The Bible and The Book of Mormon - A genealogy

Part III

Laman 1Nephi 2:5
"And he [Lehi] came down by the borders near the shore of the Red Sea; and he traveled in the wilderness in the borders which are nearer the Red Sea; and he did travel in the wilderness with his family, which consisted of my mother, Sariah, and my elder brothers, who were Laman, Lemuel, and Sam." BOM

Lamanites Jacob 1:13
"Now the people which were not Lamanites were Nephites; nevertheless, they were called Nephites, Jacobites, Josephites, Zormites, Lamanites, Lemuelites, and Ishmaelites."BOM

Native Americans 1Nephi 13:14
"And it came to pass that I beheld many multitudes of the Gentiles upon the land of promise; and I beheld the wrath of God, that it was upon the seed of my brethren; and they were scattered before the Gentiles and were smitten."BOM

The alleged people of the Book of Mormon who are directly linked to Israelites and Judaism, has been one of the most widely debated subjects lately. There are numerous web sites that go into great detail on the matter. Instead of me taking a lot of space talking about this; I'm giving you a list of web sites that discuss this.
There are many, many web sites. More than I can list. Google the subject yourself and you will see that there are thousands of web sites about the subject. Included in these sites are some Mormon web sites that say a totally different story. Research for yourself. I have concluded that there is a lot of time devoted to the subject and within it, the basics can get easily lost. The bottom line is, that the Mormons are trying their best to show themselves as a "true" connection to the bible where in fact, they are not. The bible would have "hints" of Mormon people in it if it were true, but it doesn't. The Book of Mormon is totally one sided and the people who believe their leaders on the authenticity of the BOM need to do a full research outside the bubble of Mormonism.
I grew up to believe that the only "true" writings and spoken word came from someone with the "proper authority". This meant that I used to only believe what the Mormon church and all of those who had authority over me said. I never questioned anything that would "stir the pot."
Now, I stir and stir and stir and stir!


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I spent a lot of time deciding if I should write this blog or not. I'm not a great writer and I'm not going to pretend to be. I need to share what I have learned and I might not make some people happy with what I am saying. This blog is a way for me to release the thoughts and feelings that come with knowing I grew up in the wrong religion. A healing process if you will.

How To Read This Blog

Please start with the month of February 2007 and read backwards. This is the most effective way to understand, in order, why I say what I do.

Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.