You know you’re in a cult when

You know you’re in a cult when

11/19/2008 – by Cultivator at Recovery from Mormonism– you buy a bag of coffee and are afraid you get caught

– you have to burn the markings of your underwear before disposing them

– certain parents can’t attend the weddings of their own children

– people look at you like you’re the Antichrist when you show a shoulder

– you have to pay tons of money no matter how broke or sick you are

– only you and your tiny little group goes to the highest heaven and the
other 99.98% don’t

– you have to work for free 10-20 hours a week

– everybody’s broke but ‘headquarters’ builds a 2 billion Dollar mall

– they don’t release financial information

– no credible scientist outside your group believes in huge Nephite, Lamanite
or Etherite civilizations where 2 million died in battles

– you don’t attend church for only a few weeks and ‘concerned’ people visit
you unannounced.

– you can end up in church court because you shared non approved literature /
websites with your fellow members

– you have to answer intimate questions about your sex life

Isn’t that proof enough ?

The Mormon Cult

11/19/2008 – by Charles L. Wood, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, The
University of Akron – submitted by Tim RathboneMormonism Is a dangerous, family-splitting religion spreading throughout the
world. The purpose of this website is to give you the scientific and factual
information you need to evaluate this religion. With this information you will
save yourself many years of heartbreak and deception or help a loved one or
friend get loose of the dangerous grip that The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter
Day Saints has on innocent people through fear and intimidation.

Cult members of the Mormon/Latter-Day Saints religion are manipulated through
fear and guilt.

This Mormon/Latter-Day Saints cult produces fear in their members because if
they don?t practice church doctrine faithfully, they believe they will fail to
reach the highest levels of heaven and fear that if they don?t wear their
garments, they will not be protected by God.

Mormon church cult proselytizing functions at three levels:

1) marketing strategy,

2) missionary lessons, and

3) use of friendshipping families.

Seventy-five million dollars was earmarked by Bonneville International, the
Mormon church’s powerful communications branch, for satellite dishes in Canada
and Mexico. The Mormon Church set a similar goal for South America, Europe,
Asia, and the Philippines. The Mormon church’s satellite is the largest video
network in the world, having the ability to merge into any cable system in North
America….it spends approximately $550 million a year.

In addition, the LDS cult has been cosmitized, that is a sacred canopy has
been developed. The following explains what cults like the Mormon church must do
to establish this sacred canopy:

1. claim contact with heaven or the cosmos

2. claim God has chosen a leader as His divinely chosen representative

3. give royal or divine status to the leader(s)

4. insist their society mirrors the divine structure of heaven

5. build temples to practice sacred ordinances

6. produce ‘sacred’ literature

Cult Characteristics of the Mormon Church:

1. Teaching that the doctrine of the Mormon Church is reality, the doctrine
is to be accepted, not understood.

2. Reality is black and white, good and evil, spiritual world versus physical
word. (As an example: “the Mormon Church cult is the only true church on the
face of the earth”.)

3. Mormon Church members are taught to feel part of an elite group: following
and accepting church doctrine insures members eternal life and a delightful life
in heaven.

4. Mormon Church members are manipulated through fear and guilt, fear that if
they don?t practice church doctrine faithfully that they will fail to reach the
highest levels of heaven, fear that if they don?t wear their garments, that they
will not be protected by God.

5. Mormon Church members are taught that any problems that they may have are
due to their own inadequacies. If they are having marital, financial or other
difficult problems, it is because they are not following Church doctrine, or are
not praying enough. Guilt, fear and shame are present in the minds of Mormons if
they are not loyal and fail to follow the church doctrine.

