Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Reason for the Name of This Blog

The term “anti-Mormon” is herein used to describe any person or organization that is directly or actively opposed The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, its doctrines, policies and programs. It is not, as critics sometimes mischievously try to claim, a catchall term for anyone who does not accept or believe in the Church, but is applied only to those who actively campaign against it. As an adjective, it applies to those specific activities that may with reasonable accuracy be described as attacks upon the Church . . . So we return to the question with which we began this survey: are anti-Mormons Christian? The answer: of course not. They were never even in the hunt. Their clerical collars and pious platitudes are simply a smokescreen to hide the ugly reality that anti-Mormonism is one of the clear manifestations of the darkest side of human nature; the side that made possible the death camps and burning crosses, the massacre of the Hutus and the wholesale slaughter of the Native Americans. Just as vicious and repressive dictatorships like to give themselves grandiose and liberal-sounding titles like “The People’s Democratic Socialist Republic of Such-and-such,” so these nasty religious haters appropriate the label of “Christian” in order to claim for themselves a specious respectability that their deeds and attitudes do not merit.

Found on a Mormon apologetics website, cited by Eric Johnson in the article, “A Major Victory for Satan” Nicknames Pronounced Blasphemous by President Nelson, The Salt Lake City Messenger, November 2018, pg.9


Don’t ever let a Mormon tell you that they don’t attack Christians; this is one very nasty attack!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Yes, They Really Did Say That!

When the plan for our salvation was presented to us in the premortal spirit world, we were so happy that we shouted for joy (see Job 38:7).

Gospel Principles, official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, pg.9, 13

Okay, let’s look at Job 38:7: 
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Who are the “morning stars” and who are the “sons of God.”  The parallelism is that they are one and the same individuals; i.e. they are angels.  We see this in Genesis 6, Job 1:6, Job 2:1, and Satan is one of them.

What was the reason the angels shouted for joy? It was because they observed the creation (the context of Job 38 ff).

So, just what are angels? They are spiritual beings created before man was created, and therefore a part of the creation they watched was man. Angels are not pre-human creatures, nor are they humans who have died.

Again I must point the Mormon to 1 Corinthians 15:44-46 which says mankind first exists as a natural body and then becomes a spiritual body after death. No where in the Bible will you find anything that even hints of preexistence. The LDS Book of Abraham is where this doctrine comes from, and that text has been proven to be a false work by Joseph Smith.

So there are three major lies in this one sentence:
1.  There is no such thing as a premortal spirit world.
2.  Angels are not pre-existing humans.
3.  The angels shouted for joy because of the creation, not because of any “plan of our salvation.”

Just remember, friends: Satan is the father of lies.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Links to Many Good Articles Exposing the Fraud of Mormonism

Mormon Bedtime Stories are totally bizarre.

The new Mormon Church history series will continue the falsehoods and fables of the LDS.

When it comes to the Bible, Mormons are schizophrenic.

The new Mormon “prophet” and President of the LDS has been “unleashed”—not by God, but by Satan.

The Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry has a large collection of articles exposing the fraudulent nature of Mormonism.

It seems the LDS Church wants to prove they are sympathetic to those who practice homosexuality by providing funds to enable them.

Exposing the polygamy and polyandry of the Mormon Church.

Has the Mormon Priesthood Been Used to Abuse? (starting about 30 min mark)

Two major lies told to kids by LDS “prophets.”

Mormons should trust God and His Word.


Who Forgave Sins and Died on the Cross: Jesus, or Mary? This teaching seems to be similar to the Roman Catholic Church version of Mary!

Joseph Smith: ‘Hell is an Agreeable Place’  I apparently missed this one; it’s a claim I’ve never before heard—or at least I don’t remember if I did.


My constant prayer is that Mormons will learn the truth on this blog or on the sites to which I link. There is no salvation in the LDS.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Did They Really Say That?!?

No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith. From the day that the Priesthood was taken from the earth to the winding-up scene of all things, every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are. 

Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 7:289.

Mormons have made Joseph Smith their savior.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Can A Dead Person Pass on a Priesthood He Never Held?

Question: “Will you please tell us which of the ancient prophets came and restored the keys of missionary work?”

Answer: The keys or power to go forth and proclaim the gospel was restored to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery when Peter, James, and John conferred upon them the Melchizedek Priesthood before the organization of the Church.  It is true that John the Baptist had conferred upon them the keys of the Aaronic Priesthood before the Melchizedek Priesthood was restored. This was necessary because the time had come for them to be baptized and hold this priesthood preparatory to the coming of the higher priesthood. 

