November 21 – Jude 1:24-25; “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
Posts Tagged ‘Savior’
As a Mormon I never related to Jesus on a personal level, but an impersonal one. By that I mean that anytime I referred to Him it was always “the Savior”, meaning He’s the savior of the world. I never thought of Him as being my Savior, as in He went to the cross to pay for my sins so that He could save me from the punishment I deserved.
Come to think of it I never called Him by His name either, but instead called Him “Christ”. Even when I left Mormonism I had a hard time breaking that habit, and it took me awhile before could call Him by His name, Jesus. And as for my prayer life, it never occurred to me that it was ok for me to pray to Him. Praying to Jesus isn’t something you do in the Mormon Church. Mormon prayers are always addressed to their “Heavenly Father”, and closed in the name of Jesus Christ.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged accepting Jesus into your heart, bible, conversion, convicted of sin, day of salvation, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, remission of sin, Savior on 05/15/2012 | Leave a Comment »
http://www.lds.org/study/topics/conversion?lang=eng “Conversion includes a change in behavior, but it goes beyond behavior; it is a change in our very nature. It is such a significant change that the Lord and His prophets refer to it as a rebirth, a change of heart, and a baptism of fire.
Conversion is a process, not an event. Conversion comes as a result of righteous efforts to follow the Savior. These efforts include exercising faith in Jesus Christ, repenting of sin, being baptized, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end in faith.”
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged baptisms for the dead, bible, false doctrines, Jesus, mormonism, Mormons are saviors of men, necromancy, Savior on 12/21/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Becoming as Saviors to Our Departed Loved Ones
Ensign, Nov. 2006, pg 11; “President Hinckley has told us that ‘just as our Redeemer gave His life as a vicarious sacrifice for all men, and in so doing became our Savior, even so we, in a small measure, when we engage in proxy work in the temple, become as saviors to those on the other side who have no means of advancing unless something is done in their behalf by those on earth’ (Discourses of President Gordon B. Hinckley, Volume 2: 2000-2004 , 265).
“This is such meaningful service we give because our departed brothers and sisters literally become more connected to us.” – Richard H. Winkel, “The Temple Is About Families”
Posted in Thought of the Day about Mormonism, tagged adoration for Joseph Smith, bible, blind faith, Book of Mormon, false prophet, joseph smith, mormonism, salvation, Savior on 11/30/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Humble Following or Misguided Trust?
The lengths to which members of the LDS Church will go never ceases to amaze me when defending the position they take about Joseph Smith. I could write volumes upon volumes of books containing testimonials of how wonderful Mr. Smith is and if it weren’t for Mr. Smith then no one could be saved.
Posted in Polygamy & Mormon Church Leaders, tagged bible, Book of Mormon, Brigham Young, Doctrine and Covenants, false doctrine, false prophets, Heber Chase Kimball, Jesus, joseph smith, mormonism, Nauvoo, polyandry, polygamy, Redeemer, salvation, Savior, utah on 06/15/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders Overview
Nauvoo Roots of Mormon Polygamy 1841-1846; A Preliminary Demographic Report, George D. Smith, pg. 32; “Over the six years when polygamy was practiced in Nauvoo, 1841 to 1846, Smith, Kimball, and Young were the most-married men in Nauvoo; they accounted, in fact, for 117 of the 434 Nauvoo polygamous marriages, over one-fourth of the marriages by the community of 153 polygamous husbands. After Nauvoo, Young married fifteen more wives and Kimball married eight. At the funeral of his wife, Vilate, Kimball, pointing to the coffin, said: “There lies a woman who has given me forty-four wives.””
Posted in June, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Beatitudes, bible, blessed are the peacemakers, Book of Mormon, children of God, contention, false apostles, false doctrine, false prophets, Jesus, mormonism, Redeemer, salvation, Savior on 06/14/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in June, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Beatitudes, bible, blessed are they that mourn, Book of Mormon, false doctrine, false gospel, false prophet, Jesus, Mormon doctrine, mormonism, salvation, Savior on 06/09/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in June, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Beatitudes, bible, blessed are the poor in spirit, Book of Mormon, Brigham Young, false doctrine, false gospel, false prophet, Jesus, Journal of Discourses, kingdom of heaven, mormonism, salvation, Savior on 06/08/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in June, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bara, bible, create, created vs. organized, false doctrine, false gospel, God created the earth, Gospel through the Ages, Hebrew, Jesus, joseph smith, mormonism, salvation, Savior on 06/06/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in June, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged articles of faith, bible, Bible is enduring, body of Christ, Book of Mormon, cults, false doctrine, false gospel, false prophets, false teachers, James Talmadge, Jesus, King, mormonism, Redeemer, salvation, Savior, sheep in wolves clothing on 06/04/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged baptisms for the dead, Book of Mormon, false doctrine, false teachers, Jesus, mormonism, Mormons are saviors on Mt. Zion, salvation by grace, Savior on 05/27/2011 | 5 Comments »
Posted in May, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, Doctrines of Salvation, false doctrine, false prophets, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Jesus, joseph smith, mormonism, omnipresent, Savior on 05/27/2011 | Leave a Comment »
May 27 – John 16:7-8; “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me.”
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, false gospel, false prophets, God, Jesus, joseph smith, mormonism, New Testament life, Old Testament prophets, relationship with God, salvation, Savior on 05/15/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, false gospel, false teachers, freedom, Jesus, Joseph Smith's Testimony, lds church, mormonism, Savior, truth, works vs. grace on 04/23/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged bible, Book of Mormon, false gospel, grace, Hebrew, Israelites, Jesus, mormonism, Nephites, Reformed Egyptian, salvation, Savior, truth on 04/19/2011 | Leave a Comment »