The LDS Church will repent and be cleansed AND THEN will be the PURE Gospel/church of God! The LDS scriptures warn and foretell of the corruption which would require "much restoration" to restore the pure knowledge of God (2 Nephi 3:24). The scriptures foretell that the pure knowledge that Jesus IS God the Eternal Father will cover the earth.
"Behold this is my doctrine--whosoever repenteth and come unto me, the same is my church. Whosoever declareth more or less than this, the same is not of me, but is against me; therefore, he is not of my church" (D&C 10:67-68). How simple and pure!
Link: Lord's Mountain of Gold Stolen by LDS Money Changers: See 6-14-11 radio program Hour 1 with Paul Drockton talking about Steve Davis's Gold Mine theft by LDS church and world leaders as foretold during profound NDE!
There is NO religion in heaven only truth as taught during a profound near death experience not to be taken lightly.
The spiritual teachings that I, Karen Rae Davis, received this morning came very powerfully. The Spiritual Armaggedon: Truth versus Tradition. We are seeing the physical manifestations (earthquakes, out of season weather, flooding, tsunamis, wars, and exposure of evil actions aka "no more secrets" during the Millennium as truth continues to be "shouted from the rooftops" as Isaiah prophesied).
There is nothing which is secret save it shall be revealed; there is no work of darkness save it shall be made manifest in the light; and there is nothing which is sealed upon the earth save it shall be loosed (2 Ne 30:17).
You'll see why we approve the main belief of the Penatacostles that Jesus is God the Eternal Father and as taught in the original Book of Mormon (ancient American record of the "other sheep" John 10:16) and why the LDS church fulfills the Book of Mormon prophecy of being the "most great and abominable church" (1 Ne 13). The LDS church is "great" due to the original Book of Mormon, a simple history of the "other sheep" that Jesus taught (John 10:16), and "abominable" due to its "follies and abominations which they do practice before me saith the Lord (D&C 124:48).
And you'll see why no religion on this earth has the "plain and precious truths" in full and why the Lord condemns those who are "luke warm" or fail to "seek truth" as counseled by Christ. God condemns those who deny His Identity, suppress women, believe in elitism, polygamy, masonry, money and power as their god, etc.!
Masonry/Secret Combinations and Blood Oaths warned of in the Bible and Book of Mormon:
Helaman of the Book of Mormon provides the origins of Masonry aka "Secret Combinations" as the enticings of Lucifer as also verified in Moses 5:29. Masonry began with the blood oath required of Cain to keep a secret and if he revealed it he would die aka "suffer his life to be taken" exactly as required in the LDS Temples today. Masonry did not originate with Solomon as stated by those who justify Masonry, although Solomon was influenced by Lucifer, the same as King David (pure in heart who fell, same as Joseph Smith due to "carnal desires" and ego (D&C 3:1-11). Both King David and Joseph Smith were called of God, did great things, FELL as prophets of God, and repented prior to their deaths (See award-winning LDS historian D. Michael Quinn, Origins of Power, p. 645-646 for Joseph Smith's repentance of "abominable" polygamy and masonry).
The required mimic of the actions of the satanic blood oath penalties (slitting the throat, cutting out the heart and intestines) were taken out of the LDS temples in 1990 although they are still "assumed" today. It was Lucifer who influenced the building of the tower of Babel as a way to get to heaven. It was Lucifer who influenced the ancient Americans "Gadianton robbers", Brigham Young, and even Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith had seven good years influenced by God and seven bad years influenced by Lucifer as spiritually warned in 2 Ne 3. Brigham Young did not have a pure heart as Joseph Smith did as evidenced by his abusive acts including his "Blood Atonement" teachings which justified the Mountain Meadow Massacre. Brigham Young began the fulfillment of Daniel's prophesy of the "Kings without a country" aka "money changers" who lead the LDS church today (see Daniel's prophesies at www.mormonstruth.org).
And thus they might murder, and plunder, and steal, and commit (polygamy) and all manner of wickedness, contrary to the laws of their country and also the laws of their God.
Now behold, those oaths and covenants...were put into the heart of Gadianton by that same being who did entice our first parents to partake of the forbidden fruit—Yea, that same being who did plot with Cain, that if he would murder his brother Abel it should not be known unto the world. And he did plot with Cain and his followers (practiced polygamy) from that time forth. And also it is that same being who put it into the hearts of the people to build a tower sufficiently high that they might get to heaven. And it was that same being who led on the people who came from that tower into this land; who spread the works of darkness and abominations over all the face of the land, until he dragged the people down to an entire destruction, and to an everlasting hell (Helaman 6:23-31).
To counter the teachings of Lucifer, Jesus taught everyone to never take an oath:
But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool... And do not take an oath by your head... Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.
