In 1904 the Senator- elect from Utah, the Mormon Apostle Reed Smoot was investigated by the US Senate to see if he should be accepted by that Senate and seated in the US Senate.
I will quote from those hearings and cite the Volumeand page number so anyone can go to a good history reference library and investigate further. My personal set of volumes were once the property of the Headquarters of the Northern States Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). The US Government at the printing office in Washington D.C printed these Volumes.
If you don't believe the following quotes, then go yourself to theSpecial Collections Libraries in the Universities and City Libraries in Utah and check out the books for yourself. Ask for the Proceedings before the US Senate against the Honorable Reed Smoot 4 Volumes "1904"
"Because of those Government hearings" thelater printings of the Church Scriptures were revised in later editions, so that people today cannot make good judgements because the facts that have been hidden from them by their leaders.
In 1904( 14 years after the Manifesto of 1890 banning polygamy in Utah) that Manifesto was not included in the printings of Church Scriptures or literature.
Also the title of Doctrine and Covenants section 132 wasdifferent than today. The title that was offensive to the Senate read as this: "Revelation on the eternity of the marriage covenant, including plurality of wives." Volume 1: page 6 = 1: 6
January 28,1901 Apostle Mathias S. Cowley in the Logan tabernacle said: None of the revelations of the prophets either past or present have been repealed. If you have a teacher in your Sunday schools who would encourage the young to disregard or disrespect a single doctrine of the church--plural marriage and all--turn them out; they have no right in the priesthood. Volume 1: 8
September 8,1899 (9 years after the Manifesto) Apostle Heber J. Grant said: I am a lawbreaker; so is Bishop Whitney; so is B.H. Roberts. My wives have brought me only daughters. I purpose to marry until I get wives who will bring me sons. Volume 1:14
Volume 1 has 1088 pages, and there are 4 volumes I will quote from.
One of the "First Seven Presidents of the Seventies" George Reynolds,December 1904 said how he helped to write the manifesto:
Mr. Reynolds: I assisted to write it.
Senator Mc Comas: You helped to write it ?
Mr. Reynolds: Yes, sir.
The Chairman: You mean to say that in an inspired communication from the Almighty the grammar was bad, was it? You corrected the grammar of the Almighty, did you?
Mr. Reynolds:That was not a revelation-- "Thus saith the Lord."
The Chairman: I want to ask you one question while we are waiting, Mr. Reynolds.You spoke of this manifesto as being a revelation that did not on its face appear to come from the Lord; that it did not say, "Thus Saith the Lord." And that revelations which are prefaced with that declaration or that have that declaration connected with them "Thus Saith the Lord," are regarded as inspired?
Mr. Reynolds: I regard that the servant of the Lord who receives the word of the Lord may have more or less inspiration in this respect; that sometimes the Lord only gives the general idea. Sometimes He gives concrete idea without giving the exact words, and other times He will inspire the man with the exact words He wishes said.
The Chairman: This manifesto did not say, "Thus Saith the Lord?"
Mr. Reynolds:No sir; it did not.
The Chairman:It did not purport to come from the Lord?
Mr. Reynolds:It purported to be the instruction of the president of the church of the people.
The Chairman:And nothing more?
Mr. Reynolds: No.
The Chairman:Which would you regard as higher authority, the book of Doctrine and Covenants or this manifesto?
Mr. Reynolds:I should regard the book of the Doctrine and Covenants as the higher authority. Volume 2: 60
June 1978 Mormon leaders proposed another revelation that didnot come from the Lord. The 1978 priesthood fiasco from the devil. CLICK HERE to learn about priesthood.
The Chairman: I understood you to say that this manifesto did not appear to come from the Lord; that it was written by the president and then passed over by three gentlemen named and they fixed it up and revised it and had it published. Volume 2: 61
A couple who wanted to enter polygamy had the experience In August1897, (7 years after the manifesto) : Okey and the girl went together to see President Wilford Woodruff, and they laid the case before him. He brushed them aside with a wave of his hand and said he would have nothing to do with the matter, but referred them to President George Q Cannon. George Q. Cannon asked if the girl had been through Temple and received her endowments. They told him no. He said that that must be done first and then he would see as to the rest of the matter.
Mr. Carlisle: It wasafter the manifesto ?
Mr. Wolfe:Yes sir; it was after the manifesto. On my way home I walked several blocks with B.F. Grant and Apostle Smith, and on the way we were talking about the conditions existing, and President Smith used these words to me: "Brother Wolfe, don't you know that the manifesto is only a trick to beat the devil at his own game ?" Volume 4:11-13
September,1899, first counselor to President Snow, George Q. Cannon stated: The people of the world do not believe in breeding, but we do. So the people of the world will die out and we will fill the whole earth. I admit those raising children by plural wives are not complying with man-made laws, but in the sight of God they are not sinning, as there is no sin in it. Volume 1: 9
This body of officials, of whom Senator-elect Smoot is onealso practice or connive at and encourage the practice of polygamy and polygamous cohabitation, and those whom they have permitted to hold legislative office have, without protest or objection from them, sought to pass a law nullifying enactments against polygamous cohabitation.
