One of the most popular LDS/Mormon songs teaches this faith’s followers of their unique specialness in the eyes of God. From childhood it is inculcated into the minds of the LDS/Mormons that they are a special, chosen, and holy people; that they are the elect of God, while everyone else that rejects their version of “the gospel … [the Lord’s] glorious gospel”, i.e., “the wicked who fight against Zion [the LDS/Mormon movement] shall surely be smitten at last.”
If one asks an LDS/Mormon, “What is the Lord’s glorious gospel?” none of their answers would include the words of Jesus given in the Sermon on the Mount, which are the exact same words that Jesus delivered as his “everlasting gospel … as delivered by [the resurrected Jesus] to the ancient inhabitants [of the Western Hemisphere].”
If asked about whom the above song, We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet, was written, an LDS/Mormon would respond that the song was first written about Joseph Smith, Jr., who the LDS/Mormons claim restored Jesus’ everlasting gospel to the earth.
They are wrong.
This song was written by a man who lived in England and was introduced to the LDS/Mormon religion after Joseph Smith was murdered. The song was written about Brigham Young.
Of the restoration of this everlasting gospel, LDS/Mormons teach that God is “the same yesterday, today, and forever.” This is mentioned seven different times in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon teaches that the Lord’s gospel has been the same since the beginning of time because the Lord is a “God who doth [not] vary, and in whom there is [no] shadow of changing.”
“The gospel of Jesus Christ embraces all truth; the faithful accept the truths God has revealed and put aside false traditions.” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith (2011), pages 261–70.)
It was in Nauvoo, Illinois, shortly before he was murdered, that Joseph Smith begin to tell the LDS/Mormon people of their great wickedness and of their lack of understanding of the true gospel of Jesus Christ. What Joseph actually said and what the LDS/Mormon Church reports that he said, are usually two very different things.
Brigham Young was the chief editor of the History of the Church. After Young’s death, the Mormon historian, B. H. Roberts, would revise the history yet again. Nevertheless, enough rough snippets of ‘what others reported’ that they heard Joseph say were included in the history to give a person a good idea of how Joseph Smith felt about the early “Saints” before he was killed:
“I have tried for a number of years to get the minds of the Saints prepared to receive the things of God; but we frequently see some of them, after suffering all they have for the work of God, will fly to pieces like glass as soon as anything comes that is contrary to their traditions: they cannot stand the fire at all. How many will be able to abide a celestial law, and go through and receive their exaltation, I am unable to say, as many are called, but few are chosen.” (History of the Church, 6:184–85; from a discourse given by Joseph Smith on Jan. 21, 1844, in Nauvoo, Illinois; reported by Wilford Woodruff.)
“Had I inspiration, revelation, and lungs to communicate what my soul has contemplated in times past, there is not a soul in this congregation but would go to their homes and shut their mouths in everlasting silence on religion till they had learned something. … Why be so certain that you comprehend the things of God, when all things with you are so uncertain? You are welcome to all the knowledge and intelligence I can impart to you.” (History of the Church, 5:529–30; spelling and punctuation modernized; from a discourse given by Joseph Smith on Aug. 13, 1843, in Nauvoo, Illinois; reported by Willard Richards.)
“Some people say I am a fallen Prophet, because I do not bring forth more of the word of the Lord. Why do I not do it? Are we able to receive it? No! not one in this room.” (History of the Church, 4:478; from a discourse given by Joseph Smith on Dec. 19, 1841, in Nauvoo, Illinois; reported by Wilford Woodruff.)
Because of their rejection of the “fulness of the everlasting Gospel as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants” given in the Book of Mormon (see JSH 1:34); because the early Saints “despised the words of plainness and sought for things that they could not understand … because of their blindness, which blindness came by looking beyond the mark [i.e. the Lord’s everlasting, unchanging, fullness of the gospel], Joseph Smith “delivered unto them many things which they [could not] understand, because they desired it. And because they desired it God hath done it, that they may stumble.” (See Jacob 4:14)
Joseph Smith left the Real Truth of all he knew about human existence and reality hidden in the symbolic presentation of the LDS/Mormon temple endowment. The LDS/Mormon people believe that receiving this “endowment from on high” is the most important religious ordinance that a mortal could receive from God; and if one does not receive it, one cannot inherit the kingdom of God.
One would think that if the endowment was so important, then understanding it would be just important. There is not one past or present LDS/Mormon who can honestly say that he or she understands the meaning of the LDS temple endowment … “No, not one.”
