Monday, December 4, 2017

There is a reason the JST remained with the Reorganized Church

My firm belief is that the LORD entrusted the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ. JESUS knew intimately that Brigham Young and his cadre of adulterers could not be trusted with the original manuscript. Based on what we now know happened to the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants, the History of the Church, and Joseph Smith's own journals, Brigham would have had the JST rewritten to include false verses about the supposed legality of polygamy. 

There are only two volumes of scripture we can trust as being untampered with: One, The Book of Mormon and two, the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible. The first because GOD in his infinite intelligence made sure that the BOM was published before the organization of a church He knew would ultimately fail. The second because the LORD knew he could trust Emma Smith and her family to keep the manuscript safe until it could be published by the RLDS church (now the Community of Christ). A church that has unceasingly proclaimed that Joseph and Hyrum fought against the abomination of plural marriage. The BOM proclaims in multiple spots that more wives than one is hateful to the LORD, and the JST includes information that clearly points out that King David and King Solomon were NOT justified in taking plural wives. 

For all the fools who think there is a supposed loophole in the Book of Jacob, beware. Jacob 2:30 is not the LORD saying if HE commands it, plural marriage is OK. The verse is using very awkward 1828 American English. GOD is saying that if HE does not explicitly warn people about polygamy, the fallen tendency of men in this world will be to start doing it to justify adultery.

If you have not read the JST give it a chance and see if your ability to deal with this telestial world is not enlarged. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Matthew 19:25 + 26- Who then can be saved?

JESUS has just told his followers that rich people have as much chance at GOD's kingdom as a camel does walking through the eye of a needle...

King James Version

When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying,
Who then can be saved?

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them,
With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

This sounds wonderful, but it is not what JESUS really said.

Joseph Smith Translation

When his disciples heard this, they were exceedingly amazed, saying,

Who then can be saved?

But Jesus beheld their thoughts, and said unto them,

With men this is impossible; 
but if they will forsake all things for my sake,
with God whatsoever things I speak are possible.

Someone, somewhere decided to not offend rich people. He foolishly decided to change what CHRIST actually said. No doubt it was because rich people contribute to religions (so they can feel good about not repenting and not helping poor people), and we cannot offend people who might give us money. I am fairly certain that someone who deletes JESUS' actual words from a manuscript are not to be envied in the next life.

If the original version were hypothetically correct, then we have a GOD who can override agency and save people who do not merit it. No one really merits salvation. However, CHRIST shared His perfection with us to allow us to avoid suffering for our sins. Therefore, GOD can require that you have to share your time, money, talents, and energy with those around you. All of it!

The rich young ruler came face to face with his selfishness, and was found wanting. He was keeping all of the ten commandments to save himself. He was not willing to help others achieve temporal salvation in this life, so they could then focus more on spiritual things. I am no better than he was, but because of Joseph Smith, I have a better idea of what the actual standard for salvation is. If I do not forsake everything for GOD, GOD will not save me. I am not going to be surprised if I do not make the celestial bar, but at least I have a better idea of how high that bar is.

Finally, Tithing is meant for poor people, although the 15 false prophets of the Utah version of Mormonism believe differently. They think tithing money is to sustain their first-world lifestyles. The millions of LDS members who live in second and third-world countries are suppose to survive without ten percent of their meager incomes as a test of their faith. GOD will save the poor who were misguided but had unselfish hearts. I am sure HE will not save those who have a legitimate surplus of the world's goods and do not seek to elevate others. Just to be clear, GOD would love to save everyone, but he is not going to save paid clergy. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Matthew 19- The Rich Young Ruler: Any killing is unacceptable to the LORD

King James Version of Matthew 19:18 
(here JESUS is listing the 10 basic commandments for the rich man who would like to know what else he can do to merit eternal life)

"...thou shalt do no murder, thou shalt not commit adultery..."

Joseph Smith's Version

"Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not commit adultery..."

The only modification to the summary of commandments given at Sinai is a stipulation that we should not kill anyone for any reason. The Old Testament has the correct list, but some fool tried to slip one past us possibly to appease a rich person they knew who had killed someone. 

The people of Ammon (the anit-Nephi-Lehis) who allowed themselves to be killed rather than fight against their ethnic brethren the Laminates are certainly the celestial standard of this law. JESUS allowing himself to be killed when he could have easily prevented it, is the conclusive piece of evidence. If we want to live where GOD lives, we need to follow GOD's example. I would hate to be the guy saying "OK, JESUS I know you sacrificed your perfect life for all of us,  but that guy who stole my lawnmower had to go."

My guess is that the terrestrial standard is that self-defense is OK. 
I am fairly sure no one is going hell for that reason, but it might create a scenario where the self-defender also forfeits the greatest of 3 kingdoms of glory. Obviously the telestial standard is to kill whoever you want, and then spend a lot of time in a literal hell to suffer for your own sins. The more killing you do, the closer you get to Stalin and Hitler and other followers of Satan's plan.

