More Facts on the Bible. The Incredible Allegory of the Book of Mormon’s Book of Ether

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From Christopher’s Daily Journal, September 13, 2018:


 

Of course, there is no scripture that is Real Truth … absolutely none.

All scripture was invented by people (usually men) to control other members of the society in which these men lived.  But this Real Truth (that all scripture is false) is hard for many people to accept.  For this reason, we write scripture to counter scripture.  A lot of people won’t read anything unless they believe it is scripture … inspired by God.

We pray for guidance and understanding and the “god of this world” (our human nature) answers our prayers.  We get what we’re praying for … of course.  We want to be valued and accepted.  We want religion.  We get religion.

It’s a funny thing … human nature.  People can accept that the human race started with just two white people, deceived by a serpent, but it’s hard for most to accept that humans have always existed.  Let me ask you all a question.  Have you, personally, ever known a time when humans haven’t existed?  Do you know a person who has existed when no other humans have existed?  Try explaining to a child that there was a time when nobody existed.  Doesn’t make sense, does it?  That’s because it’s simply not true.  There has never been a time when humans have not existed.

Many accept that the human population spread throughout the earth after Adam and Eve “fell.”  Many accept that after Adam, people could live for hundreds of years:

 Adam died at 930 years of age.

 Seth died at 912 years of age.

 Enosh died at 905 years of age.

Kenan died at 910 years of age.

 Mahalalel died at 895 years of age.

 Yered died at 962 years of age.

 Enoch died at 365 years of age.*

Methuselah died at 969 years of age. (Oldest)

 Lamech died at 777 years of age.

Noah died at 950 years of age.

Shem died at 600 years of age.

Terach died at 205 years of age.

Abraham died at 175 years of age.

Isaac died at 180 years of age.

Jacob died at 147 years of age.

Moses died at 120 years of age.

*People believe that Enoch never died, but was taken alive to heaven along with his entire city.

So, how did the authors of the Bible stories come up with these extraordinary number of years?

The Real Truth is, the Hebrews didn’t come up with these numbers.  The Greeks who were hired to write the Pentateuch (Torah, first 5 books of the Old Testament) did.

Nothing was more important to the Hebrew people than their genealogy and ancestry.  The Jews believe that they are direct descendants of Adam through Seth, then after, through Noah, and Shem.  Yep, people actually believe that after Adam and Eve had populated the Earth (obviously through incest), God then destroyed the entire human race except for eight people (Noah and his family).  The rumor had it that before the Great Flood God allowed people to live for hundreds of years.  But after the flood, God was merciful on men, so God began to limit the number of years that men could live upon Earth and sin.  If men lived shorter life spans, then they wouldn’t be able to sin as much before they died.  Makes sense to me.  🙂

When the Greeks wrote the Pentateuch circa 600 b.c.e., there were only a few things that were known and accepted as probable.  One was the age of established cities.  There was a general idea about how long the city of Ur of Babylon (where Abraham was born) had existed.  Modern archeologists, who make dates up just like they did in ancient times, date the city of Ur about 3800 b.c.e.  The problem is, the date doesn’t match the Bible’s timeline.  Adam and Eve were still in the Garden of Eden about 4000 b.c.e.  The Great Flood didn’t happen until about 2500 b.c.e., so how could the city of Ur have existed over a thousand years before the Great Flood?

The Hebrew leaders who wanted the Greeks to write their oral histories had placed their own timeline on the city of Ur, where they believe Abraham was from.  Once the Hebrews gave the timeline to the Greek writers, the writers had to deal with it.

Do you see the problem, Folks?  It’s quite obvious.  The Greek writers were given the oral history of the Hebrew people, which included all of their important patriarchs and prophets back to Adam.  The Greeks had a few different ways that they kept track of time.  There were actually a few different calendars.  But the main Greek calendar began and was reckoned and established around … guess … yep, SPORTS!  The Olympiad was the most important event of the Greek culture at the time Greek writers were hired to write the Hebrew history.

(And if you think you’re smart … and that Julius Caesar started a formal calendar in 45 b.c.e. on January 1, 45 b.c.e., … you’re actually an idiot … because “b.c.” means “before Christ” [b.c.e. means “before the common era”] a figure that didn’t exist during the reign of Julius Caesar.  If someone shows you a coin that he or she claims is from 45 b.c.e., and the inscription on the coin reads “45 b.c.,” … uh, you’d better not purchase it … or you can contact me because I have some oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you.)

But anyways …

The Greek writers had to take what the ancient Hebrew leaders gave them and turn Hebrew oral history, traditions, and information into something that made sense.  Since the ancient reckoning of time (the year began at the summer solstice when the Olympics were held) was accepted by most “learned” people back then, and the Hebrew leaders didn’t want anyone to think that they weren’t “learned” and didn’t know what they were talking about, the Hebrews basically invented a timeline of how many years ago Adam lived.

