Most Of The Key Articles For Latter-Day Saints (i.e. Mormons) And The General Public
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The rest of this section provides key information for the youth and adults of any church, but some are primarily for Latter-Day Saints (i.e. Mormons).
The Prophet Joseph Smith
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also called the "Mormon church" or "LDS church" or "Latter-Day Saint church," began the day that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to the boy prophet Joseph Smith in 1830. This event is called the "first vision."
Joseph Smith is what is known as a "dispensation head." In fact, he is and always will be the head of the "last dispensation."
The number of true followers of Christ in the dispensation of Joseph Smith has already dwarfed the numbers of true followers of Christ in all other dispensations COMBINED!!!
And the gap between the true followers of Christ in his dispensation versus the true followers of Christ in all other dispensations combined keeps getting larger and larger!!!!
Image what the gap will be at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ!!! The gospel must be preached in all the world before the Second Coming of Christ!!! For example, there must be hundreds of "stakes" in China before the Second Coming!!!
Here is a key article about the prophet Joseph Smith by church scholar Robert L. Millet!!!
Here is a link to Doctrine And Covenants section 135, which is a memorial to Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum after they were murdered in the Carthage (Missouri) jail:
Website: God's Living Prophets and Apostles
This website lists all of the apostles in this dispensation and a lot of other LDS information. It is usually up to date.
General Conference Talk: President Russell M. Nelson, LDS Church President
"Anyone who studies the workings of the human body has surely 'seen God moving in his majesty and power.' Because the body is governed by divine law, any healing comes by obedience to the law upon which that blessing is predicated."
In his quote President Nelson in referring to the ability of DNA to create a human body (via cell divisions) and this human body has the ability to heal many types of wounds!! He is saying human DNA, for example, was designed by God, not by accidents.
Amazing Short Bible Videos: Bible Videos For All Christians!!!
The LDS Church (i.e. the Mormon church or officially The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints) has created dozens of inspiring short videos about the life of Christ and His apostles. Any Christian would love these Bible videos as they are totally non-denominational and come straight from the Bible!!! The videos are free of course:
Articles For Latter-Day Saints (i.e. Mormons) And Anyone Else!!!
Let us first talk about why the theory of evolution even exists!!!
All Christians believe the Bible and the Bible talks about Adam and Eve. By claiming that humans descended from apes, Adam and Eve are claimed, by evolution, to not have existed!!!
In the Book of Mormon, in Alma 30, is the story of the great prophet Alma the Younger and his confrontation with an "anti-Christ" named Korihor. Korihor was taught his anti-Christ doctrines by a personal appearance of satan!!! Both Alma the Younger and Korihor lived decades before the birth of Christ so their confrontation was largely centered on the future birth of Christ. Here is an article on this chapter in the Book of Mormon:
Here is an article which lists, side-by-side, the teachings of God versus the teachings of the theory of evolution (in this case it is literally the teachings of satan to the anti-Chirst Korihor) (well, I probably added some things to Alma 30). This article demonstrates that LDS doctrines and the theory of evolution are mirror-images of each other:
You can see that the two columns are mirror-images of each other.
All of us (this includes you), existed as spirits long, long before we were born on this planet. In fact, sometime before Adam and Eve were put on this planet by God (about 4,000 B.C.) we (that includes you and me) were alive, as spirits, and we were at a meeting called the "Grand Council."
This quote implies that spirits cannot die (because they are made of a different kind of matter than the matter that makes our body). Not even an atomic bomb blast can kill a spirit because spirits are made from a different kind of matter.
It was at the Grand Council that satan (i.e. Lucifer) and his followers were cast out to become the devil and his angels. It was also at this meeting that the prophets, and many others, were chosen to perform their main duties on this planet.
At this meeting Jehovah did not promise to save all people (His plan was a plan of free agency), but Lucifer promised to save all people (his plan would have forced all of us to obey him and Lucifer [now satan] would have "saved" all people). Lucifer's plan was rejected by Heavenly Father!!
In other words, sometime before Adam and Eve were put on this earth there was a WAR IN HEAVEN, which we were at and we had to vote on who the Savior would be!!!! The battle was between the forces of Christ, who would later become the Savior, and the forces of Lucifer, who would very quickly become "the devil."
Both men volunteered to be the Savior. Jehovah was chosen and Lucifer rebelled and took billions of people with him "down to hell."
Here is an article about this war:
This council was INCOMPREHENSIBLY IMPORTANT FOR EACH OF US!!! We would never have had a physical body if we had not voted for Jehovah (i.e. Jesus Christ) to be the Savior of the world at this council. Yes, you were there and you voted for Jehovah to be the Savior.