At least three of the Apostleshave entered new polygamous relations since the manifesto of President Woodruff. (14 years before.) Volume 1: 9-10
Attorney Mr. Tayler: The revelation which Wilford Woodruff received, in consequence of which command to take plural wives was suspended,did it not, as you understand it, change the divine view of plural marriages, did it ?
Mr. Smith (President of the Church): It didnot change our belief at all.
Mr. Tayler: It didnot change your belief at all ?
Mr. Smith:Not at all sir.
Mr. Tayler:You continued to believe that plural marriages were right ?
Mr. Smith:We do. I do, at least. I do not answer for anybody else. I continue to believe as I did before. Volume 1: 107
Mr. Tayler: As head of the church, have you given any instruction to put within that book of Doctrine and Covenants any expression that the revelation of Joseph Smith has been qualified? (Section 132)
Mr. Smith: No sir.
The Chairman: And I understand you to say now that you believe in the former revelation directing plural marriagesin spite of this later revelation for a discontinuance ?
Mr. Smith:That is simply a matter of belief on my part. I can not help my belief. Volume 1: 109
The Chairman: Then you have five wives?
Mr. Smith: I have.
The Chairman: Mr. Tayler, what is your question?
Mr. Tayler: My question is,How many children have been born to him by these wives since 1890 ?
The Chairman: The chair thinks that question is competent.
Mr. Smith: I have had11 children born since 1890.
Mr. Tayler: Those are all the children that have been born to you since 1890?
Mr. Smith: Yes sir; those are all.
Mr. Tayler: Were those childrenby all of your wives; that is, did all of your wives bear children ?
Mr. Smith:All of my wives bore children.
Mr. Tayler:Since 1890 ?
Mr. Smith: That is correct.
The Chairman:I understand since 1890.
Mr. Smith:Since 1890. I said that I have had born to me 11 children since 1890, each of my wives had born 1 to 2 of those children. Volume 1: 133
Mr. Smith: I havenever pretended to nor do I profess to have received revelations I never said I had a revelation except so far as God has shown to me that so-called Mormonism is God's divine truth; that is all. Volume 1: 99
( I the Parowan Prophet, think that the majority of people reading this willnot change their traditional opinions about polygamy, even the present day Mormons. They are bound by their traditions and are just like the people who turned O. J. Simpson loose. No amount of proof is enough proof, their pier acceptance is more important to them than the proof of God. ) CLICK HERE to see Facts Won't Matter
Isaiah foretold about 2700 years ago, Isaiah 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, (1890) and with hell are we at agreement; (1978) when the overflowing scourge (fallout) shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet:and the hail (fallout) shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18And your covenant with death (1890) shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell (1978) shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge (fallout) shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night (fallout) and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report. (Of the news and millions dying.)
Alma said that most people, including the Mormons would procrastinate:31 Yea, I would that ye would come forth and harden not your hearts any longer; for behold, now is the time and the day of your salvation; and therefore, if ye will repent and harden not your hearts, immediately shall the great plan of redemption be brought about unto you.
32For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors.
33 And now, as I said unto you before,as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end; for after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed.
34Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent, that I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world.
35For behold, if ye have procrastinated the day of your repentance even until death, behold, ye have become subjected to the spirit of the devil, and he doth seal you his; therefore, the Spirit of the Lord hath withdrawn from you, and hath no place in you, and the devil hath all power over you; and this is the final state of the wicked.
36And this I know, because the Lord hath said he dwelleth not in unholy temples, but in the hearts of the righteous doth he dwell; yea, and he has also said that the righteous shall sit down in his kingdom, to go no more out; but their garments should be made white through the blood of the Lamb. Alma 34: 31-36
Millions of people have allowed themselves to be sealed to the devil, and will not repent until it is to late and their spirits leave their bodies.
Alma 12: 13- Then if our hearts have been hardened, yea, if we have hardened our hearts against the word (scriptures) , insomuch that it has not been found in us, then will our state be awful, for then we shall be condemned.
14 For our words will condemn us, yea, all our works will condemn us; we shall not be found spotless;and our thoughts will also condemn us; and in this awful state we shall not dare to look up to our God; and we would fain be glad if we could command the rocks and the mountains to fall upon us to hide us from his presence.