6. Unlike non-cult organizations, Mormon Church members find it difficult to
leave when they find out that church teachings are false or otherwise become
disenchanted with the church. They believe that terrible things will happen to
them and their family if they leave. This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy
because those who do leave actually often do lose their family, friends and
other social contacts within the Mormon community

Some of the Most Blasphemous and Damnable Mormon Doctrines

Some of the Most Blasphemous and Damnable
Mormon Doctrines

  1. “We believe in a God who is
    Himself progressive
    , whose majesty is intelligence; whose perfection
    consists in eternal advancement — a Being who has attained
    His exalted state by a path which now His children are permitted to
    follow
    , whose glory it is their heritage to share. In spite of the
    opposition of the sects, in the face of direct charges of blasphemy, the Church
    proclaims the eternal truth: ‘As man is, God once was; as
    God is, man may be.
    ‘” (LDS Apostle James E. Talmage, Articles of Faith,
    Ch.24, p.430 – p.431, LDS Collectors Library ’97 CD-ROM)
  2. ” ‘It is the first principle of the gospel to know
    for a certainty the character of God,’ the inspired word continues, ‘and to know
    that we may converse with Him as one man converses with another, and that He was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the
    Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ Himself did.’ The
    Father is a glorified, perfected, resurrected, exalted man who worked out his
    salvation by obedience to the same laws he has given to us so that we may do the
    same.”
    (LDS Apostle Bruce R. McConkie, A New Witness for the Articles of
    Faith, p.64, LDS Collectors Library ’97 CD-ROM)
  3. “Thus, on this beautiful spring morning in the
    Sacred Grove, Joseph Smith witnessed the renewal of God’s dealing with his
    children in accordance with the great gospel plan of redemption. Upon this
    occasion God the Father and his Beloved Son Jesus Christ appearing as glorified
    Resurrected Beings unto a chosen servant of God, made known once again the state
    of immortality which man will attain in preparation for the next estate of
    eternity; that also the world once again could know the reality of the personal
    nature of God the Father and his Beloved Son. (LDS Apostle Alvin R. Dyer,
    Conference Report, April 1963, p.49 – p.50, LDS Collectors Library ’97 CD-ROM)
  4. “As we stretch our imaginations to absorb the
    limitlessness of the creations of God we turn to a favorite song: If you could
    hie to Kolob in the twinkling of an eye, And then continue onward with that same
    speed to fly, D’ye think that you could ever, through all eternity, Find out the generation where Gods began to be? Or see the
    grand beginning, where space did not extend? Or view the last creation where
    Gods and matter end? Methinks the Spirit whispers, “No man has found ‘pure
    space,'” Nor seen the outside curtains, where nothing has a place. The works of
    God continue, and worlds and lives abound; Improvement and progression have one
    eternal round. There is no end to matter; there is no end to space; There is no
    end to spirit; there is no end to race.” (LDS Apostle Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon
    Doctrine, p.250, LDS Collectors Library ’97 CD-ROM)
  5. God: Creator And Ruler Of
    Many Worlds
    . — While it is true that evolutionists may be divided
    between theistic and atheistic groups, yet most of those professing belief in
    God consider him to be an indefinable force, essence, or power of an
    incomprehensible nature. According to revelation, however, he is a personal Being, a holy and exalted Man, a glorified,
    resurrected Personage having a tangible body of flesh and bones, an
    anthropomorphic Entity, the personal Father of the spirits of all men.

