The Heart

"the Lord hath said he dwelleth not in unholy temples, but in the hearts of the righteous doth he dwell;" (Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, Alma 34:36)

"the idea that the Father and the Son dwell in a man's heart is an old sectarian notion, and is false. (D&C, Joseph Smith, 130:3)

Now, read it again. Did you see it? I did.

Splits the ole' brain in two doesn't it?

Joseph Smith wasn't too careful was he?

9 comments:

MORONIANGELOFLIGHT March 28, 2010 at 12:08 AM  

There are so many contradictions between the teachings of the church and the Book of Mormon it's crazy! but because the god of this world has blinded their eyes... they cannot and will not see the truth until the Lord moves and the scales fall. Let's stand together in prayer for that to happen world wide... while continuing to share the Truth in Love!

handmaiden March 28, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

Thank you for joining me in the Lords work in exposing the devils ways of leading people straight to hell.
It's our job to help them see the errors of their ways and seek the truth in the Bible!
God Bless you,
handmaiden

sathya March 31, 2010 at 1:45 AM  

SANDRA

WHY ARE YOU FOOLING WITH THE PEOPLES FAITH ?
ABOUT THE HAIDEKHAN BABA
HE IS NOT THE ONE
HE IS NOT MELCHIZEDEK !

HOW COULD YOU PURPOSE SUCH THING !

FOR MONIES FROM THE MAIFIA OF THE HAIDEKHAN ?

PROMOTING LIES ABOUT HIS FAKE BABA ...MAHA AVATAR ?
HOW DARE YOU !

ONLY PROFIT ORIENTED ??????????????
I HAVE INFORMATION FROM THE VILLAGE RANIKHATE .AND ALMORA

WHICH IS THE TRUTH !

WHY ARE YOUY CHEATING THE PEOPLE TO COME
FOR DRUGS AND SEX AND ALCOHOL !!

WITH NO TRUTH !

THIS IS VERY BAD KARMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU WITH ALL OF YOUR LOVE FOR MONEY............. OVER GOD ????

YOU ARE A COMPLETE DISGRACE

THIS IS A SICKNESS IN YOU !
AND
VERY BAD KARMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT WILL YOU TAKE FROM THIS WORLD BY PLAYING WITH THESE PEOPLE ????

SHAME ON YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MICHAEL THE ARCH ANGEL

handmaiden March 31, 2010 at 11:54 PM  

Dear Sathya,

Ahh, I think you have the wrong Blog!
God Bless.
handmaiden

handmaiden March 31, 2010 at 11:55 PM  

Dear Kandy,
Only English, so others reading this public blog can know what you are saying.
God Bless,
handmaiden

handmaiden April 3, 2010 at 7:01 PM  

The comment left by Kandy has been deleted. The context of the comment is connected to evil deeds. Shame on you kandy!!!!

I.M. Ulysses April 6, 2010 at 3:54 AM  

Hi there, Sister in Christ!
I am new to your blog and read part of it. Yours is an amazing story of sadness and triumph and I'm very glad to know you have the courage of your convictions and the desire to stand upon them.
May the Lord God, through Jesus Christ His son, bless you and your husband, together and always.
In Christ,
I.M. Ulysses
defendingtheright.blogspot.com

Janna April 9, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

In the Bible there are two accounts of the way that Judas died, one through hanging himself (Matthew 27:5) and one by suffering fatal damage to the abdomen from a fall (Acts 1:18). We both believe the Bible to be true, so we know that there is a reason for the seeming contradiction.
In D&C 130:3 Joseph Smith was referring to a common interpretation of John 14:23 that he believed to be false. He was challenging the notion that the Father and the Son would simply dwell in the hearts of the righteous and argued that it is possible for Them to physically appear to the righteous.
These types of questions arise here and there as we study the scriptures, which is why we can't assume we understand something by a quick glance, but need to search for the meaning behind what is written with help from the Holy Ghost (or Holy Spirit, if that's what you call Him).
I know you don't believe in additional scripture or a a modern prophet anymore, but it's hard to argue that those tools wouldn't be helpful as we work on understanding the word of God more fully, right? :)

handmaiden April 9, 2010 at 9:53 PM  

Janna,
Thank you for commenting.
Remember this, Matthew 27:5 reports that Judas hanged himself. It appears that when the body finally fell, either because of decay or because someone cut it down, it was in a decomposed condition and so broke open in the middle. Another possibility is that "hanged" in Mt 27:5 means "impaled" (see NIV text note on Est 2:23) and that the gruesome results of Judas's suicide are described here in Acts 1:18.
When it comes to the words of Jesus, there is no common interpretation. There is no challenging Him either. Remember life is spiritual, God operates on a spiritual level only, not on a physical level. Studying the Bible, God's Word, is the only way to know the mysteries of God.
It is very easy to reject false teachings from false prophets. The only book that is of God is the Bible.
God Bless,
handmaiden

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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.