Spiritual Inbreeding will Cost You the Celestial Kingdom

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Thank you for watching.  If you read the Book of Mormon regularly, and if you focus on the scriptures presented here, and are free of prejudice, you WILL grasp the truth of what is being presented in this video.
If you do not read the Book of Mormon regularly, I invite you to first read the Book of Mormon four times, and come back to this video in one year.
Here we have a representation taken from Doctrine & Covenants, Section 76, which is a revelation given to Joseph Smith concerning the three degrees of glory.  We have the Celestial Kingdom, where God dwells, and the Terrestrial and Telestial Kingdoms.  As you know God does not dwell in these kingdoms; ONLY within the Celestial Kingdom.
I am going to quickly describe attributes of those in each of these three kingdoms.  We’ll start with the Celestial Kingdom.
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The Celestial Kingdom is for those who overcome (the world) by faith.
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This kingdom is for those who have received the testimony of Jesus, NOT just proclaim his name, call themselves Christian, or belong to a church with “Jesus” in the name.
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Finally, these have received and accept the fullness of the doctrines of Christ, meaning they hearken to the fullness of God’s laws in their entirety.  They both know them, accept them and live them.
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The Terrestrial Kingdom is for those who receive a testimony of Jesus afterwards, or after their life is over, but NOT in their probationary—or mortal life—state.
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Meaning, in THIS life, they did receive some of the testimony of Jesus, but did NOT receive, or accept, a fullness.
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Finally, and very pertinent to this presentation, the Terrestrial Kingdom is for those of God’s children who are honorable—who obey the commandments—but who are blinded, or tricked, by the craftiness of men—men who lull them into their own design, whether for money, or for power, or for the honor of the world, or for any other vain thing.
The key thing to know here is that the deceivers, or tricksters, are very few, and the masses are the ones being tricked.  Many of these are honorable in every way, yet fall for the con that (Terrestrial) man has presented.
Whereas the Celestial Kingdom is all about God, and those willing to diligently seek Him.  The Terrestrial Kingdom is all about men—men’s philosophies, men’s words, and men’s version of “salvation.”
We will not discuss the Telestial Kingdom much in this presentation because it is more cut and dry.
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This kingdom is for those who are thrust down to hell.
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For liars, whoremongers, and whosoever loves and makes a lie.
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And for those who suffer the vengeance of eternal fire.  This kingdom is really for another discussion.
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But basically, you can split the kingdoms up into the categories of God, Man, and Satan.  Let us elaborate on the Kingdom of God.  How can one be assured not to be tricked or deceived into following man?  In the Book of Mormon, the Lord gives us two analogies that serve as a type, or a way to NOT deviate from the Celestial Kingdom path.
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The first type is The Rod of Iron, taken from Lehi’s dream.  1st Nephi 8:30 reads:
“…behold, he (Lehi) saw other multitudes pressing forward; and they came and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press their way forward, continually holding fast to the rod of iron, until they came forth and fell down and partook of the fruit of the tree.”
Later, Nephi describes enlightening his brothers.
“And they said unto me: What meaneth the rod of iron which our father saw, that led to the tree?  And I said unto them that it was the word of God; and whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction.
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Then from Alma 37 we read:
“And now, my son, I have somewhat to say concerning the thing which our fathers call a ball, or director—or our fathers called it Liahona, which is, being interpreted, a compass; and the Lord prepared it… And behold, it was prepared to show unto our fathers the course which they should travel in the wilderness.  And it did work for them according to their faith in God; therefore, if they had faith to believe that God could cause that those spindles should point the way they should go, behold, it was done… day by day.”
“And now, my son, I would that ye should understand that these things are not without a shadow… For behold, it is as easy to give heed to the word of Christ, which will point to you a straight course to eternal bliss, as it was for our fathers to give heed to this compass, which would point unto them a straight course to the promised land.  And now I say, is there not a type in this thing?  For just as surely as this director did bring our fathers, by following its course, to the promised land, shall the words of Christ, if we follow their course, carry us beyond this vale of sorrow into a far better land of promise.”
From these scriptures, holding fast to the word of God (the scriptures), and following the course of the words of Christ (also, the scriptures) will carry oneself into the Promised Land, or, Celestial Kingdom.
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Let’s compare that to warnings in the scriptures to be wary of what man may offer.
In 2nd Nephi 27, it says:
Forasmuch as this people draw near unto me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their hearts far from me, and their fear towards me is taught by the precepts of men—Therefore, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, yea, a marvelous work and a wonder, for the wisdom of their wise and learned shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent shall be hid.”
Notice that these people who thoroughly believe in men’s portrayal of God have a genuine fear of God, but that fear is taught by men, or by men’s precepts.
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Then in 2nd Nephi 28 we read:
“Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.”
For men’s precepts to be given by the power of the Holy Ghost, they need to be rooted in scripture (as we have just learned), and should NOT come from trusting an individual, or individuals version of the doctrines of Salvation.
To show that the precepts of men are dominant, let’s turn to a brief prophecy given in D&C 45:
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“And when the times of the Gentiles is come in (that is, the times of Joseph Smith), a light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, and it shall be the fulness of my gospel; But they receive it not; for they perceive not the light, and they turn their hearts from me because of the precepts of men.  And in that generation shall the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”
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There is a final reference to Satan in his domain, but we are going to leave that for now, and focus on the words of God, versus the words of men.
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So the question is posed, “What is the word of God?”  or  “What are the words of Christ?”
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It consists of the scriptures—the writings of prophets, and the writings (or words) or prophets only.  It also includes:
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Writings of prophets that we don’t have, that we know exist.
