Skip to comments.Mormon Reformation [Posting of 95 Theses on Mormon Church Doors]
Posted on 02/17/2013 8:03:17 AM PST by Colofornian
In 1517, Martin Luther posted a list of 95 Theses on his church's doors. His actions exposed the corruption of the Catholic Church and started what came to be known as the Protestant Reformation.
Between the hours of 9 PM Saturday, February 16 and 9 AM Sunday, February 17, 2013, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others will post this list of 95 LDS Theses onto the doors of LDS churches around the world.
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The purpose of this event is two-fold:
1. Educate the membership on hidden and revised aspects of Church doctrine and history.
2. Influence Church leaders to officially address topics that have long been dodged and dismissed.
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95 LDS THESES
(Excerpt) Read more at mormonreformation.blogspot.com ...
Well, given that NONE of these theses even addresses the "competition" Mormonism assigns to God (the gods plural that Lds say exist...and that you as a "worthy" temple Mormon can even add to that total)...well, "good luck" with that!
Still, this minute mini-movement apparently believed that it had to start somewhere to begin challenging the Lds Church and its hierarchical authorities.
So...click on the link to digest these 95 Theses...I don't agree with the upshot on all of these...But it's time the Lds Church began addressing questions like these...
And...I recommend bookmarking this for future reference as I have a linked chart that correlates with most of these theses...[see my NEXT comment]
|Thesis #||Links||MRM.tv; John Ankerberg links; Mormonisminvestigated (UK) youtube linkage, etc.|
|1. Smith's peepstone usage in Book of Mormon 'translation'||Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] (see #15 from this article) + Translation of the Book of Mormon + Book of Mormon translation + A Seer Stone and a Hat - "Translating" the Book of Mormon||Top 10 Mormon Problems (see #3)|
|2. The Missing Mormon archaeology of Book of Mormon civilizations||The Scientific Search for Nephite Remains (Mormon Archaeology )|
|3. Book of Mormon history -- anachonisms||Anachronisms||Where did the Book of Mormon come from? + Top 10 Mormon Problems (see #4 & #5))#|
|4. DNA as relating to undergirding Book of Mormon history||Lamanite DNA (scroll down) + DNA Science Challenges LDS History||DNA vs. the Book of Mormon|
|5. Note how Book of Mormon names matches up, with slight revisions, with local names where Joseph Smith resided||In Search of Book of Mormon Geography + Book of Mormon Geography: Which Theory do you Believe?|
|6. Early Mormon theology and latter-day fallout from disbelieving Mormon theology/doctrine||Resources on Lds theology + "This Is My Doctrine": The Development of Mormon Theology + The Evolution of Mormon Theology + Joseph Smiths Modalism: Sabellian Sequentialism or Swedenborgian Expansionism?|
|7 to 11. Losing faith in Book of Mormon as historical account||The Book of Mormon + Book of Mormon Difficulties||John Ankerberg Show "Book of Mormon is not qualified" + Top 10 Mormon Problems|
|10. First Nephi has LOTS of issues||The Book of Mormon and the King James Version (KJV Translation errors show up in the Book of Mormon)|
|12 to 14. Book of Abraham really an Egyptian funeral document?||The Book of Abraham + The Book of Abraham + Book of Abraham + Death Blow to Mormonism The Book of Abraham is a Fake? + The Book of Abraham + Min is Not God!||The Lost Book of Abraham + Top 10 Mormon Problems|
|15. Fake Kinderhook Plates which fooled Joseph Smith||The Kinderhook Plates||Top 10 Mormon Problems (see #7)|
|17. Joseph Smith marries 14-year-old...and dozens of wives||Joseph Smith's 14 year old bride Helen Mar Kimball 100|
|18. Polyandry: Joseph Smith married the wives of 11 fellow Mormons||Joseph Smith Married Other Men's Wives: Would you share your spouse with the Prophet?|
|18 thru 25. Polygamy--including post-manifesto polygamy/Polyandry -- "polyandry" including Joseph Smith being married to 11 women already married -- who remained married||Polygamy [Everything you might want to possibly know about historical Mormon polygamy] + LDS Leaders Still Believe There Will be Polygamy in Heaven||The 34 wives of Joseph Smith (and their 11 husbands) + Lifting the Veil of Polygamy + Top 10 Mormon Problems (see #8)|
|20. Joseph Smith secret 'marriage' to teen Fanny Alger minus authority to do so||Alger History and Ancestry: Fanny W. Alger 1817-1879 + Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] (See #17, 18 from this article)|
|21. LDS Leaders' Lies to Cover-Up Historical Polygamy||Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] (see #56 thru #59, #64, #71, #72, #76 thru #113, #132 from this article) + LDS Leaders, Their Ethics and Lying for the Lord|
|22. Joseph Smith lied to his original wife||See # 22, 24, 29, 30, 39, 40 etc. from this list: Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read]|
