September 28, 2010

Book of Mormon Teachings vs. Mormon Church Teachings

Book of Mormon Teachings


Mormon Church Teachings

Book of Mormon Teachings

Mormon Church Teachings

There is only one God: Mosiah 15:1,5; Alma 11:28; 2 Nephi 31:21

There are many gods: Joseph Smith, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 6, p. 5

The Trinity is one God: Alma 11:44; Mosiah 15:5; 2 Nephi 31:21

Trinity is 3 separate gods: James Talmage, Articles of Faith, p. 35. 1985.

God is unchanging: Mormon 9:9,19; Moroni 8:18; Alma 41:8; 3 Nephi 24:6

God is increasing in knowledge: Joseph Smith, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 6, p. 120.

God is spirit: Alma 18:24,28; 22:9,11

God has the form of a man: Joseph Smith, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 6, p. 3.

Eternal hell: Jacob 3:11; 6:10; 2 Nephi 19:16; 28:21-23.

Hell is not eternal: James Talmage, Articles of Faith, p. 55.

Polygamy condemned: Jacob 1:15; 2:23,24,27,31;3:5; Mosiah 11:2,4; Ether 10:5,7

Polygamy was taught and practiced: Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 3, p. 266

12 Essential Mormon Teachings NOT Found in the Book of Mormon

  1. Church organization
  2. Plurality of Gods
  3. Plurality of wives doctrine
  4. Word of Wisdom
  5. God is an exalted man
  6. Celestial marriage
  1. Men may become Gods
  2. Three degrees of glory
  3. Baptism for the dead
  4. Eternal progression
  5. The Aaronic Priesthood
  6. Melchizedek Priesthood

September 16, 2010

President of Watchman Fellowship, James Walker, Interviewed about Mormonism and Glenn Beck

Former Mormon, James K. Walker, was interviewed today on the Dallas, TX Christian radio station, KCBI. The interview was about Mormonism.

Interestingly, the subject of conservative radio talk show and Fox News Channel show host, Glenn Beck, came up in the conversation since Beck is a committed Mormon. It is quite an interesting interview!

September 12, 2010

Evangelistic Atheists in Oklahoma City Erect Billboard

Atheists in Oklahoma City zealous for their religious faith have erected a billboard evidently in an effort to proselytize.

The atheist group that put up the billboard is called "Coalition of Reason," which of course is not only their name, but is an insult aimed at theists (i.e. theists are not a coalition of reason).

Nick Singer, coordinator of the Oklahoma City Coalition of Reason, noted the reason why the billboard was erected, "Reaching out to the like-minded isn't the only goal of the effort. 'We also want Oklahomans to know that there are many humanists, agnostics and atheists living here, contributing to the community.'"

September 1, 2010

Satanist Church Rents Oklahoma City Civic Center for Exorcism Ritual has a most interesting story today. According to ABC, a Satanist group known as "The Church of the IV Majesties" has decided to rent Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall.

According to the Satanic church's reason for holding a meeting at the Civic Cent Music Hall is, "to hold a 'satanic exorcism,'" which is a parody of the Catholic exorcism ritual.