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    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 19
    The Kingdom of God is In You

      “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he [Jesus] answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation. Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or lo there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21.)

    The Kingdom of God can not be controlled, monitored, or “observed” by human senses. It is a spiritual kingdom and comes by the power of God. The Kingdom is already within us, ready to be unlocked by the keys of Christ. It’s just like the ground water beneath the earth. The spring of water is there. If we dig a well and connect a pump, we can drink the water. Christ is the living water in each person’s heart. By turning the keys of Truth and reading the Word of God, we can drink of the Living Water of God. And when we drink, we never thirst again. Jesus is the water. We are the well.

    This is much different than the LDS view. The LDS theology believes that we are literal “children of God” spiritually, and by obedience to law, we will grow up to become gods, just like all the gods before us. The doctrine perverts the concept that God is in us, like a spring of water. The LDS concept says: “We [God] are in ourselves, not that God is in us.” Although the actual words are never taught like this in the LDS Church, it is surely implied by the teaching. And when written this way, we see the illogical notion of Mormonism. It states that God is the water, and so are we. It teaches we come from the same origin:

    “Man was also in the beginning with God. Intelligence, or light of truth, was not created or made, neither indeed can be.” (D&C 93:29.)

    Mormon theology, then, teaches that as we just “be ourselves” we “are good” by nature and will grow up to be a god or goddess through our faithfulness because we are God’s literal spirit children. Children grow up to be like their parents.

    It really is a misunderstanding of terminology the Mormons are falsely caught in. It presumes that the “spirit element” that makes up our spirit is the same Spirit element of God the Father. Therefore, many false assumptions originate from this concept. For example, the doctrine assumes that our spirit element operates similar to the flesh on earth. We see the flesh grow up into an adult. So we assume that our spirit element genetically can grow up to be a god. But it’s a huge leap in assumptive thinking, to assume the flesh and spirit operate on similar laws. We can not see God neither our spirit matter to verify whether the assumption is true or false.

    The Mormons believe that D&C 93:29 I’ve quoted above is from the True God. If it is true that we grow up to become gods based on “spiritual genetics”, then Satan should grow up to be a god too. His spirit came from God, right? He should have the genetic potential within himself to become like God, right? He is alive, created as a son of God. Satan is our spirit brother. Indeed, Satan is God’s brother, even the brother of Jesus Christ. Satan has the inherited and divine right to be a god, just like we do, right? This is the basic logic the LDS theology rests on, although they don’t realize it, nor will they easily admit it.

    The LDS see a human child “genetically” growing into a physical adult. Then they infer the same process happens with our spirit. If we reason our “spirits are naturally good” and grow and develop into a god because “our spirits came from God and have unlimited potential” then Satan should “genetically” grow into a God also! He is our brother. Christ is our brother. We are all sons and daughters of God. We are all one.

    We can’t have it both ways. We can’t say that we grow up and can become a god, and yet, Satan can not. This is why Satan is so twisted. He believes this is the truth. It is the LDS logic. And it is valid logical, if we believe we originate from the same place God did.

    But the Latter-day Saints will claim I misunderstand. They will argue that agency is what makes the difference. It is the plan of “eternal progression” that God established. Satan was on that path to Godhood according to the plan of God, but through agency he killed himself by rebellion and fell from his opportunity to grow. This sounds reasonable. But then, we must make the assumption that everyone on earth that chose God and is born into mortality is born to be a god. That’s the LDS purpose for everyone. Every child is “good” and “worthy” of becoming a god or goddess through spiritual genetics. All we need to is to continue on the path of obedience to law, and we will “progress” to become gods through the “genetic seeds” in our spirit from the premortal world. We must repent through self-discipline, obtain knowledge, and then use this knowledge to overcome the devil through right choices.

