Well, amazingly . . . it rained yesterday (the first time in 30 days) and the temp dropped about 20+ degrees . . . . The fires stayed away and we're fine . . . but argh, one thing after another over here! Now the air conditioner is broke--and the temps on their way back up to triple digits in the next couple days.... oy ...the joys of a decaying, fallen, entropic world! Thanks a lot Adam and Eve! "Oh I'll just eat this fruit . . . . Yeah, some talking snake told me it was fine, even though the Creator of the universe warned me not to . . . the snake said, 'Awww, what does He know?! He just doesn't want you to have any fun!' . . . and I thought, exactly! . . . I wanna be a god too! and get the knowledge of good and evil . . . so, yeah, I ate the fruit . . . . "
The first sign of trouble shoulda been a talking snake! Now look at this joint!
Of course, though, the Mormons say it was a great thing. They do. They believe that "The Fall" in the Garden . . . . was a "fall upward"! That it was a wonderful and necessary thing that Adam and Eve disobeyed God--part of The Plan even! In fact, when I read this when I was 19 and preparing for my mission for the L.D.S. church, it is what stopped me cold and began my serious questioning about the supposed "restored gospel."
I realized the horrific implications right away. If it was a good thing that Adam disobeyed God, and "fell" . . . then, in a not so roundabout way, why should we not then be a little grateful to the devil, the serpent? I mean, thank you Lucifer for tempting Eve, causing the fall, in order to help God's plan along--the "plan" according to Mormon doctrine being, to get physical bodies so we can have sex and populate our future planets as gods in our own right . . . .
Sick, blasphemous stuff, that! . . . .
No, God didn't want there to be death, disease, murder, rape, torture, famine, pestilence, calamities, infanticide, treachery, treason, lying, cheating, stealing, jealousy, envy, idolatry, sexual perversion, chaos . . . etc.--ALL RESULTS OF THE FALL. No, we should not be grateful to Lucifer for tricking Eve and glad that she and Adam thumbed their noses at God, bringing the ramifications of sin upon all mankind and creation . . . . NO, Lucifer isn't Jesus's and our brother. No, we weren't pre-existent in Heaven and fought in the War in Heaven, where those who sided with the devil became demons, while those who sided with brother Jesus were rewarded to be born Mormons . . . (while those being lazy fence sitters were marked with dark skin--born as "blacks") . . . .
I went to a funeral recently, where the dearly departed lay in the coffin, dressed in his sacred Masonic/Mormon garments and the "green apron". "Good" Mormons are all buried in the green apron.
What apron is that? It's the one that an actor playing the role of Lucifer gives them in the temple ceremony to hide them from God, 'Here," says Lucifer, "Hurry, put on this fig leaf" . . . .
When an actor portraying Adam asks the devil what is the meaning of the apron, Lucifer responds, "It is an emblem of my power and priesthoods." The clueless Mormon temple participant then is given the apron and told to wear it until later, which they do, . . . then it is taken again and made part of further ceremonial rituals combined with their "priesthood" robes . . . . At death, they are buried with it . . . as was the fellow whose funeral we attended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
No, I am never going to be buried with a green apron that Lucifer gave me as an emblem of his power and priesthoods . . . as I say, "thanks for The Fall, it's been great! Just like you said, now I can be a god too!"
It is well reported in certain ex-witchcraft and Satanic occult circles . . . that GREEN is the color of Lucifer, used by high level witches as a symbol of the serpent's power and control . . . .
Someone I love very much has been tricked into this Norman Rockwell--looking cult which hides its abominable doctrines . . . .
I fear for their eternal soul. Hence . . . I must to talk about it from time to time . . . . It's not a minor issue. It's not ok. Just because the name "Jesus Christ" is in the religion's title does NOT make it Christian . . . . Many will come saying, "Lord, Lord" . . . and He will say "I never knew you."
That should terrify . . . some people . . . !
Btw, God bless you and I thank you for your prayers, thoughts, concerns and overall support. This is front line stuff . . . . The front line is bound to get hotter and heavier as the days progress--we are in the midst of a war . . . casualties AND miracles and blessings . . . on all sides . . . . Persevering, in the peace and rest and joy of the Lord ALL THE WAY!!!! :) Praise God!
"Adam fell, but he fell in the right direction. He fell toward the goal...Adam fell, but he fell upward" (Deseret News, p.7, July 31, 1965)
"The fall of Adam came as a blessing in disguise...nor do I accuse Adam of a sin...it is not always a sin to transgress a law...we can hardly look upon anything resulting in such benefits as being a sin" (Doctrines of Salvation 1:114-115).
John A. Widtsoe stated: "Adam's fall in the Garden of Eden "became a necessary and honorable act in carrying out the plan of the Almighty" (Joseph Smith---Seeker After Truth, p.160).
["A strange, darker note is added to this scenario when we backtrack and realize that a satanic symbolism has been applied to the fig-leaf apron by the writers of the very endowment ritual itself. Just seconds before the point in the narrative just described, Adam and Eve begin to recognize the true identity of Lucifer. Eve says, "Thou art Lucifer, he who was cast out of Father's presence for rebellion" (Sackett, p.28). (Decker, 1997, pg. 53)
"All this confirmed what I'd been told years before by my Druidic mentor. In fact, it confirmed the whole metaphysical trap Satan had laid for me. I had joined the Church not only because I believed the Mormon missionaries, but also because I believed it would lead me deeper into occult experience. For a year I had anticipated receiving my temple endowments. Now as I saw Lucifer with his priesthood apron--and as I received my own apron--I was convinced that Christianity reached its highest level of witchcraft in Mormonism. Jesus, I had been taught as a witch, was a Medium of the highest order, who worked miracles by magick. Now as I saw the priesthood of Lucifer transferred to Adam in the apron, I knew it was true." (Schnoebelen & Spencer, 1987, pgs. 22-23)
As you can see, the fabric of a silken, green, fig leaf adorned apron is woven deep within the occult of Satanic rituals and symbolism. Those Mormons who hold this little garment sacred, be afraid, very afraid. Satan is very pleased with you. If you value your spiritual well-being, burn your apron and renounce your ritualistic commitments you have made with Lucifer. Call out to God for forgivness and the Holy Spirit will fill you with Christs love, and peace will rest within your heart.]