Thursday, January 11, 2018

How I Became a Sci-Fi Mormon

When I was growing up I got very interested in science-fiction due to lots of late movies on TV.  As I entered junior high school I began reading lots of sci-fi books and comics and became a real fan of everything science-fiction.  When I was in my 11th year of school (16 years old)  I read a new book by Erich Von Daniken titled, "Chariots of the Gods." I sat with my KJV Bible (which my paternal grandmother gave me for Christmas when I was seven, and which sat on a shelf and got dusty) and began looking at it  - as revealed to me in that book.  I accepted everything Von Daniken said as the true interpretation of the Bible: God was a spaceman. This was my theology when I was proselytized by a Mormon while I was in Combat Engineer training at 18 years old. The idea of a god who was once a man, now living near the star Kolob, fit very well with my sci-fi “theology.”  So I readily accepted the LDS faith.

If you read my full story you will see that I came to realize that the LDS was even worse than science-fiction — it is a total fraud based on an occult beginning and continually supported by occult doctrines.

Yes, I still like science-fiction, but nowadays I’m a lot more discerning!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Random Stuff About Mormonism

It has been quite a while since I’ve done one of these blog, but I’ve recently found some excellent articles exposing the LDS for the fraud that they are.  Enjoy!

A biblical response to Mormonism — good to know for when they come to your door.

Some bizarre teachings from Bruce McConkie.

Psalm 110:1 and Mormonism.  Good dismantling of LDS claims for three separate gods in the Trinity.

Mormons and ghosts — they should be afraid of them.

Do Mormons really believe in God’s grace for salvation?  Only after they’ve worked for their salvation to merit so-called grace.

Did Mahonri Moriancumr Discover America? The absurdity of the Book of Mormon exposed in just this one article.

Mormon baptismal fraud; Baptism is something that a person has to have for themselves, not by proxy.  And you can’t baptize a dead person!  Just more necromancy in the LDS doctrine.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Did They Really Say That?!?

I know just as well what to teach this people and just what to say to them and what to do in order to bring them into the celestial kingdom, as I know the road to my office.  It is just as plain and easy.  The Lord is in our midst.  He teaches the people continually.  I have never yet preached a sermon and sent it out to the children of men, that they may not call Scripture.  Let me have the privilege of correcting a sermon, and it is as good Scripture as they deserve.

Brigham Young, January 2, 1870, Journal of Discourses 13:95

So, Brigham Young is still considered a prophet of the LDS, and he stated that his sermons are the same as Scripture, and yet the LDS now denies some of his teachings?!?!?  How can they justify that?  How can they say the Young was wrong about “blood atonement,” e.g.?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Did They Really Say That?!?

Now ask the Father in the name of Jesus whether I am telling you the truth about temporal things or not, and the same Spirit that bore witness to you that baptism by immersion is the correct way according to the Scriptures will bear witness that the man whom God calls to dictate affairs in the building up of this Zion has the right to dictate about everything connected with the building up of Zion, yes even to the ribbons the  women wear; and any person who denies it is ignorant.  There is not a man or woman in the world who rises up against this principle but what is ignorant; all such are destitute of the spirit of revelation and enjoy not the Sprit of Christ.

Brigham Young, February 3, 1867, Journal of Discourses 11:298

Brigham Young had several false prophecies that I’ve previously reported, which alone proves he wasn’t a man of God.  I’d like to know where in Scripture it says the Mormons would be building any “Zion” and where it says any leader of the church had authority as to even what ribbons a woman should wear!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Conundrum for Mormons

Mormons often make an issue that the written standard works are to be the measuring rod for truth and that revelation cannot contradict them.  President Harold B. Lee stated, “If it is not in the standard works, we may well assume that it is speculation, man’s own personal opinion; and if it contradicts what is in the scriptures, it is not true.”  Given the fact that Abraham 1:26 in the Pearl of Great Price was used as a proof text to ban blacks from the priesthood, the 1978 reversal appears to violate Lee’s admonition.

All of this raises other questions.  If the Mormon God has removed the curse that was once on the black race, why has he not also removed the physical mark?  If the sole purpose of the black skin was merely to identify those who should not receive priesthood blessings, and the no longer applies, why are people still being born with this mark?

Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson, Mormonism 101, pg.275

Friday, August 4, 2017

False Prophecy!

At a Honolulu stake conference in 1961, Joseph Fielding Smith said

We will never get a man into space. This earth is man's sphere and it was never intended that he should get away from it. The moon is a superior planet to the earth and it was never intended that man should go there. You can write it down in your books that this will never happen.

