Monday, October 15, 2012

Mitt Romney Kingdom of the Cult - Mormonism and 2012 Election - Truth About Mormonism

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Truth about Mitt Romney - Mormonism and the Book of Mormons




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Doctrines of the Latter Day Saints of deception (Mormons/LDS)

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(most of the following bullet statements were extracted from the Kingdom of the Cults, by Dr. Walter Martin). The Mormons believe in many gods - these gods ...



What Do Mormons Believe? An Introduction - Part 1 - YouTube


What Do Mormons Believe? An Introduction - Part 1 - YouTube

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MORMONISM DECLARED WAR ON CHRISTIANITY : Apprising ...

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Apr 20, 2012 – Martin classified Mormonism as a non-Christian cult because: ... is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.

 

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

 

Billy Graham Romney

Freemason Billy Graham Launches Pro-Romney 'Biblical Values' Voter Ads - Mormons Don't Believe in the Bible


Prominent African-American Southern Baptist Condemns ...



 Prominent African-American Southern Baptist Condemns Mormonism as Racist | Brian Kaylor, Dwight McKissic, Mitt Romney, SBC, Mormonism



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 A prominent African-American Southern Baptist pastor hopes messengers at next week's annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention will pass a
 resolution condemning Mormonism as racist.
The move by Dwight McKissic, a pastor in Arlington, Texas, comes as some Southern Baptist leaders attempt to rally support for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, whose Mormonism makes some conservative evangelicals weary. McKissic posted the full text of his proposed resolution, which he sent to the SBC's Resolution Committee for consideration, earlier this
month on his blog. However, McKissic's resolution on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints could spark the most controversy as it places him at odds with claims made by other Southern Baptist leaders in the midst of a heated presidential campaign.
In the resolution, McKissic claims "growing awareness, acceptance and influence [of Mormonism] in  contemporary American culture" will lead
"some to study or accept the Mormon Religion as valid." Thus, he urges Southern Baptists to speak out on the racial problems of the faith.
In addition to critiquing the Mormon adoption of authoritative books other than "the King James Holy Bible," McKissic's resolution claims that while "in 1978, the Mormon Church has denied and denounced racism
and agreed to permit Blacks to the priesthood, they are yet to denounce the racist teachings."
McKissic ends his resolution by having Southern Baptists declare that
 "we repudiate the racist teachings recorded in The Book of Mormon and The Pearl of Great Price.

"This issue must be dealt with if Southern Baptists are to be consistent with what they have historically taught about Mormonism;"
McKissic wrote, "and if they are to be viewed by Black Baptists as simply finding Mitt Romney's Mormonism and the racist views of his Bible more tolerable than President Obama's skin color; this is how this
discussion is being played out in Black barber shops, Black beauty
salons and Black churches. If Southern Baptists support this resolution,it will say to the Black Community that they find Mitt Romney's
Mormonism and the racist views of his Bible abhorrent; but if they vote for him, it will be strictly because of philosophical and policy issues
and positions, and not a vote against President Obama's complexion."


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MORMONISM CULT - Exposing Mormonism Cult

Expose Mitt Romney, Mormon cult member


www.exposemittromney.com/

Expose Mitt Romney is dedicated to exposing the duplicitous campaign being run by this high ranking member of the Mormon cult.

Mormon plan to establish a world theocracy from America.

 


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Rising Christian Imperialism Fueled by Dominion Theology.  The article is mainly about the danger of Far Right Christian  dominionists gaining control after the Obama failure brings about a Far  Right backlash in America.

Little did I know when I wrote it that there is already a plan in  place to establish a world theocracy from America. It is part of Mormon  prophetic doctrine. Now some might say that this is just some pipe dream  of a cult. However, if you read this article you might not be so  complacent. Mormons have been working toward that end for 160 years and  they have infiltrated high levels of government especially top secret  intelligence positions. One of their own Bishops, Mitt Romney, is still  one of the top contenders for President of the United States in 2012.


Title: Republican Mitt Romney and the "Mormon Plan for America" ... LDS Prophet who was also priest and king over America. Not many Americans know that LDS founder ...

Exposing Satanism Witchcraft and the New World Order

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"To this truth seeker, this quote is very troublesome for a couple of fairly obvious reasons. ... Luciferian religion - and the parallels to Mormonism are totally stunning. .... to the FACTS of our Mormon history, nor the very real POSSIBILITY that the ... was Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry, and Head of the  Illuminati ..



The Oath of Vengeance against the American people and the ... the United States Senate to have Reed Smoot, a Mormon ... and avowed enemies of the American nation." (Confessions of ...

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Mormonism is Luciferian & Masonic. April 25, 2012 (Designated GOP ... who consider themselves Republicans will not vote for a Mormon. They know it is a cult, but



... day Saints (sometimes known as the “Mormon Church” by the media). She is currently taking a religion ... “For in those days there shall also arise false ...

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"What evidence do you have that the Mormon Jesus and Satan ... below (note that Sata n is also

Romney's 'Family Came From a Polygamy Commune,' says ...





Brian Schweitzer: Mitt Romney's 'Family Came From a Polygamy ...


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I am not alleging by any stretch that Romney is a polygamist and ... Romney's  father, George—who

Romney’s ‘Family Came From a Polygamy Commune,’ says Montana Gov.



Mitt Romney will likely struggle nationally, particularly with  women, because his father was “born on a polygamy commune in Mexico,”  said Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

FACT CHECK: Romney on his dad growing up poor - Yahoo! News


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Miles Park Romney had five wives and 30 children, and fled to Mexico after passage of the 1882 Edmunson Act that barred polygamy. George Romney's father .

ROMNEY FAMILY FILES: FLED TO MEXICO TO PRACTICE POLYGAMY ...


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Smith knew the affect it might have on his community and after polygamy began to ... Mitt Romney's father, George S. Romney was born in Mexico in the. Colonia ..

Daily Kos: Mitt Romney's Dad was on Welfare



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Sep 5, 2012 – Interesting note, that I originally saw from a post on Buzzflash, was that George Romney, Mitt Romney's father, was on welfare early in his life, 

Mitt Romney's father, George Romney, was public aid recipient as ...


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Sep 19, 2012 – But his own father was once among public aid recipients. As the Globe has previously reported, George Romney's family fled from Mexico in ...

Welfare Wasn't Always A Dirty Word In The Romney Family : It's All ...


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Sep 19, 2012 – It was there that Mitt Romney's grandfather Gaskell and father, George, were born into an increasingly prosperous family and Mormon ..


George Romney, born on polygamist colony, touted as immigrant ...


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Aug 30, 2012 – “It's easy to forget that the story of my father's success begins with the ... voters Thursday, drawing on his late grandfather, George Romney, ...

