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Goodbye Grant H. Palmer – Rest in Peace

Yesterday, a friend and Brother in Christ, Grant H. Palmer, passed into eternity.

It was my privilege to have a number of heartfelt meetings and conversations over the years with Grant concerning the massive nature of the ongoing religious fraud perpetrated by an organization called the LDS Church.   The most recent topic of conversation was Grant’s witness concerning his meetings with a high-ranking Mormon “General Authority” (GA) concerning specific misgivings the Authority (GA) had in being a party to such dealings.   A while ago, I asked Grant if the person he had reported meeting with was perhaps James J. Hamula of the Quorum of the Seventy?   I had heard from multiple sources that Hamula was a leading proponent of honesty and increased transparency from the leadership concerning LDS history – and that his position on the subject was not at all popular with the majority of the “Quorum of the 12 Apostles”.   Recently, Hamula, (not unllike myself and Grant Palmer), was excommunicated from Mormonism for undisclosed reasons – although public press reports specifically mention Hamula was not “disciplined” for apostasy and/or disillusionment.  (See http://www.sltrib.com/news/2017/08/08/high-ranking-mormon-official-excommunicated-first-such-ouster-in-nearly-3-decades/)  In what was typical for Grant, even though quite ill, yet with twinkling eyes, he refused to comment on my question in either the affirmative or the negative.  He would not ever break a confidence, but yet, he had no problem leaking the full content of his discussions with the un-named GA.  Here, then, is what Grant Palmer revealed, and I submit he would want the world to know upon his passing:

Three Meetings with a LDS General Authority, 2012- 2013

Grant H. Palmer 

In mid-October 2012, a returned LDS Mission President contacted me to arrange a meeting. Several days later, he called again and said that a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy also wished to attend. He said the General Authority would attend on condition that I not name him or repeat any stories that would identify him. He explained that neither of them, including the GA’s wife, believed the founding claims of the restoration were true. He clarified that they had read my book, An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins, and had concluded that the LDS Church was not true; was not what it claimed to be. The GA often went to the MormonThink.com website for information and there discovered my book. The Mission President said he received my book from the GA.         

We have at this writing met three times. We first met on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 and again February 14, 2013 at my house. On March 26, 2013 we convened at the GAs house. Upon entering my home for the first meeting the GA said, “We are here to learn.” I recognized him. He has been a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy for a number of years. He has served in several high profile assignments during this period. The following are the more important statements made by the GA during our first three meetings. We now meet monthly. 

He said that each new member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is given one million dollars to take care of any financial obligations they have. This money gift allows them to fully focus on the ministry. He said that the overriding consideration of who is chosen is whether they are “church broke,” meaning, will they do whatever they are told. He said the senior six apostles make the agenda and do most of the talking. The junior six are told to observe, listen and learn and really only comment if they are asked. He said that it takes about two to three years before the new apostle discovers that the church is not true. He said it took Dieter F. Uchtdorf a little longer because he was an outsider. He said they privately talk among themselves and know the foundational claims of the restoration are not true, but continue on boldly “because the people need it,” meaning the people need the church. When the Mission President voiced skepticism and named ___ as one who surely did believe, The GA said: “No, he doesn’t.” The one million dollar gift, plus their totally obedient attitude makes it easy for them to go along when they find out the church is not true. For these reasons and others, he doesn’t expect any apostle to ever expose the truth about the foundational claims.

When I asked the GA how he knew these things, he answered by saying that the Quorum of the Twelve today is more isolated from the Quorums of the Seventies now because there are several of them. When only one Quorum of the Seventy existed, there was more intimacy. During his one on one assignments with an apostle, conversations were more familiar. He said that none of the apostles ever said to him directly that they did not believe; but that it was his opinion based on “my interactions with them.” Also, that none of the Twelve want to discuss “truth issues,” meaning issues regarding the foundational claims of the church. He said that the apostle’s lives are so completely and entirely enmeshed in every detail of their lives in the church, that many of them would probably die defending the church rather than admit the truth about Joseph Smith and the foundations of the church.

The GA stated that my disciplinary action (which would have occurred on the final Sunday of October 2010 had I not resigned), was mandated/ordered/approved by the First Presidency of the Church. I said that if the apostles know the church is not true and yet order a disciplinary hearing for my writing a book that is almost certainly true regarding the foundational claims of the church, then they are corrupt even evil. He replied, “That’s right!” 

            The GA said the church is like a weakened dam. At first you don’t see cracks on the face; nevertheless, things are happening behind the scenes. Eventually, small cracks appear, and then the dam will “explode.” When it does, he said, the members are going to be “shocked” and will need scholars/historians like me to educate them regarding the Mormon past.

The Mission President and the GA both said they attend church every Sunday and feel like “a hypocrite and trapped.” The GA said his ward treats him like a king and when he gives firesides and speaks to LDS congregations they have high expectations of him. He would like to do more in getting the truth out besides raising a few questions when speaking and gifting my book to others when feeling comfortable. Perhaps this is why he has reached out to me. The GA is a man of integrity and very loving. Upon leaving each time, he always gives me a big hug. 

Do the Following Statements Support the Disclosures of the GA?

Apostle Boyd K. Packer said to Michael Quinn when interviewing him for a history position at BYU in 1976, “I have a hard time with historians because they idolize the truth. The truth is not uplifting, it destroys,” quoted in, Faithful History: Essays on Writing Mormon History, editor, George D. Smith, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books, 1992), 76n22.

Gregory Prince, who wrote a seminal biography of President David O. McKay, related to me that when he interviewed Hugh Nibley, a professor at BYU in 1995, that “At one point in the interview he [Nibley] asked that I turn off the tape recorder, which I did. He then related a curious anecdote relating to McKay and the Book of Mormon,” indicating that McKay did not believe in the historicity of the Book of Mormon (emails exchanged between me and Greg Prince on June 22, 2005. These documents are located in The Grant H. Palmer Papers, Accn 2071, Manuscripts Division, Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah).