The Identity of God and Other "Plain and Precious Truths":
We've been commanded to SEEK TRUTH because no one religion on this earth has the answers due to the 6,000 years of Lucifer's influence. Now is the time that truth is flooding the earth! Thanks to Steve's profound NDE (preceded by his mother's three prophetic dreams) and Karen's pure heart and spiritual witnesses the "plain and precious truths" are being restored with the original (unaltered) Book of Mormon as a solid witness of the Torah, Bible, and ancient writings that Jesus is God the Eternal Father! (see www.bridgingtruth.com).
Karen (who has had many spiritual teachings since she was four years old, many witnessed by others) was told audibly by God to "read in Alma there is something for you to find". She found Alma 11:26-41 which confirms along with Mosiah 15:1-5 and Ether 3:14 and throughout the original Book of Mormon that Jesus is God the Eternal Father!
When we live our life seeking truth and focused on God, we will follow Christ's examples, His spiritual teachings (He fulfilled the lesser letter-of-the-law of Moses), and be willing to be taught line upon line. The truth is never boring and makes sense.
And Zeezrom said unto him: Thou sayest there is a true and living God?
And Amulek said: Yea, there is a true and living God.
Now Zeezrom said: Is there more than one God?
And he answered, No.
Now Zeezrom said unto him again: How knowest thou these things?
And he said: An hath made them known unto me.
And Zeezrom said again: Who is he that shall come? Is it the Son of God?
And he said unto him, Yea.
And Zeezrom said again: Shall he save his people in their sins? And Amulek answered and said unto him: I say unto you he shall not, for it is impossible for him to deny his word.
Now Zeezrom said unto the people: See that ye remember these things; for he said there is but one God; yet he saith that the Son of God shall come, but he shall NOT save his people—as though he had authority to command God.
Now Amulek saith again unto him: Behold thou hast , for thou sayest that I spake as though I had authority to command God because I said he shall not save his people in their sins.
And I say unto you again that he cannot save them in their ; for I cannot deny his word, and he hath said that unclean thing can inherit the of heaven; therefore, how can ye be saved, except ye inherit the kingdom of heaven? Therefore, ye cannot be saved in your sins.
Now Zeezrom saith again unto him: Is the Son of God the very Eternal Father?
And Amulek said unto him: Yea, he is the very of heaven and of earth, and things which in them are; he is the beginning and the end, the first and the last;
And he shall come into the to his people; and he shall upon him the transgressions of those who believe on his name; and these are they that shall have eternal life, and salvation cometh to none else.
Therefore the wicked remain as though there had been redemption made, except it be the loosing of the bands of death; for behold, the day cometh that shall rise from the dead and stand before God, and be according to their works.
Women Equal to Men in the Eyes of God as Spiritual Leaders, etc.
Another area of corruption in almost all religions on this earth is the abuse and suppression of women who have been written out of early christian history! (The suppression of women is especially evident with the practice and belief in polygamy by Muslims and Mormons.)
Elitism of men (especially leaders of religion) caused this suppression which is contrary to the teachings of God. Jesus established the "law of adoption" meaning that blood line, so valued by the world elite, is of no consequence to God. Afterall, "the meek shall inherit the earth" not the elitists or those who esteem themselves above the law of God. "Right or wrong, we have the final say" was chillingly quoted to us as the prideful belief of the church leaders by an attorney of Kirton and McKonkie, the law firm for the LDS church with over 100 (in the eyes of God) evil liar/lawyers as warned of prophetically in the Book of Mormon.
Prior to the mass communication capabilities of today, those in power, especially in religion, were able to control the masses through control of written history. Those who followed the teachings of Jesus and existed closest to His time on the earth had a woman and a man as the "Bishop" with no counselors! And when we research authenticated (not politically sanitized) early Christian history we know that women are equal to men in the eyes of God. Women were called by God to be apostles and leaders to teach the Gospel and to be a witness of Jesus. This is seen in the divinely preserved Gospel of Thomas, Mary, and Phillip, etc. Interestingly, these and other early christian writings were ordered to be burned by early church leaders, such as Athanasius. During the 6,000 years of Lucifer's influence on the religions of this earth, Athanasius and Irenaeus and others helped to politically control the "canonized" compilation of the Bible during the 4th century. These men and other christian church leaders valued orthodoxy over the spiritual teachings of Christ which valued women as equal to men (Karen King, "Jesus and the First Woman Apostle", Vivian Green, "A New History of Christianity", etc.).
The book of Revelations foretells the calling of 12 pure-hearted women and 12 pure-hearted men ("24 Elders") who will be authentic witnesses that Jesus is God the Eternal Father. Many today are a witness of Jesus Christ as He does come to the "pure in heart".
