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Why Mormonism Can Never Be Part of True Christianity
Mystagogy ^ | Jan. 25, 2010 | Ed Decker

Posted on 03/05/2011 7:02:53 PM PST by delacoert

The major heresy of Mormonism is summed up in its central theological axiom, the doctrine of The Law of Eternal Progression. It is as follows: “As Man is, God once was, and as God is, man may become.”

Basically, it says that the god of Mormonism was once a man who was born to human parents on another planet, grew to manhood, lived out his life being obedient to the laws and ordinances of the gospel presented by the god of that world. Upon his death and resurrection, he was judged (by his god) as being worthy for godhood.

The Mormon god was raised to his godhood and sent with many goddess wives to a planet near the great star, Kolob, somewhere in our present galaxy. There, this god and his wives began ‘procreating’ or physically begetting “spirit” children. We here on this planet are each the offspring of this god and one of his goddesses in this pre-existent Mormon world.

Amazing? Yes, it is! But even more disparate is the position of Christ in all this. Mormonism teaches that when their god decided it was time to populate this earth with his spirit children, the Head of All The Gods called a great council meeting to decide the method. The Mormon god asked his two eldest sons, Jesus and Lucifer, to both prepare plans for presentation to the council. They chose the plan of Jesus.

Lucifer rebelled and led one-third of the children to revolt against god and in a great battle, was defeated by Christ and the two-thirds who were “valiant.” Lucifer and those who fought with him were cast to earth without bodies and became the devil and his demons. Those others who were less than valiant became the black race and the very valiant became the “white and delightsome” race.

Mormonism teaches that if Mormons are faithful, pay their tithing, obey all the laws and ordinances of the (Mormon) gospel, do their genealogy and go to the temple for secret, sacred rituals for both the living and their dead, they too can become gods and goddesses as all gods have done before them.

To the Mormon, Jesus is our elder brother, who pointed the way, but isn’t The Way, as we Christians understand. To the Mormon, Jesus was the god of the Old Testament, but once he took his physical form, justified his own spiritual salvation through his works while in the flesh, just as each of us must.

Mormonism teaches that Jesus suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane, providing personal salvation (which may mean exaltation to godhood) conditional upon our obedience to the laws and ordinances of the LDS gospel. His death on the cross provided a general salvation, whereby all mankind is resurrected to be judged for our works, using the secret keys, hand grips and passwords learned only in the Mormon temple by worthy Mormons.

What I have just shared is just the tip of a dark and dangerous iceberg, filled with spiritual death for its unsuspecting victims. Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Were the scriptures ever more direct in such a matter?


TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology
KEYWORDS: bitterantimormon; inman; lds; mormonism; stupidflamewartroll; waronterror; why; whyposthis; whyposthisnow
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1 posted on 03/05/2011 7:02:56 PM PST by delacoert
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To: delacoert; YellowRoseofTx; Rashputin; StayoutdaBushesWay; OldNewYork; MotherRedDog; sayuncledave; ..

The Cacas wars get to a new, lower level of incivility daily!


2 posted on 03/05/2011 7:06:05 PM PST by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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To: delacoert

“Anti-Christianity”?


3 posted on 03/05/2011 7:11:01 PM PST by vladimir998 (Copts, Nazis, Franks and Beans - what a public school education puts in your head.)
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To: narses

So when the truth is spoken it’s uncivil. Okay, gotcha.


4 posted on 03/05/2011 7:12:28 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: delacoert

Mormonism teaches that if Mormons are faithful, pay their tithing, obey all the laws and ordinances of the (Mormon) gospel, do their genealogy and go to the temple for secret, sacred rituals for both the living and their dead, they too can become gods and goddesses as all gods have done before them.


What? Dang the missionaries never told me that. I would have joined up with em if they did.


5 posted on 03/05/2011 7:14:02 PM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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Like it or not, Mormon beliefs are the only theolgy that makes sense.


6 posted on 03/05/2011 7:15:22 PM PST by webboy45
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To: webboy45

You forgot your sarc tag. ;-)


7 posted on 03/05/2011 7:20:07 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: vladimir998
“Anti-Christianity”?

Yea, it's kind of redundant isn't it: [Mormonism/Anti-Christianity]

8 posted on 03/05/2011 7:26:12 PM PST by Syncro (Heal up fast Jim, we need you around here!)
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To: Religion Moderator; delacoert

I’m no Mormon, but that parentheses in the title is an invitation to a flame war which is against Religion Forum rules.

