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Why are Mormons Leaving Their Church?

Public records show that the worldwide membership growth for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has slowed. Also, many members have chosen to either drop out, become inactive, or have had their names removed from the rolls of the faith.

This is close to my heart because someone near and dear was one of them.  She is a very devote Christian and very bright.  She and her husband have raised a beautiful family.  She served a mission for our church and married in the temple, but has chosen to reject Mormonism.

What Are Some Of The Causes of Discontent?

She recently shared with me the details of why she left the Church.  I felt the sincerity of her heart as she shared how hard that decision came.  I am deeply grateful she was willing to openly share these feelings with me.

She sent me the link to the book, CES Letter, by Jeremy T. Runnells that she suggested I read giving some of the reasons why she had left the Church.  CES stands for the Church Education System, and he had reached out to them for answers.  I downloaded the book and went through it in quite a bit of detail, as he explains why he left the Church because  they couldn’t, “answer my concerns and questions.”

As I went through the book, I found many miss leading quotes and misinformation.  Unfortunately, many of them were from BYU professors and Church intellectuals that I knew were wrong from my personal research.  A lot of people are leaving the Church because of these confusing and contradictory statements.  For example, Jeremy says there are 100,000 changes in the Book of Mormon since it was first published.  This is incredibly misleading.  I have a copy of the original and have read it, and was thrilled with the consistency with the current edition.

Are There Problems Within Mormonism?

Every church has it problems and Mormonism is not alone.  Several years ago, I was attending a General Conference of the Church in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, when I heard President Benson, the President of our church at the time, say that the condemnation the Lord had placed on the Church had not been lifted, as he quoted from Doctrine & Covenants Section 84:

49 And the whole world lieth in sin, and groaneth under darkness and under the bondage of sin.
50 And by this you may know they are under the bondage of sin because they come not unto me.
51 For whoso cometh not unto me is under the bondage of sin.
52 And whoso receiveth not my voice is not acquainted with my voice, and is not of me.
53 And by this you may know the righteous from the wicked, and that the whole world groaneth under sin and darkness even now.
54 And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received—
55 Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation.
56 And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.
57 And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say but to do according to that which I have written—
58 That they may bring forth fruit meet for their Father’s kingdom; otherwise there remaineth a scourge and judgment to be poured out upon the children of Zion.

(Bold is mine)

Today we are seeing the effects of that condemnation as people fall into the clutches of unbelief, vanity, and sin, and do not know the  voice of the Savior.  Also, many leave the Church because of so much conflicting information, which dashes their trust in a consistent theology.  Let us look deeper.
 
The Book of Mormon is basic to our religion.  The fundamental purpose of the Book of Mormon is to bring people to Christ and help prepare for His glorious return so that we are not “under the bondage of sin…” and “know the  voice of the Savior.” 51 “For whoso cometh not unto me is under the bondage of sin.”   The Book of Mormon, as a second witness with the Bible, is designed to help us get out from under that bondage and receive His mercy and grace.  This is fundamental to Mormon theology.

Two Credible Defenders of the Faith and Book of Mormon

There are many credible researchers and defenders of the Book of Mormon, both member and  non-member.  I share two examples that come from outside independent sources.

1. Rob Kay, is a good friend of our daughter, McKaylee, and her husband, Scott.  Rob is a Jewish convert, with a strong Hebrew background who at age fifteen, by chance, picked up a copy of the Book of Mormon and immediately recognized it as a Hebrew document.  “This book is written in the manner of the Jews.” Three years later he joined the Church.  He let me put his remarkable conversion story on our website; the link is below.  His profound understanding can be supported by his website posts, and the link is below as well.

He took the 1840 edition of the Book of Mormon, which was the last one Joseph Smith was able to edit before he was martyred, and created a three-volume set, called, Voices from the Dust —  showing the Hebrew structure, but in English.  I have read his adaptation three times, and have greatly rejoiced in his insights and the content from this new, but old Hebrew perspective.

