You be the judge! It's your salvation!
Homosexuality is a very contentious issue but the Mormon Church putsout a pamphlet entitled, "Hope For Transgressors" with a silhouette ofa very worried male sitting down and bent over at the waist holding hishead in his left hand. Already, you're stressed. Your reaction is one ofpsychological manipulation. You immediately feel overwhelmed with guiltand despair as you view the picture intended to convey of a person in greatdespair and inner turmoil. This is the Mormon Church's first attempt atpsychological manipulation with this pamphlet.
However, I never had that feeling. Mine was one of an uneasy dichotomyof truth. Why would God tell me something that most of the people of theearth are at variance with? The answer is very obvious but it wasn't toa young boy!
In a pamphlet entitled, "HOPE for Trangressors," the Mormon church hierarchylists 74 scriptures as "proof that God condemns homosexuality", 10 in theNew Testament, 19 in the Old Testament, 30 in the Book of Mormon, 11 inthe Doctrine & Covenants and 2 in the Pearl of Great Price. For thefirst time student, this IS REALLY an overwhelming array of proof and isshockingly intimidating if not mind boggling. It caused even me to sayin my heart, 'God, I'm so sorry! I had no idea! Why didn't someone saysomething before?' However, it is like the evidence against O.J. Simpsonin his murder trial, i.e. "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit!"
The truly applicable and even remotely applicable scriptures arepreceded by an asterisks "*."
Those scriptures recklessly sited which have no bearing or relevanceto the homosexual issue are followed by a "" sign.
Duplicated scriptures are followed by (Dup)
None existent scriptures are followed by (NE)
* Leviticus 20:13, 15 (1)
* Romans 1:26-28 (2)
2 Nephi 33:3-5
2 Nephi 9:31-34 # (Dup)
2 Peter 2:17
2 Nephi 15:19-21
2 Nephi 20:33
* Leviticus 18:22 (3)
* 1 Corinthians 6:9 (4)
2 Nephi 9:40 (Dup)
2 Nephi 9:38-39 (Dup)
2 Nephi 27:3
2 Nephi 20:15
1 Nephi 3:7
2 Nephi 9:40 (Dup)
2 Nephi 15:15
Job 38, 39
Genesis Chapter 4 (5)
2 Nephi 20:3
2 Nephi 9:29
2 Nephi 2:27
2 Nephi 20:27
Psalm 1:7 (NE)
1 Corinthians 7:23
Alma 3:27 (Dup)
2 Nephi 9:20-28
2 Nephi 10:23
Alma 3:26-27 (Dup)
2 Nephi 26:22
2 Nephi 9:31-38, 40 (Dup)
The following is example of the insidious, pernicious and blasphemoususe of totally irrelevant and unrelated scriptures sited by the MormonChurch as proof that homosexuality was "condemned by the prophets."
These are wells without water, clouds that are carried witha tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
2 Peter 2:17
My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them togo astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gonefrom mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
I challenge the President of the Mormon Church to reasonably explainto the world, forget about me, I already know the truth about this topicat least, but explain to the world what these scriptures have to do withhomosexuality or publically apologize for your distortion and abuse ofthe truth and retract that pamphlet immediately.
When they get through with these two scriptures, there are about 66more for them to explain. Of the overwhelming list of 74 scriptures, 7are duplicated and 1 doesn't even exist. Talk about blatant, overt deceptionand manipulation! Deception is of Satan not God!
As of 1973, the official Mormon Church's position on homosexuality wasthat, "Homosexuality CAN be cured," "Marriage and a normal lifecan follow." Normal means average or common.
I don't know about others, but I've never been just average!
Natural means present in or produced by nature. The Saulof Tarsus, a bisexual himself, taught,
1 Cor. 2:17,But the natural (common, normal) man receiveth (sic) not thethings of the Spirit of God: for they are foolish unto him: neither canhe know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
In Mosiah 3:19, Mosiah said in your own Book of Mormon -- Mormonsmust forget about the Bible since you believe it was mistranslated andyour only "scriptural" justification
Mosiah 3:19For the natural (common, normal) man is an enemy to God, andhas been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless heyields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth (sic) off the naturalman and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, andbecometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willingto submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, evenas a child doth submit to his father.
