE THINGS WHICH HE TAUGHT THE PEOPLE.
     AND THESE THINGS HAVE I WRITTEN, WHICH ARE A LESSER PART
OF THE THINGS WHICH HE TAUGHT THE PEOPLE; AND I HAVE WRITTEN
THEM TO THE INTENT THAT THEY MAY BE BROUGHT AGAIN UNTO THIS
PEOPLE FROM THE GENTILES, ACCORDING TO THE WORDS WHICH JESUS
HATH SPOKEN.

     AND WHEN THEY SHALL HAVE RECEIVED THIS, (Mormon’s abridgment)
WHICH IS EXPEDIENT THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE FIRST, TO TRY THEIR
FAITH, AND IF IT SHALL BE THAT THEY SHALL BELIEVE (all of ) 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
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 26:7-12)

         The Lord said that he would reveal to the gentiles (that’s us, see last two lines of
the first paragraph of the title page of the Book of Mormon) MUCH (not all) of his
gospel (1 Nephi 13:4), and if we will repent and COME UNTO HIM he will show us
GREATER things—“THE KNOWLEDGE THAT IS HIDDEN UP BECAUSE OF
UNBELIEF.” (Ether 4:13-15) Because of unbelief in much of what we have been given,
many Latter-day Saints will be denied this greater knowledge that has remained hidden.

        A servant of the Lord will also declare NEW revelations from the Lord given to
him, but many who claim to be members of the true church will not believe him and will
reject his words because of tradition. They have been taught that the Lord will only
reveal important things through the president of the LDS Church, and they will say, “WE
RECEIVED THE WORD OF GOD, AND WE NEED NO MORE OF THE WORD OF
GOD, FOR WE HAVE ENOUGH.” (2 Nephi 28:29)

        There has to be an interval of time elapse between the initial phase of the
restoration and the final phase. This is one of the Lord’s means of separating the wheat
from the tares, or the seed of Christ from the seed of Satan. This is part of the great and
marvelous work of the Lord among the children of men in the last days and part of the
Lord’s “STRANGE ACT.”

       I have repeated these things hoping that you receive and understand the
importance of this message.

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                                 The kingdom of God:

      “IS ORGANIZED PREPARITORY TO TAKING EFFECT IN THE DUE TIME
OF THE LORD, AND IN THE MANNER THAT SHALL PLEASE HIM. AS
OBSERVED BY ONE OF THE SPEAKERS THIS MORNING, THE KINGDOM
GROWS OUT OF THE CHURCH, FOR A MAN MAY BE A LEGISLATOR IN THAT
BODY WHICH WILL ISSUE LAWS TO SUSTAIN THE INHABITANTS OF THE
EARTH IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, AND STILL NOT BELONG TO THE
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST AT ALL.” (Brigham Young, JD 2:309)
      “YOU WELL INFORMED LATTER-DAY SAINTS KNOW THAT THERE
ARE TWO POWERS WHICH GOD HAS RESTORED IN THESE LAST DAYS; ONE
IS THE CHURCH AND THE OTHER IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD. A MAN MAY
BELONG TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND YET NOT BE A MEMBER OF THE
CHURCH OF GOD.” (George Q. Cannon, JD 20:204)

     “WE ARE ASKED, IS THE CHURCH OF GOD AND THE KINGDOM OF
GOD THE SAME ORGANIZATION? AND WE ARE INFORMED THAT SOME OF
THE BRETHREN HOLD THAT THEY ARE SEPARATE. THIS IS THE CORRECT
VIEW TO TAKE. THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS A SEPARATE ORGANIZATION
FROM THE CHURCH OF GOD. ON THIS POINT THE PROPHET JOSEPH GAVE
AN EXAMPLE, WHICH HE ASKED THE YOUNGER ELDERS WHO WERE
PRESENT TO ALWAYS REMEMBER. IT WAS TO THE EFFECT THAT MEN
MIGHT BE CHOSEN TO OFFICIATE AS MEMBERS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
WHO HAD NOT STANDING IN THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-
DAY SAINTS.” (DHC 7:382)

      “THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH, THE CHIEF ORGANIZER OF BOTH THE
CHURCH AND THE KINGDOM, WELL KNEW THE NECESSITY OF CARRYING
ON IN MANY MATTERS INDEPENDENT OF THE CHURCH. HE SAID:
BROTHER BRIGHAM, IF I WERE TO REVEAL TO THIS PEOPLE WHAT THE
LORD HAS REVEALED TO ME, THERE IS NOT A MAN OR A WOMAN THAT
WOULD STAY WITH ME.” (JD 9:294)

       Most of the Latter-day Saints are quite unprepared to receive great things from
God and if much more than this is revealed to them they will reject it. When Joseph
Smith got anything from God to reveal to men that was new, what was it that always
caused opposition? IT WAS THE PREJUDICES, THE UNBELIEF, THE HARDNESS
OF HEART AND BLINDNESS OF MIND, AND THE FALSE, FOOLISH, SILLY,
WICKED AND ABOMINABLE TRADITIONS WE INHERIT FROM OUR
FATHERS. And so it is today. Whenever the Latter-day Saints hear anything different
from what they have been taught in church, they reject it and the person who taught it,
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Joseph Smith said concerning the unwillingness of the saints to learn new things about
God-“I HAVE TRIED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS TO GET THE MINDS OF THE
SAINTS PREPARED TO RECEIVE THE THINGS OF GOD; BUT WE
FREQUENTLY SEE SOME OF THEM, AFTER SUFFERING ALL THEY HAVE FOR
THE WORK OF GOD, WILL FLY TO PIECES LIKE GLASS AS SOON AS
ANYTHING COMES THAT IS CONTRARY TO THEIR TRADITIONS. HOW
MANY (saints) WILL BE ABLE TO ABIDE A CELESTIAL LAW, AND GO
THROUGH AND RECEIVE THEIR EXALTATION, I AM UNABLE TO SAY, AS
MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN.” DHC 6:185)

        Thus those who do not harden their hearts and blind their minds in unbelief can
surely see that the LDS Church is not the kingdom of God, in spite of what they have
been taught all of their lives; nor is the stone which Daniel spoke of that will be cut out of
the mountain without hands and shall roll forth and consume all nations—the LDS
Church or the gospel of Jesus Christ.

     The kingdom which shall be established on earth will be Christ’s kingdom: “I
SAW IN THE NIGHT VISIONS AND BEHOLD, ONE LIKE THE SON OF MAN
CAME WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN, AND CAME TO THE ANCIENT OF
DAYS, AND THEY BROUGHT HIM NEAR BEFORE THEM. AND THERE WAS
GIVEN HIM DOMINION AND GLORY, AND A KINGDOM, THAT ALL PEOPLE,
NATIONS AND LANGUAGES SHOULD SERVE HIM: HIS DOMINION IS AN
EVERLASTING DOMINION WHICH SHALL NOT PASS AWAY, AND HIS
KINGDOM THAT WHICH SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED.” (Daniel 7:13-14)

      “IN THOSE DAYS (the last days) GOD WILL SET UP A KINGDOM, NEVER
TO BE THROWN DOWN, FOR THE OTHER KINGDOMS TO COME UNTO. AND
THESE KINGDOMS THAT WILL NOT LET THE GOSPEL BE PREACHED WILL
BE HUMBLED UNTIL THEY WILL. ENGLAND, GERMANY, NORWAY,
SWEDEDN, SWITZERLAND, HOLLAND AND BELGIUM HAVE A
CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF THE BOOK OF ISRAEL AMONG THEIR PEOPLE
WHICH MUST BE GATHERED. THESE NATIONS WILL SUBMIT TO THE
KINGDOM OF GOD. ENGLAND WILL BE THE LAST OF THESE KINDGOMS TO
SURRENDER, BUT WHEN SHE DOES, SHE WILL DO IT AS A WHOLE, IN
COMPARISON AS SHE THREW OFF THE CATHOLIC POWER. THE NOBILITY
KNOW THAT THE GOSPEL IS TRUE, BUT IT HAS NOT ENOUGH POMP AND
GRANDUER AND INFLUENCE FOR THEM TO EMBRACE IT. (now).

     THEY ARE PROUD AND WILL NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THE KINGDOM OF
GOD, OR COME UNTO IT UNTIL THEY SEE THE POWER WHICH IT WILL
HAVE.” (Joseph Smith, recorded by Edwin Rushton)

        The nation of Great Britain was among the first to receive the gospel of Jesus
Christ. British people were converted by the thousands in the Church’s infancy. But
Joseph Smith said that England would be the last of these kingdoms to surrender to the
kingdom of God.

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       “A PROBLEM IN TERMINOLOGY ARISES BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL
ORGANIZATION BEING CALLED THE KINGDOM OF GOD. IN MANY
INSTANCES REFERENCE IS MADE TO CHRIST’S CHURCH ON THE EARTH AS
THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE TERM IS CONTRASTED WITH THE TERM
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN OR THE STATE OF EXALTATION. THE READER
SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THE TERM KINGDOM OF GOD HAS BEEN
USED IN THE QUOTATIONS CITED IN THIS CHAPTER AS HAVING
REFERENCE TO A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION AND NOT TO THE CHURCH.”
(Prophecy, Key to the Future, Duane Crowther, page 68)

       The lord’s political kingdom was actually laid out by Joseph Smith and the entity
performed some functions in the early days of the restoration, but it now lies dormant
awaiting the great purification. “THE KINGDOM IS ORGANIZED; AND
ALTHOUGH AS YET NO BIGGER THAN A GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED, THE
LITTLE PLANT IS IN A FLOURISHING CONDITION AND OUR PROSPECTS
BRIGHTER THAN EVER.” (Brigham Young, HC 7:381)

     “WE EXPECT THAT HE (CHRIST) WILL COME AND REIGN OVER THE
EARTH AS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, AND WE EXPECT THAT
ALL KINGDOMS, ALL GOVERNMENTS, AND ALL INSTITUTIONS THAT MEN
HAVE SET UP WILL BE BROKEN DOWN, AND AS NEBUCHADNEZZAR SAW
THEM IN THE VISION WHICH DANIEL INTERPRETED, THEY WILL BECOME
AS THE CHAFF OF THE SUMMER THRESHING FLOOR, AND BE SWEPT
AWAY, AND NO PLACE FOUND FOR THEM UPON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE
EARTH, BECAUSE THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND OF HIS CHRIST WILL
PREVAIL EVERYWHERE, AND IT WILL COVER THE EARTH, FOR IT IS THE
KINGDOM THAT WAS SPOKEN OF BY THE PROPHETS, AND WE ARE TOLD
THAT THE KINGDOM AND THE DOMINION AND THE GREATNESS OF THE
KINGDOM UNDER THE WHOLE HEAVENS…SHALL BE HIS KINGDOM AND
SHALL BE GIVEN INTO THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SAINTS OF THE
MOST HIGH, AND THEIR KINGDOM SHALL BE AN EVERLASTING
KINGDOM.” (JD 25:222)

       When will the kingdom of God be given into the hands of the saints of the most
high? “JUST AS SOON AS THE LORD FINDS THAT HE HAS A PEOPLE UPON
THE EARTH WHO WILL UPHOLD AND SUSTAIN THAT KINGDOM, WHO
SHALL BE FOUND CAPABLE OF MAINTAINING ITS INTERESTS, AND OF
EXTENDING ITS INFLUENCE UPON THE EARTH. WHEN HE FINDS THAT HE
HAS SUCH A PEOPLE WHO WILL STAND FIRM AND FAITHFUL TO HIM, A
PEOPLE WHO WILL NOT TURN IT OVER INTO THE LAP OF THE DEVIL, THEN,
AND NOT UNTIL THEN, WILL HE GIVE THE KINGDOM (the government) INTO
THE HANDS OF THE SAINTS OF THE MOST HIGH (not the LDS CHURCH, but the
wheat that is separated from the tares and brought forth leaving the tares to be burned) IN
ITS POWER AND INFLUENCE WHEN IT SHALL FILL THE WHOLE EARTH…IT
DEPENDS, IN GREAT MEASURE, UPON THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES, AS TO

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HOW SOON THE KINGDOM SPOKEN OF BY DANIEL SHALL BE GIVEN INTO
THE HANDS OF THE SAINTS OF GOD.” (Daniel H. Wells, JD 9:342)

        If you read the scriptures carefully you can see that the saints of the most high
will not be given the kingdom of God until AFTER the church is overcome by the Anti-
Christ, and after the Anti-Christ, his false prophet and all those who take upon them the
mark of the beast are separated and removed from the face of the earth. Only that portion
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are the Church of the Lamb of
God, and the wheat will be given the government of Christ called the kingdom of God.

       “I BEHELD, AND THE SAME HORN (the great and abominable church of the
devil) MADE WAR WITH THE SAINTS AND PREVAILED AGAINST THEM;
UNTIL THE ANCIENT OF DAYS CAME AND JUDGEMENT WAS GIVEN TO THE
SAINTS OF THE MOST HIGH. AND THE TIME CAME THAT THE SAINTS
POSSESSED THE KINGDOM.” (Daniel 7:21-22)

        Now for those of you who have eyes to see, who are willing to open your minds
and your hearts and accept the assistance of the Holy Ghost, we can move on Micah’s
revelation on the political organization referred to as the KINGDOM OF GOD.

        Micah, chapter four, parallels Isaiah two. He tells us about the establishment of
the lord’s house in Utah. Then the Lord tells us through Micah, “AND I WILL MAKE
HER THAT HALTED A REMNANT, AND HER THAT WAS CAST OFF, A STRONG
NATION; AND THE LORD SHALL REIGN OVER THEM IN MOUNT ZION FROM
HENCEFORTH, EVEN FOREVER.” (Micah 4:7)

    The new Jerusalem Bible renders this verse- “FROM THE FOOTSORE I SHALL
MAKE A REMNANT, AND FROM THE FAR FLUNG A MIGHTY NATION.”

        The footsore and the far flung are the descendants of Joseph whom God led to
America. He made them a mighty nation. Then he will judge them and separate them
and a remnant-those that remain after the cleansing of this nation, shall be given the
kingdom of God and he will reign over them henceforth.

     The Lord says, “AND THOU, O TOWER OF THE FLOCK, THE
STRONGHOLD OF THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, UNTO THEE SHALL IT COME,
EVEN THE FIRST DOMINION; THE KINGDOM SHALL COME TO THE
DAUGHTER OF JERUSALEM.” (Micah 4:8)

        The flock is the house of Israel, and the tower of the flock is the house of Joseph.
They are the stronghold of the daughter of Zion. Before we determine who the daughter
of Zion is, we must establish who Zion is in this instance. Zion can refer to either a place
or a people or both. As a place, it is any place where the residents are true followers of
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        But the Lord also says that the kingdom shall come to the daughter of
“Jerusalem.” The United States was once Zion and shall again become Zion after the
purification. If we therefore consider, for the moment, at least, that the United States, or
America as a continent is the Zion of which Micah speaks, then the daughter of Zion
could be the location in America where the Lord led the strength of the house of Joseph,
the birthright people of the house of Israel. Thus Ephraim established in the mountains of
Utah, the “STRONGHOLD” of the Lord’s people during the final portion of the times of
the gentiles.

        Then Micah says that to the “TOWER” of the flocks, shall come the “FIRST
DOMINION.” The flock is the house of Israel and the tower of the flock is the remnant
of Ephraim who survive the purification process. To them shall come the first dominion.
The first dominion was the favored status given to the tribe of Ephraim of the birthright
of the house of Israel.

       Even though Ephraim (the tribe) has fallen away from the lord and their demise is
described in Isaiah 28 and Hosea, a remnant will remain after the cleansing to whom the
kingdom of God shall be given.

       The tribe of Manasseh also has a role to play in the cleansing process of the last
days. “THEN WHAT IS LEFT OF JACOB, SURROUNDED BY MANY PEOPLES,
WILL BE LIKE A LION AMONG THE FOREST BEASTS, LIKE A FIERCE LION
AMONG FLOCKS OF SHEEP, TRAMPLING AS HE GOES, MANGLING HIS
PREY.” (Micah 5:7, New Jerusalem Bible)

        THE KINGDOM SHALL COME TO THE DAUGHTER OF JERUSALEM.”
(Micah 4:8) In verse 8, the Lord refers to both the daughter of Zion and the daughter of
Jerusalem. An important lineage of both Ephraim and Manasseh came to America from
Jerusalem, however, we must also be aware that in many places in the scriptures, the
Lord uses Jerusalem as a metaphor for the headquarters city of the gentile church of the
last days.

        Let us therefore assume, for the moment at least, that the Lord is telling us
through Micah, that the kingdom of God shall come forth from the STRONGHOLD, as
theTOWER of the restored church, the gentile church of the last days. Be aware
however, that he does NOT say that the kingdom of a God will BE the restored church,
nor does he say that the restored church will possess the kingdom of God. He says that
the kingdom of God will be BORN OF the restored church. It will come to the
stronghold, or tower of the restored church, the righteous remnant of Joseph who survive
the purification, the wheat after they are separated from the tares.

       Verse 9 of Micah 4 begins something important but generally misunderstood or
ignored. It reads, “NOW WHY DOST THOU CRY ALOUD? IS THERE NO KING IN
THEE? IS THY COUNSELOR PERISHED? FOR PANGS HAVE TAKEN THEE AS
A WOMAN IN TRAVAIL?” First we ask WHO IS THE LORD REFERRING TO
HERE? Verse 8 says that he is addressing the daughter of Jerusalem, which is the house

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of Ephraim, gentiles of the house of Israel whose headquarters in the last days is in Salt
Lake City, Utah. He asks why they are in distress, and what has happened to their
leader?

        At the time the kingdom of God is born of the restored church, the church of the
restoration will be crying aloud. Why? Because their king has abandoned them. He who
directed and revealed the restoration no longer abides with them. Our counselor has
perished from our midst. The restored church has become like a woman in travail.

        Then Micah says, “BE IN PAIN, AND LABOR TO BRING FORTH, O
DAUGHTER OF ZION, LIKE A WOMAN IN TRAVAIL…”
The restored church MUST experience pain, and trouble in order to give birth to the
kingdom of God. So just before the kingdom of God, the political arm which will govern
the entire world comes forth from out of the restored church, the church must travail in
labor pains. There must come a time when all is not well in Zion, a time when many of
her own members become disillusioned and restless and searching for greater truths and
divine direction. The Church MUST experience labor pains in order to bring forth the
kingdom of God. Although the kingdom of God is born of the gentile church of the last
days, it comes forth as a separate entity.

       Micah also says in verse ten of chapter four that the tower, or mountain of the
Lord’s house will, “GO FORTH OUT OF THE CITY, AND THOU SHALT DWELL IN
THE FIELD, AND THOU SHALT GO EVEN TO BABYLON; THERE SHALT THOU
BE DELIVERED; THERE THE LORD SHALL REDEEM THEE FROM THY
ENEMIES.”

        The elect of God, the true worshippers of Christ who have not pledged their
allegiance to false gods, the arm of flesh, will be called out of the city and into the
wilderness where they will be delivered from those who would oppress and enslave them.
They shall be the wheat who are separated from the tares and “THERE THE LORD
SHALL REDEEM THEE FROM THY ENEMIES.” Those who worship the arm of flesh
and put their trust in man rather than in God will be burned as tares.

     The New Jerusalem Bible translates verse 10 as follows: “WRITHE IN PAIN
AND CRY ALOUD, DAUGHTER OF ZION, LIKE A WOMAN IN LABOUR, FOR
NOW YOU MUST LEAVE THE CITY AND CAMP IN THE OPEN COUNTRY; TO
BABYLON YOU MUST GO, AND THERE YOU WILL BE RESCUED; THERE
YAHWEH WILL RANSOM YOU FROM THE CLUTCHES OF YOUR ENEMIES.”

       Compare this with D&C 86:3 where the Lord tells us: “AND AFTER THEY (the
apostles) HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP, THE GREAT PERSECUTOR OF THE CHURCH,
THE APOSTATE, THE WHORE, EVEN BABYLON, THAT MAKETH ALL
NATIONS DRINK OF HER CUP, IN WHOSE HEARTS THE ENEMY, EVEN
SATAN, SITTETH TO REIGN, BEHOLD, HE SOWETH THE TARES;
WHEREFORE, THE TARES CHOKE THE WHEAT AND DRIVE THE CHURCH (of
the Lamb of God) INTO THE WILDERNESS.

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        Those faithful followers of Christ who obey the promptings of the Holy Ghost
and refuse to take upon them the mark of the beast, will constitute the Church of the
Lamb of God and they must “GO FORTH OUT OF THE CITY” into the field or
wilderness, and there they will be delivered from the great and abominable church of the
devil and the new world order.

        “NOW ALSO MANY NATIONS ARE GATHERED AGAINST THEE, THAT
SAY, LET HER BE DEFILED, AND LET OUR EYE LOOK UPON ZION (the places
of refuge where the faithful saints gather), BUT THEY KNOW NOT THE THOUGHTS
OF THE LORD, NEITHER UNDERSTAND THEY HIS COUNSEL: FOR HE SHALL
GATHER THEM AS THE SHEAVES INTO THE FLOOR.” (Micah 4:11, 12)

     Now the Lord tells the faithful who are called out of the city into the wilderness:
“ARISE AND THRESH, O DAUGHTER OF ZION; FOR I WILL MAKE THINE
HORN IRON, AND I WILL MAKE THY HOOFS BRASS: AND THOU SHALT
BEAT IN PIECES MANY PEOPLE: AND I WILL CONSECRATE THEIR GAIN
UNTO THE LORD, AND THEIR SUBSTANCE UNTO THE LORD OF THE WHOLE
EARTH.” (Micah 4:13)

      In Micah 5:2 and 3 we read: “BUT THOU, BETHLEHEM EPHRATA,
THOUGH THOU BE LITTLE AMONG THE THOUSANDS OF JUDAH, YET OUT
OF THEE SHALL COME FORTH UNTO ME (he) THAT IS TO BE RULER IN
ISRAEL; WHOSE GOINGS FORTH HAVE BEEN FROM OF OLD, FROM
EVERLASTING, THERFORE WILL HE GIVE THEM (the house of Israel) UP, UNTIL
THE TIME THAT SHE WHICH TRAVAILETH HATH BROUGHT FORTH; THEN
THE REMNANT OF HIS BRETHREN SHALL RETURN UNTO THE CHILDREN OF
ISRAEL”

         This says that although Bethlehem is small and insignificant in the nation of
Judah, yet from Bethlehem, the Lord will bring forth Jesus Christ, who is to become ruler
of all Israel, He of whom the ancients prophesied from the very beginning. The Lord will
Abandon the house of Israel when they reject the fullness of his gospel and he will not
fulfill his covenant to them until the gentile church gives birth to the kingdom of God, at
which time the remnant, or those who remain after the purification, shall return to be
united with the rest of the house of Israel.

     The New Jerusalem Bible translates this as follows: “HENCE YAHWEH WILL
ABANDON THEM ONLY UNTIL SHE WHO IS IN LABOR GIVES BIRTH, AND
THEN THOSE WHO SURVIVE OF HIS RACE WILL BE UNITED TO THE
ISREALITES.”

        This is interesting wording. It indicates that God has a race of people who were
once part of the Israelites but separated from them and will be reunited with them when
the kingdom of God is born. It would be easy to say that this refers to the Indians, the
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does, however there are also other considerations. Perhaps it be those people spoken of
in D&C 49:8 and 86:8-11.
        Now who is this woman who travaileth in labor to give birth? We can discover
her identity by reading Revelation 12:

     “AND THERE APPEARED A GREAT WONDER IN HEAVEN; A WOMAN
CLOTHED WITH THE SUN, AND THE MOON UNDER HER FEET, AND UPON
HER HEAD A CROWN OF TWELVE STARS; AND SHE, BEING WITH CHILD,
CRIED, TRAVAILING IN BIRTH, AND PAINED TO BE DELIVERED, AND THERE
APPEARED ANOTHER WONDER IN HEAVEN; AND BEHOLD A GREAT RED
DRAGON, HAVING SEVEN HEADS AND TEN HORNS, AND SEVEN CROWNS
UPON HIS HEADS.

     AND HIS TAIL DREW THE THIRD PART OF THE STARS OF HEAVEN,
AND DID CAST THEM TO THE EARTH; AND THE DRAGON STOOD BEFORE
THE WOMAN WHICH WAS READY TO BE DELIVERED, FOR TO DEVOUR HER
CHILD AS SOON AS IT WAS BORN.

      AND SHE BROUGHT FORTH A MAN CHILD, WHO WAS TO RULE ALL
NATIONS WITH A ROD OR IRON; AND HER CHILD WAS CAUGHT UP UNTO
GOD, THAT THEY SHOULD FEED HER THERE A THOUSAND TWO HURDRED
AND THREE SCORE DAYS.”

        This says that Satan’s earthly organization is awaiting the birth of the kingdom of
God which will come forth from the LDS church, so that they can destroy it. But when it
comes forth it will be protected by God. This kingdom of God is to rule all nations with
the word of God. The believing true saints who are prepared will flee into the wilderness
where they will be protected by God for approximately 3 ½ years during the unchecked
reign of the Antichrist on earth.

        John describes this woman and he says that she is clothed with the sun. The sun
symbolically represents the Celestial Kingdom so this woman is clothed with celestial
glory. She has the moon under her feet. The moon is the symbol of the terrestrial
kingdom, so this woman stands above the terrestrial kingdom. The woman had on her
head a crown of twelve stars. The star symbolizes the telestial kingdom. We might
therefore interpret this as meaning that at the head of whatever this woman symbolizes
there are 12 telestial objects, at the time she gives birth to the kingdom of God. It is not
difficult to determine what this woman represents because Joseph Smith tells us in his
inspire translation of Revelation 12:7. He says, “AND THE DRAGON PREVAILED
NOT AGAINST MICHAEL, NEITHER THE CHILD, NOR THE WOMAN, WHICH
WAS THE CHURCH OF GOD, WHO HAD BEEN DELIVERED OF HER PAINS,
AND BROUGHT FORTH THE KINGDOM OF OUR GOD AND HIS CHRIST.”