One of the things I learned from Rob  and from another Jewish convert friend, David Doane, is that the Book of Mormon is full of Hebrew Midrash occurrences. The concept of Jewish Midrash was totally unknown to Joseph at the time he translated the Book of Mormon, yet the Book of Mormon has several profound examples, as Rob Kay has explained.

In Hebrew, there is no punctuation, and Rob has no chapters and verses in his three-volume set, “Voices from the Dust“.  So, I was totally fascinated as I read his adaptation to observe that the sectioning he uses often begins with one of the 1,800 Adamic phrases that I have found in my research.  I was pleased that LDS Living Magazine picked up on this work from an article I wrote.  It is a unique perspective.

2. Jonathan Neville, who, in my opinion, is the best church historian because he is not attached to any church research system subject to correlation. He is “freelance” and a very brilliant researcher, retired lawyer, and has found many mistakes in the Church history books – mainly using the Joseph Smith Papers and many other dependable research resources.  I recently reached out to him as a friend.  He was familiar with the Runnells CES Letters book and has written a blog article addressing the question of the accusation that the Book of Mormon was plagiarized, which was one of the concerns of the person mentioned above.

Jonathan shared with me:
“I started a blog responding a while back”  This is a blog written in response to Jeremy Runnells’s letter to the CES director.

Jonathan said: “Recently I responded to FairLDS’ attempt at a response to the CES letter.”

In his usual fair and insightful way, he deals with plagiarization, misinformation, and relevant questions that have caused members to question their membership in the Church and the Book of Mormon.

Science Vs. Faith

For me, the bigger world problem is all who are turning away from God and assuming science will save them.  In a recent survey, 93% of the leading American scientists believe the Bible is a myth.  In the Book of Mormon, both Nephi (1 Nephi 13:38-41) and Joseph in Egypt (2 Nephi 3:11) prophesied this would happen, and that the Book of Mormon would come forth and validate the Bible.  It is doing that in a major way in  fulfillment of those prophecies, which also validates the Book of Mormon because these prophecies are coming about as we speak, and Jesus said, “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:15-20)

We know religion is a matter of faith, but I believe the following article gives undeniably validation of the scriptures including the Bible, and showing the fingerprint of God and evidence of the Adamic language.  I used the scientific method to validate these findings.

I pray for all our Christian Missionaries who are using the Bible to bring people to Christ and His great gospel plan of happiness and peace in the midst of the storms.  All who believe that gospel will make it into the millennium.  I also pray for our missionaries who are bringing the fullness of the gospel as contained in the Book of Mormon to as many as will.  We know the gospel will go to all before He comes.  Let us join arm-in-arm to get the good news out there – live it and share it. (John 15:8)

My Own Research, Findings, and Testimony

As to Joseph Smith, it is as Jeremy Runnells says, he is either a modern-day prophet or he is the greatest fraud ever.  This reminds me of C. S. Lewis’s comment about the Savior: he said, “There can be only one of two conclusions: 1) He is the greatest deceiver of all time, or 2) He is exactly what and who He said He is: the Son of God and the Redeemer of mankind.” 

Again, Jesus gives us how to know, “By their fruits, ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20)  The information in the following link is adapted from a book about 100 people who knew Joseph intimately.  I would much rather rely on their testimonies than on the many others who did not know him and chose to denigrate him not knowing the facts.  Both the translation of the Book of Mormon as well as the printing were major miracles for anyone who is willing to look at the history with a desire to know the truth.

Another fascinating fingerprint from the Lord  came to me.  At 4:28 (MST) on 20 March 2017) was the moment of the Vernal Equinox. Spring sprung upon us!  The early morning hours are my best time for meditating.  I had the impression that morning that the ratio of the height to width of the first printing of the Book of Mormon was in the divine ratio or the Golden mean.  The divine ratio is ever-present in nature.  Dr. Hugh Nibley, Brigham Young University said, “Measurement is the very essence of creation.”  The Lord has said, “Behold, all things are created and made to bear record of me.” (Moses 6:63) When I got up – having a replica of one of the 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon first printed – I measured it, and found it to be exactly as the Spirit had taught me.  (190 mm high x 117 mm wide; 190/117 = 1.62.  The golden mean is 1.618033989…, an irrational number)  We have more than two thousand books in our library, and I have not found another with the divine ratio.  I thank the Lord for this insight.