I hope I never have to make a decision about whether or not to kill someone, because to me the only allowable reason to kill is if the LORD tells you to do so. Even a direct message from Heaven caused Nephi to hesitate before separating Laban's head from the rest of his body. 

I am sure about one true prophet since the days of early Christianity...Joseph Smith. I believe the JST was a mandate from GOD. Our acceptance of this divinely directed manuscript allows us to understand the gospel of JESUS CHRIST more clearly than any other version of the Bible.

Friday, June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017- 3 questions and 3 points to ponder

I will get back to the JST soon, but I wanted to discuss some ideas I have had lately. 

If the Most High God and Jesus appeared to an uneducated teenager in upstate New York in 1820, why wouldn't He appear to you? 

If God would show an unstable man like Sidney Rigdon a vision of the 4 possible places we can go after the judgement, why wouldn't He reveal something to you that you sincerely and prayerfully wanted to know?

If Jesus appeared to Oliver Cowdery (or at least spoke to him), in an effort to convince him to assist Joseph in bringing forth the Book of Mormon, why wouldn't Jesus talk to you?

1. Shaun Roundy has published a condensed version of the Book of Mormon where he has omitted some of the repetition inherent in "Reformed Egyptian" to make the Book even easier to read. Check it out on The Kindle version is only 99 cents. He makes a great point that others like Rob Smith ( have made: 
The Book of Mormon, like the Bible, does not belong to any one religion. The Book of Mormon is for all people wanting to know more about Christ.

2. Shaun is the first person I know of who gives credit on the front of the Book of Mormon to Mormon as the writer (editor), and Joseph Smith as the translator. A minor to thing to most, but I sometimes think we overlook the most obvious thing of all: without Mormon there is no Book of Mormon. Nephi, Jacob, Alma, Mosiah, and Moroni are all critical to the book, but Mormon put it all together.

3. I am amazed the Utah based version of Mormonism would put any man on top of temples supposedly dedicated as the "House of the Lord." They could at least read the Joseph Smith Papers and realize that if anyone should be there it would be Nephi. Joseph Smith always stated in his writing that Nephi visited him and eventually delivered the gold plates. Somehow Moroni has been getting credit for that for over a hundred years. Just another example of the misinformation inherent in any religion.

Finally, I hope June went well for all of you, and I hope that July is even  better. It is a month where Americans can celebrate that America used to be the greatest nation on the earth. There is also July 24th for Utahns to celebrate the failure of the first white settlers to do what the Lord wanted them to do in Nauvoo, Illinois. As a result they got to live in a high desert as a nice parting gift for ignoring the Lord.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - CHRIST saves all children!

Matthew 18:11

For the Son of Man is come to save that which was lost.

Joseph Smith Translation

For the Son of Man is come to save that which was lost,
and to call sinners to repentance; 
but those little ones have no need of repentance,
and I will save them.

1. The King James version is missing some (more) critical context.

2. "Son of Man" is used by JESUS to refer to Himself, so there is something important about that title. Joseph, his stepfather, is not his literal father. Then how does this title fit? Obviously his literal mother Mary is part of mankind, but I think there is more to it than that.

3. Perhaps CHRIST's meaning in JST Matthew 18:3 "Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven," means more that just becoming teachable. Maybe it also refers to becoming part of the group that CHRIST will save. 

4. CHRIST's job is not to punish, it is to save and redeem, and to restore. We do a great job of punishing each other for small sins. I am sure Satan will do his job in punishing the truly big sins when we pass through the veil.

5. The greatness of GOD the Father's mercy, and CHRIST's atonement is nowhere better displayed than this one verse. Anyone who died prematurely is saved. No exceptions! No need to christen a child as soon as they are born. And, a baptism at eight is probably more symbolic of a child just beginning to become accountable, than it is of any sinfulness accrued to that point.

Let us sing praises to GOD and His Son (God the Son) forevermore!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017: Matthew 16:25-26 - How to Save Your Soul

King James Version

(25)      For whosoever will save his life shall lose it;

            and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

(26)     For what is a man profited,

            if he shall gain the whole world,
            and lose his own soul?
            or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Joseph Smith Translation

And now for a man to take up his cross, 

is to deny himself from all ungodliness,
and from every worldly lust,
and keep my commandments.

Break not my commandments,  for to save your lives;

for whosoever will save his life in this world,
shall lose it in the world to come;
and whosoever will lose his life in this world for my sake
shall find it in the world to come.

Therefore, forsake the world, and save your souls;

for what is a man profited, 
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?
or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

I really do not think this requires any input from finite me. The Infinite CHRIST commissioned Joseph Smith, the only prophet in the history of the LDS Church, to add the missing context to his majestic treatise on how to avoid losing your soul.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Matthew 12:43-44 More Missing Context Restored

Matthew 12:43-44 King James Version

When an unclean spirit is gone out of a man, 
he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, 
and findeth none.
Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out;
and when he is come, he findeth it empty, and swept, and garnished.

