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!

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