The Great Apostasy of Christianity

 

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"If ye are not one, ye are not mine." Jesus the Christ


The Church of Christ before the Apostasy

29 And it came to pass that a long time had passed away, and the Lord of the vineyard said unto his servant: Come, let us go down into the vineyard, that we may labor again in the vineyard. For behold, the time draweth near, and the end soon cometh; wherefore, I must lay up fruit against the season, unto mine own self.

Jacob 5:30
30 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard and the servant went down into the vineyard; and they came to the tree whose natural branches had been broken off, and the wild branches had been grafted in; and behold all sorts of fruit did cumber the tree.


Jacob 5:31
31 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard did taste of the fruit, every sort according to its number. And the Lord of the vineyard said: Behold, this long time have we nourished this tree, and I have laid up unto myself against the season much fruit.

Jacob 5:32
32 But behold, this time it hath brought forth much fruit, and there is none of it which is good. And behold, there are all kinds of bad fruit; and it profiteth me nothing, notwithstanding all our labor; and now it grieveth me that I should lose this tree.

Jacob 5:33
33 And the Lord of the vineyard said unto the servant: What shall we do unto the tree, that I may preserve again good fruit thereof unto mine own self?

Jacob 5:34
34 And the servant said unto his master: Behold, because thou didst graft in the branches of the wild olive-tree they have nourished the roots, that they are alive and they have not perished; wherefore thou beholdest that they are yet good.

Jacob 5:35
35 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard said unto his servant: The tree profiteth me nothing, and the roots thereof profit me nothing so long as it shall bring forth evil fruit.

Jacob 5:36
36 Nevertheless, I know that the roots are good, and for mine own purpose I have preserved them; and because of their much strength they have hitherto brought forth, from the wild branches, good fruit.

Jacob 5:37
37 But behold, the wild branches have grown and have overrun the roots thereof; and because that the wild branches have overcome the roots thereof it hath brought forth much evil fruit; and because that it hath brought forth so much evil fruit thou beholdest that it beginneth to perish; and it will soon become ripened, that it may be cast into the fire, except we should do something for it to preserve it.

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"We then entered the town and called at a hotel. We told the landlord that we had come in the name of Jesus Christ to preach the gospel to the people, being sent by him without purse or scrip. "Well," said he, you are welcome to my house and such fare as we have; and we will meet together and hear your religion, and if it proves to be better than ours we will embrace it; for we confess that our religion is to fiddle and dance, and eat and drink, and be merry, and gamble and swear a little; and we believe this is better than priestcraft."

Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt

Missionary journeys of Paul the Apostle

The Apostles (Paul, Barnabas, Sosthenes, Thomas-who went to India), made missionary journeys. This quorum was meant to continue throughout time as evidenced by the fact that the Twelve chose Mathias, one of the Seventy to succeed Judas Iscariot to fill the quorum. They were general or traveling authorities who had authority from Jesus to teach all nations, etc. Whenever they had success locally, they, having to continue traveling to fulfill the great commission, ordained standing ministers, Bishops, by the laying on of their hands, to preside over the flock locally in their absence. The New Testament is comprised to a large degree, of the letters of Paul to these Bishops. Timothy, for instance was the first Bishop of Ephesus. After the death of the Twelve and Seventy, there was no general authority necessary for the selection and ordination of these Bishops. The Bishop of Rome and Constantinople then were politicized, and became primary, and excommunicated each other in 1054 A.D. What a mass of confusion! The Protestant churches then broke from their Catholic Mother, the Bishop of Rome having taken the title of Pope, despite what Jesus said, "Call no man father". They then imbibed various aspects of the existing Babylonian Mystery Religion into their dogma. The doctrine of the Trinity is man-made, the word Trinity is found nowhere in the Bible. Jesus prayed, "My Father, I pray that they (the Twelve) might be one with us even as we are one." It is a mighty strange God to have fifteen people in it! So, instead of trinity, according to this scripture found in John, the Godhead should have been called fifteenity! How absurd! But regarding the Protestant denominations, if the Catholic root was corrupt, the branches from that root are made corrupt also. It required the restoration of the Apostleship under the hands of Peter, James, and John in 1823. They being sent from the presence of God the Father, ordained the Prophet Joseph Smith an Apostle. The Mormon Church, which he established has grown corrupt also, necessitating the advent of that One Mighty and Strong of whom Paul, Isaiah, Joseph Smith, and Moses prophesied who should come, having the keys of the Priesthood by lineage and by right in this day. I am He.