I believe we should let each person follow their hearts in terms of their religious beliefs and be happy therein.  As I see it, the confusing teachings that are causing many to leave the Mormon religion are based on misinformation that Satan has put out there. Unfortunately, many have “thrown the baby out with the bathwater” and no longer believe in Christ.  Interestingly, the Lord gave Joseph Smith the name of His Church: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Indeed, we who follow the teachings of the restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ coming through the Prophet Joseph Smith count ourselves among true Christians, as we come unto Him with full purpose of heart, and hearken to His voice.

My life has grown in light and truth spiritually and temporally mainly because of internalizing the beautiful truths of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  It is not only the “good news;” it is for me the BEST NEWS!  I believe the success the Lord has given me scientifically is because He knew how I love to share this most important message, and I am so pleased that we have over 70 thousand visits a year to my book’s website www.ItsAboutTimeBook.com from across the globe and increasing.

David W. Allan

links:

Rob Kay’s website:  The Mormon Yeshiva

Rob Kay’s conversion story: “Voices from the Dust.

Hearken To My Voice

A Fundamental Event In Premortal Time

In premortal, Satan offered a plan that would destroy our agency (free choice) with the claim that he would “…redeem all mankind,” and he rebelled against Father’s perfect plan of happiness, “And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice.” (Moses 4:4, bold is mine)  We all knew of this rebellion, and we all rejoiced when Christ said, “Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.” (Moses 4:2)  Satan, in his chicanery, will take captive all who will “not hearken unto” the voice of the Son of God.

Satan’s Rebellion caused a War in Heaven

That rebellion caused a war in heaven and it is being  enraged today by the globalists (Rev. 12).  In fact,  the globalists, who are working for Satan, are making every effort to take away our God-given sovereignty – the right to choose.  Satan knows it is his last hour before the Savior comes.

His main tools are to keep us from “hearkening to His voice,” which brings peace, love, and joy, and instead move us into hate and fear.  There he can entice us with all the other voices, and some may sound very good at the time, but which are designed to lead away from the voice of the Son of God and into captivity for those who listen to them.

The Church Is Under Condemnation

And now the church is under condemnation because of this sin “And by this, you may know they are under the bondage of sin because they come not unto me.  For whoso cometh not unto me is under the bondage of sin.  And whoso receiveth not my voice is not acquainted with my voice, and is not of me.  And by this, you may know the righteous from the wicked, and the whole world groaneth under sin and darkness even now.  And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received – Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation.” (D&C 85:49-56)
Continue reading Hearken To My Voice

How to do Infinite Good

Heavenly Father has infinite love for each of us, and through His Beloved Son, He has done, is doing, and will do infinite good on behalf of His children.

So as God is going about doing infinite good, so can we, as we focus our time and talents in prayer to know how we can bring about the greatest good.  There is no limit to the amount of good we can do as we ask, seek, and knock (Matt 7:7-8); He has an infinite supply of good that we can tap into.  If we do what we do with an eye single to His glory, then that maximizes the good we can do.  He will not only bless our efforts; we will have joy in the doing and in the service we render to others.

God’s Ways are Higher than Man’s Ways

Isaiah shares this profound perspective (Isa. 55:8-9) “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Continue reading How to do Infinite Good

The Great Division

great divison Great Division Prophesied

The Lord Promises when this division comes, “he will spare his people.” (2 Nephi 30:10), but “the wicked will be destroyed.”

Isaiah the Prophet sent a warning from God and said, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).