It doesn’t say it’s a caucus, and right so, for I doubt there’s a Mormon/Anti-Christianity caucus.

That leaves the parenthesis as an editorial comment designed to troll for flames.


9 posted on 03/05/2011 7:42:44 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: delacoert

I dont have a problem with Mormons being Mormons..the problem comes in when they claim to be Christian. They are NOT Christians in any sense of the term. Even non-Christians can see that.

You might as well call Scientologists “Christian”.


10 posted on 03/05/2011 7:48:20 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: vladimir998
S'okay. No need to be ashamed of ignorance. All that matters is that once you hear, you learn.
11 posted on 03/05/2011 7:52:30 PM PST by delacoert
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To: xzins

So, in other words, you’re Catholic? :)


12 posted on 03/05/2011 7:53:50 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: delacoert

?


13 posted on 03/05/2011 7:58:02 PM PST by dalebert
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To: xzins

Take it up with the Religion Moderator and Jim Robinson. You've probably missed some of the recent developments.

14 posted on 03/05/2011 8:00:30 PM PST by delacoert
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To: xzins
Lot's of folks need to be rescued...........

Trolls, Sunday Christians, mormon's, etc....

15 posted on 03/05/2011 8:01:30 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: webboy45

Are you looking forward to being a god? As far as I know God says there is only one God (that being Him) and there can be no others - there can only be one. How does Mormonism reconcile these two positions?

Do Mormons really consider themselves Christians or some sort of evolved Christian?


16 posted on 03/05/2011 8:02:00 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Soothesayer9

I am not Roman Catholic, but I am part of the church universal of all true believers in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, “and thus will we ever be with the Lord.”


17 posted on 03/05/2011 8:02:42 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: Soothesayer9; xzins
So, in other words, you’re Catholic? :)
Welcome. Again. +
18 posted on 03/05/2011 8:03:26 PM PST by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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To: webboy45

that a young man recieved tablets from ? and founded a church? hmmmm.


19 posted on 03/05/2011 8:04:05 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Soothesayer9

uhhh. dont they use the bible and believe in God? I realize they added an addition but I think they still use the Bible.What qualifies as a Christian?


20 posted on 03/05/2011 8:07:00 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Religion Moderator; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson

I guess I need some clarification on tag removal, etc. When Flying Inman were warned not to use the tag “Other Non-Christian” on threads about Mormonism I started using a [Non-Christian] title tag.

Is it now the official policy at FreeRepublic that Mormonism IS Christianity?


21 posted on 03/05/2011 8:09:02 PM PST by delacoert
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To: delacoert

Thanks for posting.

Many people don’t know anything about the Kingdom of the Cults.

“My people perish for a lack of knowledge” comes to mind.

Just because everybody in the cult is pleasant, does not mean it’s not a cult.


23 posted on 03/05/2011 8:14:04 PM PST by BereanBrain
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To: delacoert
Your tag was not "non-Christian" it was "anti-Christianity."

And as "non-Christian" the point would be redundant to the title of the article.

24 posted on 03/05/2011 8:14:43 PM PST by Religion Moderator
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To: Religion Moderator

So can the tag “Other Non-Christian” be used?


25 posted on 03/05/2011 8:19:10 PM PST by delacoert
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To: delacoert

probably not, but for argument’s sake, I agree with the title that Mormonism is not part of historic Christianity.

However, the religion forum rules do not permit intentionally inciting flame wars through manipulation of or parenthetical comment to titles of articles.


26 posted on 03/05/2011 8:22:24 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: Osage Orange

I would agree with that


27 posted on 03/05/2011 8:24:03 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: delacoert

As far as I’m concerned, the “Other Non-Christian” topic can be used and “[Non-Christian]” can be used as a comment in the title provided it doesn’t confuse posters, e.g. as if “Non-Christian” were a caucus.


28 posted on 03/05/2011 8:25:10 PM PST by Religion Moderator
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To: Religion Moderator
I stand corrected on saying that I used [Non-Christian] when I actually used [Anti-Christian].

I stand by my choice of the descriptor [Anti-Christian]. Am I to understand that I am forbidden from making use of that descriptor?

Am I forbidden from using [Non-Christian] as a descriptor?

Is redundancy forbidden?

