At about 2002 as a young American girl in my twenties times were tough. I sought to keep food on the table for the children and I. I worked crazy hours to hold up the fort as a single mommy, and I was often in search to do what was right, more important I was in great search for my place with God. I became mesmerized with a fast growing Christian organization known as the Latter Day Saints. Fascinating to me were the roles of males and females accordingly and the maintenance of modesty for both men and women. I befriended a sweet LDS woman who quickly introduced me to the Mormon way of life which happens to be one of the fastest growing Christian sects worldwide and second to Islam in the U.S. Quickly I had unwanted visits from Elders (male church members) who held high positions of the LDS Church in hopes of converting me. They made convenient stops at my friend’s home while I visited with her and invited me into their religious discussions, which I often declined. Realizing I was not prepared to put Christ before God, I quickly backed away from getting too involved with the church and overcame my interest. I realized the value of women was not as significant as one would hope for as well. I was in search for a religion with greater balance between males and females and this was just not doing it for me. Needles to say over the years I have kept in touch with my Mormon friend and we have remained close friends since the time we met. I now as a Muslim and she as a member of LDS share commonalities in our religious lifestyles. We both enjoin in the utmost submission to our respected creator, this alone can bring friends together in a world that is seemingly Godless. However, recently things got heated between her and I when it was revealed to me the Mormon intentions along with Zionist Jews are set out to level Al-Aqsa. Can you imagine the anger that ran through my blood hearing this when Al-Aqsa is the third holiest shrine of Muslims? I decided to give her a fair chance and look further into her claims and what I found was quit disturbing.
I had made up my mind the Mormon faith was not for me long ago and just stayed away. I thank to Allah I am here a Muslim and decided not to enjoin in the ignorant slaughter of innocent Palestinians. I have found what I am looking for in a religious faith. I am thankful especially after it was revealed to me the LDS members are purchasing stolen lands in Jerusalem with the intentions of leveling Al Aqsa in allegiance with the Israeli Jews. It was hard to believe at first that the third holiest shrine of Islam could ever face being leveled, who would have the heart and will to wipe off the map a monument so sacred especially, with the historical greatness Al Aqsa beholds? Who would do this? I suppose it takes people with a great influence of evil hanging over them to do this. I explored the doctrines my friend was referring to and found out many are recent revelations within the Mormon congregation. To understand how recent these revelations are I should first explain the foundations and history of the Mormon congregations also called Latter Day Saints or LDS. The Mormon faith was founded by a young boy named Joseph Smith in the America’s around 1820. Smith is considered the prophet of the Mormons or LDS members
“Born in Vermont in 1805, Smith claimed in 1823 that he had been visited by a Christian angel named Moroni who spoke to him of an ancient Hebrew text that had been lost for 1,500 years. The holy text, supposedly engraved on gold plates by a Native American historian in the fourth century, related the story of Israelite peoples who had lived in America in ancient times. During the next six years, Smith dictated an English translation of this text to his wife and other scribes, and in 1830 The Book of Mormon was published. In the same year, Smith founded the Church of Christ–later known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–in Fayette Township. The religion rapidly gained converts, and Smith set up Mormon communities in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. However, the Christian sect was also heavily criticized for its unorthodox practices, such as polygamy, and on June 27, 1844, Smith and his brother were murdered in a jail cell by an anti-Mormon mob in Carthage, Illinois. Two years later, Smith’s successor, Brigham Young, led an exodus of persecuted Mormons from Nauvoo, Illinois, along the western wagon trails in search of religious and political freedom. In July 1847, the 148 initial Mormon pioneers reached Utah‘s Valley of the Great Salt Lake. Upon viewing the valley, Young declared, “This is the place,” and the pioneers began preparations for the tens of thousands of Mormon migrants who would follow them and settle there.” (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mormon-church-established)
As you can see it is crucial to understand the roots of this faith have been connected to that of Israelites since it’s foundation in the America’s. It is no wonder that in the 1970’s the LDS not allowed to preach their faith in Israel have been welcomed to Israel and have even established a Brigham Young University in Jerusalem. It was discovered sometime ago that the doctrines of the Mormon faith would somehow appease to the inspirations of the Jews to earn Al Aqsa. It is argued by many that the leveling of Al Aqsa cannot be done by Jews themselves in fact they are all but banned from entering the temple mount.
