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As a Computer Information Management Networking Specialist I am also an Independent learner of God the father. I happen to study a lot everyday, and take all I do so into account to arrive where I am at today with my spiritual and religious studies. The purpose of this site is to share what I have absorbed threw the years of my trial's & error's. This is also a place I have to share and communicate points of views that one might not have thought of or heard before. I  hope to correct any racial myths and misunderstandings that linger from critics about me being a Baptist, Latter-day Saint. I am willing to show themselves and all else who might be interested, that I strive to fulfill with the best will in the world, even with the best of intentions to deliver a gospel vision that we are all children of God, with great and equal worth in his sight upon reconciliation (Repenting). Upon reviewing this site, keep in mind the key aspect of original details about prominent figures roles, and colors of the original peoples. -> and progress shall be made on behalf of God's desire upon your own life. I am a humanitarian deeply concerned about the state of the world!  an idealist, a dreamer and a healer with great compassion. My path will lead to understand the interconnections of all things. My healing may take the form of music, writing, composing, painting and even teaching. I'm an educator, always acting for the benefit of others and looking for solutions from the inspirational, intuitive and creative worlds which are of God.  The way to God, even under the express and positive revelation of his will, manifested in the life, character, and doctrines of Jesus Christ, requires study, application, instruction, divine grace, and continual improvement before it can be properly sought out, even with the aid of the sacred Scriptures.

Elder Godfree,
Melchizedek Priesthood Holder Shaun T. Bridges,
Elder Braunberger 
with Aaliyah Bridges 
"Together, each, with intense faith we study All Truth, seeking we pray; peacefully put it all together; then study some more."  

The word Mormon originally derived from the Book of Mormon, a religious text published by Smith, which he said he translated from golden plates with divine assistance. The book describes itself as a chronicle of early indigenous peoples of the Americas and their dealings with God. Based on the name of that book, early followers of Smith were more widely known as Mormons, and their faith was called Mormonism. The term was initially considered pejorative,[2] but Mormons no longer consider it so (although generally preferring other terms such as Latter-day Saint, or LDS).[3]

Mormonism shares a common set of beliefs with the rest of the Latter Day Saint movement, including use of and belief in the Bible, as well as in other religious texts including the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants. It also accepts the Pearl of Great Price as part of its scriptural canon, and has a history of teaching eternal marriage, eternal progression, and polygamy (plural marriage) (although the LDS Church formally abandoned the practice of plural marriage in 1890). Cultural Mormonism, a lifestyle promoted by Mormon institutions, includes cultural Mormons who identify with the culture, but not necessarily with the theology.

1st -Who Was Melchisedec?

*Melchisedec (or Melchizedec or Melchizedek or Melchzadok-- "the god Zedek is my king")-- king of righteousness whom pseudo-Dionysius called " the hierarch most beloved of God." 

*Epiphanius in his Adversus Heareses calls Melchisedec an angel of the order of virtues. According to pseudo-Tertullian, Melchisedec is a "celestial virtue of great grace who does for heavenly angels and virtues what Christ does for man." [Rf. Legge, Forerunners and Rivals of Christianity 2, p. 148.] 

*In the Bible (Genesis 14), Melchisedec is the fabled priest-king of Salem, ancient name for Jerusalem. It was to Melchisedec the Abraham gave tithes.

*In Phoenician mythology Melchisedec, called Sydik, is the father of the 7 elohim or angles of the divine presence.

*In the gnostic Book of the Great Logos, Melchisedec is Zorokothera. Hippolytus refersto a sect, followers of one Theodotus (probaly the 3rd-century heretics known as the Melchisedans), who claimed that there was "a great power named Melchizedek who was greater than Christ." 

*In certain occult sources, Melchisedec is identified as the Holy Ghost. 

*In the Book of Morman (Alma) he is referred to as "the prince of peace."