Thomas Stuart Ferguson, a California lawyer, church member and avid amateur archeologist, took the Egyptian papyri that was gifted to the church in 1967 to several Egyptologists at Berkeley, and as I recall Brown University and had them independently translated. All said the papyri were common funerary rites from the Book of the Dead. Ferguson then took their statements to apostle Hugh B. Brown, and after reviewing the evidence “with Brother Brown he said that Brother Brown agreed with him that it was not scripture …. that Hugh B. Brown did not believe the Book of Abraham was what the church said it was” (Journal entry of Ronald O. Barney concerning Thomas Stuart Ferguson on 19 April, 1984. Barney, now retired, worked at the LDS Library and Archives at Church headquarters, in Salt Lake City). Ferguson also said the same to Gerald and Sandra Tanner on December 2, 1970: “Mr. Ferguson had just visited with Mormon apostle Hugh B. Brown before coming to our house, and said that Brown has also come to the conclusion that the Book of Abraham was false” (Letter of Gerald Tanner to Dee Jay Nelson, December 10, 1970, published by Modern Microfilm Co., SLC, Utah).

So, why is this important information for all people to disseminate – whether they be Mormon or not?  Simply because it directly ties in to my post yesterday concerning the BLACK OPS OF AMERICA – aka the mafia/organized crime-led CIA and NSA!!!  It is no coincidence that the massive NSA “data collection center” was built and is operating in Mormon Utah.  The truth is that very few other locales would condone such an operation, let alone facilitate it into reality.   It is also a fact that there are more LDS (Mormon) operatives in the CIA than any other culturally-affiliated group.  General Brent Scowcroft, the National Security Adviser to George H.W.Bush and key adviser to three others, is also a high-ranking Mormon, who recently endorsed Hillary over Trump!  Scowcroft is deeply involved in CIA operations at the highest level – which would explain this little tidbit of info:

CIA Agents Disguised as Mormon Missionaries in Russia and Ukraine

Written by Thomas Cain Report

www.thomascainreport.blogspot.com

In January of 2013 the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) proposed to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) to station Mormon missionaries in Russia and Ukraine to act as spy agents for the CIA.

The Church objected, stating that Russia and Ukraine were too dangerous to send their young men and women.  The CIA then proposed to send their younger operatives to Provo, Utah, USA to train as missionaries at the Church’ Missionary Training Center (MTC).

At the MTC the CIA agents were schooled in the Mormon philosophy and Church history, starting with the history of Joseph Smith, the LDS founder. By the time the CIA agents had completed their missionary training they sounded like and acted like the average every day Mormon missionary.  As far as the LDS Church was concerned the CIA operatives were on a mission for the Church and for the good of the United States.

The only difference from a normal Mormon missionary is that the CIA operatives have access to lethal weapons.  Their spy mission was three fold : (1) to spy on private and government corporations, including military installations; (2) to steal military secrets; and, (3) to assassinate political and religious figure heads that are deemed as enemies of the United States.

The women CIA operatives were ordered to gain access to private government files through any means at their disposal, including sexual intercourse with Russian and Ukrainian political leaders.

Last year three female CIA missionary operatives were successful in garnering information from Ukraine military files by sleeping with several of Petro Poroshenko’s top military commanders.  The files revealed Petro Poroshenko’s real disgust for US President Obama.  The files referred to Obama as Petro Poroshenko’s personal jungle boy.

CIA agents disguising themselves as foreign missionaries are not an uncommon practice for the spy agency.  The CIA has a long history of using Mormon missionaries as CIA spies.  American allies such as Germany, France, Italy, Poland, and the UK have all been spied on by Mormon missionary spies.  America spying on their friends is as natural as f—ing the hell out of their neighbor’s wife, when it comes to spying for the CIA, all is fair game, nothing is off limits, including a target’s wife and children.

It comes as no surprise that the Mormon Church has agreed to allow the CIA to pose as Mormon missionaries in Russia and Ukraine.  The Mormon Church has been training their missionaries as American spies for the last 50 years.  The Mormons are not alone when it comes to the practice of training missionaries as spies.  It is well known that the Baptist Church allows the CIA and NSA to use their missionaries as foreign spies.  Missionary spies are well paid by the CIA for their spy services.  The money is funneled through the Church to a missionary’s private bank account.

The difference in the case of CIA missionary operatives in Russia is that Russia is fully aware of CIA missionary spying program.  Several missionary spies have been detained and interrogated by Russian authorities.  In 2014 three missionary spies, after going through exhaustive interrogations were later released from custody and sent back to the United States.

In Ukraine it is a different matter.  CIA missionaries are monitoring the Kiev government’s every move.  Just as much as Petro Poroshenko considers President Barack Obama his personal jungle boy, the Obama administration has no confident in Poroshenko’s ability to govern the Ukraine people.  Behind closed doors Secretary of State refers to Petro Poroshenko as a Ukrainian baboon.  As far as the CIA is concerned Petro Poroshenko is nothing more than the United States’ marionette puppet that the United States dangles from a string.

The next time you come across a Mormon missionary chances are he is a CIA spy.  The Bible left out part of the scripture that should have said, “He sent them out in twos to heal the sick, to raise the dead, to preach the gospel, and as CIA Mormon missionary spies.”

Posted 8th February 2015 by The Thomas Cain Report

 

 

Mormonism and The Left Hand Path (LHP)

As a young LDS missionary just wrapping up my two year stint at the New York Rochester Mission in 1980, on the final day before returning home, I took the time to meditate and pray about my service performed during the last two years. My prayer that entire last week was directed to Jesus, asking Him if my two years of “good works” had been acceptable to Him.  I didn’t really care too much about what people thought, I sought above all else His sanctioning and approval.  His answer came to me in a very memorable dream the final night of my LDS Mission.

In my dream, I was hiking along a very well marked path – not unlike the yellow-brick road in the Wizard of Oz movie.  As I journeyed, the path became cluttered with leaves and dirt and was not as easy to distinguish.  Soon, I came to a fork in the trail in the middle of a dark forest of trees.  Which way, I wondered?  It was dark and stormy, and worse, there was no visible marker pointing the way.  I wondered: Did both forks of the path lead to the same destination?  If not, then which one should I take, or does it even matter?

While pondering over these questions, I then saw a light and felt a tremendously warm presence envelope me.  Then the following words entered into my mind and heart in a very powerful way.  “My Son – this path you see before you is your life.  There will be many forks to choose from.  Always choose the Right path, never the Left.  If you choose the Right, you will remain safe, and never be lost. Finally, I promise you will find Me and My House at the end of your journey.  There will be times when the path will be rocky and steep, and very difficult to travel.  People you love and care about will yell at you, mock you, and tell you that you are going the wrong way. But don’t despair, for I will be with you always.  Remember, choose the Right Hand Path!  choose the Right Hand Path! choose the Right Hand Path!”  I woke up with those words echoing in my soul.