Joseph Fielding Smith, Answers to Gospel Questions, Vol 1, Chapter 33

The answer by Smith continues explaining when this authority was given, including revelations from “God.” Ending the answer right here is sufficient to destroy this teaching.

First: Peter, James, and John were not prophets; they were apostles.

Second: Neither these apostles nor John the Baptist were priests and so held no priesthood to pass on.

Third: In order to even have a qualification for the “Aaronic” priesthood (actually Levitical), one must be a member of the tribe of Levi, and nothing in Scripture says these men were Levites, and certainly neither Joseph Smith nor Oliver Cowdery were Levites.  The O.T. clearly says that only direct descendants of the tribe of Levi can hold the priesthood (Ex. 28:1, Num. 18:1-7, Lev. 6:19-23, Nehemiah 7:61-65). Additionally, to be ordained as a Levitical priest, there were certain rituals required that LDS does not perform (Ex. 29:4-27). The need for a Levitical priest was done away with when the temple veil was rent at Jesus' crucifixion. (Interestingly, D&C 107:16 even states that one must “be a literal descendant of Aaron” to hold this priesthood!)

Fourth: NO ONE can pass on the Melchizedek priesthood, since it was a priesthood of ONE, and that is Jesus Christ.  See my article, The Melchizedek Priesthood, for a detailed discussion proving the Mormons do not have this priesthood.

Finally: DEAD people do not return to earth for anything, nor do dead people become angels as Mormons teach.

Since all the above counter Biblical teachings, this also means that Joseph Smith never had a revelation from God because God does not contradict himself!

The Mormons have no priesthood—period.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Oh, Really?

The Scriptures teach us that the prophets prepared themselves to become leaders on earth while they were still spirits in heaven (See Alma 13:1-3). Before they were born into mortal bodies, God foreordained (chose) them to be leaders on earth. Jesus, Adam, and Abraham were some of these leaders. (See Abraham 3:22-23) …

A veil covers our memories of our premarital life, but our Father in Heaven knows who we are and what we did before we came here. He has chosen the time and place for each of us to be born so we can learn the lessons we personally need and do the most good with our individual talents and personalities.

Gospel Principles, official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, pg.9, 10

Isn’t quite convenient that no one is able to remember their past spiritual life, and yet LDS prophets were supposed already prepared to be leaders? If they can’t remember, then how do they remember being prepared?

Nowhere in the Bible will we find such teachings.  We know by examination that the Book of Mormon is a fraud, being substantially nothing more than plagiarizing the KJV Bible and other books. And the Book of Abraham is nothing more than an Egyptian funeral document. So just these facts alone prove these claims to be false.

But let us look at one really good passage from the Bible which refutes this teaching — 1 Corinthians 15:44-46 where Paul is discussing the human body (HCSB):  sown a natural body, raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. So it is written: The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, then the spiritual.

Paul says that our bodies were FIRST natural (i.e. physical, earthly bodies) and then, when resurrected, will be spiritual bodies.  The LDS have the spiritual body first!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Did They Really Say That?!?

All men and women are literally the sons and daughter of God. “Man, as a spirit, was begotten and born of heavenly parents, and reared to maturity in the eternal mansions of the Father, prior to coming upon the earth in a temporal [physical] body” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith [1998], 335).

Every person who was ever born on earth is our spirit brother or sister. Because we are the spirit children of God, we have inherited the potential to develop His divine qualities.

Gospel Principles, official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, pg.9


What does the Holy Bible have to say about this claim (citations are from the KJV)?

Matthew 22:30: For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

I know this passage doesn’t speak directly to God as for marriage, but if neither angels or resurrected saints marry, then why would it be that God would marry? 

Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29;  God is not a man
Hosea 11:9: I am God, and not man
Luke 24:39: Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
John 4:24: God is a Spirit.

How could God marry if there is no “Goddess,” and God Himself is a spiritual being—spirits, having no body, cannot reproduce!  Ergo, God does not “beget” children.

John 8:41-45, 47: Not all are children of God, some are children of the devil.
Romans 8:9: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Romans 8:14: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Galatians 3:26: For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:29: And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed.

These say that not all are children of God, contrary to the claim above, and that to be children of God we must be born again as Christians.

John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
Romans 8:15:  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Romans 8:23: And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Galatians: 4:5: To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Ephesians 1:5: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself…
1 John 3:1: Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…Beloved, now are we the sons of God
1 John 5:1: Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

These passages demonstrate that we are adopted as children of God, not that we were to begin with. If we were already literal children of God, why would we then need to be adopted?


