I preached to a large congregation at the stand, on the science and practice of MEDICINE, desiring to persuade the Saints to TRUST in GOD when SICK, and not in an ARM OF FLESH, and live by FAITH and not by MEDICINE, or POISON; and when they were SICK, and had called for the Elders to PRAY for them, and they were not healed, to use HERBS and MILD FOOD.
Joseph Smith; Documentary History of the Church, Volume 4, page 414; Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Trust in God When Sick, 1841 Sep 05
One thing that I, Steven, have asked doctors on multiple occasions is, if the cold [or other sickness] goes away in the same amount of time with or without the cold [or other sickness] medicine, what good is the medicine doing? I have never received a response to such questions.
Joseph Smith and Herbal Medicine gets into many details how Joseph Smith was for Herbal Medicine. Here is a quote from it:
Thursday, April 13, 1843....At 10 o'clock, The Emigrant and a great multitude of others assembled at the Temple and prayer by Elder Kimball. Joseph addressed the assembly and said: The DOCTORS in this region DON'T KNOW MUCH ... DOCTORS WON'T TELL YOU HOW TO GO TO BE WELL. They want to kill or cure you TO GET YOUR MONEY. Calomel doctors will give you calomel to cure a sliver in the big toe and does not stop to know whether the stomach is empty or not. Calomel on an empty stomach will kill the patient and the lobelia doctors will do the same. Point me out a patient and I will tell you whether calomel or lobelia will kill him or not ... If you feel any inconvenience, take some mild physic two or three times and then some bitters (herbs). If you can't get anything else, take a little salt and cayenne pepper. If you can't get salt take pecosia or gnaw down a butternut tree. Cut some boreset or horehound ... I will give you advice that will do you good. Joseph Smith; The Journals of Joseph Smith, 1843 Apr 13; Church Historian's Office, Salt Lake City; Joseph Smith and Herbal Medicine
In Alvin Smith: Reminder of the Fairness of God by Larry C Porter in the 1978 Sep Ensign stated the following:
Lucy Smith comments on calomel and William Smith comments on allopathic medicine: “Lucy Smith, expressing the family’s emotion, said he was “murdered by a quack physician.” William Smith, another brother, commented in his Nauvoo newspaper, The Wasp, on 4 August 1842: “We will not say that he that gives Calomel murders, nor he that takes it commits suicide, but we will say … that he that uses the least medicine lives longest in nine cases out of ten.” Larry C Porter, Alvin Smith: Reminder of the Fairness of God, 1978 Sep, Ensign
1828 Webster’s Dictionary, MILD: 2. Not acrid, pungent, corrosive or drastic; operating gently; not acrimonious; demulcent; mollifying; lenitive; assuasive; as a mild LIQUOR; a mild cataplasm; a mild cathartic or emetic. D&C (LDS 42:43) (RLDS 42) (1833 44,47) (1835 13) (1844 13) 43 And whosoever among you are SICK, and have NOT FAITH to be HEALED, but believe, shall be NOURISHED with all TENDERNESS, with HERBS and MILD FOOD, and that NOT BY THE HAND OF AN ENEMY. D&C (LDS 89:17) (RLDS 86) (1835 80) (1844 81) 17 Nevertheless, wheat for man, and corn for the ox, and oats for the horse, and rye for the fowls and for swine, and for all beasts of the field, and BARLEY for all useful animals, and for MILD DRINKS [beer], as also other grain.
KJV 1 Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little WINE for thy STOMACH'S sake and thine often INFIRMITIES. BSB 1 Timothy 5:23 Stop drinking only water and use a little WINE instead, because of your STOMACH and your frequent AILMENTS. The [LDS / Brighamite] church leaders saw WINE not only to be used for the SACRAMENT and MEDICINE … ‘Near everyone drinks wine in Southern Utah’: A brief history of Dixie Wine
Most people have forgotten that the fermenting [mild/alcoholic] process is a preserving process, and not a decaying process, that it is healthy for us, and it also makes the food taste better. Most likely has been forgotten because of modern refrigeration which has improved rapidly the last century (see Refrigeration – Wikipedia].