Introducing The 55 Wives Of Brigham Young



Brigham Young Wives



Brigham Young, Joseph Smith's successor as president of the Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and prophet to Mitt Romney, had a tremendous number of wives, 55 total.


Joseph Smith instructed Young that plural marriage was a divine  commandment that would bring a select number of righteous men tremendous  blessings for eternity.

The sheer variety of Brigham Young's marriages makes it difficult to  make sense of them. He married -- was sealed to, in Mormon parlance --  young (Clarissa Decker, 15) and old (Hannah Tapfield King, 65). He  married single women and widows. Perhaps most unusually, he was sealed  to his first two mothers-in-law. Perhaps most controversially, he married women who were already married, some to Mormon men in good standing.


Is Mormonism a cult?


by Matt Slick

Yes, Mormonism is a cultMormonism, also called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS),  is not considered to be Christian by Christians.  In fact, Mormonism teaches the following non Christian, non biblical doctrines.  (Note that all the documentation is taken from Mormon writers and Mormon scriptures.)


  • God used to be a man on another planet, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321; Joseph Smith, Times and Seasons, vol. 5, p. 613-614; Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, p. 345; Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p. 333).

  • God resides near a star called Kolob, (Pearl of Great Price, p. 34-35; Mormon Doctrine, p. 428).

  • "The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s..." (Doctrines and Covenants 130:22).

  • God is in the form of a man, (Joseph Smith, Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 3).

  • "God  himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits  enthroned in yonder heavens!!! . . . We have imagined that God was God  from all eternity. I will refute that idea and take away the veil, so  that you may see," (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345).

  • After you become a good Mormon, you have the potential of becoming a god, (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345-347, 354.)

  • There is a mother god, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 443).

  • God is married to his goddess wife and has spirit children, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 516).

  •   The trinity is three separate Gods: The Father, the Son, and the Holy  Ghost. "That these three are separate individuals, physically distinct  from each other, is demonstrated by the accepted records of divine  dealings with man," (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 35.).

In contrast to these teachings, Christianity the Bible teaches that God has always been God and was never a man (Psalm 90:2).   The Bible no where says he lives near another star or that the Father  has a body of flesh and bones -- which Christ contradicted in John 4:24 and Luke 24:39.  We do not have the potential of becoming gods because there are no gods formed (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6,8; 45:5).  The Trinity is one God (Deut. 6:4), not three.

There are numerous books written about Mormonism from a biblical perspective, exposing its false teachings.

Of  course, we do not hate the Mormons and we pray for their repentance  from believing in false gods.  But, Mormonism is not Christian.


The Order of the Illuminati: Its Origins, Its Methods and Its Influence ...



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As the number of people asking that question has grown, facts about the Order ... tasks to accomplish in order to prepare them to take action in the “real world”. ... A definite alliance between the Illuminati and Freemasonry became possible in ...... Illuminati process reminds me a lot of Mormonism/LDS church style which no .



Statement by the Southern Baptist Church on the Mormon church



By Adam Miller / Baptist Press


Friday, February 26, 2010

As one Mormon candidate launches his White House bid, the Southern Baptist official ... points out, the Latter-day Saints ... is that Mormons do not know the real Jesus of the Bible.



Southern Baptist Convention warns Christians about  teachings of Mormonism


Apapepress


February 15, 2007


By Allie Martin


Rob Bowman with the North American  Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) says Christians need to  be aware that the beliefs of the Mormon Church are inconsistent with biblical  Christianity. As one Mormon candidate launches his White House bid, the Southern  Baptist official is urging Christians to take advantage of materials his  denomination offers that teach the truth about Mormonism.


As former  Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney officially announced his presidential  candidacy this week, a cover story in USA Today looked at the beliefs of the  Mormon Church, formally known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day  Saints.


Rob Bowman,  manager of the apologetics and interfaith evangelism department of the SBC’s  North American Mission Board (NAMB), thinks Christians would be wise to take an  even closer look at the Mormons, lest any be deceived about the nature and  tenets of that religious group. He says although the Mormon Church wages an  expensive public relations campaign, using terms familiar to appeal to  evangelicals, the core teachings of the church do not line up with scripture and  are inconsistent with evangelical Christianity.


For this  reason, Bowman says the SBC has for decades offered, through its various  entities, information resources focusing on the Mormon Church. Many of these  resources detail the differences between Christian and Mormon beliefs — of which  there are many, the NAMB official observes.


For example,  Bowman notes, "In 15 short years, [Mormon Church founder] Joseph Smith went from  being a thoroughgoing monotheist, a believer in one god, to a thoroughgoing  polytheist, teaching the existence of many gods." Also, he points out, the  Latter-day Saints teach that humans can achieve godhood by joining the church  and taking part in specific deeds and ceremonies.


Such  divergent beliefs are among the reasons, the NAMB official asserts, why  Christians must know the Bible, so as not to be fooled by non-biblical Mormon  teachings. As for the Mormon Church members themselves, he adds, "Our concern is  that they don’t really know the God of the Bible. So we’re concerned for their  salvation."


The concern  of Bible-believing Christians is that Mormons do not know the real Jesus of  scripture, Bowman explains. The SBC’s desire, he says, is not only to see  evangelicals learn about the differences between Mormonism and Christianity but  also to see Mormons come to know Jesus and have an authentic relationship with  Him.


Evangelical  Theologian: Bottom Line is Mormons are not Christians



Michelle Vu


Christian Post  Reporter


July 27 2007


Mormons  believe in a false gospel and are not Christians, concluded one of the nation’s  preeminent evangelicals in what appeared to be the close of an online debate  over Mormonism.


“Here  is the bottom line. As an Evangelical Christian – a Christian who holds to the  ‘traditional Christian orthodoxy’ of the Church – I do not believe that  Mormonism leads to salvation,” wrote Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on Wednesday evening.


“To the  contrary, I believe that it is a false gospel that, however sincere and kind its  adherents may be, leads to eternal death rather than to eternal life,” he  stated.


Mohler’s response is part of an ongoing “blog dialogue” sponsored by the Web  site Beliefnet.com. Since June 28, the evangelical scholar and prominent Mormon  science-fiction writer Orson Scott Card have been debating whether Mormons can  be considered Christians.


During  the course of the debate, Card focused on whether Mormons are moral people, good  citizens and why Mormon presidential candidate Mitt Romney should be supported  by evangelicals. He emphasized that Mormons share many of the same values as  evangelical Christians and believe Jesus Christ is the only path to salvation.


However, Mohler noted that whether a Mormon has similar moral values to  evangelical Christians is beside the point because Beliefnet.com had asked  whether Mormons can be considered Christians based on traditional Christian  orthodoxy.


