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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Even though the Mormon baptismal rite refers to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the church’s beliefs about the identity of the three persons are so different from Catholic and mainline Christian belief that the rite cannot be regarded as a Christian baptism.

“It is not a Protestant church.”

“Protestant” is the proper term for the new churches of Western Christianity formed during the Reformation, for the branches of those churches and for their members. The main branches of Protestantism include Baptist, Congregational, Lutheran, Methodist, Quaker, Presbyterian and Reformed denominations.

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The Distinctive Beliefs of the Mormon Church are not Christian

Are Mormons Protestants? No, but their founder, Joseph Smith, came from a Protestant background, and Protestant presuppositions form part of the basis of Mormonism.

Still, it isn’t correct to call Mormons Protestants, because doing so implies they hold to the essentials of Christianity—what C. S. Lewis termed “mere Christianity.” The fact is, they don’t.

Gordon B. Hinckley, the former president and prophet of the Mormon church, says (in a booklet called What of the Mormons?) that he and his co-religionists “are no closer to Protestantism than they are to Catholicism.”

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Editor’s note: Because of their novel beliefs and their acknowledgment of another “christ” who cannot possibly be the Jesus Christ who personally founded the Catholic Church, the Mormon faith cannot be properly described as “Christian”. Hence, Mormon baptism is not recognized as valid by the Catholic Church.

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.

Link

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.

Let’s see how the pro-homosexual lobby is going to “spin” this one!

$1.4 million verdict in Boy Scout abuse case

Last time we checked, ALL boy scouts were required to be MALE, and as far as we can tell, the abuser in this case is MALE, as well.

That would, without question or qualification, make this a HOMOSEXUAL issue, just as 80% of the cases in Catholic Church have been.

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Cardinal George speaks to group of 14,000 Mormons

George brought laughter with reminiscences of hearing the Tabernacle Choir perform for the first time when he was 13 (his mother was an organist and a fan) and again, in 2007, when then-conductor Craig Jessop invited George to lead the choir during an Illinois performance.

“I thought to myself, ‘I’m doing better with the Mormons than the Catholics.’ I have a lot harder time getting them to sing together.”

George — with LDS apostles M. Russell Ballard and Quentin L. Cook on the dais — noted the two faiths have worked together to alleviate world poverty, combat pornography, defend the unborn and push for traditional marriage.

“I’m personally grateful,” George said, “that, after 180 years of living mostly apart from one another, Catholics and Latter-day Saints have come to see one another as trustworthy partners in the defense of shared moral principles.”

Marriage, the union of one man and one woman, must be defended, he added, “against various efforts to redefine in civil law that foundational element of God’s natural plan for creation.”

George said Mormons and Catholics are called to respect and love all people, including those who are gay, because they are children of God.

“That doesn’t mean we must approve of everything everyone does,” said George, who later noted that his family, like many others, includes gays.

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