Looking back over my life since that night in 1980, I realize how He has always been there to help me find the Right Path when I have come to critical forks in the road.  His Holy Spirit has whispered clear directions to my heart and mind, and has shown me the right fork vs. the left.  This, I have now realized, is the very definition of the concept of GRACE – for I clearly have never done anything to deserve or in any way have earned this direction.   Without a doubt, the biggest “fork in the road” I faced, was abandoning Mormonism in favor of complete and total acceptance of the living Christ and His Saving Grace; choosing a personal relationship with Him, (the Right Hand Path) and totally abandoning the false dogmas and teachings of the LDS Faith, which is clearly nothing more than an institutional structure of men (the Left Hand Path).

In the New Testament, Christ teaches His disciples the critical importance of this truth – choosing the Right Hand Path, and abandoning the Left Hand Path.  In Matthew 25 we read: 31 ¶ When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Recently, I was doing an updated internet search concerning the life of my maternal Great-Grandfather, a man by the name of Joseph Leland Heywood.  JLH was quite an important man in Utah during the years 1850-1880.  In addition to being a Mormon Bishop, he also was the Utah Territorial U.S. Marshall under Brigham Young, as well as the 1st U.S. Postmaster.   He converted to Mormonism during the Nauvoo era, and was baptized in the frozen Mississippi River, where, according to his journal, “the Prophet Joseph assisted in cutting the ice” for the event.

Joseph Leland Heywood, circa 1858

Joseph Leland Heywood, circa 1858

Imagine my surprise when I came across a story on a BYU website entitled “A Fork in the Road” which involved my ancestor.   The early JLH homestead is now the northeast corner of the LDS Conference Center!  Supposedly, a rather “miraculous” event occurred there – as Gordon B. Hinckley and his family explained it in great detail.  Like my 1980 dream in the mission field, this other dream also involved a road with two forks.  However, it clearly showed that the LDS Church (Mormonism) is the LEFT HAND PATH, not the RIGHT HAND PATH!

Please take the time and review the entire story:   http://www.byujourneys.org/blog/joseph-l-heywood-homesite-2/

Readers, why is this symbolism so significant you may ask?  I submit it is because there is only ONE path and only ONE gate in which we must spiritually enter His presence!  In what is my personal favorite chapter in the entire Bible (largely because of my dreams and life experiences) Matthew 7,  Christ tell us: “3 ¶ Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.    Then, I submit Christ teaches us a key about discerning who it is that too often leads us down the “broad way” and “wide gate” leading to destruction:
15 ¶ Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.   

Remember, Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life” and no man comes to the Father, except through Him.  (John 14:6)  There is only ONE Savior of the World.  There is One Way, only ONE RIGHT PATH!  We really don’t need “prophets” or “apostles” any more – because Christ Jesus is Messiah and He came and was the final and last “High Priest”.  We have HIM, His Comforter, and His divinely preserved scriptures to guide us.  We truly need nothing else in order to find His Right Hand Path, and stay on it for life.

Finally, in conclusion, I realize many people reading this post are faithful LDS people.  I don’t mean to offend you. I do, however, mean to warn you.  My solemn witness to you is that Mormonism is totally and completely the LEFT HAND PATH which is ruled by Satan.  Consider the teachings of arch satanist Anton Lavey in his “Satanic Bible”:

“Satanism is not a white light religion; it is a religion of the flesh, the mundane, the carnal – all of which are ruled by Satan, the personification of the Left Hand Path.

The Satanic Bible” by Anton LaVey (1969)
Book Of Lucifer 3:paragraph 30

Did you get that dear Reader?   Satanism is clearly a group of various false religions and dogmas that are “personifications” of the Left Hand Path just as taught by the story told by Hinckley concerning the “Fork in The Road”.  There is actually a large number of websites that instruct people on how to honor and follow the Left Hand Path.  Joseph Smith embodied ALL of these aspects, not the least of which is sexual, carnal lust and eventually embracing the satanic practice of polygamy.  For instance, Smith daily invoked the power of a Jupiter Talisman and other Black Magick devices throughout his life.  (See Quinn’s seminal book “Early Mormonism and the Magic World View” for details on this and other FACTS of Smith’s life and witchcraft practices).

There is no doubt that Satan exists – he is every bit as real as Jesus of Nazareth.  He can and does bring gifts of healing and carnal miracles to those who are unwittingly on his Left Hand Path heading to spiritual destruction.  He can and does appear to men as an “angel of light” as he came to Joseph Smith.  (2 Corinthians 11:14)  He brings wealth and power to his minions who are promoting the Left Hand Path.  He “endows” his initiates with “power in the priesthood throughout all generations of time, and throughout all eternity”. This has ALWAYS been a Satanic blessing and endowment for thousands of years dating back to antiquity.  Indeed, Satan’s “emblem of priesthoods and power” has always been his green apron.

Finally, those who expose these eternal truths are often ridiculed, mocked and even hated by those who fear and/or follow the Left Hand Path.

More reading:

http://www.dpjs.co.uk/lefthandpath.html?fb_comment_id=500948738036_10153163994153037#f2282dabac

 

 

 

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.

Joseph Smith’s “Sacred” Scrying Stone Revealed

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!!

 

 

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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.)

 

There are just a few details I would like to clarify:

When I testify in my interview with “Bishop” Earl that the Holy Bible is God’s Word, there is absolutely no doubt that it is of divine origins and that it most definitely has indeed been “translated correctly”.   The ancient texts such as the Greek “Textus Receptus” (aka the New Testament books) have been perfectly translated, and were never altered or changed in any way since the 1st century C.E.  The Dead Sea Scrolls prove the King James Bible Old Testament to also have been perfectly translated.   Nothing “plain and precious” has been lost – and so the declarations otherwise in the Book of Mormon exposes the fraud and deceptions of one Joseph Smith.  See 2nd short video below.