Granted that this was before he was the LDS President, but for the LDS to say this isn’t a prophecy because he wasn’t President yet flies in the face of that last sentence! 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Joseph Smith is needed if the atonement is to be “fully efficacious”

In the first volume of Doctrines of Salvation, tenth Mormon President Joseph Fielding Smith made it very clear that there is “no salvation without accepting Joseph Smith” (1:188).  While some might think that Mormonism has matured and moved away from such a heretical notion, Mormon Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland assures us that this is not the case.

The April 2017 edition of New Era magazine, a publication geared for Mormon youth, reprinted a talk that Holland gave back on June 27, 2002 (the 158th anniversary of the death of Joseph Smith).  Delivered to a group of new mission presidents, the talk was titled “Testify of the Restoration” and stressed the importance of Joseph Smith’s role in the salvation of not only Mormons but all mankind.  After stating that the most important event in all of human history was the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, Holland said,

“The next greatest accomplishment in making that atonement fully efficacious in the great plan of salvation was the appearance of the Father and the Son to the boy prophet Joseph Smith in the New York springtime of 1820. Had we never had what we have come to call ‘the Restoration,’ the great plan of salvation would have been forever thwarted, and the full blessings of the Atonement would not have reached most of God’s children, past, present, and future. . .  Take away Joseph Smith and the First Vision, take away the events which followed, take away a direct restoration from heaven, and what do we have?  We don’t have much—at least not enough to distinguish us from a thousand other good groups of people” (3-4).

Despite the fact that many Latter-day Saints continue to insist how they are Christians just like us, Holland does not hide the fact that in order to receive the full benefits of the atonement, it is necessary to add Joseph Smith to the mix.  Regarding their claim to be Christian, Holland cautioned the members to be “careful and sensitive and kind as we must be in how we say it, we declare that we are dramatically different in quite a few particulars(4).

Whereas Christians look to the New Testament as being completely sufficient regarding the way of salvation, Holland says it is not enough.

“The rock upon which the latter-day Church of Jesus Christ rests is not solely the revelation of Christ to Peter or to Adam or to Enoch or Moses or Abraham.  It is the revelation of Christ to the Prophet Joseph Smith coupled with the revelation of Christ to Joseph Smith’s successor prophets and apostles, and indeed the revelation of Christ in the heart of each individual member of this Church” (5).

You can see why Mormons are so protective of the image of their founding prophet.  Once Smith’s veneer of authority and virtue is stripped away, there is no reason to be loyal to the Mormon system. The task ahead is convincing Mormons who have come to this point (and there are many) that the New Testament demonstrates how Joseph Smith is not needed to make the atonement of Christ fully efficacious in the lives of Christian believers.

Bill McKeever, Mormonism Researched, May-June 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Don’t Pray About the Book of Mormon!

A [Mormon] missionary resource explains, “In order to know that the Book of Mormon is true, a person must read, ponder, and pray about it.  The honest seeker of truth will soon come to feel that the Book of Mormon is the word of God.” . . .

Yet there are problems with this challenge.  First of all, the test is skewed.  A person who “prays” but doesn’t get the same answer as the missionary is viewed as not getting it correct.  If prayer is the correct means of testing the book’s authenticity, why is a negative outcome immediately rejected as a plausible response? . . .  However, Jeremiah 17:9 says a feeling that one has can be disastrously wrong because “the heart is desperately wicked.” Praying about a religious book, especially if it is fictional and not historical, is hardly an objective test.

If the Book of Mormon is just one of four LDS scriptures, why should it be prayed over and not the other three scriptures? For that matter, why shouldn’t a seeker after truth pray about the Qu’ran (Islam), the Vedas (Hinduism), or the Tripitaka (Buddhism)?  Where does praying about a particular religion’s scripture stop?  If praying about a book is a way to determine truth, then why have many Mormons never even thought about expanding their prayers to more than just one religion’s scripture?

Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson, Mormonism 101, pg. 135

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mormons, I’m Waiting for an Answer

A garden atonement seems odd for a couple of reasons.  One, Paul always points to the cross where this event happened; never does he give any indication that the atonement was divided over two locations.  In addition, the Bible only refers to the garden twice—never once in association with the atonement.  Two, if Christ actually atoned for all of the sins of mankind in the garden, what would be left for Him to atone for on the cross?

Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson, Mormonism 101, pg. 158-159

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Some Random Stuff Proving Mormonism False

What about the witnesses to the Book of Mormon? Something is “rotten in Denmark”!

Is salvation only “after all we can do”?

The deception by the LDS continues in regards to Joseph Smith’s “translation” of the Book of Mormon.  The LDS was conceived in deception, so I’m not surprised at this.

Additional perspectives and insights on Joseph Smith’s “First Vision.

Mormonism’s “priesthood power” is how even God can do everything!

The origins of the Mormon Endowment Ceremony.

Mormon space program launches first manned mission to Kolob.  I saw it on the Internet.