        We are herein assured that the woman represents the church and that her child
represents the kingdom of God, and that the political kingdom, or government will come
forth from the LDS Church, but be a separate entity from it.

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         It appears certain that in order to be given the kingdom of God, there must be a
faction within or from out of the LDS Church who are not only faithful and diligent in
whatsoever the Lord may ask them to do, but they must also trust only in God and not put
their trust in any man regardless of the position he may hold; and they must understand
and properly prepare to receive the kingdom. They must prove that they can and will
preserve the kingdom and not turn it over to the enemy. They must accept and obey all
the things they shall receive from God after obtaining the kingdom. That is why the
kingdom will not be given to the whole body of the church, but rather to a group who will
come forth from within the church.

        The most difficult and trying test the enemy will ever give the members of the
LDS Church is upon us now; and in the near future all must make the most important
decision of our lives. That decision is whether we will follow God and properly prepare
to receive the kingdom or whether we will wait for the arm of flesh to tell us what to do.
D&C 38:9 tells us to “GIRD UP OUR LOINS AND BE PREPARED…AND THE
ENEMY SHALL NOT OVERCOME.” The half of the virgins in the parable of the
virgins who were foolish, were not rejected by the bridegroom because they were
unworthy. They were rejected because they were UNPREPARED to receive him.

        Bear in mind that the purpose for which the Lord gave Micah and John and
Daniel this information was not for their own benefit or for the benefit of their friends
and neighbors, they would not even be around when the kingdom of God becomes
operative on earth. Their task was to inform and warn us, the saints who live at the very
end time, and immediately before and at the time the kingdom is given to men on earth,
that they may be among the remnant who survive the purification and perform the great
and marvelous work of the Lord among the children of men in the last days.

        The kingdom of God, the stone that is to be cut out of the stronghold of the Lord’s
people, will be born at a time when the restored church is experiencing great pains and
problems within its membership. The kingdom of God will be given to the
STRONGHOLD, THE TOWER, THE REMNANT, THE WHEAT who are gathered out
before the burning of the tares who remain in the field.

        When the kingdom of God comes, the Lord will end his abandonment of the
house of Israel and gather them home and the times of the gentiles, the period of time
when the gospel and its ordinances are given to the gentiles, will come to an end and the
fullness of the gospel of the Father will be taken from the gentiles and given back to the
house of Israel and the first shall be last and the last shall be first. THUS SAITH THE
LORD. (3 Ne. 16:10,11)

        Those who are THE LORD’S RACE will be reunited with the house of Israel,
“THEN THE REMNANT OF HIS BRETHREN SHALL RETURN UNTO THE
CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.” This refers to the Ephraimites who were scattered by the
Lord among the nations of the gentiles, that through the seed of Abraham all the nations
of the earth would be blessed.

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        This caused the house of Ephraim to become “GENTILES OF THE HOUSE OF
ISRAEL,” or part gentile and part Israelite. Facing the Ephraimites now and in the near
future is the important decision of whether they will choose to stay in Babylon among the
true gentiles or come out of Babylon and be assimilated back as a full member of the
house of Israel. Those who choose the ways of the gentile will forfeit all rights and
blessings God has promised to the house of Israel and God will remember the covenant
he made with the house of Israel; to them will be given the kingdom of God.

      Those who choose the ways of the gentiles and refuse to come out of Babylon
when called out will become true gentiles and will be burned as stubble and will not be
among the remnant who will survive the purification.

        Understand that the sequence of events described in Revelation 12 was an actual
occurrence in heaven before the earth was formed which was a type of its re-occurrence
on earth at the end time. Understand also that the events described in the Book of
Revelation are not given in proper chronological order, which can confuse the reader.
John describes the events which he saw in his revelation but does not record them in the
order in which they will happen. For example, Revelation 12:7-12 talks about the war in
heaven before the earth was organized, while on both sides of these verses John talks
about the woman who gives birth to the kingdom of God. This indicates that the
kingdom of God was organized and established spiritually in heaven before it will be on
earth to mortals.

        Next, the dragon (Satan or Lucifer) existed before the kingdom of God was born
spiritually and his evil disposition and intentions were already established at that time.

       When “THE ACCUSER OF OUR BRETHREN (the Anti-Christ and his false
prophet) {are} CAST DOWN, (Rev. 12:10 JST) Jesus Christ will rule the entire world
through the political organization known as the KINGDOM OF GOD.

        Also understand that the church mentioned in D&C 86:3 which Satan’s evil
organization on earth will drive into the wilderness, is not the LDS Church but rather the
CHURCH OF THE LAMB OF GOD which will be comprised of those who refuse to
accept the mark of the beast. (1 Nephi 14:10-12) Those members of the LDS Church
who follow false gods and put their trust in the arm of flesh rather than in God, will
choose to remain in Babylon and accept the mark of the beast in order to retain their
privilege of buying and selling in Babylon. They will not be driven into the wilderness
by Satan’s great and abominable church, the new world order. Those who harden their
hearts against the warnings of the scriptures will not leave the comforts of Babylon and
endure the hardships of the wilderness period. “WHERE YOUR TREASURES ARE,
THERE ALSO WILL YOUR HEART BE.”

        I understand John to say that the Church of the Lamb of God will endure in the
wilderness for a thousand two hundred and threescore days (Rev. 12:6), which appears to
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       One of the keys which will separate the wheat from the tares is found in Isaiah
42:19-23 of the Joseph Smith translation. Those who hearken unto the message of this
servant messenger will probably also be those who refuse to accept the mark of the beast.

        Daniel also tells us that the period of captivity will be about three and one half
years: “…HOW LONG SHALL IT BE TO THE END OF THESE WONDERS? AND I
HEARD THE MAN CLOTHED IN LINEN WHICH WAS UPON THE WATERS OF
THE RIVER, WHEN HE HELD UP HIS RIGHT HAND AND HIS LEFT HAND
UNTO HEAVEN AND SWARE BY HIM THAT LIVETH FOREVER, THAT IT
SHALL BE FOR A TIME, TIMES, AND A HALF; AND WHEN HE SHALL HAVE
ACCOMPLISHED TO SCATTER THE POWER OF THE HOLY PEOLE, ALL THESE
THINGS SHALL BE FINISHED.” (Daniel 12)

        So in the very last days, the power of the Holy People is to be scattered. Who are
the Holy People of the very last days? What is the power of the holy people? What does
it mean that their power is going to be scattered? It means that there will be people on
earth whose individual personal priesthood power will be honored by the Lord, but they
will be scattered and not centralized.

        “MANY SHALL BE PURIFIED AND MADE WHITE, BUT THE WICKED
SHALL DO WICKEDLY.” Many of the believing will be sanctified but most of the
wicked and will continue their wicked ways. “AND NONE OF THE WICKED WILL
UNDERSTAND (what is happening and why), BUT THE WISE SHALL
UNDERSTAND.” (Daniel 12:10) The wise who understand what is happening and
why it is happening are those who know and understand and believe the scriptures and
hearken to the promptings of the spirit.

       Daniel continues:

       “AND FROM THE TIME THAT THE DAILY SACRIFICE SHALL BE
TAKEN AWAY, AND THE ABOMINATION THAT MAKETH DESOLATE SET UP,
THERE SHALL BE A THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY DAYS.”
(Daniel12:11)

        The daily sacrifice that is to be taken away is not a reference to any sacrifice
performed in ancient Israel. Daniel didn’t understand this vision and sought for an
interpretation of it (Daniel 8:15). A man’s voice said “GABRIEL, MAKE THIS MAN
TO UNDERSTAND THE VISION.” (Daniel 8:16) “SO HE CAME NEAR WHERE I
STOOD, AND WHEN HE CAME I WAS AFRAID, AND FELL UPON MY FACE:
BUT HE SAID UNTO ME, UNDERSTAND, O SON OF MAN: FOR AT THE TIME
OF THE END SHALL BE THE VISION.” (Daniel 8:17)

       So the daily sacrifice which, when it is taken away, will mark the beginning of the
abomination of desolation (Daniel 12:11) and also the defiling of the temple and the
takeover of the temple by the enemy (Daniel 8:13), is an event which will transpire “AT
THE TIME OF THE END.” (Daniel 8:17)

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        Does it refer then to the temple that will be built in Jerusalem? In Ezekiel’s
description of the temple to be built in old Jerusalem, he describes the ordinances which
are to be performed in that temple, but there is no mention of these sacrifices being taken
away or of this temple being defiled and taken over by the enemy. Ezekiel describes the
boundaries of the lands to be inherited by the returning tribes of Israel and the issuing
forth of a lot of water from under the temple flowing to the east into the Dead Sea to
purify it. It appears certain that the sacrifices in the temple at Jerusalem will not be
interrupted by evil forces. The battle of Armageddon will have already been completed.
Actually Ezekiel does not describe the battle of Armageddon, he describes the battle of
Gog and Maygog. Zechariah talks about the battle of Armageddon. I explain this in
detail in another chapter.

       Zechariah does not even hint that a temple in Jerusalem will be taken over by the
Anti-Christ. He does however say that Í (the Lord) WILL MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP
OF TREMBLING UNTO ALL THE PEOPLE ROUND ABOUT, WHEN THEY
SHALL BE IN THE SIEGE BOTH AGAINST JUDAH AND JERUSALEM.”
(Zech.12:2) and also: “IN THAT DAY SHALL THE LORD DEFEND THE
INHABITANTS OF JERUSALEM.” (Zech. 12:8)

       So if it is not the temple in Jerusalem that is to be defiled and taken over by the
Anti-Christ, and the daily ordinances done away with, what temple is it? When the daily
oblations are taken away from this temple, it will mark the beginning of the thousand two
hundred and ninety days of the reign of the Anti-Christ on the earth, and the abomination
of desolation. (Daniel 12:11)

        Daniel was told that a little horn (the Anti-Christ) would become exceedingly
great and “YEA, HE MAGNIFIED HIMSELF EVEN TO THE PRINCE OF THE
HOST.” (he represented himself to be the second coming of Christ) “AND BY HIM
THE DAILY SACRIFICE WAS TAKEN AWAY, AND THE PLACE OF HIS
SANCTUARY WAS CAST DOWN. AND AN HOST WAS GIVEN HIM AGAINST
THE DAILY SACRIFICE BY WAY OF TRANSGRESSION, AND IT CAST DOWN
THE TRUTH TO THE GROUND; AND IT PRACTICED, AND PROSPERED.

     THEN I HEARD ONE SAINT SPEAKING, AND ANOTHER SAINT SAID
UNTO THAT CERTAIN SAINT WHICH SPAKE, HOW LONG SHALL BE THE
VISION CONCERNING THE DAILY SACRIFICE AND THE TRANSGRESSION OF
DESOLATION, TO GIVE BOTH THE SANCTUARY AND THE HOST TO BE
TRODDEN UNDER FOOT?

       AND HE SAID UNTO ME, UNTO TWO THOUSAND AND THREE
HUNDRED DAYS; THEN SHALL THE SANCTUARY BE CLEANSED.” (Daniel
8:11-14) (The Joseph Smith Translation is the same)

       So what is this telling us? Let’s analyze it verse by verse. The Anti-Christ will
come and say that he is the return of Jesus Christ and most of the people of the world will
accept him as such. He will sit in the temple of God and seek to be worshipped as God.

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       “LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU BY ANY MEANS; FOR THAT DAY (the
second coming of Christ to the earth) SHALL NOT COME EXCEPT THERE COME A
FALLING AWAY FIRST, AND THAT MAN OF SIN BE 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 Thessalonians
2:3)

       “AND BY HIM WAS THE DAILY SACRIFICE TAKEN AWAY.” (Daniel
8:11) He will do away with the daily performance of ordinances in the temple. “AND
THE PLACE OF HIS (the prince of the host, Jesus Christ) SANCTUARY WAS CAST
DOWN.

        AND AN HOST WAS GIVEN HIM AGAINST THE DAILY SACRIFICE BY
REASON OF TRANSGRESSION…” (Daniel 8:12) A following is given to the Anti-
Christ of the members of the church because of their transgressions against God. ”AND
IT (the host of members) CAST DOWN THE TRUTH TO THE GROUND, AND IT
PRACTISED AND PROSPERED…” You can tell most latter-day saints all kinds of
untruths and they will believe you as long as you tell them things that they like to hear,
but the moment you tell them a truth that they don’t like, they will reject it. They practice
untruths and they prosper.

       Both the host of those who worship the Anti-Christ, and the sanctuary, (church,
temple) will be trodden under foot. The Lord will allow the Anti-Christ to deceive even
those who are considered the very elect because of the transgressions of the saints. The
temple will be out of service for a period of 2,300 days. This is equal to six years and
almost 4 months.

        Then it will be cleansed and put into service again for the remnant who survive
the purification

      So now we must finally answer the question-WHAT TEMPLE ARE DANIEL
AND PAUL REFERRING TO? Perhaps the dedicatory prayer of the Salt Lake Temple
answers this for us:

      “HEAVENLY FATHER, WHEN THY PEOPLE SHALL NOT HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY OF ENTERING THIS HOLY HOUSE TO OFFER THEIR
SUPPLICATIONS UNTO THEE, AND THEY ARE OPPRESSED AND IN TROUBLE,
SURROUNDED BY DIFFICULTIES OR ASSAILED BY TEMPATION AND SHALL
TURN THEIR FACES TOWARDS THIS THY HOLY HOUSE AND ASK THEE FOR
DELIVERANCE, FOR HELP, FOR THY POWR TO BE EXTENDED IN THEIR
BEHALF, WE BESEECH THEE TO LOOK DOWN FROM THY HOLY
HABITATION IN MERCY AND TENDER COMPASSION UPON THEM, AND
LISTEN TO THEIR CRIES. OR WHEN THE CHILDREN OF THY PEOPLE, IN
YEARS TO COME, SHALL BE SEPARATED THROUGH ANY CAUSE, FROM
THIS PLACE, AND THEIR HEARTS SHALL TURN IN REMEMBRANCE OF THY

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PROMISES TO THIS HOLY TEMPLE, AND THEY SHALL CRY UNTO THEE
FROM THE DEPTHS OF THEIR AFFLICTION AND SORROW, TO EXTEND
RELIEF AND DELIVERANCE TO THEM; HARKEN TO THEIR CRIES AND
GRANT UNTO THEM THE BLESSINGS FOR WHICH THEY ASK.”

     President Wilford Woodruff also asked in that prayer for the Lord to,
“STRENGTHEN US BY THE MEMORIES OF THE GLORIOUS DELIVERANCES
OF THE PAST, BY THE REMEMBRANCE OF THE SACRED COVENANTS THAT
THOU HAST MADE WITH US, SO THAT, WHEN EVIL OVERSHADOWS US,
WHEN TROUBLE ENCOMPASSES, WHEN WE PASS THROUGH THE VALLEY
OF HUMILIATION, WE MAY NOT FALTER, MAY NOT DOUBT, BUT IN THE
STRENGTH OF THY HOLY NAME MAY ACCOMPLISH ALL THY RIGHTEOUS
PURPOSES WITH REGARD TO US…”

        So this temple, according to the Lord, will be defiled, taken over by the Anti-
Christ and his false prophet, the sacred ordinances performed therein daily will be defiled
and changed, Anti-Christ will be worshipped as God by most of the people of the world
including at least half of the latter-day saints (parable of the foolish virgins). When the
daily sacrifice is defiled and changed, it will mark the beginning of the reign of the Anti-
Christ on earth, and the period of captivity of the house of Ephraim in the last days.

       Some may say, I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THE LORD WOULD ALLOW HIS
PEOPLE TO BE SUBJUGATED BY SATAN TO THAT EXTENT. Well, read D&C
95:1-6 which says, “VERILY THUS SAITH THE LORD UNTO YOU WHOM I LOVE,
AND WHOM I LOVE I ALSO CHASTEN THAT THEIR SINS MAY BE FORGIVEN,
FOR WITH THE CHASTISEMENT I PREPARE A WAY FOR THEIR
DELIVERANCE IN ALL THINGS OUT OF TEMPTATION.

       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 GRAT COMMANDMENT IN
ALL THINGS, THAT I HAVE GIVEN UNTO YOU CONCERNING THE BUILDING
OF MINE HOUSE; 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. (after the purification)

     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.”

         Daniel also tells us that it is because of our own transgressions against God that
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through Daniel, “BLESSED IS HE THAT WAITETH, AND COMETH TO THE
THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND FIVE AND THIRTY DAYS.”

       This is forty five days more than three and one half years. The Lord will allow
the Anti-Christ to reign undisturbed for three years and eight months and exercise all of
his powers unopposed. Then the Lord will remove him and destroy his false prophet who
performed miracles in Satan’s name.

         Apparently the great period of destruction which cleanses the earth of all things
telestial will last approximately another three years and the temple will still be
inaccessible during that period because the temple will be out of service for about six
years and four months before it is cleansed and rededicated to the Lord’s work. (Daniel
8:11-14)




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                               THE STICK OF EPHRAIM
                                  (Ezekiel 37:16,17)


        Latter-day Saints have always interpreted Ezekiel 37:15 to 20 as referring to
written records, the STICK OF JUDAH meaning the Bible, and the STICK OF
EPHRAIM meaning the Book of Mormon. Because Ezekiel was commanded to write
upon these sticks, it has been taken for granted among Mormons that the word stick
meant book or text or record. But exactly how sticks could provide a writing base has
been puzzling and has led to differing conclusions about what kind of stick was used.
Recent archeological discoveries demonstrate that reference to a writing base is correct
but most of the methods proposed are incorrect.

        One of the most common explanations is that because some ancient scrolls were
rolled up on wooden rods or dowels, the entire unit could be acceptably referred to as a
stick. THIS IS NOT THE CORRECT ANSWER. Another explanation is that ancient
contracts between persons were often inscribed upon sticks and then the sticks were
broken. Each party to the contract was given part of the inscribed stick. As long as the
broken parts could be fit back together properly by the participants, the judge would
know that the contract between the possessors of the sticks was valid. But this practice is
not what Ezekiel is talking about either.

       Non Mormon scholars have usually interpreted the use of the word stick in the
Bible as having reference to ROD or STAFF or SCEPTER.

         Modern archaeological discoveries provide evidence that an appropriate
translation of this scripture would eliminate the word stick as an acceptable translation
altogether and a word which is linguistically and culturally consistent with Ezekiel’s
time, place, and customs is more appropriately inserted in place of stick. Resulting from
this, the traditional LDS interpretation of the stick of Judah being the Bible and the stick
of Ephraim being the Book of Mormon becomes less acceptable.

        The Hebrew word “ES”, which is rendered as stick in the King James Bible, was
rendered “ROD” in the Septuagint. This has led many scholars to conclude that the stick
or rod in the hand of Judah represents his scepter of rulership or kingship in the tribe of
Judah, and eventually Israel. Likewise the rod or scepter in Ephraim’s hand represents
his birthright and leadership of the tribe of Ephraim and his companion tribes of the
Northern Kingdom of Israel. Thus merging the rods or scepters would foreshadow the
re-unification of the two nations and the re-establishment of the House of Israel.

     “I WILL MAKE THEM ONE NATION IN THE LAND UPON THE
MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL; AND ONE KING SHALL BE KING TO THEM ALL;
AND THEY SHALL BE NO MORE TWO NATIONS, NEITHER SHALL THEY BE
DIVIDED INTO TWO KINGDOMS ANYMORE AT ALL…AND THEY SHALL
HAVE ONE SHEPHERD.”



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        The apparent harmony of this scepter interpretation explains why critics of the
LDS interpretation feel that any other interpretation would be based upon a vested
interest. One critic of the Mormon interpretation stated: “OF ALL THE PROOF TEXTS
(interpreting a text outside of its context) THE MORMONS CITE, THERE IS NONE
MORE FAR RETCHED OR LESS CONVINCING THAN THEIR IDENTIFICATION
OF Ezekiel’s sticks with two books of scripture. IF THAT IS SOMEDAY DE-
EMPHASIZED OR ABANDONED, THE CASE FOR MORMONISM WILL
ACTUALLY BE STREAMLINED.”

        Until recently, the Mormon interpretation has been more a matter of faith and
desire than proof. Because the respective translations in the King James Version (stick)
and the Septuagint (rod) differ, we should ask the question DO STICK AND ROD
CONNOTE THE SAME THING? IF NOT, WHAT WORD BEST CONVEYS
EZEKIEL’S INTENTION? IF ONE TRANSLATION IS INCORRECT OR
INADEQUATE, ISN’T IT POSSIBLE THAT NEITHER TRANSLATION
ADEQUATELY CONVEYS EZEKIEL’S INTENTION?

        The Hebrew expression which was translated as STICK in Ezekiel 37 was “ES”.
Actually this was an unusual rendering of “ES”. In the Hebrew text of the Old Testament
“ES” appears 300 times. Of those 300 appearances, it was translated as STICK only 14
times and 7 of those 14 times are in Ezekiel 37. The word “ES” was translated 162 times
as TREE and 103 times as wood. The remaining 21 times it was translated as TIMBER,
STALK, STAFF, GALLOW, HELVE, PLANK and BOARD. There is one clear link
between all of these English words-the common connecting link is WOOD. In every
single appearance of the expression “ES” in the Hebrew Old Testament, the word WOOD
could have been properly and sensibly used in the translation instead of the word that was
used.

        While the word tree was used more predominantly than WOOD in the English
translation, the translators of the Septuagint chose the word WOOD 249 times and TREE
only 15 times. Eleven other words were chosen to translate the Greek word RABDOS
into. The fact that the choice of WOOD over TREE in the Greek version and also the
fact that in the English version, the word STICK was chosen only seven times outside of
Ezekiel for translating the 300 appearances of the Hebrew “ES” is significant.

        Thus the primary meaning of the expression is WOOD rather than either stick or
rod. This fact essentially rules out the non-Mormon interpretation that Ezekiel was
referring to a rod or scepter in 37:16 and 17.

       Some scholars have likened Ezekiel 37:16 and 17 to Numbers 17:2, 3 where the
Lord required each tribal leader to write his name upon his staff and leave it in the
tabernacle. However the Hebrew word which was translated as STAFF in this instance
was not “ES”, it was MATTEH, which does indeed mean staff.




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        If Ezekiel had meant rod, or staff or scepter, he would have written the word
MATTEH rather than ES. It is highly unlikely that Ezekiel was confused in this instance
as to the proper word to use, particularly in regard to so common a word as WOOD.

         When Ezekiel was called to be a prophet in about 592 B.C., he was living in
Babylonia along with the other deported Jews when Jerusalem was destroyed by King
Nebuchadnezzar. The most common writing base in Babylonia at that time was clay
tablets.

        Some years ago a cuneiform scholar named San Nicola became interested in the
fact that some of the ancient Mesopotamian writers referred on their clay tablets to
another kind of writing base using tablets of wood. Since no physical evidence had been
found of wooden writing tablets, he was left to speculate about the nature of those ancient
wood tablets.

        San Nicola discovered in the archives of a temple in Southern Babylonia, two clay
tablets dating to the time of Ezekiel (596 to 582 BC) which referred in their text to
drawing from the temple warehouse, beeswax and a certain substance to be used as filling
for wooden writing tablets.

        This made him wonder about the use of wax painted clearly on the interior walls
of the excavated city of Pompeii, in Italy, a man holding a scroll. Along side him was a
woman holding a wooden tablet and a stylus, used for inscribing on soft material. Her
wooden tablets actually consisted of two boards approximately 12 inches by 6 inches
which were hinged together so that the inscribed faces could be folded together.

        In 1953, while excavating the bottom of an ancient well at NIMRUD, which was
the Biblical city of CALAH (Genesis 10:11 and 12), two sets of wax coated wooden
tablets were found in Assyria. Since that time, 32 different waxed wooden writing boards
have been found, some of them still exhibiting fragments of inscribed wax adhering to
the boards in legible cuneiform. These boards were about 13 inches by 6 inches by one
half inch thick. Both surfaces of each board were cut approximately one tenth of an inch
below the edged borders to provide an indented surface for the wax filling.

        There were nine hinge marks on both of the long edges of each board indicating
that a number of them had been hinged together like a Japanese folding screen in order to
form a book that could be opened and closed.

       Laboratory analysis of the wax identified it as a four to one mixture of beeswax
and sulfide of arsenic which permitted a clear impression with no stringiness and less
chance of distortion. The sulfide of arsenic allowed easy inscription and later hardened
the wax to better preserve the inscriptions.

        The small, neat writing on one of the original discoveries demonstrated that a
sixteen board set with 30 writing surfaces could contain about 7,500 lines of text and still
be easily portable. Clear relief carvings have been found in three different countries

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depicting persons using and carrying hinged writing boards. It is now quite evident that
Babylonians, Greeks, Assyrians, Turks, and Romans did indeed make books of wood
from about 700 BC down to at least 500 BC, which would include the time period during
which Ezekiel lived and prophesied. Some of the clay tablets discovered even stated that
they were merely preserving copies of records already inscribed in wax on wooden
tablets.

        The evidence for the existence and use of wooden records in the time of Ezekiel is
varied and extensive including references to them in other records, many artistic
representations of them, and finally, actual examples of the writing boards themselves
have been discovered.

       The Akkadian phrase “IS LE’U” literally means wooden tablet or book.

         Knowing that Ezekiel lived in a time and place where wooden books were
common practice, and considering that Ezekiel was commanded by the Lord to take one
piece of wood and write upon it for Judah and his companions, and then take another
piece of wood and write upon it for Joseph, the book of Ephraim, and for all the House of
Israel, his companions, and then join them together into one book to become one, “AND
THE (boards) UPON WHICH THOU WRITEST SHALL BE IN THINE HAND
BEFORE THEIR EYES;” this represents the gathering of the House of Israel in the last
days to bring them into their own land to become one nation.