Question to my Mormon friends and family:  WHAT COULD BE MORE “PLAIN AND PRECIOUS” THAN A DETAILED ROAD MAP OF HOW TO GAIN AND MAINTAIN A DEEP, PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST, AND THUS A PURE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS TRUTH?   That’s called “Salvation through Grace” and that message comes out loud and clear in the New Testament text.  It always has, and it always will!  Christ’s GRACE has always been the CORE MESSAGE of His “Church” body – and just as He promised, the GATES OF HELL have not “prevailed against it”.   Instead, also just as He warned, FALSE PROPHETS have constantly perverted His Gospel with false teachings, “channeled texts” (not translated at all) and lying words.

And here is the witness of my BETTER HALF – my sweetheart Joan:

The information on this video is accurate, even though there are numerous typo errors in the text:

Great Ex-Mormon Testimony and Witness

My wife and I met the Wilder’s just after they had awakened from their collective stupor and left the false religion of Mormonism.  Their testimony mirrored my personal experience in so many ways.  Lynn Wilder is not the least bit shy in telling her story.  In fact, she has published a book that is fast becoming a Best-Seller.  Here is her condensed version for your review.   Such honesty and integrity is so very rare in the world of Mormonism today – and it all began with her son Micah finding the Biblical Jesus in the LDS “Mission Field”.

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On a Friday in January 2006, at home in Alpine, Utah, I received a phone call from my third son, Micah, that changed my life.

My family and I loved living in “Zion,” the result of a decision that my husband, Michael, and I had made as young adults to join the Mormon Church. For eight years, I had been a professor at Brigham Young University (BYU), the flagship school of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Michael was a high priest, a bishopric member and high counselor, temple worker, seminary teacher, and Sunday school president. Our first son, Josh, and second son, Matt, had served the church’s obligatory two-year evangelizing missions. Our daughter Katie pleased church leaders as well with her faith in Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith.

I looked down on Christians who followed the Bible. They had part of the gospel, but I had the fullness of it. I kept the laws and ordinances of Mormonism. When I took the sacrament of leavened bread and water each week at our Sunday meeting house, I was letting the sin janitor sweep away all iniquity. I believed the Mormon Church secured my eternal life.

Life in Zion

My husband and I had joined the LDS Church at age 25 after Mormon missionaries knocked on our front door. We had both attended Protestant churches growing up, but we rarely if ever read the Bible. We assumed that joining was a Christian option (85 percent of LDS converts come from biblical Christianity). We were unprepared to counter the missionaries.

Immediately and always active in the church, we raised our four children in the faith in Indiana. Serving untold hours in church callings, reading Mormon scripture, tithing, attending meetings, keeping a health code, and doing genealogy so we could redeem the dead in the temple—these were a few of our offerings to the Mormon God.

In all the years of serving the church, I thought I knew Jesus. We believed he was born first as a spirit child to Heavenly Father and Mother, and came to Earth to receive a body. He atoned for our sins in the Garden. Like the Pharisee in Luke 18, I thought I knew him better than others through the exclusive instruction I received in the temple.

In 1999, I completed my doctorate in education and was hired at BYU. We moved to Zion.

And life was good there. On Sundays we sang:

Great is his glory and endless his priesthood.

Ever and ever the keys he will hold.

Faithful and true, he will enter his kingdom,

Crowned in the midst of the prophets of old.

Sound like Jesus? Nope, this hymn is about Joseph Smith. Here’s the first verse:

Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!

Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer.

Blessed to open the last dispensation,

Kings will extol him and nations revere.

Like Heavenly Father and Jesus before him—like Smith himself—Michael was working to become a god. This is one reason we attended the temple regularly.

Expulsion

Then, something unexpected interrupted our perfect Mormon life.

Three weeks before the end of his two-year mission, Micah called to tell us he was being sent home early—a horrific disgrace in Mormon culture. He had been reading the New Testament. There he encountered a different Jesus than the one I was taught about in Mormonism—a God of grace, not of works, so that no one can boast. Micah was riveted.

To a roomful of missionaries at his parting testimony, Micah had professed faith in Jesus alone and not the Mormon Church. He told them he had found a deep and genuine faith—one that didn’t include Mormonism. It did not go over well. Church leaders told us that Micah had the spirit of the Devil in him, sent him home, and subsequently, back in Utah, invited us to bring him before the high council. To prevent excommunication, we put Micah on a plane out of Utah. His expulsion put our family in turmoil.

When he boarded the plane in Utah to begin a band and ministry in Florida, Micah pleaded, “Mom and Dad, please read the New Testament.” We commenced. As I read, I became increasingly consumed by reading about the God of grace. I barely ate or slept. It’s all I wanted to do.

After Micah’s expulsion, questions about Mormonism that I had harbored for years—about my patriarchal blessing, about the church’s history of racism, about the scope of Christ’s atonement—kicked into high gear. I heeded Micah’s advice, and began reading the Bible in translations easier to understand than the LDS-authorized King James Version.

In John’s gospel, I read, “These are the very scriptures that testify of me yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” Salvation did not require the Mormon Church, only Jesus. I began to see clearly that Mormonism taught a different gospel than what the Bible taught.

When I read what Jesus said in John 6:44, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them,” I knew I was being drawn—sucked, pulled, conveyed, transported. In physics, an event horizon is a boundary beyond which the gravitational pull is so powerful that there is no escape. This was my event horizon. As I read the Bible, my appetite for God grew exponentially. I felt myself drawn to him at an ever-increasing speed.

Then, on a chilly October evening in 2006, Michael and I settled in with Katie in our basement to watch the movie Luther. My heart pounded as I learned of the reformer’s struggle against the Catholic Church. I seemed to be facing a similar struggle: Did I believe the Mormon system of obedience to laws and ordinances would secure my forgiveness? Or did I believe what the Bible taught, that Jesus alone was the Way, the Truth, and the Life?

That night, speeding toward the point of no return, I lay face-down on the carpet, arms extended, and cried out to Jesus, “I am yours. Save me.” Instantly I was sucked over.

From that point on, God became personal. I talked with him. He sometimes answered. I had stark dreams. Once I surrendered my will to his, he seemed to be gently leading me somewhere. He showed up at unexpected times and taught me through other people and through circumstances, through the Word and during prayer. It was bizarre at first—unnerving. I’d never experienced anything like this. Some days I pulled back to catch my breath. He got me a job I hadn’t applied for so I could leave BYU. He sold our home the day after we resigned from the Mormon Church. This must be what Christians call a personal relationship with Jesus.