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And then Moses 1 tells us that there is, in reality, no end to God’s words—that ALL the prophets have written scripture—and that what the world has is only a small subset of the overall record.  A good question can be posed here, “Why don’t we have all of it?”
Ether 4 answer that question, but the short-answer is, because of unbelief.  If and when you, individually, are ready for these records, what would hold the LORD back in giving these to you?
From Ether 4:
“Come unto me, O ye Gentiles, and I will show unto you the greater things, the knowledge which is hid up because of unbelief.
“Come unto me, O ye house of Israel, and it shall be made manifest unto you how great things the Father hath laid up for you, from the foundation of the world; and it hath not come unto you, because of unbelief.
“Behold, when ye shall rend that veil of unbelief which doth cause you to remain in your awful state of… hardness of heart, and blindness of mind, then shall the great and marvelous things which have been hid up from the foundation of the world from you… be made manifest…”
And so, now, what are the words of men?
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The word of God, or the words of Christ can be thoroughly trusted.  However, when reading or listening to the words of men, you are almost guaranteed to be tricked.  ESPECIALLY if you are not well-versed in the scriptures as to identify these falsehoods or half-truths.
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For the next part of the presentation, I’m going to continue focusing on the comparison between God and man.  Man’s words will be represented at the top, and God’s words will be represented at the bottom.
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However, to simplify the diagrams that will follow, instead of creating man as a stick figure person, he is just going to be one vertical stick.
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And God’s words will be a widened “V,” representing a book that is opened.
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So on the left you have men’s words, and on the right you have God’s words.  Notice that they are totally separate from each other, since the left side represents the Terrestrial Kingdom (Man’s Kingdom), and the right represents the Celestial Kingdom (or God’s Kingdom).
But let me caution you.
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Man’s words cannot mix with God’s words.  If so, it is unacceptable to God, and becomes ONLY man’s words, and not God’s.
Let me give you an example of man’s words in this quote:  “Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts … it is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.”
This phrase was written by man.  Many may think that this phrase is inspirational, and it may be at a Terrestrial order, but if it was important enough to God, it would be in the scriptures.
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And there’s literally thousands of quotes out there, as well as artwork, books, speeches, etc. that men and women draw “inspiration” from, that are not in the scriptures—many from LDS leaders, who in General Conference tend to speak their own pet phrase, rather than what is written in the scriptures.
Thus, I want to again send a strong caution to you in discerning what is of God, and what is of men.  When a person spends many hours of their day reading the words of an author who tinkers and tampers with the word of God, they are reading the philosophies of men mingled with scripture.  Isn’t God’s word enough?
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So in the confusion, what does one do?  What are the incentives of going to men’s wisdom?
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What are the incentives of going to God’s wisdom?
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Which way (right or left) is there a greater tendency to be tricked?
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I hope you are getting the message that there is a definitive distinction between man and God.  Rest assured, fellowship with God’s word is fellowship with God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost, independent and separate from man.
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But if that’s true, doesn’t it stand to reason that fellowship with Man’s word is fellowship with (Terrestrial) man, independent and separate from God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost?
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You could say that in this world there is a magnet of sorts, sucking us all into the philosophies of men.  The fact is that man is a social creature.  We want to trust others, we seek to observe the talents and capabilities of others, and to be inspired by these observations.  Very very few of us prefer the “wilderness” so to speak, or isolation.
Therefore it’s natural for us to want to make friends, and to be associated with religious and social groups, whose individual members think like we do.  We go to dinner with these people, we worship God with these people, we even like to compare ourselves with these people that we identify with.  Finally, we like to associate ourselves with the image the group represents, or portrays to outsiders.
Is there a spiritual danger in this?  Yes.  The danger can be the difference between arriving with God in the Celestial Kingdom, or falling short.
We are talking about fellowship.
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Is fellowship good?  Certainly.  How?
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Jesus said love one another.
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For success in a common goal, coordinated efforts is essential.
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It’s uplifting to interact with friends and acquaintances, as to look upon others’ light, and to shine our own light.
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It’s wonderful to support each other in hardships and overcoming difficulties, as to lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees.
But…
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There is a tendency to trust each other with our very souls, by trusting the “arm of flesh.”
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Especially our religious leader, valuing their insights above, or in the absence of knowing, insights from our Lord and Savior, as contained in the Holy Scriptures.  Let’s face it, man does a good job of mingling his words with the words of established prophets.
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John said, “…truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”
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In a church system that emphasizes the scriptures, a focus is put on the words of Moses, Jesus, Paul, and Joseph Smith, among other prophets.
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Those who would “fain claim” (Abr 1:27) to be a prophet would need to have their words and “prophecies” tested by the words of the ancient prophets in order to be reliable.
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Prayer, study and seeking the Holy Ghost without bias is essential; with the courage to ACT upon those promptings.
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In a church system where no one reads the scriptures, OR a greater emphasis is put on men’s words rather than the words of known ancient prophets, then friendship, comradery and fellowship are the (quote) “Liahona” of individuals of that church.  This creates spiritual inbreeding, where collectively their spiritual “blood” is polluted as an entire group, or “en-masse.”
