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MAY HIS STORY NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
We, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, have consistently been reminded by our leaders that it is the duty of all church members to stand for truth and spread the gospel of our religion when the opportunity presents itself. It is with this in mind that the following points are made; it is a fervent prayer that Latter Day Saints will keep refreshed our rich history and heritage as the one true church of the Lord:
"May this story never be forgotten, so we may never again take for granted the rich blessings we now enjoy as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints."
The story of the brutal murder of the prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum:
"Joseph, seeing that there was no safety in the room, and no doubt thinking that it would save the lives of his brethren in the room if he could get out, turned calmly from the door, dropped his pistol on the floor, and sprang into the window when two balls pierced him from the door, and one entered his right breast from without, and he fell outward into the hands of his murderers..."from History of the Church 7:618
"Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. In the short space of twenty years, he has brought forth the Book of Mormon, which he translated by the gift and power of God, and has been the means of publishing it on two continents; has sent the fulness of the everlasting gospel, which it contained, to the four quarters of the earth; has brought forth the revelations and commandments which compose this book of Doctrine and Covenants, and many other wise documents and instructions for the benefit of the children of men; gathered many thousands of the Latter-day Saints, founded a great city, and left a fame and name that cannot be slain. He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord's anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own
blood; and so has his brother Hyrum. In life they were not divided, and in death they were not separated!
"When Joseph went to Carthage to deliver himself up to the pretended requirements of the law, two or three days previous to his assassination, he said: "I am going like a lamb to the slaughter; but I am calm as a summer's morning; I have a conscience void of offense towards God, and towards all men. I SHALL DIE INNOCENT, AND IT SHALL YET BE SAID OF ME—HE WAS MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD."
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 135:3 - 4)
Several years before Joseph Smith’s martyrdom, U.S. President Martin Van Buren, after hearing the injustices of the Missouri persecutions, once (in 1839) said to Joseph Smith, "your cause is just, but I can do nothing for you." and "If I take up for you I shall lose(votes of) the whole state of Missouri." (HC 4:80)
Does there still exist a respect and appreciation for the revered sacrifice of the Prophet Joseph Smith? Are we seekers of truth and justice or are we as President Van Buren was, seeking political gain without any use for higher causes of righteousness and justice in our lives when they cannot be used for our own self-preservation? Are we going to call those words of Joseph Smith’s story above a lie? Do we feel there is any value to this history worth preserving? Will this great prophet’s life story of heroism and self-sacrifice soon be so distorted beyond recognition that it will be lost permanently? Have we become so frightened by the prospect of truth in our lives and in our beliefs, that we are willing to betray the greatest prophet most responsible for the blessings we take for granted today? You may think not, but consider the following:
"...God hath set his hand and seal to change the times and seasons, and to blind their minds, that they may not understand his marvelous workings; that he may prove them also and take them in their own craftiness;
"Also because their hearts are corrupted, and the things which they are willing to bring upon others, and love to have others suffer, may come upon themselves to the very uttermost;
"That they may be disappointed also, and their hopes may be cut off;
" And not many years hence, that they and their posterity shall be swept from under heaven, saith God, that not one of them is left to stand by the wall.
"Cursed are all those that shall lift up the heel against mine anointed, saith the Lord, and cry they have sinned when they have not sinned before me, saith the Lord, but have done that which was meet in mine eyes, and which I commanded them.
"But those who cry transgression do it because they are the servants of sin, and are the children of disobedience themselves.
"And those who swear falsely against my servants, that they might bring them into bondage and death—Wo unto them; because they have offended my little ones they shall be severed from the ordinances of mine house.(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 121:12 - 19)
These words were spoken from the Lord to Joseph Smith, and we, as the collective members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, are guilty of the very offenses described above to be perpetrated against him, with most of us as approving and willing participants, and with nary a word of protest. It is a very serious offense carrying severe penalties to turn against God’s prophet, Joseph Smith. Those who have accused Joseph Smith of transgression need to take heed of this scripture. The time is arriving when the light shines upon us in our church, and how great is our sorrow, how great is our shame. May the Lord bless this people to awake and repent while there is still time before God begins His judgements starting in His own house.
It is tragic, but we, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, are guilty of falling under the condemnation this scripture warns about. We have been weak in our beliefs, we willingly reject the whisperings of the Holy Spirit to place our blind trust in the weak arm of flesh of mortal men (2 Nephi 28:31).
(2 Nephi 28, Verse 24) "Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion! Wo be unto him that crieth: All is well!
