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Isaiah 45:22 “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.”

General Handbook of Instructions, 1999, pp. 67, 75;

“Members Whose Close Relatives Belong to Apostate Groups

Bishops and their counselors must take exceptional care when issuing recommends to members whose parents or other close relatives belong to or sympathize with apostate groups.

Such members must demonstrate clearly that they repudiate these apostate religious teachings before they may be issued a recommend.

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Status of Children When a Sealing Is Canceled or Revoked

Children who are born in the covenant or sealed to their parents remain so even if the sealing of the parents is later (1) canceled or (2) revoked by the excommunication or name removal of either parent.

Children who are born after their parents’ sealing is canceled or revoked are not born in the covenant. These children need to be sealed to their parents after their parents’ blessings are restored (if applicable) and any other obstacles are removed.”

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Matthew 22:30 ‘…they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.’

 Twenty-four years ago today, I asked Jesus to be my God and Savior! PTL! The list of questions I had rolling around in my head had become commonplace, and kept leading me back to the same subject.

The cross.

Not surprisingly, the Lord had an answer to all those questions and it can be found in just one verse. Matthew 22:30. If the Mormon people would read that verse and believe what Jesus said, the hordes of questions would quite simply disappear!

I’ve put some of the questions I had in a concise list here, and sadly, I’m still asking the Church the very same things I had been asking all those years ago.

Just how does a forever family fit in with our Lord’s gospel anyway?

I pray my people, the Mormons, will take a moment in their day to ask themselves the questions listed here. Mostly, I pray they’ll be convicted to do the same thing I was! I’m a sinner and found freedom at the foot of the cross.

When it comes to the Mormon’s idea of true salvation, there’s no room for the cross, nor is there room for the One that hung there. Therefore, we must ask the Mormons…

Where is Jesus?

In Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor. 1:18

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witnessing-tip-of-the-day-forever-families General Conference, ‘The Eternal Family,’ October 1996; “While our individual salvation is based on our individual obedience, it is equally important that we understand that we are each an important and integral part of a family and the highest blessings can be received only within an eternal family.” – Robert D. Hales [emp. mine]

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robert halesEnsign, “The Eternal Family,” Nov. 1996, p. 65; “Because of the importance of the family to the eternal plan of happiness, Satan makes a major effort to destroy the sanctity of the family, demean the importance of the role of men and women, encourage moral uncleanliness and violations of the sacred law of chastity, and to discourage parents from placing the bearing and rearing of children as one of their highest priorities.” – Robert D. Hales

Gospel Topics, ‘Mother in Heaven,’; “While there is no record of a formal revelation to Joseph Smith on this doctrine, some early Latter-day Saint women recalled that he personally taught them about a Mother in Heaven. 3” (data retrieved 11/23/15)

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September 18 – John 14:1-3; “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

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Families are Forever

Children”, Liahona and Ensign, November 2011; “I testify of the great blessing of children and of the happiness they will bring us in this life and in the eternities.” —Neil L. Andersen

 

 

 

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Enemies Will be Punished

D&C 121:10-15; “10 Thou art not yet as Job; thy friends do not contend against thee, neither charge thee with transgression, as they did Job. 11 And they who do charge thee with transgression, their hope shall be blasted, and their prospects shall melt away as the hoar frost melteth before the burning rays of the rising sun.  And also that God hath set his hand and seal to change the times and seasons, and to blind their minds, that they may not understand his marvelous workings; that he may prove them also and take them in their own craftiness;13 Also because their hearts are corrupted, and the things which they are willing to bring upon others, and love to have others suffer, may come upon themselves to the very uttermost;14 That they may be disappointed also, and their hopes may be cut off; 15 And not many years hence, that they and their posterity shall be swept from under heaven, saith God, that not one of them is left to stand by the wall.”

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