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.