29 posted on 03/05/2011 8:25:59 PM PST by delacoert
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To: narses

And thank you again.

this keeps happening, doesn’t it?


30 posted on 03/05/2011 8:30:26 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: xzins

Be afraid, be very afraid. :)


31 posted on 03/05/2011 8:32:23 PM PST by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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To: xzins

Well, thanks for the help and all, but your ability to read my mind isn’t all that great, and last I heard it isn’t permitted either.


32 posted on 03/05/2011 8:33:50 PM PST by delacoert
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To: delacoert

Mormonism is satanism.


33 posted on 03/05/2011 8:34:00 PM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: xzins

Just in case anyone missed the previous 840 Mormonism-bashing threads.


34 posted on 03/05/2011 8:35:19 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: delacoert; Religion Moderator
Well, thanks for the help and all, but your ability to read my mind isn’t all that great, and last I heard it isn’t permitted either.

I was "title-reading" and not "mind-reading". Your title was bullish on trollish.

Just out of curiosity, what was the purpose of the parenthesis...is it a caucus, a devotional, a comment, a what?

35 posted on 03/05/2011 8:38:41 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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"Christianity was an abomination in God's sight."
~Joseph Smith

Joe Smith and Bring 'em Young were charlatans. Joe was a con man who was shot escaping prison. He still needs to be charged with the crime for ordering the destruction of the Nauvoo Printing Press. They are both fake prophets (anyone knows that who has any sense of reality). True proFits were realized by their confused and wreckless minions.

The mormon cult is the furthest thing from Christianity. The mormon Cult is blasphemous.

36 posted on 03/05/2011 8:43:02 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: Hoodat

Any religion that says you’ll be a god in the afterlife is not Christianity. Only the devil would promise you such a thing.


37 posted on 03/05/2011 8:46:36 PM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: delacoert

And just what does all this have to do with secret underwear, huh?


38 posted on 03/05/2011 8:47:02 PM PST by Bullish (Obama's obviously drunk at the wheel and should be taken off the road before he gets people killed)
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To: delacoert

And just what does all this have to do with secret underwear, huh?


39 posted on 03/05/2011 8:49:31 PM PST by Bullish (Obama's obviously drunk at the wheel and should be taken off the road before he gets people killed)
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To: delacoert

No wonder they were run out of town.


40 posted on 03/05/2011 8:52:25 PM PST by Bullish (Obama's obviously drunk at the wheel and should be taken off the road before he gets people killed)
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To: xzins
[vanity]
[barf alert]
[long]

Take how you want, but don't claim to read my mind.

41 posted on 03/05/2011 8:52:32 PM PST by delacoert
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To: delacoert

“The Law of Eternal Progression”

Never heard of this. Where do I find this in the bible?


42 posted on 03/05/2011 8:59:35 PM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: delacoert

Where did I claim to read your mind?


43 posted on 03/05/2011 9:01:42 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: delacoert

Thanks for posting this.

Mormon doctrine is making more and more sense.

Yes, our Father must be raising us up to be LIKE Him. Just like any other parent(s).

Do puppies grow up to be cats? Or lion cubs, tigers?

Thanks again!


44 posted on 03/05/2011 9:03:26 PM PST by nralife
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To: dragonblustar

Yep....they are surely not in conformity to the Christian faith by any means...but they do enjoy hooking people in by hyjacking Christian termonology, so typical of cults and false religions, who masqurade as something which they are not.


45 posted on 03/05/2011 9:07:14 PM PST by caww
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To: delacoert

Why is this brought up all the time? It seems that something like this can be found on FR every few weeks.


46 posted on 03/05/2011 9:08:20 PM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: stuartcr
People are being mislead into thinking that Mormonism is Christianity, which it is not.
47 posted on 03/05/2011 9:15:19 PM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: dragonblustar
"Any religion that says you’ll be a god in the afterlife is not Christianity. Only the devil would promise you such a thing."

Very true. No Christian religion, especially the one True Church, says anything of the sort. No mere mortal can become a God, or even God-like. We are just mere schmoes.

48 posted on 03/05/2011 9:15:43 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: NoRedTape
In Christianity, we are servants of the Lord.
49 posted on 03/05/2011 9:24:27 PM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: dragonblustar

I understand that, but it’s always the same people that are responding.


50 posted on 03/05/2011 9:38:02 PM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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