The Apostle Paul clearly tells us that “the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared” (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

Great Division  Examples

.        Christ versus Satan.
·        God’s Ways versus humanism.
·        Individual sovereignty versus state sovereignty.
·        Liberty versus slavery.
·        Pride versus humility.
·        Love versus hate.
·        Having children versus depopulation.
·        Family versus transgender mentality.
·        Having a strong God-given immunity versus getting everyone vaccinated against COVID.
·        Being ONE with God versus power, gain, and control of the population.
·        Zion (the pure in heart) versus communistic agenda.
·        Religious freedom versus atheism.
·        Know God versus no god.
·        The devil and his angels are continually trying to deceive us versus there is no devil and no sin; do what you want.
·        Truth and light versus falsehood and darkness.
·        Peace and joy versus fear tactics.
·        Sanctity of life versus abortion and suicide
·        Service versus selfishness.
·        The righteous using artificial intelligence (AI) to do many wonderful things versus the wicked using AI to police the internet and to take away our freedoms.
·        Lovers of freedom versus globalists wanting to enslave us.
·        Looking forward to the life beyond versus no hope of redemption.
·        Partaking of the full blessings of Christ’s infinite atonement and the fullness of the everlasting gospel versus following the lusts of the flesh.

Satan is the Great Deceiver

We have the wonderful promise that if we will “treasure up His word, we will not be deceived.” (JS Matt. 37)  Given all the misinformation out there, this is a sure anchor in a world diving down in sin.  In contrast, it is wonderful seeing so many repenting and turning to the Lord.

In 1984, Anatoliy Golitsyn wrote the “eye-opening” book, NEW LIES FOR OLD.  He was the most significant KGB defector ever during the cold war, and he shared in that book the disinformation strategy of the USSR.  In other words, they would tell you a lie, as if it were the truth to make you think the way they wanted you to.  They used this very effectively, and I had personal knowledge of it at the time because of my security clearance.  Our US security system was seriously compromised at the time because of the effectiveness of this strategy.  It has only gotten worse since.  Most of the media are totally compromised and complicit with the “get everyone vaccinated” mentality.

Now, we have the same strategy being used by the globalists, and much of the world is buying into it.  For example, the CDC has promoted the theory that the only solution to the COVID pandemic is to get everyone vaccinated.  In science, you can prove a theory false if you have reliable falsification data.  In the links below, I share that this theory is false!

Taking it forward as if true, the globalists have had enormous consequences economically, religiously, and emotionally to the world community with the COVID pandemic.  Another recent example is Joe Biden’s proposal for a “new biomedical research agency,” when studied, as Dr. Joseph Mercola points out could turn into a “Digital Dictatorship.”  Many of the key players promote eugenics.  Hitler practiced eugenics in wanting to develop a superior race and get rid of the undesirables.

Avoid Being Deceived

Using God’s word to avoid being deceived, we can ask the hard questions as to what the globalist’s goals are.  We find them to be depopulation and wealth transfer.  This is exactly what is happening with the globalist’s orchestrated COVID pandemic.

We know who will win as this great division plays out.  We can totally trust in Him and find love, joy, and peace as we do so.  We live in that exciting time when God’s word has been validated scientifically.  Thus, those who have lost faith can find it if they have integrity.

I share several links below to validate the information above.  God bless you and yours as you “treasure up HIs word”.  Let us join together to stand up for the TRUTH.  We know He is the way, and the truth, and the life. (John 14:6)

USEFUL LINKS:

Interview with Dr. David Martin documents the COVID pandemic being a mass murder strategy. Continue reading The Great Division

Importance of Missing Scriptures

Unusual Verse Regarding Missing Scriptures: Acts 1:3

Professor, Hugh Nibley, of Brigham Young University, states that Acts 1:3 is one of the most unusual verses in all of our scriptures: “[Christ] showed himself alive after his sufferings by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.” (JS Acts 1:3).

Nibley gave a two-hour lecture about what Jesus taught the Church during those forty days. Most of which is not in the Bible.  Nibley pulls his information from apocryphal literature that has come forth since the restoration through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Foundation Going Forward

Nibley says that the forty days of teachings by the Savior to the ancient church after His resurrection gave them their foundation going forward – including the importance of the five major ordinances.  The cap-stone ordinance is eternal marriage.  The literature he has researched shares that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.

As Jesus was baptized as He said, “…thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness.” (Matt. 3:18) To fulfill all righteousness, Jesus also needed to be married.  In the greatly misunderstood scripture, “…in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage…,” the Christian world has been led to believe their is no marriage in heaven.   As taught by the Savior during those forty days, marriages need to be performed on earth for the living and the dead, as the crowning ordinance in the Lord’s temples.