    (D. & C. 130:22- 23; Moses 6:51, 57; Abra. 3:22-24; Jos. Smith 2:16-19.)”
  6. “We are members of the family of the Eternal
    Father. He is a glorified and exalted and eternal Being,
    having a resurrected body of flesh and bones. His name is God, and the kind of
    life he lives is God’s life.
    His name is also Eternal, and the name of
    the kind of life he lives is eternal life. Eternal life is God’s life, and God’s
    life is eternal life. We are commanded to be perfect as he is perfect and to
    advance and progress until we become like him, or in other words, until we gain
    eternal life. Thus Joseph Smith said, “You have got to learn
    how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all
    Gods have done before you, namely, by going from one small degree to another,
    and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace from exaltation to
    exaltation, until you attain to the resurrection of the dead, and are able to
    dwell in everlasting burnings and to sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned
    in everlasting power.”
    (Teachings, pp. 346-47.) Christ our Lord has so
    obtained, thus enabling him to say to the faithful: “Ye shall be even as I am,
    and I am even as the Father.” (3 Ne. 28:10.)” (LDS Apostle Bruce R. McConkie,
    The Mortal Messiah, Vol.1, p.23 – p.24, LDS Collectors Library ’97 CD-ROM)
  7. “I will prove that the world is wrong, by showing
    what God is. I am going to inquire after God; for I want you all to know Him,
    and to be familiar with Him; and if I am bringing you to a knowledge of Him, all
    persecutions against me ought to cease. You will then know that I am His
    servant; for I speak as one having authority. … “I will go
    back to the beginning before the world was, to show what kind of a being God
    is
    . What sort of a being was God in the beginning? Open your ears and
    hear, all ye ends of the earth. for I am going to prove it to you by the Bible,
    and to tell you the designs of God in relation to the human race, and why He
    interferes with the affairs of man. … “God himself was
    once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens!
    That is the great secret.
    If the veil were rent today, and the great God
    who holds this world in its orbit, and who upholds all worlds and all things by
    His power, was to make himself visible,–I say, if you were to see him today,
    you would see him like a man in form–like yourselves in all the person, image,
    and very form as a man; for Adam was created in the very fashion, image and
    likeness of God, and received instruction from, and walked, talked and conversed
    with Him, as one man talks and communes with another. … “In order to
    understand the subject of the dead, for consolation of those who mourn for the
    loss of their friends, it is necessary we should understand the character and
    being of God and how He came to be so; for I am going to tell you how God came
    to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I
    will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see. … “These
    are incomprehensible ideas to some, but they are simple. It is the first
    principle of the gospel to know for a certainty the character of God, and to
    know that we may converse with Him as one man converses with another, and that
    He was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on
    an earth, the same as Jesus Christ Himself did; and I will show it from the
    Bible. … “I wish I was in a suitable place to tell it, and that I had the
    trump of an archangel, so that I could tell the story in such a manner that
    persecution would cease forever. What did Jesus say? (Mark it, Elder Rigdon!)
    The scriptures inform us that Jesus said, as the Father hath power in himself,
    even so hath the Son power–to do what? Why, what the Father did. The answer is
    obvious–in a manner to lay down his body and take it up again. Jesus, what are
    you going to do? To lay down my life as my Father did, and take it up again. Do
    you believe it? If you do not believe it you do not believe the Bible. The
    scriptures say it, and I defy all the learning and wisdom and all the combined
    powers of earth and hell together to refute it. Here, then,
    is eternal life–to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn
    how to be gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all
    gods have done before you, namely, by going from one small degree to another,
    and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace, from exaltation
    to exaltation, until you attain to the resurrection of the dead,
    and are
    able to dwell in everlasting burnings. and to sit in glory, as do those who sit
    enthroned in everlasting power. And I want you to know that God, in the last
    days, while certain individuals are proclaiming His name, is not trifling with
    you or me.” (LDS President Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol.6, Ch.14,
    p.305-6, LDS Collectors Library ’97 CD-ROM)
  8. Intelligent beings are
    organized to become Gods, even the Sons of God, to dwell in the presence of the
    Gods, and become associated with the highest intelligences that dwell in
    eternity. We are now in the school, and must practice upon what we
    receive.
    ” (LDS President Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young,
    p.245, LDS Collectors Library ’97 CD-ROM)
  9. “This was the calling of Joseph Smith. He taught
    anew that God was in the form of man; that man was made in the image of God; and
    he taught the principles of justice, mercy, charity, and forgiveness. … He
    taught the truths that the Prophets before him had taught;
    and he went beyond them. …
    Joseph Smith taught men to look up to heaven and conceive of
    a God in the form of man. He taught them that they could become like their
    Father and God, who was ‘an exalted Man.’ And what is more simple and
    reasonable? Don’t you parents expect your children to become like you? Or do you
    expect your children to be something else than men and women?
    No. You men
    will see your sons become men; you women will see your daughters become women.
    Then God our Father–yes, and our Mother–in heaven, looking down upon this
    world– this school house in which their children are being
    educated–expect, and Joseph Smith taught it as a truth, that their children
    will be exalted, if they pursue the proper course, until they shall become
    divine beings themselves, worthy to stand upon that plane where stand their
    Father and their Mother in heaven. Like begets like; and the principle of
    eternal progress will make of man a God.
    (LDS Apostle Orson F. Whitney,
    Collected Discourses, Vol.5, May 8, 1898, LDS Collectors Library ’97 CD-ROM)

