“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
Ensign, ‘The Lighthouse of the Lord: A Message to the Youth of the Church,’ February 2001“…Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical, disturbing, rebellious thoughts: “I propose to stay with my faith, with the faith of my people. I know that happiness and contentment are there, and I forbid you, agnostic, doubting thoughts, to destroy the house of my faith. I acknowledge that I do not understand the processes of creation, but I accept the fact of it. I grant that I cannot explain the miracles of the Bible, and I do not attempt to do so, but I accept God’s word. I wasn’t with Joseph, but I believe him. My faith did not come to me through science, and I will not permit so-called science to destroy it.” – Thomas Monson
Acts 17:11 “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
As we pointed out yesterday, this is one of the most heretical false teachings in all of Mormonism. Monson has encouraged LDS youth to stay in the Church no matter the cost. His pretend scenario above clearly implies they believe the miracles in the Bible, but they don’t.
He also claimed to believe God’s word, yet they don’t do this either – Articles of Faith #8.
Not surprisingly, he’s also instructed these kids to reject any scientific proof which may cast doubts on the Church.
Last, but not least, he’s instructed the youth to believe Joe Smith, regardless of the many proofs of why he should’ve been shown the door.
Please, pray for those who rely upon this man’s teachings even though he’s since passed away. Our dear Lord has provided numerous instructions for us to test all things, meaning it’s not a sin!
With Love in Christ;