"Yea, wo be unto him that hearken to the precepts of men, and denieth the power of God, and the gift of the Holy Ghost!
"Yea, wo be unto him that saith: We have received, and we need no more!
"And in fine, wo unto all those who tremble, and are angry because of the truth of God! For behold, he that is built upon the rock receiveth it with gladness; and he that is built upon a sandy foundation trembleth lest he shall fall.
"Wo be unto him that shall say: We have received the word of God, and we need no more of the word of God, for we have enough!"
(Verse 31) "Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost."
We, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, are guilty of allowing an unprecedented attack on the character and integrity of this great man to not only prosper, but to succeed with our willing consent. Joseph Smith has come under heavy attack from this most recent generation of church members, led by church leaders themselves. Though the attack does not involve strictly all members of the church in a direct manner, the deafening silence of our membership in defense of Joseph Smith implies approval of all church members endorsing the attacks against him.
We in the church publicly associated ourselves and our church to the occult by publicly accepting an apostate named Mark Hofmann; we embraced his revisions and our new found occult identity until he was exposed as a murderer and a forger, and only then did we question those Hofmann revisions we were so eager to implement. We became as those scoffers the Bible predicted for this day; we have slandered and destroyed the credibility of those who have sought for truth to expose the apostasy rampant in our midst. We ignored the well documented evidence of our acceptance of these forgeries, and did not recant nor repent of awful transgressions revising history against the true gospel as well as the person of Joseph Smith.
Our present church membership has yielded completely to the spirit of occultism in our church, and have pursued the course laid out for us by the adversary, introducing symbols of occultism on certain church buildings. We now adorn our buildings such as the Church museum across from the Salt Lake Temple and the newly constructed Nauvoo Temple with symbols of devil worship, specifically the pentagram, known to many as the "witches star" and we have begun to proclaim it to be a historical Mormon symbol. We attempt to obscure and confuse the facts and proclaim the pentagram to be no different than our sacred temple stars, and we do this based on our shoddy research. We arrogantly defend symbols of occultism even while the Christian world raises their collective eyebrows at our people’s brazen new affiliations with the occult.
Our stories that this occultism is rooted in the Mormon religion are simply bold-faced brazen lies based on nothing more than the deceptions contained within anti-mormon storiesof those who hated Joseph Smith the most. We have slandered the good name of Joseph Smith, we have allowed our church history books to be rewritten based on shoddy research and the evil stories of those who hate our church or apostatized from it; we have brought shame upon the Mormon religion. We have betrayed him, we have betrayed all of those who sacrificed their blood as martyrs for God’s Holy Word, and we have betrayed our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We have destroyed the respect the Mormon Church once attained throughout the world. We imagine that those truths for which Joseph Smith gave his life for, now take a different meaning today, that somehow he will approve of our distortions to the true Gospel and we will not be held accountable for our ignorance, on account of our efforts to conform to what the world wants from us. We have stood by idly and watched as God's Holy Church has become ravaged and corrupted; how can we possibly hide our shame on judgement day? How deep does the betrayal run and who will be left when that day comes that these traitors leave our church?
We proudly circulate the reports that members of God's Holy Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, are praying for divine confirmation to murder innocent unborn children. In what we consider to be a much more sophisticated approach, we no longer pray for life of the vulnerable and innocent who may sit on life’s precarious edge, but we now blaspheme the Lord by praying for the right to kill these unborn, as in some Satanic ritual, if they fit accepted "exceptions", which we know are countless.
