April 16 – 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.”
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Posted in April, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Doctrine and Covenants, end of the world prophecies, false doctrines, false prophecies of Mormonism, Jesus is God, joseph smith on 04/16/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in April, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged 16 Points of a True Church, a true church must be restored, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophecies, joseph smith on 04/12/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Marvelous Word and a Wonder, p 67; “…(Isaiah 29:1-4.) Isaiah saw the downfall of Ariel, or Jerusalem, at a time far in the future, “add ye year to year.” Then he seems to have been carried away in vision to witness a similar destruction of the cities of Joseph, “and it shall be unto me as Ariel.” He describes how they would be besieged and forts would be raised against them. They would be brought down and would speak out of the ground. Their speech would be “low out of the dust”; their voice would be as one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground; and their speech would whisper out of the dust. Now, obviously, the only way a dead people could speak “out of the ground” or “low out of the dust” would be by the written word, and this the people did through the Book of Mormon. Truly it has a familiar spirit, for it contains the words of the prophets of the God of Israel.” – LeGrand Richards
Posted in Sunday School - Old Testament, tagged bible, false gospel, I Will Write it in Their Hearts, Jeremiah 31:31-34, joseph smith, LDS Sunday School OT Lesson #42, New Covenant on 04/08/2014 | Leave a Comment »
The lesson this week is called “I Will Write It in Their Hearts” and its focus is “to encourage class members to participate in God’s great latter-day work and to have his law written in their hearts”. They’ve used Jeremiah chapters 16, 23, 29 & 31.
This lesson reminded me of CS Lewis’ Screwtape Letters. Screwtape (the demon who’s reached a higher level in the bureaucracy of hell) and his nephew Wormwood grapple over the best way to trick their victim into believing in their god who is from below. Every once in awhile they’ll use biblical scriptures to entice the unknowing, but their main objective is to plant seeds of doubt into the mind of the victim so he’ll not know the true God of the Bible. It’s a battle of the mind and heart of man in Lewis’ classic work, the Bible and even our lives today. If Lewis’ work isn’t readily available to give an example of spiritual warfare to the Mormon, I suggest you use this lesson as an acceptable alternative.
When my kids were little we were avid fans of the show “America’s Funniest Videos”. As the show portrays time and again the disastrous results of some of the things people thought were novel ideas you can’t help but watch the outcome of their soon to be calamities.
That’s what it was like when I opened the link to get a quick idea about this lesson. Its title told me it’s a train wreck waiting to happen and there’s disaster written all over it.
Posted in March, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged 16 Points of a True Church, false Christianity, false doctrines, Jesus, joseph smith, mormonism, Prophets and apostles needed in Christian churches on 03/31/2014 | 5 Comments »
I’m becoming quite fond of a website called The Domain for Truth as of late. I’ve only visited it a few times, but find that each time I do I lose track of time while reading thought provoking articles.
This time around I checked out the article on their front page called “Presupposed Pain, the Preeminence of God in the Persecution of Jan Hus”. I highly recommend and urge all Christians to read this, but especially Mormons.
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged assurance of salvation, believers, bible, body of Christ, Book of Mormon, Comforter, false apostles, false doctrine, false gospel, false prophets, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, indwelling of the Holy Spirit, intelligence, Jesus, joseph smith, lies, Mormon doctrine, Mormon holidays, mormonism, Pentecost, Redeemer, salvation, Savior, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, temple of God, truth, two comforters on 03/11/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged angel of light, angels, bible, body of Christ, Book of Mormon, Bruce McConkie, Christianity, false apostle, false doctrine, false prophet, false teachings, freedom, God, gospel, Jesus, Jesus a literal brother of man, Jesus brother of Lucifer, Jesus spiritually begotten through sex, joseph smith, lds church, Mormon doctrine, mormonism, Moroni, Old Testament, Only Begotten, pre-existence, prophesied, salvation, Savior, Son of God, truth on 03/10/2014 | Leave a Comment »
D&C 124:125; “I give unto you my servant Joseph to be a presiding elder over all my church, to be a translator, a revelator, a seer, and prophet.”
When anyone in life is a self-proclaimed prophet, seer, revelator and translator and condemns all of Christianity to hell, his words have immediately called for attention and inspection to such claims.
Whether it’s Smith or L. Ron Hubbard to Charles Taze Russell and Jim Jones, they need to be denounced for their heretical viewpoints. We must as members of the body of Christ put them in their place and shun such atrocities.
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 Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Alma, angel of light, another gospel, bible, Book of Mormon, false apostle, false doctrine, false prophet, false teacher, gospel, grace, Jesus, joseph smith, lds church, lies, mormonism, Moroni, Redeemer, salvation, Savior, truth on 03/08/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged 1st Vision, angel of light, atonement, bible, body of Christ, Book of Mormon, Christianity, false doctrine, false prophecy, false prophets, false teachings, grace, grove of trees, guarantee, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Jesus is the Rock, joseph smith, justification, lds church, lies, love of God, mormonism, Moroni, Redeemer, revelation, Rock of salvation, salvation, Savior, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, truth on 03/07/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Acts of the Apostles, Alma, bible, body of Christ, Book of Mormon, Christian church, Christianity, Christians, church, false gospel, false prophecies, false prophet, families are forever, gospel, grace, Holy Spirit, Jesus, joseph smith, lds church, lies, Mormon Church, mormonism, mormons, resurrection, salvation, Savior, truth on 03/06/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged apostacy, bible, body of Christ, Bruce McConkie, Christianity, Church of Jesus Christ, false doctrine, false gospel, false prophecies, false prophets, Jesus, Jesus Christ, joseph smith, lds church, martyrs, Mormon doctrine, mormonism, Redeemer, salvation, Savior, truth, Twelve Apostles on 03/04/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, Book of Mormon, Carthage Illinois, Carthage jail shootout, false gospel, false prophet, History of the Church, Jesus, joseph smith, lds church, martyr, mormonism, salvation, Savior, truth on 03/03/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Waiting for World’s End: The Diaries of Wilford Woodruff, edited by Susan Staker, Signature Books, 1993, p. 305; “Again Presdet Young said Joseph the Prophet told me that the garden of Eden was in Jackson Co Missouri, & when Adam was driven out of the garden of Eden He went about 40 miles to the Place which we Named Adam Ondi Ahman, & there built an Altar of Stone & offered Sacrifize. That Altar remains to this day. I saw it as Adam left it as did many others, & through all the revolutions of the world that Altar had not been disturbed. Joseph also said that when the City of Enoch fled & was translated it was whare the gulf of Mexico now is. It left that gulf a body of water.” [sic] – Wilford Woodruff