Skip to comments.My Apology to Mormon Readers
Posted on 06/06/2013 5:44:09 AM PDT by Colofornian
You have written demanding an apology for my recent characterization of the Mormon religion as "non-Christian." I am happy to write a public letter of apology to you and to the countless Mormon readers who responded negatively to my characterization.
I am sorry that so many of my Mormon readers have brazenly accused me of ignorance of their religion and suggested that I read the Book of Mormon. I am sorry that they were unaware that I read the Book of Mormon back in 2006.
I am sorry that the science of genetics has refuted claims made in the Book of Mormon concerning the relationship between Native Americans and Semitic people. These refutations undermine the entire historical premise of the Book of Mormon.
I am also sorry that while archeological discovery supports the claims of the Bible it clearly does not support the claims of the Book of Mormon. Battles that were supposed to have occurred in specific locations in North America simply never took place. The archeological evidence just isn't there.
I am sorry about the plagiarism of the Holy Bible that runs through the Book of Mormon. I am sorry that Mormons cannot see that Joseph Smith's refusal to reveal the golden tablets is strong evidence of their nonexistence. The heavy plagiarism in the Book of Mormon puts the lie to the rest of the story of Smith, the former seeker of the lost treasures of Captain Kidd.
I am sorry that my Mormon readers have put all their eggs in one basket by constantly writing to me quoting Matthew 7:16. So I am sorry that I must now apply that verse to the very first Mormon.
I am sorry that among the 33 well-documented plural wives of Joseph Smith, there were close to a dozen unions in which the wife was already married to another man.
I am sorry that in his lifetime, Joseph Smith married four different pairs of sisters. I am sorry that Joseph Smith married a young woman and also married her mother.
I am sorry that some of Joseph Smith's marriages were the result of religious coercion secured only after he told the prospective bride that marrying him would ensure the brides place in heaven. I am sorry that Smith also coerced teenagers into marrying him by promising their families a place in heaven.
I am sorry that Joseph Smith kept fourteen-year-old Helen Mar Kimball from marrying her sweetheart Horace Whitney because he wanted to marry the teenager instead. I am sorry that Joseph Smith also asked Helens father Heber C. Kimball to give him his wife.
I am sorry that before he eventually married Helen, Joseph Smith gave her a 24-hour deadline to give in to his offer of a place in heaven. I am sorry that two years after the death of Joseph Smith, Helen married her old sweetheart Horace Whitney. I am sorry that the marriage between Helen and Horace was only temporary because Helen was already "sealed" by marriage to Joseph Smith for eternity. I am sorry that Horace Whitney was "sealed" to an already dead Mormon woman before his temporary marriage to Helen.
I am sorry that after her mother died, Joseph Smith approached teenager Lucy Walker with a command that she marry Smith with the threat of eternal damnation as the punishment if she refused. I am sorry that the year before Joseph Smith died, he said the following to Lucy: I will give you until tomorrow to decide (whether to marry me). If you reject this message the gate will be closed forever against you.
I am sorry that the Book of Mormon, which Joseph Smith claims to have transcribed from the golden plates given to him by the Angel Moroni, says the following: Behold, David and Solomon truly had many wives and concubines, which thing was abominable before me, Saith the Lord. (Jacob 2:24).
I am sorry that Joseph Smith said the following shortly before his death: "(W)hen I get my kingdom, I shall present it to my father, so that he may obtain kingdom among kingdom, and it will exalt him in glory. He will then take a higher exaltation, and I will take his place, and thereby become exalted myself.
I am sorry that Smiths polytheism is not consistent with John 14:6. I am also sorry that since these are the words of Christ, polytheism cannot be Christian. Moreover, I am sorry, my Mormon friends, but the the words of Christ trump the words of Joseph Smith who will never be God.
I am sorry that Mormonism teaches that Christ was not there in the beginning, that god was just a man who became God by following a moral code he did not create, and that we may all become gods by following the same moral code that predates the existence of Jesus. I am sorry that the theological mess caused by Joseph Smith is irreconcilable with the teachings of the Holy Bible.
Finally, I am sorry that my Mormon readers have unfairly accused me of criticizing Mormonism without doing my homework. But I am glad I did. Now I understand the significance of Galatians 1:6-9.
