Logo Copyright © 2007 NCCG - All Rights Reserved
Return to Main Page




Symphony of Truth

In a Nutshell

Topical Guide


5 Commissions

10 Commandments

333 NCCG Number

144,000, The


Action Stations

Agency, Free





Apostolic Interviews

Apostolic Epistles

Archive, Complete

Articles & Sermons





Baptism, Water

Baptism, Fire

Becoming a Christian

Bible Codes

Bible Courses

Bible & Creed


Calendar of Festivals


Charismata & Tongues

Chavurat Bekorot

Christian Paganism

Chrism, Confirmation


Church, Fellowship

Contact us



Covenants & Vows












Ephraimite Page, The

Essene Christianity




Family, The



Festivals of Yahweh

Festivals Calendar



Gay Christians


Godhead, The






Hebrew Roots





Holy Echad Marriage

Holy Order, The

Home Education


Human Nature




Intro to NCCG.ORG



Jewish Page, The

Judaism, Messianic

Judaism, Talmudic


KJV-Only Cult





Marriage & Romance



Messianic Judaism






NCCG Origins

NCCG Organisation

NCCG, Spirit of

NCCG Theology



New Age & Occult



New Covenant Torah

Norwegian Website


Occult Book, The

Occult Page, The

Olive Branch



Paganism, Christian















RDP Page




Satanic Ritual Abuse



Sermons & Articles

Sermons Misc







Swedish Website


Talmudic Judaism



Tongues & Charismata



True Church, The




United Order, The




Wicca & the Occult


World News


Yah'shua (Jesus)




    Understanding the True
    Origins of Mormonism

    The Incredible Story of a Race of Celestial Beings
    that once Came to the Earth...

    by Clare Gregory

    Chapter 16
    Bridging The Deeper LDS
    Doctrines To The Bible

    This chapter bridges some of the more esoteric doctrines of Mormonism to the Bible, so that those LDS members transitioning into Christianity can find a path to a Biblical fellowship and not feel like his or her entire belief system needs to be dismantled completely. This doesn’t mean that the transition will not be painful, for much heart wrenching changes will take place. But I believe it can be made easier and less painful if we change a few assumptions about the LDS Church.

    Mormonism is half-true and half-false. Using occult powers Joseph Smith introduced into Mormonism many new universal truths, though they have been twisted by darkness. The Bible does not tell us everything about Heaven’s mysteries. Some things Joseph Smith taught are Biblically speculative, but not necessarily false. Just because a doctrine is not in the Bible, doesn’t mean it can’t be true. If the devil and false light revealed things to Joseph Smith, some things could be true and others false. One of the purposes of this book is to point out this fact to the Christian community, so they can better administer the saving knowledge of Jesus to Mormons.

    The doctrines of plural marriage, eternal marriage, the pre-earth life, the purpose of life, the three degrees of glory, and the Godhead are explained by others to be revelations or lies of Joseph Smith. Nephilim angels revealed many “half-truths” with the sole purpose of establishing a false priesthood with a spirit of subtle pride and imitation light to deceive the people. Let us look at these esoteric doctrines in more detail.

    Eternal Marriage

    Probably the most attractive doctrine in the LDS Church is the belief that the marriage relationship and families will continue forever in Heaven:

    “Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord." (1Cor 11:11.)

    “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth thou shalt bind in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matt 16:19.)

    “And the Pharisees came to him [Jesus], and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. And he answered and said unto them, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. And Jesus answered and said unto them, for the hardness of you heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife: And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

    These scriptures hint that marriage is intended to last forever in the Lord. But the spiritual binding power of God does not require an LDS temple, which is the false priesthood doctrine that has corrupted the truth. Couples that surrender to Christ are each one sealed by the Holy Spirit to him for eternity, and as such, the three become unified and one forever. Thus, a marriage in Christ continues forever, for Christ is eternal. A couple who are Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Mormon, or whatever , that are truly sealed in the Holy Spirit, will thus continue together in Christ after death. The binding powers are complete in the Holy Spirit and not in a legalistic priesthood authority like the Mormons teach. Eternal marriage does not produce "gods and goddesses" as Satan has perverted the meaning of the truth in Mormonism. Rather, it just means the couple enjoys a marriage relationship in eternity together in Christ Jesus. A most misunderstood scripture is the Lord’s response to the Sadducees regarding marriage under the Law of Moses:

    “The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is not resurrection, and asked him, Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first when he had married a wife, deceased, and having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection, whose wife shall se be of the seven? For they all had her. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” (Matt 22:29-30.)

