Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Did HE Really Say That?!?!

I bear my testimony that [polygamy] is a necessity, and that the Church of Christ in its fullness never existed without it. Where you have the eternity of marriage you are bound to have plural marriage; bound to; and it is one of the marks of the Church of Jesus Christ in its sealing ordinances. “Whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven.” We know how sensitive the Prophet Joseph was to introduce this principle. He knew the feeling that was against it. It had been taught from the days of heathen Rome down to the present time that a man should have but one wife, which has resulted in the prostitution of many of the fair daughters of Eve as mistresses. Here we have too much love for women to see them trampled in the dust. Here we have too much respect for unborn spirits to have them come into the world branded as bastards, illegitimate, in shame, without knowing their fathers. The children we have are legitimate. They are our own. We honor them and our wives. Our children are given unto us of God, for our wives are given to us of God. We never should have thought of practicing this principle [plural marriage] if God had not revealed it from the heavens and commanded it, and we must stand by it and by every principle that He has revealed.

Apostle George Teasdale (b.1831, d.1907), Journal of Discourses, v. 25, pp. 19-22

Okay, so let’s break this comment down and examine it, bit by bit.

I bear my testimony that [polygamy] is a necessity, and that the Church of Christ in its fullness never existed without it.
Please show me from Scripture and from history where polygamy was a common practice in the Christian church — after all, Teasdale said the Church never existed without it!

Where you have the eternity of marriage you are bound to have plural marriage; bound to; and it is one of the marks of the Church of Jesus Christ in its sealing ordinances.
First, no place in Scripture will you find any mention of eternal marriage, rather Jesus even stated that there will be no marriage in heaven (Matthew 22:30).  “Sealing” people in marriage is a Mormon ritual made up by Joseph Smith.

“Whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven.”
A typical abuse of Scripture by Mormon leadership.  This passage has to do with church discipline, not “sealing” people together for eternity. (Matthew 16:19; 18:18)

We know how sensitive the Prophet Joseph was to introduce this principle. He knew the feeling that was against it.
Yes, he was “sensitive,” about it because he was afraid this invention to cover his adulterous affairs wouldn’t fly with his wife.  The whole reason for LDS polygamy was the insatiable sexual appetite of Joseph Smith, and the other men he conned into it.

It had been taught from the days of heathen Rome down to the present time that a man should have but one wife, which has resulted in the prostitution of many of the fair daughters of Eve as mistresses. Here we have too much love for women to see them trampled in the dust.
This is one of the biggest lies of the whole defense of polygamy. Monogamy is not what caused prostitution; that is one of the most fallacious claims in this particular citation.  If they really loved the women, they wouldn’t subject them to such an institution. All one has to do is to read the many testimonies by women who have lived in a polygamous household. Normal women don’t want to share their men.  Another thing regarding abusing women — Joseph Smiths many wives included many who were already married to someone else!

Here we have too much respect for unborn spirits to have them come into the world branded as bastards, illegitimate, in shame, without knowing their fathers. The children we have are legitimate. They are our own. We honor them and our wives. Our children are given unto us of God, for our wives are given to us of God.
First, there are no such things as “unborn spirits.” This wasn’t even originally a part of Mormon doctrine! But supposing these spirits really did exist, why would they be born without knowing their fathers?  And since Smith took many other men’s wives for his own at the same time, how would any woman who became pregnant know for sure that the child’s father was from her husband or from Smith?

God did NOT give polygamy to the Mormons, nor anyone else.  God’s view of polygamy should be quite clear—it is unholy. To claim that God commanded polygamy is blasphemous.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Did HE Really say That?!?!


So historians "idolize the truth"?!?!  No! What we have here is Mormons hating truth, because truth exposes the history of the LDS as one huge lie!!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Odds and Ends

I’ve come across some interesting items I decided to share outside of a long post.  These are some things which should provoke thinking among Mormons.

I’ve always been unsure about how the LDS looks at the idea of evolutionism; after all, they think matter has always existed. Someone asked me this week what the LDS viewpoint was, and I came across this article which should answer the question.

Ever wonder why the Mormons seem to be so arrogant? It’s because they are better than you.

Okay, Mormons, just who really was John the Baptist?  Nothing in Scripture even hints at him being any sort of priest, and nowhere does the Bible say anyone has to have some priesthood authority to baptize people. And he was a man and died a man, and did not resurrect as an angel (which is a separate creation type and men do not become one).

For this one I have to ask, “Did They Really Say That?!?”  Whereas the Bible plainly states that Judas hanged himself, Mormon teaching has him being beaten to death by Jesus’ apostles!
Does a real prophet have to lie and attempt to seduce a young woman to commit adultery by claiming that God has directed it? Look at this video and give it some really objective thoughts about what went on and truthfully ask if this is really what a prophet of God would do.

Seriously, does this sound at all Biblical or Christian? Try studying Freemasonry and you will see where Joseph Smith got these oaths. They certainly did NOT come from God, and any objective examination would have to come to that conclusion.

Okay Mormon, is murder a sin God forgives — or is it a sin God doesn’t forgive?  The whole “blood atonement” teaching of Brigham Young even placed a rule to be forgiven of murder, and that was to have your own blood spilled in your execution (which is why Utah had the firing squad as a choice for execution until fairly recently.)

Coincidences in Mormonism.  If you think these are just coincidences, you need to put on your thinking cap and look at these objectively!