Islamic And Mormonism Similarities

  • “Modern Mohammedanism has its Mecca at Salt Lake… Clearly the Koran was Joseph Smith’s model, so closely followed as to exclude even the poor pretension of originality in his foul ‘revelations.’ ” (The Women of Mormonism, Frances E. Willard, 1882, Introduction, p. xvi)
  • “The student of Mormonism will be struck with the similarity of experience and claims of Joseph Smith and Mohammed.” (The Rocky Mountain Saints, T. B. H. Stenhouse 1873, p 2)
  • “even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed” Gal 1:8


 

 

Islamic And Mormonism SimilaritiesSimilarities between Joseph Smith and Muhammad:

  1. Both were visited by an angel. Joseph Smith was visited by the angel “Moroni” and Muhammad by Gabriel. Galatians 1:6-9 says, “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; 7 which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you, and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.
  2. Both were given visions.
  3. Both were told that no true religion existed on the earth. In the published account of his life, Joseph Smith related that he became very disturbed when he was a youth because of the “strife among the different denominations,” and this “cry and tumult” led him to ask God “which of all the sects were right — and which I should join.” He was told that he must “join none of them, for they were all wrong… that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt…” (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith 2:8-19) N. J. Dawood says that Mohammed was also concerned with the fact that the Jews and Christians had “divided themselves into schismatic sects.” In the scriptures given by Mohammed, we read: “Yet the Sects are divided concerning Jesus…. Truly, the unbelievers are in the grossest error.” (The Koran, translated by N. J. Dawood, Surah 19, p. 34) In Surah 30, page 190, this warning appears: “Do not split up your religion into sects, each exulting in its own beliefs.” In Surah 3, page 398, we read: “The only true faith in Allah’s sight is Islam. Those to whom the Scriptures [i.e., Jews and Christians] were given disagreed among themselves through jealousy only after knowledge had been given them.”
  4. Both were to restore the long lost faith as the one true religion. Islam makes claim that Adam and Abraham were Muslims, a claim that is as ridiculous as it is undocumented from either history or archaeology. Mormons make the unsubstantiated claim that the church in the first century were Mormon.
  5. Both wrote a book inspired by God.
  6. Both claimed to be illiterate or uneducated and used this as proof the book was inspired. “How could an illiterate man write the Koran or the Book of Mormon?” Joseph Smith is claimed to have only grade three education.
  7. Both claimed the Bible was lost, altered, corrupted and unreliable.
  8. Both claimed their holy book was the most correct and perfect book on earth.
  9. Both claimed that their new “Bible” was based upon a record stored in heaven. With Islam, it is the “mother book” that resides in heaven with God. With Mormonism, it is the golden Nephi plates that the angel Moroni took back to heaven.
  10. Both claim that the version we have in our hands today are identical to what the prophet revealed and that parts are not lost, altered and corrupted. Of course the proof that these claims are invalid is found in two books. The Mormon claim is proven false by a book called “3913 Changes to Book of Mormon” by Sandra Tanner. The Islamic claim is proven false by a book (In Arabic language) called, “Making Easy the Readings of What Has Been Sent Down” by Muhammad Fahd Khaaruun. Both books show that the copy of the book of Mormon and the Koran used today is different from what was originally used when each religion was started.
  11. Both claimed to be a final prophet of God.
  12. Both claimed they were persecuted because of their pure faith.
  13. Both were polygamists who had many wives.
  14. Both borrowed from paganism/polytheism. Muhammad incorporated that polytheistic moon god called “Allah” and “Allah’s three daughters” into Islam. Basically Muhammad chose Allah from within 350 known gods that were worshipped in Arabia and proclaimed the moon god to be the greatest and only God. Smith borrowed from a doctrine called “pyramidology” and the Masons and other magic systems.
  15. Both received “after the fact corrective revelations” from God. Muhammad retracted the Satanic verses and Smith retracted his divine order mandating polygamy. But for Mormons it there is even a closer parallel. Sounds exactly like Muhammad and his satanic verses.

