LDS Leadership pt. 3 “The First Elders”

My favorite thing about the modern-day LDS compilation of Joseph Smith’s revelations is that Section 133 directly follows the abominable Section 132, which is the false revelation on eternal marriage that the church has adopted as official doctrine when it is blasphemous and satan-insipired.

Section 133, on the other hand, is incredible! It is indispensable, and contains so much amazing prophecy and plain and simple doctrine. Section 133 is a good reminder to readers of how a real revelation is supposed to sound and look like.

It was revealed in 1831, designated by the Lord as what should be the appendix to all the revelations. It is no longer considered as such, because the LDS church is not led by revelation and does not understand its importance.

The appendix ends with these very sobering words:

65 Wherefore, this shall be the answer of the Lord unto them [at the day of judgement]:

66 In that day when I came unto mine own [first watch], no man among you received me, and you were driven out.

67 When I called again [second watch] there was none of you to answer; yet my arm was not shortened at all that I could not redeem, neither my power to deliver.

71 Behold, and lo, there are none to deliver you; for ye obeyed not my voice when I called to you out of the heavens [through Joseph Smith in the second watch]; ye believed not my servants [who bore testimony of the work], and when they were sent unto you [in the third watch] ye received them not.

72 Wherefore, they sealed up the testimony and bound up the law [third watch], and ye were delivered over unto darkness.

At first glance, my suggestive additions may seem like a stretch.

But… if the important of sealing up the testimony and binding up the law is realized, it becomes clear that this hasn’t happened yet. That part of the revelation MUST be a future event, so for it to occur in the third watch makes perfect sense.

The very peculiar thing about all of this, is that the servants of the second watch are the very same servants in the third watch! These are the First Elders.

The first we hear of them in the Book of Mormon is in 1st Nephi: 13, as it relates through events of the Restoration. Let’s take a look at that chapter and see what we can pick out, and then we will go over exactly what the First Elders commission is in binding up the law and sealing up the testimony.

1 Nephi: 13

34 … because of the most plain and precious parts of the gospel of the Lamb which have been kept back by that abominable church, which is the mother of harlots, saith the Lamb–I will be merciful unto the Gentiles in that day, insomuch that I will bring forth unto them, in mine own power, much of my gospel, which shall be plain and precious, saith the Lamb.

From an LDS perspective, it is very strange that this scripture does not declare that that God will bring forth the “fulness of the gospel”, but rather “much” of the gospel at the day the Book of Mormon comes forth.

Yet from a perspective taking the entire Restoration into account, it makes perfect sense. When you understand what the fulness of the gospel actually is, it is obvious that God did not bring forth the fulness during Joseph Smith’s first ministry.

The fulness of the gospel is what is covered in Section 42 of the Doctrine and Covenants– the law of the gospel. This includes the law of consecration (and monogamy, but don’t get me started on that yet) to which all elders must enter into. Once elders have entered into the law of consecration– because they have covenanted with an everlasting covenant to keep all of God’s commandments– they are eligible to be ordained by the voice of God to the fulness of the priesthood. With the fulness of the priesthood, they are able to part the heavens and receive their sanctification, a true endowment directly from God.

The fulness of the gospel was sadly only on the earth for three and half years– from 1831 to late 1834. God knew this would happen. That’s why we’re told in verse 34 that God brings forth “much” of the gospel. Though the fulness did not go forth, the LDS church has been left with more of the gospel than historical Christianity. This includes the ordinations of males to “elder” in the kingdom of God, which is the authority to baptize people and confirm them as members of the church, with the invitation for the newly baptized member to receive the Holy Ghost.

This prepatory gospel is a gospel that allows the Saints to co-exist with Babylon. This is not the fulness of the gospel that Zion will be built on.

37 And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be.

This scripture is amazing.

Speaking of the First Elders– those who did “seek” to bring forth Zion, but were not successful– we learn that is THEY who will, “publish peace… upon the mountains.” This connects the First Elders to a string of prophecies in the last days.

Starting with Isaiah 52:

7 ¶How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good dtidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.

Until Zion is established, the watchmen of God do not see eye to eye. That is because we are all deceived in one way or another without the fulness of the priesthood. We do not have the ability to discern false spirits without being ordained directly of God. (D&C 50:26-31)

9 ¶Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Another important prophetic event that makes it easy to navigate where we are in the end times timeline is understanding that God has not made bare his holy arm, and that we are still waiting for the arm of the Lord to be revealed.

In D&C 109:51: “make bare thine arm, O Lord, and redeem that which thou didst appoint a Zion unto thy people.”

Until Zion is redeemed– where the Lord has appointed!– we know that God has not yet made bare his holy arm.

So if the watchmen of the second watch– that could only “seek” to bring Zion– are those that publish peace upon the mountains when God makes bare his holy arm, we can ascertain that these particular watchmen must be coming back to fulfill what God has commissioned them to do.

Remember that the third watch could have already occurred in Nauvoo! Had the Saints built the Nauvoo House and had the fulness of the priesthood restored back into the church, consecration would have been in place to build the Nauvoo Temple. Zion would have thus been redeemed and the First Elders would preach the fulness of the gospel among the Saints.

This did not happen, so the First Elders need to return and do so. They are associated with God making bare his holy arm– to which everyone should be anticipating. This is why I write this blog. I look forward to the day that these things will finally occur. When the work of the Father commences and the First Elders return to the earth, the followers of Christ will finally find peace and protection from the adversary.

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So let’s cover what we know about binding up the law and sealing up the testimony. What do we know of “the law”? This is the LAW of the gospel in Section 42– the one that contains monogamy and consecration, which Mormons have forever abandoned in favor of polygamy and having big houses and nice cars.

The law of the gospel contained in Section 42 is God’s celestial law! We need priesthood messengers to bind this up among us. We need to enter into the law of consecration before we can receive the fulness of the priesthood to receive our sanctification and see the face of God.

That is the “testimony” that the Saints must receive. It’s the same testimony that Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon bore in Section 76: “This is the testimony, last of all, that we give of him: That he lives! For we saw him, even on the right hand of God.” (verses 22-23)

Considering that no one has– nor could they ever!– receive this same testimony and spiritual endowment in the current LDS church, it’s perfectly certain that servants of God must come to the earth and make this again possible.