*His symbol is a chalice and a loaf of bread. R.H. Charles appends to his edition of Enoch 2 a fragment ("a new form of the Melchizedek myth, the work of an early Christian"), wherein  Melchisedec figures as the supernatural offspring of Noah's brother Nir, who is preserved in infancy by Micheal, and who becomes, after the Flood, a great high priest, the "Word of God," and king of Salem, with "power to work great and glorious marvels that have never been." 

*The term "word of God" very likely stems from St. John's "in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." 

*In  Midrash Tehillim, commenting on Psalm 76, Melchisedec is identified as Shem, one of Noah's sons. This source also contains the legend of Melchisedec feeding the beast in Noah's ark.

*The meeting of Abraham and Melchisedec (Genesis 14: 17-24)  is pictured in a woodcut in the great Cologne Bible (1478-1480) and in Rubens' famous painting, "The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedec"; also in the painting by Dierik Bouts (c. 1415-1475).  

*also see Melchisedec, Abraham, and Moses,  from the porch of the northern transept of Chartres Cathedral (late 12th century) From E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 1951   

}-{[R.f.  : Gustav Davidson, A Dictionary of Angels~including the fallen angels]}-{


Reference Books & Materials:


The Holy Bible (KJV) 

^Holy Bible,
                  ^Book of Mormon
                                   ^Doctrine & Covenants,
                                                               ^Pearl of Great Price
Owen, William. “A Comparison between the Book of Mormon and the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, or The Golden Bible vs. The Holy Bible.” Free Enquirer (New York) (10 September 1831): 367–68.
[My brother, Wm. Owen, not anticipating the publication of the extract which I gave to our readers last week, has sent me, for our paper, a more detailed account of the strange superstition now springing up in this country. I publish it entire, though it contains a few repetitions of what our readers already know, as having been given in the previous extract.] A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE BOOK OF MORMON AND THE SCRIPTURES OF THE OLD AND NEW TEATAMENTS, OR THE GOLDEN BIBLE VS. THE HOLY BIBLE. After a pretty careful perusal of the Book of Mormon, or the Golden Bible, as it is usually termed, I am of the opinion that, setting aside the historical proofs of authenticity, the Golden Bible will bear a very good comparison with the Holy Bible. I find nothing in the former inconsistent with the doctrines or opposed to a belief in the latter; on the contrary, the one seems to corroborate the other; and I can discover no good reason why the generality of Christians should scoff, as I have generally found them do, and hoot at the idea of believing in such a monstrously absurd book, unless it be that they consider the endeavor to pass off a new bible, very similar to their own, as a divine book, as likely to induce many persons, who cannot swallow the miracles and pretension of the Golden Bible, to question the veracity of the historians who relate similar miracles and put forth similar doctrines, in the Holy Bible, which they have been accustomed to venerate as a divine production. This view of the subject may be correct; for Christians can hardly read the book of Mormon without remarking a striking similarity to their own scriptures, and the believers in the Old and New Testaments cannot consistently deny the possibility of a single circumstance related in the Mormonite scriptures. However, for my own part, I should consider satisfactory proofs of the genuineness of the Golden Bible as strong evidence of the divine origin of the Holy Bible, so consistent they are with, and corroborative of, each other. The Holy Bible professes to be a history of the peopling of the old continent—the Golden Bible of the new continent. The one contains the record of the Jews, a chosen people of God, in the old world, together with numberless miracles performed by their holy men, and numerous prophecies concerning the coming of Christ; the other records the history of the Nephites, a chosen people of God, in the new world, whose holy men likewise perform numerous miracles and prophecy concerning Christ. The Jews have their Moses, their Aaron, their Joshua, their promised land, their kings, their judges, their seers, and the Jewish Christians their 12 Apostles. The Nephites have their Lehi, their Nephi, their Moroni, their promised land, their kings their judges, their prophets, their seers, and the Nephite Christians their 12 Apostles. Moses and Aaron led the Jews out of Egyptian bondage into their promised land. Lehi and Nephi led the Nephites out of Jerusalem, through fear of Babylonian bondage, into their promised land. Joshua fights the battles of the Jews—Moroni of the Nephites. The Jews have their Philistines—the