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“…Whom do men say that I am? 28 And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets. 29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.” Mark 8:27b-29

Our topic today is based on an article I read in the September 2019 Liahona Magazine (‘Resilience—Spiritual Armor for Today’s Youth’.)

As a reminder, their target audience is the late-teen, and young adult Church members. For the sake of brevity, we’re simply looking at a few comments we’ve pulled from the article written by Lynn Robbins.

For those who aren’t aware, Mr. Robbins has served in a number of LDS General Authority positions. He was recruited, if you will, from the business world where he was one of the founding members of the Franklin Institute (now Franklin Quest).

Seeing as how his previous vocation was in business time management, one might think his article might reflect his expertise, alas, it didn’t come close. Mr. Robbins main concern seemed bent on finger-pointing, and the ever-present LDS blame game.

Ironically, Mr. Robbins’ keen sense of business savvy didn’t include making time to study false teachers. Neither did he admit to the real reason they’re experiencing an unprecedented high number of early missionary releases. (more…)

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 There’s nothing in an article from the June Liahona to alert the unknowing the entire thing is filled with contradictions and lies. While the same can be said of everything in Mormonism, this particular article seemed to go out its way to be the poster child of deceit.

The article in question is ‘People of Galilee’. It listed 11 people from Jesus’ day and wants readers to imagine how these 11 people would’ve reacted to the miracles He performed. It’s quite surprising the Church would use so many examples from the Bible, and do so as a way of placing the Lord in a good light. Typically they briefly use His name, and activities to bolster the reason for their heretical doctrines.

Let me preface all that by stating I’ve never heard of the author (Breanna Call Herbert), and my heart hurts for her. I obviously don’t know if she’s aware of what she’s done, but be that as it may, the damage is done. (more…)

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“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”. Ephesians 4:14

 Today’s LDS reference is a recycled BYU Devotional from 2012 the Church republished in a recent Liahona Magazine. Their intended audience was once again focused on LDS kids, but this time they’re even younger.

We’re taking a look at just a couple of things in Mr. Bednar’s presentation so you can see how it’s not only contradictory to LDS canon, but the Bible as well. To read their article in full see link provided below.

Liahona, ‘Fear Not, I Am With Thee,’ June 2019 “As we exercise faith in Christ and trust in His promises, we can walk into the dark with the absolute assurance that our pathway will be illuminated—at least far enough to take the next step—and then the next step—and the next step.

Joseph Smith declared, “We have nothing to fear if we are faithful.” (Personal Writings of Joseph Smith, p. 338)

President Thomas S. Monson (1927–2018) counseled, “Fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.”(GC April 2009)

As you face your future in faith, the Savior will go before your face, will be on your right hand and on your left, and His Spirit shall be in your hearts (see Doctrine and Covenants 84:88) in all of your righteous endeavors and throughout all the days of your life.” — David Bednar (more…)

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Today we’re looking at one of the articles in the latest Liahona Magazine which is intended for the youth group of the LDS Church.

We’ve given scriptures for you to share with the Mormon you know, showing how everything Mr. Eyring said to these kids is a lie.

All of our responses will be in red font.  (more…)

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‘It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error.’ Adrian Rogers

Our topic today is about an article in the LDS Youth Magazine, Liahona, which came from a devotional talk their apostle Neil Anderson gave at BYU in September 2011. To read the article in full, see link below. Typically whenever we look at an article we use the entire thing, but not today!

Although Mr. Anderson’s article didn’t run any longer than others, its contents goes far beyond the amount of time and space we can allocate to all of it. As a result, we’ve pulled one quote from this thing showing why it falls way short of God’s standards. Here we go!

Liahona, ‘The Divine Standard of Honesty,’ August 2017

Neil L. Anderson

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Liahona December 2015 labrynthAn article in the December 2015 edition of Liahona caught my immediate attention with the activity they inserted into their lesson for the month. See image on left.

It’s one thing to lead millions of people away from the Lord into what is essentially an eternity in hell, but it’s quite another when you employ the same tactics on little kids. As you can see in our example today, this is exactly what the Church has done.

We’ve highlighted other editions of the Liahona in the past, and have asked why they use godless items/images in their lessons while encouraging kids to be upstanding members of society. We’re wondering why they don’t employ the same standards for themselves…

This month’s lesson features a labyrinth to use as an example of following in the footsteps of Jesus.

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