- The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World (audible)
- Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation (audible)
- How Fermentation Techniques Preserve Food (article)
- Let’s Preserve: Fermentation – Sauerkraut and Pickles (article)
- Preserve Your Food with Fermentation (article)
- Lacto-Fermentation As A Method Of Food Preservation (article)
- Fermentation (article)
- What is Fermenting? (youtube)
- Is Fermented Food good for us? (youtube)
Related to this is how a lot of food that people don’t think about today is fermented [mild/alcoholic]. Bread the staff of life is a mild food aka alcoholic, see Dough Fermentation in Baking | Ask Dr. Lin Ep 9 | BAKERpedia. Yogurt is also fermented also see the fermentation process in yogurt. Sorry girls, chocolate is fermented also, see The Cacao Fermenting Fermentation Process. Even pickles are fermented, see Let’s Preserve: Fermentation – Sauerkraut and Pickles. Despite what the world and church leaders teach it, it is good for us as YHWH revealed to Joseph Smith and it makes it so our bodies can absorb the nutrients from foods. If you think that the Word of Wisdom, D&C (LDS 89) (RLDS 86) (1835 80) (1844 81), states that alcohol is bad for you, which it doesn’t see Word of Wisdom, but if it did, at what level alcohol is bad for you as the mentioned foods above and many more have alcohol in them? Not to mention that the LDS / Brighamite church used to have a wine mission to make wine for the sacrament, see Wine of Your Own Make, ‘Near everyone drinks wine in Southern Utah’: A brief history of Dixie Wine, Episode 163: The Dixie Wine Mission, COMMENTARY: Mormon ban on alcohol not always absolute, 3 Nephi (LDS 18:1-3,8) (RLDS 8:28-30,37), 3 Nephi (LDS 20:5-8) (RLDS 9:42-44), Moroni (LDS 5) (RLDS 5), Moroni (LDS 6:6) (RLDS 6:6), D&C (LDS 20:40,75,78-79) (RLDS 17) (1833 24) (1835 2) (1844 2), D&C (LDS 27:3-5) (RLDS 26) (1833 28) (1835 50) (1844 50), D&C (LDS 89:5) (RLDS 86) (1835 80) (1844 81). This stopped because of the prohibition in the United States in 1920, ironically prohibition still allowed wine for the sacrament as talked about in Religion And Wine: A Cultural History of Wine Drinking in the United States. After prohibition stopped the LDS / Brighamite church kept the restriction to help with converting Protestant to their church.
When we are not healed by the laying on of hands and faith we are to use tenderness, herbs and mild food and drink, and not to receive from the enemy.
D&C (LDS 89:4) (RLDS 86) (1835 80) (1844 81) Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation— D&C (LDS 42:43) (RLDS 42) (1833 44,47) (1835 13) (1844 13) 43 And whosoever among you are SICK, and have NOT FAITH to be HEALED, but believe, shall be NOURISHED with all TENDERNESS, with HERBS and MILD FOOD, and that NOT BY THE HAND OF AN ENEMY. D&C (LDS 42:48) (RLDS 42) (1833 44,47) (1835 13) (1844 13) 48 And again, it shall come to pass that he that hath FAITH in me to be HEALED, and is NOT APPOINTED UNTO DEATH, shall be HEALED. James 5:14-16 14 Is any SICK among you? let him call for the ELDERS of the church; and let them PRAY over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the PRAYER of FAITH shall save the SICK, and the LORD [YHWH] shall RAISE him UP; and if he have committed sins, they shall be FORGIVEN him. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and PRAY one for another, that ye may be HEALED. The effectual FERVENT PRAYER of a RIGHTEOUS man AVAILETH MUCH. Alma (LDS 15:3-15) (RLDS 10:89-106) A 3 And also Zeezrom lay sick at Sidom, with a BURNING FEVER, -B which was caused by the GREAT TRIBULATIONS of his MIND --C on account of HIS WICKEDNESS, ---D for he SUPPOSED that Alma and Amulek were NO MORE; ---D and he SUPPOSED that they had been SLAID --CA because of his INIQUITY. --C-B And this GREAT SIN, --CA and his MANY OTHER SINS, -B did HARROW UP his MIND until it did become exceedingly SORE, having no deliverance; A therefore he began to be SCORCHED with a BURNING HEAT. A 4 Now, when he heard that Alma and Amulek were in the land of SIDOM, his heart began to take COURAGE; -BA and he sent a MESSAGE IMMEDIATELY unto them, desiring them to come unto him. -BA 5 And it came to pass that they went IMMEDIATELY, obeying the MESSAGE which he had sent unto them; --C and they went in unto the HOUSE unto Zeezrom; ---D and THEY FOUND HIM UPON HIS BED, SICK, being very low