Friday, April 29, 2016

Let Go The Chips On Your Shoulder

 This is a video produced by the pastor of the church where I attend.  I helped a teeny bit with consultation regarding the music clips utilized.  LDS leaders have long maintained, and proudly, that Mormon doctrine and theology differ markedly from traditional Biblical Christianity.  From the Book Of Mormon itself we read that many "plain and precious truths" were lost since Jesus appeared and taught and only thanks to Joseph Smith has the Gospel been "restored".  (see 1 Nephi 13:26)

. . . 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.


3 comments:

Mark said...

I'll be in the wilderness

God bless

Mark said...

Rev22:18,19,20

18I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; 19and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book. 20He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.…

Again,If the Mormon/LDS want to appear or be a facimily or false or fake christian with their "book of Mormon" then tthe above verses fit! All one(Mormons) needs is the Holy bible......If your trying to "add to" with the book of mormon thus effectively and litterally removeing the mormon readers conciousness/attention/study from the tree of life(the bible).

Paper is made of wood pulp and wood pulp comes from what?.......Trees!....Thus the bible is the tree/book of life.

And if the Presbyterian church would or could teach these veses corectly they might get some mormons to leave Mormonism.Its not a good thing when christians dont understand the teachings in their own book.The words mean nothing unless taught in truth!

Whats that verse about removing planks!.....let alone chips from shoulders.

Mark said...

God dose not create religions,men do! To be Presbyterian or mormon are both false .This is why I don't go to church.God dose not do collectives but individuals or "whom's"

Exodus33:19

19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to (whom) I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on (whom) I will shew mercy.

I did not add this its what the scripture states.

It dose not state that God will show mercy or be gracious to the Presbyterian or Mormon church!.........It states WHOM!....whom is singular in this context.

A collective cannot "WORK" their way in which both are attempting.

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