“ Rabbinical consensus in the Religious Zionist stream of Orthodox Judaism continue to hold that it is forbidden for Jews to enter any part of the Temple Mount and in January 2005 a declaration was signed confirming the 1967 decision.”
There is nothing in Jewish doctrine that would prohibit Christians or “Gentiles” from entering or even leveling the Masjid for the sake of Jewish revelry. I have learned that what works for the Mormons not only works for Jews but vice versa and that is what may have sealed the partnership between the Mormons and Jews. Here is an expert from the Zionist controlled online information outlet of the west called Wikipedia, and their attempt to reestablish the temple mount were upon Al Aqsa is located.
“Attempts to re-establish a Jewish Presence on the Temple Mount”
In August 1967 after Israel’s capture of the Mount, Rabbi Shlomo Goren the chief rabbi of the IDF (and later chief rabbi of the State of Israel) began organizing public prayer for Jews on the Temple Mount. Rabbi Goren was also well known for his controversial positions concerning Jewish sovereignty over the Temple Mount. On August 15, 1967, shortly after the Six-Day War, Goren led a group of fifty Jews onto the Temple Mount, where, fighting off protesting Muslim guards and Israeli police, they defiantly held a prayer service. Goren continued to pray for many years in the Makhkame building overlooking the Temple Mount where he conducted yearly High Holiday services. His call for the establishment of a synagogue on the Temple Mount has subsequently been reiterated by his brother-in-law the Chief Rabbi of Haifa, She’ar Yashuv Cohen.
Goren was sharply criticized by the Israeli Defense Ministry, who, noting Goren’s senior rank, called his behaviour inappropriate. The episode led the Chief Rabbis of the time to restate the accepted laws of Judaism that no Jews were allowed on the mount due to issues of ritual impurity. The secular authorities welcomed this ruling as it preserved the status quo with the Waqf, the Islamic authority. Disagreeing with his colleagues, Goren continually maintained that Jews were not only permitted, but commanded, to ascend and pray on the mount.
Goren repeatedly advocated or supported building a Third Temple on the Temple Mount from the 1960s onward, and was associated with various messianic projects involving the site. In the summer of 1983, Goren and several other rabbis joined Rabbi Yehuda Getz, who worked for the Religious Affairs Ministry at the Western Wall, in touring a chamber underneath the mount that Getz had excavated, where the two claimed to have seen the Ark of the Covenant. The tunnel was shortly discovered and resulted in a massive brawl between young Jews and Arabs in the area. The tunnel was quickly sealed with concrete by Israeli police. The sealed entrance can be seen from the Western Wall Tunnel, which opened to the public in 1996.The Chief Rabbis of Israel, Isser Yehuda Unterman and Yitzhak Nissim, together with other leading rabbis, asserted that “For generations we have warned against and refrained from entering any part of the Temple Mount.” A recent study of this rabbinical ruling suggests that it was both “unprecedented” and possibly prompted by governmental pressure on the rabbis, as well as “brilliant” in preventing Muslim-Jewish friction on the Mount. Rabbinical consensus in the Religious Zionist stream of Orthodox Judaism continue to hold that it is forbidden for Jews to enter any part of the Temple Mount and in January 2005 a declaration was signed confirming the 1967 decision.
In the 1970’s there marks a turning point in the allegiance between Christians and Jews about the same time frame the movement was led to reestablish the Jewish presence on the temple Mount. The partnership at this time led to the construction of Brigham Young University and purchases here and there by Mormons of property in Jerusalem which has continued present day. In the 80’s a Mormon prophet ( a living human who is believed by Mormons to have interactions with Christ their savior believed son of God.) prophesied that the LDS congregation must seek to purchase and buy up land in Palestine “Israel” including land on the temple mount. They, the LDS congregation also believe they are indebted or owed this land just as Jews believe Palestine was a land from God to Jews. And through God they will soon worship with the Jews on the great Temple Mount, nor do they care how much blood fills the land they wish to acquire. Really most Mormons are not allowed to question the politics behind their congregation though they have many political leaders, like Mitt Romney forming allegiances with Zionist and other extremist of the Jewish faith. Let us explore the doctrine of the Mormon faith that enters Palestine and holds similar position to that of the Jews who seek to rebuild on the temple mount.