|23. Polygamy: How it went from 'everlasting' to 'embarrassing'||Great Moments in Mormon History|
|24. Post-manifesto Mormon polygamy||Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] (see #56 through #59, #76 thru #113, and #125 from this article) + see Solemn Covenant: THE MORMON POLYGAMOUS PASSAGE -- see appendix list of about 260 plural marriages solemnized between 1890-1910|
|25. Lds 'scriptures' inconsistent with each other||The Book of Mormon vs Mormonism|
|28. Joseph Smith, post 'first vision,' tries to join Methodist church||Joseph Smith Tries to Join the Methodists|
|29. Multiple/conflicting versions of Joseph Smith's 'First Visions'||Joseph Smith's First Vision: Examining the evidence related to Joseph Smiths claim to have seen the Father and the Son + The First Vision + First Vision plagiarized||Heart of the Matter: First Vision II|
|30. Why lengthy lag time of announcing 'First Vision'? (Authenticity or credibility of 'priesthood restoration'/Is Lds church 'One True Church?')||Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] (see #1 from this article) + Priesthood Restoration + The Great Apostasy + Did Brigham Young teach that Christians are ignorant people?||Those Abominable Creeds +|
|31. Smith's history of treasure-digging||Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] (see #11 from this article) + Joseph Smith and Money-Digging + See post #15|
|32. Joseph Smith repeatedly claimed angel 'Nephi' -- Not 'Moroni' was 'Angel' that visited him||Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] (see #5 from this article)|
|33. Gold plates difficult for Joseph Smith to move||How Heavy Were Those Gold Plates?|
|34. Loss of credibility of so-called 'Book of Mormon witnesses'||Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] (see #14 from this article) + The Witnesses + Book of Mormon witnesses||Top 10 Mormon Problems (see #9)|
|36. No early mention of Melchizedek priesthood in Mormon church||Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] (see #10 from this article)|
|38. Joseph Smith wouldn't have been able to pass a 'Word of Wisdom' interview||Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] (see #6 from this article)|
|43. Masonic influences in temple ceremony||Masonic Influence in the Endowment Ceremony + Masonry/Temple||Top 10 Mormon Problems (see #10) + Sandra Tanner on Mormon Temples|
|45 & 46. Lds temple ceremony changes: Why change something 'direct from Mormon god?'||Temple Ritual Changed...Again + Only The Latest In A Long Line: Temple Ceremony Changes Through History + Why the temple ceremony was changed in 1990 - LDS-Mormon + Why the need for secret death oaths in the LDS Temple Endowment Ceremony? [Secretive Mormon church]||Sandra Tanner on Mormon Temples + Top 10 Mormon Problems (see #10)|
|48. Lds church making Jews into 'Mormons' post-death as their 'saviors?'||Are Mormon people LITERAL saviors of dead Jews, others? (The OTHER World Series: Vanity)|
|50. Joseph Smith shenanigans re: Nauvoo Expositor||Nauvoo City Councils minutes of 1840s provide chaos, contention and lies [Lds' Smith Shenanigans] + Unparralled Outrage at Nauvoo + The Martyrdom: The Prophet Seals His Testimony with His Blood [168th anniversary of Lds censorship]|
|51. Joseph Smith died in a gun battle||PALMER'S ALMANAC: Mormon prophet Joseph Smith met with violent end + The Nauvoo Expositor Affair [Death of Mormon Joseph Smith]|
|53. Mormon cosmology?||Mormon Science and Space Doctrines [Kolobian cosmology]|
|56. Lds prophet prophecies that failed to pass (Losing faith in Joseph Smith)||The Prophecies of Joseph Smith + this earlier 2003 FR posted piece: Failed prophecies of Joseph Smith + Joseph Smith||Jesus Christ/Joseph Smith +The Prophecies of Joseph Smith + First steps into a New Life|
|57. Brigham Young's "Adam" = Mormon god teaching over 20 years||Adam God doctrine||BYU Professor Admits Adam-God Taught By Brigham Young|
|58 to 61. Losing confidence in Lds general authorities||Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] + An American Fraud: One Lawyer's Case Against Mormonism + Resources on Lds theology + How Well Do You Know Mormon Church Leaders of the Past? + Can Mormons Trust Their Prophets?|
|62. Lack of Mormon leader discernment when meeting with con artist/ murderer-to-be Mark Hofmann scandal||Film in the works about Hinckley and the Mark Hofmann Episode||Mormon Stories Podcast: The Mormon Forgery Bombings The Complex Legacy of Mark Hofmann 25 Years Later|
|65. Do official Mormon sources exist? What about the Journal of Discourses?||Do Official Mormon Sources Exist?|
|66. Church history cover-up by Lds leaders||Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] (see #7, #129)|
|67. Studying Mormon church history leading to disbelief -- therefore church leaders pre-empt scope of much Lds historical scholarship||Historical issues + Interesting Looks at Mormon History||The Early Years of Mormonism|
|69. Lds church placing illegal aliens in leadership positions||2 LDS branch presidents in Utah deported to Guatemala, El Salvador|