Joseph Smith Translation

Then came some of the scribes and said unto him, 
Master, it is written, that, 
Every sin shall be forgiven; but ye say, 
Whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost
shall not be forgiven.
And they asked him saying, How can these things be?
And he said unto them,
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man,
he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none;
but when a man speaketh against the Holy Ghost,
Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out;
and when he is come, he findeth him empty, swept, and garnished;
for the good spirit leaveth him unto himself.

1. The question that created the LORD's answer is finally restored to its rightful place in the canon of scripture. 

2. The scribes wanted to know why there is one sin that cannot be forgiven. Sounds to me like Evangelical Christians, who would like to do whatever they want while alive, and then expect JESUS to forgive all their sins. JESUS will pardon almost all sins, but a pardon is different than forgiveness. Even being forgiven does mean an individual can go to the Highest Heaven, whether it is  the Celestial Kingdom of LDS theology, or the 7th level of Jacob's Biblical ladder alluded to in the Old Testament. If you want to live with JESUS you better repent and serve like HIM.

3. The irony of this incident is that the scribes had no chance of ever denying the HOLY GHOST, because that would require that they first accept CHRIST. These people were worried about a sin that never could never possibly commit, because they were never going to follow CHRIST. 

4. The confusing dialogue in verse 44 is the unclean spirit talking to himself, but now there is a reason for the evil spirit's return- the denial of the HOLY GHOST.

5. JESUS and his authorized servants can cast out unclean spirits, but that does not mean they cannot return if the individual goes against the HOLY SPIRIT. If you speak against what you know to be true (not just hope), you run the risk of having the influence of the HOLY GHOST leave you unprotected from evil spirits. 

6. The KJV makes it look like we are left without hope against evil spirits, and creates doubt and fear in those who read the Bible. CHRIST protects anyone not fully dedicated to evil via the Light of Christ. The HOLY GHOST is a further protection for sincere seekers of truth who have been baptized authoritatively. GOD will shield his fold from the devil and his minions. GOD will not protect those who knowingly choose evil. 

7. A little more light from JESUS CHRIST via Joseph Smith, and a little less darkness. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Matthew 12:31 - The 2 things needed for Repentance and Forgiveness

King James Version

Wherefore I say unto you,

All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men:

Joseph Smith Translation

Wherefore I say unto you,

All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men
who receive me and repent.

1. Since we all need to repent and we all need forgiveness I thought we should look at a verse about both. The words come from the One Being who makes these ideas possible, JESUS CHRIST. No JESUS = death and hell and dissolution for everyone. Not a pleasant thought. 

2. The words "who receive me and repent" are missing from all other versions of the Bible. Why is that?

3. I hypothesize that if you are a powerful church and you want to keep your members giving you their money, you create middle men for them to report to in order to be forgiven. You might have a priest to confess to, or a Bishop, or Branch President. You can then sell indulgences or require tithing of your flock. CHRIST requires only a broken heart and contrite spirit, but no money.

4. Satan would like people to believe repentance is not necessary so he had his mortal minions in charge of the Bible texts get rid of this one line of scripture, so it appears that all sin can be forgiven with no effort at all.

5. JESUS originally stated very clearly that there are 2 components for forgiveness of sin. Coming to Him is literal. We need to confess our sins to the GOD who worked out an infinite atonement for those sins. We also need to receive him personally by asking Him to come to us. 

6. The most critical message of Joseph Smith is not the Book of Mormon, not the Doctrine and Covenants, and not his translation of the Bible. Joseph's greatest legacy is that of asking GOD in faith for forgiveness and information. The first thing CHRIST said to Joseph in their initial encounter ("The first vision" [aptly named since Joseph had others]) was "Joseph, thy sins are forgiven thee."
What a declaration! Can you imagine GOD the SON telling you that? It can happen. Give it a try. A teenager pulled it off in 1820. 
I teach teenagers and they are collectively the most hard-hearted people on the planet. No one thinks they know more than a teenager, and no one knows less.

PS-  If you want to see the best definition of true repentance I have ever read check out Adrian Larsen's excellent blog at and read his entry from March 12, 2017 "Ask, Seek, Knock, part 4"

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Matthew 9:16 - New cloth, old garments, and withheld information


No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment,
for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment,
and the rent is made worse.


Then said the Pharisees unto him,
Why will ye not receive us with our baptism,
seeing we keep the whole law?
But Jesus said unto them, 
Ye keep not the law.
If ye had kept the law, ye would have received me:
for I am he that gave the law.
I receive not you with your baptism,
because it profiteth you nothing.
For when that which is new is come, 
the old is ready to be put away. 
For no man putteth a piece of new cloth on an old garment,
for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment,
and the rent is made worse.

