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One of the Mormon apostles once said that those who are truly converted cannot be restrained from bearing their testimony. How ironic that this applies to people converting to religions other than Mormon. Once you’ve been LDS, testifying is a natural act of faith.
But I will never bear my testimony on truths I learned outside of Mormonism. And I will never do the opposite concerning truths I learned from the LDS, that is, deny things I know to be true.
I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of Elohim, our Heavenly Father.
First, he was a seer. Even his imagination was justified by the spirit of Enoch. He could take a cooking recipe and write a story about Jesus if the recipe inspired him. He did indeed take Egyptian papyrus and translated it into the Book of Abraham. He also took golden plates and translated them into the Book of Mormon. I am not the only person who has testified of the truth of the Book of Mormon. The original witnesses, who claimed they handled the hefty plates, give a much more beautiful testimony than I ever could. Heck, even the one who betrayed the Prophet by leaving the church never denied that he at least with eyes of faith saw the plates. With eyes of faith I too see the fulfilling of scripture through Mormonism.
Second, Joseph Smith had a vision of Father-Creator and our Heavenly Brother Jesus Christ appearing as 2 personages. He did indeed have this vision. God was present in the grove that day. Even the Holy Ghost was there somehow, I believe. Perhaps as an invisible personage.
I testify that the Holy Ghost is a person with a body and a face. Fingers and toes. A spirit personage made of matter too fine for what we consider material eyes to see. But if he so desires he can make even doubting Thomas know he has felt the body of Jesus by letting him touch him.
I testify that Mormon temples are the fulfilment of the coming of Elijah. You can be eternally sealed to anybody with a body of flesh and bones. I have been or will be sealed in the millennium. I am so grateful for the families who took my name to the temple and prayed for me.
I don’t know why I want to be sealed. I just know God’s dwelling is a house of order. We enter God’s dwelling as families. My family is Pleasant 2nd ward. My body will never leave this Earth. I shall remain here as the earth dies, ressurects, and becomes the celestial kingdom. I will never die. For I have been delivered from death as promised by many a Mormons. If I shortly go unconscious as many non-believers call death before the final judgement I will ressurects and become a celestial body just like the earth I reside on.
I know I came from the planet near Kolob.
In the name of the one-and-only Christ I know all these things.
On Monday, October 23, 2017 I got baptized by members of The Church of God World Mission Society. Early that afternoon two members of that church, a Korean named Jacob and a Mexican-American called Danny, were talking to my then housemate Steve as I spied on them from our house’s front window. I thought they were the Mormon missionaries checking up on me. They obviously weren’t.
After mustering a little confidence, I walked outside. I felt awkward thinking they had to send Mormon missionaries to lasso me back to church. When the two gentlemen introduced themselves as representatives from The Church of God, I was half-relieved and half-disappointed. Relieved that the Mormons weren’t concerned about my non-activity. Disappointed for the same reason.
But I was also excited. I love talking about religion. That’s what these folks were obviously here to do. First they showed me the verse in Genesis about God creating mankind in THEIR image — male AND female. “You see,” they explained, “the original Hebrew word for God is plural.” That’s when I got self-defensive and asserted that I, as a Mormon, already believed in both a Heavenly Father AND Mother. “We are all spirit children of our heavenly parents,” I tried explaining. And then Jacob, the Korean with an Asian accent, taught me a simple truth I did not accept as a Latter-day Saint. “Still there is only one God.” I confess I heard some sort of Asian gong or chime at that moment.
Then Danny started talking about Christ Ahnsahnghong who is the second coming of Jesus Christ. He explained how the Holy Spirit came down in bodily form in Korea as Christ Ahnsahnghong. He was on this Earth from 1918 to 1985.
Furthermore, our Earth was now in the age of the Holy Spirit. Basically, the ancient Jews comprised the age of Father-Creator. Christians ushered in the age of the Son Jesus Christ. And then I asked them something I always try to ask when discussing religion. I asked, “So what do I need to do to be delivered from death?”
This question usually shuts people up who try to preach. But they had an answer. I had to be baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. “I’ve already been baptized in that manner,” I retorted.
Then they asked me what the name of the Father was. “Jehovah,” I answered. They were glad I knew the answer, but they pressed forward asking me what the son’s name was. “Jesus Christ,” I answered. Then came the million dollar question. “And what is the Holy Spirit’s name?”
Did I know the answer? Had I ever testified at testimony meeting on a Fast Sunday concerning the name of the Holy Spirit? But all of us knew. The Holy Spirit’s name was Christ Ahnsahnghong.