15 But this cannot be; we must come forth and stand before him in his glory, and in his power, and in his might, majesty, and dominion, andacknowledge to our everlasting shame that all his judgments are just; that he is just in all his works, and that he is merciful unto the children of men, and that he has all power to save every man that believeth on his name and bringeth forth fruit meet for repentance.
16 And now behold, I say unto you then cometh a death, even a second death, which is a spiritual death; then is a time that whosoever dieth in his sins, as to a temporal death, shall also die a spiritual death; yea, he shall die as to things pertaining unto righteousness.
17Then is the time when their torments shall be as a lake of fire and brimstone, whose flame ascendeth up forever and ever; and then is the time that they shall be chained down to an everlasting destruction, according to the power and captivity of Satan, he having subjected them according to his will.
In 1890the Mormon people voted to abandon the commandments of God. Three years later the US Government gave back the church property that had been taken. We continue to read the Smoot Hearings.
By act of Congress of March 3, 1887, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was dissolved and much of the property held by the church was escheated to the United States, such action being taken on the ground that practices in violation of law were enjioned by that church;but, on solemn assurance (1890) of church authorities that such practices (polygamy) had entirely ceased, Congress, in 1893, gave back such property to the church, as the following extracts from its records show. Volume 1: 20
Senator McComas: Takeany case that happens. I am now asking now not about the particular persons or the incidents of the ceremony. I am asking you if a plural marriage, performed by a lawful priest of your church in Mexico, otherwise legal in every respect, would be ecclesiastically illegal because of the mere fact that it was not performed in the temple ?
Mr. Reynolds:No; I think if all other things were right and proper and consistent with the law of the church, then that marriage would be considered ecclesiastically legal.
Senator McComas: So that the performance of he ceremony in the temple itself isnot essential to a valid religious marriage ?
Mr. Reynolds:Not absolutely, but it is the general rule.
Senator McComas: Such marriages might therefore be made in Mexico andbe just as valid as if made in the temple at Salt Lake City ?
Mr. Reynolds:There are conditions under which I think that is possible. Volume 2:58
It has been shownthat Apostle George Teasdale took a plural wife six years after the manifesto, and he is justified by the president of the church, by his associates. A divorce was obtained by Apostle George Teasdale four or five years after he had married this plural wife. It has been shown that Benjamin Cluff, the president of Brigham Young University (of which Senator Smoot is and was a trustee), took a plural wife, the daughter of a high church official, about 1899; that he was permitted to remain at the head of the institution until December, 1903, when, with Mr. Smoot's consent and approval, he was succeeded in his office by another polygamist of whom Senator Smoot says that his violation was perhaps only technical.
It has been shown by the strongest and most convincing kind of repute in the community in which he lives, and is not contradicted, thatApostle John W. Taylor has taken two plural wives within the last three or four years, and that this apostle refuses to appear and testify, and absents himself from the country. Volume 3: 548
Senator Dubois: Have you receivedany individual revelations yourself, since you became president of the church under your own definition, even, of a revelation ?
Mr. Smith:I cannot say that I have. Volume 1:483
( He became President October 17, 1901,and had not had any revelation up to this date of March 9, 1904. A period of 28 months and no revelations at all. Facts are Facts, you would go ahead and turn O.J. loose wouldn't you? When did the present church authorities ever publish any revelations? Never, because you can't tell what you haven't got! Are you angry at the truth as 1 Nephi 16:2 -3 )
Good historians know that the last revelation from the Lord to the church, came Sunday November 24, 1889 recorded by Wilford Woodruff. Thousands of people and a lot of libraries in Utah have copies of this 1889 revelation. The Doctrine and Covenants had 139 sections until 1924. (Sunday November 24, 1889 Revelation CLICK HERE)
The last 3 were removed then. I have an 1893 edition with more different sections than today. President John Taylor, died just before Wilford Woodruff became president. President Taylor had received 10 revelations in the previous 7 years of his church presidency. Now that you are on the O. J. jury, what do you think of my Dozens of revelations - visions - dreams -see some of my other web pages. See my updates page for my Monday 1/25 Dream or CLICK HERE to get there quick.
Since 1890the Lord has not vocally been able to speak to the church leaders. Today's leaders on June 6, 1979 Added some more to the D&C but the current section 137 recorded by Joseph Smith on January 21, 1836 is NOT the same as what section 137 was in my 1893 D&C. My 1893 Section 137 revelation was recorded by John Taylor on October 13, 1882. It tells of the calling by the Lord to call George Teasdale and Heber J. Grant to be apostles. Heber J. used to brag that he was the last apostle called by the Lord. It tells a lot more that LDS. Church officials today deny, and don't want to admit or talk about.