But I should add that Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Mao Zedong and all of the other mass murders were there and all of them voted for Jehovah (i.e. Christ)!! It is possible that they voted for Christ not because they loved Him and His plan, but because they thought that Christ was going to win!!!
We don't know why people voted for one candidate versus the other.
In any case, this life is a different type of test than the Grand Council. We have been exposed to two sequential tests - the grand council test (which has already happened) and the mortality test (which is ongoing for those who are alive today). When we die we will be exposed to the test in the "spirit world," where Hitler, et. al. currently are.
Yes, the spirit world will be yet another test!!! Some people who were very, very righteous in the physical world may become very wicked in the spirit world but "murder" cannot be committed in the spirit world because spirits cannot die and the sin against the Holy Ghost cannot be committed in the spirit world based on what I have read.
This leaves preaching false doctrines and adultery (the spirit world version of adultery is different than the physical world version of adultery, but it is adulterly none the less) as the two worst sins which can be committed in the spirit world.
But my point is this: A person fully qualified for the Celestial Kingdom at the time of their death may, but on Judgment Day they may end up in the Telestial Kingdom forever because of their actions in the spirit world!!!
So do not underestimate the tests that could occur in the spirit world especially when a husband and wife do not die at the same time and one of them is in the spirit world and one of them is in the physical world!!
The good news is that there is a massive amount of missionary work going on in the spirit world!!!
We know the Grand Council occurred before Adam and Eve were put on this planet (more than 6,000 years ago) because Adam was a key player in the event!!! Adam was essentially the Savior's top General at the Grand Council. So we have existed as spirits far longer than you might think!! But by design we do not remember anything that happened to us before we were born.
Because Adam was the main General of the forces of God and Christ, at the Grand Council, Adam was and is a key enemy of satan!!! And what does the theory of evolution teach?? Evolution teaches that we "evolved" from primates, meaning it teaches that Adam and Eve never existed!! The theory of evolution bypasses Adam and Eve.
The theory of evolution is satan's perfect doctrine because it eliminates the Godhead:
And almost as important, the theory of evolution eliminates Adam and Eve from ever existing and replace them with bonobos or apes!!!
There are the five real people (Adam and Eve were resurrected after the Savior was resurrected) who the theory of evolution claims never existed (well, they have to admit that the Savior existed, so they claim that He was not the Savior)!!!!
The theory of evolution stikes out 100% of the time!!! Yes, the theory of evolution is a mirror-image of truth and it is Satan't perfect doctrine!!!
The classic discourse on the origin of God, and the Grand Council, is the "King Follett Discourse" given by Joseph Smith not long before he was martyred. Here is a link to this amazing discourse:
This article is about the Grand Council, which all of us attended (even before Adam and Eve were put on this planet) and was mentioned in the King Follett Discourse. This is probably the most interesting article on this website because you were there:
The importance of this council, and the importance of our individual vote, cannot even remotely be comprehended!!!
As Adam was a major player in the Grand Council, Adam became a major enemy of satan. This is an article that provides a lot of detail about why the theory of evolution targets Adam and Eve and why the theory of evolution claims they never existed:
Here is an article on comments by the First Presidency of the LDS church about the Origin of Man:
God knew that the theory of evolution was coming long before Darwin's first book was published in 1859. In fact, the Book of Mormon, published in 1830 (29 years before Darwin's first book), was written by ancient prophets (the last prophet finished writing the Book of Mormon in 421 A.D.), predicted the coming forth of the theory of evolution in three different places!!
While this next article does not directly "deal with" teachers and professors and administrators, the warning is for people like Richard Dawkins, it should give even teachers and professors and judges cause to wonder whether they should be teaching their students that there is no God or ruling against teaching about God (any school should be allowed to talk about God, but not any specific religion except in church-owned schools).
These are in the First Book which will be linked to in a moment.
Here is an article of a key quote by the First Presidency in 1909 about the origin of man:
This article, which was mentioned above, is for judges (even Federal and State Supreme Court judges), school board members, principals, teachers, etc. who are responsible for the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools:
I should also mention that there was a world famous scientist, who was a contemporary of Charles Darwin, who did not in any degree agree with Charles Darwin!!! His name was Louis Agassiz (1807-1873). Here is an article about him:
Article: The First Book To Describe the Theory of Evolution Was NOT Written By Darwin
Most people think that Darwin wrote the first book to describe the theory of evolution. Actually, the Book of Mormon described the theory of evolution, including natural selection, about 29 years before Darwin's first book on evolution was published. The Book of Mormon predicts and rejects the theory of evolution in three different places!!! In all cases the Book of Mormon is not at all supportive of those who teach the theory of evolution.