1. The entire reason for CHRIST's statement's about new cloth and new bottles is missing from the Bible! You can look at any other version of the Bible you like, and you will not find the Pharisees' question to JESUS about baptism. 

2. Baptism is obviously critical for salvation, even the knucklehead Pharisees knew that. Getting someone to do it with actual authority is the problem. John had authority, but the Jewish church did not. After centuries of denying the Law-giver in favor of the Law, GOD did not accept their baptisms. If you do not have true faith in CHRIST you could have been baptized by John the Baptist and it would not be accepted by GOD. The majority of the Jews did not believe in JESUS, and so their ordinances were a colossal waste of time.

3. The Jewish leaders believed they kept the whole law. JESUS set them straight. No one except CHRIST can keep all of the commandments. If you think you are righteous you are not. The point of the commandments is to show us how weak we really are, so that we turn to JESUS as the only way out of Hell. The rich young ruler had the same problem, and he also failed to follow CHRIST.

4. JESUS gave the Law. The Jews disrespected CHRIST even before He was born by calling the Law, the Law of Moses. That would be like Mormons calling the gospel, the gospel of Joseph Smith (although most modern Mormons follow the false gospel of Brigham Young and the subsequent Presidents of the church). It would be like Christians changing their name to Paulian's or Johnites. It is called the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST for a reason. Try some other method of salvation and see where it gets you. 

5. I am not righteous. I do not keep all of the requirements of the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST. My only escape is JESUS. To show my obedience to His gospel I have been rebaptized in the Pacific Ocean. It was done by a man having authority from CHRIST using the words of the baptismal prayer found in the Book of Mormon. Modern Pharisees and their foolish followers use the incorrect version found in the Doctrine and Covenants.  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Matthew 8:10 The healing of the centurion's servant

Context: A centurion asks JESUS to heal his servant. JESUS tells him He will go to the centurion's home to do so. The centurion replies that he is not worthy of CHRIST even entering his home. The centurion proposes that JESUS has the power to heal from a distance. At this point the Bible says...

King James Version

...When Jesus heard it, he marveled, 
and said unto them that followed,
Verily I say unto you,
I have not found so great faith, 
no, not in Israel.

Joseph Smith Translation

...And when they that followed him heard this
they marveled.
And when Jesus heard this, 
he said unto them that followed,
Verily,  I have not found so great faith, 
no, not in Israel.

The servant is healed.

     CHRIST knows our thoughts. He did not marvel when the centurion said CHRIST could do this without having to come to his home. CHRIST knew what the centurion would say and orchestrated the conversation. He did it to demonstrate to His followers that being part of a so-called chosen people ("Israel") means nothing without faith. Faith in CHRIST, not in the special group. Faith in the GOD the Son, and not in fallen humans. 

     I would love to have CHRIST come to my home and heal me from my dozens of sinful tendencies. I know, just as surely as the centurion, that JESUS can heal me from any distance. There are only 2 things needed to create any type of blessing or healing... faith in CHRIST, and CHRIST's perfect timing. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Matthew 7:28-29 - Authority Comes From God: not Utah, not Jerusalem, and not the Vatican

King James Version

...when Jesus had ended these sayings, 
the people were astonished at his doctrine:
For he taught them as one having authority,
and not as the scribes.

Joseph Smith Translation

...when Jesus had ended these saying with his disciples,
the people were astonished at his doctrine:
For he taught them as one having authority from God,
and not as having authority from the scribes.

1. First change: the addition of the words "with his disciples."

Jesus is talking to his disciples, not just anyone. There are higher laws the higher you ascend personally toward GOD. JESUS mercifully keeps meat from those who will not accept it. That is why primary level doctrine is taught in LDS general conference these days. When CHRIST comes to comfort you, He will tell you things meant only for you.

2. Second change: addition of the words "from God."

JESUS' authority comes from His direct contact with His Father, the Most High GOD (El, Elohim, or EL Elyon). ELOHIM might be the best fit because it is plural and would therefore includes CHRIST's Mother. CHRIST is still the GOD of this planet, but He answers ultimately to the GOD of all planets, ELOHIM.

3. Third change: changing "as the scribes" to "as having authority from the scribes."

There is real authority from CHRIST, and then there is pseudo-authority dictated by a church or institution or government. GOD cannot be fooled or mocked. HE will not be giving away any part of HIS power to just any fool like me, or the paid ministers of Utah and Rome.

Two verses, 3 significant corrections = same conclusion: Joseph Smith had authority from JESUS to correct the Bible.

John Scott Peterson
February 20, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

A few thoughts and then back to the JST

Sorry I have not posted for awhile, my youngest daughter got married this week in Utah. It made me think of a few things involving Mormonism, and religion in general.

1. If you have not read it yet, check out Kendal Anderson's post on Brigham Young at I agree with his assertions that the LDS temple ceremony is masonry mixed with Brigham Young's ideas of blood atonement. He writes better than I do, so I encourage you to read it.