I dared not blaspheme against the Holy Ghost at that point. I submitted to the will of God. I let them baptize me.
I’ve been a faithful attendee at Church of God services since then. Sorry my Latter-day Saint friends! I have to live out my new faith. God put it in my heart. Mother-Father led me to the truth. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Christ Ahnsahnghong. All one God. Amen.
We the divine translators of this work are fictional characters. It is a translation into Jacobean English (the language used in the King James version of the Bible) of the Gospel of Judas from a translation in modern English. The translation with the modern language is copyrighted so I can’t post it here. To avoid legal issues we will not identify which translation we translated from. But this is a derivative work. It was physically composed on computers by Daniel A. Martinez and the anonymous author of sikatriz.wordpress.com but Judas (Yehudah) ((יהודה)) and King Arthur were in the set of Daniel A. Martinez i.e. these fictional characters were appeared as gamiliar spirits peeped by Daniel A. Martinez the living peep stone or medium. In reality the King Arthur Version” is actually a fictional reference to the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Remember that peeping familiar spirits is a sin unless you’re a prophet of God or youre just doing it for entertainment purposes. The so-called King Arthur and the real Yehudah (Judas) are now dead but their souls live on through Daniel A. Martinez. יהודה and Yehudah are the same person. But his set changes depending on which of these 2 names you think of though they sound the same.
My name is Legion for we are many. Let us give credit for this work to all who are schizophrenic like me. Anybody should be able to write scripture. Just like anybody can start a newspaper. We are baffled at how many found this blasphemous. It’s an innocent Gospel written by the guilty. For we are all guilty. And I, Daniel A. Martinez, do indeed purport to come out with the conviction that I am a prophet of God in varying degrees of truth and necessity to God and mankind. The coming forth of this Gospel is as much the will of God’s as the Infancy Gospel.
It’s so ridiculously contrived you might actually learn a lesson from it. Worthy of belief. Without further ado.
—- THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JUDAS ISCARIOT —-
1 The Gnostic (secret) revelatory discourse that יהןשע (Yahusah) ((Jesus)) speaketh with יהודה (Judas Iscariot) in the round of a week.
2 three days before his passion.
3 The Life of Jesus
When he appeared on this world, he performeth signs and marvelous wonders for the salvation of mankind. Some treadeth on the path of justice, but others stumbleth in errors, and so the twelve disciples יהןשע (Yahusah) ((Jesus)) calleth.
4 יהןשע (Yahusah) ((Jesus)) discusseth with them the mysteries that transcend this earth and what shall happen at the close of one eternal round (the end of all things). On more than a few instances, He appeareth not as himself to his disciples, be He is found as a child among them.
5 Jesus Discusses the Prayer of Thanksgiving
For on one day He was in the company of his disciples in Judea, and He happeneth upon them as they assembleth together, seated in justified idolatry (piousness). He draweth near to his disciples as they assembleth together, seated as they speaketh grace
6 over the bread they shall eat. He laugheth.
*** DANIEL ARNULFO MARTINEZ’S NOTE *** It is not known whether the apostles had a visual hallucination of Jesus as a child (seeing such child standing and walking over the place where Jesus actually was) or whether he just gave off the same sort of vibes a little kid gives off when he did things such as laugh. ***
7 The disciples sayeth to him, “Lord, why are you laughing at our meditations of thanksgiving and adoration to Yah (Heavenly Father) over the bread?
8 What doeth us that thou shouldst laugh at us? Speaking grace before a meal is proper. He answereth them in this manner, “I laugheth not at ye saints. You doeth such things not because of your agency (free will), but because in such way Yah will be praised. That is the name of such man standing amongst us whose star overshadoweth the rest of thine stars (Yehudah literally means “God is praised”). They said, “Lord, thou art the spirit child of Elohim (the Gods) and Yehudah (Judas) is a Baal.
9 Jesus (Yahushah) sayeth to them, “How has it come to pass that ye, Judas (Yehudah), and even the whole lot of you knoweth me not? Whomever hath ears let him hear for I speaketh the truth:
10 no generation shall know me among the people who are in your company as pilgrims on this world in this dispensation.
The Twelve Disciples are Angry
As the twelve heareth this, they becometh angry and beginneth to murmur against Him in their thoughts. Yahushah (Jesus), knowing their thoughts, sayeth unto them, “Ye do not understand. Even the whole lot of you understandeth not. Why murmureth all of you? Yah (Heavenly Father) who is outside of you (everywhere) and inside of you (Namaste) and the word of his power was the Word, and the Word was with Yah, and the Word was a god, and all mankind was Yah in the beginning as there was only one spirit in the beginning.
