The LDS Church released their annual statistical report at the April 2013 General Conference and we thought we’d pass some of their info on for our readers!
Posted in General Conference April 2014, Mormon Dilemmas, tagged false doctrines, LDS 2013 stat report, LDS Membership down, lies of Mormon Church, Mormons leaving Mormonism on 04/20/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Teachings of the Presidents of the Church, Joseph Fielding Smith, “The Church and Kingdom of God”; “After centuries of spiritual darkness and apostasy, the Lord has restored His gospel and organized His Church on the earth.
We announce that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the kingdom of God on earth, the only place where men may come to learn the true doctrines of salvation and find the authority of the holy priesthood. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is in literal reality the kingdom of God on earth.”
Of All Things! Classic Quotations of Hugh Nibley, p 76; “Do not begrudge existence to creatures that looked like men long, long ago, nor deny them a place in God’s affection or even a right to exaltation, for our scriptures allow them such. Nor am I overly concerned as to just when they might have lived, for their world is not our world. They have all gone away long before our people ever appeared. God assigned them their proper times and functions. “Before Adam,” CWHN 1:82” – Hugh Nibley, edited by FARMS, 1991
Today we’re taking a look at Zedekiah, Judah’s last king. The reason we’re doing this is because of what the Book of Mormon says. There are several questionable teachings in their canon on this subject matter so I’ll be listing just one verse in my example and provide multiple verses from the Bible for you to use when witnessing to your Mormon friends/loved ones.
Let’s look at the BoM verse before we proceed. Helaman 8:21 says;
Helaman 8:21; “And now will you dispute that Jerusalem was destroyed? Will ye say that the sons of Zedekiah were not slain, all except it were Mulek? Yea, and do ye not behold that the seed of Zedekiah are with us, and they were driven out of the land of Jerusalem? But behold, this is not all—”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Book of Mormon is Keystone of Our Religion, Ensign Jan 2004, false apostle, false christ, false gospel, James Faust, Jesus, salvation on 04/16/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Ensign, ‘The Keystone of Our Religion’, January 2004; “President George Q. Cannon (1827–1901), First Counselor in the First Presidency, stated: “The Book of Mormon is not a geographical primer. It was not written to teach geographical truths. What is told us of the situation of the various lands or cities … is usually simply an incidental remark connected with the doctrinal or historical portions of the work.” 6
Ensign, ‘The Keystone of Our Religion’, January 2004; “…It [BoM] is a keystone for other reasons also. In the promise of Moroni previously referred to—namely, that God will manifest the truth of the Book of Mormon to every sincere inquirer having faith in Christ 4 —we have a key link in a self-locking chain.
A confirming testimony of the Book of Mormon convinces “that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God” 5 and also spiritually verifies the divine calling of Joseph Smith and that he did see the Father and the Son. With that firmly in place, it logically follows that one can also receive a verification that the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price are true companion scriptures to the Bible and the Book of Mormon.” – James Faust
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged 'The Keystone of Our Religion', 2 Timothy 4:2-4, bible, Book of Mormon, Ensign January 2004, false apostles, false gospel, James Faust, Jesus on 04/13/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Ensign, ‘The Keystone of Our Religion’, January 2004; “It is important to know what the Book of Mormon is not. It is not primarily a history, although much of what it contains is historical…The test for understanding this sacred book is preeminently spiritual. An obsession with secular knowledge rather than spiritual understanding will make its pages difficult to unlock”. – James Faust
Jarom 1:1-2; “Now behold, I, Jarom, write a few words according to the commandment of my father, Enos, that our genealogy may be kept. 2 And as these plates are small, and as these things are written for the intent of the benefit of our brethren the Lamanites, wherefore, it must needs be that I write a little; but I shall not write the things of my prophesying, nor of my revelations. For what could I write more than my fathers have written? For have not they revealed the plan of salvation? I say unto you, Yea; and this sufficeth me”.
