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).

THIS SHOOT, BRANCH, AND ROOT IS JESUS CHRIST, THE NAZARENE.

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....

1 comments:

DARRELX January 26, 2011 at 4:54 PM  

Did not Joseph smith claim to be the only man who has managed to hold the true church together since Moses. That would make him greater then Christ. and would suggest that Jesus had failed in His work to start the Church to begin with. The mormons obvioulsy claim that Josepth Smith is greater then Jesus. Jesus must decrease, But josepth Smith must increase. Sounds differnt to what john the Baptist had said. Who was a real Prophet.

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