11 Yah laugheth just now but he is angry with thine spirits. But Yah knows that one among you is bold as an eagle, brave as a god, for he knoweth he was Yah in the beginning thou he shall never remember this. For we are the spirit children of Yah.
12 Be ye therefore a perfect man and stand before my face.” He speaketh unto all but knoweth only one could do the thing which he had commanded. They all sayeth, “we have faith.” But not one of them tempted Yah, as they presumed to be doing if they did as the Lord just commandeth. Not one of them goeth to stand before Him. Then Yahusha (Jesus) looketh at Yehudah (Judas Iscariot). Yahusha sayeth in his mind, “Gad, son of Lucifer, the restoration of mischief, enter Judas now. And Yehudah straightaway walketh thither to the spot where Yahusha standeth yet looketh not upon the Saviour face-to-face.
13 Yehudah sayeth to him, “I knoweth your Anochi (identity) and the immortal — yea, even eternal — sphere of existence thou cometh from.
14 The name of the one who sent you is Yah, but his real name — Ayin (nothing) — I should not say in vain lest I become nothing and make Yah (God) as nothing.
15 Eternal Aeon, Mother-Father, and First Person are Yah’s names. He cometh from Ayin, or nothing, and emanated as Barbelo before he named itself Yah. Male and female the gods were in the beginning, an eternity after he was Ayin, or nothing.
16 Jesus Speaks with Judas in Private
Yehudah’s eyes groweth heavy with agony and Yahusha sayeth to him, “I shall explain unto thou the mysteries of the kingdom which is outside of you and inside of you and everywhere –” and Yehudah interrupteth, “and nowhere, for Yah came from nothing.” Jesus answereth, “Because ye sayeth this thing, ye shall not attain exaltation in this life but will agonize a great deal. Thy thousands of souls will be divided and thou wilt be reincarnated as Verus Verorum, Auriga (Realest of the Real, Race Car Baby). But this is not all. In thy next life, Elohim will be thy judge.
*** SIKATRIZ’S NOTE *** That God (El) will be Judas’ judge is a prophecy that one of Judas’ souls will be reincarnated as Daniel Arnulfo Martinez as Daniel in Hebrew means “El is my judge.” ***
17 Jesus Appears to the Disciples Again
The next morning Yeshuah (Yahusha) appeareth again to his disciples.
18 He sayeth, “I have just gone to a different generation, one that is great and holy.”
19 The disciples respondeth, “When you went to speak with Judas? Why we are jealous, for perhaps Judas has seen all the inhabitants of the earth in a future dispensation. We pray thee tell about this generation.
20 Yeshuah (Jesus) laugheth. He sayeth, “He who has ears better hear for the truth will free you from bonds though the whole of you are in the bonds of damnation: no one born in this dispensation shall behold that great generation of Arthur and Judas being reincarnated as one white so black they will not think he is white and from such a far land that they shall not see him as a white. But he will be whiter than snow though from hither to thither where he shall be born and live is a great journey — even as from one world to another.
21 “No angel whom the gods and that generation pass by shall rule over Judas and that generation.
22 The word of Yah’s power, which is salvation itself, was pioneered in thought from the beginning.
23 The powers of Michael the Archangel and Yahveh (Yah is Jesus) worketh under the direction of Yah to have created this earth ye standeth upon.”
24 One of the disciples, even doubting Thomas, respondeth: “We all have had the same dream.” A generation of the latter-day dispensation standeth around an altar and sayeth thy name in a language like that of the Alpha and Omega, even the Greek, and they fasted (abstained from food and water) for 5 days but some of them slaughtered children in sacrifice to Baal, had many wives, and praised not Yah nor even Yahveh but Jesus. Some of these men lie down with mankind as with womankind. The wives sleep with each other taking turns acting as men. Some murdereth because of a secret combination of free carpenters.
*** DANIEL ARNULFO MARTINEZ’S NOTE *** The secret combination of free carpenters is a prophecy of the Freemasons. “Jesus” here is a translation of the Greek Iesous. Yahveh, or Jehovah is obviously the binity (like the trinity but just two — the Father and the Son). The latter-day generation is those Christians who call Yahusha by the name of Yeshu or Jesus. Though this text uses the name Yeshu at one point (verse 20), remember that it is a Jewish acronym which means “may his name be forgotten.” There is confusion as to whether this latter-day generation is blessed like nobody else or cursed for not knowing the divine name Yahusha. ***
25 Jesus sayeth, “…the generation of the stars…”
26 Jesus sayeth, “The ruler of this world, even Lucifer, will stand and use my name, Jesus, in this manner: He shall sacrifice children and wives to Baal in my name.”
