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The Kingdom of Spin

Sometimes “spin” can make you very dizzy.  So it is with the fraud that is Mormonism.

The following is an amazing, yet true story — and shows exactly how a major religious organization called LDS Inc. has taken an adulterous, witchcraft-practicing, amanita mascara mushroom-eating, U.S. currency-counterfeiting 19th century plagiarizing MPD (multiple personality disorder) con man and very successfully SPINNED him and his image into a modern-day American Mohammed in the minds of millions — “2nd only to Jesus Christ” in his alleged importance to mankind.  
Senator Harry Reid is one such devout, temple-attending, and practicing Mormon — this shows well the Mormon propensity of a twisted mindset and perverse TALENT to mislead and obfuscate THE TRUTH from the public at all costs.
Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California, was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Nevada Senator Harry Reid’s great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889.  Both Judy and Harry Reid just happen to share this common ancestor, Remus Reid.

The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows in Montana territory.  

On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription:

‘Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to  Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six  times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in  1889.’

Judy e-mailed Mormon Demon-crat Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle Remus.  Believe it or not, Harry Reid’s staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:

‘Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include  acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the  Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the  railroad.   In 1887, he was a key player in a vital  investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.’

NOW THAT is how it’s done folks! That’s real SPIN.  Nothing technically false in that statement above, it just leads people away from The Story Behind the Story – aka the hard, cold facts!   

So, are we really expected to believe the “Honorable” Harry Reid really was injured while “exercising at his home”?
Oops - I fell while exercising so I have to retire!!

Oops – I fell while exercising so I have to retire!!


Little Known, (or Forgotten) Realities of Mormonism in Utah

Each of the following events and quotes concerning the Mormon (LDS) Church headquartered in Utah are factual and real.  They are meticulously documented in LDS Historian, Michael Quinn’s seminal books – “The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power” and “The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power.”

It is clear to see that LDS Church customs and CORE dogmas and teachings have indeed changed and evolved over time.  Yet the Holy Bible in Hebrews 13:8 declares that Jesus Christ is “the same, yesterday, today, and forever.”  The true core gospel of grace has never changed since Christ first declared it, and commissioned His apostles to take it to the world. Truth can never be altered nor changed, for doing so would prove it to be in reality a falsehood.   Any “Church” that changes its core doctrines over time can never be the true church of Christ – but rather, is a church of MAN.

Jan 23,1852 – Brigham Young instructs Utah Legislature to legalize slavery because “we must believe in slavery.

Feb 5,1852 – Brigham Young announces policy of denying priesthood to all those black African ancestry, even “if there never was a prophet, or apostle of Jesus Christ spoke it before” because “negroes are the children of old Cain….any man having one drop of the seed of Cain in him cannot hold the priesthood.” Contrary to Joseph Smith’s example in authorizing the ordination of Elijah Abel, this is LDS policy for the next 126 years.

Jan 3,1854 – Brigham Young invites Elijah Ablel, free black and ordained Seventy, to party with 98 other men in Social Hall. Some of these parties are male-only dances.

Nov 22,1855 – Brigham Young secretly ordains his eleven year old son John W. an apostle in connection with receiving the endowment. Young later ordains three other sons apostles.

Mar 21,1858 – Brigham Young tells this special conference that Joseph Smith disobeyed revelation by returning to Nauvoo to stand trial, that the church’s founding prophet lost Spirit of God the last days of his life, and died as unnecessary martyr. Young published this talk as pamphlet, and distributed it widely.

Dec 15,1858 – Young readily grants divorce to unhappy plural wives but requires husbands to pay him personally a $10 fee (That’s around $245 in 2015 U.S. dollars). Young issues 1,600 certificates of divorce for unhappy polygamous marriages. (This equals 16 thousand dollars in Brigham’s personal bank account, or $392,000 in 2015 U.S. dollars)

Aug 20,1859 – Brigham Young regarding slavery: “We consider it of divine institution, and not to be abolished until the curse pronounced on Ham shall have been removed from his descendants.

Sep 7,1859 – Salt Lake City clerk records sale of twenty six year old “negro boy” for $800 to William H. Hooper. Until federal law ends slavery in U.S. Territories in 1862, some African-American slaves are paid as tithing, bought, sold and otherwise treated as chattel in Utah.

Nov 18,1861 – Abraham Lincoln checks out Book of Mormon from Library of Congress. He returns it on 29 July 1862, apparently first U.S. president to read Book of Mormon.

Dec 10,1862 – Deseret News reports that Church Historian’s Office is displaying sample of tobacco crops grown in Provo during past summer.

Oct 6,1863 – Brigham Young prophesies “in the Name of the Lord” in general conference: “Will the present struggle (of the U.S. Civil War) free the slaves? No….. and men will be called to judgement for the way they have treated the negroe.” The 13th Amendment legally ends slavery in the United States in 1865.

May 15,1864 – Brigham Young preaches, “I don’t want Mormonism to become too popular… we would be overrun by the wicked.”

Dec 9,1869 – ZCMI Drug Stores advertises that is has just opened on Main Street with “Liquors, Draught and by the case.”

Jun 18,1870 – First Counselor George A Smith tells Salt Lake School of Prophets about “the evil of masturbation” among Utah Mormons. Apostle Lorenzo Snow says that “plural marriage would tend to diminish the evil of self pollution (masturbation) and the indulgence on the part of men is less in plural marriage than in monogamy.”

Sep 1,1870 – Salt Lake City’s 9th Ward reports that only thirty one of its 181 families (17 %) attends Sunday Services regularly and 50% of families are perfectly indifferent.

Jun 3,1871 – Salt Lake Tabernacle service: “Pres D.H. Wells spoke 25 minutes following President Young’s remarks. Not very good attention. Considerable moving about, passing out, and drowsiness.”

Jan 4,1877 – Joseph Smith’s last born child David is committed to Illinois Hospital for the Insane. Proclaimed by Brigham Young in 1866 as rightful heir of LDS presidency, he has served as counselor on RLDS presidency since 1873. He dies in asylum in 1904.

Aug 29,1877 – Brigham Young dies. His last words are “Joseph, Joseph, Joseph!”

June 4,1879 – John Taylor and apostles decline to allow Elijah Abel to receive temple endowment because he is Negroid, even though Abel received Melchizedek priesthood with Joseph Smith’s authorization in 1836. This African American regularly attends his Seventy’s quorum meetings and serves proselyting mission just before his death in 1888.

Dec 27,1879 – Apostle Wilford Woodruff tells stake conference in Snowflake, Arizona, “There will be no United States in the year 1890.”

Jan 9,1880 – Apostle Orson Pratt writes to his children that city of New Jerusalem will be constructed by April 1950.

Jan 7,1882 – Apostle Francis M Lyman’s diary begins recording month-long nervous breakdown of Heber J Grant, his successor as Tooele Stake President. Physician diagnoses Grant’s condition as “nervous convulsions” and warns that condition could lead to “softening of the brain,” if Grant continues his stressful pace of activity. Grant becomes apostle ten months later and is first LDS leader with diagnosed history of emotional illness.

Mar 31,1882 – John Taylor closes Church Historian’s Office to the public.

Mar 22,1884 – James E Talmage begins using hashish at Johns Hopkins University as “my physiological experiment” of its effects. By April 6 he is using twenty grains, “and the effect was felt in a not very agreeable way.” This is last reference in his diary. Four months later he becomes member of stake high council.

May 17,1888 – At dedication of Manti Temple, Wilford Woodruff declared prophetically , “We are not going to stop the practice of plural marriage until the Coming of the Son of Man.”

Feb 27,1889 – LDS political newspaper Salt Lake Herald: “In 1870 Utah had second highest rate of divorce and in 1880 the tenth highest for all states and territories.”

Jun 8, 1889 – Apostle Lorenzo Snow says that “his sister, the late Eliza R. Snow Smith, was a firm believer in the principle of reincarnation and that she claimed to have received if from the Joseph the Prophet, her husband. He said he saw nothing unreasonable in it, and could believe it, if it came from the Lord or His oracle.”

Dec 5, 1891 – Stake President relates “incident of the Prophet Joseph telling Dimick B Huntington…..that Noah built the Ark in the land where South Carolina is now.

Nov 29,1893 – Presidents Wilford Woodruff and George Q Cannon meet with three apostles and James E Talmage: “That there will also be daughters of Perdition there is no doubt in the minds of the brethren.”

Dec 7,1893 – First Presidency and Twelve decide that garments worn under clothing should be white. This is first departure of Utah temple garment from contemporary “Union Suit” which comes in various colors and upon which Utah “street garment” is based.

Apr 5,1894 – At meeting of First Presidency and apostles, Wilford Woodruff announces revelation which ends practice of adopting (sealing) men to LDS leaders.

Apr 9,1894 – Death of Thomas C Sharp, principal conspirator in murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. He has had a successful career as mayor, judge, school principal and newspaper editor.

Apr 15,1894 – Juvenile Instructor publishes hymn “Our Mother in Heaven,” which is phrased as prayer to the goddess.

May 18,1894 – In Salt Lake Temple, “Jane Elizabeth Manning (a Negro woman) is sealed as a servitor for eternity to the Prophet Joseph Smith.” Joseph F. Smith acts as proxy.

Aug 26,1894 – “First time a woman has spoken in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on the Sabbath at the regular service- the people don’t know what to make of it-it must bode good for women.” The speaker is a non-Mormon.

Oct 24,1894 – Wilford Woodruff and his two counselors each give approval for Apostle Abraham H Cannon to marry another plural wife. In all, ten general authorities marry post-Manifesto plural wives by permission of church president or his counselors during next ten years.

Mar 1,1895 – Some non-Mormons are given full tour of dedicated Salt Lake Temple interior.

Apr 7,1895 – Wilford Woodruff tells conference: “Cease troubling yourselves about who God is; who Adam is, who Christ is, who Jehova is. For Heaven’s sake, let these things alone.

Aug 22,1895 – First Presidency and apostles decide to deny temple endowments to “Black Jane” Manning (James) because of her “negro blood.” Black women are banned from temple, as are black men until 1978.

Mar 12,1896 – First Presidency gives James E. Talmage “an instruction to smoke tobacco to relieve his persistent insomnia.”

Aug 23,1896 – Sugar House Ward congregation votes against man proposed as Bishop of new ward to divided from the old. Salt Lake stake president Angus M. Cannon furiously shouts, “Sit down! and shut your mouths, you have no right to speak!” When Cannon engages in shouting match with dissenting congregation, a ward member and policeman threaten to arrest stake president for disturbing the peace. Cannon more calmly repeats his attempt but is voted down “again several times.” Secretary of the First Council in attendance writes: “I have been taught that the appointing power comes from the priesthood and the sustaining power from the people and that they have the right of sustaining or not sustaining appointees.”

Aug 26,1896 – Apostle Moses Thatcher begins treatment with Keeley Institute for his addiction to opium and morphine. First Presidency and apostles tolerated Thatcher as a “morphine fiend” and “opium eater”, but on 26 July his family and friends considered involuntary commitment to treatment. His is most prominent drug addict in Mormon history. Twelve drop Thatcher from quorum membership on 19 Nov because of four year conflict over his insubordination in political matters, but Thatcher’s drug addiction aggravates that conflict.

Nov 5,1896 – Apostle Lorenzo Snow’s youngest plural wife bears his last child in Canada. At age 82 he is the oldest General Authority to father a child.

Jan 15,1897 – Apostle Brigham Young, Jr. temporarily resigns as vice-president of Brigham Young Trust Company because first counselor George Q. Cannon allows its property to become “a first class” brothel on Commercial Street (now Regent Street), Salt Lake City. Apostle Heber J. Grant is invited to its opening reception and is stunned to discover himself inside “a regular whore-house.” This situation begins in 1891, and for fifty years church controlled real estate companies lease houses of prostitution.

Oct 7,1898 – At general conference Apostle John W. Taylor reports that in one rural area, 80% of LDS marriages involve premarital sex.

Feb 7,1901 – Apostle Brigham Young, Jr writes that proposal to provide Utah’s school children with smallpox vaccinations is “Gentile doctors trying to force Babylon into the people and some of them are willing to disease the blood of our children if they can do so, and they think they are doing God’s service.”

Mar 3,1901 – Lorenzo Snow promises Salt Lake temple workers that “some of us would go back to Jackson County, Missouri.”

July 11, 1901 – First Presidency and apostles agree that Danish beer is not harmful or in violation of Word of Wisdom and release an official statement to the same affect.

Nov 7,1901 – First Presidency officially declares that there is no “rule in the church forbidding cousins to intermarry” and that first cousins can have temple marriages if they present civil license.

Apr 3,1902 – First Presidency and apostles read letter that U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and Republican Part leader Mark Hanna guarantee they will arrange to defeat proposed constitutional amendment on polygamy and unlawful cohabitation. They expect Mormons to vote Republican in exchange.