Isaiah prophesied that this would occur when there is apostasy amongst the House of Israel:

15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

The Lord will hide his face from all of us until the servants of God return back to the earth to bind up and seal the law and testimony.

For the certain individual running around teaching seminars and writing books about how they have received the second comforter– I’m sorry, but you simply cannot have seen Christ in this day and age without having followed the Lord’s protocol revealed throughout the D&C.

The scriptures are clear that the Lord is currently hiding his face from the apostate and fallen world. And no, Denver Snuffer, you cannot be the one to bring the testimony back, either. God has declared who will do such.

They key to all of this is that the foundation has already been laid. We just need to wait for it to unravel.

Section 88:

73 Behold, I will hasten my work in its time.

74 And I give unto you, who are the first laborers [first elders] in this last kingdom, a commandment that you assemble yourselves together, and organize yourselves, and prepare yourselves, and sanctify yourselves; yea, purify your hearts, and cleanse your hands and your feet before me, that I may make you clean
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80 That ye may be prepared in all things when I shall send you again to magnify the calling whereunto I have called you, and the mission with which I have commissioned you [in the third watch].
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84 Therefore, tarry ye, and labor diligently, that you may be perfected in your ministry to go forth among the Gentiles for the last time, as many as the mouth of the Lord shall name, to bind up the law and seal up the testimony, and to prepare the saints for the hour of judgment which is to come;

85 That their souls may escape the wrath of God, the desolation of abomination which awaits the wicked, both in this world and in the world to come. Verily, I say unto you, let those who are not the first elders continue in the vineyard [Twelve Apostles/Mormon missionaries] until the mouth of the Lord shall call them [the First Elders], for their time is not yet come; their garments are not clean from the blood of this generation.

86 Abide ye in the liberty wherewith ye are made free; entangle not yourselves in sin, but let your hands be clean, until the Lord comes.

87 For not many days hence and the earth shall tremble and reel to and fro as a drunken man; and the sun shall hide his face, and shall refuse to give light; and the moon shall be bathed in blood; and the stars shall become exceedingly angry, and shall cast themselves down as a fig that falleth from off a fig tree.

88 And after your testimony cometh wrath and indignation upon the people.

89 For after your testimony cometh the testimony of earthquakes, that shall cause groanings in the midst of her, and men shall fall upon the ground and shall not be able to stand.

 

Section 109:

35 Let the anointing of thy ministers be sealed upon them with power from on high.

36 Let it be fulfilled upon them, as upon those on the day of Pentecost; let the gift of tongues be poured out upon thy people, even cloven tongues as of fire, and the interpretation thereof.

37 And let thy house be filled, as with a rushing mighty wind, with thy glory.

38 Put upon thy servants the testimony of the covenant, that when they go out and proclaim thy word they may seal up the law, and prepare the hearts of thy saints for all those judgments thou art about to send, in thy wrath, upon the inhabitants of the earth, because of their transgressions, that thy people may not faint in the day of trouble.

39 And whatsoever city thy servants shall enter, and the people of that city receive their testimony, let thy peace and thy salvation be upon that city; that they may gather out of that city the righteous, that they may come forth to Zion, or to her stakes, the places of thine appointment, with songs of everlasting joy;

The First Elders have been given two missions:

1. To bind up the law and seal up the testimony among the disciples, to prepare the Saints (LDS membership) for the hour of judgement.

And,

2. To go forth from city to city and gather out the righteous. This is the final warning before destruction sweeps the entire planet.

In Section 88, they are told that they will go forth among the Gentiles for the LAST TIME. After their testimony will be the testimony of earthquakes.

After the final warning is given by these extraordinary servants of God, the end will come.

This is the marvelous work and a wonder which we know is to occur among the Gentiles. (2nd Nephi 22:8)

When the times of the Gentiles opens back up again, we know it will be the First Elders who will hold the authority and power of the fulness of the gospel.

Section 45:

28 And when the times of the Gentiles is come in, a light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, and it shall be the fulness of my gospel;

29 But they receive it not; for they perceive not the light, and they turn their hearts from me because of the precepts of men.

30 And in that generation shall the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

31 And there shall be men standing in that generation, that shall not pass until they shall see an overflowing scourge; for a desolating sickness shall cover the land.

After the times of the Gentiles is finally fulfilled, this is the generation in which the desolating scourge goes forth. This is also when the blindness that has been over Israel comes to an end.

Romans 11:

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved…

Section 45 also explained that, “a remnant [of the House of Israel will] be scattered among all nations; but they shall be gathered again; but they shall remain until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”

The celestial souls in the LDS church will heed the words of the First Elders when they bind up the law and seal up the testimony among the Saints. They may very well join the First Elders in preaching the gospel and gathering the Gentiles out of Babylon.

After this epic testimony to the nations– and the elect have been safely escorted to Zion– the desolating scourge will go forth as the fulness of the Gentiles comes to pass.

The wicked Gentiles will be destroyed– in and out of the LDS church.

Then the blindness over Israel will come to an end. The remnant of the House of Israel that did not heed the First Elders will realize their folly and come to Zion. They will go through much tribulation, but as Romans 11:26 declares: “All Israel shall be saved.” These are the terrestrial souls, saved by the grace of God, even though they were not valiant in following Christ. They will not be caught up in the cloud to be with the Lord at his coming, but they will be “watching”; and for that they will not be “cut off” during the millennium. (D&C 45:43-44)

The telestial souls, on the other hand, will be killed as casualties of war as WW3 breaks out. Those whom were responsible for the wars and destruction are the souls that are filthy, the sons of perdition who are cast out into outer darkness at final judgement.

–Also remember that I am simplifying everything. I’m sure things will not end up being as clean-cut as I’m proposing. There are celestial souls that could very well be killed as martyrs and terrestrial souls that still choose not to go to Zion while still retaining a terrestrial salvation.–

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Ok!

Some very serious things are going to occur in the near future. How are we to prepare for them?

How will we know who the First Elders are?

When they return, I’m sure half of the Twelve Apostles and one or two of the First Presidency of the current LDS church will accept their divine calling and priesthood. Yet half of them won’t. People will have to use the spirit to know what side is true. They will no longer be allowed to blindly follow. Friends and families will be torn apart. This is going to be the greatest test of our mortal probation.

I have a feeling that in response to Israel’s obsession with following their prophet, God is going to purposefully make the President of the LDS reject the First Elders, or at least arrange for a wicked President to have the helm at the time of the test. Those that trust man instead of God will be given a man’s reward.

