Paul are you a human being or a mule?? just kidding don`t get offended{:>
Sandra
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From: "Paul Osborne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [ZION] The Rulers of Darkness


>
> Steve wrote:
> >Below are six statements from President Ezra Taft Benson regarding a
> world-
> >wide conspiracy that is increasing its evil influence and control over
> >America and the entire world. These warnings have come to us from God
> >through His living prophet. All six statements came after his call in
> 1985
> >to be President of the Church. They cannot be safely ignored. Without an
>
> >understanding of these prophetic warnings, we cannot correctly interpret
>
> >national and world events.
>
>
> President Bensen only taught that secret combinations exists in the earth
> and in the including the USA. He did NOT target individuals or call our
> elected leaders "Gadiantons". I too admit that secret combinations exist
> in the earth but as I said, "I'm NOT into conspiracy theories at all".
> That means I don't want to know about them and I'm not going to do
> anything about it either. Let the prophet go forth and root out the
> Gadiantons. I'm not getting involved. He can call fire down from heaven
> and destroy them. The First Presidency did not give the church
> instructions on how to go out and get the Gadiantons. Generalizations
> were made and we are reminded not to mix ourselves with Babylon. I feel
> the prophets should protect the saints and if they are inclined to muster
> a rebellion with the government--fine. Just count me out.
>
>
> >President Benson's apostolic statements during
> >the 42 years prior to his becoming President of the Church are also
> helpful
> >as we seek to understand his prophetic statements on this important
> >subject. Many of these apostolic statements were "keynote" addresses
> made
> >with the full support, advice, and even explicit recommendation by
> >President David O. McKay. Need two witnesses? Add David O. McKay as a
> >second witness. During this time Elder Benson gave 15 General Conference
>
> >addresses
>
>
> What have the prophets done to push a plan to get the Gadiantons?
> Shouldn't they be killed? They are murderers! As I say--I feel that
> President Bensen was making generalizations on how the saints should
> avoid the evils of the world. There was no formal campaign put in place
> to attack the Gadiantons as was done in the Book of Mormon. Today is a
> whole new ball game. Things are done differently.
>
>
> >and President McKay, over a dozen on freedom, free enterprise, fiscal
> >responsibility, the Constitution, and agency. They invariably tied these
>
> >topics into showing the evils of secret combinations. (Sheri Dew, Ezra
> Taft
> >Benson: A Biography, Deseret Book, 1987, pp. 366,367.) Finally, God does
>
> >not call as Prophets men who teach false doctrine.
>
>
> Great! I'm glad that our prophets are patriotic and recognize the evils
> that exist in the world. Now--tell me which President of the USA was
> called a Gadianton by a church President? They don't do it and neither
> should you or John. It's bad form. And, Gary Smith said it's not right to
> do so and he is as strait as an arrow. :-)
>
> Paul O
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