Sunday, September 24, 2017

How Jesus Christ Was Ousted As Head Of The Church of Jesus Christ

Previously: The Leadership Hustle

In place of another lengthy blog post in this space, today I'm presenting a link to a fascinating audio recording from Radio Free Mormon that explains the hostile takeover of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that took place following the murders of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. If you've followed this blog for the past year, you will recall I've touched on these issues quite a bit previously,* but this presentation lays it out better than I could have, describing exactly how and why the church was corrupted from within by men who had been trusted by the members to be its guardians.
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*See for example "Did The Lord Choose Not to Anoint The Lord's Anointed?" and "Evil Speaking of the Lord's Anointed."

Part One (Radio Free Mormon episode 014) shows how Jesus Christ revealed to the prophet Joseph Smith an orderly manner by which the church was to be governed, and how Brigham Young circumvented those instructions in order to illegally place himself in a position of power over the church.

Part Two goes into greater detail regarding the mechanics of Brigham's power grab, revealing the open perfidy engaged in by Brigham and certain members of the Twelve to cover up their duplicity. This betrayal took place over 170 ago, but it's necessary to have a clear understanding of what happened then because today the Church continues to operate contrary to God's law. Thus it is no longer operating under His direction. The evidence of this is all around us, from the palpable absence of His spirit within our Sunday meetings, to the looting of church coffers to fund unprofitable investments in Babylon.

We now know that the official history of the Church was doctored all those years ago in order to cover up the betrayal by Church leadership. But that false history continues to be quoted in church manuals and publications today to bolster the belief that the men sitting in the comfy red chairs in the conference center are the lawful successors of Joseph Smith.  The gospel of Jesus Christ as restored through Joseph Smith is true and valid. But "The Church" has some serious problems, beginning with the authority claims of its leaders.

Here are those two podcasts:

Apostolic Coup D'etat, Part One

Apostolic Coup D'etat, Part Two

Stay Tuned For The Transcripts
It was my original intent to provide here a written transcript of these presentations to accompany the links to the podcasts; but those transcripts are not yet completed and I did not want to delay this further. So when it is finished, I'll add the transcript of part one to this post within the next couple of weeks, and follow that up with a transcript of part two in a separate post.  I believe these two podcasts may be the most important things I have ever presented on this blog, so I hope you'll give them a listen as soon as you're able. And as always, please join in the discussion on this blog in the comment section below.