In Response to a Mormon Reader
I disagree with what you wrote (see Comment, In Response to a Mormon Reader), but I posted it anyhow for others to read. There are other bloggers who will only post comments that are only 100% in agreement with themselves, I do not. So, let me give you a short answer to what you wrote. Mind you, this is a short response.
I have seen videos by former LDS. So, the fact that they were believers in LDS church at one time, that is enough. Of course, anyone who criticises the church that they were in, would be called liars by those who are still in it! You can apply this to Scientology or to Jehovah’s Witnesses – they do the same thing.
About what you quoted, “in my Father’s house are many mansions,” you are correct, that is in the Bible. However, that does not mean other planets. It does not mean other flat worlds. Mansions are exactly what it means – dwellings for believers in Jesus Christ, NOT other worlds. In fact, as I remember it, the Greek meaning is dwelling levels. Again, this does not mean other worlds – even if they are flat. It just means that some people will have greater rewards in Heaven (bigger homes).
One final thought. We are told that we should not add to the Bible or take away from it. So, not only has this been done, but someone added a whole book! What does Christ say about this?
Revelation 22:18-19 King James Version (KJV)
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
And what do Mormons do? They not only add some words, they add a whole book – The Book of Mormon!
This will end this discussion. Why? Because I would have to address the same issue over and over again with others. For those who fall into this trap, they will never have the time to continue where they left off. This is exactly what government controllers would like to see.
This gentleman also wrote: “Please, if you are going to write blog posts about what Mormons believe, please base your statements on what we say we believe. Would it be fair or accurate for us to publish articles on your ministery based on the opinions of your critics and detractors?”
Let me ask this person, “Do you believe in Jehovah’s Witness? Do you believe in Scientology?” His answer would probably be “No.” Why? Because he read and possible seen videos by those who left and gave their reasons for doing so.
There are detractors and critics of everything. But everything is not the truth. Therefore, that which is not the truth, there are critics, also. So, being a critic, per se, does not mean that person is lying. You have to look at the facts, the truth. In this case, you have to look on the Word of God. Truth does not fear criticism, for if it is the truth, THEN the critics can be shown that they are wrong. Only liars, a group or religion founded on lies, have fear of the Truth. There are those who honestly think they are telling the truth. But regardless, the Truth is not based on who said it or if they are simply called a critic, but on facts.
So, for those who are really seeking the truth, all they have to do is their research. And while they do it, pray to God that they will have discernment. And, if it means that they will have to leave their church or group, then do so. And when you do, it’s only natural that you will be called all kinds of names or have all kinds of labels put on your – so be it!
There are plenty of articles and videos by people who left the Mormon church and their reasons why. Here is one below but check out others as well. I’m not here to control you but just doing my best to showing others what I believe is the truth.
Is The Book of Mormon Comparable To The Bible?