Mar 26,1903 – Joseph F Smith tells apostles “there would be no daughters of perdition, only sons” in final judgement.

Oct 22,1903 – First Presidency and Twelve authorize purchase of twenty five acres of the original temple lot at Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. Purchase is complete on 14 Apr 1904. These purchases continue throughout twentieth century.

Feb 20 1904 – First verified suicide of full time LDS missionary. He shoots himself as he is returning to Utah.

Mar 2,1904 – Before committee of U.S. Senate, Joseph F. Smith testifies: “I have never pretended to nor do I profess to have received revelations. I never said that I had a revelation except so far as God has shown me that so-called Mormonism is God’s divine truth, that is all.”

Apr 14,1904 – First Presidency and apostles decide to resume sale of liquor at church resort of Saltair due to need for non-Mormon patronage.

Jan 10,1906 – First Council of Seventy instructs B.H.Roberts to go to Los Angeles for “recuperation from a weakness for liquor that had fastened itself upon him.”

Oct 6, 1907 – At sustaining of church officers a man votes against Joseph F. Smith because of his admitted violation of Utah’s cohabitation law. Smith has him ejected from Salt Lake Tabernacle by force.

1904 – Church president instructs twelve apostles to walk through all doorways in order of seniority.

1906 – Joseph F. Smith pleads guilty in court to unlawful cohabitation for which he pays $300 fine.

1907 – General Conference votes to send twenty tons of flour to China for famine relief. This comes from Relief Society grain storage program.

1909 – October at General Conference, Apostle George Albert Smith stops speaking after three minutes as he begins to “tremble and perspire.” Apostle Reed Smoot had referred two weeks earlier to Smith’s “mental trouble.” Since January Smith’s diary has described symptoms of his eventual collapse. At age thirty-nine he is first general authority whose debilitating mental problems cannot be attributed to senility. Hospitalized for ten weeks at Gray’s Sanatarium in Salt Lake City, Smith does not recover from his emotional breakdown until 1913. Problem re-emerges in 1930’s and in 1949-51.

1910 April – Stake president writes of church members “complaining on account of so many Smiths being chosen.” Recent conference sustained John Henry Smith as second counselor and President Smith’s son, Joseph Fielding Smith, as new apostle. In addition to appointing his son Hyrum M. an apostle in 1901, Smith also appointed his son David A. Smith to Presiding Bishopric in 1907.

Oct 2,1910 – First anti-Mormon film, Victim of the Mormons (“Mormonens Offer”), opens in Copenhagen, Denmark. Film goes into international distribution, is publicly condemned by Apostle David O. McKay at next general conference. It is target of first censorship effort led by Utah governor (William Spry, LDS).

Jan 1913 – Deseret News favorably reviews One Hundred Years of Mormonism, first commercial film about Mormons made with cooperation of church officials. The 6 reel, 90 minute silent film features one of Brigham Young’s grandsons in the role of his grandfather. During Joseph F. Smith presidency, Hollywood produces other silent features which portray Mormonism less favorably: A Trip to Salt Lake City (1905), The Mountain Meadow Massacre (1912), The Mormon (1912), Deadwood Dick Spoils Brigham Young(1915), Cecil B. DeMille’s A Mormon Maid (1917), and The Rainbow Trail (1918).

Dec 17,1913 – Death of Joseph Smith’s last surviving plural wife, Mary E. Rollins Lightner. She helped save the still-unbound Book of Commandments from printing office set afire by mob in 1833. She witnessed adoption of 1835 D&C, which prohibited polygamy, and became secret plural wife of Joseph Smith at Nauvoo while still living with her non-Mormon husband.

Oct 8, 1916 Apostle James E. Talmadge anounces in Conference that “The [ten lost] tribes shall come: they are not lost unto the Lord; they shall be brought forth as hath been predicted; and I say unto you there are those now living – aye, some here present – who shall live to read the records of the Lost Tribes of Israel…”

Mar 22,1919 – “The Nigger” is the new production to be given at the Social Hall, proclaims Deseret News with explanation: “The Nigger” is distinctly Southern. It is a romance based on Southern ideals and the race problem.

Nov 11,1919 – Apostle James E. Talmage attends Third Christian Citizenship Conference in Pittsburgh as delegate chosen by Utah’s governor. Utah delegates are booed and hissed by 4,000 other delegates. Talmage hurriedly leaves after some delegates surround him and threaten to strip off his clothes in order to display his temple garments.

Jan 4,1922 – From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Brigham H. Roberts presents detailed summary of textual and historical problems in Book of Mormon to combined meeting of First Presidency, apostles, and Seventy’s presidents. He recommends that these problems should be researched and publicly discussed.

May 17,1923 – First Presidency and Twelve agree to alter temple undergarment worn outside temple: “buttons instead of strings; no collar; sleeves above the elbow and few inches below the knee and a change in the crotch so as to cover the same.” Mormons of the time regard this as a dramatic change from endowment garment introduced by Joseph Smith.

Nov 26,1923 – Corporation of the President is incorporated, becoming the successor of the Trustee-in-Trust as center of church financial operations.

Jan 21,1925 – Mason Grand Lodge of Utah officially prohibits Mormons from membership in any of its Masonic lodges and provides for expulsion of any Mormons who are current members of any Utah lodge. Utah is the only state with formal Masonic restriction against religious group or denomination. Some Mormons (primarily converts) affiliate or preside in Masonic lodges outside Utah after 1925.

May 22,1925 – Deseret News editorializes in favor of new Utah law which legalizes horse racing and pari-mutual betting. Legislature has appointed Brigham F. Grant as chair of Racing Commission. He is manager of Deseret News and brother of church president, Heber J. Grant.

Feb 15,1927 – Apostle George F. Richards notifies temples that it is decision of First Presidency and Quorum of Twelve to immediately omit from prayer circles “all references to avenging the blood of the Prophets. Omit from the ordinance and lecture all reference to retribution.” Letter also instructs to “omit the kissing” at the end of the proxy sealings.

Jan 19-20,1928 – Frederick M. Smith, RLDS president, supervises disinternment of his martyred grandfather and granduncle, Joseph and Hyrum Smith, from coffin-less burial place kept secret since 1844. They are reburied in coffins, one on each side of Emma Hale Smith Bidamon, next to Mansion House in Nauvoo.

Sept 24,1929 – Heber J. Grant writes: “I am free to confess that I am disappointed with the Yosemite valley. It seems only about one-half as grand as the American Fork canyon of Utah.”

Aug 16,1930 – Heber J. Grant remarks that Apostle George Albert Smith “is getting very nervous. We don’t want him to have another breakdown such as he had years ago, almost costing him his life.” Apostle Smith doesn’t begin describing his symptoms until January 1932, and year later writes, “My Nerves are nearly gone but am holding on the best I know how.” Symptoms gradually subside and do not resume until he is church president years later.

April 2,1932 – Heber J. Grant launches campaign against use of tobacco as part of his emphasis on observing Word of Wisdom by total abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, tea and coffee. Previously, Section 89 was not regarded as a commandment nor was it interpreted as simply abstaining from four specific substances.

May 5,1932 – Apostle Stephen L. Richards tells First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve that he will resign as apostle rather than apologize for his general conference talk which says church is putting too much emphasis on Word of Wisdom. He later confesses his error to Heber J. Grant on 26 may and retains his position.

July 29,1932 – Death of George H. Brimhall from self-inflicted gunshot. He served as BYU President from 1904 to 1921 and is only BYU president to commit suicide.

Dec 9,1933 – Church News article “Mormonism in The New Germany,” enthusiastically emphasizes parallels “between the LDS Church and some of the ideas and policies of the National Socialists.” First, Nazis have introduced “Fast Sunday.” Second, “it is a very well known fact that Hitler observes a form of living which Mormons term the Word of Wisdom. Finally, due to the importance given to the racial question by Nazis and the almost necessity of proving that one’s grandmother was not a Jewess, there no longer is resistance against genealogical research by German Mormons who now have received letters of encouragement complimenting them for their patriotism.”

Jan 25,1936 – Church News Section photograph of LDS basketball team in Germany giving “Sieg Heil: salute of Nazi Party.

Oct 31,1936 – First Presidency publishes unsigned editorial in Deseret News, which argues against re-election of Democratic president Franklin D. Roosevelt. Editorial, written by J. Reuben Clark, accuses F.D.R. of unconstitutional and Communist activities. In response one thousand Mormons angrily cancel their subscriptions to the News. Three days later, 69.3 percent of Utah’s voters help re-elect Roosevelt. Utah’s electorate re-elects F.D.R. again (1940,1944), despite First Presidency’s opposition.

Mar 29,1940 – First Presidency asks Apostle Joseph Fielding Smith to chair “Literature Censorship Committee authorized by Quorum of the Twelve last Thursday.”

Mar 10,1941 – First Presidency orders Clayton Investment Company to get rid of its “whore-houses,” no matter the financial loss, so that church affiliated company can merge with church-owned Zion’s Securities Corp. Ends fifty years of church’s leases to brothels.

June 8,1941 – First counselor J. Reuben Clark tells annual conference of youth and their leaders: “When I was a boy it was preached from the stand, and my father and mother repeated the principle to me time and time again. They said, ‘Reuben, we had rather bury you than to have you become unchaste.’ and that is the law of this Church.” This doctrine continues in the church and is included in all editions of Bruce R. McConkie’s great work Mormon Doctrine under the heading “Chastity.”

June 1945 – Improvement Era states: “When our leaders speak, the thinking has been done.” This is the ward teacher’s message to all members for the month. To an inquiring Unitarian minister, George Albert Smith writes that “not a few members of the Church have been upset in their feelings, and General Authorities have been embarrassed” by above statement. “Even to imply that members of the Church are not to do their own thinking is grossly to misrepresent the true ideal of the Church,” he continues. However, church president’s retraction reaches one non-Mormon, while original statement reaches entire LDS population without similar retraction.

Oct 6,1946 – Public release of Joseph Fielding Smith (b. 1899) as Patriarch to Church due to “ill health” but actually due to discovery of his recent homosexual activity.

Oct 9,1946 – First Presidency and apostles decide to allow faithful African-American Mormons to receive patriarchal blessings, and Patriarch Elder G. Smith blesses black couple for the first time.

April 16,1948 – Apostle Mark E. Petersen asks for permission to instruct local leaders to begin excommunication trials for persons he suspects of having disloyal attitudes towards LDS Church. First Counselor J. Reuben Clark warns Petersen “to be careful about the insubordination or disloyalty question, because they ought to be permitted to think, you can’t throw a man off for thinking.”

Jan 20,1949 – President George Albert Smith begins week’s stay in California Lutheran Hospital for his “tired nerves,” which his diary first refers to at Oct 1948 general conference. He is first LDS president with history of severe emotional illness and hospitalization. He does not recover from this episode until mid May 1949, when able to be in First Presidency office at least half day. Smith is absent from church headquarters 12 Jan to 27 Feb 1950 to stay at Laguna Beach, California, “to rest my nerves.” He returns there to recuperate again for ten days in March. Year later his nurse notes that church president is “very confused, very nervous.” Ten days before his death, nurse adds that George Albert Smith is “irrational at times.”

April 5,1949 – First counselor J. Reuben Clark tells meeting of bishops: “I wish that we could get over being flattered into almost anything. If any stranger comes among us and tells us how wonderful we are, he pretty much nearly owns us.”

Aug 17,1951 – First Presidency statement that church’s restriction on negroid peoples receiving priesthood “is not a matter of the declaration of policy but of direct commandment from the Lord.”

Oct 16,1951 – Temple council of First Presidency, Quorum of Twelve Apostles and Patriarch to church decides to allow beer commercials on church-owned KSL television station.

Nov 5,1951 – First Presidency learns of plans by Warner Brothers to make film about Mountain Meadows Massacre, based on recent scholarly book by LDS Juanita Brooks. Within seven days First Presidency successfully persuades Hollywood studio to kill project.

Mar 3,1953 – First Presidency secretary answers Mormon’s inquiry about receiving blood transfusions from African Americans: “The LDS Hospital here in Salt Lake City has a blood bank which does not contain any colored blood.” This represents five year effort to keep LDS Hospital’s blood bank separate from American Red Cross system in order “to protect the purity of the blood streams of the people of this Church” (Counselor J. Reuben Clark’s phrase.)

March 30,1955 – Quorum of Twelve recommends establishment of separate unit or branch for African-American members in Salt Lake City.

April 10,1956 – Non-LDS governor of Utah, J. Bracken Lee, speaks of his counsel to prominent non-Mormons: “I said to them you are never going to have any success in Utah unless you let the leaders of the Church give you some advice.”

Dec 4,1959 – Budget Committee reports that church spent $8 million more than its revenues that year. As result, church permanently stops releasing annual reports of expenditures.