...so many of my Mormon readers have brazenly accused me of ignorance of their religion and suggested that I read the Book of Mormon...
...they were unaware that I read the Book of Mormon back in 2006...
...the science of genetics has refuted claims made in the Book of Mormon concerning the relationship between Native Americans and Semitic people. These refutations undermine the entire historical premise of the Book of Mormon...
...while archeological discovery supports the claims of the Bible it clearly does not support the claims of the Book of Mormon. Battles that were supposed to have occurred in specific locations in North America simply never took place. The archeological evidence just isn't there.
John Sheridan (Babylon 5) likes how that was written
Don't know about Mr. Adams, but I do know that some of the opponents of Mormonism who are perfectly willing to use science as ammo against the Mormons are unwilling to accept other types of scientific evidence when it conflicts with their own belief system.
entirely true btw
Is this becoming a serial post? Wasn’t it on yesterday and the day before?
Thank you for reposting. I missed it yesterday and would never have seen it. Mike Adams did a great job.
Your comparison of Mormonism with Christianity doesn’t work (although I understand you don’t see it that way). The former is a manmade cult; the latter is the ultimate Truth.
“Scientific evidence”, or anything else which doesn’t line up with God’s word, simply doesn’t hold water.
Quite the contrary: actual scientific evidence (i.e. that which conforms to the actual physical reality of the natural world, when correctly interpreted) is just as authoritative as Scripture (the Biblical texts, correctly interpreted). This is because the Book of Nature and the Book of Scripture both have the same Author, God Himself, working through natural secondary causes; and God is reasonable and coherent, and tells a consistent, well-ordered testimony of Himself and His works.
This is the whole point of "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims His handiwork" and related verses. This is also the whole point of the Christian revelation which identified God with Logos --- the Reason behind every form of knowledge and wisdom.
Excellent work by Mike Adams. Any thoughtful Mormon should read ponder and act accordingly by finding the closest Bible believing church of their choice.
Wow! That’s a keeper! Must make copies and keep them next to the door in case any Mormons come a knocking.
Let me guess: by "correctly interpreted" you mean the first eleven chapters of Genesis reduced to "didactic mythology" because they clash with "science," am I correct?
Why don't you allow "science" to sit in judgment on the virgin birth, the resurrection of J*sus, etc.? Why do you suddenly throw "science" away when it tells you such things could not have possibly happened? Why are only the first eleven chapters of Genesis thrown into the garbage can?
Talk about inconsistency in the use of "science" to overrule the Bible!
I missed it yesterday too.
I've read a lot by Adams and always enjoyed the direct and truthful way he presents whatever subject he is writing about. Never saw anything by him before about Mormonism, glad to see that he is truthful, knowledgeable and direct about it too.
I have noticed this as well. But don't forget the evolutionist chrstians who subject Genesis 1-11 to scientific critique but who get on their knees and become "as little children" with the miracles and alleged supernatural phenomena of "the new testament."
So are you claiming that the scientific DNA evidence of the American Indian/Asian connection, instead of the Mormon claimed Jewish heredity is a miracle?
God's Word always was.... evidence changes and/or added - so to say it is 'just as authoritative as Scripture' shows one doesn't KNOW His inspired Word.
There is no Book of Nature. Through nature one can study the universe and name every star but that shows ALL He created and how Mighty He is - but it doesn't get one to KNOW Him, personally, and that is done through His Word ONLY. Many know 'of' Him but not HIM, personally. That is done by The Spirit. One must know God by The Spirit and worship Him in The Spirit.
God is SPIRIT and not nature. Let all the 'mother earth' and tree huggers weep as they worship His creation and NOT HIM!
"God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in Truth." John 4:24
And God's Holy Spirit inspired Word is the only TRUTH there is and that makes it The FINAL Authority!
And no one can get to The Father BUT through His Son, JESUS!!
"Jesus saith unto him, I am The Way, The Truth, and The LIFE: no man cometh unto The Father, but by Me." John 14:6
I didn’t see it. And perhaps it should be reposted tomorrow. There isn’t a time limit for truth.