        Now we might ask whether Ezekiel ever actually wrote a message to the House
of Judah and a message to the House of Ephraim on wooden tablets as this seems to be
commanded of the Lord. If he did, have they ever come together before the eyes of the
House of Israel? I don’t know of any writings of Ezekiel about the house of Joseph
through Ephraim that have yet come forth. Convincing the world that this refers to the
Book of Mormon will be a difficult task even though the Book of Mormon is a record of
the descendants of Joseph, it was not written by Ezekiel, nor was it written upon wooden
boards.

        The Brass Plates of Laban were a record of the entire House of Israel, but they
were taken out of Israel by Lehi before Jerusalem was destroyed and Ezekiel became a
prophet. If Ezekiel actually did write FOR both the House of Judah and also FOR the
house of Joseph, have these writings been recognized as yet? Perhaps Ezekiel’s writing
boards were simply symbolic of the record of God’s dealings with the Jews and the
Ephraimites. If that was the case then the Bible and the Book of Mormon may be the two
records that are brought together to unite the tribes of Israel in the last days. However,
after 172 years, they have not accomplished that purpose.

       I think it is more likely that if Ezekiel did write for the House of Judah and the
House of Joseph, as he said the Lord commanded him to do, and they were written on
wooden boards, or books, these writings were later copied onto other materials for
preservation.



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        Ezekiel’s prophecies placed as they are in the context of the Latter-days, suggests
that the coming forth and identifying of these writings will be an important part of the
gathering and restoration of the tribes of Israel. In fulfillment of prophecies by Ezekiel,
Joseph, Jacob, Isaiah, and Jesus himself, record unification MUST precede and attend
tribal unification.

        Although the scriptures do name a number of ancient records that are to come
forth in the very last days when the great and marvelous work of the Lord among the
children of men is to be accomplished, Ezekiel’s writings for Judah and Joseph are not
among those listed, so we are left to wonder about them.

       But the Lord did not tell Ezekiel to write upon the wood about Judah and his
companions, nor did the Lord tell Ezekiel to write about Ephraim and his companions.
His writings upon these boards were to be FOR the House of Judah and FOR the House
of Ephraim. It was not to be a history but rather a warning. Therefore we must at least
consider the possibility that the Book of Ezekiel in our Bible is what Ezekiel was
commanded to write FOR the House of Judah and the House of Ephraim.

        Chapters 38 and 39 of Ezekiel describe the battle of Gog and Magog which is an
end time event. Chapters 40 to 44 describe the temple that is to be built in old Jerusalem
in the last days, then the ordinances and sacrifices are outlined. Eventually healing
waters shall come forth from the temple mount and flow into the Dead Sea and heal it.
Then the returning tribes of Israel shall be given their inheritance in that land.

        Everything mentioned to this point which Ezekiel wrote for Judah and his
companions are end time events. What then did Ezekiel write for Ephraim regarding the
last days? This is given to us in Ezekiel 8 and 9. I refer to it as EZEKIEL’S TEMPLE
VISION.

       I submit that the messages which the Lord commanded Ezekiel to write upon the
wooden tablets for Judah and Ephraim are the words which we find today in the Biblical
book of Ezekiel.

        Having pointed out the messages in the Book of Ezekiel that he wrote FOR the
tribe of Judah, I shall now proceed to explore what I believe to be the message which
Ezekiel was commanded by God to be written FOR the House of Ephraim. Ezekiel did
not write the Book of Mormon; therefore the Mormon claim that the Stick of Ephraim is
the Book of Mormon is not valid.




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                             EZEKIEL’S TEMPLE VISION


       Ezekiel was considered by the Jews, the prophet of their exile in Babylonia.
Daniel was in Babylonia also but he was looked upon by the Jews as the traitor and
collaborator because he was appointed to a high position in the Babylonian government.

        A few years after the leading citizens of the Southern Kingdom of Judah were
exiled to Babylon in 596 B.C., Jerusalem and its temple were completely destroyed.

        Ezekiel was with the exiled Hebrew community which settled by the River
Chebar a short distance southeast of Babylon, at a place called TEL-ABIB. At the time
of Ezekiel’s call by God, the community was well established and Ezekiel was NOT
called to be a prophet before he left the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Ezekiel was the first
Israelite prophet to be outside of Palestine at the time he received his divine calling.

         Ezekiel is considered to be the founder of Judaism as it is known today. The
ritual sacrifices previously practiced in the temple at Jerusalem were replaced with prayer
and study.

       While at TEL-ABIB, Ezekiel saw a vision by the River Chebar, in the land of the
Chaldeans which was Babylonia, in which he saw an image of the glory of God. He
wrote that this vision occurred in the 30th year, in the 4th month and the 5th day of the
month.

         There is some disagreement among scholars as to whether this refers to the
thirtieth year of the exile of King Jehoichin and the first group of exiles from Jerusalem
to Babylonia, or whether this thirty years was measured from the time that the high priest
HILKIAH had found THE BOOK OF THE LAW, or whether it refers to the thirtieth year
of Ezekiel’s age.

        Sometime later, Ezekiel received an important vision of great abominations that
occurred in a temple of God. Although Jerusalem and its temple were destroyed before
Ezekiel received this vision, it is debated whether Ezekiel was being shown abominations
that had already happened in the temple at Jerusalem before it was destroyed or whether
this vision was of a yet future temple and abominations that would be performed there. I
believe that this vision showed Ezekiel the defilement of a temple in the last days.

         Even if Ezekiel was being shown abominations that had already occurred in the
temple at Jerusalem, that still could be a type of another future event. Types are
numerous in the scriptures. In fact the purpose of the scriptures was to provide a warning
to the people of the last days that the nature of man is that what has happened will repeat
again. History records that the actions of men are a series of repeating events and
activities which the Lord refers to as ONE ETERNAL ROUND.




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       Ezekiel’s temple vision appears to fit a last days setting better than it does the
temple at Jerusalem before it was destroyed.

        In order for Ezekiel’s vision to apply exclusively to the temple in Jerusalem, we
need to find evidence that this abomination literally took place in the temple at Jerusalem.
I find no historical account of the marking of the righteous who knew of the
abominations performed in the temple and cried for all the abominations that were done
in the midst thereof, who were protected from the destroyers while everyone else in the
city was destroyed including old and young, maids, women and little children as
described in chapter nine.

        Descriptions of the temple in Jerusalem do not reveal the hidden chambers, wall
murals, etc. which Ezekiel was shown either. I shall examine Ezekiel’s vision and leave
it to you to decide whether it describes abominations performed at a temple in Jerusalem
or in fact describe a temple of the Lords’ people in the last days.

        The Lord sent Ezekiel “TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, TO A REBELLIOUS
NATION…” (Ezek. 2:3) This was in about 585 B.C., several centuries after the division
between the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah. At that time, and since that
division, the word ISRAEL was used in reference to Ephraim and his fellows (companion
tribes) and not specifically to the kingdom of Judah.

        Ezekiel was taken by a heavenly being to the door of the inner gate of the temple
that looketh toward the north. (the north gate of the temple complex) “WHERE WAS
THE SEAT OF THE IMAGE OF JEALOUSY, WHICH PROVOKETH TO
JEALOUSY?” (Ezekiel 8:3 KJV)

       In the NEW JERUSALEM TRANSLATION, this heavenly messenger took
Ezekiel “TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE INNER NORTH GATE, WHERE STANDS
THE IDOL THAT PROVOKE JEALOUSY. THERE WAS THE GLORY OF THE
GOD OF ISRAEL; IT LOOKED LIKE WHAT I HAD SEEN IN THE VALLEY.”

       So Ezekiel saw an idol, or statue near the north gate of the temple complex that
represents the “GLORY OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL” and this statue “PROVOKES
JEALOUSY.” It looked like what Ezekiel had seen in the valley.

     The King James version says “AND BEHOLD, THE GLORY OF THE GOD OF
ISRAEL WAS THERE ACCORDING TO THE VISION THAT I SAW IN THE
PLAIN.” (Ezek. 8:4)

       In Ezekiel 1:1, Ezekiel says that by the river Chebar (in the valley or plain) “THE
HEAVENS WERE OPENED, AND I SAW VISIONS OF GOD.” So the image which
Ezekiel saw near the north gate of the temple complex looked like the visions of God
which he saw in the valley by the River Chebar.




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       Now this should not be difficult to visualize; Ezekiel saw the statue of the
Christus in the visitor’s center by the north gate of the Salt Lake Temple. Certainly this
image could provoke Satan to Jealousy.

     Then the heavenly visitor, “SAID FURTHERMORE UNTO ME, SON OF MAN,
SEETH THOU WHAT THEY DO? EVEN THE GREAT ABOMINATIONS THAT
THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL COMMITTETH HERE, THAT I SHOULD GO FAR OFF
FROM MY SANCTUARY?” (Ezek. 8:6)

        Daniel also speaks of an abomination that maketh desolate which will occur in the
last days shortly before the Messiah returns, that shall pollute the sanctuary of strength
and profane the citadel, and the power of the holy people will be scattered.

        In an endeavor to make sure you understand what the angel told Ezekiel in
Ezekiel 8:6, allow me to summarize this verse. Because of great abominations that are
committed at a temple of God, THE LORD REMOVES HIS SPIRIT FROM THAT
PLACE. It is members of the House of Israel that commit these abominations in this
temple.

        So if the Lord’s spirit is no longer in this temple, then any inspiration, vision,
revelation or guidance that is received therein must be coming from some other source.

     This heavenly personage tells Ezekiel, “BUT TURN YE YET AGAIN, AND
THOU SHALT SEE GREATER ABOMINATIONS. AND HE BROUGHT ME TO
THE DOOR OF THE COURT, AND WHEN I LOOKED, BEHOLD A HOLE IN THE
WALL. THEN SAID HE UNTO ME, SON OF MAN, DIG NOW IN THE WALL;
AND WHEN I DIGGED IN THE WALL, BEHOLD A DOOR. AND HE SAID UNTO
ME GO IN, AND BEHOLD THE WICKED ABOMINATIONS THAT THEY DO
HERE.” Ezekiel 8:8 and 9)

        So somewhere in this temple there was or is, a secret door, which leads to a space
behind a wall where evil and wicked abominations were or are performed. If Ezekiel’s
vision is of a temple of these latter days, or if the temple he sees is a type of a latter-day
temple, this should be of great concern to Latter-day Saints.

       Ezekiel said, “SO I WENT IN AND SAW; AND BEHOLD (in the space behind
that wall could be seen) EVERY FORM OF CREEPING THINGS AND
ABOMINABLE BEASTS (reptilians?) AND ALL THE IDOLS OF THE HOUSE OF
ISRAEL, PORTRAYED UPON THE WALL ROUND ABOUT…” The New Jerusalem
Translation reads, “I WENT IN AND LOOKED AND THERE WAS EVERY KIND OF
REPTILE AND REPULSIVE ANIMAL, AND ALL THE FOUL IDOLS OF THE
HOUSE OF ISRAEL, CARVED ALL AROUND THE WALLS.”

        In the Old Testament, idol worship (IDOLATRY) signified the worship of alien
gods represented by idols or images. Notice that Ezekiel refers to these idols as FOUL
idols. So false gods were and/or are worshiped at a secret place in this temple.

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        Moroni warns the Lord’s people of the House of Israel of the last days, to whom
the Book of Mormon would be given, that these secret abominations would be practiced
in our day. “AND IT CAME TO PASS THAT THEY FORMED A SECRET
COMBINATION, EVEN AS THEY OF OLD; WHICH COMBINATION IS MOST
ABOMINABLE AND WICKED ABOVE ALL IN THE SIGHT OF GOD; FOR
NEITHER DOTH HE WILL THAT MAN SHOULD SHED BLOOD, BUT IN ALL
THINGS HATH FORBIDDEN IT, FROM THE BEGINNING OF MAN. AND NOW I,
MORONI, DO NOT WRITE THE MANNER OF THEIR OATHS AND
COMBINATIONS, FOR IT HATH BEEN MADE KNOWN UNTO ME THAT THEY
ARE HAD AMONG ALL PEOPLE, AND THEY ARE HAD AMONG THE
LAMANITES.

     AND THEY HAVE CAUSED THE DESTRUCTION OF THIS PEOPLE OF
WHOM I AM NOW SPEAKING (the Jaredites) AND ALSO THE DESTRUCTION OF
THE PEOPLE OF NEPHI.

     AND WHATSOEVER NATION SHALL UPHOLD SUCH SECRET
COMBINATIONS, TO GET POWER AND GAIN, UNTIL THEY SHALL SPREAD
OVER THE NATION, BEHOLD THEY SHALL BE DESTROYED…” (Ether 8: 18-22)

        Interestingly, Alma tells us something important about the Lord’s people of the
last days. He says that the 24 Plates of Ether must be preserved to come forth in the last
days as a warning, “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 SHOULD BE DESTROYED FROM OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.” (Alma
37:22) The 24 Plates of Ether contain the oaths and covenants of the secret combinations
which caused the destruction of the Jaredites. Moroni did not include these things in his
abridgement of the Book of Ether.

        Ezekiel continues: “AND THERE STOOD BEFORE THEM SEVENTY MEN
OF THE ANCIENTS OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL… In the New Jerusalem translation
it reads “SEVENTY ELDERS OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL WERE WORSHIPPING
THE IDOLS”…”AND IN THE MIDST OF THEM STOOD JAAZANIAH, THE SON
OF SHAPHAN” (Ezekiel 8:11)

        The mention of seventy men of the ancients of the House of Israel worshipping
the foul idols in this secret part of the temple need not literally mean that exactly seventy
men were involved although it could mean that. The ancient Israelites played games with
numbers. This practice was called GEMATRIA. The number seven, no matter how
many zeros were added, was important and significant to the Israelites. The number
seven meant complete, or full, or all inclusive. So these of the House of Israel who
worshipped the foul idols included ALL or the entire group.




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        In the midst of this group of idol worshippers who convened in the secret place
within the temple of God, was a man called JAZZANIAH. Jazzaniah was an Israelite
leader who lapsed into apostasy and idolatry. Jazzaniah, in latter-day association, would
represent a type of a latter-day church leader who is involved in idolatry. To be
mentioned specifically from among the others must mean that this latter-day idol
worshipper is a person of considerable prominence and influence, perhaps the false
prophet mentioned in Revelation 16:13, 19:20 and 20:10.

        Ezekiel continues: “HE SAID ALSO UNTO ME, SON OF MAN, HAST THOU
SEEN WHAT THE ANCIENTS OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL DO IN THE DARK
(secretly)? EVERY MAN IN THE CHAMBERS OF HIS IMAGERY (each in his own
personal image shrine, New Jerusalem Bible) FOR THEY SAY, THE LORD SEETH US
NOT; THE LORD HATH FORSAKEN THE EARTH.” (abandoned the country, NJB)

        These men will be quite aware that they receive no revelations, visions or direct
guidance from God and so they say that the Lord has forsaken them and doesn’t see what
they do. Isaiah speaks of this in latter-day connotation, relating it to the time when the
sealed portion of the Book of Mormon, the vision of all, comes forth from its hiding
place. Isaiah wrote: “WOE UNTO THEM THAT SEEK DEEP TO HIDE THEIR
COUNSEL FROM THE LORD, AND THEIR WORKS ARE IN THE DARK, AND
THEY SAY, WHO SEETH US? AND WHO KNOWETH US?” (Isaiah 29:15)

       Isaiah also declared that the prophets and seers of the last days will be covered:
“FOR THE LORD HATH POURED OUT UPON YOU THE SPIRIT OF DEEP SLEEP,
AND HATH CLOSED YOUR EYES: THE PROPHETS AND YOUR RULERS, THE
SEERS HATH HE COVERED.” And because of this the people are drunken, but not
with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. (Isaiah 29:9 and 10)

     Micah also declared, “THEN SHALL THE SEERS BE ASHAMED, AND THE
DIVINERS CONFOUNDED; YEA, THEY SHALL ALL COVER THEIR LIPS FOR
THERE IS NO ANSWER OF GOD.” (Micah 3:7)

        Now returning to Ezekiel we read: “HE SAID UNTO ME, TURN THEE YET
AGAIN, AND THOU SHALT SEE GREATER ABOMINATIONS THAT THEY
DO…” (Ezekiel 8:13) What? Are there even greater abominations that these tares do in
the temple than worship foul idols and false gods? That’s what it says. So what are these
greater abominations that they do.

        “THEN HE BROUGHT ME TO THE GATE OF THE LORD’S HOUSE
WHICH WAS TOWARD THE NORTH; AND BEHOLD, THERE SAT WOMEN
WEEPING FOR THE TAM-MUZ…” Tam-muz was a feast celebrated throughout the
ancient near East. It occurred in the fourth month from the spring equinox, or about mid
summer. It was accompanied by much weeping and mourning by the women. It was a
pagan type observance that spread into Palestine after the year 700 BC and flourished
among the Israelites. In Ezekiel’s vision it symbolizes the ways of gentile Babylon that
creep into the church of God in the last days.

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     “THEN SAID HE UNTO ME, HAST THOU SEEN THIS, O SON OF MAN?
TURN THEE YET AGAIN AND THOU SHALT SEE GREATER ABOMINATIONS
THAN THESE. AND HE BROUGHT ME INTO THE INNER COURT OF THE
LORD’S HOUSE, AND BEHOLD, AT THE DOOR OF THE TEMPLE OF THE
LORD, BETWEEN THE PORCH AND THE ALTAR, WERE FIVE AND TWENTY
MEN, WITH THEIR BACKS TOWARD THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, AND THEIR
FACES TOWARD THE EAST; AND THEY WORSHIPPED THE SUN TOWARD
THE EAST.

       THEN HE SAID UNTO ME, HAST THOU SEEN THIS, O SON OF MAN? IS
IT A LIGHT THING TO THE HOUSE OF JUDAH THAT THEY COMMIT THE
ABOMINATONS WHICH THEY COMMIT HERE? FOR THEY HAVE FILLED THE
LAND WITH VIOLENCE, AND HAVE RETURNED TO PROVOKE ME TO
ANGER.” (Ezekiel8:16, 17)

        The House of Judah will understand what sins against the Lord are committed in
this temple and it will not be considered a light thing to them.

         “THEN HE SHOUTED LOUDLY FOR ME TO HEAR, THE SCOURGES OF
THE CITY ARE APPROACHING, EACH CARRYING HIS WEAPON OF
DESTRUCTION. IMMEDIATELY SIX MEN ADVANCED FROM THE UPPER
NORTH GATE, EACH HOLDING A DEADLY WEAPON.” (Ezekiel 9:1, N.J.B.) The
King James Version reads: “CAUSE THEM THAT HAVE CHARGE OVER THE
CITY TO DRAW NEAR, EVEN EVERY MAN WITH HIS DESTROYING WEAPON
IN HIS HAND. AND BEHOLD, SIX MEN CAME FROM THE WAY OF THE
HIGHER GATE WHICH LIETH TOWARD THE NORTH, AND EVERY MAN A
SLAUGHTER WEAPON IN HIS HAND. AND ONE MAN AMONG THEM WAS
CLOTHED WITH LINEN, WITH A WRITER’S INKHORN BY HIS SIDE; AND
THEY WENT IN AND STOOD BESIDE THE BRASEN ALTAR. AND THE GLORY
OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL WAS GONE UP FROM THE CHERUB, WHERE UP HE
WAS, TO THE THRESHOLD OF THE HOUSE, AND HE CALLED TO THE MAN
CLOTHED WITH LINEN, WHICH HAD THE WRITER’S INKHORN BY HIS SIDE;
AND THE LORD SAID UNTO HIM, GO THROUGH THE MIDST OF THE CITY,
THROUGH THE MIDST OF JERUSALEM, AND SET A MARK UPON THE
FOREHEADS OF THE MEN THAT SIGH AND THAT CRY FOR ALL THE
ABOMINATIONS THAT HE DONE IN THE MIDST THEREOF.” (Ezekiel 9:4)
This is admittedly confusing so further study and explanation is necessary. The new
Jerusalem Bible renders this scenario this way: “IMMEDIATELY SIX MEN
ADVANCED FROM THE UPPER NORTH GATE, EACH HOLDING A DEADLY
WEAPON. AMONG THEM WAS A MAN DRESSED IN LINEN, WITH A SCRIBE’S
INKHORN IN HIS BELT. THEY (the six men with weapons and the man dressed in
linen) CAME IN AND HALTED IN FRONT OF THE BRONZE ALTAR. THE
GLORY OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL ROSE FROM ABOVE THE WINGED
CREATURE WHERE IT HAD BEEN, TOWARDS THE THRESHOLD OF THE
TEMPLE. HE CALLED TO THE MAN DRESSED IN LINEN WITH A SCRIBE’S
INKHORN IN HIS BELT AND YAHWEH SAID TO HIM, GO ALL THROUGH THE

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CITY, ALL THROUGH JERUSALEM, AND MARK A CROSS ON THE
FOREHEADS OF ALL WHO GRIEVE AND LAMENT OVER ALL THE
LOATHSOME PRACTICES IN IT. I HEARD HIM SAY TO THE OTHERS,
FOLLOW HIM THROUGH THE CITY AND STRIKE. NOT ONE GLANCE OF
PITY; SHOW NO MERCY; OLD MEN, YOUNG MEN, GIRLS, CHILDREN,
WOMEN, KILL AND EXTERMINATE THEM ALL. BUT DO NOT TOUCH
ANYONE WITH A CROSS ON HIS FOREHEAD.

BEGIN AT MY SANCTUARY. SO THEY BEGAN WITH THE OLD MEN WHO
WERE IN THE TEMPLE. HE SAID TO THEM, DEFILE THE TEMPLE; FILL THE
COURTS WITH CORPSES; THEN GO OUT! THEY WENT OUT AND HACKED
THEIR WAY THROUGH THE CITY.”

        What did the cherub have to do with this scenario? Cherub is the singular form of
the plural word CHERUBIM. Ezekiel is therefore speaking of only one of these
creatures. The New Jerusalem Translation renders this portion as follows:

        “THE GLORY OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL ROSE FROM ABOVE THE
WINGED CREATURE, WHERE IT HAD BEEN, TOWARDS THE THRESHOLD OF
THE TEMPLE.” The Cherub was symbolic or representative of the glory of God. In the
Old Testament, Cherubim guarded the Garden of Eden. In LDS doctrine, more
specifically the tree of life IN the Garden of Eden. Cherubim also bore the chariot of
God and protected the mercy seat in the tabernacle. These particular Cherubim were man
made of gold, or more likely plated with gold because of the prohibitive weight of gold
on an object that had to be moved from one place to another. In Solomon’s temple the
Cherubim were made of Olive wood and covered with gold. Cherubim decorated the
walls and even appeared on the veil of the tabernacle. (Kings 6 and Exodus 26:3`)

        All Cherubim had wings and this perhaps is what has created the impression
existing even today that angels have wings. We read in THE FAMILY BIBLE
ENCYCLOPEDIA PAGE 571: “SUCH SYMBOLIC WINGED BEINGS WERE
COMMON IN ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN MYTHOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE.”

        In Ezekiel 9:3 the Cherub (singular) is symbolic. It represents the presence of the
glory of God in the temple. In the temple of which Ezekiel speaks, the glory of God left
the place where it had rested and proceeded to the threshold or doorway and abandoned
the temple. Because of the abominations performed in this temple by the Elders of the
House of Israel, the presence of the glory of God was no longer in the temple.

        Among the men who went through the temple with weapons of destruction was a
man dressed in linen who carried a writer’s inkhorn by his side. The Lord said to this
man, “GO THROUGH THE MIDST OF THE CITY, THROUGH THE MIDST OF
JERUSALEM, AND SET A MARK UPON THE FOREHEADS OF THE MEN THAT
SIGH AND THAT CRY FOR ALL THE ABOMINATIONS THAT HE DONE IN THE
MIDST THEREOF.” (Ezekiel 9:4) This is a confusing translation. The New Jerusalem
Bible renders this verse: “HE CALLED TO THE MAN DRESSED IN LINEN WITH A

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SCRIBE’S INKHORN IN HIS BELT, AND YAHWEH SAID TO HIM, GO ALL
THROUGH THE CITY, ALL THROUGH JERUSALEM, AND MARK A CROSS ON
THE FOREHEADS OF ALL WHO GRIEVE AND LAMENT OVER ALL THE
LOATHSOME PRACTICES IN IT.”

         I have found no record of any such event having transpired in old Jerusalem, so
Ezekiel’s vision must be of a time in the far future. So the choices seem to be that this
will yet happen in old Jerusalem or else in some city of the last days which has a temple
that is defiled by great abominations performed therein. It is a fact that many ancient
prophets used the word Jerusalem as a metaphor for the headquarters city of the Lord’s
people of the last days.

     “AND TO OTHERS (destroyers) HE SAID IN MINE HEARING, GO YE
AFTER HIM (the man dressed in linen) THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND SMITE;
LET NOT YOUR EYES SPARE, NEITHER HAVE YE PITY; SLAY UTTERLY OLD
AND YOUNG, BOTH MAIDS AND LITTLE CHILDREN AND WOMEN; BUT
COME NOT NEAR ANY MAN UPON WHOM IS THE MARK; AND BEGIN AT MY
SANCTUARY (temple), THEN THEY BEGAN AT THE ANCIENT MEN WHICH
WERE BEFORE THE HOUSE.”

     The New Jerusalem Bible says: “SO THEY BEGAN WITH THE OLD
MEN WHO WERE IN THE TEMPLE.” (Ezekiel 9:6)

         Ezekiel said that because of the great abominations that the old men of the House
of Israel perform in the temple, the spirit of the Lord will leave that temple. Then the
Lord will send men with weapons of destruction to the city to cleanse it of evil people.
They are commanded to begin their destruction at the temple and then go through the
entire city and destroy everyone, men, women and children, who have not the mark on
their forehead. Those who have this protective mark will be those who know and accept
as fact the temple has been defiled by the elders of the House of Israel and terrible
abominations are performed therein. Those who have the protective mark are those who
regret and lament the evil things that are done in the temple.

