A Consolation Of The Lord

The nation of Judah "rejected the fountain of living waters, having for themselves leaking cisterns, and the deity is determined to punish the sinners by sending Babylon against them." (www.answers.com/topic/ jeremiah-). The people of Judah, a chosen people, forgot God and worshiped idols and their own sinful nature. As a result, God's anger was kindled into taking action against His children.
Jeremiah remained fearful and faithful to God, and warned the people that God will punish them by destroying the Kingdom of Judah. Yet, God promised the Kingdom of Judah that if they return to Him, He will be merciful and return the people to Zion.

*A Note On Zion:
Zion, a "rocky scarp at the point of the E. ridge between Kidron and the Tyropoeon valleys..." It is the place that King David's men took a hold of by "stealth" means. It is where David built his palace and erected a tent for the arch. It is also his burial home. Zion was transformed from a " fortress-stronghold" to a "holy site." This rocky steep slope became what is known as the "Holy Hill" and the "Habitation of the Lord." This is where He must be worshiped. The prophet Jeremiah made this clear in his writings; "There will be a day when watchmen cry out on the hills of Ephraim, 'Come, let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.' (Jeremiah 31:6)" (Harper's Bible Dictionary, pg 841)

There is a section of Jeremiah that denotes a consolation often called "Jeremiah's Book of Consolation." This includes the promise that God will put into place a new covenant, "replacing the heart of stone of the people with one of flesh." (www.answers.com/topic/jeremiah-)
The Lord directs His words towards Jacob. The "Lord says: Sing with joy for Jacob. Shout for the foremost of the nations." (Jeremiah 31:7) Jacob is the root for joy and singing when the Kingdom of Judah returns. Jacob is where the focus is. The consolation is for Jacob and his people in a land that had been destroyed by sin.

The consolation of the Lord to His chosen people, the Kingdom of Judah in the house of Jacob, is a testament of God's mercy and love. All of God's people have the promise of a new covenant within a heart of flesh, not stone. Jesus Christ is that new covenant and the circumcised heart of the believer partakes in His chosen people.

God be praised in Jesus Christ, the new covenant, for those who come to Him with a heart of flesh.

In Mormon theology, it is taught that Jeremiah's prophesies are about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They believe that Jeremiah tells the future of :
1. The LDS going from Nauvoo to SLC
2. The Tabernacle Choir
3. Rocky Mountains are "choice"
4. Fast and Testimony meetings
5. Church Dances
6. Missionary Work
Mormonism is not spoken of in Jeremiah, but Christ and His people, with a heart of flesh, are.
It's another example of the twisted cultish way of thinking by the authorities within Mormonism.

"Mystical Force"

"Because Moses brought the keys of the gathering of Israel back to the earth, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has built many communities in the western part of the United States, in the process of gathering the seed of Israel from among the gentile nations of the earth. In the early days of the Church many thousands of converts left their homes in other nations to settle in these communities. [Years ago the converts to Mormonism believed that they were to live in the "Promised Land or New Jerusalem" that Joseph Smith set up. These newly converted people flooded the shores of the United States from other countries. They believed that they were to be 'gathered in.' Mormons believe that they are the "True Jews and the True Israel."] They were not asked or persuaded to immigrate to America, but the unseen power of gathering rested upon them as they received the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands of those who have authority to bestow it.
Today, as stakes and missions are established throughout the nations of the world and temples are being built in many lands, the Saints are encouraged to remain in their homelands to help strengthen the Church among their own people.
In recent years we have seen how the hearts of the children of Judah have turned to the land of their fathers, to Palestine, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, who was the World Zionist Organization, headquartered in Jerusalem, when he was asked why the Jews were returning to the land of Israel, replied that it was because of their belief in a "mystical force." (Bartley C. Crum, Behind the Silken Curtain, New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc,. 1947.)
This "mystical force" that has turned the hearts of the Jews of every country to the land of Israel did not come from man, but came after centuries of being "sifted among the nations." Because Moses committed the keys for the gathering of Israel to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, the spirit of gathering has been poured out upon the nations of Israel, making possible the fulfillment of the prediction of Isaiah which Moroni quoted to Joseph Smith:...." (A Marvelous Work and A Wonder, Legrand Richards, Deseret Book Company, SLC, Utah, 1976, chapter fifteen, The Gathering Of Israel, pg 219, brackets added)

Mormons to this day confess that they are successful in the gathering of Israel. The theology, as you can see, continues to carry the stench of sin by explaining that the Jews (mostly non-Judean Jews) are returning to Israel because of Joseph Smith.


***Nothing MYSTICAL about our Christ***

Christ - An Ensign For The Nations

"A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit." (Isaiah 11:1)

"In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious. In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria from lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from Hamath and from the islands of the sea. He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel, he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth." (Isaiah 11:10-12)

The above verses of scriptures are a part of what is known as the "Nazarene prophesies of Isaiah." The verses speak of a shoot, Branch, or Root from the 'stump' of Jesse, which will stand as a banner or ensign, for all peoples. All who know of this 'banner' will rally to him because his place of rest is glorious. He will gather together his own, those exiles of Israel (spiritual Israel) and the scattered people of Judah (the real Jews).


In a missionary reference library book titled, "A Marvelous Work And A Wonder," by Legrand Richards, has a chapter addressing the above scripture from Isaiah:
"When the Angel Moroni visited Joseph Smith during the night of September 21, 1823, he quoted the eleventh chapter of Isaiah and emphasized that it was soon to be fulfilled... When the Angel Moroni informed Joseph Smith, not yet eighteen years of age, that these events were about to come to pass and that the Lord would use him as an instrument in their accomplishment, it truly was a great assignment for a youth of his age... nearly thirteen years after the Angel Moroni had quoted to Joseph Smith the eleventh chapter of Isaiah indicating that it was about to be fulfilled. We quote from the account of these visitations:
"After this vision closed, the heavens were again opened unto us; and Moses appeared before us, and committed unto us the keys of the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, and the leading of the ten tribes form the land of the north." (D&C110:1)" (A Marvelous Work And A Wonder, Legrand Richards, Deseret Book Company, SLC, 1976, Chapter 15, The Gathering of Israel, pgs 202&203)

I can't make it clear enough to show how self righteous Mormon theology is. Not one utterance of Jesus Christ whom the scripture speaks of, rather, Mormons want Joseph Smith to have all the praise.

The apostle Paul makes reference to the eleventh chapter of Isaiah to show that the prophesy had been fulfilled in Christ Jesus our Savior:
"For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God's truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy, as it is written; "Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing hymns to your name." Again, it says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people." And again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples." And again, Isaiah says, "The root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him." May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:8-13)

The words of Legrand Richards are blaspheme to the Lord, and the endorsement of such sin by the Mormon church is a whore to God. May the God of us all have mercy on them....

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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.