WAS JOSEPH SMITH FOREORDAINED BY GOD?


SPELLING EDITED


WAS JOSEPH SMITH TRULY FORORDAINED OF GOD?

The very foundation of the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints either stands or falls on whether or not their prophet, Joseph Smith, was truly ordained of God or if he was not ordained of God.

The Mormon Church leaders and members sincerely believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints is the ONLY TRUE church. And the reason that they believe this is because Joseph Smith told them that he has seen a vision of God the Father and his Son.

Joseph Smith said he was foreordained of God to start a new dispensation to RESTORE the church and the gospel message.

Jesus warned us in the last days that there would be false prophets. But how can we discern a false prophet from a true prophet? That is what this study in God’s word will answer from the Holy Bible itself.

Let us begin by reading the warning of Jesus to be on guard for the false prophets in the last days.


Please read Matthew 7:15-27.


Beware of FALSE prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves

16You shall know them BY their FRUITS. Do men gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles? 

17.  Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit

18.  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 

19.  Every tree that brings NOT forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire

20.  Wherefore, BY their FRUITS, you shall know them

21.  Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the WILL of my Father which is in heaven

22.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? And in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? 

23.  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.” 


Build Your House on the Rock


Matthew 7:24,25.  


Therefore, whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 

25.  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 

26.  And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them NOT, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 

27.  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”


In other words, what we BELIEVE and TEACH had better AGREE perfectly with what Jesus taught his disciples under the New Covenant written down for us to read in the New Testament of the Holy Bible for us to read and study for ourselves LEST we become DECEIVED by a false prophet or a false teacher to be misled to build our house upon the sand and it FALL and the fall of it be GREAT.

So HOW do you KNOW with absolute certainty that Joseph Smith was TRULY ordained by God or NOT ordained by God?

Do you believe the prophet Joseph Smith just because he SAID he was ordained of God?

Have you ever TESTED his claim as a prophet ordained by God by closely examing what Joseph Smith taught compared to what the Bible itself actually teaches?

Let us read what Joseph Smith said to his early followers that he wrote down or dictated to be written down in his book that has become to be called Doctrines and Covenants. This book contains SUPPOSED revelations given to Joseph Smith and it is considered to be “scripture” from God by the Mormon Church that God gave to Joseph Smith to be written down.

You can find this article that I quote below on the official Mormon website called Foreordained of God. The emphasis is mine. The numbers are theirs but I will use some of their numbers to quote both the reference made by the writer of this Mormon article and also to give you SOUND Scriptural evidence WHY the TEACHING of Joseph Smith CONTRADICTS what the Bible ITSELF teaches. Here is the Mormon article in which I will add my comment and teaching after the numbers to prove that the teachings of Joseph Smith are NOT sound Biblical teachings.


The Lord Jesus Christ called Joseph Smith as a prophet to prepare the way for His coming in glory. Joseph Smith's life is a testimony to the reality of that calling. "I was called of my Heavenly Father to lay the foundation of this great work and kingdom in this dispensation, 1 and testify of His revealed will to scattered Israel." 2

"This 'dispensation'" is our time—the time prophesied when God will "gather . . . all things in Christ." 3


Let us pause here for a moment and closely examine the Scripture that Joseph Smith used to try and prove that he was ordained of God to begin a new DISPENSATION of the church of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God.

First, I will quote what the Mormon church quotes as their definition of the word “dispensation”.


A gospel dispensation is a period of time in which the Lord has at least one authorized servant on the earth who bears the keys of the holy priesthood. Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, and others have each started a new gospel dispensation. When the Lord organizes a dispensation, the gospel is revealed anew so that the people of that dispensation do not have to depend on past dispensations for knowledge of the plan of salvation. The dispensation begun by Joseph Smith is known as the "dispensation of the fulness of times" (The Guide to the Scriptures, "Dispensation," 67).