The final apostasy of the LDS church I believe is prophesied of in 2nd Thessalonians 2:

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [the Second Coming] shall not come, except there come a falling away first [of the LDS church], and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Who else has temples other than Mormons? And remember, this is referring to followers of Christ, not Jews. This prophecy has to do with the latter days, leading up to the Second Coming.

Those that do not accept the reorganization of the LDS church under the administration of the First Elders will be left to follow a false prophet who will arise in Mormondom– who will sit in one of the temples… eventually proclaiming themselves to be God in the flesh.

In “Nephi Prophecy pt. 4 “A Delightsome People” I explained why the Mormons of today are the Jews prophesied of in the scriptures. Realizing this is the key to understanding dozens of latter-day prophecies.

One of them is this:

Section 77:

15 Q. What is to be understood by the two witnesses, in the eleventh chapter of Revelation?

A. They are two prophets that are to be raised up to the Jewish nation in the last days, at the time of the restoration…

Even after the test– at the time of the restoration of Israel to the promised Zion– there will be two more prophets sent to the Mormons. The majority will reject them. But in Revelation 11:13 we are told that after these witnesses give their testimony, “the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.”

This is the remnant of the House of Israel that will be gathered, last of all.

Even if anyone has to leave behind family and close friends to make the trek to Zion, there’s always hope that loved ones will be those of the remnant.

For now, let’s hope that everyone we love will make it there with us. If you realize the weight of the situation, this should give you the motivation to make the most of what time we’ve been given. With faith and help from God, we can help prepare those around us to prepare spiritually. Bear testimony of things that are legitimately true. Expose the things of darkness. We can’t afford to accept and promulgate lies that will crumble to pieces in the winding-up scene.

A marvelous work is about to burst forth. The work of the Father is about to commence in the land.

These events are about to occur– the same events in which all the prophets looked forward to in great anticipation. The First Elders will bind up and seal the law and testimony to prepare the Saints for the final hour. The righteous will be gathered. The Lord will bring again Zion.

Before Christ returns to the earth in his glorious Second Coming, he is dwelling, “on the right hand of the Father, until the fullness of time, and the law and the testimony shall be sealed, and the keys of the kingdom shall be delivered up again unto the Father.” (JST Luke 3:7-8)

As the Christian and Mormon world continues to watch for the coming of the Lord, those whom have studied the light and truth that came from God through Joseph Smith, are now able to anticipate the things that must first unfold before the heavens and earth pass away. The Book of Mormon and revelations of Jesus Christ expound on the prophecies of the prophets in the Old Testament, making it easier to understand and navigate. We live in a very blessed time.

But just as the Jews looked forward to instant deliverance instead of their suffering Messiah, the world today will again misinterpret prophecy and look past all the many important prophecies that prelude the Second Coming.

Those that have put forth the effort to study God’s Word will have nothing to fear as the world disintegrates into chaos. Things will play their course the way God has so declared.

The First Elders could have already bound up the law and sealed up the testimony. The third watch could have occurred long ago; but instead, God gave us this small season of chastisement, to prepare ourselves to live the commandments necessary for the redemption of Zion. Have we learned from the mistakes of the past? Or will we make the same?

The test is coming…

-G.azelem

LDS Leadership pt. 2 “The Endowment”

At the laying down of the capstones of the Salt Lake City temple, Brigham Young gave a bizarre sermon.

Speaking of the the Kirtland Temple, he said, “those first Elders who helped to build it, received a portion of their first endowments, or we might say more clearly, some of the first, or introductory, or initiatory ordinances, prepatory to an endowment.

These prepatory ordinances there administered, though accompanied by the ministrations of angels, and the presence of the Lord Jesus, were but a faint similitude of the ordinances of the house of the Lord in their fulness.

[In Nauvoo]… many received a small portion of their endowment, but we know of no one who received it in its fulness.”

To say the least, Brigham’s words here are problematic. There are three things I want to highlight that I find extremely revealing:

1. The ordinance performed in the Kirtland temple was not the Nauvoo endowment, but the washings and anointings that come previous to the endowment ceremony that ensued.

2. After the initiatory ordinances, the “first Elders” were accompanied by a visit from Jesus Christ.

3. Even the Nauvoo endowment administered by the Twelve was not the endowment in its fulness, according to Brigham Young. He is either hinting at the 2nd annointing– administered unto the Twelve by Joseph– or he is letting the Saints know his plans to make personal adjustments to the Nauvoo endowment ceremony. Perhaps the part where it’s revealed that Adam is God behind the veil?

I AM GOING TO SUGGEST…

That we throw out everything the LDS church has ever taught or said about the endowment. After the apostasy of the LDS church by 1842, the true endowment was replaced by a symbolic and ceremonial one.

I am going to suggest that the TRUE endowment WAS administered in the Kirtland Temple in 1836, and that it came directly from God. What happened in the Kirtland temple is what happened to the apostles of Jesus Christ in the meridian of time when they were told to tarry in Jerusalem.

I really don’t think the apostles learned masonic handshakes.

The priesthood administered the “anointing” and it was sealed unto them from on high, an endowment of power given directly by Jesus Christ, which is the promise of the Father. This is the baptism of fire.

This is perfectly scriptural.

What goes on in LDS temples today… is not.

Brigham Young confuses the picture and misses the point completely when he says that the “first Elders” did not receive an endowment, even though he KNOWS they were visited by Jesus Christ.

Jesus even says in D&C 110:9, “my servants have been endowed in this house.”

If by the Savior’s own admission, they were legitimately endowed in Kirtland– and without all the handshakes– what does that then say about the legitimacy of the LDS temple endowment ceremony?

Why did Joseph introduce it into the church in the last years before his death?

To explain, I need to go to the beginning of the early restoration years. I need to tell you who the “first Elders” were, the ones who did receive the promised endowment, and how that was made possible. It was because they had been ordained to the fulness of the Melchizedek priesthood, which priesthood had been lost to the church by the time the Saints reached Nauvoo. There they were told by God that, “there is not a place found on earth that he [Christ] may come to and restore again that which was lost unto you, or which he hath taken away, even the fulness of the priesthood.” (D&C 124:28)

In order for the fulness of the priesthood to have been restored (AGAIN!), they were commanded to build the Nauvoo House and Temple.

