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I have many relatives who are Mormons. They are very dear to me. My father was a life-long Mormon. I have no problem with a Mormon being President.
So Why All The Fuss?
Some would say, “Why all the fuss in the fist place? All Churches are the same, right?” Mormon theology is a radical departure form orthodox Christian theology. Mormonism is closer to being a Gnostic Church than a traditional Christian church. Some areas where Mormonism teachings differ from mainstream Christianity are:
* Humankind’s purpose in life is to become gods. God was a man just like us, who lived on another planet on a world like ours. God is married and has basically “celestial sex” with his many goddess wives to produce spirit offspring. People can become gods after they die like god by going through secret temple rituals and living a moral life.
*Christ’s death on the cross did not obtain salvation for Christians. People are saved by works.
*Jesus was not the only begotten Son of God, but merely, the firstborn of many spirit children. All the angels in heaven were or will be incarnated into the bodies of people on the earth (the doctrine of preexistence). Lucifer and the demons are the spirit brothers and sisters of Jesus (as well as our spirit brothers and sisters). Since they fell, they did not get bodies.
*The Bible cannot be trusted as scripture, because it has been “mistranslated” (actually, more like deliberately altered in the Mormon view). Other books, such as The Doctrine and Covenants, The Pearl of Great Price, and The Book of Mormon are favored over the Bible.
*The Mormon Church is the only true Church - - depending on which of the 150 or so Churcches that claim to follow Smith’s teachings you’re talking about. The largest and most well known is the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints with headquarters in Utah. The second largest, althugh a distant second, is the Community of Christ (formerly called the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). Each church claims to be the only true church. Outside of the Mormon Church, no one can attain godhood, but will live in one of the lower 2 levels on heaven. People who leave the Mormon Church will be condemned to Hell, along with other sinners.
So, you better decide if the Mormon Church is true or not, or else you miss out on Godhood!
Mormons will tell you they don’t think the Mormon church is true, they know it is. The reason they know this, is because they prayed about it and got a feeling it was true, called the “burning in the bosom”. This is shockingly similar to Gnostic cults of the past, who thought they had obtained divine knowledge directly from God. In fact, Mormons have quite a few things in common with Gnostic cults of the past, including the belief the Jesus and Lucifer were brothers.
THIS VIDEO WHICH THE MORMON CHURCH FORBIDS IT'S MEMBERS TO WATCH TELLS THE STORY OF MORMON THEOLOGY IN A NUTSHELL
It all boils down to this:
THE VALIDITY OF MORMONISM IS ULTIMATELY BASED ON THE TESTIMONY OF ONE MAN, JOSEPH SMITH JR. IF SMITH WAS A FALSE PROPHET, THEN SO IT GOES MORMONISM IS WRONG.
If Smith was wrong, then Mormonism is also wrong. I am presenting 7 irrefutable things which prove Joseph Smith was a false prophet: Here they are (click on them to read in detail):
1 DNA testing has proven Native American Indians, Polynesians, and Aleutes (Eskimos) are from Asia, and not Israelites as the Book of Mormon says, thus proving it and Joseph Smith false. Click Here
2. The Book of Abraham in the Pearl of Great Price is not a lost book of the Bible, but just a Pagan document called The Book of The Dead, thus proving Smith a false prophet. CLICK HERE
3. Mormon temple rituals and other things were not the result of "divine revelations", but were simply plagiarized from Scottish Rite Freemasonry.
4. Joseph Smith was fooled by the Kinderhook Plates, thus proving he was a false prophet. Click Here
5. Joseph Smith falsely predicted that all Mormons alive in 1830 would live to See Christ return. CLICK HERE
6. Joseph Smith could very well indeed have written The Book of Mormon (and did!). CLICK HERE
7.Joseph Smith was not a humble pious man as Mormons claim, but was proud, power hungry, and practiced the occult! CLICK HERE
I don't present this information in the spirit of hate or malice, but as curiosity. I can see the value of Mormonism as I can see the value of most religions. Mormons try to live moral lives and are usually very nice people. My intention here is not to offend anyone.
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