Interview: Susan Ray Schmidt

An interview with Susan Ray Schmidt, former Mormon Fundamentalist polygamist wife and author of the book, “His Favorite Wife”.

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  1. Most professing Christians wrongly claim that man has never tampered with the Bible  The translations have been tampered with, but you can ascertain what is true by comparing the translatons with the original manuscript.   It isn't true that the different translations don't change the meaning of the text.  Meaning is changed drasticly, revealing the beliefs of the translators, who inbedded their personal beliefs in their translations.  For example, you can learn by reading in the NIV, Psalms 139 that the translators believed in "Calvinism." The NIV was translated to be in line with it.  If You read in verse 16, "Your eyes saw my unformed body. All THE DAYS ORDAINED FOR MEwere written in your book before one of them came to be." When you compare that same verse with the King James Version, you see a different translation with a different meaning. Verse 16 reads: "Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect:; and in thy book all MY MEMBERS were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there were none of them." As you can see, there is a huge difference in the meaning between the two translations. You can see that the translators of the NIV believed in Calvinism, and they translated this verse to be in line with their bias. Most professing Christians believe in the heresies of Calvinism, because they are exposed to its doctrines unknowingly, through the Bible translation that they read.  

    Another example of the translators' biases imbedded in the text  is seen in comparing John 3: 36 in the NIV with the RSV.  In the NIV  you read;  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever REJECTS THE SON will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him.  In the RSV you read;  He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who DOES NOT OBEY THE SON shall not see life.  You see here that believe and obey are synonyms.  The RSV is a more correct translation, because it reflects the idea that when Paul talked about faith without works, he was equating faith with obedience to Christ, and works referred to the works of the Hebrew law, the 600+ laws of the Talmud.Paul was refuting the Jewish law, not God's moral law.  Faith is synomomous with obedience to God's moral law.

    Once again you see that the translators of the NIV believed in Calvinism, and they translated it to be in line with it.  They supported  the idea of TOTAL DEPRAVITY.  I explain this more fully at my website

  2. This interview is very interesting. Women who leave the Polygamous Cults, all say the same thing.  The Wives do not get along. There Is Jealousy, and the Husband never has time to Father his Children. They all tell of living a Wretched Life, As a Plural Wife.  And their Children had no kind of life, since they almost didn't have a Father. It has to be a very bad life, for the Plural Wives. 

  3. I don't think Polygamy worked very well for the  Main Mormon Church. The plural wives were so much trouble that Brigham Young Had a Strong Talk With Them. 

  4. Mormonism is convoluted and changes constantly. How can Temple attending Mormons accept the doctrine of polygamy in Heaven on their own planet when in Mormon standard works it is against polygamy?

  5. Amazing! Thank you Lord Jesus for taking this beautiful woman out of Mormonism like myself. I was brought up main stream very active Mormon family in Los Angeles, CA. My whole family are still Mormon

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