Jan 7-8,1960 – First Presidency decides that Bruce R. McConkie’s Mormon Doctrine “must not be re-published, as it is full of errors and misstatements, and it is most unfortunate that it has received such wide circulation.” They are exasperated that McConkie and his publisher released the book without pre-publication publicity or notifying First Presidency. Even his father-in-law, senior apostle, Joseph Fielding Smith, “did not know anything about it until it was published.” This is McConkie’s way to avoid repetition of Presidency’s stopping his pre-announced Sound Doctrine three years earlier.

Committee of two apostles (Mark E. Petersen and Marion G. Romney) report that McConkie’s Mormon Doctrine contains 1,067 doctrinal errors. For example, page 493 said: “Those who falsely and erroneously suppose that God is progressing in knowledge and gaining new truths cannot exercise sufficient faith in him to gain salvation until they divest themselves of their false beliefs.” However, McConkie is affirming doctrine of omniscience officially condemned by previous First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1865. In announcing their decision to the Twelve on 28 Jan 1960, First Presidency says there should be no revised edition of Mormon Doctrine. Presidency reverses initial decision on 7 Jan. “that the book should be officially repudiated.”

By 28 Jan Presidency decides against requiring McConkie to make public apology because “it might lessen his influence” as general authority.

In 1966 year after his father-in-law becomes assistant counselor to First Presidency, McConkie publishes second edition of Mormon Doctrine. It corrects only a few of first edition “errors” cited by First Presidency and apostles in 1960. Book becomes best seller among Latter-day Saints. McConkie becomes member of Quorum of Twelve Apostles to fill vacancy which his father-in-law’s death creates in 1972.

Nov 10,1960 – Brigham Young University’s president tells Executive Committee of BYU’s trustees “about a colored boy on campus having been a candidate for the vice presidency of a class and receiving a very large vote.” The three apostles present want to exclude all African Americans from BYU. “If a granddaughter of mine should ever go the BYU and become engaged to a colored boy,” Apostle Harold B. Lee fumes, “I would hold you responsible!”

May 14,1961 – Apostle Joseph Fielding Smith announces to stake conference in Honolulu: “We will never get a man into space. This earth is man’s sphere and it was never intended that he should get away from it.” Smith, the Twelve’s president and next in succession as LDS President, adds: “The moon is a superior planet to the earth and it was never intended that man should go there. You can write it down in your books that this will never happen.” In May 1962, he privately instructs that this view be taught to “the boys and girls in the Seminary System.” On 20 July 1969 U.S. Astronauts are first men to walk on moon. Six months later Joseph Fielding Smith becomes church president.

June 22,1961 – First Presidency supports plan to persuade U.S. Army to send its “colored contingents” to California rather than to Utah. At its same meeting Presidency agrees to allow baptism of Nigerians seeking membership in church.

Feb 3,1962 – Church News Headlines, “MIA Bans The Twist,” popular dance among teenagers and young adults. This prohibition is widely ignored by youth and even by adult leaders in some wards and stakes, especially in Britain and Europe.

May 25,1962 – Boyd K. Packer is first to earn regular doctorate while serving as general authority. He receives Ed.D. degree from Brigham Young University.

Sep 19,1962 – First Presidency rules that prominent Egyptian polygamist can be baptized because polygamy is legal in Egypt. This is in reference to “an earlier ruling in the matter of Indians who had married more than one wife and it was decided that they may be baptized, if they were legally married according to their tribal customs.”

Oct 27,1962 – In midst of Cuban Missile Crisis, Apostle Ezra Taft Benson publicly endorses John Birch Society as “the most effective non-church organization in our fight against creeping socialism and godless communism,” and his son Reed A. Benson announces that he is Utah coordinator of the society.

Jan 1,1964 – “Home Teaching” replaces traditional “ward teaching” program of monthly visits of priesthood men to church members. This begins new emphasis on family life which subtly (yet fundamentally) replaces previous priorities of God, Church and family with new ranking of family, church and God.

Feb 29,1964 – After forty one years teaching in Church Education System, George S. Tanner writes that ” a large majority” of CES teachers are so narrow and ignorant that it is a shame to have them indoctrinating our young people. I would much rather my sons and daughters go to other schools in the state than have them led by these religious fanatics.”

April 15,1964 – Daryl Chase, Mormon president of Utah State University, confides that “the LDS church has a greater strangle hold on the people and institutions of the state now than they had in Brigham’s time. Complete academic freedom is actually non-existent.”

March 3,1965 – Apostle Harold B. Lee is “protesting vigorously over our having given a scholarship at BYU to a negro student from Africa. Brother Lee holds the traditional belief as revealed in the Old Testament that the races ought to be kept together and that there is danger in trying to integrate them on the BYU campus.”

April 29,1965 – BYU President Ernest L. Wilkinson makes first reference in his diary to receiving reports from student “spy ring” he has authorized and which becomes national scandal within ten months.

July 1967 – Church-wide Priesthood Bulletin prohibits women from praying in sacrament meeting. Ban stays in effect until late 1978.

Nov 27,1967 – New York Metropolitan Museum of Art gives to LDS church the original Egyptian papyri upon which Joseph Smith based “Book of Abraham” in Pearl of Great Price. Scholars and church officials authenticate papyri as the same used by Smith. Apostle N. Eldon Tanner states the discovery of the papyri will finally prove Joseph Smith could translate ancient documents. Unfortunately, Egyptologists, LDS and non-LDS, verify that these papyri are typical “Book of Breathings” in form and content. Church officials begin repressing the story that the original papyri have been discovered and are in their possession.

June 33,1967 – BYU’s president receives “confidential draft” by Terry Warner, professor of philosophy and religion, that “freedom of speech as it is known today is a secular concept and has no place of any kind at the BYU.”

Nov 19,1967 – BYU’s administration discuss possibility of taking legal action to close down off campus student newspaper.

Dec 19,1967 – BYU’s Daily Universe publishes article in favor of recruiting African American athletes. BYU’s president writes: “This argues all the more in favor of our making the student newspaper an agency of our Communications Department rather than a student publication.” Universe ceases to be independent student paper on 18 Apr 1969, but “nothing would be announced about this new policy.”

Sep 14,1971 – Apollo 15 astronauts present to President Joseph Fielding Smith a Utah state flag that has traveled with them to the moon.

May 13,1972 – May Presidency letter that “fluoridation of public water supplies to prevent tooth decay” is one of the “non-moral issues” that Mormons should vote on “according to their honest convictions.” John Birch Society, which Apostle Ezra Taft Benson and many other Mormons support, is condemning fluoridation as a Communist “plot.”

April 6,1974 – April conference sustains Neal A. Maxwell as Assistant to the Twelve, first general authority who previously worked for U.S. Government’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Maxwell becomes member of the twelve in 1981.

Aug 14,1976 – New York Times reports U.S. patent granted to Mormons G. Richard Jacobs, Cluff Peck, Dean G. Doderquist for “speaking mannequins” at LDS information centers.

Nov 1,1977 – Spencer W. Kimball dedicates Osmond Family Studio in Orem, Utah.

Feb 15,1978 – First Presidency letter that Mohammed and Confucius “received a portion of God’s light.”

June 9,1978 – First Presidency announces “priesthood now available to all worthy male members.” First Presidency secretary Francis M. Gibbons writes that this change “seemed to relieve them of a subtle sense of guilt they had felt over the years.”

June 17,1978 – Church News headline “Interracial Marriage Discouraged” in same issue which announces authorization of priesthood for those of black African descent. Sources at church headquarters indicate that Apostle Mark E. Petersen requires this emphasis.

Dec 29,1978 – First Presidency allows women to pray in sacrament meetings again, rescind earlier ban from July 1967.

August 1979 – Church’s Ensign magazine publishes first counselor N. Eldon Tanner’s statement: “When the prophet speaks the debate is over,” which echoes Improvement Era’s message of June 1945.

Feb 7,1980 – Dallin H. Oaks, president of BYU, is chair of board for television’s Public Broadcasting Service. He continues as PBS Chair after his appointment to Twelve in April 1984.

March 2,1980 – Introduction of “Consolidated Meeting Schedule” of three-hours on Sundays. This eliminates week-day meetings of auxiliaries, as well as traditional twice daily Sunday meetings. This eases transportation and weekly scheduling but erodes fellowshipping opportunities and diminishes tightly knit social environment of LDS Wards. By 1996, this has severely diminished emotional ties of North American Mormon youth to LDS community, eroding what is called “Mormon ethnic identity.” Most dramatic manifestation of this trend is fact that for first time in Mormon history, young women cease LDS participation at greater percentages than young men (according to general authority Jack H. Goaslind’s statement in BYU Daily Universe, 31 Aug 1992). Likewise, despite absolute increase in missionary numbers, proportion of Mormon males who accept full time missions has decreased significantly in North America.

July 3,1981 – After nearly eleven years of losing advertising revenues, Deseret News begins publishing ads for R-rated movies.

August 22,1981 – Apostle Boyd K. Packer instructs BYU religion faculty, all seminary and institute teachers, and administrators of Church Education System that Mormon history, “if not properly written or properly taught, may be a faith destroyer,” and he affirms that Mormon historians are wrong in publicizing controversial elements of Mormon past. BYU Studies publishes this address in full. At request of students, BYU history professor gives his perspective on Elder Packer’s talk and role of historical inquiry to meeting of BYU’s history majors. Summarized within days by off-campus student newspaper Seventh East Press, this conflict between some apostles and some Mormon historians is subject of Feb 1982 Newsweek article which quotes BYU professor that “a history which makes LDS leaders flawless and benignly angelic would border on idolatry.”

Oct 1,1981 – New York Times reports official announcement that new edition of Book of Mormon changes prophecy that Lamanites will “become white and delightsome.” Instead of continuing original reference to skin color, new edition emphasizes inward spirituality: “become pure and delightsome.”

Oct 31,1981 – Apostle Bruce R. McConkie preaches to combined stakes of BYU that second coming of Jesus Christ will not be in his lifetime or in lifetime of his children or his grandchildren. This runs contrary to the common folk belief that Christ will come in year 2000 or shortly thereafter.

March 2,1982 – In televised sermon at BYU Apostle Bruce R. McConkie denounces “spiritually immature: students and other Mormons who devote themselves to gaining a special personal relationship with Christ.” He criticizes widely circulated book on that topic by popular religion professor George Pace who writes public letter of apology within days and is released as stake president shortly thereafter.

April 2,1982 – First Presidency announces service of male missionaries is reduced from 24 months to 18 months. “It is anticipated that this shortened term will make it possible for many to go who cannot go under present financial circumstances,” counselor Gordon B. Hinckley explains. “This will extend the opportunity for missionary service to an enlarged body of our young men.” Instead, the annual number of new missionaries level off. Annual convert baptisms decline more than 7 percent each year rather than increase by same proportion as before.

Jan 11,1983 – Second counselor Gordon B. Hinckley pays document dealer Mark Hofmann $15,000 for alleged Joseph Smith letter about his treasure digging activities. He has Hofmann agree not to mention the transaction to anyone else and then he sequesters document in First Presidency’s vault. First Presidency does not acknowledge its existence until Los Angeles Times is about to release story about document, which Hofmann later admits he forged.

April 15,1983 – University Post: The Unofficial Newspaper of Brigham Young University reports interview with director of Standards Department. He acknowledges that students suspected of cheating, illegal drug use, stealing, or homosexuality are expelled from BYU if they refuse to take polygraph examination. BYU Security has licensed polygraph examiner.

Nov 26,1984 – First Presidency announces that as of 1 January mission service for young men will return to 24 months.

May 5,1985 – LDS Astronaut Don Lind administers sacrament in zero gravity Skylab 3.

June 9,1985 – Church headquarters telephones all bishops in Utah, Idaho and Arizona with instructions to forbid discussion of Linda Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery’s biography Mormon Enigma:Emma Hale Smith in Relief Society or other church meetings. Lasting for ten months, this ban is apparently what triples book’s sales.

April 4,1987 – First Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley tells priesthood session of conference that “marriage should not be viewed as a therapeutic step to solve problems such as homosexual inclinations of practices…” This reverses decades long policy formulated by Spencer W. Kimball.

Oct 2,1988 – Michaelene P. Grassli, general Primary President, is first woman to speak in general conference in 133 years.

Oct 12,1989 – Deseret News reports that representative of Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company confirms that Utah has highest per-capita use in nation of anti-depressant Prozac.

April 1,1991 – Student at BYU’s commencement offers prayer to “Our Mother and Father in Heaven.”

April 17,1991 – Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Utah “ranks last in proportion of students who are female” throughout the United States. This is result of Utah’s “traditions that inhibit the educational progress of women.”

Aug 9,1991 – Salt Lake Tribune article, “Of LDS Women, 58% Admit Premarital Sex.”