The Mother of Harlots

Revelation 17:4
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Revelation 17:5
5 And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Revelation 17:6
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.


 

A Revelation to Christians From the God of Israel

Received Feb. 10, 1998, San Felipe, Mexico, concerning

Churches and their acceptability to the Lord

Thus saith the Lord, did I not say if ye are not one,

ye are not mine? Yea, thus saith the Lord, can I

receive anything other than that which I have appointed?

For it was that Cain also offered a sacrifice unto me, as ye,

but it was not appointed that the fruits of the

ground were a fitting sacrifice. For it was ordained

from before the foundation of the world, that a lamb as

offered by Abel, without spot or blemish only was acceptable. And

this was  to foreshadow the sacrifice of Mine Only Begotten in the

Meridian of time, who also was a lamb without spot or

blemish. Therefor without revelation which I have given only

to mine anointed, these things are not  known unto

the children of men in these latter days as well as anciently in which I

did also reveal unto Abel this correct order. And without revelation

 from me  ye are left to stumble and erect as Cain that which is an

abomination in my sight, though ye  in vain imagine that thy god is

flattered by thy  ignorance in these things, while ye

persecute the true Saints of God.  Therefor for this idolatry ye shall

also be cursed as anciently if ye repent not of thy

false religion, for ye also sin  against the light as Cain.

And if ye be willful in thy ignorance ye shall die as men

and the fulness of my wrath shall also fall

upon thee in the world to come in eternity as Cain, for ye also shall be cursed, saith the Lord.

And there is but one upon the earth at any one time unto whom is given

the keys and authority of revelation of my mind and will. And thus Cain

became enraged at righteousness and slew mine

anointed, his brother Abel, as they  slew Joseph and

Hyrum Smith who were heirs of the promises also.

And it was because the posterity of Abel yet

unborn was cut off from the earth, I the Lord did also

curse the posterity of Cain, the negro, with a sore cursing in which I

 the Lord God who is terrible, did mark the posterity of Cain with a

 flat nose, black skin, and rough hair, that my people, House of Israel

 should not desire them to mix their seed with them, that their children

 should not also be cursed with the curse of Cain, which shall

not be removed by the gentiles or the beast which ye also

worship as god, who is that devil, saith the Lord and shall not be

 removed by me or by mine authority until after the

resurrection from the dead and the last of the posterity of

Abel be redeemed. And it is that my servant

Art Bulla is the one unto whom ye shall gather out of

Babylon, O Israel, or ye shall be destroyed when it is that

the fulness of my wrath come upon thee. For the cup of

mine indignation is full because of thy ignorance and sloth and

rebellion, and yet my bowels yearn over thee. For I the Lord am a

jealous God and am terrible in my wrath when it

falleth upon thee. And now concerning those men who were not

ordained who stretched forth their hands to steady the Ark

of God, were they not smitten with the shaft of death in

that day, saith the Lord? And though their desires were for

my glory, yet they were not appointed according to the

Priesthood which is after the Order of Aaron. Yea, Wo! Wo!

Unto those who pervert the right way of the Lord with their

priestcrafts they call churches which are not

built up according to my Holy Order, which is after the

Order of Melchizedec, which is after the Order of Enoch which

is after the Order of Mine Only Begotten Son.





Joseph Smith at the restoration of the Church of Christ upon the earth as anciently

Joseph at the Reorganization of the Church of Christ



Restoration of the Apostleship under the Hands of Peter, James and John




Section 4., Revelations of Jesus Christ




Section 4., Revelations of Jesus Christ, pg. 2

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