“It  appears that we are not really discussing the same question,” noted Mohler in  his latest blog response.

“The  debate has never been about whether Mormons are good Americans or would make  good neighbors,” he wrote.

“I dare  say that most American Evangelicals and traditional Roman Catholics would find  more in common with Mormons in terms of child-rearing, sexual morality, the  protection of marriage and family, and a host of other issues, than they would  with liberal Catholics or liberal Protestants,” acknowledged Mohler.

But  Mormonism from its beginning has rejected traditional Christian orthodoxy, which  is part of the core Mormon identity, pointed out the highly-respected  theologian. The subtitle of The Book of Mormon is “Another Testament of Jesus  Christ.”
“A  ‘testament,’ that is, other than that accepted by the historic Christian  churches,” Mohler highlighted.


Mohler  – who is often seen on “Larry King Live” and other popular news show  representing the Christian voice – concluded that Mormonism is not just another  form of Christianity and is incompatible with “traditional Christian orthodoxy.”
Mormon  defender Card readily agrees with Mohler that Mormons do not fit into the  Christian category as defined by traditional Christian orthodoxy. However, he  argues that Mormons should be considered “nontraditional Christians.”

“Despite our deep differences of belief over the nature of God and his plans for  his children, we recognize that those who believe in the other Christian faiths  have taken a giant step closer to fulfilling the intentions of our Lord,” wrote  Card on Thursday. “They are, in heart and mind, Christians.”
He  further added, “We ask only the same favor in return. Let’s take that word  ‘traditional’ and make use of it. Instead of saying that we are ‘not  Christian’…let us agree that Mormons are ‘nontraditional Christians.’”

Card  looked back on Christian history when Protestant Christian denominations were  not accepted as part of the traditional church according to the Catholic  viewpoint, and was even condemned guilty of heresy.

He  concluded: “Call us ‘nontraditional Christians’ and continue to encourage your  communicants not to believe our doctrines. We’ll happily continue to call you  ‘traditional Christians’ and teach people why they should believe our  doctrines.”

The Mormon defender ended by calling for unity in a world where Christians are  persecuted and expressed appreciation that Dr. Mohler affirmed that Mormons  should be equally considered for American public offices regardless of  theological difference.

Basic beliefs of Mormons  explained

By Mike Licona

NAMB,  Director, Apologetics and Interfaith Evangelism

Updated Monday, April 07, 2008


Mormonism started in 1830 with 24-year-old  year old Joseph Smith Jr. According to Smith, he had several experiences, during  which God, Jesus, and the angel Moroni gave him instructions. Part of the  instructions was to dig up some gold plates buried by the angel Moroni around  A.D. 400 on a hill just outside of Smith's town of Palmyra, New York. Smith dug  up the plates, claimed they were written in "Reformed Egyptian," and that God  had given him the ability to translate them. This translation became known as  the Book of Mormon, an account of the ancient inhabitants of North America  between 600 B.C. and A.D. 400.


Mormons have four sources of authority: the  Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrine and Covenants.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has become one of the  fastest-growing religions in the world. The church owns Brigham Young  University.

Mormon beliefs are fundamentally different  from biblical Christianity.


1. God. Once a human as we are now, and  progressed to become God. He is one of many gods.


2. Man. Has the ability to progress and  become a god just as Jehovah did.


3. Marriage. Polygamy is no longer advocated,  although it once was encouraged.


4. Jesus. The son of God, but not part of the  Godhead. Mormons do not believe in the Trinity.


Mormons are very sincere about their faith.  Conversations with Mormon missionaries promise to be cordial. Mormon scholars,  such as those at Brigham Young University, are well aware of the challenges  which face Mormonism.


What do Mormons tell you when they visit?


When Mormons visit you, they usually will not  focus on the doctrines previously mentioned. In fact, they probably will not  even bring them up during the first few meetings. Instead they will seek to find  common ground with you on many of the doctrines Christians believe. For example,  they may begin by saying that God revealed the Old Testament through Moses and  the prophets. Then Jesus came, was crucified and resurrected. His disciples  wrote books and letters that became the New Testament. We all agree on these  facts.


Then the differences begin. They will tell  you that before Jesus' ascension into heaven, He appeared to the inhabitants of  North America and gave them the gospel as well. His message and the history of  these inhabitants from 600 B.C. to A.D. 400 are recorded in the Book of Mormon.


Furthermore, they will tell you that since  the apostles were not replaced when they were killed, the Church went into  apostasy. In other words, it abandoned the true faith, and consequently, a  restoration was necessary. Mormons believe that God chose Joseph Smith to bring  that restoration; therefore, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is  the true Church.


How to answer Mormons


Mormons are well equipped to answer many of  the issues Christians bring to their attention and have answers adequate to  silence the average critic. The Mormon missionaries who come to your door are  cordial and will listen to what you have to say. Enjoy the opportunity to share  your faith with them, but be prepared by having good answers. Although there are  many issues, which you may bring to the Mormons' attention, focus on four that  are of primary importance:


A. The Bible is reliable. Mormons claim that  the Bible has been corrupted over the years as evidenced by the many different  translations. How do we know that the Bible we have today is the same as it was  2,000 years ago? The original words of the Bible have been preserved with  remarkable purity and that its accuracy has been confirmed by both history and  archaeology. Variances among English translations do not call into question the  preservation of the Bible over the years. Until you have shown this to a Mormon,  it is useless to point out that some Mormon doctrines differ from the Bible.  They will only respond that the Bible is unreliable.


B. There is no archaeological confirmation of  the Book of Mormon. While the spade of the archaeologist has confirmed many  places and peoples mentioned in the Bible, it has not been at all favorable to  the Book of Mormon. Although Mormons will confidently assert that archaeology  has confirmed the Book of Mormon's accuracy time and time again, professional  archaeologists have arrived at quite a different conclusion.


C. The Book of Abraham is a fraud. The Book  of Abraham is one of the books in the Pearl of Great Price, one of Mormonism's  scriptures. Joseph Smith purchased some ancient Egyptian papyri and claimed it  was an original book penned by Abraham himself while in Egypt. He translated it  allegedly by the same gift, which God had given him to translate the Book of  Mormon. Professional Egyptologists have translated the papyri since their  rediscovery in 1967. Their translations bear no resemblance to Smith's  translation, exposing him as a charlatan.


D. Evidence for Mormonism? Mormons are  convinced that Mormonism is true because the inward testimony of God tells them  so. If you are going to be effective when talking to Mormons, it is crucial that  you address this issue. Otherwise, no amount of solid evidence, which testifies  against Mormonism, will be of help to them.