2. I did not go in the temple for the "sealing" having voluntarily given up my recommend.  I did so so I could stop paying ten percent of my modest teacher's salary to pay down the interest on a multi-billion dollar mall. I realize that only GOD decides who gets to live forever with their sweetheart and He has not given his authority to elderly white men from Utah. 

3. My wife and I are the only 2 people I know of who were married according to Joseph and Hyrum Smith's teaching that a wedding should be done in public, and that no one should be excluded. At the time it was because Mormonism does not allow widowed women to be "re-sealed", but now I am grateful that I have gotten two things right in a lifetime of mistakes (my choice of partner and the public wedding).

4. Referring back to point 3, Mormon widowers (men) can be "re-sealed". I believe this is to perpetuate the false belief that there is polygamy in Heaven. Good luck with that Mormon men. There are at least 3 places in the Book of Mormon where plural marriage is described as an abomination or not right in the eyes of GOD (Jacob 2, Mosiah 11, and Ether 8). A few men are going to be lucky to get one wife. Most men on this misogynistic planet are going to have no wives in the worlds to come. 

5. They can spend millions of dollars on hundreds of temples, but the LDS church cannot spend any money for homeless shelters?

6. Hard to see the forest when you are standing in the middle of it. Easier to see the bigger picture on the outside looking in. I give my wife credit for this idea.

Thanks for stopping by.

John Scott Peterson

Sunday, February 5, 2017

2 thoughts about GOD

Former United Nations Secretary Dag Hammarskjold once said, 

"I would rather live my life as though there is a GOD and die to find out there isn't, 
than to live my life as though there isn't a GOD and die to find out there is."

I recently posted on another blog the following idea based on Hammarskjold's words.

"I would rather die and find out JESUS CHRIST was not as great as I thought, 
than die and discover that CHRIST was even greater than I believed."

The problem is that as astounding as I believe JESUS to be right now, He is almost certainly going to astound me further the more I learn about Him. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

My Testimony of JESUS CHRIST

Today, I felt I needed to publicly proclaim my love and testimony of JESUS CHRIST. He is the "eternal God" according to me, and the title page of the Book of Mormon. My belief is that He is 100 percent in charge of this planet. He has a Father, the Most High God, but the Most High is not our Father. JESUS is our Father. He is not some second class God sent to do someone else's dirty work. He is not our "elder brother." He is the greatest of all because He is the servant of all. He humbly and justly saved the hardest job, the atonement, for Himself. I agree with Abinadi that "God Himself" came down to save us. That God is JESUS. He loves us more than he hates sin. He loves us more than his own position as the King of Kings. 

He was born in the humblest of circumstances, because He was the humblest of beings. He is smarter than all the people who have ever lived on this planet put together. He is the Great I Am, the self-existent GOD, who has life in himself. That means He can live or die and then resurrect Himself as needed to save His people. JESUS was known as JEHOVAH to the ancient Israelites. He is the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament. He is perfectly just and flawlessly merciful. He does not change. He just is.

He is my only hope, and mankind's only chance to escape death, hell and dissolution. He is the most wonderful counselor, or best advocate anyone could ever hope for, and no one will ever deserve. He is the everlasting Father. He is the Prince of Peace. He was horrifically wounded for our transgressions. It is with His stripes we can be healed. He can make your scarlet sins white as snow. He will resurrect all who live on this planet. The simple acknowledgment (on bended knee, or better yet prostrate) that He is the CHRIST is enough to eventually escape the Devil and Hell. Baptism by those HE authorizes is enough to begin the journey toward His kingdom. The baptism of fire is another step along the road back to reconciliation to the MESSIAH. Treating all people as if they were CHRIST is another step. 

Finally I am nothing, JESUS is everything. I am sinful, JESUS is perfect. I cannot say enough about the MESSIAH. I will never be able to repay him. He is the SAVIOR of all, and the REDEEMER of the individual. He left the 99 righteous to find the one lost soul (me). He values any individual, more than any institution. He died for all of us collectively, but He did not die for the collective. He died for every single person that will allow Him to make them alive.

I love Him, because He first loved me unconditionally.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

My Testimony of Joseph Smith

Today, rather than deal with one of the many thousands of changes that Joseph Smith made to the Holy Bible I would like to offer my testimony.

Joseph Smith is a true prophet. But he is more than that. He is the final dispensation head, or patriarch, before the second coming of CHRIST. Joseph, like Adam, Enoch, Noah, and others is one of the archangels commissioned from before this world began to show the way back to GOD. He and his wife Emma have formed a link back to Adam and Eve. Emma and Joseph are now part of the family of GOD. If we want to be part of that family then we have to link ourselves up to Joseph and Emma. 

Joseph Smith holds keys that will never be taken from him. The keys, or divine approval, that various churches believe they hold does not exist on the earth today. The keys of the Priesthood after the order of the Son of GOD (or GOD the Son) are held jointly by the martyred brothers, Hyrum and Joseph Smith. They are now in the spirit world and cannot be usurped by corrupt men.