I discovered this Jesus could not be confined by the laws and ordinances of a religion. Jesus is real. This palpable relationship transformed me.

Comforting Blood

About a month after Katie came to Christ, she dreamed of a stone courtyard in the shape of a circle. She saw herself as a small girl, led by a man through the one entrance, which looked like a sheep gate. There were small pools of blood on the ground, but she wasn’t afraid. This courtyard was where Jesus had been beaten and whipped until near-death. The blood was his.

Katie looked right at the man, who was wearing a cream-colored robe and a shawl over his head, and immediately trusted him. He knelt in the dirt to gaze at her, directly at eye level. Taking the shawl off his head, he touched it to the bloodstained ground and gently began to cover her with the blood, starting with her forehead. He smiled at her as if she were the joy set before him.

This is the Jesus my family and I now know. He loves me personally. I devour his Word and find him there. He knows me and teaches me. I do not need the laws and ordinances of the Mormon Church to be saved. Only my beloved Jesus.

Lynn Wilder is the author of Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church (Zondervan).

Mormonism’s Lord of the Rings

Joseph Smith's Mystical Ring of Power

Joseph Smith’s Mystical Ring of Power

People often ask me: ‘Why can’t you leave the GOOD MORMON PEOPLE ALONE?  They are “Christians” too.”  

My response is simply that being a good neighbor and a TRUE CHRISTIAN involves warning others of danger.  A good neighbor doesn’t quietly sit by and watch the house next door to him catch fire and burn to the ground.  A good neighbor tries to put out the fire and at the very least alert the occupants that there is a very real and present danger to their lives and property.   If that is true, then what could possibly be wrong or problematic about warning people that their very souls are threatened by a most devious and dastardly plan of the Evil One??

Logic demands only one of two realities to account for this world and nature as a whole.  Either there is a Creator-God, or humanity and all of nature is just a product of random chance and humans must make their own “god”.   I choose the first, simply because I understand the incredible complexities of the individual cells of the body.  It doesn’t matter if the individual cell is human, animal, or plant – the complexity in the DNA/RNA structure is thousands of times more intricate and complex than the finest Swiss watch, or the laptop computer I am typing on right now.  Nobody in their right mind would ever declare that a Swiss watch or Apple computer just “evolved” from a set of obtuse circuit boards and gears.  Of course there was intelligent design and CONSTRUCTION – i.e. a CREATION to produce a watch or a computer.   Nature likewise has a complex, intelligent design and was created by a Supreme Being.  Of that, the honest observer can have little doubt.  

Then if there is a Creator/God, would He not provide a basic set of instructions in order to help us live our lives to the fullest?  As a matter of fact, He did, and it’s called the Holy Bible.  His signature in the form of a numerical watermark (or code) is found on virtually every page.  Just as there is a God, the reality is there is a most evil adversary to God that is also exposed in the pages of God’s Holy Bible.   He is just as real as God.  He is a most skilled deceiver and twister.  He peddles EARTHLY POWER, primarily.  “Mystery Schools” teach how to literally sell one’s soul for earthly fame and power.  

Many who clearly understand these facts realize that many modern works of fiction are in fact based on mystery school teachings.   Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy is one such “work of fiction”.   In the dark recesses of Satanism and Witchcraft, adepts literally seek to embrace the “all seeing eye” of the Dragon named Sauran (Satan).  They seek the ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL – and “In the darkness bind them”.  

During the early 80’s, I was allowed to photograph a couple of “priceless” artifacts that once belonged to the founder of Mormonism – Joseph Smith, Jr.   They were at that time in the possession of an elderly descendent of Joseph’s brother Hyrum.   These “artifacts” consisted of three “magic lumens” that were folded into a small pouch that Joseph carried around his neck – even to the day of his death in the Carthage gun battle.   These “magic lumens” were basically the 19th century form of a OuiJa Board.   I also photographed Joseph Smith’s “Magic Dagger” and his mysterious “RING OF POWER”.  

The current owner of the artifacts explained to me the history of Joseph’s RING.   He declared that Smith didn’t purchase the ring – but that it simply appeared one morning on Joseph’s  Kirtland Ohio bedroom bureau sometime in the year 1837.  It fit Joseph’s finger perfectly, and  he seldom, if ever, took it off.  He felt it was a supernatural gift.   Indeed it most likely was!   BUT FROM WHAT SOURCE?  

Take a good look at the BLOODSTONE, TIGER-EYE stone in the setting!  Notice what is engraved there.  It is a winged DRAGON!  

To all “Good Mormons” – you need to really, and honestly take this to heart.   Things REALLY BEGAN TO GO DOWNHILL for the “Latter Day Saint” church spiritually speaking, after Joseph received his mystical “Ring of Power”.   Polygamy was secretly adopted and practiced.  Secret BLOOD OATHS began to be taken, and EARTHLY POWER became the focal point!  ANOTHER GOSPEL soon replaced the biblical Gospel of Grace.  Satan won a victory and because of this deception, has claimed millions of innocent souls since the day Joseph accepted the RING OF POWER.    

The FACT is that originally, there was virtually NO DIFFERENCE in the CORE DOCTRINE of the early LDS Church with today’s Modern Evangelical, bible-based Christians, as far as the very nature of God is concerned.  Joseph publicly taught that God the Father was a SPIRIT, and Jesus Christ was also God the Father manifest in human flesh.  This is all memorialized in the ORIGINAL BOOK OF DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS as published by the LDS Church in the year 1835.  Furthermore, Joseph never claimed to have seen The Father and Christ in his “First Vision” until 1838 – the year AFTER he received his RING OF POWER from some unknown source.   See documentation of the early Mormon “Lectures on Faith” or “Doctrine” of the Mormon D &C at this website:   http://crcmin.org/pdfs/Building_a_Bridge_WA_E.pdf.pdf     

Joseph and is PRECIOUS RIng.  Thanks, DAVE!

Joseph and his PRECIOUS RIng. Thanks, DAVE!