        Those who do not understand, along with those who support and sustain the evil
men who perform these abominations in the temple will be killed. Those who understand
and lament the loathsome abominations practiced in the temple will be spared by a
protective mark placed on their forehead.

       “AND HE (God) SAID UNTO THEM (the destroyers) DEFILE THE HOUSE,
AND FILL THE COURTS WITH THE SLAIN.” Here again, the New Jerusalem Bible
says; “DEFILE THE TEMPLE” rather than the house.

        This should be of grave concern to the Latter-day Saints who believe that their
temples and churches are the “HOLY PLACES” in which they are to stand when the
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destruction did not happen beginning at the temple in Old Jerusalem and continuing
through the city.

         Ezekiel continues, “GO YE FORTH AND SLEW IN THE CITY. AND IT
CAME TO PASS, WHILE THEY WERE SLAYING THEM, AND I WAS LEFT,
THAT I FELL UPON MY FACE AND CRIED, AND SAID, AH, LORD GOD, WILT
THOU DESTROY ALL THE RESIDUE OF ISRAEL (Ephraim and his fellows) IN
THY POURING OUT OF THY FURY UPON JERUSALEM? THEN HE SAID UNTO
ME, THE INIQUITY OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH IS EXCEEDINGLY
GREAT, AND THE LAND IS FULL OF BLOOD, AND THE CITY FULL OF
PERVERSENESS: FOR THE WAY THE LORD HATH FORSAKEN THE EARTH,
AND THE LORD SEETH NOT…” (Ezekiel 9:7-10)
         Notice that the Lord speaks of Israel and Judah as separate groups of people, both
full of iniquity.

       Isaiah says more about the lord’s people of the last days who engage in
perverseness and believe that the Lord isn’t interested and “SEETH NOT” what they do.
“WO UNTO THEM THAT SEEK DEEP TO HIDE THEIR COUNSEL FROM THE
LORD, AND THEIR WORKS ARE IN THE DARK, AND THEY SAY, WHO SEETH
US? AND WHO KNOEWTH US? (Isaiah 29:15)

       “WHEREFORE HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD, YE SCORNFUL MEN
THAT RULE THIS PEOPLE WHICH IS IN JERUSALEM. BECAUSE YE HAVE
SAID, WE HAVE MADE A COVENANT WITH DEATH, AND WITH HELL WE
ARE AT AGREEMENT; WHEN THE OVERFLOWING SCOURGE SHALL PASS
THROUGH, IT SHALL NOT COME UNTO US; FOR WE HAVE MADE LIES OUR
REFUGE, AND UNDER FALSEHOODS HAVE WE HID OURSELVES (Isaiah
28:14,15)

       If we assign the events of Ezekiel’s vision to a temple of our time then D&C 112:
24 to 26 becomes more meaningful to us. “AND UPON MY HOUSE SHALL IT (the
judgments) 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.”

         Since these events involving the defiling of a temple and genocide of the people
of a city did not happen in Old Jerusalem as described by Ezekiel, we are faced with
these probabilities: (1) Ezekiel’s vision was of a future time, a time in the last days. (2)
It has to happen in a city that has a temple of God. (3) Elders of the house of Israel must
perform great abominations somewhere in the temple complex. (4) They think that
because the spirit and glory of God have left the temple that God won’t see them and
what they are doing. (5) The Lord will send destroyers with weapons of destruction first
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destroy literally every man, woman, and child who does not mourn and lament the
abominations that the old men of the House of Israel do in the temple.

        Although there is no temple in Jerusalem now, a temple will be built there
sometime soon. Is it then to be this temple that will be built in Jerusalem that the
abominations described by Ezekiel are to happen at? NO! The temple in Jerusalem will
not be defiled and abandoned by God. Christ will establish one of his thrones there and
another in Zion, the New Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:3). “OUT OF ZION SHALL GO FORTH
THE LAW (government) AND THE WORD OF THE LORD FROM JERUSALEM.”
These temples will survive continuously through the millennium and Christ promises to
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                            THE PROPHECIES OF DANIEL


         Interestingly, the Jews consider Daniel one of the Minor Prophets, because they
considered him a collaborator with the conquering Babylonians and not a red-blooded
Israelite hero.

        Daniel figures prominently in the three books of the Apocrypha, but he is not
mentioned by any of the other Old Testament writers. Neither is he mentioned by JESUS
BEN SIRACH in his Hebrew history (200-180 BC) as he lists the great men of Judo-
Christian history down to his time.

         However, throughout his life, Daniel remained in favor with God and he received
numerous communications from him or his angels. Since Christ refers to him in the New
Testament, we must consider his writings as important. His great visions of the last days
are important guideposts for us. He received most of his visions of the last days late in
his life.

        According to the Book of Daniel, he was one of four young Israelite captives of
noble birth, education and intelligence. Through the Holy Spirit, he successfully and
correctly interpreted a dream which King Nebuchadnezzar had, after all others had failed.
He gained the favor of the king and was made ruler over the entire lands of the
Babylonian conquests and was made chief over the king’s wise men. He sat in the
presence of the king.

       When the Persian king Darius conquered Babylon, Daniel was appointed to
preside over the 120 supervisors over the expanded Persian Empire, because his service
was so outstanding.

        Few prophets have had more numerous or more extensive revelations than did
Daniel. Yet a lot of what the Lord revealed to Daniel, he did not understand. At the
close of Daniel’s written account of his revelations, he reveals his bewilderment about
when and how all of the things which he saw and prophesied of, would occur. He asked,
“HOW LONG SHALL IT BE TO THE END OF THESE WONDERS?” He was told
that when the times of the gentiles is fulfilled and the House of Israel is gathered from the
four corners of the earth and the Lord fulfills his promise to them, all of his prophecies
will have been fulfilled.

       Daniel replied, “I HEARD, BUT I UNDERSTAND NOT…WHAT SHALL BE
THE END OF THESE THINGS?” And the angel said, “GO THY WAY, DANIEL; FOR
THE WORDS ARE CLOSED UP AND SEALED TILL THE TIME OF THE END.”
The pure in heart, the observant, and those who have eyes to see, will recognize these
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        Nebuchadnezzar’s dream was of a huge image in the form of a man. Its head was
of fine gold, its breast and arms were silver and its belly and thighs were of brass. Its
legs were iron and its feet were part iron and part clay.

        A stone was cut out of a mountain without hands which smote the image upon his
feet and broke them to pieces. All of the pieces were blown away in the wind. The stone
which smote them became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

        Daniel said that King Nebuchadnezzar was the head of Gold, and the God had
given him a great kingdom. But after his death there would arise another great kingdom
but not as great. This second kingdom would however, rule over the known world of that
time. Then there would arise a third great world kingdom represented by the brass and
also a fourth kingdom represented by the iron.

      The second great kingdom which succeeded the Babylonian kingdom was the
Medo-Persian Empire, represented by the breast and arms of silver of the great image in
Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, while the Babylonian Empire was represented by the head of
gold.

       In the image, the left arm represented MEDIA, the weaker of the two
confederated kingdoms, while the right arm represented Persia, the stronger of the
confederacy.

       The Medo-Persian Empire gave way to the Grecian Empire, the third world
Empire controlling the known world of its day under Alexander the Great. This third
world empire was represented in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream by the belly and thighs of
Brass.

        The nations of the Grecian Empire fell one by one to the rising Roman Empire
which was the fourth world empire of the dream. It was represented in the dream by the
legs of iron. As Daniel said, this empire would break in pieces all who tried to resist it.
The Roman Empire became, in the fourth century A.D. two parts with two capitals, one
at Rome and one at Constantinople. These two parts of the Roman Empire were
represented by the two legs of iron.

        The ten toes made of iron and clay represents the final world kingdom or empire
at the end of the times of the gentiles. The iron and clay which exist together at the end
time do not mix. They are separate in cause and purpose and divided in allegiance
although until the great division occurs, they are intermingled as the wheat and the tares
are intermingled with each other.

       The clay represents the secret combinations of the devil which shall accomplish
what none of the previous world empires could do. They will succeed in subjugating all
nations of the entire world. The iron portion of the toes represents the Church of the
Lamb of God, who will finally separate from the society of the great and abominable
church of the devil, refuse to accept the mark of the beast or worship the beast.

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       Daniel mentions here only five world empires so he obviously excludes the
KINGDOM OF GOD from this group. The kingdom of God does however play a
prominent role in the world kingdoms of the last days. We’re not talking about the
church, which is more properly referred to as the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

        This kingdom of God is not the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as
they would like to believe. It is a political kingdom-a governing organization under
Christ that will rule the world after the 3 ½ year reign of the Anti-Christ come to an
abrupt end.

      “AND AS THE TOES OF THE FEET WERE PART OF IRON AND PART OF
CLAY, SO THE KINGDOM SHALL BE PARTLY STRONG AND PARTLY
BROKEN. AND WHEREAS THOU SAWEST IRON MIXED WITH MIRY CLAY,
THEY SHALL MINGLE THEMSELVES WITH THE SEED OF MEN; BUT THEY
SHALL NOT CLEAVE ONE TO ANOTHER, EVEN AS IRON IS NOT MIXED WITH
CLAY.

        AND IN THE DAYS OF THESE KINGS (of the ten nations which evolved from
the Roman Empire who form the foundation of the fifth world kingdom under the Anti-
Christ) SHALL THE GOD OF HEAVEN SET UP A KINGDOM, WHICH SHALL
NEVER BE DESTROYED; AND THE KINGDOM SHALL NOT BE LEFT TO
OTHER PEOPLE, BUT IT SHALL BREAK IN PIECES AND CONSUME ALL
THESE KINGDOMS, AND IT SHALL STAND FOREVER.
        FORASMUCH AS THOU SAWEST THAT THE STONE WAS CUT OUT OF
THE MOUNTAIN WITHOUT HANDS, AND THAT IT BRAKE IN PIECES THE
IRON, THE BRASS, THE CLAY, THE SILVER, AND THE GOLD; THE GREAT
GOD HATH MADE KNOWN TO THE KING WHAT SHALL COME TO PASS
HEREAFTER; AND THE DREAM IS CERTAIN AND THE INTERPRETATION
THEREOF SURE.” (Daniel 2:42-45)

        The stone that is cut out of the mountain without hands is NOT the LDS Church
or the gospel of the LDS missionaries, as church leaders have always taught. Actually
the mountain is the LDS Church. It is the mountain of the Lord’s house (Isaiah 2:2) from
which the stone will be cut.

        The stone fills the whole earth after it breaks the image (the previous world
kingdoms). The dream is about world political kingdoms-kingdoms which control the
world. It is not about churches or the missionaries sent out to convert the world to
Mormonism. The last of the great world kingdoms who conquered by force and evil, will
be the kingdom of Satan-the great and abominable church. But its unopposed reign will
last only 3 ½ years. Then the political kingdom of God will roll forth and consume all
nations of the earth and it will never be destroyed but shall stand forever.

       Regarding the stone that is cut out of the mountain without hands that will fill the
whole earth, this stone is the political arm of God and will be cut out of the church by the

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patriarchal priesthood which is by lineage and not by hands (ordination). This patriarchal
priesthood will be a light unto the gentiles and a savior unto the House of Israel. (D&C
86:11)

        About 23 years after the death of Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel was given more
visions. He saw four great beasts come up out of the sea. (Daniel 2:2-3). The sea
symbolizes multitudes of people, many nations and tongues as in Revelation 17:15, and
Isaiah 17:12, 13. The four winds strove on the great sea of people. These winds
represent the forces of Satan which buffet mankind from every direction.

        As we study the visions of Daniel 7, we discover that they correspond with the
earlier visions of Daniel 2. The four great beasts that rose up out of the sea of people are
the great world kingdoms previously mentioned who gained power and dominion over
the people of the known world.

       However in Daniel’s visions of chapter seven, we discover new details not shown
in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. For example, in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream the four world
kingdoms are shown only as concentrations of wealth and power while the vision of
chapter seven depicts them as devouring, predatory beasts which maintain their authority
through brute force.

       The first beast was like a lion and corresponds with the gold head of the image.
As gold is the most precious of the metals, so the lion is the king of beasts. Both
symbolize the greatness of the Babylonian empire. This lion like beast had the wings of
an eagle. This figure of a lion with an eagle’s wings and a man’s head adorned the
palaces, walls and gates of both Babylonia and Nineveh and is also found on numerous
carvings, tablets and ceramics of the Babylonian period of greatness.

       The gold and the lion both symbolize the first of the great world empires-
Babylonia. The lion symbolized strength and power. The wings symbolized the great
mobility of their armies, the secret of their many conquests. They were conditioned to
march with great speed and fall upon their enemy before they could prepare and
mobilize. They overwhelmed by surprise.

        Daniel saw that the wings of the beast were plucked. Some believe that this
referred to the fall of the Babylonian empire. It is more likely however, that this
symbolized Nebuchadnezzar’s period of insanity. Daniel 7:4 may support that theory.
The plucking of the wings might refer to him being stripped of the power which the Lord
had given him (Jeremiah 27:4-8), and reduced to the status of a pitied man. Jeremiah
uses the symbol of a lion in connection with Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 4:6-7) and
Ezekiel uses the symbol of an eagle in association with Babylon (Ezekiel 17:2-3 and 12) .
The gold, or course, symbolizes the great wealth of Babylon.

       Daniel saw a second beast like unto a bear. It raised itself up on one side and it
had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was commanded to rise up and devour
much flesh. (Daniel 7:5)

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        There are some who like to associate the symbol of a bear with Russia, but the
bear which Daniel saw had nothing to do with Russia. This bear represents the second
great world empire, the Medo-Persian Empire and corresponds with the silver in the
breast and arms of the huge image Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream.

        One paw of this bear was lifted up which symbolizes the stronger Persian part of
the Medo-Persian confederation. The three ribs in the bear’s mouth probably symbolized
its conquest over three kingdoms.

       The bear was used to symbolize the Medo-Persian Empire because it conquered
by brute strength rather than strategy or swiftness. Historians claim that XERXES hurled
two and a half million men against Greece.

        The third beast which Daniel saw in this later vision was like a leopard with four
heads and four wings. This symbolized the Greek or Macedonian Empire. The wings
again represent the swiftness with which Alexander subdued so much of the known
world.

        This third beast corresponded with the brass belly and thighs of the image in
Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. The four heads of the leopard were not revealed in
Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, however, and this troubled Daniel because he did not know
what these four heads on the leopard represented. The meaning was revealed to him a
few years later in another vision. They represented the divisions of partitions of the
Macedonian Empire upon the death of Alexander, into four separate kingdoms of Egypt,
Syria, Greece and Asia Minor. (Daniel 8)

       The fourth beast which Daniel saw emerging from the sea was unidentifiable with
any specific animal. It did, however, correspond with the iron legs of Nebuchadnezzar’s
image. This beast was of dreadful appearance and exceedingly powerful. Whoever or
whatever came against it was quickly broken into pieces. Like the iron legs of the huge
image, this beast had iron teeth.

        This beast had ten horns which corresponded with the ten toes of the image. This
beast, of course, symbolized the great Roman Empire, the last of the four great world
Empires of ancient times. The Roman war machine was more advanced technologically
and tactically than any other of its time, or any previous time. This beast also had a
feature not mentioned in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. It had a “LITTLE HORN” that
sprang up amidst the ten original horns and it overthrew three of them. The little horn
had eyes like a man and a mouth speaking great things. Daniel did not understand this
and had to receive additional revelations before he did. His next vision shows the
dominion and power of the first three beasts, or empires, taken from them, but not their
lives. Their lives were to be prolonged. The lives prolonged from the empires of
Babylonia, Persia and Greece, after their power was taken away, were Iraq, Iran and
Greece. The great Roman Empire had a different destiny after its power and greatness
was stripped away (Daniel 7:9-12) which shall be related later.

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        Then, once again, as in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, the kingdom which is to be
established in the last days that will roll forth and consume all other nations and never be
destroyed, is mentioned. “I SAW IN THE NIGHT VISIONS, AND BEHOLD, ONE
LIKE THE SON OF MAN CAME WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN, AND CAME
TO THE ANCIENT OF DAYS, AND THEY BROUGHT HIM NEAR BEFORE HIM,
AND THERE WAS GIVEN HIM DOMINION AND GLORY, AND A KINGDOM,
THAT ALL PEOPLE, NATIONS, AND LANGUAGES SHOULD SERVE HIM: HIS
DOMINION IS AN EVERLASTING DOMINION, WHICH SHALL NOT PASS
AWAY, AND HIS KINGDOM, THAT WHICH SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED.”
(Daniel 7:13-14). So the kingdom of Jesus Christ will be established on earth at the end
time and it will not be destroyed but will continue forever.

         Daniel was troubled about the fourth beast whose appearance was so dreadful,
and so he received a more complete explanation of it. He was told that the fourth beast
represented the fourth ancient world empire on earth and that it would be greater than the
first three. Then he was told what the ten horns represented. They were ten kings that
would arise out of and rule over portions of the Roman Empire after its time of greatness.
The little horn represents another king that would appear in the last days and subdue three
of the ten kings. (Daniel 7:23) This little horn requires consideration. According to
Daniel, he is to speak great words against the most high and persecute the saints and
attempt to change times and laws. He will be granted power to rule for a time, and times,
and the dividing of time. (3 ½ years)

        To determine who this little horn might be, we turn to Revelation 13:1-7 and find
that John saw a similar vision to the vision of Daniel. He saw one beast rise up out of the
sea (of people) but this beast had seven heads and ten horns with ten crowns representing
again, the ten kingdoms which come out of the old Roman Empire. The beast which John
saw was like a leopard with the feet of a bear and a mouth of a lion as symbolic
representations. John said that the dragon (Satan) gave the beast its power and authority.

        Daniel said that this beast would speak blasphemy and fight against the saints.
But John says that (most of) the people will worship the dragon who gave power to the
beast. Although people are generally unaware of the recent increase in satanic rituals,
occult and witchcraft, Satan worship has become a very serious problem in today’s
society. John said that there was given this king (little horn) a mouth speaking great
things and power to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. He receives power
over ALL nations and people. The Lord will grant him unrestrained power for a period
of 3 ½ years.

       According to Daniel 7:20 and Revelation 17:12-13, three of these ten nations
which are remnants of the old Roman Empire, will oppose him but will be quickly
crushed by him. He will gain more supporters who believe that he is fulfilling divine
destiny. Others will say ‘WHO IS ABLE TO MAKE WAR WITH HIM?” (Revelation
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        The state and condition of world affairs at that time will be such that the people
will be yearning for a dynamic leader who promises them law and order, solutions to
seemingly insurmountable problems, and stability. Once he has obtained full control,
however, his true character will become more apparent to those who have eyes to see. He
will demand to be worshipped just as the Roman Emperors did and he will persecute and
destroy those who refuse to worship him. He will attempt to eliminate churches and the
worship of the true God.

       The ten nations which evolve from the old Roman Empire may be united in a
commercial bond and new world order which may provide the means through which this
person can gain control of the commerce and governments of the entire world.

        So in these last days we will see the spotlight focus upon an individual, but he
will work through a powerful world-wide organization which gains control over every
nation and people of the entire earth. This will be the Anti-Christ and the great and
abominable church of the devil, the new world order, the secret combinations, the
illuminati, etc.

       To more easily identify this little horn of Daniel and “beast” of John, let us list the
requirements set forth for this entity in the scriptures.

       1. He will speak great words and be very convincing. He will tell people what
           they want to hear and promise to solve their problems and eliminate crime.
       2. He will possess great supernatural powers and perform impressive miracles.
       3. He will rise to power quickly although he will have quietly devoted many
           years of previous efforts to bring about the right conditions in the world for
           his takeover.
       4. He will overcome the Holy People and scatter their power.
       5. He will cause witchcraft and Satanism to prosper in the world.
       6. He will take over and restrict commerce and economics in the entire world.
       7. He will demand to be worshipped as God.
       8. He will represent himself to be the return of Jesus Christ and his reign to be
           the golden age of the millennium.
       9. He will cause those who oppose him to be put to death,
       10. During his rise to power he will “BY PEACE DESTROY MANY”, in other
           words he will convince or intimidate people into accepting him and his
           programs. Later, he will use force to achieve his goals of world domination.
       11. At the beginning of his reign, he will pretend to be a friend and protector to
           the Lord’s people and will succeed in obtaining a treaty with them (a covenant
           with death and an agreement with hell, Isaiah 28:15).
       12. He will be granted full power over the world for three years seven months and
           twenty seven days because the people of the world asked for and deserved it.
       13. At the end of this designated period of his total control over the earth, the
           Lord will “DISANNUL” the covenant with death and the agreement with hell
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        Latter-day Saints have in general, misunderstood Daniel’s interpretation of
Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. We continue to teach this incorrect interpretation because of
the foolish traditions of our fathers. It is taught in the Church that the stone which shall
be cut out of the mountain without hands that shall roll forth and consume all nations is
the LDS Church, or the gospel. IT IS NOT!

         Nebuchadnezzar’s dream was, in its entirety, about political kingdoms. The huge
image which he saw in his dream in the form of a man was actually a prophetic vision of
the TIMES OF THE GENTILES-that time in the last days when the gospel, after being
rejected by the Jews, was taken to the gentiles, and eventually rejected by the gentiles.
After a restoration of much of the gospel to the gentiles in the dispensation of the fullness
of times, the greater portions of the restoration are to be rejected by the gentile church of
the last days, and the Lord will give it back to the House of Israel, and the first shall be
last and the last shall be first. (3 Nephi 16:10, 11)

        The image which Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream was made of gold, silver,
brass, iron, and clay. Daniel explained that the four metals represented four successive
world empires. The total image symbolized the complete times of the gentile, the period
during which the gentiles would have full opportunity to be adopted into the house of
Israel.

     Christ said that the tame olive tree, the house of Israel, “SHALL BE LED AWAY
CAPTIVE INTO ALL NATIONS; AND JERUSALEM SHALL BE TRODDEN DOWN
OF THE GENTILES, UNTIL THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES SHALL BE
FULFILLED…IN THE GENERATION IN WHICH THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES
SHALL BE FULFILLED, THERE SHALL BE SIGNS IN THE SUN, AND IN THE
MOON, AND IN THE STARS, ETC.” (Luke 21:23-28)

        Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom was represented in the dream by the head of gold. It
was destined to fall and be succeeded by three other powerful kingdoms. The Medo-
Persian Empire was represented by the breast of silver, which in turn gave way to the
Grecian Empire of Alexander the Great. This empire was represented in the image by the
belly of brass.

        The fourth world empire was the Roman Empire, which was represented in the
image by the legs of iron. In the fourth century A.D., the Roman Empire was divided
into two parts, a Western and an Eastern division, which the two legs of iron symbolized.
The legs were the longest part of the image indicating that the Roman Empire, divided as
it was, would be in existence longer than the other empires.

       The final kingdom, or world empire, was represented by the feet and toes which
were part iron and part clay. The steady deterioration in quality of materials probably

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represents the steady decline in spirituality and rejection of God’s program in favor of
Satan’s program, despite an increase in knowledge.

         The capacity for destruction, violence and evil will reach its peak with the rise of
the Anti-Christ and his great and abominable church and his secret combinations with
their attempt to stomp out true worship of God and the free agency of man.

        The iron and clay of the toes of the image represent two separate divisions of the
gentile world in the last days.

       Although the iron and clay are mixed together, they do not combine and will not
become one. They represent the church of the Lamb of God and the Great and
Abominable Church of the devil during the times of the gentiles. Everyone will be
required to choose between the iron and the clay-the Church of the Lamb of God and the
Great and abominable Church of the Devil. No one can remain neutral. The divider will
be the mark of the beast. Those who refuse to take upon them the mark of the beast will
belong to the Church of the Lamb of God. Those who accept the mark of the beast will
belong to the Great and Abominable Church of the Devil.

       Now we must discuss the portion of the dream of Nebuchadnezzar that has always
been taught incorrectly by Latter-day Saints.

       “AND IN THE DAY OF THESE KINGS (the leaders of those countries who
gave the beasts its power) SHALL THE GOD OF HEAVEN SET UP A KINGDOM
WHICH SHALL NEVER BE DESTROYED: AND THE KINGDOM SHALL NOT BE
LEFT TO OTHER PEOPLE (shall never be conquered) BUT IT SHALL BREAK IN
PIECES AND CONSUME ALL THESE KINGDOMS, AND IT SHALL STAND
FOREVER.”

     In the New Jerusalem Bible, this last part is translated: “AND THIS KINGDOM
WILL NOT PASS INTO THE HANDS OF ANOTHER RACE: IT WILL SHATTER
AND ABSORB ALL THE PREVIOOUS KINGDOMS AND ITSELF LAST
FOREVER.”

      FORASMUCH AS THOU SAWEST THAT THE STONE WAS CUT OUT OF
THE MOUNTAIN WITHOUT HANDS, AND THAT IT BRAKE IN PIECES THE
IRON, THE BRASS, THE CLAY, THE SILVER, AND THE GOLD; THE GREAT
GOD HATH MADE KNOWN TO THE KING WHAT SHALL COME TO PASS
HEREAFTER.” (Daniel 2:44, 45)

        So the events which were symbolized in King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream were
events that were to happen in the far future-to the kingdoms, nations, and empires of the
last days. They are to be broken up by the stone that is cut out of the mountain without
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        The stone is to be cut out of the mountain. What is the mountain? It is the
mountain of the Lord’s house. In the last days the Lord’s house is the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. The mountain of the Lord’s house is the peak, the pinnacle,
the highest part of the Lord’s house. In other words it is the elect of God, the wheat after
it has been removed from the tares, that half of the virgins who are wise and have
properly prepared to meet the bridegroom. They are the mountain of the Lord’s house. It
does not refer to the entire church.

