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If you are a Mormon, please understand that this web page is not meant to make fun of your beliefs. This information is here to help you and encourage you to “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith” (II Cor. 13:5), “the faith of Jesus” (Rev. 14:12), “the Saviour of the world” (John 4:42), “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:2). “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4-7). “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” (Gal. 2:16). “But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.... For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” (Gal. 3:22,26). “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8,9). Please read the following with an open mind and let “the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge” speak to your heart (Eph. 3:19); “and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls” (James 1:21). “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:” (Isa. 1:18)

 

Are Feelings a Good Source for Truth?
By Bill McKeever

Understanding how Mormons "know what they know" is vital for Christians to comprehend if they hope to have effective dialogue with members of the LDS Church. Those Christians who have spent a considerable amount of time discussing spiritual issues with Mormons soon come to learn that there are many differences in "epistemology," which means how we come to know and understand things. The Bible encourages the believer to use reason along with faith. For instance, Isaiah 1:18 tell us that the Lord invites us to "reason together" with Him. Mormons oftentimes see reason as a detriment to true faith. I don't think I can count how many times Mormons have told me that my difficulty in accepting Mormonism was due to the fact that I was using "man's reasoning."

Mormons often tell me how they "feel" that Mormonism is right; however, as a Christian I can respond with equal assurance that I "feel" my faith is right. But does that make it right? I recently read the story of a new convert who said, "Until the very second that I made my declaration, I wasn't entirely convinced that it was what I wanted to do. Would I wake up one day and want to change my mind? Would I feel like I had made a huge mistake? But already I feel as if my life has been transformed. I don't know how to describe it, but the moment I said those words, my heart filled with joy and love and it took about four days for me to come back down off the ceiling." Though this sounds very familiar to statements I've heard from both Mormons and Christians, it was actually a comment made by a woman who had recently recited the Shahada, a Muslim testimony that simply states, "La ilaha il Allah, Muhammad-ur-Rasool-Allah." Translated this phrase says, "There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah." ("Why I took the hijab," The Guardian, June 20, 2002). What does this prove? Well, when it comes to establishing what is true, it proves absolutely nothing. It is just one opinion among millions.

I would be the first to admit that many of the things I believe involve a great amount of faith. However, I also maintain that my belief is based on objective facts and is therefore not an unreasonable and subjective faith. Letting your "conscience be your guide," can have its pitfalls because the conscience is really a reaction to the knowledge one already possesses. Consider cannibals whose culture dictates that there is nothing inherently wrong with killing and eating their perceived enemies. Because of their understanding of right and wrong, the cannibals' conscience would not cause them to have second thoughts about their acts that, according to the Western perspective, would cause us to question that culture's definition of truth.

We are all products of a fallen nature, and as such it becomes necessary to examine carefully what we perceive as truth. I believe this is why God gave us the written Word, the Bible. We need this divine, outside source to keep us in check. The Bible warns us about the danger in trusting our feelings. The author of the book of Proverbs twice tells us that there are ways that seem right to a man, but in the end it leads to death (14:12; 16:25). Proverbs 28:26 adds that only fools trust in their heart. [“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.”] If we are wise, we must reasonably evaluate the facts that are found outside of ourselves. But wait, isn't that my opinion? It absolutely is. However, I'm not asking anybody to seek a similar feeling that I may have. I am merely echoing what I believe God's Word is saying with a challenge that those who may not share my view of the Bible will objectively evaluate its claims. The LDS Church does accept the Bible as one of its standard works and for that reason Mormons cannot so easily ignore what it says without exposing their duplicity.

Wisdom and James 1:5

Wisdom is the proper application of knowledge. Because of this, I have a problem with how Joseph Smith used James 1:5. He claimed to be searching for wisdom; however, in doing so he disregarded the knowledge found in the same Bible from which he read James 1:5. If he had used wisdom, he would have known that he couldn't have possibly seen God and lived to tell about it (Exodus 33:20). If he were wise, he would have disregarded the voices in his head telling him about certain doctrines that definitely contradicted biblical truths.

Mormons often want prospective converts to pray about "feeling" truth, which is why I question Mormon epistemology. The 2004 handbook utilized by the Mormon missionaries confirms my conclusions. According to page 39 in Preach the Gospel, "In answer to our prayers, the Holy Ghost will teach us through our feelings and thoughts...Heavenly Father will answer their prayers, typically through feelings of their hearts and thoughts in their minds."

