It's on the Reader

This is a response to a comment I got on the post, "The Bible and the Book of Mormon - A Genealogy," post dated October 17, 2007. It was impressed upon me to respond to 'moonlightsonata' and what was said.

Hello moonlightsonata,

So glad you joined in the comments on this post. When it comes to taking the Bible literally, the Mormons do that best. So, when the Bible states that Zedekiah's sons were killed that's what it means, literally. There is no room for speculation.
It's the reader's responsibility to 'test' [1Jhon 4:1 NIV] the spirits. God expects everyone to study to show 'thyself approved.' [2 Timothy 2;15 KJV] God also expects us to learn and grow by the Word of God [Bible] through the spirit.
The Book of Mormon was the only book I read for many years. I never doubted it. Then I studied the Bible only (without the aide of anyone in or out of any organized religion) - and it was only until then did the witness of God show that: through the grace of God we were set free from the wages of sin and death by the confession of our sins. Not only our own sins committed, but the sinful nature that is within us from birth and from the beginning through Adam. Christ came and took those sins away, nailing them to the cross.
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are a child of God. [Romans 8:16 KJV]
This 'reader' of the Bible knows that living through the spirit of the Son through faith He will remove any doubts and questions I have. So it will with you too.
What is the goal of my faith? The salvation of my soul. [1 Peter 1:9 KJV&NIV]

God Bless You


About Me

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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.