There are some topics from the Mormon religion beginnings rarely discussed, but still worth considering since this is what Joseph Smith claimed was the true church that was restored through him. These topics are Mormons view of black people. The fact they still teach Jesus was married. A council of Gods in the beginning and a Mormon prophet that says Adam did not sin. These are topics not often talked about, but worth considering for determining the truth or falsehood of Mormonism.
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Jesus crucified because of polygamy?
If a white man has relations with a Negro God will kill him.
A council of Gods made up the plan of creation or God created by himself
Mormons are not to eat meat except in cold or famine
The Bible says Adam sinned; a Mormon prophet disagrees with the Bible
Page Index (Jesus Married?)
Journal of Discourses Vol.2, pg.82, Orson Hyde, 10/6 1854 a LDS Apostle (PDF pg.90)
B. H. Roberts, Defense of the Faith and the Saints Vol.2, pg.309 a LDS Historian(PDF pg.309)
According to the Bible, Jesus was invited to the wedding.
Why would someone be invited to his own wedding? There is nothing in the text that even slightly indicates Jesus was married.
Page Index (Was Jesus a Polygamist?)
JESUS CRUCIFIED BECAUSE OF POLYGAMY?
Journal of Discourses, Vol.1, pg.346 (Jedediah M. Grant, August 7, 1853 a LDS Apostle) (PDF pg.354)
Grant is quoting a philosopher, not Mormon doctrine. However, his response to the quote is amazing. The first time I read this claim of philosophers, it made me angry; on the other hand, Grant is not bothered at all. Also interesting is that Grant admits that Jesus and His disciples were not Mormons.
Page Index (Mormons and blacks)
RACISM REARS ITS UGLY HEAD…
Journal of Discourses, Vol.10, pg.109 (Brigham Young, March 8, 1863 a LDS prophet) (PDF pg.118)
Who determined that “white man” is a “chosen seed”? What nationality is that? The New Testament does not agree with this racial attitude.
Page Index (A council of God's?)
A COUNCIL OF GODS MADE UP THE PLAN OF CREATION.
ScripturalTeachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Six 1843–44, pg.349
(PDF pg. 349-350)
God says he created all by Himself, with no help.
Page Index (What does a Mormon eat?)
MORMONS ARE TOLD NOT TO EAT MEAT EXCEPT IN COLD OR FAMINE (NOT SUMMER).
D&C 89:12-13 (PDF LDS Scripture pg. 342)
Page Index (Is this Mormon prophet right?)
THE BIBLE SAYS ADAM SINNED; A MORMON PROPHET DISAGREES WITH THE BIBLE.
Doctrines of Salvation, Vol.1, pg.114 (Joseph Fielding Smith, Jr. a LDS prophet) (PDF pg. 71)
“It is true, the Lord warned Adam and Eve that to partake of the fruit they would transgress a law, and this happened. But it is not always a sin to transgress a law. I will try to illustrate this. The chemist in his laboratory takes different elements and combines them, and the result is that something very different results. He has changed the law. As an example in point: hydrogen, two parts, and oxygen, one part, passing through an electric spark will combine and form water. Hydrogen will burn, so will oxygen, but water will put out a fire. This may be subject to some disagreement by the critics who will say it is not transgressing a law. Well, Adam's transgression was of a similar nature, that is, his transgression was in accordance with law.
“The transgression of Adam did not involve sex sin as some falsely believe and teach. Adam and Eve were married by the Lord while they were yet immortal beings in the Garden of Eden and before death entered the world.
“ADAM AND EVE REJOICED IN FALL. Before partaking of the fruit Adam could have lived forever; therefore, his status was one of immortality. When he ate, he became subject to death, and therefore he became mortal. This was a transgression of the law, but not a sin in the strict sense, for it was something that Adam and Eve had to do!
“I am sure that neither Adam nor Eve looked upon it as a sin, when they learned the consequences, and this is discovered in their words after they learned the consequences.
“Adam said: ‘Blessed be the name of God, for because of my transgression my eyes are opened, and in this life I shall have joy, and again in the flesh I shall see God.’
“Eve said: ‘Were it riot for our transgression we never should have had seed, and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient.’
“We can hardly look upon anything resulting in such benefits as being a sin, in the sense in which we consider sin.” (End Quote)
The Bible never tells us that Adam and Eve rejoiced in the fall. Adam and Eve never said what this former Mormon prophet quotes them as saying from the Book . The Bible says eating the forbidden fruitwas a sin. Furthermore, God punished them for it. (Genesis Chapter 3).