Sadly, the Saints failed to be obedient. The Saints could not receive the fulness of the priesthood and therefore would not be able to receive a true endowment.

That is why Joseph introduced the symbolic endowment. BY and the other Masonic-entrenched Saints LOVED it. But now, 170 years later, Mormons are feeling a little silly as they participate in such a strange ceremonial procedure. The close connection with Masonry is a dead giveaway that something’s wrong.

We all know that there’s just no way that the apostles of Jesus Christ sat down and watched an hour and a half play about Adam and Eve. The Mormon temple endowment makes zero logical sense.

The majority of everyone reading this I’m sure will already know, but it is a documented fact that for nearly 150 years the LDS temple endowment included taking a blood-oath.

Here’s an excerpt from the temple endowment pre-1990:

We, and each of us, covenant and promise that we will not reveal any of the secrets of this, the first token of the Aaronic Priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign or penalty. Should we do so; we agree that our throats be cut from ear to ear and our tongues torn out by their roots. The execution of the penalty is represented by placing the thumb under the left ear, the palm of the hand down, and by drawing the thumb quickly across the throat to the right ear, and dropping the hand to the side.

This is obviously a re-hash of what Masons do:

The Master [of the Masonic lodge] extends his left arm from his body so as to form an angle of about forth-five degrees, and holds his right hand transversely across his left, the palms thereof about one inch apart. This is called the Due Guard, and alludes to the position a Candidates hands are placed in when he takes the obligation of an Entered Apprentice Mason. The Master then draws his right hand across his throat, and drops it down by his side. This is called the penal sign of an Entered Apprentice Mason and alludes to the penalty of the obligation.

And just what is Masonry doing in Mormonism?

The historical record goes to show that on October 15th, 1841, Grand Master-Mason Jonas granted Nauvoo a charter to open a lodge of Free Masons in Nauvoo.
Can you believe it? Section 124 said that if the Saints did not build the Nauvoo House and Temple, THE CHURCH WOULD BE REJECTED. How could that not be a priority to them?

Joseph had even warned the Saints, “Don’t deny revelation. If the Temple and Nauvoo House are not finished, you must run away. Our salvation depends on it.”

We learn that instead of building what their salvation depended on, the Saints were building Masonic lodges! On April 5th, 1844 the Nauvoo Saints had ACTUALLY BUILT A MASONIC TEMPLE. And still, they weren’t even CLOSE to finishing the Nauvoo House and Temple.

Is it any wonder why God rejected the church and left the Saints to their own devices?

The Nauvoo Saints were more interested in secret combinations than the words of God and following his holy commandments. This is why Masonry infiltrated the LDS church and ended up in the LDS temple endowment ceremony.

Joseph Smith himself was certainly in disapproval of such practices. In 1839 he had this to say: “We further, caution our brethren, against the impropriety of the organization of bands of companies, by covenant, oaths, penalties, or secrecies, but let the time past of our experience and sufferings by the wickedness of Docter Avard suffice, and let our covenants, be that of the everlasting covenant, as it is contained in the holy writ, and the things which God has revealed unto us; pure friendship, always becomes weakened, the very moment you undertake to make it stronger by penal oaths and secrecy.” (Times and Seasons, Vol. 1, page 133)

Yet in Nauvoo, Joseph had to give the people what they wanted. A true prophet has two roles: either to teach people the truths of God, or to deliver them over to the idols in their hearts. Sadly, Joseph had to sacrifice his own good-name and reputation, to mirror the Saints’ dark state of minds. This is why his name is known for both good and evil. (JS-History 1:33)

Joseph could have gone down in history as an amazing man of God, but he fulfilled his role as a true prophet and did things he never would have done had the church simply followed the commands of God. Just like Aaron presented the children of Israel an idol to falsely worship, Joseph Smith gave the latter-day children of Israel a golden calf of their own.

This is how the Saints ended up taking the Masonic blood-oath.

And where did Masonry get this nifty idea? From ancient satanic rituals. We know that this form of ritual has its roots in satanism because we have the words of a seer who revealed this to the world.

Book of Moses 5:

29 And Satan said unto Cain: Swear unto me by thy throat, and if thou tell it thou shalt die; and swear thy brethren by their heads, and by the living God, that they tell it not; for if they tell it, they shall surely die…

It actually blows my mind that Mormons were enticed into such a practice. Jesus said in Mathew 5:36, “Neither shalt thou swear by thy head.” How could Mormons ever have been comfortable making blood-oaths and letting their own children grow up and do the same?

In studying the prophecies of the last-days, there is a connection to make that can help us understand. 2nd Thessalonians 2:11 tells us, “for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.”

This is similar to the blindness placed over Israel. The Saints led out to Utah blindly followed their prophets regardless to whether or not they followed or contradicted the word of God.

They certainly became enwrapped in a delusion that all was well in Zion and that their prophet would bring them straight to the Celestial Kingdom.

After being roped into taking this bizarre oath in the temple, it should have startled the Saints into going on a life-or-death search for the truth; but instead they apparently chose to believe a lie.

Although in 1990 the church did go as far as to omit the blood-oath segment from the current-day endowment, the Masonic elements are still undeniable. Even without the satanic bit, the 5th generation of LDS membership is questioning the legitimacy of what occurs behind the walls of LDS temples.

Those seeking for the truth will take this opportunity to delve deep into the scriptures, to figure out what is really going on with the church. In this, they will eventually uncover why the true endowment is not taking place. They’ll come to know that the fulness of the priesthood is not on the earth.

This knowledge is sufficient to then prepare for the day in which the fulness of the gospel is going to return back to the earth

This includes monogamy, consecration, and the priesthood which is after the order of the Son of God.

The priesthood which is after the order of the Son of God is the fulness of the priesthood…

This is the Melchizedek priesthood.

But wait, doesn’t the LDS church have the Melchizedek priesthood?

Not really. Not the fulness of it.

To understand, readers need to accept this next statement: The Melchizedek priesthood was not restored in 1829, but in 1831.

On June 6th of 1831, a special conference was held. By divine revelation (the voice of God), Joseph Smith ordained men who had been “chosen” to receive the high priesthood. This was the first bestowal of the Melchizedek priesthood. The men that received this bestowal of priesthood were already an “elder”, but had not received the Melchizedek priesthood.

