Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Random Things About Mormonism

As I do with my other blog, The Watchman’s Bagpipes, on this blog I will frequently make a post which will be links to very informative articles about the Mormon faith — beginning with this post.

Most people are aware that Mormons who have been to the temples wear special underwear which are called “temple garments.”  These garments were originally nothing more than long underwear with various Masonic symbols embroidered on them, but they evolved into something that could be worn with any other clothing — but still using the Masonic symbols.  Because Mormons in the past have claimed that these garments have protected the wearer from harm, non-Mormons have given them the derisive name of “magic underwear.”  For this reason, the Mormons made a 4-minute video to explain the use of them.  This video, of course, is not always factual and leaves out lots of history.  Mormonism Research Ministry gives the truth that the video hides.

Mormonism Research Ministry is one of my favorite ministries to use for all things Mormon.  Bill McKeever, who started the ministry years ago, has some outstanding books for use in apologetics with Mormons.  MRM has an excellent blog, Mormon Coffee, which has outstanding articles examining Mormonism past and present.  I will often link to their articles in these “Random…” posts.  The next three items are from Mormon Coffee.

Lorenzo Snow, the fifth president of the LDS, wrote a couplet which summed up a lot about the Mormon view of God and Man:  “As man now is, God once was.  As God now is, man may be.”  Of course this does not even approach real Christianity! Mormon Coffee explains a dilemma this gives Mormons.

Here’s a great article explaining some of the problems with early Mormon marriages, so many of which were not only polygamous, but also polyandrous.

Now here’s a great video someone put together to show what would happen “If Mormon missionaries were straightforward about Mormonism…

A problem with Mormons’ belief that God was once like man is that God would then have been a sinner.  In real Christianity, God has been eternal and is incapable of sin.  Jesus had to be sinless to pay for our sin.  Watch what happens when Mormons are asked about God sinning.

Did Joseph Smith really see God?  Has anyone seen God?

That’s all for today; I hope you found these articles to be interesting.

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