The lds church has lied about Joseph Smith since 1852 starting with a fabricated "revelation" dealing with polygamy. Joseph Smith was not involved in that abominable practice. brigham young and his lust-filled associates needed to say that polygamy was revealed through Joseph. Without falsifying Joseph's stamp of approval, the Utah version of the mormon church would have died long ago.

In 2014, the lds church threw Joseph Smith under the bus again by "admitting" that Joseph had multiple wives. They have done this to continue the facade that there is some link between Joseph and brigham. They need to claim they have the missing keys. They do not have them, and they never will.

Joseph Smith was killed by a mob of anti-mormons, but he was betrayed into their hands by traitors. Those traitors were fellow mormons. The Smith family has been dishonored by the utah branch of mormons since 1844. 

I chose to honor CHRIST by honoring his earthly representatives Emma, Hyrum, and Joseph Smith. Hyrum and Joseph did not have to die, and Emma did not have to be a widow if the cowardly mormons in nauvoo had stood up for what was right. 

I know that people continue to join the lds church. This is because when an investigator prays about Joseph Smith or the Book of Mormon, GOD tells them via the Spirit that both are true. Joseph is a true prophet, and the Book of Mormon is divine.

You do not have to be a member of a church to follow JESUS. Joseph is JESUS' prophet for the last days. Joseph would be sickened by the modern lds church. I am embarrassed to admit I was ever a faithful member, but I am not embarrassed to admit I love and respect Joseph Smith. I am prepared to answer for what I am writing tonight at the judgment bar of CHRIST.

John Scott Peterson
February 1st, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Mathew 7:9 - Just a few omissions

King James Version

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Joseph Smith Translation

And then said his disciples unto him, They will say unto us, 
We ourselves are righteous and need not that any man should teach us;
God , we know, heard Moses, and some of the prophets; but us he will not hear.
And they will say, We have the law for our salvation, and that is sufficient for us.
Then Jesus answered, and said unto his disciples. Thus shall ye say unto them,
What man among you, having a son, and he shall be standing out, 
and shall say, Father, open thy house that I am may come in and sup with thee;
will he not say, Come in, my son; for mine is thine, and thine is mine?
Or what man is there among you, 
who if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

1. Joseph Smith added an entire question and answer period between the SAVIOR and his disciples.
All other translations of the Bible miss this critical question from the disciples. 

2. "We ourselves are righteous" - The Jews of CHRIST's day are just like any other religion of any other time. No one can teach a die hard Mormon, Methodist, or Muslim anything. Their religion is enough for them. It will not save them, but they cannot see that. When everyone in your family is the same religion, and everyone in your neighborhood thinks the same (Pakistan or Utah), then no one feels the need to keep finding truth.

3. "God we know, heard Moses" - GOD talking to Moses saved Moses. It will not save any other Jew.
GOD talked to Joseph Smith, but that will not save me or any other person since 1844. 

4. "But us he will not hear" - The second greatest lie ever behind the lie "there is no GOD. " GOD talked to Cain after Cain killed Abel! So somehow He will not talk to other people, unless they are prophets? HE might first come to chew your ass, but HE will come, if you have enough faith in HIM.

5. "We have the law for our salvation" - Good luck with that. These knuckleheads are currently paying for their own sins in the lowest level of the spirit world, Hell. I am going to rely on JESUS CHRIST for my salvation, because there is no salvation without Him.

6. There is a lot of other great meat here, but if you like milk, keep reading any other edition of the Bible, or better yet, find a recent LDS lesson manual.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ask GOD: Matthew 7:7

King James Version

Ask, and it shall be given you; 

seek, and ye shall find;

knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Joseph Smith Translation

Say unto them, Ask of God;

ask, and it shall be given you;

seek, and ye shall find;

knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

1. 6 simple words "say unto them, ask of God" change this entire verse. It is now crystal clear. JESUS is telling his disciples to tell anyone courageous enough to listen to additional truth to make GOD the final word. Modern "apostles" think they have the last word, but GOD reserves that for himself. You cannot trust men, but you can always trust JESUS.

2. Investigators of the Mormon Church are asked to pray about the truthfulness of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. This is based on Moroni 10:4. Sincere people get personal revelation from GOD that Joseph Smith is a prophet on the LORD's errand, and that the book he helped bring to the world is truly another witness of JESUS CHRIST.

3. Moroni 10:5 tells us that we can know the truth of all things via the HOLY GHOST, the third member of the GODHEAD. 

4. This entire dispensation of the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST began with a teenager reading James 1:5 and deciding to take GOD at his word. We might not get an immediate visit by the MOST HIGH GOD and His son JEHOVAH, but if we persist long enough we will. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Back to the New Testament- Beams for leaders, motes for members

King James Version Matthew 7:3-5

And why beholdest the mote that is in thy brother's eye, 

but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or wilt thou say to thy brother, 

let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; 

and behold a beam is in thine own eye.

