October 30 – 2 Timothy 4:2-4; “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
Posts Tagged ‘Mormon doctrine’
Man Can Remain without Sin
Mormon Doctrine, pg 320; “But, notwithstanding all this, he [Jesus] kept the law of God, and remained without sin, showing thereby that it is in the power of man to keep the law and remain also without sin; and also, that by him a righteous judgment might come upon all flesh, and that all who walk not in the law of God may justly be condemned by the law, and have no excuse for their sins.”
Romans 7:23; “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.”
Galatians 5:17; “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”
James 4:1; “From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?”
1 Peter 2:11; “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.”
Posted in false gospel, false Mormon apostles, false priesthood, False Prophecies of Joseph Smith, False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged Bruce McConkie, lies of Mormonism, Mormon doctrine on 11/27/2012 | 3 Comments »
Hell isn’t Always Eternal
Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg 586; “A third meaning of “hell” (second spiritual death) refers to the realm of the devil and his angels, including those known as sons of perdition (2 Pet. 2:4; D&C 29:38; 88:113; Rev. 20:14). It is a place for those who cannot be cleansed by the Atonement because they committed the unforgivable and unpardonable sin (1 Ne. 15:35; D&C 76:30-49). Only this hell continues to operate after the Resurrection and Judgment.”
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.
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Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged apostacy, bible, body of Christ, Book of Mormon, Bruce McConkie, Christians the whore of the earth, false gospel, freedom, Jesus, Joseph Smith lied, lds church, Mormon doctrine, mormonism, Nephi, salvation, truth on 03/27/2011 | Leave a Comment »
March 28 – In 1 Cor. 1:10 Paul says; “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”.
This scripture reference is what the Mormons use to ‘prove’ that all churches but them are apostate because we have so many different denominations. What they refuse to see is that if you follow the tenets of the Bible and see it as the infallible word of God, the name over the doorway is no different than each of us having our own identity with our given name.
“If modern churches do not conform to the New Testament pattern of the true Church, then the non-conforming organizations are apostate. This simple test of the authenticity of any church claiming to be the Lord’s may be made by finding answer to such questions as: Where is there a church that has…some combination of the names of Christ as its name?” Mormon Doctrine, pg 45.
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Adam, angel of light, be like gods, bible, Bruce McConkie, Eve, fall of man, false doctrines, false gospel, false prophet, false teacher, freedom, Genesis, God, Jesus, joseph smith, lds church, lies, Mormon doctrine, mormonism, original sin, salvation, Savior, tree of knowledge, tree of life, truth on 03/13/2011 | Leave a Comment »
March 13 – Gen. 3:24; “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim’s, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life”.
Next to John 3:16, the Genesis scripture should be at the forefront of every believer’s mind. Man was separated from God, thus the need for John 3:16. It was not God’s intention for this to happen. He knew it would happen, but it doesn’t mean that He willed it to happen. The Mormon believes man had to sin in order to know joy, sadness and to even procreate. They believe this sin commandment came from God.
“In conformity to the will of the Lord, Adam fell both spiritually and temporally.” Mormon Doctrine, pg. 268.
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged assurance of salvation, believers temple of God, bible, body of Christ, Book of Mormon, Bruce McConkie, Comforter, Doctrine and Covenants, false apostles, false gospel, false prophet, false teachers, freedom, God, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit down payment, indwelling, Isaiah, Jesus, lds church, Mormon doctrine, mormonism, salvation, Savior, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, trustworthy, truth, Works for salvation on 03/12/2011 | Leave a Comment »
March 12 – John 16:17; “Even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you”.
Please show the Mormon the truth about the Holy Spirit. He actually dwells inside of the believer!
“Now what is this other Comforter? It is no more nor less than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself…that when any man obtains this last Comforter, he will have the personage of Jesus Christ to attend him, or appear unto him from time to time…” Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 151.
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 03/11/2011 | Leave a Comment »
March 11 – Acts 2:2; “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.”
Mormons believe there are two comforters. Today and tomorrow the focus is the function and the nature of the Holy Spirit. The Gnostics also believed that knowledge would save them, but notice that the Holy Spirit isn’t “pure intelligence” as the Mormons would have you believe. Read 1st John to see the workings of His Spirit, and how the indwelling of God in you is a sign that you are part of the body of Christ
Luke tells us in Acts that the coming of the Holy Spirit was an actual event called Pentecost. Mormons don’t recognize Pentecost in any way.
“There are two comforters spoken of. One is the Holy Ghost, the same as given on the day of Pentecost..This first Comforter of Holy Ghost has no other effect than pure intelligence”. Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 149.
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 03/10/2011 | Leave a Comment »
March 10 – Matthew 1:21; “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins”.
Mormons believe that Jesus is one of billions of sexually begotten spirit children of God. To the Mormon, he is literally their elder brother, as is Satan. Their own teachings condemn themselves. If we are all literally born as sons and daughters of God before we came here, then Jesus is a product of incest.