April 4,1992 – Apostle Richard G. Scott tells general conference that LDS women should avoid “morbid probing into details of past acts, long buried and mercifully forgotten,” and that “the Lord may prompt a victim to recognize a degree of responsibility for abuse.”

Among his concluding remarks: “Remember, false accusation is also a sin,” and ‘bury the past.” Unspoken background to his remarks is that in recent years current stake presidents and temple workers have been accused of child abuse by their now adult children. Salt Lake Tribune reports that suicide prevention lines are swamped with telephone calls by women in days after Scott’s remarks.

Aug 8,1992 – Salt Lake Tribune reports that First Presidency’s spokesman has acknowledged existence of special “Strengthening the Members Committee” that keeps secret files on church members regarded as disloyal. Due to publicity on this matter, including New York Times, Presidency issues statement on 13 Aug. defending organization of this apostle-directed committee as consistent with God’s commandment to Joseph Smith to gather documentation about non-Mormons who mob and persecute LDS Church. Presidency lists Apostles James E. Faust and Russell M. Nelson as leading the committee.

May 18,1993 – Apostle Boyd K. Packer tells All-Church Coordinating Council that LDS church faces three major threats: “The dangers I speak of come from the gay-lesbian movement, the feminist movement (both of which are relatively new), and the ever-present challenge from the so-called scholars or intellectuals.” 

June 27,1993 – Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates former Hotel Utah as new Joseph Smith Memorial Building to serve primarily as additional office space for LDS central bureaucracy. Its large theatres also begin showing devotional film, “Legacy” (about Mormon pioneers), scripted by Academy award-winner Keith Merrill according to Hinckley’s instruction: “I want them to leave the theatre crying.” 

Nov 6,1994 – Apostle M. Russell Ballard tells 25,000 students at BYU that general authorities “will not lead you astray. We cannot.” This claim of infallibility is officially published, and he repeats it to another BYU devotional meeting in March 1996. 

May 3,1995 – Agreement between LDS church and American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors “over the issue of posthumous baptisms of Jewish Holocaust victims.” First Presidency agrees to “remove from next issue of International Genealogical Index [public-access record only] names of all known posthumously baptized Jewish holocaust victims, “and “to discontinue any further baptisms of deceased Jews, including all lists of Jewish Holocaust victims who are know Jews, except if they were direct ancestors of living members of the Church.” 

Sept 1995 – Ensign magazine publishes First Presidency message by second counselor James E. Faust which denounces “the false belief of inborn homosexual orientation.” Next month’s Ensign contains what appears as one apostle’s direct challenge to First Presidency’s unequivocal statement. In his October article “Same-Gender Attraction,” Dallin H. Oaks writes: “There are also theories and some evidence that inheritance is a factor in susceptibilities to various behavior-related disorders like aggression, alcoholism, and obesity. It is easy to hypothesize that inheritance plays a role in sexual orientation.” 

1996 Fall, Brigham Young University Studies publishes study by two sociologists who analyze 1,384 questionnaires submitted by LDS “householders,” including discovery that LDS men are more likely to think they are going to heaven (“celestial kingdom”) than women think of themselves. Men are less likely to attend church or pray privately than women.

Exploring the Spectrum Power Point Slides

Per all the requests, I am posting the slides of my PPT presentation at the Denver convention last week.

Here ya go!

Light TherapyPPT

Meet The Incredible Mr. Macrophage

Its name is Macrophage.  What’s in a name?  In this case, it tells you quite a lot.  The prefix Macro means very large, or large scale and is the direct antonym/opposite of the prefix Micro.   We get the suffix PHAGE from Latin word -phagus, which in turn was borrowed from Ancient Greek φάγος (phagos, “glutton”), from Ancient Greek φαγεῖν (phagein, “to eat”).   So the word macrophage literally describes a very large cellular substance that eats or consumes substances.  What does it eat or consume in such a gluttonous way like Star War’s Jabba the Hut?  Amazingly, it is designed by our creator to consume and eliminate cancer cells, viruses and bacteria primarily.  That’s right!  Betcha didn’t have a clue about that, did you?

There is truly an amazing “Story Behind the Story” here – and if you care even a little bit about you and your family’s health and welfare, you really MUST take the time to hear and understand what is going on concerning your body’s Macrophage activity.  You aren’t going to learn about this from the controlled media who are largely controlled by Big Pharma and their obscenely massive (Macro) advertising dollars.   You need to learn, for instance, how and why VACCINES are loaded with a substance called Nagalase and how this complex glyco-protein negatively affects the legion of macrophages present in every human body.

You need to understand that if your population of Macrophage killer cells are working correctly, you simply CANNOT develop life-threatening cancer, or suffer from deep-seated viral infections either!   You need to also understand that there is a highly corrupt group of conspiring human beings operating with nearly unlimited financial resources to keep this remarkable information and SCIENCE from receiving the public scrutiny it so richly deserves.  Yes – this information should without a doubt be “front page” news and headlining every single media news report – but it is not.   You see, this is quite simply the answer to cancer prevention and treatment – and the truth is that cancer is one of the BIGGEST MONEY MAKERS ON THE PLANET.  Get the picture?   Each year since its inception 1913 (the same year that the Federal Reserve was formed as well as the I.R.S.) people have been donating to the American Cancer Society hoping for a “cure” – while breakthrough answers continue to be opposed and at the very least, ignored.

Meet Dr. Timothy Smith, who has written a very simple to understand book on this incredible gluttonous mass called Mr. Macrophage.   You can find the book online here:

Dr. Timothy Smith MD

Dr. Timothy Smith MD

Here’s Dr. Smith’s Bio:

Timothy J. Smith, M.D. has been studying and practicing alternative, nutritional, and conventional healing principles for over 40 years. A 1970 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he completed his internship at the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and his residency at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. He subsequently established a general family practice in Berkeley, California, where he integrated conventional medical practice with alternative modalities. Dr. Smith’s current practice consists primarily of telephone consultations with patients around the world. He specializes in applying the principles of molecular biology to difficult diagnoses and designing alternative and anti-aging treatment programs.

A longtime student and advocate of Chinese Traditional Medicine, Dr. Smith was instrumental in introducing acupuncture to the American medical community. In 1972, he founded the first publicly funded acupuncture clinic in the United States. In 1979, Dr. became a member of the first delegation of American physicians practicing Chinese Traditional Medicine to visit the People’s Republic of China. Dr. Smith is a founding member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and past vice president of the American Acupuncture Association.

Out of his interest in the biochemistry of Chinese Traditional herbal medicines and recognizing that the same concepts that apply to healing are also effective for prevention, in the mid-1980s Dr. Smith’s focus shifted to clinical applications of new research developments in molecular biology, cell biology, and immunology. His emphasis on prescribing nontoxic nutritional medicines (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, phytopharmaceuticals, and bioidentical hormones) signals a shift in the dominant medical paradigm. Phytomedicines—which encourage healing rather than masking symptoms—are rapidly replacing pharmacologic medicines. Based on these principles, in 1998 Dr. Smith published “Renewal: The Anti-Aging Revolution” (Rodale/St. Martin’s Press), a 650 page book presenting a unified theory of aging and a program of diet, supplementation, and exercise for slowing and reversing the aging process and creating optimum health.

For the past ten years, in addition to his busy telephone consultation practice, Dr. Smith’s primary focus has been on writing popular books that translate complex medical concepts into language the layperson can understand. A recently-completed book will be published in 2010. Entitled “Outsmarting the Number One Killer,” it explains how to use state-of-the-art testing and natural medicine to prevent and reverse atherosclerotically-driven heart attacks and strokes. “The GcMAF Book” represents Dr. Smith’s most recent writing effort.

Dr. Smith does aerobic gardening, plays the electric bass, travels widely, and resides in the rural Russian River Valley wine country just north of Sebastopol, California, with his wife, Dellie, his two daughters, and their two dogs and two cats.

Meet Dr. Nabuto Yamamoto:



Dr. Nobuto Yamamoto was born in Japan on April 25, 1925. Though accepted to three medical schools, he chose to focus on biochemistry in graduate school.

After graduation he served as associate professor at Gifu Medical School, Japan until 1959.

Visiting scientist in the Microbiology Group at the Institute for Cancer Research (Fox Cancer Center), Philadelphia, PA, from 1959 to 1961; studied the genetic evolution of bacterial viruses.

1964: joined the faculty at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, as Head of Virology and Genetics of the Fels Cancer Research Institute where he served until 1980.

In 1980 Dr. Yamamoto was appointed professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Hahnemann University School of Medicine, where he continued to study viral evolution and revived his graduate study of immunology from 35 years before. His immunological studies emphasized mechanism of macrophage activation and discovered GcMAF.

When Dr. Yamamoto retired from Hahnemann University in 1990, he was asked to return to Temple University Medical School as a Research Professor of Biochemistry. There he studied the tumoricidal capacity of macrophages activated by GcMAF and cancer therapy with GcMAF.

In 1994 Dr. Yamamoto became the founder and director of the Socrates Institute for Therapeutic Immunology, where he continues to study the therapeutic efficacy of Macrophage activity and the role of GcMAF for a variety of cancers and HIV.

To make a donation supporting Dr. Yamamoto’s work as opposed to the American Cancer Society, you could send a contribution to: Socrates Institute for Therapeutic Immunology, 1040 66th Ave Philadelphia, PA 19126-3305.

Finally, here is my recent report on this subject given on my radio show, “The Story Behind the Story”, unedited and commercial-free.



Check out the latest LDS craziness emanating from Salt Lake City.  The Mormon leaders have at long last finally released photos of Joseph Smith’s “peep-stone” that he employed to produce the “sacred” Book of Mormo -n.  Incredible!!

Keep in mind that during all my years of being involved in Mormonism, the official LDS Church position was always that Joseph Smith utilized a mystical “Urimm and Thummim to “translate” the magical “gold plates” and produce the Book of Mormon.  RIGHT!  Whenever the question of a “magical seer-stone in a darkened hat” came up – it was always dismissed as false and mean-spirited  “anti-Mormon” ranting.  Now the world learns that the LDS Church has ALWAYS had possession of Smith’s “sacred” scrying stone, and today they publicly admitted it.  Oh my!

It appears David Whitmer’s testimony of the “translation” process was perfectly correct all along.  Whitmer was one of the Three Witnesses whose testimony is in the front of every modern B of M, so his credibility on the subject is impeccable, even though completely misguided. In his book “An Address to All Believers in Christ” – Whitmer declares: “I will now give you a description of the manner in which the Book of Mormon was translated. Joseph Smith would put the seer stone into a hat, and put his face in the hat, drawing it closely around his face to exclude the light; and in the darkness the spiritual light would shine. A piece of something resembling parchment would appear, and on that appeared the writing. One character at a time would appear, and under it was the interpretation in English. Brother Joseph would read off the English to Oliver Cowdery, who was his principal scribe, and when it was written down and repeated to Brother Joseph to see if it was correct, then it would disappear, and another character with the interpretation would appear. Thus the Book of Mormon was translated —-”  (Page 12).

C’mon good Mormon people – give this post some serious objective, critical thinking.   By the modern LDS Church’s own admission, this egg-shaped stone below was the primary tool that Smith used to conjure up the Book of Mormon!!

Smith Seerstone Imagine this stone placed in Smith’s hat and magical “parchment” appearing out of the darkness within it.   Translation of ancient precious metal plates?  Hardly!  This process is what the ancient biblical texts refer to as scrying, or “peeping” – and God strictly forbade such practices.  The Prophet Isaiah had this to say about the topic: “And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? ——  And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness”  (Isaiah 8:19-22). Indeed, Smith declared that the Book of Mormon truly has a “familiar spirit” (i.e. a demonic entity according to the Bible).  Indeed, the LDS people constantly seek after the dead – doing posthumous “endowments” and baptism for dead people every day but Sunday and Monday in their secret temples worldwide!

The problem is, for many years, official LDS publications consistently portrayed Joseph Smith studying the mystical plates as he dictates their English meaning for his scribe to write down.  For example – here is the LDS Ensign magazine cover depicting the process:

Smith Translating

Yet now we know from the LDS Church’s own admission, here is what in reality actually transpired:

Smih Translating2

No “translating” was in reality being done – only “peeping’ or “scrying”.  All this while the mystical plates of gold were safely buried outside the house under a tree (according to David Whitmer et. al.)??  What is astonishing to me is that otherwise intelligent people actually believe this end-product is “sacred scripture” even more important spiritually than the Holy Bible!!

Take a good long look at Smith’s magic seer-stone above.  Do you really believe that egg-shaped stone glowed in Smith’s darkened hat and magical parchment words appeared??

I ask you: If someone were to make such ludicrous declarations in today’s world, would they not likely end up in an asylum for the criminally insane?  And if they did so in order to bilk people out of their money – they would likely be spending time in either a high security prison (or be elected to office in Washington D.C.)


