Posts Tagged ‘exaltation’
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Christianity, Ensign November 2011 Dieter Uchtdorf, exaltation, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, godhood, Jesus, Proverbs 14:5, salvation on 08/03/2012 | Leave a Comment »
“You Matter to Him”, Liahona and Ensign, November 2011; “”This is a paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God. While against the backdrop of infinite creation we may appear to be nothing, we have a spark of eternal fire burning within our breast. We have the incomprehensible promise of exaltation—worlds without end—within our grasp. And it is God’s great desire to help us reach it.”” —Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Proverbs 14:5; “A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.”
We will not become a god and it’s not God’s job to help us try and become a god. Liar, liar, face of fire as my kids used to say.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Christianity, exaltation, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophets, godhood status, Matthew 7:13-15, polytheism, Teachings of the Presidents of the Church pg 8 on 06/09/2012 | 1 Comment »
The Way to Heaven
Teachings of the Presidents of the Church, pg 8; “Only the valiant will be exalted and receive the highest degree of glory, hence ‘many are called, but few are chosen.’ (D&C 121:40.) As the Savior put it, ‘. . . strait is the gate, and narrow the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.’ And conversely, ‘. . . wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.’ (Matt. 7:13, 14.)” – Spencer W. Kimball
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, exaltation, false christ, false doctrines of Mormonism, false promises of Mormon Jesus, Families are Forever?, Jesus, Mormon temple secret oaths, no marriages in heaven on 03/19/2012 | 1 Comment »
Families are Forever – Really?
“In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles proclaim that “marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for eternal destiny of His children.” When a man and woman are married in the temple, their family can be together forever. This is a common goal of Latter-day Saints…The covenant of eternal marriage is necessary for exaltation….After receiving the sealing ordinance and making sacred covenants in the temple, a couple must continue in faithfulness in order to receive the blessings of eternal marriage and exaltation.”
January 22 – Everlasting burnings. What is it? Who goes to everlasting burnings and why? Isaiah 33:12, 14. “And the people shall be as the burnings of lime…the sinners in Zion are afraid; fearlfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged exaltation, false doctrines, families are forever, Joseph Smith Translation, Mark 12:19-25, mormonism, no marriages in heaven, salvation, Temple Marriage on 12/31/2011 | Leave a Comment »
What is exaltation?
Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 479; “It is available only in the highest degree of the Celestial Kingdom and is reserved for members of the Church of the Firstborn. This exalted status, called eternal life, is available to be received by a man and wife. It means not only living in God’s presence, but receiving power to do as God does, including the power to bear children after the resurrection (TPJS, pp. 300-301; D&C 132:19). Blessings and privileges of exaltation require unwavering faith, repentance, and complete obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Salvation and Exaltation
Jude 1:24-25; “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
Posted in Joseph Smith Prophecies, tagged bible, Book of Mormon, exaltation, false gods, godhood, idolatry, Jesus, King Follett Discourse, Mormon god an exalted man, Mormon temples, mormonism on 09/28/2011 | 6 Comments »
God Changes Not…or Does He?
Mormon 9:9-10; “For do we not read that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and in him there is no variableness neither shadow of changing? And now, if ye have imagined up unto yourselves a god who doth vary, and in whom there is shadow of changing, then have ye imagined up unto yourselves a god who is not a God of miracles.”
As I was checking my email today I came upon an article about Marie Osmond’s recent temple re-marriage to her 1st husband Stephen Craig. According to Mormon doctrine this means they once again qualify and are worthy to become a god and goddess. Their temple marriage and sealing ensures their exaltation and eternal life as they create and organize their own world, and procreate spiritual offspring who will then inhabit the world they created.
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, exaltation, false gospel, false prophet, freedom, godhood, Jesus, joseph smith, King, lds church, Mormon temple, mormonism, polygamy, polytheism, Redeemer, salvation, Savior, truth on 02/06/2011 | Leave a Comment »
February 6 – Paul told us in 2 Thess. 2:4-8 that those who exalts himself to sit on the throne of God would be revealed as a man of sin. It is the man of wickedness who does this and then the Lord will “consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming”.
Paul gave us a graphic depiction of what Jesus told the multitudes in Matthew 23:12; “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted”. The scribes and Pharisees were teaching they were the ones that held the power of salvation. It is clear that Jesus denied their false teachings.
For a Mormon, exaltation means salvation. “Although salvation may be defined in many ways to mean many things, in its most pure and perfect definition it is a synonym for exaltation. Mormon Doctrine, pg. 257. “then shall they be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be from everlasting to everlasting…For strait is the gate, and narrow the way that leadeth unto the exaltation and continuation of the lives…” D&C 132:20, 22.
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, Eternla, exaltation, false gospel, God, godhood, gods, Holy Spirit, Jesus, joseph smith, mormonism, polytheism, truth on 11/28/2010 | Leave a Comment »
November 27 – Jude 1:21; “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”
Today we’re looking at the word eternal to see what it means. The Greek word for eternal from this verse is; aioônios. The transliteration for eternal from the Strong’s Concordance is: “perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):—eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).”
So today ask your Mormon friend what his understanding is of this word when Milton Hunter and Joseph Smith says that God is eternal, yet he was once a man like us and then became a god himself.
“God Himself was once as we are now…It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the character of God, and to know that we may converse with Him as one man converses with another, and that He was once a man like us, yea, that God Himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ Himself did.”
Milton R. Hunter, The Gospel through the Ages, 105.
The meaning of the word eternal from the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary as found in the Gospel Link Dictionary; “Without beginning or end of existence. The eternal God is thy refuge. Deuteronomy 33.”