Glen Beck’s Latest Lying Insanity

Beck is flat out Crazy as Bat Guana piled in a dark cave!   Typical Zionist Mormon propagandist – spewing false rhetoric while promoting a clear RELIGIOUS FRAUD that is deceitful in every conceivable way.    That FRAUD is modern-day “Jews” falsely laying claim to being the literal seed of Abraham in order to gain political power and worldly influence.   See http://www.texemarrs.com/082013/jews_are_khazars.htm for the latest scientific evidence.

Why is it that exposing such clear fraud is so “politically incorrect” in America today?   Why is telling the scientific, empirical truth “hateful”??

Speaking before an adoring crowd at CUFI (Christians United For Israel – an organization formed by fellow Zionist stooge John Hagee) Bat-Craze Beck proceeds to spin a yarn of epic proportions.   He pulls out a dollar bill and begins his fantasy.

“Look at the great seal,” Beck said. “You’ll notice, in-between the wingspan of the eagle, you will see the star of David made out of 13 stars. Now, why is the star of David there?”  Batman Beck then went on to claim in hushed, reverential overtones that Haym Solomon, a KHAZARIAN Polish Jew (and key financier of the American Revolutionary War because of his intimacy with the French House of Rothschild), asked that it be laid out that way.    That is all pure fiction, folks!!!

Here’s the true history behind America’s “Great Seal” for those who few Americans who still care about truth.

The original “Great Seal” was not designed by Haym Solomon.   It was originally created by a man named Charles Thompson back in 1782.

Charles Thompson

Charles Thompson – Creator of the “Great Seal”

 

Here is Thompson’s original artwork with a close-up view of the thirteen stars symbolizing the original thirteen colonies:

Thompson's Original Sketch

Thompson’s Original Sketch

No "Hexagram" Here

No “Hexagram” Here

Here is the official “GREAT SEAL” and its 13 star configuration- which lasted until the year 1913 – oddly enough this was when the “Federal Reserve” Jewish Bankers took over the U.S. Financial System.

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Now look what happened to this country’s “Great Seal” when Khazar Bankers posing as “God’s Chosen People” took complete control:

Khazarian Changes Proposed Circa 1913

Khazarian Changes Proposed Circa 1913

U.S. Congress Still Retains Original Seal - Surrounded by FASCI However

U.S. Congress Still Retains Original Seal – Surrounded by FASCI However

The Khazar-Illuminati "Great Seal" Front and Back as Placed on Beck's Dollar Bill

The Khazar-Illuminati “Great Seal” Front and Back as Placed on Beck’s “Sacred” Dollar Bill

C’mon Bat-Crap Beck – please get your facts straight!!   America was founded as CHRISTIAN Nation – not as the Anti-Christian, Khazar-Jew pawn that it has become today.

Please understand, Dear Reader, that Beck is parroting the Mormon agenda here.  Mormonism is joined like a Siamese Twin to the Khazarian Imposters of Modern-Day Israel – for they are both based on lies and complete FRAUD.

Be aware!

 

Mormo Missionaries Make Massive Media Moves

In a massive press release Sunday, May 23, 2013, Mormon General Authorities announced a “historic” shift in their traditional uniform rules for Missions and their 70,000+ “full-time missionaries”.   In a nutshell – missionaries will be doing less door-to-door “tracting” and doing much more internet “social media” to spread the message of Grand Poo-Bah Wizard Joe Smith’s “restoration”.

See article at http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/pages/printerfriendly.csp?id=56501894

One of the peculiar historical hallmarks of this organization masquerading as a biblical Christian church for the last century and a half is the cloistering of the “faithful and righteous” young men (and some unmarried young women) on two year “missions” (‘sisters’ serve 18 months).  During this time, “Mission Rules” are strictly to be obeyed – otherwise the young missionary would not be “worthy” to “have the Holy Spirit” to aid him/her in the work of converting gullible dupes into the cult.  Up until Sunday’s “historic” announcement, Mission “rules” strictly forbade the use of the internet in order to not only keep the young hormone-choked missionaries chaste and virtuous, thus being WORTHY of the companionship of Mormonism’s “Holy Ghost”, but also to keep their minds focused on Church business instead of home, hearth, and family.   If this isn’t cult “indoctrination”, then nothing is!

Times, they are a-changing, even in the Mormo Kingdom (the king of the Demons is named Mormo, according to arch-satanist Anton LaVey).   Mormon “apostle” L. Tom Perry declared: “The World has changed; so the nature of missionary work must change if the Lord will accomplish his work.”    Oh really?   You mean that suddenly the internet is OK for young missionaries, “Elder” Perry, even though for the last two decades it has been strictly verboten in every single “mission” field?   Oh yes, I see.  That’s the beauty of having a “living” prophet after all – to make sure to let us all know when God Almighty, the Mormon’s exalted man living on the Planet Kolob completely changes his mind and reverses his once-sublime rules and alters course!

This is yet another very strong clue as to the bogus nature of Mormonism.    False religions can alter and change the rules as is expedient and financially profitable.  Whether its changing its core “revealed” doctrines as to Negroes and Priesthood, Polygamy(aka the New and EVERLASTING covenant), changing and altering its “sacred not secret” temple endowments,  or suddenly allowing its young missionaries to access the internet – it should be crystal clear – Mormon Doctrine changes as the World changes – it is clearly not the infallible spiritual anchor it declares itself to be.    Clearly, it is governed and run not by the Jesus of Nazareth, but the God of this World.   Yet, the King James Bible – God’s truly infallible word, has not changed ONCE!

I served a Mormon mission in Upstate New York from 1978-1980 – so I know my topic.

The world is indeed “changing” – just ask Barack Hussein Obama.  The only thing that is constant is Change – and for the most part, Change is not for the better.   The NSA is setting up shop with its multi-billion-dollar “Data Center” in Mormon Utah.  Quantum Computing will be running the show, and is poised to control human minds and actions like never before.  Indeed, it is clearly time for LDS Inc. to no longer restrict its missionary force from the World Wide Web!!   THEY MUST EMBRACE CHANGE and be a part of the social media phenom!

