Kathrine Fowlkes - Know Truth
Kathleen Fowlkes YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH...
And the truth will make you free
Kathleen Fowlkes

April 1999:    A Letter to all Saints who wish to stand in Holy Places
or...In search of the primitive teachings of the Gospel,
the mysteries of Godhood.

     Free from what? -- Disease, suffering, (ultimately death whether in this life or the next), what else? In the ensuing discourse we hope to give you a simple but concise explanation which might also answer the question: the eternal enigma of "Whence evil, and why?"
    It has been said, Only the Young are beautiful...and certainly the young are thoroughly innocent.  This may be true, and to go along with this statement, goes the thought, "The young may be beautiful and innocent, but the old have gained knowledge, and wisdom and if persistent, seek to achieve probity concurrent with their ability.
    Oh...that these attributes could be mingled.  Why can't we be youthful, innocent?---harmoniously possessing wisdom and knowledge?  That sounds almost Godlike (or perfect) doesn't it? Could that be one of the mysteries of Godhood?
    Alma said: in Alma 12:10 "And therefore, he that will harden his heart, the same receiveth the lesser portion of the word; and he that will not harden his heart, to him is given the greater portion of the word, until it is given unto him to know the mysteries of God until he know them in full."
    Think about how this compares with the Doctrine and Covenants 89: 18, 19, 20 our modern-day Word of Wisdom, which says:
18    And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;
19    And shall fine wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures;
20    And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.
    What does hardening the heart have to do with knowledge and wisdom?---and does obeying the gentle commandments of the Word of Wisdom ensure a gentleness of heart, such as innocent children have?
    One of the first things that caught my attention the first time I read the New Testament was the scripture, Matthew 5: 48, which says,"Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect."  I thought, "My  gosh!, how is that possible?" Just within the last few years, I have read the same scripture in the Joseph Smith Translation which says: "Ye are therefore commanded to be perfect," even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.  A major commandment! Again, I thought,  "Oh is that possible?"
    If one would become perfect (Godlike), then he would have to become perfect in knowledge and then employ that knowledge in his everyday thought, word and deed.
    I have to say right now: It is impossible to become perfect in knowledge…unless… unless...there is a secret teaching of Jesus Christ that I am unaware of at this time-which allows one to become perfect in knowledge?  Is it D&C 89: 18, 19, 20?
    If in fact we are enjoined by our church leaders to search the scriptures, then evidently the scriptures we need to become perfect are there.  Maybe they are hidden and maybe they are just diffused throughout the text.  We just need to find them!  In fact if a higher truth exists (this mystery), hidden within the scriptures, will this higher truth help us to progress faster than we are progressing now?
    So...this document is a humble and honest search for this knowledge or this truth. It has been a long search in which I have received help from an unexpected source, a blessing, -- which I am thankful for.  There is a conclusion...a very serious and life changing conclusion. Be advised:  Read this document only if you are seriously wishing to know it.  If you feel the conclusion is valid, then it is your decision as to whether or not to confirm it with the Holy Ghost.
    Do I think becoming perfect can be accomplished in this lifetime?--or that it can be accomplished by ourselves alone?  No.  However, I feel that we ourselves must begin these first few steps in our eternal progression and then with faith, await the blessings our Lord and Savior has for us.  Full understanding of this will come with the reading of this document.
    Our eternal progression?  Our life eternal?  What is this life that we would want for all eternity?  It has been my experience that it's not that great to want to have it forever.  I have suffered much...both physically and emotionally--and I know many  -- many, who have suffered much more than I.  But the promise is there--the promise that at some point in our eternal existence, it will be worth whatever we have been through and whatever we have to do in the future to obtain it.
    So let us begin with some scriptures that talk about eternal life.

2nd Nephi 2:25    Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy.
Moses 1:39        For behold, this is my work and my glory -- to bring to pass the immortality and the eternal life of man.
Romans 6:23     For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
2nd Nephi 2:27  Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life.
2nd Nephi 31:
17   Wherefore, do the things which I have told you I have seen that your Lord and your Redeemer should do; for, for this cause have they been shown unto me, that ye might know the gate by which ye should enter.  For the gate by which ye should enter is repentance and baptism by water; and then cometh a remission of your sins by fire and by the Holy Ghost.
18   And then are ye in this strait and narrow path which leads to eternal life.
St. Matthew Chapter 7
13  Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

     These are a few of the scriptures we have that talk about eternal life.  But few of us understand even what life is much less eternal life. The question is what is life?  Did we not come here to earth to get it, i.e. to get a body and learn to live in it and then to have it for all eternity...until eventually we can ourselves attain godhood?
     Joseph Smith said, "God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted Man, sits enthroned in yonder heavens.  You have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you; namely by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation".
     We certainly have life now, and sometimes it is not so great -- there is much pain and suffering. Do we even want life for all eternity?  If we did, what do we have to do to get it?
     According to 2nd Nephi 31:17, the first gate we should enter to get it is repentance.   Repentance from what?
     We hope to show in this treatise what in fact life is, why it is not so great now, what to repent from to make better, and what may be required to make it eternal.
      Some of the ancients explain life as:
     "Yea, over mere dust hast Thou wafted Thy [holy] spirit, [and hast so molded that] clay that [it can have converse with] angels and be in communion with beings celestial".
Book of Hymns (Fragments) 2:10 The Dead Sea Scrolls
     In our daily round we seldom think about the unique and wonderful place we occupy in this amazing creation.  Why are we here?  Many believe there is more to this play than meets the eye.  Many believe we are spiritual beings clothed in a material body.

If that is so, what can be the reason for such a strange and wondrous combination?
     When we think about our position in the cosmos, humanity does not amount to much.  We are minute beings on a minute speck surrounded by the infinite.  We do occupy a very unique position, however.  Where the light meets darkness is the razor's edge of our human existence.  We exist where light comes to meet the great mineral world to mix and draw it towards the light through the mystery of chlorophyll and its  sugars, the basis of organic life.  This physical experience is our spiritual heritage.
     At this place, meeting an individual human being, is the very end of a single ray of light connected to the great source.

     In "The Allegory of the Cave", Socrates tells us to turn around from our toils at the bottom of the great mine and look homeward, even if it blinds us.
     If we can but accomplish that turning towards the light, we will understand how great the undertaking each individual has as they toil to transmute darkness into light.  Each person literally lives the edge of the mixing of light and dark.  Our work is to transmute stone into gold, darkness into light, inanimate into life as we play our roles in the eternal progression.  The clay of our bodies clothes our very soul, and that animation allows heavens light and dark soil to mingle.
     In that mingling each of us has the choice to toil upward to light, or toil downward into greater darkness.  We each face the choice, we each reap the consequences of what we sow.  If we choose to toil for the increase of light, it is required for us to prepare our bodies in that work.
     We are beings of light, and our heritage is the Heavens above.  It is not a gift without responsibility.  Our choices determine our course, our persistence secures the goal. If in this labor toward the light, a tool is required, that tool must function flawless to that end. A broken shovel is hard pressed to move its  stone, a broken body is hard pressed to move its  soul!
     Is not this human body the divine tool that animates the light of spirit, and provides life to the soul? So how do we maintain this heavenly gift of the human tool so it may move its spirit?
     God did not send us down into our earthen mine with our miraculous tool, and then leave us without council on how to maintain it.
      "Know ye not that your bodies are the temples of God?" and that this is the tool you came to earth to experience and use! So what is the fuel upon which it must run?
      God did not leave us without counsel in that crucial understanding. It appears that, in its foremost importance, it was given within the very first communications of God to Man. "We have prepared for you this garden and from every fruit and every herb therein you may freely eat" "And of the fruit of every tree which bears seed therein and of every herb which bears seed therein, these shall be your meat."
      So herein is God's maintenance manual of diet, right action, love, and the willingness to carry our burden and share the burdens of our brothers and sisters, which will determine whether we have served the Light, or served darkness.

       Look around and see the sickness, pain and suffering that people experience.  What are we doing wrong?  We might be heard to say "You would think that after billions of years that Heavenly Father would get it right".  But the answer is yes! -- yes, He did get it right.  The problem is that we get it wrong by the fuel we chose to power this precious heaven designed human motion machine!

     James B. Sumner, Nobel laureate, of Cornell University defined the indications of life as the orderly functioning of enzymes.  In fact he was given the Nobel prize when he first crystalized a protein of the enzyme complex.  He said that if we could postpone the debilitation of metabolic (building and repairing) enzyme activity, what we now label as old age, could become the glorious prime of life.
     So Life, in his science, in fact, has been defined -- in the power of the enzymes!
     Life can also be measured!
    One way in which life force has been measured is by using Kirlian's ElectroMagnetic Photography which shows fields of radiating aura (light) on ultra-sensitive film.  Kirlian photography has for years measured not only the life in animal forms but also in plants.
     So "Life" in many sciences has been defined and has been measured, yet the important question we have now is: How can we maintain it? Can we get more of it?  Or can we enhance that which we have?--Thank goodness the answer is "yes" to this final question.
    So in the recent history of the world, because it couldn't be explained or found otherwise, men have tried to find those specific substances, which might nourish life.  In their efforts, they have turned back to food, but the mark has been totally missed.  The mark has been missed by so far -- that commonly the most important ingredient -- life itself -- is completely removed from 90% of the foods people eat.
     Yet we now know that life is such a powerful force that if left unmolested, it can continue to survive and be maintained even though it is not being replenished (yet it does degenerate).
    It is obvious to most people (in common sense) that it was given to us by the Creator.
    If in fact He created it -- then certainly He must have created it in such a way that it would be better than it is now?  So what has happened to that wonderful creation -- how could it have fallen so low?  How could it have gotten so out of shape -- so degenerate and so diseased?  What magic potion should He have given us to keep us from ending up this way??  What magic potion will return us to health -- and then keep us that way?
     Not only does our own common sense tell us that we must partake of the food or "medicine" that the Creator provided, but, thank goodnes, so do the scriptures!  And now other records besides the Bible have been found which indicate that the Lord did not create, and then forget us -- like to us, at our first presumption, He seems to have done.  There actually was a nurturing, healing and maintaining medicine created by Him.  The medicine is Life itself -- the life which is found in foods which we should be eating every day -- that is: if we have not destroyed it by cooking, pickling, bottling, poisoning, processing, etc.

Another Record?

    In 1928 Edmond Bordeaux Szekely discovered an ancient scroll he found in the Vatican in which is recorded that Jesus Christ (during His lifetime) actually visited and taught the Essenes, an ancient sect of people who lived near the Dead Sea -- all about how to eat to stay healthy.
     Edmond Szekely was so enthralled with the translation of this ancient scroll that he formed a society and had his translations published into easily available little books.  He felt that the world desperately needed the message.  He called the translation The Essene Gospel of Peace, Books I thru IV.  Christ's main teaching in Book I was: Don't kill your food and don't kill the living foods by cooking it.  His main teaching in Book IV was:  all grasses are good for man, but that of the grasses, wheat is the more perfect food for man.

The organelle changing Light into Life!
    In the early 1940's medical doctors studied a substance called chlorophyll.  Charles Kettering, then Chairman of the Board of General Motors funded much of the research that was done.  Medical doctors found that chlorophyll was a wonderful healer -- that it cured all kinds of things:  peptic ulcers, sinus infections, anemia, etc.  The AMA actually accepted the cereal grasses as a natural vitamin food in l939!  (Wheat grass juice is liquid chlorophyll.)
     In the 1950's a woman by the name of Ann Wigmore opened a nonprofit foundation in Boston and began treating people with a living foods diet and wheat grass juice. Since that time, people from all over the world have visited her institutes and have been healed of major degenerative diseases, cancer, arthritis, aids, etc.  (See The Wheatgrass Book among others by Ann Wigmore and Wheatgrass, Natures’ Finest Medicine by Steve Meyerowitz.)
     About the same time (1940's, 1950's) a medical doctor by the name of Max Gerson, began treating people with raw foods and fresh juices.  Hundreds of extremely ill people went to him as a last resort after having undergone surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy and were healed with his diet.  (See A Cancer Therapy, by Max Gerson).
     His daugher still has a clinic in Baja California. By now (1999) thousands of people have gone on this diet of living foods and have been returned to health.

    If we in fact become tired of waiting for medical science to discover a solution to our ills, we can then return to the medicine of the Creator -- Life itself! In living foods!
     If in fact we do have a responsibility to choose right action, right diet, then why weren't we told about it in the Bible? -- in the Book of Mormon? -- in the Doctrine and Covenants?

     The fact is, we have been told!

      The purpose of this treatise, then is, of course as we see it, to place in a systematic manner all of the indications in the scriptures, including the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, The Doctrine and Covenants, The Pearl of Great Price, the Apocrapha, the Pseudopigrapha, Nag Hammadi manuscripts, the Dead Sea Scrolls, along with personal experience, and current science, that in fact God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ from the very beginning told us what our responsibility was in relation to diet -- and why it is important for the health of our bodies and how that relates to the attainment of the fullness of the Holy Spirit. (What did Joseph Smith think of the Apocrypha and did he retranslate it as he did the Old and New Testaments. For an answer, see Doctrine and Covenants, Section 91:
l.  Thus Saith the Lord unto you concerning the Apocrypha-There are many things contained therein that are true, and it is mostly translated correctly;
2.  There are many things conatained therein that are not true, which are interpolations by the hands of men.
3.  Verily, I say unto you, that it is not needful that the Apocrypha should be translated.
4.  Therefore, whoso readeth it, let him understand, for the Spirit manifesteth truth;
5.  And whoso is enlightened by the Spirit shall obtain benefit therefrom;
6.  And whoso receiveth not by the Spirit, cannot be benefited.  Therefore it is not needful that it should be translated.  Amen

Our great responsibility is to reverence life. All of it!

     So did God the Father, or His Son Jesus Christ, the Creator, intend for the flesh of beasts to be sacrificed and continuously consumed by man? or to drink continually the mammorial fluids of another species or devour their ova?
     We hope to give you the complete picture from the Beginning to the end and even the future --as stated in the Book of Revelations.
     We must at this point take responsibility for our own perceptions recorded herein and let it be known that the information in this letter is the opinion of the writers and is not necessarily a commonly held view by all or even many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and neither is it pertinent to the current labors and required efforts of the Church which must occur to the spreading of its purest beginning principles of faith, repentance, baptism, and the most important receiving of the holy spirit of discernment by the willing listeners of the world.
    We herein are discussing what we believe are possible added personal responsibilities which a person must consider for himself, testing with that same gift of the spirit given in his gospel acceptance and discerning for himself any truth, then making his choices in his own continued path toward perfection.
     We must also point out that in our imperfections and humblest efforts to discover more evidence in our quest for heavens firm and final truth that this information may be subject to change when and as new information comes forward.
     -- Thankfully in this our day, as promised by the prophets, more is being discovered and now is coming forth to us as it were, in a wondrous and blessing flood!

-- Now the question is: are we ready to receive it?

     Hugh Nibley once said, "An open mind is not a mind devoid of opinion but one that is able to change opinion in the face of new evidence".  We concur.
     Orson Pratt once said, "With regard to any principle I teach, God has placed Joseph Smith [now that representative is for us our dearest President Gordon B. Hinckley] as the President of this church, as our leader, guide and teacher, and I am bound not to come in [combative] contact with him -- not to teach differently to what he does; that is when we once ascertain fully his mind and views.  But, very frequently, mankind is so imperfect, and their minds so contracted, and their knowledge so little, comparatively speaking, that they may throw out [promulgate] many ideas that may not be true, that are incorrect: but the Lord has appointed these (general authorities) that hold the keys to correct and give us instructions on all principles of doctrine".

     We friends and this author concur with Elder Pratt, and so do whole heartedly support our current Prophet and President of the Church, Gordon B. Hinckley and sustain him and those righteous men about him in those special mandated labors, of the carrying forth of the Book of Mormon, witnessing Jesus Christ, and the  spreading of His plain and precious gospel beginnings through our missionaries, and the necessary building of the Temples of the Lord in every land, while we at the same time, press lovingly forward using the holy ghost to continue to add blessing to ourselves, our loved ones and each other.

     In the Church today, our most familiar scripture that has to do with diet is D&C Section 89:
A Word of Wisdom beginning with…
1  For the benefit of the council of high priests assembled in Kirtland, and the church, and also the saints in Zion
2  To be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the word of wisdom, showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days
3  Given for a principle with promise, adapted to the capacity of the weak and the weakest of all saints, who are or can be called saints.
4  Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you:  In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation.

     Wait a minute here -- "evils and designs that will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days"??  Could He be including the most important source of nourishment, in the last day -- the grocery store?? The grocery store? -- the clean and wholesome grocery store where most of us buy our food??  How strange!  Most people would think that the evils and designs of the last days would take place in the dark alleys of the streets, the political arena or maybe even in the oval office.  But here in the Word of Wisdom, we see that it pertains very much to what we eat.  And can we answer this question:  Are we now in the last days?
     It is the opinion of the writers of this letter that we definitely are in the last days.

    Let us see what Gordon B. Hinckley has to say about the Word of Wisdom,  October 8, 1993, General Priesthood Session Address:
     I thank the Lord for a testimony of the Word of Wisdom.  I wish we lived it more fully. But even though we do not, the Lord pours out his blessing on those who try. The promise is before us that if we will do so, we shall have health in the navel and marrow in the bones and shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even the destroying angel shall pass by us as the children of Israel and not slay us.
     To me it is marvelous that beyond the promise of a physical nature, it is the promise of hidden treasures of knowledge concerning things divine and eternal.  (See D&C:18-21)
     Before we begin at the beginning (Story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden) and find out what the Lord originally told us concerning diet, we have an unusual story to tell. It has been around for thousands of years.  It is called the Myth of the Phoenix:
      Most people are familiar with the Phoenix, a mythical bird who appears every 500 years to tell a great truth to the people of the earth.  The Phoenix obviously flew 2000 years ago during the time of Jesus Christ to bring a great truth to the people of the world.   We feel that the last time the Phoenix flew was the time of the Gutenberg Bible. The same message was given as was 2000 years ago; only now, the truth was available to all people both rich and poor -- and what was really important ! - it was set into print, no longer to be changed at the whim of whoever was in power.  This printing took place about 540 years ago.  This mythical bird is found in the literature of all nations in one form or another.
Baruch 6:
"And taking me, he led me where the sun goes forth and he showed me a chariot drawn by four horses and fire underneath it.  And upon the chariot sat a man wearing a fiery crown [Christ].  The chariot was drawn by 40 angels.    And behold a bird runs along before the sun, as large as 9 mountains."


The Myth of the Phoenix
by R. VanDenBrock:

Page 326: "The view that the phoenix lives in Paradise is also found in the rabbinical traditions. The bird hol, which was also called malham or maltam, was said to have been the only bird or beast to refuse the fruit offered by Eve and for this reason to have been given the gift of eternal life by God.  Here it is probably also assumed that this bird was allowed to remain in Paradise after the Fall.  According to one tradition, after the fall of man the Jewish Phoenix went to reside in the mysterious city of Luz, to which even the angel of death could not gain admittance."
Page 329:  "in the grove of the sun there is no pale illness, sorrowful old age, cruel death, or raw Fear:  unutterable crime does not occur there, nor mad passion for money and killing; and bitter sorrow, ragged poverty, sleepless cares, and gnawing hunger are not known."
Page 333:    In this region, according to Claudian, the fortunate sun bird rules entirely alone and protected by the inaccessiblity of the region.  Its abode is free of sick animals [!!!] and it does not have to suffer dire infection from the world of man.  The bird is the equal of the gods: the duration of its life makes it the match of the stars, and it has eternal life because of its capacity to renew itself.
Page 415:  The main accent (in Classical and Early Christian literature) consistently falls on the symbolism of the phoenix as inaugurator of a new era: the appearance at the beginning of the rule of a new King or emperor is a derivative aspect of this symbolism, even though it sometimes seems to occur almost independently.
     The question we now pose:  What does the gospel of Jesus Christ have to do with the myth of the phoenix?
     In a place called Shifta, which is located not too far from Beersheva, Israel, are the ancient remains of what was once a village inhabited by the once nomadic tribes of the Negev desert.  These people were called Nabateans (in Hebrew, Nabatean means sprouter, and in Arabic, Nabatean means vegetarian) by the Palestinian people.  There is evidence that the Nabateans changed from being nomads to being farmers or agriculturists (even vegetarian?) around the years 90 AD to about 100 AD. It is well known that the Nabateans were Christians. What a drastic change in such a short length of time.  What mysterious reason caused these people to change?  Could it be that they became vegetarian at the same time they became Christians? and in order to become vegetarian, they had to give up their nomadic life of following their flocks?
     To get a clue as to what was the reason and to make a connection with the Myth of the Phoenix, let us examine some of their architecture.  On supporting posts of many of their buildings, one finds carvings of animals and trees, the main theme being a huge bird (the Jewish bird Hol, or the phoenix) standing next to the desert palm tree (known in the desert as the Tree of Life).  What does the Phoenix and the tree of life have to do with Christ?
     We know something more about the Tree of Life because of Lehi  s (Book of Mormon) vision of the tree of life:  see 1st Nephi: Chapter 8
     So now we must extrapolate.
     Who was the Phoenix that brought the good news of the Gospel 2000 years ago?  And In what way did the Gospel restore the idea of the Tree of Life which was first represented in the Garden of Eden?  Did someone preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to these nomads of the desert, who for thousands of years had been very much involved with the growing of livestock for human use and consumption who then uncharacteristically broke with their tradition of roaming the desert and settled into communities?  The question is, who preached the gospel to these people?  Paul?  And if Paul preached the gospel of vegetarianism, then was this part of what is considered the primitive Gospel of Jesus Christ?  We hope to present the facts and let you decide for yourself if in fact it was and is central to the Peaceful gospel that Christ taught.


