On this day in history, Brigham Young stood in the Salt Lake Valley and declared ‘This is the place’.
Posted in July, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged atonement of Jesus, bible, eternal, false doctrine, false gospel, God was once a man, Jesus, joseph smith, mormonism, salvation on 07/20/2014 | 2 Comments »
Posted in July, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged adopted by God, bible, Book of Mormon, false doctrine, false gospel, Jesus, joseph smith, literal children of God, mormonism, salvation, witnessing tip of the day on 07/19/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in July, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, eternal, false doctrine, false gospel, false prophet, Jesus was married, mormonism, salvation, Witnessing to a Mormon on 07/17/2014 | Leave a Comment »
I promised myself not to get involved in watching national news because I get a tad bit emotional…and then I broke my own promise.
After forgiving John Kerry’s comment when he said America isn’t exceptional, I’m having second thoughts on trying to keep my reactions in check. So I did it – I started talking back to my television set again. I promised I’d stop doing that even though no one ever knew, and I watched an entire national news show. Bad idea, bad, bad, bad. My heart rate goes up, my productivity for work goes down and then I have to repent…
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 »
Some good things, some not so good things and everything in between. Wow!
And then out of the blue I received a surprise phone call at 9:30 pm last Sunday evening that surprised even me.
For the past several weeks Melissa and I have been organizing all the Mormon quotes we publish each day to make it easier to retrieve the info you (and we) need. Don’t ask why I didn’t think of this beforehand…
As I was alphabetizing all these things I came across two very conflicting statements put out by the Church. They stood out like a sore thumb and once again reminded me of the confusion I always felt when I was Mormon.
HC 5:389-390; “Excitement has almost become the essence of my life. When that dies away, I feel almost lost. When a man is reined up continually by excitement, he becomes strong and gains power and knowledge; but when he relaxes for a season, he loses much of his power and knowledge.” – Joseph Smith, May 14, 1843
Mormon Doctrine, p 208; “See DEVIL, SERPENT. Dragons belong to the serpent family; they are fabulous monsters — often represented as winged serpents breathing fire. Traditionally fierce and relentless in combat, it is possible that later-age concepts of them grew from memories of the pre-flood dinosaurs. In any event, the term dragon was applied with great propriety by John to Satan. (Rev. 12; 13:2-4; 16:13; 20:2.) As the fiercest and most dreaded of serpents, the name is certainly appropriate for the most fierce and relentlessly wicked of all beings.” – Bruce McConkie
Martyr: a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounces his or her religion. One who makes great sacrifices or suffers much in order to further a belief, cause or principle.
The definitions of martyr and martyrdom above will serve as the foundation of what we’re looking at today for this subject matter. The Mormon Church has emphatically defended their position that Joseph Smith fulfilled the requirements of martyrdom. I thought it’d behoove us to look at how people in history have indeed become martyrs for the Lord and compare those alongside the case of Joseph Smith.
Posted in June, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Christianity, Doctrines of Salvation 3:140, false doctrines of Mormonism, good fruit vs bad fruit, Jesus, Joseph Fielding Smith, Matt. 7:18, mormonism on 06/24/2014 | 1 Comment »
Posted in June, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Brigham Young, false doctrines of Mormonism, Heb. 9:11-12, High Priest, Jesus is our high priest, mormonism, priesthood on 06/18/2014 | Leave a Comment »
June 18 – Heb. 9:11-2; “But Christ being come and high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us”.
You are here commanded to destroy the printing press from whence issues the Nauvoo Expositor, and pi the type of said printing establishment in the street, and burn all the Expositors and libelous handbills found in said establishment; and if resistance be offered to your execution of this order by the owners or others, demolish the house; and if anyone threatens you or the Mayor or the officers of the city, arrest those who threaten you, and fail not to execute this order without delay, and make due return hereon.
By order of the City Council,
Joseph Smith, Mayor.”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Brigham Young, false doctrines, false prophets, History of the Church 3:520, mormonism, thought life of Christians, Zachary Taylor's death on 06/03/2014 | 1 Comment »
A Comprehensive History of The Church 3:520, footnote 3; “President Young when he replied to the speech of Judge Brocchus, said: “I know Zachary Taylor, he is dead and damned and I cannot help it.” (History of Brigham Young, Ms., Sept. 1851, pp. 61-65). According to Brocchus the remark of President Young was: “Zachary Taylor is dead, and in hell, and I am glad of it.” (Utah Officials’ Report to President Fillmore, Congressional Globe, new series, vol. xxv, p. 87).”
Mormons cannot refute the Bible tells us God is not man. He has never been a man, nor will He ever be a man. Ask a Mormon to memorize this Hosea passage and give you their opinion about it and the contradictory passage found in the Pearl of Great Price listed below. This verse contradicts Joseph Smith’s teachings that God was once a man.
Moses 7:35; “Behold, I am God; Man of Holiness is my name; Man of Counsel is my name; and Endless and Eternal is my name, also.”
Posted in May, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged 2 Corinthians 11:13-14, Christianity, D&C 112:15, false doctrines, false prophet, Jesus' return, joseph smith, mormonism on 05/30/2014 | Leave a Comment »