(EDITOR'S NOTE - The North  American Mission Board's apologetics web site, www.4truth.net, carries much more  information about many brands of religion.


Romney's LDS  faith makes him a 'cult' member, Texas pastor says

By Peggy Fletcher Stack
The Salt Lake Tribune

09/26/2008

   WASHINGTON -  Evangelicals who believe the country needs a Christian in the White House but  promoted Mitt Romney's candidacy during the Republican primaries were  hypocrites, according to a Texas pastor.


    Romney, a Mormon, is  not a Christian, the Rev. Robert Jeffress said, but a member of a "cult."


    "I believe we should  always support a Christian over a non-Christian," Jeffress, pastor of First  Baptist Church of Dallas, told a packed audience of journalists at last  weekend's Religion Newswriters Association (RNA) annual meeting. "The value of  electing a Christian goes beyond public policies. . . . Christians are uniquely  favored by God, [while] Mormons, Hindus and Muslims worship a false god. The  eternal consequences outweigh political ones. It is worse to legitimize a faith  that would lead people to a separation from God."


    Jeffress made his  remarks during a luncheon debate with Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the  American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a law firm and educational  organization that focuses on religious-liberty issues. The DeMoss Group, a  Christian public-relations firm in Duluth, Ga., sponsored the event.


    Sekulow, who also  disagrees with Mormon theology but supported Romney's candidacy, argued he would  rather have a president who promoted a conservative political agenda than one  who shared his doctrinal positions. 


"Jimmy Carter ran as a  born-again Christian," Sekulow reasoned, "but his presidency did nothing for the  issues I care about."


    Mark DeMoss, the  company's president, opened the session by describing his decision to lead  Romney's outreach to conservative Christians. DeMoss said he had come to admire  Romney, despite their theological differences, but was amazed at the vehement  opposition to the Mormon's candidacy among Evangelicals.


    "When making the  choice of candidate for president, I don't care how different the person's  theology is from mine, just like I don't care about my doctor's theology or the  guy's who built my house or the architect's," DeMoss said in an interview this  week. "I'm challenging people who would oppose a Mormon because he's a Mormon,  but I'm also challenging people who would instantly embrace a Southern Baptist  because he's a Southern Baptist. Both conclusions are bad."


    DeMoss said he  doesn't mind when people come to different conclusions about which candidate to  support, but hopes as least "they're thinking."


    The lively debate  seemed to prove his point.


    "It was one of the  more spirited lunch discussions we've ever had at RNA," said RNA president Kevin  Eckstrom, who noted that the journalist organization did not organize the event.  "A lot of people were uncomfortable with what Dr. Jeffress said about Mormons,  but what we were hoping for was something provocative that would get people  talking, and certainly this did it."


    Many reporters said  they had never heard the word "cult," which Jeffress repeatedly called the LDS  Church, used so "freely and recklessly," said Eckstrom, editor of Religion News  Service in Washington, D.C. But Jeffress used the same word to describe  "Catholics, Hindus, Buddhists and virtually everyone else."


    It was useful for  reporters to be aware of such strident views, Eckstrom said, because they are  "completely mainstream in a lot of evangelical quarters."


    First Baptist of  Dallas "is not a backwater pulpit somewhere. It is a major church in Texas and  in Southern Baptist circles," Eckstrom said. "It's a huge institution and a lot  of followers. He's not just spouting these opinions for himself but proud of the  fact that he was going back to his congregation and declare every other religion  was wrong, and at least 10,000 people hear this position every week."


    The Church of Jesus  Christ of Latter-day Saints insists that it is a Christian faith, though not a  traditional brand of Christianity. LDS officials today declined to comment on  Jeffress' statements until they see a transcript of the remarks, spokeswoman Kim  Farah said. 



Apologetics

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The leader of this hate mongering, white-supremacist, racist cult is Arnold Murray. ... He teaches the common Mormon (LDS) doctrine that men preexisted time.


GOP Hopeful Mike Huckabee  - Mormons Believe Jesus, Devil Are Brothers ... the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Huckabee ... was a cult. "I'm ...

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Mike Huckabee Makes Amends on Mormonism: The evangelical, who previously trafficked in anti-Mormon tropes, validated Romney’s religion in his RNC speech


My ancestors came west with the Mormon wagon train. I was born andf lived in Utah. If you believe in the Bible, the Mormon religion is a false religion


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Jun 12, 2012 – "I've been black my whole life and a Mormon for 30 years and never thought ...Until 1978, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints barred  blacks from its all-male priesthood. After that landmark shift 34 years  ago, missionaries found some success winning black converts, but  African-Americans still represent only about 3 percent of the Mormons' 6  million U.S. members. The Black race is curse and should slaves




This letter ought to shock anyone into recognizing the racism of the LDS church. Letter to Gov. George Romney from Bishop Delbert Stapley
http://www2.ldsfreedom.org/sites/default/files/delbert_stapley.pdf



What the Book of Mormon say about Race



  1. 1 Nephi 11:13 (Mary) ". . . she was exceedingly fair and white."

  2. 1 Nephi 12:23 (Prophecy of Lamanites after Christ) ". . . became a  dark, and loathsome, and a filthy people, full of idleness and all  manner of abominations."

  3. 1 Nephi 13:15 (Gentiles) ". . . they were white, and exceedingly  fair and beautiful, like unto my people [Nephites] before they were  slain."

  4. 2 Nephi 5:21 ". . . a sore  cursing . . . as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome,  that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a  skin of blackness to come upon them."

  5. 2 Nephi 30:6 (Prophecy to Lamanites) ". . . scales of darkness shall  begin to fall . . . they shall be a white and delightsome people."  (Changed to pure and delightsome in 1981)

  6. Jacob 3:5 (Lamanites cursed) ". . .whom ye hate because of their  filthiness and the cursing which hath come upon their skins. . ."

  7. Jacob 3:8-9 ". . .their skins will be whiter than yours . . . revile  no more against them because of the darkness of their skins . . ."

  8. Alma 3:6 ". . . skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the  mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them  because of their transgression and their rebellion. . ."

  9. Alma 3:8 (Cursed) ". . .that their seed might be distinguished from  the seed of their brethren . . .that they might not mix . . ."

  10. Alma 3:9 ". . . whosoever did mingle his seed with that of the Lamanites did bring the same curse upon his seed."

  11. Alma 3:14 (Lamanites cursed) ". . . set a mark on them that they and their seed may be separated from thee and thy seed. . ."

  12. Alma 3:19 (Amlicites cursed) ". . . brought upon themselves the curse ..."

  13. Alma 23:18 ". . . [Lamanites] did open a correspondence with them [Nephites] and the curse of God did no more follow them."