    There are many new-age religions on earth that believe we are spiritual gods developing on earth and we have incredible powers within us. Reincarnation, for example, is based spiritual genetics and time. But like reincarnation, the logic fails for True Biblical Christians because the theology does not produce a need for a True Redeemer. Let me explain. Eternal progression teaches we are gods in embryo. Our godly power is developed by our obedience to spiritual law. The law does not deny Jesus Christ nor His claim to be the Son of God. The Mormons believe in the Atonement and redemption of Christ, but not in the way the Bible teaches it. They believe the Atonement of Christ and his suffering puts into motion the laws of faith and repentance, which would be inoperable without Him and His sacrifice. And this is what is so difficult with Mormonism. They use the name of Jesus Christ, they preach faith and repentance from the Book of Mormon, but then they twist and distort the deeper theology of God, perverting the doctrine of grace, changing the purity of truth into darkness. Without Jesus and His love, it is believed, all men and women would be lost in hell forever. A price had to be paid for our sins, and by his sacrifice, we can repent and “progress” eternally using the principles of Mormonism. The gospel and good news is the “opportunity” for salvation, which we will receive in some “future judgement” after we have repented and worked out our salvation by our right choices. So again, the principle of “time” or “when” we are saved is the illusive LDS principle that keeps the Latter-day Saints in bondage to this twisted gospel. No one in the LDS Church knows “when” they are saved. We just keep working at it, and the hope is we will be saved sometime “in the future”. Like I wrote previously, the members are like fish swimming in the water of self-discipline, not understanding our justification is in the blood of Jesus, and that we are saved today.

    What is the difference between the Atonement being viewed as an LDS “opportunity” to implement eternal progression and the truth of the grace of God in the Bible? What is the key principle the Mormons and Christians differ on? If we can see the contrast, it will hopefully make more sense.

    The Fall of Adam and Eve

    Biblically speaking, the fall of Adam and Eve caused the need for a Redeemer and the born again process. And that spiritual birth process is the marvelous work and wonder of Christianity in all its glory. Because of the fall, the spiritual seed of Jesus Christ must be planted or “ignited” in our spirit and start the spiritual process of rebirth. But that seed of Christ is NOT US. We are not gods in embryo. It is true, we have a “spiritual egg” planted in our hearts, for the Kingdom of God is in us. But this kingdom is NOT US. The Word of God that ignites or fertilizes this egg comes from God only. God had a different origin than man. God is eternal, and He created man as a temple to live in.

    And this takes us back to the pure doctrine of Christ. Christ is the water, and we are the well! God is God. Man is man. Dogs are dogs. Birds are birds. Fish are Fish. Again, we are wells, not the water. We pump out the water in us by reading the Word of God. We drink the water, or believe the Word, which is the truth, and we live forever.

    This logic knocks loudly on the lies of Mormonism. Spiritual genetics of the Nephilim logically breaks apart with the fall of Adam. The Mormons argue, “We believe in the Atonement that reconciles us to God!” OK, if you believed that, fine. Then quit preaching the damning doctrine of spiritual genetics that says we have the “genetic spiritual potential within ourselves to become gods and that we are the WATER OF GOD.” It is a lie. Christ is in us, and He saves us, and He is independent of us. He is the water, not us. If we drink the water, we live forever.

    The Reason Joseph Smith Was Deceived

    Let us contrast how Joseph Smith viewed twisted the Bible to force-fit his doctrine into the Word:

    “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he [Jesus] answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation. Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or lo there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21. KJV)

    Joseph Smith altered this verse as follows:

    “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo, here! Or, Lo, there! For, behold, the kingdom of God has already come unto you.” (Luke 17:20-21. Joseph Smith "Inspired Version")

    Joseph Smith’s Inspired Version of the Bible completely changes God’s kingdom from being inside our hearts to being an external kingdom that is ruled by an external priesthood power. For the LDS priesthood theology to be Biblical, it was necessary for the Nephilim to pervert this verse. Look at the scripture in context: “The Kingdom of God is already come to you.” According to the Inspired Version the Kingdom of God is supposedly Jesus Christ and his priesthood messengers who were sent to the Jews. They were standing in front of them IN THE FLESH, and the Kingdom was staring them in the face. The Jews needed to believe Jesus was the Messiah. But, that is something the Jews COULD OBSERVE physically. So the verse becomes a complete paradox and is confusing.