His forty day teachings also included the importance of the temple ceremony designed to bring us into the presence of God.  As Nibley succinctly says that things have an end; progeny doesn’t.  Family is the Order in Heaven; hence, we the Savior asks to pray, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name…” (Matt. 6:9)  During those forty days, the five ordinances of the gospel were clearly taught to the ancient Church by our Savior: baptism of water and the Spirit, priesthood, endowment, and marriage.

Joseph Smith’s Contributions to the Scriptures is Enormous

In his 38 1/2 years, Joseph Smith brought forth more scriptures since the Bible than any other Prophet we known in all of the history of the earth.  Those scriptures tell us of God’s dealings with His children all the way from Adam down to his day, as well as preparing us for the glorious “Second Coming” of our Lord.

We are 171 years from the date of his and his brother Hyrum’s martyrdom on Thursday, June 27th of 1844, Joseph Smith.    Indeed, Joseph is the great prophet to lead this last Dispensation of the fullness of time — spoken of my the Apostle Paul: (Eph. 10:1).

Important Missing Scriptures Coming

In addition, we learn from these scriptures that there are other very important “missing scriptures” – including the “plain and precious things which have been taken away from them (the Bible).

These missing scriptures “shall make known to all kindreds, tongues, and people, that the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the world; and that all men must come unto him, or they cannot be saved.” (1 Nephi 13:40)

The Links for the Forty Day Ministry of Jesus

In 1964, Professor, Hugh Nibley gave two addresses at Brigham Young University that cover Christ’s “Forty Day” ministry.

Forty Day Ministry Part 1 https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/hugh-nibley/forty-day-ministry-part-1/

Forty Day Ministry Part 2 https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/hugh-nibley/forty-day-ministry-part-2/

Additional Insights

I found the “Martyrdom Conspiracy” by Keith Terry Henry Holmes, to be a fascinating read.

We are fast approaching the “End Times” when many more scriptures will come forth. IT IS AN EXCITING TIME TO BE ALIVE!

David W. Allan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Right Way

 

1. The Son of Righteousness has it “Right”.

2. The Astronomers have it “Wrong”.

The summer solstice occurs  on Father’s Day, Sunday, 20 June 2021, 9:32 PM MST.  At that moment the North-Pole spin axis is pointing most directly to the sun and making the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.  This date is different every year because the 24-hour spin rate of the earth is not synchronous with the length of the solar year.

To deal with this lack of synchronicity, astronomers came up with a recipe by adding leap years to try and keep the calendar in sync with the solar year.  The solar year is defined as the time it takes the earth to go around the sun as viewed with respect to the celestial sphere of the stars.  This complicated recipe, as shown in the chart below showing the dates of the summer solstices, requires that we have a leap year if the year is divisible by four, unless it is divisible by 100 then it is not a leap year unless it is divisible by 400, then it is a leap-year. Summer solstice – Wikipedia

Wrong Scientific Assumption

One can see that this recipe is not accurate, as it drifts by about a half of a day every 400 years if you look at the decrease in the solstice times for the years 1800 to 2200.  This chart was made under the typical scientific assumption that things change slowly, as is done, for example, in the false evolutionary theory model.

The Son of Righteousness, the Lord, works through cataclysmic events – helping to bring about repentance and to bring us to God and His Perfect Plan of Happiness if we will but look to Him.

His Second Coming

The events around His Second Coming will be more cataclysmic than any since the Fall of Adam and Eve.  And His coming is imminent.  It will make this chart obsolete, as the earth moves to its new home during Christ’s millennial reign where He will be our light and we will no longer be in this solar system. No “leap-years” there!

As the earth moves from its telestial to its terrestrial state, we will see the end of worldliness (wickedness), as part of a major purging that is ahead.  The best thing we can do is to be focused on Christ, who is the “way, and the truth, and the life,” and no one comes to the Father but by Him. (John 14:6) – living and sharing His glorious gospel message.

