It was in the year 1820, that the Mormon Church teaches that Joseph Smith had a visitation by God the Father, and Jesus. This is not a vision, for it is claims that these personages came down unto Joseph standing in the air. This is a big red flag since “no man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” (John 1:18) It was recorded, “I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!” (Joseph Smith History 1:16,17) You must realize that this cult claims that you must have the priesthood to see the Father, which Joseph did not have. This is in direct contradiction to what happened. “And without the ordinances thereof, and the authority of the priesthood, the power of godliness is not manifest unto men in the flesh; For without this no man can see the face of God, even the Father, and live.” (Doctrine and Covenants 84:21,22) So Joseph never saw the Father.
Mormons will say that Stephen saw the Father and that is why Joseph did also. However, what Stephen saw was a vision and nothing else. See for yourself. “But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.” (Acts 7:55,56) So this is what Satan (aka, an angel of light) said to Joseph Smith. “I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt; that: “they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.” (Joseph Smith History 1:19) Satan was simply trying to lead people away from Christ’s church. Joseph Smith fell for this lie that no churches were true. Too bad that he didn’t know a specific verse when he had this encounter. “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8) Truly, the Mormon church is being led by Satan to this day, which means destruction for these people.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I love the Mormon people, but cannot stand the fact that these people are on the path that leads to destruction. It is like seeing a burning building with people I love and knowing deep down in my heart that they need saving, but wondering how. So often have I approached people of this cult by reason of Facebook messenger and in person, and they simply deny everything I say, even though what I share comes from the Bible. Therefore, I wonder what the best approach is to win these lost souls to You. I have seen people in this cult resign for Your sake, but this is far and few between. Truly, their heart is cold to the truth of God is lost within the false teachings in their church. Lord, I can see that Satan has a stronghold upon the people in this religion and won’t let them go. This is demonic. These people need to be delivered from the strongholds of the enemy in their lives. Lord, help me and other true Christians find these people and speak to them in a way that they will listen. Open our mouths and fill them with words that will convict them of their false beliefs. I know that You can do all things through people who trust in You. Lord, the demonic has infiltrated many people’s hearts and churches in our society. This is done by manipulating verses in the Bible to fit people’s beliefs. People are also not for you on the inside, so their flesh speaks. Help them, Lord. You are my God and I worship You. I love You, Jesus. Have your way in my life. Amen.
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