“As many false reports have been circulated respecting the following work, and also many unlawful measures taken by evil designing persons to destroy me, and also the work, I would inform you that I translated by the gift and power of God, and caused to be written, one hundred and sixteen pages, the which I took from the Book of Lehi… which said account, some person or persons have stolen and kept from me, notwithstanding my utmost exertions to recover it again — and being commanded of the Lord that I should not translate the same over again, for Satan had put it into their hearts to tempt the Lord their God, by altering the words, that they did read contrary from that which I translated and caused to be written; and if I should bring forth the same words again, or, in other words, if I should translate the same over, they would publish that which they had stolen, and Satan would stir up the hearts of this generation, that they might not receive this work: but behold, the Lord said unto me, I will not suffer that Satan shall accomplish his evil design in this thing: therefore thou shalt translate from the plates of Nephi, until ye come to that which ye have translated… I will shew unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the Devil.” (Book of Mormon, 1830 edition, Preface)

  1. Immediately after the death of Muhammad and Smith, a fight broke out from among the “faithful converts” as to who would succeed Muhammad and Smith. Both groups were plunged into irreparable division that has endured ever since. Islam and Mormonism both have squabbles among themselves as to who is the one true splinter group of their prophet!
  2. Mormons, contrary to “baptize the dead” by gathering genealogies of all men who lived on earth. This contradicts the Bible: “But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.” Tit 3:9 While the Bible says avoid focusing in Genealogies, the Mormon church makes it their central focus of mission. Mormons have even been criticized for baptizing, by proxy, the Jews had died in Nazi Holocaust camps. When lists of genealogies are collected, living Mormons are baptized, on behalf of, those on the lists, who have already died. In this way, Mormons view every man who lived, as being Mormons. In the same way Muslims claim that all men are born Muslims and when they learn the truth of Christianity, they are apostatizing from their first faith. Muslims re-write history by proclaiming Jesus and the Apostles were Muslims in a similar way Mormons baptize Jews (for example) with the expectation they will be Mormons in the next life. Yet gathering of large genealogical lists no more makes dead people Mormons in the next life, than re-writing history makes Jesus into a Muslim.
  3. Both the Islam and Mormon religions have those who follow the “original doctrine” of the founding leaders and like these founding leaders, are violent, polygamists, and have revelations justifying their evil actions.

 Written by Brother Andrew

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“I Will Be a Second Mohammed”

 

“I Will Be a Second Mohammed”

In the heat of the Missouri “Mormon War” of 1838, Joseph Smith made the following claim, “I will be to this generation a second Mohammed, whose motto in treating for peace was ‘the Alcoran [Koran] or the Sword.’ So shall it eventually be with us—‘Joseph Smith or the Sword!’ ”[1] 

It is most interesting that a self-proclaimed Christian prophet would liken himself to Mohammed, the founder of Islam. His own comparison invites us to take a closer look as well. And when we do, we find some striking—and troubling—parallels. Consider the following.

  • Mohammed and Joseph Smith both had humble beginnings. Neither had formal religious connections or upbringing, and both were relatively uneducated. Both founded new religions by creating their own scriptures. In fact, followers of both prophets claim these scriptures are miracles since their authors were the most simple and uneducated of men.[2]

  • Both prophets claim of having angel visitations, and of receiving divine revelation to restore pure religion to the earth again. Mohammed was told that both Jews and Christians had long since corrupted their scriptures and religion. In like manner, Joseph Smith was told that all of Christianity had become corrupt, and that consequently the Bible itself was no longer reliable. In both cases, this corruption required a complete restoration of both scripture and religion. Nothing which preceded either prophet could be relied upon any longer. Both prophets claim they were used of God to restore eternal truths which once existed on earth, but had been lost due to human corruption.