with a BURNING FEVER; and his mind also was exceedingly sore because of his iniquities; ----E and when he saw them he stretched forth his hand, and besought them that they would HEAL him. -----FA 6 And it came to pass that Alma SAID unto him, taking him by the hand: Believest thou in the power of Christ unto SALVATION? -----FB 7 And he answered and said: Yea, I BELIEVE all the words that thou hast taught. -----FA 8 And Alma said: If thou believest in the REDEMPTION of Christ thou canst be healed. -----FB 9 And he said: Yea, I BELIEVE according to thy words. -----FA 10 And then Alma cried unto the Lord, saying: O Lord our God, have MERCY on this man, -----FB and heal him according to his FAITH which is in Christ. ----E 11 And when Alma had SAID THESE WORDS, ---D Zeezrom LEAPED UPON HIS FEET, and began to WALK; and this was done to the great astonishment of all the people; --C and the KNOWLEDGE of this WENT FORTH THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND of Sidom. -B 12 And Alma baptized Zeezrom unto the Lord; and he began from that time forth to PREACH unto the people. AA 13 And Alma established a church in the land of SIDOM, A-B and consecrated PRIESTS and TEACHERS in the land, A--C to BAPTIZE unto the Lord whosoever were desirous to be BAPTIZED. A-B 14 And it came to pass that they were MANY; AA for they did flock in from all the region round about SIDOM, and were BAPTIZED. AA 15 But as to the people that were in the land of AMMONIHAH, A-B they yet remained a HARD-HREATED and a STIFFNECKED people; A--C and they REPENTED NOT of their SINS, A-B ascribing all the power of Alma and Amulek to the DEVIL; AA for they were of the profession of NEHOR, and did not believe in the REPENTANCE of their sins. Alma (LDS 46:40) (RLDS 21:75-21:75-76) 40 And there were some who died with fevers, which at some seasons of the year were very frequent in the land—but NOT SO MUCH SO with FEVERS, BECAUSE of the excellent qualities of the many PLANTS AND ROOTS which GOD HAD PREPARED to REMOVE THE CAUSE OF DISEASES, to which men were subject by the nature of the climate— Ezekiel 47:12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for MEDICINE. Ecclesiasticus 38:4 The LORD hath CREATED MEDICINES out of the EARTH; and he that is WISE will NOT ABHOR them. Moses 2:29 (Genesis 1:29) And I, God, said unto man: Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in the which shall be the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat [food]. Moses 3:24 Thorns also, and thistles shall it bring forth to thee, and thou shalt EAT the HERB of the field. D&C (LDS 59:17-20) (RLDS 59) (1833 60) (1835 19) (1844 19) 17 Yea, and the herb, and the good things which come of the earth, whether for food or for raiment, or for houses, or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for vineyards; 18 Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; 19 Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul. 20 And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion. D&C (LDS 89:10-11) (RLDS 86) (1835 80) (1844 81) 10 And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man— 11 Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving. 1828 Webster's Dictionary, HERB: HERB, noun erb. [Latin herba.] 1. A plant or vegetable with a soft or succulent stalk or stem, which dies to the root every year, and is thus distinguished from a tree and a shrub, which have ligneous or hard woody stems. 2. In the Linnean botany, that part of a vegetable which springs from the root and is terminated by the fructification, including the stem or stalk, the leaves, the fulcra or props, and the hibernacle. The word herb comprehends all the grasses, and numerous plants used for culinary purposes.
In this fellowship and scripture study, Anne explains that “in season” is talking about when food is ripe because if eaten before they can contain poisons.
- Elder Bednar: The Faith Not to be Healed
- Elder Bednar Counsels Those Facing Adversity to “Shrink Not”
- Faith not to be healed
- Faith Not To Be Healed
- The Faith to NOT be Healed
The LDS / Brighamite church has fought against using the herb Marijuana for medication as the scriptures state are good, perhaps because they have invested tons of tithing money, instead of taking care of the poor, in the Pharmacidal market (see LDS Church discloses the $37.8 billion stock portfolio of its biggest investment fund).