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What is the solution?  “…the power of the Holy Ghost [is] the gift of God unto all those who diligently seek him…” This means to NOT be passive.  Diligently seeking God, does not mean diligently seeking man or his words for clarification, insight, and security.
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“…thus, none but the truly penitent are saved.”
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The following are FIVE Doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint that differ from that written in scripture
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In comparing man vs. God, it is important to know that God doesn’t change.  It is man who changes, always.  It is man who is frustrated.  It is man who seeks money, popularity, a 501(c)3 status, and to exercise unrighteous dominion.  God does not.  He is the same yesterday, today and forever, and in him there is no variableness, neither shadow of changing.
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Number 1:
Policies directed from leaders in Salt Lake City continue to change to coddle and embrace lifestyles of Babylon, including not punishing fornication nor sexual indiscretion of leaders, and allowing for homosexual tolerance.
This is a violation of Mosiah 26:29-36:
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“whosoever transgresseth against me (the LORD), him shall ye judge according to the sins which he has committed; and if he confess his sins before thee (Alma) and me, and repenteth in the sincerity of his heart, him shall ye forgive, and I will forgive him also… and whosoever will not repent of his sins the same shall not be numbered among my people;
“And it came to pass that Alma went and judged those that had been taken in iniquity, according to the word of the Lord.  And whosoever repented of their sins and did confess them, them he did number among the people of the church; And those that would not confess their sins and repent of their iniquity, the same were not numbered among the people of the church, and their names were blotted out.”
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Number 2:
Top leaders do not make public their “earnings” from church services, but it’s safe to say that hundreds of thousand of dollars per person are dished out, taken from Tithing funds—which funds are kept in-house, and not allocated to outsiders in need.
This is a violation of Mosiah 18:26-28, Alma 1:30:
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“And the priests (i.e. church authorities) were not to depend upon the people for their support; but for their labor they were to receive the grace of God, that they might wax strong in the Spirit, having the knowledge of God, that they might teach with power and authority from God… And thus they should impart of their substance of their own free will and good desires towards God… to every needy, naked soul.
“And thus, in their prosperous circumstances, they did not send away any who were naked, or that were hungry, or that were athirst, or that were sick, or that had not been nourished… whether out of the church or in the church, having no respect to persons as to those who stood in need.”
The philosophy “that every priest and teacher (i.e. General Authorities) ought to become popular; and they ought not to labor with their hands, but that they ought to be supported by the people” (i.e. made rich) is a philosophy of the false-religion of the Nehors in the Book of Mormon.
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Number 3:
Tithing is a true principle, but it is defined as a tenth of “interest annually” or “surplus property” NOT income (gross or net).  Thus, the law of tithing is to be applied to a tenth of surplus funds/property, AFTER all bills are paid, and needs are met.
That tithing should apply to your Gross or Net income is a violation of D&C 119:4-5:
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“…those who have thus been tithed shall pay one-tenth of all their interest annually; and this shall be a standing law unto them forever, for my holy priesthood, saith the Lord.
“Verily I say unto you, it shall come to pass that all those who gather unto the land of Zion shall be tithed of their surplus properties, and shall observe this law, or they shall not be found worthy to abide among you.”
Now let’s get into some doctrines in the Book of Mormon that the LDS Church does not teach, nor is written in any lesson-plan with leadership approval.
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Number 4:
The Church does not teach (anymore) that they are to recover the remnant of the house of Israel (Indians, Jews, ect.).  They believe they ARE Israel (being adopted in), although the adopter hasn’t been established.  The adopter is the house of Israel.  Jacob (in the Book of Mormon) asks the question, How can the Jews, who killed Christ, or who rejected the sure foundation, ever be restored (or can ever build upon Christ, that he may become the head of their corner)?
From Jacob 4:
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“Behold, my beloved brethren, I will unfold this mystery unto you…”
He then does, but the Church doesn’t teach it, and no one understands this mystery.  The Church will NEVER EVER preach Jacob 5 because its text witnesses against them, and their doctrine, and their Gentile ways—they being the wild olive branch mentioned in the allegory.
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Finally, number 5:
The Church does not teach (anymore) Jesus’ prophecy of 3rd Nephi, Chapters 16, 20, 21 and 22.  This prophecy he was commanded by the Father to give.  The Church (of Gentile lineage, NOT Indians, NOT Jews) doesn’t want to preach or hear that their own demise is certain, and that their day of grace is past, since they did not “repent and return” unto the LORD, and restore the remnant—which are the Indians for whom Jesus is speaking to.  This is to their everlasting shame.
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“And thus commandeth the Father that I should say unto you: At that day when the Gentiles (LDS) shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, and of secret abominations; and if they shall do all those things, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel (which has happened), behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fulness of my gospel from among them (they had a fullness, but have since rejected it).
“And then will I remember my covenant which I have made unto my people, O house of Israel, and I will bring my gospel unto them.  And I will show unto thee, O house of Israel (Indians), that the Gentiles shall not have power over you; but I will remember my covenant unto you, O house of Israel, and ye (the posterity of the people he is talking to) shall come unto the knowledge of the fulness of my gospel.  But if the Gentiles (LDS) will repent and return unto me, saith the Father, behold they shall be numbered among my people, O house of Israel.
“But if [not]… they shall be as salt that hath lost its savor, which is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of my people, O house of Israel.”
The word of the Lord will never return unto him void. (Isaiah 55:11)
It’s nothing new from the scriptures that men covet the birthright.  Today in the LDS Church you have just that—Gentiles usurping their authority, and declaring “We are Israel.”  That the Gentiles had an important work to do is evident, but their work remained unfinished, and thus the Lord himself—who is able to do his own work—WILL establish the original seed as his inheritors, and NOT usurpers, fain claimers, and those who abandoned their obligation.
Thank you for your consideration.  We invite you to diligently seek these things, as to be numbered among the house of Israel, with a desire to assist the holy seed in their restoration, as the rightful heir.
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Escaping the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Search of the Church of the Firstborn