In the book Mormon Doctrine of Deity page 264 it says that God came down here to earth to impregnate Mary “instead of letting any other man do it…”
“The devil (literally meaning slanderer) is a spirit son of God who was born in the morning of pre-existence. (D&C 76:25-6). SPIRIT OF THE LORD – It has reference to the spirit body of Christ our Lord, the body which he had from the time of his birth as the Firstborn of the Father until he was born of Mary in mortality”. Mormon Doctrine, pg 192 & 752.
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 03/04/2011 | Leave a Comment »
March 4 – Acts 5:41; “And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name”.
Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ will bring insults, slander and even hatred on you because of your devotion to Him. When the Mormon gets angry with you, turn the other cheek and memorize the verse above.
Mormon Doctrine, pg. 131; “That portion of the world in which so-called Christianity prevails—as distinguished from heathen or Mohammedan lands—is called Christendom. The term also applies to the whole body of supposed Christian beliers; as now constituted this body is properly termed apostate Christendom”.
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged adopted sons of God, bible, Bruce McConkie, false gospel, false teacher, freedom, idol worship, Jesus, joseph smith, lds church, literal offspring of God, Mormon doctrine, mormonism, mother in heaven, polytheist, Redeemer, salvation, truth on 02/16/2011 | Leave a Comment »
February 16 – 1 Corinthians 15:47; “The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven”.
Mormons will tell you there aren’t any scriptures that say we don’t have a heavenly mother, yet it’s clear that God is self-existent without the need of anyone’s help for creating us. In fact, He’s the only one to come down from heaven at all, meaning we were not with Him before living on this earth. Ask the Mormon why they believe there is a “Heavenly Mother”.
“This doctrine that there is a Mother in Heaven was affirmed in plainness by the First Presidency of the Church…that man is the “offspring of celestial parentage” and that “all men and women are in the similitude of the universal Father and Mother, and are literally the sons and daughters of Deity””. Mormon Doctrine pg. 516, Bruce McConkie.
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, Bruce McConkie, false doctrine, false prophet, false teacher, families are forever, freedom, godhood, grace, Jesus, joseph smith, lds church, Mormon doctrine, mormonism, polytheism, Redeemer, Savior, truth, works on 02/12/2011 | Leave a Comment »
February 12 – Are you sure you’re saved? “…for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day”. 2 Tim. 1:12b
Your question to a Mormon today should be twofold. 1-Who exactly is Jesus Christ? 2-If you died today would you go to heaven? If a Mormon is to be completely honest, he won’t be able fulfill his obligations here on earth to attain full salvation.
“This full salvation is obtained in and through the continuation of the family unit in eternity, and those who obtain it are gods.” MD, pg. 670.
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged alcohol, bible, Book of Mormon, Bruce McConkie, covenant, crucifixion, freedom, fulfillment of the Law, gospel, gospel law, gospel ordinance, grace, Jesus, judgment, law, Mormon Church, Mormon doctrine, Redeemer, sacrifice, Savior, tobacco, Word of Wisdom on 02/08/2011 | Leave a Comment »
February 8 – “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days;” Col. 2:16
When Jesus came to earth, He was the fulfillment of the Law. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ. If you’re truly saved, your outward behavior is a manifestation of your inner conversion, thus negating the need for more laws to follow. Obeying the ordinances of man doesn’t bring honor to God.
“Three types of things are prohibited to man by the Word of Wisdom—tobacco, strong drinks, and hot drinks…through the cleanliness resulting from keeping this law of health, and by ‘walking in obedience to the commandment’, the saints will qualify for the companionship of the Holy Spirit…” Mormon Doctrine, pgs. 845-847
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, broken promises, conditional love, Counselor, Doctrine and Covenants, Everlasting, false promises, false prophet, false teacher, freedom, gift of the Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, indwelling, Jesus, John, lds church, lies, Mormon doctrine, mormonism, obedience, promise, Spirit of Truth, Teachings of Joseph Smith, without ceasing, Wonderful, works on 02/07/2011 | Leave a Comment »
February 7 – Jesus promised us that the Spirit would be in us. John 14:17 says; “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you”.
From this scripture and the following six verses we can see and know that the Holy Spirit is our “resident teacher”. He isn’t something that only appears when we’re on our best behavior but He makes His abode with us. The transliteration of abode means to tarry.
“The gift of the Holy Ghost is the right to have the constant companionship of the Spirit; the actual enjoyment of the gift, the actual receipt of the companionship of the Spirit, is based on personal righteousness; it does not come unless and until the person is worthy to receive it.” Mormon Doctrine, pg. 313.
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, false gospel, false prophet, freedom, God incarnate, godhood, grace, Jesus, joseph smith, Joseph Smith Translation, Mormon doctrine, mormonism, polytheism, Redeemer, Savior, truth on 02/04/2011 | Leave a Comment »
February 4 – John 1:1, 14; “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”.
It’s always important to pay close attention to the wording of contracts, bosses, parents or anything else that is in authority in your life. You may miss a key element that could cost you millions of dollars, cost you your freedom or ultimately your own salvation.
Joseph Smith’s ‘New Translation’ of the Bible says in John 1:1, 14; “In the beginning was the gospel preached through the Son. And the gospel was the word, and the word was with the Son, and the Son was with God, and the Son was of God. And the same word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth”.