Tag Archives: Mormon Temples

Do Mormon Temples Restore Biblical Christianity?

Throughout the United States and Worldwide, the Mormon Church is opening temples that they claim are a restoration of the ancient Biblical Jewish temple? But the facts prove otherwise. Did you know that not a single ritual performed in the Mormon temple was practiced in the Jewish temple? While Mormonism claims to restore Christianity, it is “another gospel” condemned by God (Galatians 1:6-8) because it requires temple works which make Christ’s sacrifice insufficient for salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 11:6).

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MORMON TEMPLE AND THE BIBLICAL JEWISH TEMPLE

Ancient Temple in Jerusalem
Ancient Temple in Jerusalem

IN THE HISTORICAL JEWISH TEMPLE, THERE WERE NO:

  • No Baptisms for the Dead
  • No Secret Handshakes and the ONLY person to “pass through the Veil” to the Most Holy Place was the single High Priest once a year.
  • No Marriage Ceremonies – Women were not even allowed into the inner court of the Jewish temple.
  • No Sealing Room, Garden Room, World Room, Terrestrial Room, Celestial Room, Assembly Hall  nor Bathrooms. Continue reading Do Mormon Temples Restore Biblical Christianity?

Bob B – The Youngest Mormon Bishop in England

Bob's Book - The Youngest Bishop in EnglandBOB B. – The Youngest Mormon Bishop in England

I joined the Mormon Church in December of 1964 at 18 years of age. Unlike many converts, I was looking for God a year before I contacted the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and asked their Missionaries to come and teach me. I was what they call “a golden contact” because I was already reading the Bible, but now, I was able to read and study the Mormon scriptures (The Book of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price and the Doctrine and Covenants).

I was extremely diligent and earnest in serving the LDS Church. I accepted various ‘Callings’ (unpaid jobs in the Church) and since I attended a Branch of the Church (smaller than a Ward), I had many opportunities to teach and preach. Along with my developing understanding of the Mormon Faith — that is, the understanding the Church was willing to permit me and all other members to have, I was also beginning to develop a personal relationship with Christ and God the Father. Continue reading Bob B – The Youngest Mormon Bishop in England

What are Mormon Covenants?

bullets

WHAT ARE MORMON COVENANTS?

“What does the word ‘covenant’ mean to Mormons? My LDS friend talks a lot about keeping his covenants in Mormonism. I don’t know what he’s talking about and I would like to know what these covenants are in the Mormon Church. I would like to know what they are for, who they are between and what each party of the covenant has to do in the covenant.” Continue reading What are Mormon Covenants?

LDS Questions DVD – Part 6 – LDS Questions Answered

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

bullets Back to the Online LDS Questions DVD Seminar Contents

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.

bullets LDSQ #7: Questions & Answers #1 of 3

Continue reading LDS Questions DVD – Part 6 – LDS Questions Answered

After Mormonism, what?

 Freedom

confusedboy.:AFTER MORMONISM WHAT? What does an LDS person do when he or she breaks free from Mormonism?

You may be asking: “So What Do I Do Now?” You have finally broken free from the “herd” of Mormonism, but you feel hopelessly lost and without direction now…

HOW DID YOU GET HERE?

In the LDS Church, you were told what to think, where to go, what to do, and how to do it. You had your Church Handbook that was approved by the Presidency of the Church for your study and spiritual edification. You maintained faith with the Brethren and local leaders of the Church. You had been told to simply follow the Prophet and everything will be made sure.

You carried a membership card that got you into the temple. You passed your exams with the local Bishop, the Stake President, and anyone else who had been proclaimed to be an authority over you. You memorized all the songs since primary, memorized a few Scriptures from the Book of Mormon, dressed like everyone else in the Church, spoke like everyone else, served without reservations like everyone else. You were in fact, a living clone of everyone else in Mormonism. Continue reading After Mormonism, what?

Brenda – Ex-Mormon

brenda.:BRENDA’S EX-MORMON TESTIMONY

MORMON FELLOWSHIPPING

I was in my early 20’s, honorably discharged from the Navy, happily married, and had my first child. My husband and I were living away from home and we soon clicked with another young couple that lived next door. We learned that they were LDS. Until that time, the only exposure I had to Mormons had been Donnie and Marie Osmond, who had a weekly TV program during the 70’s. Continue reading Brenda – Ex-Mormon

Jennifer – Ex-Mormon

jenniferJENNIFER

From a very young age, I felt as though I was a mistake and unwanted. My parents were always fighting with each other, whether it was over going to church or money or my dad’s drinking habit. When I was three years old, I remember going into my parent’s room where I saw my dad hit my mom in a fight.  That night while he was working, she packed our things and took us to stay with a man, whom I later learned was a leader in the Mormon church (a Bishop). We lived with him and his family for a little bit, until my mom gave in and listened to the bishop and we went back to live with my dad. Continue reading Jennifer – Ex-Mormon

La Vonne – My journey out of Mormonism to freedom in Christ

lavonneLA VONNE – My journey into Mormonism and then Finally Freedom in Christ!

It is interesting how patterns repeat themselves and either pulls one into a false religion or maintains that false religion if they happen to be born into it. People are creatures of habit and will often mindlessly repeat patterns without searching out the choices they make. This is contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ, he tells us through His Word the Bible to search and test all things.  As you listen to my journey look for the repeated patterns until truth set me free.

My journey began as a young girl being raised by a mother that loved me but didn’t know how to show it. She did not have God in her life and so did not know how to guide me to follow God’s will in my life. She was very controlling and often had rules that didn’t make any sense. Rules like you cannot wear jeans or eat certain foods. Her many marriages would cause me to feel excluded and unloved.  Her ridiculously strict rules would eventually cause me to seek freedom outside of her control at an unprepared and early age. Continue reading La Vonne – My journey out of Mormonism to freedom in Christ

Bonnie – Ex-Mormon

bonnieBONNIE

My journey into Mormonism began when I was very young… I grew up in Protestant churches – Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian, to be specific.  Although we were in church every Sunday, I don’t remember really being taught God’s word by anyone at any church.  I also was not getting any teaching at home…. In fact, although my parents were staunch “church goers”, I don’t recall them ever using God’s word to guide me in any way whatsoever.  As a result, when I got to my senior year in college and started feeling a need to understand God, I didn’t have any foundation to draw on.  When I finally became desperate for answers, I made appointments with five Protestant pastors and one Catholic priest in hopes of getting answers, but not one of those men opened a Bible in my presence and said anything like, ”This is what God’s Word tells us.”

So it’s no wonder that when I ran into some Mormon missionaries and they had instant and very confident answers (although a bit odd sounding!) to my questions, using the Bible to answer me, that I became intrigued.  Six months later, I became engaged to a young Mormon returned missionary and slid quite easily into joining his church.  Continue reading Bonnie – Ex-Mormon