Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mormon Abortionist

There is also evidence that some of Smith’s plural wives had abortions performed by John C. Bennett (a physician), a Mormon, and a close friend and confidant of Smith’s for almost two years, from July 1840 to mid-May 1842. Mrs. Orson (Sarah) Pratt, a Mormon resident in Nauvoo, said one reason nobody really heard about some of Smith’s impregnated women was because his friend Dr. Bennett performed abortions for him. She reported that Bennett once showed her and her husband the instruments which he used to “operate for Joseph.” Not surprisingly, she branded Bennett “the evil genius of Joseph.” Her abortion testimony was later corroborated by William Wyl (von Wymetal), a German newspaper reporter. He also learned that Bennett performed abortions for the founder of the Mormon church. Sarah Pratt stated that there was a house about a mile and a half from Nauvoo that functioned as “a kind of hospital.” She explained, “They sent women there when they showed signs of celestial consequences.” This house, according to Harry M. Beardsley, was a large brick mansion “fitted up by Bennett as an abortion hospital.

Alvin J. Schmidt, The American Muhammad: Joseph Smith, Founder of Mormonism,” pg.178. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Did They Really Say That?!?

Your virtue is worth more than your life. Please, young folk, preserve your virtue even if you lose your lives. 

Spencer W. Kimball, Miracle of Forgiveness, p. 63

So if you are about to be raped, you should force the person to kill you?

And just look what happens if you remain monogamous:

This law of monogamy, or the monogamic system, laid the foundation for prostitution and the evils and diseases of the most revolting nature and character under which modern Christendom groans, for as God has implanted, for a wise purpose, certain feelings in the breasts of females as well as males, the gratification of which is necessary to health and happiness, and which can only be accomplished legitimately in the married state…”

Orson Pratt, Salt Lake City, October 7, 1869, Journal of Discourses 13:195

So then, God made a mistake when he gave Adam just one wife?  So prostitution is caused by a man not being able to have more than one wife?  Why do STDs not appear in monogamous unions if they are the origin of them?

Things Mormons know about Michael the archangel which the Bible doesn’t tell us:

President Young said Michael was a resurrected Being and he left Eloheem and came to this earth & with an immortal body, & continued so till he partook of earthly food and begat Children who were mortal. (Keep this to yourselves). Then they died.

Wilford Woodruff Journal, p. 270-271, 27 January 1860.

Michael, as an angel, was created as an angel, which is a spiritual being not related to humans. They do not marry (as noted by Jesus in Matthew 22:29-30) and do not procreate. It is interesting that his audience was to keep this information to themselves — obviously because he knew it was a lie!

And we cannot doubt that the greatest of all female spirits was the one then chosen and foreordained to be ‘the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh’ (1 Nephi 11:18). Nor can we do other than suppose that Eve was by her side, rejoicing in her foreordination to be the first woman, the mother of men, the consort, companion, and friend of mighty Michael…”

Bruce R. McConkie, “Woman, Eve and the Fall,” p. 59; Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation 1:74-75

So Eve was a consort of Michael? But Eve was human and Michael is an angel, so how does that work?!? Where in the Bible do we find even that Eve was a friend of Michael? (H/T: Life After Ministry.)

If Mormons would just read their Bible and quit listening to the lies of their leaders they just might find the true Gospel and be saved!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christian Christmas vs Mormon Christmas

Tomorrow is Christmas; it's when Christians celebrate the birth of Christ. This is one of the primary doctrines of Christianity: that Jesus was born of a virgin so that he would not have inherited sin. In Christianity God was incarnate in Jesus, begotten by the Holy Ghost.

On the other hand, Mormons celebrate the birth of a baby conceive by natural intercourse between their god-man and Mary: their Jesus is not God.

Last Wednesday, 18 December, I published an article about how Mormons understand the non-virgin birth. Today I am posting links to articles I’ve previously written, so as to demonstrate the non-Christian beliefs the Mormon have about the birth of Jesus.

My prayer is that Mormons will read these articles and recognize the false teachings of Mormonism.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Mormons —Think About this at Christmas!