  14. 3 Nephi 2:14-16 ". . . Lamanites who had united with the Nephites  were numbered among the Nephites; And their curse was taken from them,  and their skin became white like unto the Nephites . . . became  exceedingly fair . . ."

  15. 3 Nephi 19:25, 30 (Disciples) ". . . they were as white as the  countenance and also the garments of Jesus; and behold the whiteness  thereof did exceed all the whiteness . . . nothing upon earth so white  as the whiteness thereof . . . they were white, even as Jesus."

  16. Mormon 5:15 (Prophecy about Lamanites) ". . .shall become a dark, a  filthy, and a loathsome people, beyond the description of that which  ever hath been amongst us . . ."

  17. Mormon 5:17 "They were once a delightsome people . . ."

Mitt Romney, being a priest and a high ranking bishop must believe that these racist scriptures in the Book of Mormon are true.  In order to be a bishop or a Mormon you must believe in the Book of Mormon. It stands to reason that Mitt Romney is Racist or else he would renounce Joseph Smith teachings and the Book of Mormon.



White Blood Mixed with Negro Blood Brings Death on the Spot


Journal of Discourses 10:110-111; “Shall  I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white  man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of  Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will  always be so.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, March 8, 1863




Romans 8:1; “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”




Brigham Young the Second Prophet said this:

"You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth,  uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly  deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is  generally bestowed upon mankind....Cain slew his brother.  Cain might  have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of  human beings.  This was not to be, and the Lord put a  mark upon him,  which is the flat nose and black skin." (Journal of Discourses, vol. 7,  p. 290).
"In our first settlement in Missouri, it was said by our enemies that we  intended to tamper with the slaves, not that we had any idea of the  kind, for such a thing never entered our minds. We knew that the  children of Ham were to be the "servant of servants," and no power under  heaven could hinder it, so long as the Lord would permit them to welter  under the curse and those were known to be our religious views  concerning them." (Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, p. 172).
"Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the  white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed  of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This  will always be so." (Journal of Discourses, vol. 10, p. 110).  

How could any person of color embrace Mormonism? It is a blatantly racist religion and Lawrence O'Donnell lets loose about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlQEtksXJRI&feature=related


If Mormons believe in an all knowing and infallible God, how do they  reconcile teaching polygamy and black inferiority as a religious truth  -- as an edict their prophets received direct  from the mouth of God but  then after 1978 it's no longer a religious truth.  If Mormons believe  in God that ought to tell them that these men posing as prophets are not  prophets but ordinary men, making up stuff, attributing it to God, in  order to get you to believe it's true.

The truth doesn't change.  If was God's truth as transmitted through  Mormon prophets pre-1978 how did it become an untruth after 1978?  I'll  tell you how -- it was never truth in the first place and it was not of  God in the first place (it was of man).  I submit Mormonism is a made up  proposition brought to us by a couple of men calling themselves  prophets/latter day saints.

I recommend the following 2 part Frontline documentary to everyone for an indepth look at the history of Mormonism.  http://video.pbs.org/video/1460817958


If the Book of Mormon is false, then Joseph Smith must have been a false prophet. ... admitted to me that they knew Mormonism was a false religion


I do not think it is a coincidence that many of the main beliefs of the Mormon religion are the exact opposite of what we believe in as Christians. These false beliefs .
Mormonism is a false Religion. Posted in the Top Stories Forum ... just a few things that they believe and that are written in the book of Mormon.


Is Joseph Smith a false prophet, or the real deal? Former Mormon ... Christ until they are able to recognize that their religion .

Understanding Mormonism: The Sex Cult


www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Mormons/sex_cult.htm

Mormonism is a Freemasonry demonic cult (founded in 1830 by charlatan, con-man, sex-pervert and 33rd degree  Freemason, Joseph Smith). The Mormon cult 

ARNOLD MURRAY ~ SHEPHERDS CHAPEL in Cults & Sects Forum


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Sep 7, 2011 – I wouldn't go as far as calling him a closet Mormon, but Dob is absolutely correct about the connection. Have you ever read the Mormon Book of Abraham? ... be God's word than to ever take your word or Arnold Murray's word


Closet Mormon Pastor Arnold Murray Refuted, Exposed & Debunked - Wolf in ...


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The Truth About Arnold Murray. ... asure you that it is not me..i am sometimes  surprised that i can connect the ..


The Quarterly Journal Index: Feature Articles

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And Ye Shall Be As God – The Mormons' Strange Salvation ... Arnold Murray and the Shepherd's Chapel – Examining the Strange Teaching of the Grandfather of Denial Arnold ..... The Lamsa Connection - The Origin of Wierwille's False Christ ..

"Cults & Religions" - Information - Cults and Doctrines


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Evangelical Baptist Pastor: 'Mormonism Is a Cult, Mitt Romney Is Not ...


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Oct 7, 2011 – Robert Jeffress, the evangelical pastor of First Baptist Dallas, said Mitt Romney is not a Christian and Mormonism is a cult, after introducing Rick

CULTWATCH - Mormonism

www.cultwatch.com/mormon.html

Mormomism  claims to be a branch of Christianity, but this comparison of their  beliefs show they are something wildly different. Some will be shocked,  but it is ..

Mormons also believe:

God was once a man just like us but became God

God had actual sex with Mary

ALL other religions are of the Devil

Blood atonement

United Order

The entire Temple Endowment

The Garden of Eden being in Missouri

The sun and the moon are inhabited, because God would never let so much space go to waste.

The flood story and the Tower of Babel story are literal.

Evolution is false.

Apparent dinosaur fossils are the machinations of Satan. He shaped rocks  as if they had been bones of past giants to deceive the very elect.

Satan can't enter the temple.

Satan has control of the waters.

Satan can't read your mind.

In the celestial kingdom we'll all have personal seer stones.

The Elders will save the constitution.

Christ will establish new Zion in Missouri.

Just a few of the hundreds of sites on what Mormons believe...
Do you really want Mitt Romney in office? Why not a Scientologist­ or Satanist?.­.

http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/profiles/blogs/101-nonpublic-or-weird-beliefs-of-mormons

http://www.top10craziestmormonbeliefs.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip4qQnz2fFo

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Mormon Underwear. Known to some is the fact that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Mormon Church) wear a special kind of underwear in ...

