Archive for the ‘Mormonism’ Category

Ricahrd Mouw hoodwinked by Mormonism

October 18, 2011

While I am not prepared to reclassify Mormonism as possessing undeniably Christian theology, I do accept many of my Mormon friends as genuine followers of the Jesus whom I worship as the divine Savior.

Richard J. Mouw, President of Fuller Theological Seminary, Special to CNN October 9th, 2011

Would that be the ‘Jesus’ who is Satan’s brother, Dr Mouw? It seems another ‘evangelical’ has been hoodwinked by the recent Mormon tactic of laying claim to being just another Christian denomination.

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I believe the Bible as it read when it came from the pen of the original writers

June 17, 2011

…it was apparent that many important points touching the salvation of men, had been taken from the Bible, or lost before it was compiled.

(Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.10)

I believe the Bible as it read when it came from the pen of the original writers. Ignorant translators, careless transcribers, or designing and corrupt priests have committed many errors.

(Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 327)

We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly

8th Article of Mormon Faith

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Mormonism – Another Jesus

November 14, 2010

Paris, France – In a surprising admission during last month’s three nation European speaking trip, Mormon president Gordon B. Hinckley stated that the Christ he believes in is not the same Christ as the one followed by those outside the LDS Church. Hinckley quoted unnamed critics of the LDS Church who claim that Mormons do not believe in the traditional Christ and then he agreed with them. The LDS Church News reported: “In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints ‘do not believe in the traditional Christ. No, I don’t. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this the Dispensation of the Fulness [sic] of Times'” (June 20, 1998, ). Despite this major difference on a pivotal doctrine of the Christian faith, Hinckley maintains that he is a Christian. “Am I Christian?” Hinckley asked rhetorically, “Of course I am. I believe in Christ. I talk of Christ. I pray through Christ. I’m trying to follow Him and live His gospel in my life” (Ibid.). Christians should ask, “Which Christ?” The Bible warns of false teachers who promote “another Jesus whom we have not preached” (2 Corinthians 11:4). The Apostle Paul warned the Corinthians not to believe everyone who preached “Jesus.” The true Jesus was based on the tradition of apostolic preaching – the Jesus “we preached.” Paul compared the preaching another Christ outside of that tradition with the deception of the serpent in the Garden of Eden (2 Corinthians 11:4, Genesis 3 1:4-5). In the same context, Paul warned the Church to beware of “.false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:13).

 

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We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.

November 17, 2009

We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.

LDS, A of F 1:3

Those who join the Mormon church are not set free in Christ but introduced to a whole new set of laws and ordinances through which they prove their faith and earn their salvation. The imposibility of keeping all the commandments, especially in their own strength, imposes an increasing burden of guilt, unworthiness and condemnation.

Mike and Ann Thomas, Mormonism: A Gold-plated Religion, Alpha, p.258

Jospeh Smith’s Attack on the Sufficiency of the Bible

November 2, 2009

I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.

Joseph Smith, DHC 4:461; also TPJS, 194.

Joseph Smith  (had been given) “power from on high…to translate the Book of Mormon; which contains a record of a fallen people, and the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles and to the Jews also.”

D&C 20:8-9

This attacks the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture since it implies that the gospel is not fully made known in the New Testament. It strongly implies that to get really near to God you can’t rely on the Bible’s doctrine but need also the book of Mormon.

knowledge is a different department of life from religion

October 29, 2009

knowledge is a different department of life from religion

Schleiermacher

The feelings are exclusively the elements of religion and none are excluded.

Schleiermacher

 

We do not lay the main stress of our religion on any opinions right or wrong. Orthodoxy is at best but a very slender part of religion if it can be allowed to be any part of it at all.

John Wesley, From: Plain Account of the People Called Methodists

 

And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

Moroni 10:4

the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible

October 3, 2009

for the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible.

Joseph Smith, Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith-History 1:12

Which is equivalent to saying in a  court trial:  “The witnesses contradict one another, therefore there is no true witness among them.  And what’s more – believe me” (even though they claim to be eye-witnesses and I wasn’t at the scene). It’s what’s known as a non sequitur.

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Our Lord’s true Church is established and founded upon revelation. Its identity as the true Church continues as long as revelation is received to direct its affairs

October 3, 2009

Our Lord’s true Church is established and founded upon revelation. Its identity as the true Church continues as long as revelation is received to direct its affairs…. without revelation there would be no legal administrators to perform the ordinances of salvation with binding effect on earth and in heaven…. Since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s true Church; and since the Lord’s Church must be guided by continuous revelation if it is to maintain divine approval;… we could safely conclude… that the Church today is guided by revelation…. the Spirit is giving direct and daily revelation to the presiding Brethren in the administration of the affairs of the Church…. The presence of revelation in the Church is positive proof that it is the kingdom of God on earth…. For those who reject these revelations there awaits the damnation of hell.

Bruce McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 1979, pages 646, 647 and 650

1. The LDS (Mormons) claim to be the ‘true church’ – all others are apostate (NB Joseph Smith’s claim that the angel told him this)

2. Its denial of Sola Scriptura and the belief in ongoing revelation through ‘the presiding Brethren’ of the LDS.

3. Any denial of the extraordinary claims of the LDS is to face eternal damnation (cf. the claims of Romanism at the Council of Trent where it pronounces anathaemas on those who hold to the Scriptural teaching of justification by grace through faith alone).

Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race?

September 23, 2009

Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be.

Brigham Young, second President and Prophet, Journal of Discourses, 10:110.

So is this God’s revelation through the ongoing prophetic office today?

The one true God says, ‘Then Peter open his mouth, and said, “Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.”‘ Acts 10:34

Negroes in this life are denied the Priesthood

September 23, 2009

Negroes in this life are denied the Priesthood; under no circumstances can they hold this delegation of authority from the Almighty… The gospel message of salvation is not carried affirmatively to them. Negroes are not equal with other races where the receipt of certain spiritual blessings are concerned. . . .

LDS Apostle Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 477, 527-28; 1966 orig. ed., changed in the current.

By 1978 this doctrine had, like polygamy, changed. This doctrine is rooted in LDS Scripture (at least the earlier versions until they too were changed). More on LDS racism