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 November 10 – The Promised One. Galatians 3:29“And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

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November 10 – The Promised One. Galatians 3:29; “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

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History of the Church 4:461; “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth…” – Joseph Smith, Jr. (Also see Book of Mormon Introduction)

bom.jpgTruth, they say, is stranger than fiction and never was it more so than with the presence of Mormonism. The reasons why this church flew under the radar for so long are as numerous as the changes made to its premiere canon.

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flowers-cartoon-8The Visiting Teaching message for the month of August gives a brief description of the Mormons view of the role Jesus as Messiah. Elder Jeffery R. Holland and Dieter F. Uchtdorf are both quoted saying that Jesus “is our salvation”, and that “there is no other name given under heaven whereby a man (or woman) can be saved.” Yet both of these men, who are well known leaders of the church will also say that the temple works also play a part in one’s salvation.

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What does the word Christ mean?

The word “Christ” first appears in Matthew 1:1.  The Greek rendering is “Christos” meaning anointed, the Messiah.  Messiah is a term for a high priest who was consecrated with oil.  The term Christ is never used in the Septuagint (oldest Greek version of the Old Testament).

 

 

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February 3 – We find salvation in no one else but through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Acts 4:12 says; “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”. 

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For the Mormon there is a list of people holding the keys of salvation.  At the top of this list is their heavenly father, then Jesus, then Adam, Joseph Smith and next in line is the living prophet.  If you happen to be a woman in the church you will also have your husband to answer to.

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“The President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds the keys of salvation for all men now living because he is the only one by whose authorization the sealing power of the priesthood can be used to seal men up to salvation and exaltation in the kingdom of God. (D&C 132:7).”

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