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Upending Charlatans

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Art Bulla

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A former partner in crime with Mark Lichtenwalter, Joshua Sparks has recanted his former testimony of the same, which bore testimony of his lie. From his email:

"Jimmy I wanted to let you and Art know I am not in any way shape or form a part of what Mark is doing. I have not spoken to him for some months. I will never speak with him again. I have no desire to be numbered as such either because he is gone way off track. I know I encouraged him but my so called revelations I received but it was made by mans imaginations and not God. I am sorry for anything I have stirred up by those false things I had written. I am asking for forgiveness, not anything else. I hope your doing well. I hope Art is doing well also." Email, April 10, 2014

Mark's lie in an effort to join the devil (the father of lies) at his own game was calculated by him to "trump" (in his ignorant view) my own vision and subsequent ordination to the Apostleship, the keys of which I now hold in the name of Israel's God, by claiming a visitation from a heavenly messenger who then "ordained" him. This tale was rejected for being contrary to the order of heaven, contradicting the following from Joseph Smith himself, the greatest of the Sons of God, next to Jesus, my Jesus:

...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...