We are all familiar with the account of Adam and Eve as found in the King James version of the Holy Bible.  Let us make a comparison now with the account in the Book of Moses (which is the Joseph Smith Translation of the Book of Genesis) and then with the Apocryphal story of Adam and Eve as found in The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden.   We might even include articles from a periodical called Ancient American which actually contains pictures of ancient stone carvings which show that the ancient peoples of America knew about the garden.


Chapter 2
26  And I God, said:   Let them have *dominion over the fishes of the sea, and over the fowl of the air and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
     * [Dominion (The Oxford Universal Dictionary):  1. The power or right of governing or controlling; sovereign authority; rule; control. (Ancient meaning was to “provide bread” for, nourish, protect, preserve and guard – as a father given “dominion” for his wife and family; and the mother is given for her children.)]
27   And I God said unto man: Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in the which shall be the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
28    And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein I grant life, there shall be given every clean herb for meat; and it was so, even as I spake.
    [Interesting  here we learn that herbs are clean.  What are herbs?--spinach, carrots, celery, broccoli, chard, asparagus, beets, on and on.]
Chapter 3
16  And I, the Lord God, commanded the man, saying: Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat,
17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it, nevertheless, thou mayest choose for thyself, for it is given unto thee; but, remember that I forbid it, for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Chapter 4
10  And the serpent said unto the woman:  Ye shall not surely die;
11  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your
eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
19  And I, the Lord God, said unto the woman:  What it this thing
which thou hast done?  And the woman said:  the serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
20  And I, the Lord God, said unto the serpent:  Because thou hast done this thou shalt be cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
23  And unto Adam, I ,the Lord God, said: Because thou has
hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and has eaten of the fruit of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying Thou shalt not eat of it, cursed shall be the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life
25  By the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou shalt return unto the ground for thou shalt surely die-- for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou wast, and unto dust shalt thou return.
28  And I, the Lord God, said unto mine Only Begotten: Behold, the man is become as one of us to know good and evil; and now lest he put forth his hand and partake also of the tree of life, and eat and live forever,
29  Therefore I, the Lord God, will send him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
31    So I drove out the man, and I placed at the east of the Garden of Eden, cherubim and a flaming sword, which turned every way to keep the way of the tree of life.  [Cherubim and a flaming sword?   Do you have any clue as to what this means?]
Chapter 5
1   And it came to pass that after I, the Lord God, had driven them out, that Adam began to till the earth, and to have dominion over all the beasts of the field, and to eat his bread by the sweat of his brow, as I the lord had commanded him.
5  And he gave unto them commandments, that they should worship the Lord their God, and should offer the firstlings of their flocks, for an offering unto the Lord.  And Adam was obedient unto the commandments of the Lord.  [The word offer here comes from the Hebrew word obrear and it means just that.  To lift up, to consecrate, to dedicate.]
6  And after many days an angel of the Lord appeared unto Adam, saying:  Why dost thou offer sacrifices unto the Lord? And Adam said unto him: I know not, save the Lord commanded me.
7  And then the angel spake, saying: this thing is a similitude of the sacrifice of the Only Begotten of the Father, which is full of grace and truth.
8  Wherefore, thou shalt do all that thou doest in the name of the Son, and thou shall repent and call upon God in the name of the Son forevermore.
9  And in that day the Holy Ghost fell upon Adam
[Adam and Eve did understand repentance and true sacrifice. However Satan came among their sons and daughters and corrupted and defiled that pure understanding.]
13  And Satan came among them, saying: I am also a son of God; and he commanded them, saying:  Believe it not; and they believed it not, and they loved Satan more than God.  And men began from that time forth to be carnal, sensual, and devilish.
14  And the Lord God Called upon men by the Holy Ghost everywhere and commanded them that they should repent. [Have we not often foolishly followed in that misunderstanding?  Do we know what true sacrifice is? Are we not now also being admonished to repent: - To change our minds, our hearts and our actions?]
Chapter 6
29  Of your own free will have you transgressed through your desire for divinity, greatness, and an exalted state, such as I have; so that I deprived you of the bright nature [Holy Ghost?] in which you then were, and I made you come out of the garden to this land, rough and full of trouble.
Chapter 7
3    Then Adam said unto God,   O Lord, Thou didst create us, and make us fit to be in the garden; and before I transgressed, Thou madest all beasts come to me, that I should name them.
4  Thy grace was then on me; and I named every one according to Thy mind; and Thou madest them all subject unto me.
5  But now, O Lord God, that I have transgressed Thy commandment, all beasts will rise against me and will devour me, and Eve Thy handmaid; and will cut off our life from the face of the earth. [Why would the beasts be angry with Adam for the eating of the   forbidden fruit  ?  Does this displeasure of the creatures give a hint as to what the forbidden fruit might have been?]
Chapter 40
But when thou camest to dwell in this strange land [after they had been cast out of the garden], thy animal body [So  now Adam and Eve have animal corrupted bodies!] could not be on earth without earthly food, to strengthen it and to restore its powers.
Chapter 42
l   Then came the Word of God to Adam and said unto him:
2  O Adam, as to what thou sayest,   Bring me into a land where there is rest,   it is not another land than this, but it is the kingdom of heaven where alone there is rest. [When the bright nature or Holy Ghost is within?]
3  But thou canst not make thy entrance into it at present; but only after thy judgment is past and fulfilled.
4  Then will I make thee go up into the kingdom of heaven, thee and thy righteous [those who walk not in an animal body, but uprightly?] seed; and I will give thee and them the rest thou askest for at present.
Chapter 46
5  God said again to Eve,   What is that he promised thee in the garden, saying,   At the time ye shall eat of the tree your eyes will be opened, and you shall become like gods, knowing good and evil.    But Lo! He has burnt your bodies with fire, and has made you taste the taste of fire, for the taste of the garden; and has made you see the burning of fire, and the evil thereof, and the power it has over you.
Chapter 51
5    Then came the Word of God to Adam and Eve, and said to them,   This is he who was hidden in the serpent, and who deceived you, and stripped you of the garment of light and glory [your worthiness to receive the Holy Ghost? which you must now work to regain.] in which you were.
6      This is he who promised you majesty and divinity.  Where, then, is the beauty that was on him?  Where is his divinity?  Where is his light?  Where is the glory that rested on him?
Chapter 55
3       But now, that I have transgressed, that bright nature, [the sweet gift of the Holy Ghost] is gone from  me  and I am come to this miserable state.  And now am I come to this, that I cannot see you, and you do not serve me as you were wont.  For I am become animal flesh.
13      But when he fell from among us, there was great joy in heaven, because of his going down from us.  For had he continued in heaven, nothing, not even one angel would have remained in it.
14      But God in His mercy, drove him from among us to this dark earth: for he had become darkness itself and a worker of unrighteousness. [not walking uprightly?]
Chapter 6
8  Thus have you transgressed my commandment, and therefore
have I brought upon you all these sorrows.
9  For I am God the Creator, who, when I created my creatures, did not intend to destroy them.  But after they had sorely roused my anger, I punished them with grievous plagues, until they repent.
10  But, if on the contrary, they still continue hardened [hardened their hearts as in the Book of Mormon?] in their transgression [or sin], they shall be under a curse for ever.
[Is not the same act in choosing the forbidden food that caused the plagues then , causing them now?  Do we not have the same variety of plagues in these modern times?colds, flu, baby killing RSV, allergies, leukemia, Epstein Barr, measles, mumps, the maimers of polio, arthritis, osteo-porosis, Alzheimers, MS, and the killers, heart disease, cancer, Aids, Mad Cow Disease (Crutzfeld Jacobs), Ebola, on and on.  Do you not suppose that these are not the same plagues that they suffered then?  The biological evidence shows that these were their diseases as well.
     From what act of partaking or sin do these diseases come ?]  Revelations 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying,   Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Chapter 68
10    Then Adam and Eve took of the corn, and made of it an offering, and took it and offered it up on the mountain, the place where they had offered up their first offering of blood.  [the story indicates it was their own blood--a metaphor for sorrow.]
Chapter 77
1    But when Adam saw that the elder brother hated the younger, he endeavoured to soften their hearts, and said unto Cain,   Take, O my son, of the fruits of thy sowing, and make an offering unto God, that He may forgive thee thy wickedness and thy sin.
2    He said also to Abel,   Take thou of thy sowing and make an offering and bring it to God, that he may forgive thy wickedness and thy sin.
3    Then Abel hearkened unto his father’s  voice, and took of his sowing, and made a good offering, and said to his father, Adam,   Come with me, to show me how to offer it up.
4    And they went, Adam and Eve with him, and showed him how to offer up his gift upon the altar.  Then after that they stood up and prayed that God would Accept Abel’s offering
5    Then God looked upon Abel and accepted his offering.  And God was more pleased with Abel than with his offering, because of his good heart and pure body [Obviously Abel had not partaken of the forbidden food.]  There was no trace of guile in him.
6    Then they came down from the altar, and went to the cave in which they dwelt.  But Abel, by reason of his joy at having made his offering, repeated it three times a week, after the example of his father Adam.
7    But as to Cain, he took no pleasure in offering; but after much anger on his father’s part, he offered up his gift once; and when he did offer up, his eye was on the offering he made, and he took the smallest of his sheep for an offering, and his eye was again on it.   [It is interesting that in this version, Cain is the keeper of the flocks, and that Abel is the farmer.  What is even more interesting is the Creation Tablet:, A Michigan plate depicting Old Testament scenes which demonstrate the use of and correct understanding of the marks (Son of the Right Hand  and Son of the Left Hand) as they are applied to various scenes throughout the Michigan tablets and the Illinois stones.  The carvings on the left side of the plate show Cain killing Abel.  On Cain’s side of the picture are the flocks of sheep, indicating that they belong to him.  A second witness that Cain was the keeper of the flocks.  See page 7, Volume 4, Issue Number 26 of Ancient American, PO Box 370, Colfax, WI 54730 or go to for more information about the early Americans.]
8    Therefore God did not accept his offering because his heart was full of murderous thoughts.
9    And they all thus lived together in the cave in which Eve had brought forth, until Cain was fifteen years old, and Abel twelve years old.


Chapter 11
10    Seth and his children dwelt on the mountain below the garden; they sowed not, neither did they reap; they wrought no food for the body, not even wheat; but only offerings.  They ate of the fruit and of trees well flavoured that grew on the mountain where they dwelt.
12    They were happy, innocent, without sudden fear, there was no jealousy, no evil action, no hatred among them.  There was no animal passion; from no mouth among them went forth either foul words or curse; neither evil counsel nor fraud.  [Note how verse 12  compares with the Myth of the Phoenix.]
Chapter 12
12  [death of Seth]     .And he commanded him (Enos) to feed his people in righteousness, in judgment and purity all the days of his life.
15  After the death of Seth, Enos rose at the head of his people, whom he fed in righteousness, and judgment, as his father had commanded him.
Chapter 15
1    After the death of Enos, Cainan stood at the head of his people in righteousness and innocence  .
Chapter 16
1    [death of Cainan]  Then Mahalaleel stood over his people, and fed them in righteousness and innocence  ..
5    [death of Mahalaleel]  He then kissed his face, and said to him,   O Jared, my son, I adjure thee by Him who made heaven and earth, to watch over thy people, and to feed them in righteousness and in innocence;  ..
Chapter 17
1    Then Jared kept his father’s commandment, and arose like a lion over his people.  He fed them in righteousness and innocence, and commanded them to do nothing without his counsel  ..
Chapter 21
12     Then Jared turned to his son Enoch, and said unto him,   Thou, my son, abide in this cave, and minister diligently before the body of our father Adam all the days of thy life; and feed thy people in righteousness and innocence.
[The question to be asked here is,   How do you feed your children in righteousness and innocence?  ]
Chapter 22
7     [before Enoch was taken up]  Enoch said also to them,   Watch over your souls, and hold fast by you fear of God and by your service of Him, and worship Him in upright faith and serve Him in righteousness, innocence, and judgment, in repentance and also in purity.
[An insert here from the Book of Moses 6:27,28]:
27  And he heard a voice from heaven, saying:  Enoch, my son
prophesy unto this people and say unto them Repent, for thus saith the Lord:  I am angry with this people, and my fierce anger is kindled against them; for their hearts have waxed hard, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes cannot see afar off.
28  And for these many generations, ever since the day that I created them, have they gone astray.
[Does this not sound familiar?  .hearts waxed hard, ears dull of hearing, eyes cannot see afar off.  What percentage of the people in our day have hardened their hearts to the horrors of the shedding of innocent blood in the darkened chambers of the slaughter house, and as a consequence are made to wear hearing aids and are made to wear glasses to see because the animal grease has stopped  up these tiniest capillaries in these organs?]

as translated by R.H. Charles

 Page 140:11    [Enoch speaking to the people] Woe to you, ye obstinate of heart, who work wickedness and eat blood:  Whence have ye good things to eat and to drink and to be filled?  From all the good things which the Lord the Most High has placed in abundance on the earth; therefore ye shall have no peace.  [Does this not answer the question of how to feed your children in righteousness and innocence?   Do we today have peace?]
Page 142:10  But in those days blessed are all they who accept the words of wisdom and understand them    .
See also pages 150:
9  Be not godless in your hearts, and lie not and alter not the words of uprightness, nor change with lying the words of the Holy Great one, nor take account of your idols; for all your lying and all your godlessness issue not in righteousness but in great sin.
10   And now I know this mystery, that sinners will alter and pervert the words of righteousness in many ways, and will speak wicked words and lie and practise great deceits, and write books concerning their words.
 According to Eugene Seaich, Mormonism, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Nag Hammadi Texts,   1 Enoch was one of the books most prized by the early Christians; it was drawn upon no fewer than 128 times in the New Testament itself.


Genesis  Joseph Smith Translation
Chapter 9
4  And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord, and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl [Hold this thought until you have also read Exodus 22: 29 through 31], and offered burnt offerings on the altar [Refer to Books of Adam and Eve,- so what was burnt?]; and gave thanks unto the Lord, and rejoiced in his heart.
5   And the Lord spake unto Noah, and he blessed him.  And Noah smelled a sweet savor, and he said in his heart;
7   I will call on the name of the Lord, that he will not againcurse the ground any more for man’s sake, for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and he will not again smite any more every thing living, as he hath done, while the earth remaineth;
8  And, that seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, andsummer and winter, and day and night, may not cease with man.
9  And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth.  And the fear of you, and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
10  Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even asthe green herb have I given you all things.
11  But, the blood of all flesh which I have given you for meat,shall be shed upon the ground, which taketh life thereof, and the blood ye shall not eat.
12  And surely, blood shall not be shed, only for meat, to save your lives; and the blood of every beast will I require at your hands.
     This writing appears to repeat the commandments, which we have thought that he gave Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  Only it appears slightly changed because after the flood, there is no food growing (a presumption on our part.)  However he gives a major stipulation in verse 12 the same one the Lord gave to Joseph Smith in our Latter Day Word of Wisdom, Section 89:13  And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.[i.e. to save your lives]

Chapter 17
1    And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I, the Almighty God, give unto thee a commandment; that thou shalt walk uprightly [i.e. not in animal bodies?] before me, and be perfect.
2  And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and I
will multiply thee exceedingly.
3  And it came to pass, that Abram fell on his face, and called
upon the name of the Lord.
4  And God talked with him, saying, My people have gone astray from my precepts, and have not kept mine ordinances, which I gave unto their fathers;
5  And they have not observed mine anointing, and the burial,
or baptism [See later what Peter has to say about baptism] wherewith I commanded them;
6  But have turned from the commandment, and taken unto themselves the washing of children [instead of baptism by immersion], and the blood of sprinkling[sacrificing in blood and violence, not giving of the broken heart in blessing repentance]; And have said that the blood of the righteous Abel was shed for sins; and have not known wherein they are accountable before me
7  But as for thee, behold, I will make my covenant with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
[Compare the above compassionate scripture from the Joseph Smith Translation  to the King Jame’s Leviticus Chapter 1: 4, 5]:

Chapter 1
4  And he shall put his  hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
5  And he shall kill the bullock before the Lord: and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle  the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

[Moses Leads the People out of Egypt.]
Chapter 15
26    And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases [again, diseases caused by partaking of the forbidden food?] upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians [because of their flesh pots?]; for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
Chapter 16
4  And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots [the modern term for this would be butcher shops or meat markets], and when we did eat bread [an early Greek edition of the Bible says meat here.  See The Philokalia.] to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
5  Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain breadfrom heaven for you [The Lord rained   bread   from heaven upon the people for 40 years.  Was this to purify them so that in effect their bodies (temples) would be prepared (purified) to receive the Holy Ghost?]; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
[The People Murmured.   Where is the flesh for our tables?  ]
13  I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel; speak unto them saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.

Chapter 11
18  And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against tomorrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the Lord, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat?  For it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the Lord will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.
19  Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither
ten days, nor twenty days:
20  But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the Lord which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?
21  And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.
22  Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them?  Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?
23  And the Lord said unto Moses, Is the Lord’s hand waxed short? Thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.
24  And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the Lord, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.
25  And the Lord came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
26  But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of
the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.
27  And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad
and Medad do prophesy in the camp.
28  And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his
young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? Would God that all the lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit upon them!
29  And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.
31  And there went forth a wind from the Lord, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day’s journey on this side, and as it were a day’s journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.
32  And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails; he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.
33  And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord smote the people with a very great plague. [Again see Revelations 18:4]
34  And he called the name of that place Kibroth-hattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted.  And the people journeyed from Kibroth-hataavah unto Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth.

Chapter 78
10   They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;
18   And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
21  Therefore the Lord heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was
kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel:
22  Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his
23  Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and
opened the doors of heaven,
24  And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given
them the corn of heaven.
25  Man did eat angels  food:  He sent them meat to the full.
26  He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his
power he brought in the south wind.
27  He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls
like as the sand of the sea:
28  And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their
29  So they did eat and were well filled:  for he gave them their
own desire;
30  They were not estranged from their lusts.  But while their meat was yet in their mouths,
31  The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.
32  For all this they sinned still and believed not his wondrous works.

     Do you suppose that God slew them?- or did not they bring death upon themselves by disobeying the law and partaking of a forbidden food?  Do not the preceding verses begin to give a question in your mind as to what was meant by the term meat?  The Lord from the first used the word meat to describe the word food i.e. “The fruit of the trees, these shall be your meat.”    There appears to be quite a distinction here between “meat”   and   “flesh.”
      There are many Jewish people who adhere to this doctrine (do not eat flesh foods) to this day.  Obviously all the time that Moses was with the people in the desert, and even though the Lord provided the people with manna for 40 years, there were those of the people who couldn’t and didn’t obey the Law.  At some point in time, probably about 800 or 900 years BC, there was an actual change made in the written scriptures (Isaiah 24:5  The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.  and Romans 1:25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever, Amen.)  which is reflected in the writings of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.  Was there a new teaching from God? or is He in fact a God who changes not? (Malachi 3:6  For I am the Lord, I change not;  Mormon 9:19 And behold I say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles.)
Re. Romans 1:25: Who changed the truth of God into a lie…  [Why do you suppose they changed the truth of God into a lie?   To understand, see]: Barnabas  Chapter 5:7  For thus saith the prophet against Israel:  Woe be to their soul, because they have taken wicked counsel against themselves, saying, let us lay snares for the righteous, because he is unprofitable to us.
[Does this mean they couldn’t make a $ profit $ by selling them the forbidden food?]

     In Leviticus, Chaper 11, we see that for the first time, there is made a distinction between clean and unclean animals.  Was this the lie spoken of in Romans?  We shall show later, that all creatures of God are good; but that animals are unclean (as food for man) and also in the Epistle of Barnabas that these distinctions between the various beasts, had a spiritual meaning, not a temporal meaning.
     Barnabas, was Paul’s missionary companion and this book,  The Epistle of Barnabas, (Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden) lays greater claim to canonical authority than others.  It has been cited by Clemens, Alexandrinus, Origen, Eusebius, Jerome and many ancient Fathers.