(To all who read: this is my experience, and it happened at an instant suddenly.  Your personal journey may be different, or if you are, or were, not previously a member of the LDS church it may come differently.  I want you to know that you are not alone.  If you read the scriptures, many many stories of people who eventually see the entire plan laid out by God in the scriptures, endure certain trials seemingly alone.)
Written in April of 2015
“And all those who are begotten through me are partakers of the glory of the same, and are the church of the Firstborn” —D&C 93:22
From a materialistic standpoint, for the pure in heart there’s nothing to gain when one leaves the LDS church—quite the opposite.
Such was my experience in April of 2015.  I was 44 years old then and had been a member of the LDS church all my life; and nearly from baptism at 8 years old I had tucked away in my mind the oft-quoted remark, “the church is true, but the people aren’t.”  In every way conceivable I would defend the doctrines of the church and the voice of the brethren.  I would listen to LDS general authorities, and sometimes cry during their speeches.  Looking back, I did not read, nor take seriously, the words of the scriptures since I considered the voice of the church and the scriptures one in the same.
As one who has sought for truth for most of my life, I would venture this truism: One must come to understand the laws which govern a Telestial kingdom before one can understand those laws which govern a Terrestrial kingdom.  And one must come to understand the laws which govern a Terrestrial kingdom before one can venture to understand those laws which are Celestial.
As a proactive leader in the Independent American Party, I became increasingly aware of the laws which govern this earth—the Telestial kingdom.  My last four years (2011-2015) had been spent putting in about 30 hours/week as Chairman of this political organization.  I have written some 70 articles for posting on the Independent American Party’s website, and a book—That Ye May Marvel—which goes into great detail about the LDS church’s heritage of standing for freedom.
Yet I looked outward to my fellow Christians in the LDS church, and marveled; for politically they were no different than the rest of the world.  Yet I expected that, and it didn’t shake my testimony in the least, after all—the parable of the ten virgins “applies to the membership of the church,” of which many or most would not be found waiting with their lamp oil at the time of the wedding ceremony.  The church is true, the people aren’t…the church is true, the people aren’t, I’d continuously repeat to myself.
Neither was my testimony shaken in the least when the church began to take political stances I knew where wrong.  These include siding with the use of force for “rights of minority individuals”—which is really denying America’s founding principle of freedom of association, asking the poor in the church to go to government for help—which is socialism, and I had always been uncomfortable with the church’s stance on abortion—which doesn’t speak for the rights of the innocent in the womb in cases of rape and incest.
No, God has a reason! The church is true! I would find comfort in scriptures such as Luke 16:9 and D&C 82:22, “Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness…” why after all, the Lord works in mysterious ways.
The quote I once heard from a friend came from a general authority, “The church is changing (towards truth) but this worldwide ship cannot turn course on a dime.”
I can honestly testify in truth that NOTHING members or leaders in the church did phased my testimony in the least.  From my youth I had never considered the church as being anything other than true, and its authority completely valid!
In the last 5 years I’ve poured through the Book of Mormon—reading it four times a year.  In that time I recognized myself as a Gentile, and the “covenant people of the Lord” as the posterity of the people in the Book of Mormon—or primarily the ancient American Indians, for so said church leaders from the restored beginning through the prophet Joseph Smith—who was truly a chosen servant of God.
I have lived among the Navajo people for over seven years, and have come to realize that their destiny is great and marvelous.  As I’d pour through the pages of the Book of Mormon I’d know—by the power of the Holy Ghost—that the people I lived among were the very “children of the prophets” as Jesus called them.  Yet I would shut the Book and observe that the people I so admired, because of their destiny, were still far away from where they would be according to Jesus Christ himself (in 3 Nephi 16-21).
It was during this time I began to formulate in my mind the foundation of a book, which I’d later write and dedicate to all Native Americans—The Book of Mormon’s Art of War—for these were the people who would go among the Gentiles like a lion among a flock of sheep.
My years on the Navajo Nation reservation were also filled—of course—with church and temple attendance, yet this was another perplexity that I’d experience on an ongoing basis in my years on the rez—even as a member of the bishopric, faithful to my duties and callings.  In general, Navajo leaders where non-committal and lazy, who didn’t understand simple laws which govern the Telestial kingdom—let alone Celestial.  They would skip important leadership meetings often, and would not take scripture reading seriously.  I’d notice the sacrament—an important ordinance which should be prepared and administered with the utmost care—was always a mundane chore, with youth priesthood leaders almost never showing up to put the water in the cups, and bread on the trays.
In an era of being ward clerk, I began to know of—first hand—members attending the temple who weren’t paying tithing; and in an occasion or two they were drunk the week before.  Navajo leaders began to approve family gatherings in the church in which coffee was served.  In one particular instance, I knew of a member of the Branch Presidency keeping the Branch members’ tithing in his possession for four months, with it being highly suspicious that a portion of it was personally spent!  There was also an abuse of fast offering funds, and I began to hear of more serious stories from others—these were very real acts of offense towards God, some even sexual in nature, trivialized or overlooked.
Leadership on the Navajo Nation Reservation was almost strictly Navajo people, with an occasional Gentile person amidst them.  The “rule” in my seven years on the reservation was that a Navajo was always the top leader.  On one Sunday, the Stake President and his first counselor came to where I was attending church—at the Sawmill Branch, Arizona—and insisted that they had just come from the temple the day prior, and were fasting and praying about the identity of our next Branch President.  To my shock, amazement and mild horror, their selection was a Navajo man that hadn’t paid his tithing, and almost never came to church.  When asked for a sustaining vote of this person, I raised my hand (reluctantly), although there were in our group those who did not.  Why did I sustain him?  Because the church was true, and God works in mysterious ways. (Three months later this decision was reversed, and the Stake President admitted to my Gentile leader friend, who was offended by the choice, that it was wrong, and that my Gentile friend was right).
There was almost no Spirit in church meetings I attended on the Navajo Nation reservation, with rare exceptions being times of reflection with a friend one on one, where discussions were rooted in the Word of God.  Church teachers were constantly unprepared, leadership skipped meetings, or showed up suddenly and subtly expected to be revered and admired, yet weren’t full tithe payers, nor…really…leaders at all.  My Gentile friends and I grew frustrated.  We began to talk about all the ways things were messed up in the church locally, in the spirit of asking, “What is the solution?” I had always made myself available for home teaching, yet our visiting of other church members seemed to be the only visiting going on, as our home teaching percentage was perpetually near 0%—the same percentage we judged their scripture study to be.
(It should be mentioned that during my first 6.5 years spent on the Navajo Nation reservation, my wife and 5 children were living in Idaho.  In keeping a relationship with them, I would simply take off work to visit them for a week every four to six months.)