“The Jews anxiously await the day that they will be able to rebuild the Jerusalem temple, often referred to as the third temple, as a holy house of worship of God. There has been a Jewish institute established, The Temple Institute, in Jerusalem for the very purpose of researching the history of the temple and its eventual reestablishment on the temple mount, and making steps toward that end goal. The Jews plan to reinstitute or “restore” daily temple prayer and sacrifice, as was prophesied in the Bible, and they speak with fervor about the “restoration” of the divine service of worshiping Almighty God in His holy house. It is interesting that in ancient Israel the building of the temple was always directed very carefully by abundant revelation of God to His prophet on the earth. In a different sense, The Temple Institute today seeks understanding in ancient prophesy and tradition as found in the Torah to restore the architecture, vessels, ordinances, worship, and other characteristics that will accompany the temple of God.1”“The Latter-day Saints (Mormons) also see the reconstruction of a temple in Jerusalem as one of the signs of the times of the Second Coming of the Savior. Whether it will be built by the Church or the Jews or the Jews under the direction of the Church or will later come under the direction of the Church after the Jews are converted to Christ is unclear. What is clear is that the saving ordinances of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ will be performed therein at some point, under the authority of the priesthood of God, as they are performed currently in 125 temples around the world.
Joseph Smith (Founder of the LDS) once taught:
What was the object of gathering the Jews, or the people of God in any age of the world? …The main object was to build unto the Lord a house whereby He could reveal unto His people the ordinances of His house.2In addition to the scriptural prophesy, specifically in Ezekiel 40-48, consider the following quotations from latter-day prophets and apostles:3Judah must return, Jerusalem must be rebuilt, and the temple, and water come out from under the temple, and the waters of the Dead Sea be healed. It will take some time to rebuild the walls of the city and the temple, Etc.; and all this must be done before the Son of Man will make his appearance.4The work is moving on for the gathering of the Jews to their own land that they may build it up as it was in former times; that the temple may be rebuilt and the mosque of the Moslem which now stands in its place may be moved out of the way; that Jerusalem may be rebuilt upon its original site; that the way may be prepared for the coming of the Messiah, who shall be seen in the midst of those whose ancestors nailed him to the cross, and who, when they see the marks in His hands, shall say in answer to their inquiries, “These are the wounds with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”5The twelve tribes will return to Palestine and rebuild Jerusalem and the temple before and preparatory to the coming of the Lord. But let us read a little further to show more fully that this was a work of the latter days. “And all nations shall flow unto it and many people shall go and say ‘Come ye and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, and he will teach us of his ways and we will walk in his paths, for out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.’” Two separate and distinct places. The whole of the twelve tribes of Israel are to return back to Palestine in Asia and rebuild their city of Jerusalem and a temple within that city before, and preparatory to the coming of the Lord. Ezekiel, in describing the latter-day building of Jerusalem, says, “And the name of the city from that day forward shall be ‘The Lord is there.’” After the rebuilding of that city it will never be forsaken, or plucked up. As Jeremiah says in his 31st chapter, “It shall never be plucked up or thrown down henceforth and forever.” It will stand while all the generations of the earth shall stand when the house of Israel shall return and rebuild it under the direction of the Almighty.6Then, when the Gentile nations shall reject this Gospel and count themselves unworthy of eternal life, as the Jews did before them, the Lord will say–”It is enough, come away from them, my servants, I will give you a new commission, you shall go to the scattered remnants of the house of Israel. I will gather them in from the four quarters of the earth, and bring them again into their own lands. They shall build Jerusalem on its own heap; they shall rear a Temple on the appointed place in Palestine, and they shall be grafted in again.”7As I have been reading to you today, the Jews have got to gather to their own land in unbelief. They will go and rebuild Jerusalem and their temple.8After the Jews have repented and received the Gospel, having acknowledged Jesus Christ as their Redeemer, the temple in Jerusalem will be built according to the prophecy in Ezekiel.9By and by there will be a Temple built at Jerusalem. Who do you think is going to build it? You may think that it will be the unbelieving Jews who rejected the Savior. . . . The Temple at Jerusalem will undoubtedly be built, by those who believe in the true Messiah. Its construction will be, in some respects different from the Temples now being built. It will contain the throne of the Lord, upon which he will, at times, personally sit, and will reign over the house of Israel for ever.10”
