Some Quotes from Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith had stated many heretical quotes, and here are a few of them;

1. Smith stated there are many gods:
“Hence, the doctrine of a plurality of Gods is as prominent in the Bible as any other doctrine. It is all over the face of the Bible . . . Paul says there are Gods many and Lords many . . . but to us there is but one God–that is pertaining to us; and he is in all and through all,” (History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 474). “In the beginning, the head of the Gods called a council of the Gods; and they came together and concocted a plan to create the world and people it,” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 5).

2. Smith stated that God was once a man:
“God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted Man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens . . . I say, if you were to see him today, you would see him like a man in form–like yourselves, in all the person, image, and very form as a man . . . it is necessary that we should understand the character and being of God, and how he came to be so; for I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity, I will refute that idea, and will take away and do away the veil, so that you may see . . . and that he was once a man like us; yea, that God himself the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth the same as Jesus Christ himself did.” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 3).

3. Joseph Smith boasted that he did more than Jesus to keep a church together:
“God is in the still small voice. In all these affidavits, indictments, it is all of the devil–all corruption. Come on! ye prosecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on the top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him, but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet . . . ” (History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 408-409).

4. Joseph Smith stated that the Book of Mormon was more correct than the Bible.
“I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book,” (History of the Church, vol. 4, p. 461).

5. Joseph Smith stated that there are men living on the moon:
“The inhabitants of the moon are more of a uniform size than the inhabitants of the earth, being about 6 feet in height. They dress very much like the Quaker style and are quite general in style or the one fashion of dress. They live to be very old; coming generally, near a thousand years. This is the description of them as given by Joseph the Seer, and he could ‘See’ whatever he asked the Father in the name of Jesus to see”

Please pray for the followers of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. The Cult following of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is leading people to hell. The Book of Mormon has undergone almost 4000 changes in its history. Joseph Smith said that the Book of Mormon was “translated by the hand of God”, so why would changes be necessary? Why would anyone believe in this heretical book, and the words of Joseph Smith?

God Bless
Brian Mason

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How Should a Christian respond to Pokemon?

Another fantastic article on Pokemon.

Is Pokemon Safe for Christian Kids?

From a Christian Perspective. Any thoughts?

God Bless

Brian Mason

Mindfulness Teaching In Schools; What is it? And Why Is It Happening?

This comes directly from the website http://mindfulnessinschools.org:

“A brief history of mindfulness

Mindfulness is said to have originated in Buddhist thinking and meditation practice over two and a half thousand years ago. Its original purpose was to address and relieve self-induced suffering caused by the dysfunctional ways people habitually tend to respond to their experience.

Over the last 30 years, mindfulness has become secularized and simplified to suit a Western context. In the 1970’s anecdotal and research findings of the ability of meditation to reduce unhealthy psychological symptoms triggered interest in mindfulness as a healthcare intervention. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Medical Center at the University of Massachusetts introduced the first eight week structured mindfulness skills training programme which gave considerable psychological, and some physical, relief, to patients experiencing intractable severe pain and distress from a wide range of chronic physical health conditions.

Since then mindfulness interventions and research have proliferated across the world, and the emerging evidence base suggests that mindfulness has a wide range of potential applications.”

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Buddhism dressed up in a slightly different package. This should come as an outrage to Christians! The secular school (brainwashing) system has forbidden prayer and bibles in the classroom and now teach Buddhism! This is Satanic and should NOT be practiced by anyone especially Christians. This is being taught along with Yoga.

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ reports: “The last decade has seen a huge spike in secular applications of mindfulness, the practice of focusing our attention on our thoughts, feelings, and the environment in the present moment. While the first wave of mindfulness-based programs was for adults, more recent efforts have targeted the well-being of children and adolescents; as a result, mindfulness programs in schools are becoming more and more widespread.”

This is a serious problem Christian. We must fight this satanic practice now!

Deuteronomy 18:9-11 (NIV)

Occult Practices
9 When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Centering Prayer: What Is It? Is It Dangerous?

A term and action is being pushed by the emergent church called “Centering Prayer” or also known by a few other monikers such as “Contemplative Prayer.” and a few more.