    Thus we see the Inspired Version contradicts the entire purpose and meaning of this verse. In context, the verse is a key Jesus gives to detect false Christs. God lives in our hearts, and if someone comes claiming to be our Savior, we are to reject them, for God does not live outside our hearts. Therefore, this Biblical pattern for Christians can be used to reject Joseph Smith and the Nephilim angels as false based on the writings of Joseph Smith:

    “John 14:23—the appearing of the Father and the Son, in that verse, is a personal appearance; and the idea that the Father and the Son dwell in a man’s heart is an old sectarian notion, and is false.” (D&C 130:3.)

    Joseph Smith believed in what he observed. He saw the Father and Son in visions in a physical, external form. He observed and felt angels’ hands give him what he believed were the keys to the kingdom of Heaven. He was not educated enough to know that Peter didn’t even operate as “a prophet” and “High Priest” in the Holy Land. Joseph simply trusted the Nephilim messengers to be from God. He believed his feelings and the “white light” in him, which told him to promote the LDS priesthood that can be observed and controlled with the physical senses. Joseph Smith taught human hands transfer the Priesthood Kingdom by physical ordinations, and he presumed God did not live in our hearts. So a god was created that lives outside of us, far away next to the planet Kolob, who speaks to us through our feelings by revelation.

    Unfortunately, the true Jesus never entered into the heart of Joseph Smith, because he never invited Him, nor did Joseph believed that Jesus could do such a thing. He saw Jesus’ resurrected body in vision. How could Jesus come into his heart? His definition of God was looking on His outside form. The inner definition of God being “love, light, and truth” was not taught nor comprehended by him.

    By the devil giving Joseph bogus external priesthood keys, it was impossible for Joseph to receive Christ and the true priesthood keys, and thus, he became deceived by false light.

    Perhaps if Joseph Smith would have not altered the Bible and believed what was written, he might have been able to see through the deception he was in. Jesus explained clearly that we cannot see the Kingdom of God by observation. If someone says the kingdom is “here or there”, we must not believe them! (Luke 17:20-23.) Why? Because the Kingdom of God is in us. That is how we discern the kingdom of God with priesthood keys of truth. Jesus is invited into our hearts; He turns the priesthood keys of truth; He lights up our minds; the darkness vanishes, and we are free. Therefore, we don’t look for the kingdom of God by observation of our physical senses.

    Joseph Smith’s translation ignores the whole beauty of truth recorded in the Bible and changes the Kingdom of God into an external kingdom that can be observed. The “kingdom of God has already come unto you.” This means the LDS Church, the LDS priesthood, and the true Church is the “kingdom of God” on earth. And the Jews rejected the LDS priesthood, condemning themselves by unbelief. Sounds like a plausible idea. Except it contradicts the Bible that clearly teaches that “the kingdom of God comes without observation”.

    This scripture is just one of a many scriptures tampered with by the “white light” of Joseph Smith. He of course was sincere in his attempts to restore the truth to the earth. But because he did not receive Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, he was not saved. So how he couldn’t teach anyone else how to be saved? Interestingly, Joseph Smith presumed he had the keys to the kingdom, but this discussion suggests that Joseph had not received even the most basic priesthood keys of salvation in his heart!

    It is unfortunate that a person would sacrifice so much and work so hard but still be deceived by a false and twisted light of the Nephilim. It’s a warning to all of us. We must not bypass the very first step of being a Christian at the altar call. We must invite Jesus to come into our hearts. If we skip this step, then Jesus can not us the priesthood keys of truth to His kingdom and set us free. When we read the Word of God, we are likely to misunderstand the truth by our own human mind, or worse, perhaps we will be deceived by false light and get caught in twisted doctrines of Satan.