It was in 2012 that I—on a home teaching visit—came to the residence of the One Mighty and Strong (although I didn’t know it at the time).  My companion for the occasion—his son-in-law—had specifically warned me about him, telling me that he had some crazy notions, and… well… he was an apostate from the church—having been excommunicated.  I learned later that even the missionaries were told to stay away from this man, which shocked me.  I thought to myself, this guy must be completely full of darkness, or completely full of light.  My experience that day was spiritually mind-blowing!  His insight into political principles was correct, and he shed further light into politics as he expounded stories from his own personal experience.  In addition, he opened up the scriptures; I could sense he truly read and valued what the Word of God contained.
I went away from this man’s house concluding that he was the most intelligent, savvy and insightful Native American I’d ever come across, with no other person—Native American or non-Native American—in the same category.  I learned that this man had not been excommunicated, but rather left on his own accord, and for his own reasons—having asked his name to be removed from the records of the church.
The week before, I had come into the recently released stake president’s house to talk about the prophesied proper role righteous Native Americans would attain.  This visit to the former stake president was not a home teaching visit—it was a meeting specifically set up by me in an effort to kick-start the beginning of the destiny of Native American as political leaders—after all, this land was theirs, which meant that eventually the governing of this land, under God, belonged to them also.  The visit left me thoroughly empty, and continued my frustration.
But that was before I met this man.  In a land where nearly every Navajo I encountered was uninspired and asleep, I had finally found one who was thoroughly inspired and awake!  For my purposes, I was there to recruit a truth-bearing Navajo political leader—and being Mormon was not a prerequisite.  I had thought that if I could just inspire a few Native Americans as to the proper role of government, that would set the wheels in motion to fulfill prophecy in the Book of Mormon.  Again, in hindsight I realized that I was actually mirroring the thought process of the Romans, who believed that the Christ would present himself as a political deliverer, and not a spiritual one.
From a religious standpoint, I knew that this man was ex-Mormon, and it surprised me why he hadn’t continued going to church.  Didn’t he know the church was true but the people weren’t?  As it turned out, this man experienced in the heart of Mormon-land—Utah, Provo/Salt Lake City—what I had experienced on the Navajo Nation, but to a more amplified level—and knew of much more serious violations among high church leadership.  Notwithstanding, his (and my) reason for ultimately leaving the LDS church came down to the question of what is the doctrine of Christ as written in holy writ, and as interpreted by the spirit of prophecy and revelation?
He and a mutual friend (let’s name him Tom) talked to me much.  This Indian Prophet mentioned had, at the command of the Lord, written down dreams and revelations, and combined these in a book called The Book of the Remnant.  He also said that he was once interviewed to be a general authority—in the time Ezra Taft Benson was President of the church.  At that time listening to him speak, I “knew” Ezra Taft Benson was a prophet of God; thus with everything I was feeling positive about this man, he NOT knowing Ezra Taft Benson was a prophet was a deal-breaker for me.  When asked if Ezra Taft Benson was a prophet by Boyd K. Packer, he answered with the scriptures (as he always does), pointing out that a seer has the Urim and Thummim as expressed in Mosiah 8 and Ether 4, and that for a Gentile, his gift was NOT to see Christ nor hear his voice as expressed in 3 Nephi 15—which was evident in a prophet.
But that didn’t matter.  I was so into the proper role of government and the truths of the Telestial kingdom that that was all I needed to hear.  I left with the intent to never return for further discussion, and this despite this man giving me The Book of the Remnant to read.  I did not read it, and eventually gave it back.  Looking back, I was lost in a mad search of lesser truth, which blinded me of the greater truth—the greater light which was right in front of me.  However, I simply had not attained a level of recognizing it.  At the time, my stumbling block was recognizing scriptural truth versus LDS church truth; for most, I’ve noticed, it’s courage.
I didn’t return to this man’s house for nearly three years—three years of continued mundaneness in the LDS church.  The mundaneness didn’t matter to me at the time, my testimony was too strong in LDS doctrine to see my experiences as anything other than testimony-building.  I did receive a strong witness years earlier from the Holy Ghost that my experience on the Navajo Nation would lead to something very powerful—very spiritual!  I knew it!  I invited it!  But so far it had not arrived.  For the entire latter five years on the reservation I had repeatedly prayed to God, “Let me be used as an instrument in thy hands to bring this people to the doorsteps of their destiny,” and somehow, someway I knew this would happen—if I’d only just hang on a little longer.  Although I didn’t see my eventual path at that time, during quiet moments with LDS members I would openly speak highly of this man I had met—for he was the most inspired man I had known—bar none.  Although this man had dismissed my plan for him to be a powerful political leader—explaining that his path was another way—I remembered my visit with him, and knew of his powerful and valiant spirit.
Although my two previous books went virtually unread in the LDS and political community, I still believed at the time—from the Book of Mormon prophecies—that Native Americans would awake from their slumber—abandon the Republican and Democrat parties, and fulfill their destiny as rightful heirs of the land.  Thus I began to put together the foundation for a third book I’d write, entitled “Blossoming into Leaders: Teachings and Prophecies in the Book of Mormon.”  It would again be dedicated to the destiny of Native Americans.  A month later, in November of 2014, it was finished.  I began envisioning the contents of the book—rather the contents of the word of God which was in the book—being spread throughout the entire Navajo Nation.  I had decided, at the time, to make a second run at being elected to a state legislator position in Arizona (under the Independent American Party), and I would use this book as a tool to spread this message everywhere I went.
I began calling several of the Navajo Nation’s 110 chapter houses (community political centers) asking to be put on the monthly meeting agenda.  I would then take off work and drive countless hours to speak to a Navajo audience at these meetings—giving away my book to as many as wanted it, free of charge (with donations coming from my myself, my Dad, and another LDS & IAP member who lived in the Albuquerque area).
In late February of 2015 I had just come back into Fort Defiance from a long 3-hour Chapter House meeting in Tsaile, AZ in which I was last on the agenda.  On my way home the Spirit said to me, drop off two books at the house of this man.  I did so.  He was not there but Tom opened the door and accepted the books; I then departed.
This was the beginning of the scales of darkness falling from my eyes.  Two weeks later, Tom called wanting to talk with me.  My previous meeting with Tom was seeing him at a home-teaching visit with an acquaintance of ours, who was the Branch President of the Sawmill Branch.  Tom lived there at the time.
At this point, I was giving up on local leaders in the LDS church—but still not the church itself!  This same Branch President had recently emailed a friend of mine, an LDS Gentile leader in the Branch Presidency, wanting to have a meeting with him.  When my Gentile friend did not reply to his email within 24 hours, the Branch President proceeded to have the meeting, in which he dismissed my Gentile friend as one of his counselors on account of my friend’s disapproval of his newly selected second counselor—a Navajo person who didn’t pay tithing, supported the election of President Obama, and frequently didn’t attend meetings.
My Gentile friend was surprised, as I was, that a meeting that important wasn’t relayed to him in a phone call.  A month later this particular Gentile person—who had served the Navajo people with great diligence 20+ years, put his house up for sale, and six months later, moved away—likely never to return, primarily because of his collection of bad experiences in the church at the Window Rock Ward (in St. Michaels), the Sawmill Branch (Sawmill, AZ), and at the Stake level (Chinle, AZ).  He didn’t so much as receive a phone call from any LDS leader before he left; I took off work that day to help load the U-Haul truck.