Liahona, ‘Follow the Prophet’, April 2014; “As we follow President Monson and try to be more like him, we will inevitably succeed in being more faithful disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.” – Elder William Walker of the Seventy
Journal of Discourses 16:248; “We talk of obedience, but do we require any man or woman to ignorantly obey the counsels that are given? Do the First Presidency require it? No, never.” – Joseph F. Smith, Salt Lake City, October 7, 1873
Marvelous Word and a Wonder, p 67; “…(Isaiah 29:1-4.) Isaiah saw the downfall of Ariel, or Jerusalem, at a time far in the future, “add ye year to year.” Then he seems to have been carried away in vision to witness a similar destruction of the cities of Joseph, “and it shall be unto me as Ariel.” He describes how they would be besieged and forts would be raised against them. They would be brought down and would speak out of the ground. Their speech would be “low out of the dust”; their voice would be as one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground; and their speech would whisper out of the dust. Now, obviously, the only way a dead people could speak “out of the ground” or “low out of the dust” would be by the written word, and this the people did through the Book of Mormon. Truly it has a familiar spirit, for it contains the words of the prophets of the God of Israel.” – LeGrand Richards
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Acts 10:34-35, bible, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet Joseph Smith, Jesus, Mormon racist teachings, slavery is of God, The Essential Joseph Smith pp 87-90 on 04/08/2014 | Leave a Comment »
The Essential Joseph Smith, pp 87-90; “The fact is inconvertible, that the first mention we have of slavery, is found in the Holy Bible, pronounced by a man who was perfect in his generation, and walked with God.
And so far from that prediction being averse from the mind of God, it remains as a lasting monument to the decree of Jehovah, to the shame and confusion of all who have cried out against the South, in consequence of their holding the sons of Ham in servitude! “And he said, Cursed be Canaan, a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.”
The Essential Orson Pratt, p 151; “Afterwards a set of cunning wicked impostors, under the name of Protestant ministers, make their appearance, who finding themselves entirely destitute of the spirit of prophecy, of visions, of revelation, and of every other power and gift which always characterised the ministers of Christ, have endeavoured to invent some cunning, crafty arguments, to hide from the people their powerless, apostate condition, and make their deluded followers think that they are really genuine ministers of Christ.
History of the Church, 6:478; “The old Catholic church traditions are worth more than all you have said. Here is a principle of logic that most men have no more sense than to adopt. I will illustrate it by an old apple tree. Here jumps off a branch and says, I am the true tree, and you are corrupt. If the whole tree is corrupt, are not its branches corrupt? If the Catholic religion is a false religion, how can any true religion come out of it? If the Catholic Church is bad, how can any good thing come out of it?” – Joseph Smith
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged avoiding arrests for polygamy, bible, childbirth not mandatory for salvation, contradictions in Mormonism, Diaries of Rudger Clawson pg 128, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, polygamy on 04/05/2014 | 2 Comments »
A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson [p. 128] “[Saturday, 30 December 1899]…The principal topic of discussion was the attitude of the brethren when arrested and found guilty of unlawful cohabitation. Would it be proper for them to promise to obey the law—or rather express their intention to do so?
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged 2 Timothy 3:16, bible, Bible is uninspired, false apostle Orson Pratt, false doctrines of Mormonism, Isaiah 40:8, Jesus, The Essential Orson Pratt pp 150-151 on 04/04/2014 | 1 Comment »
The Essential Orson Pratt, pp 150-151; “The gathering together of the few scattered manuscripts which compose what is now termed the Bible was the work of uninspired man which took place centuries after John finished his manuscript.
Among the vast number of professedly inspired manuscripts, scattered through the world, man, poor, weak, ignorant man assumed the authority to select a few, which according to his frail judgment, he believed or conjectured were of God, but the balance not agreeing, perhaps, with his peculiar notions of divine inspiration, were rejected as spurious.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Book of Mormon, Deuteronomy 13:1-3, Doctrine and Covenants better than Book of Mormon, Doctrines of Salvation 3:198, false doctrines of Mormonism, false gods, false gospel, false prophet, idolatry, Joseph Fielding Smith on 04/03/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Doctrines of Salvation 3:198; “In my judgment there is no book on earth yet come to man as important as the book known as the Doctrine and Covenants, with all due respect to the Book of Mormon, and the Bible, and the Pearl of Great Price, which we say are our standards in doctrine. The book of Doctrine and Covenants to us stands in a peculiar position above them all”. – Joseph Fielding Smith
Journal of Discourses 4:56; “I have told you many times that there are multitudes of pure and holy spirits waiting to take tabernacles, now what is our duty?—to prepare tabernacles for them… It is the duty of every righteous man and woman to prepare tabernacles for all the spirits they can; hence if my women leave, I will go and search up others who will abide the celestial law, and let all I now have go where they please; though I will send the Gospel to them.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, September 21, 1856
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged 2 Thess 2:9-11, bible, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophets of Mormonism, Jesus, Lucifer helped create you, Teachings of Spencer Kimball pp 32-33 on 04/01/2014 | 2 Comments »