Chapter 9   [These are referring to the commands which you find in Leviticus 11.  Barnabas explains that the commands of Moses concerning clean and unclean beasts, were designed for spiritual signification.]
1  But why did Moses say Ye shall not eat of the swine, neither the eagle nor the hawk; nor the crow; nor any fish that has not a scale upon him?  Answer, that in the spiritual sense, he comprehended three doctrines, that were to be gathered from thence.
2  Besides which he says to them in the book of Deuteronomy, And I will give my statutes unto this people.  Wherefore it is not the command of God that they should not eat these things; but Moses in the spirit spake unto them.
3  Now the sow he forbade them to eat; meaning thus much; thou shalt not join thyself to such persons as are like unto swine; who whilst they live in pleasure, forget their God; but when any want pinches them, then they know the Lord; as the sow when she is full knows not her master; but when she is hungry she makes a noise; and being again fed, is silent.
4  Neither, says he, shalt thou eat the eagle, nor the hawk, nor the kite, nor the crow; that is thou shalt not keep company with such kind of men as know not how by their labour and sweat to get themselves food: but injuriously ravish away the things of others; and watch how to lay snares for them; when at the same time they appear to live in perfect innocence.
5  (so these birds alone seek not food for themselves, but)
sitting idle seek how they may eat of the flesh others have provided; being destructive through their wickedness.
6  Neither, says he, shalt thou eat the lamprey, nor the polypus,
nor the cuttle-fish; that is thou shalt not be like such men, by using to converse with them; who are altogether wicked and adjudged to death.  For so those fishes are alone accursed, and wallow in the mire, nor swim as other fishes, but tumble in the dirt at the bottom of the deep.
7  But he adds, neither shalt thou eat of the hare.  To what end? To signify this to us; Thou shalt not be an adulterer; nor liken thyself neither be like to to such persons.  For the hare every year multiplies the places of its conception; and so many years as it lives, so many it has.
8  Neither shalt thou eat of the hyena; that is, again, be not an adulterer, nor a corruptor of others; such.  And Whereforeso?  Because that creature every year changes its kind, and is sometimes male and sometimes female.
9  For which cause also he justly hated the weasel; to the end that they should not be like such persons who with their mouths commit wickedness by reason of their uncleanness; nor join themselves with those impure women, who with their mouths commit wickedness.  Because that animal conceives with its mouth.
10  Moses therefore, speaking as concerning meats, delivered indeed three great precepts to them in the spiritual signification of those commands.  But they according to the desires of the flesh, understood him as if he had only meant it of meats.
11  And therefore David took aright the knowledge of his
threefold command, saying in like manner.
12  Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the
ungodly; as the fishes before mentioned in the bottom of the deep in darkness.
13  Nor stood in the way of sinners, as they who seem to fear the Lord, but yet sin, as the sow.
14  And hath not sat in the seat of the scorners; as those birds
who sit and watch that they may devour.
15  Here you have the law concerning meat perfectly set forth, and according to the true knowledge of it.
16  But, says Moses, ye shall eat all that divideth the hoof, and cheweth the cud.  Signifying thereby such an one as having taken his food, knows him that nourisheth him; and resting upon him, rejoiceth in him.
17  And in this he spake well, having respect to the commandment.  What, therefore, is it that he says?  That we should hold fast to them that fear the Lord; with those who meditate on the command of the word which they have received in their heart; with those that declare the righteous judgments of the Lord, and keep his commandments.
18  In short, with those who know that to meditate is a work of pleasure, and therefore exercise themselves in the word of the Lord.
 19  But why might they eat those that clave the hoof?  Because the righteous liveth in this present world; but his expectation is fixed upon the other.  See, brethren, how admirably Moses commanded these things?

     In the book of Numbers we begin to see much contradiction; for we have Numbers Chapter 6 in which many people during this time separated themselves unto the Lord and vowed the vow of a Nazarite (Did they do this to separate themselves from the people who were both sacrificing and eating flesh?)  Among the things they vowed was to drink no wine and according to Josephus, part of their vow was to eat no flesh.  Later we shall see that Daniel, John the Baptist, Mary and Joseph, and Jesus among many others were Nazerites.
     And we have Numbers Chapter 11 ( and Psalms 78)  already given which in fact tells the story of what happened to the Israelites in the desert who lusted for flesh and we have many chapters in Numbers which tell about massive sacrifice of animals, and Numbers Chapter 25 in which Israelites who worship false gods are slain.

     Were the scriptures changed?  In these writings it is starkly evident - the change from the Gentle Peaceful God of the Joseph Smith translation of Genesis, The Book of Moses, i.e. the Ten Commandments, Thou shalt not kill--to the God in Deuteronomy Who in Deuteronomy 13 says this:
Chapter 13
6  If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers:
7  Namely, or the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;
8  Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him;neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
9  But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. [this sounds like murder to me, now see Ether 8:19 neither doth he will that man should shed blood, but in all things hath forbidden it, from the beginning of man.]
     That there was change in the doctrine is further corroborated by Eugene Seaich in his book Mormonism, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Texts; in which he says that even the Cherubim in the Jerusalem Holy of Holies had sometime in the history of the Second Temple been redesigned.
     This is also about  the time that Hosea, Amos, Isaiah, and Jeremiah began to speak out against sacrifice and that in fact if the people didn’t repent, they along with Jerusalem would be destroyed.  About this same time (600 BC) Lehi (a contemporary of Jeremiah), after hearing the message of the prophets, leaves Jerusalem and is led by the Lord to the Promised Land.  Certainly The Book of Mormon portrays both types of Jews--the righteous (probably the descendants of the Nazerites) and the unrighteous who later became carnal, sensuous, devlish and bloodthirsty and even in the latter part of the Book of Mormon sacrificed not only animals but humans--as did their counterparts in Judea.
     So…what in fact did these Prophets have to say?

Chapter 1
11   To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord:  I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
15    And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
16  Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17  Learn to do well; seek judgement, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow
18  Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though
your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19  If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
[If we become willing and obedient, the Lord is willing to forgive and bless.]
Chapter 2
4   And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks:  nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
Chapter 11
4  But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:  and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5  And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.\
6  The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.  [See also Luke 18:17  Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.  [Harmless and innocent.  Compare to Daniel 6:23]
7  And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8  And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice den.
9  They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Chapter 22
11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: But ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.
14  And in that day did the Lord God of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to *baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
15  And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.
16  And it was revealed in mine ears by the Lord of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord God of hosts.
[*Baldness; According to Paul Pitchford, Healing With Whole Foods,   Americans have the greatest incidence of baldness of any people;  this is understandable since hair loss is tied to high-fat, high protein diets, which damage the kidneys and create acidic blood.  ]
Chapter 24
5     The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.  [--another scripture that says they have changed the ordinance.]
Chapter 28
1    Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! [Compare with Lamentations Chapter 4, following.]
 7  But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
8   For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
9  Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall he make
to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
10  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line, here a little and there a little;
11  For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to
this people.
12  To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
15  Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge [See Rev. 18:4] shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
Chapter 30
1  Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin.
Chapter 35 [In the day of restoration]
8  And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
Chapter 40
30  But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. [See D&C Sec. 89:20]
Chapter 55
2  Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? And your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Chapter 58  [true law of the fast]
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed * [See footnote] go free, and that ye break every yoke?
[* To let the oppressed go free--turkeys for example:  “About 45 million turkeys are produced for a typical Thanksgiving.  They are crammed 15,000 to 20,000 per building in warehouses with no windows, with automated food and air.  Just a few weeks old, these birds are debeaked with a hot iron, which also cuts their nerves and muscle tissue; and their back toes are cut off, all without anesthesiaa mutilation to prevent their attacking each other in this man-made hell.  Confined to darkness, they are forced to exist in filth, including their own feces, which gets into their food.  Those not making it are thrown onto a dead pile.    Others monsterized by growth hormones, are forced with brooms, sticks, and kicking to climb steep ramps onto trucks headed for the slaughter house.  Those too weak for loading are left to starve to death.  At 4 to 5 months the turkeys are hung by their legs for 5 to 6 minutes awaiting the killer’s knife.  Some are dropped into vats of boiling water alive as production speed misses them.  Others fall onto the floor to die a slow death in puddles of blood.  The contented gobbles and clucks we once knew are replaced with pitiful cries and screams.”   [These turkeys didn’t fulfill the measure of their creation or find joy therein.]  Nancy Robinson, Founder: Earth’s Best Friend is Vegetarian.
     To read more about the indignities, pain, suffering and death animals face every day, read The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair.  At this writing, April 17, 1999, there are 9 billion farm animals penned up in filthy conditions, poor, wet sometimes, cold, bedraggled, in fear, waiting for the ultimate trip to the slaughter-house where before their final moments they will experience the indescribable blood and horror of this generation.
      Their final remains will be cremated in the ovens and upon the countless backyard barbecue grills in the sad and damaging ignorance of a populace trapped in darkness and by many with hardness of heart and greed who have not considered the Biblical adage,   "as ye sow, so shall ye reap."  -or at least not in their relation to the animals.
     Animals have feelings, fear and emotions. They suffer pain just as you and I.  Someday at the great judgement we will look to Christ and say, “Have mercy.”  He will wonder what we thought about all those 50 or 70 years we spent here on this planet called earth.  He will wonder if we had a copy of the scriptures and if we read them. Of course we read them, we say, but we just didn’t recognize that the adversary dirtied the water somewhat before we got them. In our unthinking adherence to tradition and to repeated brainwashing from the powers that be, whether from magazine, radio, or television, or maybe even lust for flesh, we ignored and didn’t even want to know what goes on in the slaughterhouse  ‘hidden from public view’  -- the plight our innocent neighbors, the animals, face daily in their poor and sad existence.
Isaiah 58 cont.
7  Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8  Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.
9  Then shalt thou call and the Lord shall answer  .[James 5:16   The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.]
11   And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make *fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
*[ It is known among people who study natural health, that osteoporosis is a result of a high protein diet which depletes calcium from the bones.]
12    And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called , The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.


[Barnabas quoting Isaiah:]
Chapter 2
15  Is it such a fast that I have chosen?  Is it to bow down his
head like a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him?  Wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the lord?
 16  But to us he saith on this wise, Is not this the fast that I have
chosen, to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free; and that ye break every yoke?  [See D&C section 59:20,  neither by extortion.]
18  Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thy health shall spring forth speedily;[that’s interesting, why would our health spring forth speedily by just letting the oppressed go free?] and thy righteousness  shall go before thee, the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward.
Chapter 59
2  But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
3  For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
Chapter 61 [In the last days the Lord will call his ministers and make an everlasting covenant with the people.]
8  For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed. [It will be obvious because of their health and beauty.]
10  I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation,{the Holy Ghost?] he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Chapter 65
3    A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;
4  Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
Chapter 66
He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. [This statement got Isaiah sawed in half.]
4  I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

Chapter 2
7    And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land and made mine heritage an abomination.
Chapter 2
20  For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot.
21  Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed:  how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?
22  For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord God.  [It is hard to hide a degenerated body.]
Chapter 6
20   To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country?  your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
Chapter 7
21  Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel;  Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
22  For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices;
23  But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
30    For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the Lord: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name to pollute it.

[Notice How the following scripture, THE EPISTLE OF BARNABAS, The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden Relates to  JEREMIAH:]
Chapter 2
9  For so the Lord saith again to those heretofore:  Did I at all command your fathers when they came out of the land of Egypt concerning burnt-offerings of sacrifices?
10  But this I commanded them, saying, Let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbor, and love no false oath.
12   And therefore he thus bespeaks us, The sacrifice of God (is a broken spirit,) a broken and contrite heart God will not despise.
13  Wherefore brethren, we ought the more diligently to inquire after those things that belong to our salvation, that the adversary may not have any entrance into us,  [Remember this verse when you get to the last part of this letter] and deprive us of our spiritual life.

Chapter 16
18    And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable and abominable things.
Chapter 19
  4     Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents[Is there anything more innocent than any life which cannot speak or act in its own defense?]

Chapter 4
1  How is the gold become dim!  How is the most fine gold changed! The stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.
2  The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
3  Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones:  the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.
4  The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst:  the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.
5  They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets:  theythat were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
6  For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of mypeople is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her.
7  Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:   [It is interesting here how the Lord compares the common people of the land with the Nazarites who had taken a vow not to drink wine or eat flesh.]

Chapter 4
14    Then said I, Ah Lord God!  Behold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
Chapter 5
11   Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord God; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.
Chapter 24
24  Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign:  according to all that he hath done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye shall know that I am the Lord God.  [Does this mean also we who live now?]
Chapter 37  [Israel shall inherit the land in the resurrection.  Israel shall be gathered and cleansed; they shall receive the everlasting gospel covenant.]
25  And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacobmy servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even  they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
26  Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shallbe an everlasting covenant with them  .
[We can also make this covenant of peace with the Lord if we so desire to please Him. I.e. D&C Section 89  And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.]
Chapter 1
8  But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defilehimself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
9  Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.
10  And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort?  Then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.
11  Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
12  Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
13  Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.
14  So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days.
15  And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.
16  Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
17  As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom:  and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.  [Compare to D&C Section 89:19  And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures.]
Chapter 6:
23  My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions   mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
[Daniel chose to feed himself in righteousness and innocency as did the early children of Adam and Eve.]
Chapter 12   [ In the last days ]
10    Many shall be purified [purify themselves?--as Daniel did?], and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.   [Later in the document please note the same text which was found in Qumran (Dead Sea Scrolls) which says ‘purify themselves’, rather than ‘shall be purified.’]

Pages 222, 223
2. Now Daniel and his kinsman had resolved to use a severe diet, and to abstain from those kinds of food which came from the king's table, and entirely to forbear to eat of all living creatures:  so he came to Ashpenaz who was that eunuch to whom the care of them was committed, and desired him to take and spend what was brought for them from the king; but to give them pulse and dates for their food, and anything else, besides the flesh of living creatures, that he pleased, for that their inclinations were to that sort of food and that they despised the other.
[after a 10 day trial] ...they grew plumper and fuller in body than the rest, insomuch, that he thought that those who fed on what came from the king's table seemed less plump and full, while those that were with Daniel looked as if they had lived in plenty, and in all sorts of luxury, Arioch, from that time, securely took himself what the king sent every day from his supper, according to custom, to the children, but gave them the forementioned diet, while they had their souls in some measure more pure, and less burdened, and so fitter for learning, and had their bodies in better tune for hard labour; for they neither had the former oppressed and heavy with variety of meats, nor were the other effeminate on the same account; so they readily understood all the learning that was among the Hebrews, and among the Chaldeans, as especially did Daniel, who, being already skilled in wisdom, was very busy about the interpretation of dreams; and God manifested himself to him.

Chapter 2
18  And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.
Chapter 6
6   For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
7  But they like men have *transgressed the covenant:  there have they dealt treacherously against me. *[Adam and Eve the first to transgress  i.e. change the  (eternal?) progression.]
8  Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood.
Chapter 8
12    I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.
13     They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the Lord accepteth them not;  now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins:  they shall return to Egypt [back to the flesh pots and their sin].

Chapter 5
21  I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
22  Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
Chapter 6
1    Woe to them (that are) at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, (which are) named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!
4    That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the stall;

Chapter 3
19  The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.  To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

Chapter 9
And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth:
     So around 600 years before Christ was born, and after listening to the Prophet Jeremiah, Lehi understood that Jerusalem was going to be destroyed and why.  Obviously he was already a righteous man and so was able to believe Jeremiah.  He took his family and guided by the Lord, began a long journey through the wilderness.  During this time he has a vision of the tree of life [See Chapter 8, Book of Mormon]  It is interesting that he also talks about the straight and narrow path.  As they traveled through the wilderness, because of the lack of food, it was necessary that they slay wild animals for food--because the Lord allows it when it is necessary for us to stay alive (winter, cold, famine Word of Wisdom 89: 13,15, to save your life, JST 9:11).
     There came a division among the brothers.  Why did Laman and Lemuel become angry with Nephi?  Could it be that when they were able to grow their own food again, that they didn’t want to work that hard?  Something caused them to always be unhappy, angry, out of sorts with their family. Obviously Lehi and Nephi were preaching the same word of God that Isaiah and then Jeremiah preached.  Laman and Lemuel didn’t like it and didn’t want to listen to Nephi.


Chapter 5
22    And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities. [He’s talking here about Laman and Lemuel.]
23  And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with theirseed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing.  And the Lord spake it, and it was done.
24  And because of their cursing which was upon them they did become an idle people, full of mischief and subtlety, and did seek in the wilderness for beasts of prey.
     [It is interesting that when it was absolutely necessary for the family to survive they were even led by the Lord to find beasts of prey. Yet when they had plenteous other foods to eat and didn’t have to have flesh to survive, the Lord puts a curse on them.  And why did the Lord curse the seed of those who mixed with their seed?  The answer has to lie in the fact that they were unclean in this behavior.  What does unclean mean and can we inherit it?   We shall see later.]
Chapter 9
40    O, my beloved brethren, give ear to my words.  Remember the greatness of the Holy One of Israel.  Do not say that I have spoken hard things against you; for if ye do, ye will revile against the truth; for I have spoken the words of your Maker.  I know that the words of truth are hard against all uncleanness; but the righteous fear them not, for they love the truth and are not shaken.
Chapter 12
4     And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people:  and they shall beat their swords [butcher knives?] into plow-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks-- nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
5  O house of Jacob, come ye and let us walk in the light of the Lord; yea, come, for ye have all gone astray, every one to his wicked ways.
Chapter 30
10    For the time speedily cometh that the Lord God shall cause a great division among the people, and the wicked will he destroy; and he will spare his people, yea, even if it so be that he must destroy the wicked by fire.  [Who are the Lord's people?  see verse 15]
11  And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness [Faith enough to repent.] the girdle of his reins.
12  And then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb; and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf, and the young lion, and the fatling, together; and a little child shall lead them.
13  And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
14  And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’s den.
15  They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
[  The great division will be the separating from Babylon while still living in it.  TLR]

Chapter 1
6  And I bear record that the people of Nephi did seek diligently to restore the Lamanites unto the true faith in God.  But our labors were vain; their hatred was fixed, and they were led by their evil nature that they became wild, and ferocious, and a blood-thirsty people, full of idolatry and filthiness; feeding upon beasts of prey; dwelling in tents, and wandering about in the wilderness with a short skin girdle about their loins and their heads shaven; and their skill was in the bow, and in the cimeter, and the ax.  And many of them did eat nothing save it was raw meat; and they were continually seeking to destroy us.
[It is curious that Enos went out into the wilderness to hunt and was touched by the spirit and then speaks of his repentance.  So of what did he repent?]
Chapter 6
6  And it came to pass that king Mosiah did walk in the ways of
the Lord, and did observe his judgments and his statutes, and did keep his commandments in all things whatsoever he commanded him.
7  And king Mosiah did cause his people that they should till the earth.

Chapter 5
57     And now I say unto you, all you that are desirous to follow the voice of the good shepherd, come ye out from the wicked, and be ye separate, and touch not their unclean things;
Chapter 7
21     And he doth not dwell in unholy temples; neither can filthiness or anything which is unclean be received into the kingdom of God; therefore I say unto you the time shall come, yea, and it shall be at the last day, that he who is filthy shall remain in his filthiness.
Chapter 8
21   And it came to pass that the man received him into his house; and the man was called Amulek; and he brought forth bread and meat and set before Alma.
22    And it came to pass that Alma ate bread and was filled;
Chapter 11
35  And I say unto you again that he cannot save them in their sins; for I cannot deny his word, and he hath said that no unclean thing can inherit the kingdom of heaven; therefore, how can ye be saved, except ye inherit the kingdom of heaven?  Therefore, ye cannot be saved in your sins. [If the kingdom of heaven is within, then we must inherit it by inheriting the fullness of the Holy Ghost.  The Holy Ghost cannot remain in an unclean temple.]
Chapter 12
10  And therefore, he that will harden his heart [ i.e. If we continually harden our heart to the pain and suffering that takes place in the slaughter house], the same receiveth the lesser portion of the word; and he that will not harden his heart, to him is given the greater portion of the word, until it is given unto him to know the mysteries of God until he know them in full.  [See Word of Wisdom 89:19 And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures.]
34  Therefore, whosoever repenteth, and hardeneth not his heart, he shall have claim on mercy through mine Only Begotten Son, unto a remission of his sins; and these shall enter into my rest.
Chapter 26
22    Yea, he that repenteth and exerciseth faith, and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing unto such it is given to reveal things which never have been revealed; yea, and it shall be given unto such to bring thousands of souls to repentance, even as it has been given unto us to bring these our brethren to repentance.
Chapter 34 [The following scriptures shed light upon the original law or covenant of God with his children]:
13    Therefore, it is expedient that there should be a great and last sacrifice, and then shall there be, or it is expedient there should be, a stop to the shedding of blood; then shall the law of Moses be fulfilled; ye, it shall be all fulfilled, every jot and tittle, and none shall have passed away.
 14  And behold, this is the whole meaning of the law, every whit pointing to that great and last sacrifice; and that great and last sacrifice will be the Son of God, yea, infinite and eternal. [Is it necessary that we sacrifice animals in our day in order to please God, or in order to live?  or rather did the Lord provide lovingly, without the apeasement of blood sacrifice, fruits, vegetables, and grains and seed  for our food, as He did from the beginning?]
15  And thus he shall bring salvation to all those who shall believe on his name; this being the intent of this last sacrifice,to bring about the bowels of mercy, which overpowereth justice, and bringeth about means unto men that they may have faith unto repentance.  [Do we have enough faith to repent?  If we don’t, then should we pray for it? Faith is a gift but it does come with an effort and the sacrifice of a broken heart.]
Chapter 40
26  But behold, an awful death cometh upon the wicked; for they die as to things pertaining to things of righteousness; for they are unclean, and no unclean thing can *inherit [or receive the fullness of the Holy Ghost who will teach them how to become worthy of the kingdom]  the kingdom of God.
     [Joseph Smith restored the truth of the primitive church--the church that existed during the time of Adam, and continued during the time of Christ.  We need to now, restore our bodies which house our spirits to their undefiled and pristine purity.  Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness will be filled with the Holy Ghost (Matthew 5:10) to become perfect as He was perfect, to do what He did. Yes  we have been given the order to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, to have Him as our constant companion, to testify, but we are not filled as Christ was.  But if we are not worthy of the Spirit as Christ was, and do not remain clean from the blood and sins of this generation, He will not tarry:  D&C Section 130:23  A man may receive the Holy Ghost, and it may descend upon him and not tarry with him. ]
Chapter 41
 11  And now, my son, all men that are in a state of nature, or I would say, in a carnal state, are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity; they are without God in the world, and they have gone contrary to the nature of God; therefore, they are in a state contrary to the nature of happiness.
12   And now behold, is the meaning of the word restoration to take a thing of a natural state and place it in an unnatural state, or to place it in a state opposite to its nature?
 13  O, my son, this is not the case; but the meaning of the word restoration is to bring back again evil for evil, or carnal for carnal, or devilish for devilish--good for that which is good; righteous for that which is righteous; just for that which is just; merciful for that which is merciful.
Chapter 60
23    Do ye suppose that God will look upon you as guiltless while ye sit still and behold these things?  Behold I say unto you, Nay.  Now I would that ye should remember that God has said that the*inward vessel shall be cleansed first, and then shall the outer vessel be cleansed also.
     [*   The inward vessel is the inside of the body (the body is that container or vessel which holds the spirit within) and has not the inside or our vessel become defiled?  How then can the spirit remain pure if it is housed in a vessel or container which is defiled and polluted within?)  It is well known among those who study natural health, that when one gives up eating animal tissues, the body begins an automatic cleanse.  The body has always been trying to eliminate those abominable things (foreign proteins, fats and materials).  This elimination and rejection process by the body is called sickness by modern day medicine-oriented man.  Under modern (allopathic treatment based ) medicine the effort is to suppress rather than prevent the disease (or cleansing ) process. ]

Chapter 4
24    And they saw that they had become weak, [weak from eating the wrong kinds of foods] like unto their brethren, the Lamanites, and that the Spirit of the Lord did no more preserve them; yea, it had withdrawn from them because the Spirit of the Lord does not dwell in unholy temples--

Chapter 9
19    [Voice of Jesus Christ ]   And ye shall offer up unto me no more the shedding of blood; yea, your sacrifices and your burnt offerings shall be done away, for I will accept none of your sacrifices and your burnt offerings.
Chapter 20
12    Ye remember that I spake unto you, and said that when the words of Isaiah should be fulfilled--behold they are written, ye have them before you, therefore search them
16  And verily, verily, I say unto you, that when they shall be fulfilled then is the fulfilling of the covenant which  the Father hath made unto his people, O house of Israel.
40  And then shall they say: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings unto them, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings unto them of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion: Thy God reigneth!
41  And then shall a cry go forth: Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch not that which is unclean; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord.
Chapter 27
20  And no unclean thing can enter into his kingdom: therefore nothing entereth into his rest save it be those who have washed their garments in my blood, because of their faith and the repentance of all their sins, and their faithfulness unto the end
Chapter 9
28       Be wise in the days of your probation; strip yourselves of all uncleanness; ask not, that ye may consume it on your  *lusts, but ask with a firmness unshaken, that ye will yield to no temptation, but that ye will serve the true and living God.  [*Lust is another word which has two meanings.  And most of us do not connect lusting for flesh for their tables as was clearly recorded in Numbers 11 and Psalms 78.]