 Now, while it is true that the New Covenant PROPHESIED in the Old Testament Scriptures is revealed knowledge by Jesus Christ himself as a NEW and BETTER covenant, it is NOT true that Joseph Smith was ORDAINED by God to begin a NEW DISPENSATION that OVERRIDES and ADDS things to the New Covenant that was established in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Under number 3 this Mormon article cites Ephesians 1:10 as its PROOF text that Joseph Smith was ordained by God to start a new dispensation to RESTORE the gospel of Jesus Christ that has SUPPOSEDLY be corrupted. Here is their quote. 


Ephesians 1:10; see also D&C 27:13.”


Now, obviously, we cannot use any books except for the Bible ITSELF because all the other books that the Mormon Church quotes from were written or dictated BY Joseph Smith and by others who quoted Joseph Smith. And the purpose of the study, is a study in God’s word, the Holy Bible, in order to TEST to see if Joseph Smith is a true prophet or a FALSE prophet. Let us now read Ephesians 1:10 being LEFT in its CONTEXT so we can learn its TRUE meaning directly from the Bible ITSELF.

I will highlight all the words and pronouns that refer to Almighty God the Father in orange. And I will highlight all the words and pronouns that refer to Jesus in yellow so that it will be easier to follow who is doing what. Let us read Ephesians 1:10, being left in its CONTEXT to learn its TRUE meaning.


Please read Ephesians 1:3-18.

 

“Blessed be the God and Father OF our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places IN Christ:

4.  According, as he has chosen us IN him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

5. (Him)  Having predestinated us (Speaking of ONLY those of us who are IN Jesus Christ by our FAITH IN Jesus as the atonement of our sin has Almighty God the Father predestined) unto the adoption of children BY Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will

6.  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he HAS MADE us accepted IN the beloved. (So then, if you are a sincere BELIEVER IN Jesus as the Son of Almighty God and that Jesus suffered and died for your sins that you are ALREADY ACCEPTED by Almighty God as his adopted child will WILL become his ETERNAL child IF you endure unto the END holding fast to the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ)

7.  IN whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace

8.  Wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 

9.  Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself

10.  THAT (Or so that or in order that) in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things IN Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even IN him: (This verse is CLEARLY speaking of our being gathered together AT the COMING of Jesus to be given ETERNAL LIFE to start a NEW dispensation in the world to come. This verse has NOTHING to do with Joseph Smith beginning a new dispensation of the church with his so-called RESTORED gospel. Also, I want my readers to know and understand that the English word “THINGS” is NOT in the original Greek text and that it was ADDED by the translators, The LITERAL translation reads  THE ALL, as in, THE ALL of whosever BELIEVE  IN Christ, BOTH which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even IN him)

11.  IN whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will

12.  That we (The THIS fold in John 10:16) should be to the praise of his glory, who FIRST trusted IN Christ

13.  IN whom YOU (The OTHER SHEEP in John 10:16 Please read the study “WHO ARE THE OTHER SHEEP IN JOHN 10:16”) ALSO trusted, AFTER that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: IN whom also after that YOU believed, YOU were SEALED with that holy Spirit of promise, (That means that the Holy Spirit now DWELLS IN those of us who BELIEVE in the TRUE gospel of our salvation the exact moment right after we hear and believe the true gospel of Jesus Christ)

14.  Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” 

 

Verse 14 means that right NOW every true born-again Christians has the earnest of the Holy Spirit dwelling IN them. In other words, we have EARNEST of ETERNAL LIFE dwelling IN us RIGHT NOW and IF we ENDURE unto the end we will receive the FULL reward of ETERNAL life AT the very moment Jesus returns to the earth to rapture his ONE and the ONLY TRUE church which is ALL true believers from EVERY church denomination. 

