Lets look at a few scriptures on those who were led away in scriptures.
If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Ye shall walk after the your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. (Deuteronomy 13:1-4)Prophet Risen from Among the People
9 ¶When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.This was done due to the corruption from within the groups of people. The prophet was brought forth from the midst of the people.
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.
14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
15 ¶The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; (Deuteronomy 18:9-15)
6 ¶Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,Unbeliever as An Apostle
7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she didit for my burial.
13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her. (Matthew 26:6-13)
The account of John explains what happens.
4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son,which should betray him,Satan as an Angel of Light
5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. (John 12:4-7)
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.As it did happen with Joseph Smith (D&C 128:20) and through the keys was able to detect it. Satan can look as an angel of light, and satan minsters (mortal ministers) can go about as if they are doing good yet they are evil and if you heed them you will be damned.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)
How can we appear as an Angel of Light?
an angel of God who was in authority in the presence of God (D&C 76:25)
he was Lucifer, a son of the morning. (vs 26)Men Crept into The Church
3 Beloved, 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.False Teachers
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. (Jude 1:3-4)
3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,Jewish Myths
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. (1 Timothy 1:3-11)
10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:As we can see there were many problems with the early church's. It was these problems that led to the apostasy of the members. Talmage talked about the great apostasy and said that it did not happen when the Apostles were killed but when they were alive. They changed the sound doctrine, teachings commandments of men and accepted Jewish fables. Until they had fully forgotten the original religion.
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him,being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. (Titus 1:10-16)
Yet Laman and lemuel thought before they left Jerusalem and it was going to be destroyed they were a righteous people. Why is it so hard for those living in wickedness to recognize it?
Laman and lemuel
22 And we know that the people who were in the land of Jerusalem were a righteous people; for they kept the statutes and judgments of the Lord, and all his commandments, according to the law of Moses; wherefore, we know that they are a righteous people (1 Nephi 17:22)Even Sherem the antichrist taught the law of moses when he taught the gospel in Jacob 7 verse 4. They fall back into this "law of moses" instead of the greater gospel (weightier matter of the law). They teach without revelation (visitation of angels, holy ghost, visions, etc)
Corrupted From Within
Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the later times some will desert the faith and occupy themselves with deceiving spirits and demonic teachings,The first part goes along with 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 "a great falling away" in the last days which is also shown in the parable of the 10 virgins. The second part about food compares with a modern revelation of the word of wisdom. God is the same.
influenced by the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.
They will prohibit marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creation of God is good and no food is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving. For it is sanctified by God’s word and by prayer.
By pointing out such things to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, having nourished yourself on the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
But reject those myths fit only for the godless and gullible, and train yourself for godliness (Nev Translation, Timothy 4:1)
2 To be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the word of wisdom, showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days—All things to be in the Latter Days
11 Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.
12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly; (D&C 89:2,11-12)
A prophecy by Joseph Smith
You will live to see men arise in power in the Church who will seek to put down your friends and the friends of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Many will be hoisted because of their money and worldly learning which they seem to be in possession of; and many who are the true followers of our Lord and Savior will be cast down because of their poverty (Mosiah Hancock Journal, pg. 28)Idolatry: Ezekial 14
“President Joseph Smith read the 14th chapter of Ezekiel - said the Lord had declared by the Prophet, that the people should each one stand for himself, and depend on no man or men in that state of corruption of the Jewish church - that righteous persons could only deliver their own souls - applied it to the present state of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – said if the people departed from the Lord, they must fall – that they were depending on the prophet, hence were darkened in their minds, in consequence of neglecting the duties devolving upon themselves, envious towards the innocent, while they afflict the virtuous with their shafts of envy" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Five 1842-43, p. 237-38).