Listen up, good Mormons, to some simple logic.   Do you REALLY believe that the “Gates of Hell” prevailed against the original, first century, Body of Christ – His original Church, and thus successfully removed His Gospel of Grace from the earth and negated Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross for you?  Do you really believe Satan was/is more powerful than the resurrected Christ?  Do you really believe the TRUE COMFORTER, Christ’s Spirit of Truth, was completely removed from the earth by Satan and his demonic minions?  Do you really believe that a complete and total “restoration” of Christ’s Gospel was needed in 1830?   Do you really believe that each and every one of the Christian faiths teaching core truths out of God’s Word – the King James Bible – in 1823 were “abominations” to Jesus Christ, and REALLY, do you believe that Joe Smith’s necromancy, scrying, and “seeking after the faculty of ABRAC black magic” pursuant to treasure seeking was not an abomination to Christ, the Creator? (See BYU Historian Michael Quinn’s seminal book “Early Mormonism and the Magic World View” for proof of Smith’s practices.)    By embracing Mormo-ism, you embrace these core lies that are the very basics of Joe Smith’s “other gospel”.

Yet in spite of all Biblical logic, there is today a small army of over 70,000 fresh-faced young idealists primed and ready to tell you that by means of a supernatural  “burning in the bosom” – a FEELING – that they BELIEVE they experienced, that LD$ Inc. is the “only true and living church” on earth – and you should commit to giving at least 10% of your earnings, and much of your time to them in order to be “exalted”.    They will tell you how wonderful Mormo families are – but don’t be fooled, for that is Satan’s window dressing only.    Just try leaving Mormo-ism and see how Christlike and “loving” these families are!

Coming to a Face Book Chat near you, instead of a disrupting knock on your door.

On June 8, 1978 – Mormon “Prophet” Spencer Woolley Kimball pulled the wool over the collective eyes of the LDS (Mormon) Church faithful in a major way.   On this date, 35 years ago, the Mormon Church ended a full 130+ years of extreme racism and bigotry by allowing black males to not only “hold” the Mormon (Melchizedek and Aaronic) “Priesthood” – but to allow negro men and women to finally enter the faith’s temples and receive their “endowments” and “sealings”.

So, exactly how did Spencer Woolley pull the wool?  He let the gullible Mormon faithful falsely believe that he had a “revelation” from God, when in truth and fact, LDS Inc. was clearly in danger of losing their IRS non-profit standing unless they changed course and abandoned certain sacred “core doctrines” and teachings.   Worse than paying TAXES, however,  LDS Inc. would also be forced to disclose their financial empire to the IRS if they continued their discriminatory practices and dogma against the black race – in short – they would be forced to be 100% transparent.   (Imagine that – LDS Inc. providing audited financial statements!!  What a novel concept!)

What is astounding to me is how any honest person of color could ever be a Mormon, once the TRUTH of the LDS extreme racism is known to them.  Kind of like blacks joining up with the KKK in the deep south during the 1950’s and wearing sheets to a cross burning – it is way past bizarre.

You see, the TRUTH is simply this – the Mormon God (an exalted man doing business on a planet named Kolob) is not nearly as powerful as the U.S. Government!   He changes his mind on core, “soul-saving” dogma as often as is needed after man-made laws are enacted – first with Mormonism’s “sacred and divine” covenant of plural marriage (polygamy), and the all-important Mormon racism and hate doctrine entitled the “curse of Cain”.

Imagine Christians changing and omitting Jesus Christ’s words and teachings in the New Testament in order to satisfy the IRS and save massive tax dollars, aka Mammon.   Ludicrous, you say?  Of course – because if that were to happen, Jesus would be shown to be a fraud and a scamp – or worse.  No, TRUE CHRISTIANS NEVER CAPITULATE TO GOVERNMENTS EDICTS OF MAN AS FAR AS CHANGING THEIR NEW TESTAMENT GOSPEL TRUTHS ARE CONCERNED!!  Untold thousands of early Christians were slaughtered in the coliseums of Rome – faithful to their knowledge of the TRUTH that is the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ to fallen man.   The bottom line is simply this – if a “faith” is based on a huge lie and fraud, it can change its basic course as many times as it needs to – for the Creator of the Universe – Jesus of Nazareth – the God of Truth, simply doesn’t care to be involved with such nonsense.

Jesus Christ is truly no respecter of persons.   His love and His GOSPEL are given freely and equally to all human beings regardless of race, creed or skin color.   He would never be the author of the following LDS official declarations:

“Had I anything to do with the Negro, I would confine them by strict law to their own species, and put them on a national equalization” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 270; History of the Church, 5: 218).

Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, [the black race] the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be!” (History of the Church, 10:110 emphasis added.)  (Do you really think Jesus Christ would be so hateful – to kill somebody on the spot?)

But let them (people who question Brigham Young or the “brethren”) apostatize, and they will become gray-haired, wrinkled, and black, just like the Devil” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 5, p. 332

Of course, Joseph Smith’s book that he channeled via his wondrous seerstone placed in his dark hat (the Book of Mormon) clearly explains that those who “murmur” against “prophets” (such as the first B of M prophet Lehi) are “cursed” with a “dark and loathsome” skin.   Have no fear, however, if one turns from their dark and wicked ways, this “sacred and ‘most correct’ book” explains that they may someday become “white and delightsome”.

This satanic garbage of stink actually persisted intact well into the 1950’s.  The following directive letter on the subject was sent Church-wide:

“From the days of the Prophet Joseph Smith even until now, it is has been the doctrine of the Church, never questioned by any of the Church leaders, that the Negroes are not entitled to the full blessings of the Gospel. “Furthermore, your ideas, as we understand them, appear to contemplate the intermarriage of the Negro and White races, a concept which has heretofore been most repugnant to most normal-minded people from the ancient patriarchs till now. God’s rule for Israel, His Chosen People, has been endogamous [meaning ‘marriage within a specific tribe or similar social unit]. Modern Israel [the Mormon Church] has been similarly directed.
 