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Mormon underwear, you may ask what does this have to do with the Mountain Meadows Massacre? Well the underwear as far as I know is insignificant in reference to the

Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection


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An award winning historical examination of Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of Mormonism, and his relationship with the occult traditions of Gnosticism,



The Mormon Plan for America & the Rise of Mitt Romney


Learn why Mormonism and the United States Presidency Won't Ever Mix




God of the Bible & Mormon god Compared


The Heavenly Father of Mormonism is not spirit - John 4:24



Testing for Truth


How you can know and trust what God has to say in His word

All about Joseph Smith



Church leaders have said that without the vision of Joseph Smith, they'd  have nothing so let's take a look at some of the things of Joseph

Videos of What They’re Hiding: Mormon Temple Rituals on Hidden Camera








Heavenly Mother, Goddess Wife

Ishtar, an Assyrian and Babylonian Goddess known as the

Mitt Romney, Lies and The Mormon Church 2/3

Reprint by Nomad  http://nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com/2012/07/mitt-romney-lies-and-mormon-church-23.html






In Part One,  we traced the strange origins of the Mitt Romney's Mormon faith and  asked if the entire religion was a hoax perpetrated on 19th century  victims. Let’s begin part two with what would seem at first glance to be  a question with an obvious answer.

Is lying aceptable to the present-Day Mormon Church?

This is perhaps a more  essential question since, no matter how it may have begun, the true  value of any religion lies in what it has become and what it teaches its  followers. And as far I can tell, no religion officially accepts the practice of lying. (Even Satanists are probably supposed to be truthful to one another, I'd imagine.)

The strongest criticism of the Mormon Church comes, not from other religions, atheists or outsiders,
but from ex-Mormons. Former ex-high priest Park Romney, the cousin of the presidential candidate,  has been quite open about this subject. He told BBC,

"There's  compelling evidence that the Mormon Church leaders knowingly and  willfully misrepresent the historical truth of their origins and of the  Church for the purpose of deceiving their members into a state of mind  that renders them exploitable."

What that precise evidence was is not mentioned. Outside of the history  of the formation of the religion, there are other things that Church  leaders would prefer not to reveal.


Former Mormon missionaries have reported that the statements they made in order to convert others were extremely misleading. The alleged practice is called Lying for the Lord, which is summed up best in this way.


For the  Mormon, loyalty and the welfare of the church are more important than  the principle of honesty, and plausible denials and deception by  omission are warranted by an opportunity to have the Mormon organization  seen in the best possible light. .. "Lying for the lord" is part of  Mormonism's larger deceptive mainstreaming tactics, and conversion  numbers would drastically lower if important Mormon beliefs were fully  disclosed to investigators.


Naturally the whole idea of Lying for the Lord is disputed by the elders of the Church. It simply doesn't  exist, they say, and if missionaries misrepresent the religion is  merely because they are a bit too eager or they are not fully versed.  Perhaps, that's true.


However, Loren Franck, a full-time Mormon missionary from 1975 to 1977, freely admits that she lied for the church regularly.  Some of the lies she listed were simply a matter of doctrinal  differences between the traditional Christian Church and the Mormon  faith. Others were more serious misrepresentations of the faith.

For decades,  the Mormon Church has tried to blend with mainstream Christianity.  Accordingly, during my mission a quarter-century ago, I worked hard to  convince prospects that Mormons believe in the biblical Jesus.

(As we shall see, her statement  conflicts with what Mormon president Gordon B. Hinckley stated  categorically- that the Mormon idea of Jesus was unique and unlike the  traditional view held by most Christians. He implied that true  enlightenment can only come through Joseph Smith and not through the Bible.)


All of this dances around the real question. What is it about the Mormon faith that missionaries feel that they must conceal?


The Principle of Eternal Progression



One staggering fact that Franck mentions that missionaries hide from potential converts is the doctrine that people can become gods. And conversely, God was once a man. Not only that, God was born on a planet called Kolob or at least He has a throne in the neighborhood. (h/t to Nathan.) At least that’s according to the Pearl of Great Price, an early collection of church-recognized doctrines, produced by Smith. It is considered part of the canon of Mormonism.


Regarding  the God-man relationship, modern Church leaders tend to dissemble about  this particular point but this Mormon tenet was taught by all of the  early fathers. The book, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith explains:

After you become a good Mormon, you have the potential of becoming a god.

The  fifth LDS President Lorenzo Snow in 1840 reportedly said,  


"As man is, God once was. As God is, man may become."

Orson Hyde, a leader in the early Latter Day Saint movement and an original member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, sketched this unusual image of God:


“Remember  that God, our heavenly Father, was perhaps once a child, and mortal like  we ourselves, and rose step by step in the scale of progress, in the  school of advancement; has moved forward and overcome, until He has  arrived at the point where He now is.” Franck said, as a missionary, it  was understandably not discussed with potential converts.


Given  its explosive nature, this tenet was rarely shared with prospective  converts. Missionaries try to entice people into Mormonism gradually,  and presenting the doctrine of plural gods -and the Lord as a bit too  human- is seldom the best way. Several contacts learned the concept from  their pastors or read about it on their own, but it was new to most  prospects. For most traditional Christians, the concept of God and Man  being only a matter of degrees in progression is certainly blasphemous.
Most Christians would reflexively reject the notion with a shudder.

Attitudes towards Christianity







Many people who know a little about Mormonism know that, unlike traditional Christian faiths, members  of this faith do not use the symbol of the cross. There are many  reasons given for this. But the usual one is that they prefer to  concentrate on the birth and resurrection of Christ rather than his  death on the cross.
Of all the symbols of Christianity, the cross is the most identifiable. In fact, there are many more important differences between the Christian faith and Mormonism.


Despite  the current public relations campaign  Mormons have long been taught  that their religion is superior to all other religions, including  Christianity. 
As one source explains:


Mormons  teach that the church fell into darkness shortly after Christ’s  ascension and was only restored through the person and actions of Joseph  Smith, some eighteen hundred years later. The only true Christians in  this view are Mormons.


Mormon's 15th president Gordon B.Hinckley, as reported in LDS Church News in 1998,  stated that the Christ he believed in is not the same Christ as the one followed by those outside the LDS Church.


"For the  Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this, the Dispensation of  the Fulness [sic] of Times. He, together with His Father, appeared to  the boy Joseph Smith in the year 1820, and when Joseph left the grove  that day, he knew more of the nature of God than all the learned ministers of the gospel of the ages"



For  Hinckley, Smith's divine visions allowed him access to a a higher  truth. The phrase “the learned ministers of the gospel of the ages”  could be interpreted as the disciplines of Christ, Paul, Matthew, Luke  and the others.  In that case, the statement would be very controversial  indeed. The whole New Testament would be called into question.
In  any event, the differences between Christian and Mormon faiths are  routinely glossed over by missionaries. Yet the truth is that Mormon  Church considers Christianity (as we know it ) as a corrupted religion.

