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IGNORANCE OR DECEIT THE PROBLEM WITH LDS

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both can be wrong but both cannot be right.

I’m writing this on the idea that people that identify themselves to be LDS faith are very good people in nature and if they would know and understand who and what they were fallowing maybe they would think twice about their calling. Maybe if they would open their Bible and read it, not just gloss over the pages but really read it and compare it to the Book of Mormons and ask questions, they might start understanding why they cannot call themselves Christians.

Joseph Smith the founder of the Mormons the Church of LDS was either a fraud trying to derail Christianity while making a buck or he is  much like Joel Osteen where he knows nothing of the Gospel and the Bible making up things as he ripped off scriptures or it possibly could be both .

Did Joseph Smith really see God and Jesus at the same time, The Gospel says he cannot John 1:18, Exodus 33:20
Either Smith is as equal to God and Jesus, he was being deceived or he is purposely deceiving people.

If we say the Bible is the inspired word of God so that every word is from God and we must do, this then makes Smith claim as incorrect that both God and Jesus visited him back in 1820, and this would now put Smith’s claim as being deceived or deceiving on purpose.

From a Christian point of view the LDS church cannot be considered Christian doctrine. Unlike Joel Osteen who seems to think Mormonism is just another form of Christianity most Christians educated in good Christian theology know this cannot be so,

Joseph Smith was being deceived or deceiving people either way the followers of the LDS church have put everything, all their hopes and beliefs I one man.

In contrast Christianity pins all its faith in one God and they trust many men and women that were inspired by the Holy Spirit and or witnessed and talked to Jesus himself. Every book and letter coincides with each other, no contradictions and the Bible’s reliability has stood the test of over 2000 years and over 5000 copies made. The Book of Mormon is less than 200 years old and has had over 4000 revision from the first copy published.

In Christianity there are no gold plates that would weigh 200lbs+ just two stone tablets that Moses wrote the Ten Commandments as instructed by God. There is only one God in three persons not one god of many gods and no we cannot become a god that was a lie Satan told Eve in the garden.

The book of Mormons was deciphered by Joseph smith after finding a seer stone and translating Egyptian hieroglyphics while the Bible is books, manuscripts and letters translated from Hebrew, Arabic and on to Greek. Not one man transcribed all that is in the Bible and Bible is written from people of all walks of life that are historically known to have lived on the earth.

Mormons are following a false Gospel some might even say not even a Gospel but a cult that uses parts of the Bible interwoven to its own book to deceive people and it has worked. Mormons are good people and it’s a shame to see them fall for this deceit but with that said this gives us the call to look at the Mormon as somebody worth saving. When they come to your door do you just cut them loose and say go away or do you talk to them?

I know it’s hard to have a conversation with a group of people that you may know nothing about their religion and their scripture but maybe you need to know a little about what they believe so you can better understand where they have been deceived. If your loved one or neighbor is a non believer will you not invest in helping them? It’s worth checking out where and how the Mormons go astray and having some love to want to talk with them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Check out Mormonism Research Ministry  on good information on the Mormon religion and how to talk with them. 

 

 

WATERED DOWN UNITY

WATERED DOWN UNITY

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I was listening to the Glen Beck show a few nights ago and Glen was talking about when he had called an evangelical pastor to interview for his TV show The Blaze. Now mind you I am a fan of Mr. Beck, I think he falls in the top 3 to 4 for best political conservative commentator out there and one of the smartest conservative political minds right now.

With that said Beck knows nothing about religion and further more his combined social religious understanding is more like an impulsive person having his attention dragged from one idea to another.

Mr. Beck went on to say he called the pastor to talk about becoming a guest on the TV show and the pastor wanted to make it known that he and Mr. Becks religious views are different and he wanted to make that clear in the interview.

Beck said that made him feel ill and continued to tell us the audience of the radio program that “all I wanted to say to that pastor was “are you that small to have to say that”. Why can’t we be united in love” I’m paraphrasing the united part  because I listened to it December 10th and I am not a member of the Blaze radio so I have no audio to get the exact quote.

What Beck fails to realize is Christians that believe in The God of the Bible cannot compromise in their faith, not for a TV show not for anything we are different.

Now don’t believe for one minute that I think Mr. Beck was chastising this pastor or don’t believe I think Mr. Beck was being a lovey dovy hippie with his remarks. What Mr. Beck feels and thinks is that conservatives that have common ground need to unite and that I agree.

What Mr. Beck does not understand is that Christianity has one way John 3:16 and we cannot change or differ in that way. Yes we do have common ground with many groups and religions but our faith and the way salvation is obtained is only one way.

Now you might be thinking what evangelical pastor was Glen Beck talking about and to be honest I do not know. I do have speculations since there was only one well known evangelical pastor that the Blaze interviewed in November but again it’s only speculation on my part.

With that said in November Evangelical pastor Ravi Zacharias was interviewed on the Blaze. Before the interview Zacharias did have ” statement “or more of a pray request before he went on The Blaze.

After the interview Beck stated “Yes we do have differences but Ravi and I agree that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world”.

I disagree, Jesus came to save us and give us the individual salvation not the world. Jesus said he would turn families against each other for believing in him something people just don’t always understanding especially living in America. Matthew chapter 10 versed 32-42

There has been a push by Pope Francis to unite other religions to help stop the poor and feed the hungry and again we cannot compromise on our faith. Mark 14:7 Jesus is trying to make a point for the disciples to take advantage of Jesus being with them here and now but his statement is just more than that it is the truth we will always have the poor, sick and hungry this will never change and to compromise on our faith and water it down to unite with other religions is a big mistake Revelation 3:16.

Common ground is important, if we want to define our way of life here in America all of us have to know and understand our common ground.

I cannot expect the LDS to water down their faith and compromise nor the Muslim and do not expect me the Christian to do the same. We have common ground to be free and to worship God but Christians cannot compromise on the word of God and Jesus and we cannot compromise our way to salvation.