Chapter 4
6     For the Lord said unto me:  They [the interpreters] shall not go forth unto the Gentiles until the day that they shall repent of their iniquity, and become clean before the Lord.
Chapter 8
19  For the Lord worketh not in secret combinations, neither doth he will that man should shed blood, but in all things hath forbidden it, from the beginning of man.  [Does this not challenge and possibly undo Deuteronomy 13: 6, 7, 8, 9?]

Chapter 7
3  Wherefore, I would speak unto you that are the peaceable followers of Christ, and that have obtained a sufficient hope by which ye can enter into the rest of the Lord, from this time henceforth until ye shall rest with him in heaven.
4   And now my brethren, I judge these things of you because of your peaceable walk with the children of men.
5   For I remember the word of God which saith by their works ye shall know them; for if their works be good, then they are good also. For behold, God hath said a man being evil cannot do that which is good; for if he offereth a gift, or prayeth unto God, except he shall do it with real intent it profiteth him nothing.
7  For behold, it is not counted unto him for righteousness.
19  Wherefore, I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from evil; [life vs. death?-- health vs. sickness?]and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not [and be not destroyers, living by the plowshare--not the sword!  -as the Ammonite mothers and fathers whose covenant brought the blessings of health and strength to their sons who were the warriors for Helaman.], ye certainly will be a child of Christ.
More of Chapter 7
46  Wherefore my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth.  Wherefore cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail--
47  But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.
48  Wherefore my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear,we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure.  Amen.

THE GOSPEL OF THE BIRTH OF MARY (The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden)
Chapter 2
9  …therefore Anna your wife shall bring you a daughter, and you shall call her name Mary:
10  She shall, according to your vow, be devoted to the Lord from her infancy, and be filled with the Holy Ghost from her mother’s womb.
11  She shall neither eat nor drink anything which is unclean, nor shall her conversation be without among the common people, but in the temple of the Lord; that so she may not fall under any slander or suspicion of what is bad.
    [Note that Anna is the grandmother of the Savior, that she and her daughter Mary lived pure (as Nazerites) before God and so Anna in our record of her in the King James Version of the Bible is given the honor of being called a prophetess.
     In the early church, there were three different groups, all to be Christians with various beliefs. First there were the Judaic Christians, who existed as an organization before the time of Christ.  They were called during the times of Moses, Nazarites.  Later they were called Nazarenes.  Then they were called Ebionites.  These were the first Christians--the believers of the coming Christ, the disciples, then the apostles of Christ.  Their beliefs are reflected mostly in the gospel of Saint Matthew, and the Epistle of James and witnessed in the writings of Paul.
     The second group was the Gnostic Christians.  Most of their early literature has been destroyed by the Catholic Church except for the library, which was preserved at Nag Hammadi in Egypt. Their beliefs were adopted with great acceptance in the development of the early Catholic church and were quite different than that of the Judaic Christians.  Many of these teachings appear to have been laid into the teachings of Paul so that he would be viewed as their prime supportive apostle.
     The third group was the Catholic Christians.  They borrowed from both of the two earlier groups and formed their own belief system--throwing out many of the early beliefs and branding as heretics many who still harbored them.
     Joseph Smith labored to restore the gospel in its primitive form.  Many of the teachings of Joseph Smith reflect the same gentle beliefs of the Judaic Christians.


Chapter 1
In chapter 1 we have a genealogy of Joseph.  Evidently this was important to the Judaic Christians in that they believed that Christ was the son of Joseph and a descendent of David.
Chapter 3
8  And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
 [Obviously this is a mistranslation.  There is a tree in Israel called the Honey Locust Tree.  Even to this day, they call it St. John’s Bread. John the Baptist, as was Jesus, a Nazarite (Nazarene), therefore ate no flesh.  In the Slavonic edition of The Jewish Wars, Josephus says:
     At that time a man was going about Judea remarkably dressed: he wore animal hair on those parts of his body not covered by his own.  His face was like a savage’s[unshaven].  He called on the Jews to claim their freedom, crying: God sent me to show you the way of the Law, so that you can shake off any human yoke:  no man shall rule you, but only the most high who sent me.   His message was eagerly welcomed, and he was followed by all Judea and the district around Jerusalem.  All he did was to baptize them in the Jordan and dismiss them with an earnest exhortation to abandon their evil ways:  if they did so, they would be given a king who would liberate them and master the unruly, while himself acknowledging no master.  This promise was derided by some but believed by others.
           The man was brought before Archelaus and an assemblage of lawyers, who asked who he was and where he had been.  He replied, I am a man, called by the spirit of God, and I live on stems, roots, and fruit.
Chapter 5
1  And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2  And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3  Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4  Blessed are they that mourn:  for they shall be comforted.
5  Blessed are the *meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6  Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. [With the Holy Ghost?]
7  Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8  Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9  Blessed are the peacemakers:  for they shall be called the children of God.
     *Meek (The Oxford Universal Dictionary) 1. Gentle, courteous, kind; merciful, indulgent 1609 [could that also mean harmless before the brute creation--see page 71, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and remember Nephi’s Isaiah...they shall neither hurt nor destroy in all His Holy mountain.]
10  Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake:  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:  for great is your reward in heaven:  for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
 20   For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and  Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
48  (Joseph Smith Translation)  Ye are therefore commanded to be perfect, even as
your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
      [This is pretty strong language.  We are commanded to be perfect.  It certainly would be easier to think that we can become perfect if we know that Jesus Christ was a man like unto us and not a mythical half-god. Hippolytus (170-236 C.E.) says this in his Refutation of All Heresies: Book 7 Chapter 22 Page 114]:
  The Ebionaeans [Judaic Christians], however, acknowledge that the world was made by Him Who is in reality God, but they propound legends concerning the Christ similarly with Cerinthus and Carpocrates [leaders of Gnostic Christian Churches].  They live conformably to the customs of the Jews, alleging that they are justified according to the Law, and saying that Jesus was justified by fulfilling the Law.  And therefore it was, (according to the Ebionaeans) that (the Savior was named (the) Christ of God and Jesus, since not one of the rest (of mankind) had observed completely the Law.  For if even any other had fulfilled the commandments (contained) in the Law, he would have been that Christ.  And the (Ebionaeans allege) that they themselves also, when in like manner they fulfill (the Law), are able to become Christs; for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in a like sense with all (the rest of the human family).
Joseph Smith affirms this when he states:   “As man is, God once was and as God is, man may become.”
Section 93
11    And I, John, bear record that I beheld his glory, as the glory of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth, even the Spirit of truth, which came and dwelt in the flesh, and dwelt among us.
12  And I John, saw that he received not of the fullness at the first, but received grace for grace
13  And he received not of the fullness at first, but continued from grace, until he received a fulness.
14  And thus he was called the Son of God, because he received
not of the fulness at the first.
15  And I, John, bear record, and lo, the heavens were opened,and the Holy Ghost descended upon him in the form of a dove, and sat upon him, and there came a voice out of heaven saying:  This is my beloved Son.
16  And I, John, bear record that he received a fulness of the glory of the Father;
17  And he received all power, both in heaven and on earth, and the glory of the Father was with him, for he dwelt in him.
       Epiphanius says this in A Critical investigation of Epiphanius’ Knowledge of the Ebionites: A Translation and Critical discussion of   “Panarion”   30, Glenn Alan Koch, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1976, Religion, history, Chapter 2, page 139-140:
  “When the people were being baptized Jesus also came and was baptized by John.  And as he went up from the water the heavens were opened and he saw the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove descending and entering into him.  And a voice from heaven said, “You are my beloved son; I am pleased with you”  and again:   “This day I have begotten you.”  And straightway a great light illuminated the place, which, when he saw it, (it says,) John said to him, “Who are you Lord?”  And again a voice from heaven came to him,  “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.”   And then, (it says,) John falling down before him said,  “I beg you, Lord you baptize me.”  But he forbid him saying, “Let it be, because thus it is fitting that all things should be fulfilled.”
[Now that we perceive that Christ grew in stature, what important principles as the great physician had he learned from the Holy Spirit?  and was now passing to His followers in both nurturing the body and the soul.]

Chapter 6
11   Give us this day our daily bread.  [From the Lord’s Prayer--nurturing the body.]
33   But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Chapter 7  Joseph Smith Translation
1  Now these are the words which Jesus taught his disciples that they should say unto the people.  Judge not unrighteously, that ye be not judged; but judge righteous judgment. [in other words, before you judge someone else, be sure that you yourself are first found righteous.]
Chapter 7 Joseph Smith Translation
 4   And again, ye shall say unto them, Why is it that thou beholdest the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
5    Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and canst not behold a beam in thine own eye?
 6    And Jesus said unto his disciples, Beholdest thou the scribes, and the Pharisees, and the priests, and the Levites. They teach in their synagogues, but do not observe the law, nor the commandments; and all have gone out of the way, and are under sin.
7   Go thou and say unto them, Why teach ye men the law and the commandments, when ye yourselves are the children of corruption?
30   Verily I say unto you, It is not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
31  For  the day soon cometh, that men shall come before me to judgment, to be judged according to their works.
32   Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?  And in thy name cast out devils;  and in thy name done many wonderful works?
33   And then will I profess unto them, Ye never knew me; depart from me ye that work iniquity.
Chapter 9
2   And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed:  and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer: thy sins be forgiven thee.  [Someone here is physically sick because of sin.  Could that sin be the partaking of some forbidden food, hence the consequence, his disease?]
13  [Christ speaking here]  But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:  for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Chapter 10
1  And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.  [We shall discuss unclean spirits later in this document.]
Chapter 12
7  [Christ again speaking here]  But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
23  And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
33   Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. [Could the tree spoken of be the body, and the fruit be the rewards of listening to the Holy Ghost?]
43    When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

Chapter 13  Joseph Smith Translation
12  For whosoever receiveth, to him shall be given; and he shall have more abundance; but whosoever continueth not to receive, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.  [Whosoever has received truth?]

Chapter 14
17   And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
18   He said, Bring them hither to me.
     Irenaeus, who wrote Against Heresies between 180 and 188 C.E., quotes these scriptures taken from the gospels in his time,:   “He there, seeing a great crowd had followed Him, fed all that multitude with five loaves of bread, and twelve baskets of fragments remained over and above.”  (page 391)  Later the same author says,   “Our Lord, after blessing the five loaves, fed with them 5000 men  (page 395).” [ It seems possible that early copies of the gospels did not include fish being served.  Who would have benefited from having that change made?   The question here is why didn’t Joseph Smith change this scripture to the truth in the Joseph Smith Translation?  We have to remember who our enemies are:  Ephesians 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  At the time, the Saints were already being persecuted (the word of wisdom had been revealed) --not because of plural marriage.  Why would the adversary care?  The adversary from the beginning has been trying to get us to eat of the forbidden fruit so that he can have access to our personal temples and then destroy them.  He will fight and persecute anyone who teaches differently.  Wasn’t this the reason Joseph was martyred?  Wasn’t this the reason the early Christians were persecuted?  At the time that Joseph Smith made the translation, if he had changed the verse about fish, he would probably have been murdered eleven years earlier. Rather than changing the scripture in the Joseph Smith Translation, Joseph answered the question in the Word of Wisdom, sec. 89 D&C.
     In the Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith page 348, Joseph Smith speaking,  “I suppose I am not allowed to go into an investigation of anything that is not contained in the Bible.  If I do, I think there are so many over-wise men here, that they would cry treason and put me to death.  So I will go to the old Bible and turn commentator today.”
     Also, if Christ had actually eaten the fish (a food which He would have had to have killed), wouldn’t he have lost the Holy Ghost as Adam and Eve lost their bright natures when they partook of the forbidden food?  and would Christ have set the example of eating the disease and filth exposed fish from the large communities with their untreated effluents and runoff surrounding the sea of Galilee? --when he told us in D&C Section 61:14   Behold, I, the Lord, in the beginning blessed the waters;  but in the last days, by the mouth of my servant John, I cursed the waters. Then in Revelations 8:11   And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood [wormwood in Hbrw; disease]; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.  [Also remember that in Refutation of All Heresies: Book 7 Chapter 22 page 112, the Ebionaeans said that Christ had observed completely the Law.]
     Also, would Christ have set the example of eating fish when He knew what was to come?  And remember that Lucifer’s rule begins in the waters and focuses on the destruction--the end of the Earth--which is you.

What was to come?  See article from The Salt Lake Tribune dated June 4, l999:
Drug Resistant Bacteria Found in U.S. Rivers:
CHICAGO -   Some rivers flowing through major American cities carry bacteria that are resistant to many forms of antibiotics and may transfer their drug-resistant properties to other germs.
     While the bacteria, found in 14 rivers that cut through 21 cities, do not usually cause sickness in healthy people, they can trigger serious infections in those with damaged immune systems, said Ronald Ash, professor of biology at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan.
     The research presented Thursday at the American Society of Microbiology’s annual meeting may have implications for healthy people, however.
       If you were involved in some recreational or occupational activity [on the river], they could get into your gut and transfer their resistant genes to you, Ash said.
     Should you become ill from one of these bacteria, they could become tougher to treat and you could deposit resistant bacteria back into the environment yourself, adding to the problem.
     Scientists from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, found that the Upper Rio Grande near El Paso contains bacteria resistant to vancomycin, a powerful antibiotic that is often the last line of defense against stubborn bacteria.
     Most of the concern about antibiotic resistance these days stems from the overuse of antibiotics to treat common human illnesses, plus their use in live-stock feed.  But bacteria can develop resistance naturally, without human intervention.  Penicillin is made from mold, for example, and bacteria that come into contact with that mold in nature develop resistance to protect themselves.

Chapter 15
11   Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. [See Saint Mark 7: 8, 9, 15 and explanation which follows]
Chapter 16  Joseph Smith Translation
25  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.
26  And now for a man to take up his cross, is to deny himself all ungodliness, and every worldly lust, and keep my commandments.
Chapter 23 Joseph Smith Translation
22    Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For ye make clean the outside of the cup, and of the platter;  but within they are full of extortion and excess. [Compare to D&C 59:20  And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgement, not to excess, neither by extortion.(Taking that which does not belong to you.]
24  Ye blind Pharisees!  Cleanse first the cup and platter within, that the outside of them may be clean also.
25  Woe  unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but are within full of the bones of the dead, [note here comparison with KJV which says dead men’s bones] and of all uncleanness.
26  Even so, ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and *iniquity. [*iniquity --unrighteous or as opposed to the quality of being equal or giving all an equal opportunity to live, experience the full measure of their creation and find joy.]
Chapter 3
21  And then came certain men unto him, accusing him,  saying, Why do ye receive sinners, seeing thou makest thyself the Son of God.
22  But he answered them and said, Verily I say unto you, All sins which men have committed, when they repent, shall be forgiven them; for I came to preach repentance unto the sons of men
23  And blasphemies, wherewith so-ever they shall blaspheme, shall be forgiven them that come unto me, and do the works which they see me do.
24  But there is a sin which shall not be forgiven.  He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, hath never forgiveness; but is in danger of being cut down out of the world.  And they shall inherit eternal damnation.
25  And this he said unto them because they said, He hath an unclean spirit. [Another indication that Christ never partook of any food which was unclean--certainly including fish of the effluent contaminated waters of the lower than sea level Sea of Galilee.  Were there any sewage treatment plants in operation at the time of Christ?  Where did the sewage of the great cities surrounding the Sea of Galilee go?]
Chapter 7
8   For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men; the washing of pots and of cups; and many other such like things ye do.
9   And he said unto them, Yea, altogether ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
15   There is nothing from without, that entering into a man, can defile him, which is food; but the things which come out of him; those are they that defile the man, that proceedeth forth out of the heart.
     Notice here(verse 8), he said…laying aside the commandment of God, and then  ye reject the commandment of God.  The two commandments that were given to men were multiply and replenish the earth, and eat not of the forbidden fruit.  Obviously these Pharisees were not obeying the commandment of not eating the forbidden food. So in order to stay alive (because the forbidden food contained all kinds of bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc.) they had to institute the tradition of being extremely careful about their cutting boards, pots, pans, cups, hands--to keep them spotlessly clean so they themselves wouldn’t become contaminated.  Too much exposure to bacteria and viruses (from bloody hands) does cause sickness.  The men who allowed sacrifice, eating the meat of idols knew this --that it had to be cooked and one should be very careful not to become contaminated in the preparation of it!  If they had obeyed the original commandment of God, then they wouldn’t have to worry about contamination--their immune systems could handle a little dirt.  They had to make a hundred laws to protect themselves because they wouldn’t obey the one law that God had given them.
(In verse 15), “the things which come out of him; those are they that defile the man, that proceedeth forth out of the heart.”  [If someone is unclean, can an unclean spirit enter the heart and cause that man to curse, to lie, to cheat, to blaspheme?  2nd Nephi 28:20  For behold at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good.]
Chapter 1  [Was not Jesus Christ subject to disease, was He not like a man unto ourselves?]
34   Then said Mary unto the angel; How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?                                                             [Compare this with the Joseph Smith Translation]:
 34  Then said Mary unto the angel; How can this be?
Chapter 11   Joseph Smith Translation
38     And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him; and he went in, and sat down to meat. [I’m sure that you have already noticed that when the Lord says meat, He is often speaking of nutrition or food. See Moses 2:27]
39  And when the Pharisee saw him, he marveled that he had not first washed before dinner.
40  And the Lord said unto him; Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
41  O fools, did not he who made that which is without , make that which is within also?
42  But if ye would rather give alms of such things as ye have; and observe to do all things which I have commanded you, then would your inward parts be clean also.
53   Woe unto you, lawyers!  For ye have taken away the key of knowledge, the fullness of the scriptures; ye enter not in yourselves into the kingdom; and those who were entering in, ye hindered.
[This verse tells two things:
1.  The scribes and the Pharisees had definitely changed the scripture.
2. By so doing they had removed the key of knowledge. See D&C Section 89:19 And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures.]
Chapter 12
20  And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
21  And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou are not far from the kingdom of God.
Chapter 17    Joseph Smith Translation
36  And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord, shallthey be taken?
37  And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is gathered; or, in other words, whithersoever the saints are gathered; thither will the eagles be gathered together; or, thither will the remainder be gathered together.
38  This he spake, signifying the gathering of his saints; and of angels descending and gathering the remainder unto them; the one from the bed, the other from the grinding, and the other from the field, whithersoever he listeth.
39  For verily there shall be a new heavens, and a new earth,
wherein dwelleth righteousness.
40  And there shall be no unclean thing; for the earth becoming old, even as a garment, having waxed in corruption.

JOHN  [In the book of John regarding John the Baptist.]
John the Baptist:  He was a strange creature, not like a man at all.  He lived like a disembodied spirit.  He never touched bread; even at the Passover Feast he would not eat the unleavened bread or pronounce the words  " In thankfulness to God, who delivered the nation from slavery, shall you eat this; it was given for the flight, because the journey was made in haste."    Wine and other strong drink he would not allow to be brought anywhere near him, and animal food he absolutely refused  --fruit was all that he needed.  The whole object of his life was to show evil in its true colors.   Josephus, The Jewish War, translated by G.A. Williamson, Penguin Books, 625 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022, Page 398.
Baptism:  It is known that baptism was an ordinance during the time of Abraham.
(See Joseph Smith Translation, Genesis Chapter 17:1 through 7)
5  And they have not observed mine anointing, and the burial, or baptism wherewith I commanded them:
6  But have turned from the commandment, and taken unto themselves the washing of children, and the blood of sprinkling;  And have said that the blood of the righteous Abel was shed for sins; and have not known wherein they are accountable before me
7  But as for thee, behold, I will make my covenant with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

     In the Recognitions of Clement, Peter preaching to Clement first demonstrates the anti-sacrifice stand of the Nazarenes.  Then he explains about baptism:
     But when the time began to draw near that what was wanting in the mosaic institutions should be supplied, as we have said, and that the Prophet (Jesus) should appear, of whom he had foretold that he should warn them by the mercy of God to cease from sacrificing; lest haply they might suppose that on the cessation of sacrifice there was no remission of sins for them, He instituted baptism by water amongst them, in which they might be absolved from all their sins on the invocation of His name, and for the future, following a perfect life, might abide in immortality, being purified not by the blood of beasts, but by the purification of the Wisdom of God.
(Anti-Nicene Fathers, Edited by Alexander Roberts, D.D., and James Donaldsom LL.D., Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan, Volume 8, The Clementine Recognitions, Book I, Chapter 39, page 88.)
Chapter  13
10  Jesus Saith to him,He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet,but is clean every whit:and ye are clean, but not all.
11  For he knew who should betray him;  therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.

