False Teachings of Mormonism

30 March

Confounding Your Enemies 

Doctrine and Covenants 71:7; “Wherefore, confound your enemies; call upon them to meet you both in public and in private”.

 

 

2 Cor. 4:6-8; “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair”.

If our merciful God would command light to shine out of darkness why is Joseph Smith commanding people to go into the world to confound people?  The website of www.dictionary.com defines confound this way: 

“To perplex or amaze especially by a sudden disturbance or surprise; bewilder; confuse:

 to throw into confusion or disorder,

to throw into increased confusion,

to treat or regard erroneously as identical; mix or associate by mistake, truth confounded with error,

 to mingle so that the elements cannot be distinguished or separated”. 

Remember, the enemy to Joseph Smith is anyone who doesn’t agree with him. He announced to the world that God and Jesus appeared to him in the grove of trees and told him that every single church in the entire world was not following him and were the “whores of Babylon”. This is what we’re told in both Smith’s testimony and in the first book of Nephi. The entire reason we have Mormonism is because Smith claimed everyone was living in darkness and God needed Smith to restore the church of Christ so people could be saved. 

So why would God want to confound people when the Bible tells us God isn’t a God of confusion in 1 Cor. 14:33 and Jesus told us that in the world there is tribulation, but in Him we have peace because He overcame the world?! – John 16:33.

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10 Responses to “False Teachings of Mormonism”

  1. fred March 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    According to this, you folks are helping Satan take people away from Christ.

    You are only getting 11% of those leaving God’s Church to become “real Christians”. The rest you are just plain confounding.

    fred

    http://www.whymormonsquestion.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Survey-Results_Understanding-Mormon-Disbelief-Mar2012.pdf

    • lifeafterministry March 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

      Of course you’re going to believe that report Fred because it comes from the Mormon Church. Have you ever done a research study of your own to find out why people leave or looked at reports independent of what the Church hires out? I’ve been doing this for 18 years now and the majority of people leave because they realize they’ve been lied to by the teachings which come from Church authorities. This would include Joseph on down to Monson and everyone involved from every single bishop, MIA teacher, leaders of the priesthood in any capacity and your average Sunday school teacher. A Mormon site that does shed light on how bad the Church is doing actually comes from an active Mormon. I’m sure you’re familiar with it because you do seem to know a lot about Mormonism – it’s called Cumorah.com Check out their numbers because it’s quite telling of how many are active vs how many aren’t and the geographical stats of each country throughout the world.

      Of course you can also Google this topic and receive a boatload of charts/graphs with info that comes from independent sources like USA today, Adherents.com, etc.

      Those who choose to leave go through a myriad of emotions and feelings during their exodus. For some it takes a few years before they want to have anything to do with “religion” again so they shun anything to do with God because of their experience in Mormonism. Our findings and experience shows the # of people who become Christians is upwards of 25-30%.

      And for what it’s worth Fred, we’re not the reason people are “confounded”. That falls directly on the shoulders of the Church. And you’ve missed the message of what I mean in my articles. Mormons are not following the real Jesus and on things like this we’re going to have to agree to disagree. If you want to argue you’ll have to go somewhere else. If you’d like to point out why you believe the way you do that’s one thing but telling us that we’re helping Satan isn’t focusing on the point of the article and you’re leading people down endless rabbit trails which doesn’t discuss the real issue.
      Michelle

  2. fred March 30, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    (25-30%.)

    Even with your numbers, you are still having a success rate for Satan of 70 %.

    (Have you ever done a research study of your own to find out why people leave or looked at reports independent of what the Church hires out? I’ve been doing this for 18 years now and the majority of people leave because they realize they’ve been lied to by the teachings which come from Church authorities.)

    I know my experience is only from those who I have meet, and going by those I have had to work with day by day, or some other repeated association, I have found that after all the things they first say about why they have left the Church is that the majority of them just do not want to be responsible for what happens to them after they are resurrected by the Grace of God. And just so you know, I was a “jackMormon” for a number of years and associated with this crowd. (I know you do not believe that the Day of Judgment is to assign our positions in Heaven, but this responsibility is what they are running from,}

    (Mormons are not following the real Jesus and on things like this we’re going to have to agree to disagree.)

    We believe that there is too much manmade doctrine mixed in with God’s word to be able to follow any of the “traditional” Christs that the many PROTESTant and other “real Christians” teach about.

    (but telling us that we’re helping Satan isn’t focusing on the point of the article)

    Is it then wrong for you antiMormons to say we are following Satan?
    Or do you believe in double standards?

    fred

  3. fred March 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    One more thing that you said (Of course you’re going to believe that report Fred because it comes from the Mormon Church. Have you ever done a research study of your own to find out why people leave or looked at reports independent of what the Church hires out?) was bugging me and I just put my figure on it.

    Why Mormons Question (www.WhyMormonsQuestion.org) is not the Church. It is a group of members who have gotten together to help correct the things you and others like you teach about God’s Church.

    The Church leaders may encourage members doing this kind of work, but unless you have a paper trail to back your statement up, it only looks like you indulge in yellow journalism.

    fred

    • lifeafterministry March 31, 2012 at 12:40 am #

      So here’s the deal Fred. I blocked you last time for making personal slams against Melissa. You’ve done this here with me and if you do it again off you go with your comments. Now we can discuss these differences in a rational manner or we won’t be discussing them at all. Your choice.
      Michelle

  4. fred March 31, 2012 at 1:36 am #

    You can make personal slams against me and my Church, why is it a problem to remind you folks that you are sloppy while blogging your reporting of your pre conclusions?

    • lifeafterministry March 31, 2012 at 1:58 am #

      Well you see we’re defending Christianity based upon Joseph Smith calling her a whore and all – see 1 Nephi 14:10. As I said if you make personal attacks against me or any person posting here you will be blocked. You can defend your position without being rude and I would expect nothing less. You make accusations without backing up your claims and most everyone would call this personal attacks. If you’d like to discuss facts come to the table with facts, not personal attacks.
      Michelle

  5. fred April 1, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    At one time I was an antiMormon, I had to prove the Church wrong.

    After study I found that the teachings of the antiMormons did not prove the Church to be wrong and I started checking the LDS Churches teachings and beliefs without the preconclusions forced on me by the antiMormon teachings.

    I found the LDS Church to be truly God’s Church and I guess you could now call me an anti-antiMormon.
    Since I know I am only human and that I could be wrong, I check with folks like you from time to time to see if you have found something that could really prove the church wrong.

    fred

  6. thegardensofboxwoodmanor April 1, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    So this is what you hope to accomplish…yes, check with us and do your research. That doesn’t mean that you are defending the LDS church no matter what. It does mean that you question each side and “draw your OWN list of comparisons”.

    Now, if you are going to just be “anti-anti-mormon”, that’s wrong for this website. There are others on the Internet that have those forums. They really get HOT!!!

    This is NOT an anti- mormon site as “anti-” has the connotation of agrumentive discussions; it is an EX- Mormon website. This means that the people here used to be Mormons, for many years, did THEIR research, and found that the LDS is a lie.

    They help people who are doing their own research to understand the findings better. That is the difference.

  7. fred April 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    (This is NOT an anti- Mormon site as “anti-” has the connotation of agrumentive discussions; it is an EX- Mormon website.)

    From here I see very little difference. A difference so small that it is not measurable.

    FRED

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