The LDS doctrine as cited from Gospel Principles is at odds with the Bible—it contradicts the Bible.  Therefore it is obvious that this doctrine is not from god because it is false. The “God” spoken of in this teaching is not the God of the Bible, and therefore a go who has no power to save anyone from sin.

Monday, November 12, 2018

And Another DVD Give Away!

This DVD is essentially “Mormonism 101.” It has some historical background of Mormonism and compares Joseph Smith’s teachings with the teachings of Jesus Christ, examining many Mormon doctrines. I used to have many of these and now have only one left.  (There is a book by the same title which includes this DVD if you like hard copy, and is available from the mission noted on the back of the DVD cover. Essentially, this is a video version of the book.)


As with previous materials I’ve given away, this offer is only for those in the U.S.A. — due to postage costs elsewhere!  You can comment on this post requesting it with your address (comments are moderated and your address will not be posted) or you can email me your address at jude3.gctwm@yahoo.com.  As always, I determine the “winner” by what comes in my inbox first, and I will notify you either by return email or by a comment on the post. (Be patient for a response; I’m not on the computer all the time.)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Another DVD Give Away!

This DVD is a good examination comparing the Bible to Joseph Smith’s teachings, testing each by the same standards. I have given away many in the past and still have five copies.

As with previous materials I’ve given away, this offer is only for those in the U.S.A. — due to postage costs elsewhere!  You can comment on this post requesting it with your address (comments are moderated and your address will not be posted) or you can email me your address at jude3.gctwm@yahoo.com.  As always, I determine the “winner” by what comes in my inbox first, and I will notify you either by return email or by a comment on the post. (Be patient for a response; I’m not on the computer all the time.)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Loveless Mormon Marriages

It is the duty of a first wife to regard her husband not with a selfish devotion… she must regard her husband with indifference, and with no other feeling than that of reverence, for love we regard as a false sentiment; a feeling which should have no existence in polygamy… we believe in the good old custom by which marriages should be arranged by the parents of the young people.

Zina Huntington, wife of Brigham Young, New York World, November 17, 1869.  Cited by Stanley P. Hirshson, The Lion of the Lord, pp. 229-230, 1969. H/T Michelle

This was a problem with polygamy: no love was expected, just duty. 

Polygamy was NEVER sanctioned by God, rather He tolerated it due to the sinfulness of man.  I have previously written an article demonstrating from the Bible God’s view of polygamy.  In the Book of Mormon we have Jacob 1:15 calling polygamy a “wicked practice”; Jacob 2:24 calls polygamy “abominable”; Jacob 2:27 says God commands no one to have more than one wife; Jacob 3:5 also states that no one should have more than one wife; Ether 10:5 tells us polygamy is not right in God's sight. All these passages contradict Doctrine & Covenants 132.

Smith’s need to satisfy his lust led him to disregard the Bible and forget what he wrote in the Book of Mormon. (Why no women used the BOM against Smith’s taking them as wives is curious.) The doctrine of polygamy was invented to justify Joseph Smith’s serial adultery, and it justified every other Mormon man satisfying their lusts as they followed Joseph Smith’s example.

I have read many testimonies of wives who were part of plural marriages in the LDS in the 19th century (as well as from current FLDS) and they all tell of the horrible lives they were forced into. One such testimony was by Ann Eliza Young in her autobiographical book, Wife Number 19.  She spoke of the hardships of sharing a husband with so many other wives: “to show the pitiable condition of its women, held in a system of bondage that is more cruel than African slavery ever was, since it claims to hold body and soul alike.” All one has to do is read the Bible to see the stories of Abraham and Jacob and the troubles with their polygamous wives to understand that a polygamous family will not be stable.

Love is certainly lacking in polygamous marriages because the wives are all subservient to the husband’s desire for sex. Most LDS women entered such unions because they were threatened with the loss of salvation in the “celestial” heaven. The relationships became nothing but duty to serve the man’s sexual appetite.

Marriage was designed by God to be the union of two people, to bind them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  When more women are added to the union, all the binding of the couple is destroyed. So love becomes absent.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Some Good Information To Dismantle Mormon Claims


Changing their name won’t change what they are: a non-Christian cult.


Proof that the author of he Book of Mormon plagiarized the KJV New Testament.


When Joseph Smith WROTE the Book of Mormon, he still had fairly orthodox views of the Christian faith. In Moroni 8:18 he wrote, For I know that God is not a partial God, neither a changeable being; but he is unchangeable from all eternity to all eternity. Think of that: he said God was unchangeable from eternity — that he wasn’t a changeable being.  Yet in the King Follett Discourse Smith taught the new god that Mormons follow today: a man who earned his way to salvation and now lives on another planet with multiple wives. Robert Bowman has an excellent article discussing how this is a conundrum for Mormons.

