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“Brethren and sisters, you are about to be put under covenant to obey and keep the law of sacrifice, as contained in the Old and New Testaments. …as Jesus Christ has laid down his life for the redemption of mankind, so we should covenant to sacrifice all that we possess, even our own lives if necessary… All arise. … Each of you bring your right arm to the square. …” — LDS Temple Endowment Ceremony, the Garden

The quote above is from a scene in the temple endowment ceremony. You can find it in the link provided above. It’s a haunting reminder of what’s wrong in Mormon temples, especially when you consider that Jesus gave His life for us.

‘In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins…’ Colossians 1:14

We love hearing from our readers – so our post today is in response to a request from one of them. Yay! Specifically, he asked if we could post info concerning the pre-1990’s temple endowment ceremonies containing blood atonement oaths. He frequently shares the info we publish with Mormons he knows, and this topic is one he’s been discussing as of late. Continue Reading »

July 16 – God’s Sovereignty v. Yours. Psalm 135:6 “Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.”

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 July 15 – Kingdom of self. 1 Timothy 1:17; “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.” Continue Reading »

We’ve been republishing some older articles based on requests of readers who share the updated versions with family and friends, We pray it’s helpful to those who use them, but mostly that it brings glory to God, and puts focus on Him. Here we go!

UPDATE!! When we posted this on our Facebook page (7.13.19) it created a lot of traffic. One Mormon was quite adamant the FHE teaching was a lie from ‘anti-Mormons’. He also stated this wasn’t official Mormon doctrine, but was only a teaching of Mormonism.

This is why it’s important to always pray for those who are still believing these lies. My heart grieves for this man, and his family as well.

Interestingly enough, someone else posted they had taught this very lesson to the 11-12 yr old kids just four years ago (2015).

Originally published in 2014.

Today’s dilemma reminded me of God’s providence.  As I research and gather historical information about the teachings of the Church I’m reminded every day how I used to think and behave.

To say that I’m beyond grateful He rescued me from treacherous teachings like this one today would be one of many understatements of the year.

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July 14 – Who is King? Brigham’s Power Struggle after Smith’s Death Revelation 19:16 “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

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Investigating Mormonism?

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11

We’ve updated our article, ‘Investigating Mormonism’ and thought it’d make a great witnessing tool for those who will be visiting friends/relatives over the summer months.

You can find lots of basic beliefs about Mormonism to ask your loved ones for their opinion on these classic LDS doctrines.

As an FYI,, you can find it at the top of our homepage on the right hand side…

For anyone thinking about joining Mormonism, we highly encourage a healthy investigation into their basic beliefs, as well as the history of the Church.

We thought we’d list a few of the beliefs to aid in your studies, so here we go!

We pray everyone will be as those in Thessalonica, and study to see if the things of Mormonism are what God has ordained!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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July 13 – Trinity in Doctrine & Covenants. Colossians 2:9 “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”

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And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.Matthew 16:18

 Today beloved, we’re taking a look at the way Satan tries to divert attention from the cherished assurances our dear Lord promised 2,000 years ago.

This is one of the top reasons why I left my heritage. I can still see the words on the pages of my Bible as I read what Jesus had to say when I was all of ten years old. It was then that I began praying for Jesus to send Christians to Utah. Today each time I speak at a church, the very first thing I bring up is the miracle my eyes are beholding as I scan over the audience.

Each Christian is walking proof Joseph Smith lied.

Every summer for the past 40+ years, the LDS Church has hosted Broadway-type productions known as ‘pageants’ which are reenactments of key moments in Mormon history. One year (1997) even the famed Mormon, Donny Osmond, participated in the Palmyra production. Continue Reading »

 July 12 – Why Mormons Shouldn’t Believe the Book of Mormon. John 10:30 – I and [my] Father are one.

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Decisions for Successful Living, pp. 164-165; “The privilege of obtaining a mortal body on this earth is seemingly so priceless that those in the spirit world, even though unfaithful or not valiant, were undoubtedly permitted to take mortal bodies although under penalty of racial or physical or nationalistic limitations.” – Harold B. Lee, 1973

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July 11 – False gospel. False stories. Nonexistent people. 2 Thess. 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means…”

 

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‘To the law and to the testimony: If they speak not according to this word, It is because there is no light in them.’ Isaiah 8:20

Our post today is a lesson on the layers of lies Mormons have to unravel if they want a true understanding about their faith.

I was made aware of the LDS reference via a search engine report for our blog. A footnote in one of the talks it listed came from Bruce McConkie’s encyclopedic work, Mormon Doctrine.

The way this man described Adam made my heart sick. There are no less than 16 lies about Adam in this one reference alone. Imagine being a Mormon who’s reading the article, and the Church gives a footnote like this one! Shame on them.

For the sake of brevity we’ve simply listed the lies about Adam below. For more info on the full reference, see Mormon Doctrine, pp. 13-17. Continue Reading »

Liahona, ‘Lord, I Believe,’ May 2013, 94 “When those moments come and issues surface, the resolution of which is not immediately forthcoming, hold fast to what you already know and stand strong until additional knowledge comes. … This is a divine work in process…so please don’t hyperventilate if from time to time issues arise that need to be examined, understood, and resolved. They do and they will. In this Church, what we know will always trump what we do not know”. — Jeffrey R. Holland Continue Reading »

 July 9 – The Contradicting God of Mormonism. Psalm 119:142; “Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And thy law is the truth.”

Psalm 86:10 ; “For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.”

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Last week we looked at a speech by D. Todd Christofferson from the Church’s recent Mission Leader’s conference. Another speech at the same event is our topic today – this time around we’re checking out what Henry Eyring had to say. For the sake of brevity we’re only looking at a couple of things that were glaringly wrong. To read their announcement in full, see their newsroom link at 2019 New Mission Leadership Seminar.

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 July 8 – A god who can be tossed to and fro. Ephesians 4:14 “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive”.

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Salt Lake Trib, April 26, 2017 “In a 2017 BYU commencement address L. Whitney Clayton, a senior president of the LDS Church’s Quorums of the Seventy … encouraged students to be wary of former church members who have abandoned LDS teachings. …

“The faithless often promote themselves as the wise, who can rescue the rest of us from our naiveté,” Clayton said. “We should disconnect, immediately and completely, from listening to the proselytizing efforts of those who have lost their faith, and instead reconnect promptly with the holy spirit.” Continue Reading »

July 7 – 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 a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart”.

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 Journal of Discourses, 3:205-206 “…God never bestows upon His people, or upon an individual, superior blessings without a severe trial to prove they will keep their covenants with Him…For this express purpose the Father withdrew His spirit from His son, at the time he was to be crucified.

Jesus had been with his Father, talked with Him, dwelt in His bosom, and knew all about heaven, about making the earth, about the transgression of man, and what would redeem the people, and that he was the character who was to redeem the sons of earth, and the earth itself from all sin that had come upon it.

The light, knowledge, power, and glory with which he was clothed were far above, or exceeded that of all others who had been upon the earth after the fall, consequently at the very moment, at the hour when the crisis came for him to offer up his life, the Father withdrew Himself, withdrew His Spirit, and cast a veil over him.

That is what made him sweat blood. If he had had the power of God upon him, he would not have sweat blood; but all was withdrawn from him, and a veil was cast over him, and he then plead with the Father not to forsake him. ‘No,’ says the Father, ‘you must have your trials, as well as the others.’” – Brigham Young, Great Salt Lake City, February 17, 1856 [emp. added]

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 July 6 – Does God dwell in the heart? John 14:23; “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

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