It would also be nice if people here stopped attacking it.
>>It would also be nice if people here stopped attacking it.<<
What and lose some FReepers’ favorite hobby?
First they (the Obama-ite atheist Leftists) came for the Bible-Huggers, then they came for the Catholics, now they're coming for the Mormons.....then they will come for the.......
Too many folks here have NO idea who the real enemy is.
(1) Legitimate discussions of expressions of faith and practice (including Biblical and alleged extra-scriptural revelation) have always been a part of this site.
(2) Our friends in the LDS have INVITED scrutiny and discussion by presenting the Book of Mormon (and other founding "sacred" literature) as an extra-biblical revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ.
.....As all Christians love and serve Christ -- if he is legitimately speaking through this literature, all of disciples would certainly want to hear-- we should read it.
....If the produce of these documents and practice of these "claims" are found to be highly conflicted with the Biblical record...
...And if found highly suspect, or proven to be entirely bogus--
...As Christ himself warns of us false prophets (Matt 24)... we should heed those same (Biblical) warnings.
(3) By the invitation extended through the claims of the LDS adherents, an open-book, open-faced COMPARISON of the founding literature is certainly a worthy inquiry -- and where merited -- extensive historical investigation of the faith and practices of this beleife system through the generations of its own adherents.
(4) Likewise, when LDS is found holding to secret "higher doctrines" ... and a series of secret rituals for initiation into the hierarchy/ various "preisthoods" of that expression of faith
...At that point...
Every Christian is called to a level DISCERNMENT that asks the simple question of whether or not those closely held "secrets" are the legitimate Christ-centered works of the Holy Spirit-- or merely a man-made tradition, or a counterfeit "inspiration" of another spirit.
THIS IS THE POINT (Thanks for asking):
None of those discussions, comparative studies, and inquiries of LDS faith and practice or listed above should be considered as ...."ATTACKS"...
(a popular lefty-lib tactic for stifling intellectual honesty --OR--silencing opposition)
And as enthusiastically as my LDS friends and visiting "elders" invite me to read an accept their founding literature as a God-breathed "newer revelation" of Christ... So likewise I enthusiastically invite them to place the Biblical record in its rightful place of highest authority, and do their own homework!
May God bless your journey...
“It would also be nice if people here stopped attacking it.”
As long as I have life and breath, I will stand up against and “attack” the enemies of true Christianity. Mormonisn is NOT Christianity, it is a cult based upon the lies of a the most notorius flim flam man of the 19th Century. The equivalent, worse actually, than the 20th Centuries L. Ron Hubbard.
I DO NOT, NOR WILL I EVER SUPPORT OBAMA. However, I feel just a strongly about Romney. He shouldn’t be the GOP candidate and wouldn’t be if the GOPe didn’t force him on us. Voting for that fool is just asking for the GOPe to continue to destroy any chance of ever getting another Ronald Reagan.
Obama is open evil. Romney is insidious evil. Both are evil.
Work on getting conservative Republicans elected to the House and especially Senate (where they can block SCOTUS appointees). However, don’t push the ABO nonsense...there is NO lesser of two evils.