Trust Him

Through Him, we go from the sun to the Son to the Father of the Son of Righteousness and a fullness of joy.  Trusting Him and partaking in the uncountable blessings of the infinite atonement is the WAY to that fullness of joy with loved ones.  It is the Perfect Plan of Happiness. HAPPY FFATHER’S DAY to all you faithful fathers.  GOOD ON YOU for sharing light and truth with your children.

David W. Allan

The Good News of Three Gospels

The Gospel is the Good News, but when studied In- depth, we find there are three “Gospels” in God’s plan of happiness: 1. The “Gospel of the Good Earth”. 2. The “Gospel of the Bible” and 3. The “Gospel of the End Times.” These three “Gospels” are the most important blessings God has given and is giving in these last days in preparation for the return of His Beloved son, and for His Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven (Matt. 6:10).

1. The Good News of the Earth’s Gospel

The gospel of the good earth contributes in a major way toward the most healthy and happy path during our mortal journey.  The recent pollution of the earth has removed most of the potential purity of this gospel.  In Weston A. Price’s grand-breaking book (original copyright 1939 with several follow-up printings with the last one in 2008), Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, he shares that the primitives had it right and we have it wrong because of the pollution – hence, the degeneration condition now.

His work was so profound that the WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION was set up in 1999, and now Sally Fallon Morell, MA, is the President and is best known as the author of the best-selling cookbook, Nourishing Traditions®: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats.  In my opinion, it is the best cookbook on the planet.  The primitives knew how to let their food be their medicine and bring them happiness and harmony in life.  Several of my blog articles have a basis in their work and research.  Fortunately, several others are working to overcome this serious pollution problem of the earth.  The New World Order’s green-earth movement and carbon tax are in the opposite direction, as motivated by Satan.

Quoting from pages 382-3 of Dr. Price’s book regarding the primitives, “Their success demonstrates that their program is superior to ours.”  He goes on to share, “The faith of the primitive in the all-pervading power of which he is a part includes a belief in immortality.  He lives in communion with the great unseen Spirit of which he is a part, always in humility and reverence.”  The beautiful harmony of the earth’s gospel is captured to a degree in Paul Gautschi’s inspiring work, as he asks how God does it:  Back to Eden Gardening Official Website.  You will be greatly inspired as you watch the video — available on line — describing his insights and nutritious, happy, healthy way of living — over more than four decades.

2. The Good News of the Bible’s Gospel

Imagine a measure of goodness and happiness across time and for Jew and Gentile, then using that measure,  You would find that those who live God’s laws in the Bible would measure the highest.  In contrast, that measure would show those who reject God’s laws are the most miserable and often do many harmful things to others.  The Christian crusades are an example of non-Christian activities bringing about great hurt and harm to many.  They were done in the name of Christianity, but contrary to God’s laws; the first of which is to “love the Lord thy God with all thy our heart, with all thy soul, with all thy mind, and with all thy strength… And the second is like… Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Mark 12:30-31)

In a similar sense, if you ask the question, what book has done more good than any other, I believe it can be shown to be the King James Version of the Bible.  Though it is imperfect, it is the best of our English translations.  The work, influence, and gifts of William Tyndale are remarkable miracles in that regard.

The Bible Vs. Science

Now, most scientists believe the Bible is a myth, and the world tends to believe more in science than in the Bible.  The moral decay of society is a direct correlation with scientists turning from God, and atheism on the rise.  The decline of faith in the world, among our millennials, is a sad indicator of Satan knowing it is his last hour.

The world has a great big “wake-up” call coming when the Bible’s prophesied end of worldliness comes, as the Savior of the world ushers in his glorious millennial reign not many years hence.

The exciting insight is that those whose lives are in harmony with the Bible gospel — regardless of their religious beliefs — will join with all those in the “first resurrection” during His  thousand year reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.  The purging times ahead will be a refiners fire sorting out the wicked from the righteous, as we witness the end of worldliness (wickedness).

3. The Good News of the “End Time Gospel”

Christ gave the fullness of the gospel to the ancients, but like the pollution that has degenerated the earth, the imperfections of translations over the years have polluted the purity of the Bible texts.

