Some years ago, I had a prejudice against mainstream Christianity.
I considered them all fools, and that Mormonism was a huge leap ahead of them.
Once I realized the apostasy of the LDS church, I reconsidered my prejudice and began accepting truth wherever I found it.
On my mission, someone gave me four books written by William Branham, a self-proclaimed prophet from the South who died in 1965.
I devoured those books and came to a stunning conclusion:
Branham was more inspired than any of the General Authorities.
Was Branham a true prophet?
No. In many areas he fell short. He was not a prophet. But reading his sermons taught me more about God’s word than a lifetime in the Mormon church had. Branham pointed to the scriptures and wasn’t afraid to make claims of Thus saith the Lord…
The General Authorities are afraid to take any risks.
After 9/11, Gordon B. Hinckley could say nothing but that he, “didn’t know” what the future held in store.
Just imagine if people actually started taking the Mormon church seriously… If they tuned in to General Conference, hoping to hear the words of God through an anointed prophet…
What would they hear?
Nothing of value. The “prophets” of the LDS church bring NOTHING to the table.
In part two of this series, I covered the prophecies of a man named John Johnson.
Johnson had the balls to make prophecies, and they came to pass as he said they would.
I’ve come across many Christians who claim to have the spirit of prophecy. Many of these individuals, I believe, are inspired of God.
Another example of an inspired Christian is a man from India, Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj. Like Johnson, Sadhu has the balls to prophesy.
On August 10th, 2016, MONTHS before the election, Sadhu claimed to have had a vision in which he was told by a Council in Heaven that Donald Trump would be president.
He didn’t softball it; he proclaimed it emphatically.
There was no and’s or if’s about it–
Sadhu risked his entire ministry. If Trump was not elected, he would be forever branded a false prophet. This is a mark of sincerity. He truly believed he had a vision. If it never came to pass, he would recognize the error of his ways and humbly submit that he had been deceived.
Yet I do not believe Sadhu to be an annointed prophet.
All I believe is that he is inspired. For instance, he understands that the rapture occurs mid-tribulation. Furthermore, he teaches that the first harvest of raptured Saints will return and assist the church through the rest of the tribulation–
This stuff is light years ahead of what Mormons think and believe in regards to the last days.
In my opinion, disciples of Christ are better off believing Sadhu to be a prophet, rather than to believe that the LDS church is the kingdom of God upon the earth.
A test I’ve practiced in trying to find inspired Christians is to see whether or not they slam Joseph Smith.
William Branham said Joseph Smith was a fine man, but that he taught falsehoods about God (King Follet sermon).
A fine man???
For a Christian to look past Joseph’s 30+ wives and call him a fine man says something.
The spirit inside them somehow knows he was not a servant of Satan.
They cannot accept his false teachings, yet they never speak out against him.
Here is what William Branham had to say about Joseph Smith:
Now, they may be present, some Mormon brethren or sisters, and they may be some get these tapes now. And I don’t want to say that… Some of the finest people I–you would want to meet would be–be in the Mormon people, very fine type of people; and then their–their prophet, Joseph Smith, that the Methodist people killed here in Illinois, on their journey over… And so then that–that fine man… And the vision, I don’t doubt at all but what he had the vision. I believe he’s a sincere man, but the vision he had was contrary to the Scripture;
To me this is quite profound.
Only the Spirit can teach someone that Joseph Smith was sincere.
Secular history proves without a doubt that Joseph was a fraud.
Only someone inspired by the Spirit will defend Joseph.
Someone REALLY inspired will defend Joseph’s revelations, and renounce his controversial Nauvoo ministry.
Someone really inspired will teach that Joseph was a fallen prophet, that he stopped abiding in the Lord after receiving Section 124.
But they will not hold him accountable.
They will teach that this was according to the providence of God.
Only the elect will understand the scriptures. If Joseph Smith had a squeaky clean record, there wouldn’t be a test.
God made it easy for the world to reject Joseph Smith.
In my last post, I recanted what Christ said about his followers:
My sheep hear my voice.
Those that recognize the word of God for what it is are the sheep of Jesus Christ.
It doesn’t matter where it comes from… Or who it comes from… Christ’s sheep know the truth! The truth which defies logic and mortal understanding. The truth which cannot be proven by secular history.