- Exploring Utah Medical Marijuana Legislation – The Patient Perspective
- Inside the Mormon Church’s Pharmaceutical Investments
- Mormon Church’s Billion Dollar Pharmaceutical Investment Allegedly Keeps Cannabis Illegal In Utah
- A Word of Wisdom: Part 1 Marijuana and Mormonism
YHWH in D&C (LDS 89:13) (RLDS 86) (1835 80:2) (1844 81) revealed to Joseph Smith that we are to eat meat sparingly all the time, see Word of Wisdom. (Compare D&C is a great resource to see how the LDS / Brighamite church has changed the Doctrine and Covenants over time.)
1835 D&C 80:2 (Word of Wisdom). Click for whole page.
LDS church added a comma after “used” and it changes the meaning to eat meat sparingly all the time to some of the time.
D&C 1835 80:2 (see above) And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine. D&C LDS 1921 89:13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.
This post I did shows verses from the Book of Mormon how the righteous ate meat all the time, even while vegetation was abundant.
BoM verse regarding eating meat sparingly all the time
Here are additional scriptures that tells us that we are to eat meat.
Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 are Biblical Kosher laws (Orthodox/Pharisee Jews teach and do add to the law) which tell us what meats we can eat. BSD Deuteronomy 12:15 But whenever you want, you may SLAUGHTER and EAT MEAT within any of your gates, according to the blessing the LORD your God has given you. Both the ceremonially clean and unclean may eat it as they would a gazelle or deer, 1 Timothy 4:1-3 1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall DEPART FROM THE FAITH, GIVING HEED to SEDUCING SPIRITS, and DOCTRINES OF DEVILS; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and COMMANDING TO ABSTAIN FROM MEATS, which GOD hath CREATED to be RECEIVED with THANKSGIVING of them which BELIEVE and KNOW THE TRUTH. D&C (LDS 49:18-19) (RLDS 49) (1833 52) (1835 65) (1844 65) 18 And whoso FORBIDDETH to [up to, including, or, and, effect] ABSTAIN from MEATS, that MAN SHOULD NOT EAT the same, is NOT ORDAINED OF GOD; 19 For, behold, the BEASTS of the field and the FOWLS of the air, and that which cometh of the earth, is ORDAINED for the use of man for FOOD and for raiment, and that he might have in abundance. 1828 Webster's Dictionary, TO: TO, preposition 2. Noting MOTION TOWARDS A STATE OR CONDITION. He is going to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. 3. Noting ACCORD or ADOPTATION; as an occupation suited to his taste; she has a husband to her mind. 4. Noting address or COMPLELLATION, or the direction of a discourse. These remarks were addressed to a large audience. 5. Noting attention or APPLICATION. 8. Noting AMOUNT, rising to They met us, to the number of three hundred. 12. Noting the subject of an AFFIRMATION. 13. In COMPARISON of. 14. AS FAR AS. 17. Noting OBLIGATION; as duty to God and to our parents. 20. Noting EFFECT or END. The prince was flattered to his ruin. He engaged in a war to this cost. Violent factions exist to the prejudice of the state. 21. to as a SIGN of the INFINITIVE, precedes the radical verb. Sometimes it is used instead of the ancient form, for to noting purpose. David in his life time intended to build a temple. The legislature assembles annually to make and amend laws. The court will sit in February to try some important causes. 22. It precedes the radical verb after adjectives, noting the object; as ready to go; prompt to obey; quick to hear, but slow to censure. 23. It precedes the radical verb, noting the object. 24. It precedes the radical verb, noting CONSEQUENCE. 25. It notes EXTENT, DEGREE or END. He languishes to death, even to death. The water rises to the highth of twenty feet. The line extends from one end to the other. 27. After have, it denotes duty or NECESSITY. TO is often used adverbially to MODIFY the sense of verbs; as, to come to; to heave to The sense of such phrases is explained under the verbs respectively. D&C (LDS 59:16-17) (RLDS 59) (1833 60) (1835 19) (1844 19) 16 Verily I say, that inasmuch as ye do this, the fulness of the earth is yours, the BEASTS of the field and the FOWLS of the air, and that which climbeth upon the trees and walketh upon the earth; 17 Yea, AND the herb, and the good things which come of the earth, whether for FOOD or for raiment, or for houses, or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for vineyards;
47 – Going Vegan? is a great video about problems of going Vegan from the Bible.
YHWH in His High Holidays (never called Jewish Holidays in the scriptures) commands us to eat meat. I believe one of many reasons that devils try to convince people not to eat meat is to get people not to keep these commandments.
