The Lord tells Nephi, "blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day" (1 Nephi 13:37). That "day" is this dispensation in which we live. We are under covenant with God to bring forth the kingdom of God upon the earth, for the establishment of Zion. As Hugh Nibley points out,...read more here
The Lord told Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord."
Today, our media driven culture teaches us to defy God and mutilate the bodies that he has given to us. As the apostle Paul taught, "Ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said I will dwell in them...and be their God" (2 Cor. 6:16). Christ taught that we are not to defile the body for it is the temple of God (D&C 93:35). Modern prophets have declared the same. See video below.
Beauty and the Beast. In the ancient Typhonian or Draconian Mysteries, Osiris was known as the Black God. Set, or Shaitan, means the 'black' or 'burnt' one. This Ordeal was undergone in secret because of the sexual nature of the crossing, which enacted between the Beast and the Scarlet Woman. They were typified - in this Ordeal - by an actual beast in congress with a woman. An example of this rite was mentioned by Herodotus of ancient Greece.
Hollywood teaching satanic rites to children.
We the Hollow Men, we the stuffed men, are as neutered Christians. Have we become empty suits? Leaning together in our meetings, is our gentle speech meaningless? Like the wind passing the dried grass. Have we become a paralyzed form within the gospel of Christ? A paralyzed force. Gesture without motion.
We speak of the virtue of the gospel and then tuck it away. Shape without form, shade without colour. We believe in the celestial law, but sanction the telestial and give it life. We're the broken column the sun shines upon. Instead of suits, we should properly adorn ourselves as the scarecrow, the hollowed man, the stuffed man with clothes of crowskin, rat's coat and staves. Behaving only as the wind behaves.
When the men that are professed followers of Christ reach that unseen kingdom, in that final meeting. This is the dead land, the cactus land, when all our professed knowledge of the restored celestial law we kept hidden from others and were ashamed of the patriarchal order and became the hollow men allowing for a matriarchal society (Isaiah 3:12) and joined with the world in preaching humanism instead of the laws of God. Here our works are a stone image under the twinkling of a fading star. Our prayers fall upon broken stone.
In deaths twilight kingdom, we shall gather together as a valley of dying stars. A hollow valley, for hollow men, stuffed men. When we meet for the last time in deaths kingdom we shall grope together, with no speech, sharing the hope of only empty men.
There we will dance around the dried cactus eternally stuck between the idea and reality, between the motion and the act - for this is our inherited kingdom. Men lost between the conception and the creation, between the emotion and the response - falls our shadow and eternity is very long.
This is how our time in this world ends, as stuffed men, hollowed men, men of empty suits. We stand for nothing and allow everything, the world does not go out in a bang, but a whimper.
The Lord tells us, within the scriptures that were restored for the final dispensation, that; "all things are created and made to bear record of me" (Moses 6:63). If we honestly look at the creation of this earth and the sidereal heavens that surround it. One who chooses to look. Can see....read more here.
"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." -Matthew 5:13
When a professed Latter-day Saint person teaches less than the Celestial law of the Restoration, to appease a certain segment of society or to conform to political-philosophical views of world governments, they have become the salt that has "lost his savour" which is "thenceforth good for nothing." There's no such thing as a "gay-Mormon." Those terms are a conjunction of opposites and is antithetical to the Celestial law of the Restoration.
Do not be led astray by wrong views or by outmoded tales that count for nothing. For if we still go on observing Judaism, we admit we never received grace. The divine prophets themselves lived Christ Jesus' way. That is why they were persecuted, for they were inspired by his grace to convince unbelievers that God is one, and that he has revealed himself in his Son Jesus Christ, who is his Word issuing from the silence and who won the complete approval of him who sent him.
Those, then, who lived by ancient practices arrived at a new hope. They ceased to keep the Sabbath and lived by the Lord's Day, on which our life as well as theirs shone forth, thanks to Him and his death, though some deny this. Through this mystery we got our faith, and because of it we stand our ground so as to become disciples of Jesus Christ, our sole teacher.
-Ignatius of Antioch
The first great discovery of science was that all nature is orderly in its behavior, and that it operates under a series of eternal, unchanging laws. That our universe, everywhere, is under the "reign of law," has been so completely demonstrated that no one can question it. Chance has been ruled out of scientific thinking. Every occurrence, if understood, is a product of order.
-John A. Widtsoe
"We all hold this common gathering on Sunday, since it is the first day, on which God transforming darkness and matter made the universe, and Jesus Christ our Saviour rose from the dead on the same day. For they crucified him on the day before Saturday, and on the day after Saturday, he appeared to his apostles and disciples and taught them these things which I have passed on to you also for your serious consideration."
-Justin, the Martyr
The Scriptures teach that Jesus Christ and men are of the same order of beings; that men are of the same race with Jesus, of the same nature and essence; that he is indeed our "elder brother."
Also the newly risen Christ said to Mary Magdala as she approached him on the resurrection morning: "Touch me not; for I [am] <have> not yet ascended to my father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; [and] to my God, and your God" (John 20:17). A sweeter statement of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of the Christ to men may not be found. Hence, while very far removed from us in that the Christ is perfect in all righteousness, and more highly developed in intellectual and spiritual powers than we, yet these differences are of degree, not of kind; so that what is revealed concerning Jesus the Christ may be of infinite helpfulness in throwing light upon the nature of man and the several estates he has occupied and will occupy hereafter.
