Back on May 23, 2001, I re-posted an article titled Do Christians Need “Additional Scripture”? that was originally published on Apologetics Press’s webpage. During the few days that followed, we received some comments from several Mormons that took exception to what the article revealed about the Mormon religion.
On May 28, 2011, I responded to some of those comments in a Feed Back article titled Additional Scripture and the Mormon Religion. I listed a number of specifics taken directly from Mormon documents and teachings. This seemed to really rile the Mormons that had originally taken exception to the original article. They responded by telling me that I didn’t know what I was talking about and denied some of the statements I made and documented about Mormon teaching.
As I have a number of other duties and websites I am involved in, I was not able to respond for a month. On July 9, 2011, I was finally able to post a response, Additional Scripture and the Mormon Religion Revisited, to the rather heated charges they leveled against me.
Among the responses I received from the Mormons included the denial that the Mormon Church teaches that if you lead a good enough life and satisfy certain church and temple requirements that you too can become the god of your own planet. They also objected to my stating that they teach that Jesus and Satan were brothers and they deny the virgin birth of Jesus, among other things.
This past week, an article appeared on World Net Daily concerning Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, who is a professing Mormon. The article, Mormon bishop’s daughter spills Romney’s ‘secrets’ …:’Would you trust the judgment of a man if he truly believes he’s gonna be a god?’, actually verifies many of the statements I made about the Mormon Church and its teachings.
Tricia Erickson is the daughter of a Mormon bishop, was raised in and was exposed to all of the major doctrines of the Mormon Church. At age 19, Erickson was married in a temple ceremony which she described as a horrific experience where she was forced to strip naked against her will. She described the experience saying:
It was horrific. There I was standing naked. They brought this bowl of water, and started washing my body down and whispering prayers over my body. They stopped over the right and left breast, the navel and knees and prayed specific prayers.
Knowing how the general public would react to knowing about some of the temple practices, especially those during a temple wedding, Erickson said they have you ceremoniously use a knife and act as if you disembowel yourself symbolizing your own murder if you reveal what goes on behind the secret doors of the temple.
However, she eventually came to realize how different the Mormon religion was from biblical Christianity and left them to become a non-denominational Christian. Today she believes she has been given the mission of telling the world exactly what Mormonism teaches, what its agenda really is, and that also includes the world of politics. In referring to Mitt Romney, she said,
While he attempts to portray Mormonism as just another Christian religion, Mitt Romney counts on his skills to shift our attention away from what he truly believes. Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters? The Mormon Church Versus the Office of the Presidency of the United States of America. If the American people knew what he truly believed, they would surely not place him in the highest office in the land.
Erickson also pointed out that Romney is not the only prominent politician to hold to the beliefs of a dangerous religion. Those others include Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, Republican Senator Orin Hatch and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
The issue concerns Erickson as she explains that the Mormon Church has a secret agenda that they prefer not to openly discuss. According to her that secret is:
A complete takeover of the government. They have more people in the CIA and the FBI. They have an employment office for Mormons in D.C. to be able to infiltrate them into the government. They’ve been trying since the beginning to get someone in the presidency, because they believe they have to establish their authority so when Jesus comes to Earth, the Mormon Church will take control of the government and the Mormons will be the government of God on Earth.
And concerning Mitt Romney she added that he is in the upper echelons of the Mormon Church and that :
Mitt is not a casual Mormon. There is no way that he will be able to not listen to the [Mormon] prophet. His eternal salvation depends on it. He has to put the church first over country.
Concerning some of the Mormon beliefs that Romney and others hold fast to, Erickson said include:
- He will become a “god” in the afterlife and be given his own planet
- Satan is Jesus’ literal brother
- Jesus was not born of a virgin birth
- He will be given his own afterlife kingdom where he will have sexual relations with his wife, Ann, to populate his kingdom with spirit children as God the Father Himself has a wife on His own planet.
- Mormonism teaches we pre-existed on God the Father’s planet as spirit children before we were planted in our mother’s wombs. And the reason why we’re here, according to Mormonism, is so that we can work out our own progression to godhood and our own planets themselves.
As I said in my other responses, concerning the Mormon religion, is that it is not and cannot be considered a Christian religion. Mormonism is a pantheistic (many god) religion which goes against every bit of biblical teaching. It does not deny the deity of Jesus, but they do diminish it and teach that you can become just like him.
Mormonism is a blasphemous cult that needs to be exposed as such, and these are not just my words, but the words of others that have been in that cult and had their eyes and ears opened to see the truth and anti-Christian doctrines of this pagan religion.
For those of you who took exception to my earlier posts, you will probably continue to take exception with this posting, but Scripture commands Bible believing Christians to expose false teachings and false doctrines whenever we are confronted with them. And Mormonism is a false teaching and with false doctrines and false teachers.
Kovacs, Joe. Mormon bishop’s daughter spills Romney’s ‘secrets’ …:’Would you trust the judgment of a man if he truly believes he’s gonna be a god?’, World Net Daily,October 12, 2011.
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