And, yes, all but two of these items come from the same source, but the source is 100% accurate in exposing the false teachings of the Mormon church, and I want to help spread their message!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Lots of Educational Stuff

I am really having difficulty finding time to work on articles for this blog. Many of my days have been taken up with various doctor appointments, band gigs, private gigs, researching aircraft histories, and way too much yard work.  However, I have been collecting links for articles I think provide some good education about the cult of the Mormon Church. Many come from the same site, Life After Ministry, which I highly recommend for leaning about the false teachings of the LDS.

Mormons can never get their teachings right.  They have so many contradictions that they are downright schizophrenic.

If Joseph Smith was right, Jesus lied.

The ever-changing gospel of the LDS proves it is false.

Trouble in Mormondom; Millennials are leaving in large numbers.

This is what Mormon leaders do — the don’t want their members to have doubts, because if they have doubts and start researching they will leave the LDS. That’s what happened with me.

The polygamy conundrum: Was it abominable to God or did He sanction it? This is one of my favorite contradictions in LDS doctrine. Of course the D&C rule came later to justify Smith’s sexual appetite.

Then there is the conundrum of the LDS teaching that Adam didn’t sin in the Garden of Eden, which means mankind isn’t born with a sin nature — so why the need for a savior?

Joseph Smith wasn’t known for his interpretive skills, and this faux pas is a perfect example. Then there is his real goof of having the Apostle John being among the 10 tribes of Israel in 700 B.C.!!!

While this article is about appeals to experience in general, there is an excellent section about Mormon experience trumping common sense. But the LDS specifically teaches that emotions vs facts is the way to learn.

Joseph Smith was murdered, but he wasn’t martyred.

Did you know that the angel that was with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane was Adam? Well it wasn’t, because people don’t become angels! And the whole LDS story about what took place at Gethsemane is about as unbiblical as it gets.

Joseph Smith claimed God called him as a prophet, but Heber Kimball says otherwise.  Which is it, Mormon?

Bruce McConkie’s many lies about Adam.

Top ten books the Mormon Church doesn’t want you to read. I've read several of these.

Top ten facts the Mormon Church doesn’t want its members to know.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Did They Really Say That?!?

The cause of much of the strife and conflict in the world, racism is an offense against God and a tool in the devil’s hands. How grateful I am that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has from its beginnings stood strongly against racism in any of its malignant manifestations.

Elder Alexander B. Morrison, Ensign, “No More Strangers,” September 2000.

This is a bald-faced lie.  The LDS has preached racism from their early days and continues teaching racism today!  Let me demonstrate from LDS teachings that they have always taught racism.

Let’s start with their teachings as to why there are black people in the world. Their teachings are that in the pre-existence when Satan decided to fight Jesus because he wasn’t selected to be the Savior, the spirits took sides in the battle. Those less valiant spirits were condemned to have black skin when they took on flesh at birth. 

In the LDS Book of Moses black skin is associated with unrighteousness, as a punishment of Cain and his descendants (totally unbiblical), which passed through the Flood by Ham marrying a black wife. In the LDS Book of Abraham the blacks are “cursed as to the priesthood,” meaning they were to be denied the priesthood in the Mormon Church.  This site has an excellent history of how the blacks were treated in the LDS.

Let me steer you to some articles demonstrating the racist history of the LDS:


My article: Mormonism—A Racist Religion. This article proves that racism was an established doctrine in the Mormon church. On my shelf you will find the book, Mormonism and the Negro, by John J. Stewart (parts of which are examined in my article), with the subtitle, “An explanation and defense of the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in regard to Negroes and others of Negroid blood.”  I challenge my readers to download the pdf of this book and study the contents.

Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry has an excellent article examining racism as doctrine in the Mormon Church.

Brigham Young taught that if a white person “mixes his blood” with a black person (marriage or sexual intercourse) they are to be put to “death on the spot,” claiming that it is a law of God. (Journal of Discourses 10:110).

Read another article of mine—More About Racism in the LDS Church.

Brigham Young stated that if a black was given the priesthood before all qualified whites were given it, then the priesthood would be taken away from the LDS.

I could cite more and more evident proving that the LDS has always been racist (and their continued teaching about the origin of black skin proves they still are today) and they are lying to claim differently.  But then, the LDS was founded on lies and developed by more lies, and is sustained by lies. They belong to their “father, the devil . . . for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

TIME OUT!

This blog will be on hiatus for a while.  Meanwhile, this post can be used as a “reference library” with links to LDS material as well as to ministries and articles which you should find useful in your research about the cult of Mormonism 

LDS sites and pro-LDS sites

Ministries Exposing Mormonism (As Their Mission)

Utah Lighthouse Ministry (this ministry has hundreds of good articles, but these are the only ones I've kept direct links to -- just search their site)

Mormonism Research Ministry (this site also has hundreds of articles; these are links to topics I've used before and so kept the links)
Main page Historical issues

Other Ministries with Anti-Mormon Mission
Mormon Think

The Mormon Handbook

Mormon Infographics

Mormonism for Dummies

Mormonite Musings

Answering Mormons blog

Janis Hutchinson

Life After Ministry. This was a new one for me within the past year, so I don’t have links saved to individual articles, but this site has a wealth of information exposing Mormonism.

The Ensign and other Mormon teachings vs. The Bible

Other Blogs


















Articles by various ministries (which aren’t anti-Mormon ministries)

Alpha-Omega

Apprising Ministries
















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