For the Sheep
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
For the Goats
The TV is my shepherd
I shall want
It makes me to lie down on the sofa
It leads me away from the faith
It destroys my soul
It leads me to the path of sex and violence for the advertisers sake
Yeah though I walk in the shadow of Christian responsibilities
There will be no interruption
For the TV is with me
It's cable and remote control
They comfort me
It prepares a commercial for me in the presence of my worldliness
It annoints my head with humanism and consummerism
My coveting runneth over
Surely laziness and ignorance shall follow me all the days of my life
And I shall dwell in the house watching TV forever.
Today is the historical Sunday, based upon the Spring equinox, when Christ burst the bands of death and resurrected from the grave. It is because of Christ that everyone that has died in this world will be resurrected during the coming millenial day. Because of Christ the grave is a temporary condition. Happy Easter!
This is one of the reasons we should never blaspheme the name of Christ. We should reverently respect him for his gift to us of life. Those that blaspheme their Creator are fools (Psalms 14:1).
...and all this shall stand as a testimony against the world at the last day. And if it so be that they repent and come unto the Father in the name of Jesus, they shall be received into the kingdom of God. And now, if I have no authority for these things, judge ye; for ye shall know that I have authority when ye shall see me, and we shall stand before God at the last day. Amen
"Our history teaches us that when a government is honest and just and virtuous taxes are light. But when a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant, and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate self."
"There cannot be any conflict between truth revealed from heaven and truth revealed through the research of man; for truth is a unit and never is found in conflict with itself."
"You cannot be a true member of the Church and reject Jesus Christ. You cannot be a faithful member and reject the scriptures - Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price - for these are the standards of our faith. If you accept them you cannot accept organic evolution, for they are diametrically opposed."
-Joseph Fielding Smith
The doctrines of salvation are not discovered in a laboratory or on a geological field trip or by accompanying Darwin around the world. They come by revelation and in no other way.
-Bruce R. McConkie
The name ISRAEL is made up of three names. IS (the Egyptian Isis), RA (the Egyptian Osiris), and EL which means God. The Hebrew language is read from right to left. Read from right to left - God (EL) is male (RA) and female (IS).
This image shows Osiris (God the Father) and Isis (Heavenly Mother) sitting upon their throne together with a solar or celestial disk above their heads.
"We are now entering a period of incredible ironies. Let us site but one of these ironies which is yet in its subtle stages. We will see in our time a maximum effort made to establish irreligion as the state religion. It is actually a new form of Paganism. Which uses the carefully preserved and cultivated freedoms of Western Civilization to shrink freedom. Even as it rejects the value essence of our rich [Christian] heritage."
-Neal A. Maxwell BYU 1978
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint has released a new video depicting Joseph Smith's First Vision.
Television is the Hegelian synthesis between Motion pictures and Radio. Television is used to subliminally indoctrinate the viewer to reject the morality and law that God has given to mankind. It is a psychological tool to de-Christianize the viewer. Organized religion is seen as an obstacle to creating a secular humanist society. A humanist society (Babylonian society) is the only acceptable society for a world controlled by one over-arching government.
Theodor Adorno, a researcher on the effects radio has on the psychology of man stated the real purpose for television in this way:
"All television programming contains, first, an overt message, referring to the plot, characters, scene, etc. It is in this overt content that successful formula are employed to guarantee viewership. But within this overt content, there lies a 'hidden message' that is less obvious, and which represents a particular moral theme for purposes of indoctrination."
They can lead the viewer of television away from their Creator and His laws, but it should be remembered, "none shall be exempted from the justice and the laws of God." (D&C 107:84)
"But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again." To lend, means to borrow, to return what was lent. Then hoping for nothing again.
"Unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land."
"Nature has established all things under the sun a certain term and pitch, when they shall make stay of increase and when they shall be multiplying; the land, if it lacks a jubilee, will in time grow heartless; houses if not repaired will decay; trees will stop bearing and cattle breeding when they grow old. Men's labor and skill will fail with the passing of years. Only the usurer's money doth multiply infinitely. And this is not unnatural?"
-Roger Turner, The Usurer's Plea Answered
"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
Sol Invictus, the unconquered sun. The Greeks and Romans recognized that God like the sun is unconquerable. God is as absolute as the sun is absolute.
"The sun represents the light and energy of life and consciousness. Not engaged in the field of time - disengaged, absolute. The sun does not carry a shadow in itself. When the sun sets the light sets with the sun. It is not the sun that is in darkness but we who are." J. Campbell
Liberals cannot destroy or conquer God by denying him with their pseudo science and false philosophies. Just like liberals cannot destroy or conquer the sun by denying its existence.
Just like the sun does not carry a shadow in itself when it sets, so God does not carry a shadow in himself. When the sun sets the light sets with the sun. It is not the sun that is in darkness but we who are. So it is with God, when men reject and choose not to believe in his existence, it is not God who is in darkness, but the disbeliever who is.