Knowing this, the Lord in His infinite love sent a solution, as the Apostle John saw in vision, “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.  Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of water.” (Rev. 14:7)

For all the Bible thumpers, we have the hard question, “Why would God need to send an angel with the everlasting gospel if it were already in the Bible?”  In 1830, the world was miraculously given the fullness of the everlasting gospel delivered by an angel to the Prophet Joseph Smith to translate by the gift and power of God – another witness and a companion to the Bible that Jesus is the Christ, the promised Messiah.

The Book of Mormon, translated one time by the power of God into English, documents the visit of the resurrected Lord to America, as He shares the fullness of the everlasting gospel here in America.  Not only was its translation a miracle, how it was printed was as well.

Interestingly, both Joseph in Egypt (2 Nephi 3:11) and the Prophet Nephi (1 Nephi 13:38-41) prophesies that the Book of Mormon would come forth in a day when the Bible would be disbelieved, and the Book of Mormon would prove the Bible to be true.

I have found 1,800 phrases in our scriptures tying back to the language of Adam, and their consistency of use across all of the scriptures validates the Bible, as well as all of God’s scriptures.  This I have done using the scientific method, as God has inspired me to do.  The data are undeniable and show God’s fingerprint, in spite of man’s mistranslation errors.

The Lord tells us the End time gospel will include “other books,” as referenced in the above prophecy by Nephi.  Many of these have already come forth augmenting the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and many more exciting ones are expected — revealing the end from the beginning of the journey of our space-ship called earth.  “Nothing shall be withheld”(D&C 12:28)  “In that day when the Lord shall come, he shall reveal all things…”

The Enormous Blessings of the Three Gospels:

  1. For those who internalize the blessings of the gospel of the good earth, the Lord promises, that those  “walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;  And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures;  And shall and run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.  And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the  destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. (D&C 89:18-21)  This we do by overcoming the pollutions of the earth and by eating organically grown foods, avoiding processed foods, sugar, and where we can, grow our own in mineral-rich soil.  Then we will enjoy the richness of the good earth’s gospel.
  2. The Lord is reaching out in marvelous and countless ways to bring His Bible gospel to as many as will.  Now, there are 250,000 Messianic Jews and the number is growing rapidly.  The remarkable Muslim to Christian convert, Afshin Javid, who was visited by Christ, estimates fifteen hundred Iranians are coming to Christ every week.  The Lord is gathering millions whose lives conform with the Bible gospel to be with Him during His thousand-year glorious millennial reign.  In Him they will greatly rejoice.
  3. The end time gospel, which includes the fullness, has the power to take the recipient to celestial realms of glory.  We can think of the end time as a two-step process.  The end of all worldliness comes, as the first “new heaven and new earth” role into place at the beginning of the millennium.  At the end of worldliness, and during the beginning of the millennium, because of God’s fairness, the fullness of the gospel will be made available to everyone (D&C 90:11).  Step-two, at the end of the millennium, there will again be a “new heaven and a new earth,” as the Savior presents to the Father the celestialized earth and all those who have accepted the fullness of the gospel.  In Heavenly Father’s perfect plan of happiness, everyone gets exactly what they chose and desire.  A wicked man would be more miserable in heaven than with the damned souls in hell.  We cannot imagine a more perfect plan– perfected by the infinite atonement of our Lord and Savior .  Everything has a purpose, and every challenge is a learning experience.  And our Great God can and will, as appropriate, turn ever evil into good.  “Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy.” (2 Nephi 2:25)

David W. Allan

 

 

 

Two Sets of Gold Plates and God’s Witnesses

If we have eyes to see and hearts to feel and minds to understand, God gives us opportunities to know the validity of His work in every direction we turn.  The two sets of Gold Plates and His two sets of witnesses thereto are a case in point, as you will see.

What Ever Happened to the Golden Plates?