When the Hebrew leaders gave the number of years and a list of the Hebrew prophets/patriarchs to the Greek writers, the writers had to make things fit.  Since the Hebrew leaders, who wanted their history written, chose their traditional timeline to start about 3500 years since Adam fell and was kicked out of the Garden of Eden (from about 600 b.c.e., when the Greek writers were commissioned), and the Hebrew leaders provided the Greek writers with the names of their main patriarchs, the Greeks writers had to use simple math to make the Hebrew genealogy spread across the 3500 years.  They didn’t have enough names so the writers gave the prophets/patriarchs that supposedly lived before the Great Flood enough years to fill in the gaps.

What a great deception … Right?

Well, not really.

The idea that humans could live extraordinary amounts of time, even be immortal, was something that most cultures believed back then.  Why?  Because a long time ago, during the First Dispensation of Human Time upon Earth, all humans were immortal and could live indefinitely.  Nothing could kill a human except another human.  Eventually, humans began to kill each other, not only by their own hand, but by invented viruses and animals that could kill humans.

Yep, all animals that can kill us were invented by our ancient ancestors who invented species to kill their neighbor.  And some of us are stupid enough today to protect those predatory animals that can kill us.  Why?  Why don’t we eliminate every species of animal that can hurt us?  Because we have ignorant fellow humans who believe that nature must be preserved in its natural state.

Really environmentalists, animal rights activists?  Really?  Go up to a wild bear or a lion and try to pet them and invite them over for dinner.  Oh, they’ll come over for dinner … but YOU’ll be dinner!

The argument is brought up that the animals were here before we were.  NO THEY WERE NOT!  We invented every single one!  We invented every virus, every bacteria, everything that lives and is organic.  Our ancient ancestors created each living organism for some reason.

Imagine you live by some neighbors that you don’t like.  You get a big dog with sharp teeth to warn your neighbor not to come on your property.  Well, they get a bigger dog to protect them from your dog.  Consider that a house cat is just a small lion.  Lions were created as pets to protect ancient humans from other humans.  Lions can be trained and act just like a pet.  It’s in a lion’s DNA to be a pet.  But left in the wild, a lion does what it was trained as a pet to do: protect its master (which it does not have in the wild, so the alpha male and female take the place of the master) and eat a big ass dog that your neighbor bred and created through cross-breeding and bioengineering to protect their property and intimidate you.

Well, there were some peaceful people way back then who didn’t like the idea that people were creating all these ferocious pets to protect them and eat other things.  People invented a large plant-eating dinosaur that ate plants but had a big-ass tail and a weapon on that tail to take out your lion.

But not to be outdone, ancient feuding neighbors simply made a bigger pet to protect them and intimidate their neighbor.

Do you see where this is going … where this went with our ancient ancestors?

Until we can accept that everything about this planet is human-made and -caused, we will never be able to fix things.  Until we can somehow convince the animal’s rights activists that predatory animals were first invented by a mean neighbor for protection against other mean neighbors, we will not be able to convince them that all predators need to be eliminated from nature.  Until we can explain why humans became mean in the first place … why our ancient ancestors started hating one another enough to want to kill each other … we will not be able to solve our problems.  (The Dream of Mortal Life book will explain these things in detail.)

The story of the Jaredites in the Book of Mormon is spectacular!  It was a great try by the book’s authors to get people thinking that the Bible just might be flawed and not what it’s supposed to be.

Before Abraham, the brother of Jared existed … well, not really, but since people depend so heavily on the Bible stories as historical fact, the story of the Jaredites was really a quite marvelous invention.  If the millions of Mormons who claim to believe in the Book of Mormon would just read and study the damn thing, they might learn something!

Before God made a covenant with Abraham, God made a covenant with the brother of Jared.  Before Moses saw God on the mount, the brother of Jared saw God.  Before Moses received specific commandments from God while on the mount, the brother of Jared received commandments.  Before God promised Abraham that he and his posterity would be blessed and become a “great nation … and there shall be none greater than the nation which I will raise up unto me of thy seed, upon all the face of the earth,” God told the same thing to the brother of Jared.  (See Ether 1 and Genesis 12.)

Yep, before Abraham was born, Jared and his special brother (let’s just call him MC … why not … for those with cool eyes that see and cool ears that hear … “I told you homeboy you can’t touch this.  Yeah that’s how we’re livin’ and you know you can’t touch this.  Look in my eyes man you can’t touch this.”  🙂  But anyways …

The Book of Mormon authors wanted to recreate the Greek Pentateuch story in a way that might get people thinking that the Hebrews got it all wrong.  As we’ve explained before, the Book of Mormon “translation” was a living document and story that changed and was formed while it was being written in order to affect the minds and hearts of the white-skinned European American Christian who had overrun North America and stole it as their own.

