WHY DO YOU SAY THE THINGS YOU DO ?
We hear over and over again From the Mormons. "We never put down other churches. Why do you attack us ,we never do this to anyone! That's not Christian." Or, "You are persecuting the Church!" LDS members interpret any disagreement or challengeto their beliefs as "persecution" or "bashing," and claim that their Church would never do such things !
REALLY --REALLY !
Mormonism's revelation started with the founder of their religion Joseph Smith inquiring in the grove which sect or denomination he should join ? Gods answer to him .... [yes that's Gods as in plural]
"I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all all ye, wrong, and the Personage who addressed me said that all the all the creeds were an abomination creeds were an abomination in his sight , that those professors were all corrupt that "they draw near to shall be fulfilled according to the me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach doctrines ' the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof. '(The Pearl of Great Price Joseph Smith History 1:19) This is the SUPPOSED voice of the Lord. All ( not some )the Churches were wrong.
Why? Because "Nothing less than a complete apostasy from the Christian religion would warrant the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." (Documentary History of the Church, Introduction, X1)
From its inception it in one broad swoop eliminated anything called Christian. how convenient for someone who wants to start an new religion and call it a restoration of the original. This was not done by going to the Bible but by a visitation, an experience that none else could prove.
...Joseph Smith declared that in the year 1820 the Lord revealed to him that all the `Christian churches were in error, teaching for commandments the doctrines of men" (Doctrines of Salvation 3:282)."...orthodox Christian views of God are Pagan rather than Christian."(Mormon Doctrine of Deity by B.H. Roberts, p.116)
Are our views pagan? Is not the worship of many Gods and to become one the real paganism, that is Greek mythology and can be traced to Babylon.
"...the God whom the 'Christians' worship is a being of their own creation..."(Apostle Charles W. Penrose, JD 23:243)
Is not ones offspring their own creation ? This is one who will according to Mormon theology become a God on another world where his offspring will worship him as God. "Our spirits and the spirits of all the human family were begotten by Adam and born of Eve . . . I tell you, when you see your Father in heaven, you will see Adam; when you see your mother that bore your spirit, you will see mother Eve.(Manuscript Addresses of Brigham Young, Oct. 8, 1854)
When our father Adam came into the Garden of Eden, he came into it with a celestial body, and brought Eve, one of his wives, with him. He helped to make and organize this world. He is MICHAEL, the archangel, the ANCIENT OF DAYS! about whom holy men have written and spoken. HE is our FATHER and our GOD, and the Only God with whom WE have to do... Jesus, our elder brother, was begotten in the flesh by the same character that was in the Garden of Eden, and who is our Father in Heaven."(Journal of Discourses, 1:50-51 1854)
Despite those who deny this today Brigham their president, Prophet /apostle said this, Some years ago I advanced a doctrine with regard to Adam being our Father and God. That will be a curse to many of the elders of Israel because of their folly with regard to it. They yet grovel in darkness and will. It is one of the most glorious revealments of the economy of heaven. (Manuscript Addresses of Brigham Young, Oct 8, `1861)
"How much unbelief exists in the minds of the Latter-day Saints in regard to one particular doctrine which I revealed to them, and which God revealed to me--namely that Adam is our father and God...Our Father Adam is the man who stands at the gate and holds the keys of everlasting life and salvation to all his children who have or who ever will come upon the earth."(Deseret News, June 18, 1873)
So here we have Adam a man being God, Now I ask you which really is pagan? Christianity that believes there is one God alone who created everything seen and unseen or Mormonism that teaches a creature is God & everyone can be a God.
"The Lord created you and me for the purpose of becoming God like himself; We are created . . . to become Gods like unto our Father in heaven."(Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 3, page 93)
"In large part the worship of apostate Christendom is performed in ignorance, as much so as was the worship of the Athenians who bowed before the Unknown God, and to whom Paul said: "Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you" (Mormon Doctrine, pg. 374).Was it Adam or another man that Paul declared to be God? How can one be God unless they were eternally God, since he is unchanging and infinite in his nature.To die means one is not God but just a creature , because the wages of sin is death. The Bible teaches that God is eternal Duet. 33:27 Ps.90:2 " From everlasting to everlasting you are God."
The founder of this new religion has said, "We have imagined that God was God from all eternity. . . God himself; the Father of us all dwelt on an earth the same as Jesus Christ himself did, . . .You have go to learn how to be gods yourselves; . ."(Joseph Smith, Times and Seasons, Vol. 5, pages 613-614, History of the Church, Vol. 6, pp. 305-06).