    Eternal marriage does not contradict the teaching of Christ on the subject in this verse. The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection, and under the authority of Moses, the people could not be sealed forever in Christ. Therefore, his response was accurate, and these people under the Law of Moses would be single as the angels. Only Jesus can bind people forever, and Israel had rejected the laws of God, and thus, they were given the law of Moses as a schoolmaster to bring them to Christ. I believe Jesus response to the Sadducees makes a lot of sense. If a couple are unrepentant and not sealed in the eternal element of the Holy Spirit, and are not one, fighting and quarrelling over this or that, then wisdom dictates that a divorce is prudent. Under the Law of Moses divorce was permitted, and thus in mercy God allowed those not bound by the Holy Spirit to separate. But such is not the mind of God. He made his creations male and female to be joined as one operating unit, or one flesh. And if he designed in the beginning for marriage to be one flesh, being sealed by the Holy Spirit, then whatever God has sealed together, let not man put asunder.

    Plural Marriage

    The principle of plural marriage is justifiable. The highest order of marriage is the order of the Patriarchs, or plural marriage. The purpose is to teach the family spiritual principles that can not be taught in a marriage with one wife. Plural marriage was a normal practice in the European Christian Church until 600 A.D. when the Catholic Emperor, Justinian, outlawed, suppressed, and persecuted it. Although still highly controversial, more Christians are seeing plural marriage not as the “sin” it is presumed to be by mainstream Christianity. It is probable that the devil forced the implementation in Mormon Church to cause such an emotional stir over Mormonism to cause plural marriages to be outlawed in the United States. Thus, today in the United States if a woman has a pure desire that her husband receives another wife, it is illegal, and the principle can not be practiced nor enjoyed by families. Thus we see the prejudice and false feelings already unjustly harbored against this true Biblical principle. We can consider plural marriage similar to a man or woman being "called into the ministry". That calling comes from the Holy Spirit to both the man and the woman. If someone practices the principle for carnal reasons, it creates much sorrow. Or if the woman is compelled or manipulated into the practice against her will, then it violates the principles of God.

    Pre-Earth Life

    The Bible also can not refute the pre-earth life of the human spirit. Although the teaching is not crystal clear in the Bible, we can infer the doctrine is true from two scriptures:

    1. “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained the a prophet unto the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5.)

    Christianity interprets this verse to mean that God knew in his mind Jeremiah before he created him. And that is a valid viewpoint, and is true. But God also says he “sanctified” him. This word implies more than just a “thought” about Jeremiah, but that God was with his spirit and corrected him and “sanctified” his soul to prepare him to be a prophet before he was sent to earth. Since we know that both Jesus and Satan lived before this earth, it is reasonable to conclude all of us did as well. Finally, when Jesus was with his disciples, they came across a man who had been born blind:

    2. “And his disciples asked him, saying, “Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” (Matt 9:2.)

    Again, the Bible does not specifically say we lived before this earth life in this verse, but we do see that the disciples believed in a life before earth or they would not of asked this question. Jesus replied:

    “Neither hat this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” (Matt 9:3.)

    Thus we see that Jesus’ response includes both his parents and the man. It implies the man was living as a spirit before he was born. The LDS theology of existing before earth is very reasonable, for it explains so much in terms of different personality traits that come with each child. We had developed much of our personality and behavior traits before entering the womb. The pre-earth estate also explains who the “elect” are. They are those who had believed in Jesus to such a degree, that their faith is stronger than others, and God seeks out these believing spirits according to His promises in the Word. Considering all the positive aspects of the doctrine, and considering the Bible does not contradict the doctrine, then I believe it is a fundamental truth that we lived as spirits before earth.

    God begets God

    But that’s as far as my belief goes. Much of what is in Mormonism regarding the pre-earth estate is false. For example, the LDS theology teaches that God the Father, Jesus Christ, and man came from the same substance called “intelligence”. (D&C 93:28) This is false, for God created both man and Satan. God is eternal. He can not be from the same spiritual substance as man. And I can explain why. The Bible says:

    “And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:” (Gen 5:3.)

