Monday, July 22, 2013

Mormonism started by Familiar Spirits [ Demonism ]

A Voice from the Dust
67 Isaiah saw the coming forth of this record as the voice of one that has a familiar spirit whispering out of the dust:
67 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
67 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
67 And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.
67 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust. (Isaiah 29:1-4.)


Isaiah saw the downfall of Ariel, or Jerusalem, at a time far in the future, "add ye year to year." Then he seems to have been carried away in vision to witness a similar destruction of the cities of Joseph, "and it shall be unto me as Ariel." He describes how they would be besieged and forts would be raised against them. They would be brought down and would speak out of the ground. Their speech would be "low out of the dust"; their voice would be as one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground; and their speech would whisper out of the dust. Now, obviously, the only way a dead people could speak "out of the ground" or "low out of the dust" would be by the written word, and this the people did through the Book of Mormon. Truly it has a familiar spirit, for it contains the words of the prophets of the God of Israel.

These quotes come from Marvelous Work and Wonder Le Grande Richards Mormon so called Apostle 


Mormons also claim that Is. 29:1-4 predicts the coming forth of the B. of M. Apostle LeGrand Richards says of v. 4, "Obviously, the only way a dead people could speak 'out of the ground' or 'low out of the dust' would be by the written word, and this people did through the Book of Mormon. Truly it has a familiar spirit for it contains the words of the prophet of God of Israel" (M.W. &W., p. 69). There are 15 Old Testament references to "familiar spirits," and every one of them refer to mediums in witchcraft, including Is. 29:4 (Lev. 20:6; Duet. 18:10-12). If the LDS believe the B. of M. has a "familiar spirit," they are identifying it with witchcraft! But, this text is really talking about the destruction of Ariel or Jerusalem, not about the B. of M.


Mormons Giving Heed to a Familiar Spirit - Demonism "Does It Sound Familiar?
Mormons Claim that when we read the book of Mormon, we will recognize similar words, phrases and themes from the Bible. That really shouldn’t surprise us; over a dozen chapters from the Bible were lifted word for word from the King James Bible and inserted into the Book of Mormon. But Mormons still maintain that the familiarity one might feel while reading the Bible serves as verification that the Mormon scripture is from God. Mormons often refer to this recognizable similarity and say that the Book of Mormon has a “familiar spirit”." (from pleaseconvinceme.com)

Mormons point to Isa. 29 as "proof" of the divinity of the Book of Mormon plates buried in the ground:

Isaiah 29:4
And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.

Mormon interpretation of Isaiah's words:

“Now, obviously, the only way a dead people could speak ‘out of the ground’ or ‘low out of the dust’ would be by the written word, and this the people did through the book of Mormon. Truly it has a familiar spirit, for it contains the words of the prophets of the God of Israel” (LeGrand Richards, Marvelous Work and a Wonder, 1979 edition, pp. 67-68)

Mormonism has consistently taught that the Book of Mormon was a "familiar spirit" speaking from the ground (to Joseph Smith). I don't know why anybody familiar with the Bible would teach such a thing about a book they wanted to peddle as divine revelation, but apparently Smith was not very astute in Biblical teaching. For instance, he forgot these warnings:

Deuteronomy 18:9-12
When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Leviticus 20:27
A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

1Chronicles 10:13
So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it… 2Chronicles 33:6

And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. Isaiah 19:3

Seems to me that God frowned on famliar spirits - even to the point of ordering the deaths of those who were indwelt by these familiar spirits.
And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

Let's look at Isa. 29 IN CONTEXT:

Isaiah 29:4
Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices. Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel. And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee. And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust. Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly. Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Well, when we look at Isa. 29 in context, we can see that it is anything BUT an endorsement of some metal plates buried in Palmyra, NY, dug up by a young occultist with a plan to make money off of gullible neighbors. No, it is a warning against having anything at all to do with a "famliar spirit," a demonic entity that resides within a person. Smith sought familiar spirits, and apparently was possessed by one until he died. In today's jargon, we call these indwelling demons "spirit guides." These are especially prevalent in people following New Age teachings or plainly occultic beliefs.

Folks, stay away from those running after familiar spirits and demonic powers - Mormonism is just such a religion. Steeped in the occult, it has no problems with communicating with the dead (in fact, encourages it), basing it beliefs on spiritistic visions, and following a "prophet," Smith, who was deeply invovled in the Kingdom of Darkness.