Yes, I believe that it is possible for there to be TRUE born-again Christians in every church denomination. Now whether or not they will endure unto the end depends greatly upon whether they are FOLLOWING and OBEYING the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ taught under the New Covenant written in the New Testament of the Holy Bible ITSELF. And this is why SOME Christians do NOT believe that the Mormons, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Roman Catholic Church, and all seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians are NOT truly SAVED. Now, I believe that SOME of them are saved BUT they are FOLLOWING and OBEYING a FALSE gospel that has been taught to them AFTER they were saved. And that is just as dangerous as NOT being saved because a false gospel could very well lead a true born-again Christians to LOSE their salvation. Let us continue reading the Mormon article. And keep in mind that ALL of the numbered references are quotes from Mormon books. So all that they have as proof the Joseph Smith was foreordained by Gid is the CLAIM made by Joseph Smith. Therefore, all the Mormon books are this only evidence that Joseph Smith was foreordained by God.

Now, the Mormon Church CLAIMS that there is prophecy in the Bible that proves that God prophesied the man, Joseph Smith to be his prophet to start a new dispensation of the church to restore the gospel. So let us read the following Mormon article to TEST their claim with the Bible ITSELF to see if their claim is true or false.


Ancient prophets foretold a final gospel dispensation and prophesied of Joseph Smith, who would lead it. Jesus Christ 4 and His prophets Moses, 5 Moroni, 6 and Joseph of Egypt 7 are just a few that spoke of a great prophet to come.

Joseph Smith was foreordained 8 by God to restore His work from all previous dispensations. "Every man who has a calling to minister to the inhabitants of the world," taught Joseph Smith, "was ordained to that very purpose in the Grand Council 9 of heaven before this world was. I suppose that I was ordained to this very office in that Grand Council." 10


So we have NO ACTUAL PROOF that Joseph Smith was ordained by God to be God’s prophet to begin a NEW dispensation. BUT we have SOUND Biblical PROOF that Joseph Smith is NOT a TRUE Prophet of God. For you see, Joseph Smith’s INTERPRETATION of Ephesians 1:10 is in ERROR. No where in the Bible is there any prophecy or teaching in either the Old Testament or in the New Testament of there being ANOTHER dispensation BETWEEN the New Covenant and the world to COME that BEGINS at the second coming of Jesus to set up his kingdom on the earth and the kingdoms of this world become his kingdom. So BEWARE of ALL the teachings of Joseph Smith in the Mormon Chruch.

Quotes

Joseph Smith Quotes 

The work of the Lord in these last days is one of vast magnitude and almost beyond the comprehension of mortals. . . It is truly the dispensation of the fullness of times, WHEN all things which are in Christ Jesus, whether in heaven or on the earth, shall be gathered together in Him, and when all things shall be restored, as spoken of by all the holy prophets since the world began; for in it will take place the glorious fulfillment of the promises made to the fathers, while the manifestations of the power of the Most High will be great, glorious, and sublime. (History of the Church, 4:185.)

Again, the WHEN that the NEW dispensation BEGINS is WHEN Jesus RETURNS to the earth to gather together his elect by his ANGELS when we are CAUGHT UP into the air at the time of the rapture of the church. The angels will gather us from one end of heaven to the other end of heaven and takes us to meet Jesus in the air over the place called Armageddon to help Jesus execute the WRATH of God. And the wrath of God will be poured out on the wicked and the DISOBEDIENT to the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ under the NEW Covenant written down in the New Testament of the Holy Bible ITSELF. And Mormons are NOT OBEYING the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ because they are ADDING books to the Bible that require WORKS for salvation that are NOT taught by Jesus in the New Testament. So the SO-CALLED RESTORED gospel of Joseph Smith is a FALSE gospel.

To ADD anything to the gospel, that Jesus taught his disciples, is to take away from the TRUE meaning of the gospel of Jesus Christ. And you are teaching a DIFFERENT gospel than what Jesus himself taught his disciples.

Do you have a Bible? Do you read your Bible? Have you ever read Galatians 1:6-10?