I learned from the scholar, Jonathan Neville, there were two sets of gold plates for the Book of Mormon.  He has written an amazing and most useful book regarding “Whatever Happened to the Golden Plates?” With his useful lawyer skills and intelligent thoroughness, his new book, “A Man That Can Translate” is brilliant. Both books have been great resource books for my research. Jonathan is a great friend and helped me with one of my blog articles Book of Mormon Miracles,  documenting the miraculous time-lines in bringing forth the Book of Mormon.  The miracles associated with the printing of the Book of Mormon are amazing as well.

“Large Plates” and “Small Plates”

You will see why I call the two sets fo Gold Plates the “large plates” and the “small plates,” for logical and actual reasons.  As we look at the new information available from Jonathan and other sources, it helps us clarify the history of really what happened in the Book of Mormon translation process.  We will see how the Lord brought into play His Divine Law of Witnesses (2 Corinthians 13:1) to give us maximum validity of this incredible Book of Mormon that has so blessed the world so greatly.

Notice, in your current Book of Mormon the “Title Page” has two paragraphs: Paragraph 1 states. “…it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi…”; and Paragraph 2 states. “An abridgement taken from the Book of Ether, which is a record of the people of Jared.”  So, the “Title Page” is not a description of the “small plates, which were not an abridgment.  They were translated last even though they are first in the Book of Mormon.  Let us add a little bit of geography to help clarify the historicity and some important points regarding the Law of Witnesses.
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The Ideal Society: Zion

The Prophet Joseph Smith taught, “We ought to have the building up of Zion as our greatest object.” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith [2007], 186)
And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be. (1 Nephi 13:37)

Our dear friend, Chauncey C. Riddle, did a guest blog article for us on how to be a Zion people.  His wisdom and experience as 19 years a sealer in the Provo, UT, Temple and 40 years of teaching philosophy make this article extremely useful in our quest to help the Lord, who will bring about Zion!  It will happen, and we can be part of it!

Preceding Zion

The Lord through the Prophet Zenos proclaimed in his momentous allegory, anticipating the coming forth of Zion: “For behold, this is the last time that I shall nourish my vineyard; for the end is nigh at hand, and the season speedily cometh; and if ye labor with your might with me ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up unto myself…” (Jacob 5:71)  Let us have joy with the Lord in this great effort and help ourselves and as many as will to repent, to come unto Christ, and to be part of this IDEAL SOCIETY.

The Lord says in, JS Luke 21:25 “In the generation in which the times of the Gentiles shall be fulfilled, there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars.”  In 2017, the Lord gave us signs in the sun, moon, and stars.  Beginning with a Total Solar Eclipse (21 August 2017), the Lord had it cross over this Promised Land of America and specifically passed over seven cities by the name of Salem and the place of the New Jerusalem.  Salem means peace in Hebrew, and seven is the number of completion or perfection in the Lord’s arithmetic.  In other words, If America would repent, she could have the Lord’s peace to settle over the land.
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The Transparent Truth Shall Set You Free

Truth and freedom Transparent Truth Shall Set You Free

With the apparent election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice-President and watching the House impeach President Trump, we need to know what the future holds – to know where we are in God’s TIME TABLE.

As we look at the earth on which we orbit the sun and the world through God’s eyes as best we can, we see a most exciting future that He is preparing for us.  As I read the scriptures, it gives me great solace that I know He knows the end from the beginning.  To see current events laid out in them and the signs of the times are exciting.

Many think there is not much any of us can do to change things, but after doing the research for this blog article, I have learned we can and should do a lot.  First, we can better understand who they are who want to take away our liberty and know what we can best do in our lives to preserve our freedom.  Knowing, sharing, and living the TRUTH “shall make you free!” (John 8:32) We need not fear the future, but rejoice in the Lord!

The COVID-19 pandemic has moved many into fear.  People generally don’t like change, and the year 2020 not only brought fear but many undesirable changes.  But if we will take God’s view, He has many major desirable changes in store, and the net of them is glorious.  The battle ahead is Christ versus Satan.  We need transparency to know what is going on so that we can help in the cause of Christ and be totally free – have true liberty.  We know who will win.  Let us learn how we can best be on His side.

The New World Order (NWO) Vs Christ

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