Goodbye, Casey Dog

Nearly 12 years ago, shortly after relocating to Ogden, I noticed a small commotion in the parking lot of a local sporting goods store.  Upon closer inspection, I found a man and a woman displaying their brood of Brittany Spaniel puppies in the hope of selling them to prospective outdoorsmen.   Who doesn’t enjoy seeing eight uber-cute puppies interact with each other with their boundless energy and antics?  So I came closer to get a better look.

The woman noticed my attention, and pointed to the puppies’  dame and sire sleepily watching over the puppy circus through the kennel wires in the pickup bed.  “Both dogs are Champion AKC Field Trial pedigrees” she quietly offered.  “These pups have the very best breeding!”

I acknowledged her with a simple, “That’s nice” reply.   Having just moved to a new town, the last thing on my mind was acquiring a new pet.  Our family already had a dog – a highly independent-minded Tibetan Terrier named Galileo – aptly named after the wise philosopher/scientist of antiquity.  One dog was more than enough, I kept reminding myself.  I was just there for the show – and the $450 price tag was way too steep for any serious consideration anyway.

But fate and Providence, as it turned out, had other plans.

As I stepped closer to the puppy enclosure, one of the male pups immediately quit his wrestling and sibling rough-housing and proceeded to look me straight in the eye with a strangely familiar, yet quizzical stare.  With his newly bobbed tail pulsing wildly from side-to-side, he raced to the side of the fence where I was standing to get better acquainted.  With a welcoming YIP or two, – he stretched his front paws up on his side of the short fence where I was standing as if to say: “What are you waiting for, pick me up!”  And so I did.  I bent over and picked the little guy up, quickly noticing that two of the liver-colored marks on his forehead came together, forming the perfect image of a heart.  Outside of the puppy enclosure, I placed him on the grass where he proceeded to place his head contentedly on my foot.  In retrospect, I didn’t choose him – he had chosen me.

All this had been observed by the shrewd woman.  “He REALLY likes you,” she said.  “You know that, right?”

“Not interested,” I replied.  “I already have a dog – and one is en0ugh. But you’re right, he does seem different than the others, somehow.”

With that, I picked him up again, and with a farewell parting pat I placed him back in the enclosure with his siblings.  I was quite sure he would resume normal puppy activity – and sure enough – he was all-to-quickly mobbed and body-checked by his brothers and sisters.  I stepped over the fence to observe what would happen next – and to my amazement, the earlier scene repeated itself – he looked me in the eye and bolted to my side of the fence once again, frantically yipping and straining for me to pick him up, but with an almost panicked frenzy this time.  When I picked him up the second time, the woman, with a knowing smile said: “You know you can’t leave him now!”.   Then with a quiet whisper, she said “He NEEDS to go home with you – will you take him if I knock $200 off the price?”

On the way home, my little liver and white, brown-eyed new companion wouldn’t stay put in the passenger seat where I had placed him.  He slowly inched his way over and quietly placed his heart-crowned head on my lap where it remained until we reached his new home.  Our bonding was complete.  Since both his parents were proven AKC champions – what better name than “KC” (Casey) I thought.   The biggest worry was my wife, Joan.  I knew she wouldn’t be happy about the situation, and I was right – she wasn’t.  However, Casey quickly worked his puppy magic on her as well, and he became thoroughly entwined in our lives.

The alfalfa field adjacent to our North Ogden home was a perfect place to “train” Casey.  Not only was it loaded with wild urban pheasants (hunting in city limits was illegal), but the stream that bisected it was home to numerous mallards as well.  Indeed, his breeding was impeccable.  The only “training” he needed from me was to stay close and not run after flushed birds.  His innate wit and intelligence in the field was truly amazing.  He just seemed to KNOW what to do, and did it amazingly well.  Whenever he locked on point on a bird,  he stretched into a perfect three-point stance – with the only movement being his bobbed tail which would pulse wildly from side-to-side.  When the command was given – the flush would begin only after his tail quit its wild pulsing.  We spent many hours in the field hunting wild birds, both ducks and pheasants.  His enthusiasm was unwavering and intoxicating and never failed to be infectious.

Casey was also an amazing watchdog.  He became a vicious protector of our backyard – keeping it free of any uninvited guests such as skunks, raccoons, and even trespassing humans.   I constantly marveled at the transformation he exhibited – morphing from the consummate sweet and harmless family dog to a bristling, growling predator whenever danger presented.

I write this today referring to Casey in the past tense, because yesterday, 6-15-15, Casey and I had to say goodbye.   For the past three months, Casey had lost his appetite and had grown increasingly lethargic.  A visit to the vet ended in the diagnosis of a rapidly advancing sarcoma.   Despite our best efforts, it had become increasingly difficult for him to even breathe, and his body weight had drastically dropped.  So the hard decision was made.   We could no longer be selfish and prolong his agony.  We would take him to the vet for a final visit, and let his spirit run free once again.

The theological definition of Providence is: “the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth.  God, especially when conceived as omnisciently directing the universe and the affairs of humankind with wise benevolence.”  I love that definition.  Scripture tells us that Adam was given the assignment by the Creator to name the animals.  Is it any coincidence that the word Dog is the mirror image of the word God?   Is it any coincidence that the “promised land”  of Canaan is eerily similar to the word Canine?  

I have to believe that a loving and caring God gave the Ott Family a special gift of Providence in the form of a loving, big-hearted Brittany Spaniel named Casey.  Looking back over the last dozen years, Casey Dog provided companionship and unwavering, unconditional love at a time when our family, (especially our daughter Franci) needed it the most.  If that’s not the very definition of Providence, I don’t know what is.

I spent yesterday afternoon alone with Casey.  I turned my cell phone off and we walked together for three hours before entering the vet’s office for the final chapter – just him and me.  It was surreal.  We walked the field where he loved to run as a young puppy and where he flushed those wild urban pheasants so many years ago.  Right on cue, a rooster pheasant crowed from the field, and Casey’s ears pricked up.  Casey then simply turned and once again looked me in the eye, but this time, his eyes were not filled with boundless enthusiasm – rather, they were tired and sad – even filled with tears.  He was telling me clearly that it was time to go.  His spirit was asking me to take away his pain.    I knelt by his side and told him that I knew, and that it would be over soon.  I couldn’t help but sob uncontrollably, and as I held him tight, the tears flowed.  Then, it was his turn.  He reached up, and through his labored breath, methodically licked away my tears, on both sides of my face!

We then drove to the vet’s office, arriving 20 minutes early. We sat comfortably on the grass together in the shade while waiting for Joan and my daughter Franci to arrive .  While I was quietly stroking his fur and reminiscing, a mature, red-breasted robin flew down and landed on the grass just a few feet away.  One last time, Casey painfully lunged to his feet and went into a full point.  The robin froze as well, and for nearly five minutes, Casey was young again – his bobbed tail vibrating in wild anticipation.

It doesn’t get any better than that, for an inextricable part of a good life well lived, is a good  and humane death.

Goodbye, Casey Dog!  You will never be forgotten!







The 13th Tribe – Horowitz and Kane Vs. Arthur Koestler

ATTENTION:  This post is in direct response to allegations made against “Alma C. Ott” by Leonard Horowitz in a recent court affidavit wherein he accuses  this individual of hate-speech, racism and “anti-semitism” by virtue of this individual supposedly challenging Horowitz’ claim to be the prophesied “Angel of Philadelphia” and the self-described “Royal Bloodline of David.”   

Apparently, Khazarian “Jewess” Sherri Kane and her self-proclaimed “Royal Bloodline of David” (aka the biblical ‘Angel of Phildelphia’) boyfriend Leonard Horowitz continue to focus their time and attention on wild and outrageous conspiracy fantasies.    Without a scintilla of evidence, these two “investigative reporters” have falsely sworn in an affidavit recently filed in a U.S. District Court in Hawaii, (CV15-00186JMS-BMK) that one “Alma C. Ott” conspired with an attorney named Sulla and others to rob them of their Hawaiian feral pig and cockroach-infested “healing center” property.

Such incredible delusion on their part is staggering!  For the record, I have never met, nor ever talked nor in any way communicated with Mr. Sulla, nor any other named party in their latest “lawsuit”.  I could care less if Horowitz and Kane have a bed and breakfast or any other property.   I understand from their affidavit that Kane has suffered a couple of heart attacks, and Horowitz is suffering some sort of emotional breakdown.  They seek to blame all of this on me as well, it would appear.  Could it be they are merely reaping what they have sown?  Of course, I must ask: f 528 hz. is such a LOVING, HEALING FREQUENCY, why all the heart-health problems, hmmm?

Why do Kane and Horowitz hate me, and continue to slander my business and good name each and every day on the internet and radio shows?  I submit it is because I have simply shattered their collectively shared delusions of grandeur by telling the truth.

Here’s a news flash for Ms. Kane and Horowitz – telling the historical truth is not anti-Semitism!

Leonard Horowitz’s Khazarian ancestors emigrated to America from Eastern Europe, as did Sherri Kane’s.  He is not from the loins of Abraham, thus he cannot be of the “Royal Bloodline of David”.    Recent extensive genetic studies by Dr. Elhaik have proven beyond all reasonable doubt that the vast majority (98%) of today’s so-called “jews” are not descended from the biblical Abrahamic bloodlines.

This fully corroborates the earlier work of the Hungarian Jew Arthur Koestler in his seminal book “The Thirteenth Tribe”.   If the reader is interested, the full pdf file of this amazing book can be downloaded at this link:

The truth is that I have no personal grudge or “hatred” whatsoever to people of the Jewish religious faith.  What I do take exception to, however, is when certain people who happen to be of Khazarian descent falsely declare themselves to be some form of grandiose religious ICON in order to defraud ignorant people and unjustly enrich themselves.  Soliciting money and favors such as “legal defense funds” is called RICO and WIRE-FRAUD and such activity is illegal as well as immoral.   This is, without a doubt in my mind, what Khazar Kane and Hungarian Horowitz have done in the past, and yet wrongfully continue to pursue  currently as evidenced by their most recent court filings.

I honor and give full respect to the brave Jew named Arthur Koestler, who honestly researched and reported the historical facts despite the political ramifications and the consequences he knew he would undoubtedly face by doing so.  That is called INTEGRITY, dear reader, and this is not confined to any one race or religion.

Below is a short video showing highlighted quotes from Koestler’s incredible, historically accurate book.

Listen to the courageous Dr. Deisher as she blows the whistle on VID (Vaccine-Induced Diseases) in 2014, and understand WHY this is true!

What kind of demonically-warped mind takes material from aborted fetuses and injects them back into unwitting and innocent children?

Matthew 18:6  “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” (See also Mark 9:42 and Luke 17:2)

My Israel Trip – In a Nutshell

This short video pretty much sums the trip up for me – I submit that no Holy Land Pilgrimage is complete without a quiet walk with the Holy Spirit at the Garden Tomb to listen to His voice and to feel Him near.


The Church of the Holy Sepulcher vs. The Garden Tomb

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher Vs. The Garden Tomb

A Historical and Scriptural Review

By A. True Ott, PhD

During a recent guided visit to Israel and the ancient city of Jerusalem, it was not hard to become personally immersed in the often heated controversy surrounding what is arguably the most important location in Christendom – the location of the empty tomb of Christ and also the location of His crucifixion. In Jerusalem, two different sites compete for this designation, the original “Church of the Holy Sepulcher” location and the 19th Century site called simply the “Garden Tomb”. While numerous scholarly papers have been authored on this topic over the years, I feel it is incumbent to add my research and insights on this topic as well.

Since the 4th Century AD, the official consensus of both mainstream archeologists and the world’s largest orthodox churches is that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified and subsequently entombed and resurrected at the location enshrined by Constantine I (called Constantine the Great similarly to Herod the Great of Judea) and his mother Helena following a massive excavation concluded in the year 322 AD. Following “Empress“ Helena’s excavation efforts, her son Constantine and the Roman Church spared no expense in constructing a grand, massive cathedral at the site following her report and excavation findings.

Our small group of visiting pilgrims were blessed to have archeologist Joel Kramer share his knowledge and insights as we visited many of the most significant biblical sites in Israel and neighboring Palestine while in his company for three days. Mr. Kramer, an ardent self-professed supporter of the Holy Bible as the primary authoritative source, often finds himself at odds with his secular colleagues concerning modern archeology of known biblical sites. Kramer vocalized his unequivocal support of the long history of tradition associated with the Church of the Holy Sepulcher – even going so far as to declare that a visit to the Garden Tomb is little more than a complete “waste of time and resources”. While I have great respect for Mr. Kramer and his valuable scholarly insights, it would appear that he has not given this particular topic the deeper biblical research that this paper will attempt to provide. In Mr. Kramer’s defense, it is quite easy for the trained archeologist to superficially dismiss the claims of the Garden Tomb as being a mere modern contrivance of well-meaning but hopelessly naive 19th century Protestant romanticists. In this closed mindset, the actual history concerning the work of “Empress” Helena and the Roman Church of 300 AD on the excavation site is seldom, if ever, objectively analyzed from a scriptural vantage point much less a historical perspective, and that is unfortunate for the honest, searching Christian.