God is an exalted man, perfected, enthroned, and supreme." Mormon doctrine.p;250) "God the "God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man I say, if you were to see him today, you would see him like a man in form- like yourselves, in all the person, image and very form as a man we have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity.I will refute that Idea, and will take away the veil, so that you may see.(J.Smith, History of the Church vol.6 p.305)
Here then is eternal life to know the only wise and true God. And you have got to learn how to be gods yourselves and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods before you ... "(Teachings of the prophet J.Smith p.346,347)
Yet they will actually say, "... the time came when Paganism was engrafted into Christianity, and at last Christianity was converted into Paganism rather than converting the Pagans" (Journal of Discourses 22:44)."how many Gods there are, I do not know. But there never was a time when there were no Gods and worlds(Brigham Young, JD vol.7 p.333)
"To us speaking in the proper finite sense, these three are the only Gods we worship. But in addition there is an infinite number of holy personages, drawn from worLDS without number, who have passed on to exaltation and are thus gods." (Mormon Doctrine, pp. 576-577).
Lets go on examining their attacks on the Christian church they claim to represent .
"But as there has been no Christian Church on the earth for a great many centuries past, until the present century " (Journal of Discourses 18:172). "After the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized, there were only two churches upon the earth. They were known respectively as the Church of the Lamb of God and Babylon. The various organizations which are called churches throughout Christendom, though differing in their creeds and organizations, have onecommon origin. They belong to Babylon." (George Q. Cannon, Gospel Truth, p.324)
"The Roman Catholic, Greek, and Protestant church, is the great corrupt, ecclesiastical power, represented by great Babylon...." (Orson Pratt, Orson Pratt, Writings of an Apostle, "Divine Authenticity," no.6, p.84).
"Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the "whore of Babylon" whom the lord denounces by the mouth.. ." (Pratt, The Seer, p.255) "Christians - those poor, miserable priests Brother Brigham was speaking about - some of them are the biggest whoremasters there are on the earth ..."(Journal of Discourses 5:89).
"Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the Church of the Lamb of God and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore whoso belongeth not to the church of the lamb of God belongeth to that great church; which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth." (The Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 14:10)
So they identify themselves as the only true church which came on the scene lately. Yet Jesus the architect of the Church said he would build it from the beginning and the gates of hell would not overcome.who are you going to believe?
"What does the Christian world know about God? Nothing...Why so far as the things of God are concerned, they are the veriest fools; they know neither God nor the things of God." (John Taylor, JI 13:225) Modern day apostle McConkie, "Believers in the doctrines of modern Christendom will reap damnation to their souls (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p.177) He goes on to call everything that is not Mormon, "...the great apostate church as the anti-christ...This great antichrist...is the church of the devil." (Apostle Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine p.40) "We talk about Christianity, but it is a perfect pack of nonsense ... the devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than the Christianity of the nineteenth century." (Journal of Discourses 6:167).
But whose religion was invented in the 19th century? Not Christianity that has been here for almost 2,000 years but Mormonism and a host of others that were born from new revelation from angels. Despite the Bible warns ahead of all this Gal.1:6-8; Mt.24:5,23.Another gospel and to watch out that you are not deceived in the end.
They say, "Mormonism is Christianity; Christianity is Mormonism; they are one and the same, and they are not to be distinguished from each other in the minutest detail ... Mormons are true Christians; their worship is the pure, unadulterated Christianity authored by Christ and accepted by Peter, James, and John and all the ancient saints."(Mormon Doctrine, pg.513).
How can this be so when all the writings speak against other gods. The Bible says the ultimate evil is to call oneself God. Israel was strictly monotheistic Duet.6:4 states there is only one God. I am and there is no others. Mormonism teaches that there are trillions of Gods.
The Mormon religion is pagan disguised as Christianity. The Mormon God was not there from before time but received his position by becoming a man and keeping the ordinances. Mormons need to understand there is no stairway to heaven, exaltation is a myth that will be disintegrated when Christ comes back. Jer.10:11 "says the Gods that have not made the heavens or the earth they will perish." This means all the gods of Mormonism.
Isa. 45:18-22 "For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else,"
Let me ask you why is it fair for Joseph Smith and all his leaders to say that all other churches are "corrupt", "Anti Christ", Babylon", and call us every name in the book. Yet as Christians we cant reply by saying Joseph Smith and others were in error and false teachers? Do Mormons know their own history, do they know what their leaders have said? Its obvious Mormons do not know the attitude or statements of their own leaders, or they would not be criticizing Christians for what we are telling them. If we didnt love them we would not speak out! It certainly would be easier to say nothing. But love without truth is hypocrisy, and truth without love is an empty message.