16Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work ( Book of Mormon ) say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
This Post Is About A Secret Conspiracy Against Joseph Smith the Prophet and the effort to overturn the teachings of the Book of Mormon
so as to likened them "upside down".
How Does The Enemy Enter Christ's Church?
Jude 3-4 Tells Us How.
3Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
We Must Note History Always Repeats Itself.
Paul in the King James Tells Us How.
Paul Is Telling Us Satan and His Servants Are Pretenders! There Mouths Say One Thing, Their Actions Another.
We can spot the enemy if we know our scriptures. Because their mouths often accord with scripture, but their works/fruits contradict the scriptures as an end result.
Jesus Taught Us How To Judge Man's Honesty.
Brigham Young Versus Joseph Smith
The Controversy Begins
To this day, all of Joseph Smith's descendants declare he was NOT a polygamist.
Joseph's wife Emma contended strongly against this lie.
Emma Smith and Eliza R. Snow Signed Affidavit Joseph Smith NOT A Polygamist.
(Eliza R. Snow once claimed to be one of Joseph Smith's Plural Wives.)
Eliza R. Snow, Secretary.
Joseph Smith's Grandson Defended Joseph Smith's Honor.
"Joseph Smith was the greatest victim of fraud and conspiracy of the last 500 years. Nothing like it in recorded history. He was simply lied about when something had to be done to justify ... Utah Mormon polygamy."
—President Israel A. Smith, grandson of Joseph the Martyr
(Letter to Pamela Price,September 17, 1956
How Does One Judge a Man?
Brigham Young Defended Joseph Smith's Honor!
Joseph Smith Was Not A Law Breaker?
" Joseph was not killed because he was deserving of it, or because he was a wicked man; but because he was a virtuous man. I know that to be so, as well as I know that the sun shines.
I know for myself that Joseph Smith was the subject of 48 law suites, the most of them I have witnessed with my own eyes; but not one action could ever be made to bear against him. NO LAW OR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT DID HE EVER VIOLATE. HE WAS INNOCENT AND VIRTUOUS. HE KEPT THE LAW OF HIS COUNTRY, AND HE LIVED ABOVE IT; out of 48 law suites, ( and I was with him in the most of them ) not one charge could be substantiated against him. HE WAS PURE, JUST, AND HOLY, AS TO THE KEEPING OF THE LAW"
( Brigham Young, July 11, 1852. Millinial Star, Vol. 14, p. 675. )
Yet Bigamy/Polygamy was Federal Crime in Joseph Smith's lifetime. If Joseph Smith Was a Polygamist, How Could Joseph Smith Not Have Broken the law?
Why Does Utah Today Teach Joseph Was A Polygamist?
Would You believe Brigham Young who :
. . . was the first person to publicly announce the document that is now known as “Section 132” of the Utah D.C. It says:
“Then they shall be gods, because they have no end;therefore they shall be from everlasting to everlasting”
Doctrine & Covenants 132:20 (Utah only)
Brigham Young's claim men can become God's was never taught by Joseph Smith. Nor did that teaching originate with Joseph Smith or even Brigham Young. It can be (suggested) the teaching and idea originates from the King James Bible. Joseph Smith stated: " we believe the Bible to be the word of God in as much as it has been translated correctly"! Here is why Joseph Smith made that statement. Compare the King James text to the Joseph Smith Translation/Inspired Version Bible. Copywrites held by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
79 And Zeezrom saith unto him:
" Thou sayest there is a true and a living God?"
80 And Amulek saith:
"Yea, there is a true and a living God."
81 Now Zeezrom saith:
" Is there more than one God?"
82 And he ( Amulek ) answered:
celestial body, and brought Eve, one of his Wives, with him. He helped to make and organize this world . . .
He is our FATHER and our GOD, and the only God With whom WE have to do.”
Brigham Young, April 9, 1852
Journal of Discourses, Vol. 1, p. 50.
(ALL CAPS original)
Doctrine and Covenants 20:17 (Utah)
“By these things we know that there is A God in heaven who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting, the same unchangeable God, the framer of heaven and earth and all things which are in them, and that he created man male and female”
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 2:4
Doctrine and Covenants 17:4a (Reorg.)
