Wednesday, May 19, 2004
From: Lawrence Topham
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Subject: RE: Is Mormonism Plausable?
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 6:42 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Institute for Religious Research
1340 Monroe Ave. N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4604
Is Mormonism plausible?
You have placed this question on your website. I would find it proper and necessary to answer that question in the affirmative. What you term Mormonism is, in fact, the gospel of Jesus Chrst as restored to the earth through a series of events beginning with Joseph Smith, Junior's first vision which took place in the sacred grove in New York State, in the early Spring of 1820 A.D.
I served as a missionary in Palmya, New York, as did my grandfather and grandmother before me. We all share the same testimony that Joseph Smith, Jr., was, and is, a prophet, called of God the Father and his Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. God has revealed this to me according to the words found in Moroni 10:4-5. It has been manifest to me by the power of the Holy Ghost on many occasions, and it continues to be made manifest to me as I write this electronic letter to you on this 17th day of May in the year of our Lord two-thousand and four.
I testify to you that: Jesus is the Christ and that Joseph Smith, Jr., is his prophet as recorded in Isaiah 29. He is the man who translated portions of the sealed book, which we know as The Book of Mormon. There is much more contained in the sealed portion of the Gold Plates which will be revealed by the power of Christ. The vision of all has become as [the words of a] book that is sealed. John, the Revelator, also spoke of this sealed book that contained the revelations of what has taken place on the earth and what will take place on the earth for each seal represents a thousand year period of God's dealings with his children on this earth. The Book of Mormon was brought to the earth by the Angel, Moroni, spoken of in Revelation 14:7.
The angel, Moroni, the last person to write on the gold plates, is the angel that was sent to the earth with the everlasting gospel to be preached to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, as fortold by John and by Jesus, himself, as recorded in Mathew 25. You would do well to humble yourselves and begin to believe instead of resisting the Holy Ghost. Know ye not that those who fight against the Apostles of the Lamb of God, and against Mount Zion, are the great and abominable church of the devil, or Babylon the great, that shall fall.
I am a witness of the truthfulness of both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. God and Jesus Christ have revealed the truthfulness thereof to me. The Book of Mormon is a second witness that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the world--that is the wicked. All have [sinned and] come short of the glory of God, therefore a Savior is necessary for the Salvation of all mankind, and the other works of his hands. Jesus Christ is our great Creator, who laid down his life so that we might live. He has restored the gospel of the kingdom and the kingdom through his faithful servant, Joseph Smith, Jr., to prune the vineyard--the world for the last time before the end comes when it is no longer called today and no more labor may be done. Therefore, repent, and come unto Jesus Christ before it is everlastingly too late. Learn the truth as revealed to God's prophets, seers and revelators in times past as well as today.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church on the face of the earth. This I know, and this I testify to you in the sacred, holy name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Lawrence Rey Topham
Secretary of State for the State of Utah, Acting Governor, Commander-in-chief of the Utah State Militia, and chief judge of the courts martial, and candidate for President of the United States of America, for the cause of Truth, Freedom, Zion and The Constitution of the United States of America.
Topham For President
Thursday, March 18, 2004|
Gold and silver Coin is the life blood of the body politic, which body is now dying from lack of honest constitutional money of standard regulated value.
Concerning Inflation: Inflation is the "Abnormal expansion in the volume of currency. Its object may be to increase the consuming power of a given social group, especially the wage-earning class, thereby increasing the demand for goods, which results in an enlargement of industrial output and increased employment. During the World War  inflation was practiced by the U. S. government as a means of securing more money for prosecution of the war. The principles affecting its operation are that the currency must be released from any ties linking it directly or indirectly to a metallic standard, that it must be made inconvertible into gold [and silver] or foreign exchange, and that it must be free from any legislative limit restricting its amount.
The limit set to inflation is determined by the progressive decrease in the value of the currency issued, which in the end proceeds at a rate much more rapid than the increase in the volume of the currency itself. One of the most disastrous examples was the experience of Germany during 1919-1923, when the aggregate currency rose from 41 billion marks, possessing a gold value of 11 billion, to 74,954,803 trillion marks,with a gold value of only 722 millions." The Concise encyclopedia (1937 edition.)