10 December 2007

Two good links on Mormonism

And they're both from the same blog! From Pastor Brian Culver over at Time 2 Change Churches.

Link #1 exposes a recent practise among Mormon churches to "reach out" to non-Mormon churches, and make them feel good about joining with unbelievers:
Pastors, ministerial associations, non-profit Christian organizations--you have been targeted by the Mormon Church.

Mormon in-house documents give instructions on how they are to infiltrate interdenominational gatherings, cozy up to Pastors, and otherwise present themselves as fellow evangelicals.

Careful instructions are given under the heading, "Love Thy Minister Neighbor". One subheading boldly claims "Win a Minister and Influence a Thousand". One section says, "Some LDS question the integrity of making friends with ministers while "out after their sheep". LDS are proclaiming the most glorious event since the resurrection of the Savior, the Restoration of the Lord's gospel."

Of course, they are referring to the Mormon "restoration". and they want YOU, because if they get you, they figure they will get your flock too.

Link # 2 is simply an extremely in-depth comparison of Mormonism and Christianity:
THE EARTHLY BIRTH

Mormonism: Elohim, the Mormon heavenly father, came to this earth in human form and had sex relations with the Virgin Mary, who was no longer a virgin, and she gave birth to the Mormon Jesus as a result. (See Doctrines of Salvation Vol. 1;18; Orson Pratt, The Seer, p. 158; and Journal of Discourses 8: 115 quoting Brigham

Christianity: Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary as "Emmanuel", "God with us." (See Matt. 1:23 ) Jesus was conceived in the Virgin Mary's womb when the Holy Spirit came upon her.) See Matt. 1 :20).

THE EARTHLY LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST

Mormonism: The Mormon Jesus was the bridegroom at Cana of Galilee according to the Mormon interpretation of John 2: 1-2 and was therefore married to at least one wife while on earth. (See Journal of Discourses, Vol 2, p. 82 quoting Orson Hyde (Apostle).

Christianity: There is no biblical record of Jesus marrying. A reading of the account in John 2:1-12 shows Jesus was "invited" to the wedding. Bridegrooms do not receive invitations to their own weddings!

YOUR MOTHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN? MRS. GOD

Mormonism: teaches that God the father has many wives in heaven, thereby resulting in not only a father in heaven , but a mother-in-heaven Mormon doctrine. All Mormons on earth today believe they were originally the result of such sexual, heavenly union. (See Orson Pratt. The Seer, p37; also Mormon Doctrine by Bruce McConkie, p. 516)

Christianity: The Bible has absolutely no mention of any such "wives" of God the Father.


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