    There is an eternal law of creation that states living things reproduce after their own kind and likeness. Dogs beget dogs; cats beget cats; bees beget bees; flowers beget flowers. This law is plainly seen by all every day of our lives. Human beings beget human beings. Based on the evidence we see, no one can honestly argue otherwise, unless we add a dimension of “time” in which over a billion years the creation “evolved” into different forms and orders based on selective breeding and choice. Rather than believing: “With God all things are possible,” we can change the concept to: “With Time all things are possible.” And the logic is valid. No one exists that lived a billion years ago to tell us exactly what was on earth, so one can reason evolution is “possible”. But another approach to evolution is to have an eyewitness that saw the creation process. That eyewitness is God Himself. He has left us a record of it, the Bible. Therefore, I trust God knows more than we do, and since God was there, I trust the Bible record: “With God, all things are possible.”

    Mormonism is truly a unique religion. For it uses the “God of Time” much like the evolutionist does, but rather than applying time backwards in the creation, they carry Time forward and reason that man will develop over Time into gods and goddesses. As we continue to grow and develop in truth, our end goal is to evolve into something we are not today. A common saying in the LDS Church states: “As man is, God once was. As God is, man may become.” This essentially argues that “man begets God”.

    Now, many LDS reading this will disagree and say, “No. That is false. You misunderstand the principle. This happens over a long period of Time, through the power and grace of Jesus Christ. Man can not by himself become God.”

    To this I argue back, “Well, the issue is not about what power causes this to happen, but that the principle violates the laws of creation in Genesis, and therefore, it is false.” For example, man starts as “intelligence”, and progresses to immature spirit, to human being, to experienced spirit, and finally to a resurrected god or goddess. It is called “eternal progression”. But in reality, it is “spiritual evolution”, and man changes from one form to another. I might well add: “As monkeys are, man once was. As man is, monkeys may become.” Now most Mormons reading this statement will agree the evolutionary assertion is a ridiculous, for they see that it contradicts the Bible. It contradicts everything we can observe regarding reproduction. But what Mormons don’t consider is the spiritual concepts of man evolving into God over TIME is identical to evolution, except it is applied to God rather than to his creations. It is based on the same premise: “With Time, anything is possible.” This is valid logic, and therefore, feels reliable to Latter-day Saints. No one has seen in the past or the future to confirm whether it is true or false, so we must rely on someone who has seen it. And that is God. And Joseph Smith saw God, conversed with angels, and taught that God was once a man. It must be true.

    But the Bible teaches there is only one God, who is eternal and unchanging from everlasting to everlasting. And therefore, the LDS doctrine of eternal progressing is false. The truth is God reproduces God. Thus we see that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, and Jesus IS GOD. He alone has the spiritual genetics of the Father, not us.

    However, the LDS Church teaches that Jesus is the first born spirit child of God and that Satan is Christ’s spirit brother, as well as human beings. It is believed we all came from God through the same process that Jesus and Satan did. But this is false, for Jesus is God, and the devil was created as an angel and is not eternal. Neither is Jesus our brother, for he was created under a separate process, for HE IS GOD. The LDS Church perverts the concept of Jesus being the “First Born”, which is referring to his resurrection birth, and not his spirit birth. Jesus was the first one to rise from the dead, and thus, the first one to complete the full birth process into the Kingdom of God, in which he received a glorified and perfected resurrected body.

    God Creates All Things By His Word

    I reject the procreative powers of the resurrected body of the Father. The belief comes from viewing God as a physical being, rather than as Light, Truth, Love, and Spirit. His body is just his Temple. What is inside that Temple is God. So, to view 20 billions spirits coming from the “physical bodies” of a Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother is beyond reason. The Bible teaches I was created by God’s Word, and I trust God knows what He is talking about, and I believe him. If it was done similar to the way “human beings” copulate, then I’m sure God would have explained the creation process differently. But He didn’t:

    “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3.)

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” (John 1:1-3.)

    “And God said, Let us make man in our own image…” (Genesis 1:26.)

    God creates all things by His Word, including our spirits. How this process takes place is a mystery, of course, but it is clear it did not take place through the process of two resurrected bodies, but rather, came from the power of the Light, Truth, Love, and Spirit that dwells inside the Temple of God. It was done by the power of His Word.

    The War In Heaven

    We lived as spirits before entering mortality. And like the devil, our spirit body was organized through a separate creation process from Jesus Christ, who is God. Only God understands the process. t Satan did not. God explained He and Jesus Christ were God, and the Light, Truth, Love, and Spirit inside “them” is ONE ETERNAL GOD, unchanging and from all eternity. God explained that this intangible God can not be seen nor comprehended, but only is accessed by faith in His Word, and that Lucifer was not a god in embryo.

