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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may read the following IN DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE GREAT APOSTASY by Dr. James Talmage (this is a Wordperfect Envoy executable and is not malicious and has no viruses--it is standalone, you don't need a plugin). The Envoy viewer will allow you to then print a hard copy preserving the formatting on your printer, if you desire, or you may view a Flash presentation on the Great Apostasy of Christianity.
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.
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.
Restoration of the Apostleship under the Hands of Peter, James and John
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