 

Galatians 1:6-10.

 

“I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel

7.  Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ

8.  But though WE (The very Apostles of Jesus Christ), or an ANGEL from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which WE have preached unto you, let him be accursed

9.  As we said before, so say I now AGAIN, If any man preaches any other gospel unto you than that you have received, (From us, the very eyewitness of the death and resurrection of Jesus) let him be accursed

10.  For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.”

 

I am sharing the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ with you, just as it is written in the Bible itself because I care about your soul. I know that you sincerely believe that the Mormon church is the ONLY TRUE church but what the Mormon church teaches does NOT agree with what the Bible ITSELF teaches.

There is NOTHING in the Bible itself that says that Almighty God was a MAN before he became God. So the Book of Mormons is ADDING to what the Bible itself teaches. And it TAKES AWAY from God’s word by CONTRADICTING what the Bible itself teaches. For you see, God’s word of TRUTH states as a FACT with no interpretation needed that God is NOT and MAN and neither is he the Son of MAN.

 

Please read Numbers 23:19.

 

God is NOT a MAN, that he should lie; NEITHER (Is Almighty God Yahweh the Father) the SON OF man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”

 

Now we all agree that Almighty God the Father is not a MAN right now. But the Bible itself says that NEITHER is God the SON OF man. And that means that God was NEVER a MAN because he would have been a SON OF another MAN in order to be a MAN. So the Book of Mormons is adding a LIE to the Bible. The Book of Mormon has PERVERTED the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ by CONTRADICTING what the Bible ITSELF teaches.

So you have a decision to make if you are a Mormon. Are you going to CONTINUE to ADD to God’s word to teach a FASLE gospel and a DIFFERENT gospel than what Jesus taught his disciples? OR, are you going to come out of the Mormon church and teach ONLY what the Bible itself teaches under the New Covenant written in the New Testament of the Holy Bible? It is YOUR very eternal life that is at stake. So choose wisely. The Mormon books by Joseph Smith are NOT Scripture even though the Mormon Church CLAIMS that they are scripture. Let us continue with this Mormon article.



Whenever men can find out the will of God AND find an administrator legally authorized from God, there is the kingdom of God; BUT where these are not, the kingdom of God is not. (History of the Church, 5:259; paragraph divisions altered.)


In other words, since Joseph Smith is NOT an administrator legally AUTHORIZED by God then there is NOT NEW dispensation of a RESTORED gospel and the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints is NOT the ONLY TRUE church as it FALSELY CLAIMS. May God may mercy on the souls of its leaders.

TEST your Prophet Joseph Smith from what is written OUTSIDE your church publications. For you see, your church leaders are HIDING the truth from you.


Witnesses

Brigham Young, 2nd President of the Church, 1847–1877 

It was decreed in the counsels of eternity, long before the foundations of the earth were laid, that he, Joseph Smith, should be the man, in the last dispensation of THIS world, to bring forth the word of God to the people. (Discourses of Brigham Young, sel. John A. Widtsoe (1954), 108.)

The very foundation of the Mormon Church stands of falls on the INTERPRETATION of ONE verse of Scripture, Ephesians 1:10 which you have already seen has been INCORRECTLY interpreted by Joseph Smith and the Mormon Church. So I implore all Morons to read and study the Bible for YOURSELF LEST you FALL along with the leaders of your church and GREAT will be their FALL. Build YOUR house upon the ROCK of Jesus Christ ALONE. Throw all your Mormon books in the FIRE. For that is where those books are leading Christians if they do not start obeying the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. Just because your leaders SAY that Joseph Smith was called by God does NOT make their words to be true. And you have already seen that the words of Joseph Smith have COTRADICTED what the word of Jesus teaches.

Joseph F. Smith, 6th President of the Church, 1901–1918 

I come nearer the possession of the actual knowledge that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, through the testimony of Joseph Smith . . . that he saw Him, that he heard Him. (Gospel Doctrine, 5th ed. (1939), 495.)


