Where did the Mormons get the practice of ‘crystal gazing’ or ‘scrying;’ is that a Pagan practice?

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Apparently ‘Hound-dog Joe Smith’ the Mormon ‘prophet’ first began ‘scrying’ when he was claiming he was having visions of angels and golden plates and working as a treasure hunter. Witnesses say that Smith practiced ‘crystal gazing’ by placing a stone in a white stovepipe hat, putting his face over the hat to block out all the light, and then divining information from the stone. As far as I know, this is not a Christian practice, I mean, those Catholics do some freaky things but they don’t do that. So where did he get it from? I’m pretty sure he got it from his parents because they claimed they had visions of angels and spiritual beings and also claimed they were in possession of magic rocks, but where did they get it from? Is it a Native American thing?

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lostrelic

who said mormons are christian, they are a cult nothing more.

hannah t

a guy got high and had delusions of grandeur and an insatiable need for power. That’s how most off-the-wall cults get started (King James, for example.)

marriedandamom

that act is considered to be a spirit medium practice.
same as how the Jehovah’s Witnesses translated their bible with a spirit medium named Johannes Greber…
if it don’t line up with the scriptures i don’t follow it
and may even dub it a pharisee

you're lost satan get behind

i suppose it could be pagan but then jesus said even if he told his followers to shut up the rocks themselves would praise him, and that with the lord all things are possible, and if the chosen people claim to be children of abraham but would not call him the Messiah then the lord will raise up the rocks to be his people,
when they divide the spoil.
ISA 9:4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
ISA 9:5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
ISA 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
ISA 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no
JOH 2:15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;
JOH 2:16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.
JOH 2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
JOH 2:18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
JOH 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
the sight of all men.
ROM 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
ROM 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
ROM 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
ROM 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
ROM 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

bernies_mom22

Uh huh.
You have a lot of time on your hands, Desiree.
(ps–I’m native American, and I found your comment extremely offensive.)

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