The Real Truth about when and where the “endowment” became so important to the LDS/Mormon people is something worth exploring and is very important to understand before one can understand why and for what purpose the endowment was created.
Shortly after we began to reveal the Real Truth of all things (i.e. the mysteries of God in full) through Christopher, after June 16, 2012, we counseled him to do his best to explain the events surrounding the endowment, and to make an effort, in his own words, to explain the endowment to the world. What Christopher produced gave enough information to the world so that one could understand what the endowment was about. Although profound, Christopher’s presentation was generally ignored:
Here is the Real Truth about the introduction of the endowment to the early LDS/Mormon Saints:
Our Book of Mormon was created to inspire the white European Christians, who had settled in and occupied the New World, to treat the native peoples of the Americas (both North and South of the Western Hemisphere) with justice and equity. This was the only way that the United States of America would fulfill its destiny of offering a land of freedom and peace to the disenfranchised of the world.
To inspire the American Christians, the story presented in the Book of Mormon was created. As we’ve explained, we approached Thomas Jefferson and presented our plan, only to be ignored. Jefferson would later use our ideas in his own attempt to present the teachings of Christianity to the Native American “Unembarrased [uncomplicated] with Matters of Fact or Faith beyond the Level of their Comprehensions” as the original title to Jefferson’s 1804 book explains:
The Philosophy of Jesus of Nazareth, being Extracted from the Account of His Life and Doctrines Given by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; Being an Abridgement of the New Testament for the Use of the Indians, Unembarrased [uncomplicated] with Matters of Fact or Faith beyond the Level of their Comprehensions
We tried again with Ethan Smith, the author of View of the Hebrews, his popular book at that time that was based on what we had shared with him about our plans to bring justice and equity to the Native Americans by presenting the idea that the natives were also decedents of Abraham and part of the House of Israel. As we have explained, our attempt failed until we found a young American teenage named Joseph Smith, Jr. who accepted our proposal and worked with us to create the Book of Mormon.
In the Book of Mormon, the idea that a New Jerusalem was to be built upon the American continent to bring salvation to the Native Americans was presented. When pressed for an understanding of how this prophecy was to be fulfilled, Joseph Smith did his best to explain it to the early Saints.
Jackson County, Missouri was the furthest U.S. territory on the western boundaries of the United States. Since a large portion of the Native Americans had been expelled out West, and access to the natives living in South America was also out West, Joseph received a “revelation from God” as to where the New Jerusalem would be established: in Jackson County, Missouri.
Believing in Joseph and the Book of Mormon, the early Saints began to establish themselves in Jackson County to fulfill the prophecy that they did not fully understand. Instead of understanding and accepting the true purpose for which the Book of Mormon was created, the early white European Christians who had converted to Mormonism thought that they were the ones who were the chosen people to inherit the earth, which would eventually include all of the United States when the Lord was ready to destroy the wicked and allow them full access and control of “the promised land.”
The non-Mormon residents of Jackson County, Missouri had other ideas. After the Mormons had moved in and settled in Jackson County, the Mormon voting numbers threatened the established residents. The Mormons were unceremoniously kicked out of Missouri.
As the Church headquarters were well established in Kirkland, Ohio, the Missouri Saints moved there after being kicked out of Missouri. The Missouri Mormons didn’t understand why God had not intervened and stopped their enemies from expelling them from the place where God would establish, according to Joseph Smith, the New Jerusalem. The Saints demanded revenge against their enemies and to be redeemed to that holy spot of the United States.
Joseph Smith began to receive “revelations from God,” albeit, from his true God, his own mind, the best he could. To quiet the people and attempt to control them from seeking vengeance through bloodshed on the Missourians who had expelled them, “the Lord” told the people to “renounce war and proclaim peace.”
“The Lord” expounded upon the importance of the freedoms afforded to all people through the U.S. Constitution. The Missouri residents were breaking the law when they violently expelled the Mormon settlers form Missouri. “The Lord” commanded the people to have faith in him and “wait upon the Lord patiently.” But the Saints wanted their vengeance now! Many had lost all of their possessions when they were kicked out of Missouri. Through Joseph, “the Lord” reassured the people that forgiveness was better than vengeance and that they should forgive their enemies. (See Doctrine and Covenants, Section 98.)
What history does not report is what early Mormon leaders were doing in an attempt to use the law and the courts of the government to seek redress for what the Missouri residents had done to them. The early Mormon leaders were doing everything in their power to get the U.S. government to help them.
