Sunday, December 16, 2018
These additions include both the written and oral changes that Joseph saught to include but have been long neglected. They go back to the originals and remove any changes by those who have came afterwards. The Doctrine and covenants (Teachings & Commandments) also includes many revelations that Joseph revealed that has not been included in any other additions before but also removes those revelations that "were claimed" to be from him but have been shown through the Joseph Smith Papers project to come from others who wrote them many decades after his death.
New Testament + Book of Mormon
Doctrine and Covenants + Pearly of Great Price + Modern Revelations given in our day (growing cannon)
Old Testament (Bible) including the entire Joseph Smith translation of that book. Both oral and written changes have been included by Joseph Smith.
Compact Version of the Book of Mormon (New Covenants)
A leather bound is coming soon.
While Joseph Smith was alive, he taught that the restoration would fail if the saints did not have the new translation of the Bible published as part of their scriptures. Joseph said, “God had often sealed up the heavens because of covetousness in the Church. Said the Lord would cut his work short in righteousness and except the church receive the fulness of the Scriptures that they would yet fall.” (3 JS Papers, Documents Vol. 2, p. 85, as in original. The “fullness of the Scriptures” was how Joseph referred to the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible)
The books released were titled New Covenants, Old Covenants, and Teachings & Commandments by a vote of common believers who are seeking to restore that which has been abandoned by all those who claim to follow after Joseph Smith today. His name was told to be known for good and evil. Some of the greatest evils spoken against him come from those, today, who claim to follow him today.
As a new dispensation has begun, an opportunity to receive that which Christ has invited all to receive has been given.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned By kindness, and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy, and without guile—Reproving betimes with sharpness, when moved upon by the Holy Ghost; and then showing forth afterwards an increase of love toward him whom thou hast reproved, lest he esteem thee to be his enemy;No influence. No Power. The priesthood cannot be used to bring influence or power upon others. Influence must come by the only tools available which are first Persuasion. If someone is not persuaded than long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, love, and finally using pure knowledge. If a person does use their power or virtue of the priesthood contrary to any of this or as a reason they should be followed, amen to the authority of that man.
The Lord works by invitations or persusasion. He gentle leads us along. That is why the WoW was given not by commandment or restraint. He merely gave pure knowledge and allowed us to be persuaded if we are willing.
The LDS WoW as it stands today is interesting.
A few points:
- Coffee was part of the rations of the handcart pioneers along with Wine.
- Most conference talks in the mid-1800s dealt with temperature and also warned against hot soups, coffee was not singled out.
- Area Presidencies in Europe and even some in the US have been telling members for decades they can drink coffee and pass a temple recommend interview as long as it is decaf (still the official position).
- Church announced it has no position on caffeinated beverages (The whole Dieter Coke issue)
- Monster drinks and five-hour energy okay
- Hot drinks means coffee and tea but hot chocolate is fine
- Green tea okay (but to others its bad), black tea bad, herbal tea okay, sweet tea bad, British tea bad, iced tea bad, so how do you know what tea is okay and what is not? As a missionary some even taugh it was ONLY black tea because that was the only tea around during Josephs day. (May or may not be true)
- Research shows coffee may be good for you, but really hot drinks (temperature) are bad
- Research shows a cup of wine may be good for you, but things like energy drinks are not good at all.
- If the members church wanted to, members in Europe could take their decaf coffee and mix it with 5-hour energy and be good.
- No alcohol yet the Lord prescribed wine for the sacrament as a symbol of the bitter cup he partook.
Friday, June 1, 2018
First rumors turn to partial truths. Partial truths become hearsay, murmurings among the people, and maybe even occasional "leaks" among the masses. But with the truth of all things false ideas and secret works are continued to be exposed. As the Lord said
"And the rebellious shall be pierced with much sorrow; for their iniquities shall be spoken upon the housetops, and their secret acts shall be revealed." (D&C 1:3)Eventually as the whispers and chatter get louder, They become truths clearly exposed. Where they can no longer be hidden. Or the false ideas are proven to be false.
"And the day cometh that the words of the book which were sealed shall be read upon the house tops;" (2 Nep 27: 11)
"Therefore, whatsoever you have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light, and that which you have spoken in the ear, in closets, shall be proclaimed upon the housetops." (Luke 12:3, OT Luke 8:18)
I am always amazed how naturally the Lord works in his patterns and it seems these patterns fit exactly how he had already foretold it would happen only now being in hindsight can they begun to be seen.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
"Paul Wrote of his Jewish brethren: "For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge." No one on earth prayed more, fasted more, read the bible more, had a greater hope in the coming of the Messiah more, or had more zeal for the things of God than the Pharisees. Yet, they were the greatest opposers of God and his Messiah when he came."
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
ALL religion ("yea, even every one" Mormon 8:36) in all shapes and forms is a shift away from and coverup for the true order of heaven and how the universe and how true laws and true principles operate. Joseph was told to "JOIN none of them". Religions today are the biggest causes of war, robbing of the poor, (2 Nephi 28) building of their synagogues instead of helping the poor and needy, and seeking the praise or "acceptance" of the world. Baptism should never be equated with the joining of ANY religion.
“I cannot believe in any of the creeds of the different denominations, because they all have some things in them I cannot subscribe to, though all of them have some truth. I want to come up into the presence of God, and learn all things; but the creeds set up stakes [limits], and say, ‘Hitherto shalt thou come, and no further’ [Job 38:11]; which I cannot subscribe to.” (TJS, CH 22)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
"I leave you in peace. The peace only my teachings can provide for you and not as the world claims to find peace. Do not be confused nor fearful, You heard me say to you, I am leaving, and will return again. If you loved me, you would be rejoicing because I told you I am returning to my Father's realm. My Father dwells in the highest heaven. I foretell you about what remains for me to accomplish so that you are not confused as it happens. When the coming events unfold I will not be able to explain it further as it occurs. The prince of darkness will not overcome me, but he can overcome you if you are confused and fearful." (TSJ Chpater 10, Cross Ref. John 14)In D&C 6 (LE) it was explained this way. It ties "peace" to receiving "I have told you things which no man knoweth".
22 Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things.In D&C 8 (LE) it is explained this way.
23 Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter?What greater witness can you have than from God?
24 And now, behold, you have received a witness; for if I have told you things which no man knoweth have you not received a witness?
8 But, behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right.To gain peace is to gain understanding of the Lords gospel. Glad tidings of great joy. It is through that knowledge that we can prevent us from being overcome, gain understanding, and prevent us from falling into confusion.
9 But if it be not right you shall have no such feelings, but you shall have a stupor of thought that shall cause you to forget the thing which is wrong; therefore, you cannot write that which is sacred save it be given you from me.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Seems to be a few sources of this, I first found it in Words of Joseph Smith.
August 1, 1843, transcribed by Franklin D. Richards; Words of the Prophet, pg. 24; CHO Ms/d/4409/Misc Minutes Collection
Hiram [Smith] said Aug 1st 43 Those of the Terrestrial Glory either advance to the Celestial or recede to the Telestial [or] else the moon could not be a type [viz. a symbol of that kingdom]. [for] it [the moon] "waxes & wanes". Also that br George will be quickened by celestial glory having been ministered to by one of that Kingdom.