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Idolatry is the action of demeaning God’s character by redefining who He is, and then passing the bogus information on to those around you.

 

flowers-cartoonThe title for this month’s Visiting Teaching Message is ‘Temple Ordinances and Covenants’, making the subject matter self-explanatory. However, before we dig in, let’s take a look at their subject matter a little more closely, along with the definition of idolatry.

 

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Witnessing Tip of the Day April 2April 18 –  1 Timothy 6:3-4; “If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing.”

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Nepotism in the Mormon ChurchIt’s been said that looking at pictures of the General Authorities in Mormonism is like looking at family reunion photos – not your family mind you, but of a family you probably don’t belong to. As time has waned on over the years, not much has changed in the Church’s selection of who’s next to fill the shoes of those in charge.

It’s a well known fact that if you’re not born in the family of the hierarchy, it’s a fat chance you’ll be called to serve the Mormon heavenly father in an upper echelon of servants. Be that as it may, we looked at the newest members in the coveted apostle position to see what, if anything, had changed…

Long story short – not much.

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January2January 10 – Zephaniah 3:9; “For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.”

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January2January 3 – Matthew 24:4-5, 23-24; “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.  Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 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.”

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wedding rings 3From the inception of Mormonism itself there’s been controversy. Joe Smith’s unconventional lifestyle was laden with numerous events the majority of people either never thought of before, or outright shunned.

Ignoring or shunning Smith always brought the same reaction; outrage. If you weren’t supportive of his antics, you were labeled a heretic, or an ‘anti’. Fast forward two hundred years, and the story is pretty much the same, with the exception of one thing. Many church members are now backing off the list of excuses for early Utah polygamy because of historical evidence. (more…)

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