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Simon the Sorcerer and Modern Heresy

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Simon the Sorcerer whom Peter rebuked followed the Apostles to Rome and one "great one" claims ordination by heavenly messengers also, plainly decried by Joseph Smith when several such arose in his day:

"...no true angel from God will ever come to ordain any man, because they have once been sent to establish the priesthood by ordaining me thereunto; and the priesthood being once established on earth, with power to ordain others, no heavenly messenger will ever come to interfere with that power by ordaining any more. ...You may therefore know, from this time forward, that if any man comes to you professing to be ordained by an angel, he is either a liar or has been imposed upon in consequence of transgression by an angel of the devil, for this priesthood shall never be taken away from this church (kingdom)." Joseph Smith; Millennial Star 8 [November 20, 1846]: 139

Program Notes by Jimmy Hardy:  False prophets,  those who seek to deceive, to enter in at the gate another way, as Mark Licktenwalter. By what authority do you command? The authority of Lucifer, father of lies c&.Jesus says to, Deny yourself and follow me.No angel from God will come and ordain man, since Joseph Smith, the authority of the Priesthood is here. Not with the Mormons, for they have fallin away givin in to delusion. But God had one in reserve, ordained, holding the Apostleship, the One Mighty and Strong.