Sunday, 19 July 2015

Sermon: EDEN IN MISSOURI

CHRISTIANS ON THE WHOLE WOUD BE CONFUSED IF THEY WERE TOLD OF EDEN IN MISSOURI. IN THE BIBLE (GENESIS) WE READ OF IT BEING NEAR THE TIGRIS AND EUPHRATES RIVERS WHICH AS WE SEE TODAY ARE NO WHERE NEAR MISSOURI. WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT BEFORE THE FLOOD ALL THE LAND WAS TOGETHER SO THERE WAS NO MISSOURI OR MIDDLE EAST OR ETHIOPIA, NO NORTH, NO SOUTH, NO EAST OR WEST.
 
AS LATTER DAY MORMONS WE BELIEVE IN REVELATION BOTH ANCIENT AND MODERN. WE KNOW FOR A CERTAINTY THAT JOSEPH SMITH WAS AND STILL IS A CHOSEN VESSAL OF THE LORD GOD. JOSEPH DECLARED IN 1838 ON A TRIP TO MISSOURI TO BUY LAND FOR THE BUILDING OF ZION THE LOCATION OF ADAMONDI AHMAN OR THE VALLEY BROTHER ADAM FIRST GAVE PRAISE TO GOD AFTER LEAVING EDEN.
 
JOSEPH’S ACCOUNT STATES.  UPON HIS ARRIVAL AT LYMAN WIGHTS FERRY ON THE GRAND RIVER, HE WENT EXPLORING FOR LAND ON THE OPPOSITE BANK OF THE RIVER ON REACHING LAND IN DAVIES’S COUNTY HE SAID “THIS IS THE VALLEY OF GOD IN WHICH ADAM BLESSED HIS CHILDREN" HE DISCOVERED AN ALTER AND DECLARED “UPON THIS ALTER ADAM OFFERED UP HIS SACRIFICE TO GOD” HE THEN DECLARED IT ADAM ONDI AHMAN MEANING THE PLACE OR LAND OF GOD WHERE ADAM DWELT.
 
THREE YEARS PRIOR TO THE DEATH OF ADAM HE CALLED HE CALLED, SETH, ENOS, CAINAN, MAHLEEL, JARED, ENOCH AND METHUSELAH, AND OTHER RIGHTEOUS FAMILY MEMBERS AND BESTOWED UPON THEM HIS LAST BLESSING. D&C 107 VERSE 28 (1835 EDITION).
 
FROM JOSEPH SMITHS DIARIES WE READ THAT JOSEPH TAUGHT “AT THE GREAT GATHERING ADAM OFFERED SACRIFICES ON AN ALTER BUILT BY HIM FOR THIS PURPOSE". A REMNANT OF THAT VERY ALTER REMAINED ON THE SPOT DOWN THROUGH THE AGES. ON MAY 1838 THAT HE AND A NUMBER OF ASSOCIATES STOOD ON THE VERY PLOT AND STATED THAT ADAM WOULD ONCE AGAIN VISIT THE VALLEY OF ADAM ONDI AHMAN, HOLDING A GREAT COUNSEL AS A PRECURSER TO THE GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD.  MORMON DOCTRINE PAGE 21.
 
JOSEPH KNEW THAT LEADING THE CHURCH AND ITS MEMBERS WAS A DEMANDING TASK. THE LORD EXPECTED A SETTLEMENT AND A TEMPLE TO BE BUILT NEAR TO ADAM ONDI AHMAN IN DAVIES’S COUNTY.  BECAUSE OF THE FAILING FAITH OF MANY SAINTS AND THE EVENTUAL BETRAYAL OF THE PROPHET JOSEPH BY SUCH AS BRIGHAM YOUNG WHO BETRAYED HIM AND ESTABLISHED SECRET POLYGAMIST ENCLAVES. THE TEMPLE IN ZION WAS NEVER BUILT.
 
EVEN TODAY THE ROBBER BARONS OF THE LDS UTAH CHURCH ARE STILL DEFILING THE GREAT WORK JOSEPH STARTED BY PROMOTING DOCTRINE CONTRARY TO THE TEACHINGS OF THE EARLY CHURCH. I APPEAL TO ALL SECTS OF MORMONISM INCLUDING THE GREAT DEVIL, LDS UTAH SAINTS, TO LEAVE AND BECOME BAPTISED IN THE TRUE GOSPEL FOLLOW THE LEADERSHIP OF THE PROPHET MATTHEW GILL AND REPENT NOW.
 
FINALY LET ME SAY WE WILL SEE A TEMPLE BUILT IN ZION AND IT WILL BE SOON AND IT WILL BE GLORIOUS. I APPEAL TO THOSE WHO OWN THE LAND TO WORK WITH US TO THIS END.
 
IN GODS NAME. AMEN.
ELDER PHILIP A. GILL

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