    Lucifer called God a liar. He did not believe His Word. The devil insisted he came from God’s “intelligence” and deserves the right to rule as God. Lucifer claimed God was not this intangible essence that fills all things, but God was what we could see in our minds: “God and Jesus Christ are just like we are, and He is manipulating everyone with His lies,” the devil ranted to all the spirits in heaven. “God doesn’t really know the future as He claims,” Lucifer continued, “But He manipulates all things by his mind, because of His greater knowledge. We all came from the same source of Intelligence, and we all have a Divine right to be a God. If given time and opportunity to choose over an eternity, we could naturally obtain the same knowledge, intelligence, and ability God possesses.”

    God, on the other hand, explained all things are created His Word, and by His Word and Grace He rules and saves his creations, and that Lucifer could not comprehend the things of God. The Holy Spirit of God only understands God, so Lucifer could not by himself comprehend the mind of God. The light had not quickened his mind. He had to believe first, then the Light and understanding would come to him. He told Lucifer he was deceiving himself, being trapped in a lie.

    Thus, this contention between God and Satan over the creation of spirit matter ignited a war in Heaven:

    “And there was a war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fount and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death. Therefore, rejoice ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them….” (Rev 12:9-12.)

    In this passage, we learn that the devil accused the brethren who believed in God. Thus, the devil presented his false plan of salvation, promising eternal progression through reincarnation, assuming that all of God’s angels and sons and daughters were created by the same process as Jesus Christ was, being gods in embryo. Lucifer believes we all have the potential through “many earth lives” of becoming the God he sees: a perfected man or angel.

    The faithful refused to believe Satan, who called God a liar. And he accused them of being fools for believing God. “It’s too simple to just believe,” he bellowed. “It’s not fair. Not everyone will be saved. We need to choose our destiny. God is lying. He became God because of the correct choices he has made, and his knowledge gives him power over us. He doesn’t know the future, but he is just like us. He’s manipulating all of his creations by hiding behind a pretense of future knowledge he does not have. No one knows the future, not even God. He’s lying, and you all are fools to believe him!”

    And thus, the brethren were “accused” before God day and night. Their defense was the blood of Christ and the free gift of eternal life offered by the grace of God. Using the Word of God, in which they believed, they testified of their salvation through faith. They did not selfishly love their lives to death, seeking to exalt themselves like Lucifer did. Rather, the faithful sacrificed their own will and desires for the glory of God. Those who come through mortality were faithful and believed in God’s Word, rather than in themselves and the devil’s false plan. And they worshipped God with all of their hearts, rejoicing in their victory over Satan.

    “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is a gift of God. Not of works lest any man should boast.” (Eph 2:8-9.)

    The problem with LDS theology, is that it quotes Revelation 12:7-12, but its theology does not fully fit the passage in Revelation in context, as usual. Revelation talks about the devil being overcome by the grace of the blood of the Lamb and the Word of God, not by agency and “eternal progression”. There is probably no better scripture in the Bible to refute Mormonism and defend the Christian view of grace than the pre-earth war the Mormons believe in. The “blood” and the “word” are both mentioned in Revelation 12:11, but not one word is said about works or agency in the overcoming process of “eternal progression”. The passage also reveals the selfish intent of Satan. “And they loved not their lives unto death [like the devil did].” The devil sacrificed his own life because of his love for himself and the false beliefs that trapped him.

    God told the truth. He knows the future. He is eternal and is a different species than the devil. We too are of a lower species of creation than God. We can never become gods and goddesses because our spiritual capacity is limited in our creation. The best we can do is to fulfill our purpose for creation. But this debate over the creation process and our origin and purpose has been carefully concealed by the “false light” in Mormonism to keep the Latter-day Saints bound in a false assumption. It gives the devil an advantage over Mormons by controlling this information, twisting the truth beyond recognition.

    Some may be wondering where I received this information about the war in Heaven and why I wrote it. My only answer is that it came by the Holy Spirit in my efforts to minister to the Mormons. As the devil released keys of half-truths to the Mormons, God has unraveled the false keys using the truth, using the Bible as the springboard into the concepts being discussed. The principles are not new to anyone, for the debate between grace and agency continues to this day. But both viewpoints come from a different spirit. And like mixing water and oil, the two spirits will never mix as one. I’ve been on both sides of the debate, and I can testify that the concept and spirit behind eternal progression that the Mormons believe is false. The true principle of salvation, as clearly recorded by Paul in many places, is that God’s grace alone saves us. Let us rejoice in the mercy of the love of God.

