Posts Tagged ‘false doctrine’
Posted in December, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged crucifixion, false doctrine, false gospel, It is Finished, Jesus, mormonism, salvation, temple veil ripped in two on 12/21/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in December, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged false doctrine, God an exalted man, Jesus, Jesus is God, Jesus not God in Mormonism, mormonism, omnipresent, omniscient on 12/20/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in December, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Book of Mormon, false doctrine, Jesus, Mormon Christmas Devotional December 2011, Nephi & Jesus' crucifixion, salvation on 12/16/2012 | Leave a Comment »
December 16 – Isaiah 53:5, 11; “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.”
Posted in December, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, false doctrine, Garden of Gethsemane vs. the Cross, Golgotha, Jesus, Jesus' sacrifice, mormonism, salvation on 12/09/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Bible, Book of Mormon, tagged angel of light, another gospel, bible is false, bible is incomplete, false doctrine, Jesus, many plain and precious truths are missing, mormonism on 01/13/2012 | Leave a Comment »
The Bible and Another Gospel
In the January 2011 edition of the Ensign I came across an article entitled “The Scriptures Teach and Testify of Jesus Christ”.
What I found interesting in this article is the manipulative way the Church goes about confusing its members. At the onset of this article it says “The main purpose of the scriptures is to testify of Christ, helping us come unto Him and receive eternal life (see John 5:39).”
Thought of the Day about Mormonism
Their Advertising Campaign for Mitt and Jon
According to the NY Times in November 2011, the Mormons hired two big name advertising agencies in 2009, Ogilvy and Mather and Hall and Partners, to gather info on what people thought of Mormons. For those who answered in the focus groups they found that if they had any opinion at all it was negative, listing their reasons as ““secretive”, “cultish”, “sexist”, “controlling”, “pushy”, and “anti-gay””. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/us/mormon-ad-campaign-seeks-to-improve-perceptions.html?pagewanted=all
What does it mean to be “reverent”?
Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 1229; “Reverence is expected to pervade public places of worship as well. Because Latter-day Saints tend to be vibrant and sociable and because they often worship with their children, the Church leaders periodically emphasize the importance of reverence. Addressing the issue, President Gordon B. Hinckley stated, “We encourage the cultivation of friends with happy conversations among our people. However, these should take place in the foyer, and when we enter the chapel we should understand that we are in sacred precincts…. All who come into the Lord’s house should have a feeling they are walking and standing on holy ground” (Ensign 17 [May 1987]:45).”
Posted in Thought of the Day about Mormonism, tagged baptism for the dead, bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, false doctrine, false prophecies, mormonism, Mormons are saviors for dead people, necromancy on 12/16/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Baptism for the Dead and being Born Again
I often wonder what Mormons think of the passage of scripture in John when Nicodemus asked Jesus what he must do to be born again. While we’ve explored this issue in our Mormon Dilemmas section before, today I began wondering about another angle to this scenario.
If Jesus told Nicodemus he had to be born again then how are dead people born again?
John 3:3; “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
The Mormon Church teaches that they can’t be saved without their dead and the dead can’t be saved without members doing works for them in the temple.
D&C 128:18; “…baptism for the dead. For we without them cannot be made perfect; neither can they without us be made perfect.”
So how can a dead person be born again? Remember, we’re not talking about being spiritually dead, but a literal dead person.
The Mormons I’ve spoken with have told me the person who is dead has the choice of accepting or rejecting that which was done for them in the temple. But this doesn’t answer the question so it’s something I’d keep asking them about.
I also wonder how they feel about Moroni 10:26 and 2 Nephi 9:38 in light of the Doctrine and Covenants passage listed above.
Moroni 10:26; “And wo unto them who shall do these things away and die, for they die in their sins, and they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God; and I speak it according to the words of Christ; and I lie not.”
2 Nephi 9:38; “And, in fine, wo unto all those who die in their sins; for they shall return to God, and behold his face, and remain in their sins.”
Jesus the Only Begotten?
Gospel Through the Ages, pg. 15; “The appointment of Jesus to be the Savior of the world was contested by one of the other sons of God. He was called Lucifer, son of the morning. Haughty, ambitious, and covetous of power and glory, this spirit-brother of Jesus desperately tried to become the Savior of mankind. At the great council he proposed a new plan of salvation, event, the Lord revealed the following to Moses…”
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.”
What is the Meaning of “Families are Forever”?
Gospel Fundamentals, pg. 177; “God made it possible for families to be together forever. He has given the leaders of His Church the authority to bind families together forever. This binding together is called sealing. This sealing can take place only in a temple. Temples are sacred buildings where only faithful members of the Church may go. When a man and woman are sealed in the temple by someone who holds the priesthood and has special power to seal, their marriage will not end when they die. Their marriage will last forever if they keep the promises they made in the temple. This is called eternal marriage.
If a man and a woman are not sealed in the temple, the marriage ends when one of them dies. If we are sealed in the temple, and if we faithfully follow Jesus Christ to the end of our lives, our families can be together forever.”
Romney and Huntsman Glaringly Absent in Iowa Family Leader Forum
Ironically enough the name of the conference was “Family Leader Forum”. Mormons are all about families, right?
I have to wonder…did they not go because it was held inside a Christian church or was it because they might be asked about their faith? When I was a Mormon (for 30 yrs no less) it was drilled into me not to step foot in a Christian church or bookstore.
A good friend called me the other day after returning from a business trip to Salt Lake City asking me what the deal was with all the beehives in Utah. She noticed that everywhere she looked there seemed to be this overwhelming sense these meant more than what they portrayed.