This is practiced by “emptying the mind” and “stillness”, and in many cases repeating something to feel God’s presence. It is based on occult and eastern religious practices. Emptying the mind is NOT Christian as it opens up the Christian to demonic influences.

Contemplateiveoutreach.org recommends the following four guidelines (steps):

1.Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.

2.Sitting comfortably and with eyes closed, settle briefly and silently introduce the sacred word as the symbol of your consent to God’s presence and action within.

3.When engaged with your thoughts, return ever-so-gently to the sacred word.

4.At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence with eyes closed for a couple of minutes.

These steps reek of occultism.

Romans 12:2- 1-2 (NASB) clearly contradicts the centering prayer practice…

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

We as Christians are to seek God, but not by vain repetitious prayer! We must seek God with an active mind. Stay away from this practice that is occult in origin.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Is Freemasonry A Religion?

I was sitting across the restaurant from someone that claimed to be a Freemason with a voice that carried, and he was explaining to people with him about how the “Mason’s” were not a religion, but then in the same breath he started talking down other beliefs and religions. At that point. I thanked the Holy Spirit for letting me in on his position and do some research on this subject. I can now see why he was talking down Christianity! I now wonder why he was so brash about the “secret society” called Freemasonry?

As for him stating the Freemasonry is NOT a religion I would have liked to ask him now about the rituals that the Freemason’s perform? I would have especially liked to ask him about the “Black Communion” of Maundy Thursday: chant wordsThis ceremony allows the Masons to blaspheme the Lord. They make a hideous evil, black mockery of His pure and redemptive death, and the Lord’s will that we take communion “in remembrance ofchant words calling Jesus is merely an “apostle of mankind” and who was neither inspired nor divine!

Hmm, this is sounding very much like Satanism isn’t it?

More views of Jesus in Freemasonry: Jesus was just a man. He was one of the “exemplars,” one of the greatest men of the past, but was not divine! He was simply a Philosopher His life was no different than that of Krishna, the Hindu, sun god. He was not the Son of God.

They (the Mason’s) have their plan of redemption!

Redemption is only a matter of self-improvement, and good works, which includes obedience to the Mason’s obligation and following the higher Masonic authorities. This is only a “matter of enlightenment”! Come on now!

Check out some of their writing’s on “good works”…

V “…salvation by faith and the vicarious atonement were not taught as now interpreted, by Jesus, nor are these doctrines taught in the esoteric scriptures. They are later and ignorant perversions of the original doctrines.” (J.D.Buck, “Mystic Masonry,” p.57)

v “By the lambskin the Mason is reminded of that purity of life and rectitude of conduct which are so essentially necessary to his gaining admission into the Celestial Lodge above, where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides.” (Albert Mackey, “Encyclopedia of Freemasonry,” “Apron”)

V “…and in Thy favor, may we be received into Thine everlasting kingdom, to enjoy, in union with the souls of our departed friends, the just reward of a pious and virtuous life. Amen. So mote it be.” (“Texas Monitor,” Masonic Burial Service, p.10)

v “If we with suitable true devotion maintain our Masonic profession, our faith will become a beam of light and bring us to those blessed mansions where we shall be eternally happy with God, the Great Architect of the Universe.” (Daniel Sickles, “Ahimon Rezon or Freemason’s Guide,” p.79)

The Masonic apron, which is worn at ceremonies, funerals, etc., measures approximately 14 inches wide, by 12 inches deep. It is white (emblematic of innocence and purity) and is made of lamb’s skin, which also represents innocence (Mackey, p. 302). Upon receiving the apron, Masons are told:
“If you wear it without soil or blemish, you will be received at the pearly gates of heaven, and there be presented with the pure white robe of righteousness, which will glisten in brightness, increasing in glory even unto the perfect day” (Tennessee Craftsman, p. 60).

Make up your mind about Freemasonry. I implore you to do your research on this secret society. In the words of Albert Pike: v “The literal meaning (of the Bible) is for the vulgar only.” (Albert Pike, “Digest of Morals and Dogma,” p.166)

We must follow the Word of God. The Word of God is neither vulgar nor in error. Satan believes in God, and he trembles at His Word!