And again I say unto you, those who have been scattered by their enemies, it is my will that they should continue to importune for redress, and redemption, by the hands of those who are placed as rulers and are in authority over you— According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles; (D&C 101:76-77)
The U.S. government (judges, governors, and the president) did nothing.
Thus will I liken the children of Zion. Let them importune at the feet of the judge; And if he heed them not, let them importune at the feet of the governor; And if the governor heed them not, let them importune at the feet of the president; (See D&C 101:86-88.)
Joseph gave “the Lord’s” counsel and admonishment of peace and patience to the Saints in August of 1833 (Section 98). This didn’t sit well with the Saints. They wanted their vengeance and didn’t understand why God had allowed his chosen people to be “afflicted, and persecuted, and cast out from the land of their inheritance.” (D&C 101:1)
Joseph “received” what is reported as D&C, section 101, in December of 1833.
In his December 1833 “revelation from the Lord,” Joseph told the people that it was their fault—a cause of their own wickedness—that the Lord had allowed their afflictions and persecutions. Joseph (“the Lord”) clearly explained to the “men called unto mine everlasting gospel, and covenant with an everlasting covenant, [that] they are accounted as the salt of the earth and the savor of men … They are called to be the savor of men; therefore, if that salt of the earth lose its savor, behold, it is thenceforth good for nothing only to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men.” (See D&C 101:39-40.)
When Joseph (“the Lord”) spoke to the people just a few months before (in August of 1833), the people rejected what Joseph had told them about the endowment. This was the first time that Joseph used the word “endowment” to express knowledge coming from God:
Therefore, in consequence of the transgressions of my people, it is expedient in me that mine elders should wait for a little season for the redemption of Zion—That they themselves may be prepared, and that my people may be taught more perfectly, and have experience, and know more perfectly concerning their duty, and the things which I require at their hands. And this cannot be brought to pass until mine elders are endowed with power from on high. For behold, I have prepared a great endowment and blessing to be poured out upon them, inasmuch as they are faithful and continue in humility before me. Therefore it is expedient in me that mine elders should wait for a little season, for the redemption of Zion. (D&C 98:9-10)
This was the first time that Joseph mentioned an “endowment” that would “teach the people more perfectly.” Up until that point, the people were taught imperfectly, in that they did not understand anything about the Real Truth. But the modern LDS/Mormons completely disregard “the Lord’s” caveat: inasmuch as they are faithful and continue in humility before me. None of the early LDS/Mormon people were faithful and continued in humility … “No! not one in this room.”
“Some people say I am a fallen Prophet, because I do not bring forth more of the word of the Lord. Why do I not do it? Are we able to receive it? No! not one in this room.” (History of the Church, 4:478; from a discourse given by Joseph Smith on Dec. 19, 1841, in Nauvoo, Illinois; reported by Wilford Woodruff.)
The early Saints, who were supposed to be the “salt of the earth” had “lost [their] savor.” The early Saints, their church, their priesthood, everything about early Mormonism (except the Book of Mormon) had “thenceforth [became] good for nothing only to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men.” This was the cause of all of their afflictions and persecutions.
Just like the modern LDS/Mormon people, the early Saints had been “called unto mine everlasting gospel, and covenant with an everlasting covenant,” and rejected this calling. the “everlasting gospel as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants” is no longer a part of what the LDS/Mormons preach as “the gospel.” The modern LDS/Mormon people are even more “wicked” (in regards to the true gospel) than their predecessors.
None of the modern Mormons, “No! not one,” understand the meaning of their own temple endowment.
