Gospel Topics, “Becoming Like God”; “The desire to nurture the divinity in His children is one of God’s attributes that most inspires, motivates, and humbles members of the Church. God’s loving parentage and guidance can help each willing, obedient child of God receive of His fulness and of His glory…The teaching that men and women have the potential to be exalted to a state of godliness clearly expands beyond what is understood by most contemporary Christian churches and expresses for the Latter-day Saints a yearning rooted in the Bible to live as God lives, to love as He loves, and to prepare for all that our loving Father in Heaven wishes for His children.
Posts Tagged ‘idolatry’
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Becoming Like God, Deut 4:35, false doctrines of Mormonism, godhood, Gospel Topics, idolatry, Joseph Smith's false prophecies, polytheism on 03/02/2014 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Achieving a Celestial Marriage pg 65, Asherah worship, bible, godhood, idolatry, Jeremiah 14:14, Jesus, joseph smith, LDS Manual, Mormon salvation, polygamy, polytheism on 01/12/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Jeremiah 14:14; “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.”
December 29 – Revelation 5:6a, 9-10a; “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain…And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged false prophets, Hinckley's lie to Time Magazine, idolatry, Isaiah 43:10-11, Jesus, men can become gods, polytheism, TPJS pg 359, Triune God on 12/18/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg 359; “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… Here, then, is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves…”
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, Discourses of Brigham Young pg 50, false doctrines of Mormonism, god became a god, godhood, idolatry, Jesus, man is eternal, Numbers 23:19, polytheism, salvation on 12/08/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Discourses of Brigham Young, pg 50; “Things were first created spiritually; the Father actually begat the spirits, and they were brought forth and lived with him. Then he commenced the work of creating earthly tabernacles, precisely as he had been created in this flesh himself, by partaking of the coarse material that was organized and composed this earth, until his system was charged with it, consequently the tabernacles of his children were organized from the coarse materials of this earth.” – Brigham Young
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, false doctrines of Mormonism, godhood, gods reproduce like humans do, idolatry, Jesus, Millennial Star Vol 17, polytheism, pregnancies in heaven on 11/30/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Millennial Star, Vol. 17, No. 50, December 15, 1855, pg 785; “MARRIAGE; REPRODUCTION ETERNALLY LIKE OUR METHOD The Almighty is a God of Truth, or a being who acts on eternal, unchangeable principles or laws. Therefore the method of creating, peopling, redeeming, and sanctifying this earth must be in the similitude of the plan which has been pursued with other worlds in the eternities which have past. It is evident that truth, and its opposite, or the principles of good and evil, must be co-existent with each other, and that the presence of one has ever ben necessary to develop the nature and powers of the other.”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Doctrines of Salvation 2:47, each god has a father, false gods, Heavenly Father's father, idolatry, Jesus, Joseph Fielding Smith, polytheism on 11/09/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Each god has a father
Doctrines of Salvation 2:47; “Our Father in heaven, according to the Prophet, had a Father, and since there has been a condition of this kind through all eternity, each Father had a Father, until we come to a stop where we cannot go further, because of our limited capacity to understand.” – 10th LDS President Joseph Fielding Smith
Isaiah 55:8-9; “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, false doctrines of Mormonism, false gods, Heber C. Kimball, idolatry, Jesus sexually begotten by God and Mary, Journal of Discourses 8:211-212, salvation on 10/03/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Journal of Discourses 8:211-212; “In relation to the way in which I look upon the works of God and his creatures, I will say that I was naturally begotten; so was my father, and also my Saviour Jesus Christ. According to the Scriptures, he is the first begotten of his father in the flesh, and there was nothing unnatural about it.” – Heber C. Kimball, Salt Lake City, September 2, 1860
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Boyd K. Packer, false doctrines of Mormonism, good luck charms, Holy Temple, idolatry, Jesus, Jupiter Talisman, salvation, temple garments are protection on 09/19/2013 | 1 Comment »
Temple Garments are Protection
Psalm 28:7; “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.”
