Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What The Bible Says About Mormons -- Part Two

Read What The Bible Says About Mormon revised and in its entirety here.

So after his visitation from God and Jesus, what did the pubescent, self styled prophet Joseph Smith do?  Did he study the Scriptures? wherein it is written:  Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.  Proverbs 8:10

No.  Did he seek and pray for wisdom? because it is written:  How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! Proverbs 16:16

 No.  Did he become a true follower of Jesus Christ? because it is written:  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.  1 Peter 1:18-19

 No, he commenced on his lifelong quest for his true god—the gold.  Rather than seeking the divine, he sought to divine.  He dreamed of finding buried treasure, and with his father began to search their farm and the land around Palmyra for gold--by which search Smith revealed his heart’s true lusts after earthly wealth.

The large Smith clan had a reputation as superstitious ‘money diggers.’  They tried to divine the location of treasure hidden in the earth using peep stones: magical stones which, when placed in an upside down hat and gazed in upon, revealed secrets to a special few blessed with the ability to see them.  Joseph Smith claimed to be just such a seer, and armed with a hat and some rocks, he started selling his services as a treasure hunter.

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. 
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD.
  Deuteronomy 18:10-12

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