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‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.’ Genesis 1:1

 Our question today is more rhetorical than not. The LDS Church has wavered on this topic since its inception with Joseph Smith.

For years they denounced the theory of evolution, however, Smith’s own writings put that into question when he claimed the earth is eternal but contradicted it with D&C 77 where it says the earth is about 7,000 yrs. old.

As late as 2016 they also announced they have no opinion on the theory of evolution.

The three LDS references below are enough evidence to show how they’ve had a track record of confusing people.

The 3rd reference is very telling when they told members it’s a commandment to learn all you can but not to establish any theories on what the Church believes. Hmmm… Continue Reading »

‘A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.’ Proverbs 18:7

Mormon Doctrine, p. 417 “Unless God the Father was a personal Being, he could not have begotten spirits in his image, and if there had been no self-existent spirit element, there would have been no substance from which those spirit bodies could have been organized.” – Bruce McConkie Continue Reading »

 March 23 – John 1:18 “No man hath seen God at any time…the Only Begotten Son hath declared Him”.

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1 Corinthians 2:5 “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the Power of God.”

Today we’re doing things a little differently – woo-hoo!

A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail from a good friend, Melissa Brown, who’s participated in comments on our blog. Her heart was burdened with the news she read about the late Ravi Zacharias and wanted to know if she could say something about it on the blog.

Melissa had two major concerns about the news she read –

1.Christians should be warned about the lifestyle he lied about and hid for numerous years.

2.Mr. Zacharias’ lifestyle was a close reflection of Joseph Smith’s. In light of how the Church welcomed Ravi into the SL Tabernacle, Mormons should also be alerted to the wily ways of these two men.

After prayer and our exchanges, I’ve no doubt her article will prove valuable to those who read what she has to say!

With Love in Christ –—

Michelle

1 Cor. 1:18

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Articles of Faith 1:2 “We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.”

2 Nephi 5:21, 23 And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them. 23 And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing. And the Lord spake it, and it was done.” [emp. added] Continue Reading »

Articles of Faith, p. 122 “What symbol more expressive of a cleansing from sin could be given than that of baptism in water?” — James Talmage

1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” Continue Reading »

March 19 – John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

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Ensign, ‘The Temptations of Christ’, November 1976, p. 19 “Christ was perfect and sinless, not because he had to be, but rather because he clearly and determinedly wanted to be.” — Howard Hunter Continue Reading »

Genesis 22:2, 14 “And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.” Continue Reading »

 March 16 – Hope in Jesus v People. Colossians 1:5-6 “For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; 6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth.”

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Jesus in the Book of Mormon and the LDS Church

With Easter just around the corner, we thought it’d be a good reminder to show the truth about the Jesus of Mormonism. We originally posted this in 2011.

Our intent in posting these things isn’t to ridicule or bash the Mormon people, rather, it’s to inform both the Christians, as well as the LDS people.

As is usually the case, I stumbled across something interesting in the Book of Mormon while looking for something else.  This time I was reminded of what the Nephites thought of Jesus and His skin color in 3 Nephi 19:30;

 “And when Jesus had spoken these words he came again unto his disciples; and behold they did pray steadfastly, without ceasing, unto him; and he did smile upon them again; and behold they were white, even as Jesus.

 How can this be you ask?  Yeah, well you might want to hold that thought so you can ask the same question about all the things they say about Jesus.  So this got me to thinking…is there a concise list of all the things Mormons are taught about Jesus?

I remember being a Mormon and being confused about the truth. I wanted so badly to know Him, but didn’t know how or even where to look.  Each time I read my MIA or Relief Society manuals to compare them with the Bible, I kept getting more and more confused. I couldn’t keep the stories about Him straight and often wondered where the atonement took place and when. Continue Reading »

  March 14 – Mormons Don’t Believe Their Own Testimonies. Ex. 3:14, John 8:58; “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM”.  “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am”.

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  March 13 –This is obedience? Gen. 3:24; “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim’s, and a flaming  sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life”.

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March 12 – Baptisms for the Dead Means Not Trusting God. Isaiah 8:19-20 “And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

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“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6

Pearl of Great Price Student Manual, p. 10 “Moses 1:40–41. Moses Was Assigned to Write about This Earth In addition to his calling to free the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage, Moses was given the assignment to write about the events that occurred from the Creation of the earth until the final days of his own mission. The first five books of the Bible contain the writings of Moses. However, some of the truths Moses recorded in those five books were removed from the Bible by wicked men who altered the biblical text (see 1 Nephi 13:24–28; Moses 1:23). By revelation, the Prophet Joseph Smith restored many truths that were lost (see 2 Nephi 3:6–15; Moses 1:41).” Continue Reading »

D&C 18:20 “Contend against no church, save it be the church of the devil.”

Doctrine and Covenants Student Manual, Section 18, pp. 35-36 “What Is the “Church of the Devil”? … Elder Bruce R. McConkie explained that “the titles church of the devil and great and abominable church are used to identify all churches or organizations of whatever name or nature—whether political, philosophical, educational, economic, social, fraternal, civic, or religious—which are designed to take men on a course that leads away from God and his laws and thus from salvation in the kingdom of God” (Mormon Doctrine, pp. 137–38).” Continue Reading »

Book of Mormon Student Manual, p. 19 “President Joseph F. Smith (1838–1918) taught that a person who keeps the commandments will be sustained and prospered by the Lord: “The man who stays with the kingdom of God, the man who is true to this people, the man who keeps himself pure and unspotted from the world, is the man that God will accept … it makes no difference where he is, he will come out all right” (Gospel Doctrine, 5th ed. [1939], 257).” [emp. added] Continue Reading »

 March 8 – Church Membership isn’t Comforting Romans 12:5; “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.”

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Ensign, “To Be Learned Is Good If . . .”, November 1992, p. 71 “There are some among us now who have not been regularly ordained by the heads of the Church and who tell of impending political and economic chaos, the end of the world – something of the “sky is falling, chicken licken” of the fables. They are misleading members to gather to colonies or cults.

Those deceivers say that the Brethren do not know what is going on in the world or that the Brethren approve of their teaching but do not wish to speak of it over the pulpit. Neither is true. The Brethren, by virtue of traveling constantly everywhere on earth, certainly know what is going on, and by virtue of prophetic insight are able to read the signs of the times. Continue Reading »

Improvement Era, November 1968, p. 46 “Jesus Christ, Lord of the Universe … Except for his mortal ministry accomplished on this earth, his service and relationship to other worlds and their inhabitants are the same as his service and relationship to this earth and its inhabitants.” — Marion G. Romney Continue Reading »

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