I strongly implore you to do your OWN research on the VISON of Joseph Smith. For you see, his story CHANGED three times as to what Joseph Smith CLAIMS he saw and heard.


Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th President of the Church, 1995–present 

I know that he [Joseph Smith] was foreordained to a mighty work to serve as an instrument of the Almighty in bringing to pass a restoration of the work of God of all previous dispensations of time. (In Joseph Smith: The Prophet, the Man, eds. Susan Easton Black and Charles D. Tate (1993), 11.)

Common sense should tell anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that when something is RESTORED it looks exactly like the ORIGINAL. And the Mormon gospel of Joseph Smith does NOT match what Jesus HIMSELF teaches us in God’s word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible itself.

Questions

What do we mean when we say Joseph Smith was a prophet of God?

Joseph Smith was a prophet in the same way that Moses, Isaiah, or Paul were prophets—God spoke directly to Joseph just as He did to the ancient prophets. Elder Wilford Woodruff said of Joseph Smith: "He had to be taught, not by man nor by the will of man, but he required the angels of God to come forth and teach him; it required the revelations of God to teach him" (Deseret News, Nov. 26, 1873, 676; see also D&C 13; 110; 128:20–21).


And the very Apostle of Jesus, the Apostle Paul WARNS us that if even he himself or an ANGEL or anyone else preaches ANOTHER gospel that he has already preached to NOT be DECEIVED by their gospel. Paul also said that those who teach a DIFFERENT gospel that he did NOT teach are ACCURSED.

 

Please read, again, Galatians 1:6-10.

 

“I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel

7.  Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ

8.  But though WE (The very Apostles of Jesus Christ), or an ANGEL from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which WE have preached unto you, let him be accursed

9.  As we said before, so say I now AGAIN, If any man preaches any other gospel unto you than that you have received, (From us, the very eyewitness of the death and resurrection of Jesus) let him be accursed

10.  For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.”

 

Again, I am sharing the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ with you, just as it is written in the Bible itself because I care about your soul. The plain and SIMPLE truth is that the Mormon so-called restored gospel of Joseph Smith CONTRADICTS the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. Read the Bible for YOUR self and you will SEE that I am speaking the TRUTH to you. I do not want your money. I do not want people to follow ME. I want them to follow and obey the word of Jesus Christ under the New Covenant written in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.

 

 

Was the mission of Joseph Smith foretold in ancient scripture?


Yes. Among the ancient prophets who foresaw the mission of Joseph Smith were Isaiah, who foretold the deliverance of a book to one who is "not learned" (see Isaiah 29:10–14; Joseph Smith—History 1:64–65); Ezekiel, who referred to this same book as "the stick of Joseph" (Ezekiel 37:15–19); and Joseph of Egypt, who prophesied of a "choice seer" who would bring this record to light (see Joseph Smith Translation, Genesis 50:24–33; 2 Nephi 3:6–15).


Let us read Isaiah 29:9- and I will add my comment as to what these verses are TRULY prophesying.


Isaiah 29:9-


“Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry you out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. (Verse 9 is a prophecy of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the all Jewish followers of Jesus on the day of Pentecost in Acts 21-22where God is speaking to the hearts of NON-believing Jews to MOCK those who receive the Holy Spirit by saying, they are DRUNKEN. And the last half of this verse is God speaking to Peter’s heart to say these are NOT drunken as you suppose)

10.  FOR (And BECAUSE you have MOCKED my Holy Spirit) the LORD has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers has he covered. (This verse is a prophecy of God partly BLINDING the eyes of the children of Israel. Also, did you know that Joseph Smith was a SEER? Did you know that he stared a stone in his hat and that is HOW he received some of his so-called revelation from God. And we all know the SEERS get their revelation form Satan)