    Purpose of Life

    The purpose of life in the LDS Church has been completely perverted in Mormonism. The LDS Church teaches we are sent to earth to develop faith in the flesh and receive tutoring to become gods and goddesses. In the pre-earth life we walked by “sight”, for we saw Heavenly Father, and we knew He lived. We didn’t have faith in Him, for it was perfect knowledge, so our faith could not be tested. Coming to earth was what we needed to become like God, and exalted man. We needed to be tested in the flesh to see if we would obey God out of his presence. We need to prove ourselves worthy of His greatest rewards.

    This entire premise is completely false, for it’s based on the idea that someone who stands in the presence of God has “knowledge” of God, and not faith. They walk “by sight”. But if this were true, then why did the devil choose to rebel against God? He saw God. He knew he lived. He has a testimony that he exists. But, he refused to believe and obey God’s WORD. Why? Because he believes God is a liar. He doesn’t trust God tells the truth. Lucifer created his own view of the universe, which he believes is the truth. That is the issue. It has NOTHING to do with the LDS plan of salvation, which is false. Spirits have faith in God with or without a body. Faith is belief, and even if we stand in the presence of God, we can choose to believe or not believe Him and His Word. And thus we read:

    “And they overcame him [Lucifer] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony…” (Rev 12:11.)

    We believed in God’s Word before we even came to earth. Having a body or not having a body does not affect our faith. We choose to believe independent of the body. It is true that on earth it is DIFFICULT to hear and discern the Word of God, for so many competing voices enter our mind that we get easily distracted and bombarded by pride, the flesh, and the world, that we err in our beliefs. We believe lies. Therefore, it is harder to find the Word of God on earth than it is living in Heaven, but the choice to believe is the same. So our purpose on earth is not about belief. Everyone chooses to believe something everyday. Rather, our purpose is about seeing and hearing THE TRUTH, and receiving Jesus Christ into our hearts. It is about searching and weeding through all the false voices and finding God in this barren wilderness.

    The devil did not believe God standing in His presence, and he rebelled. He KNEW God’s Word, but he had no faith in God, His Word, nor in the blood of the Lamb. It is exactly the same on earth. The Bible is in front of everyone. We are all aware of the Word of God. But how many believe the words that are written? It is amazing. Today it is no different than at the time Lucifer rebelling against the Word of God in the beginning. The devil argued God lied then, and people claim the Bible is fictitious and foolish today.

    People will read:

    “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosover believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16.)

    But people don’t believe in Jesus. They look to what the see what works in the world, and believe in that instead. God’s Word is something they can not see applied, and so they reject it. And when they read John 3:16 and try to believe, they hear a voice whisper doubt: “You are unworthy. You have sinned. God has not forgiven you. He will not save you. You must prove your love to him by obeying all of his commandments. Then maybe he will save you. You’ll have a chance, the more good that you do.”

    And thus, people disbelieve the Word of God that is plainly written. Obviously, we are sinners and worthy of death, but Christ has made us free. We need only confess our sins, believe in God, and believe that he will save us by His Word. All we need to do is recognize we are human beings in need of Jesus, and He will save us. We only need to tell him we are sinners and confess all of our pride and our need for his precious cleansing power. And he will purify and save us. Guaranteed! The Bible says He will! And God does not lie.

    Gaining Knowledge

    The purpose of life in Mormonism is to receive a body to gain knowledge through our experience. The theology is based on what Satan told Eve in the Garden of Eden to tempt her to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge: “…ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” (Gen 3:5.) It is true we all learn sorrow and joy from our experience. We need to face our problems and challenges and learn from them. But that is not the purpose of life. It is not our purpose of being created. Experience and knowledge is a by-product of living, not the goal. Experience should always be placed behind us in hindsight, not in front of us as a goal. That is the lie to Eve. If we put knowledge in front of us as a means to be exalted, it becomes our false god. We put our faith and trust in that knowledge. And thus Joseph Smith penned: “A man is saved no faster than he gains knowledge.” The reason the idea is so appealing is that it is a half-truth. In temporal things, we learn from our experience and gain KNOWLEDGE to assist in our earthly salvation. And we are expected control the elements and survive by our knowledgeable skills. But to receive eternal life, God saves us by HIS GRACE and knowledge, not by ours. Thus, Satan mixes an earthly concept with the spiritual and deceives the Latter-day Saints. It is amazing that the Latter-day Saints do not realize that the goal of becoming gods and goddesses and “eternal progression in knowledge” originates from the devil when he tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. It is the plan of Lucifer, not the plan of God.