Senator McComas: I should like to ask one question. You say that the counselors are appointed by the president of the church.How are the apostles selected ?
Mr. Smith: In the first place they were chosen by revelation.The council of the apostles have had a voice ever since in the selection of their successors.
Senator Hoar:Is there any revelation in regard to the subsequent ones?
Mr. Smith: No, sir; it has been the choice of the body.Volume 1:91-92
1 Nephi 22:14 Andevery nation which shall war against thee, O house of Israel, shall be turned one against another, and they shall fall into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of the Lord. And all that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord, yea, that great and abominable church, shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it.
(The US Government and the Mormon people who fight Zion shall beburnt up and become dust in the winds that blow across the USA.) CLICK HERE to learn of true Israel http://www.parowanprophet.com/usa_really_is.htm
15 For behold, saith the prophet, the time cometh speedily that Satan shall have no more power over the hearts of the children of men; for the day soon cometh that all the proud and they who do wickedly shall be as stubble; and the day cometh that they must be burned.
16 For the time soon cometh that the fulness of the wrath of God shall be poured out upon all the children of men; for he will not suffer that the wicked shall destroy the righteous.
17 Wherefore, he will preserve the righteous by his power, even if it so be that the fulness of his wrath must come, and the righteous be preserved, even unto the destruction of their enemies by fire. Wherefore, the righteous need not fear; for thus saith the prophet, they shall be saved, even if it so be as by fire.
18 Behold, my brethren,I say unto you, that these things must shortly come; yea, even blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke must come; and it must needs be upon the face of this earth; and it cometh unto men according to the flesh if it so be that they will harden their hearts against the Holy One of Israel.
19 For behold, the righteous shall not perish;for the time surely must come that all they who fight against Zion shall be cut off.
20 And the Lord will surely prepare a way for his people, unto the fulfilling of the words of Moses, which he spake, saying: A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.And it shall come to pass that all those who will not hear that prophet shall be cut off from among the people.
Mr.Booth: I believe polygamy is as dead as slavery.
Mr. Worthington: Why ?
Mr. Booth: There are several reasons for it. The first isthat 98 per cent of the Mormon people are against polygamy. It is inevitable that it must cease to exist. For several years the sentiment of the younger members of the church has been against polygamy and since the manifesto it has been rapidly dying out. Volume 2:714
Hypocrites who lie, and say that they believe the Bibleneed to read again 1 Timothy 4:1-3 NOW the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, (1890) giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1978)
2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; (Can you see the leaders lies yet, you on the O. J. jury?)
3Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
Mr. Tayler: Do you not know, Senator, that the manifesto resulted from the agitation Congress over the proposition that the elective franchise in Utah should be restricted to those who gave unqualified allegiance to the Government of the United States ?
Senator Smoot:No; I do not understand that, Mr. Tayler.
Mr. Tayler: And that every fundamental case had long been decided before that ?
Senator Smoot:No; I do not understand it that way. My understanding is this: That the manifesto came after passage of certain laws and the final decision thereon by the Supreme Court, and not only that, I believe it came from pressure within the church as well. Volume 3:212 (within the church as well)
Some in the church say: All is well CLICK HERE to see that.http://www.parowanprophet.com/Polygamy_And_Mormons/all%20is%20well%20.htm
Pressure on the church also brought the 1978 "so called" priesthood revelation that never existed. Some people decide that they will tell God what to do. What really happened is that they lost their eternal blessings. See what some TRUE prophets have said. CLICK HERE to see about priesthood. http://www.parowanprophet.com/Monthly_Flyer/flyer_of_the_month.htm
Doctrine and Covenants 95: 5-But behold, verily I say unto you, that there are many who have been ordained among you, whom I have called but few of them are chosen.
6They who are not chosen have sinned a very grievous sin, in that they are walking in darkness at noon-day.
(And will not believe what God has said, so they lose. Plain to read.
Just read the first six verses yourself, of Section 132.)
(The Parowan Prophet has said in the past that the good Mormon People today don't even have a part of a full Aaronic Endowment in their Temples. Their temple sessions take less than 2 hours. Some people over 100 can remember when it took much longer.)
Mr. Worthington:The whole ceremony is a secret ceremony. Men are not called up and asked to take this obligation by itself. There is a ceremony which lasts a good many hours. Mr. Carlisle says it lasts from 8 o'clock in the morning until half past 4 in the afternoon. It is a long ceremony.
Volume 4:462 (That is more than 8 hours.)
(Just as the Mormon Leadership do not know who; or what God really is,
they don't have a clue about a full endowment from God with power.
The Mormon people do not believe their own scriptures.
They will not hold onto the iron rod of God, so they lose! Their blessing ! ! ! )
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