  • Both prophets created new scripture which borrowed heavily from the Bible, but with a substantially new “spin.” In his Koran, Mohammed appropriates a number of Biblical themes and characters—but he changes the complete sense of many passages, claiming to “correct” the Bible. In so doing he changes many doctrines, introducing his own in their place. In like manner, Joseph Smith created the Book of Mormon, much of which is plagiarized directly from the King James Bible. Interestingly, the Book of Mormon claims that this same Bible has been substantially corrupted and is therefore unreliable. In addition, Joseph Smith went so far as to actually create his own version of the Bible itself, the “Inspired Version,” in which he both adds and deletes significant portions of text, claiming he is “correcting” it. In so doing he also changes many doctrines, introducing his own in their place.

  • As a part of their new scriptural “spin,” both prophets saw themselves as prophesied in scripture, and both saw themselves as a continuation of a long line of Biblical prophets. Mohammed saw himself as a continuation of the ministry of Moses and Jesus. Joseph Smith saw himself as a successor to Enoch, Melchizedek, Joseph and Moses. Joseph Smith actually wrote himself into his own version of the Bible—by name.

  • Both prophets held up their own scripture as superior to the Bible. Mohammed claimed that the Koran was a perfect copy of the original which was in heaven. The Koran is therefore held to be absolutely perfect, far superior to the Bible and superceding it. In like manner, Joseph Smith also made the following claim. “I told the Brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding its precepts, than by any other book.”[3]

  • Despite their claim that the Bible was corrupt, both prophets admonished their followers to adhere to its teachings. An obvious contradiction, this led to selective acceptance of some portions and wholesale rejection of others. As a result, the Bible is accepted by both groups of followers only to the extent that it agrees with their prophet’s own superior revelation.

  • Both Mohammed and Joseph Smith taught that true salvation was to be found only in their respective religions. Those who would not accept their message were considered “infidels,” pagans or Gentiles. In so doing, both prophets became the enemy of genuine Christianity, and have led many people away from the Christ of the Bible.

  • Both prophets encountered fierce opposition to their new religions and had to flee from town to town because of threats on their lives. Both retaliated to this opposition by forming their own militias. Both ultimately set up their own towns as model societies.

  • Both Mohammed and Joseph Smith left unclear instructions about their successors. The majority of Mohammed’s followers, Sunni Muslims, believe they were to elect their new leader, whereas the minority, Shiite Muslims, believe Mohammed’s son was to be their next leader. Similarly, the majority of Joseph Smith’s followers, Mormons, believed their next prophet should have been the existing leader of their quorum of twelve apostles, whereas the minority, RLDS, believed Joseph Smith’s own son should have been their next prophet. Differences on this issue, and many others, have created substantial tension between these rival groups of each prophet.

  • Mohammed taught that Jesus was just another of a long line of human prophets, of which he was the last. He taught that he was superior to Christ and superceded Him. In comparison, Joseph Smith also made the following claim.

“I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him, but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet.”[4] In light of these parallels, perhaps Joseph Smith’s claim to be a second Mohammed unwittingly became his most genuine prophecy of all.


[1] Joseph Smith made this statement at the conclusion of a speech in the public square at Far West, Missouri on October 14, 1838. This particular quote is documented in Fawn M. Brodie, No Man Knows My History, second edition, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971), p. 230–231. Fawn Brodie’s footnote regarding this speech contains valuable information, and follows. “Except where noted, all the details of this chapter [16] are taken from the History of the [Mormon] Church. This speech, however, was not recorded there, and the report given here is based upon the accounts of seven men. See the affidavits of T.B. Marsh, Orson Hyde, George M. Hinkle, John Corrill, W.W. Phelps, Samson Avard, and Reed Peck in Correspondence, Orders, etc., pp. 57–9, 97–129. The Marsh and Hyde account, which was made on October 24, is particularly important. Part of it was reproduced in History of the [Mormon] Church, Vol. III, p. 167. See also the Peck manuscript, p. 80. Joseph himself barely mentioned the speech in his history; see Vol. III, p. 162.”

[2] John Ankerberg & John Weldon, The Facts on Islam, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1998), pp.8–9. Eric Johnson, Joseph Smith  & Muhammed, (El Cajon, CA: Mormonism Research Ministry, 1998), pp. 6–7.

[3] Documentary History of the [Mormon] Church, vol.4, pp.461.

[4] Documentary History of the [Mormon] Church, vol.6, pp.408–409.

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