According to Section 107, an “elder” comes under the Melchizedek priesthood. So how could someone be an elder without having a bestowal of priesthood??? BECAUSE… This form of Melchizedek priesthood is LINEAL.

Section 86:
8 Therefore, thus saith the Lord unto you, with whom the priesthood hath continued through the lineage of your fathers.

9 For ye are lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have been hid from the world with Christ in God–

10 Therefore your life and the priesthood have remained, and must needs remain through you and your lineage until the restoration of all things spoken by the mouths of all the holy prophets since the world began.

However, just because someone has the lineal priesthood which makes them heirs to the high priesthood, it does not give them right to perform the ordinances of the gospel. This is why Peter, James, and John came and gave the keys necessary for Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to be ordained as apostles.

Modern revelation explains that an apostle is an elder. (D&C 20:38)

Peter, James, and John, were able to give the patriarchal keys for JS and OC to officiate in the kingdom of God as the elders that they were. That’s why they were both called the first and second elder’s when the church was organized. (D&C 20:2-3)

In June of 1831, after the elders of the church had proven themselves worthy by following the commandments and entering into consecration, the voice of God ordained them to the Melchizedek priesthood. This is the only way someone can be ordained to the fulness of the priesthood. By revelation, the voice of God!

JST Genesis 14:

28 It being after the order of the Son of God; which order came, not by man, nor the will of man; neither by father nor mother; neither by beginning of days nor end of years; but of God;

29 And it was delivered unto men by the calling of his own voice, according to his own will, unto as many as believed on his name.

Now that these amazing First Elders had been called (ordained as elder) and chosen (to the Melchizedek priesthood), they could receive their sanctification.

Sanctification comes through a baptism of fire– a promise of the Father, making the recipients calling and election made sure.

Calling (ordained) and election (chosen) made sure (sanctified).

As the church was poor in 1831, the fulness of the priesthood was not required to be restored in a House or Temple of God. Even the sanctification that occurs in a true endowment did not have to occur in a temple, either.

After having been ordained to the Melchizedek priesthood at that June conference in 1831, many of the First Elders saw God the Father and Jesus Christ and received sanctification.

Section 84 and 88 records these such happenings.

D&C 84:

33 For whoso is faithful unto the obtaining these two priesthoods of which I have spoken, and the magnifying their calling, are sanctified by the Spirit unto the renewing of their bodies.

35 And also all they who receive this priesthood [fulness of the priesthood] receive me, saith the Lord;

39 And this is according to the oath and covenant which belongeth to the [fulness of the] priesthood.

40 Therefore, all those who receive the priesthood, receive this oath and covenant of my Father, which he cannot break, neither can it be moved.

41 But whoso breaketh this covenant after he hath received it, and altogether turneth therefrom, shall not have forgiveness of sins in this world nor in the world to come.

[Compare that to what Jesus said about denying the Holy Ghost. This makes it certain that the fulness of the priesthood is ultimately a baptism of fire, the fulness of the Holy Ghost.]

42 And wo unto all those who come not unto this priesthood which ye have received, which I now confirm upon you who are present this day, by my own voice out of the heavens; and even I have given the heavenly hosts and mine angels charge concerning you.

 

D&C 88:

2 … the alms of your prayers have come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, and are recorded in the book of the names of the sanctified, even them of the celestial world.

3 Wherefore, I now send upon you another Comforter, even upon you my friends, that it may abide in your hearts, even the the Holy Spirit of Promise; which other Comforter is the same that I promised unto my disciples, as is recorded in the testimony of John.

4 This Comforter is the promise which I give unto you of eternal life, even the glory of the celestial kingdom;

After magnifying their callings in both priesthoods, those that had been ordained to the order of the Son of God were able to part the heavens and be visited by the Lord Jesus Christ.

These were the First Elders of the church. They were the only ones in the entire restoration of the church to do so. No one has received the true endowment since 1836.

Because the fulness of the priesthood was never restored back into the church in Nauvoo, no one has ever been able to see Jesus Christ as part of their sanctification. Until the Lord sets his hand again the second time, his people are in a lost and fallen state. (2nd Nephi 25:17)

The LDS leadership have tried to brainwash the Saints into thinking they are special witnesses of Christ, but they do not have the fulness of the priesthood and can never see the face of God. They cannot be sanctified until the Lord sets his hand again the second time.

That’s just a scriptural fact.

–Unless the “2nd annointing” ordinance in the Salt Lake City temple is legitimately the fulness of the priesthood as taught amongst the GA’s. I of course find this laughable and not at all plausible.–

The First Elders either received their sanctification in 1831-1833; or, when the Kirtland temple was available to receive it there. Once the commandment to build a house of God was placed into effect, that was the designated place for such ordinances and spiritual endowments.

In Section 104 of the Doctrine and Covenants, we learn that new and everlasting covenant had been broken by the Saints. (verses 4 and 52)

In Section 105, the Lord tells us:

5 And Zion cannot be built up unless it is by the principles of the law of the celestial kingdom [the new and everlasting covenant]; otherwise I cannot receive her unto myself.

6 And my people must needs be chastened until they learn obedience, if it must needs be, by the things which they suffer.

7 I speak not concerning those who are appointed to lead my people, who are the first elders of my church, for they are not all under this condemnation;

19 I have heard their prayers, and will accept their offering; and it is expedient in me that they should be brought thus far for a trial of their faith.

33 Verily I say unto you, it is expedient in me that the first elders of my church should receive their endowment from on high in my house, which I have commanded to be built unto my name in the land of Kirtland.

Even though the church has fallen to pieces, it is expedient that the First Elders will still receive their endowment!

Once they’d received their endowment, this is what Jesus says when he comes to the Kirtland Temple in Section 110:

9 Yea the hearts of thousands and tens of thousands shall greatly rejoice in consequence of the blessings which shall be poured out, and the endowment with which my servants have been endowed in this house.

10 And the fame of this house shall spread to foreign lands; and this is the beginning of the blessing which shall be poured out upon the heads of my people. Even so. Amen.

So why would the hearts of ten thousands rejoice because of the endowment of the First Elders?

Why would the fame of the Kirtland temple spread to foreign lands?

It is not referring to the Twelve Apostles who would go on foreign missions, as some might suggest– because the Twelve Apostles never received an endowment in Kirtland. The newly-ordained Twelve had only been ordained as apostles, not high priests. And as we’ve already covered: an apostle is an elder, which is simply the ordination to the lineal priesthood they already possess.