Nephites their Lamanites, to slay them when rebellious against their God, whose great power and loving kindness both nations seem to have been singularly apt to forget. The book of the law, a priest professed to find, after it had been lost for several centuries, in the temple at Jerusalem, in Palestine. The book of Mormon, a layman professed to discover, secreted near Manchester, Ontario co. State of New York, U.S.A. The Jewish scriptures profess to prophecy regarding the utter dispersion of the Jews, which accordingly takes place. The Nephite scriptures proclaim the utter destruction of the Nephites, which likewise occurs as prophecied. Jesus Christ appears after his resurrection to many of his Jewish disciples and fills them with the Holy Ghost, which enables them to work miracles. He also heals the sick, raises the dead, institutes the Lord’s Supper, and orders those who believe in him to baptized with water. So says the Holy Bible. The Golden Bible informs us that Jesus Christ appeared to the Nephites, after his ascension, caused the Holy Ghost to descend on many of them, who thereby were enabled to perform miracles. He also heals their sick, raises the dead, and institutes the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. He preaches also to the Nephites, during several days, doctrines exactly similar to those recorded in the New Testament, and is finally caught up to Heaven in a cloud. A vision, during a journey, converts St. Paul, a Jew, from a zealous unbeliever in Christ, into an equally zealous Christian teacher. Alwa, a Nephite, is converted in like manner, and becomes, like Paul, a renowned Christian preacher. The miracles, too, recorded in both Bibles are precisely of the same character: The dead are raised, the sick healed, prison doors are opened, the Lord fights for his people in battle, unbelievers are struck dumb; at the death of Christ darkness pervades the land, together with earthquakes, lightning, &c. We have also wars without end, visions and prophecies. God also shows himself to one or two persons, and a few others are translated to Heaven, without dying. In these and many other respects, the two bibles present a great resemblance; but in some points the Nephites are much less barbarous than the Jews. Amongst them we have no Midianitish massacres, or wholesale butcheries of entire nations, in order to possess their lands. The Nephites take possession of an uninhabited country and people it; they never take up arms in their own defence, and some of them even suffer death, rather than defend themselves at all. The doctrinal parts of both bibles are so similar that I am not able to point out any material difference between them, except that the Nephite Christians had no hired priest among them, for all their religious teachers labored with their hands. The historical part of the Golden Bible is shortly as follows. Two Jewish families, warned of God, leave Jerusalem to avoid the Babylonian captivity, and, instructed by God, build a tight ship and are driven they know not whither; (to America.) They become a great nation, called Nephites, from a famous leader and prophet. Two of his brothers and their families withdraw from the Nephite’s people and form another nation called Lawanites, who become savages, having no law to guide them. These are our American Indians. They are described as being dark (the Lord having set a mark upon them) with sha-[pp.368]ven heads, except a small tuft of hair, and naked except round the loins, and barbarous, fierce and savage. They are continually at war with the Nephites, and are beaten, whenever the Nephites follow the commands of God; finally, however, the Nephites become very wicked and the Lawanites kill the whole of them, about 200,000 in desperate battle. One man alone escapes who writes the conclusion of their history on a plate of brass, and hides it by God’s command, together with a number of plates which contain the whole history of the Nephites, written at each period, by their leader for the time being, and by him handed to his successor in office, to be preserved and continued by him until his death, to be by him handed to his successor, and so on. These plates, Smith the publisher of the Golden Bible professes to have discovered and translated by the help of God. Eleven witnesses, three of whom profess to have been taught the truth of the book by an angel from heaven, and profess to have seen the plates. The style is very Biblical, and the grammar good, with few exceptions. Smith is said to be illiterate. The believers in the book of Morman amount already to about 1600. They have been living near Fairport, Ohio, but are going to Missouri so soon as they can get land there to settle on. A man who resides near them, told me he knew many of them, and that they were generally very peaceable, inoffensive men and of good character. Their preachers appear to have drawn great crowds to hear them preach.