Chapter 10
12    Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
18  And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat
19  But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anythingthat is common [Common is generally considered acceptable by most other people but not this now converted to Christ the Nazerite, Peter] or unclean. [swine etc, per the well understood Levitical law].
Chapter 14
13  Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
14  Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
15   And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things:  We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
Chapter 15
29  That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled.

Chapter 1
24   Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25    Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.  Amen
Chapter 3
10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no not one:  [How on earth can not one single person living not be righteous??  The answer has to be it is in the water or is it the food they eat??]
11  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
13  Their throat is an open sepulcher: with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips.
14  Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: [Compare this with 2nd Book of Adam and Eve--those who ate the fruit of the trees-Chapters 11:10,12 page 11.]
20  Their feet are swift to shed blood:
21  Destruction and misery are in their ways:
22  And the way of peace have they not known:
Chapter 11
9   And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
Chapter 12
1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, thatye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Chapter 14 (Joseph Smith Translation)
23  But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, thou walkest not charitable if thou eatest.  Therefore destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
21  It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Chapter 3
14  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
15  If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy: for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Chapter 6  (Joseph Smith Translation)
12  All these things are not lawful unto me, and all these things are not expedient.  All things are not lawful for me, therefore I will not be brought under the power of any.
13    Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them  .
Chapter 8
1  Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge.  Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
2  And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
3  But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
4  As concerning therefore the eating of those things which are in the world offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing, and that there is no other God but one. (Joseph Smith Translation)
5  For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
6  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we in him.
7  Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
8  But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither if we eat not are we the worse.
9  But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
10  For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols:
11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
12  But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
13  Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
Chapter 10  (Joseph Smith Translation)
18  Behold Israel after the flesh:  are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
21  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
22   Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
23   All things are not lawful for me, for all things are not expedient; all things are not lawful, for all things edify not.
Chapter 4
17  This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18  Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
19  Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto
lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20  But ye have not so learned Christ;
21  If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him,
as the truth is in Jesus:
22  That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts
23  And be renewed in the spirit of you mind;
And that ye *put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
[* The new man is created by repentance because in so doing, the body cleanses and regenerates.]
Chapter 3  Joseph Smith Translation
17  Brethren be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
18  For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, as the enemies of the cross of Christ:
19  Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and who glory in their shame, who mind earthly things)
20  For our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look
for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
21  Who shall *change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
     [*Christ gave us the truth to be able to change our vile body.  Once we have the truth, repent and change our behaviors, His promise is that there will begin a cleansing and a regeneration of ourselves. Then He will step in (by his grace) and make the ultimate change by filling us with the Holy Ghost, which will then sanctify us to Him.]
Chapter 2
16   Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect or an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17  Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
21  (Touch not: taste not; handle not;
22  Which all are to perish with the using;)  after thecommandments and doctrines of men
Chapter 4
3  Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
     If you will notice in the Joseph Smith Translation, Joseph Smith left Timothy exactly the same as it is in the New Testament. However when he wrote the Doctrine and Covenants, he corrected the error.  D&C Section 49:18  And whoso forbiddeth to abstain from meats, that man should not eat the same, is not ordained of God;
     The question is, why didn’t Joseph Smith correct it in the JST; because obviously the words and commanding are in italics in the King James Version and therefore were added by the translator (see: Italics in your bible dictionary). In all Greek and Ethiopian versions of the New Testament, the words and commanding were never there so the true verb passed through in the object string of   “to marry” and   “to abstain from meats" was forbidding, not commanding.
     So in Joseph Smith’s D&C Section 49, what does whoso forbiddeth to abstain from meats mean?  It is a double negative.  If I am a meat eater, and I tell you that you cannot be an abstainer (vegetarian or vegan), then I (as your forbidder) am not of God.
     There is more to D&C Section 49, which we will talk about later.
Chapter 1
4     Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:  that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Chapter 2
14    But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
20    Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Chapter 16
13  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Chapter 18
4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying,   Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her *plagues.
[*Plagues:  It is evident in the world that we are already receiving of her plagues. More about this later.]
Section 45
23  And in that day shall be heard of wars and rumors of wars, and the whole earth shall be in commotion, and man’s *hearts shall fail them, and they shall say that Christ delayeth his coming until the end of the earth.
24  And the love of men shall wax cold, and iniquity shall
25  And when the times of the Gentiles is come in, a light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, and it shall be the fulness of my gospel.
26  But they receive it not; for they perceive not the light, and they turn their hearts from me because of  the precepts of men.
27  And in that generation shall the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
28  And there shall be men standing in that generation, that shall not pass until they shall see an overflowing scourge; for a desolating sickness shall cover the land.
29  But my disciples shall stand in **holy places, and shall not be moved; but among the wicked, men shall lift up their voices and curse God and die.
     *     56% of all deaths in the United States are related to coronary disease.
     **   It is obvious that there is just not enough space for us to all stand in the Temples.
Section 49
18  And whoso forbiddeth to abstain from meats, that man should not eat the same, is not ordained of God;
19  For behold, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and that which cometh of the earth, is ordained for the use of man for food and for raiment, and that he might have in abundance.
20  But it is not given that man should possess that which is above another, wherefore the world lieth in sin.
21  And woe be unto man that (a)sheddeth blood or that wasteth flesh and hath no need.
Footnote 21(a) JST Gen. 9:11  And surely, blood shall not be shed, only for meat, to save your lives; and the blood of every beast will I require at your hands.
     Explanation of verses:
     49:18 again:  Whoso forbiddeth to abstain is a double negative.  If someone is a meat eater and tells you not to be an abstainer, then he is not of God.
     49:19 If we use animals for (not as) food and for raiment, then we are using the ox to help us plow for (to obtain) food, the chicken to eat bugs in our garden for more of an abundance of food, the goat for the price of the field (Goats will clear your land of weeds and leave a rich fertilizer behind). The sheep for wool for clothing, etc.  However if we use them as food, then we no longer have them to help us.  (If an ox lives 25 years, how many meals can he help us obtain?  If we butcher him, how many meals will we have?)
    49:20   It is not given that one man should possess that which is above another:
[People always ask this question, "Why do some people in the world have to starve while the others have plenty?"  This could be part of the answer (taken from information provided by EarthSave foundation):

The Hunger Argument
Amount of total US grain production consumed by livestock:  70%
How frequently a child on Earth dies as a result of malnutrition and starvation:  Every 2.3 seconds
Amount of US grain exports consumed by livestock:  66 %
Number of children who die as a result of malnutrition and starvation every day:  38,000
Amount of world grain harvest consumed by livestock throughout the eighties:  Half
Number of people who will die as a result of malnutrition and starvation this year:  20,000,000
Number of people who could be fed using the land, water and energy that would be freed-up
 from growing livestock feed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by 10%:  100,000,000

But now comes the kicker:
     49:21   But woe be unto the man that sheddeth blood and wasteth flesh and hath no need.
Now feel the firm voice of the Lord in footnote 21a wherein the Lord warns:  JST Gen 9:11   And surely blood shall not be shed, except for meat to save your lives, and the blood of every beast will I require at your hand.
Wow, is that not strong enough? Is not our separation with the spirit and our diseased and defiled bodies and our many premature deaths that requiring?
Section 59
17  Yea, and the herb, and the good things which come of the earth, whether for food or for raiment, or for houses, or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for vineyards;
18  Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart;
19 Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul.
20  And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by *extortion.
[*If we extort, we take something that doesn’t belong to us i.e. milk, honey, or meat, which includes the sea life and insects (locusts, etc).]
Section 64
34  Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind; and the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land of Zion in these last days.
Section 88
75  That I may testify unto your Father, and your God, and My God, that you are clean from the blood of this wicked generation; that I may fulfill this promise, this great and last promise, which I have made unto you, when I will.
86  Abide ye in the liberty where with ye are made free; entangle not yourselves in sin, but let your hands be clean, until the Lord comes.
124  Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; cease to find fault one with another; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated.
125  And above all things, clothe yourselves with the bond of charity, as with a mantle, which is the bond of perfectness and peace.
138  And ye shall not receive any among you into this school save he is clean from the blood of this generation;
Section 89 [The first three verses of this commandment were added later.]
1  A Word of Wisdom, for the benefit of the council of high
priests, assembled in Kirtland, and the church, and also the saints in Zion
2  To be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint, but
by revelation and the word of wisdom, showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days
3  Given for a principle with promise, adapted to the capacity ofthe weak and the weakest of all saints, who are or can be called saints.
4  Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you:  In consequence of the evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days,[for those who are looking for a conspiracy, here is the root conspiracy of other evils that exist, which will be apparent after reading the entire paper.] I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation
5  That inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together to offer up your sacraments before him.
6  And, behold, this should be wine, yea, pure wine of the grape of the vine, of your won make.
7  And, again strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies.
8  And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly, and is not good for man, but is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill.
9  And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly.
10  And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of  man--
11  Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.
12  Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly; [If we use sparingly, we spare their lives.]
13  And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.  [We have spoken to many people (who are in their 50’s and 60’s) and not one of them have ever experienced a time when they couldn’t come in from the cold or when there was a true famine.]
14  All grain is ordained for the use of man and of beasts, to be the staff of life, not only for man but for the beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven, and all wild animals that run or creep on the earth;
15  And these hath God made for the use of m an only in times of
famine and excess of hunger.
16  All grain is good for the food of man; as also the fruit of the vine; that which yieldeth fruit, whether in the ground or above the ground
17  Nevertheless, wheat for man, and corn for the ox, and oats for the horse, and rye for the fowls and for swine, and for all beasts of the field, and barley for all useful animals, and for mild drinks, as also other grain.
18  And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;
19  And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge,
even hidden treasures;
20  And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.
21  And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them.
Section  93
31  Behold, here is the agency of man, and here is the condemnation of man;  because that which was from the beginning is plainly manifest unto them, and they receive not the light.
32    And every man whose spirit receiveth not the light is under condemnation. For man is spirit.  The elements are eternal, and spirit and element, inseparably connected receive a fulness of joy.
34  And when separated, man cannot receive a fulness of joy.
35  The elements are the tabernacle of God; yea, man is the tabernacle of God, even temples; and whatsoever temple is defiled, God shall destroy that temple.  [Obviously we are destroying ourselves with the foods we eat]  (All of section 93 should be studied so carefully.)
Section 94
8  And ye shall not suffer any unclean thing to come in unto it; and my glory shall be there, and my presence shall be there.
Section 97
36  For behold, and lo, vengeance cometh speedily upon the ungodly as the whirlwind; and who shall escape it?
37  The Lord’s scourge shall pass over by night and by day, and the report thereof shall vex all people; yea, it shall not be stayed until the Lord come;
38  For the indignation of the Lord is kindled against their abominations and all their wicked works.
39  Nevertheless, Zion shall escape if she observe to do all things whatsoever I have commanded her.
Section 100
15  Therefore, let your hearts be comforted; for all things shall work together for good to them that walk uprightly, and to the sanctification of the church.
16  For I will raise up unto myself a pure people, that will serve me in righteousness;
Section 10l
40  And in that day the enmity of man, and the enmity of beasts, yea, the enmity of all flesh, shall cease from before my face.
Section 112
23   Verily, verily, I say unto you, darkness covereth the earth, and gross darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt before my face.
30  But purify your hearts before me;
31  Verily I say unto you, behold how great is your calling. Cleanse your hearts and your garments, lest the blood of this generation be required at your hands.
Section 132
19  [innocent blood?]
Section 133
5   Go ye out from Babylon.  Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord.
Chapter 2
28    And I, God, blessed them, and said unto them:  Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth  upon the earth.
32    And I, God said unto man: Behold I have given unto you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in the which shall be the fruit of a tree yeilding seed;  to you it shall be for meat.
Chapter 5
1  And it came to pass that after I, the Lord God, had driven them out, that Adam began to till the earth, and to have dominion over all the beasts of the field, and to eat his bread by the sweat of his brow, as I the Lord had commanded him.  And Eve, also, his wife, did labor with him.
28  And he gave unto them commandments, that they should worship the Lord their God, and should offer the firstlings of their flocks, for an offering unto the Lord.  And Adam was obedient unto the commandments of the Lord.
29  And after many days an angel of the Lord appeared unto Adam, saying:  Why dost thou offer sacrifices unto the Lord?  And Adam said unto him:  I know not, save the Lord commanded me.
30  And then the angel spake, saying:  This thing is a similitude of the sacrifice of the only Begotten of the Father, which is full of grace and truth.
31  Wherefore, thou shalt do all that thou doest in the name of the Son, and thou shalt repent and call upon God in the name of the Son forevermore.
Chapter 6
57  Wherefore teach it unto your children, that all men, everywhere, must repent, or they can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God, for no unclean thing can dwell there, or dwell in his presence; for, in the language of Adam, Man of Holiness is his name, and the name of his Only Begotten is the Son of Man, even Jesus Christ, a righteous Judge, who shall come in the meridian of time.
Chapter 4
29  And the Gods said:  Behold, we will give them every herb bearing seed that shall come upon the face of all the earth, and every tree which shall have fruit upon it; yea, the fruit of the tree yielding seed to them we will give it; it shall be for their meat.
30  And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air,and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, behold, we will give them life, and also we will give to them every green herb for meat, and all these things shall be thus organized.

by Geza Vermes  1998, Penguin Books
Page 471:
[But they, like Adam, have broken the Covenant] (vi,7).
Page 23  Note forthermore that Community Rule 4:6 lists healing as the chief eschatological reward and that according to the Palestinian Aramaic para-phrases of Genesis iii, 15, the days of the Messiah will bring an ultimate cure to the children of Eve wounded by the serpent in the garden of Eden.
Page 451…four…vacat[Then] I, Noah, went out and walked on the earth, through its length and breadth…delight on her in their leaves and in their fruit.  And all the land was filled with grass and herbs and grain.  Then I blessed the Lord of heaven who made splendid things.  He is for ever and praise is his.  And I repeated the blessing on account of his grace for the earth and on account of his removing and causing to perish from it all those who do violence and wickedness and lies and on account of his rescuing the righteous man…vacat  [God] was revealed to me and [the Lord]of heaven spoke to me and said to me: ‘Do not fear, Noah.  I shall be with you and with your sons who will be like you for ever…of the earth and rule over them…and over its deserts and its mountains and all that are on them.  And behold, I give all of it to you and to your sons to eat the green things and the grass of the earth.  But you shall not eat any blood. Your fear and awe…forever.’...
Page 518   I [And] He crowned the mountains with pro[duce] and poured food on them, and he satisfied every soul with good fruit.  ‘Whoever does my will, let him eat and be satisfied’, says {the Lo]rd.  ‘And let them bless [my holy] name.  But behold, they have done what is wicked in my eyes,’ said the Lord.  They rebelled (?) against God through their ac[tio]ns. And the Lord judged them according to all their ways, and according to the thoughts of the inclination of their [evil] hearts.  And He thundered at them in [His] power, and all the foundations of the earth [tr]embled, [and the wa]ters burst forth from the abysses.  All the windows of heaven opened, and all the abyss[es] overflowed [with] mighty waters.  And the windows of heaven [emptied out] rain and He destroyed them by the Flood…Therefore everything [perished] on the dry land; and men, beasts, birds and winged creatures [died].  And the g[iant]s did not escape…And God made [a sign…and]set his bow [in the cloud] that He might remember the covenant…[that there might no more be on earth] waters of flood…and that the mass of waters [might not let[loo]se...
Page 444  And the people murmured ag[ainst Moses] saying, What shall we drink?  And Moses cried to [the Lord who showed him] a tree, and he threw it int0 [the wate]r, and the water became sweet.  There he made for them a statute and [an ordinance and there he proved them.  And he said], If [you will lis]ten di[li]gent]ly  [to the v]oice of the Lord your God and do that which is right in his eyes and [give heed to his commandments and judgements, and keep] all his statutes, [I will put none] of the diseases [upon you] which I put on the E[gyptians. For I am the Lord, your [heale]r.                                           Page Page 113  And before I lift my hands to eat
                 Of the pleasant fruits of the earth…                                                                                                                  Page 114  The fruit of holiness shall be on my tongue
                 And no abominations shall be found upon it.
Pages 128, 129  Hear now, my sons and I will uncover your eyes that you may see and understand the works of God, that you may choose that which pleases Him and reject that which He hates, that you may walk perfectly in all His ways and not follow after thoughts of the guilty inclination and after eyes of lust.  For through them, great men have gone astray and mighty heroes have stumbled from former times till now.  Because they walked in the stubbornness of their heart the Heavenly Watchers fell; and they were caught because they did not keep the commandments of God.  And their sons also fell who were tall as cedar trees, and whose bodies were like mountains.  All flesh on dry land perished;  they were as though they had never been because they did their own will and did not keep the commandment of their Maker so that His wrath was kindled against them.
III  Through it, the children of Noah went astray, together with their kin, and were cut off.  Abraham did not walk in it, and he was accounted a friend of God because he kept the commandments of God and did not choose his own will.  And he handed them down to Isaac and Jacob, who kept them, and were recorded as friends of God and party to the Covenant for ever.  The children of Jacob strayed through them and were punished in accordance with their error.  And their sons in Egypt walked in the stubbornness of their hearts, conspiring against the commandments of God and each of them doing that which seemed right in his own eyes. They ate blood, and He cut off their males in the wilderness…
Page 398  (Exhortation to seek wisdom)
Seek her and find her, grasp her and possess her!
With her is length of days and fatness of bone,
The joy of the heart and...
Happy is the man who works it...
Page 494                                                                                                                                                                    Daniel 12:10:  But the wicked shall do wickedly and shall not understand, but the righteous shall purify themselves and make themselves white.  Now compare this with the Daniel 12:10 King James Version which says:  Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly and none of the wicked shall understand but the wise shall understand.
Page 26  (How the Essenes regarded themselves):                                                                                                   Taken together, however, it is clear from this literature that the sectaries regarded themselves as the true Israel, the repository of the authentic traditions of the religious body, from which they had seceded…
Page 82
(IQS v, 13-14  True purification comes from the ‘spirit of holiness and true cleansing from the ‘humble submission’ of the soul to all god’s precepts.  For it is through the spirit of true counsel concerning the ways of man that all his sins shall be expiated…he shall be cleansed from all his sins by the spirit of holiness…and his iniquity shall be expiated by the spirit of uprightness and humility.  And when his flesh is sprinkled with purifying water and sanctified by cleansing water, it shall be made clean by the humble submission of his soul to all the precepts of God. IQSIII, 6-9)
     The second issue has to do with the sect’s attitude towards the Temple and Temple sacrifice.  While some Essenes, notwithstanding their vow of total fidelity to the Law of Moses, rejected the validity of the Sanctuary and refused to participate (temporarily) in its rites (cf. Philo, Omnis probus 75; Josephus, Antiquities XVIII, 19) they evaded the theological dilemma in which this stand might have placed them by contending that until the rededication of the Temple, the only true worship of God was to be offered in their establishment.  The Council of the Community was to be the ‘Most Holy Dwelling for Aaron’ where, ‘without the flesh of holocausts and the fat of sacrifice’, a ‘sweet fragrance’ was to be sent up to God, and where prayer was to serve ‘as an acceptable fragrance of righteousness’  (IQS VIII, 8-9; IX, 4-5).  The Community itself was to be the sacrifice offered to God in atonement for Israel’s sins (IQSVIII, 4-5; 4Q265 fr. 7 ii).                                                                       Pages 101, 102 103: He has created man to govern the world, and has appointed for him two spirits in which to walk until the time of His visitation:  the spirits of truth and injustice.  Those born of truth spring from a fountain of light, but those born of injustice spring from a source of darkness.  All the children of righteousness are ruled by the Prince of Light and walk in the ways of light, but all the children of injustice are ruled by the Angel of Darkness and walk in the ways of darkness.  The Angel of Darkness leads all the children of righteousness astray, and until his end, all their sin, iniquities, wickedness, and all their unlawful deeds are caused by his dominion in accordance with the mysteries of God.  Every one of their chastisements, and every one of the seasons of their distress, shall be brought about by the rule of his persecution; for all his allotted spirits seek the overthrow of the sons of light.
     But the God of Israel and His angel of Truth will succour all the sons of light.  For it is He who created the spirits of Light and Darkness and founded every action upon them and established every deed [upon] their [ways].  And He loves the one IV everlastingly and delights in its works for ever; but the counsel of the other He loathes and for ever hates its ways.
     These are their ways in the world for the enlightenment of the heart of man, and so that all the paths of true righteousness may be made straight before him, and so that the fear of the laws of God may be instilled in his heart:  a spirit of humility, patience, abundant charity, unending goodness, understanding, and intelligence:  (a spirit of) mighty wisdom which trusts in all the deeds of God and leans on His great loving-kindness; a spirit of discernment in every purpose, of zeal for just laws, of holy intent with steadfastness of heart, of great charity towards all the sons of truth, of admirable purity which detests all unclean idols, of humble conduct sprung from an understanding of all things, and of faithful concealment of the mysteries of truth.  These are the counsels of the spirit to the sons of truth in this world.
     And as for the visitation of all who walk in this spirit, it shall be healing, great peace in a long life, and fruitfulness, together with every everlasting blessing and eternal joy in life without end, a crown of glory and a garment of majesty in unending light.
     But the ways of the spirit of falsehood are these:  greed, and slackness in the search for righteousness, wickedness and lies, haughtiness and pride, falseness and deceit, cruelty and abundant evil, ill-temper and much folly and brazen insolence, abominable deeds (committed) in a spirit of lust, and ways of lewdness in the service of uncleanness, a blaspheming tongue, blindness of eye and dullness of ear, stiffness of neck and heaviness of heart, so that man walks in all the ways of darkness and guile.
     And the visitation of all who walk in this spirit shall be a multitude of plagues by the hand of all the destroying angels, everlasting damnation by the avenging wrath of the fury of God, eternal torment and endless disgrace together with shameful extinction in the fire of the dark regions.  The times of all their generations shall be spent in sorrowful mourning and in bitter misery and in calamities of darkness until they are destroyed without remnant or survivor.
     The nature of all the children of men is ruled by these (two spirits), and during their life all the hosts of men have a portion of their divisions and walk in (both) their ways.  And the whole reward for their deeds shall be, for everlasting ages, according to whether each man’s portion in their two divisions is great or small.  For God has established the spirits in equal measure until the final age, and has set everlasting hatred between their divisions.  Truth abhors the works of injustice, and injustice hates all the ways of truth.  And their struggle is fierce in all their arguments for they do not walk together.  But in the mysteries of His understanding, and in His glorious wisdom God has ordained an end for injustice, and at the time of the visitation He will destroy it forever.  Then truth, which has wallowed in the ways of wickedness during the dominion of injustice until the appointed time of judgment, shall arise in the world forever.  God will then purify every deed of man with His truth; He will refine for Himself the human frame by rooting out all spirit of injustice from the bounds of his flesh.  He will cleanse him of all wicked deeds with the spirit of holiness:  like purifying waters He will shed upon him the spirit of truth (to cleanse him) of all abomination and injustice.  And he shall be plunged into the spirit of purification, that he may instruct the upright in the knowledge of the most High and teach the wisdom of the sons of heaven to the perfect of way.  For God has chosen them for an everlasting Covenant and all the glory of Adam shall be theirs.  There shall be no more lies and all the works of injustice shall be put to shame.
     Until now the spirits of truth and injustice struggle in the hearts of men and they walk in both wisdom and folly.  According to his portion of truth so does a man hate injustice, and according to his inheritance in the realm of injustice so is he wicked and so hates truth.  For God has established the two spirits in equal measure until the determined end, and until the Renewal, and He knows the reward of their deeds from all eternity.  He has allotted them to the children of men that they may know good [and evil, and] that the destiny of all the living may be according to the spirit within [them at the time] of the visitation.

