While Mormons like to write in telling us the LDS Apostle Bruce McConkie wasn’t speaking for the Church whenever he published or taught something, their statements are patently false. His writings and teachings appear in authoritative LDS publications even today just as this one does.
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Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, false teachings, Jesus, salvation, spirit elephants, spirits trees on 04/19/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Discourses of Brigham Young, pg 18; “God is the source, the fountain of all intelligence, no matter who possesses it, whether man upon the earth, the spirits in the spirit-world, the angels that dwell in the eternities of the Gods, or the most inferior intelligence among the devils in hell. All have derived what intelligence, light, power, and existence they have from God—from the same source from which we have received ours. 8:205.”
Proverbs 25:26; “A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.”
Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 14; “The religious practices of active Latter-day Saints include attendance at worship services and religious education classes on Sunday; donation of tithing and other financial contributions; service in a variety of Church callings; performance of temple ordinances on behalf of the deceased; personal and family prayer; scripture study; religious discussion with other family members; adherence to moral standards of personal honesty and integrity; genealogical research; service in the community; and development of habits of thrift and self-sufficiency.”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Brigham Young, false doctrines, false prophets, false teachings, Journal of Discourses 18:258, mormonism, when baby kicks spirit enters body on 04/13/2012 | Leave a Comment »
When Baby Kicks, Spirit Enters the Body
Journal of Discourses 18:258-9: “When the body is prepared, at the proper time, the spirit enters the tabernacle, and all the world of mankind in their reflections and researches must come to this conclusion, for the fact is they can come to no other—that when the mother feels life there is an evidence that the spirit from heaven has entered the tabernacle.” – Brigham Young
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged 1 Peter 1:25, Bible not for modern times, false apostles, false teachings, Jesus, mormonism, Orson Hyde, salvation on 03/13/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Bible not for Modern Times
Journal of Discourses 2:75-76; “The words contained in this Bible are merely a history of what is gone by; it was never given to guide the servant of God in the course he should pursue, any more than the words and commandments of God, given to a generation under one set of circumstances, would serve for another generation under another set of circumstances…The Bible is not a sufficient guide; it is only the history of the people who lived 1800 years ago. The history of our Church in this day, presents the scenes and transactions of this people—the revelations and words of God to them…” – Orson Hyde, Salt Lake City, October 6, 1854
John the Revelator Among Ten Tribes of Israel
Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg 264; “In addition to the spiritual manifestations already mentioned as having occurred at this conference of June 3rd-6th, it should be said that, according to John Whitmer’s History of the Church, ch. v: “The Spirit of the Lord fell upon Joseph in an unusual manner, and he prophesied that John the Revelator was then among the Ten Tribes of Israel who had been led away by Salmanasser, king of Assyria, to prepare them for their return from their long dispersion, to again possess the land of their fathers. He prophesied many more things that I have not written.” (HC 1:176.)”.
God; Knowing He Exists
Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg 32; “There are but a very few beings in the world who understand rightly the character of God. The great majority of mankind do not comprehend anything, either that which is past, or that which is to come, as it respects their relationship to God. They do not know, neither do they understand the nature of that relationship; and consequently they know but little above the beast, or more than to eat, drink and sleep. This is all man knows about God or his existence, unless it is given by the inspiration of the Almighty”.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, exalting Joseph Smith, false teachings, Jesus, Joseph Smith cutting Gordian knots, Life of Joseph Smith the prophet pg 21 vs Romans 11:26a, mormonism, salvation, worship for Joseph Smith on 02/19/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Exalting Joseph Smith
The Life of Joseph Smith, the Prophet, pg. 21; “It was a part of Joseph Smith’s mission “to combat the errors of ages; to meet the violence of mobs; to cope with illegal proceedings from executive authority; to cut the Gordian knot of powers; to solve mathematical problems of universities with truth—diamond truth.” He performed a work, “not pagan ire, nor tooth of time, nor sword, nor fire, shall bring to naught.” The Prophet’s life was exalted and unselfish. His death was a sealing martyrdom, following after that which was completed upon Calvary for the redemption of a world.” – George Q. Cannon
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged Brigham Young, false prophets, false teachings, godhood, Journal of Discourses 7:333-334 vs. Isaiah 44:24-25, mormonism, polytheism on 02/09/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Gods; Countless gods on other earths
Journal of Discourses 7:333-334; “How many Gods there are, I do not know. But there never was a time when there were not Gods and worlds, and when men were not passing through the same ordeals that we are now passing through. That course has been from all eternity, and it is and will be to all eternity. You cannot comprehend this; but when you can, it will be to you a matter of great consolation.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, October 8, 1859
Salvation; Kill to Save Someone
Journal of Discourses 4:53; “I know, when you hear my brethren telling about cutting people off from the earth, that you consider it is strong doctrine; but it is to save them, not to destroy them.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, September 21, 1856
“Church leaders have said that some exceptional circumstances may justify an abortion, such as when pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, when the life or health of the mother is judged by competent medical authority to be in serious jeopardy, or when the fetus is known by competent medical authority to have severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth. But even these circumstances do not automatically justify an abortion. Those who face such circumstances should consider abortion only after consulting with their local Church leaders and receiving a confirmation through earnest prayer.
