The Best Christmas Ever - by LDS President Thomas S. Monson
Source: Liahona » 2008 » December (local
Under the heading "Remembering Him"
The article writes:
"On the American continent, the prophets said: “The time cometh, and is not far distant, that
with power, the Lord Omnipotent ... shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay. ... He shall suffer
temptations, and pain. ... And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God
From my reading the Book of Mormon, it was only one Book of Mormon prophet (singular)
which said this. If you find others, let me know.
I wonder how many Latter-day Saints read between the lines - in this case, how many read
what is missing from the three dots as referenced in point #5.
Let's read the entire context.
"For behold, the time cometh, and is not far distant, that with power, the Lord Omnipotent
who reigneth, who was, and is from all eternity to all eternity, shall come down from
heaven among the children of men, and shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay, and shall go
forth amongst men, working mighty miracles, such as healing the sick, raising the dead,
causing the lame to walk, the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and curing
all manner of diseases. And he shall cast out devils, or the evil spirits which dwell in the
hearts of the children of men. And lo, he shall suffer temptations, and pain of body,
hunger, thirst, and fatigue, even more than man can suffer, except it be unto death; for
behold, blood cometh from every pore, so great shall be his anguish for the wickedness
and the abominations of his people. And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and his
mother shall be called Mary" (Mosiah 3:5-8).
A few interesting statements here.
A) The Lord Omnipotent is from all eternity to all eternity.
This does not describe the modern day Mormon Jesus. The modern version of the Mormon
Jesus is the first spirit child born of Heavenly Mother and Father who progressed into
becoming a God.
B) Jesus bled from every pore.
Jesus was sweating in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was not bleeding.
C) Jesus is the Father of heaven and earth.
This is also repeated in Alma 11:38-39 and Mosiah 16:15.
D) Evil spirits dwell in the hearts of the children of men.
Evil spirits, and not the influence of evil spirits, dwell in the hearts of men.
This makes you wonder how the Holy Ghost can also dwell in the hearts of God's
children and yet the Holy Ghost can only be in one place at a time according to Gospel
Principles chapter 7.
I trust all Evangelical Christians believe in Jesus as the Lord Omnipotent from all
eternity to all eternity.
Unfortunately, the Mormon Jesus is some other deity.