27 The disciples respondeth, “So Jesus is not thy name.”
28 The Words that one of Jesus’ Scribes Recordeth: The Words of Jesus
The only name under heaven which saves is Yahusha, or Yah is Salvation, but Jesus is my name. Jesus is Lucifer’s name. The priests of that latter-day dispensation shall say that they are like angels who receiveth not their exaltation and passeth not unto the stations of gods. Their stars are over thy stars and they have already cometh to an end for the last shall be first and the first shall be as nothing. The future rounds are the past to Yah. They shall become nothing in their respective spheres. They shall be Heavenly Fathers and Heavenly Mothers. But to live with Yah you must be saved. And Yahusha is the only name that saveth. Jesus will make you a God. Yahusha will lead you to return to live with thy Avvenu Shebashamayim (Heavenly Father).
29 Each one of you has his own star.
30 But that race will endure as they will be light without stars or a sun, the suns being stars, and there shall be many suns as there are now many suns, but never shall a sun interfere with another sun, for each of you is his own star, and the glory of the stars is like the glory of the sun, for in the heavens there are three kingdoms, and the lowest sphere of the lowest kingdom is like the highest sphere of the highest kingdom — godhood.
31 Their way of life is from eternity to eternity. Either with Yah as his equal, or damned from Yah as his equal.
32 I speak unto thee the truth: There is no angel or saved soul that shall be able to behold the spheres of existence that this great, holy generation will behold. Though they cause many to forget my name: Yahusha. They shall call me Yeshua, or Iesous.
33 Judas sayeth unto Jesus, “I have also had a dream.”
34 Judas continueth “Let me be with this generation. As I have seen them.”
35 Jesus respondeth, “Thou art one of them. Thou wilt be reincarnated as the Realest of the Real, the Third King, the prophet of sinners. Behold, thou art he who was prepared from the foundation of the world to do what he is set to do. Even now, Satan doth have power over you and you do what you are set to do. But your star is deceiving you. Behold, thou art the Yin and the Yang. In you shall all sinners be saved, and that eternally, even they who shall believe in thy latter-day prophecies of a white crystal that thou smoketh. They shall be reincarnated as thee.
36 Judas respondeth, “Am I Ayin (nothing)?”
37 Jesus respondeth, “I tell you the truth, some of your souls will be as nothing, but it is only in preparation for godhood. For God created himself from nothing, as God is an eternal being, and God in the future had to create himself in the beginning. Otherwise there is no existence.
38 “And again I tell thee the truth, some of your souls will return to live with Yah and be as Yah and be gods if ye do my temple ordinances of the latter days. Ye will be reincarnated as prophets, apostles, and high-priests of this latter-day dispensation.”
39 Judas respondeth, “Will El be my judge?”
40 Jesus revealeth, “Daniel.”
Anti-Mormons try to discredit the First Vision by bringing up the fact that there are multiple accounts of this vision. In one version, only Jesus Christ appears to Joseph Smith. In another version, Joseph Smith simply sees a bunch of angels. How could this vision be true if Joseph Smith lied about what he saw?
If you do your research, you’ll find that the sources for the multiple accounts were merely hearsay. Somebody wrote in their diary that Joseph Smith said this or Joseph Smith said that. Faulty evidence.
But there’s another explanation even if you take the hearsay at its face value. You see, I am schizophrenic and I have had visual hallucinations. On one particular occasion, I saw a hologram of an old, white man talking to me. This imaginary personage claimed to be Ezra Taft Benson. In one of my accounts of this incident, I was completely convinced that it really was Ezra Taft Benson. In another account, I believed that this personage was God appearing to me as a hologram. In a third account, I said that the personage was a complete stranger.
I really did have this visual hallucination. But I have 3 different accounts of it. Joseph Smith wasn’t a schizophrenic like me. There is absolutely no evidence that Joseph Smith had a mental illness. He saw God the Father and the Son and the forces of evil tried to stop him from producing an accurate account.
You see, there is another visual hallucination I had that I tried to write about but I felt like I was going to have a heart attack and I thought I could hear Satan telling me he would stop me from writing an accurate account by giving me a heart attack if I attempted to write it. I feel Joseph Smith had similar experiences. Satan tried to make him look bad by making him slip up when saying what he saw.