It was at that time I left that particular Branch (I was Branch secretary, attending weekly Branch Presidency meetings) to attend a third church home, in Lupton, AZ—45 miles from where I lived.  I had previously asked leaders to assign me to the Sawmill branch from the St. Michaels (AZ) ward, since secretly I deemed the ward in St. Michaels totally uninspired and lacking in the Spirit.
Tom and I met at the hospital in the seating area on the second floor, late one evening.  He mentioned that the man I dropped my books off to had read my book that night, and then asked simply, “So what are you presenting to the chapter houses… I find it very interesting?”  Tom seemed sincere, and so I opened up a bit.  When it was Tom’s chance to talk he began speaking of lineage, and specifics of the house of Israel.  He also carried with him a book—The Book of the Remnant (2nd edition).  I became enthralled at his message, and the Book he carried with him seemed to literally glow.  I was drawn to it more than anything else.  Tom mentioned that the book cost nearly $60 to print.  It was the exact amount I had in the bank until payday, a week later.  As he spoke, I had mentally decided I would go in the next day, withdraw my $60, and purchase the book from this man (I was thrilled later to learn that for those who would read it, the Book was at no cost).
I always knew that there was something I didn’t understand about the house of Israel.  I wondered why the Gentiles were called Gentiles—why Christ referred to them as dogs—and why they were distinguished between “the covenant people of the Lord”— or children as Christ called them.  I knew that lineage was important since reciting lineage is throughout the scriptures, but I didn’t know why, after all aren’t all alike unto God?
Tom mentioned the “One Mighty and Strong,” and I asked him if he knew who this person was.  He said that he had an idea…  I asked, “Is it he?”  The question was not fishing, nor insincere.  I KNEW of this man’s spiritual prowess, and strong example—I had spoken highly of him since our first meeting nearly three years earlier, an experience I often rehearsed in my mind, wondering how a non-member could be so inspired when all around me the Navajo people were asleep (as per Romans 11).
Tom slowly nodded his head.  I felt a powerful light surge through my entire body.
From that time forward, I wondered at the thought that I possibly have been in the midst of this person, who’s mentioned many many times throughout the scriptures (i.e. deliverer, one mighty among them, and the BRANCH) all along and didn’t know it—a man that, I learned later, had read and studied the entire scriptures over 850 times in his 60 years of life, and was still going strong; a man who had been sent to prison wrongfully—like Joseph of Egypt—and yet while in prison had spiritual manifestations, and who, while in prison, had fasted regularly.
That next month was the most intense I’d ever experience in my nearly 45 years of living.  The scriptures say, “by their fruits, ye shall know them.” Since leaving the church, I’ve been shunned by friends and alienated, although subtly, by extended family—and live with threats of divorce from my wife weekly—who’s “coincidentally” part Navajo, but who grew up—for all intents and purposes—Gentile.
But my wife came to know the depth and thoroughness of my conversion.  She knew I would not depart from my newfound truth, just as she knows now.  My wife has spent many years raising children without me (we are 21 years married), and I can’t help but believe God will not abandon her determined efforts in righteousness—for she is of the first covenant!
Two central overwhelming conversions are capstones of my experience of April, 2015.  First, in a land (the Reservation) where the Spirit didn’t attend church meetings, where it was a constant struggle to feel the Spirit outside of reading the scriptures, the bar—which had been set so low—was now set extraordinarily high!  This Indian Prophet expects perfection in all he does.  He expects not only ample hours of scripture reading, he expects understanding the scriptures—he expects a total elimination of ALL distractions that would take one away from the scriptures and from what the Lord has on His agenda to accomplish.  For me this meant eliminating sumo wrestling and being involved in the Independent American Party.  My experience understanding and promoting laws of the Telestial kingdom fades out of view when set alongside the laws—and God’s soon-to-come agenda—of His Celestial kingdom.  I was being elevated and I knew I was being elevated—and I rejoiced in the wisdom and mystery of God—and continue to do so.
The second overwhelming feeling of conversion that took place was that I—now—have no disposition to do evil.  I have expressed this to friends and family, and yet receive ridicule for the sincere change of my heart—for I know the extent of my heart’s change.  It is very very real, and powerful to me.  Prior to this happening, I had read King Benjamin’s discourse some 70+ times, and had always wondered how a person gets to the point of having no disposition to do evil.  And now I was there!  My sins had been forgiven; I knew (and know) I have taken upon me the name of Christ, as did King Benjamin’s people.
In the story of Ammon converting King Lamoni and his household, the scriptures say that they all said the self-same thing, that their hearts had been changed, and that they had no more disposition for sin.  This is the way I felt.  I felt it so strong then, and I feel it now—to the point where if my family completely abandons me, if my wife decides to divorce me, if I am alienated by my children—I still leave with the experience of rejoicing!  For I know the truth of what the scriptures speak, and I will not anymore trust in the arm of flesh.  The future of God’s ministry belongs to the Remnant house of Israel, for so says the scriptures—these are the loathsome, degraded American Indians and other sons and daughters of the Children of Lehi—so said the prophet Joseph Smith, so said Orson Pratt, so says the Indian Prophet—and most importantly, so says the Holy Word of God.
In April of 2015, a great spiritual opportunity had presented itself.  As a human being, courage has never been my weakness, I desperately want truth and would climb Mt. Everest a thousand times to find it—for this life is the time for all of us to prepare to meet God.  At the same time, iniquity abounds, deceit is rampant, and few there be that find, and then walk in, the straight and narrow path.  Writing three books, spending endless hours promoting the Telestial kingdom, thousands of prayers, and a heart completely free of guile has brought me to this junction—and I will walk the road less traveled in full anticipation that at the end of my journey is my Savior, His true doctrine, and His work and glory.
Since my spiritual change, a friend called me up on the phone and said the same thing another friend of mine told me on the phone two weeks earlier—that in time I would have nothing, my wife would leave, my job prospects would fall apart—in short God would abandon me, just as I have abandoned him.  Since April, 2015 my family has moved down with me (to Farmington, NM) after many years of praying for this to happen, I have received a raise at my current employment, and my new work hours allow me to be home much more than anticipated.  I am constantly in the companionship of the Holy Ghost, sometimes to an overwhelming level.  I have also learned much from the Book of the Remnant (3rd edition).
I have a special relationship, and even I would call friendship with the Holy Ghost.
I love the work I am doing.  I am a witness to truth, which has ever been the intent for which God has put me on the earth.  I am not perfect; however, I envision the glory—even the marvelous work and wonder—God will perform in the near future.  It is the privilege of my life to be a part of this work.  The road ahead may not be easy, but it is a road paved with gold, by the author of the path—even God the eternal Father—and I’m only looking forward evermore.
Of course, you can either believe this experience of mine, or disbelieve it, but God will hold you accountable to this story one day, and you and I will face each other in another realm, and you will know that the experience I’ve related is true, and that I’ve been commanded to write it, notwithstanding my weaknesses.  For the Lord God is my witness to it.
May the work go forward, and may the truth continue to cut its own way.  Amen.
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Tithing: 7 Myths Corrected

