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Mormonism


Mormonism - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Basic Beliefs:

Jesus visited the Americas giving them the "true" gospel and instructing them to keep it. That entire civilization was destroyed before they could fulfill it. Joseph Smith was given the "golden plates" to re-establish the "true church"

The Bible is not their final authority, though it is recognized as important.
The Book of Mormons,
The Pearl of Great Price,
Doctrines and Covenants,
the writings of their "prophets",
and then the Bible "as interpreted correctly."



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




Adam is the god of this universe and had physical relations with his goddesses wives and produced spirit babies. Those who were good spirits came to the earth as white people. Those who were not good came as blacks, Indians, Asians, etc.

The aim of every Mormon is to become the god of his own universe.
Jesus:

  • Jesus is a physical entity as a result of physical relations between god (Adam) and Mary.
  • He is a created being who has been since the beginning in a spirit form.
  • Jesus married Mary, Martha, and Mary Magdalene because to become a god one must be polygamous and be married in a temple.
  • Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers. Jesus had the better idea to redeem mankind so He got to be the Saviour.
  • They do not recognize Jesus as God, but simply as the "son of God".

Salvation:

  • Works are necessary for salvation.
  • "Keeping the commandments will cleanse us from sin."
  • Baptism and the keeping of the doctrines and commands of the LDS church bring salvation. (Moroni 10:32)
  • One may be saved after death, and the living may be baptized for the dead.

Witness Focus:


  • Focus on perfection and the impossibility of obtaining it. We can never be good enough.
  • Show them that our best "is as filthy rags." (Isaiah 64:6)
  • Show them that our best is insufficient and that only God's gift is sufficient.


Mormon quotes:

"I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a separate and distinct personage from God the Father, and the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a Spirit: and these three constitute three distinct personages and three Gods."

(Teachings of Prophet Joseph Smith p. 370).


Jesus teaches let the dead bury the Dead...Joseph Smith teaches SEEK after the Dead:

"The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead"

(Journal of Discourses, Vol. 6, page 7).




Joseph Smith said the Book of Mormon is the most correct book ever written:

"I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book."

(History of the Church, Vol. 4, page 461)



Brigham Young: Blood Atonement


You say, "That man ought to die for transgressing the law of God." Let me suppose a case. Suppose you found your brother in bed with your wife, an put a javelin through both of them, you would be justified, and they would atone for their sins, and be received into the kingdom of God. I would at once do so in such a case; and under such circumstances, I have no wife whom I love so well that I would not put a javelin through her heart, and I would do it with clean hands.”

(Journal of Discourses 3:247)

Since its founding in 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has insisted that it alone represents true Christianity and that all other churches professing the name of Christ are part of a "Great Apostasy," that has incorporated corrupt doctrine and practices.The producers of this DVD are well aware that members of the LDS Church are sincere about their beliefs, and it is not our desire to belittle those who hold to those beliefs. In fact, we would be the first to defend the right of every Latter-day Saint to share their faith with others and we hope that they will allow us the same courtesy.Why Mormonism? Many of those involved with this project were once members of the LDS Church. At one time they believed very strongly that Joseph Smith was a true prophet sent by God to restore Christianity to the earth. When they realized that their presuppositions were not true they had to make some extremely difficult life-changing decisions. This product includes many of those difficult issues with which they had to wrestle.



It is easy for some to automatically assume that those who disagree with the premises of the LDS Church are motivated by hatred and are therefore "anti-Mormon;" however, it is our hope that thoughtful people will look beyond the name-calling to carefully examine the areas of belief that separate the LDS Church from the biblical norm. In our experience, we have found that many people have a very limited understanding of what Mormon leaders have actually taught. Because this is true even within the LDS Church, some Mormons might feel that much of what this DVD contains is fabricated. For this reason great pains have been made to document the statements it contains. Several of them are taken directly from LDS publications and speeches given by those who are recognized as authorities in the LDS Church.


The making of this DVD is an act of love and has been placed into your hands so that you too can carefully examine the truth claims of the LDS Church. Just as we respect the right of Mormon missionaries to come to our doors and share what they believe to be true with us, we hope that members of the LDS Church will respect our right to come to your door through this medium and share with you what we have found to be true.
It is our sincere desire that you will prayerfully consider the message of hope and salvation presented here and on the DVD, and we are interested in helping you with any questions or requests that you may have. To reach us, please call (801) 261-3255, toll-free at (888) 261-0222, or email us at:

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Jeremy's testimony is not an eloquent or elaborate testimony but it is genuine and truthful. Jeremy is a son of a free will baptist minister. Jeremy grew up in church as a preacher's kid. Though Jeremy knew all the lingo on the Bible, he was lost and needed to be saved. Jeremy's dad was the pastor of a small country church. He had a guest speaker to preach the evening service. Jeremy felt convicted of his sins and became focused on his dirty heart. On the way home after the preaching Jeremy asked his dad and mom on how he could be saved. They showed Jeremy how to be saved and he knelt down by his bed and Jeremy received Jesus Christ by faith. He became Jeremy's personal Saviour. Amen!