Today while working on this monstrosity I came across an interesting situation. The sheer amount of dilemmas for one of the subject matters stuck out like a red flag so I thought I’d share what I discovered. I’ve categorized all the topics from A to Z and in the category of ‘Christians’ I noticed just how much the Church disapproves of Christians and Christianity.
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Posted in July, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, cross, door to salvation, false doctrine, false prophets, false teachers, Gospel through the Ages, Jesus, Milton Hunter, mormonism, polygamy for salvation on 07/16/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Messenger and Advocate, vol. 1, July 1835, no. 10; “…and the land was left to the possession of the red men, who were without intelligence, only in the affairs of their wars; and having no records, only preserving their history by tradition from father to son, lost the account of their true origin, and wandered from river to river, from hill to hill, from mountain to mountain, and from sea to sea, till the land was again peopled, in a measure, by a rude, wild, revengeful, warlike and barbarous race. Such are our Indians”.
There’s been a lot of back and forth arguments going on in the past several weeks between Glenn Beck and numerous Christian conservative organizations. From Ed Decker with Saints Alive to The Blaze (conservative news portal), many have openly questioned the motives of Liberty University when they invited a Mormon to give the commencement speech for the graduating class of 2014.
A Comprehensive History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1: 392 – 393; “It is the Christ’s church in all these respects; but it is an institution which also belongs to the saints. It is their refuge from the confusion and religious doubt of the world. It is their instructor in principle, doctrine, and righteousness. It is their guide in matters of faith and morals. They have a conjoint ownership in it with Jesus Christ, which ownership is recognized in the latter part of the title. “The Church * * * of Latter-day Saints,” is equivalent to “The Church of Jesus Christ,” and “The Church of the Latter-day Saints””.
Glenn Beck peddles David Barton’s rewrite of the NASB to share a Holy America and make some quick bucks
After hearing Glenn Beck promoting a special kind of bible, I skimmed through the numerous websites promoting the Founders’ Bible and the ministry of David Barton, Glenn Beck’s token Christian Pastor. The Bible is more a declaration of the holiness of the United Sates of America than a true study bible.
What is wrong with people???
Today the Salt Lake Trib posted an article on the reopening of the Washington Monument in our nation’s capital.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged BYU Speeches January 2003, false doctrines of Mormonism, false teachers, Merrill Bateman, Mormons born to be kings, Mormons purpose just as Jesus' on 05/16/2014 | Leave a Comment »
BYU Speeches, “Mortality and Our Eternal Journey,” January 14, 2003; “Excluding the Atonement, our purpose in coming to earth is the same as the Savior’s. He was born to be a king. If faithful, we also are promised thrones, kingdoms, and principalities (see D&C 132:19). Jesus’ kingdom was not of this world; neither is ours…” – BYU President Merrill J. Bateman
While gathering info for our Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders series I kept noticing a common occurrence in the lives of these men. The issue for this article isn’t about polygamy (that’s for another day), rather my focus is on the age of the girls these men married. I refer to them as girls because quite frankly that’s what they were; little girls, aka, children.
The last submission for our series included a young girl who was 13 years old when she married Perrigrine Sessions and each time I thought of that scenario I felt physically ill. Sadly, many of the genealogy sites I referenced contained comments from his descendants who remarked they were surprised that ‘girls were married so young back then’.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged 1 Sam 16:7, bigotry, Doctrinal Commentary on the Pearl of Great Price p 406, false doctrines of Mormonism, false teachers, Hyrum Andrus, racism, racist teachings in Mormonism on 04/26/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Doctrinal Commentary on the Pearl of Great Price, p 406-407; “The position of the Church regarding the Negro may be understood when another doctrine of the Church is kept in mind; namely, that the conduct of spirits in the pre-mortal existence has some determining effect upon the conditions and circumstances under which these spirits take on mortality, and that while the details of the principle have not been made known, the principle itself indicates that the coming to this earth and taking on mortality is a privilege that is given to those who maintain their first estate; and that the worth of the principle is so great that spirits are willing to come to earth and take on bodies no matter what the handicap may be as to the kind of bodies they are to secure; and that among the handicaps, failure of the right to enjoy in mortality the blessings of the priesthood, is a handicap which spirits are willing to assume in order that they might come to earth. Under this principle there is no injustice whatsoever involved in this deprivation as to the holding of the Priesthood by Negroes.” – Hyrum Andrus, 1998
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
Conference Report, April 1939, Morning Meeting, p 57; “The negro is an unfortunate man. He has been given a black skin. But that is as nothing compared with that greater handicap that he is not permitted to receive the Priesthood and the ordinances of the temple, necessary to prepare men and women to enter into and enjoy a fulness of glory in the celestial kingdom. What is the reason for this condition, we ask, and I find it to my satisfaction to think that as spirit children of our Eternal Father they were not valiant in the fight” – George F. Richards
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, false doctrines of Mormonism, false teachers, God is not Triune, Jesus is God, No Trinity in Mormonism, salvation, Selected Writings of Robert Millet p 190 on 03/24/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Selected Writings of Robert L. Millet: Gospel Scholars Series, p 190; “The four Gospels are particularly plain in setting forth the true nature of God and the various labors of the members of the Godhead. Indeed, one has to become involved in a stretching series of doctrinal maneuvers in order to derive the concept of Trinity or of a triune God in the New Testament…
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged 2nd Nephi, Adam, atonement, bible, Book of Mormon, cross, crucifixion, enmity between God and man, Eve, fall of man, false doctrine, false god, false gospel, false prophets, false teachers, Garden of Eden original sin, garment of righteousness, grace, Jesus, joseph smith, lds church, mercy, mormonism, peace with God, Redeemer, sacrifice, Savior, truth on 03/09/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Sunday School - Old Testament, tagged bible, Book of Mormon, Ether, false doctrines of Mormonism, false teachers, Jaredites, Jesus, LDS OT Sunday School Lesson 6, Noah, Noah's Ark, salvation on 01/24/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Gospel Through the Ages, pg 104; “Mormon prophets have continuously taught the sublime truth that God the Eternal Father was once a mortal man who passed through a school of earth life similar to that through which we are now passing. He became God—an exalted being…” – Milton Hunter
November 17 – Ezra 6:5; “And also let the golden and silver vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took forth out of the temple which is at Jerusalem, and brought unto Babylon, be restored, and brought again unto the temple which is at Jerusalem, every one to his place, and place them in the house of God.”
Posted in October, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, false gospel, false teachers, Jesus, testimony of restored gospel, Witnessing to Mormons on 10/17/2013 | 1 Comment »
October 17 – 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4; “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”