As a reminder, God and his son Jesus Christ are the same yesterday, today, and forever, and in him there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (See Hebrews 13:8, D&C 35:1)

Myth

Doctrine of Christ

Paying tithing is optional.
Paying tithing is a commandment of God (Malachi 3:8-10, 3rd Nephi 24:8-9, D&C 119:1-5)
Tithing consists of one-tenth of a person’s annual (gross) income.
Tithing consists of one-tenth of a person’s interest annually, not income annually (D&C 119:4) or, said another way, increase of abundance, and can be in the form of seed, corn, wine, oil, herds, flocks, or money (Deut. 14:22-29).
Fast Offerings are a law in addition to the law of tithing.
Fast offerings don’t exist in the scriptures.  There is only tithing (required) and additional offerings (voluntary), until one is bound under covenant to the law of consecration, and enters into the United Order (see story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5).
It is appropriate for tithing proceeds (including money that originated from tithing funds) to be invested in companies such as Facebook, be given away as athletic scholarships, be paid to VIP speakers during important events, and for the salaries of high leaders in the church.
Tithing monies are ONLY to be spent to ensure that food and the substance to maintain life is available to those who stand in true need.  Additionally, tithing may go towards building a temple unto the LORD. (See Deut 14, D&C 119, Malachi 3).  There is NO other authorized use of tithing.
Tithing is only to be spent on individuals that are a part of that particular church that collects it.
Duet. 26:12-13 states that tithing is to be, “given unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates.”  Moreover, these monies should be “liberal to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, whether out of the church or in the church, having no respect to persons as to those… in need.” (Alma 1:30)
“Need” in terms of possessions, money, and material goods varies from person to person.
From the scriptures, “it is not given that one man should possess that which is above another, wherefore the world lieth in sin.” (D&C 49:20)
“But wo unto the rich, who are rich as to the things of the world [i.e. material possessions]. For because they are rich they despise the poor, and they persecute the meek, and their hearts are upon their treasures; wherefore, their treasure is their god. And behold, their treasure shall perish with them also. (2nd Nephi 9:30)
Keeping your wealth may be a law of the telestial kingdom (i.e. the world in which we live), but it is contrary to the laws of the Celestial Kingdom.
The Law of Tithing is to be practiced by a person until that person is asked to live the Law of Consecration.
The LORD favors those who are not asked to live the Law of Consecration, but live in anyway.  For “he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward.” (see D&C 58:26-27)

The Remnant of Joseph cautions you on who you give your tithing to.  It would be better for YOU to decide who to benefit, as you prayerfully petition the Lord in all honesty, than to blindly give it to a church or organization that doesn’t obey the doctrine of Christ.

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Would it be better for you not to have been born?