Although the Great Whore of the Earth, the Great and Abominablepagan Catholic Church amitted to mistranslating the Bible, Old Testamentscriptures in Leviticus and Deuteronomy were so grossly mistranslated,they don't even touch on what the prophet was referring to a the time,that point is NOW mute, entirely academic and irrelevant. Christsaid to all the Christians in
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets; I am notcome to destroy, but to fulfill."
Christ gave man a New Covenant, a New Testament, and according to Muhammadand the Muslims, "The Gospel," thusly fulfilling or superseding the OldCovenant, Old Testament or the Law of Moses. Therefore, true believersin Christ are not bound by the Law of Moses or the Old Testament. Christianshave a higher law or "Gospel" to follow. Other than a historical referenceto show man from whence some of man has come so he can know where he isgoing and historically show God's dealings with man, the Old Testamenthas little or no significance or relevance.
However, just as in the O.J. Simpson murder trial where the lack ofthe veracity of the investigating officers was sufficient to create a reasonabledoubt as to the guilt of O.J. Simpson, so to here regarding this subject,is the veracity of the Mormon Church hierarchy is seriously in question.You be the jury. Only you can decide for yourself!
I pray you'll defer the question to God. By all means, do not take anyman's word for it. At the Judgment Seat, what will your excuse be, "Oh!David told me...," or "The Leaders of the Church told me...."? No, sorry!That won't work! It won't absolve you of your responsibility. No one cannot be saved in ignorance. One must have a testimony of the truth for yourselfto receive he greatest reward for your effort. Just as you will not bepunished for Adams transgressions, you will not be saved nor excused becauseof my efforts or something you were told by me or by the leaders of thechurch. But don't worry! Being saved is all relative. You may not makeit to the Penthouse but still might make it to the 2nd or 3rd floor!
A testimony means you must learn, know and belief the truth. Again,lest you worry about your salvation, the term "to be saved" has many connotationsdepending on who you are. Nearly everyone will be saved in some fashionfrom eternal damnation. However, everyone will not receive the same reward.Christ said, "In My Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so,I would have told you,...." Me, I'm shooting for the stars!
Secondly, on an interesting note, the Mormon Church hierarchyconveniently left out of their bogus list of "overwhelming" totally unrelatedscriptures, Ezekiel 16:49-50. Jeremiah 23:14 and Isaiah 1:9-11. Why? Becausethese three scriptures definitively refutes the long standing contentionof Christendom that Sodom & Gomorrah were destroyed because of homosexuality.That is the very foundation, the whole ball of wax upon which Christendombases it doctrine against homosexuality. Read them yourself,
¶13 the sin of Sodom was a "bitter hatred of strangers" and "makingslaves of guests who were benefactors."
9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant,we should have been as Sodom, [and] we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
10 ¶ Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; giveear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing:they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the handsof evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all ofthem unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness(sic) of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters,neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me:therefore I took them away as I saw [good].
¶8 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings (sic) ofthe children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnifiedthemselves against their border.
¶9 Therefore, as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah eventhe breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: theresidue of my people shall spoil them, ands the remnant of my people shallpossess them.
¶10 This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproachedand magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts.
¶11 The Lord will be terrible unto them: for he will famish allthe gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place,even all the isles of the heathen.
¶5 These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them saying, Gonot into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enterye not:
¶6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
¶7 And as ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
¶8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast outdevils: freely ye have received, freely give.
¶9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
¶10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes,nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
¶11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire whoin it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
¶12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.
¶13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace be upon it: butif it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
¶14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, whenye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
¶15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the landof Sodom and Gomorrha (sic) in the day of judgment, then for thatcity.
I will trust the Wisdom of Solomon, the words of the Prophets Isaiah,Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Zephaniah and especially the words of Christ overProfessional Faith Merchants, the 20th Century antichrists!
