Tuesday, April 24, 2018

How to Avoid Future Witch Trials

April 24, 2018

Exodus 22:18

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

That is Jehovah supposedly instructing Moses on the dangers of magic.

What tragedies could have been avoided if the original text of second book of the Pentateuch had been transmitted to us correctly, or the text not corrupted by some fool. You would think there was some pandemic of sorcery in Egypt or the land of Canaan at the time. I realize Pharaoh had his magicians, but I don't think they were a threat to humanity. There are also some misogynistic issues with GOD apparently ordering the death of witches but not warlocks.

There are estimates of 200,000 executions of witches between 1500 and 1800. Although no witches were burned in North America during the infamous Salem witch trials (they were hung), they were burned in Europe. Killing any supposed witches is unacceptable and unscriptural. Satan must have relished all the suffering this one mistake in the Old Testament has caused. 

Now Dennis Prager, in his new commentary on the Book of Exodus, has to account for this concept and explain how GOD would come up with such a stipulation, when GOD said no such thing. 

I am grateful to Joseph Smith for using his gifts of seership and translation to correct thousands of mistakes in the Bible, especially this one. Even the 15 pretenders in Salt Lake City are smart enough not to have themselves sustained as "translators." All of them from Brigham Young to today do not equal even one Joseph Smith, or one Hyrum Smith, or one Emma Smith.

The corrected text reads:

Thou shalt not suffer a murderer to live.

That should end all discussion of witch hunts and eliminating capital punishment. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Why Having Moroni atop the LDS temples is Appropriate

April 23, 2018

I was thinking today while driving home from work (non-priestcraft work like 99 percent of the world's population [.9 being criminals and .1 being Mormon general authorities, Catholic Priests, and other paid clergy]), that having Moroni on top of the great majority of LDS temples is absolutely perfect.

1. Moroni was not the first angel to visit Joseph Smith, Nephi was.

Why would GOD have Moroni visit? He was a great person and certainly redeemed from the fall via JESUS, but he is probably not the being who came to Joseph Smith 4 times in a 24 hour period. Honest LDS historians have pointed out that the early Mormons understood this mission was given to Nephi...you know, the guy who built the ship to get everything started?

2. Even if Moroni was the actual personage to visit Joseph, no one is getting saved because of Moroni. Having any person at the pinnacle of a supposed sacred building is nonsense, because it is a form of idolatry. The ancient Jews did not carry their Tablernacle around with a statue of Moses or Abraham for the top. The Temple in Jerusalem did not have a guy on top, or the first thing JESUS would have done was destroy the temple before his atonement. The LDS church's decision to position a person on the temple dovetails nicely with its modern abomination of "follow the prophet". Especially now that they think they have 15 prophets today. I guess that means the modern LDS church is 15 times better than the humble days of the Restoration, when only Joseph Smith was bold enough to think he was a Prophet. Why those 15 retirees think they are "seers" is laughable, but that is a post for another day.

3. If anyone should be displayed on a temple, it should be JESUS CHRIST, the God of this planet. If the Nauvoo Saints had built the first temple in Nauvoo on time and not been moved out their place, then temple work would not be a gargantuan waste of time. The LORD told those lollygaggers to get finished or their baptisms for the dead would have no validity. How then could any other temple ordinance be meaningful today, if GOD rejected the baptisms for the dead? If you think the Nauvoo Saints finished that temple to the LORD's liking, I have some ocean front property in Arizona that George Strait and I would like to sell you.

4. Finally, the LDS temple is an invention of Brigham Young mixing Masonry with Genesis to get people to pay their 10 percent entrance fee. That makes it OK with me for my former church to put a person on top of the building, because Moroni is not going to save anyone, and neither is the modern LDS church.
The potential problem for the modern LDS church is that GOD probably does not share my sense of humor.