As one source explains:



Early Mormon  leaders were quite candid about the differences between LDS doctrine  and Christian doctrine. One example is the 1820 First Vision account  Hinckley cited which is also recorded in LDS Scripture. In relating this  vision, Mormon Church founder, Joseph Smith, makes a similar point to  Hinckley's. Smith said that Jesus told him that all of the creeds of  existing Christianity were "an abomination in his sight." These  Christian creeds would, of course, include those that describe the  essential attributes and identity of the Jesus worshipped by traditional  Christians.

The third president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, John Taylor, in Journal of Discourses, states:



“There is  not nation now that acknowledges that hand of God; there is not a king,  potentate, nor ruler that acknowledges his jurisdiction. We talk about  Christianity, but it is a perfect pack of nonsense. Men talk  about civilization; but I do not want to say much about that, for I have  seen enough of it. Myself and hundreds of the Elders around me have  seen its pomp, parade, and glory; and what is it? It is a sounding brass  and a tinkling symbol; it is as corrupt as hell; and the Devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work that the Christianity of the nineteenth century.”

Another early leader who offered similar opinions was Orson Pratt. Pratt was an original member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, a part of the church hierarchy organized by the movement's founder. He expressed his undisguised dread of the Christian religion in this statement.


“This class  of men, calling themselves Christian, uniting with the various forms of  the pagan religion, adopting many of their ceremonies and institutions,  became very popular, and finally some of the pagans embraced  Christianity and were placed, as it were, upon the throne, and what they  termed Christianity became very popular indeed. How long has this order  of things existed, this dreadful apostacy, this class of people that  pronounced themselves Zion, or Christians, without any of the  characteristics of Zion? It has existed for some sixteen or seventeen  centuries.”


This  is naturally something that missionaries do not openly reveal. Despite  the recent assertions to the contrary, Mormons do not consider  themselves to be another Christian sect, like say Lutherans, or  Methodists. It is, according to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, the only  form of Christianity and all others are inferior.


“The Church  of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not see itself as one  Christian denomination among many, but rather as God's latter-day  restoration of the fullness of Christian faith and practice…Other forms  of Christianity…are viewed as incomplete...


This  way of thinking is paralleled by followers of Islam who revere (but not  worship) Moses, Abraham and Jesus, even Mary. islam added Mohammed as  the prophet of their faith and the Mormons added Joseph Smith as their  prophet.
The twelfth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1973 until his death in 1985, Spencer Woolley Kimball wrote in his book, Miracle of Forgiveness:


"One of  the most fallacious doctrines originated by Satan and propounded by man  is that man is saved alone by the grace of God; that belief in Jesus  Christ alone is all that is needed for salvation."





How  this can possibly square with Christianity is difficult to comprehend.  No other denomination of Christianity could ever make such a statement.  The Nicene Creed which established the perimeters of the Christian faith in the year 325 states as a Christian oath:



And [I  believe] in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten,  begotten of the Father before all worlds, light of light, very God of  very God, begotten not made, of one essence with the Father, by whom all  things were made: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from  heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and  became man. . . .


As  Minister Anselm Kyongsuk,  in the book Dialectic of Salvation: Issues in Theology of Liberation, points out:


"At the  heart of Christian faith is the reality and hope of salvation in Jesus  Christ. Christian faith is faith in the God of salvation revealed in  Jesus of Nazareth.



It is not an exaggeration then to say that the Mormon religion is essentially un-Christian.


While  he does not speak for the Mormon Church, one Mormon, David V. Mason, an  associate professor of theater at Rhodes College, frankly admitted this  fact. In an op-ed piece published in The New York Times, Mason declares:

"I'm  perfectly happy not being a Christian...I want to be on record about  this. I'm about as genuine a Mormon as you'll find - a templegoer with a  Utah pedigree and an administrative position in a congregation of the  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am also emphatically not a  Christian."

He also questioned why anybody would wish to be a Christian.


"Being a  Christian so often involves such boorish and mean-spirited behavior that  I marvel that any of my Mormon colleagues are so eager to join the  fold.

Missionaries and Church  leaders would like traditional Christians to believe that the difference  between the religions are superficial. However, a Mormon is no more  Christian than any follower of Abrahamic line, like Judaism or Islam. 



Attitudes about Race



If a reason for missionaries to be less than frank is their realization that the Book of Mormon contains many things that a Christian could not accept, there are also things in the book that a non-Christian or secularist outsider would also reject.


One  particular example is the early church's racist teaching. The passage  from the Mormon holy book appears to explain the reason why some people  are black:

2 Nephi  5:21; “And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore  cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their  hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore,  as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they  might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of  blackness to come upon them.”


Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 7, p. 290, 1859, supports this racist view in clear terms.


"You see  some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely,  disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of  nearly all of the blessings of the intelligence that is generally  bestowed upon mankind.


Young connected the mark of Cain as the color of the black skin.


The first  man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will  be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain slew his  brother. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a  termination to that line of human beings. This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin.  Trace mankind down to after the flood, and then another curse is  pronounced upon the same race -- that they should be the "servants of  servants;" and they will be, until that curse is removed; and the  Abolitionists cannot help it, nor in the least alter that decree."

According  to this discourse by the leader of the Mormon church and successor to  Smith, slavery of the Negro was God’s decree, a divine punishment. This  was not the only racist remark made by Young. Here’s another quote made  in 1863:


“Shall I  tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man  who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain,  the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will  always be so.”

But as it turned out,  And as late as 1978, men of African descent were banned from its  priesthood by the LDS church. This priestly position was open to nearly  all Mormon males and the gateway to sacramental and leadership roles.  Additionally the LDS church had also barred black men and women from  temple ceremonies that promised access in the afterlife to the highest  heaven. Why? Because people of African descent were denied access to  heaven, at least until 1978. (It must have been quite a shock for all  people in Mormon heaven. They had been promised an exclusive paradise,  after all.)



In  light of just these points of religious principles, it is no wonder  that Mormon missionaries are taught to use deception when speaking to  outsiders about their religion. Imagine trying to explain the racist  bans to a black Christian.
Here’s an interesting video which appears to show a missionary training seminar conducted by Latter-day Saint author and speaker Bob Millet. The topic is how to answer difficult questions.
So to answer the or
ginal: Is lying acceptable in the Mormon faith?
The  answer is like so many answers. No... and Yes. No, not officially. But  yes. It is permissible- for a higher good, like conversion- to leave out  information that may present a challenge to explain, to spin the truth  somewhat, to shape it. Aside from the missionary work, are there any  other examples of this? Yes, I could find one other but it is a major  oneAnd So It Came to Pass (or did it?)