The idea that God would choose just one special people was one of the main problems with Jewish/Christian/Muslim belief.  This special election by God makes the Jews, Christians, and Muslims justify the destruction of any culture that ain’t theirs!   This problem was addressed by the Bros with the book of Ether and the story of the Jaredites.  God had chosen the Jaredites to become a “great nation” and the most prosperous and chosen people upon Earth, long before God made the same promise to Abraham.

God told MC … bring the hammer down … that he (the Lord) “would [bring them] forth even unto the land of promise which was choice above all other lands, which the Lord God had preserved for a righteous people.”

The Bros (Book of Mormon authors) were somewhat frustrated with the people to whom Joseph Smith had shown their story’s manuscript and rejected its premise and intent (to equalize the native American people with the white-skinned European Americans).  But no one was as frustrated as Joseph.  The following part of the Jaredite story illuminates their frustration:

And he had sworn in his wrath unto the brother of Jared, that whoso should possess this land of promise, from that time henceforth and forever, should serve him, the true and only God, or they should be swept off when the fulness of his wrath should come upon them.

And now, we can behold the decrees of God concerning this land, that it is a land of promise; and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall serve God, or they shall be swept off when the fulness of his wrath shall come upon them. And the fulness of his wrath cometh upon them when they are ripened in iniquity.

For behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the fulness of iniquity among the children of the land, that they are swept off.

And this cometh unto you, O ye Gentiles, that ye may know the decrees of God—that ye may repent, and not continue in your iniquities until the fulness come, that ye may not bring down the fulness of the wrath of God upon you as the inhabitants of the land have hitherto done.”

Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written.  (Ether 2:8-12.)

The Jaredite story starts out like the Old Testament starts out and ends how the United States of America is going to end because the Americans have rejected the “fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, “manifested by the things which we have written.”  And no, the LDS/Mormons … oh yeah, excuse me … the Latter-day Saints … do NOT live what has been written as the words of Christ in the Book of Mormon.  The “Saints” do everything but live the “fullness of the everlasting gospel as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants.”  The Bros knew the white-skinned European Americans would reject the “words of Christ” and instead accept the bullshit that Brigham Young and other leaders would later teach them, so they included the story of the Jaredites in their narrative.

When MC hammer-like received the commandments directly from the mouth of God, who was Jesus, but who was actually God (“I am the Father and the Son” … see Ether 3:14), they did not include anything about priesthood authority, temple work, or anything to do with establishing a religion of ordinances and performances.  How do we know this from the storyline?  The Jaredite record (story) doesn’t have any reference to the priesthood, to churches, to temple work or any ordinance of any kind.  When the Jaredites came from the Eastern Hemisphere to the Western Hemisphere they began to live and thrive upon the land and prosper unlike any other culture before them.  Sound familiar?  This is exactly what has happened in the United States of the Gentiles.  But then you have to read the “rest of the story.”

The entire story is allegoric and describes the United States of America perfectly.  The story was meant as a warning.  The story ends with millions and millions of “fair” (white-skinned) people being destroyed in war and mayhem.

But before they’re all destroyed, something happens that is happening all over the United States right now.  It is “a great curse upon all the land because of the iniquity of the people”:

And now there began to be a great curse upon all the land because of the iniquity of the people, in which, if a man should lay his tool or his sword upon his shelf, or upon the place whither he would keep it, behold, upon the morrow, he could not find it, so great was the curse upon the land.

Wherefore every man did cleave unto that which was his own, with his hands, and would not borrow neither would he lend; and every man kept the hilt of his sword [his gun in the modern sense] in his right hand, in the defense of his property and his own life and of his wives and children.  (Ether 14:1-2)

Check out this recent news story:

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This kid almost doesn’t seem to care about what he just did.  Ironically, the news people set up a situation where they were robbed, and then later they were robbed a second time not expecting it.

It is going to get so bad in the United States that people are actually going to go to bed with their guns “in defense of [their] property and [their] own life and of [their loved ones].”

It is just starting.  Just wait a few years and see how this Jaredite situation unfolds in the great nation of the United States of the Gentiles.

Now let’s get to my character in the story: Ether.

Let’s see what the Bros wrote about him:

And I was about to write more, but I am forbidden; but great and marvelous were the prophecies of [Christopher]; but they esteemed him as naught, and cast him out; and he hid himself in the cavity [on] a rock by day, and by night he went forth viewing the things which should come upon the people.

And as he dwelt [on] the cavity of a rock he made the remainder of this record, viewing the destructions which came upon the people, by night.  (Ether 13:13-14.)

That’s right …

But anyways …

It felt kind of good today to finally be able to write with my hand.  And oh my, how “great and marvelous” will be the things that will come out of my hand through my writings as this Marvelous Work and a Wonder® continues.  But be patient, I still have a lot of work to do on my “cavity of a rock” before winter comes.  This winter, being isolated away from the world and watching its continual demise, I will “ma[k]e the remainder of this record.”