You Have Questions, Now What?

Why Investigate?

“Mormonism must stand or fall on the story of Joseph Smith.  He was either a Prophet of God, divinely called, properly appointed and commissioned or he was one of the biggest frauds this world has ever seen.  There is no middle ground.  If Joseph was a deciever, then he should be exposed, his claims should be refuted, and his doctrines shown to be false…” – Doctrine of Salvation, 1:188-89 – President Joseph Fielding Smith – 10th President of the LDS Church

Such a resolute statement characterizes the faith of one who is prepared to defend its foundations. Indeed, in order to have a reasonable faith (one rooted in historical truth and supported by rational inquiry) a defense of truth requires “full disclosure” of what can be known about a given religion. Historically, the Mormon story is a young one, and for that reason alone is relatively easy to investigate. If you believe that the LDS Church is true, you should not fear to investigate it, but welcome an examination of facts. Only lies have to be protected and hidden—and by the proclamation of President Joseph Fielding Smith, they must also exposed at any cost.

So, you’ve just heard or you have been questioning the doctrine or teachings of the LDS Church (Mormon Church). You say “but it has to be true, we are the only true church in the world.”  In the pages in this website you will find scriptural references. I implore you to look them up. In Religion you can’t take the cafeteria plan, I’ll believe a little of this, a little of that but I don’t believe this or that. The Truth Matters.

You’ve been told “Mormonism is the fastest growing religion on the earth” factually Mormons are leaving their church by the millions, estimates are that out of nearly 15 million members over 10 million have left (see the page “Mormons leaving in Droves”). Why are they leaving? is it that they just can’t be worthy? didn’t have a strong testimony to begin with? Actually those who are leaving were very faithful, temple recommend holders and worthy according to Mormon standards. After hundreds of exit interviews we have found many leave because they have not been told the whole truth, only 1/2 truths. Issues such as the LDS Church admitting The Book of Abraham was a lie, Joseph Smith having over 33 wives, some of whom were married to other men (yes he consummated those relationships – they weren’t just face book friends).  They discover the huge Doctrine differences and take notice of the difference between the Book of Mormon and Mormon Doctrine. The LDS Church is now approaching some of these topics telling the truth by calling them “Essays” where they admit to these problems.

Mormons as I have said are great people, I used to be LDS, they are loving, compassionate and works driven to do good. The problem is the Doctrine is wrong, Jesus spoke more of Doctrine than anything, Paul also explained doctrine and what the Christian Doctrine is (not the creeds). The Bible tells us the Doctrine of the God head, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Why does it matter what you believe? One thing through our ministry we have noted is you really got to want Jesus to accept the truth. You really have to want heaven with all your heart and “seek God” and you will find him (Proverbs 8:17).  You want to be “Together Forever” with your family? only through Jesus can this happen, not with handshakes and tokens. There are 66 bible verses that reference for us to seek God. The Truth does matter and your relationship with Christ matters. Its about relationship, not religion, so do you know who Jesus Christ is? It matters that you know because in John 8:24, Jesus said “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” We know that the wages of sin is death, but before this verse Jesus explains who he is, he is God!

I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

“Friend, I would rather be divided by truth than united in error” Adrian Rogers

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13 thoughts on “You Have Questions, Now What?”

  1. We’re a gaggle of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.

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    1. The LDS Church Historians have recently published several “essays” which boil down to “admissions” about the Book of Abraham and also about “Polygamy” and Joseph Smith and his 33 wives, wives he took that were still married to their husbands and his 14 year old wives. You can find this at the Mormon site:
      http://mormonthink.com/essays-book-of-abraham.htm

  2. I am a african american in the church. i have so lost about the such for MANY years. The main thibg is blacks and the priesthood. i have been watching mormon stories on you tube so much now. I really need help to me understand better about this church. It breaks my heart for church we were cursed because the mark of can. Please if anybody can reach out to me i would love it. Thank you so very much. Steve.

    1. Steve, unfortunately racism is a huge part of the LDS Church. It started with Joseph Smith and then perpetuated with Brigham Young. This continued with later LDS leaders and “Prophets”. It was not until 1978 when LDS Prophet Spencer Kimball said he had a revelation to allow the blacks the priesthood. Actually what had happened in the US Government and a move toward civil rights for blacks he was “forced” to allow this. In a Speach by Gov. Young in Joint Session of the Legislature on Feb. 5th 1852 he gave his views on slavery. During this time he made the Utah Territory a “Slave Territory” initiating the approval of Slaves in the Utah Territory. Young stated the following: “What is that mark? you will see it on the countenance of every African you ever did see upon the face of the earth, or ever will see. Now I tell you what I know; when the mark was put upon Cain, Abels children was in all probability young; the Lord told Cain that he should not receive the blessings of the preisthood nor his seed, until the last of the posterity of Able had received the preisthood, until the redemtion of the earth. If there never was a prophet, or apostle of Jesus Christ spoke it before, I tell you, this people that are commonly called negroes are the children of old Cain. I know they are, I know that they cannot bear rule in the preisthood, for the curse on them was to remain upon them, until the resedue of the posterity of Michal and his wife receive the blessings, the seed of Cain would have received had they not been cursed; and hold the keys of the preisthood, until the times of the restitution shall come, and the curse be wiped off from the earth, and from michals seed. Then Cain’s seed will be had in rememberance, and the time come when that curse should be wiped off”
      Understand, Brigham Young is considered by the LDS to be the Prophet and mouth piece of God. They still consider him a prophet of God to this day.
      He then stated “Now then in the kingdom of God on the earth, a man who has has the Affrican blood in him cannot hold one jot nor tittle of preisthood; Why? because they are the true eternal principals the Lord Almighty has ordained, and who can help it, men cannot.” So if he was wrong (since they did allow the priesthood in 1978) he is then a false prophet.

      It didn’t start here however, Mormon Scriptures also support that blacks are a damned race with the mark of cain:
      Book of Mormon

      “. . . wherefore, as they were white and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them (2 Nephi 5:21).”

      Book of Moses (Pearl of Great Price)

      “. . . there was a blackness came upon all the children of Canaan, that they were despised among all people . . . (Moses 7:8).”

      “And . . . they were a mixture of all the seed of Adam save it was the seed of Cain, for the seed of Cain were black, and had not place among them (Moses 7:22).”

      Book of Abraham (Pearl of Great Price)

      “. . . from Ham, sprang that race which preserved the curse in the land (Abraham 1:24).”

      “Now the first government of Egypt was established by Pharaoh, the eldest son of Egyptus, the daughter of Ham, . . . Noah, his father, who blessed him with the blessings of the earth, . . . but cursed him as pertaining to the Priesthood.

      “Now, Pharaoh being of the lineage by which he could not have the right of Priesthood, . . . (Abraham 1:26-27).”

      Joseph Smith stated that the book of Mormon was the most correct book on earth, if that is so then the statement contained within must be accurate. Throughout the book of Mormon darker skin people are referred to the “Lamanites” who are evil and rebellious.

      Even more current LDS Prophets have also condemned the people of a darker race.

      To research more on this subject go to: http://www.utlm.org/onlinebooks/curseofcain_part1.htm

      This is contrary to the Bible and its teachings which are all people are created equal, they are not discriminated as to their color. I would recommend you read the new testament, accept the Jesus of the Bible and leave the LDS Church, the love of Christ and real Christians can overcome anything.

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