In the opening of this post, I quoted Gordon  B.Hinckley who stated in 1998, the founder Joseph Smith's vision  allowed him to see Jesus with greater clarity than all of the previous  Christian ministers.
However, apparently the Church leadership has in recent years begun  to question those visions and, in an apparent attempt to mainline their  religion into traditional Christian faiths, the leaders have been  scratching out the more controversial aspects of Smith's (and Young's)  spiritual views. 
Here are a list of the revisions to the Mormon study guide, Gospel Principles. It’s interesting to see what has been added and removed.


Astoundingly,  many of the unique teachings of the LDS Church have been excised. It’s  like cutting off the unicorn’s horn for the sake of a pony. For example,  there’s this revision.

All good things come from God. Everything that He does is to help His children become like Him—a god.

Additionally all mention of Heavenly parents have been changed to Heavenly Father. In chapter 3 of the manual:


By following His teachings, we can return to live with him and our heavenly parents   Father inherit a place in the celestial kingdom. He was chosen to be  our Savior when we all attended the great council with our heavenly parents  Father. When he became our Savior, He did His part to help us return to  our heavenly home. It is now up to each of us to do our part and become  worthy of exaltation.

Why?  Because up until recently, all Mormons believed (as they were told)  that God was married. Now the Lord is bachelor, it appears. A divorcee  or perhaps a widower? God knows.



The  problem is, of course, that it will take a lot of revisions and those  aspects are deeply woven into the fibre of the faith. All of the early  Church leaders made definitive statements and all of those now must be  rewritten or deleted.



And  this, in turn, calls into question the whole idea of divine revelation.  Were Joseph Smith and Brigham Young divinely inspired or were they  wrong? It can't be both. After all, can divine revelations actually be  revised by later generations for the sake of making the religion more  widely acceptable? Isn’t that sacrilege? How can this be explained?  And  where does it stop? The revisions are not even claiming to be divinely  inspired so how can they trump the visions and writings of the original  founder and the early church leaders?



It  also begs the question whether all those who came before and believed  the "wrong" things have found salvation. How can the faith of then and  the faith of now ever be reconciled?


And,  for Mormons, it is only fair to ask, after all of the revisions are  completed (if ever), what will be left of the faith? How will it be any  different than any other Christian denomination, like Presbyterians, for  example? How can the LDS leadership expect blind devotion when the  principles of the faith can be change every season?




In George Orwell’s  book, Nineteen-Eighty Four,  the ruling autocratic government did very much the same thing. One day,  everything you thought was true and unshakable, was suddenly dismantled  by  the Ministry of Truth  and its opposite was put in its place. There’s was no outcry because it  was all automatically accepted as “the new truth.” (Of course, it was  never "new" in any sense. It was actually the replaced, revised truth  and the old truth, once replaced, now no longer existed. Not only was  the truth replaced but the history of that truth was also added.)
All  past mention of the former information was deleted from the official  (and sole) record. Truth is what the leadership dictated it to be and  there is nothing in the world that can possibly contradict their  version. As Orwell writes:


If the Party  could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it  never happened — that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and  death?



The idea is basically that if you can erase all evidence of the past, you can create a new past, cleaned and trouble-free.
So far the Mormon church has been able to get away with this tactic without much outrage by the congregation. The same strategy has not been a very successful for candidate Mitt Romney. 

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In the final post in this series, for the sake of argument, we ignore all of the evidence to the contrary and agree that the Church does not  condone lying. However, if we are prepared to believe this, we are  faced then with the challenging problem of Mormon Bishop Mitt Romney's  conduct in the 2012 campaign and the sound of silence from Mormon  leadership.


Brigham Young The Worst Mass Murderer - 120 men,women and children from Arkansas Slaughter - 1857 Massacre


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The 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre


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"CHILDREN OF THE MASSACRE"
MAY MEET IN REUNION.
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Arkansas' Great Tragedy, the
Mountain Meadows Slaughter
in Utah Recalled.
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The Emigrants Murdered by Mormons
in 1857 Were Arkansas Pioneers.
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How J. P. Fancher of Berryville, Ark., Has Kept Track of the Surviving Children in His State, Missouri and Texas,  Working for Government Aid Seeking to Bring About a Reunion -- Formation and Departure of the Emigrant Train --  Hostility of the Mormons -- Arrival at Mountain Meadows -- The Massacre, as Told in the Confession of Bishop Lee  of the Mormon Church -- Servitude of Children Spared From the Slaughter -- Their Rescue and Return to Arkansas.
This is the story of the greatest tragedy connected with the history of the State of Arkansas -- the Mountain Meadows  massacre -- and of the strange afventures, rescue and after life of the few survivors of the great tragedy, the children  of Arkansas parents.

The latest effort in the direction of bringing about a reunion of these survivors of the Mountain Meadows massacre.  Should this prove practicable, one of the most picturesque and pathetic spectacles possible would then be presented.

Some point in the State of Arkansas will be chosen for the reunion, if it is found that the survivors of the Mountain  Meadows massacre can again be brought together. It would be the first time they have met in a body since that day, many  years ago, when, rescued from the Mormons and brought back to their native State, they were received by old neighbors,  friends and kinfolk as though coming back from the dead.




For more than a quarter of a century one man in Carroll County, Arkansas, has watched over the firtunes of these  survivors of a historic tragedy with almost a fatherly interest. That man is James Polk Fancher, and the objects of  his persistent care are the little remnant of that train of emigrants who escaped the bloody fate of their parents and  friends at the Mountain Meadow massacre in the southern part of the Territory of Utah nearly forty years ago. The  nephew of the brave commander of the train, and related to many other victims of the unparalleled butchery of more than  100 defenseless men, women and children, Mr. Fancher, the present County Clerk of Carroll County, has had good reason  to exercise a kindly guardianship over that now scattered and diminished band of orphans whose infant eyes beheld one  of the most terrific spectacles of inhumanity ever perpetuated in any land.

"Polk" Fancher, as everybody in Carroll County calls the Berryville attorney and official, has never lost any of his  zeal for the seventeen boys and girls spared by the Mormons and their Indian allies on that bloody day in September,  1857, when the Arkansas emigrants "surrendered" to John D. Lee and his trecherous associates after a week of fighting  accompanied by horrors that to-day make the minds of thousands of people shudder when the Mountain Meadow massacre is  mentioned. It was more than twenty-five years ago when Polk Fancher began to urge the claims of the survivors for  Congressional aid. He thought the national Government should assume some parental care over the few persons who lost  the dearest interests of life and every heritage of material wealth in that awful destruction of the train of emigrants.  Many other prominent citizens of Nirthwest Arkansas have hoped that Congress would take some action in favor of the  Mountain Meadow survivors.







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