        Now pay attention, this is important! In D&C 65:2 the Lord says, “ THE KEYS
OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD (the keys of the political organization which shall rule the
entire earth during the millennium, the stone that will be cut out of the mountain of the
Lord’s house) ARE COMMITTED UNTO MAN ON EARTH, AND FROM THENCE
SHALL THE GOSPEL ROLL FORTH UNTO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, AS THE
STONE WHICH IS CUT OUT OF THE MOUNTAIN WITHOUT HANDS SHALL
ROLL FORTH, UNTIL IT HAS FILLED THE WHOLE EARTH.”

        Now let’s analyze that statement. The Lord said that before this governing
organization can go forth to break down all of the governments of all of the nations of the
earth, the Lord must commit the keys to this event to a Man on earth. We read on page
364, volume 6 of DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE CHURCH, the following:
“THE KEYS OF KNOWLEDGE, POWER AND REVELATION, AND KEYS OF THE
PRIESTHOOD SHALL BE COMMITTED TO A WITNESS OVER THE WHOLE
WORLD WHEN THE JUDGEMENTS COME.”

      So there are important keys that will not be committed to man until the judgments
come. D&C 27:6 also speaks of additional keys yet to be committed.

        Now according to D&C 65:2, the full gospel will not roll forth, unto the ends of
the earth until after these keys are committed to man at the time of God’s judgments.
Notice also that D&C 65:2 does NOT say that the gospel or the church is the stone that
will roll forth unto the ends of the earth, it says that the gospel will roll forth AS the
stone, or in the same manner. When the stone or political organization that will govern
all nations is cut out of the mountain of the Lord’s house, then both the government of
God and the gospel of God will roll forth unto the ends of the earth.

       Now we shall determine what the Lord means when he says that the stone (the
government of God) will be cut out of the mountain, (the wheat of the church) without
hands.

       This work is to be accomplished by a specific group of people. They will be the
“RESIDUE OF MY HOUSE.” (D&C 101:58) and the “RESIDUE OF MY
SERVANTS.” (D&C 101:55) or those who remain after the purification drastically
reduces the population of the earth. By what authority will this group of survivors cut the
government of God out of the wheat of the LDS Church? Well what authority is received
without hands? It is the patriarchal priesthood which is by lineage and not by ordination.
Thus the government of God will be cut out of the wheat of the LDS church after the

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tares are burned, and it will be cut out by a group of people who possess the patriarchal
priesthood by lineage.

       Then the full gospel of God AND the government of God shall roll forth to the
ends of the earth and consume all nations, and “THE EARTH SHALL BE FULL OF
THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD, AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA.” (Isaiah
11:9)

        Who are these people who possess the patriarchal priesthood and the keys and
authority to cut the stone out of the mountain without hands? They are a people not
generally known. “WHEREFORE, I WILL THAT ALL MEN SHALL REPENT, FOR
ALL ARE UNDER SIN, EXCEPT THOSE WHICH I HAVE RESERVED UNTO
MYSELF, HOLY MEN THAT YE KNOW NOT OF.” (D&C 49:8)

     THEREFORE, THUS SAITH THE LORD UNTO YOU, WITH WHOM THE
PRIESTHOOD HATH CONTINUED THROUGH THE LINEAGE OF YOUR
FATHERS-FOR YE ARE LAWFUL HEIRS, ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, AND
HAVE BEEN HID FROM THE WORLD WITH CHRIST IN GOD-

     THEREFORE, YOUR LIFE, AND THE (patriarchal) PRIESTHOOD HAVE
REMAINED, AND MUST NEEDS REMAIN THROUGH YOU AND YOUR
LINEAGE UNTIL THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS SPOKEN BY THE
MOUTH OF ALL THE HOLY PROPHETS SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN.

     THEREFORE, BLESSED ARE YE IF YE CONTINUE IN MY GOODNESS, A
LIGHT UNTO THE GENTILES, AND THROUGH THIS PRIESTHOOD, A SAVIOR
UNTO MY PEOPLE ISRAEL. THE LORD HATH SAID IT, AMEN.” (D&C 86:8-11)

       QUESTIONS

       1. Is it the president of the LDS Church who holds the keys of the patriarchal
          priesthood? Is the president of the Church hid from the world? Have the LDS
          people been hidden away from the world?
       2. Have ALL things been restored that have been spoken by the mouths of all the
          holy prophets since the world began? Do we have the Brass Plates of Laban,
          the 24 plates of Ether, the sealed portion of the gold plates of Mormon? Do
          we have the Book of Lehi, the prophecies of Zenos, or the fullness of the
          record of John?
       3. So, has the patriarchal priesthood remained with these special people that we
          know not of to this day?
       4. Is it the patriarchal priesthood that will be a light unto the gentiles and a savior
          unto the House of Israel?
       5. Who told us these things, was it man or the Lord?
       6. What authority then will these people that we know not of possess which will
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        Before all this happens, the New World Order, or the secret combinations of the
great and abominable church of the devil will gain complete control of all nations and
governments of the whole world. But after their allotted time has expired, “AND THUS
WITH THE SWORD AND BY BLOODSHED THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH
SHALL MOURN; AND WITH FAMINE, AND PLAGUE, AND EARTHQUAKE,
AND THE THUNDER OF HEAVEN, AND THE FIERCE AND VIVID LIGHTNING
ALSO, SHALL THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH BE MADE TO FEEL THE
WRATH, AND INDIGNATION, AND CHASTENING HAND OF AN ALMIGHTY
GOD, UNTIL THE CONSUMPTION DECREED HATH MADE A FULL END OF
ALL NATIONS.” (D&C 87:6)

        Notice that in D&C 65:6 the Lord speaks of the kingdom of God and the kingdom
of heaven separately: “ WHEREFORE, MAY THE KINGDOM OF GOD GO FORTH,
THAT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN MAY COME…” Not only are they separate
entities, but the governing political kingdom of Christ must come first.




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                            THE GOSPEL OF THE FATHER



    The Doctrine and Covenants (27:5 also 20:8, 9) tells us that the Book of Mormon
contains the FULLNESS of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet the Book of Mormon says
nothing about baptism for the dead, the endowment, celestial marriage, exaltation and
other doctrines of the restoration which have set the LDS Church apart from other
churches. How then can the Book of Mormon contain the FULLNESS of the Gospel of
Jesus Christ?

   The answer is found in the fact that these things are not part of the gospel of Jesus
Christ; they are part of the gospel of the FATHER. The doctrines and ordinances of the
gospel of the Father were revealed to Joseph Smith some time after the Book of Mormon
was published, at Kirtland, Ohio and Nauvoo, Illinois.

    Mormons correctly believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ will remain on the earth
until Christ returns, but they ignore 3 Nephi 16:10 which clearly says that the fullness of
the gospel of the FATHER will be taken from the gentiles and given back to the House of
Israel.

    As you know, we are living in THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES, which means that
the gospel has been taken from the House of Israel and given to the gentiles. But the
Lord promised the House of Israel that someday the gospel would be taken from the
gentiles because they become blinded by the craftiness of men and harden their hearts
against the truth-“FOR THE TIME WILL COME THAT 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 Tim. 4:3, 4) “ AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM
STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE…” (2 Thes. 2:11)
And when the Father takes His gospel from the gentiles, he will give it back to the House
of Israel. (3 Nephi 16:11)

    Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do not generally consider
themselves gentiles. They believe that as Ephramites (mostly) they are full fledged
Israelites, but they do not understand. Latter-day Saints are both Israelites and gentiles.
We are gentiles of the House of Israel.

    The Lord promised Abraham that through his seed all nations of the earth would be
blessed. He accomplished this by scattering his seed throughout the world where their
blood was mixed with the blood of the true gentiles. The title page of the Book of
Mormon clearly states that the Book of Mormon was “TO COME FORTH IN DUE
TIME BY WAY OF THE GENTILE.” (see also 3 Nephi 21:5-6)




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    3 Nephi 16:10 is one of those verses that is rarely if ever taught in the LDS Church
today. There are several reasons for this. Many do not understand the message conveyed
therein, others believe that it refers to non-Mormons who reject the message of the
missionaries. Others who understand the message are afraid to teach it because they fear
reprimand from Church leaders who do not want the members to know these things.

    But I fear not man, nor what man can do to me. What man gives, man can take away,
but what God gives no man can take away.

    Follow closely with me while I explain 3 Nephi 16:10 and 11, they are very
important. “AND THUS COMMANDED THE FATHER (not Jesus Christ but his
father) THAT I (Jesus Christ) SHOULD SAY UNTO YOU: AT THAT DAY WHEN
THE GENTILES (that’s us) SHALL SIN AGAINST MY GOSPEL (Whose gospel? The
gospel of the Father, not the gospel of Jesus Christ) AND SHALL BE LIFTED UP IN
THE PRIDE OF THEIR HEARTS ABOVE ALL NATIONS, AND ABOVE ALL THE
PEOPLE OF THE WHOLE EARTH…”

    Let’s pause here and insert one of those teaching opportunities. Most Latter –day
Saints understand that the Law of Moses was a preparatory gospel to prepare the
Israelites for the gospel of Jesus Christ. But few understand that the gospel of Jesus
Christ is also a preparatory gospel to prepare us for the gospel of the Father. Although
some portions of the gospel of the Father were revealed to Joseph Smith in this
dispensation, the fullness of the gospel of the Father is yet to be revealed. Because the
Latter-day Saints are rejecting those doctrines and ordinances of the gospel of the Father
that were revealed, the Lord is removing them, one by one, from our midst.

    Now we need to ask ourselves if the Latter-day Saints, as a people, are really lifted up
in the pride of our hearts above all the people of the whole earth. Moroni saw our day
and he described the Saints of the last days as follows: “BEHOLD, I SPEAK UNTO
YOU 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 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…” (Mormon 8:33 +)

    Continuing now in 3 Nephi 16:10 we read, “…AND SHALL BE FILLED WITH
ALL MANNER OF LYINGS, AND OF DECEITS, AND OF MISCHIEFS AND ALL
MANNER OF HYPROCRICY, AND MURDERS AND PRIESTCRAFTS, AND
WHOREDOMS, AND OF SECRET ABOMINATIONS…” All of these accusations
can be documented but the main event, which I want to be sure that you do not miss, and
the main reason why the FATHER is removing the FULLNESS of His gospel from
among the Latter-day Saints is laid out clearly for us in 3 Nephi 16:10 as follows:

   “…AND SHALL REJECT THE FULLNESS OF MY GOSPEL, BEHOLD, SAITH
   THE FATHER, I WILL BRING THE FULLNESS OF MY GOSPEL FROM
   AMONG THEM.” It is not the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ which is

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   contained in the Book of Mormon that is being taken from us, that will remain until
   Christ returns. It is the fullness of the gospel of the FATHER that is being removed
   from the LDS church.

    Although the reasons for this act of removal of the fullness of the gospel of the Father
are laid out clearly for us in 3 Nephi 16:10, the last reason is because we are rejecting
these doctrines, principles and ordinances of the gospel of the Father.

   In spite of the rhetoric that we hear from Church leaders that everything is intact,
nothing omitted and nothing altered, and all is well in Zion, the facts are quite different
from the rhetoric. Among those doctrines, principles and ordinances of the fullness of the
gospel of the Father that have already been brought from among us are:

   1. PLURAL MARRIAGE, I do not say that plural marriage is authorized by the
      Lord to be practiced in the Church today. I say that the doctrine and ordinance
      was commanded by God but was removed from us because we wanted it
      removed, and many of the saints asked the Lord to remove it.
   2. THE PATRIARCHAL PRIESTHOOD AND THE PRESIDING PATRIARCH.
      There can be no question but what the Patriarchal Priesthood was evident in the
      days of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. This priesthood is discussed in considerable
      detail in another volume of this series. Although the Patriarchal Priesthood
      remains on the earth with a people that we know not of (D&C 86:8-11) it is not a
      part of the LDS Church today. The only hereditary office in the LDS Church, that
      of the presiding Patriarch was rejected and deactivated from the Church in our
      lifetime.
   3. THE LAWS OF CONSECRATION AND SACRIFICE. Twice in the latest
      interview questions for temple recommends we are asked, DO YOU KEEP THE
      COVENANTS THAT YOU MADE IN THE TEMPLE? If this was enforced no
      one would have a temple recommend because we all covenant in the temple to
      live the law of sacrifice and the law of consecration and the fact is that few of us
      even try.

    The law of consecration is a higher terrestrial law. The law of tithing is a lesser
telestial law. Except for a few small pockets of the Church of the Lamb of God, the law
of consecration will not be fully practiced until the remnant (survivors of the purification
destructions) establish Zion in the New Jerusalem and the House of Israel is gathered to
that place and redeemed.

    It may be however, that the LDS Church will declare that the law of consecration is to
be practiced by the members in the near future. The purpose will not be for the benefit of
all who are in need, however, even though that might be the claim. The real purpose will
be to gather in the food storage and personal belongings of the members, eliminate
independence, and make them completely dependent upon the governing system which
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    THE LAW OF SACRIFICE is that we must be willing to sacrifice everything that
stands between us and God. We must come unto Christ, not any man or organization of
men. The Law of Sacrifice requires us to sacrifice as Abraham. Does that mean that we
must offer up as a sacrifice to God our favorite son? Not necessarily. It means that we
must offer up those things that we prize most highly-whatever is most precious to us-even
to our own lives if that is required.

    This is going to be one of our greatest tests. When you are asked to give up the
comforts of Babylon, which represents the corrupt social standards of our society, and go
into the wilderness with only the basic survival requirements, will you be willing to make
that sacrifice? It won’t be the Church leaders that will ask you to make this sacrifice, it
will be the Lord. Church leaders may tell you to stay where you are.

   4. PRAYER CIRCLES AND HOME AND STAKE ALTARS. Prayer circles and
      altars in Stake Centers were not only common in the church until recent years;
      they were considered an important part of the gospel. The saints of past
      generations were repeatedly told to have family altars in the home and pray
      around that altar as a family in the true order of prayer daily. Now persons are
      excommunicated for so doing
   5. IMPORTANT PORTIONS OF THE TEMPLE ENDOWMENT have been
      abandoned and other parts have been changed in spite of the fact that Church
      leaders have publicly declared that nothing important has been altered or changed.
      In 3 Nephi 16:11 the Lord tells us, “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.” The gentiles
      have had their day. Because we reject the fullness of the gospel of the Father, he
      is taking if from us and when he returns it to the House of Israel, THE TIMES OF
      THE GENTILES comes to an end.

    All of us who are gentiles of the House of Israel, both gentile and Israelite, must make
a very important decision. If we choose the ways of the gentiles we will become true
gentiles and forfeit all blessings, privileges, and inheritances the House of Israel is
entitled to. If we choose to abandon our gentile ways and become true members of the
House of Israel we will be accepted and assimilated fully into the House of Israel and
become partakers of the full promises which the Lord has made to the House of Israel.
Then we will again receive the fullness of the gospel of the Father along with the Indians,
the Ten Tribes and the House of Judah. We will be asked to fully live the laws of
consecration and sacrifice. Will you be willing to do that when it requires coming out of
Babylon and giving up the comforts that you now enjoy?

        Many greater portions of the gospel of the Father have not yet been revealed to us
because of the hardness of our hearts. There are many things that have been revealed to
us that we have rejected. Therefore the greater things which Christ taught the Nephites
will not come forth until the purification of the earth takes place (Ether 4:7-16)

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       What are the standards by which we shall be judged by God? Are they the same
standards by which we judge each other? Does God judge us by the same standards with
which Church leaders judge church members?

        We usually judge others according to the standards established by a corrupt and
prideful society and by standards which we personally have decided upon. We often
judge by appearance. People who are stylishly dressed in the latest fashions and color
coordinates that have been approved by social advisors are more likely to be judged
acceptably, especially by women, than those who appear in more plain, less fashionable,
or older clothing. Professional con-artists are generally accepted because of their
charismatic style, flowery words and pleasant countenance. A totally dishonest person
can often gain our trust and confidence by complimentary words or by telling us what we
want to hear.

        On the other hand, a pure, honest, righteous person may not be well accepted in
our false society because of the opposites of the above mentioned attributes. As far as
personal righteousness is concerned, Latter-day Saints have formed standards for judging
others which are unjust, contrary to the Lord’s standards, and badly in need of a complete
overhaul.

        We have placed observance of the word of wisdom high on our list of sins. We
look down upon someone with judgmental disfavor who smokes, or drinks coffee or beer,
or any other outwardly visible infractions of the word of wisdom. When we have
overcome these easily recognizable habits, we elevate ourselves above others who have
not, or who have different standards from ours.

        I do not defend the use of these harmful substances; I simply declare that this is
not one of the more important measures by which God judges us. The word of wisdom
is JUST THAT: WISDOM! It was not given to us by the Lord as a commandment but as
advice for better health and well being. It was made a law by man, not by God, yet it has
become a requirement for obtaining a temple recommend. Nowhere in the scriptures do I
find the Lord or Christ condemning someone for word of wisdom infractions as we are
prone to do. They might condemn the practice but not the person

        There are other portions of the word of wisdom which are totally ignored by
“good” Latter-day Saints and no one gives it another thought, such as eating meat
sparingly, in the season thereof and in times of famine. Yes, we are hypocrites who have
established judgmental standards which are not exactly the same as the Lord’s standards.
High on the Lord’s list of sins are pride, ignoring the poor and needy, the needs of the
elderly and infirm, rejecting and ignoring His scriptures, and unbelief {all of which are}
condemned by the Lord along with hardness of heart and blindness of mind. These
things are high on the Lord’s list but quite acceptable to us.
        Another false standard by which we judge others is church activity. Attendance at
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position of Church leaders, which are not necessarily the decrees of God. If we disagree
with any directive, decree, policy or interpretation from general authorities, we become
marked individuals and we are then labeled as a dissenter. Anyone who thinks for
himself on theological issues is watched, and a file is kept on {him} and reports are
handed down to local ward and stake leaders.

      Recently, the worst sin church member{s} can commit is to be hesitant in
committing themselves to total, unquestioning obedience to church leaders. FOLLOW
THE PROPHET is the main theme of church teachings now and is being unceasingly
hammered into church members of all ages.

       But this is not the standard by which God judges us!

       Is it attendance at church? NO!
       Is it the number of meetings we attend? NO!
       Is it the positions we hold in the church? NO!
       Is it the number of times we attend the temple? NO!
       Is it the tithing and other monetary donations? NO!

        What then, is the standard by which God judges us? The Lord has laid it out
clearly for us in the scriptures “…FOR OUT OF THE BOOKS THAT SHALL BE
WRITTEN I SHALL JUDGE THE WORLD, EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO THEIR
WORKS, ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN.” (2 Nephi 29:11)

        You will be judged according to your knowledge and understanding of the
scriptures and your acceptance or rejection of the scriptures. Even those scriptures that
you choose to ignore shall be a testimony against you.

     “HERE THE VOICE OF THE LORD, OH MY PEOPLE! DO YOU SUPPOSE
THAT YOU PLEASE ME WITH YOUR TITHES AND YOUR OFFERINGS? DO
YOU SUPPOSE THAT YOU OBLIGATE ME TO BLESS YOU BECAUSE OF THE
STRICTNESS WITH WHICH YOU OBSERVE YOUR DIETARY LAWS? DO YOU
SUPPOSE THAT YOU IMPRESS ME WITH THE ZEAL WITH WHICH YOU
PROSELYTE FOR CONVERTS? DO YOU SUPPOSE THAT YOU CAN CONVINCE
ME OF YOUR LOVE FOR ME BY YOUR ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS? YOU
SAY UNTO YOURSELVES, BEHOLD, I AM ON THE LORD’S ERRAND; LOOK, I
AM SERVING THE GOD OF ISRAEL, WHEN YOU ARE BUSY WITH WORK OF
YOUR OWN MAKING, SERVING NEITHER ME NOR YOUR FELLOW MAN.
YOUR MANY MEETINGS ARE VAIN, SAYS THE LORD, YOUR DEVOTION TO
ME A PRETENSE. YOUR WORSHIP IS RIGID, ITS FORM DICTATED BY
PROTOCOL. I AM SICK OF YOUR CONFERENCES AND YOUR MONTHLY AND
WEEKLY MEETINGS. YOUR TEACHINGS AND YOUR DISCUSSIONS OF
DOCTRINES MAKE ME SHUDDER; THEY ARE POLLUTED WITH THE
PRECEPTS OF MEN. YOUR SERMONS OFFEND ME; THEY CONSIST OF
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OBEDIENCE TO MY COMMANDMENTS IS SELF-SERVING; IT IS BUT A MERE
SHOW.

       WHO AMONG YOU WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTION FROM HEAVEN?
WHO AMONG YOU CAN BE TAUGHT BY THE VOICE OF THE SPIRIT? HOW
MANY OF YOU WILL NOT TAKE OFFENSE TO SEE MY POWER MANIFESTED
IN YOUR MEETINGS? WHO CAN SPEAK IN THE NAME OF THE LORD? LOOK;
IF I SEND ONE AMONG YOU SPEAKING IN MY NAME, YOU DENOUNCE HIM
AS A FALSE PROPHET, AND SAY THAT I SENT HIM NOT. IF SOME AMONG
YOU SPEAK IN TONGUES, OR PROPHSEY, OR SEE VISIONS, YOU SHUN
THEM, AND YOU DRIVE THEM AWAY FROM YOU AND YOU CAST THEM
OUT. THUS YOU DENY THE GIFTS AND THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT;
YOU MAKE YOUR MEETINGS BARREN, AND YOUR PRAYERS UNFRUITFUL.

      IT IS YOU, NOT I, WHO HAVE FILLED YOUR EARS WITH WAX, THAT
YOU HEAR NOT. IT IS YOU WHO HAVE COVERED YOUR EYES, SO THAT
YOU SEE NOT. FOR AS LONG AS YOU WILL HAVE IT, I WILL GIVE YOU
BARRENNESS OF WORSHIP, THAT YOUR SOULS REMAIN EMPTY; I WILL
GIVE YOU DEAFNESS AND BLINDNESS, THAT YOU REMAIN IGNORANT; I
WILL LEAVE YOU TO YOUR OWN DEVICES, THAT YOU MAY WANDER, AND
STUMBLE, AND FALL; I WILL LET YOU WEAR YOURSELVES OUT ON
ERRANDS OF YOUR OWN MAKING; I WILL LET YOU PERFORM YOUR VAIN
WORKS UNTIL YOU ARE SICK OF THEM.

      BUT AS SOON AS YOU REPENT, AND SEEK ME WITH YOUR WHOLE
HEART, I WILL FORGIVE YOU. WHEN YOU OFFER ME THE OFFERING OF A
BROKEN HEART AND A CONTRITE SPIRIT, I WILL ACCEPT YOUR OFFERING.
WHEN YOU GIVE UP YOUR FALSE TRADITIONS, I WILL TEACH YOU TRUE
WORSHIP. WHEN YOU LET GO OF ALL YOUR PREJUDICES, I WILL TEACH
YOU FROM ON HIGH. WHEN YOU RECOGNIZE THE FALSENESS OF YOUR
PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS, I WILL INSTRUCT YOU. WHEN YOU ARE WEARY
OF THE PRECEPTS OF MEN, SO THAT YOU REFUSE TO LET ANY MAN BE
YOUR TEACHER, THEN I, EVEN I WILL BE YOUR TEACHER. WHEN YOU
EMPTY YOUR MIND OF FALSEHOODS, I WILL FILL IT WITH TRUTH. WHEN
YOU PERCEIVE THE VAINNESS OF YOUR MANY WORKS, I WILL BRING YOU
WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF MY GRACE. WHEN YOU RECOGNIZE THAT YOU
ARE LOST, I WILL FIND YOU. WHEN YOU SEE YOURSELF IN YOUR FALLEN
CONDITION, I WILL RAISE YOU UP. WHEN YOU REMEMBER THAT YOU
SOLD YOURSELF FOR NAUGHT, I WILL REDEEM YOU. WHEN YOU TURN TO
ME WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART, THEN, YEA, EVEN THEN I WILL TURN TO
YOU. WHEN YOU CALL I WILL HEAR; WHEN YOU CRY OUT I WILL
ANSWER. WHEN YOU ARE IN DISTRESS, I WILL HELP YOU. WHEN YOU ARE
IN TROUBLE, I WILL RESCUE YOU. WHEN YOU SEEK UNDERSTANDING, I
WILL ENLIGHTEN YOU. I WILL UNCOVER FOR YOU THE HIDDEN THINGS,
EVEN THE MYSTERIES OF MY KINGDOM AND THE PEACEABLE THINGS OF
IMMORTAL GLORY. I WILL LEAD YOU, ONE AT A TIME, LIKE CALVES INTO

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A STALL. I WILL TAKE YOU, ONE OF A CITY, TWO OF A FAMILY, AND
BRING YOU TO ZION. I WILL GIVE YOU GIFTS TOO NUMEROUS TO COUNT; I
WILL POUR OUT UPON YOUR HEADS BLESSINGS TOO LARGE TO MEASURE.
THIS IS THE PROMISE OF THE LORD UNTO ALL OF ISRAEL, AND UNTO ALL
THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH, IF THEY WILL BUT HEAR MY VOICE
AND OBEY MY PRECEPTS. THE VOICE OF THE LORD HAS SPOKEN IT,
AMEN.”

         Much has been said recently about intellectualizing doctrines without the spirit.
There is indeed danger in relying too much on human rationalization and too little on the
spirit. However, the tendency seems to be to rely too heavily on Church leaders and too
little on the spirit. The direction which the Church seems to be leading us is DON’T
THINK FOR YOURSELF AND DON’T CONCERN YOURSELF WITH THE
DEEPER PRINCIPLES OF THE GOSPEL-stick to the basics and follow the Church
leaders, they will tell us what to do.