    One True God

    There is only one True God. We either worship Him alone by having no other God before Him, or we worship a false god. By worshipping false idols, we claim authority over our own lives. We choose to worship ourselves and our vain images, or our “special creations”, rather than the Creator. Worshipping our personal creations is the raw anatomy of the spirit of the devil, and the logic with which all evil stands upon. Satan’s pride created his own truth, and he worships himself in that lie.

    On the other hand, the true purpose of life is that God made us so that we could worship Him, praise Him, and glorify Him forever. He made us to be His temple. He wants to come and dwell in us and be with us and we in Him. We were created to serve Him and his creations. Light and Truth always leads us back to His praise and glory, for we belong to Him. He owns us. We worship God through study, prayer, and service. Our worshipping God does not cause our salvation at all. Rather, it’s a love affair. God creates us by His power and grace, and God redeems us by His power and grace. “We love Him, because He loved us first.” (1 John 4:19.)

    The doctrine of “eternal progression” is one of the reasons an LDS believer can never fully receive the gift of eternal life as a free gift based on belief as Paul taught. (Eph 2:8-9.) It doesn’t fit into the overall purpose of life in the LDS plan of salvation. Whereas true Christians are interested in praising, worshipping, and glorifying God; Latter-day Saints are more interested in increasing their knowledge, skills, and abilities to progress onward to the celestial glory, all in the phony pretence of serving others, of course. The degree of faithfulness and obedience will determine the eternal reward that is received, which is based on the knowledge and truth that has been accumulated over time. As Joseph Smith taught, “A man can not be saved in ignorance.” (D&C 131:6.) A man’s actions and “personal righteousness” is done with the pretense to “serve others” and “love Jesus”, but the foundation is actually self-serving. The action is anticipating a reward and is not pure. So eternal progression looks true. It smells true. But it is counterfeit light.

    The truth about man’s righteous works is found in Isaiah:

    “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” (Isaiah 64:6.)

    One God

    I am a temple of the living God and have absolutely no power of myself to become a god. I merely invite the Spirit of God into my temple, and He lives in me. My desires and prayers exist also in Him in Heaven. God accomplishes His will by my faith in Him. My spirit body did not come from “God’s resurrected body”. I do not have the genetic potential to become as God is, for that infers I am God. There is only one God, not many gods. That is clearly taught in Holy writ. I’m not going to throw out the Holy Bible and change the Word of God based on the testimony of false “spiritual giants” of “renown” who teach us that the doctrine of “many gods” is actually from the “old” spiritual masters and was essentially lost from the earth. Rather, the wisest course is to leave the creation process a mystery, and simply put my trust in God’s Word. I can wait to find out later what the truth is.

    Three Degrees of Glory

    What about the degrees of glory? Anything I write is pure speculation on the subject, but I’ve developed an educated theory that may be true. I believe D&C section 76 is a vision produced by Satan using his premortal knowledge of God. The Bible supports different rewards in heaven. The Bible speaks of a “third heaven” (2 Cor. 12:2.) and a resurrection typified by the glory of the stars, moon, and sun. (1 Cor 15:41-42.) So the basic concept in D&C 76 is true, but the definition of the requirements for the three kingdoms is very much suspect. The specific definitions can cause Latter-day Saints to “categorize” and “judge” each other by the words written in D&C section 76. It segments the “Kingdom of Heaven” into three levels that are not “One Heaven”, but three, with limitations placed on each.

    My belief is that all three kingdoms are one “Heaven”. Each person in Heaven can enjoy the presence of God at whatever level of resurrection they attain. A telestial person could visit the terrestrial or celestial worlds, and the reverse would be true. This defines Heaven as one Kingdom but with “many mansions” or different rewards.

    “In my Father’s house, there are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2.)

