In a time not far distant, it will be shown that the effect the prophecies of Isaiah had on church members today parallels in many respects people’s reactions to the restoration of the gospel through the prophet Joseph Smith. So it was for me, and so many others testify. Whether church members keep Jesus’ commandment to “search diligently” the words of Isaiah—and through that process come to know its awesome prophecies and deepest theology—or whether they neglect to do so and thus reject them, may have as decisive an outcome among us as did accepting or rejecting the gospel of Jesus Christ itself.
The reason for this appears in Isaiah’s own words, as when he speaks of God’s people today who are repeating the same scenario of injustice, idolatry, and spiritual blindness that prevailed in his day. The keys to understanding the words of Isaiah that Jesus and Nephi give—that I have shown are amply backed up when using the tools of literary analysis—leave church members no excuse for not applying themselves to learning the life-changing truths of the Book of Isaiah. As many who have done so have come to perceive, on that point their very fate may hang in the balance. If today they deny themselves the words of Isaiah that are now made plain, how shall they not deny the further records that have been kept back because of unbelief that will be revealed in the Lord’s own due time?
Many so called righteous Hebrews wouldn’t listen to Christ due to their fixation with Moses & his laws. They were the ones who strictly adhered to Moses. They glorified Moses as the lawgiver. This group has done the same thing with Joseph Smith. Joesph wasn’t mentioned before his birth. I was. He isn’t the Worker the of Salvation. I’m not either. My Holy One is the Creator. The One who taught me how to Love & Who is always Faithful. I came to collect the oppressed. Your group isn’t the oppressed. Like Joseph, the group doesn’t understand the concept of respecting, loving & validating women & daughters. How could they? They learned love from Joseph not the Holy One of Israel. My Friend will always stand up for me even if my own biological father won’t. He is the True Creator! I’ve given the gift & He accepted it. Please stop using my message & my covenant with Our Creator to collect money, followers & spreading even more self righteous behavior. Ironically Joseph & Ephraim’s prophets ppl have always been good at being self righteous. Isaiah has a ton of messages on how we should treat women (is widows, fatherless, immigrants) if your group is interested in truly becoming His ppl understand those scriptures first. A fair warning: it’s a painful process for a self righteous Mormon to learn healthy love. Trust me, I know. Some may call it a crucible or a refiner’s fire.