       In his book “THAT ALL MAY BE EDIFIED”, Elder Boyd K. Packer speaks of a
retrenchment, “AN ALMOST EVANGELICAL CALL ACROSS THE CHURCH TO
RETURN TO THE BASIC PRINCIPLES; IT WAS A SWEEPING THING ACROSS
THE CHURCH THAT HAD GREAT INFLUENCE. IT WAS FOSTERED BY THE
BRETHREN.” (page 122)

        That’s what bothers me! It was fostered by the brethren. I would be much
happier if it had been fostered by the Lord. I wish Elder Packer had said that the Lord
commanded that we return to the basic principles rather than the brethren. How long has
it been since you heard ANYTHING declared as THUS SAITH THE LORD?

         Avoiding the greater principles of the gospel and the “MYSTERIES” is counsel
that is directly opposed and counter to the scriptures. Even the prophet Joseph Smith
taught the importance on continual progression in gospel knowledge and understanding
of God. He said, “NO MAN CAN BE EXALTED BUT BY KNOWLEDGE.” (D.H.C.
vol. V pages 388-389) also “KNOWLEDGE THROUGH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR
JESUS CHRIST IS THE GRAND KEY THAT UNLOCKS THE GLORIES AND
MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.” (D.H.C. vol. V, pages 388,389)
“ADD TO YOUR FAITH, KNOWLEDGE… THE PRINCIPLE OF KNOWLEDGE IS
THE PRINCIPLE OF SALVATION…EVERYONE THAT DOES NOT OBTAIN
KNOWLEDGE SUFFICIENT TO BE SAVED WILL BE CONDEMNED.”

       The prophet is speaking of something greater than the faith with which our
testimonies are borne, he is speaking of the grand knowledge “THAT UNLOCKS THE
GLORIES AND MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.”

        Joseph Smith was explaining that only as we grow in knowledge and
understanding of the lord’s ways and means, can we become more like him, striving for
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PARENT WITH A CHILD, COMMUNICATING LIGHT AND INTELLIGENCE AND
KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WAYS AS THEY CAN BEAR IT.” (DHC, vol. 7 page 402)

       Greater knowledge and understanding is available to all of us as soon as we
prepare ourselves to receive it. If we must be commanded in all things we are slothful
servants. (D&C 58:26-29) What right have we then to expect the Lord to bless us with
more knowledge which would only serve to condemn us?

       One might ask, if it is in fact so important that we gain this further light and
knowledge, why are we not taught it by Church leaders? A lot of it we have been
{taught}-not by present Church leaders-but by past leaders and through the scriptures.
Perhaps you simply have not searched it out.

               Study the scriptures and the words of earlier Church leaders. Gather
information from others and pray for direction from the Holy Spirit. Learn from your
own experiences and from the experiences of others, but don’t wait for others to convey
knowledge to you, go find it yourself.

        Do not reject anything simply because you don’t like it. Put it to the test! Ask the
Lord if it be true and follow the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

      Nephi mourned for his brethren and their rejection of greater truths. “…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, EVEN AS PLAIN AS WORD CAN
BE.” (2 Nephi 32:7)

      I have been unable to reconcile these and many other scriptures with the statement
of Boyd K. Packer to return to the basic principles as fostered by the brethren, and Elder
Maxwell’s counsel “RETURN TO ORTHODOXY”.

       It is indeed possible to follow the “BRETHREN” to the extent that we neglect to
follow the Spirit. Everyone is entitled to receive guidance from the spirit, but you need to
seek for it and listen for it. NO ONE CAN BE EXALTED ON SOMEONE ELSE’S
TESTIMONY.

        If it is the Lord’s instructions to Church leaders that the Church teach only the
basic principles of the gospel and back away from the greater things and return to
orthodox Christianity, then it is because of the hardness of our hearts and our rejection of
the greater truths. When we, the members, reject the fullness of the gospel of the Father,
he removes the fullness of his gospel from our midst. (3 Nephi:16:10) The Lord is
performing his strange act and his apostles are pruning his vineyard for the last time by
seeing who will follow man and who will follow God. (D&C 101:4-6)




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                               THE CONDEMNATION


       When Ezra Taft Benson was first sustained as the thirteenth president of the
Church, on April 6, 1986, in the closing session of that conference, our newly called
prophet, seer, and revelator made a startling announcement which many members did not
even notice. He said that the Church is under condemnation, a scourge and a judgment,
which can only be lifted by remembering and turning to the scriptures and especially the
Book of Mormon. He said, “THIS MESSAGE MUST BE CARRIED TO THE
MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.”

       How many Latter-day Saints today believe that the Church is under condemnation
and faces a scourge and a judgment if they do not change? And why is the Church in
general under condemnation? “…BECAUSE YOU HAVE TREATED LIGHTLY THE
THINGS YOU HAVE RECEIVED-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, NOT ONLY TO SAY, BUT TO DO ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH I HAVE
WRITTEN. (D&C 84:54-57) The Lord also tells us in verse 54 that one of the reasons
He has brought the whole Church under condemnation is because our minds have been
darkened because of unbelief. We refuse to believe many great and important truths
which have been revealed to us.

        We remain under this condemnation until we repent. Repent of what? Repent of
forgetting the NEW covenant. The new covenant will be discussed in another chapter.
And we will remain under condemnation until we repent of ignoring many of the great
truths revealed in the Book of Mormon, “AND THE FORMER COMMANDMENTS
WHICH I HAVE GIVEN THEM (us).”

       What are the former commandments given to us before the Book of Mormon?
They include the Ten Commandments, the Old Testament, the teachings of Christ and his
apostles which are included in the New Testament, and ALL OTHER
COMMANDMENTS NOT INCLUDED IN THE BIBLE WHICH ARE FROM GOD.

        D&C 20:15 reads, “BUT THOSE WHO HARDEN THEIR HEARTS IN
UNBELIEF, AND REJECT IT (the Book of Mormon), IT SHALL TURN TO THEIR
OWN CONDEMNATION.” This condemnation extends to more than those who reject
the entire Book of Mormon, it includes those Latter-day Saints who reject portions of it
which they do not like-portions which they choose to ignore, and warnings which they
would like to believe refer to everyone else but them. Some of these portions of the Book
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       There is an interesting condemnation in D&C 63 which should be explained. It
reads, “BEHOLD I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, EVEN JESUS CHRIST.
WHEREFORE LET ALL MEN BEWARE HOW THEY TAKE MY NAME IN THEIR
LIPS-FOR BEHOLD, VERILY I SAY, THAT MANY THERE BE WHO ARE UNDER
THIS CONDEMNATION, WHO USE THE NAME OF THE LORD, AND USE IT IN
VAIN, HAVING NOT AUTHORITY.” (D&C 63:60-62)

       It is easy to interpret this as having reference only to swearing or taking the
Lord’s name in vain in an irreverent manner. However the Savior said it refers also to
those who use the name of the Lord in vain “HAVING NOT AUTHORITY”. The more
we think about that, the more encompassing and more serious it becomes.

       Those who prophesy in the name of the Lord without authority are in this
category. Those who claim to receive revelation from the Lord, and do not, are among
these. Those who give blessings and ordinations and perform ordinances in the name of
Christ without having received proper authority from Christ belong to this group who are
under condemnation.

       “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, SAITH THE LORD.” (Jeremiah 23:32)

     “THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; WOE UNTO THE FOOLISH PROPHETS,
THAT FOLLOW THEIR OWN SPIRIT, AND HAVE SEEN NOTHING! THY
PROPHETS ARE LIKE FOXES IN THE DESERT.” (Ezekiel 13:3-4)

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

     “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 COULD BE THOUSANDS THAT THINK THEY HOLD THE
PRIESTHOOD AT THAT TIME, BUT WOULD NOT HAVE IT PROPERLY
CONFERRED UPON THEM.” (John Taylor, Sept. 27, 1886)

       “The day will come when men’s priesthood and authority will be called to
question, and you will find out that there will be hundreds to HAVE NO PRIESTHOOD,
but who believe they hold it; they are holding an office in the church.” (George Q.
Cannon, Truth, 3:153) All these are under condemnation according to D&C 63:60-62.


     Another important condemnation is mentioned in D&C 93:31. “BEHOLD,
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MAN; BECAUSE THAT WHICH WAS FROM THE BEGINNING IS PLAINLY
MANIFEST UNTO THEM, AND THEY RECEIVE NOT THE LIGHT.

    AND EVERY MAN WHOSE SPIRIT RECEIVETH NOT THE LIGHT IS
UNDER CONDEMNATION.”

        I want to be sure that you understand what the Lord is telling us here. He says
that man has been given his agency to accept or reject as he chooses, however there are
truths which are plainly manifest unto us which have been truths from the beginning of
our existence as intelligences, but some spirits refuse to receive this light. Anyone who
rejects light and truth (whose spirit receiveth not the light) is under condemnation. Do
you reject light and truth when it is offered?

     “THE GLORY OF GOD IS INTELLIGENCE, OR IN OTHER WORDS, LIGHT
AND TRUTH. LIGHT AND TRUTH FORSAKE THAT EVIL ONE.” (D&C 93:36-37)

     “AND THAT 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&D 93:39)

       Just because you may be an active, obedient member of the Church, do not think
that you cannot be deceived by Satan. Satan taketh away light and truth from YOU when
you refuse to accept truth that conflicts with the traditions of your fathers.

         A NEW doctrine of the devil, being expounded in the Church today is that we are
obligated to obey only the words of the living Church leaders, the works of the dead
prophets are said to die with the prophet and only those that are expounded by the
General Authorities today are to be considered valid. In other words, these people tell us
that it’s ok for present General Authorities to quote dead prophets to support their own
cause, but it’s not ok for the members to quote dead prophets to support their beliefs
especially if they conflict with the words of present Church leaders. Present Church
leaders must always be right.

     The question I now ask you is WHICH IS WORSE, TO EXPOUND SUCH
FALSE DOCTRINE OR TO BELIEVE SUCH FALSE DOCTRINE? “AND THUS
THE DEVIL CHEATETH THEIR SOULS AND LEADETH THEM CAREFULLY
DOWN TO HELL.” (2 Nephi 28:21)

        Since President Benson emphasized that it is the Book of Mormon and the
FORMER commandments which hold the key to releasing us from this condemnation
that the entire Church is choking in, all of us should be asking WHAT GREAT TRUTHS
ARE CONTAINED IN THE BOOK OF MORMON AND THE FORMER
COMMANDMENTS THAT ARE NOT BEING TAUGHT IN THE CHURCH TODAY?

        The purpose of this work is to bring these things to your attention in words as
plain as words can be. Those who reject this warning will remain under condemnation

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and woe unto them. God promises to show us ALL truth in plainness, but throughout
history, even his chosen people have despised the words of plainness, so God gives to us
all kinds of confusing and non-understandable information throughout the scriptures so
that we will stumble in our blindness. “THE PROPHETS PROPHESY FALSELY, AND
THE PRIESTS BEAR RULE BY THEIR MEANS; AND MY PEOPLE LOVE TO
HAVE IT SO: AND WHAT WILL YE DO IN THE END THEREOF?” (Jeremiah
5:31)

     AND FOR THIS CAUSE, GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION,
THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE: THAT THEY MIGHT ALL BE DAMNED
WHO BELIEVE NOT THE TRUTH, BUT HAD PLEASURE IN
UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.” (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

        I know this is strong language, but the Lord has declared that the time is past for
patience and long suffering. The judgments are about to descend upon us and the
abomination that maketh desolate is about to be poured out upon the earth. It is the time
for decision. Are you for the Lord or will you follow the Anti-Christ? Are you a wheat
or a tare? YOU WILL HAVE TO CHOOSE ONE OR THE OTHER, YOU CANNOT
REMAIN NEUTRAL.

       Many there will be who will despise these words of plainness. Throughout time
the prophets have been rejected, stoned, persecuted and killed because they told the
people things that they did not like, and told them that they must change or suffer the
wrath of God.

        Many scriptures and words of former prophets are presented herein that are not
taught in the LDS Church today. What are you going to do? Will you continue to ignore
them? Will you reject them? Or will you accept their message and heed their warning/
Will you remain under condemnation or will you seek after, discover, believe, and accept
the truths contained in the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which are
not being taught in the LDS Church today, that you may escape from this general
condemnation which the WHOLE Church is under today?




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                        MODERN SCRIBES AND PHARISEES



        “Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, HYPROCRITES! For ye compass sea
and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him two fold more the
child of hell than yourselves. WOE UNTO YOU, ye blind guides which say, whosoever
shall sware by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall sware by the gold of the
temple, he is the debtor.” (Matthew 23:15,16)

       “Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, HYPROCRITES! For ye pay tithes of
mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment,
mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

        Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you,
scribes and Pharisees, HYPPCRITES! For ye made clean the outside of the cup and of
the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

       Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter,that the
outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees,
HYPOCRITES! For ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful
outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

       Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of
hypocrisy and iniquity.” (Matthew 23:25-28)

        Before we explore these verses to determine why they were included in our
scriptures and what value they should be to us, let us determine who the Scribes and
Pharisees were, then we can better understand what people today are like unto them.

       The Scribes were a group of religious teachers who rose to prominence just before
the time of Christ and dominated Jewish theological thought into the apostolic age.
Originally they were only transcribers of the scriptures, but eventually they increased in
power and authority until, as history repeats itself, they became corrupt and hungry for
more power and authority. They became a prime example of hypocrisy conveying the
impression of piety, but betraying righteousness in their lives and activities.

        The Pharisees were separatists. In their beginning, about the second century B.C.,
they rose for the expressed purpose of “cleansing” Judaism of Hellenism that had crept in
following the conquests of Alexander the Great. They opposed the Sadducees who were
the official custodians of organized Judaism, and the group from whose ranks the
priesthood was recruited. The Sadducees accepted only the written Mosaic Law while
the Pharisees championed the ORAL law, which allowed freedom of interpretation, and
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         By the time of Christ, the Pharisees had imposed a complex detailed disciplinary
code that touched almost every aspect of daily life, and they became so wrapped up in the
letter of the law that they forgot the purpose of the law.

       Although the Pharisees celebrated the Temple as a place of divine worship, they
concentrated on the synagogues where the people worshipped; nearly every town had one
which served as a meeting house, social center and school.

        The Pharisees congregated at the synagogues to teach the people their concepts of
deity, piety, and modes of living. In doing so, they undercut the authority and power of
the priestly aristocracy and began to behave like, and be seen as priests themselves.

        As the Pharisees grew in strength, this version of Judaism came to be accepted
among the masses of devout Jews. Eventually, the strict laws of devout conduct and
observances and emphasis upon the laws rather than the spirit caused a split and rivalries
developed between teachers, and particularly between the conservative SHAMMAI and
the liberal HILLEL. There are some 300 known points of disagreement between these
two opposing groups of Pharisees.

        While the followers of Shammai held to the rigid enforcement of law and the
complex mysteries of Judaism, Hillel taught that the essentials of Judaism could be taught
to a person during the brief time a person could stand on one leg. He said, “WHAT IS
HATEFUL TO YOU, DO NOT DO IT UNTO YOUR NEIGHBOR; THAT IS THE
WHOLE OF THE TORAH, ALL ELSE IS COMMENTARY.” This concept was echoed
by Jesus in the Golden Rule.

         The Pharisees influence was dominant in the Sanhedrin, and their rulings usually
prevailed over the Sadducees. As the Pharisees gained more power and followers, they
seemed to display a conspicuous pride in their own piety and doing things to call
attention to themselves and elevate themselves over the masses. They were quick to
judge and condemn anyone whom they deemed insufficiently attentive to the outward
rituals and rigid laws. They became objects of severe criticism from other teachers
including John the Baptist and Jesus Christ.

        Jesus vigorously attacked and rebuked the Pharisees as a religious sham, declaring
that they strain at the gnat and swallow a camel. In opposition to the strict enforcement
of relatively unimportant laws, Christ taught love, service, mercy, and forgiveness.

        There should be an obvious parallel between what the Pharisees had become by
the time of the appearance of Christ on the scene and the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints by the time Christ appears again. Church leaders are emphasizing and
enforcing laws rather than a tolerance and respect for the rights of an individual to come
unto Christ on his own, instead of through the Church and its leaders.

        Christ repeatedly referred to the scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites-people who
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image which they display for others. Christ says that they travel land and sea to convert
people to their faith but when they have converted them, they make them children of hell.
He calls these people who work so hard to convert others to their religion “BLIND
GUIDES”, a case of the blind leading the blind.

       But Mormons will say THAT DOES NOT REFER TO US, WE ARE DOING
THEM A GREAT SERVICE BY CONVERTING THEM TO MORMONISM. But then
what do we do with them? What influences and {to} what direction do we point them?
Do we display an example of materialism, splendor of edifices, of people and things
impressive on the outside but deteriorating on the inside, and falling away from the
doctrine and ordinances of the restoration? Have we become hypocrites too, and are we
not what we represent to be anymore?

        Do we pay tithes and offerings and yet omit the weightier matters and ignore
honesty and mercy? Are we quick to judge and classify or categorize people? Can we
erase from our minds the former transgressions of repentant persons or do we forever
lower them in our own eyes?

        Do we strain at a gnat and swallow a camel, or in other words, do we make the
visible infractions such as the Word of Wisdom so important that we cannot, or will not
see that we ourselves are guilty of much more serious offenses against the Lord?
        Not all, but many of the Latter-day Saints “OUTWARDLY APPEAR
RIGHTEOUS UNTO MEN, BUT WITHIN YE ARE FULL OF HYPOCRISY AND
INIQUITY.” (Matthew 23:28)

       Those who believe that attending church, paying tithing, holding a temple
recommend, and a position in the church will assure them of exaltation in the Lord’s
kingdom, are missing the message of the Savior, and are like painted sepulchers-
impressive to look at, but inside only that which has no life.

       Contrary to what most people think, the church is not the important thing. The
Church is nothing more than an organization of people and is only as good or as bad as
the people in it. It was organized by the direction of Jesus Christ for the purpose of
guiding and assisting people to look to Christ and come unto Christ. When the Church
teaches its members to look to the prophet, then it no longer is serving Christ, and he will
“SPEW THEE OUT OF MY MOUTH.,” (Revelations 3:16) and “REMOVE THY
CANDLESTICK (of authority) OUT OF HIS PLACE, EXCEPT THOU REPENT.”
(Revelations 2:5)

       Those who look to the prophet for direction should read Ezekiel 14:7 and 8,
wherein the Lord says, “FOR EVERY ONE OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, OR THE
STRANGER THAT SOJOURNETH IN ISRAEL, WHICH SEPARATETH HIMSELF
FROM ME, AND SETTETH UP HIS IDOLS IN HIS HEART, AND PUTTETH THE
STUMBLING BLOCK OF HIS INIQUITY BEFORE HIS FACE, AND COMETH TO
A PROPHET TO INQUIRE OF HIM CONCERNING ME; I THE LORD WILL
ANSWER HIM BY MYSELF:

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AND I WILL SET MY FACE AGAINST THAT MAN, AND 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.”

       You can ignore this scripture but it’s difficult to misinterpret it.

         Again, those who teach or believe that the LDS Church, or any other Church on
earth, is the end in itself rather than a means to the end, should consider carefully D&C
10:67-68: “BEHOLD, THIS IS MY DOCTRINE-WHOSOEVER REPENTETH AND
COMETH UNTO ME, THE SAME IS MY CHURCH. WHOSOEVER DECLARETH
MORE OR LESS THAT THIS, THE SAME IS NOT OF ME, BUT IS AGAINST ME;
THEREFORE HE IS NOT OF MY CHURCH.”

        This also is very clear and difficult to misinterpret or wrest. The Lord clearly says
that his Church consists of those who repent and come unto him. If you believe that
attendance at any church organization is essential to come unto Christ and become one
with him, you are against him.

         The Church can be of great assistance in helping us repent and come unto Christ,
if it will. But it can also be a hindrance or stumbling block to the obtaining of that
objective. “…FOR YE SHUT UP THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AGAINST MEN;
FOR YE NEITHER GO IN YOURSELVES, NEITHER SUFFER YE THEM THAT
ARE ENTERING TO GO IN.” (Matthew 23:13) Those who teach that the ONLY way
to Christ is through some particular church organization are shutting up the kingdom of
heaven and keeping many who could, from going in.

        Yes, just like the Jewish religion of Christ’s day, the churches today have their
scribes and Pharisees also. We compass sea and land to make proselytes, and when they
are made we make them two fold more the child of hell than ourselves. We are often
blind guides, WO UNTO US! (Matthew 23:15,16)

       We pay tithes but omit many of the weightier things. We outwardly appear
righteous but many are full of hypocrisy and iniquity within. We are, in general,
hypocrites. (Matthew 23)

       Like the Pharisees , I’m afraid that we have become so wrapped up in the letter of
the law that we have forgotten the purpose of the law.

        The purpose for which Christ caused the Church to be organized was to bring his
people to the point where they need no church organization as such. When the
Patriarchal Priesthood is in force and effective there will be no church organization.
        But Church leaders have been successful in convincing the members that the
Church is the all important thing and a necessary intermediary between mankind and
God. They have convinced the people that excommunication from the Church is the
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      The LDS Church concentrates on power and control over the people and has
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                         FOR HE WHO HATH EYES TO SEE


        Included in these volumes are scriptures and words of earlier church leaders
which are of extreme importance but are ignored in the LDS Church today. They are
quite generally overlooked and seldom, if ever, taught in the LDS Church today. I
suggest that you study them carefully, consider them seriously, and heed their messages.

        Latter-day Saints are taught, and generally believe, that membership in the LDS
Church is absolutely essential to salvation. Thus they believe that anyone who has been
excommunicated from the Church has lost all hope of being saved in the kingdom of
heaven unless they join the church again. They also look down on inactive members of
the church as being out of harmony with the Lord and therefore not entitled to
revelations, guidance, visions, or great blessings from God.

      Consider, however, the word of the Lord in this regard, “BEHOLD, THIS IS MY
DOCTRINE-WHOSOEVER REPENTETH AND COMETH UNTO ME, THE SAME IS
MY CHURCH. WHOSO DECLARETH MORE OR LESS THAN THIS, THE SAME
IS NOT OF ME; THEREFORE HE IS NOT OF MY CHURCH.

      AND NOW BEHOLD, WHOSOEVER IS OF MY CHURCH (who has repented
and come unto Christ) AND ENDURETH OF MY CHURCH TO THE END, HIM
WILL I ESTABLISH UPON MY ROCK, AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT
PREVAIL AGAINST HIM.” (D&C 10:67-69)

         Probably the greatest obstacle in coming unto Christ is UNBELIEF, HARDNESS
OF HEART AND BLINDNESS OF MIND, and Latter-day Saints are as guilty of this
affliction as anyone. We believe only what we want to believe and we reject anything
that we don’t like, never mind how true or how important it may be.

     “HE THAT SEEKETH ME EARLY SHALL FIND ME, AND HE SHALL NOT
BE FORSAKEN. THEREFORE, TARRY YE, AND LABOR DILIGENTLY, THAT
YE MAY BE PERFECTED IN YOUR MINISTRY TO GO FORTH AMONG THE
GENTILES FOR THE LAST TIME, AS MANY AS THE MOUTH OF THE LORD
SHALL NAME, AND BIND UP THE LAW AND SEAL UP THE TESTIMONY, AND
TO PREPARE THE SAINTS, FOR THE HOUR OF JUDGMENT IS TO COME."

     "AND AFTER YOUR TESTIMONY COMETH, THE TESTIMONY OF
EARTHQUAKES THAT SHALL CAUSE GROANINGS IN THE MIDST OF HER,
AND MEN SHALL FALL UPON THE GROUND AND SHALL NOT BE ABLE TO
STAND. AND ALSO COMETH THE TESTIMONY OF THE VOICE OF
THUNDERINGS AND THE VOICE OF LIGHTENINGS, AND THE VOICE OF
TEMPESTS, AND THE VOICE OF WAVES HEAVING THEMSELVES BEYOND
THEIR BOUNDS.” (D&C 88:83-84, 89-90)




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        Do you seek the Lord or do you wait for Church leaders to tell you what to do?
Do you come unto Christ or do you come unto the President of the Church? Until
recently we were taught in the Church to teach by the spirit, as the Holy Spirit directs, but
many teachers do not ask God to reveal to them by the Holy Spirit the correct
interpretation of scriptures. They cling to the traditional interpretations. And when we
are taught anything new or different from the foolish traditions of our fathers we reject it
without asking God. Paul prophesied this very condition for the Latter-day Saints. He
said, “FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND
DOCTRINE; BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS (desires) 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 4:3-4)

     This is the nature of most people. Joseph Smith said, “IF THE
CHURCH…KNEW ALL THE COMMANDMENTS, ONE HALF THEY WOULD
REJECT THROUGH PREJUDICE AND IGNORANCE…WHEN GOD OFFERS A
BLESSING, OR KNOWLEDGE TO A MAN AND HE REFUSES TO RECEIVE IT,
HE WILL BE DAMNED.” (Life of Heber C. Kimball, pages 322-323)

     “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)

        It is because we reject new and different doctrine and teachings that do not appeal
to us that the Lord has withheld from us the greater things which Christ taught the
Nephites. “COME UNTO ME, O YE GENTILES, AND I WILL SHOW UNTO YOU
THE GREATER THINGS, THE KNOWLEDGE WHICH IS HID UP BECAUSE OF
UNBELIEF.” (Ether 4:13)

     “BEHOLD, WHEN YE SHALL REND THAT VEIL OF UNBELIEF WHICH
DOTH CAUSE YOU TO REMAIN IN YOUR AWFUL STATE OF WICKEDNESS,
AND 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 YOU-YEA, 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.

      AND THEN SHALL MY REVELATIONS, WHICH I HAVE CAUSED TO BE
WRITTEN BY MY SERVANT JOHN, BE UNFOLDED IN THE EYES OF ALL THE
PEOPLE. REMEMBER, WHEN YE SEE THESE THINGS, YE SHALL KNOW THAT
THE TIME IS AT HAND THAT THEY SHALL BE MADE MANIFEST IN VERY
DEED.