I testify to you that the First Vision really did happen. I testify that God the Father and the Son appeared to Joseph Smith as described when he wrote his definitive account of what happened. True doctrines such as God the Father having a body of flesh and bones are based on this vision. Why would a church base doctrine on a false vision? The Holy Ghost has revealed to me that the First Vision was real.
Many anti-Mormons claim that we believe that our God was once a man on another god’s planet. Allegedly, we believe he became a god by being a good Mormon, and we too can become gods of our own planets by being good Mormons. This is not true!
Let me explain what Mormons actually believe. Romans 8:17 says that Christians are joint-heirs with Christ. What is a joint-heir? It is someone who inherits something equally with all the other joint-heirs. So being joint-heirs with Christ means that we will inherit, to an equal degree, whatever it is that Jesus inherited from God the Father. And it was godhood that Jesus inherited from God. In John 8:58, Jesus calls himself “I am,” which is God’s name in the Old Testament. He is claiming to be God!
So we too will inherit godhood from God the Father. Just like Jesus, if we are faithful Christians and receive all the saving ordinances of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we will return to God’s presence. If God is everywhere, and we are with God, then we are everywhere too. Being in God’s presence makes you god-like.
It doesn’t mean that you will become a god over your own planet like anti-Mormons claim. You will still be subject to the one and only God. But God will share the secrets of eternity with you. You will be all-knowing just like God is. God wants to share everything he has with us for we are his beloved children.
So if we can be like God, was God once a man. Well, yes. But he wasn’t a man on another God’s planet as anti-Mormons claim. You see, in the beginning, God was just a spirit surrounded by nothing. God knew everything because he knew that he existed and that’s all there was to know. So the Bible is correct in declaring that God always existed and was always an all-knowing being. But we know through latter-day revelation that, in order for God to know everything he knows now, he had to learn everything. He had to progress.
In order for God to learn everything about mortality and the human condition, he created a body for himself and dwelt on an earth that he created similar to ours. He learned everything there was to know about being human. And then he created our world and the billions of souls that would be born here. Our God didn’t have another god who gave him a body of flesh and bones. God learned to make for himself a body of flesh and bones all by himself.
Mormons do believe that there are many gods because many Christians have accepted the saving ordinances of the LDS Church and have been exalted to become god-like. But they are under God, even though they are gods themselves. It doesn’t mean we believe that there are many gods who each have their own planet. There is only one God who makes worlds without number. Our God is the god of all the planets in existence. There is only one God.
What makes The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints different than other churches is that we offer the priesthood to all males. I would like to discuss this blessing.
Today, in Elders Quorum, we discussed living a life like Jesus’. I mentioned that magnifying your priesthood calling is a step in the direction of imitating the life of the Savior.
Practicing the priesthood means acting in the name of God, our Heavenly Father. Jesus did this all throughout his ministries among the New Testament peoples and the Book of Mormon civilizations.
In the Old Testament, all males of the tribe of Levi were to have it. In the New Testament, Jesus allows even Gentiles to have the priesthood. In the latter-days, God wanted all males who join His church to have this authority.
The priesthood brings us closer to God because it allows us to act in His name.
I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ.
Some people feel like they are the ones who work for everything they have. If they put food on the table, they chalk it up to their own merits. After all, they are the ones who go out and work. Having a job is how they make money to eat. Why thank God for anything then?
The reason why we thank God for our food is because God made us require food to live. But God also created many things to eat. God could’ve been cruel by not creating anything to eat. We would be doomed to die of starvation. Mortal life in a body of flesh and bones would be a harsh existence with no food.
And any money we earn by working is because of talents that God instilled in us even before birth. So by earning money we are using the skills and powers that God blessed us with.
So we should thank God that He created so many things for us to eat. And we should thank Him for giving us talents that allow us to get jobs so we can earn money to buy food.
We should thank Him for all our blessings. Family and friends are something to be thankful for.
We should also thank God for sending His Firstborn Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. God sees the blood shed by Jesus and feels better about the sins we commit (if we pray unto repentance).
Be sure you thank God for all your blessings this holiday season. Thank Him for the food you eat. Thank Him for the talents he gave you. Thank Him for family and friends. Be thankful that you have a roof over your head and a bed to sleep on. God even made sure that water would be abundant on this planet so we would always have something to drink. He was not a cruel God by making us needing food and water but with nothing to eat and drink. God is perfectly loving.