President John Taylor, speaking on abortion during general conference said "We do feel honored always to associate with honorable men and women; but with the seducer, with harlots, with thieves, with murderers of the innocents, no! never! no never! We want no association with them. As it is stated here by one of these reverend gentlemen in the East, speaking of these things, no murderer hath eternal life in him, nor no murderesses have eternal life in them.... I want to warn our brethren and sisters against these infamies, and against permitting these filthy wretches to come into their houses. They are too low, too debased, too corrupt; and I speak of it because I know what I am talking about; there are some of these people crawling around us like so many vipers, and insinuating their hellish, murderous practices into the families of some who call themselves Latter-day Saints. Woe! to such saints. You cannot have a place among the Latter-day Saints, and I speak of it that the Presidents of Stakes and the Bishops may be apprised of these things. And some of these people would try to pass by the Bishops, and then by the Presidents of Stakes, and then by the President of the Church, and crawl with all their slime and damnable hypocrisy into the Temples of the living God. They may pass by these, but they will have to pass by the angels and the Gods, before they get through, and they will never inherit the Kingdom of God. Hear it you sisters! Hear it you brethren! Hear it you Bishops, and you Presidents of Stakes! Watch well and know well what you are doing, when you sign recommends for doubtful characters to go into these holy places. We do not want them there. It is not their place, and you will have to account for your acts if you permit these things knowingly. It is necessary that you should be particular about these matters, for you will have to answer for your doings as I have for mine. We cannot, because of relationship, because somebody is a cousin, or an uncle, or an aunt, or a brother, or a sister, or a son or a daughter, or a father or a mother we cannot admit and will not admit them to any of these holy places unless they are worthy." JD 25:316
We, the current membership of the Mormon Church, willingly condone the murder of these innocent unborn children, and we righteously proclaim the right to do so - what we call "exceptions" - even while realizing that the "exceptions" are numerous and violate the conscience of all good men. How great is our failing in our mission to be a light to the world; we have joined the legions of scoffers in opposing those who question us on these evils! Our actions have been a disgrace, and we can only at this point repent of all of this and other evils and to pray for the just goodness of our Lord and Savior to be merciful unto us during the time of probation we have left. President Spencer W. Kimball stated "if there ever was a justifiable cause for abortion, it would be extremely rare indeed."
"And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well - and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell."(2 Nephi 28:21.
President Benson stated it meant the Mormons in the above scripture "being led carefully down to Hell" and stressed to underline the word "carefully."
The words of Isaiah, 3 verse 12, were never more true:"As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths."
President Joseph Fielding Smith once referred to this passage in Isaiah - "Those that lead thee cause thee to err" - as referring to the Mormons.
Helaman 13:36-38 "O that we had repented in the day that the word of the Lord came unto us...and all things are become slippery, and we cannot hold them.
"Behold, our iniquities are great. O Lord, canst thou not turn away thine anger from us? And this shall be your language in those days. But behold, your days of probation are past; ye have procrastinated the day of your salvation until it is everlastingly too late..."
We have distorted and convoluted the meaning of our plain and simple scriptures, allowing our religious instructors to apply vague and mysterious interpretations that confuse and demean the intellect abilities of our unsuspecting membership. We have stood by idly and failed the mission of our church, referred to in scriptures such as 3 Nephi 16:
(Verse 4) "...through the fulness of the Gentiles (current LDS people), the remnant of their seed (the American Indians), who shall be scattered forth upon the face of the earth because of their unbelief, may be brought in, or may be brought to a knowledge of me, their Redeemer."
Verse 7 "Behold, because of their (the Mormon people’s) belief in me, saith the Father, and because of the unbelief of you, O house of Israel, in the latter day shall the truth come unto the Gentiles(Mormon Church), that the fulness of these things shall be made known unto them."
Verse 10 "And thus commandeth the Father that I should say unto you: At that day when the Gentiles(the Mormon Church) shall sin against my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, and of secret abominations; and if they do all those things, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fulness of my gospel from among them.
"And then will I remember my covenant which I made to my people(the American Indians), O house of Israel, and I will bring my gospel unto them."
We may soon realize the gospel has been taken from the current Mormon church and built up among the American Indians as this scripture promises, and at that point we have nothing left but to pray and plead for the Lord to be merciful in our time of judgement. The Lord tells us it is time to find him while he can be found. It states in scriptures when this probationary time is over, it is too late. Should He be so merciful, our only hope is to be among those few Gentiles left in the church to be numbered with the Lamanites in building the New Jerusuleum, as in 3 Nephi 16:13 "But if the Gentiles will repent and return unto me, saith the Father, behold they shall be numbered among my people, O house of Israel."
We, who are identified with the Gentiles in the Book of Mormon (and D&C 109:60) must agree that it is a truly merciful God that will take the fulness of the gospel and bestow it upon the American Indians, as prophesied in 3 Nephi 16, for great is the sorrow of all true Saints that this Holy Church has been so polluted and corrupted, and we are no longer a worthy people. We can only hope that a more worthy people (those of American Indian descent) than we will be swiftly grafted in and blessed so that the true points of the Gospel of the one true Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints may at last be brought to light.
The time has come for us as Mormons to repent and awake to our awful situation. The time has come for true Mormons to stand in defense of their true prophet, Joseph Smith. Ours is a spiritual battle, not one of flesh and blood, to drive out the demons that have invaded our church through our prayers and lifting up our voices to be heard for the cause of truth.