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        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 4:15-17)

       If the fullness of the record of John comes forth before the purification process
separates the wheat from the tares and burns the tares, fully one half of the Latter-day
Saints will reject this record saying, “WE HAVE RECEIVED THE WORD OF GOD
(already), AND WE NEED NO MORE OF THE WORD OF GOD, FOR WE HAVE
ENOUGH.” (2 Nephi 28:29)

        The sealed portion of the gold plates of Mormon will not come forth until after
the purification, they “SHALL NOT BE DELIVERED IN THE DAY OF THE
WICKEDNESS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE PEOPLE. WHEREFORE THE
BOOK SHALL BE KEPT FROM THEM.” (2 Nephi 27:8)

        There are people within the Lord’s Church today who seek to suppress truth and
cover up scriptures which they don’t want the members to know. Nephi had something
to say about this. He warned that the portion of the saints who are AT EASE IN ZION
will be led astray by Satan and led carefully down to hell. Nephi identifies these saints as
follows:
        1. THEY WILL BE LULLED INTO CARNAL SECURITY, BELIEVING
            THAT ALL IS WELL IN ZION BECAUSE ZION PROSPERS
            MATERIALLY, AND GROWS RAPIDLY IN NUMBERS.
        2. THEY WILL HEARKEN UNTO THE PRECEPTS OF MEN AND DENY
            THE POWER OF GOD, ATTEMPTING TO RESTRICT GOD’S
            GUIDANCE AND COMMUNICATION TO THE GENERAL
            AUTHORITIES OF THE LDS CHURCH.
        3. THEY WILL REJECT REVELATIONS FROM GOD TO ANYONE OTHER
            THAN “THE CONSTITUTED AUTHORITIES OF THE CHURCH.”
        4. THEY WILL REJECT PROPHETS CALLED BY THE LORD WHO ARE
            NOT GENERAL AUTHORITIES IN THE LDS CHURCH, AND WILL
            REJECT THEIR COUNSEL.
        5. THEY WILL LOOK TO MAN FOR GUIDANCE RATHER THAN GOING
            DIRECTLY TO GOD.

     The Savior said, “FOR IN THAT DAY, FOR MY SAKE, SHALL THE
FATHER WORK A WORK, WHICH SHALL BE A GREAT AND MARVELOUS
WORK AMONG THEM; AND THERE SHALL BE AMONG THEM THOSE WHO
WILL NOT BELIEVE IT.”

       They will declare that all those who claim to receive revelations and visions from
God are either not telling the truth or else the communications they receive are from
Satan. But Paul prophesies that in our days, average people would indeed receive
communications from God. He said, “AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST
DAYS, SAITH GOD, I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT UPON ALL FLESH: AND



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YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, AND YOUR YOUNG
MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS.

       AND ON MY SERVANTS AND ON MY HAND MAIDENS I WILL POUR
OUT IN THOSE DAYS OF MY SPIRIT; AND THEY SHALL PROPHESY.” (Acts
2:17, 18)

        One need not be a general authority of the LDS Church to be a prophet. The Lord
throughout history, has called prophets to convey his word to people of many lands and
nationalities. Do not reject the counsel of a person just because they may not be a general
authority of the LDS Church. Consider their counsel and put it to the test. Ask the Lord
whether it be true or false.

       The Savior said, “FOR IN THAT DAY (our day) FOR MY SAKE, SHALL THE
FATHER WORK A WORK, WHICH SHALL BE A GREAT AND MARVELOUS
WORK AMONG THEM; AND THERE SHALL BE AMONG THEM THOSE WHO
WILL NOT BELIEVE IT, ALTHOUGH A MAN SHALL DECLARE IT UNTO
THEM…THEREFORE IT SHALL COME TO PASS THAT WHOSOEVER WILL
NOT BELIEVE MY WORDS, WHO AM JESUS CHRIST, WHICH THE FATHER
SHALL CAUSE HIM TO BRING FORTH UNTO THE GENTILES…THEY SHALL
BE CUT OFF FROM AMONG MY PEOPLE WHO ARE OF THE COVENANT.” (3
Nephi 21:9-11)

       While there are those who seek to be leaders of man, the vast majority of the
people of the world want to be led. They want someone to relieve them of the
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                             WHAT SHOULD I BELIEVE


        How many times have you heard people say I DON’T BELIEVE THAT? I try
never to say that about anything. That doesn’t mean that I accept everything I hear, but I
try to keep an open mind, especially about things that I don’t fully understand or have
never heard of before.

        Actually we are obligated to believe ALL things unless or until the Holy Ghost
clearly declares it to be untrue. “WE BELIEVE ALL THINGS…IF THERE IS
ANYTHING VIRTUOUS, LOVELY, OR OF GOOD REPORT OR PRAISEWORTHY,
WE SEEK AFTER THESE THINGS.” (13th Article of Faith)

        Unfortunately, a large portion of Latter-day Saints DO NOT believe any truth that
conflicts with their traditions. They will believe things that they want to believe
regardless of how false they may be. But they will reject any truth that they don’t like.

        Joseph Smith said, “THE PRINCIPLE OF KNOWLEDGE IS THE PRINCIPLE
OF SALVATION. THIS PRINCIPLE CAN BE COMPREHENDED BY THE
FAITHFUL AND DILIGENT; AND ANYONE THAT DOES NOT OBTAIN
KNOWLEDGE SUFFICIENT TO BE SAVED WILL BE CONDEMNED.” (Teachings
of the Prophet Joseph Smith Page 297)

        It becomes apparent then, that when individuals reject the promptings of the Holy
Spirit and the knowledge which God tries to give them, they forfeit that degree of
salvation which they could have received, and instead receive an equal degree of
condemnation.

         Understand, however, that the Holy Ghost will not give you information that you
are not prepared to receive. You will receive line upon line, precept upon precept, here a
little and there a little as you are ready for it.

        Satan tries to sidetrack our progress in understanding the things of God by
diverting our interests and studies toward knowledge of worldly things; things which,
though perhaps interesting, have no real bearing upon our eternal progress. Many Latter-
day Saints devote so much time and effort to the accumulation of material comforts that
they don’t take the time to learn the things of God necessary for our own salvation.

     “A MAN IS SAVED NO FASTER THAN HE GETS KNOWLEDGE (OF THE
MYSTERIES OF GODLINESS) FOR IF HE DOES NOT GET KNOWLEDGE, HE
WILL BE BROUGHT INTO CAPTIVITY BY SOME EVIL POWER IN THE OTHER
WORLD, AS EVIL SPIRITS HAVE MORE KNOWLEDGE, AND CONSEQUENTLY
MORE POWER THAN MANY MEN WHO ARE HERE ON EARTH. HENCE WE
NEED REVELATION TO ASSIST US, AND GIVE US KNOWLEDGE OF THE
THINGS OF GOD.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Page 217)



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        If you don’t understand the objectives, plans and schedules of the secret
combinations of Satan and his great and abominable church, you will not know what to
do to avoid being subjected to his enslavement. Will you be in a position to provide for
yourself and your family when the NEW WORLD ORDER takes control and requires all
to take upon them the mark of the beast, and you will not be able to buy or sell?
(Revelations 13:17)

     “AND IT WAS GIVEN HIM (the Anti-Christ) TO MAKE WAR WITH THE
SAINTS, AND TO OVERCOME THEM; AND POWER WAS GIVEN HIM OVER
ALL KINDREDS, AND TONGUES, AND NATIONS.” (Revelations 13:7)

       “…AND WHEN HE SHALL HAVE ACCOMPLISHED TO SCATTER THE
POWER OF THE HOLY PEOPLE, ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE FINISHED.”
(David 12:7)

      Do you know what to do about these things? Don’t plan on being told what to do
by Church leaders. Even if they do counsel you, it may not be good counsel. YOU ARE
RESPONSIBLE FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS TO YOU!
      “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 INFINITE GOODNESS DOTH BLESS AND
PROSPER THOSE WHO PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM.” (Helaman 12:1)

      “AND 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.”
(D&C 1:19)

      “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)

         Knowledge gained by personal revelation is the key that will unlock the door to
freedom. Those who reject truth because they don’t like it or because it conflicts with
their traditions will pay a heavy price in loss of freedom and also progression toward full
salvation. TRADITION is the greatest enemy of truth. Joseph Smith said that tradition is
the mainspring of all corruption. Alma referred to the false, the foolish, the silly, the
wicked, and the abominable traditions of our fathers which hold us in bondage. Simply
because you have been taught something all of your life does not mean that it is correct.

      Orson Pratt said, “THE WHOLE SPIRIT WORLD IN THE LOWER ORDERS
IS FULL OF DECEPTION, AND UNLESS YOU HAVE SOME WAY OF
DETECTING AND UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE FROM THE FALSE, YOU ARE
LIABLE TO BE LED AWAY AND DESTROYED.

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      I DO NOT KNOW THAT I NEED TO SAY ANYTHING FURTHER ABOUT
THESE TWO POWERS, ONLY THAT ALL EVIL POWERS WILL GO TO THEIR
OWN PLACE; AND UNLESS THESE MEN REPENT, THE SAME BEING, WHO
GIVES THEM REVELATION HERE, WILL HOLD THE MASTERY OVER THEM
THERE, AND WILL CONTROL THEM; AND IF THEY DO NOT FIND A
DICTATING AND CONTROLLING POWER IN THE PRIESTHOOD, THEY WILL
FIND IT AMONG THOSE BEINGS TO WHOM THEY HAVE YIELDED
THEMSELVES SUBJECT TO OBEY…” (Journal of Discourses, 13:74, 75)

        Each rejection of the truth and the knowledge of God that is offered will restrict
one to a lesser degree in a kingdom of glory, until they are able to understand and accept
these greater truths.

        It seems very clear that the greatest rewards or punishments that we will receive
throughout our eternal progression will be closely linked to the amount of knowledge of
truth which we receive and accept from God as opposed to that which we refuse to accept
because of tradition, hardness of heart, blindness of mind, or simply because we don’t
want it to be true. The powers of darkness can only be overcome through knowledge and
understanding.

        One of the greatest obstacles a gospel teacher encounters is rejection of truth that
happens to conflict with a previous belief. HOW CAN I KNOW WHAT IS TRUTH
AND HOW CAN I DETECT AN UNTRUTH?... BY THE POWER OF GOD! One of
the reasons we are given the gift of the Holy Ghost is to differentiate between truth and
error.

        Regardless of what you may have been taught, Church leaders have no greater
access to knowledge and interpretation of scripture than you have. Inspiration,
revelation, and even visions are not restricted to church leaders. However we do not all
possess the same gifts of the spirit.

       “I AM MORE AFRAID THAT THIS PEOPLE HAVE SO MUCH
CONFIDENCE IN THEIR LEADERS THAT THEY WILL NOT ENQUIRE 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, AND WEAKEN THAT INFLUENCE THEY
COULD GIVE TO THEIR LEADERS, DID THEY KNOW FOR THEMSELVES, BY
THE REVELATIONS OF JESUS, THAT THEY ARE LED IN THE RIGHT WAY.
LET EVERY MAN AND WOMAN KNOW, BY THE WHISPERINGS OF THE
SPIRIT OF GOD TO THEMSELVES, WHETHER THEIR LEADERS ARE WALKING
IN THE PATH THE LORD DICTATES OR NOT.” (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 9, Page
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          Can you see that the burden of proof for any teaching lies with the hearer? You
can know, by the power of the Holy Spirit, whether any teaching is true or false. You
don’t have to rely on anyone else’s opinion. The same rule applies when judging books.
The reader must learn to use the powers of the spirit in discerning truth from error. And
simply because a book was written by a church leader does not assure that everything that
is in it is accurate.

        The first edition of the book “MORMON DOCTRINE” contained at least 1067
errors in doctrine, according to the first presidency. Speaking of the book, “MAN, HIS
ORIGIN AND DESTINY”, President David O. Mackay said, “THIS BOOK IS NOT AN
APPROVED PUBLICATION OF THE CHURCH. THE AUTHOR (Joseph Fielding
Smith) ALONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE THEORIES THEREIN EXPRESSED.”
“…SOME PEOPLE FANCY BECAUSE WE HAVE THE PRESIDENCY AND
APOSTLES OF THE CHURCH, THEY WILL DO THE THINKING FOR US…
THERE ARE MEN AND WOMAN SO MENTALLY LAZY THAT THEY HARDLY
THINK FOR THEMSELVES. TO THINK CALLS FOR EFFORT WHICH MAKES
SOME MEN TIRED AND WEARIES THEIR SOULS. NOW BRETHREN AND
SISTERS, WE ARE SURROUNDED WITH SUCH CONDITIONS THAT IT
REQUIRES NOT ONLY THOUGHT, BUT THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
LATTER-DAY SAINTS, YOU MUST THINK FOR YOURSELVES.” (Elder J. Golden
Kimball, April 3, 1904 General Conference)

        Now the question arises, IF CHURCH LEADERS ARE SOMETIMES WRONG,
THEN WHAT IS MY OBLIGATION {responsibility may be a better word than
obligation} AS FAR AS OBEDIENCE TO CHURCH LEADERS IS CONCERNED?

       The Millennial Star, Volume 14, NO.38, Pages 593-595 answers this question for
us:

      “TO WHAT EXTENT IS OBEDIENCE TO THOSE WHO HOLD THE
PRIESTHOOD REQUIRED? THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION, AND
ONE THAT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD BY ALL THE SAINTS. IN
ATTEMPTING TO ANSWER THE QUESTION, WE WOULD REPEAT, IN SHORT,
WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY WRITTEN, THAT WILLING OBEDIENCE TO DO
THE LAWS OF GOD, ADMINISDTERED (TAUGHT) BY THE PRIESTHOOD, IS
INDISPENSABLE TO SALVATION; BUT WE WOULD FURTHER ADD THAT A
PROPER CONSERVATIVE {Webster’s Dictionary synonym- caution}TO THIS
POWER EXISTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL, AND NONE ARE REQUIRED TO
TAMELY AND BLINDLY SUBMIT TO A MAN BECAUSE HE HAS A PORTION
OF THE PRIESTHOOD. WE HAVE HEARD MEN WHO HOLD THE PRIESTHOOD
REMARK THAT THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING THEY WERE TOLD TO DO BY
THOSE WHO PRESIDED OVER THEM, EVEN IF THEY KNEW IT WAS WRONG;
BUT SUCH OBEDIENCE AS THIS 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 INTELLIGENT
BEINGS UNTIL HE TURNS FROM HIS FOLLY. A MAN OF GOD…WOULD

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DESPISE THE IDEA. OTHERS, IN THEIR EXTREME EXERCISE OF THEIR
ALMIGHTY AUTHORITY HAVE TAUGHT THAT SUCH OBEDIANCE IS
NECESSARY, AND THAT NO MATTER WHAT THE SAINTS WERE TOLD TO DO
BY THEIR PRESIDENTS, THEY SHOULD TO IT WITHOUT ASKING ANY
QUESTIONS.” (Joseph Smith)

      “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 DON’T CARE WHAT HIS POSITION IS, IF HE WRITES
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. 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 THE 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.” (Harold B. Lee, BYU address, THE PLACE A
LIVING PROPHET, SEER AND REVELATOR, Page 14)

      “NEVER VARYING INSPIRATION IS NOT A FACTOR IN THE
ADMINISTRATION OF THE AFFAIRS OF THE CHURCH; NOT EVEN GOOD
MEN, NO, NOT EVEN THOUGH THEY BE PROPHETS OR OTHER HIGH
OFFICIALS OF THE CHURCH, ARE THEY AT ALL TIMES AND IN ALL THINGS
INSPIRED OF GOD…THAT THERE HAVE BEEN UNWISE THINGS DONE IN
THE CHURCH…WE MAY NOT QUESTION…IT IS WELL NIGH AS DANGEROUS
TO CLAIM TOO MUCH FOR THE INSPIRATION OF GOD AS IT IS TO CLAIM
TOO LITTLE. BY THE FIRST, MEN ARE LED INTO SUPERSTITION AND INTO
BLASPHEMOUSLY ACCREDITING THEIR OWN IMPERFECT ACTIONS, THEIR
BLUNDERS, AND POSSIBLY EVEN THEIR SINS, TO GOD. AND BY THE
SECOND, THEY ARE APT TO ALTOGETHER ELIMINATE THE INFLUENCE OF
GOD FROM HUMAN AFFAIRS; I PAUSE IN DOUBT AS TO WHICH
CONCLUSION IS WORSE.” (B.H. Roberts, Improvement Era, Vol. 8, pp.366, 367)

      Joseph Smith said, “THE LORD HAD DECLARED… THAT THE PEOPLE
SHOULD EACH STAND FOR HIMSELF, AND DEPEND UPON NO MAN OR MEN
IN THAT STATE OF CORRUPTION OF THE JEWISH CHURCH—THAT
RIGHTEOUS PERSONS CAN ONLY DELIVER THEIR OWN SOULS – HE
APPLIED IT TO THE PRESENT STATE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF

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LATTER-DAY SAINTS. AND IF THE PEOPLE DEPARTED FROM THE LORD,
THEY MUST FALL—THAT THEY WERE DEPENDING ON THE PROPHET,
HENCE WERE DARKENED IN THEIR MINDS IN CONSEQUENCE OF
NEGLECTING THE DUTIES DEVOLVING UPON THEMSELVES, ENVIOUS
TOWARDS THE INNOCENT, WHILE THEY AFFLICT THE VIRTUOUS WITH
THEIR SHAFTS OF ENVY.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith pages 237-238)

        I listen and consider the counsel of the president of the LDS Church, but I follow
the scriptures and the Lord. However, I listen and consider the counsel of nearly
everyone who offers counsel. I heed only the counsel that is good and confirmed by the
Holy Spirit. I seldom ever say, I DO’T BELIEVE THAT about anything –only after I
know that it is incorrect. All things that I’m not sure of, that I cannot at that time find a
place for in my puzzle; I set on the shelf, because someday, as my puzzle becomes more
complete, I may find a place for that piece. But I do not blindly accept or obey anyone
simply because of their position in the Church.

       It is the common reaction of Mormons to reject anything they don’t like and
anything opposed to their traditions without investigation, research or prayer.

      “IT IS GIVEN UNTO MANY TO KNOW THE MYSTERIES OF GOD. HE
THAT WILL HARDEN HIS HEART, THE SAME RECEIVETH THE LESSER
PORTION OF THE WORD; AND HE THAT WILL NOT HARDEN HIS HEART, TO
HIM IS GIVEN THE GREATER PORTION OF THE WORD, UNTIL IT IS GIVEN
UNTO HIM TO KNOW THE MYSTERIES OF GOD UNTIL HE KNOW THEM IN
FULL.” (Alma 12:9-11)

        To those who serve God in righteousness and truth, who do not harden their
hearts and blind their minds in unbelief. “TO THEM WILL I REVEAL ALL
MYSTERIES, YEA, ALL THE HIDDEN MYSTERIES OF MY KINGDOM FROM
DAYS OF OLD, AND FOR AGES TO COME, WILL I MAKE KNOWN UNTO THEM
THE GOOD PLEASURE OF MY WILL CONCERNING ALL THINGS PERTAINING
TO MY KINGDOM. YEA, EVEN THE WONDERS OF ETERNITY SHALL THEY
KNOW, AND THINGS TO COME WILL I SHOW THEM—AND THEIR WISDOM
SHALL BE GREAT, AND THEIR UNDERSTANDING REACH TO HEAVEN—FOR
BY MY SPIRIT WILL I ENLIGHTEN THEM, AND BY MY POWER WILL I MAKE
KNOWN UNTO THEM THE SECRETS OF MY WILL, YEA, EVEN THOSE THINGS
WHICH EYE HATH NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HEARD, NOR YET ENTERED INTO
THE HEART OF MAN.” (D&C 76:5-10)

        Recently we heard from Church leaders a policy of BACK TO BASICS –
RETURN TO ORTHODOXY, which is in direct contradiction to the scriptures. Don’t
become one of the hard of heart, and blind of mind who reject truths because they don’t
want them to be true or because they conflict with their traditions. These brethren did
say, however, that this policy was “FOSTERED BY THE BRETHREN.” They never
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        As for me, I shall continue to seek after knowledge and greater truths that the
Lord might reveal unto me, line upon line, precept upon precept, that I may know the
mysteries of God until I know them in full.
        Unfortunately most Latter-day Saints are comfortable at their present level of
progression and refuse to believe that anyone might have received more and greater
things than they have. They are content to relax and enjoy the social aspects of
Mormonism and await direction from the president of the Church.

       I can see the fulfillment of Paul’s prophecy of 2nd Timothy 4:3 and 4 wherein he
prophecies that, “THE TIME IS SURE TO COME WHEN PEOPLE WILL NOT
ACCEPT SOUND TEACHINGS, BUT THEIR EARS WILL BE ITCHING FOR
ANYTHING NEW, AND THEY WILL COLLECT THEMSELVES A WHOLE
SERIES OF TEACHERS, ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN TASTES; AND THEN
THEY WILL SHUT THEIR EARS TO THE TRUTH AND WILL TURN TO MYTHS.”
(New Jerusalem Translation)

       Oh Yes, Paul is talking about the Lord’s people of these last days. The heading,
or preamble for this scripture in the New Jerusalem Bible says, “THE DANGERS OF
THE LAST DAYS.” Those who continue in this state will experience a variety of
consequences including subjugation by the Anti-Christ and the powers of darkness.

       Heber C. Kimball was shown that Satan’s war on the spirits of men continues in
the world of spirits after this mortal body is laid to rest. He said, “ IF YOU DO NOT
OVERCOME THEM, YOU WILL FALL INTO THE SAME SPIRIT AND YOU WILL
BE AS LIABLE TO BE DECEIVED IN THAT STATE OF EXISTANCE AS YOU
ARE IN THIS.” (Journal of Discourses, 4:5)

        In the great polarization, or separation of the saints into two different camps in the
last days, the great divider is UNBELIEF—HARDNESS OF HEART AND
BLINDNESS OF MIND. It is rejection of truths that conflict with your traditions—
refusal to accept scriptures that you don’t like. Don’t ever say I DON’T BELIEVE
THAT ABOUT ANYTHING WITHOUT RESEARCH, PRAYER AND CAREFUL
CONSIDERATION WITH AN OPEN MIND.




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                   MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN
                              (D&C 121:34-41)


       All Latter-day Saints have heard and probably quoted this scripture, but few really
understand what it is telling us. I think I would be correct in saying that few have even
thought deeply about it. If we are to seriously search this scripture, as we are admonished
to do with all scriptures, we must ask:

       1. WHAT ARE MANY OF US CALLED TO?
       2. WHO CALLED US TO IT?
       3. WHY ARE ONLY A FEW OF THOSE WHO ARE CALLED CHOSEN TO
          SOMETHING ELSE?
       4. WHAT IS THAT SOMETHING ELSE THAT FEW OF THOSE THAT ARE
          CALLED ARE CHOSEN FOR?


        In order to properly and fully answer these questions, we must first understand
that the gospel has multiple levels of meaning. When Joseph Smith was translating the
papyrus manuscripts discovered with the Egyptian mummies which Michael Chandler
obtained from Antonio Sebolo, which were published as the PEARL OF GREAT PRICE,
he learned that these manuscripts were written in THE EGYPTIAN LANGUAGE AS
PRACTICED BY THE ANCIENT PROPHTETS. Which, by the way, was quite
different from the Egyptian language deciphered by modern Egyptologists.

        During the process of translation Joseph worked out a lengthy alphabet and
grammar of that ancient language and discovered that there were as many as five
different levels of comprehension for those characters.


        While there may not be five different levels of meanings for all scriptures, we
must be aware that there is usually more than one level of understanding contained within
the scriptures for us to discover. Most people see the basic meaning and believe that they
understand fully what the author was trying to convey to his readers. However, there are
many people who do not comprehend even the most basic message of some scriptures
and admit that they do not understand that scripture.

        We should probably try to find three levels of meaning in the written words of the
ancient prophets and call these three levels the telestial, the terrestrial, and the celestial
levels of comprehension. If we would not be satisfied with the first or basic
understanding we obtain from a passage of scripture and continue to “SEARCH” that
scripture prayerfully, while considering and comparing other scriptures with it, eventually
marvelous things happen. We tune our channel selector to the Holy Spirit’s frequency
and receive additional light which does not shine forth with a casual reading of the
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         Jesus Christ’s disciples asked him why he taught in parables. He answered them
that it is given to some to understand greater messages from these parables than it is to
others. He who has eyes to see and ears to hear is able to comprehend more from the
same words than others can. Regardless of their education, experience, status in life, and
state of progression in the gospel, there is some message for everyone, but not everyone
will see the higher levels of understanding which the words contain.

        We are commanded to “SEARCH” the scriptures, and not simply read them.
When we search, we are looking for something, and the more seriously and diligently we
search, the more likely we are to find it. Sometimes when we are diligently searching for
something, we discover in the process, something of value besides what we are looking
for.

       In the process of studying a particular scripture, I suggest that you ask yourself
these questions:

               1. Who is talking?
               2. Who are they talking to?
               3. What were the circumstances and purposes for the statement?
               4. What are they talking about?
               5. What is the basic, or telestial message that everyone should be able to
                  understand from the scriptures?
               6. Is there a secondary, or terrestrial message there?

        Of course you will not see the higher levels of understanding in any scripture until
you are ready to receive it. The Holy Spirit teaches us line upon line and precept upon
precept. You won’t be given a celestial meaning until after you comprehend the telestial
and terrestrial messages of the scripture. You cannot comprehend calculus or
trigonometry until you have an adequate understanding of algebra.