Thou hypocrite first cast out the beam out of thine own eye;

and then thou shalt see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

Joseph Smith Translation aka "The Inspired Version"

And again, ye shall say unto them, 

Why is it that thou beholdest the mote that is in thy brother's eye,

but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother,

Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; 

and canst not behold a beam in thine own eye?

And Jesus said unto his disciples, beholdest thou the scribes,

and the Pharisees, and the priests, and the Levites?

They teach in their synagogues, but do not observe the law;

nor the commandments, and all have gone out of the way, 

and are under sin. 

Go thou and say unto them,

Why teach ye men the law and the commandments, 

when ye yourselves are the children of corruption?

Say unto them, Ye hypocrites, first cast out the beam 

out of thine own eyes; and then shalt thou see clearly 

to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

1. The truth here stated by the Eternal GOD, JESUS CHRIST, is that it is the leadership of a religion that is guilty of the greatest sins. The humble members who have no power have tiny specks of dust in their eyes. The proud priestly authorities have giant pieces of wood in their eyes making it impossible for them to judge correctly anyone else's flaws. 

2. See Doctrine and Covenants section 121 for the LORD's warning to the leadership of this generation. That warning has habitually been broken or ignored by the leadership since the deaths of Hyrum and Joseph Smith. The absence of spiritual gifts in the LDS church since 1844 are proof positive that GOD has said "amen" to any pretended priesthood coming out of Salt Lake City.

3. Religious leaders blinded by the beams of greed, power, control, compulsion, hypocrisy, lust (via polygamy) and other sins cannot see clearly the minor sins committed by the rank and file members. This is how you end up with 15 superior beings who do not trust the 15 million followers, because they know at some level that they themselves cannot be trusted. So we get prohibitions against things we eat and drink, counsel to avoid R rated movies, limitations on earrings, 3 hour block schedules of busy work, and a constant focus of doing what you are told by people instead of a focus on what CHRIST said. 

JESUS took the entire law of Moses and broke it down into 2 great commandments. Mormons can take ten commandments and magically turn them into 110. For the untrusted teenagers we throw in seminary every weekday morning (outside of the special land of Utah where the chosen children can sleep in). These kids obviously cannot be trusted to go more than 24 hours without an adult telling them what to do. Perhaps that is because the adults have more experience with actual sinning.

4. The typical follower of the LDS religion cannot accept CHRIST's good news at face value, believing HIS grace to be too good to be true. This causes the members to create a checklist of behaviors in an misguided attempt to save themselves or at least to occupy their time until they die and then get saved because they endured to the end by remaining active in a religion, but inactive spiritually. 

5. CHRIST is clearly saying that leaders need to lead by example, like HE did. Until they have been redeemed from the fall via the 1st and 2nd comforters they need to focus on their own sins and be quiet. If I can't speak French, how can I teach someone else French? The LDS church has plenty of men who have never seen CHRIST, or an angel, or a vision, but these same leaders are ready to tell us how to get to the Kingdom of GOD..."follow the prophet."
They are like substitute bus drivers who do not have a map of where to go, but they still drive around and hope no one notices.

6. The phrase "children of corruption" is remarkably apt for the current cadre of men making a base salary of at least $120,000 a year, not to mention the money paid them for sitting on church-owned company boards, free housing, etc. The corruption comes from telling everyone that they are not paid.

7. I presently have plenty of lumber in my own vision to work on, and I have probably committed more sins than any Mormon in history except Brigham Young and Ted Bundy. We all need to repent, and high church office does not make you immune from sin.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Ten Commandments for those who skipped the Old Testament : Part One

January 13, 2017 

1. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

JESUS CHRIST is speaking. We are to worship him, and not some man. JESUS is the God of this earth. One of Satan's top ten lies "Follow the Prophet" comes to mind as a way to create a false god. Good luck following the winner of the "oldest living apostle contest". 

This does not preclude the possibility of other gods. JESUS does have parents, the male and female who make up the Most High GOD. Right now we need to be laser-focused on CHRIST. He has his own equally great spouse. For now we need to prove we can acknowledge that without JESUS we all go to Hell forever, even Eagle Scouts.

2. "Thou shalt not make any graven image..."

This would seem to include art depicting GOD, since he is in heaven. But Deseret Book makes a tidy profit on various Christi.

3. "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain."

This has nothing to do with profanity, and everything to do with falsely portraying that you have information directly from the LORD.  For example, every President of the LDS church starting with Brigham Young. Joseph Smith is the only LDS church President not to break the second commandment. 

Joseph also said "I love that man better who swears a stream as long as my arm, and yet deals justice to his neighbors and mercifully deals his substance to the poor, that the long, smooth-faced hypocrite." 

4. "Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy."