Yes, we know that Lord prescribes death for pedophiles and murders (Matt 18:6, Alma 1:13-14), but for the segment of population who simply will not accept and follow the Lord’s true servants, Nephi says…
…wo be unto him that will not hearken unto the words of Jesus, and also to them whom he hath chosen [One Mighty & Strong, Indian Prophet] and sent among them; for whoso receiveth not the words of Jesus [Book of the Remnant] and the words of those whom he hath sent receiveth not him; and therefore he will not receive them at the last day; And it would be better for them if they had not been born.         — 3rd Nephi 28:34-35
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Stick of Judah, Stick of Ephraim… Stick of Manasseh

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From Chronicles 5:2, we know that the genealogy of the birthright tribe of Joseph is not to be reckoned in the Bible (aka “stick of Judah”).  The following is taken from the Introduction to the Book of Mormon used by the Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites, not LDS):
What is the Book of Mormon?  Whence its origin?  What its purpose? are questions often asked and variously answered, without much regard to truth by the many who make the answers.  In answer to these questions, we remark that The Book of Mormon purports to be a part of the great things of God’s law to Ephraim…
“Who is Ephraim?  Where is his land?  Let the Bible answer.  By reading the 48th chapter of Genesis, you will find that Jacob, a prophet of the Living God, just before his death, blessed his son Joseph in the land of Egypt, and pronounced a peculiar blessing upon his two grandsons, Manasseh and Ephraim…  In this blessing, God through his prophet Jacob, enters into a very peculiar covenant with these lads, as you will find by reading the 19th verse: “And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he [Manasseh] also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.”
“[But] ‘Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.  I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.’ (Hosea 8:11-12)  [Additionally] from Hosea 9th chapter, commencing at the 11th verse, we find that Ephraim has apostatized from God, and that God has cast them away because they would not hearken unto Him, and that He has cursed them with the barren womb and dry breasts, and made them wanderers among the nations. Or, in short, they having joined themselves unto idols, God has left them, and they have dwindled down to these wild, roving Indian tribes; grieved, shot at, and hated, as Jacob and Hosea have both predicted.  Now the question arises, What has become of the great things of God’s law that was written to Ephraim? Is it lost, forever lost?
“From Ezekiel 37: ‘The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions; And join them one to another into one stick, and they shall become one in thine hand. And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these? Say unto them, thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.'”

Joseph Smith declared that the stick of Ephraim is the Book of Mormon (see D&C 27:5).  Ten tribes are lost, and undoubtedly have maintained their prophetic records.  But the question must be asked, where is the stick of Manasseh?  Is IT important too?  And with what has been said above in the introduction to the Book of Mormon by the Church of Jesus Christ, Ephraim has lost his birthright?  Wouldn’t that make the stick of Manasseh—the newest birthright tribe—THAT much more important to discover and read?
If you don’t have the stick of Manasseh, there’s a reason.

“Come unto me, O ye Gentiles, and I will show unto you the greater things, the knowledge which is hid up because of unbelief.” (Ether 4:13-15)

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Identifying the latter-day Remnant

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“Even as this remnant of garment of my son hath been preserved, so shall a remnant of the seed of my son be preserved by the hand of God, and be taken unto himself, while the remainder of the seed of Joseph shall perish, even as the remnant of his garment.”

—Jacob, Father of the Twelve Tribes of Israel     (Alma 46:24)

What you may know

What you may NOT know

The Remnant will emerge in the Last Days, and be recovered. (Jacob 6, 2nd Nephi 27:26)
The “Remnant” are not Gentiles (i.e. from European ancestry), but the seed of Abraham.  These are—specifically—Native Americans, the blood of Israel. (3rd Nephi 21:4-5, 2nd Nephi 4:7)
The “stick” of Judah is the Bible, and the “stick” of Joseph is the Book of Mormon. (Ezekiel 37)
The Book of the Remnant is the stick of Joseph as well, and clarifies that which is written in the Book of Mormon.  The BOM is the stick of Joseph’s son Ephraim.  The Book of the Remnant & the Plates of Brass are among the stick of Joseph’s son Manasseh. (D&C 27:5, Alma 37, Ether 4, Book of the Remnant)
The Gentiles in Joseph Smith’s time was given a mandate to recover the seed of Lehi, that the adopter would be established. (D&C 14:10, D&C 39:11)
These same Gentiles failed, and their time is past.  The “fullness of the Gentiles” is over, and the times of Israel are upon us again. (D&C 45:28-30, 2nd Nephi 28:32, Jacob 5)
The LORD will remember his covenant which he has made with the house of Israel. (3rd Nephi 16, 2nd Nephi 6:14)
The house of Israel (aka, “adopter”) consists of Jews, Native Americans, and the 10 lost tribes.  Gentiles are not of the house of Israel.  If the adopter isn’t established, no one can be adopted in by baptism. (2nd Nephi 29:5, 1st Nephi 14:2, 12)
The Promised Land mentioned in the Book of Mormon is America. (Ether 2)
The Promised Land will have no kings, and will be set up as a free country.  This only applies to the USA, not Central or S. America. (Ether 2:12)
The Native Americans will rise, and blossom. (D&C 49:24)
There are two “blossoming” periods: The seed of Nephi (Manasseh, the “remnant within a remnant”), and the seed of Laman and Lemuel (Ephraim). The first blossoming (Manasseh) is taking place now, as the birthright tribe.  The second will take place after the New Jerusalem is established, and will be much larger.  (2nd Nephi 29:2, 3rd Nephi 21—First part of chapter speaks of Manasseh, the latter of Ephraim, beginning with vs. 28)
Of the twelve tribes of Israel, Joseph has the birthright. (1st Chronicles 5:1-2)
Among Joseph’s two children, Ephraim lost his birthright to Manasseh, just as Laman & Lemuel lost their birthright to Nephi. (Hosea 8, especially verses 11 & 12, and Hosea 9, beginning in verse 11; Isaiah 28, 29, “drunkards of Ephraim”)
The Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price are scripture.
Scripture consists of God’s words which extend beyond these four books, yet is only revealed to those who believe and except what they already have.  Indeed, there is no end to His words (Moses 1:38).  “Come unto me, O ye Gentiles, and I will show unto you the greater things, the knowledge which is hid up because of unbelief.” (Ether 4:13-15)
The Native Americans are to build the New Jerusalem. (Ether 13, 3rd Nephi 20-21)
The adopted Gentiles are to assist only. (3 Nephi 21:23-24)
Gentiles who have not been adopted into the house of Israel, have no priesthood.
Native Americans have the priesthood already, to be enlivened in them through their own righteousness. (Abraham 2, D&C 107:40)
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