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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­February 28 – Why He died for us. 1 Peter 3:18; “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.”

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January 17 — Exaltation. Psalm 46:10; “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (more…)

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December 28 — Exaltation. Isaiah 52:13; “Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.” (more…)

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October 25 –– Only One God Will Be Exalted. Ezekiel 21:26-27; “Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. 27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.”

Luke 1:52; “He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.” (more…)

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February 6 – Exaltation. Paul told us in 2 Thess. 2:4-8 those who exalts himself to sit on the throne of God would be revealed as a man of sin. It’s the man of wickedness who does this and then the Lord will “consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming”.

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october-witnessing-tip-of-the-dayOctober 26 – Colossians 1:12-13; “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.”

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flowers-cartoon-8The Visiting Teaching Message in August focuses on church members nurturing their families.

Anytime I hear Mormons talk about the importance of families, or recall their old commercials that ended with the line “families it’s about time” (remember those?), I shake my head in disgust and disbelief because I know that’s not what they truly believe.

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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Witnessing Tip of the Day FebruaryFebruary 28 – Why He died for us. 1 Peter 3:18; “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.”

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Witnessing Tip of the Day FebruaryFebruary 12 – Knowledge. Genesis 3:6; “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.”

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January2January 17 – Exaltation. Psalm 46:10; “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

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joseph-smith-artLDS Manual, Achieving a Celestial Marriage, p. 129; “The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches that man is an eternal being, made in the image and likeness of God … These truths are generally well understood by Latter-day Saints. Less well understood, however, is the fact that God is an exalted man who once lived on an earth and underwent experiences of mortality. The great prophet Joseph Smith refers to this as ‘the great secret.’”

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December 28 – Isaiah 52:13; “Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.”

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PrMormon Decisions 10esident Uchtdorf: “Live the Gospel Joyful,” 28 SEPTEMBER 2014; “Trust in the saving power of Jesus Christ and keep His laws and commandments, said President Dieter F. Uchtdorf to Latter-day Saint women, young women, and girls on September 27…pondering the truth that they are children of heavenly parents will fill Church members with a sense of origin, purpose, and destiny…

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January 22 – Everlasting burnings.  What is it?  Who goes to everlasting burnings and why?  Isaiah 33:12, 14.  “And the people shall be as the burnings of lime…the sinners in Zion are afraid; fearlfulness hath surprised the hypocrites.  Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire?  Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”

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This is part one of my series on the interview questions asked of people before they’re baptized in the Mormon Church. The first question has two parts, one is asking them if they believe God is their “Eternal” Father and the second is about Jesus.

1. Do you believe that God is our Eternal Father?

   Notice the word “eternal” in this question? Mormons believe that all of us are born children of God and that He has always been our Father, even before we were born. They believe that all of us lived in a pre-existent state as spirit children of the Father and his goddess wife/wives before we were born on earth.

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Godhood?

You Matter to Him”, Liahona and Ensign, November 2011; “”This is a paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God. While against the backdrop of infinite creation we may appear to be nothing, we have a spark of eternal fire burning within our breast. We have the incomprehensible promise of exaltation—worlds without end—within our grasp. And it is God’s great desire to help us reach it.”” —Dieter F. Uchtdorf

 

 

Proverbs 14:5; “A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.”

We will not become a god and it’s not God’s job to help us try and become a god.  Liar, liar, face of fire as my kids used to say. 

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The Way to Heaven

Teachings of the Presidents of the Church, pg 8; “Only the valiant will be exalted and receive the highest degree of glory, hence ‘many are called, but few are chosen.’ (D&C 121:40.) As the Savior put it, ‘. . . strait is the gate, and narrow the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.’ And conversely, ‘. . . wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.’ (Matt. 7:13, 14.)” – Spencer W. Kimball

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Families are Forever – Really?

“In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles proclaim that “marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for eternal destiny of His children.” When a man and woman are married in the temple, their family can be together forever. This is a common goal of Latter-day Saints…The covenant of eternal marriage is necessary for exaltation….After receiving the sealing ordinance and making sacred covenants in the temple, a couple must continue in faithfulness in order to receive the blessings of eternal marriage and exaltation.”

http://www.lds.org/study/topics/marriage?lang=eng

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What is exaltation? 

 Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 479; “It is available only in the highest degree of the Celestial Kingdom and is reserved for members of the Church of the Firstborn. This exalted status, called eternal life, is available to be received by a man and wife. It means not only living in God’s presence, but receiving power to do as God does, including the power to bear children after the resurrection (TPJS, pp. 300-301; D&C 132:19). Blessings and privileges of exaltation require unwavering faith, repentance, and complete obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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Salvation and Exaltation

We Follow Jesus Christ,” Ensign, May 2010, 86; “We rejoice in all the Savior has done for us. He has made it possible for each of us to gain our salvation and exaltation.” – Quentin L. Cook

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.”

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