Christ even attested that the story of Sodom and Gomorrah at that timewas and would be in our day be perverted and misunderstood for financialgain,
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Again, ON THESE TWO (2) -- not 10, 12 or 613 but 2 -- HANG(rest the purpose of) EVERY LAW AND EVERY PROPHET. Or in otherwords, If you have or hear other commandments or laws, they are the commandmentsof men, your Professional Faith Merchants, who teach for My doctrine, commandmentsof men!
Christ said On these two commandments hang all the law and theprophets, which is to say that ALL THE LAWS and ALL THE PROPHETSsince the beginning of time were given to man for the sole and expressedpurpose of teaching and getting man to adhere to these two commandmentsonly! All other verbiage is simply commentary, some of which are the commandmentsof men he teaches for doctrines of God!
For those who are interested, shortly, I will attach the revelationfrom Muhammad detailing how his teachings on the subject have been twisted,abused, mistranslated and misinterpreted by the Muslim world. Does it soundfamiliar. However, the Muslims don't say, 'We believe everything Muhammadrevealed as far as it is translated correctly.' Foolish people. Muhammadsaid you have just elevated some translator and clerk typist to the samerank of credibility as he occupies!
However, one of the basic tenants of the Mormon church which numerousscholars have proven valid, is, "the Bible is the Word of God" but only"as far as it is translated correctly." Even the non-theologian Bible studentcan readily find numerous mistranslations and inconsistencies if not blatantcontradictions. However, the Mormon Church has relied on the tenants ofeven their theological adversaries within Christendom, on which to baseits own doctrine on homosexuality. God has, however, revealed the truth.
Thirdly, if the Book of Mormon is a "second witness for Christand His doctrine, why is the Book of Mormon completely silent on the subjectof homosexuality? Could it be that the Book of Mormon attests to the factthat the Bible was grossly, erroneously and purposely mistranslated? Couldit not also be that the people during the days of the Book of Mormon werenot only not homophobic but they never overtly abused the gift either?
Fourth & Fifth, the Doctrine and Covenants is supposed tobe modern day revelation received by Joseph Smith and the Pearl of GreatPrice was translated from sheets of papyrus by Joseph Smith. The authenticityof the papyri from which the Pearl of Great Price was translated are notdisputed today since in the late '60's, early 70's, the papyri thoughtto have been destroyed in the Chicago fire was found and are now availablefor inspection. However, in neither the Doctrine and Covenant nor the Pearlof Great Price is homosexuality even mentioned! Why? Are the opponentsof homosexuality so intransigent in their position that they fail to thinkfor a moment, that just possibly the people of that ancient era did notfear homosexuality nor were they homophobic but understood homosexuality'splaced in God's Plan for Mankind and the people, for the most part, usedit as designed? As for the absence of any mention in the Doctrine and Covenants,that goes without saying. I'll let you draw your own conclusions.
Sixth, if the church continues to receive revelation today, whereis it so written?
Seventh, if there was some startling revelation in 1890 whenWilford Woodruff discontinued the practice of same-sex temple marriageand sealings by saying the church needed more revelation on the subjectof homosexuality and same-sex marriage, where is that revelation written?
Eighth, where is it written,
Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question,tempting him and saying,
Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is he first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
One these two commandments, hang all the laws and the prophets.
I can't stress this strongly enough. In reality, to God -- maybenot to man but to God and He's the only one I cares who gives a damn:
On these two commandments, hang all the laws and theprophets, e.g. (are all the laws in the universe are based and was thepurpose of the prophets).
Are we to take the Bible literally and hang any and all prophetsand the laws? The literalists would say," Yes," but that's outrageouslyludicrous! The Greek word used means "to hang" meant "is based on."
Any law that is not based on these two laws, are a violation of God'slaw and that man or those men will have to answer to God for it!
Anciently, approximately 8,000 years ago during the period of Mosesand the prophets covered by the Pearl of Great Price, not one word wassaid for or against homosexuality because the people, knew its place, didn'tabuse it but used it as it was designed.