What makes Christianity unique as opposed to the basic dogma of Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism is the provocative claim that Jesus Christ alone was/is God incarnate, and that he broke the bands of death by overcoming the grave through the power of His resurrection. Resurrection is the backbone of Christianity – therefore, the site of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is a critically important place of high reverence to the true Christian believer. Though the wise Christian understands that giving reverence to an ancient site itself can all too often evolve into a very real form of idol worship, the proper location where the event happened can help bolster confidence in the “good news” of the Christian gospel to the heart of the searcher as the Holy Spirit testifies of the joy and peace inherent in the simple message: “He is Risen, Indeed”.

In that context, I find it quite revealing that there are two competing locations for this most sacred site in Jerusalem. Just as there is the real and authentic Jesus Christ and His Saving Grace, there is also a competing, evil demonic counterfeit full of darkness and deception as well. Only ONE brings true, lasting, inner peace and spiritual salvation – the other entity breeds darkness, conflict, hate, jealousy, and ultimately spiritual bondage. False religions would have the naive individual believe that salvation and remission of sin comes only through a CHURCH structure and the supposed “authority” of the ruling priestly class of men operating within it. Christ taught exactly the opposite thing to the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s Well, as He declared to her this basic truth: “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24). Christ never told the Samaritan woman that there would be a special cathedral established and built at Jerusalem where she must go to worship Him.

I submit that understanding the core differences between the two resurrection sites presents a metaphoric microcosm of the larger conflict between the true Jesus Christ and false religions designed by the tempter of Christ to deceive and destroy.


The first problem with the claim of the site of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (CHS) is simply the dearth of reliable, purely objective archeological evidence of its excavation by Empress Helena back in 322 AD. Just because a specific claim has been presumed to be true for 17 centuries does not necessarily guarantee that it IS true and factual. One must ascertain the basis for the tradition and thereby determine if its origins can be fully trusted and the level as to which it is objectively viable and reliable. In other words, there appears to be no modern-style, objective archeological log of exactly what Helena and her excavators actually uncovered in their “dig” in order to conclusively prove this was the actual tomb of Christ. Kramer cited as his primary (and apparently sole evidence), the “earliest” record confirming the authenticity of the CHS site the following extant quote from one Eusebius Pamphili – a clearly biased and financially motivated early Roman Catholic bishop of neighboring Caesarea – (aka “Eusebius of Caesarea” ). In his blatantly slanted biography titled “Life of Constantine” we read the following concerning the tomb of Christ: “This sacred cave, then, certain impious and godless persons had thought to remove entirely from the eyes of men, supposing in their folly that thus they should be able effectually to obscure the truth. Accordingly they brought a quantity of earth from a distance with much labor, and covered the entire spot; then, having raised this to a moderate height, they paved it with stone, concealing the holy cave beneath this massive mound. Then, as though their purpose had been effectually accomplished, they prepare on this foundation a truly dreadful sepulchre of souls, by building a gloomy shrine of lifeless idols to the impure spirit whom they call Venus, and offering detestable oblations therein on profane and accursed altars. For they supposed that their object could not otherwise be fully attained, than by thus burying the sacred cave beneath these foul pollutions.” (Life of Constantine, Book III, Chapter XXVII).

The hypocrisy of Eusebius should be fairly obvious. Who exactly were “they” who built the “gloomy shrine of lifeless idols” he so self-righteously castigates in his book? None other than Hadrian, the Roman emperor and ancestor of Constantine and his mother Helena, of course! Constantine and Helena in turn supplied Eusebius with ample money, power, and influence. How then, can he be in any way objective in his reporting? Furthermore, as “Bishop” of the Roman Church located in Caesaria, Eusebius was undoubtedly operating out of the early Catholic monument to the equally pagan Sun-god Mithras’ cathedral located in Caesarea!

Eusebius then writes: “…as soon as the original surface of the ground, beneath the covering of earth, appeared, immediately and contrary to all expectation, the venerable and hallowed monument of our Savior’s resurrection was discovered. Then indeed did this most holy cave present a faithful similitude of his return to life, in that, after lying buried in darkness, it again emerged to light, and afforded to all who came to witness the sight, a clear and visible proof of the wonders of which that spot had once been the scene, a testimony to the resurrection of the Savior clearer than any voice could give.” (Book III, Chapter XXVIII) Do you see the problem? What exactly is the “clear and visible proof” that this was in reality Christ’s tomb? We do not know, because such was omitted from the report! All we have to go on is the authoritative word of Bishop Eusebius, who is clearly not an objective witness. Do we have any non-Roman Catholic, objective source to back up this tale? Apparently not. All we really have here is the TRADITION of the Roman Catholic power called the Vatican over 17 centuries, which provides nothing original but more often than not, merely quotes “Eusebius”.

Eusebius then describes in remarkable detail (detail clearly lacking concerning “clear and visible proof” concerning the tomb itself) the building of the great cathedral that overshadowed the pure simplicity of the excavated tomb: “First of all, then, he (Constantine) adorned the sacred cave itself, as the chief part of the whole work, and the hallowed monument at which the angel radiant with light had once declared to all that regeneration which was first manifested in the Savior’s person. This monument, therefore, first of all, as the chief part of the whole, the emperor’s zealous magnificence beautified with rare columns, profusely enriched with the most splendid decorations of every kind. The next object of his attention was a space of ground of great extent, and open to the pure air of heaven. This he adorned with a pavement of finely polished stone, and enclosed it on three sides with porticos of great length. For at the side opposite to the cave, which was the eastern side, the church itself was erected; a noble work rising to a vast height, and of great extent both in length and breadth. The interior of this structure was floored with marble slabs of various colors; while the external surface of the walls, which shone with polished stones exactly fitted together, exhibited a degree of splendor in no respect inferior to that of marble. With regard to the roof, it was covered on the outside with lead, as a protection against the rains of winter. But the inner part of the roof, which was finished with sculptured panel work, extended in a series of connected compartments, like a vast sea, over the whole church; and, being overlaid throughout with the purest gold, caused the entire building to glitter as it were with rays of light. Besides this were two porticos on each side, with upper and lower ranges of pillars, corresponding in length with the church itself; and these also had their roofs ornamented with gold. Of these porticos, those which were exterior to the church were supported by columns of great size, while those within these rested on piles of stone beautifully adorned on the surface. Three gates, placed exactly east, were intended to receive the multitudes who entered the church. Opposite these gates the crowning part of the whole was the hemisphere, which rose to the very summit of the church. This was encircled by twelve columns (according to the number of the apostles of our Savior), having their capitals embellished with silver bowls of great size, which the emperor himself presented as a splendid offering to his God. In the next place he enclosed the atrium which occupied the space leading to the entrances in front of the church. This comprehended, first the court, then the porticos on each side, and lastly the gates of the court. After these, in the midst of the open market-place, the general entrance-gates, which were of exquisite workmanship, afforded to passers-by on the outside a view of the interior which could not fail to inspire astonishment. This temple, then, the emperor erected as a conspicuous monument of the Savior’s resurrection, and embellished it throughout on an imperial scale of magnificence. He further enriched it with numberless offerings of inexpressible beauty and various materials,–gold, silver, and precious stones, the skillful and elaborate arrangement of which, in regard to their magnitude, number, and variety, we have not leisure at present to describe particularly.”  (!Book III, Chapters XXIV-XL)

While inside the CHS, I watched with amazement as dozens of pious “Christians” bowed and knelt at the worn red-marble slab that the sign above it declared to be the exact slab where the body of Jesus was laid while anointed with spices prior to going into the tomb on the afternoon of the crucifixion. Many people actually kissed the slab with tear-filled eyes as if they were kissing Jesus Himself! I took pictures, and hours later determined that the dark-red marble slab of stone was in no way indigenous to Jerusalem or any of the surrounding marble quarries of Israel or Palestine. I found that particular red-marble stone is only quarried and cut in Italy or other places in Europe! It was clearly brought in and placed in the CHS by the builders over three centuries later as Eusebius described in so much detail. Therefore, it simply could not have been the slab where Joseph of Arimathea prepared the body of Christ, and therefore it is clearly a most artful deception. One has to ask, what else about the site is also deceptive?

Woman adoring red-marble slab at CHS

Woman adoring red-marble slab at Church of the Holy Sepulcher – Jerusalem


Another rationale prevalent among secular archeologists is the broad-based declaration that Roman temples to Venus and other pagan deities were built directly over earlier Israelite holy sites of veneration as a means of eradicating them from the psyche of the people. Oddly enough, this is the same reasoning proffered up by Eusebius for Emperor Hadrian’s covering up the supposed Holy Sepulcher in the 2nd Century. The question is: why would Hadrian focus on the Holy Sepulcher rather than the much more significant site of the nearby temple mount largely destroyed in 70 AD by Titus? Moreover, such a blanket statement is fallacious and illogical and is the equivalent of declaring that since people have died of snakebite then all snakes must be poisonous. There are numerous Roman pagan sites built in Judea that have no earlier Israelite significance. I would submit that the site of the Jerusalem temple likely had much more to do with one Simon Magus’ tomb than that of Jesus of Nazareth.

Simon Magus was a powerful magician/sorcerer from the region of Samaria. Luke tells the basic history of Simon the Sorcerer in Acts Chapter 8: “But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the LORD for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.” (Acts 8:9-24).

This is a very important truth to understand. Simon Magus called himself a Christian. He was baptized and confessed that he believed – but did so only to obtain greater worldly wealth and power. He didn’t want to buy the free gift of the Holy Ghost, only the power to give it. Many historical sources from Rome detail that following his harsh rebuke at the hands of St. Peter, Simon Magus later established a popular “christian” church in Rome by the year 45 AD and called himself Simon Petras (or Father-Pastor) and declared he had the heavenly “keys” bestowed to him. This false, demonic counterfeit “christian” church eventually grew into the modern-day “Vatican” and eventually was 100% fully embraced by Constantine in the 4th century.

In the Dictionary of Christian Biography, Vol. 4, p. 682 we read: “When Justin Martyr wrote [152 A.D.] his Apology, the sect of the Simonians appears to have been formidable, for he speaks four times of their founder, Simon; and we need not doubt that he identified him with the Simon of the Acts. He states that he was a Samaritan, adding that his birthplace was a village called Gitta; he describes him as a formidable magician, and tells that he came to ROME in the days of Claudius Caesar (45 A.D.), and made such an impression by his magical powers, THAT HE WAS HONORED AS A GOD, a statue being erected to him on the Tiber, between the two bridges, bearing the inscription ‘Simoni deo Sancto’ (i.e., the holy god Simon)

Roman Statue of Simon Magus - the GOD!

Roman Statue of Simon Magus – the GOD –  Circa 60 AD

Byzantine Mosaic Honoring Simon Magus as Founder of the Church

Byzantine Mosaic Honoring Simon Magus as Founder of the Church

That fact is highly significant. To be “honored as a God” in Rome and to have a statue erected in such a prominent place literally had to have the approval of the Roman Senate, no small achievement for the magician from Samaria. His magic and sorcery included the art of divination and the invoking of infernal, demonic “familiar spirits”. But Simon’s most endearing trick to mesmerize the masses was his alchemical ability to spontaneously create fire to appear from no apparent source.

Simon clearly blended the tenets of Christianity with the pagan traditions of Babylon, Rome and Greece to form his “universal” (i.e. Catholic) church. His partner in this endeavor was a known prostitute dressed in scarlet and purple named Helen who taught that she was the re-incarnated soul of Helen of Troy. Much like the Oracle at Delphi, the scarlet whore literally of Babylonian descent prophesied that she would incarnate again in the future in the body of a Roman empress with the same name at a critical time in world history. (See Revelation Chapter 17.)

According to Hippolytus, following his death in Rome, Simon’s many ardent followers procured a rather prestigious tomb somewhere in the vicinity of the Jerusalem temple, and there his bones were interred. This is the most likely explanation why a pagan Roman temple to Venus was erected by the order of Emperor Hadrian – it was likely erected directly over Simon’s Jerusalem tomb in order to preserve his memory on the initiative of his wealthy disciples, many of which were members of the Roman Senate. I highly doubt that such pagan construction was designed to cover up the sepulcher of Christ as the Roman Catholic apologist Eusebius would have Christians believe.