Under the mandate that Joseph had received to give the people what their hearts desired according to the Book of Mormon (see Jacob 4:14), Joseph allowed his people to organize a militia to travel back to Missouri to take back their lands. The next year (June of 1834), during their march to Missouri (known as Zions Camp) Joseph reaffirmed why the Lord was not helping them:
Verily I say unto you who have assembled yourselves together that you may learn my will concerning the redemption of mine afflicted people—Behold, I say unto you, were it not for the transgressions of my people, speaking concerning the church and not individuals, they might have been redeemed even now. (D&C 105:1-2)
Joseph tried to get the people to recognize their own faults and “wickedness” and hold off on shedding more blood until they had received the “endowment from on high”:
But the strength of mine house have not hearkened unto my words. But inasmuch as there are those who have hearkened unto my words, I have prepared a blessing and an endowment for them, if they continue faithful.” (105:17-18)
At Zions Camp, Joseph tried desperately to get the men who were marching towards bloodshed with the Missourians to reconsider what “the Lord” had told them and seek for peace. In his (“the Lord’s”) counsel, Joseph, again, a third time since he mentioned it the year before (August 1833), reiterated the importance of the endowment:
That the kingdoms of this world may be constrained to acknowledge that the kingdom of Zion is in very deed the kingdom of our God and his Christ; therefore, let us become subject unto her laws. Verily I say unto you, it is expedient in me that the first elders of my church should receive their endowment from on high in my house, which I have commanded to be built unto my name in the land of Kirtland. And let those commandments which I have given concerning Zion and her law be executed and fulfilled, after her redemption. There has been a day of calling, but the time has come for a day of choosing; and let those be chosen that are worthy. And it shall be manifest unto my servant, by the voice of the Spirit, those that are chosen; and they shall be sanctified; And inasmuch as they follow the counsel which they receive, they shall have power after many days to accomplish all things pertaining to Zion. And again I say unto you, sue for peace, not only to the people that have smitten you, but also to all people; And lift up an ensign of peace, and make a proclamation of peace unto the ends of the earth; And make proposals for peace unto those who have smitten you, according to the voice of the Spirit which is in you, and all things shall work together for your good. Therefore, be faithful; and behold, and lo, I am with you even unto the end. Even so. Amen. (105:32-41)
As the modern LDS/Mormons reject everything that “the Lord’s” True Messenger says to them, so did the early Saints. The men (and women with some children) of Zions Camp marched on towards Missouri. Luckily for the Saints, a cholera breakout, which Joseph convinced them was God trying to tell them to stop their march, convinced the people to abandoned their plans for vengeance and return to Kirkland.
Back in Kirkland the people were anxious to “receive the endowment from on high” as promised. But Joseph knew that the people weren’t worthy of the endowment … “No! not one.”
The early Saints insistence of this great blessing persisted. So as he often did, Joseph further fulfilled the mandates he had received from us (see Jacob 4:14) and continued to give the people that which they desired.
While at the Kirkland temple in April of 1836, Oliver Cowdery asked Joseph about the endowment, of what it comprised and when it was coming. Cowdery recalled that as he scribed for Joseph during the “translation” of the Book of Mormon, the record had mentioned that the “mysteries of God” could be given to the people in full, and without a complete understanding of these mysteries of God (in full) the people would be under continual damnation:
And now Alma began to expound these things unto him, saying: It is given unto many to know the mysteries of God; nevertheless they are laid under a strict command that they shall not impart only according to the portion of his word which he doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto him. And therefore, he that will harden his heart, the same receiveth the lesser portion of the word; and he that will not harden his heart, to him is given the greater portion of the word, until it is given unto him to know the mysteries of God until he know them in full. And they that will harden their hearts, to them is given the lesser portion of the word until they know nothing concerning his mysteries; and then they are taken captive by the devil, and led by his will down to destruction. Now this is what is meant by the chains of hell. (Alma 12:9-11)
As Joseph began to explain this to Oliver Cowdery, Cowdery became excited and overcome by the Spirit. Being thus overcome, “the veil was taken from our minds, and the eyes of our understanding were opened.” (See D&C 110:1) Oliver Cowdery would write of the experience from “his” perception. Cowdery’s words would become the basis for a very important vision that Cowdery would report to the rest of the Church. However, Cowdery did not report it as a vision, but as an “understanding.” What Cowdery “saw” is what Cowdery “understood” when “the eyes of [his] understanding were opened.”
Of the temple and the eventual endowment, Cowdery reported what he remembered “the Lord” saying through Joseph:
For behold, I have accepted this house, and my name shall be here; and I will manifest myself to my people in mercy in this house. Yea, I will appear unto my servants, and speak unto them with mine own voice, if my people will keep my commandments, and do not pollute this holy house. Yea the hearts of thousands and tens of thousands shall greatly rejoice in consequence of the blessings which shall be poured out, and the endowment with which my servants have been endowed in this house. And the fame of this house shall spread to foreign lands; and this is the beginning of the blessing which shall be poured out upon the heads of my people. Even so. Amen.” (D&C 110:7-10.)
Shortly after this supposed miraculous and important vision, in which Cowdery claims to have not only seen Jesus Christ, but also Moses, Elias, and Elijah, Cowdery would leave Joseph Smith and Mormonism, but before Cowdery received the “endowment from on high.”