Section 112:

12 And pray for thy brethren of the Twelve. Admonish them sharply for my name’s sake, and let them be admonished for all their sins, and be ye faithful before me unto my name.

13 And after their temptations, and much tribulation, behold, I, the Lord, will feel after them, and if they harden not their hearts, and stiffen not their necks against me, they shall be converted, and I will heal them.

According to God, the Twelve apostles weren’t even yet converted to the gospel! They were full of sin, very far from being SANCTIFIED…

In Section 110, Jesus is referring explicitly to the First Elders.

The First Elders are his chosen, the sanctified. They’ve been given the most incredible mission in the last days. They would have already fulfilled their duties, but the Lord told them, “in consequence of the transgressions of my people, it is expedient in me that mine elders wait for a little season for the redemption of Zion.” (D&C 105:9)

That little season has been four generations, and it is coming to an end. The First Elders will return back to the earth and accomplish the Lord’s purposes. Zion will be redeemed, as promised! And it will be redeemed exactly the way God has declared it would.

My next post will document what we should expect when the First Elders return.

-G.azelem

LDS Leadership pt. 1 “Succession”

Many people believe the LDS church is in apostasy. They are correct. However, the majority of the disaffected usually think that the apostasy began in 1890 when Wilford Woodruff put an end to polygamy.

This is certainly a very peculiar event in LDS history. For nearly forty years, the Saints had been taught that polygamy was ESSENTIAL to receive “exaltation.” They believed that polygamy was the fulness of the gospel. Then, suddenly, polygamy was discontinued. Eventually the church would begin to excommunicate any individual that engaged in it.

Polygamy went from being the most important commandment to ever be restored, to something that would result in excommunication.

Brigham Young and John Taylor said that the Saints would NEVER stop practicing polygamy. Apparently even Wilford Woodruff said something to a similar effect. When I am able to get access to internet, I’ll find these quotes and place them at the bottom of this post.

[I am an LDS missionary, writing this during personal study time on my missionary-approved iPad.]

This flip-flop business that occurred after 1890 makes no sense. For people that rightly believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, the next logical step is to say that Wilford Woodruff threw the church into a state of darkness and obscurity, because it was he who went against what Joseph had triumphantly established.

People who are a little more ahead in the game will place the apostasy at Brigham Young. After Brigham Young took over, he started teaching ridiculous crap like the Adam-God doctrine and a million other things. The apostasy began there! Brigham Young was going against what Joseph Smith had taught. Simple enough, right?

But it’s never simple. Not when dealing with the mysteries of God.

What if the apostasy began with Joseph Smith?

I’m going to make the case that it did. But unlike the other whistle-blowers, I’m not going to put the blame on him. It couldn’t be the single actions of one person– whether Wilford, Brigham, or Joseph– to drive Christ’s church back into the wilderness.

The apostasy of the one, true, church was the collective result of everyone that claims to follow God.

By the time that the church was rejected– by 1842, I postulate, due to the Saints disobedience and failure to build the Nauvoo House and Temple– God had withdrawn his spirit from the Latter-Day Saints.

Without God’s spirit illuminating the LDS leadership, Joseph and others lost all their revelatory and spiritual gifts, and became as other men.

Joseph Smith is now known as a sexual predator who created a sex cult.

Clarification: JS is not a predator of any kind, but the LDS church sadly is the relic of a sex cult. Yet Joseph Smith cannot be blamed for what took place in Nauvoo. It wasn’t his fault that he no longer operated under the influence of the Holy Ghost.

The apostasy began with Joseph Smith, but he was not the reason it occurred. Polygamy, the false endowment, the bad doctrines– all of it sprouted its head up AFTER the church was rejected.

But even that is over-simplifying it. So let’s start from the beginning.

Section 43 is a revelation and prophecy that talks about how to determine who is the rightful leader of the LDS church. No one in the entire LDS church knows about this section, because it’s proof that Brigham Young was not the rightful successor.

I still laugh when I hear and read the claim that it’s the Twelve Apostles’ duty to reorganize the First Presidency when a president of the church dies– SUUUUUUUUURE.

But what did God say?

If you don’t know what Section 43 says about the succession of who should be president, you are literally the reason why the church has fallen into apostasy.

I don’t mean to beat anyone up. Amazingly, the sins of the Gentile church (1830-1835), and the sins of the Nauvoo Saints, STILL reflect the sins of our current day. This goes to show that we’re each a small participant in why the church is in apostasy. Whether we’ve inherited the false traditions of our fathers or not, we are all in need of serious repentance and redemption.

Section 43 gives this amazing warning and prophecy:

3 And this ye shall know assuredly–that there is none other [than Joseph Smith] appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.

4 But verily, verily, I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through him; for if it be taken from him he shall not have power except to appoint another in his stead.

These verses provide a very rigid dichotomy from what the LDS church teaches. If the prophet can “never lead us astray”, why does this verse warn that there is a possibility for Joseph to not abide in the Lord?

God also gives us the amazing promise that if this does happen, Joseph will appoint another in his stead!

Combine this with Section 28:7 which declares unabashedly that the revelations appointed to Joseph Smith will be revealed to another in his stead.

But Section 43 says the ONLY REASON for anyone to be appointed in place of Joseph Smith is FOR JOSEPH SMITH TO STOP ABIDING IN THE LORD.

The revelations of Jesus Christ declare that Joseph Smith would fall from his calling. A quick question: If Joseph Smith was a fraud, why would his revelations prophesy of this? If he really wanted all the glory and fame, why would countless passages coming through him reveal that he would ultimately stop abiding in the Lord, and that due to this, someone would need to be placed in his stead?

So…

Was Brigham Young placed in Joseph Smith’s stead? Nope. Brigham Young never claimed to be a prophet until the Saints decided to sustain him as one.

This was his reaction after being sustained as a prophet, seer, and revelator: “Those words in that connection always made me feel as though I am called more than I am deserving of. I am Brigham Young, an Apostle of Joseph Smith, and also of Jesus Christ. If I have been profitable to this people, I am glad of it. The brethren call me so; and if it be so, I am glad.” (JOD 5:296)

The Saints should have realized that the church had clearly been rejected by the time Brigham took charge. Brigham had no clue what he was doing. No one knew who was supposed to take over after the death of Joseph Smith.