When a child is conceived out of wedlock, the best option is for the mother and father of the child to marry and work toward establishing an eternal family relationship. If a successful marriage is unlikely, they should place the child for adoption, preferably through LDS Family Services (see “Adoption”).” http://www.lds.org/study/topics/abortion?lang=eng
According to Mormonism, was Jesus Created?
Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 548; “Yet God the Father is not one in substance with the Son or the Holy Spirit, but is a separate being. The Father existed prior to the Son and the Holy Ghost and is the source of their divinity. In classical terms, LDS theology is subordinationist; that is, it views the Son and the Holy Ghost as subordinate to and dependent upon God the Eternal Father. They are his offspring. Thus Joseph Smith referred to the Father as “God the first” to emphasize his priority in the Godhead (TPJS, p. 190).”
What are gospel ordinances?
An “ordinance” in the Church is any ceremony the Church deems necessary for salvation.
Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 1033; “In harmony with biblical precedent and latter-day commandment, all saving and exalting ordinances, from baptism to temple marriage, are performed in the presence of witnesses, and a proper and faithful record is made and kept in the archives of the Church (2 Cor. 13:1; cf. D&C 128:2-5). Thus, ordinances become “a law on earth and in heaven” and, unless the covenants are violated, they cannot be annulled, “according to the decrees of the great Jehovah” (D&C 128:6-10).”
Joseph Smith Venerated
Selected Writing of Daniel H. Ludlow: Gospel Scholars Series, pg. 488; “Elder Neal A. Maxwell suggested that the word venerate might be appropriate for Joseph Smith: “The Prophet Joseph Smith, of course, was not a perfect man. There has been only one such—Jesus Christ. But Joseph Smith was a special witness for Jesus Christ. . . . We do not, as some occasionally charge, worship Joseph Smith, nor place him on a par with Jesus. But we do venerate him, remembering, hopefully that the highest and best form of veneration is emulation.””
Posted in Mormon Terminology, tagged 3 levels of heaven, angel of light, bible, celestial kingdom, false doctrine, false teachings, heaven, Jesus, Mormon doctrine, Mormon terminology, mormonism, salvation, telestial kingdom, terrestrial kingdom on 09/18/2011 | Leave a Comment »
In Mormonism there is a general or “unconditional salvation” of all people because God gives “grace alone without obedience to gospel law”. After this general salvation comes the placement of souls. Heaven is comprised of three distinct levels and you earn your way into the various levels by the amount or type of work you’ve done here on earth. These levels are; the Celestial Kingdom, Terrestrial Kingdom and the lowest level of the Telestial Kingdom. To the Mormon you aren’t truly ‘saved’ unless you enter into what they call the Celestial Kingdom and have become a god.
Posted in September, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged exalted man, false doctrines, false teachings, God incarnate, godhood, Gospel through the Ages, Jesus, Jesus chosen as savior, Jesus is God, mormonism, polytheism, salvation on 09/02/2011 | 3 Comments »
September 2 – Philippians 2:5-7; “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged atonement for sin, bible, Book of Mormon, Calvary, cross, crucifixion, false doctrine, false teachings, Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus, redemption from sin, salvation on 08/18/2011 | 3 Comments »
The Cross and The Atonement
Today we’re looking at the Cross…at Calvary. For the Christian, it is the place where we find peace as we know this is where God gave His Only Son to die in our stead. A sacrifice had to be made to pay for our sin and God in His infinite wisdom and mercy paid that price for us because of His love for mankind. For God so loved the world… John 3:16
Posted in August, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, false doctrines, false prophet, false teachings, God is exalted man, human soul, Jesus, joseph smith, man is created, mormonism, salvation, spirit of man is immortal on 08/16/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Demonic Names in the Book of Mormon Part 1
For the next week or so we’re going to take a look at some various teachings in the Church that cause dilemmas for its members. We’re beginning with their sacred cannon – the Book of Mormon. Here is part of our article on the Demonic and Ungodly Names in the Book of Mormon.
Posted in June, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Adam and Eve, articles of faith, bible, false doctrine, false teachings, God, James Talmadge, Jesus, mormonism, multiply, salvation on 06/27/2011 | Leave a Comment »