Cowdery began a campaign of hate and defamation against Joseph, claiming that Joseph was a fraud and was using religion for his own gain. Why would Cowdery do this?
Because Cowdery wanted the Real Truth. Cowdery wanted a “full understanding of the mysteries of God.” But no matter how much Cowdery would ask Joseph to explain it all to him, Joseph never did. He was under strict mandate not to. This greatly offended Cowdery.
Cowdery left Joseph and Mormonism in 1838. Cowdery never denied that he had seen the gold plates, and although he couldn’t explain what he had actually saw and held, Cowdery attributed the event to some form of trickery by Joseph, but he was never sure.
After Joseph’s death, James J. Strang would began deceiving the people by stating that he had the Urim and Thummim and was translating other ancient records. Curious, Cowdery investigated and actually saw the plates that Strang claimed were ancient. They were forgeries and nothing like the plates that Cowdery once held. Cowdery read what Strang had produced from his claims and immediatley discounted Strang’s claims.
Cowdery had dictated the Book of Mormon. Nothing close to the Book of Mormon was ever produced until we assigned Christopher to “translate” the sealed portion of the plates. Unlike Strang’s deceptions, what came through Christopher is easily confirmed as the second part of our Book of Mormon, the voice of Moroni.
Joseph presented the “endowment” in 1842 in Nauvoo. Although excited, the people who saw the endowment presentation were not only unimpressed (because they had no idea what it all meant), but those who were Masons were greatly offended that Joseph had used so many masonic symbols and rituals in the greatly anticipated “endowment from on high.”
The people learned nothing of the “full mysteries of God” from watching the endowment. Yet, this “fullness of the mysteries of God” was symbolically hid in the endowment’s presentation. But blind they could not see.
Cowdery heard about the endowment being established at Nauvoo, but had heard the stories of how unimpressed the members of the Church were whom received it. The original endowment was no secret, and those who saw it talked about it openly without fear of persecution. However, only apostates would reveal the “signs and tokens” they would receive during the presentation, as there were symbolic punishments (masonic punishments) associated with the “signs and tokens.” Cowdery found out about these signs and token and realized that they were all borrowed from Free Masonry. This reaffirmed in Cowdery’s mind that Joseph Smith was a fraud, or at the very least, a fallen prophet.
But the Book of Mormon was too powerful for Cowdery to deny.
When the Saints ended up as members of Brigham Young’s new Mormon church in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Cowdery learned that Young had incorporated the endowment as the most important part of LDS/Mormon belief and ordinance, Cowdery travelled to Utah and rejoined the Church so that he could see the endowment for himself. Once Cowdery saw it, he was still unimpressed. He didn’t understand why Joseph had promised such an important “endowment of God’s blessings from on high,” even a full understanding of the mysteries of God” as Joseph had promised. In Cowdery’s mind, the endowment gave no new information and was confusing.
Joseph Smith promised and gave the people exactly what they wanted: “things that they could not understand because they desired it. And because they desired it God hath done it, that they may stumble.” (Jacob 4:14)
Joseph had explained the entire Real Truth about human existence, “the mysteries of God in full,” although hidden in the symbolism of the endowment. We would reveal this to the world through Christopher in the MWAW book: Sacred Not Secret, The Official Guide In Understanding the Temple Endowment.
When we published this book in 2008, the world was not ready for a complete and true understanding of “the mysteries of God in full.” But the world was ready to receive these Real Truths “line upon line, precept upon precept” as Joseph had proclaimed in August of 1833 when he first mentioned the “endowment”:
And I give unto you a commandment, that ye shall forsake all evil and cleave unto all good, that ye shall live by every word which proceedeth forth out of the mouth of God. For he will give unto the faithful line upon line, precept upon precept; and I will try you and prove you herewith.” (D&C 98:11-12)
This world was “tried and proven.”
We gave the world The Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon in 2004. We gave the world a complete “unfolding” of the book of Revelation in 2006. We gave the world the a precursory explanation of Joseph’s endowment in 2008. Because of his desire to leave us and the MWAW, we allowed Christopher to reveal certain Real Truths, although not a fullness, in 2009, in Human Reality, Who We Are and Why We Exist. And before we allowed Christopher to began the daunting task of revealing all of the “mysteries of God in full,” we gave the LDS/Mormon people one more chance to understand the Real Truth about Joseph and his true history in the book, Without Disclosing My True Identity, The Authorized and Official Biography of the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr.