The following article is posted by permission.
12/16/2019 by lifeafterministry
Alma 7:10 “And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the
land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.”[emp. added]

Journal of Discourses 1:51 “I have given you a few leading items upon this subject, but a great deal more remains to be told. Now remember from this time forth, and for ever, that Jesus Christ was not begotten by the Holy Ghost. I will repeat a little anecdote. I was in conversation with a certain learned professor upon this subject, when I replied, to this idea—“if the Son was begotten by the Holy Ghost, it would be very dangerous to baptize and confirm females, and give the Holy Ghost to them, lest he should beget children, to be palmed upon the Elders by the people, bringing the Elders into great difficulties.”” — Brigham Young, Great Salt Lake City, April 9, 1852 [emp. added]

Ephesians 4:14 “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.”

Foregoing the obvious problems in the passage from Alma, we’re looking at just one topic today, and that’s what Mormons think of Jesus’ conception.

Yesterday the verse in Alma reminded me of the day I discovered Brigham’s speech in the Journal of Discourses. I was newly out of the Church, and Ed Decker sent me home with a set of the Journals. As I was thumbing through the first volume, I came across the infamous quote above that marked the first of my shocking discoveries.

Gut-wrenching doesn’t do justice to what I felt that day. I sobbed for hours even though I had left the Church several months beforehand. My dismay was rooted in the sadness in my heart for the Lord, and my people. I had no idea they had said things like the example above – and very sadly, most Mormons aren’t aware of the garbage in the Church’s history either.

As Mr. Nelson tours the world with his message to read the Book of Mormon, we’re praying Mormons will discover their own shocking news. It’s not meant to be rude, but we do pray something will jolt them into the reality of the countless lies in their church.

We can’t help but wonder how many times Mr. Nelson has had to shelve contradictions like this one. Being a prophet and all, he surely knows Brigham’s statement is blasphemous. Shame on him.

With Love in Christ;


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Did They Really Say That?!?

What does the Christian world know about God? Nothing . . . Why so far as the things of God are concerned, they are the veriest fools; they know neither God nor the things of God.

John Taylor, Salt Lake City, May 6, 1870, Journal of Discourses 13:225.

The Mormons are the real people who do not know God or the things of God.  They know only the false man-god of the false LDS gospel.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Angels Can Be Humans?!?

What are angels? They are intelligences of the human species. Many of them are offsprings of Adam and Eve. That is they are men, who have, like Enoch or Elijah, been translated; or, like Jesus Christ, been raised from the dead; consequently they possess a material body of flesh and bones, can eat, drink, walk, converse, reason, love, fight, wrestle, sing, or play on musical instruments. They can go or come on foreign missions, in heaven, earth, or hell; and they can travel space, and visit the different worlds, with all the ease and alacrity with which God and Christ do the same, being possessed of similar organizations, powers and attributes in a degree.

B. H. Roberts, LDS Church Historian, 1903

Everywhere angels are mentioned they are spiritual beings who were created BEFORE mankind. Although they take on the appearance of men when appearing to people, they are not humans, and do not have flesh and bones.  They are an entirely different species of created beings; the are NOT men!

Adam and Eve were human beings; therefore all their offsprings were human beings. It is impossible for humans to have angel offspring.

Angels, with spiritual bodies, are similar to Christ in that they are not limited to our dimensions.

Yes, this is the sort of total nonsense which Mormons believe. Proving once again that the are NOT Christians.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Yes, HE Really Did Say That!!!

—if the Son was begotten by the Holy Ghost, it would be very dangerous to baptize and confirm females, and give the Holy Ghost to them, lest he should beget children…

Brigham Young, Great Salt Lake City, April 9, 1852. Journal of Discourses 1:51.

Since the Holy Ghost isn’t physical, nor can he procreate, this statement of a belief is entirely absurd!  Remember, Brigham Young was the LDS prophet and President at the time he made this statement.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Did He Really Say That?!?

