I’m really not sure I have any Mormons as friends, and if I did I would do my best to convert them; but what do you say to someone who has been bamboozled by an outrageous cult such as this?
Even educated people who should know better are participants in this outlandish faith that makes no sense at all.
First of all, a troubled young man, Joseph Smith, back in the early 1800’s (fueled by the raging hormones in his young body and satanic influence) decided to create his own take of the Holy Scriptures, twisting them to say that man could take as many women as he desired, among other nonsense. He called it the Book of Mormon. The Mormon followers are also known today as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Joseph Smith was by all accounts a seer and seeker of valuable stones, including gold.
After asking God which Christian denomination he should join, he claims to have had a vision. Claiming to have encountered an angel in his back yard named Moroni (of all things), he claimed that the angel gave him two golden plates that only he would be able to decipher. Something like hieroglyphics was written on them that only he could read and interpret with the use of the Urim and Thummim (seer stones).
Joseph Smith began writing his Book of Mormon. Like everything else Satan does, he injected grains of truth into the writings.
As rambling and confusing as the writings were, some bought into the falsehoods. They were most likely young, dumb men who wanted as many women as they could handle. I suspect they were homely loners and losers. Nevertheless, Smith was seen as a prophet.
Little by little the cult grew among the uneducated and illiterate (as is usually the case). The King James Bible was translated by 40 godly and educated men from diverse backgrounds, such as in history, archaeology and languages – all belonging to the Council of Trent. Compare that to this one young man who dabbled in rocks.
Nevertheless, the time came when the Mormons were expelled from the New England states after Joseph died, and made their way west under the leadership of Brigham Young.
After trying to secede from the Nation without success, this new religion finally made its way to Utah.
This cult also believes in a “mother god,” but it is the wearing of certain undergarments to make one holy that makes it really weird.
But enough about the history of this foolish religion. I’ve read the horror stories written by those who have left the cult: the oppression, the rapes, pedophilia and other such demeaning things; and that’s enough for me.
One other thing, about having an addendum to the Holy Scriptures (The Book of Mormon): apparently the Mormons haven’t read the last few verses of the book of Revelation, Rev. 22:18 and 19.
Hawaii’s early warning system told the populace to take shelter, as a nuclear bomb was about to explode in their midst. The people there who heard the warning panicked and ran out into the streets screaming. Some even went so far as to take shelter in the sewer system. Many tearfully repented.
The following day, another false alarm went off in Japan, again having to do with an incoming nuclear bomb; and again, many people panicked and cried out to God to save them.
Thirdly, a day or two later, a meteor lit up the sky over an area just forty miles north of Detroit, Michigan, causing an earthquake. The meteor was seen, heard and felt in three surrounding states, and including Canada. Some thought it was the end of the world – again, crying out to God.
As the old saying goes, “There are no atheists in foxholes.”
Since the God of the universe is in control, I can’t help but believe that these happenings were not coincidental and that He used these events to warn humanity of the nearness of His coming. In any case it sure did the job for many.
Right now, even as we speak, there is a deadly influenza going around, responsible for the deaths of several children and elderly people in our country. The H3NZ virus is not responding to immunization. Could this and other uncontrollable viruses of the end times be those mentioned in scripture?
These things are beginning to get out of control, yet God in His mercy does things incrementally to get our attention before His judgment finally falls.
With people everywhere holding their collective breath, all of prophetic scripture is falling into place on a daily basis. So, in light of all that’s going on in the world today, folks had better quit looking for answers elsewhere and stick to the unadulterated Word of God – the God-breathed Holy Bible. It will tell you what to look for and how to respond as the end draws near.
P.S. Believers are urged to, “Look up, for your redemption draws near.”
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