During one of many visits I've made to Temple Square, a young Mormon missionary asked me, "How do you feel when you are on Temple Square?" I paused, and speaking very deliberately, I said to her, "Quite honestly, I feel grieved." I am sure that was not the answer she was expecting, but considering the context of our discussion I have no doubt she understood the intent of my answer. Now, if "the Holy Ghost will teach us through our feelings and thoughts," why didn't she accept my feelings to be just as valid as her own? We were clearly at a "testimony stalemate." But yet, we both couldn't be right. This is why it is important to move from the level of the subjective to the level of reason when speaking to our LDS friends.


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Oprah Winfrey "feels" the spirit, but doesn't believe the Bible!
The following article was written by Bro. Terry.


ANOTHER JESUS?

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
(I John 4:1)

Is the Jesus of the Book of Mormon (the Jesus that Joseph Smith preached) the same Jesus of the Holy Bible? Or is the Jesus of the Book of Mormon “another Jesus?” (II Cor. 11:,4). Does the identity of God, Jesus, and the nature of the gospel of salvation differ between the Mormon scriptures and the Bible? Speaking at the April 2002 General Conference, LDS President, Gordon B. Hinckley stated:  

“As a church, we have critics--many of them. They say we do not believe in the traditional Christ of Christianity. There is some substance to what they say. Our faith, our knowledge, is not based on ancient tradition...Our faith, our knowledge comes of the witness of a prophet in this dispensation.”
CLICK HERE or HERE TO LISTEN TO HINCKLEY's CONFESSION.

The late prophet of the Mormon church, Gordon B. Hinckley, stated that he did not believe in the Christian Christ, he believed in the Christ that Joseph Smith taught. By his own admission, Hinckley has conceded that the “faith” and the “knowledge” of the Mormon church “is not based on ancient tradition”, and therefore his church does “not believe in the traditional Christ of Christianity.” The apostle Paul commanded us to hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle, and to withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh... not after the tradition which he received of us.” (II Thess. 2:15; 3:6).

“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached,” exclaimed the apostle Paul, “or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel [‘another testament’], which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.... For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness” (II Cor. 11:,4,13-15). “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (Gal. 1:6-9). “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (II Tim. 4:3,4). The apostle Peter said, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them” (II Peter 2:1).

In an October 2007 interview Mormon Elder M. Russell Ballard stated that “religious truth is always confirmed by what you feel....”(Transcript of Interview). This is in direct contradiction to the scriptures. Acts chapter 17 says that when the apostle Paul came to Thessalonica he “reasoned with them out of the scriptures” (Acts 17:2). And verse 11 says that the noble Bereans “searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 18:4 says, “And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.” Acts 19:8 says, “And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.” Acts 28:23 says, “And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.” As the Ethiopian eunuch was returning home in his chariot, while reading the book of the prophet Esaias, the apostle Philip met him “and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.” (Acts 8:28-37). And when Jesus Christ himself confirmed the truth of the scriptures to his disciples he reasoned with them, “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24:27). To confirm the truth of his word God does not give his people a good feeling. God reasons with his people to confirm the truth of his word.

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:” (Isaiah 1:18)

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” the apostle Paul warned, “For men shall be lovers of their own selves,... proud,... heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (II Tim. 3:1-5) (the gospel of Christ... is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Rom. 1:16)). Paul said that “God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.” (Rom. 2:16). The Lord Jesus Christ said, my words,.. the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” (John 12:48). And this Jesus,” exclaimed Paul, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.” (Acts 17:3). “And this is the word, said Peter, “which by the gospel is preached unto you.” (I Pet. 1:25). And this gospel”(Matt. 24:14), the word which he commanded to a thousand generations(Psa. 105:8), the everlasting gospel(Rev. 14:6), this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations;” (Matt. 24:14).

The Jesus Christ of the Holy Bible, “the traditional Christ of Christianity”, is not the Christ in whom the Mormon church believes, as “prophet” and LDS President, Gordon B. Hinckley, stated in no uncertain terms. The apostle Paul said, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” (Rom. 16:17).




Question:
What do these people and organizations, William Branham, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, Scientology, Free Masonry and Catholicism all have in common?

Answer:
They all teach (taught) that they are (were) God's “representative” or “anointed” and that you cannot trust nor believe the Holy Bible; and that you must put your faith in their words, theologies, traditions, customs and rituals in order to please God and have everlasting life.


Praying About the Book of Mormon - Is it Biblical?
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Are You A Mormon?  

Joseph Smith as a Prophet
Click Here
 

Mormonism Research Minisrty
Click Here
 

Joseph Smith and the Biblical Test of a Prophet
Click Here
 

Biblical Passages Which Explicitly Teach There is Only One God
The False Prophet, Joseph Smith
Click Here
 

Living Hope Ministries
Click Here
 

MORMON TEMPLE ENDOWMENT CEREMONY EXPOSED! Click Here  

Mormon Truth!!  

