Your blogger was absent for the first presentation on Mormonism last Wednesday. However, he was able to attend last evening’s presentation given by Linden O., Senior. Our very knowledgeable brother had much to say about this heretical cult that he was assigned to cover. Thus, in the form of a list, here are some of the many things we learned about Mormonism in this second session:
- The Mormon religion has over 18 million followers, but over 100 divisions.
- The golden plates, the source of the Book of Mormon, were not ever seen by anyone outside of Joseph Smith.
- All three doctrinal Mormon books contradict the King James Bible: Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, Doctrine and Covenants.
- Mormons are required to wear sacred underwear in order to enter the temple.
- Most Mormon rituals are straight out of the occult. The prophet Joseph Smith was heavily into the occults upon founding Mormonism.
- The reason why the Book of Mormon has no maps is because there is no archaeological evidence to support their claims.
- The state of Utah have the nations highest rates of wife beatings, child abuse, and teen suicide.
- Mormons encourage visitations from dead relatives from the spirit world, a practice that the bible forbids.
- Secret temple oaths are based on the Scottish Rite Masons.
- Before 1978, Mormons considered the Negro race inferior and prevented them from joining.
- Mormons believe Christ is going to return to a temple in Missouri, but they don’t own the property.
- Mormons consider the bible untrustworthy and full of errors.
- The death of Jesus only partially saves a believer.
- The Salt Lake City temple is adorned with an upside-down star, a goats head, which is a satanic symbol.
- They believe that Archangel Michael came down to earth with several celestial wives and became Adam in the Garden of Eden.
- Prophet Joseph Smith did not die as a martyr as they claim, but was killed during a gun battle in which he killed two men and wounded a third.
- Mormon leader Brigham Young directly instigated the mass slaughter of a wagon train emigrant party, know as the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
Many more points were provided, both last week and this week. This blog hopes to soon have the entire presentation to make available. Following Linden’s presentation, Pastor Giardino played a video about the link between Mormonism and the New Age movement. Unfortunately, technical problems cut short the video.But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Gal 1:8 (KJV)