Romans 16: 20:
20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Do Buddhist’s Worship Buddha?

Many times in my conversations with Buddhist’s they will make statements such as “I don’t worship Buddha”. Or just recently I received this response from a Buddhist: “In buddhism there is no worship, the Dalai Lama kicked out a lot of monk that were worshiping a protector of the dharma, in Asia having a statue or picture of someone and bowing to it or even talking to it is a mean of respect not worshipping, worshipping would be offering yoursefl to someone else.”

Despite many Buddhist websites that actually state they DO worship Buddha, aka also known as Siddhārtha Gautama Shakyamuni, I still get the fringe element or in most cases the Buddhist follower simply does not understand the Buddhist teachings or want to.

To get to the crux of the matter, what is worship?

A dictionary.com definition is as such:

Wor•ship
noun
1. reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage,or to any object regarded as sacred.
2.formal or ceremonious rendering of such honor and homage:They attended worship this morning.
3.adoring reverence or regard: excessive worship of business success.
4.the object of adoring reverence or regard.
5.( initial capital letter ) British . a title of honor used in addressing or mentioning certain magistrates and others of high rank or station (usually preceded by Your, His, or Her ).

So why all the photos of Buddhist’s bowing down to their statues and icons of Buddha? They are worshiping a statue, plainly idol worship! How is bowing down to a statue anything less that idolatry? Buddha is dead. Talking to a statue if not worship would be a sign of severe dysfunction of the brain a real disconnect with reality.

The Apostle Paul said in Romans 1: 24-25:

“Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”

Please pray that the Holy Spirit brings the knowledge of this false teaching and idolatry.

1 Corinthians 10: 4

“Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.”

Jesus = Still Alive, Buddha = Dead!

John 14: 6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 

God Bless

Brian Mason

The Dangers Of Shamanism

This article is about the dangers of the modern New Age practices. This has captured the hearts and souls of its practitioners. Listed in this section are the leading practices and some of its consequences. The New Age is a huge market in the western world mostly in the form of best-selling books and being promoted on highly rated talk shows as something that is for your well-being, well maybe not;

“There are four ways to use shamanic power—for healing, for manipulation, for acquisition and malevolent action…. Manipulatory shamanism is [sic] to do with manipulating the environment for personal gain and without regard for the consequences. Malicious shamanism is tied up with intentionally causing injury, illness or death and can be applied to people, places, and the environment.”
Frazier, “Shamanic Survival Skills,” p. 37.

Does this sound like something that is beneficial? This is purely Satanic in nature and highly egocentric!

“In other words, the shaman is one who acquires knowledge of both good and evil spirits, often attempting either to use both or to bring both into “harmony” Albert Villoldo, “A Journey of Initiation of Don Edwardo Calderon,” Shaman’s Drum, Fall 1985, p. 20.

Sexual perversion is associated with certain shamanistic practices as well. Many shamans become homosexual, androgynous under the direction of their “spirit guides,” sometimes leading to suicide!

“The dissolution of contraries—life and death, light and dark, male and female—and reconstitution of the fractured forms is one of the most consistent impulses in the initiation and transformation process as experienced by the shaman…. During mysteries of initiation such as those of shamanic election, androgyny can appear at two very significant moments in this sacred continuum: at its inception and its termination. Among Siberian peoples, androgynous shamans seem to be unusually prevalent. … The spirit ally, or ke’let, demands that the young man becomes a “soft man being.” Many instances of suicide among young shamans occurred as a result of their refusal to meet this requirement. Nonetheless, most neophytes complied in spite of their profound social and psychological ambivalence. The transformation process is heralded by the spirits guiding the young man to braid his hair like a woman’s. Next, the spirits, through dreams, prescribe women’s clothing for the young man.The third stage of this initiation entails a total feminization of the male shaman. The youth who is undergoing the process relinquishes his past male behaviors and activities and adopts the female role. His spirits are guiding and teaching him the woman’s way. His mode of speech changes as well as his behavior, and on certain occasions, so does his body. Even his physical character changes. Generally speaking, he becomes a woman with the appearance of a man. The “soft man” comes to experience himself sexually as a female. With the help of his spirit allies, he can attract the attention of eligible men, one of whom he chooses to be his husband. The two marry and live as a man and wife, often until death, performing their appropriate social and sexual roles.” Halifax, Shamanic Voices, pp. 23-24.

