I was born into the grand delusion of Mormonism.
It was very important that I was.
If I hadn’t, I would never have taken Joseph Smith or the Book of Mormon seriously.
I would have wrote the whole thing off as a cult.
I left the LDS church in my teens and became an atheist. By the time I was 21, however, I began to believe in Jesus Christ, simply by reading the Gospels.
Because I found the Lord outside of the LDS corporation, I was able too look into Mormonism with an unbiased view.
I came to realize that Mormonism fulfilled many biblical passages.
One of the craziest realizations of all, was me figuring out that the suffering servant of Isaiah 53 is Joseph Smith.
“He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquity… and with his stripes we are healed.”
Many, if not all, Christians would call it blasphemy to suggest that the suffering servant is anyone other than Christ. But I am not trying to appease Christians, and I am not seeking to win Mormons over.
I’m calling things as I see them, or how they’ve been revealed to me.
Joseph Smith is an extremely important player. He is on par with Moses and Elijah.
This series will show proofs as to why I believe that Joseph Smith is who he said he was; and even more than he claimed, actually.
One thing that Joseph was… that he himself may not have even known… is this:
Joseph Smith is the embodiement of the new and everlasting covenant.
You already know that Joseph Smith holds the keys of the kingdom in this world and in the world to come (Section 90) but did you know that, he himself, is the new and everlasting covenant?
This is cryptically embedded into Section 45, but can only be understood by reading Isaiah, specifically Isaiah 42:
“Behold my servant… I have put my spirit upon him… the isles shall wait for his law [law of the gospel, Section 42]”
“I the LORD (Jesus) have called thee (Joseph Smith) in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles.”
Now read Section 45:
9 And even so I have sent mine everlasting covenant into the world, to be a light to the world, and to be a standard for my people, and for the Gentiles to seek to it, and to be a messenger before my face to prepare the way before me.
Section 45 refers to the everlasting covenant as a PERSON. A messenger. To prepare the way for the Lord.
Without Joseph Smith, there is no new and everlasting covenant, because he is the covenant.
When the Saints broke the new and everlasting covenant, they broke Joseph Smith. Hence, why he turned into a lying adulterer.
That’s what Sidney Rigdon understood perfectly well.
At the death of Joseph Smith, the keys of the kingdom were lost from the earth. That’s why he said there needed to be a guardian, not a new prophet. Sidney could have protetected the Saints from embracing false doctrine while they waited on Joseph Smith to return.
Even the Saints at the time understood that Joseph Smith had to return. They just put their trust into a jerk-off like Brigahm Young.
That’s what the song Praise to the Man is all about.
“Millions shall know brother Joseph again… death cannot conquer the hero again…”
The grand delusion of Mormonism is that Thomas S. Monson has the same priesthood calling as Joseph Smith. Because Thomas S. Monson does not, the church is a cult that trusts in man and not God.
Does that make the LDS church any worse than a Christian church?
No – at least Brigham Young/Tommy Monson have had SOME mandated priesthood.
All Christian churches have put their trust in man. No one on earth has been truly called of God. All pastors are deceived if they honestly believe God has called them to the ministry.
Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon were the last true prophets. And even a true prophet like Sidney Rigdon knew the church was nothing without the new and everlasting covenant.