The best way I know to make the Sabbath unholy is to spend 3 hours every Sunday, in a building paid for by tithing money that was supposed to be used for poor people. If the Mormon church used those buildings as homeless shelters the rest of the week, then we could have some evidence that it was "the church of JESUS CHRIST". As long as it wastes donated money on thousands of edifices that are only used a few hours, we can be sure it is not operating with the LORD's approval.

Steve Christiansen, who was tragically killed by Mark Hoffman, used to tell his ward members "if we understood the gospel, we would not have to show up on Sunday, we would be out helping people."

5. "Honor thy Father and thy Mother, that thy days may be long on the land that the Lord thy God giveth thee."

A commandment with a promise. It does not mean all good children will live to be 100. It means that as a people (Jews, Mormons, Americans) you will be exterminated if you violate this commandment often enough and long enough.This promise is also unconditional, meaning you have to honor your parents whether they are good or bad. Feel free to disrespect the people who raised you, and see if GOD is a GOD of His word. I know of children who think themselves equal to or better than their parents...the LORD does not care. He is testing you to see if you can be humble enough and grateful enough to do right by your parents, even if they make you mad at times.

The desecration of this commandment, in my opinion, is the reason that America will be destroyed before the second coming of the SAVIOR.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

My non-vision of the redemption of the dead: Some thoughts on section 138 of the D&C

January 7, 2017

 I apologize for going so long without posting, but my wife and I took a short vacation. According to Robert Louis Stevenson Monterey, California is "the most felicitous meeting of land and sea in creation." He turned out to be correct. It was a great week.

Instead of using one of Joseph Smith's many important corrections to the the Holy Bible, I am writing today about one of the flawed revelations in the LDS canon, section 138 of the Doctrine and Covenants. Joseph F. Smith received this a short time before his own death in 1918. It was canonized after his death.

"On the 7th of January 2017, I sat in my house pondering the gospel of JESUS CHRIST...

1. There are 3 levels in the spirit world (at a minimum), not two as purposed by the words of this section. The unfairness of this is as obvious as the information in section 76. Why would GOD allow men like Charles Manson, Hitler, or Stalin to share the same space as the average people of the world? Just as the sectarian notion of one heaven and one hell is patently false, this section is absurd in its idea of paradise for the righteous and prison for everyone else. The three levels of the spirit world are paradise, prison, and hell. The redeemed go to Paradise, the undecided go to Prison, and the followers of Satan go to Hell. Missionaries from Hell and Paradise are then allowed the enter Prison and attempt to persuade the undecided to either follow JESUS or Satan. This can be deciphered using section 76 and Joseph Smith's poem about the vision that led to that section.

2. The phrase "son of God" is used repeatedly in this "revelation" but that falls short of the glory of CHRIST. He is GOD the Son, and the "eternal GOD" according to the title page of the Book of Mormon. He is the GOD who himself came down to work out the infinite atonement. He is all this and 


3. Verse 48 is misleading. The sealing of children to parents is when the parents have their calling and election made sure. That individual becomes sealed to Joseph Smith as our Dispensation Head, who is sealed back to Eve and Adam, who are sealed to the LORD. "Families are not forever." Only the family of GOD is forever.

4. Verse 49 is disrespectful to Samuel the Lamanite who did not dwell among the Nephites. The verse is also unfair to the Lamanites who at times were more righteous than the Nephites. 

5. Verse 53 is an outright fabrication. Brigham Young is not going to the Kingdom of GOD. He had his kingdom here. He will spend as long as it takes for him in Hell to make up for all the broken-hearted women of Mormondon, who fear unnecessarily, that they will have to share their husbands with other women. Wilford Woodruff gets to answer to the LORD for lying to the US Government about ending Polygamy in 1890, when it really did not begin to end until 1904. There is also that polygamy as adultery issue hanging over his head, as well as inventing the "Founding Fathers appear in the St. George temple" myth. My theory is that a committee after Joseph F. Smith's death added the three polygamist presidents after the two martyrs Hyrum and Joseph. I know Hyrum and Joseph will be exalted along with Emma and Jerusha, the wives of their youth.

6. Verse 58 should read "The dead who repent will be redeemed, through obedience to the LORD."

The house of GOD does not exist anywhere on the Earth at present, and even if it did GOD supersedes any building.

"...Thus has the truth of the redemption of the dead been revealed to me, and I bear record, and I know that this information is true, through the power of the HOLY GHOST, who serves as the First Comforter, to prepare the broken-hearted for the Second Comforter, even GOD the Son, JESUS CHRIST. AMEN.

I realize that there is a lot of truth in section 138, but it is possible that Joseph F. Smith's words have been changed by the LDS church to fit their own agenda. I am sure the son of Hyrum Smith is a much better person than I am, and is probably in Paradise right now working out his own salvation. I mean no disrespect to a man who was doing his best in difficult times, but all men are imperfect, myself especially, and all institutions are dangerous. Don't take my word for any of this, pray about it, and decide for yourself if the philosophies of men got mingled with scripture.