There are numerous ancient historians that have chronicled the basic teachings of Magus’ ever-growing cult of disciples seeking earthly power and wealth. One such writer named Hippolytus documented that Simon Magus’ taught how FIRE is the key to all wisdom and spirituality. Hippolytus wrote: “Now Simon in his paraphrasing of the Law of Moses speaks with artful misunderstanding. For when Moses says “God is a fire burning and destroying,” taking in an incorrect sense what Moses said, he declares that Fire is the Universal Principle, not understanding what was said, viz., not that “God is fire,” but “a fire burning and destroying.” And thus he not only tears to pieces the Law of Moses, but also plunders from Heracleitus the obscure. And Simon states that the Universal Principle is Boundless Power, as follows:

This is the writing of the revelation of Voice and Name from Thought, the Great Power, the Boundless. Wherefore shall it be sealed, hidden, concealed, laid in the Dwelling of which the Universal Root is the foundation.” (I.e. the need for Temple secrecy and spiritual “endowment” within it? —— Ott)  And he says that man here below, born of blood, is the Dwelling, and that the Boundless Power dwells in him, which he says is the Universal Root. And, according to Simon, the Boundless Power, Fire, is not a simple thing, as the majority who say that the four elements are simple have considered fire also to be simple, but that the Fire has a twofold nature; and of this twofold nature he calls the one side the concealed and the other the manifested, (stating) that the concealed (parts) of the Fire are hidden in the manifested, and the manifested produced by the concealed.

——To be brief, therefore, the Fire, according to Simon, being of such a nature—both all things that are visible and invisible, and in like manner, those that sound within and those that sound aloud, those which can be numbered and those which are numbered —in the Great Revelation he calls it the Perfect Intellectual, as (being) everything that can be thought of an infinite number of times, in an infinite number of ways, both as to speech, thought and action —- 

—-And that, as he says, the beginning of the generation of things which are generated is from Fire, he understands somewhat in this fashion. Of all things of which there is generation, the beginning of the desire for their generation is from Fire. For, indeed, the desire of mutable generation is called “being on fire.” And though Fire is one, yet has it two modes of mutation. For in the man, he says, the blood, being hot and yellow—like fire when it takes form—is turned into seed, whereas in the woman the same blood (is changed) into milk. And this change in the male becomes the faculty of generating, while that in the female (becomes) nourishment for the child. This, he says, is “the flaming sword that is turned about to keep the way of the tree of life.” For the blood is turned into seed and milk; and this Power becomes mother and father, father of those that are born, and mother of those that are nourished, standing in want of nothing, sufficient unto itself. And the tree of life, he says, is guarded by the fiery sword which is turned about, (which tree), as we have said, (is) the seventh Power which proceeds from itself, contains all (in itself), and is stored in the six Powers. For were the flaming sword not turned about, that fair tree would be destroyed and perish; but if it is turned into seed and milk, that which is stored in them in potentiality, having obtained a fitting utterance, and an appointed place in which the utterance may be developed, starting as it were from the smallest spark, it will increase to all perfection, and expand, and be an infinite power, unchangeable, equal and similar to the unchangeable Aeon, which is no more generated for the boundless eternity.

Conformably, therefore, to this reasoning, for the foolish, Simon was a god!

The similarities between Simon’s basic dogma and the pagan Canaanite worship of the fire-god Molech is inescapable. This is exactly why innocent children were “passed through the fire” in such places as Gezer and Hazor – meaning they were sacrificed to the “fire-God” Molech (aka Baal) by being burned alive. The Irish archeologist McAlister uncovered undeniable physical evidence of this practice in his excavations, as Joel Kramer very poignantly shared with our group as we toured the ancient site known as Tel Gezer in Israel. Kramer explained this was the primal reason that Yahweh ordered the complete physical destruction of the Canaanite cults at the hand of Joshua and others – in short, the punishment had to fit the crime. Kramer explained that few sensible people would object to a modern court ordering capital punishment for the individual who consistently murdered innocent children by burning them alive in a ritual. So it was in the days of Joshua.


The Roman emperor Constantine, like all Roman emperors before him, had been a devotee of the Greek/Roman God Apollo before his supposed conversion to Christianity. The pagan world’s center, Delphi in Greece, was the historical seat of the fire-god Apollo and had been considered the omphalos (or navel) of the world by the ancient Greeks and Romans for many centuries.  An “oracle”, or the equivalent of the Biblical “Witch of Endor” in 1 Samuel would be the “Voice of Apollo” and give paid consultations to potential Roman emperors while scantily clad in a scarlet robe.

Constantine had been told by the Apollonian Oracle at Delphi that Christians were interfering with the oracle’s ability to foretell the future. Constantine interpreted this to signify that Christianity (the corrupted form taught and practiced by Simon Magus) had somehow replaced Delphi and its famed oracle, by “divine decree”. Constantine shortly thereafter had his ‘sacred vision’ wherein he saw the FLAMING CHRISTIAN CROSS (the central symbol of Simon’s dogma was not an actual cross but a stylized X which is the Greek Symbol for 600) as the “symbol under which he would conquer” and attain earthly wealth and power. After adopting the flaming X cross and decisively winning key battles under its banner, Constantine the Great under the direction of his mother Helena, (supposedly the reincarnated prostitute wife of Simon, remember) decided that his new-found religion would now become the official religion of the state, and that it should establish a new world center of operations. The religious center of the faith would be Jerusalem, (specifically the site of Hadrian’s Venus Temple) while Constantinople, to which Constantine transferred all the wealth and power of Delphi, would replace Rome as the administrative center. Under Constantine’s order, Apollo’s historically most sacred statue from Delphi would grace Constantinople’s civic square. The rest is literally history, as the “Byzantine Empire” began from Simon Magus’s highly corrupt root of “Holy Fire” that elevates mere men into gods (the first lie of the serpent in the Garden and a basic precept of all false religions).

Oracle in Delphi

Statue Honoring the Feminine Oracle of Delphi

Ancient Statue Honoring the Feminine Oracle of Delphi


Each and every year since the days of the Byzantine empire, a rather bizarre ritual called “Holy Fire” occurs at the CHS the Saturday evening preceding Easter Sunday. At the prescribed hour, an elderly Orthodox priest enters the tomb armed with 33 special “sacred” candles (symbolizing the years of Christ’s life) which he arranges around the red marble slab upon which they falsely teach that Christ’s body was laid. When the candles are in place, special chosen-one invitees are then admitted inside the crucifixion site to pray and wait to hopefully prove worthy enough to witness and observe the “miracle” of the candles spontaneously producing “holy fire” without being touched by visible human hands. The lighted candles then are taken outside the tomb to in turn light the many torches and candles wielded by thousands of pilgrims from around the world. This event quite often turns chaotic as frenzied worshippers push and jostle to be first in line to receive their sacred “holy fire”. From the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the holy fire flames are distributed to Orthodox churches around the globe. Somewhere in Hades, Simon Magus is likely smiling broadly, for this is one of his Chaldean magician tricks he used so successfully to dupe the Romans in 45 AD. !

In Babylon there is an abundance of a natural substance called white phosphorus that ignites spontaneously when exposed to air. When mixed with certain organic solvents, phosphorus applied to a candle wick (or an olive oil lamp) will spontaneously burst into flame after the solvent dries out – usually in about ten to twenty minutes. In the hands of a charlatan like Simon Magus and his prostitute Helen, such a trick would be immensely powerful amongst those who worship the “eternal flame” of Apollo in their temples. Little wonder that Simon was so fixated about his teaching that Fire is God – because he undoubtedly had the secrets of white phosphorus at his command.

In the year 2005, a man named Michael Kalopoulos, an author and historian of religion, demonstrated this trick of Simon Magus live on Greek television – much to the agitation and chagrin of an attending Orthodox clergyman and church representatives in business suits that were also present at the taping. You don’t have to understand Greek to see how the “holy fire” hoax is perpetrated every year. You can see this on YouTube –

Upon entering today’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one cannot help but notice that the walls and furnishing such as the artwork in the tomb area are charred black from the cumulative soot and other effects of a millennia of “holy fire” episodes. The very air reeks of burned wood and cinders. This only adds to the darkness permeating the tomb area itself. When our group visited the site, we were startled to see a lone man sitting quietly in the cave darkness that could only be penetrated by our flashlights. The only word to adequately describe this is “creepy”, yet this is supposedly the place where the Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator of the world, was resurrected?


According to Eusebius and other 4th Century historians, Helena’s excavation of the “Holy Sepulcher” successfully found its target in the year 322 A.D. Since Constantine and Helena were seeking the ultimate source of the occult power of fire, could it be that their goal was to find the skull and large femoral bones of Simon Magus as directed by the Oracle of Delphi and the grimoires of Simon Magus? Considering the elite worldwide symbolism of the “Skull and Bones” as adopted in the “tomb” or “crypt” located at Yale University – I submit this is a distinct possibility.


This highly occult secret symbol has apparently been in use since the days of Babylonian magicians. Imagine my surprise at seeing this exact symbol prominently displayed in artwork on the eastern wall of the CHS in Jerusalem!

Mural on East Wall of the CHS - Skull and Crossbones right of man's head.

Mural on East Wall of the CHS – Skull and Crossbones right of man’s head.

Notice the skull and crossbones underlying the crucifixion cross of Christ, with His shed blood anointing the forehead of the skull. Also notice two other skulls with a serpent present also in the photo below. What is the hidden symbolism behind these paintings?


An example of the charred wood within the CHS. Notice the red marble altar stone.



According to John, Matthew and Luke, the tomb of Joseph had these special characteristics: 1. It was near the place of crucifixion. (John 19:42) 2. It was in a garden. (v. 41) 3. It was carved out of the solid bedrock of a cliff. (Matthew 27:60) 4. It was a rich man’s tomb. (v. 57) 5. The disciples could look into the tomb from outside. (John 20:5). 6. There was standing room for a number of persons. (Luke 24:1-4) 7. It was a new tomb and not an old tomb renewed. (John 19:41) 8. The tomb was closed by rolling a GREAT stone over the entrance. (Matthew 27:60)

Again, the specific details of Helena’s 322 AD excavation are not available. According to our tour guide at the CHS, the excavated tomb at the CHS site was only one of many located in the original bedrock. While the tomb was apparently carved out of the solid bedrock, there was no evidence or even mention of it being sealed with a circular, rolled “great stone”, and the details of it being in an ancient garden appear to be totally lacking as well. Furthermore, it would not qualify as the tomb of a rich man who could afford to build his own family tomb on his own private section of land.

Years ago I corresponded with a man named Jonathan Gray who was part of an archeological team investigating the area surrounding the Garden Tomb during the late 70’s. He wrote: “The biblical writings inform us that Jesus was crucified “outside the city” (John 19:17,20; Hebrew 13:12) at a place called “the Skull” (Matthew 27:33; Mark 15:22; Luke 23:33; John 19:17) “Skull” translates to “Calvary” from the Latin, or “Golgotha” from the Aramaic. There is only one place around Jerusalem which has borne, and still bears, the specific name Skull Hill. It is just outside the North Wall, about 250 yards north-east of the Damascus Gate. A portion of this hill bears a striking resemblance to a human skull. It is also the traditional site of burials for Muslims, Jews and Christians. Here it was, according to local tradition, that criminals were stoned to death. In the Mishna this place is called Beth ha-Sekelah, literally, “House of Stoning”. Nearby is St. Stephen’s Church, built over an old basilica that was erected to commemorate the stoning of Stephen, the first Christian martyr here, in 34 AD. This was the recognized place of public execution for Jewish criminals. As late as the beginning of the 20th century, Jews would spit at the hill, throw stones and curse the “destroyer of their nation”. It is such a site that the Roman authorities would have selected for executions. Skull Hill is just a short distance outside the Damascus Gate, the only direct exit from the Castle of Antonine (the alleged place of Jesus’ illegal night trial). Recent archaeological opinion also holds that the Damascus Gate, which today marks the northern boundary of the Old City, likewise marks the northern boundary of Jerusalem in 30 AD, the time of Jesus’ crucifixion. All this tends to add weight to the feasibility of Skull Hill, outside the wall, advocated by Otto Thenius (1842), Colonel Couder (1875) and General Gordon (1883), being the actual site. One might note, in passing, that this rocky outcrop contains also what is known as a large complex of Jewish tombs dating from the First and Second Temple periods – and in particular, what is known as the “Garden Tomb”, in which many believe Jesus was buried. The quarried face is hundreds of feet long.

Archeology Map Showing Location of Jerusalem Wall in 38 AD.

Archeology Map Showing Location of Jerusalem Wall in 38 AD.

The Romans liked to crucify victims as an example, or a warning, to the populace. And to erect the crosses beside a crowded thoroughfare fulfilled this purpose well. Pertinently, this crucifixion site was found to be up against the Calvary escarpment close to the place of the Skull. It was north of the Damascus Gate, on a ledge facing toward one of the busiest public roads of that era, the old highway that led to Samaria.

In 1867, in the same cliff face not far from where the crucifixion-site excavators would later work, a landowner was digging a cistern on his property, when he discovered a tomb cut into the cliff face. As with the crucifixion site, this tomb was beneath the current ground level, covered in the debris of many centuries.


