Archive for the ‘Liahona’ Category

 Liahona, ‘The Promised Messiah,’ December 2022 “During His ministry, Jesus made no distinction between rich and poor, male and female, young and old, healthy and infirm. He did not shun those of different faiths or cultural backgrounds. He loved everyone. He loves everyone. … A popular Christmas carol implores, “O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel.”

We may not be captive in Egypt or Babylon, as were the ancient Israelites, but we are captive nonetheless—captive to sin and death. And like Israel of old, we hope for deliverance. The birth of “a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11) heralded the fulfillment of that hope. That is why we sing of Bethlehem, “The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.” … (more…)

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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, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”

We all have our favorite go-to verses reminding us the Lord has all things under control even when things around us seem to be falling apart. The passage in Jude is one of my favorites and is something I’ve prayed for Mormons to embrace as their own.

Today we’re looking at part of a talk given by Julie Beck in May 2010. To read her talk in full see Liahona, “And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit”, May 2010, p.10-12. At the time she gave the talk she was serving as the LDS Relief Society President. (more…)

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“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16

Liahona, ‘Grow into the Principle of Revelation’, January 2021 “When we couple increased purity and obedience with fasting, diligent seeking, study of the scriptures and the words of living prophets, and temple and family history work, the heavens will open. The Lord, in turn, will fulfill His promise: “I will impart unto you of my Spirit, which shall enlighten your mind” (Doctrine and Covenants 11:13).

We may need to be patient, but God will speak to us in His own way and in His own time. … May we put our faith into action, calling upon Him, living worthy of His promised inspiration…” —— Russell Nelson (more…)

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Liahona, ‘Grow into the Principle of Revelation’, January 2021 “Worthy to Receive Revelation … Refining our ability to recognize the whisperings of the Holy Ghost and increasing our capacity to receive revelation requires worthiness. Worthiness does not require perfection, but it requires that we strive for increased purity.

The Lord expects daily effort, daily improvement, daily repentance. Worthiness brings purity, and purity qualifies us for the Holy Ghost. As we take “the Holy Spirit for [our] guide” (Doctrine and Covenants 45:57), we qualify for personal revelation.” — Russell Nelson (more…)

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 January 12 — Which Master Do You Serve? Jeremiah 23:5-6 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

John 13:13 “Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.” (more…)

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‘For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.’ Matthew 24:24.

 Today is part 2 of our look at an article in the latest church magazine, Liahona, ‘What Did Moroni Teach Joseph Smith?’, January 2021.

Yesterday we looked at five lies, some of which included witchcraft, necromancy, and Joseph’s ill-gotten fame.

Today we’ll see how neither Moroni, nor Joseph, opted for defending the Lord. Moroni did nothing more than feed a teenager’s inflated ego. Based on the Church’s track record, one must wonder if this even happened at all.

If you’re LDS, we want to reiterate we don’t say these things to demean or bash you. Our hearts are broken for the way this church has lied, and led members away from Jesus, not to Him.

We pray you’ll look at the evidence and compare all of it objectively – your very soul depends on it!

As Paul Harvey used to say…now for the rest of this story!

#6 — Gospel Demoted for Witchcraft. (more…)

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‘For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.’ 2 Corinthians 11:13-14

 Today and tomorrow, we’ll be looking at an article in the latest Liahona on how the Lord introduced the Mormon gospel.

This article was a reminder of why all Christians should be on alert about Mormonism. The open display of rebellion was heartbreaking.

To read their article in full, see Liahona, ‘What Did Moroni Teach Joseph Smith?’, January 2021. Our purpose in doing this is to compare what they’ve said to what God has revealed in His word.

To be sure, the origins of the LDS Church are far removed from how biblical Christianity began. The Church traces its beginning to one person: Joseph Smith, whereas Christianity traces its roots to God’s relationship with His creation.

The focus of their article was to show the numerous times Moroni was seen floating in the air with the message there existed ‘Another Testament of Jesus Christ’. This new and updated gospel included God’s pronouncement He thought the bride of Christ was nothing more than the ‘whore of Babylon’.

Today we’re looking at lies #1-5, and tomorrow lies #6-10. (more…)

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 The latest edition of the LDS Liahona was another example of how the Church tricks its members. Today we’re looking at a few of the things they listed in their article, ‘He is the Way’. To read it in full, see Liahona, ‘Poster, He is the Way’, August 2020.

The purpose of their article was to provide a list of different roles Jesus filled in His lifetime. Mind you, it’s not anything remotely close to the truth, hence, our look at this today. We’ve listed a few of the things they said, followed by what they’ve taught in the past, along with what God says in His word. (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

 The April 2020 Liahona carried an enlightening article on how Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon.

It seems as if they threw caution to the wind, but held fast to the claim it was done through the ‘power of God’.

Here in part is what they said – (more…)

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An article in the January 2020 Liahona contained a weekly lesson for the LDS ‘Come Follow Me’ series they’re doing in their studies for the Book of Mormon. The lies they feed to the youth group is heartbreaking. They know these are lies and yet they keep telling the same story.

What caught our attention was the image of someone, or something, floating around in the clouds with the caption underneath stating –

In a vision, Nephi saw that many of the teachings in the Bible would be changed over time but that God would prepare a way for those truths to be restored (see 1 Nephi 13:26–40). (more…)

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Liahona, ‘Come, Follow Me: BOOK OF MORMON,’ DECEMBER 30–JANUARY 5, 2020

“Introductory pages The Book of Mormon was written by many ancient prophets who recorded their words on different sets of metal plates. These records were later abridged to create the plates of Mormon, or the gold plates that Joseph Smith translated.

DISCUSSION Compared to all that could have been recorded on the gold plates, Mormon and others were inspired to choose only a small portion for the Book of Mormon (see Words of Mormon 1:5 and 3 Nephi 26:6). How can knowing this influence your perspective of the chapters we have today?” (more…)

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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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