Almost all religions due to evil-hearted traditions and the influence of Lucifer have supressed women and denied them leadership roles. No matter who suppresses women (Polygamists, Paul, Peter, etc.) it is not of God. Women are not to "shut up" or to be less than men in any spiritual capacity in the eyes of God. The Community of Christ, although condemned similar to the LDS church and other religions, does call women as apostles although no religion on the earth is pure or has the "plain and precious truth" of God. The Cleansing of the Lord's House is in progress as prophesied (D&C 112, 64, etc).
www.bridgingtruth.com (Torah, Bible, & original 1830 Book of Mormon all confirm that Jesus is God the Eternal Father)
Respect and credit given to this author for his proclamation of truth:
Is Jesus God the Father?
William Arnold III
Shema Israel YHWH elohanu YHWH echad, "Hear O Israel, Yaweh is our God. Yaweh is one" (Deut. 6:4).
There is only one God. This is the emphatic teaching of the Old Testament. The Jews were the people who knew their God if anyone did (John 4:22), and they had no concept of persons within the Godhead. In the book of Isaiah God makes some very strong statements which I believe do not allow for a Trinitarian understanding. In Isaiah 44:6&8 God makes the statement, "I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me . . . Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any." Could scripture be any plainer than this? In verse 24 he states, "I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone." If language means anything then "by Myself" and "alone" mean that there was no other person present. If God is not claiming that he is absolutely one here, then what stronger language would one suggest to convey this? Why would God be so emphatic about oneness, if in reality he were three persons? Would not these statements be misleading? In the next chapter he states, "I am the LORD, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. . . . That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun That there is no one besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other, The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these" (Isa. 45:5-7). Once again, if God were really three persons, could he use such emphatic language as this? If we take this to be one of the members of the Trinity speaking here, would it be honest for him to say, "There is no one besides Me?" Would he not be forced to admit that there are indeed two other persons in the Godhead? In 46:9 God says, "Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me." In this statement, there is one person speaking (notice the singular pronouns) and that singular person says that there is no one like him. I do not see how it is possible to see a Trinity in these passages.1
Surely the coming of Christ did not in any way compromise this strict Monotheism taught in the Old Testament. There is only one God. That God is our father. If Jesus is that God then Jesus is our father. As to his deity, Jesus Christ is God the Father. Isaiah 9:6 clearly calls him the Father. Some have argued that this should be translated "Father of Eternity," but not one major translation translates it that way (see my article: Should Isaiah 9:6 read "Everlasting Father" or "Father of Eternity?"). However, even if we adopt the translation "Father of Eternity" does that diminish the force? Jesus is called the Father. I Corinthians 8:6 tells us that, "to us there is but one God, the Father." There is no God outside of the Father. So in the sense that Jesus is that God, then Jesus is the Father. Malachi 2:10 asks the question "Have we not all one Father? hath not one God created us?" So we all have one Father, and our Father is God. The reason we call God our Father is because he created us. John 1:3, Colossians 1:16 and Hebrews 1:2 tell us that all things were created by Jesus, thereby making him our Father.
The Holy Spirit many times is simply referred to as the Spirit of God. Yet Scripture also speaks about us receiving the Spirit of Christ (Rom 8:9; Gal. 4:6; Ppn 1:19) or simply identifies him as the Spirit (2 Cor. 3:17; 1 Peter 1:11) and Ephesians 4:4 tells us that there is only one Spirit. This must all refer to the same person, the one true God. As to his deity, Jesus is the Holy Spirit. To recieve Christ is to receive the Spirit. Jesus told the disciples, "Even the Spirit of truth . . . ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." (John 14:17-18).
Now I will readily admit that on the surface Jesus does seem to speak of himself and the Father as if they were two persons. In fact, I would say that the first indication of Trinitarian thought began with Philip in John 14 when he asked Jesus, "Lord, show us the Father" (v. 8). Jesus had been speaking of God in a distanced way all this time, and poor Philip thought that he was speaking of another person. But, notice Jesus' response. He almost sounded as if he were puzzled when he said, "Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?" (v. 9). Jesus was saying that he himself was the one that Philip was asking for.
One reason that Jesus so often spoke of God in the third person is that he did not want to appear unto men as God, but he wanted to appear as a man just like one of us, as we read in Philippians 2:5-8, NIV:
5. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
6. Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7. but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
8. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross!
Jerry Hayes explains it this way:
Many times the question is asked, "If Jesus was Father God why did he not just say so?" The answer to this question is so completely summed up in Philippians 2:5-8. He was humble. He did not think it a good thing to flaunt his deity before men. He did not choose to appear better than man, although he was better than all men for he was the creator of all men. He choose, instead, to have all men appear better than himself.