In Parable of the Prodigal Son(s) in Luke 15:11-32 the fatted calf was killed and eaten to celebrate the return of a sinner. One a side note, the pigs in the story are viewed negatively.
Luke 15:23,27,30 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: 27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. 30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
Miracles are not performed by scientist or by doctors who deny God [Elohim] exists or who are not keeping YHWH [LORD] ways.
3 Nephi (LDS 8:1) (RLDS 4:1-2) And now it came to pass that according to our record, and we know our record to be true, for behold, it was a just man who did keep the record—for he truly did many miracles in the name of Jesus; and THERE WAS NOT ANY MAN WHO COULD DO A MIRACLE in the name of Jesus SAVE HE WERE CLEANSED EVERY WHIT FROM HIS INIQUITY—
In a like manner vaccines and modern medicines are not miracles. And doctors and scientist will try to get you to do contrary to what YHWH has revealed to His holy prophets in the scriptures and to practice pharmakeia.
- G5331 pharmakeia
- Leaving Babylon: Pharmakeia
- Pharmakeia and the Hidden Babylonian Bio-Pharma Agenda!
One thing that Leaving Babylon: Pharmakeia brings out is how pharaohs were taking fetial/baby parts to supposedly gain health which is what is happening with vaccines today. It breaks my heart that the LDS / Brighamite church allows killing of innocent blood/babies, see Abortion and LDS Inconsistency. One thing that Are The FOOD LAWS Scientific? brings out is that what vaccines contain are not kosher, or in other words they contain substances that YHWH has stated are not for us, please remember D&C (LDS 89:4) (RLDS 86) (1835 80) (1844 81). Arguments Against Vaccination: What Does the Bible Say? is a good starting point to learn about the problems with vaccines.
D&C (LDS 89:4) (RLDS 86) (1835 80) (1844 81) Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation—
Many have tried to wake up the top leaders of the LDS / Brighamite church about the problems of vaccines, but they continue to ignore such hazards and claim revelation on trivial things such as a nickname, see Rebranding Revelation (October 9, 2018), instead of important matters for world at large. The Mormon Church and Vaccines: A Letter to the First Presidency is recent example of a member trying to voice his concern to LDS / Brighamite leaders that has helped out members, but is being ignored by the leaders, perhaps because of their investments in Pharmaceutical sector, see above.
Around 1350 AD the Jewish people were blamed for the Black Plague. There are many reasons for this, one being they were hated by the majority of the people. Another reason being that the Jews died at a much lower rate than the rest of the world, some say around half the rate. There are multiple factors that caused this, some have to do with the sanitation laws that YHWH gave us in Torah. I would also add that the fact that they were not eating toxic food, aka unclean meat which contains significantly higher rates of toxins in them, established in the Biblical Kosher laws.
- The Black Death
- Persecution of Jews during the Black Death
- Why Were the Jews Blamed for the Black Death?
- The Black Death
A big part of our health has to do with what we put into our bodies that YHWH [LORD] Elohim [God] has given us. In modern times YHWH has given us the Word of Wisdom D&C (LDS 89) (RLDS 86) (1835 80) (1844 81) which complements His dietary coke known as Kosher. Just as the LDS / Brighamite church has changed what is stated in the Word of Wisdom D&C (LDS 89) (RLDS 86) (1835 80) (1844 81) so has Orthodox/Pharisees Jews added to the Biblical Kosher laws, most famous one is not eating meat and cheese together.
Here are some quotes from LDS / Brighamite church leaders about needing to follow Kosher laws:
If the people were willing to receive the true knowledge from heaven in regards to their diet they would cease eating swine’s flesh. I know this as well as Moses knew it. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol 12, 1868-04-06, page 192-193, WikiSource Eating pork is a more serious breach of the word of wisdom than drinking tea or coffee. – George Teasdale, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Word of Wisdom: From Principle to Requirement, 1981, pg 79 We are told that swine’s flesh is not good, and that we should dispense with it; JD. V.12:221&223. George Q. Cannon 7 Apr 1868
Science has proven the wisdom in the Biblical Kosher laws that YHWH has given us. When we eat meat with toxins in them, it makes us sick.
- Are The FOOD LAWS Scientific?
