The rites and rituals of the Mormons

Isaiah Bennett was a Catholic priest who converted to Mormonism and then reconverted to the Catholic faith.

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Article explains essentials of Mormonism, and why it runs counter to authentic Christianity.

by Bob Stanley

This is the best explanation of Mormonism that I have ever seen.

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I can attest to some of this since I attended their introductory brain washing class at their showroom next to the Mormon temple in Washington D.C. years ago.

One of my Mormon friends took me there in hopes of converting me. I thought it a good opportunity to study what they teach and from the source. I was very uneasy at the show from the very beginning and saw many errors.

The article is correct in that they do not cover their most outlandish beliefs at the beginning of their spiel. I do not know if any of you heard the Mormon who called the Rush Limbaugh show a few days ago and explained that they are Christian in all respects except they cannot accept the Nicene Creed. Must be because the Nicene Creed mentioned the Catholic Church by name.

http://www.thecatholictreasurechest.com/creeds.htm

How anyone can believe what they teach is beyond me.

Their BOM (book of Mormon) elevates itself above the Bible. I have never had a Mormon explain Galatians 1:6-10 to me. “Another Gospel “?, the BOM. “An Angel from Heaven”? Moroni. “Let him be ANATHEMA”? Not only is anathema (cursed) mention once but twice. Do you agree that those verses alone seem to be directly aimed at Mormonism?

Editor’s note: Mormons, like Jehovah’s Witnesses, worship another Jesus Christ, who cannot possibly be the Jesus that true Christians know and love. Hence, these groups claim to be Christian, but are not, since they actually worship false gods. The linked article, written by a former Jehovah’s Witness, now Catholic,  explains all this in substantial detail.

Excellent article handily refutes Mormon claims

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By Patrick Madrid

SINCE ITS BEGINNING in 1830, the Mormon Church has denied any continuous historical connection with Christianity.

Mormonism’s founder Joseph Smith, claimed that in 1820 God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him in the woods near his home in Palmyra, New York. Jesus said that for the proceeding 1700 years (give or take a century — Mormonism can’t say exactly) the world had been living in the darkness of a total apostasy from the gospel.

This was the answer to a question young Smith had been pondering. “My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of these sects was right, that I might know which to join. . . .I asked the personages who stood above me in the light, which of all these sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong), and which I should join. I was answered that I must join none of them for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me [Jesus] said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that their professors were all corrupt”.

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Mormons, Catholics … what’s the difference?

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Catholics learn from childhood that God is a Spirit – a being without a material body. In Jesus Christ, He was incarnated as a man. Nevertheless, the human nature of the Son was something that He took on; it was not part of His original nature. The Mormon view of God is vastly different. To begin with, the LDS God looks an awful lot like your neighbor: “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:22). Indeed, for the Mormon, God the Father is an exalted man, not an omnipresent Spirit:

“Latter-day Saints perceive the Father as an exalted Man in the most literal, anthropomorphic terms. They do not view the language of Genesis as allegorical; human beings are created in the form and image of a God who has a physical form and image (Genesis 1:26)” (Encyclopedia of Mormonism, “God”). In this way, God has arms, legs, flesh, passions – all things that we, his children, have ourselves.

But wait, there’s more. Not only is Heavenly Father a man, but he lives with his wife on a planet near the star Kolob (Abraham 3:2-3, 16). There, from a distance, he reigns over the earth. To say these beliefs are outside the mainstream of Christianity is like saying Hitler wasn’t a very observant Jew. So divergent is the Mormon theology of God from that of orthodox Christianity, that the two can hardly be said to be related. The controversy over whether or not Mormonism is Christian springs from this fact.

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