    All who enter Heaven enjoy the presence of God and are free from fear, pain, suffering, and so on. There will be no “mental anguish” in God’s Heaven (or any of the three Heavens) as Joseph falsely described the lower kingdoms. Joseph’s theological concept is most illogical, allowing a mental hell in the telestial Kingdom of God? That is irrational. There can not be the slightest unhappiness in any Heaven. Otherwise it is Hell. It’s another twisted vision of Joseph Smith, in which the Light of God from the Word was distorted through the lens of eternal progression revealed by false angels. This is an example of what the mind will naturally do when it is founded on a false paradigm, for the mind filters all information through the beliefs we already have. Thus, if we believe in the concept of eternal progression, then the degrees of heaven will be viewed as the “rewards” for our obedience to laws, and we “deserve” the place in Heaven that we have proved ourselves worthy to enjoy. The resurrection is God’s “free grace” to all, but where we end on the spectrum of reward depends upon us, not God. Mormonism is a twist in the devil’s original plan of reincarnation, in which everyone was guaranteed salvation through many lifetimes. But in Mormon theology, we only get “one shot” at becoming a god, and it depends on our diligence and faithfulness on earth:

    “There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundation of this world, upon which all blessing are predicated—and when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by our obedience to that law upon which it is predicated. ” (D&C 130:20-21.)

    “Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection. And if a person gains more knowledge through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.” (D&C 130:18-19.)

    Believing these two scriptures, we will view eternal progression as an opportunity to become a god through our diligence and obedience to eternal law, but we will never know “when” we are saved, for we will never do enough as human beings to merit salvation. And we inherently feel that. We know we are not gods, but human beings. We only need to open our eyes and look. It’s quite obvious. So the guarantee of salvation to all, promised by Lucifer in his original plan of reincarnation, is denied in the Mormon gospel. There is only one death and one resurrection as the Bible teaches, and this truth, the devil chose not to alter in Mormonism. But that’s OK, for the Mormon plan of eternal progression accomplishes its evil objective anyway, moving Mormons away from the doctrine of grace and the free gift of eternal life to trusting in a false priesthood, a false temple, and a false purpose of life.

    God The Father

    I believe God the Father has a resurrected body, just as Joseph Smith taught, but I’m not going to define nor limit God’s power in that physical form. His body is just His house. Rather, I will define God as Spirit, just as the Bible declares, but He lives in many resurrected Temples, being ONE GOD. This could be true. God lives in the resurrected tabernacle of Jesus Christ. God also lives in the tabernacles of men and women on earth. How He does this, I don’t know, and I don’t need to know. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving Almighty God. And I’m no more than a tiny and trying to believe and trust Him. If he tells me something in the Bible, then I’m going to believe God. For my belief in Him and His Word will save me. I believe God tells the truth.

    The Foolish Mind of Joseph Smith

    Of all the theories invented by men, attempting to define God in human language is the most foolish. Joseph Smith taught me certain beliefs about God that I believed in, and to suddenly abandon my belief that God has a body of flesh and bones is nearly impossible. I, therefore, am content to define God the Father as “LIGHT, TRUTH, LOVE, AND SPIRIT”, and that God lives in a Temple of a resurrected body. I have separated God from His Bodily Temple to fit the Bible’s definition of God. If someone asked me what God looked like, I would point to the blazing sun in the sky and say, “He looks like that sphere of light.” That’s what I see in the scriptures when spiritual light turns on in my mind. I admit, I’m forced to put something in my mind to define God, for I’ve been taught since I was a baby in the LDS Church that God the Father was tangible, glorified being. To simply throw out what I truly believed in the past because I’m no longer a Mormon, has just not been practical, so I have taken a more prudent approach. God desires us to have our minds free to think for ourselves. So as a Christian I believe the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost is one Spiritual and Supernatural God. And I’m content to let God be whoever He is, and not worry about it.

    It is sheer madness for human beings to even attempt to explain who God really is, where He came from, or how His mind works. It is a most presumptuous attitude of Joseph Smith in His King Follet’s discourse to explain the origin of God. Any rational being can observe our frail human nature and limited understanding in comparison to God’s creations and glory. It is only a very arrogant, proud man like Joseph Smith who would confess to have the keys of knowledge to explain who God really is! What a fool! And that foolishness originated from a brilliant imitation light that reeks with power but lacks humility and common sense. It blinded Joseph Smith, sizzling his common sense like eggs on a frying pan. And thus the false light destroys the minds of anyone who researches, studies, and really believes the teachings of Joseph Smith, the spiritual giant.

    I have surfaced the controversial topics of plural marriage, eternal marriage, pre-earth life, multiple rewards in Heaven, and the Godhead. False angels appeared to Joseph and communicated with him through occult powers, twisting the Word into a mangled mess of light.

