A Joe Moment

"As for other governments and religions, according to Joseph Smith, they "must eventually be destroyed from the earth.""

(One Nation Under Gods, Richard, Abanes, Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002, Introduction xx & xxi, notes #17: Joseph Smith, statement of December 30, 1842, HC (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1976/1980), vol. 5, 212, pg. 479)


Anonymous February 16, 2011 at 8:32 AM  

LOL, that Joe Smith, he was a real piece of work. His comment reminds me of a book I saw, "The LDS Church Conspiracy to Rule The World". I don't remember who wrote it and I didn't pay much attention to it. But now, perhaps it's worth another look..
Great post! God Bless!
PS. A friend in Salt Lake City told me the lds church has a new program,in which the cleaning staff for wards and other buildings have been replaced with the members doing the cleaning. Have you heard about this? Yeah, I would feel real good about a group of Elders or cub scouts cleaning the restrooms at the ward building.....

Anonymous February 16, 2011 at 2:38 PM  

But all believing Mormons will deny or justify in some way...

handmaiden February 17, 2011 at 11:48 PM  

Yeah Becky, your right. The 'prophet' is never wrong in the eyes of those who wear rose colored glasses.
Don't know the book Bear, I'll have to look into it as well.
The 'Maids', or I should say those who want to keep their temple recommends, clean away. My dad is big on it. I had the wonderful experience of help cleaning the rec. hall after a wedding reception of my niece not too long ago. Nothing like enjoying 'quality time' together with your family while vacuuming the rug when everyone else leaves the party.LOL!!!
God Bless all,

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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.