    But with Jesus in our hearts, God is faithful, and Jesus will give us each key of light we need to set us free. Therefore, before proceeding further I would suggest if we have not already done so, that we receive the great High Priest, Jesus Christ, into our hearts. Let us pray and ask Jesus to be Lord of our life and be willing to submit to his authority, promise to believe and obey His Word in the Bible, and always praise His name for the free gift of eternal life he has granted to us. Here is a suggested prayer:

      Our Heavenly Father, thank you for the free gift of eternal life. I know I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I am sorry for my past sins, and I ask You to forgive me, just as I also now forgive others who have offended me. I believe that Your Son Jesus died on the Cross for my sins and arose from the dead. I now open the door of my heart and invite You to come into my life. I realize that there is nothing I can do to earn Your righteousness, and so I place my complete trust in You alone for eternal life. I choose to follow You as my Lord. Please make me the person You want me to be. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

    As a member of the LDS Church, perhaps you have already done some of these steps, such as asking for forgiveness of your sins. But inviting Jesus into your life is far bigger and more effective than just forgiveness of sins. Why? Because if He comes into our hearts, then He can give us the priesthood keys of light, and set us free. Just asking for forgiveness of our sins is not sufficient. He’s already done that, and it depends on our forgiving others. To become purified in Christ, we must surrender to God. We will need to understand we are in the dark and have need of repentance. As we invite Jesus into our lives, Jesus will bring the correct truth up from the well of water in us, and as we drink it, we will feel great joy receiving the free gift of eternal life.

    Grace and Works

    For members who have been immersed in “eternal progression” for a long time, receiving eternal life as a “free gift” will probably sound unnatural. Let me give you a few more concepts that hopefully will clear up the issue on grace and works.

    The apostle Paul is a champion writer on the doctrine of grace. All of his Epistles begin with “grace and peace be unto you.” Grace is the undeserved loving kindness of God toward man. This means that God saves us because he loves us, not because of any action, decision, or motive on our part to be good or to do good. God does not save us because of our works, as Paul taught: “By grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is a gift from God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9.)

    If someone gives you a gift for Christmas it is because they care for you, not because you merit the gift. Receiving the gift of eternal life from God is like receiving a Christmas present. To receive that gift, however, we must agree to open the door to our hearts and let our High Priest, Jesus Christ, enter our most sensitive feelings and inner thoughts of our being—our most holy place. When we do, He brings the power and grace of God—the gift of eternal life—into our souls, and we drink of the living wells of water.

    There is nothing we can do to merit an undeserved gift of love. Jesus has already done it all, paying the debt and penalty for our transgressions on the cross. By his stripes, we are healed. This gift of grace is received through faith or belief. It’s different than receiving an LDS testimony of “the gospel”. The false LDS approach is to pray and ask God to tell us the truth about something, to give us a “witness in our hearts”, and then we will believe it. As explained previously, that process is actually based on doubt and unbelief. Otherwise, there would be no need to ask God if something were true. We would just believe it. Desiring to know rather than believe is a very subtle from of sign seeking.

    As a Christian, we don’t approach God and ask Him if the Bible is true or his Word is true. That’s infers God a liar. God is God, and He speaks the truth. We must stand on that specific foundation, and know that we do. We read what God has revealed in the Bible, and we choose to believe it. We receive Christ through faith. We believe Him. He has promised to save us if we believe Him, and therefore, by belief we receive his grace on His promise to save us.

    Abraham Believed

    Paul uses Abraham and his promised son Isaac to explain the concept of grace clearly:

    “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.” (Gal 4:22-23.)

    Abraham had two sons, Isaac and Ishmael. Ishmael was born to Hagar a bondmaid or slave and of Abraham’s own volition. Isaac, on the other had, came because God promised Abraham a son. Isaac came by the power of faith, for he was not born until Sarah was a hundred years old. To put it simply, God promised Abraham a son, and Abraham believed the Word of God, and God kept his promise. And Isaac was born by the grace of God.

    “Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from Mount Sinai [Law of Moses], which gendereth bondage, which is Agar…Now we brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise…” (Gal 4:23, 28.)