- Pig Science – 119 Ministries
- The Science Behind Biblical Clean & Unclean Foods. Professor Walter Veith
- Clean and Unclean / The Whole Truth – Walter Veith
- 5 reasons why pork is bad for your health
Naaman’s baptism and rebaptisms for health see 2 Kings 5
Naaman and the Servant Girl, Superbook, Season 3, Episode 5
Joseph Smith rebaptized Emma to heal her instead of giving her a blessing. I honestly wonder if Joseph Smith got the idea to rebaptize Emma for health from 2 Kings 5:8-14.
Wednesday, 5. — My dear Emma was worse. Many fears were entertained that she would not recover. She was BAPTIZED TWICE in the river, which evidently DID HER MUCH GOOD. She grew worse again at night, and continued very sick indeed. I was unwell, and much troubled on account of Emma’s sickness. Thursday, 6. — Emma is better; and although it is the day on which she generally grows worse, yet she appears considerably easier. May the Lord speedily raise her to the bosom of her family, that the heart of His servant may be comforted again. Amen. My health is comfortable. History of the Church, Volume 5, 4-6 October 1842, pages 167-168 2 Kings 5:8-14 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan [water] seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee [healed], and thou shalt be clean [pure, baptism]. 13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean [pure, baptism]? 14 Then went he down, and dipped [immerse, baptism] himself seven times in Jordan [water], according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child [healed], and he was clean [pure, baptism]. From the autobiography of Joseph Hovey: “… there was a committee appointed by the God of Israel to superintend those houses in the fall of 1840 … In the meanwhile, my wife, Martha, was sick, even abortion took place and she was very low. But she was HEALED BY GOING TO THE BAPTISMAL FONT AND WAS IMMERSED FOR HER HEALTH” Edwin Wilde, Review of 178 early Mormon journals
Brigham Young and other LDS / Brighamite leaders also used to teach rebaptism for health.
for there we have a font that has been erected, dedicated expressly for BAPTIZING people for the remission of sins, FOR THEIR HEALTH Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Volume 16, page 186 Oftentimes Latter-day Saints had been REBAPTIZED in conjunction with important MILESTONES, such as marriage or entering the United Order or SOMETIMES FOR IMPROVEMENT OF HEALTH. These REBAPTISMS were RECORDED on Church MEMBERSHIP RECORDS. Conference Report, Oct. 1897, page 68 From the journal/autobiography of Joseph Lee Robinson pgs 420-421: “November 1891. Aunt Jane Slade died November 21st, 1891. She is gone. We tried to save her from death. The Lord told me he would forgive her and that I might bless her and if she would believe she should remain for a season and enjoy her new home and the society of her friends and have time to reflect and prepare to meet her God, We were really in hopes we could get her well enough that she could come and stop with us awhile, that we might get sufficient faith in her that she might get REBAPTIZED, renew her covenants and BAPTIZED FOR HER HEALTH. ” Edwin Wilde, Review of 178 early Mormon journals From the autobiography/journal of Allen Russel: “Thursday [May 1899] 11 – I did work for William and was BAPTIZED FOR ME HEALTH and a man for Brother Ashman, then I was administered too.” Also he wrote: “Tuesday [October 1899] 24 – We went to the temple and Brother Ashman set as a witness. I was BAPTIZED FOR MY HEALTH and administered to Horace Thorton being mouth and Brother Van Stewart baptizing me.” Edwin Wilde, Review of 178 early Mormon journals Helen Whitney’s diary recorded: “The evening of the 16th, after witnessing the death of Brother William Gheen, who died at 7 o’clock in the evening, father took Sarah and Sister Winchester to the river and BAPTIZED THEM FOR THEIR HEALTH.” Edwin Wilde, Review of 178 early Mormon journals Upon arriving at Pisgah, Lorenzo and members of his family remained for a season. "At this place," Lorenzo said, "I was taken SERIOUSLY and DANGEROUSLY ILL with a burning fever, which so affected my brain that I was delirious many days, lying at the point of death. While in this condition, Elder Phineas Richards, the father of Apostle F. D. Richards, assisted by other kind brethren, took me from my bed, wrapped in a sheet placed me in a carriage, drove to a stream of WATER, and [RE]BAPTIZED me in the name of the Lord, FOR MY RECOVERY. The fever IMMEDIATELY ABATED [LESSENED], and through the kind unwearied nursing and attention by my faithful, loving wives, and my dear sister, E.R.S. Smith, aided and sanctified through the power and blessing of God, I was DELIVERED FROM SUFFERING AND RESTORED TO HEALTH. The sickness was the result of extreme hardships and exposures consequent on the journey. Life of L. Snow, 