October 27 – Where do you fix your eyes? Hebrews 12:2; “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
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The other day I was notified that I had received a comment on the website pertaining to an article I had written a while ago about Yoga. A Mormon woman, who’s very much into this shared with me what she believes are benefits of yoga.
As I read over her comment, and attempted to formulate a response I discovered that I couldn’t do it justice with only a few short sentences. I felt that it needed more, so here’s my open response to her.
Exodus 32:3-6, 8; “And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD. 6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.”
When Moses and Joshua returned to camp with the second set of Tablets of the Testimony, they found fellow Israelites patiently waiting, which was a far different scene than the one Moses had come upon the first time he had trekked up Mt. Sinai.
Although they were behaving this time around, consequences for their past would carry a heavy toll.
Isaiah 45:6; “That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.”
Today we’re doing things a little differently – woo-hoo!! The title of this article is a good example of how LDS doctrines lead people away from the Lord, instead of to Him.
Reality of heaven for a Christian goes something like this: after death a Christian goes to heaven to be with the Lord Jesus, and it’s there they’ll be able to see family and friends who are also saved.
For the Mormon, it’s complicated. After death they’ll expect to go to heaven to be with their spouses, and in the scenario Orson Pratt has proposed, that one couple will begin ‘multiplying their species’. They’ll continue to do this until they’ve given birth to enough children to sufficiently populate an earth like this for the extent of time their planet is in existence.
John 1:3; “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
Check out our new page we’ve dubbed ‘Galaxy Teachings’! You’ll be able to find a ton of info for the sermons the Church has given on outer space (scary!), to what their beliefs are about the earth’s creation, which is even scarier – yikes! You can read it in full here, but also be sure to check out the new page on the right side bar later today.
Some teachings ad doctrines of the Church have defied logic, yet no one has called the leadership on tnheir erroneous beliefs to hold them accountable. Simply put, in the light of eternal things, this is absolutely tragic, and horrifying!
Mormons are taught they must abide by the counsel of their leaders without question, and most unfortunately, have done just that. Trust is a commodity in life that’s earned so we’re wondering why many in the Church have thrown caution to the wind, and ignored the warning signs there’s something seriously flawed in the teachings being delivered from those pulpits in Salt Lake.
Isaiah 6:1; “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.”
As of September 16, 2016, the LDS Church reported having 151 temples in operation, which means they have 151 too many. Making matters worse, there are sixteen others awaiting completion.
The BoM tells us the Nephites operated several temples at a time, which was in total defiance to God.
Alma 16:13; “And Alma and Amulek went forth preaching repentance to the people in their temples, and in their sanctuaries, and also in their synagogues, which were built after the manner of the Jews.”
Adding insult to injury in their defiance against the Lord, one of their apostles made the comment temples are the stopping point between man and heaven.
“The temple is a point of intersection between heaven and earth. In this sacred place, holy work will be performed through selfless service and love. The temple reminds me of all that is good and beautiful in the world.” – David A. Bednar