“The question has been . . . asked, who was it that begat the son of the Virgin Mary. . . . When the Virgin Mary conceived the child Jesus, the Father had begotten him in his own likeness. He was NOT begotten by the Holy Ghost. And who is the Father? He is the first of the human family; and when he [Jesus]took a tabernacle [physical body], it was begotten by his Father in heaven, after the same manner as the tabernacles of Cain, Abel, and the rest of the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve . . .”
Brigham Young, April 9, 1852,
Journal of Discourses, Vol. 1, p. 50.
Book of Mosiah 8:30
30 And having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father,being the Father and the Son-
The Father, because He ( Christ ) was conceived by the power of God, and the Son became Flesh.
Journal of Discourses, vol. 11, pp. 268, 269.
August 19, 1866
A revelation received on February 9, 1831, and published to this day in the Utah edition of the Doctrine and Covenants as well as our own, commands: "Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart, and shall cleave unto her and none else"
(RLDS Section 42:7; Utah Section 42:22).
Joseph Smith Gave Second 1831 Doctrine and Covenants Revelation Against Plural Marriage
The following month, March 1831, Another revelation contained this language: "Marriage is ordained of God unto man; wherefore it is lawful that he should have one wife, and they twain shall be one flesh, and all this that the earth might answer the end of its creation" (Doctrine and Covenants 49:3).
On August 18, 1835, a conference of the Church considered the form of marriage ceremony to be used in the Church and adopted the following covenant, which is used in every marriage ceremony in this Church to the present day: "You both mutually agree to be each others companion, husband and wife, observing the legal rights belonging to this condition; that is, keeping yourselves wholly for each other, and from all others, during your lives?"
(Doctrine and Covenants 111:2b).
The same section which includes this marriage covenant incorporates also this declaration of belief from the Church: "We declare that we believe that one man should have one wife; and one woman but one husband" (Doctrine and Covenants 111:4b. This section was removed from the Utah edition in 1876, and the "revelation" on polygamy substituted).
Inasmuch as this church of Christ has been reproached with the crime of fornication, and polygamy: we declare that we believe, that one man should have one wife; and one woman, but one husband, except in case of death, when either is at liberty to marry again.... We have given the above rule of marriage as the only one practiced in this church.(Times and Seasons 3 [October 1, 1842]: 939; italics added)
Joseph Smith's Teachings( fruits ) directly appose Utah Mormonism teachings. He even apposed Utah's claims about his being polygamist. Yet Protestant, Evangelical and LDS Christians today believe Utah Mormonism, not having read or tested the words written by Joseph Smith.
“Will you love your brothers or sisters likewise, when they have committed a
sin that cannot be atoned for [by Christ] without the shedding [sic] of their blood?
Will you love that man or woman enough to shed their blood?”
Brigham Young, Feb. 8, 1857
Journal of Discourses, Vol. 4, p. 219.
“Let me suppose a case. Suppose you found your brother in bed with your wife, and put a javelin through both of them, you would be justified,and they would atone for their sins, and be received into the kingdom of God. I would at once do so in such a case; and under such circumstances, I have no wife whom I love so well that I would not put a javelin through her heart.”
Brigham Young, March 16, 1856
Journal of Discourses, Vol. 3, p. 247.
Joseph Smith Contradicts Brigham Young Statement On Blood Atonement
46 And since man had fallen, he could not merit anything of himself;
But the sufferings and death of Christ atoneth for their sins through faith and repentance ect.,
47 And that He ( Christ ) breaketh the bands of death,
that the grave shall have no victory,
And that the sting of death shall be swallowed up in the hopes of glory;....
Yet today, few pay attention to what Joseph Smith actually wrote, taught or said in the Times and Seasons, his personal news paper. Instead most people listen to Utah LDS teaching, supposing the Utah LDS Church teach truthfully about Joseph Smith. Yet Joseph Smith's writings and words directly contradict Utah Mormonism in almost every way.
How can this be?