“We are not unmindful of the fact that there is a growing tendency, particularly among some educators, as it manifests itself in this are, toward the breaking down of race barriers in the matter of intermarriage between whites and blacks, but it does not have the sanction of the Church and is contrary to Church doctrine. “
Faithfully yours,
 
[signed]
 
George Albert Smith
J. Reuben Clark, Jr.
David O. McKay
To any person exhibiting even the barest modicum of common sense, the following doctrines and teachings would never be entertained for a split second, let alone accepted as core doctrines for 148 years (1830-1978) – yet Mormonism was built on such obvious fallacies. fantasies, and fairy tales as found in the Mormon “Journal of Discourses” and other official texts:
  • All human spirits born on planet earth were procreated in a “pre-existence 1st estate”  as literal sons and daughters of God via one or more of his polygamous wives, on the planet that the Mormon God lives on, named Kolob (koe-lawb).  Mormons actually have a hymn they sing entitled “If you could Hie to Kolob (visit it), in the Twinkling of an Eye.”
  • Adam and Eve were white people, living in the Garden of Eden in what is now Jackson County, Missouri. Adam and Eve were Anglo-Saxons of course (like 19th century Mormons).
  • Cain was a white man until he murdered Abel, so God cursed him and changed him instantly into the first Negro.  The Mark of Cain was a black skin, flat nose, and kinky hair.
  • The “seed of Cain” would also inherit this “curse” and “mark” for all time – therefore all blacks would absolutely be deprived of the “restored” Mormon Priesthood and Temple blessings until AFTER the 2nd coming of Christ and His millennial reign of a thousand years.
  • Cain married his sister, and she became the second Negro ever because the Lord also “changed” her from a white Anglo-Saxon looking woman into a Negro.  (Of course, Cain’s sister didn’t commit murder, she only had sex with a cursed Negro which is just as bad, if not worse.)
  • All the spirits who fought for Jesus against Lucifer in the War in Heaven, before this Earth was formed, but who were “less valiant”–were punished by being born into “the lineage of Cain” as Negroes, and thus “deprived of intelligence”, with “mis-shapen” and “ugly” bodies, and destined to be “servants” of the white man, their superiors, until the Curse of Cain was removed by the LORD sometime after the Millennium was over.
  • Canaan and his descendants went into Africa, and a few escaped to India and Australia and New Guinea.
  • All Negroes inherit the cursed “Mark of Cain” which is a black skin, flat nose, and kinky hair.
  • Negroes are to be banned from the Temple and the Priesthood until the Curse of Cain is removed by the Lord sometime after the Millennium (1000 year reign of Christ on Earth) is over.
  • This doctrine was known in Mormonism as The Curse of Cain Doctrine. Because of this warped, racist doctrine, all black Mormons, and anyone with “one drop of Negro blood” was banned from attending the Mormon Temple and the Mormon priesthood. All male Mormons over the age of 12 hold the “Aaronic” Priesthood, and they must have it in order to get into the highest heaven. All Mormons must be “Endowed” and “Sealed” in a Mormon Temple in order to get into the Celestial Kingdom (highest heaven). Without the priesthood and Temple endowments and sealings, a  black Mormon male can, at best, become a sexless eunuch an “eternal servant” of the WHITE Gods in the Celestial Kingdom.

I kid you not folks.  This is exactly what I was taught when I was a “white and delightsome” Mormon boy growing up in the 1960’s.   It is not a “myth” – it is absolute fact – regardless of how LDS Inc. wants to whitewash it today.

President Jimmy Carter changed all of this with his declarations to fully enforce “Title VI” of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.   You see, the Mormon leaders and their high-powered attorneys fought having to conform to the 1964 Civil Rights Act citing “separation of Church and State” arguments and “religious freedom”.   For a time, LDS Inc. was successful in preserving their brand of racism – but President Carter made it very clear that religious non-profit “churches” could continue their hateful discrimination dogma and practices if they so desired – but they would do so without tax-exempt status!     See  http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=7836

As I mentioned earlier, Jesus Christ is not the author of such madness.   In fact, the very concept of two “priesthoods” having to be “restored” is absolutely not biblical – but is a big part of the HOAX (the “other Gospel” Christ warned would come) that was the diseased mind of one Joseph Smith Jr.

Here’s a brief summary of Biblical FACTS that Smith clearly ignored as he founded his Strong Delusion:

The office of priest (and thus all “Priesthood”) was fulfilled in Jesus Christ. The Son of God became a man (Heb.2:9-14) so that He might offer Himself as a sacrifice ‘once to bear the sins of many’ (9:28). Hence, there is no longer a need for any “priesthood” to offer a sacrifice to atone for man’s sin (per the Old Testament). A permanent sacrifice has been made by Jesus Christ though His death on the Cross.”

When Christ died on the Cross of Calvary, God ripped the veil of the temple, “from top to bottom” (Matt. 27:51). That veil had separated men from God (where only the “priesthood” could have entered after ceremonial cleansing), now there is no more a veil, allowing all believers access to God through Jesus Christ, abolishing the old Aaronic priesthood and making all true believers in Christ His “royal priesthood, an holy nation” (1 Peter 2:9) to “offer sacrifices of praise to God continually…giving thanks to His name.” (Hebrews 13:15.)

Now the Bible records that there had been a person, a archetype shadow of Christ, named Melchizedek, who is said to have been “without beginning of days, nor the end of life; but made like unto the Son of God.” (Heb. 7:3) All of chapter 7 in the Letter to the Hebrews clearly demonstrates that there is only one who qualifies for that priesthood of “Melchizedek”, and that ONE is Jesus Christ!!!     You see,  Christ is the only one who “does not have beginning of days nor end of life.” He is Eternal God, aka Immanuel, who became a man to offer the Ultimate Sacrifice, that is Himself, as the payment for our sins. As there was only one high priest at a time in Israel, so we have only one High Priest nowJesus the mediator of the New Covenant, who does not need to be replaced like the old high priests, who, because of death, had to be replaced. He lives forever, making intercession for us. He has the Priesthood that does not pass from one to another (Hebrews 7:24). Every high priest in Israel was an Aaronic priest. There never were Melchizedek priests in Israel!   NEVER!!  So how can something be “restored” if it never existed??

Jesus Christ alone is our High Priest. He is our Prophet, Priest and soon coming King.

You see, when Mormons claim a High Priesthood of Melchizedek, they are basically denigrating Jesus of Nazareth to a much, much lower calling and stature.   He becomes a mere “Elder Brother” – not the almighty Creator-King of the Universe.   Ditto with “restoring” the “Temple” and the separating veil found therein.   Clearly, to the Mormons who claim temples and temple “work” is vital and necessary for salvation, Christ of a necessity failed and was an imposter.  He really isn’t God – the Jehovah of the Old Testament.  If temples and “priesthood authority” are still required today just as they were in 1oo B.C., Christ simply died in vain, and has no power to save.

SATANIC is the only apt description for such a massive and damnable LIE!