The Glory of God is Intelligence?

Earlier today I read the Relief Society Lesson titled “Gaining Knowledge of Eternal Truths”. It’s evening now and I just got back from a Bible class at my Church. The Bible study was so awesome, and I am so grateful to my Lord for opening my eyes and heart to the truth. We were studying a few passages in Corinthians about comparing God’s wisdom with man’s wisdom.

The contrast of reading Joseph Smith’s words this morning with reading God’s Words tonight brings me such thankfulness and peace, and yet also turmoil. Joy washes over me because I am reminded that Jesus rescued me from believing in false teachings. Also though, turmoil comes because I know that your eternal life hangs in the balance of testing the words of your prophets.

I am overwhelmed with my desire to share my faith with you. I know I am not the best writer, but oh do I wish to share my Jesus with you! Your Heavenly Father sent Him to rescue you from the life you now live. No matter how unworthy, unloved or unforgiven you feel; Jesus will rescue you. In fact, He already has! His entire purpose for coming to this earth was to pick you up out of your pain and give you all His love for eternity.

I don’t wish to offend, but I feel I must warn you about some things your prophet tells you in today’s lesson. Joseph claimed:

“A man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge…”

These words deny God’s truth, the truth that the simple faith of a small child is what saves us! Contrast Joseph’s words with Christ’s: “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18: 3-4

Now, Smith’s whole quote with the words that disturbed me the most:
“A man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge, for if he does not get knowledge, he will be brought into captivity by some evil power in the other world, as evil spirits will have more knowledge, and consequently more power than many men who are on the earth.”

These words deny the power of God! These words are the words of someone who does not know the love and power of the Almighty God of Heaven and Earth! All of God’s children are completely protected from evil spirits by their Father in Heaven!! Contrast Joseph’s words with Jesus’ words found in John 10: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand>.

Notice these words: My Father is greater than all. All, means all things, including evil spirits.

Please believe me when I tell you that it doesn’t matter how intelligent or sinful you are. You have been rescued from evil spirits. You have been rescued from your sinful life. With the simple faith of a child, trust that Jesus did everything for you and your Heavenly Father will safely hold you in His loving arms!

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3 Comments

  1. txmommy said,

    December 16, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Thanks for your post. I plan to keep up with your blog.

  2. bert10 said,

    December 23, 2008 at 12:02 am

    First I would like to re-post below the two paragraphs that I will be posting on
    “””””A man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge, for if he does not get knowledge, he will be brought into captivity by some evil power in the other world, as evil spirits will have more knowledge, and consequently more power than many men who are on the earth.””

    “”””These words deny God’s truth that the simple faith of a small child is what saves us! Contrast Joseph’s words with Jesus’ words found in Matthew 18: “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” “””

    No they do not deny GOD’s Truth because Faith must be based on Revealed truths. The more truths one has; the greater the Faith one can express. IT is important that people understand that a belief is not necessarily a truth. And believing a doctrine that is not true in heaven shall leave men powerless in this world. To be powerless in the world is a sign of our religion and faith has severe deficiencies.

    And so faith is… – NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. .Hebrews 11:1
    ———————-
    Who is a Father, a Young Man and a Children in the eyes of GOD is defined by John.

    A Father is a person who has known Christ from the beginning. [from the pre-existance to the earth]
    A Young man is one who has overcome the wicked one.
    Little children are they who have KNOWN the FATHER.

    1 John 2:13 – I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

    Do you understand who shall enter into the kingdom of GOD and do you understand what it is to be a little child? it is to have KNOWN THE FATHER.

    Anyone who does not know the Father has not yet been humbled enough, nor has received enough knowledge and wisdom and light to find their way out of the mist of darkness.

    Now I would like to teach what Jesus Himself taught concerning they who can come unto Him for purification…..It is they who have heard and learned of the Father in their hearts. This was indeed written clearly in the prophets before it was removed.

    John 6:45 – It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

    What I have put down here is quite limited in scope. However I wanted to express what it is to be converted as a little child…it is to KNOW the FATHER…and who then can be GIVEN AND THEREFORE can come unto Christ for further purification….again it is they who shall have heard and learned of the Father. There is no other ways.

    Now to conclude….no one has been rescued from anything. We are all in the fall and all are prey to diseases, afflictions, accidents, old age, leading to death even little children can die in a terrible manner. However, we can be redeemed from the fall in the flesh by receiving the promises of Christ concerning Eternal life. They who overcome the world..as it is written in revelation shall receive the hidden manna, which this post is part of . Shall receive the White Stone [Urim] and shall receive a New Name. [Promises of Christ] Men can then use their authority for their family to rescue their children from diseases, afflictions even from death if the child is not destined for heaven.

    I hope you can really understand this post and understand where power and authority come from and how to get it for blessings our families and friends in this fallen world filled with darkness. It is true Our Father wishes that all men inherit what He has even in the flesh.That we become Joint heirs with Christ.

    Peace be unto you
    bert10

  3. sdrogers said,

    January 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    According to Joseph Smith, faith was the foundation of all knowledge.


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