Definitions surrounding insertion point of 'Mormon' in
New Testament lexicon: 'Foolish, as salt without savor;' in the Old Testament:
'To be trodden under feet.'
Now we will take the word "Mormon" and transliterate
it into the Greek letters Mwrmon and insert it
alphabetically in the New Testament lexicon and consider the words that come
before and after it in the the lexicon, again quoting from Zodhiates.
3470 mwmoV momos Blame, fault, blemish, disgrace.
Deriv. amomos (299), without spot. Syn. (156), ground
for punishment, accusation; (3900), a tresspass; (265), a sin;
(3847), transgression. Ant. (273), blameless; (3742), sacredness; (41), the
state of holiness.
The ultimate objective of the Mormon church, as expressed in
the very last page of the Book of Mormon is to be "sanctified in Christ
by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in
the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins, that ye
become holy, without spot." (Moroni 10:33.)
3471 mwraino moraino (from
moros (3474), foolish) To make dull, not acute, to cause something to
lose its taste or the purpose for which it exists, e.g., salt not being able
to make things salty. Used of the mind meaning to make foolish or to show to
The scripture comes to mind: "And it shall come to pass
that there shall be a great work in the land, even among the Gentiles, for
their folly and their abominations shall be made manifest in the eyes
of all people." (D&C 35:7.)
3472 mwria moria (from
moros (3474), foolish) Folly, foolishness, absurdity.
Remember that "foolish" is the meaning of word 801
in the New Testament lexicon mentioned
>> Mwrmon Mormon [alphabetical insertion
3473 mwrologia morologia
(from moros (3474), foolish, and lego (3004), to speak) Foolish
talking. It is that type of speech which betrays a person as foolish. Ant.
(5542), pleasant speech; eulogia (2129), blessing, speaking well of.
The current administration's thrust is to bring the Church
"out of obscurity." Great pride is taken in how well Mormons are
coming to be thought of in the world. According to the teachings of Jesus,
acceptance by the world is foolishness before God.
3474 mwroV moros Silly,
stupid, foolish, from which the English word "moron" is
derived. It is a more serious reproach than raka, which scorns a man
by calling him stupid, whereas moros scorns him concerning his heart
and character. In Matt. 5:13 and Luke 14:34, it refers to salt that
has lost its flavor, become tasteless. Syn. (878), foolish, a
fool; (453), senseless, one lacking understanding; (801), without
3475 MwseuV Moseus Moses.
Moses wished "that all were prophets," but the
people wanted a man to stand between them and God, bringing the first
provocation in the wilderness. Today, again missing the aim of forming a
nation of kings and priests, the Mormons boast of having a modern prophet to
stand between them and God to guide them, when what they have actually wrought
is the second provocation. What Moses was to the Jews of old, culminating with
the crucifixion of Jesus, as foretold in their law, Joseph Smith is to the
Mormons, culminating with their current rejection of the work of the Father
among them, as predicted in Mormon scripture and soon to be fulfilled in full.
Thus ends the M section of the lexicon.
Now let's take the word "Mormon" and transliterate
it into the Hebrew spelling, 0/9/,
and insert it alphabetically in the Old Testament lexicon and consider the
words that come before and after it in the the lexicon, quoting from Gesenius.
4819 ;-,9/ Merchandise,
I think of Mystery Babylon" that ...making the merchants
of the earth (among which are numbered a good many high-placed Mormons) rich
with the abundance her delicacies." (Rev. 18:3) Speaking of the end of
the M section, "Mystery" is the last English word in the M section
of Biblical words. See word study on the words surrounding "Utah" in English: usurp, usury, Utah....
The Jews were not the only ones having problems with money changers.
4820, 4821 %/9/ Fraud,
deceit; feigned, false, craft, guile, subtlety, treachery.
The following prophecies come to mind when thinking of this
definition in the context of the people of God.
"Say ye not, A confederacy, to all to whom this
people shall say, A confederacy." (Isa.8:12.)
"For this cause, God shall send them strong
delusion, that they shall believe a lie; because they delighted not
in the truth." (Isa. 66:4; II Thes. 2:11.)
"There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the
midst of her." (Ezk. 22:25.)
"...Saying, Peace, peace, when there is no
peace" (Jer. 6:14; 8:11).
"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." (Isaiah 28:7.)
At least three things come to mind here. (1) The exalted
shall be made low. (2) Another word that means "elevation, height"
in Hebrew is #7863, which is just before #7865 0&!*:, "Sion," which might also loosely be
pronounced, "Zion," which is the Mormon's favorite name to
call their Utah homeland. (3) Mormons often quote the scripture: "And it
shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house
shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above
the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it." (Isaiah 2:2.)
>> 0/9/ Mormon [insertion point,
4823 2/9/ A
treading down, something to be trodden with the feet.
There we have it. The words around "Mormon" in
Greek mean, "as salt that has lost its savor;" and the word after
"Mormon" in Hebrew means "something to be trodden with the
feet;" hence bringing to mind the scriptures that say that if the people
of God are not a light to the world and the savor of men they are henceforth
good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under feet. (Matthew
5:13; Luke 14:34,35; III Nephi 12:13; 16:15; Doctrine & Covenants
The word for "father" in Greek is pater.
(3962, p. 494 in Thayer's.) The word
immediately before it, pateo, means "to trample, crush with the
feet; to tread under foot, trample on."
In the context of "Mormons and 801," this brings to
mind a couple of scriptures. First is Matthew 21 in which Jesus tells the
parable about the lord of the vineyard who returns to destroy the foolish
husbandmen who killed his son. Jesus then makes the statement,
"The stone which the builders rejected, the same is
become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is
marvellous in our eyes. Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall
be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever
it shall fall, it will grind him to powder." (Matt. 21:42-44.)
The second scripture that comes to mind is III Nephi 20:19,
which is talking about when the Gentiles sin against the gospel (e.g. III Ne.
"For I will make my people with whom the Father hath
covenanted, yea, I will make thy horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass.
And thou shalt beat in pieces many people; and I will consecrate
their gain unto the Lord, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole
earth. And behold, I am he who doeth it."
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