Assuming you just read the entire article I posted and understand now the importance of Mormons or Latter Day Saints to the Jews and the Jews to the Latter Day Saints, you can obviously see now why Mitt Romney and other member of LDS hold such adornment for Israel in their heart. You can also envision how this is an obvious defeat for Muslims if the Latter Day Saint continue on their subjective and evil appeals to level what is dear to Muslims with beliefs like the following:“that the temple may be rebuilt and the mosque of the Moslem which now stands in its place may be moved out of the way; that Jerusalem may be rebuilt upon its original site; that the way may be prepared for the coming of the Messiah, who shall be seen in the midst of those whose ancestors nailed him to the cross, and who, when they see the marks in His hands, shall say in answer to their inquiries,” It is not so much the Jews that will level Al Aqsa it is the doctrine of Christians which will be used for Jewish gain over Al Aqsa. The following are further claims and doctrines of the proposed and prophesized ambitions of LDS to level the third holiest shrine of Muslims.
“When Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon, he learned that America is the land of Zion which was given to Joseph and his children and that on this land the City Zion, or New Jerusalem, is to be built. He also learned that Jerusalem in Palestine is to be rebuilt and become a holy city. These two cities, one in the land of Zion and one in Palestine, are to become capitals for the kingdom of God during the millennium.
“In the meantime, while the work of preparation is going on and Israel is being gathered, many people are coming to the land of Zion saying: ‘Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob.’ The Latter-day Saints are fulfilling this prediction, since they are being gathered from all parts of the earth and are coming to the house of the Lord in these valleys of the mountains. Here they are being taught in the ways of the Lord through the restoration of the gospel and by receiving blessings in the temples now erected. Moreover, before many years have passed away, the Lord will command the building of the City Zion, and Jerusalem in Palestine will in due time be cleansed and become a holy city and the habitation of the Jews after they are cleansed and are willing to accept Jesus Christ as their Redeemer.” ( Doctrines of Salvation, 3:71.) http://institute.lds.org/manuals/doctrine-and-covenants-institute-student-manual/dc-in-081-84.asp
Not so much was it hearing the words and seeing the excitement on my friends face (when mentioning to me the plans of her congregation to build on Al Aqsa) that hurt me deeply, but it was the way someone dear to me had been programmed to become insensitive and un American towards what is sacred and has throughout much time and presently has belonged to others. I cannot just walk into one man’s home and claim it. I am American with principals and laws established based on philosophies by men such as John Locke who once said ” Though the Earth, and all inferior Creatures be common to all Men, yet every Man has a Property in his own Person. This no Body had any Right to but himself. The Labour of his Body, and the Work of his Hands, we may say, are properly his. Whatsoever then he removes out of the State that Nature hath provided, and left it in, he hath mixed his Labour with, and joyned to it something that is his own, and thereby makes it his Property. It being by him removed from the common state Nature placed it in, it hath by this labour something annexed to it, that excludes the common right of other Men. For this Labour being the unquestionable Property of the Labourer, no Man but he can have a right to what that is once joyned to, at least where there is enough, and as good left in common for others.” I come from land of the stolen, of innocent blood spilled and the cries of warriors who bled to defend their homes from the west. We over the years have tried to heal the bitterness, we over the years have tried hard to overcome, we have implemented the words of Locke into our Declaration of Independence to protect the rights and property of others. So hypocritical it seems now I am called, “Anti American” for doing what I am taught which is American and applying American principals to beliefs of others before they even think to cheat people off their land. Goodness in the word of Locke I thought was the fresh slate for the American people to heal the old wounds of my fathers who cried throughout the blood history of the Americas. We have laws to protect the religious rights and moral of people from destruction. So I say this, as an American is it justifiable and American by our constitution and moral standards to allow Israelis and Mormons like Mitt Romney or the whole of LDS to set and out abolish holy shrines of other religious groups to fulfill their own recently created prophecies?
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