Sunday, February 24, 2008

How Biblical Prophets Were Selected

Since there are so many Mormons out there that just don't get it, I want to make it really simple. Ever since Gordon B. Hinckley died, it's been all over the news here in the Salt Lake Valley that the next president of the church is chosen by popular vote. Is this the way prophets are supposed to be selected? Let's take a look at how prophets in the scriptures are selected...

1 Samuel 3:4

4 That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

It doesn't look like Eli voted for Samuel.

Exodus 3:1-6

1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

It would appear that god selects his own prophets, not some council.

Even though the First Vision never happened, it is more accurate in Joseph's calling to be a prophet than the current LDS way of doing things.

"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!"

The First Presidency today will not comment on whether any of them have ever seen god. In fact, asking them if they have is strongly discouraged. Funny, Joseph Smith boldly claimed to have seen god and not one of the LDS leaders today will even comment about it. They claim that they have had experiences "too sacred" to share. But why then was Joseph so open about everything he saw? If it's "too sacred" to share, then why do you call yourself a special witness? Isn't a witness supposed to tell what they saw?

Let's face the facts, the LDS leaders today have not seen god and they know that if they admit it, it will seriously discredit them. And yet if they outright claim that they have seen god, then they, like Joseph Smith, could be taken to court for fraud. So those sneeky bastards just keep on pretending to be special witnesses, neither admitting nor denying that they have seen god or Jesus.

Of course, to those of us who finally opened our eyes, we know that Jesus is nothing more than a myth and that makes every Mormon claim totally bogus.

Dispute me if you can!!!

Just another evil apostate...

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