Houses of God pt. 5 “The Temple of Doom”

It’s pathetic just how excited I get about the Snufferite movement and all their ridiculous attempts to please God.

They now have a Temple Fund– on gofundme.com no less!

https://www.gofundme.com/the-temple-fund-project

Oh boy here we go…

Those following Snuffer– and yes they are following him– have some serious blind spots.

I have laid out every reason why the Snufferite movement is not God setting his hand again the second time…

I have not received a single rebuttal. The snufferites love their prophet and the fuzzys they get listening to his BS.

Denver Snuffer is Satan’s modern day masterpiece.

A polygamy preaching racist like James Harmston isn’t gonna do the trick anymore.

You need someone who claims Joseph never commited polygamy…

That’s the kind of thing that believing Mormons need to hear if they’re gonna leave the corporate LDS church.

[With that said, I don’t actually care if anyone stays or leaves the LDS church.]

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This post I am going to explain why Snuffer’s temple is BS.

Is this going to change the mind of any potential Snufferite??

Nope–

they are just like the Mormons who refuse to read anti-Mormonism because it might damage their testimonies…

But for someone like me, who years ago was torn between all the many voices in the world, I think it may prove useful.

Before reading any further, please take a look at the previous posts I’ve done about temples:

Part One: the fulness of the gospel

https://theworkofthefather.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/houses-of-god-pt-1/

Part Two: Kirtland

https://theworkofthefather.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/houses-of-god-pt-2-kirtland/

Part Three: Nauvoo

https://theworkofthefather.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/houses-of-god-pt-3-nauvoo/

Part Four: the redemption of zion

https://theworkofthefather.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/houses-of-god-pt-4-the-redemption-of-zion/

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I feel like I need to reiterate something very important that I covered in Part Three of this series.

A huge controversy in Mormondom is whether or not the church was rejected by God.

Did the Saints finish the temple in Nauvoo or did they not?

I made the case that they didn’t. But I also made the case that it was never the temple that they were commanded to build in time.

They were commanded to build the Nauvoo House! That DEFINITELY wasn’t built in time; it basically wasn’t built at all – LOL

Honestly, I am very quite proud of the series I wrote. I wrote those on my mission. It still boggles me how I was able to wrap my mind around the temple controversies.

Anyway, enough gloating.

Why is it significant that it was the House not the Temple being commanded in Section 124?

Because the Snufferites still don’t know the difference between the two!

This proves that Denver doesn’t know what he is talking about; and his attempt to build a “temple” will not be in accordance with God’s will.

I have explained the difference and meaning between the houses of God.

House of God = for ordinations to fulness of priesthood (and baptisms for dead)

House/Temple of God = for sanctification

If Denver was legit, he would be building a *House of God, not a temple, to ordain people to the fulness of the priesthood.

THEN they would build a house/temple to receive sanctification which would enable them to be in the presence of the Lord.

They should be creating a fund for both a House and a Temple to receive the fulness of the gospel.

However, Denver claims he already holds the fulness of the priesthood AND he claims he’s already seen our Lord…

What an idiot. What’s the temple even for?

Oh yeah, a stupid masonic cermony…

I’m now going to break down Section 124 in detail to prove what should be obvious.

23 And it shall be for a house for boarding, a house [the Nauvoo House] that strangers [seed of Abraham/strangers in a strange land] may come from afar to lodge therein; therefore let it be a good house, worthy of all acceptation, that the weary traveler may find health and safety while he shall contemplate the word of the Lord; and the cornerstone I have appointed for Zion.

24 This house shall be a healthful habitation if it be built unto my name, and if the governor which shall be appointed unto it shall not suffer any pollution to come upon it. It shall be holy, or the Lord your God will not dwell therein.

25 And again, verily I say unto you, let all my saints come from afar.

26 And send ye swift messengers, yea, chosen messengers, and say unto them: Come ye, with all your gold, and your silver, and your precious stones, and with all your antiquities; and with all who have knowledge of antiquities, that will come, may come, and bring the box tree, and the fir tree, and the pine tree, together with all the precious trees of the earth;

27 And with iron, with copper, and with brass, and with zinc, and with all your precious things of the earth; and build a house to my name, for the Most High to dwell therein.

28 For there is not a place found on earth that he may come to and restore again that which was lost unto you, or which he hath taken away, even the fulness of the priesthood. [still referring to the Nauvoo House!]

29 For a baptismal font there is not upon the earth, that they, my saints, may be baptized for those who are dead—

30 For this ordinance belongeth to my house, [Nauvoo House….] and cannot be acceptable to me, only in the days of your poverty, wherein ye are not able to build a house unto me. [Saints no longer in poverty; therefore, they must build the temple before performing baptisms for the dead and/or receiving the fulness of the priesthood.]

31 But I command you, all ye my saints, to build a house unto me; and I grant unto you a sufficient time to build a house unto me; and during this time your baptisms shall be acceptable unto me. [during this time regular baptisms are acceptable, NOT baptisms for the dead]

32 But behold, at the end of this appointment your baptisms for your dead shall not be acceptable unto me; and if you do not these things at the end of the appointment ye shall be rejected as a church, with your dead, saith the Lord your God.

33 For verily I say unto you, that after you have had sufficient time to build a house to me, wherein the ordinance of baptizing for the dead belongeth, and for which the same was instituted from before the foundation of the world, your baptisms for your dead cannot be acceptable unto me;

34 For therein are the keys of the holy priesthood ordained, that you may receive honor and glory.

35 And after this time, your baptisms for the dead, by those who are scattered abroad, [the future LDS church] are not acceptable unto me, saith the Lord.