If our God is a God of order, why would it have been so confusing after Joseph Smith died? BECAUSE GOD REJECTED THE CHURCH AND LET THEM CHOOSE WHOEVER THEY WANTED TO LEAD THEM.

6 And this I give unto you that you may not be deceived, that you may know they are not of me.

God gave the Saints everything they needed to avoid deception, but they took lightly the revelations of Jesus Christ.

They did not fear God.

Section 124 said if they did not build the Nauvoo House or the Temple before the appointed time God gave them, the church would be rejected.

They built the Kirtland temple in three years, with half the membership they had in Nauvoo.

After being in Nauvoo for SIX years, they STILL hadn’t finished building the Nauvoo Temple.

On February 8th, 1846, Brigham Young offered a prayer which no doubt offended God. In his own words:

“I met with the Council of the Twelve in the southeast corner room of the attic of the Temple. We knelt around the altar, and dedicated the building to the Most High. We asked his blessing upon our intended move to the west; also asking him to enable us some day to finish the Temple, and dedicate it to him, and we would leave it in his hands to do as he pleased; and to preserve the building as a monument to Joseph Smith. We asked the Lord to accept the labors of his servants in this land. We then left the Temple.”

By BY’s own admission, the temple was never completed. And he wanted the building to be a monument to Joseph Smith? Clearly, Brigham Young was in a world of his own. He did not take the words of God seriously. He worshiped a god in his own image.

Let’s find out what the true and living God thought of Brigham’s pathetic prayer. The historical record reports that the very next day, February 9th 1846, one of the stovepipe’s in the temple overheated and lit some hanging clothing on fire.

The temple went up in flames!

Things like that are no coincidence. The truth is in broad daylight. For those willing to accept it.

Section 43 provided the true law of succession. The prophet may fall from his calling, but God has promised that there is a clear and distinct protocol to make sure another is properly in place to take over– that the fallen prophet will have no power EXCEPT to appoint another in his stead.

Did this happen?

You bet.

In Section 124 the true successor to Joseph Smith was revealed.

Until then, throughout the entire D&C it was only Joseph that had ever been referred to as a prophet, seer, and revelator.

In Section 124, for the whole world to see, Hyrum Smith was called of God as a prophet, seer, and revelator, “that he may act in concert also with my servant Joseph.” (D&C 124:94-95)

From that point on, if Joseph Smith fell from his calling, there was now someone to replace him. Verse 15 in Section 124 describes Hyrum: “I, the Lord, love him because of the integrity of his heart, and because he loveth that which is right before me.”

I bear to the world that I believe that declaration to be true. Hyrum Smith was a true prophet of God.

Section 124 was revealed in January of 1841. Just a few months later– April, the records read– Joseph began to take multiple wives. Anyone with half a brain who had actually read Section 43 would have realized that the protocol of succession had taken place. Joseph had appointed someone in his stead to then fall from his calling.

After Section 124 was revealed and he had begun taking on multiple wives, Joseph would never again receive another revelation.

The moment Joseph secretly married Lousia Beaman in April 1841 and spent the night with her, he was no longer a true prophet of God.

Joseph Bates Noble was intimately involved with the secret wedding ceremony; after which he offered Joseph and Lousia to spend their wedding night together at his house. In his own words, he told them to, “Blow out the lights and get into bed, and you will be safer there.”

After Joseph’s and Lousia’s honeymoon, Hyrum Smith automatically became the prophet of the church. Sadly, no one regarded him as such. The Saints worshipped Joseph instead of God.

The Saints would not turn to Hyrum for revelation or guidance. They followed Joseph Smith straight to hell.

Hyrum would never have fallen for polygamy in 1841, even 1842. But after the church had been rejected long enough for the spirit of God to have been completely drained from him, he too would fall from his prophetic calling.

As prophesied by Isaiah, the eyes of the seers had been covered. Due to the iniquities of the people, Hyrum was also infected with the sins of latter-day Israel.

Yet even Hyrum would only take two plural wives. Even without the spirit of God, he still had the integrity spoken of in Section 124. The light of Christ still shined in him enough to not allow himself to become a sexual opportunist.

Honestly, I don’t think he had any idea of what was REALLY going on. While he modestly took on two humble wives who needed help and support, the Twelve Apostles would meanwhile run wild in Nauvoo trying to accumulate as many young girls as they possibly could

Disgusting.

William Law, and Sidney Rigdon, the other two who were duly ordained to receive oracles for the church (D&C 124:126) would never engage in such practices. They were true servants of God.

My favorite thing about Section 124 is the shout-out God gives to the major players in the LDS church. William Law– the one that left the church– gets a serious stamp of approval from the Lord:

97 Let my servant William Law also receive the keys by which he may ask and receive blessings; let him be humble before me, and be without guile, and he shall receive of my Spirit, even the Comforter, which shall manifest unto him the truth of all things, and shall give him, in the very hour, what he shall say.

98 And these signs shall follow him–he shall heal the sick, he shall cast out devils, and shall be delivered from those who would administer unto him deadly poison;

99 And he shall be led in paths where the poisonous serpent cannot lay hold upon his heel, and he shall mount up in the imagination of his thoughts as upon eagles’ wings.

100 And what if I will that he should raise the dead, let him not withhold his voice.

101 Therefore, let my servant William cry aloud and spare not, with joy and rejoicing, and with hosannas to him that sitteth upon the throne forever and ever, saith the Lord your God.

God knows the end from the beginning, right? Would God really have said all of this about William had he been about to apostatize from the truth?

Look what God had to tell us about the Twelve:

127 I give unto you my servant Brigham Young to be a president over the Twelve traveling council;

128 Which Twelve hold the keys to open up the authority of my kingdom upon the four corners of the earth, and after that to send my word to every creature.

129 They are Heber C. Kimball, Parley P. Pratt, Orson Pratt, Orson Hyde, William Smith, John Taylor, John E. Page, Wilford Woodruff, Willard Richards, George A. Smith;

THAT’S IT!!!! That’s all, folks!

That’s all God had to say about the future leaders of the LDS church.

If the revelations in the D&C truly contain the words of the Supreme Power who knows all things, and if the LDS church is as true as it’s always been since it got restored in 1830, why wouldn’t God take the opportunity to tell us how amazing Brigham is? Why doesn’t BY get a shout-out?

Will signs not follow Brigham Young? Will he not heal the sick or cast out devils?