    The LDS theology is actually patterned more after the old covenant in Mount Sinai, in which obedience to the Law of Moses brought remission of sin and redemption. But such people were under the bondage of the law. The law was given to prove to the people that they were human beings incapable of finding salvation in their own obedience. The Law of Moses was a schoolmaster to bring Israel to Jesus Christ—to make it clear that we need Him and his grace. Thus, all of the rituals were types and shadows of Jesus Christ, pointing the mind to Him as the means of salvation.

    The New Covenant, however, is to receive the grace of Christ by God’s promise, just as Abraham received Isaac by believing God’s promise to Him:

    • 1. God spoke
    • 2. Abraham believed
    • 3. God fulfilled his promise.

    Like Abraham, we hold onto the promises of God as a claim for our salvation. God has promised he will save us through Jesus. He does not lie. And thus, we are eternally saved at the moment we accept Jesus into our hearts. Then, from that moment of spiritual conception, Jesus leads us through the born again process of water, blood, and Spirit. We are saved, as long as we endure and are faithful to our commitment to God, refusing to turn from God’s grace and love.

    Teachings of Paul, James, and Peter

    If we have been in the LDS Church for a while, we may have heard others ridicule and disbelieve Paul’s doctrine of grace taught by Christians. The Nephilim have twisted and distorted the writings of Paul. Rather than by being saved by grace alone, the highest reward in the Celestial Kingdom of God is achieve through our faithfulness--by our obedience to all the laws and ordinances of the gospel. I’ve heard my LDS friends incorrectly point to the Christians and mock them quoting James: “Faith without works is dead.” James wrote the truth, but the LDS misunderstand and fail to read the entire verse:

    “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (James 2:26.)

    When we apply the analogy, James makes perfect sense. Just as our spirit gives life to the body, so works gives life to faith. So, faith without works is DEAD or NON-EXTISTENT. Works is evidence that our faith is alive and well, just as a live body is evident that the spirit is in the body. The Mormons take this out of context, however, and make it appear that our works somehow save us, and that “faith without works is dead” means that if we don’t DO GOOD WORKS, then we can not be saved, and we will not make it to heaven without them. It’s like arguing that the body [works] gives life to the spirit [faith]. If we keep the body alive, we keep the spirit alive? Well, it is clear that makes not sense at all, for to live on earth we need both spirit and body. Likewise, faith and works in a Christian can NOT be separated. Faith and works are two sides of the same coin. Thus, if we read James 2:26 in context, the scripture falls in place correctly: The spirit brings life to the body, and thus, faith gives life to our works, otherwise, our faith is dead, being alone.

    Levels of Light

    The Bible is written on several levels of light. James addresses a specific audience, whereas, Paul is focused on another audience. The misunderstanding of grace and works originates, again, from the LDS theology and teachings of eternal progression. The Latter-day saints incessantly quote James, for that is the “level of light” they operate on. Mormons believe the Old Testament paradigm that obedience to law saves us. Is this good? Absolutely. Self-discipline is the Christian way of life. Paul taught that the law is good. But the law does not save us. Our obedience does not save us. Jesus does. We are not eternal fish swimming in the cleansing water of self-discipline. We are to find the grace of God and be saved by the blood of Jesus. Thus, the born-again Christians quote Paul’s salvation by grace because that is the level of light they enjoy. It is a higher level of thinking and being, just as the New Covenant is greater than the Old.

    But both Mormons and Christians misunderstand each other, for they have not received the priesthood key of light to open the door of darkness as follows:

    The priesthood key of truth needed to understand Paul and James is that God tells people different things to motivate them depending on where they are in their spiritual development, just as we do to our children.

    With this key of truth, it will be much easier to unlock the door to grace and works. Peter helps us to understand:

    “Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be DILIGENT that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as the do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with error of the wicked, fall from you own steadfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 3:14-18)

    In this scripture, Peter makes it clear we should "be diligent," explaining that Paul's writings are hard to understand. But Peter also states that God has given Paul wisdom, and those who wrest the Scriptures will fall. He ends with instructing the believer to "grow in grace and the knowledge of the Lord".