        I liken the process of obtaining higher levels of understanding and additional
messages from the same scriptures to working on a jigsaw puzzle. As we fit more pieces
of the puzzle into their proper place, we see more of the total picture, but we can’t see the
complete picture until we fit all of the pieces into their proper place.

        We will find pieces of our puzzle that we cannot find a place for in the puzzle at
that time, but we do not reject and discard that piece, we set it aside and as more pieces of
the puzzle are fitted into their place, sooner or later we find a place where that piece fits
and helps to complete the puzzle and clarify the picture.

        It is an unfortunate fact that when people are given a piece of the great puzzle of
the gospel that they cannot find a place for at that moment, they tend to reject and discard
that piece because of tradition. If we throw away that piece and say, “I DON’T
BELIEVE THAT,” we can never complete our puzzle and view the entire picture unless
we find and accept that piece again. This is why the phrase HARDNESS OF HEART
AND BLINDNESS OF MIND appears so often in the scriptures, along with the word

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UNBELIEF which the Lord condemns as the major obstacle in our path to full salvation.
We limit and sometimes stop our own progression toward exaltation by throwing away
some important pieces of the puzzle through unbelief rather than setting them aside and
continue to work on the puzzle with an open mind until we find out whether the pieces
that we have set aside (not thrown away) really have a place in the great picture of gospel
comprehension.

       Higher levels of comprehension can only be obtained through effort. Only after
you do your part will the Holy Spirit enlighten your understanding and only to the degree
to which you have prepared yourself to receive it.

       With this understanding let us now SEARCH the 121st section of the Doctrine and
Covenants and see if we can comprehend what the Lord is telling those who have eyes to
see and ears to hear.

       The Lord says he calls many people to His church. The missionaries call upon
everyone who will listen. Some of them respond and are baptized. Their testimonies
vary and can grow as they learn the gospel. Some are not fully converted and they fall by
the wayside. Some are weak and unable or unwilling to strive to obey the principles of
the gospel. Some are blinded by the craftiness of Satan and his disciples on earth.

       These people can receive the limited guidance and promptings of the Holy Ghost,
but they never become worthy to receive the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost,
which was conditionally promised them when they were confirmed a member of the
Church. So the first, or shall we say telestial level of this scripture is MANY ARE
CALLED TO BECOME MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF
LATTER-DAY SAINTS, BUT FEW OF THEM ARE CHOSEN FOR THE
BESTOWAL OF THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST, AND HAVE IT WITH THEM
AS A CONSTANT COMPANION.

        The second level of comprehension of the declaration MANY ARE CALLED
BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN, or the TERRESTRIAL level, refers to those who accept the
gospel, obtain at least a working testimony of it and are considered active Latter-day
Saints, but they set their hearts on the vain things of this telestial world and value
material things more than eternal values. They aspire to the honors of men and seek not
only fame but acceptance in the social structure of the worldly.

        They fear man more than God and seek riches and power and the praise of men
sometimes at the sacrifice of principle. They are those who are lifted up in the pride of
their hearts. These are they whom the Book of Mormon prophets repeatedly warned
about who have caused the decline and collapse of former dispensations of the Lord’s
church and it is prophesied that this is one of the main causes of the pollution of the
Lord’s church among the gentiles in our time.

        These are they who are represented in Lehi’s vision of the Tree of Life as being in
the large and spacious building whose manner of dress was exceedingly fine, and they

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were in the attitude of condemning those who pressed forward in the gospel and upheld
the principles of the gospel and accepted ALL scriptures and all truths while rejecting and
ignoring none of the unpleasant ones.

         These are they who exercise unrighteous dominion and seek to exercise control or
compulsion upon the souls of the children of men. These are they who seek to cover their
sins rather than admitting and repenting. These are they who do not learn 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 upon the principles of
righteousness. Even though the priesthood may have been conferred upon them, if it is
used 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.” He is left to himself to kick
against the pricks, TO PERSECUTE THE TRUE SAINTS, AND TO FIGHT AGAINST
GOD.

       So the terrestrial level of understanding for the expression MANY ARE CALLED
BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN, is that many active Latter-day Saints who believe themselves
worthy, are called to positions of leadership in the Lord’s church, but because they
undertake to cover their sins, gratify their pride or vain ambitions, AND EXERCISE
CONTROL OR DOMINION OR COMPULSION UPON THE SOULS OF THE
CHILDREN OF MEN, the heavens withdraw themselves from them and the Lord refuses
to honor their priesthood authority.

               “NO POWER OR INFLUENCE CAN OR OUGHT TO BE
               MAINTAINED BY VIRTUE OF THE PRIESTHOOD, ONLY BY
               PERSUASION, BY LONG SUFFERING, BY GENTLENESS, AND
               MEEKNESS, AND BY LOVE UNFEIGNED.”

        The third level of comprehension for the expression MANY ARE CALLED BUT
FEW ARE CHOSEN, which I shall call the celestial level, is understandably more
difficult to see and is not readily apparent to telestial persons. Understand that higher
levels of understanding can often be in opposition to the traditions of telestial beliefs. If
you are not prepared to receive this level of comprehension do not throw this piece of the
great puzzle away – set it aside and keep working on the puzzle. You may someday find
that this piece is necessary to complete the picture.

        It is a fact that our pre-mortal existence had more to do with our eventual final
inheritance than does this mortal life.

        Paul said that people are called and appointed to God’s purposes during their
mortal existence because God knew them and evaluated them before they were born. He
knew that they possessed the ability to accomplish a particular portion of his great and
marvelous works among the children of men during the mortal probationary period of
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       Paul told the Ephesian Saints that God had blessed the faithful with spiritual
blessings in heavenly places and that God had chosen certain individuals before the
foundation of the world and pre-appointed them to adoption by Jesus Christ. (Ephesians
1:5,6)

        There can be no question but what Paul also understood that there was a tentative
pre-assignment to a final inheritance within a particular degree of glory before we ever
left our pre-mortal existence and were born upon this earth. He wrote that in Christ we
have obtained an inheritance, being pre-assigned to it according to the purposes of God
(Ephesians 1:11) and that this inheritance also came because they had been faithful saints.

       Paul said that these pre-assignments were given to some because they were
brethren beloved of the Lord because, “GOD HATH FROM THE BEGINNING
CHOSEN YOU TO SALVATION THROUGH SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT
AND BELIEF OF TRUTH: WHEREUNTO HE CALLED YOU BY OUR GOSPEL, TO
THE OBTAINING OF THE GLORY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.” (2 Thes.
2:13,14)

        The Thessalonian saints, like any faithful believers of any dispensation, were
called and CHOSEN and pre-appointed and foreordained to salvation during their pre-
mortal existence because they believed truth when it was presented to them and were
obedient to truth when it was presented to them and were obedient to God and diligent in
their assignments and stewardships during their pre-mortal life.

        The first important requirement for obtaining the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ is
“BELIEF OF TRUTH.” If you reject truth because of false traditions or because you
don’t like it, you are called, but not chosen for exaltation. If they remain equally diligent
and receptive to truth during their mortal existence on earth, then they are just men,
called of God, chosen to exaltation, purified and made perfect through sanctification by
Christ. Sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God. (Helaman
3:35)

        Joseph Smith carried it a step farther. Joseph said that “EVERY MAN WHO
HAS A CALLING TO MINISTER TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD WAS
ORDAINED TO THAT VERY PURPOSE IN THE GRAND COUNCIL OF HEAVEN
BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.” Alma tells us that every man who holds the priesthood
on earth was prepared from the foundations of the world for this calling and was
foreordained. (Alma 13:5) They were called to the priesthood before they were born but
not all of them were CHOSEN to exaltation. One of the main reasons why some of them
were not CHOSEN to exaltation is because they harden their hearts in unbelief and blind
their minds to greater truths and thus reject exaltation because of the false traditions of
their fathers.

       This calling, choosing, pre-appointment, and fore-ordination to conditions and
assignments for mortality and eventual kingdoms of glory is not discriminatory in the
common interpretation of the word because it is based upon freedom of choice, personal

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belief in and acceptance of truth, worthiness, willingness, effort and obedience as
demonstrated during our pre-mortal existence. Each person who receives a superior
blessing, earned the right to that blessing through the proper exercise of their free agency,
and is free to do whatever they choose with that inheritance while on this earth. He can
magnify and enlarge upon it or he can forfeit any pre-earned advantages he may have
come to this earth with.

        We are taught that children who die before reaching the age of accountability are
heirs of the Celestial Kingdom.

       This inheritance was not earned by their obedience and progression in mortality,
obviously. These individuals were pre-assigned to the Celestial glory before they were
born upon this earth. Their continued progression only required a physical body of flesh
and bone.

       “NOW THE LORD HAD SHOWN UNTO ME, ABRAHAM, THE
       INTELLIGENCES THAT WERE ORGANIZED BEFORE THE WORLD WAS;
       AND AMONG THESE WERE MANY NOBLE AND GREAT ONES; AND
       GOD SAW THESE SOULS THAT THEY WERE GOOD, AND HE STOOD IN
       THE MIDST OF THEM AND HE SAID THESE I WILL MAKE MY
       RULERS…AND HE SAID UNTO ME: ABRAHAM, THOU ARE ONE OF
       THEM; THOU WAST CHOSEN BEFORE THOU WAS BORN.” (Abraham
       3:23)

        Latter-day Saints are familiar with the term BORN IN THE COVENANT, but do
you know what covenant this has reference to? Those who are born in the covenant have
inherited circumstances of birth into mortality which are accompanied by superior
blessings and opportunities. We pre-earned this status and thus were permitted to enter
into a covenant with God and with those who were to precede us in our assigned lineage.
We covenanted with God that we would do whatsoever we were pre-assigned to do in the
Lord’s work here on earth. The covenant we made with those of our assigned lineage
who would come to earth before us was that we would perform the necessary ordinance
work for their exaltation on their behalf by proxy.

     Latter-day Saints are also familiar with the expression HAVING OUR CALLING
AND ELECTION MADE SURE.

        They may not, however, understand what calling and what election it is that we
desire to be made sure. You have to have been called and elected to something
previously in order to have it made sure. If you were called and elected to something
previously, it was because of your diligence, progress, obedience, and acceptance of truth
during a previous existence.

       Having that calling and election made sure confirms that you have done nothing
to cancel that calling and election and that you have remained worthy to obtain that
which you earned, and was promised before you were born on this world.

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        With this understanding perhaps you are now ready to receive the third, or shall
we say, celestial level of understanding of the statement MANY ARE CALLED BUT
FEW ARE CHOSEN. This principle has been taught incorrectly in the LDS wards that I
have attended.

        In a gospel doctrine class I attended, the teacher strung a ribbon across the
classroom and taped it to the walls on each side. Then they attached a one inch wide
piece of masking tape right in the middle of it. The instructor then pointed to the length
of ribbon on one side of the tape and said THIS REPRESENTS THE LONG PERIOD
OF TIME DURING WHICH WE EXISTED AS PRE-MORTAL SPIRIT BEINGS.
Then, pointing to the length of ribbon on the other side of the tape, they said, THIS
REPRESENTS THE LONG PERIOD OF TIME WE WILL EXIST AFTER WE DIE
AND LEAVE THIS MORTAL EXISTANCE. (Ok so far)

       Then pointing to the one inch wide tape stuck to the middle of the ribbon, they
said, THIS REPRESENTS THE SHORT PERIOD OF TIME WHICH WE SPEND ON
THIS EARTH DURING MORTALITY.

     Then came the statement which is generally incorrect but is commonly taught in
LDS Churches. WHAT YOU DO IN THIS LIFE DETERMINES THE KINGDOM OF
GLORY THAT YOU WILL INHERIT AFTER YOU DIE.

        I submit to you that our pre-earth existence has more to do with our post-earth
inheritance than does this life and that before we were born on this earth we were
tentatively assigned to a kingdom of glory. Our mortal earth life is for the purpose of
clothing our spirit with flesh and gaining experience.

        Obviously, if children who die before reaching the age of accountability are
already heirs to the celestial kingdom, they did not earn that assignment through their
actions during their mortal earth existence, they had to have merited the Celestial
Kingdom during a previous existence.

       Now consider Abraham 3:26, which is taught incorrectly in the LDS Church.
When God stood among the souls that were good, before this earth was created, he told
them that he would make them his rulers. He said that he would go down and “TAKE
OF THESE MATERIALS, AND WE WILL MAKE AN EARTH WHEREON THESE
MAY DWELL; AND WE WILL PROVE THEM HEREWITH, TO SEE IF THEY
WILL DO ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER THE LORD THEIR GOD SHALL
COMMAND THEM.” Now here comes the important part: “AND THEY WHO KEEP
THEIR FIRST ESTATE SHALL BE ADDED UPON; AND THEY WHO KEEP NOT
THEIR FIRST ESTATE SHALL NOT HAVE GLORY IN THE SAME KINGDOM
WITH THOSE WHO KEEP THEIR FIRST ESTATE.” (Abraham 3:26)

       I have been taught all of my life that this means that those who were not obedient
and valiant during their pre-mortal life are denied physical mortal bodies and the right to
be born on this earth. IT DOES NOT! Think for yourself and use the Holy Spirit in

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interpreting the scriptures. Don’t just blindly accept what you hear in church. The Lord
has told us we do err because we are taught by the precepts of men. (2 Nephi 28:14)

        Abraham 3:26 plainly says that those who keep not their first estate (pre-mortal
existence) SHALL NOT HAVE GLORY IN THE SAME KINGDOM WITH THOSE
WHO KEEP THEIR FIRST ESTATE. The Lord is talking about KINGDOMS OF
GLORY! This earth is now Satan’s kingdom, not a kingdom of glory. God is clearly
telling us that inheritances of kingdoms of glory are earned during our FIRST estate.
Then he says that if we are equally as diligent during our second estate, or this earth life,
we shall have additional glory than that which we earned and were assigned before we
were born upon this earth. We might also assume that if we are rebellious and grossly
disobedient and evil during this mortal existence, that we can forfeit the calling and
election which we may have previously earned, although this is an assumption.

        At this point some who have eyes to see, but cannot perceive, may be horrified at
the bold audacity of a lay member declaring that the interpretation of church leaders
could be incorrect. As you study these volumes, you will learn that there are many
traditional LDS interpretations of scriptures that are incorrect. You have the same
promise that I have, that by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of ALL
things. USE IT!

        There is a pre-judgment of spirits before they leave the spirit world. Each spirit
who is born on this world is tentatively assigned to an eventual degree of glory before
they are born and those who are unable to comprehend or abide celestial laws and
environment are not expected to.

         Likewise the circumstances of our birth into this world were determined by us,
before we were born. We earned the time, place, conditions, and missions which we came
to this earth with before we were born, and we fully accepted those things. The Lord
then provides experiences and opportunities for us that we need and which will further
his work upon this earth. Few important things happen to us by coincidence.




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                                  WORDS OF CAUTION


       This work may appear to be ANTI—MORMON literature to many traditional
Mormons. It is not intended to be that. It is an effort to awaken an apathetic people who
are “WALKING IN DARKNESS AT NOONDAY.” If you are offended by it you are in
need of changing your course. But when you change your course be very careful what
new course you select. It is easy to go BEYOND THE MARK and select a course that
takes you farther away from your destination.

        I have observed many people who see and accept the truths contained within these
volumes who make the serious mistake of allowing Satan to lead them into dangerous
waters.

        There are many books out now that have wide distribution and acceptance, which
are cleverly deceptive and calculated by Satan to convince people that LOVE is the only
thing that matters. Some of these books bear the titles “CONVERSATIONS WITH
GOD”, “LOVE WITHOUT END”, “AND SONS OF GOD”. While they contain many
truths and much good, they teach, sometimes very subtly, that it really doesn’t matter
what you do, there really isn’t any right or wrong; God loves you and no matter what you
do, if you have enough love, everything will turn out alright. The message sounds good
and many “enlightened” people fall for this deception.

        Love is an important part of the gospel of God, but it is not the only part, or the
most important part. The most important part is the atonement of Christ. The gospel of
Jesus Christ is “REPENT AND COME UNTO CHRIST.” (D&C 10:67, 68) Teaching
that love is the only thing that matters draws one away from this truth and instills within
one’s mind justification for succumbing to temptation and taking the course of least
resistance. We are then likely to unleash our natural human desires and passions in the
name of love, justifying our actions by thinking that there is no such thing as sin, love is
the important thing. Then Satan has you in his grasp and leads you carefully down to
hell.

        Focusing on love as the most important thing convinces one that they don’t need
Christ, his atonement or repentance. This love deception is one of Satan’s most
successful tools today. It leads you away from Christ and toward Satan.

        Then we have another group of “enlightened” persons who have discovered flaws
in the scriptures, especially in the Genesis story and certain portions of the Doctrine and
Covenants. Yes there are mistranslations, misinterpretations, misunderstandings and
even some downright untruths contained within the scriptures. That’s why we need the
assistance of the Holy Ghost in our study of the scriptures. Many of this group have lost
confidence in the scriptures and have abandoned them and the important truths and
guidelines contained therein. Of all the scriptures we now have, the Book of Mormon is
the most accurate and most reliable.



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       I wonder which course is worse:

       1. Giving up on the scriptures
       2. Blindly accepting the counsel of mortals
       3. Deciding there is no sin and love is the only thing that matters.

        Satan has many very effective tools to work with. The Lord has, however, given
us the answer. The secret is COME UNTO CHRIST AND LET THE HOLY SPIRIT BE
YOUR GUIDE. KEEP FOCUSED ON CHRIST, HIS WORDS AND HIS
ATONEMENT. THE SPIRIT OF GOD THAT IS WITHIN YOU WILL WHISPER
WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG IF YOU WILL LISTEN TO IT AND HEED ITS
PROMPTINGS.

         Try to look ahead and understand the long range effects of your decisions. What
will ultimately be best for your own benefit and the benefit of others? Which path will
lead you most directly and most surely up the holy mount to God’s presence? Put your
trust in God and not in any mortal regardless of his title or position. Consider prayerfully
what you read, and rely upon the Holy Spirit and not your personal desires. Listen for an
answer with an open mind.

        What do I suggest that you do then? Nothing right now. The scriptures make it
quite clear that the next step is THE CHURCH OF THE LAMB OF GOD which appears
to be more of a movement or separation or gathering than any church organization as we
know them. It will consist of individuals gathered out of the organizational structures as
wheat from the tares. It will consist of those who refuse to take upon themselves the
mark of the beast and worship the beast. They will then be unable to buy or sell in the
Anti-Christ’s economic system, (Revelation 20:4) and must of necessity flee to the
wilderness to survive. After the 3 ½ year reign of the Anti-Christ the CHURCH OF THE
FIRSTBORN will emerge and it will not be the LDS church.

       Am I suggesting that members of the LDS Church leave that church? NO, that is
not my purpose. I am suggesting that you put your trust in God and pray for, listen for,
and heed the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

        Although the LDS Church is indeed in a state of apostasy from the original
restoration to Joseph Smith, I know of nothing better out there, anywhere, and I anticipate
the great and marvelous work of the Lord among the children of men in these last days,
and the cleansing or purification which the Lord will accomplish. It is not my calling to
set the Lord’s Church in order. He will take care of his own problems in his own time
and in his own way.

        It is, however, part of my calling to set forth truth in words as plain as words can
be, to awaken a people who are walking in darkness at noon-day. (D&C 95:6)

      I am quite aware that most traditional, orthodox Mormons will reject these
warnings because they simply do not want to believe that they could be true. But they

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will be left without excuse if they make the wrong decision and choose to follow the
precepts of men and deny the promptings of the Holy Ghost.
        The Lord is about to gather the wheat from out of the tares to the Church of the
Lamb of God. Then he will bind the tares in bundles to be burned during the great
purification of the earth to prepare it for the terrestrial order of the Millennium. Are you
wheat or are you a tare?

       President Ezra Taft Benson wrote in “I TESTIFY” the following: “AS A
SPECIAL WITNESS OF JESUS CHRIST, AND HIS HUMBLE SERVANT, IT IS
NOW MY OBLIGATION AND PRIVILEGE AS THE SPIRIT DIRECTS, TO BEAR
PURE TESTIMONY AND WITNESS TO THAT WHICH I KNOW TO BE TRUE.
THIS I WILL DO.”

        Then President Benson referred to Alma 4:19 in which Alma warns against pride,
craftiness and contention, “SEEING NO WAY THAT HE MIGHT RECLAIM THEM
(church members) SAVE IT WERE IN BEARING DOWN IN PURE TESTIMONY
AGAINST THEM.”

       If, by bearing down in pure testimony against the Lord’s people of this last
dispensation, I might awaken even a few members of the Church who are honorable
people blinded by the craftiness of Satan and walking in darkness at noon-day, then
whatever consequences I might encounter because of this work will be acceptable.

        Be understood that these things, as negative as they may appear, are not just more
criticism of church leaders. They are directed to the members as well as the leaders.
There are tares planted by Satan’s evil organizations in both the membership and the
leadership of every organization which controls or heavily influences people. This
includes all major Churches.

       The Lord makes it sufficiently clear that he is well aware of the human frailties
and inclinations of the leaders of his people and he has informed me that it is not my
problem or responsibility to set the church in order. “THEREFORE SEE TO IT THAT
YE TROUBLE NOT YOURSELVES CONCERNING THE AFFAIRS OF MY
CHURCH IN THIS PLACE.” (D&C 112:27)

       The Lord is quite capable of handling his own problems, and he will set his
church in order in his own time and in his own way. “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 WORDS, ETERNAL WORDS;
WHILE HIS BOWELS SHALL BE A FOUNTAIN OF TRUTH, TO SET IN ORDER
THE HOUSE OF GOD…” (D&C 85:7)

        Many of the rebels of the 1960’s in this country learned, through time, what
others have also learned, often the hard way, that it is foolish to tear down what you have
unless you have something better to replace it with, and are able to do so. At the time of

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this writing, there is nothing better out there that I have been able to find that offers more
truths than the LDS Church. However, Satan has planted tares in the LDS Church.
        It is true that an increasing number of members have concluded that the LDS
Church has taken them as far as it is going to, and that they have no further need of the
organization. From here on it is between them and God, until the shepherd calls his
sheep to the Church of the Lamb of God, (1 Nephi 14:10), and until Christ gathers the
wheat out from among the tares. (D&C 86:7)

       In the days of King David, the Ark of the Covenant was being moved on a new
cart. At a certain place, the oxen, which were pulling the cart, “shook it”. A man named
UZZIAH took hold of the Ark to steady it. “AND GOD SMOTE HIM THERE FOR HIS
ERROR; AND THERE HE DIED BY THE ARK OF THE COVENANT.” (II Samuel
6:6-7)

        Hugh Nibley uses this incident to warn us against trying to correct any problems
that may exist among the leaders of the church in his article, “CRITICIZING THE
BRETHREN”. Yes, the church is shaking a bit, but don’t stretch forth your hand to
steady it lest you bring down the wrath of God upon you. This is the Lord’s work, and he
will do it in his own time and way.

      But a word of caution to those who rest secure in the belief that all is well in Zion.
“FOR BEHOLD, AT THAT DAY SHALL HE (SATAN) RAGE IN THE HEARTS OF
THE CHILDREN OF MAN, 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)

       The latter-day Saints generally feel secure in the belief that because we are
members of the restored church ALL IS WELL. No one likes to hear that we have not
measured up to what the Lord has expected of us, but that is exactly the case. We have
become lifted up in pride, more concerned with having fine, large homes and automobiles
boats and unnecessary extravagances, than we are with serving God and our fellow man.

       A stern warning is given to us in Doctrine and Covenants 112:24-25, wherein the
Lord said, “BEHOLD, VENGENCE COMETH SPEEDILY UPON INHABITANTS OF
THE EARTH, A DAY OF WRATH, A DAY OF BURNING, A DAY OF
DESOLATION, OR WEEPING, OR 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.” So terrible judgments are to begin right
here in the Lord’s church and spread from here.



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      A frightening, but sobering statement follows in verse 26, “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.” Think about that!

     “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
105:3-6)

        One of the important things that we have failed God in, is learning the GREATER
principles of the gospel. With few exceptions, the Latter-day Saints are quite satisfied
with the milk of the gospel and see no need to understand anything beyond the basics.
This condemnation is stated at some length by the Lord in His Scriptures, and it does not
end with the body of the church members; the condemnation extends through the church
leaders who have been charged with the responsibility of making the Latter-day Saints a
ZION people, pure in heart, a beacon to the world. In fact, a good case could be made
supporting the proposition that we are actually farther away from becoming a Zion
people than the early Saints were.

       For many years we have been teaching that the three purposes of the church are:

       1. TEACH THE GOSPEL (MISSIONARY WORK AMONG MEMBERS)
       2. REDEEM OUR DEAD (GENEALOGY AND TEMPLE WORK)
       3. PERFECT THE SAINTS (CREATE A ZION PEOPLE)


        We have done a reasonably good job of accomplishing the first two, but we have
fallen far short of the task of perfecting the saints and creating a Zion Community.

        We have, in effect, become a missionary church. We have concentrated more
time, effort and money toward increasing membership than we have toward taking the
membership to perfection by teaching the higher principles necessary for becoming a
Zion people, prepared to receive exaltation.

        I’m not advocating the neglect of those who need the basics, however, I am
pointing out that we need more effort toward the third purpose of the church—that of
taking the members beyond the basics and creating Zion people in Zion communities.



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       The question is justifiably asked, WHAT IS THERE FOR ME AT CHURCH? I
seldom ever hear anything that I didn’t already know. We are still teaching the same
basic doctrine that I learned when I was a child. The fault lies with the church members
as a whole. If we were ready for, and would accept greater things, perhaps we would be
given greater things. But whenever anyone tries to teach greater things, they are criticized
by members and told by church leaders to back off.

        Am I counseling members of the church to stop going to church? Certainly not!
If you are still learning and progressing because of your attendance at church, keep going
to church. But learn to listen to and follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost and trust not
in man, the arm of flesh. Do not be guided by the precepts of men.




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