Several cisterns were also unearthed at this spot. These suggested that an olive grove could have existed here. One of the cisterns was very large — and it dated back to the first century or earlier. Lying some twelve feet below the pavement against the east wall, it could hold about 200,000 gallons of water, sufficient to keep a large plantation green throughout the eight dry months of the year. In 1924, a very fine wine press was excavated near the present main entrance to the garden. This indicated that there had been a vineyard nearby. 

Below is the earliest known photo of the area well before the tomb was discovered nor any excavation had occurred – circa 1855.


Next is a photo of the excavated Garden Tomb taken in 1950. Notice the angular “stopper stone” located just to right of the tomb entrance in the track of the circular “great sealing stone”.


Of course the discovery of a tomb in this vicinity could hardly be described as sensational. Many tombs had been found in this large, ancient burial area of Jerusalem. But this tomb was of special interest.

When a tomb is seen to be unusual and is seen to be adjacent to an ancient execution site, as well as in the setting of a garden, such a combination of factors is not to be taken lightly. In 1883, General Gordon, the notable British soldier, came to the area – and became convinced that the “skull face” was the true Golgotha. This prompted him to go looking for a tomb that was “near at hand”, as indicated in the Bible. And just a few hundred feet away was this tomb, today known as the Garden Tomb. Although first discovered in 1867, it was not excavated until 1891. At that time, Dr Conrad Schick prepared a report with diagrams, which was published in the Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly of April, 1892.

This tomb quickly became the prime suspect for being the authentic tomb of Jesus Christ. However, strenuous opposition immediately arose from adherents of the traditional “Holy Sepulchre” tourist site inside the Old City, and incredible political intrigue and manipulation (including large bribes and payoffs) to the ruling British Consulate began. This only intensified after the Jewish State was established in 1948. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre had been built by the Roman emperor Constantine in 333 AD, on a site selected primarily by his mother, Helena with little or no record of its archeology provided. Many scholars have asserted that this site of the Holy Sepulchre church could have been outside the city wall in Jesus’ time, but it clearly is INSIDE the wall today. However, prevailing archaeological opinion (despite wails of opposition from the secular apologists) is that the wall is now just where it was in Jesus’ day. And also that the actual place of Jesus’ crucifixion was indeed the “Skull Hill” outside the city wall. 

Once excavation of the tomb was completed, characteristics were noted which did prove it to be dated to the first century of the Christian era, the time of Jesus. Dame Kathleen Kenyon, the famous British archaeologist, said in 1970, “It is a typical tomb of about the first century AD.” (Jonathan Gray, private files)!

Entering the tomb, one is immediately impressed with its size. Certainly, only a rich man could have afforded a tomb such as this. Inside the tomb, to the right, was a spot for the owner of the tomb to be laid – and close to that, another spot, possibly for his wife. To the left, a large room was cut out for mourners to stand. 

But this tomb was not used by the person or persons for whom it had been cut out. Inside the tomb, one section carved out of the rock to fit one man, had clearly been enlarged for somebody else —someone who was taller than the man for whom the tomb had been measured. This enlarged section indicated that not the owner, but some other person, was laid in this particular rich man’s tomb. The ancient biblical record states that Joseph, a member of the Sanhedrin, took the body of Jesus and “laid it in his own new tomb”, “wherein was never man yet laid.” (John 19:41) A most remarkable feature of Jesus’ entombment is that, although he was executed as a criminal and so under typical Roman law should not have received the dignity of normal burial, yet his body was rescued from ‘disgrace’ and laid in a grave of the highest rank! Yet this very event was prophesied concerning the Messiah, many centuries earlier: “He made his grave with the wicked but with the rich in his death. (Isaiah 53:9-11) The mathematical odds against such an event happening are enormous.


Matthew records that Joseph, after placing the body in his own new tomb, “rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.” (Matthew 27:60) This clue, that it was a GREAT stone, is yet another evidence that the owner of the tomb was a rich man. 

Immediately in front of the tomb is a stone trench, or trough. This was for the rolling of a stone to seal the doorway. At the left end is an incline. The stone was rolled onto the trough at this end. At the right hand end of the trough is a large stone block, positioned to prevent further movement of the seal-stone toward the right. Above that, on the right hand face of the tomb itself, a ridge was cut in the rock, which would block the stone from rolling further in that direction. In the face of the tomb were two evidences which showed that a very, very large seal-stone was once used to seal this tomb. In the right side of the tomb face, team member Dr Nathan Meyer had on an earlier visit pointed out a hole which was pierced into the cliff face. The hole held the oxidized remains of an iron shaft. This has since been removed, but the hole remains. On the left hand side of the tomb face, another hole had been pierced into the rock for the insertion of a metal shaft, to prevent the seal-stone from being rolled to the left and the tomb being opened.

But someone else was also interested in this tomb. The Jewish chief priests and Pharisees went to Pilate, the Roman governor, saying: “Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead, so the last error shall be worse than the first.” Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch. (vv.62-66)

Now let me share with you something intriguing. We photographed and video-taped the spot where the Romans drove the iron shaft into the stone face of the tomb at the left edge of where the thirteen foot seal-stone would have been. They had done this in an attempt to prevent the stone from being rolled to the side and the tomb being opened. The record states that the stone was “sealed”. (Matthew 27:60,66) The metal shaft on the left which held the stone in place was about two fingers in thickness. It would be impossible to bend this shaft, much less snap it off, simply by pushing the seal-stone against it. To move the great stone even one inch, the shaft must first be taken out. However, when we examined the hole that held the metal shaft, we found that the shaft was still in there! What was left of it, that is. It was sheared off, level with the wall. The appearance of the metal was consistent with its having been sheared off when struck with a tremendous force from the right-hand side. According to an engineer, the shear strength of this peg was approximately 60 to 80 tons. To put it another way, a metal peg of such thickness would withstand 60 to 80 tons’ pressure before it actually snapped off. Imagine, if you can, ten tip trucks all compressed together – or all the materials for two brick houses squeezed together – and suddenly dropped onto the iron peg. That is the pressure involved. However, being soft and malleable, the peg might have taken more than 60 to 80 tons’ pressure, bending first before it sheared right off. The engineer confirmed my conclusion. “I could see that the end had been torn slightly sideways – perhaps a quarter inch – to the left, even though it was now rusted some,” he said. “It was an incredible sight, to witness what had happened. Accomplished by moving the stone in one simple move.” He calculated that the stone itself weighed around 13.8 tons. It would be impossible, humanly speaking, to snap off that metal shaft from a dead stop. There was no leverage. The seal-stone has gone. Someone pushed the stone aside without taking out the metal peg… Who could have possibly done this? The disciple Matthew informs us that the power involved was non-human: … the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. (Matthew 28:2-4) The evidence shows that the stone was moved with great s!peed, by some colossal force WITHOUT TAKING OUT THE METAL ROD.!

Could that sheared off metal shaft still visible in the wall be evidence of a supernatural opening of the tomb? Is this a physical witness to the miraculous resurrection of Jesus?

The Sheared Iron/Lead Rod Imbedded In the Rock

The Sheared Iron/Lead Rod Imbedded In the Rock

Then… advance forward to 2004. The metal of the shaft in the wall was at last being tested by the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA). Eventually further information was released. IAA archaeologist Yehiel Zelinger wrote a short article stating that the metal object found in the wall of the Garden Tomb was consistent with metal pins used in Roman construction. He stated that samples taken from the metal object were tested at Hebrew University and shown to contain both iron and lead. You see, it was common in ancient times to set metal pins in molten lead. This would make them easier to drive into solid objects. While these tests do not determine the date of the metal object, they do show a consistency with metal pins used to construct the Coliseum in Rome and with those found in other Roman period sites. Bottom line… the findings are consistent with my conclusion that this metal pin was used by the Romans to seal the Garden Tomb. The metal pin is NOT shrapnel from an exploded shell, nor a stray bullet. It IS of ancient origin. Could this, then, be direct archaeological evidence of the supernatural shearing off of the peg to wall level as the seal stone was superhumanly rolled at high speed against it? Is this archaeological evidence of the resurrection event? More importantly, why is it that this evidence is clearly being suppressed by the “principalities and powers” c!urrently controlling the “Holy Land” and the story is effectively silenced?

So, we have the evidence of the metal peg sealing the “great stone” into place. What then happened to the “great stone”? Independent researcher Simon Brown may well have found the answer to this question back in 2011. His website http:// gives the details of his remarkable quest to verify that the great circular stone found at the monument to Moses at the top of Mount Nebo 25 miles away from the Garden Tomb is indeed the stone that originally sealed the Garden Tomb and was physically “rolled away” by the Angel of the Lord. I completely concur with Brown’s assertion that the early Byzantines removed the great sealing stone from the Garden Tomb and moved it to the top of Mt. Nebo in an attempt to honor Moses and to bring greater numbers of pilgrims to the Nebo site.  Why?  First of all, there was a Byzantine cross painted in red on the wall of the Garden Tomb proving that the tomb was earmarked by them as a special site.  But wait, their EMPRESS HELENA had already declared where the tomb was.  How could they hope to keep breathing if they challenged the official declaration?  So the sealing stone which was touched by an angel was carried to another “sacred site” on neighboring Mount Nebo, and the “garden tomb” was buried and forgotten until being accidentally rediscovered in the 19th century!   The reality is, this massive stone is legitimate and it had to originate somewhere.   What other purpose could it possible have standing nakedly for centuries at the top of Mount Nebo?

"Great" Tomb Sealing Stone at the Top of Mt. Nebo.

“Great” Tomb Sealing Stone at the Top of Mt. Nebo.

Simon Brown gives the following summation on his website as to why this is the actual “great stone” that sealed the Garden Tomb.

1. The stone is in one circular piece as stated in the bible. The Angel rolled the stone away.  2. The stone is the perfect thickness to fit in the garden tomb’s frontal trough.  3. The stone is the perfect diameter.  4. The stone is the carved from the same rock as the garden tomb. 5.  The stone has the same surface texture as the garden tomb stone. 6. The stone has matching chiseling marks as found at the garden tomb. 7. The stone is the same color as the garden tomb rock.  8.  The stone fits the Garden Tomb like a glove.  9.  The Garden Tomb originally had a Byzantine Church on its location – the location of the great stone is also at a Byzantine-era church.  10. The stone was found at a Byzantine Monastery. 11. There is no great stone in the world like it. 12. This great stone only fits one tomb in the world. The Garden Tomb.  13. Mark 16:4 states it is a very great stone. “And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.” 14. The Greek language states the stone was VEHEMENT TREMENDOUSLY!  15. The Byzantines moved it from the garden tomb to mount Nebo because they knew its importance.  16. The Byzantines knew that if they could lay claim to the famous stone made by Joseph of Arimathaea, that covered the body of Jesus and was sat on by an angel, it would be assured of a steady stream of visitors to their Monastery at Mount Nebo.  17. The Byzantines also believed that many people believed that any holy relic was invested with heavenly powers!  18. There is also a prophesy found in John 3:14 made by Jesus which connects mount Nebo where the stone remains to the place were Jesus was resurrected from. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  19. We know large trollies were made to carry large stones around the holy land during the Byzantine era, and they were pulled by up to 40 oxen.  20. There is no recorded history as to who made the Rolling Stone; how it got to where it is, or why it was made. Now for the first time, we can fill in the missing history of the Rolling Stone.


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The final question must be asked in conclusion: Why is this important – does it really matter which tomb is legitimate and which is bogus for they are both empty and do they not both testify as to the biblical account? When Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s Well, as found in John 4:23, He gave us the answer to this question as well. “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him”. True worship of Jesus the Christ must be done in Spirit, and just as importantly, it must be done in Truth. It never honors the Savior of the World to promote a lie and a hoax in His name – in fact, I submit it dishonors Him -especially when it comes to the evidence of His greatest gift to humanity – His victory over Death and Hell.

During my recent visit to the Garden Tomb site, I reveled in the sweet, peaceful spirit that emanated there. Our little group of pilgrims took the time to sit and take communion there following a short devotional service. Our tour guide bore his sweet witness of the Risen Lord, and all were moved to tears. As we exited the property, I complimented the staff members on their fresh and clean lavatory facilities (they were the cleanest and most modern in all of Jerusalem) and the fact that they never charged an entrance fee to the site. My comment to them was simply: “If this isn’t the actual tomb, it surely should be!”

Conversely, the minute I entered the Church of the Holy Sepulcher site, the darkness and foul air of the tomb area screamed “UNCLEAN” so strongly that I felt quite ill and nauseated to the point I had to find a place to sit down. Was this the Holy Spirit witnessing to me, and prompting me to write this expose? I would have to answer in the affirmative. I leave it to the reader to draw their own conclusions. Just remember that there is only one true God and only one Savior – and thus there can only be one genuine tomb and one genuine resurrection site. !

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