Doctrine & Covenants 27: (1-18)


1 Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ, your Lord, your God, and your Redeemer, whose word is quick and powerful. 

2 For, behold, I say unto you, that in matterreth not what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink when ye partake of the sacrament, if it be so that ye do it with an eye single to my glory -- remembering unto the Father my body which was laid down for you, and my blood which was shed for the remission of your sins.

3 Wherefore, a commandment I give unto you, that you shall not purchase wine neither strong drink of your enemies;

4 Wherefore, you shall partake of none except it is made new among you; yea, in this my Father's kingdom which shall be built up on the earth. 

5 Behold,  this is wisdom in me; wherefore, marvel not, for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the Book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel, to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim;

6 And also with Elias, to whom I have committed the keys of bringing to pass the restoration of all things spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets since the world began, concerning the last days;

7 And also John the son of Zacharias, which Zacharias he (Elias) visited and gave promise that he should have a son, and his name be John, and he should be filled with the spirit of Elias;

8 Which John I have sent unto you, my servants, Joseph Smith, June, and Oliver Cowdery, to ordain you unto the first priesthood which you have received, that you might be called and ordained even as Aaron; 

 9 And also Elijah, unto whom I have committed the keys of the power of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers, that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse;

1o And also with Joseph and Jacob, and Issac, and Abraham, your fathers, by whom the promises remain;

11 And also with Michael, or Adam, the father of all, the prince of all, the ancient of days;

12 And also with Peter, and James, and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be apostles, and especial witnesses of my name, and bear the keys of your ministry and of the same things which I revealed unto them;

13 Unto whom I have committed the keys of my kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for the last times; and for the fulness of times, in the which I will gather together in one all things, both which are in heaven, and  which are on earth; 

14 And also with all those whom my Father hath given me out of the world. 

15 Wherefore, lift up your hearts and rejoice, and gird up your loins, and take upon you my whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, having done all, that ye may be able to stand.

16 Stand, therefore, having on the breastplate of righteousness, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, which I have sent mine angles to commit unto you;

17 Taking the shield of faith where-with  ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked; 

18 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of my Spirit, which I will pour out upon you, and my word which I reveal unto you, and be agreed as touching all things whatsoever ye ask of me, and be faithful until I come, and ye shall be caught up, that where I am ye shall be also.

Amen

 


Helaman 3:(26-37)


26 And it came to pass that the work of the lord did prosper unto the baptizing and uniting to the church of God, many souls, yea, even tens of thousands.

27 Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name.

28 Yea, thus we see that the gate of heaven is open unto all, even to those who will believe on the name of Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God.

29 Yea, we see that whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, and lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked--

30 And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers, to go no more out.

31 And in this year there was continual rejoicing in the land of Zarahemla, and in all the regions round about, even in all the land which was possessed by the Nephites.

32 And it came to pass that there was peace and exceedingly great joy in the remainder of the forty and ninth year; yea, and also there was continual peace and great joy in the fiftieth year of the reign of the judges.

33 And in the *fifty and first year of the reign of the judges there was peace also, save it were the pride which began to enter into the church --not into the church of God, but into the hearts of the people who professed to belong to the church of God--

34 And they were lifted up in pride, even to the persecution of many of their brethren. Now this was a great evil, which did cause the more humble part of the people to suffer great persecutions, and to wade through much affliction.

35 Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God.

36 And it came to pass that the fifty and second year ended in peace also, save it were the exceedingly great pride which had gotten into the hearts of the people; and it was because of their exceedingly great riches and their prosperity in the land; and it did grow upon them from day to day.

37 And it came to pass in the fifty and third  year of the reign of the judges, Helamen died, and his eldest, son Nephi began to reign in his stead. And it came to pass that he did fill the judgment-seat with justice and equity; yea, he did keep the commandments of God, and did walk in the ways of his father.

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