Jesus said, John 10: 16
"And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd."
Many have said Joseph Smith was a fraud, that he manufactured the Book of Mormon from his own imagination, or the Devil told him how to write the Book of Mormon to deceive men. Yet the Book of Mormon Testifies of Jesus Christ. I have often wondered how the devil could use Jesus Christ to deceive people. Christians have told me Satan could do so. Yet I don't believe Satan has that kind of power. Once day searching with that very question in mind, I found Christ's answer to the very same question.
Mathew 12: 24- 30 Jesus said Satan cannot deceive men in Jesus name else satan's Kingdom will fall.
24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
Note Jesus response to the Pharisees.....
25And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
26And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
So if the Book of Mormon speaks of Jesus Christ could Satan have written it? The devils kingdom would have fallen by speaking about and testifying of Christ in order to deceive man.
27And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
29Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. ( Jesus Was speaking of Satan )
To my thinking, Jesus just said He could not enter Satan's house, accept by the spirit of God........
30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
1 John 4
1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. If Joseph Smith is a false prophet, I don't want anything to do with him and you shouldn't either! On the other hand if Joseph Smith is the real deal, the Bible should be able to give a way to judge. John the Beloved gives us the rule for how to judge these things......
2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of Antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
So who do we believe? The scribes and keeper of today's Christian Law? Or do we believe John the Beloved and our Bibles words?
The Book of Mormon claims to be a second testimony of Jesus Christ Descended from Joseph as
Sun disc and Inscription to Ra, the Egyptian Sun god, is carved here by Nile Mariners below.
An Ogum rebus in the Gaelic language
it mean: The Right Hand of God i.e. Jesus Christ.
8For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Nazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
Isaiah 37: 31-32
31And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
32For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
30Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.
31Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth without care, saith the LORD, which have neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone.
19Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
20And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.
21And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
22And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.
While the 10 tribes of Israel did revolt, heading north making Samaria their capital city, I would point out that Ezekiel could not have been talking about the 10 tribes of Israel during Samrian times. Because there will be a record to descend from the Jew and a record to descend from a branch of Joseph of Egypt testifying of God. That both these books shall become one in God's had.
My question to you is this. We know what the stick of Judah is our Bible. Our Bible came from the Jewish people. But who or what is the stick of Joseph? Few realize or acknowledge in Genisus that Joseph is given a land for his inheritance. Most authorities have surmised this land to be Middle Eastern Israel. Yet what biblical scripture do we have backing up that location claim? There is more claim the location is over the sea.
Here we live in America, across the sea from Israel and there is a record claiming to be of the branch of Joseph of Egypt, it testifies unerringly of Jesus Christ, confirming the Bibles teachings as being true. Yet it is rejected as a hoax? How can this be? Could it be Salt Lake LDS bad taist in our mouths? Could be.
Just because the Salt Lake Church commits past terrible and sinful acts does not mean the Book of Mormon is anyless true. King Soloman also committed 1,000 acts of polygamous plural marriage. Abraham had plural wives, Jacob ( Israel ) also had plural wives... So did Isaac and Ishmael... These are Biblical people, accepted even as holy men in Christianity.
Yet Joseph Smith who never committed polygamy is considered the devil in carnate... For U.S. Court and Congressional Investigative Evidence visit http://rldsincourt.blogspot.com/
Is the Bible less true because the Roman Catholics Church changed biblical scripture, poluted the gospel of Jesus Christ, burning Gnostic believers at the stake alive, and ruthlessly murdered, assasinated and made war upon many nations, continents and people? No the Bible is true. But not because of a particular church said so. But Because the Holy Spirit of God, even Jesus Christ Himself bears whittness to it's truth unto us. Not only does the Holy Spirit bear whittness unto us the Bible is true, but the earth also bears whittness the Bible is true.
Therefore would it not be folly of us to discount the Book of Mormom because of the Salt Lake Church?
Most do not know the Salt Lake Mormon Church was not started by Jospeph Smith. This can be proven, both by legal history, church history, and the Bible and Book of Mormon. Also the Courts of the United States. http://rldsincourt.blogspot.com/
And while there is vast amounts archeaological artifacts, being found, they have been quickly discredited by the world and worlds churches and many archaeologist of this world as frauds...
Yet 175 years later Achaeology, state and county governments in America are finding Jesus Christ or someone who knew about Jesus Christ had lived in America, long before Columbus ever arrived!
Now how could Joseph Smith have known that?