Joseph Smith, the Founder of Mormonism, and His Occult Involvement

Source: Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions

“From Joseph Smith onward, numerous Mormon leaders & ‘prophets’ had strong occult interests. Joseph Smith was very interested in astrology. He also practiced ritual magic, was involved in drawing magic circles, and used divining rods. Smith also would use seer stones in a hat, bury his face in the hat, and then ‘see’ visions of buried treasure. This was how the Book of Mormon was allegedly translated. Doctrine & Covenants and The Pearl of Great Price – books used by Mormons – were received from spiritistic revelations. In Mormonism, people can contact spirits and feel safe about it. However, Deuteronomy 18:9-13 condemns all forms of occultism, including necromancy (contacting the dead). The father of all lies, satan, was behind the revelations Joseph Smith received, as his means for receiving information were via occult methods.”

If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.

If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):

“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins, just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”

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