I had to have a catchy subject to get you here...I dare you to stay. From My opinion, i think that people hate Mormons unjustly. I promise you that there is not a true, honest LDS person that didn't want to help another, share a warmth of his of her heart, serve his fellow man or make the world better for another. Some LDS people that aren't so true to the faith might not better things in the world and we ALL have our faults. Because of this, people identify all LDS people in a negative light.
I find it amazing that they have found a burial mound in Florida dated back 2000 years...yet they cannot find any of those millions mormonites
Since God is perfect and humans arent then how can God allow imperfection into heaven? Mormons say that you are judged on how obediant you were to God, along with accepting that Jesus died for us. But no where in the Bible does it say that people get to heaven through good works. Also, how do you know if your going to Heaven? There is no unit of measurment that tells you how good you have been and whether or not you are good enough to get to Heaven.
You can not use any type of true knowlege from any book other than the BIBLE. All are forgiven as Jesus died on the cross for your sins. GOD is the Father The Son the Holy Ghost. Joseph Smith was a druggie and spoke to his dreams he had and saw angels all the time. Now if you smoke weed all the time you too will see things.
Hello. This is Matt. Thank you, Mormon, for answering my question (see "Quick Question..."). However, there is a problem with the LDS interpretation of Jehovah (LORD) and Elohim (God). First we will set our definitions. You said, “We do believe that the Lord [LORD in KJV] who speaks in the OT is Jesus Christ” (insert mine). So we will define “LORD,” in the Old Testament, as a reference to Jesus (in his premortal existence—see the LDS Bible Dictionary). You also said, “We do believe that when the word ‘God’ is used it is almost always refering to Christ and not his Father.
Gal 1:6-8 6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. KJV Wasn't this whole thing started with the Angel Moroni?
I have the bibles, in greek and hebrew, if you want to discuss more on them...what you are saying does not go with the original text...please, say somemore Please, do not get me wrong....I am not here to attack you as individuals....I love you, but I hate the religion...or cult...It goes against the bible....I pray that the lord opens your eyes to the differences and the Lord Jesus becomes your Master...Not a false prophet.... Now why do I claim he is a false prophet...well he gave false prophicies....Lets start with D&C #57 1-3 Hearken O ye elders of my church, saith the Lord your GOD,
I was visiting Temple Square over the holidays and asked (I've wondered before and have looked up "opinions") what all the symbols on the Temple in Salt Lake and Logan mean. My LDS friend, who was married in the Temple, nor his wife knew. They actually never even noticed before. Most of the stuff I read on the .net is from anti mormon sites, but I can't find any info. from mormon (pro or just info) sites. Anyone know, or can share their ideas, readings ect. I've read much on the Mason connection, goatshead star(one point down), the Egyptian "all seeing eye" and so on.
What about Galations 2:16-17? That says we are not "justified by the works of the law", but "justified by the faith of Christ."
Hello, my name is Casey. I read some of the messeges that have been going on for this thread, and I would like to clear up a few things. Mormons have never claimed to be one with the Christian Churches. In fact, when Joseph Smith had his first vision, God the Father and Jesus the Christ told Joseph Smith Jr. that all the churches were wrong, that he should join none of the sects, that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight, and that all the professors of the faith were lost. Joseph Smith Jr.
So how can you be justified by faith? I thought you were justified by grace alone? Is your faith active or passive?
I have always believed in the oneness of God,the creator,called Jesus.The holy spirit is one and we know this spirit in the form of the man ,Jesus.There is no trinity or co-division.This was a doctrine of man used to help integrate the various beliefs of the Roman world into Christianity.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In every well established religion there is at least a little bit of truth. Be it Jewish, Bhuddist, Muslim, Christian, Daoist, and so forth. To put down another religion shows your lack of faith in your own. Most religions including mine emphasize on peace and being neighbor to one another. Please harness your tounges for they reflect upon me as well.
After church on Wednesday and communion I was convicted of not trying to discuss salvation issues and quit pointing fingers or showing faults. If you and other Mormons could please forgive me for be so offensive. Salvation is what we all need. How does a Mormon obtain salvation...What does he/she need to do?
Do you believe that God is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the never changing ever lasting God????
A Mormon will "bear his testimony" by declaring, "Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and the Book of Mormon is the Word of God." This testimony presents the two basic Mormon presuppositions. If Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon are both "of God" then the two should be consistent with each other, especially in regards to their teachings about the nature of God and His relationship to us. But are they?
Isn't the story when the tower of Babel fell that the neaphites or lamanites or stalagtites came over from the fall after all of the languages were mixed up? And didn't they bring over the old testament with them? My question is, how could they do that when the books hadn't been wrote yet?
The author of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, called it "the most correct of any book on earth." This "most correct book" has in it's short history of under 200 years had literally thousands of changes made to it. Of course you'll claim that MOST of those changes were about punctuation. Let's talk about the ones that weren't. I just find it interesting that you can have faith in a book that is entirely up for changes.