    The devil and his servants have an advantage over human beings. And this is another mistake Mormon make. Joseph Smith taught the devil has no more power than what we give him, inferring that our power of agency to choose the right is more powerful than the devil. Today, I would not touch that idea with a ten-foot pole. It is false. The devil has tremendous power, and as a man, I stand little chance at sorting through his deceptive lies. But the blood of Jesus and the Word of God is more powerful than the devil. I will fight Him with the whole Armor of God. With God’s power, not mine, I will defeat him. This statement of Joseph Smith surely shows the arrogance and smugness of his testimony of God. He focused on agency and choice so much, assuming that we as human beings at any moment the power to choice what is right. The statement neglects the power of the devil, and even Joseph Smith in his own experience in the First Vision, the devil bound his tongue, physically stopping him from praying. But as Joseph called upon God, the Light of Jesus came and set him free. The truth is that Satan has incredible power to blind us with lies, and these traps cripple our minds and our freedom to walk in the Light of God. We all need God to battle our war with Satan.

    With Mormonism, Satan can reveal truth, mix error into it, and deceive us with imitation light. Only God really knows what is true or not true in the mysterious spiritual realm. Therefore, someone moving out of Mormonism has to open his mind to be very flexible to what “really is” true. We don’t necessarily have to throw away ALL the ideas in Mormonism. Some may or may not have been confirmed to our hearts by the Holy Spirit. But one needs to be very leery about ANYTHING in the LDS restoration scriptures. They can NOT be trusted at face value. But the Bible can. If the doctrine is found clearly in the Bible, then we can believe it with confidence. If it’s not, then it is suspect. Finally, if the Bible contradicts any LDS belief, then it is false and must be discarded, no matter how much we like the LDS doctrine.

    To those who have never been a Mormon, they also need to be opened-minded to greater truths that have not been recorded in the Bible. Just because something is NOT in the Bible, doesn’t mean it’s not true.

    Understanding My Writings

    For me I’ve learned from my study and experience that Mormonism is half-true. I felt the “white light” and “burning in the bosom” first hand as I wrestled at 2:00am with powers I could not understand nor break by myself. Only by my praising the name of Jesus and thanking God could I be released from the compulsive light, and then, only by rational thought and practical application could I get on course to the truth. The burning of the bosom, which I had presumed to be from God, was an imitation power of false angels. For those who are interested in knowing the end light of Mormonism, it is false light, a kind of “white magic” that Joseph Smith believed and worshipped until his death. Anyone can discover this false power by truly submitting themselves to the LDS priesthood power and completely following their “feelings” like they “assume they should”, having perfect faith in Joseph Smith’s teachings and doctrine.

    Some members may have reasoned at one time in their lives: “If only I were be 100% obedient, and sacrificed everything like Joseph Smith did, then I might be privileged to view the spiritual things He did. He taught complete sacrifice, and he was a prophet.” Joseph Smith was correct. Test his doctrine. Truly believe and obey what he taught about the second comforter and a personal appearance of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. Sacrifice all things for the LDS Kingdom. Really do it! You will learn that powerful spiritual manifestations, both true and false, are evoked by complete sacrifice, just as it is recorded in the Lectures on Faith. But I’ve already traveled the path of LDS sacrifice, and you’ll surely end up confronted with false light to wrestle with. The devil Himself may appear and try to deceive you with a tangible handshake.

    On the other hand, if you have not sacrificed everything for the truth in this manner and duplicated what Joseph Smith taught, then don’t judge me as a nutcase. These experiences truly happened to me, just as I am sure Joseph Smith saw what he saw and heard what he heard. You must truly sacrifice your whole soul for Mormonism, or I suggest you reserve your judgement against me. The LDS Kingdom must be put first—above career, hobbies, family, friends, homes, possessions, or any other thing in this world. For if you have not truly done this as outlined in the LDS temple, immersing yourself deeply into the restoration scriptures daily, you can not understand my experience personally.

    After 40 years of LDS habit, I’m sure it will take some time to adjust to my new life. I’m not perfect, and I don’t expect changes to happen overnight. But I’m very content in having finally found the spiritual happiness, peace, and joy that I had searched deeply for in the LDS faith but could not find. The "cyclical depressions” and stresses to live up to the “the priesthood covenants” are gone, and I find myself returning to simple attitudes and beliefs I had before my LDS mission. The imitation light is gradually leaving and being replaced by the most satisfying love and peace in Christ. I am finally thankful for life. I am free. And I thank God everyday for that blessing. Praise Jesus and his mercy for pulling me out the LDS twisted truths.

    This page was first created on 23 January 1999
    Last Updated on 16 April 1999
    Created and Maintained by The New Covenant Assemblies of Yahweh
    Not all the views expressed in this book are necessarily those of NCAY