Saturday, April 7, 2012

NQR--A Press Release

In a rare diversion from my usual quilting posts, I am sharing a press release of a book that answered many questions I had about the very strict teachings of my childhood and early life.  As posted here http://pattilousquilts.blogspot.com/2011/03/basket-rules-and-life.html
 My life centered around the LDS religion changed drastically.  Many questions that were unanswered in my study about the origins of the LDS faith have been answered in this book.  I've read the free online official biography and I can truly say that the documentation found therein is so well done that many questions I had about Joseph Smith have been answered.  


Yesterday when this press release was announced, I debated about what to do about it.  I have decided to share it on my blog.



Without Disclosing My True Identity - 

The Authorized and Official Biography of the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr.

In the early spring of 1820, Joseph Smith, Jr., claimed to have had an experience unlike any other ever recorded in human history.  In his own words he states:
“When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air.  One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!”  (JS-H 1:17)
Joseph Smith testified to the world that two resurrected human beings presented themselves before him, whom the rest of the world would recognize as God, the Father and His Son, Jesus, the Christ.
Later in 1823, three years after receiving what has become known as the First Vision, Joseph was again visited by a resurrected human being, who called himself Moroni:
He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni; that God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people. He said there was a book deposited, written upon gold plates, giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang. He also said that the fullness of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it, as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants.  (JS-H 1:33–34)
In both of these unprecedented experiences, Joseph Smith testifies to the world that there are human beings who have once lived upon this earth, who died, and who were brought back to life (resurrected) as advanced and eternal human beings.  These were the first recorded events that laid the foundation for a religious belief system known throughout the world as the Mormons—the largest and most powerful faction of Mormonism being the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).
Joseph’s personal witness of these two events established an order and protocol of how divine intervention takes place between advanced and eternal human beings and the mortals upon this earth.  There is no other major religion in the world that believes that other human beings (with the exception of Jesus, the Christ, who once lived upon the earth) have resurrected and returned to the earth to instruct other mortals.  With his own testimony, Joseph Smith has outlined the official and ONLY authorized manner in which truth can be established upon this earth.  In order for real truth to be established, a fully resurrected being must return to the earth and initiate its establishment.  Without following this protocol, no other work can be deemed official and authorized.
Ironically, since Joseph Smith, not even one of the mainstream Mormon/LDS leaders has claimed to have been visited by a resurrected human being and received instruction face-to-face from an advanced and eternal resurrected being.  There have been some spurious and unscrupulous men and women who have made the claim, but with an honest and sincere investigation into what the fruits of their claim have produced, their lies and imaginations are quickly discounted.
Regardless of how Mormon/LDS faith has deteriorated over the years since Joseph Smith, there has been ONLY one man who has ever claimed to have full access, not only to advanced and eternal human beings (ministering angels), but to the Three Nephite Apostles and to John the Beloved himself.  That man is Christopher!
Through Christopher, the resurrected Joseph Smith, Jr. will now finally disclose his true identity to the world and explain the real truth about what happened from the time that he as a young boy, first inquired into the concept of religious thought, to the time of his martyrdom in Carthage, Illinois on June 27, 1844.  Through Christopher, and under the direct auspices of the resurrected Joseph, the real truth behind the establishment of an organized church, priesthood, ordinances, and everything else associated with his name will be revealed in its fullness.
The last thing Joseph did while mortal was to establish an endowment that reveals the real truth in hidden symbolism—a truth that the world, especially those who claim Joseph Smith Jr. as their prophet, do not know nor understand.
In the temple endowment, Joseph presents two different types of missions for “true messengers of God.”  The first type does not disclose their true identity and observes the world as it is and allows “Lucifer and his ministers” to continue their work unmolested.  The other type discloses their true identity and confounds “Lucifer and his ministers” (who represent all organized religion, including all offshoots of the Mormon/LDS faith), “casts Satan out,” and proceeds to teach the real truth to the people who will listen to them.
During Joseph Smith’s tenure as a true messenger of God upon the earth, he was instructed NOT to disclose his true identity, as the LDS Temple endowment teaches.  His brother Hyrum, who is now Christopher, was instructed TO disclose his true identity and to do what Joseph was not allowed to do.
It was under the direction and instruction of the resurrected Joseph Smith, who created the LDS Temple endowment in the first place, that Christopher published SACRED not SECRET—The Official Guide In Understanding the LDS Temple Endowment, which is one of the books of theMarvelous Work and a Wonder®. ONLY Joseph would know exactly what each symbol, each sign, each token, each name, and each penalty actually represents in terms of true reality, as it relates to the inhabitants of the earth.  And because the resurrected Joseph instructed and oversaw the publication of SACRED not SECRET, the book can appropriately and legally be entitled, “The OFFICIAL Guide.”
For the same reason, this book is the ONLY authorized and official biography of Joseph Smith, Jr.
Without Disclosing My True Identity—The Authorized and Official Biography of the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. will answer all questions about the man and the religion that came forth from his time on earth.

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