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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 Married?
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

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LDS claims that it was Jesus who got married, when he turned the water into wine.  

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Journal of Discourses Vol.2, pg.82, Orson Hyde, 10/6 1854 a LDS Apostle (PDF pg.90)

  • “Gentlemen, that is as plain as the translators, or different councils over this Scripture, dare allow it to go to the world, but the thing is there; it is told; Jesus was the bridegroom at the marriage of Cana of Galilee, and he told them what to do. Now there was actually a marriage; and if Jesus was not the bridegroom on that occasion, please tell who was. If any man can show this, and prove that it was not the Savior of the world, then I will acknowledge I am in error. We say it was Jesus Christ who was married, to be brought into the relation whereby he could see his seed, before he was crucified.”

B. H. Roberts, Defense of the Faith and the Saints Vol.2, pg.309 a LDS Historian(PDF pg.309)

  • "Jesus himself was married, and was probably a polygamist."

According to the Bible, Jesus was invited to the wedding.

John 2:1-2

  • “And on the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; and Jesus also was invited, and His disciples, 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.

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JESUS CRUCIFIED BECAUSE OF POLYGAMY?

Journal of Discourses, Vol.1, pg.346 (Jedediah M. Grant, August 7, 1853 a LDS Apostle) (PDF pg.354)

  • The grand reason of the burst of public sentiment in anathemas upon Christ and his disciples, causing his crucifixion, was evidently based upon polygamy, according to the testimony of the philosophers who rose in that age. A belief in the doctrine of a plurality of wives caused the persecution of Jesus and his followers. We might almost think they were ‘Mormons.’”

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.

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RACISM REARS ITS UGLY HEAD…

Journal of Discourses, Vol.10, pg.109 (Brigham Young, March 8, 1863 a LDS prophet) (PDF pg.118)

  • Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot.  This will always be so.  The nations of the earth have transgressed every law that God has given, they have changed the ordinances and broken every covenant made with the fathers, and they are like a hungry man that dreameth that he eateth, and he awaketh and behold he is empty.”

Who determined that “white man” is a “chosen seed”? What nationality is that? The New Testament does not agree with this racial attitude.

Romans 1:16

  • “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

Romans 10:12

  • “For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call upon Him…”

Galatians 3:28

  • “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Colossians 3:10-11

  • “…and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.”

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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)

  • In the beginning, the head of the Gods called a council of the Gods; and they came together and concocted a plan to create the world and people it. When we begin to learn this way, we begin to learn the only true God, and what kind of a being we have got to worship. Having a knowledge of God, we begin to know how to approach him, and how to ask so as to receive an answer. When we understand the character of God, and how to come to him, he begins to unfold the heavens to us, and to tell us all about it. When we are ready to come to him, he is ready to come to us.”

God says he created all by Himself, with no help.

Isaiah 44:24

  • “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, ‘I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, stretching out the heavens by myself, and spreading out the earth all alone…’”

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MORMONS ARE TOLD NOT TO EAT MEAT EXCEPT IN COLD OR FAMINE (NOT SUMMER).

D&C 89:12-13 (PDF LDS Scripture pg. 342)

  • “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; And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.

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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).

Romans 5:12-15

  • “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned — for until the Law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.”

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