Okay….

To me it is clear as day that this is the Nauvoo House not the Nauvoo Temple. There is no change of subject at any point in those verses. One more piece of evidence is verse 22, “Let my servant George, and my servant Lyman, and my servant John Snider, and others, build a house unto my name, such a one as my servant Joseph shall show unto them, upon the place which he SHALL show unto them also.”

Before Section 124 was received, they were already building the Nauvoo Temple.

The Nauvoo House needed to be shown them!

Verses 51-55 refer to the Nauvoo Temple.

Then Verse 56 goes on and talks about the Nauvoo House for another thirty verses… That’s what Section 124 teaches. What does Denver teach?

Snufferites, where are you?

Tell me where I’m wrong.

-G.azelem

Mysteries of the Kingdom pt. 7 “Guardian Angels”

I believe in Guardian Angels.

I believe every single one of us has an angel assigned to us that is keeping watch over us.

Crazy, right?

The idea sounds kind of hokey, but I’m serious.

I found this out as I recently was reading through the gospels.

One of the most touching things I read this time around was as I read about Christ in Gethsemane.

42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

These passages bring me great gratitude towards the Savior of mankind. He carried a burden that none of us will ever fully understand in our fallen state. The fact that he prayed to have the cup removed brings me sadness. Christ was not a super hero. He was like us, and he felt things the same way we feel things.

The difference between us and him is that he was truly willing to fulfill God’s will at any cost. No matter how much it hurt.

Heavenly Father doesn’t visit the earth and he doesn’t visit us. No man hath seen God at any time. (although Christ the Lord can manifest the Father unto us!)

It is profound that an angel from heaven appeared to strengthen Jesus as he was in the Gethsemane.

This was the angel of his presence.

Isaiah foresaw this event:

8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.

9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

–Isaiah 63

In ALL of our afflictions….

Christ was afflicted.

Christ felt EVERYTHING we ever felt. All of us. I feel my own feelings and the feelings of my loved ones. Those feelings are a great pain. (My entire family struggles with depression, bipolar, BPD.)

Imagine feeling every single affliction upon all who come unto Christ….

Christ carried the deepest darkest pain that ever were possible.

I love the man, Jesus Christ. He is my God.

In his love and pity he has redeemed us. He bears us, and carries us into the days of old.

However, the angel of his prescence also had a role to play in this. Because an angel appeared to strengthen the Lord, he was able to perform this preparation unto mankind.

This is often over-looked.

But very important.

An angel came and strengthened Jesus Christ. The angel of HIS presence.

I am now going to make the case that we each have an angel in our presence that strengthens us and enables us to peform our work unto God.

Let’s turn to Mathew 18:

10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

What exactly is Christ saying here?

He is warning to be kind to children. In another place, he says it’s better to be drowned in the sea than hurt a child. (Another reason I love my Lord so much is his love for children.)

The interesting thing about Mathew 18:10 is that he gives a reason for not hurting children.

He says that THEIR angels behold the face of the Father.

In effect, each child has an angel.

That angel is watching what happens to them.

If a child is harmed, then the guardian angel will speak for that child at judgement day.

Many unrepentant sinners become such because they were wronged as children. Being abused at an early age destroys that child’s agency. I believe their future sins will be heaped on the abusers head.

So that verse proves children each have their own guardian angel.

But does that angel go away once the child grows up?

Yes.

Because we grow up and become sinners. Our angel goes away when this happens. Adults don’t have guardian angels.

But what did Christ tell us?

He said, “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Mathew 18:3

When we are converted, we become as little children, and children have guardian angels.

That means that we receive our guardian angel again!

These are my thoughts on the matter.

So what about you? Do you believe in Guardian Angels?

-G.azelem

Mysteries of the Kingdom pt. 6 “Rapture Contradiction?”

There are two seemingly contradictory statements made by Paul in regards to the rapture.

In 1 Thessalonians 4 it reads this:

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

As I already covered in this series, the rapture occurs during the first of seven trumps. These verses gel with that thesis.

But something we read in 1 Corinthians 15 SEEMS to contradict this…

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Wait.

At the last trump?

Why does it say the last? Isn’t it the first?

Doesn’t D&C 88 even say that at the first trump the saints are caught up? Why is Paul now telling us at the last trump we are made immortal?

Okay…

Prepare to have your minds blown!

You most likely have a wrong understanding of the resurrection.

Many believe that when we are resurrected, we are being raised from death to immortality.

This is WRONG.

When we are resurrected, we are resurrected to our original MORTAL bodies. The Book of Mormon explains that perfectly. Research it!

When we are raptured at the first trump, we receive the same body as our mortal bodies.

It is only until the seventh trump, the last trump, that our corruptible bodies put on an incorruptible body.

1 Corinthians 15 is not talking about the rapture, it’s talking about when our bodies finally become fashioned into the same body of Christ!

Section 88 correlates this!!!!!!!!!

106 And again, another angel shall sound his trump, which is the seventh angel, saying: It is finished; it is finished! The Lamb of God hath overcome and trodden the wine-press alone, even the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God.

107 And then shall the angels be crowned with the glory of his might, and the saints shall be filled with his glory, and receive their inheritance and be made equal with him.

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Just another one of those AMAZING things about the D&C I wanted to share.

-G.azelem