. . . and note this statement from the "latter day" "prophet": “The fact is, that by the power of God I translated the Book of Mormon from hieroglyphics, the knowledge of which was lost to the world, in which wonderful event I stood alone, an unlearned youth, to combat the worldly wisdom and multiplied ignorance of eighteen centuries, with a new revelation, which (if they would receive the everlasting Gospel,) would open the eyes of [the world], and make ‘plain the old paths,’ wherein if a man walk in all the ordinances of God blameless, he shall inherit eternal life.” (History Of The Church, 6:24)
Times change though, and so does the "restored" "truth" of LDS Church proclamation. Nowadays "the Church" wants to be seen as a classical Christian sect, NOT so different from "traditional" Christianity. Whereas, in the past, the "prophets" and "apostles" of the LDS Church wanted there to be a clear and stark difference between "Mormonism" and "Biblical Christianity" . . . today they want to be considered as a compatible member of the larger fold.
But at the core, basic LDS doctrine, which is still held and not been renounced, has more in common with Islam or New Age than it does Biblical Christianity.
Pastor Jason Wallace has compiled an impressive body here in this video of quotes and video clips of LDS "officials" which have heretofore been mostly swept under the rug, hidden or suppressed which clearly show that Mormonism is quite different from, and often directly in opposition to, what was taught by Jesus, and the real historic Prophets and Apostles.
The title is "An Earnest Plea To Latter-day Saints" . . . and I know Jason IS sincerely earnest in his desire to reach LDS members . . . to show them how what they believe is fundamentally at odds with what is revealed and taught from The Bible. No "plain and precious truths" have been lost. God has preserved His Word as He said He would.
This is not an effort to "bash" or attack Mormons, while it is a defense of Christian faith and an exposing of spiritually dangerous deception and falsehoods. It is proper love that suffers abuse and hardship to rescue the lost or defiant.
"Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?" (Gal. 4:16) Hopefully not!
Pride is the great enemy to Truth seeking. Anyone who sincerely seeks The Truth above all else (which is, by definition seeking God Himself) will be humbled along the way, having to let loose comfortable prior beliefs and certain psychological/emotional attachments which have been harbored. We must go to The Truth empty handed, willing and ready to receive it as it is. Or, rather, receive HIM as He Is! Let the chips fall as they may--especially the ones on your shoulder.