Perhaps he was sick and was a devil.

William Law, as promised by God, will work many mighty miracles. Signs will always follow the true servants of God. The fruits of Brigham Young are easy to see. Read his sermons, observe his life. Decide for yourself if that is who Jesus Christ would call to be his prophet.

I’ve made up my mind. Any true prophet would never engage in the charade of plural marriage.

William Law, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith (pre-rejection of church) knew polygamy was an abomination. When Joseph hadn’t fallen from his calling, even he was warning against it. And if Joseph was WARNING AGAINST polygamy, this is obviously a huge indication that something more was going on. It’s my belief that God allowed/caused Joseph to fall from his calling. I’ll talk more about this in a future post.

For right now, if there is anyone who still thinks polygamy is the order of eternity and that Brigham Young was the rightful successor to Joseph Smith, it’s time for them to go and read the D&C some more. If you haven’t reached that conclusion, this blog doesn’t have much to offer you.

God has given us all the answers. All the Saints have ever needed to do was to take the Word for what it truly is: the literal words of God.

Section 1 of the D&C says it best:

38 What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled…

So what things has God told the Saints will happen, but have not?

The anti-Mormon’s have flocks of “failed prophecies” they can quip to try and disprove the restoration movement.

Either they are correct and Joseph was a false prophet, or these prophecies will still come to pass.

I know where I’m putting my faith.

In God and his Word.

My next post will be about these unconditional promises and declarations that God has made. The church may no longer have the spiritual gifts that accompany the true church of God, but the Saints are still God’s people, and there are many prophecies that still pertain to them.

Just as God foresaw the fall of Joseph Smith, God has also laid the foundation for the redemption of the Latter-Day Saints.

It’s time to discover the all-knowing God in heaven.

Because we don’t have time for the god of Brigham Young anymore.

-G.azelem

 

 

QUOTES ON POLYGAMY:

“’Do you think that we shall ever be admitted as a State into the Union without denying the principle of polygamy?’ If we are not admitted until then, we shall never be admitted.” – Prophet Brigham Young, Deseret News, October 10, 1866

“If we were to do away with polygamy, it would only be one feather in the bird… Do away with that, then we must do away with prophets and Apostles, with revelation and the gifts and graces of the Gospel… and finally give up our religion altogether…. We just can’t do that….” – Prophet Wilford Woodruff, Journal of Discourses, v. 13, p. 166

And my personal favorite:
“Now, where a man in this church says, ‘I don’t want but one wife, I will live my religion with one.’ He will perhaps be saved in the Celestial Kingdom; but when he gets there he will not find himself in possession of any wife at all…. and he will remain single forever and ever.” – Prophet Brigham Young, Deseret News, September 17, 1877

 

These next three quotes aren’t really keeping with the theme, but they really spell out what I was trying to get to in this post. The first two are the experiences of women as their husbands decided to take multiple wives; and the third will sum up what thoughts were meanwhile swirling around in the minds of the apostate LDS leadership.

“I do not wish to wrongfully accuse my husband, although we have been hopelessly separated for ten years. I believed, when he decided to enter upon the practice of polygamy, that he did so not from any violence of individual passion, but from sheer fanaticism. He told me that he believed it was his duty to take other women besides myself to wife, and at first he said that this would make no difference in his affection for me, which would continue pure and single as it had ever been. But think of the horror of such an announcement. He took wife after wife until they numbered five, and for a long time they were kept away from me and I was spared from intercourse with them. By and by he told me that he intended to put these five women on an exact equality with me; that he could spend a week with one, a week with another, and so on, and that I should have the sixth week! Then patience forsook me. I told him plainly that I wouldn’t endure it. I said, ‘If you take five wives with your other women you can take the sixth with them also.’ Orson responded, ‘If you don’t choose to live with me I don’t know that I’m obliged to support you. You may have my permission to go to hell. Stick to it or to starvation.”

– Sarah Pratt, New York Herald, May 18, 1877

“I can never tell the horrors of the next few hours…. I went to my room and dressed for the reception, which took place at Cannon’s other house, where he kept his three wives. When I went down, there was a crowd there, among the rest a plain looking girl in a calico dress, to whom I was introduced. It was Emily Spencer…. I told her to get up. Miles came forward and said, ‘Sit still Emily Spencer, my wife.’ I felt as though I had been shot. I said, Your wife! Then what am I?’ He said, ‘You are both my wives.’ All at once my shame flashed over me. Here I was dishonored, the polygamous wife of a Mormon. I ran out of the house, bent only on escape, I did not think where. I could not do it, though for Miles and young Cannon, a son of the Delegate, ran after me and dragged me back…. [B]ut I stole away and returned to the other house, where I had been living the three weeks since my arrival from England. I noticed there was no key in the lock, but shot a little bolt and piled chairs against the door. I cried myself to sleep. The next thing I knew, I don’t know what time it was, Miles stood in the room and was locking the door on the inside. I screamed… Miles said I need not take on, for Brother Cannon had anticipated that I would make trouble and had the house cleared of everyone else. I found out that it was so. He told me that I might as well submit; there was no law here to control the saints. There was no power on earth that would save me.”

– Caroline Owens, in Matilda Joslyn Gage, Women, Church and State, 1998, pp. 238-240

“Supposing that I have a wife or a dozen of them…. Suppose that I lose the whole of them before I go into the spirit world, but that I have been a good, faithful man all the days of my life, and lived my religion, and had favour with God, and was kind to them, do you think I will be destitute there [the “spirit-world”]? No, the Lord says there are more [females] there than there are here…. In the spirit world there is an increase of males and females, there are millions of them, and if I am faithful all the time, and continue right along with brother Brigham, we will go to brother Joseph [Smith] and say, ‘Here we are brother Joesph’…. He will say to us,…. ‘Where are you wives?’ ‘They are back yonder; they would not follow us.’ ‘Never mind,’ says Joseph, ‘here are thousands, have all you want.’ ”

– Apostle Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, v. 4, p. 209

 

No matter how much you may admire Thomas S. Monson, Dieter F. Uchtordf and Henry B. Eyering– whom obviously would all be appalled by these quotes– there is no denying that an apostasy took place from 1842 onwards. To deny it is to condone the evil committed in God’s name under the guise of “celestial marriage.”

We’ll see who’ll really be single throughout eternity…
-G.azelem