The character of Joseph Smith was one of violence.  And yet he is to be admired?!?

The evolution of Joseph Smith’s “First Vision.”  The story changed so much, that it proved itself a lie.

The false prophecy of the destruction of New York City. Ask them to explain!

Destroying the Mormon myth that it was once legal to kill Mormons in Missouri.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The First “9/11” — Mountain Meadows Massacre

On 11 September 1857, Mormons, pretending to be Indians, along with some Indians they talked into joining them, massacred over 120 men, women and children from a wagon train at a location in Utah known as Mountain Meadows. This massacre is little known outside of those who study the history of Mormonism.  

The real dastardly thing about the massacre was that after days of attacks the Mormons and Indians (few of the latter) were losing too many men and were not making any headway. So under orders from higher ups, John D. Lee approached with a flag of truce, told the wagon train members that the Mormons were there to protect them from the Indians, and the only way they could do that would be to have all weapons put into a wagon, have small children in another wagon, the women and other children walking in a separate group from the men, and all would be escorted to a safe location. Instead, once they were all disarmed and separated, the Mormons killed them all except for the small children who they believed wouldn’t be able to tell the story — the children were then given to Mormon families to raise.

In 2007 a movie, September Dawn, was made about the massacre. Overall the story it told was factual but, as normal with Hollywood, they put in some characters which weren’t there (and a wee bit of exaggeration used with the tirades of the “bishop” in the story) and left out some important parts. For example: The movie showed the Mormons on horses riding next to the men they shot, while in real life the Mormons were walking next to the victims. It also showed the firing squad at the end in the open, while in real life they were hidden from public view so they couldn’t be identified and possibly have their families put in danger. So although there were errors in the movie, it is still worthwhile to see to learn about this tragedy perpetrated by so-called “Christians.”

If you are not in to reading, the following You Tube videos should be valuable for learning a wee bit about this horror which Mormons lie about. (There are many more available.)

Books I highly recommend for educating yourself about this massacre:

Mormonism Unveiled or Life & Confession of John D. Lee (with an appendix history of Brigham Young).  This book goes a very long while before discussing the massacre, but the reason for Lee writing it was to expose all the perpetrators of the massacre before he was executed as the scapegoat.

Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows, by Will Bagley. 

White Flag: America’s First 9/11, by Wayne Atilio Capurro

The Mountain Meadows Massacre, by Juanita Brooks

American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857, by Sally Denton

Sunday, September 2, 2018

A Few Ludicrous Mormon Teachings

The Mormons can get so ludicrous that it is difficult to keep up with their bizarre, unbiblical teachings.  For example, according them Adam had the 10 Commandments!  Since the 10C were for the nation of Israel, which didn’t exist for a very, very long time after Adam died, I would say that the Mormons just tell another lie.

Of course they worship a god who can be dethroned! Personally, I want to worship a God who is a greater being than I!

The laws of Mormonism necessary for salvation are virtually endless. How can any Mormon actually believe they are saved, since it would be impossible to follow all these rules?

But the Mormons say Jesus will become a god, but Christianity teaches that Jesus IS God. If Jesus isn’t God, then how can he save us from our sins?

Friday, August 31, 2018

Telling the Truth Can Get You Excommunicated

The Mormons have historically excoriated any Mormon historian who exposed the evil and the lies of Mormon past. If I recall correctly, they’ve even excommunicated some for speaking the truth about the past. In fact, the leadership has stated that historians “should tell only that part of the truth that is inspiring and uplifting.”

I recently reported on a case where a Mormon has exposed how Mormon leaderships’ private sexual interviews have led to sexual abuse, including actual abuse and covert abuse (emotional sexual abuse).  This man, Sam Young (an ex-LDS Bishop) is acting as an historian in that he is exposing the history of these sexual abuses and demanding changes.  In fact, Mr. Young has a site dedicated to his cause, which posts stories from the victims; such stories make one’s heart ache for these children.

Well, I guess Mr. Young didn’t read the rule about not telling truth that isn’t “inspiring and uplifting,” because now he has been summoned for a disciplinary hearing and faces excommunication.

Remember, the LDS lied about practicing polygamy and other sexual immorality while in Nauvoo, and when William Law exposed the truth his printing presses and newspaper were destroyed. They do NOT like their secrets exposed.

All I can say is that a TRUE Church of Christ wouldn’t have a problem with truth.

UPDATE 9/1/18:  Another interesting article from Utah Channel 3.

UPDATE 9/3/18:  Mr. Young's response to the summons.