The question is now, will we be resurrected in a twenty year old perfect body?  Here is how Joseph Smith answers this question in The Teachings of Joseph Smith, page 199:  “As concerning the resurrection, I will merely say that all men will come from the grave as they lie down, whether old or young; there will not be added unto their stature one cubit, neither taken from it; all will be raised by the power of God, having spirit in their bodies, and not blood.  Footnote by Joseph F. Smith from the Improvement Era for June, 1904:  The body will come forth as it is laid to rest, for there is no growth or development in the grave.  As it is laid down, so will it arise, and changes to perfection will come by the law of restitution.  But the spirit will continue to expand and develop, and the body, after the resurrection, will develop to the full stature of man.”
     If in fact we were given a body that we had to learn to live in for all eternity, and we didn’t learn to live in it in this life, would it make sense for the Lord to give us another perfect one in the resurrection?  It might make more sense for us to restore and regenerate the one we have and learn how to make it last for all eternity, having learned from that experience. D&C 84:33  For whoso is faithful unto the obtaining of these two priesthoods of which I have spoken are sanctified by the Spirit unto the renewing of their bodies.
See also Doctrine and Covenants Section 88:
32  And they who remain shall also be quickened; nevertheless, they shall return again to their own place, to enjoy that which they are willing to receive, because they were not willing to enjoy that which they might have received.
33  For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him and he receive not the gift:  Behold, he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift.
34  And again, verily I say unto you, that which is governed by law is also preserved by law and perfected and sanctified by the same.
35  That which breaketh a law, and abideth not by law, but seeketh to become a law unto itself, and willeth to abide in sin, and altogether abideth in sin, cannot be sanctified by law, neither by mercy, justice, nor judgment.  Therefore, they must remain filthy still.
36  All kingdoms have a law given;
37  And there are many kingdoms; for there is no space in the which there is no kingdom; and there is no kingdom in which there is no space, either a greater or a lesser kingdom.
38  And unto every kingdom is given a law; and unto every law there are certain bounds also and conditions.
39  All beings who abide not in those conditions are not justified
End Part Two.

     If one fully understands what the word upright and righteous mean then all scripture is wide open.  He will read with understanding.  However there are so many more questions that people have which are answered fully in other books. There are questions about animal sacrifice, the virgin birth, were the early Christians vegetarian, did Christ eat fish or not, what about milk?  It is not the intention of the authors to write a complete book on the subject but to write enough to stimulate your curiosity and to give you a list of books written by righteously intended experts on the subjects covered (and volumes written by early church fathers on the subjects mentioned) so that you can form your own conclusions.  There are definitely some subjects (such as clean and unclean) we would like to cover. After you read this writing by a dear friend, many of your questions may be answered or at least open to testing with the Spirit.

It is very clear from the scriptures what the clean foods are:
The Holy Bible   Joseph Smith Translation
Chapter 1
31  And I, God, said unto man, Behold, I have given you every herb, bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth; and every tree in the which shall be the fruit of a tree, yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
32  And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein I grant life, there shall be given every clean herb for meat; and it was so, even as I spake.                                                                                                                     _____________________________________________________
The following treatise by T.L.Rodgers should illustrate what unclean means:
[for ease of reading, this author has  taken the literary liberty to insert the scriptural texts as referenced to in his essay]

Vaccines:  A Price for Flesh
      ----When all you moms understand fully the total vaccine picture; and of the diseases they are supposed to limit; their modus of transmission and establishment into you and as a consequence, their entry into your precious vulnerable tiny ones and trusting children; --then you will know that your issues and my issues are interlocked - and must be treated as the one united issue that they really are!
     So now!  Do you really know all about Vaccines?
Friends, Moms, everyone:  If we claim the whole of truth as our armor,--we have obvious in ours a broad and gaping chink!
     --Else, where is Israel’s promised vigor?  Where is Zion’s protecting shield?  Why is our camp now filling with delusion, dysfunction and the death?  And why?   --having never offended in their sinless lives, are so many of our little ones made impaired, ill, or still and cold as the Pharaoh’s first born son?
     Well now I understand.  It is not God, nor fate! but us, who have them destroyed! It is our own   millstones  (Matt 18:6), which we ourselves have efficaciously prepared and are hanging firmly about our own necks!
     I see you and too many limited, dysfunctioned, diseased, and too soon lost; especially the purer little ones.  So what is missing in our understanding, do you know?  Have you asked?--Those souls fresh from Father’s flawless care, upon our knowledge and choice, now depend!
     So it is now time to question! --and finally to know!
     So Vaccines?  Why do I call them a price for flesh?  Do I know something you do not?  Yes, I believe I do!
     Can you answer completely why they exist?  What is their premise?  (Most never believe nor like to when they do.)  From what and how are they made?  What is their alleged or intended function, what are their risks? - And the other knowledge not opened to you:  The real behavioral socio-economic reasons for their invention, promotion; - and who has and does benefit and why!
     --You may not be very comfortable with the truthful answers, or upon whose personal life-choices, responsibility; and upon whose blame this   millstone   does honestly lay!  But you must now fill that truth’s informational void!  Understand it!  Live it! and   Speak the whole truth, or not at all!   [as did Rosa Luxemburg at the cost of her life]
     So here follows fundamental truth, - from an earthy, once dung booted and dying, cowboy. Truth which you, and most   learned   medical   professionals   - and even the   professed   vaccine   experts   do not comprehend, nor personally desire to know, or to expose if they do! and for good reason!
     --And what would your gue$$ that rea$on i$?
     This will not come easy!  Please open your mind! - and for your own and all life, open your heart too!
Now perceive a reality:
     The dying birds (25,000 + Grebes and now the Gulls) on the lake [Great Salt Lake] are the onus warning (as the miner’s canary) of our flawed choices and stewardships, as they (the birds) have become the participant vehicles and victims, bringing their multitude of disease organisms, the microscopic destroying angels, (the wormwood  ) of flesh and blood to, and through all other animals; to you.
     Harbingered in the creatures, already these animal organisms have made their flesh to flesh, ovum and body fluids trip through the killing floors and packing houses into your refrigerator; and are transiting your skin, mouth, and stomach into your blood streams.  These pathogens are already now incubating in those abattoirs, mothers and adults, who kill, package, handle, prepare and consume, the tissues, blood, fluids and ova - and so are now commencing to infect and compromise the helpless infants, delicate children, weakened adults, and (our invaluable source of life experience and love) their grandparents too.
     The incubation of those so called “avian”  (bird) diseases bought weeks ago is potentially happening within you now; and continuing through you, to endanger your delicate infants and children, while you still feel ok, and still think you are well!
     The truth is, for the sake of profit, you, and even the highly educated  ‘professionals’ have been shielded from knowing that essentially all infectious disease organisms that affect you and your loved ones indeed began as and were animal diseases - before you made them yours!
     These disease organisms have always been that built in recompense against man as he has crossed   without need   that desire, appetite, passion and consequence line [D&C 49:21 & footnote: 21a] - or better defined those bounds set by true reason, honest science, biological law, and the compassionate spirit of the Lord.
     Even Isaiah, the millennial prophet loved by Nephi and all other prophets, tried to teach this biological truth to his nation.  And in his righteous press to remove disease’s lethal root; existent within that enmity established between man and the helpless beasts and in man’s flawed appetite for them; valiant Isaiah paid with his own life.
     Isaiah did speak of God’s grand promised blessings of health   “springing forth speedily” - along with lifted spirit rising up “as on wings of Eagles" --if man chose to protect life! - becoming saviors, not destroyers; choosing kindness over satiation; millennial over telestial or terrestrial!  But he also offended most men and the profiting few as he warned of the diseases, desolation, “fears”, “delusions,” and destruction they brought upon themselves and their innocent in their needless violations of it and of the merchandise and medicines trade which flourished in it.
     But because Isaiah was so vocal in decrying those men’s diabolical behaviors, Isaiah, like many others, was vilely martyred! wherein he, Isaiah, was split apart (drawn) in a mocking butchery like the defiled ox (and innocent lamb) of which he spoke!  [Isaiah 66:3,4]And as Hebrew records have it: it was at the hands of those same fallen temple priests and flesh merchants with whom he had contended; who had fraudulently petitioned, accepted and slaughtered Israel’s offerings; while they did consume, oppress, mislead, and then “mistreat”Judea!
     So on what premise did Isaiah, Daniel and the others make their personal life (or biological) choices; while also giving at great personal sacrifice their warnings about man’s consequential diseased, deluded and desolate state - and his resultant adoption and dependence upon the “arm of flesh” and the “alchemist’s elixir” fix  !
     It may have been this one:
  There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of the world, upon which all blessings are predicated.  And when we receive any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it (that blessing) is predicated.    (D&C 130:20-21.)
     Why would I put this statement, which has been authored in our day, upon Isaiah as his premise for choice in his time?  It is because I finally know surely - as I know did Isaiah - that herein is an eternal truth: Understanding and compliance brings blessing results, ignorance and violation brings undoing consequence!
     So if I am not fully blessed (which may be perceived as a “cursing” or a   chink   in my armor!) with promised vigor and health, it is because I have violated health’s real laws! whose points I may not understand! --or worse--  have chosen to ignore; and in so doing, must experience the real consequence!
     You might say:  As man ignores the true laws, which determine health; health determines to truly ignore him!
     Much of man’s misery, his medical inventions, interventions, his drugs, and (certainly) the vaccine industry, exist because the “natural man” has sadly chosen to ignore correct nutritive and earth stewardship wisdom (or law).  So in breeding and feeding upon the disease laden tissues, blood, ova and fluids of the beasts; man’s inventions and industry does acquire exorbitant profits in trade for suffering and life!  Vaccines become integral part and a price of that awful exchange!  With carnage, alchemy prospers!
     Vaccines are designed to stimulate our immune systems against the contractible animal diseases; while drugs moderate and mask the already established ones!  The vaccines (as well as most drugs) were and often still are well intended in their inceptions and theory (mostly by good hearted men), but they have proven to come at a potentially terrible risk to too many, and at a very high price to all!
     But as with most drugs, vaccines are man’s delusionary attempts at an elixir fix for his stewardship folly.  Man’s medicines are for his own mayhem.
     So what is a vaccine?
     The vaccinator’s dangerous brew is concocted by harvesting organisms from the blood streams, lymphus (including milk), ova or tissues of identified diseased animals or from other bacteria.  These pathogens are then  “isolates”, fed, brooded or incubated upon more animal blood, fluids and tissues (from slaughter house waste / rendering), then attenuated (moderated or controlled) with industrial poisons; then quickly injected directly into the bloodstream of that other animal called man! you or your child!   (A finished vaccine must be refrigerated, shipped and quickly used within days or the culture will degrade, change and/or starve without a new supply of animal tissues and fluids. - Ultimately yours!)
     Why then vaccines?  (You may not appreciate this answer - but it is reality!)
Vaccines allow you or your child to adulterate your bodies with animal pathogens and survive!
     --It is so you may perpetually abate, handle, eat and feed yourself and your children disease-bearing flesh, fluids and ova with your artificially “pre-stimulated” immune systems; and not generally succumb to, or express “clinical symptoms” of those (vaccine targeted) disease organisms which are endemic to the animal tissues you (or those about you) consume!
     --It allows you to continue as “perceptibly or reasonably healthy” with regular associations, primarily by ingestion (eating) of, or trans-dermal and mucosal (via skin, etc.) transfer and absorption of, those identified - vaccine specific - organisms which are contracted normally from animal sourced matter exhibiting infection potentials sometimes approaching   ID 50  [*1.  see footnotes]; and you still be left alive, not   obviously debilitated, and well enough to function!---Well enough to purchase and consume more!
     So you might believe as the world, and as my old industry certainly does: Yes! But for the freedom to choose to consume some sumptuous animal food; isn’t it worth the small risk and the price of injected inoculation“protection”?
     Well?  Is not a delicious piece of animal protein and some desirable fat worth the small risk of endangerment to a little brain, a tiny pancreas, or a wee kidney?  Its risk indeed is small! That is, until it is your child! - your sweetheart, or you!
     So what are the risks? (or contraindications  ?)  Do you have a clue?
(1st) The eminent risks are that the body may react subtly (in auto immune response) and/or violently (in anaphylaxis) to the foreign (animal) proteins (which are like you, but not you!) being introduced directly into your bloodstream (like a transplanted heart, liver or kidney), having not been lysed (completely digested or metabolized) by your liver first.  The body desperately attempts to eject it!
(2nd)  And since the vaccine organisms are animal (man is included) disease pathogens; these must have animal tissues in which to live and be cultured.  So it is a reality that other undetected organisms, mycobacterium, viruses, and phages, including prions [mad cow disease] will become your surprise gifts   (usually as slow incubators, to become expressed, evident or discovered later) from those slaughter house and rendering plant wastes!;  which must be fed to and present in the vial to keep the organisms alive all the way until it is injected into you - or your child!
(3rd)  And of course, the toxins used to control (or   preserve) the bacterium are also toxins to you!  In a tiny child? - They are potential destruction, or can damage for life!
And (4th) philosophically (as I see it) Your rights over your body and your child’s now come under the devise, control and mercenary (money making) of -  designing   man!  Not you and your Creator!
But now it is time for you to know more!
     This final piece is my contribution to you - which also I have opened to many other respected vaccine “experts”; so have expanded their understanding - and thankfully most have changed their lives and their children’s lives in the process.
     So now, at this critical point in time, in your actions and influence over many, you, and the other “experts”, must be without excuse and without informational flaw!  -So here is where you, like them, need to pay close attention!  -so you can understand it all!  Example it all!  And speak it all!
     When the full truth about the vaccine issue is understood by you; then you will know why, in many respects, I don’t care if you have declined the needle and not taken the vaccines and their brew directly into you or your child’s blood stream;--you are still not in the vaccine-free safe zone, or exempt from the hellish caldron of disease and tissue problems and contaminants from which they are made!
     --You are not freed from them, or their potentially venomous problems until you make that total  “millennial garden” step: and make that well-defined contact and consumption choice to remove them completely from your and your child’s total biological experience!
     Are you ready to close the void?  Your and your child’s protection must be complete!  Read carefully and learn!
     As a rancher dairyman, I vaccinated every animal I milked, pulled eggs from, killed or produced for slaughter for you.   So you can avoid all the clinics’ hypodermic needles and doctors’ syringes in your presumed (limited  -  and so, flawed)   “Anti-Vaccine wisdom”; but still give yourself and your children the monkey viruses, as SV40, and hundreds of other insidious disease organisms and toxins, one thousand and ninety five times a year!    That is:  three times a day, every day, - through the milk, ova (eggs), or meat, I or my veterinary doctor injected; as we pumped those same vaccine materials and drugs (prophylactically) into every one of my animals which I produced for you and your child’s absorption; - then they became yours!
     Mind you  -  every single " factory farm"  animal is vaccinated, hormoned *(2) and medicated!
     -So where are the big vaccine and pharmaceuticals moneys invested and made?  Try: your breakfast, lunch and dinner!  And your cheesy, artificially flavored sugar doctored cream, salted fat and protein snacks in between!
     And don’t forget your infants’ formula comes from those same injected cows!
     --You say you raise your own, or “I   buy   natural”!
Do not be deluded into believing that if your eat “ natural”, or "organically" raised animals  -  or game!  -  that you will be safe!    You only traded risks!   How safe are those seagulls eating the dead birds (Grebes) on the Great Salt Lake?  How safe are your open grazing livestock, your “range fed” cows and   free range   poultry when they mix with those infected gulls flying in to mingle with your barnyard vultures; that is, your chickens, turkeys, pigs; and the intermixing rodents who eat with and are often eaten by them:  Don’t forget the blood sucking cow biting flies etc. going from bird, rodent and animal to unprotected animal!   We are still discussing animal disease transmission here, with or without vaccine mediation!
     Whole communities (and civilizations) have been wasted with the introduction of the new or unfamiliar animal diseases, as smallpox and measles etc, through the new and different flesh ingested by the Indians when white man brought to them their“naturally fed” European cow and the “organically grown” Mediterranean chicken and the domestic pig; to replace their native buffalo, deer and pheasant.  [See Man and Microbes by Arno Karlen.]
     No drugs were in those “organic” cows, chicken or swine then!  Yet through them hundreds of thousands of people were killed!  Similarly in 1918/1919 more than 20 million people world-wide died while we were shipping to our boys and our allies at war those Midwest’s Iowa and Missouri pork *(3) products and meats, which carried to them the “avian” influenza brought to the pigs (poultry and turkeys too) by the migratory birds.  Then once those products were in Europe, the rodents and scavenging birds, chickens and pigs there would eat from the refuse piles, the trimmings or leftovers, and from exposed soldier’s latrines, or the dead; then they moved the (Missouri-foci) influenza to the other food animals of all Europe, and all the old world.  But in diversion of responsibility, those of the USA called it the “Spanish Flu” !   Sound familiar?
So vaccines may well be the world’s  “better” option!
     After all the terrible facts about the disease materials and risks contained in vaccinations and the negative report I gave given here?  How dare I imply that vaccines are beneficial as man’s "better" option?  --Well! Is it “true”?  Yes!!  In the experience and perspective of   “natural man” living mundane in his, disease and death-filled terrestrial world, vaccines have been his  “better” option!
     It is “better” to “stimulate” an immune system with a controlled infusion of disease organisms, within a dosage, anticipated, and computed to be below the infectious or lethal levels normally experienced in the live patterns of the recipient.
     It is “better” to inoculate and stimulate antibody production with vaccine’s controlled   doses of the disease organisms, thereby generally permitting the body a greater success of overcoming the “ incidental   and   un-planned-for” ingestions or absorptive encounters with the dangerous infectious [ID50] or [LD50]*(1) doses experienced in the world’s “natural” existence program!
     --So isn’t it “better” to risk auto-immune failure, anaphylaxis, latent diseases or the maiming of a few thousands; than the “non-intervention” option experienced in the examples above in which the small pox, measles, and influenza killed millions?
     For “natural” man living within his natural knowledge and natural reason; his “better” path of vaccination is the best he has chosen to do!
     But conveniently kept from view in man’s “natural” world, this fact does still remain:
The primary reservoir of man’s disease has always been his livestock! -  (and his game!)
     Therefore the primary focus of his true disease control  -  and so also the massive use of the drugs, chemicals and vaccines  -  is and has always been in the doomed creatures of man’s pasture, barnyard, and coop! -   Not him!
     But this vaccine and medication management for your flesh filled dining room plate, and your in-between-treat, comes at a very high price!  -  both to the cow, the pig, the turkey, the chicken and to the drug strapped, slave labored and industry indentured rancher!
     (Ask most any rancher now:  He is in his own chemical and pharmaceuticals’ debtors’ prison, incarcerated in ; his own (or the bank’s) pasture! - and these good men and families don’t know the way out!)
     I know it! -   I paid it! -   and lost!  -  “Better” -  is now proved: Not good enough!
Kept from truth:
     Whether enslaved dairyman rancher producer at one end; or enslaved addicted purchasing customer at the other, -- we have both been trapped by our own traditions and caged in conveniently manipulated ignorance, as we both provide unimagined profits and gain for the manipulative and controlling few somewhere in the middle; hidden there “in darkened rooms”  trading life for gold.
     And for their money; and for my own and your appetite: -- in the “better   program” I injected it, fed it, cared for it, produced it, drank it, I ate it, I faced death with it, and lost all I had worked for because of it!  So I and my family have paid dearly!  So also have all my dearest ranching families and friends!  And so have you!
     But embracing ruin and nearly my own death (in June 1991), I learned  - enough was enough!  Eight years later, much smarter, though still struggling, but healing and now learning the truth  -  enough is still enough!
     With the whole of what is true and real now pieced together and understood; I can no longer risk my life or my children’s by being content or complacently ignorant in the “better” that man has to offer!  I now must choose life within the peace, healing and safety, and greater blessings, only obtainable within the very “Best” that the millennial garden and its Lord does offer!
     Never again will I walk the bloody path to disease for me, my children, or my customer!  Nor can I stand by mute while you, my loved ones or any uninformed companions of my Earth still do!
     One hundred fifty years ago, loving Joseph tried to warn us: “I have warned you and forewarn you”…  “in consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men” (D&C 89:4)   And for what do we men conspire?  -to satisfy man’s presumed need and greed!  How can man (in league with the fallen  “god” of this world) do that?  Try: Our desires, appetites, and passions (lusts)!
     An exorbitant profit is made upon our appetites; - or more correctly, upon our ignorance!  It is not just in “their” dark chambers [D&C 38:13, 28], but in our own “darkened” rooms  -  even in our own homes, even our own kitchens!  -  in any room darkened with mindless dis-compassion (the antithesis of charity) for life (the true treasure of the Earth)!