11.  And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he says, I cannot; for it is sealed: (This is a prophecy of the Jews NOT being able to understand the Scripture without a TRUE learned man of God revealing to them what the prophecies mean. And those men were the very Apostles and disciple of Jesus who WROTE down what Jesus revealed to them through the Holy Spirit)

12.  And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he says, I am not learned. (This means that God blinded the eyes of the Jews that were both learned and unlearned. These verse have nothing to do with the church. Read the context in the next verse)

13.  Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: (These verses are prophecies of the children of Israel during the age of the church. Please read the FULFILMENT of this prophecy in the New Testament. Mark 7:5,6 “Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not your disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? 6. He answered and said unto them, Well has Isaiah prophesied of YOU hypocrites, as it is written, This people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.” The HEARTS of the Christians in the CHURCH are not removed from God or his Son, Jesus. It is the JEWS who honor God with their lips but they do NOT believe that Jesus is God’s Son and their Messiah. So it is the un-believing JEWS who have removed their heart form God and his Son..)

14.  Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.” 


And that marvelous work is God’s MESSIAH who BUILT his church so that the gates of hell will NOT prevail against it.


Please read Matthew 16:18.


“And I say also unto you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock, I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall NOT prevail against it.”


Do you think Jesus LIED when he said that the gates of hell will NOT prevail against his church? Of course not! Hebrews 12:28 also assures us that the TRUE gospel of the kingdom of God will NEVER be corrupted as Joseph Smith falsely claimed.


Hebrews 12:28.


“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:”


Let us now closely examine the next Scripture cited as a Mormon proof text that Joseph Smith was PROPHESIED in the Old Testament to be God’s man to bring in the new dispensation to restore the corrupted gospel of Jesus Christ by adding NEW REVELATION to God’s word.


Please read Ezekiel 37:15-22.


 “The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 

16.  Moreover, you son of man, (The Son of MAN here is a prophecy of Jesus and Judah is symbolic for the church. Jesus came out of the tribe of Judah and we came out of Jesus so to speak to become adopted seeds of Abraham. So this verse is says, Son of MAN, Jesus) take you one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: (Meaning both a Jewish and Gentile church) then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: (Referring to the remnant of Jew from all twelve tribes of Isreal that will BECOME Christians DURING the Millenium)

17.  And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in YOUR hand. (Referring to the hand of Jesus the Messiah) 

Eze 37:18  And when the children of YOUR people shall speak unto YOU, saying, Will YOU not show us what YOU mean by these? 

19.  Say unto them, Thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, (Speaking of the JEWS who reject Jesus in this PRESENT world) and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. (And the JEWS will NOT become one until the END of the Millennium when the righteous in Jesus DURING the Millennium will receive eternal life at the END of the Millennium)

20.  And the sticks whereon you write shall be in YOUR hand before their eyes. 

21.  And say unto them, Thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: (Speaking of DURING the Millenium. The Jews in Isreal now will be SCATTERED once again and taken into captivity during the 3 ½ years of the great tribulation)

22.  And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:”


This whole passage of Scripture has nothing whatsoever to do with Joseph Smith. Just because Joseph Smith SAID that the NAME Joseph in the Bible was a prophecy of him does NOT make it be the truth. The Muslims sincerely believe will all their heart that Deuteronomy 18: is a prophecy speaking of their prophet Muhammad but that does NOT make what the SAY to be the TRUTH. The prophecy in Deuteronomy 18 is a prophecy of Jesus being the Messiah and Prophet of God. Iy has NOTHING whatsoever to do with Muhammad. And Ezekiel 37:15-22 has NOTHING whatsoever to do with Joseph Smith who is a FALSE prophet just like Muhammad is a FALSE prophet.

So I implore all Mormons to come out of the Mormon Church. You Temple ceremonies are an abomination to Almighty God and they will be destroyed when Jesus returns.

Please follow up this study by reading all the studies under the heading >>>MORMONISM<<<

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you CONTINUE to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.


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