Demonic possession of shamans can lead to horrible experiences;

“The initial experience of possession, particularly, is often a disturbing, even traumatic experience. Where the successor shows reluctance in assuming his heavy duties, the spirits remind him forcefully of his obligations by badgering him with trials and tribulations until he acknowledges defeat and accepts their insistent prodding.” Lewis, Ecstatic Religion, p. 66.

As you can see, the practice of shamanism is a highly dangerous and immoral practice. Perversion, self-gain and manipulation using the spirit world all wrapped up in a box that looks very enlightening to the unsuspecting person looking for “ higher meaning”!
I will turn to the Holy Bible now and see what it reads on such divination and sorcery;

Leviticus 19: 26, 26 “‘Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it.
“‘Do not practice divination or seek omens.

Deuteronomy 18: 10-13 10 Let no one is found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. 13 You must be blameless before the Lord your God.

It is evident not only by common sense that such divination is evil, God is giving a stern warning not to become enamored with such practices, let alone become ensnared in shamanism. We as Christians must pray for those souls that enter into such a demonic system.

God Bless

Brian Mason

The Problem With The Eucharist And The True Gospel For The Catholic Church

The Gospel of Jesus Christ codified:

1 Cor. 15: 1-4
1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you unless you believed in vain.
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

How come the Roman Catholic’s add works to create their own Gospel?
Read Galatians 5: 3-4
3 And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law. 4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

Read Romans 4: 1-5

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.” 4 Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. 5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,

The Roman Catholic will find these scriptures cumbersome.

Another problem is that the RCC teaches that the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist is the actual body and flesh of Jesus…aka transubstantiation. A big problem when it comes to Bible scripture, Read Leviticus 17: 14:

14 “For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, ‘You are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.’

The significance you ask? How can the Eucharist be the body of Christ? Well, when Jesus spoke his words at the last supper the New Covenant was NOT in effect until Jesus died! Read Hebrews 9: 15-16

15 For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. 16 For where a covenant is, there must of necessity be the death of the one who made it.

They were still under the Old Covenant Law. So refer to Lev 17: 14 where it states “‘You are not to eat the blood of any flesh”. How could Jesus have been turning the bread and wine into literal flesh and blood? It would be a direct violation of the Old Testament covenant!

Furthermore, in the Jerusalem Council, there was also a forbiddance of drinking of blood.

Acts 15: 19-20 19 Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, 20 but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood.

This was AFTER the New Covenant was established!

Please PRAY for the Roman Catholic Pope followers. They have a different Gospel than the Christian Gospel.

Again here is the true Gospel of Jesus:

1 Cor. 15: 1-4
1Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you unless you believed in vain.
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

God Bless

Brian Mason

“Passover” What Is It?

The term “Passover” comes from the Hebrew “pasch” and translated into English it means “to pass over”.
So what is the story behind Passover?

The Egyptians had enslaved the Jews and Moses was raised up by the Lord to be the Jews “deliverer”. Moses had announced to Pharaoh that plagues would come over the Egyptian people if God’s people were not freed. Pharaoh refused and so the plagues walloped Egypt.

Because the Jews were inside Egypt, they too would be subjected to the plagues onslaught. The Lord though, would provide a guard against the plagues for the Jewish people. This protection was put in place by taking the blood of a lamb and applying it to all doorposts of their homes. Thus the Lord would “pass over” them and the firstborn male of the house would be spared (the last of the plagues killed the firstborn male of all who lived in Egypt).

Read Exodus 12:12-13:

12 “I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night and strike every firstborn male in the land of Egypt, both man and beast. I am Yahweh; I will execute judgments against all the gods of Egypt. 13 The blood on the houses where you are staying will be a distinguishing mark for you; when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No plague will be among you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

The blood of the lamb was obviously the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Thus God’s judgment was not delivered to those who were under the blood of the lamb.

God Bless

Brian Mason