When Jesus spoke of the Father it was always in a way that distanced his own identity from that of Father God. This action was in keeping with his character of not appearing as God, although he was. Concerning this very subject Jesus made the following promise: "These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall not more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father: (John 16:25). Paul referred to this same event of revelation when he wrote unto Timothy, "Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen" (1 Timothy 6:15-16).
At the time of this great revelation may we all bow low at his feet and whisper in hushed tones of adoration the confession of Thomas, "The Lord of me and the God of me!"2
But that still leaves the question: Why does the New Testaent make a distinction at times? The answer to this goes back to the dual nature of Jesus. In the capacity of being fully man, He was distinct from God. Not just distinct from the Father but from being God at all. This is why we can see references to the God of Jesus Christ (Matt. 27:46; John 20:17; Eph. 1:17). This is obviously not the God of God. It is the God of a man. Jesus is called a man over and over (Acts 2:22; 13:38; I Tim 2:5). As a man, there were things He did not know (Mark 13:32), there were things He could not do (Mark 6:5), He could only be in one place at one time (John 16:7), He could be tempted (Heb 4:15), He could thirst (John 19:28), and He could die (John 19:33). So from this point of view He was distinct from God, and could be spoken of that way. But from another point of view He was fully God and could be called such (John 20:28; I Tim 3:16; I John 5:20). When we see a separate reference it is always something like: "God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ." What you never see is: "God the Father and God the Son." It is always God and man, Spirit and flesh, God the Father and the Son of God. As I Timothy 2:5 puts it, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
In John 10:30 Jesus said, "I and my Father are one." Does that mean that they are one in unity? Well, I ask if that was all he meant then why did the Jews pick up stones to stone him? (v. 31) In fact, Jesus asks them why (v. 32), and they answered him, "because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God" (v. 33). They understood this as claiming to be God, not claiming to be in accordance with him. So if "I and the Father are one" means "I am God", then he must be God the Father. Some Trinitarians have tried to draw attention to the neuter gender of the word "one" in this passage (Gk - hen), claiming that this means that they are one in unity. However, this is the same word used in passages such as Eph. 4:4 where it says that there is "one Spirit," and no one would argue that this means only one in unity. (See also my article: Greek and Hebrew Words for "One")
In Matthew 28:19, Jesus commanded the disciples to baptize "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." Yet they routinely baptized only in Jesus' name.3 Either they were mistaken, or they understood the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost to be Jesus. Surely the apostles didn't disobey their Lord.
I could give many scriptures to show that Jesus is indeed God, but here are a few more that show that he is specifically the Father (who is the only God, Mal 2:10; I Cor 8:6). David Bernard illustrates:
1. Jesus said that He would send the comforter to us (John 16:7), but He also said the Father would send the comforter (John 14:26).
2. The Father alone can draw men to God (John 6:44), yet Jesus said He would draw all men (John 12:32).
3. Jesus will raise up all believers in the last day (John 6:40), yet God the Father quickens (gives life to) the dead and will raise us up (Romans 4:17; I Corinthians 6:14).
4. Christ is our sanctifier (Ephesians 5:26), yet the Father sanctifies us (Jude 1).
We can easily understand all of this if we realize that Jesus has a dual nature. He is both Spirit and flesh, God and man, Father and Son.4
Finally, I would like to look at a passage in Revelation 21, which clearly indicates that Jesus is the Father. Starting at verse 5 it reads: And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new [we are made new by being in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17)]." And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true [in Rev. 3:14 and 19:11 Jesus is called "faithful and true"]." 6 Then He said to me, "It is done. [compare to John 19:30, "it is finished"] I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. [In the very next chapter Jesus says this same thing, 22:13-16] I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost [Jesus gives the water of life, John 4:10-14; Rev. 7:17]. 7 He who overcomes [Jesus spoke these words seven times to each of the seven churches in the beginning of this epistle, 2:7,11,17,26;3:5,12,21] will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son" (emphasis added). Everything in this passage points towards Jesus as the speaker, yet at the end of the passage we realize that it is God the Father.
As our Lord said elsewhere, "These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father" (John 16:25). Or as Zechariah the prophet said, "And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one" (Zech. 14:9).
1. This paragraph draws largely from an audiocassette of David Bernard, "This Jesus" Conference (St. Paul, MI: Oneness Ministries, 1988).
2. Jerry L. Hayes, The Godhead Discussion, (Farmerville, LA: Biblical Research Institute, 1993), 183.
3. See my article on Baptism in Jesus' name.
4. David K. Bernard, The Oneness of God, (Hazelwood, MO: Word Aflame Press, 1983), 69.