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Mormonism and its links to The Five “I Wills” of Lucifer. In Isaiah 14 the narrative makes a digression to speak to the power behind the King of Babylon.
Isaiah 14:12-15
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
12 “How you have fallen from heaven,
O star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
13 “But you said in your heart,
I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
14 ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’
15 “Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.
The foundations of New Age thinking may actually go back to the beginning of creation. There is no clear picture about how long after Lucifer’s creation sin was brought into creation, but Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 give clues to the beauty that Lucifer embodied when he was created. The illegitimate ascent to godhood was conceived by Lucifer before Adam was created, but Lucifer’s aberrant religion was brought to Eve in the guise ‘you shall be as gods or like God,’ depending on the translation one likes to employ. Remember, Lucifer did not want to do away with God, he merely wanted to be elevated above God and receive the praise, honor, and glory that was only due to the Creator. This lie has been repackaged numerous times, depending on the specific writings and prophecies of any particular New Age prophet and their particular philosophy. The philosophies usually attack the validity of the Word of God, both written and Living, and even go so far as to reverse the roles of Lucifer, as the god of good, and Adonay, as the god of evil. However, the main hallmark of most of these New Ages religions is the ascent of mortals to godhood, which is also an important concept in Mormonism.

The Book of Mormon allegedly was translated by Joseph Smith employing a special peep stone in his hat. While looking for treasure in that manner, he failed to ever recovering any treasure using his 'seer stone.' The original ‘Urim and Thimmin’ were taken away after the first 116 pages were lost by Martin Harris’s wife, and even though they were alleged to have been returned at some later date, they were not witnessed as ever being used again in the translation process of the Book of Mormon. Be that as it may, neither method employed was used in the same manner that is described in Exodus 28:30; 1 Samuel 28:3-6; Numbers 27: 21; etc. The method employed by the Mormon seer was similar to scrying.

Scrying
“ … concentrating on an object until visions appear.”
“Scrying has been practiced by magicians, and witches through the ages. Among the purposes of scrying are predictions of the future…”
“the object on which to concentrate is usually a shiny, smooth surface … such as the crystal ball used by Gypsy fortune tellers…”
“Ink, blood, and other dark liquids were used by the Egyptians … bowls of water were used by Nostradamus.”

Witchcraft Today
By James R. Lewis p. 264
“Do what thou wilst…”
“This serpent Satan is not the enemy of man, but he who made gods of our race, knowing good and evil …”

Aleister Crowley
“ The person will know what the religions of the ancient age have always tried to demonstrate; to be still and know that you are god! Indeed, this is the great new religion! Each and every person will know that he is god.”
Brad Steiger
The Fellowship p. 170
“If a man needs to find god, he need only to find himself.”
Lazaris – an entity channeled through the new age prophet Jack Purcell
“People are gods in training”

Rick Stack – teacher of ‘Seth’ philosophy
Note: Seth is the equivalent of the Egyptian god Set. Set is one of the infernal names of Satan.
“This … the evolution of man into superman … was always the purpose of the ancient mysteries … Man, who has sprung from the earth and developed through the lower kingdoms of nature … has yet to complete his evolution … by becoming a god-like being …”

W. I. Wilmhurst
The Meaning of Masonry, (Bell Publishing, 1980) Pp. 47, 94
“… there is no death – man himself is a god.”
“We are divine.”
“God is you.”

Ramtha – the enlightened one, a teacher and a god.
As channeled by J. Z. Knight
“Evolutionary forces are ferrying everyone along to god-hood and all are anonymous Christians making faith in the literal death and resurrection of Christ uneccessary.”

Southern Papist Perspective

A Catholic Opinion Newsletter, Article:
Teilhard, Darwin, & the Cosmic Christ
By Jack Keene

    
“In each of us is the potentiality to become a God… Man can transform himself … he has in him the seeds of Godhood that can grow.”

Spencer W. Kimball
Salt Lake City Tribune
Sept. 18, 1974
Oct. 7, 1974



Mormons fall for the first two lies of Satan

 

Genesis 3

1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

 

 8.We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.

As man is, God once was; as God is, man may become.

Author: Lorenzo Snow

Source: Gospel Through The Ages

Chapter: 43

Page: 105

The Baal and Asherah symbols on Mormon temples

 

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