During the meridian of time for approximately 1,000 year period of theBook of Mormon, homosexuality wasn't illegal, a crime or a sin or evenmentioned because the people 2,000 - 3,000 years ago, knew its place, didn'tabuse it but used it as it was designed.
When Christ was here, what did He ever say about homosexuality? In theBible, there are 675 admonitions and instructions against heterosexualitybut only 4 against homosexuality and those are as a result of a gross mistranslation.Based on such overwhelming, incontrovertible proof, is Christendom preparedto lead a massive charge and rail against heterosexuality with the samedevotion and ferocity as it railed against homosexuality? That says a lotabout the fallen prince leading the fight against homosexuality. Like heterosexuality,unless properly utilized, homosexuality can be abused. It is currentlybeing abused but I'll give you ten guesses as to one of the causes of thatabuse and you first ten guesses don't count! However, as one of the purposesfor which God ordained homosexuality, if and when properly used, it canand will mitigate the affects of Armageddon. Just because Armageddon wasprophesied, doesn't say when it has to happen nor that it has to happenwith what intensity and with the same destruction, only that it will happen.If man truly worshipped God, Armageddon could even possibly be reducedto an Armageddon of the heart and soul as opposed to a physical Armageddon!
In the latter dispensation, during the more than 15 years in which JosephSmith received revelations comprising the Doctrine & Covenants, notone word was revealed about homosexuality. America was still at least 60years away from the onset of wide-spread systemic homophobia and a fewyears away from Joseph Smith revealing God's complete Plan for Man. Wasthis revelation to have been the final word? No! God gives to all man,that which man, in his pride and limited understanding can and will acceptand be able to comprehend. God is the same yesterday, today and foreverand would that man could and would receive the whole truth. But, as withMoses and the children of Israel, they could and would only accept andlive so much so Moses spend 40 days and 40 nights persuading God to givethem a task master to teach them. But alas! That didn't work either!
There is, in fact, current revelation received from God and as longas I am humble -- I'm still working on this -- faithful and obedient, itis and will be on-going. It is recorded in the Book of the Millennial Dispensationa copy of which can be found at this location. While the entire Book ofthe Millennial Dispensation relates to homosexuality is some regards, specificreference can be found in Chapter 8:1-29.
(1) The prophet was warning the people about participating inthe pagan rites of fertility worship which was predominately heterosexualbut the possibility of homosexuality was always there. However, homosexualitywas by no means the reason or purpose for this admonition to the Israelites.Later, the monks and fathers in an attempt to dissuade people from engagingin homosexual conduct, these and others passages were purposely mistranslatedprotecting heterosexual conduct but prohibiting homosexual.
(2) Paul was exhorting the people not to participate in the paganrites of fertility worship which was predominately heterosexual but thepossibility of homosexuality was always there. However, homosexuality wasby no means the reason or purpose for this admonition to the Israelites.Later, the monks and fathers in an attempt to dissuade people from engagingin homosexual conduct, these and others passages were purposely mistranslatedprotecting heterosexual conduct but prohibiting homosexual.
(3) The prophet was warning the people about participating inthe pagan rites of fertility worship which was predominately heterosexualbut the possibility of homosexuality was always there. However, homosexualitywas by no means the reason or purpose for this admonition to the Israelites.Later, the monks and fathers in an attempt to dissuade people from engagingin homosexual conduct, these and others passages were purposely mistranslatedprotecting heterosexual conduct but prohibiting homosexual.
(4) Paul was exhorting the people not to participate in the paganrites of fertility worship which was predominately heterosexual but thepossibility of homosexuality was always there. However, homosexuality wasby no means the reason or purpose for this admonition to the Israelites.Later, the monks and fathers in an attempt to dissuade people from engagingin homosexual conduct, these and others passages were purposely mistranslatedprotecting heterosexual conduct but prohibiting homosexual.
(5) Ezekiel 16:49-50. Jeremiah 23:14 and Isaiah 1:9-11 Testifythat Genesis Chapter 4 was grossly mistranslated
(6) see The Book of the Millennial Dispensation 8:1-29
David R.W. Wadsworth
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