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“A missionary is someone sent by Jesus Christ just as He was sent by God. The great controlling factor is not the needs of people, but the command of Jesus. The source of our inspiration in our service for God is behind us, not ahead of us. The tendency today is to put the inspiration out in front— to sweep everything together in front of us and make it conform to our definition of success. But in the New Testament the inspiration is put behind us, and is the Lord Jesus Himself. The goal is to be true to Him— to carry out His plans.

Personal attachment to the Lord Jesus and to His perspective is the one thing that must not be overlooked. In missionary work the great danger is that God’s call will be replaced by the needs of the people, to the point that human sympathy for those needs will absolutely overwhelm the meaning of being sent by Jesus. The needs are so enormous, and the conditions so difficult, that every power of the mind falters and fails…” ~ Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, ‘What is a Missionary’, October 26 

Gone are the days when LDS missionaries were told ‘I’d rather you come home in a casket, than come home early’. In an effort to hold tight to that which isn’t theirs, the Church is throwing out all kinds of ideas to keep the younger generation from leaving the fold.

A new missionary program announced by the LDS Newsroom this week has basically rewritten their definition of what constitutes a missionary. It’s become painfully obvious they’re throwing anything at  the wall hoping something will stick… (more…)

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On October 27, 2018 the LDS Church released an official statement for the new policy on large scale Mormon productions.

If you’ve never heard of Mormon Pageants: think Broadway.

The Church pulls out big names like Donny Osmond who volunteer their time to be part of the show. Their live performances typically focus on recreating the story of the Church’s beginnings. It’s where many Mormon families spend their summer vacations

Pageants are like Mormon Roadshows on steroids. The latter is reminiscent of earlier days when wards would compete yearly against each other for the chance to win bragging rights of who had put on the best productions.

Our thoughts on this latest policy? (more…)

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San Francisco’s Gay Men’s Chorus Performs with Mormon Tabernacle Choir “…Wherever the tour takes the choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square, they look to rehearse with the choral community in the locations where they will perform. So it’s logical they would reach out to the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. … “The purpose of music is to unite people,” said Mormon Tabernacle Choir President Ron Jarrett. “Music affects people in many ways. This is a great opportunity to bring two cultures, if you will, to the center of things and to build bridges, to make friends, and to make an enjoyable experience for everyone through music.”” (more…)

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Jeremiah 14:8 “O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?”

Just a week ago, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted a ‘worldwide youth devotional’ in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hosting the grand event was none other than the LDS prophet and his wife, Russell and Wendy Nelson. For the full transcript, or to watch the video, see ‘Hope of Israel’.

If you’re familiar with Mormonism at all, you know there’s different levels of how awful their false doctrines can be. That said, I’ve seen my  fair share, and just when I think it can’t get any worse, I’m proven wrong again. This is one of those times.

Without belaboring this too much, I’ve pulled a few things to highlight some of the more egregious  lies Mrs. Nelson told in her time at the podium. They’re listed below followed by our comments.

The group of kids they were speaking to ranged in ages from 13 – 19, and the main theme seemed to focus on giving lists for multiple things the kids should remember to guide them in their young lives. The first thing noticed is when Mrs. Nelson told kids they could go directly to their heavenly father to receive personal revelation.

‘Now I plead with each of you to do as the teenaged Joseph did. Take your questions directly to your Heavenly Father in prayer. Ask Him, in the name of Jesus Christ, to guide you. You can learn for yourself—right now at your age—how to receive personal revelation. And nothing will make a bigger difference in your life than that!’

1.It puts it in perspective that a teenager who rejected the God of the Bible was the founder of this religion, and yet people bought into it anyway. The problem with her advice is that if your revelation doesn’t meet the requirements of the Church, then you have to reject your own thoughts/revelation. (more…)

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Romans 1:25 “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has tried once again to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. They’ve gone to extraordinary lengths using Gladys Knight in a full scale musical production to pat themselves on the back for allowing blacks into the priesthood 40 years ago. (more…)

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As promised, today we’re finishing up our look at comments made by Russell Nelson at his stop in Nairobi, Kenya. Yesterday we examined the Mormon ideology of how LDS temple attendance is mandatory for salvation. See SHAMEFUL LDS AFRICAN TOUR for more info.

To give readers a brief note on today’s topic of dowries, it’d be helpful to know that dowries is a hot topic in African countries today. Somewhere in time there was a major reversal of who paid the dowry, and who was the recipient. As it stands today, the bride’s family owes, and it’s a source of contention in many tribes.

Without belaboring this topic, we’ve found some really good info providing the historical aspects of dowries, both then and now. (more…)

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In April 2018, the Church’s new leadership went abroad to numerous countries spreading their brand of the gospel.

On the 16th of that month, their prophet Russell Nelson, along with his entourage, told so many lies it’s hard to quantify how much damage they instilled on these beautiful people.

For the sake of clarity we’ve split this up into the two main topics they zeroed in on; dowries, and tithes.

Today we’re looking at the latter, and tomorrow it’ll be dowries. We’ve pulled the most egregious statements, and listed them below. To read the Deseret News article in full, see ‘Dowry is not the Lord’s way’: In Kenya, LDS President Nelson says tithing breaks poverty cycle. (more…)

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