The Devil has the mastery of the earth: he has corrupted it, and has corrupted the children of men. He has led them in evil until they are almost entirely ruined, and are so far from God that they neither know Him nor his influence, and have almost lost sight of everything that pertains to eternity. This darkness is more prevalent, more dense, among the people of Christendom, than it is among the heathen. They have lost sight of all that is great and glorious—of all principles that pertain to life eternal.

Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, October 14, 1860.  Journal of Discourses 8:209.

Remember this the next time a Mormon tells you that your shouldn’t “bash” Mormons because they’ve never “bashed” Christians.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Did HE Really Say That?!?

God having created all men and women, had the most perfect right to do with His own creation, according to His holy will and pleasure: He had a lawful right to overshadow the Virgin Mary in the capacity of a husband, and beget a Son, although she was espoused to another; for the law which He gave to govern men and women was not intended to govern Himself, or to prescribe rules for his own conduct. 

It was also lawful in Him, after having thus dealt with Mary, to give her to Joseph her espoused husband.

Whether God the Father gave Mary to Joseph for time only, or for time and eternity, we are not informed. Inasmuch as God was the first husband to her, it may be that He only gave her to be the wife of Joseph while in this mortal state, and that He intended after the resurrection to again take her as one of his own wives to raise up immortal spirits in eternity.

 Orson Pratt, The Seer, pg 158, 1853

I’ve pretty much covered the problem with Mormonism’s Non-Virgin Virgin Mary, but this citation from Pratt needs to be responded to.

Since the real God is not a mere man who earned his way to godhood, he cannot have a human wife. 

Secondly, if their man-god did have sex with Mary, as they teach, then she was not a virgin at conception. 

Thirdly, as many “anti-Mormons” have pointed out, Mary was the daughter of the man-god and for him to have sex with her it would be nothing more than incest, which the REAL God forbids.

Lastly, aside from the other unbiblical ideas in this statement by Pratt, the real God said there would be no marrying in heaven, so how could have multiple wives?!?

The really sad thing in regards to Pratt’s teaching is that it is indeed official LDS teaching, proving he wasn’t just come kook coming up with this ideology himself.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Odds and Ends

It’s been a while since I posted a collection of links to good articles teaching you about Mormonism.  You will notice that the majority of the links are to articles on the excellent Life After Ministry blog.  If you have any interest in studying Mormonism, or if your are a Mormon seeking the truth about you faith, I highly recommend you subscribe to that blog.

Well, hold on to your seat, because here is some good reading by following these links.

The 2nd Most Stupid Quote of All Time.  This one really shows a major problem with LDS doctrine.

Investigating Mormonism 2019.  Good resource with a chart showing differences between Mormon doctrine and the Bible.

Colossians 1:16 succinctly states that Jesus created everything.  However, the Mormons claim this is not so. For them Michael the Archangel help Jesus, and then God the Father took over for the creation of man. The real conundrum for them is that they can’t even keep their creation story straight!

Did you know the most important goal for you to be saved, according to Mormons, is to get a temple recommend and perform temple rituals? How can this be true when the Bible says our most important goal for salvation is to place our faith in Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice?

Salvation for the Mormons is really impossible. If you would like to see a more in-depth example of how a Mormon can never obtain forgiveness, read this article.

Did you know that the Mormons are still praying for vengeance against those who “persecuted” their Church in the 19th century? Of course if they would tell the truth, you’d learn that the vast majority of said persecution was responding to Mormon behaviors and threats against those among whom they settled!

The Mormons can’t settle on who that angel is who tops their temples. When you have a made-up religion, you really need to keep all your stories straight!

Here’s a look at a question I’ve thought about for a long time: how is Jesus the ONLY begotten in Pre-Existence? Thinking about this brought me back to another problem with the doctrine of Pre-Existence, and that is the problem of Mary: in the pre-existent spirit world she was a sister to Jesus and Satan, and everyone else (including you and me!) So if she was “Heavenly Father’s” daughter in the spiritual realm of pre-existence, and their God came to earth and had sex with her so she could conceive the body for Jesus to inhabit, isn’t that an incestuous relationship between their man-god and his daughter?

A question for you Mormons: Is tithing mandatory or voluntary?

I think that can be enough boggling of your mind for today!