    The key to understanding Peter, Paul, and James is in understanding that God says different things to different people depending on the level of light they have received. It binds Paul and James together into one. For example, if a person is selfish, self centered, and has been trained from birth in a reward system--that we get back stuff from what "we do"--then the idea of being saved by grace may get twisted and distorted. A very self-motivated, selfish person may falsely assume that grace requires nothing more than acknowledging Jesus as Lord. He may justify sin and make no effort to repent at the level of light he possesses. So God sends James to those people. "Works" are vitally important and without works our faith is clearly dead—so repent, get to work, and quit being lazy. If we are not diligent, we are in a selfish delusion. Lazy people will respond to James as a kick in the butt. They will see they must "do" something to change or repent or they will receive a punishment. Works gets them directly into repentance. It gets them into the water of self-discipline. It is a good truth, and all should recognize it as such.

    However, once we truly repent with self-discipline and see the light of God, it is then Paul's words that have a greater meaning. Eventually, we will see that our works really don’t save us but that Jesus and His Light and Love was with us the whole time working by grace. When properly prepared by God, we will see the grace of God and accept eternal life as a free gift, according to the teachings of Paul.

    Not all selfish people are lazy. Some are very busy and productive. Unfortunately, many of the "works" zealots never find the grace of God, but get lost in the words of James, becoming hypocritical and self-righteous in their obedience, falling into greater darkness than light. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The sincere seeker can move from works to grace by repenting and seeing the true light of God, which always teaches salvation is a free gift to those who turn to God and live. If the born again process is taught correctly from the very beginning, a person can receive the free gift of eternal life as a selfish human being and then move into the water of self-discipline with greater hope and joy, having an attitude of faith and gratitude for Jesus.

    Nevertheless, even though this is true, many are NOT going to believe in the grace of God. They will assume it is a lie. “It’s not fair,” they moan. “Our works play a vital role in our salvation!” These people will selfishly pursue heaven by good works, to consume presumed heavenly rewards upon their own lusts. Such people are usually unthankful and never have enough. These souls need Paul’s teaching more than anyone else. They need to discard the false notion that our obedience saves us, relax, and find the grace and mercy of Jesus. Gratitude will replace unthankfulness.

    Peter understood both James and Paul clearly and appealed to both audiences in his epistle to the Church. He appealed to those with less light, who are lazy and think self-discipline and water repentance is not necessary, warning them that they must be "diligent", and that it is possible to lose what we have received by being led away into darkness. However, Peter also appealed to those who were sanctified through Paul's teachings, confirming that his wisdom was from God and counseling the saints to "grow in grace". Thus, those who believed the teachings of Paul also would readily relate to his words.

    So the answer to grace and works is the teachings of James and Paul are both correct, depending on the spiritual level the individual is at the time they hear the words. The usual problem with the debate of grace and works is that it never considers individual needs and levels of light but makes the broad assumption that everyone is at the same level or that God speaks to everyone the same way. That assumption is absolutely false, and when cleared away, Paul and James both make PERFECT sense.

    It is for this reason, much discussion takes place between Christians and Mormons but little is resolved. Incorrect assumptions are made from the beginning of the discussion. Neither have understood the total picture and both get caught in debates about works and grace that are a waste of time. Although those who understand grace know that true faith brings eternal life as a gift, those who are at lesser levels of light never quite understand, but they actually need the words of James to repent and get them into the light. Since the Latter-day Saints continually pound on James to justify works and self-discipline, it actually demonstrates their lack of spiritual maturity and that they are still swimming in water baptism. As such, the Christians must recognize their situation and agree with Mormons who quote James—that self-discipline is important--and let the Latter-day Saints be where they are, until God moves them forward into pure grace. When ready, those who are prepared to understand the writings of Paul, will move into to the light of grace and become saved. The best thing anyone can do is pray that the LDS Church “grow up”. True, the Nephilim have taught a gospel that keeps the LDS level of light pounding on the James piano keyboard, and a person must eventually discard the false priesthood notion of “eternal progression” before Paul can be understood completely. But in the meantime, I argue that self-discipline is truly better than NO DISCIPLINE. So the Mormons are right. Water-repentance is better than the hypocrisy of confessing Jesus one day, and then turning around and fornicating the next because the Christian has not been taught the importance of water baptism! Water repentance includes not smoking and drinking. Water repentance is the truth the Mormons stand on, and it is Biblical and valid, and the Christians should stop arguing against it. On the other hand, the Mormons need to open their minds and get out of the baptismal font and into the blood of Jesus.