Doctrine and Covenants Chapter 38
13     And now I show unto you a mystery, a thing which is had in secret chambers, to bring to pass even your destruction in process of time, and ye knew it not
 28    And again, I say unto you that the enemy in the secret chambers seeketh your lives.

     Every room is dark where life is traded, or converted, violated, violenced or destroyed, for gold and silver!  -  and then in the propoundment by that fallen brother, that: anything in this world, including counterfeit health, and the satisfaction of our appetites can be purchased with it!Well it can be -  and is!  -  if it is the world, its evil “god” and his phony goods are what we desire!
     --But remember; delusion, disease, and death come within his deceptive package!
     It is now time for you and all mothers to fully understand the contents  -  the complete lethal list of “ingredients”of that disease-laden, diabolical package!  -  and the counterfeit health “in a bottle” and the fraud which follows it!
     Through cancer, stroke, heart disease and a near fatal experience - with a cow disease -  MDR strep A; that very same organism which in my youth had caused my rheumatic fever, leaving me with a damaged heart; and for a lifetime limited my function (the measure of my creation and my joy); then later showed up as strep throat in my children, damaging the hearing in one of my precious daughters; then came back to me (like it did in Jim Hansen of the Muppets) and tried again to take my life! - I experienced how lethal the contents of my own productions could be!
     On that cold stainless steel table, under harsh surgical lights came my directive -  and my imperative to learn of those lethal  “ingredients” within my own milk shed, chicken coop and slaughterhouse packages and cartons.
     My recompense was now identified!
My  “killing” strep began as the painful and debilitating mastitis in my helplessly confined to excrement and cramp enslaved herd and became  “Multi-Drug-Resistant” (MDR) in my drive for production in my super medicated, hormoned and fully vaccinated dairy cows. Then through the milk of my own production it became the uncontrollable mastoiditis in my child.  So on June 30 of 1991, again it returned in its attempt to act as the true angel of death and the master of mayhem inside me!
Well!  I have had enough “experience” now!
     I now choose to search out, learn, and conform to the real laws concerning the nurturing and care of this temple!  This temple in which I always stand!  -  which goes wherever I go! And is wherever I am!  And it is this, my personal temple  -  which must be kept unspotted from blood and sin of this world; and maintained as holy!  So now I pursue all the truth and work to ferret out genuine science; that which is in agreement with God’s kindly laws.  Then I know that I and my children, with all life, can be protected within it.
     Our own “millstones” are polished and ready.  This time ignorance is not excuse!  The birds continue their dying!  And my fear is that in our stiff-neckedness, vile appetites and ignorance, many newborn, the aged, and possibly you will follow!
     The bovine (cow) RSV*(4), porcine (pig) meningitis EBV,*(5) and avian (bird) influenza A and B, desire lunching out  -  with you and your baby as its tasty food.  So you cannot break free of the physician’s needle, surgeon’s knife nor pharmacist’s brew, without breaking first from the rancher’s herd, litter and hen-house brood!
     This then touches on difficult and decisive life choice issues!  - especially for those whose livelihoods are involved in those industries and whose investments are at risk to be lost!
     With its hard knowledge and unbelievable challenge from the adversary and his world, it appears that this choice and change must come in private search and/or through sensitive, loving and caring brothers, sisters or friends, and with the courage of spirit reaching each individual when ready.  Not given by force or by constraint  -  with possible exception:  tactful rebuke of those who have acted in or presumed “professional” authority, and do not change with new knowledge; and for pride or profit still continue to promote harmful actions, behaviors, advice or influence, over many.
     This righteous “prescription” is a break with the blood, and sins of the world, and it comes within the same level of exercised challenge, privilege and agency as does taking responsibility for teaching ones own family; or the private governing of ones self or community.  It is separating from Babylon while still living in it!  -  Making Isaiah’s millennial vision your own life, while Sodom and Gomorrah still flourish about you! (See the Relief Society/Priesthood Manual-Brigham Young, pg. 333-4, 337, DBY 115-6)
     Sadly it is an ultimately divisive issue which stirs the most violent of emotions, wraths or indignation of non-participants, even within families; and separates clearly one mind set from another. (2nd Nephi 28:20, Matthew 10:34-36).
2nd Nephi Chapter 28
20  For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of thechildren of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good.
Matthew Chapter 10
34  Think not that I am come to send peace on earth:  I came not to send peace, but a sword.
35  For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36  And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

     And wouldn’t you just guess it?    The economic entanglements are unfathomably immense!
     The money and profits in the livestock trade, packing, merchandising and its feeder and dependant industries; pharmaceuticals, medical, insurance, government, energy*(6) and more, stagger all imagination!  Their money does rule and run the planet  - and you!  Its mark is upon us all: and we cannot buy, sell or trade without it!  The world and its money has truly made us and the animals its “Stock market!”
     So now what do I say to those of you who challenge: ‘So - if this is correct and so important - why haven't we been told?”
     My honest reply is; I believe we have!  And as I now see it, it looks like many times!  But above the noise, advertisement and enticement of the world and with my own appetite and - more important - economic involvement in it - I did not want to hear - so did not hear!
     And to those saying: “Well I’m not going to do anything until I am told by the Prophet!”
     I must and will respect their position until their experience, the Spirit, or our Prophet, and maybe the Heavens themselves open that door.  But I pray that is soon for the sake of their children and my own who must love and interact with them!
     But honestly, is it the Prophet’s responsibility to tell me what or what not to put in my mouth?  Should I have been calling up his office, having him order my meals?  Is my ignorance or abilities that pathetic?
     In my own heart, I know my dearest Prophet has burdens enough to get the simplest fundamentals of foundation of the Gospel and the necessary tools of learning and growth into every desiring dwelling on the globe. Our precious Prophet and his companions do that perfectly through their marvelous missionary program!  They provide the scriptures, ancient and modern, in near one hundred languages; and gospel lessons in near two hundred.  They provide branch, ward and family supports.  They effect the helping of the hungry, the in-opportuned and downtrodden.  And most important, the building of temples in every land, where the final pieces of heavens’ understanding can and are fitted.
     To do all this, I know my Lord’s living Emissary for Him, and for us, our Prophet must, in graciously kind constraint and tact, at counsel of the Spirit, and at great personal risk and sacrifice, of necessity, negotiate in wise political wrestle, and without offense, sit, and supper with kings and presidents! - You and I do not!
     So how much more should we demand of him and those few dozen around him who are responsible for so many?  We are ten million souls; each uniquely challenged and of different need from another, among hundreds of languages and thousands of cultures.
     I do not believe we ought require to be spoon-fed, or be each led by the hand, as we behave without initiative, to often lazy and as unwise and (is now said: “co-dependant” ) slothful servants, while my Prophet and those wise men about him must painstakingly protect, encourage, and facilitate the learning of us ten millions! - most of whom are new and delicate converts, and would crumble if given more than they are able to bear!  My leaders have enough to do in opening the gospels gates to knowledge.  I know they speak what they must speak, are constrained by the Spirit where they must be constrained, and do what they must do!  By so doing they have opened our gate and provided us with our tools.  (See 2nd Nephi 31 and 32    especially 32:5-7 and Teachings of The Prophet Joseph Smith, page 392)
2nd Nephi
Chapter 32
8  For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the
way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do.
9  Behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and there will be no more doctrine given until after he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh.  And when he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh, the things which he shall say unto you shall ye observe to do.
10  And now I, Nephi, cannot say more; the Spirit stoppeth mine utterance, and I am left to mourn because of the unbelief, and the wickedness, and the ignorance, and the stiffneckedness of men; for they will not search knowledge, nor understand great knowledge, when it is given unto them in plainness, even as plain as word can be.

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith,  Page 392:
Thursday, a.m. - June 27, 1844.
     Said Joseph, “Our lives have already become jeopardized by revealing the wicked and bloodthirsty purposes of our enemies; and for the future we must cease to do so.  All we have said about them is truth, but it is not always wise to relate all the truth.  Even Jesus, the Son of God, had to refrain from doing so, and had to restrain His feelings many times for the safety of Himself and His followers, and had to conceal the righteous purposes of His heart in relation to many things pertaining to His Father’s kingdom.  When still a boy He had all the intelligence necessary to enable Him to rule and govern the kingdom of the Jews, and could reason with the wisest and most profound doctors of law and divinity, and make their theories and practice to appear like folly compared with the wisdom He possessed; but He was a boy only, and lacked physical strength even to defend His own person; and was subject to cold, to hunger and to death.  So it is with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; we have the revelation of Jesus, and the knowledge within us is sufficient to organize a righteous government upon the earth, and to give universal peace to all mankind, if they would receive it, but we lack the physical strength, as did our Saviour when a child, to defend our principles, and we have of necessity to be afflicted, persecuted and smitten, and to bear it patiently until Jacob is of age, then he will take care of himself.”

     Now I believe it is up to me, and to all of us, to enter, to use those tools, test all words and wisdom with the Holy Ghost, gain our own expansion of knowledge, and become as Jacob, in - coming of age and taking care of our selves.  - Then be ready at correct and critical moments to labor, to guard life and the Gospel, and lovingly share testimonies of all truth, and establish Isaiah’s and Nephi’s Millennial peace!  [Again see 2nd Nephi 30:10-15 and Isaiah 11:6-9; 65:17-25].  I know our Prophet is fulfilling perfectly his responsibility!  The question is:  How are we doing with ours?
     The Lord did say,  “Come follow me!”  (Walking upright in His footsteps) - Not  “Let me drag you along!”
     So  -  unless constrained in those sensitive callings which hold the greater duties for the Gospel’s management and spread; - those “millstones” which we ourselves have honed, will now be extremely heavy!  - especially upon those of us who know, or who should know, and are not exampling, acting and warning!
     As for me I will apply for no more delivered millstones!  - I have had enough crush already!  So I am willing to risk the rebuff of ignorant man and an evil world for the sake of an innocent child and unknowing mother, father or a friend.
     The microscopic “destroying angels” have begun their winter approach and passage through our “camp”as the birds delivered!  -  Like Israel’s morbific quail! (Numbers 11:10-34 and Psalms 78: 10-33) they may have brought our recompense and requiring! (D&C 49:21 and footnote 21 a: JST Genesis 9:11)    So in love, it is time to take warning; choose safety for your infants, your children, your family, and you; and with kindly sensitive discernment, tenderly warn your neighbor!
     Will today’s Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas hams be our Kibrothhattaavh quail?    Is there wisdom in Paul’s plea: to touch not, taste not, handle not, lest in the using (by one) all perish!  (Col. 2:21,22)
     --Mom!  If the wisely trained veterinary doctors or experienced ranchers will never touch a bleeding or open animal without gloves!   Why, then should you?
     After Thanksgiving, add a few more days more for incubation and expression, then observe the human hit with the (already presented) bird-borne flu.  Then remember this "disease severity" -  or  "consequence pattern": First, the vulnerable infants, the compromised children and the aged, then weakened adults, -- and finally you!
     If what was viewed within President John Taylor’s disturbing dream* (7) is true: wherein he saw many infants being consumed in the actions of their own mothers; -- by way of reasonable metaphor -  I see it as an absolute biological match!
     The real “life-logic” (biological) experience is that:
     --Usually it is the unknowing mother (or other adult) in her own kitchen - like a foolish (veterinary) surgeon - not wearing protective gloves - who, by touching, tasting, and handling the slaughtered animal tissues, ova and fluids, herself; literally transmits to her infants and children: the influenza, RSV, Strep and all - which do “consume”  their health and bodies! - as if she did consume them herself!
     Remember: through her years of association with the offensive matter, her body thereby has established resistance in immune defenses. -So though she may prevail against the worsened pathogens - her newly created infant may not!
     Also understand that in this critical hour, most of the organisms have been pushed in adaptation for survival by the mad scientist “Frankenstein” drug and vaccine industries practices for greed and glut!  so now have greater resistance to immune mediation; and are more virulent than ever before! -  So now even the hardiest birds and creatures are dying of the mutated micro-biota.  And all area hospitals have recently built reverse ventilation isolation wards for uncontrollable disease infected victims.  (See D&C 45: 31-32.  Lets hope this one is not yet, but it looks close in coming!    It is better to prepare your and your child’s "holy place" now!)

Doctrine and Covenants
Section 45
31  And in that generation shall the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
32  And there shall be men standing in that generation, that shall not pass until they shall see an over-flowing scourge; for a desolating sickness shall cover the land.

     If President Taylor saw truth; and the “destroying angels” have taken the birds diseased with those same organisms of pilfered flesh, as payment for his manciple’s dismembering blade or the injectionist’s blooden brew - next is man’s delicate infant, his damaged and enfeebled ones! then errant still; he will follow.
     Find the truth for yourself!  Do it quickly!  Change!  Then share your knowledge before more helpless, innocent or you!  -  pay the final Price for Flesh!

(1)   ID50: (infectious dose) -- that amount of bacteria etc. given in a laboratory controlled test dose of infectious materials which cause symptoms in 50% of subjects, within a large number of normal and “untreated”, unvaccinated or unmedicated animals or humans. (and) LD50: lethal dose; like above; but causing death in 50% of receiving subjects.
(2)   Hormones: for growth and milk  -another abomination against your developing infants, girls and boys and you, as they “leak” into sexual and growth chemistry!
(3)   Pork/Pig: is identified biologically as man’s generally most effective (and readily available) preparatory adaptation “mixing” pot for most of man’s diseases.
(4)   RSV:  Respiratory Synsytial Virus; a flu like baby calf and baby human killer!
(5)   EBV:  Epstein-Barr Virus; meningitis; infectious mononucleosis; also factor for chronic fatigue syndrome.
(6)   Energy:  To keep animal cadavers from rotting, refrigeration compressors alone consume more energy than any other single industrial use in the USA.
(7)   Pres. John Taylor’s dream: (also referred to by some as Wilford Woodruff vision).  Having fallen asleep at the Ogden tabernacle, President John Taylor was carried up and saw Utah’s communities and heard the cries of sorrow (and death) in every home, then moved towards the larger cities he viewed the highways filled with mothers aimlessly wandering and falling upon, and consuming their children’s bodies; and he saw the vapors and stench of death in the large cities that would destroy any who dared venture there.  Disease, death and sorrow covered the land; and so it was in Europe and beyond.  And John awoke with a terrible sadness, which troubled him for many days!
    --It now appears to becoming our trouble!  But for my own and your children: I pray and will do everything that that it will not!    TLR


Clean plant food, fruits and herbs (i.e. biblical for grains, vegetables, legumes, and nuts)   all - if uncontaminated in handling:  10 pathogens per gram.
Animal foods for acceptable sale --(per US/Utah Dept of Agriculture)
Milk (cow’s) begins at 20,000 pathogens per gram
Butter, Cheese, Ice Cream: 300000 to 1 million pathogens per gram
Eggs:  avg. 50,000 to 500,000 pathogens per gram.
Flesh:  Most flesh foods such as beef, poultry, lamb, pork and seafood all fall within a 300,000 to l million pathogens per gram range.
Honey:  botulism - 150,000 pathogens per gram
To give you an idea of how many pathogens average servings contain:
One 4 ounce serving of fruit:  100 pathogens or less
One glass milk (pasteurized : 5 million pathogens)
Four ounces of  ice cream:  112 million - (pathogens begin to thaw, come alive, and multiply once in the warm confines of the intestines.)
Butter:  7 million pathogens per patty
Four ounce serving of cheese: 100 million pathogens
An average serving of meat, fish, poultry:  336 million pathogens
      Notice the terrible pathogen load against which we force our immune systems to protect us -  just to have a little milk, egg, fish, and flesh!  Pathogens are bacteria, viruses, parasites and antigens--also there is the exotoxins--waste from all these.  No wonder our immune systems are breaking down - what with the millions of pathogens we ingest every day.

Disease, Where Does It Come From?
     So, How do the diseases really breed, flourish, maintain, and travel to infect, debilitate and destroy us?  We husband, handle, and eat our disease:
Beef/Milk: Asthma, Cholesterol, E.Coli, Heart Disease, Hepatitis, Hormones, Gonorrhea, Leukemia, Lupus, Pertussis, Pneumonia, Polio, Strep, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Cancer, Bovine Aids, Mad Cow Disease (variants are Crutzfeld Jacobs, Alzheimers), Schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Disorder
Gelatin:  Glycine, Hormones, hyperactivity
Mono-Sodium Glutamate or Natural Flavor:  Headaches, same as beef.
Chicken:  Asthma, Cholesterol, CMV, Epstein Bar, Hepatitis, Herpes Simplex, Hormones, Influenza, Measles, Complex including Chicken Pox, Smallpox, Hanta Virus, Salmonella, Tetanus, Cancer
Eggs:   Asthma, Asparagine, Cholesterol, Herpes Simplex, Hormones, Glutamine, Glycine, Measles Complex, Shingles, Cancer
Pork:   Asthma, Cholesterol, E.Coli, Salmonella, Swine Flu, Trichinosis, Cancer
Mutton:  Asthma, Gonorrhea, Hormones, Syphilis, Cancer, Crutzfeld Jacobs
Fish:  Asthma, Cholesterol, Heavy Metals, Hormones, Insecticides, Omega-3 arterial corrosion All of the above diseases of animals, Cancer,
Hydrogenated Oil, Margarine:  Neuro-Muscular Dysfunction, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Cancer
Honey: Allergens, Anti-Histamines, Asthma, Botulism, (Cancer, liver damage)

     From the preceding data, it is hard to understand why we continue to eat the products of the slaughterhouse.  It is because we are purposely kept uninformed by the powers, who make money from death and horror.  The major problem other than the pain and suffering caused to our innocent creatures of the world is that our immune systems are breaking down under the heavy load we are carrying.  The scriptures have certainly warned us as you have seen.  A now dear friend, Tom Rodgers, a former rancher-dairyman who suffered 4 strokes, cancer, a heart attack, and was near flat-line with MDR Strep A, was able to return to life for the benefit of his children.  As he perceived, feeling he for a few moments that the veil for him was breached, and in desperate concern for his yet young family, he was able to covenant that nothing more was to die so that he might live -  in return for his restored life.  Tom has honored this covenant as best as he is able and eight years later is the picture of health. His experience has made him another warning voice that says:


     When we entered this life, we did not come alone.  Inside us came a loving crowd of friends, who like us, had high expectations for our life.  These dear friends - our own immune system - embarked with us at our inception, and our birth, to journey with us on this grand adventure; fully intent on making this as wonderful and as fulfilling as we together had before dreamed and decided that it should be.
     These friends - our lymphocytes, T-cells, B-cells, macrophage, and our full compliment of helping cells - entered life in us as our maintenance crew;  whose original joy description was to keep clean, and facilitate the repair, and renewal of their other friends within - the 90 trillion good cells who are us.
     In our trust they happily accepted this assignment in nature’s great design, as we promised them our best to provide and care for them, if they traveled through life with us! -  but in ignorance, sloth, and in self-driven appetite, we have failed them, these who in the beginning were our once most trusting and wonderful friends!
     By satiating our taste and glut on the pathogen (bacteria, virus, parasite, antigen) saturated products of man’s foulest of inventions -  the slaughter house! - we have required these dear friends - our immune system, to put down their tools of our own repair, restoral, and renewal  and have forced them to take up weapons of bloody gorilla warfare in often overwhelming battle against the Khmer Rouge of man’s slaughter house, as we murder without need our other most precious friends the animals!
     In a constant daily insane war brought on by ourselves, we ignorantly choose those attractively packaged and subtly savored foods extorted in violence, blood, and death - instead of those most gentle and compassionate foods of  and giving  life!
     Vehicled in fancy styrofoam, cellophane, plastic, cardboard and glass, and mobilized by our own hands - in tumblers, knives, forks, and spoons, into our own digestive highways - microscopic billions intent on their own self growth and establishment - and to our demise! - do ravage and assault all our good friends of life! - our cells within.
     Abused and continually fatigued in this battle to defend our bodies against these ingested hoards of pathogenic invaders, our immune system cells are ever impaired, -- rarely allowed, if ever, to do the service of their first design - to police and cleanse our own tissue, to day by day repair, restoral and renewal can, or could  as it should  take place!
     But in ignorance, gluttony, and greed, -- within ourselves and in the profit driven industry, -- little thought is given to our friends inside - until they are no longer able to defend in valiance, us, their companions in which they did trust, who in our mindless choices for flesh and base thievery for appetite, have miserably failed them!
     And so we, together, all pay disease, dying and death’s so very hard price!
     Take care of your immune system friends!
     -Stop the needless death and your own senseless disease and dying.  Stop handling and consuming the deadly pathogenic foods of flesh.  Then your immune system friends can do as they were designed and desired to do in the beginning - take care of you.
     In the womb, the primary objective of the immune system cells - lymphocytes, T, B, Macrophages and compliment cells - was and always has been, to identify, chemically tag, verify, lyse and remove worn out, defective, cancerous, and dysfunctional cells:  thus permitting new healthy cells to grow and function in clean uncluttered space within the vital tissues of the living organism of creation’s most precious triumph, a person!
     In life, if wise and carefully gentle choices are made by us in how we feed, sustain, and guard this body from pathogens; that function of repair, restoral and renewal can continue until our journey is fulfilled!
     Notice in the above statistics the terrible pathogen load against which we force our immune systems to protect us - just to have a little milk, egg, fish, and flesh!
     But by Pleasing the Creator of all, in partaking only of the good things from His earth--  the bounties of her soils - her gentle  ‘fruits and herbs’  spoken in His very first counsel …our youth is to be renewed like the eagle’s
… “they shall renew their strength; and shall mount up with wings of eagles;  they shall run and not be weary; and  they shall walk and not faint.”   TLR

(D&C, Genesis, Psalms, Isaiah).  Ref. Natl. Accad. Sci, WHO, JAMA/Medbase, ‘Life on Earth’  Bio Science/Cornell Univ, US/Utah Dept of Ag. Others and LifeSave, Utah Educational Consortium on Health)  tlr

      In the aftermath of the Columbine tragedy, we would be amiss if we didn’t include some information about the mental aspects of partaking of foods from the slaughterhouse. Tom’s article was written for the Western Wheatgrass Journal in March of 1995 but is still applicable:

Don’t Let the Rage Within Continue!
     Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun, Napoleon, Hitler, and history’s most brutal warriors knew nothing of the bio-chemistry of cholesterol!  But they intuitively understood the relationship of a dairy and flesh diet in raising the aggression and violence levels of their soldiers, -- and so made certain that pre-battle meals were high in animal sourced foods!  [The amino acid tyrosine, which is abundantly supplied in protein rich diets, produces in the brain the chemical dopamine; a behavioral marker of dopamine is enhanced activity and aggression.]
     Both Hitler’s and the Allies’ seasoned and experienced soldiers knew ahead, when they were going to be called to battle - in the next few days  if their rations of cheese, eggs, milk, and flesh were raised!  (see book/film: All is Quiet on the Western Front).
     So today, like them, we ignorantly feed ourselves and our children for battle - at every meal! Then wonder why behavioral disorders, stress, tension, aggression, violence, and the mania in its multitudes of forms pervade!
     --Then we prescribe Ritalin, prosac, lithium, amitriptyline (Elivil), imipramine, desipramine (under hundreds of other trade names, Percodan, Percoset, Darvon, Darvoset   - more - all the psycho-tropic drugs to manage this inner destructive, chemically driven, war!
     Utah is the Ritalin capital of the world.  We use double that of our closest competitor   --Idaho, then Arizona  - (familiar ring? -  and they are more than double any other place on earth)! - Why?  Because no people on earth devour more dairy, ovum, and blood foods than we!   The Gadiantons had nothing on us -  except we barbecue ours first!
     Then with this -  in our ignorant super-doping of sterols  - we must ‘manage’ our mania, in equal ignorance  - with the long term, damaging, and addictive, counter-sterols, -- the neuro and psychotopic/trophic medications listed above! -  to only re-direct this chemical war’s rage -  to a quietly suppressed destruction!  -- within!
     --So what will you do?  -- when your drugs are no longer effective, affordable, or available? -
     Your home, and streets will become violent!  -- and may run - with your blood!
     Here is a better plan:  Don’t feed your home troops for battle!
     Live by the plowshare, -- not by the sword!
     Depend on God’s Prescriptions - the gentle peaceful foods -  like the yam and banana!* --not blood, cholesterol, prosac and Ritalin!**    TLR

*yam / banana:  best source of L-lysine, the pre-cursor to serotonin -  and the other thought and pain managing endorphines!
**prosac / Ritalin:  beta endorphine (homing) blockers - are effective temporary neuro-therapies - but do impair serotonin replicator cells  hence, may perpetuate their own, or stronger medications uses - as added damage from their very use may progress to permanent dependence! Caution!  Do not stop Prosac / Ritalin without professional management!   tlr


Is this writing pure speculation?
Free from what?  Disease, suffering, (ultimately death whether in this life or the next), what else?  In the next few paragraphs we hope to give you a simple but concise explanation which might also answer the question:   The eternal enigma of  “Whence evil, and why?
     Let’s assume that you have planted a garden and in that garden, you have sowed every kind of vegetable that your family will need for the following year.  You have a slight problem though.  The soils are not that fertile; so your plants are not that robust.  Because your plants are not hardy, the parasitic forces of the planet begin to attack them.  Insects of all kinds are attracted to the weakest plants in your garden. You then decide to do a scientific investigation so you deliver some of your plants to a man who does Kirlian photography.  He analyzes each vegetable and tells you that the energy field, which surrounds the plant life of the carrots, beets and potatoes is very weak. Consequently, the insects are attacking them. The depictions he has made actually demonstrate the weakness of the plants.  At this point you decide to artificially fertilize these particular plants and use a specific pesticide on each vegetable, as a provisional solution, vowing that next year you will enhance your soils with a natural compost and grow your garden organically (without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.)  Everyone knows that the wisdom of God is greater than the wisdom of man, and returning to His way is best.
     All during the following year, you save your grass clippings, leaves from your trees, and composted vegetables from your kitchen with which you make a rich compost to apply to your garden before planting.  Again you plant the same vegetables that you planted the year before for your family.  As the plants begin to come up, you notice their strength and beauty.  Your family begins to enjoy the produce and you have very little trouble with insects.  You decide you’d like to see the strength of some of these plants reflected in Kirlian photography.  Again, you go to the photographer.  As you compare this year’s plant pictures with last years’, you notice that the aura or energy field (detected by his super-sensitive film) that surrounds each plant is much stronger and brighter.  You and your family have already noticed that the vegetables are more beautiful and certainly taste better!  What really makes you happy though is that you have no pesky insects (parasites) to fight off.
”Life is so amazing,” you say.  “I provided what my plants needed and they are healthy enough to withstand the attack of each parasite.  I understand that it is the strength shown in this energy field itself which repells the insect.”
     Something we must realize: We are also susceptible to parasites.  We are like plants in this susceptibility, but we have a major difference.  We have intelligence and we also have free agency. If we use our intelligence we can gain knowledge about which foods to eat and which foods not to eat, in order to:
l.  Strengthen our physical body so that it won’t be vulnerable to parasites and that the immune system can eradicate them if they are already there.
2. Abstain from foods which are full of parasites.  (What are the parasites we might inadvertently ingest? - viruses, bacteria, prions, fungi, worms of every kind and variety, i.e. unclean little “destroying angels?”)
     Let us now recall the book by George Ritchie in which he had a near death experience:  Return from Tomorrow.  (We hope you will read this book, as it is a major instrument to understand this concept.)  In his travels (as a spirit separated from his body) he happens to walk into a bar.  He notices that there are two kinds of people there:  Some of the people have auras, which surround them, something like the energy field which surrounded each plant.  Others of the patrons in the bar are not surrounded by the energy field.  As George Ritchie watches the people in the bar, some of them (the ones with the bright auras) get extremely drunk and fall over in a stupor.  As they do so, their energy fields or auras begin to split open.  As they split apart, hundreds of the people (who don’t have the bright auras) dive into them and disappear.  George Ritchie is puzzled by this strange metaphor of his vision, but finds out later in the experience that the people who have auras are alive living beings; the people who are not surrounded by this bright energy field are actually dis-embodied spirits.  They obviously had been addicted to alcohol during their life on earth, and sought the experience over and over again using the bodies of those who are still alive. Our bodies! -  i.e. the bodies of the drunk bar patrons.
We learn many things from George Ritchie’s experience:
1.  The living body has an energy field that surrounds it. (There are also scientific studies which have been made which prove the energy field exists and there are specialized photographers who film that field and even make dietary recommendations based upon it.)
2.  There are things we do which weaken this field.
3.  By weakening the field, as did the bar patrons in George Ritchie's book, we make ourselves not only open and susceptible to the parasitic forces of nature, but also the parasitic forces of the universe --i.e. spirits of the spirit world who do not want to progress, but wish to remain in this dimension in order to experience again the life habits they previously enjoyed.
Chapter 34
34  Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent, that I will return to my God.  Nay, ye cannot say this; for that spirit that doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world.
35  For behold, if ye have procrastinated the day of your repentance even until death, behold ye have become subjected to the spirit of the devil, and he doth seal you his; therefore, the spirit of the Lord had withdrawn from you, and hath no place in you, and the devil has all power over you; and this is the final state of the wicked.
36  And this I know because the Lord hath said He dwelleth not in unholy temples but in the heart of the righteous doth he dwell.

Several other scriptures introduce additional questions into our minds:

First Book of Adam and Eve
Chapter 51
5  Then came the word of God to Adam and Eve, and said to them,
“This is he who was hidden in the serpent, and who deceived you,
and stripped you of the garment of light and glory in which you were."
Epistle of Barnabas
Chapter 2
13  Wherefore brethren, we ought the more diligently to inquire after those things that belong to our salvation, that the adversary may not have any entrance into us, and deprive us of our spiritual life.

This knowledge now introduces some questions in our minds:
1.  Who wants us to continue partaking of substances that weaken our bodies?  and consequently our “energy fields?”  Why?
2.  Of what substances are we partaking that weaken the body?
3.  Do drugs or addictive and poisonous substances weaken the field?
4.  What substances are we partaking that contain earthly parasites, which further weaken the body and consequently this measurable “energy field?”  Are these substances unclean because they do contain earthly poisons and parasites? -  and can we be filled (possessed) by unclean spirits because our bodies are unclean?                                                                          5.  5  Think about what creature the adversary occupied in the Garden--the serpent-like creature?  Little serpents?  inside our bodies?
6.  If our bodies are filled with unclean spirits, will the Holy Ghost want to dwell therein?
7.  Can certain thoughts we think or actions such as anger weaken the field?
8.  Can actions weaken the field? - such as lying, stealing, killing, hardening the heart?
9.  Have we already so weakened our field that there are actually dis-embodied spirits who have chosen our bodies as a vehicle to enjoy their sins and express their malice?
10.  Do specific actions (such as in question number 8) allow specific kinds of dis-embodied spirits to enter our bodies?  a lying spirit, and/or can we be inhabited by evil spirits if we think evil thoughts continuously?  Do you feel that Hitler was possessed of an evil spirit? -- and  are not ultimately all wars  instigated and perpetuated by these spirits?
11.  Think about the often proposed theory of reincarnation.  (Not a doctrine of Christianity).   If someone was actually possessed of an unclean spirit, might the unclean spirit claim to have lived at another time? -- in order to cause us to dwell upon or believe the theory of reincarnation and not to do something about ourselves in this life?  Maybe that unclean spirit did actually live at another time and now deceives us.
12  What can we do to become only ourselves and to expel these spirits--if they in fact do inhabit our bodies?--and return to a state of our own true  robust health and love which is our birthright as children of our Heavenly Father?
13.  Can moral strength overcome these spiritual “parasites”? --we would say yes, but in fact it requires faith and firm repentance and is still very difficult.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ answers these questions.  YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE from not only nature’s parasites which cause disease and death, but from the bondage of spiritual “parasites” as well, which cause even greater disease and evil.

One Last Note:  What Happens when one decides to abstain?

Cholesterol, what you haven’t been told! but you had better know!
     Important!  You must be made aware of this! it will help you understand some of the physiological and psychological difficulties you may now experience, or may experience as you attempt to change from an animal foods to a healthy plant foods diet!---
     Cholesterol is a powerful sterol! - another name - steroid!  It is in the same family of physio and psycho-addictive chemicals of societies’ most potent sterols: caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, -- and the other, hidden steroids - the animal hormones!
     So psycho  and physio-addictive is this powerful chemical - cholesterol - that when those unaware first decide to try living without animal foods - (our only source of any dietary cholesterol) - the strong withdrawal response of the body, makes them believe - that because they may feel worse for a period - that something must be wrong in this their attempt to live on the harmless foods of the soil!
     Just as any user of nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, cocaine or any steroid knows too - when addictive drugs are withdrawn, a difficult withdrawal period is experienced!   -Sometimes as a very literal physical and mental hell - which, often, unfortunately, forces a weak and unprepared person, back to that drug supply and the habit!
     Dietary cholesterol is no different!
     Cholesterol is in the stimulant spectrum of the sterol/steroids; creating physio-responses like its chemical cousin, caffeine! And so pushes the life processes: raising  unnaturally - energy and strength in the beginning of our lives - until unnaturally over-driven glands and tissues prematurely fatigue and wear out.  Tension, stress, and aggression, are raised radically, as consequential unnatural levels of post-sterol/steroids are manufactured, far beyond natural demands, by our glands, from this super-doped level of the base sterol  cholesterol!
     In short; cholesterol is a powerful and terribly addictive stimulant! - a ruthless psycho-tropic and physio-tropic drug! - Subtly raising our mania, and accelerating life!  (towards premature death!)
     So be aware, and be prepared to endure withdrawal!
     But be not frightened!  About two weeks, is the crash period! (It may be longer.) Then at one month, you will begin to normalize!
     Then at two months you will ask yourself why you didn’t live like this before! as your wind and vigor climbs  to let your feel better, and do things you have not experienced with ease since long before!
     Then at two years, you will never ever regret your change! - as a clear skinned, lighter, healthier, vigorous, and more at peace person looks back at you from your mirror! - and as a pleased creation and Creator looks at you from without and from above, and is made able to bond easier with you, as your inner vessel is undefiled, and you are no longer made foul, irritable, violent and bloody by the choices of harm and death in your appetite and plate! TLR

[Excerpt from my journal January 15, 1999:]  I was listening to Sightings the other night.  One would think I shouldn’t be listening to such a program because it was about the paranormal and very New-Age.  Anyway sometimes I like to listen to what is going on in the adversary’s camp (new-age religion).  I get many insights.  For example, the program last night was about paranormal experiences that different people have.  Brad Steiger was the guest, a man who has written many books and who has investigated the paranormal for probably 30 or 40 years.  (Here I have to say that many people who investigate or are interested in the paranormal don’t have a clue.  They don’t realize that it is the dark side.  They think that these experiences come from God.)  Anyway the whole program revolved around the fact that Brad Steiger has a questionnaire, which he has utilized for ten years to investigate peoples’ experiences with the paranormal.  He has a web-site and is still investigating.  Over 30,000 people have responded to his questionnaire, i.e. there are 30,000 people who have had paranormal experiences of one kind or another such as special powers, encounters with spirits, etc.  The major insight I received was in the statistics he quoted about those who had answered the questionnaire.  94% of the people who answered the questionnaire had sinusitis.  This must mean they were major milk drinkers!  Milk causes mucous.  75% of the people who answered the questionnaire had below normal temperature, which indicates inactive thyroid glands.  Inactivity indicates possible disease damage in the thyroid gland.  Brad Steiger didn’t know why they had sinusitis or low body temperature.  He had no idea.  His questions were not about diet at all.  I extrapolated that if they had sinus problems, they must be milk drinkers and if they had low body temperature, they must have some sickness affecting their thyroid gland.  The significance of this is that when a person has lots of mucous in his body, then he also has micro-organisms or parasites.  Parasites have to have a medium to live in.  They live and thrive in mucous.  If a person’s body is unclean with parasites, then it is subject to having unclean spirits.  The parasites weaken the body and consequently the aura/energy field in such a way that the parasitic forces of the universe can attack and possess that body. (Much in the same way in a garden, parasites will only attack the sick and weak plants.  An organically grown plant which, is strong and healthy has a very strong energy field (aura) that surrounds it.  The insects (parasites) will not attack it.
     Let’s assume that in our own story of Adam and Eve, that our body is the tree.  When we partake of the forbidden fruit (foods of death) we let the serpent (virus, bacteria, parasite) crawl onto (into) our tree (body).  Can the dark forces can use the low vibration life of the serpent (parasite) to be able to live in our bodies.  Far out?? Could the small spirits of the parasites be the followers of the adversary?  At my first thought, I don’t think it is that way, but it could be.  I think it is that the biological parasites so weaken the body and consequently the energy field that encompasses/surrounds it that it becomes accessible to the spiritual parasites. Disease weakens the body.  The evidence points to the fact that most disease is caused by biological parasites.  New research (within the last 35 years) shows that cooked food has a lower life value than enzyme rich living and/or uncooked food.  It appears living foods are the stepping-stones in that healing path back to our peaceful millennial garden home.

It is my hope that you would consider thoughtfully what has been shared herein with you.  And then in charity of heart, search, study, ponder, pray and test.
--  Then our prayer is that you will be benefited and blessed in health, as well as spirit; and that you with your loved ones will find joy in this, physical bonded with that spirit, life’s journey.

Gratefully written with the life changing inspiration and learning drawn from his life experience, science, shared gentle feelings and writings.  My sincere thanks to Thomas L. Rodgers

Yours truly,
Kathleen Fowlkes

The great game of life
Is not played upon a field.
It is played within the soul
Of every man.

The great game
The joust with primal evil

How long can one tread
Upon the razor’s edge?
Without being pulled
Forever beyond the pale.

Where the good Spirit
Can no longer whisper
Come back...Come back...
I love you.



The Holy Bible,  Joseph Smith Translation (preferred 1970 side by side comparative edition)
The Book of Mormon
The Doctrine and Covenants
The Pearl of Great Price
The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden
The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English, translated by Geza Vermes, 1998 Penguin Books
The Essene Gospel of Peace, Books I and IV, translated by Edmond Szekely (available at almost any health-food store)
Mormon Wisdom and Health  by Kenneth E. Johnson, M.D.
The Mormon Diet Plan  by Earl Updike
The Jungle.  Upton Sinclair  (understanding the blood and horror of the slaughter house)
The Teachings of  the Prophet Joseph Smith , (who also learned line upon line, precept upon precept)
The Diary of Joseph Smith (note his interesting prophecy about uncooked food on Feb. 6, 1844)
Enzyme Nutrition. Edward Howell. Avery Publishing (understanding living foods)
Mad Cow and Milkgate. Virgil Hulse, M.D., Marble Mountain Publishing, Box 668,  Phoenix,Oregon 97535 (understanding diseases of cattle, pasteurization: not a protection)
The Deadly Feast   by Richard Rhodes (Mad Cow disease in the UK, World, and the US.)
Man and Microbes  by Arno Karlen  (Plagues of the centuries)
Mormonism, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Nag Hammadi Texts  by Eugene Seaich
The Vegetarianism of Jesus Christ by Charles P. Vaclavic, Kaweah Publishing Co., Box 745, Three Rivers, California 93721.(This book has extensive quotations from the writings of ancient church fathers such as Origen, Clement, Ignatius, Justin, Hippolytus, also includes quotes from the historian, Josephus Flavius)
A Cancer Therapy  by Max Gerson  (understanding raw juices, also the healing crisis)
Cancer Winner by Jackie Davison  (someone who followed Max Gerson’s Diet)
Iridology  by Bernard Jensen  (how the eye is a window to the body and understanding the healing crisis)
Healing With Whole Food  by Paul Pitchford  (understanding parasites plus much more)
Cure for All Disease  by Hulda Clark (understanding parasites)
Return From Tomorrow  by George Ritchie  (understanding spiritual parasites)
As A Man Thinketh   by James Allen  (understanding how we become what we think)
The Philokalia  compiled by St Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain  (An amazing compilation of [scriptures?] of holy men who were trying to do just what James Allen said in As A Man Thinketh.)
Milk the Deadly Poison  by Robert Cohen
Discover Magazine December 1998  (article about mummies - understanding parasites)
The Myth of the Phoenix  by R. VandenBrock
Ancient American edited by Wayne May, Box 370, Colfax WI 54730
Flax Oil As A True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer and Other Diseases by Johanna Budwig (An amazing little book - flax was probably the manna. It fits the description, has purifying properties, and one would think God would use natural means to feed the people with an almost perfect food.)
     A wonderful newsletter called Kitchen to Kitchen, Heart to Heart by Lynne W. Snyder It is the gathering of delicious mother tested family approved recipes and support…send $2.00 and a stamped self addressed envelope to Lynne Snyder, 3675 N. 700 East, Provo, Utah 84604 or e-mail  to find out some delicious recipes which are all clean.
( back issues avail.)
     If you are interested in finding out more about how to go about changing your diet and learning more and finding support through meetings and conferences with people who already have, contact LifeSave, Vegetarians West or LDS Vegetarians at P.O. box 304, Bountiful, Utah 840ll-0304 or e-mail or call Tom at 801-298-9095.  Fax 801-294-2970.

Prayerfully share this with your friends or those who are ill and are earnestly searching for ways to help themselves. -- Copy this letter as many times as you desire.

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