In other words, in all three cases the Book of Mormon was very, very critical of those who teach the theory of evolution even before the theory of evolution existed!!
Article: Two Common Errors Of LDS Scholars
If every LDS scholar were asked to name all of the levels of heaven and hell, no doubt every one of them would come up with the same list:
WRONG!!! There is a "kingdom" which is missing from the above list!!! Well, it might actually be a subdivision of the Telestial Kingdom.
And the scholars would also say that the King Follett Discourse was the original source of information about the Son of Perdition category.
WRONG AGAIN!!! The Book of Mormon was the first book to talk about the son of perdition, however, the Book of Mormon did not use the word "perdition."!!!
This article will discuss these two issues (there are a slew of other articles linked to in this article):
Article: Is There Life On Other Planets?
Everyone has wondered if there is life on other planets. Of course, the answer is 'yes'.
This article was written specifically to see what the scriptures say about this question:
Statement: The 1909 Official Statement of the First Presidency of the LDS Church
The 1909 statement of the First Presidency on the theory of evolution remains the official document of the church on the theory of evolution. This statement in 1909 was reprinted in the 2002 Ensign. It remains not only the official doctrine of the church, but the best description of the origin of man outside of the scriptures!! It is highly, highly recommended to the reader to study this document very carefully!!! It is unlike anything else you can read on the subject of evolution!!
Here is a link to this magnificent article:
Here is a 14 page article with my comments about the 1909 and 1910 statements of the First Presidency. My comments focus of the relationship between the statements of the First Presidency and what scientists knew between 1909 and 1953:
Booklet: True To the Faith (First Presidency)
In addition to the 1909 article, an official booklet issued by the First Presidency in 2004: True to the Faith - A Gospel Reference, while not specifically about evolution, describes church doctrines which are the very antithesis of the doctrines of the theory of evolution (e.g. See topics: Atonement of Jesus Christ; Creation; Fall; God the Father; etc.). This booklet is available on www.lds.org:
Talk: The Nature of God!! (Talks by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland)
What kind of being is God?? To those who fear they may have sinned beyond the range of the atonement, there is a magnificent message in this general conference talk about the true nature of God!!
In this conference talk Elder Holland gives us a feel for the love of God towards us.
Elder Holland has also been very critical of the atheists and evolutionists, such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett and the late Christopher Hitchens, who are some of the best known atheists an evolutionists.
This is a talk he gave at BYU which mentions these four men by name:
Talk: The Prophetic Future of the LDS Church (Talk by President Spencer W. Kimball)
Do you want to know the future of the LDS church? A general conference talk by President Spencer W. Kimball provides a clear vision of what the future of the LDS church will be.
Talk: The False Gods We Worship (Article by President Spencer W. Kimball)
This classic article by President Spencer W. Kimball talks about the false gods some members of the church (and to some degree all of us) worship. Its lesson applies directly to the youth of the church!!
Talk: Beware of the Evil Behind the Smiling Eyes (Talk by Elder Neil L. Anderson)
Many attempts to lead the youth of the church astray are made by those who appear to be harmless or even friendly. This talk by Elder Neil L. Anderson, of the Quorum of the Twelve, is a warning to the youth of the church about those with "smiling eyes" who are not who they claim to be.
Quotes: The Power of God and the Future of the Church
These three articles contain quotes from the scriptures and from the living prophets and apostles about the power of God, the future of the LDS church and the final triumph of good over evil.
Article: The Role and Importance of the LDS Church President
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is led by a "living prophet." This article is designed to clarify the role and importance of the President of the LDS church. It is mostly quotes of several prominent church leaders about the role and importance of the LDS church President.
Quotes: About Church Membership
These are quotes about membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The quotes come from the prophets and apostles.
Website: Quotes of LDS Prophets and Apostles
This website has quotes from all of the Presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and many of the Apostles of the church. There are many very powerful quotes on this website (I linked to this above).
The Kingdoms After The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ
This is an article about the Kingdoms that different people will be assigned to at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, but it also talks about the Millennium in more detail:
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Even though the LDS Church officially rejects the theory of evolution (see the 1909 Statement, linked to above, and the Book of Mormon, Alma chapter 30, among many other documents), no book or article which is involved in scientific debates or which discusses the scientific issues of the theory of evolution, even if it strongly supports official church doctrine, is endorsed by the LDS church unless it is part of an official church publication.
The gospel deals with eternal and unchanging truths but all of the fields of science constantly change as new discoveries are made. Thus, the church does not establish any scientific claim as being absolute.
As a result, the books and articles written by R. Webster Kehr, on this website, even though I take strong measures to be 100% compliant with official church publications, represent the opinions of the author and are too scientific to be published or endorsed by the LDS church.
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