    We Are Unique

    In conclusion, what is causing the disagreement over grace and works? Each person is at a different level of light, seeing just one or two keys of the born again process, and thus, each is assuming someone with a different perspective is wrong, when they really are not.

    If we try to work on semantics and explain: “Well, James really meant that our works flow from out belief, etc. etc.”, which is true, we are really never going to communicate with each other. It’s only a part of the whole picture. James was intended for those who falsely believe that “lip confessions” save us by grace. And although the true Christian doesn’t believe that either, hypocritical Christians surely do. Unfortunately, most of the LDS Church thinks that this is what Christians really believe—that grace and sin can sleep in the same bed. It is false, but until Mormons grow up and seek to really understand true Christian theology, they are going to pound on James and twist Paul’s words in error.

    I hope the truth finds its way eventually into the entire church of God. All the useless debates over grace and works can stop, for each person is different. That’s the truth. We can all love each other as God loves us. We can quit bickering over the differences in the Word. There are many different levels of light in the Word of God. All people are going to see differently depending on their level of spiritual maturity, and thank God the Bible is diverse enough that everyone can be fed at different levels. This applies to all different denominations, not just the Mormons. The question is not who is right and who is wrong, like Joseph Smith and many others presume. But the question should always be--what can I now learn from Lord Jesus Christ to move me into greater levels of light and truth? How can I better serve others? What keys of truth do I need at this point in my life? What do I need to repent of? And of course, reading the Bible will unlock the truth through Christ’s priesthood power for everyone!

    That is the grand secret of the priesthood: We are unique. The moment we start comparing our light to someone else, it is pride, and it will turn into darkness. Why don’t we believe God? He says turn to Him and live. Jesus Christ is our High Priest, not our Pastor, not the Bishop, not Joseph Smith, and not the living prophet. Jesus Christ gives out the saving keys of truth. No one has the responsibility of opening the prison doors, except Him.

    Unfortunately, some could be reading this book and absolutely misunderstand the light I’m sharing. In spite of my efforts to explain the Nephilim falsehoods, you may be so convinced of your level of light being the absolute truth, you’ll refuse to let God in and change you. So you may reject, twist, and misunderstand the Light I’m sharing. You may become upset, angry, and frustrated because I’m attacking the LDS religion where it hurts the most—the priesthood, the temple, and the false purpose of life. Therefore, reading this book can not provide what is truly needed. Jesus Christ must turn on the Light of God or we will never see eye-to-eye.

    Do you want the priesthood keys I’ve been writing about? Here’s how we receive them. We receive Jesus as our personal Savior:

      Our Heavenly Father, thank you for the free gift of eternal life. I know I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I am sorry for my past sins, and I ask You to forgive me, just as I also now forgive others who have offended me. I believe that Your Son Jesus died on the Cross for my sins and arose from the dead. I now open the door of my heart and invite You to come into my life. I realize that there is nothing I can do to earn Your righteousness, and so I place my complete trust in You alone for eternal life. I choose to follow You as my Lord. Please make me the person You want me to be. In Jesus’ Name.

    If we have said this prayer, then we can relax. Our salvation is sure. It is simple. The Bible promises Jesus will save us, and He will. We are conceived by the Word of God, and He will lead us through the remainder of the born again process. Let us be faithful and endure the birth contractions that will come in our lives, and God will move us through the birth canal and into the Light. May God grant us all the faith and patience we need to complete the born-again process and receive eternal life Jesus spoke of.

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