FOLLOW THE LAMB OR FOLLOW THE MAN  

If you are a Mormon, Mason, Catholic, Jehovah's Witness, Scientologist or similar sect, please read these Scriptures and let God speak to your heart.
SCRIPTURES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE


HISTORICAL BOOKS — DOCUMENTATION OF FACTS

AntiChrist Detected, 1841  

Mormonism In All Ages, 1842  

The History of The Saints, 1842  

Joseph Smith, The Great American Impostor, 1852  

Mormonism Tried By Its Own Standards - Reason and Scripture, 1855  

The Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism, 1870  

Mormonism: Its Rise, Progress, and Present Condition, 1870  

The Follies and Crimes of Bigamy Young, 1874  

Tell It All: The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism, 1875  

Mormonism Unveiled; Confessions of the Late Mormon Bishop, 1877  

The Mormon Hell on Earth, 1884
  Book of Mormon: Is It From God? 1885  

Joseph Smith, The Prophet, His Family & Friends, 1886  

The Golden Bible: Or, The Book of Mormon. Is it from God? 1887  

Mormonism Exposed, 1902  

The Mormon Waterloo, 1902  

The Mormon Menace, 1905  

Cumorah Revisited, 1910  

The True Origin of The Book of Mormon, 1914  

American Anthropology Disproving The Book of Mormon, 1916  

In The Cult Kingdom : Mormonism, Eddyism, and Russellism, 1918  

The Mormon Saints, 1919


THE BIBLE vs THE BOOK OF MORMON: VIDEO  

DNA vs. THE BOOK OF MORMON: VIDEO  

HOW TO IDENTIFY A CULT  

Mormons in Transition  

IS HELL REAL ?  

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ?


“In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (Matt. 18:16; II Cor. 13:1)

Recommended Reading

 
Most of the books listed above are available at AV Publications, Corp.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do new versions corrupt the gospel?
2. Do new versions corrupt the Lord's model prayer?
3. Do new versions permit sodomy?
4. Do new versions support foul spirits?
5. Do new versions support Roman Catholic errors?
6. Do new versions hurt Christians?
7. Does the Amplified Bible ignore the Rev. 22 warning?
8. Do some Dead Sea Scrolls pervert scriptures?
9. What about the Geneva Bible?
10. Why didn't Jesus use the Septuagint?
11. Do new version editors admit "important" changes?
12. Where does the NIV omit 15 verses?
13. Why avoid Greek and Hebrew lexicons, interlinears, software, and grammars for Bible study and translation !!!!!!!!
14. What is the most subtle Catholic change in new versions?

The preceding information is available at A.V. Publications web site.


————————— Articles and Books by Various Authors —————————

ABORTION FACTS  

ALLEGED KJV ERRORS: Easter/Passover  

AMERICA: REPENT OR PERISH!  

ANOTHER BIBLE - ANOTHER GOSPEL  

APOCRYPHA  

ARE YOU A MORMON ?  

BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS  

BIBLE VERSIONS - WHICH IS THE REAL WORD OF GOD?  

CHRIST'S MASS - HISTORY REVEALS THE TRUTH  

CHRISTMAS 2000 Years Before Christ  

CORRUPT LEXICONS AND DICTIONARIES  

COULD THIS BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST ?  

FOX's BOOK of MARTYRS  

FREE MASONRY EXPOSED  

GOD and AMERICA  

GOT MORALS ?  

HISTORY OF BAPTISM  

HISTORY OF THE RED LETTER EDITION  

IMPORTANT NEWS ARTICLES  

IN AWE OF THY WORD  

IN DEFENSE OF ERASMUS  

IS SUNDAY SACRED AND HOLY ?  

JESUS' BIRTH - THE UNTOLD STORY  

KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE FACTS  

KJV 1611 - THE MYTH OF EARLY REVISIONS
  LUCIFER: ANGEL OF LIGHT - FATHER OF LIES  

NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS  

OLD TESTAMENT TEXTS  

ONLY ONE GOD  

PROPHECIES OF THE MESSIAH FULFILLED IN JESUS CHRIST  

REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY  

ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CONFESSIONS ABOUT SUNDAY  

SCRIPTURES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE  

SEPTUAGINT  

SPIRITUAL   ADULTERY  

THE 1611 KJV DEDICATORY  

THE BIG BANG  

THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD (by a former priest)  

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND  

THE GOD OF HEAVEN OR THE god OF THIS WORLD ?  

THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT  

THE SEVEN SEALS OF THE HOLY BIBLE  

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS  

THE TRUE SABBATH  

WHAT'S WRONG WITH HALLOWEEN  

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ?  

WHO IS KING JAMES ?  

WICCA/PAGAN — SATANIC TIES  

WORLD RELIGIONS  

WORLD  RELIGIONS  -  Article 2


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