|72. Mormon 'testimonial' manipulation||Ten Lies I Told as a Mormon Missionary|
|73. Mormon 'prophet' Hinckley covered up Mormon teaching of becoming gods||Mormon Profits and Lying|
|74. Blood atonement: How Jesus' blood is anemic per Mormonism||Blood Atonement||What is Mormon Doctrin of "blood atonement"?|
|76. Mountain Meadows Massacre: First 9/11 terrorist act in USA||Mountain Meadows Massacre:MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE HORROR CONTINUES 150 YEARS LATER + Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read] (see #133-134)||Mountain Meadow Massacre|
|78 to 81. Mormon Racism: Exclusion of blacks from Priesthood into 1978||Blacks and the priesthood + Racism + Racial Statements in LDS Scriptures + See Bott file & links||>Racism and Mormonism + Top 10 Mormon Problems|
|83. Lds stances re: women||Great Moments in Mormon History + Making Mormon 'Spirit' Babies [Ecumenic]|
|87. Lack of Lds church financial transparency -- even to its own members/leaders||Mormon church earns $7 billion a year from tithing, analysis indicates|
|89. Supposedly 'lay clergy' Mission Presidents receive 'sweet' 'benefits' deal||Unpaid Mormon leaders get pretty sweet deal|
|94. Relying upon emotional sentiments? (A 'testimony')||Quick Responses to the 10 Most Common LDS Questions (See #7)|
Awwww! Come on now! If you’re gonna refute them, at least have the courtesy to refute ALL 95!....I see multiple instances where you skipped some and then didn’t even get to #95....we can’t have this if we’re gonna do a complete Mormon-hating job, excuse me, MormonISM-hating job.
and why I should give a damn???
THESES for Jesus
Don’t you realize that the Mormons, excuse me, I mean, Mormonism has come to sap our precious bodily fluids?
Yes. I live in daily fear of Mormons, er...Mormonism....
They’re, oops, Mormonism is sneaky. The missionary that came to my door was one of the most attractive girls I’d seen in a while.
No religion stands up to scrutiny, but in the final analysis such scrutiny doesn’t matter, because it is trying to overcome faith.
Telling Mormons to stop being Mormons because you don’t believe in their religion is more your problem than it is theirs.
Gaffer, I guess you don't understand this thread.
Why would I want to "refute" these 95 theses when I agree with the overwhelming majority of these as produced by its originator?
Since I don't agree with all of them, it's not my responsibility to further document concerns as delineated within all 95 of these...
Beyond that, some of these "these" 95 theses are concerns I haven't even heard of before...so why would I have further documentation of them? [Ludicrous comment by you on that]
Advisement to you: Please read the articles and posts with greater clarity before commenting upon them...
I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that the comment was made in jest.
So will your operatives be ‘nailing’ these to doors like Luther?
Colofornian. You need to ‘get a life’
#1...They are not "my" operatives.
#2...per the originator of these (see Anybody gearing up for the Mormon Reformation/95 Theses Post this weekend?) apparently some Lds church doors did have these posted upon.
How many? (Who knows)
This is great information - thanks.
Main points of that post:
It shows how some Mormon critic-reformationists -- like John Dehlin -- try to straddle the fence of both being HEAVILY critical of the Mormon church...all while staying in it!
What makes the Lds religion "unique" is that it doesn't claim to be just another sect...
It claims that the Christian faith went 100% AWOL...
...Claims THEY alone are the "only true church on the face of the earth" (D&C 1:30)...
...that this was the ONLY reason why God chose a teen who was either 14 or 16 yo...
...depending upon which version of Smith's much-later penned "First Vision" he wrote...
...and that this was an entirely NEW jumpstart -- a "restoration" if you will...of the "Christian" faith...
IOW...Mormonism is 100% dependent upon the complete "spiritual death" of Christians and the Christian church.
No apostasy. No restoration. No need for Mormonism.
Entirely all superflous!
thanks for posting. some of us live in the USA where there is no Mormon Church around (Upper Peninsula of Michigan). There is a church of latter day saints reorganized in the eastern UP. Thanks again. the mormon church is corrupt and is a false religion that is leading many into hell. The Bible has passages regarding false teachings - genealogies being one whereby the church believers take the relatives history and claim them as Mormon converts - thus in turn they become a higher God.
There is only one God - God. There are not many Gods.
Well, if they did, whoever’s operatives they were would probably be advised to do the Christian thing and go back today and repair any damage they may have caused. The actions taken are more of a witness than any paper nailed to doors.
This will help.
Actions are far more important of a witness than words. Your actions testify to who has sent you.