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Testing Truth

Moroni at Temple Square in Salt Lake City

.:TESTING TRUTH – HOW CAN I KNOW THIS IS TRUE?

Mormon.org states:

“ ‘I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.’ Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:4 …Feelings from the Holy Ghost are personal revelation to you that confirm the truth of the Book of Mormon and the gospel of Jesus Christ as restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith.” Continue reading Testing Truth

LDS Questions DVD – Part 6 – LDS Questions Answered

ONLINE DVD: Part 6 – LDS QUESTIONS: Answering Questions Your Mormon Friends Ask

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Note: We had so many chairs set out than we had people filling them by the end of our seminar because the seminar went an hour overtime and most left before the Question and Answer period.

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Jesus Christ

Mormon Jesus Christ at Temple Square in Salt Lake City

.:JESUS CHRIST – OUR SAVIOR

Mormon.org states:

“The first principle of the gospel is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Having faith in Christ… means believing that He is the Son of God and that He suffered for your sins, afflictions, and infirmities. When you have faith in Christ, you accept and apply His Atonement and His teachings… Having faith causes you to try as hard as you can to learn about and become more like your SaviorThrough repentance, the second principle of the gospel, you change thoughts, desires, habits, and actions that are not in harmony with God’s teachings… To repent, youStop sinning and strive never to commit sin again…” Continue reading Jesus Christ

Eternal Progression

Temple Square in Salt Lake City

.:ETERNAL PROGRESSION HEAVENLY FATHER’S PLAN OF HAPPINESS

Mormon.org States:

“God’s plan of salvation answers life’s great questions, such as: ‘Where did I come from?’ ‘What is my purpose in life?’ ‘What happens when I die?’…Your life did not begin at birth… Heavenly Father created your spirit body, and you lived with Him before you were born on earth… Your purpose in leaving God’s presence to come to earth includes obtaining a physical body, gaining experience, and learning to make right choices. …Physical death is a step forward in Heavenly Father’s plan. …If you have believed in Jesus Christ, repented of your sins, and followed His commandments, you will be able to enjoy eternal life in our Heavenly Father’s presence.” Continue reading Eternal Progression

The Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon

.:THE BOOK OF MORMON

THE BOOK OF MORMONMormon.org states:

The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is an actual record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains, as does the Bible, the fullness of the everlasting gospel… The Book of Mormon is a powerful witness of Jesus Christ. It helps us understand His teachings, including those in the Bible.” Continue reading The Book of Mormon

Priesthood

Priesthood

.:PRIESTHOOD THE RESTORATION OF THE PRIESTHOOD

Mormon.org states:

“Throughout time, God has given His servants, the prophets, the authority to act in His name. This authority is called the priesthood… John the Baptist appeared and conferred upon Joseph Smith and his associate Oliver Cowdery the Aaronic Priesthood… Later, Peter, James, and John… conferred the Melchizedek Priesthood upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, restoring the same authority given to Christ’s Apostles anciently.” Continue reading Priesthood

Gospel

Book of Mormon

.:GOSPELTHE RESTORATION OF THE GOSPEL

Mormon.org States:

“In 1820, as He had done throughout history, Father in Heaven again chose a prophet to restore the gospel and the priesthood to the earth. He called a young man named Joseph Smith, and through him, the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth. …The Apostle Peter prophesied of the “restitution of all things” before Christ’s Second Coming (Acts 3:19–21). The Restoration of Christ’s Church on the earth has made available the opportunity for all to once again receive all of the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Continue reading Gospel

Apostasy

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.:APOSTASY – THE GREAT APOSTASY

Under the “The Restoration of Truth – The Great Apostasy” section of mormon.org we read:

“Following the death of Jesus Christ… The Apostles were killed and the priesthood authority—including the keys to direct and receive revelation for the Church—was taken from the earth (2 Thessalonians 2:1–3). Because the Church was no longer led by priesthood authority and revelation, error crept into Church teachings. Good people and much truth remained, but the gospel as established by Jesus Christ was lost, resulting in a period called the Great Apostasy. Continue reading Apostasy

The Prophets Of God

Book of Mormon

.:THE PROPHETS OF GOD – HEAVENLY FATHER REVEALS HIS GOSPEL TO ALL

In the section entitled, “Heavenly Father Reveals His Gospel to All” under “The Restoration of Truth” of mormon.org, the website describes the concept that God’s people need prophets to lead them today as they did in the past. This idea is based on the Biblical Scripture of Amos 3:7 that states: Continue reading The Prophets Of God

Mormon Baptism for the Dead

ldsbaptism.: Is Baptism for the Dead a Christian Practice?

1 CORINTHIANS 15:29: “Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?”

MORMON POSITION:

Latter-day Saints (Mormons) believe that water baptism by immersion “is the first saving ordinance of the gospel….All who seek eternal life must follow the example of the Savior by being baptized and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost.”(True to the Faith, 2004, p. 21) Baptism, according to Mormonism, is the prerequisite to receiving the “gift of the Holy Ghost” and is a necessary step in the process of being exalted to the highest level of heaven. Believing that non-Mormon dead relatives will have an opportunity to receive the Mormon “restored gospel” in “spirit prison,” Latter-day Saints take it upon themselves to help “save” them by engaging in proxy baptism on behalf of their dead ancestors. Mormon Apostle Bruce R McConkie explains:

“…though held captive in the spirit prison, these prisoners of hope looked forward with desire and expectation to their redemption…a redemption that would be complete only after baptism for the dead had been performed for them in this mortal sphere where there is water.”—Mormon Doctrine, p. 601 Continue reading Mormon Baptism for the Dead

Is Jesus the first-begotton son of God?

jesussonofgod.:IS JESUS THE FIRST-BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD? -Is Jesus the product of a physical act between Heavenly Father and one of His Wives?

PSALM 2:7: “…Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.”

MORMON POSITION:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that humans have the same origin as Lucifer (now known as Satan) and his “eldest brother” Jesus Christ. Claiming that we are all the spiritual offspring of an exalted Man called “Heavenly Father” and his spiritual Goddess wife, known as “Heavenly Mother,” they claim: “Every person who was ever born on earth was our spirit brother or sister in heaven. The first spirit born to our heavenly parents was Jesus Christ…so he is literally our elder brother…Because we are the spiritual children of our heavenly parents, we have inherited the potential to develop their divine qualities.”—Gospel Principles, 1995, p 11 Continue reading Is Jesus the first-begotton son of God?