We allowed Christopher to reveal the true nature of Christ, the true Spirit of Christ in 2016, but only after we had tried to offer the world the simplicity of the Humanity Party®. We presented “God’s” plan to end worldwide poverty. The plan is the only one that would work in modern times. Although unchallenged as the only plan that can work, the world has rejected it in spite of our efforts to change people’s minds through religion.
Our work through Joseph Smith was to somehow influence the Christians to pay more attention to the simple concepts of Christianity as presented by the Greeks to the Roman people through the New Testament. We helped Caneaus write the New Testament. We helped Joseph write the Book of Mormon. We helped Christopher write The Sealed Portion.
The underlying message of each of these books IS the fullness of the everlasting gospel that can save this world. It is the only gospel that can save this world.
This gospel is the eradication of poverty and inequality so that a person can engage the experience of mortal life as it was intended for all of us, with protected and unconditional free will.
Through Jesus, we would present a simple code of humanity and expressed the true judgment of this code. Jesus gave this code in Matthew 5, 6, and 7, and in the Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi 12, 13, and 14. Jesus explained this judgment clearly and perfectly in the parable of the Sheep and the Goats. There is nothing about the “glory of Jesus, the Son of man” that is not clearly explained in this parable. There is no other judgment that the “Son of man” will make on this world.”
“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.”
The sheep are those who dedicate their lives to the eradication of poverty. The goats are those who don’t.
Similar to how our story reflects the result of human nature when confronted with the task of ending poverty and supporting the free will of all people equally, we gave the world “one like unto the Son of man.”
Similar to what happened in the case of Cowdery and Joseph, where Cowdery, a loyal supporter and supposed friend of Joseph, turned on him and stopped openly supporting Joseph, causing considerable persecution for Joseph, Christopher has his own “Cowderies.” Many of these people, although they cannot deny the power of theMWAW and what it has done for them, have turned on him, accusing him of the same things of which Cowdery accused Joseph.
Christopher will soon be “importun[ing] at the feet of the judge.” (See D&C 101:86)
This “must needs be, that all men may be left without excuse; That wise men and rulers may hear and know that which they have never considered; That I may proceed to bring to pass my act, my strange act, and perform my work, my strange work, that men may discern between the righteous and the wicked, saith your God.” (See 101:93-95)
Nothing is considered stranger than this Marvelous Work and a Wonder®. Nothing has ever or will ever reveal “the mysteries of God in full” like our “strange work.”
Our work, this strange Marvelous Work and a Wonder® will leave this world without excuse.
The modern LDS/Mormon people pray in this way:
[Dear Heavenly Father] thou art the same yesterday, today, and forever; and thou hast elected us that we shall be saved, whilst all around us are elected to be cast by thy wrath down to hell; for the which holiness, O God, we thank thee; and we also thank thee that thou hast elected us, that we may not be led away after the foolish traditions of our brethren, which doth bind them down to a [false] belief of Christ, which doth lead their hearts to wander far from thee, our God. And again we thank thee, O God, that we are a chosen and a holy people. Amen. (See Alma 31:17-18)
Their children sing We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet, “to guide us in these latter days.” They thank their god for sending “the gospel to lighten their minds with its rays.” They thank their god for every blessing, bestowed by [their god’s] bounteous hand. They feel it a pleasure to serve their god, and love to obey his command.
The LDS/Mormon people have always been the chosen people of the true god of this world. They believe in and embrace this god’s gospel. They have been “bestowed by [this god’s] bounteous hand”—thus they have become the wealthiest church in the world.
They “feel it a pleasure to serve [this god] and love to obey [this god’s] command.”
But they know not the god whom they serve.
Joseph explained who their god actual is, perfectly to them in his “holy endowment from on high.”
Blind they do not see that Lucifer (an analogy of mortal human nature) is the only god of this world. Lucifer is the only one hearing and answering mortal prayers.
Having been given so much, the LDS/Mormon people have hardened their hearts, “and to them is given the lesser portion of the word until they know nothing concerning his mysteries; and then they are taken captive by the devil, and led by his will down to destruction. Now this is what is meant by the chains of hell.”
Truly, the LDS/Mormon people, who take more anti-depressant medication per capita than any other group of people in the world, are in “the chains of hell.”
There is only one way that they can be redeemed from the fall. It is the only way that the world can be redeemed:
By being taught “more perfectly.” They must understand “the mysteries of God in full.”
Thus is the purpose of this Marvelous Work and a Wonder®.