Posted in Masonic Logde and Mormonism, tagged false doctrines of Mormonism, false gods, idolatry, Masonic temple oaths, Oaths in Mormon temple 2005, Oaths in Mormon temple before 1931 on 09/18/2013 | 2 Comments »
As many people already know, oaths taken in the Mormon temple are almost identical to the oaths in the Masonic temples. We believe it’s always a good practice to look at things in context with a full disclosure of facts so that’s what we’re doing here.
In our objective we’re posing three questions;
Is it true the Mormons got their oaths from the Masons and if so how did that come about?
Exactly what are the oaths of each organization?
What does the Lord think of these groups with their secret ceremonies?
A key belief in the foundation of Mormonism is the theory everyone is literally begotten by a heavenly mother and father in a pre-mortal existence. This polygamous marital union is made up of one exalted man now god who has multiple goddess wives and they beget spirit babies who grow to maturity and then are given birth to in human form by our parents here on earth.
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged eternity, false doctrines of Mormonism, floating as gods through kingdoms, idolatry, Life of Heber C Kimball, polytheism on 08/23/2013 | 1 Comment »
Life of Heber C. Kimball, pg 513; “A man may become a God as Jesus Christ did. For this he must prepare himself while in the flesh, that he may be enthroned as a judge is enthroned. I have a desire that my children be crowned, and if I be enthroned I want to have the privilege of wafting myself by the power of God, to visit my children. Everything we see here is typical of what will be hereafter.” – Orson F. Whitney
I’m posting this chart in response to the many e-mails I receive asking for definitions on Witchcraft, Satanism and Mormonism. This chart is part of a PowerPoint presentation I use when I’m asked to lecture at churches and schools.
This chart doesn’t include the side-by-side examples of Mormon beliefs, but you can download a chart for that here. It’s called Handouts for Witnessing. Between all the Mormon scriptures, Witchcraft and Satanism you’ll be prepared in knowing how to defend your faith with the Bible & see why God abhors worshiping anyone or anything but Him!
This past week the Mormon Church premiered a new Endowment film in selected temples across the country. There hasn’t been a lot of information forthcoming on this new film, but what we do know is that its approximately 12-15 minutes longer than the previous one. It has a new cast, a little more detail about the creation periods, uses the same script and has no significant changes to the rituals.
This will be the second change to the Endowment film since it first debuted in temples in 1970. The first change had significant revisions such as “death oaths” being removed and a Christian pastor no longer accompanied Satan on one of his visits to Adam and Eve.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged graven images, idolatry, Nauvoo & Salt Lake Temples with engraved images, necromancy, statues of Brigham Young, statues of Joseph Smith, statues of seagulls on 07/21/2013 | 4 Comments »
Seagulls, Joseph, Brigham & Hyrum
Mosiah 12:36; “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing in heaven above, or things which are in the earth beneath.”
Exodus 20:4; “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything in heaven above, or things which are in the earth beneath.”
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged Alma, bible, Book of Abraham, God an exalted man, God is a "Great Spirit", History of the Church 6:305, idolatry, Jesus, Joseph Smith polytheism, many gods, Mormon god on 07/20/2013 | Leave a Comment »
God the “Great Spirit”
Alma 22:9-11; “And the king said: Is God that Great Spirit that brought our fathers out of the land of Jerusalem? 10 And Aaron said unto him: Yea, he is that Great Spirit, and he created all things both in heaven and in earth. Believest thou this? 11 And he said: Yea, I believe that the Great Spirit created all things, and I desire that ye should tell me concerning all these things, and I will believe thy words.”
Why does Alma disagree with Joseph Smith?
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged Book of Mormon god is a great spirit, Book of Mormon god is Jesus, D&C god is exalted man, false doctrines of Mormonism, idolatry, Pearl of Great Price gods on 07/16/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Who is the Mormon god?
3 Nephi 11:14; “Arise and come forth unto me, that ye may thrust your hands into my side, and also that ye may feel the prints of the nails in my hands and in my feet, that ye may know that I am the God of Israel, and the God of the whole earth, and have been slain for the sins of the world.”
Alma 20:28; “And Ammon said: This is God. And Ammon said unto him again: Believest thou that this Great Spirit, who is God, created all things which are in heaven and in the earth?”