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Elder Ballard's Sermon to Southern Utah Elder Ballard taught, Paul warned the Saints in his own day of the spiritual dangers they faced. To the Galatians he wrote, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”[6] ... I raise my warning voice, as Paul did, that there are those “that trouble you”—people that “pervert the gospel of Christ.” I would be shirking my duty if I did not raise my voice to warn you of the challenges we face today. I remind you of Jesus’ prophecy regarding the last days in which we now live: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that

Reclaim the Restoration

A friend brought this new website to my attention. I endorse the scriptures and quotes from church leaders found on it, and believe it is worth reading them.

No man can pluck them out of my hand

Believers in Christ must reconcile what they believe with the words of Christ. The scriptures are a great resource for those words. The Book of John is phenomenal. Probably written at a time when John was the last eye witness to the ministry of Jesus living, he was constantly confronted by men who thought they knew what the gospel was all about. He wrote his gospel as an answer to their apostate concepts. John chapter 10 is a great resource. It flatly contradicts many concepts that have been perpetuated by men who know not God. Jesus taught, 1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.  2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.  3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.  4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they

The Creeds of the Priests Will Damn You

Joseph Smith said: Now men cannot have any possible grounds to say that this is figurative, or that it does not mean what it says: for He is now explaining what He had previously spoken in parables; and according to this language, the end of the world is the destruction of the wicked, the harvest and the end of the world have no allusion directly to the human family in the last days, instead of the earth, as many have imagined; and that which shall precede the coming of the Son of Man, and the restitution of all things spoken of by the mouth of all the holy prophets since the world began; and the angels are to have something to do in this great work, for they are the reapers. As, therefore, the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of the world; that is, as the servants of God go forth warning the nations, both priests and people, and as they harden their hearts and reject the light of truth, these first being delivered over to the buffetings o