1846, Romney, page 80-81 Mrs. Richards was taken by her brother from a SICK BED to a lake [water] from the surface of which ice more than a foot thick had been removed, and there [RE]BAPTIZED, whereupon she IMMEDIATELY RECOVERED. Similar cases might be given by the score. Bancroft's History of Utah, page 337 For many years [in the nineteenth century] it had been common for members to REDEDICATE themselves to building up the Kingdom through REBAPTISM. This practice was not considered essential to salvation but was a symbol of rededication. On other occasions the Saints were REBAPTIZED as a symbolic gesture related to blessings for their HEALTH, entry into the United Order, preparation for marriage and even for going to the temple if they had not been there for some time. … As with nearly every public and private practice of Nauvoo during the lifetime of Joseph Smith, REBAPTISM was institutionalized by Brigham Young as he built the Kingdom of God throughout the Great Basin of the American West. … The practice of REBAPTISM for rededication, renewal, reformation, HEALTH, and preparation for temple ordinances continued throughout the nineteenth century. Although some REBAPTISM ordinances, such as for HEALTH and rededication, continued to be performed as late as 1913 in the temples, the LDS Presidency decided during the administration of Joseph F. Smith that since REBAPTISM ordinances had always been supplementary to such principles and ordinances as individual repentance, partaking of the Sacrament, and priesthood blessing of the sick, it would be wise to discontinue a practice that might tend to diminish the importance of the primary principles and ordinances upon which REBAPTISM was predicated. The Practice of Rebaptism at Nauvoo, D. Michael Quinn, BYU Studies, 1978, 18:2
Please visit Baptism resouce page for more information about Baptism and Rebaptism from the scriptures and quotes from Joseph Smith and early LDS / Brighamite leaders, including LDS / Brighamite leaders requiring rebaptism of members before they could enter their temples for the first time.
The scriptures do not talk well of doctors/physicians. One example is how the woman with an issue of blood in Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48 was not healed by doctors even though they had been treating hear for twelve years and charged her all her wealth. She [women/church/believer] was healed by touching [grabbing] unto the tzitzit/tassels [which represents the YHWH’s commandments] of Yeshua/Jesus. Biblical Tassels is a good short video explaining the Greek in the manuscripts are referring to tzitzit/tassels. Biblical Tassels brings out other important points such as they are for all of Israel and not just the men. I have been wearing tzitzit/tassels myself for years and mentioned talk about that some in Catch and Understand. I see allusions to them in various places in the Book of Mormon also. One thing I talk about in Catch and Understand is how we won’t catch or notice something until after we start doing it ourselves because we don’t know the ins and outs of such things and won’t understand when they are being talked about. If you decide you want to do what Yeshua/Jesus did, instead of just claiming you want to be like Him, please check out my Tzitzit resource page to help you get started.
Mark 5:26-29 26 And had SUFFERED MANY THINGS OF MANY PHYSICIANS, and had SPENT ALL THAT SHE HAD, and was NOTHING BETTERED, but rather GREW WORSE, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his GARMENT [TZITZIT/COMMANDMENTS]. 28 For she said, If I may touch but his CLOTHES [RIGHTEOUSNESS], I shall be whole. 29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was HEALED of that plague. Luke 8:43-44,47 43 And a woman having an ISSUE OF BLOOD TWELVE YEARS, which had SPENT ALL HER LIVING UPON PHYSICIANS, neither could be healed of any, 44 Came behind him, and touched the BORDER OF HIS GARMENT [TZITZIT/COMMANDMENTS]: and IMMEDIATELY her issue of blood STANCHED [STOPPED/HEALED]. 47 And when the woman [believer] saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she DECLARED unto HIM before ALL THE PEOPLE for what cause she had touched him, and how she was HEALED IMMEDIATELY.
YHWH [LORD] Elohim [God] tells us that when we keep His commandments, which are different than the false traditions of men, He will heal us as happened with the women with an issue of blood in Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48.
Exodus 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
Here are two more passages from the Hebrew Bible that teach us that doctors/physicians don’t do what they claim.
Job 13:4 But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value. 2 Chronicles 16:12-13 12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians. 13 And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.