Mormon Dilemma 44

10 August

Demonic Names in the Book of Mormon Part 1

For the next week or so we’re going to take a look at some various teachings in the Church that cause dilemmas for its members.  We’re beginning with their sacred cannon – the Book of Mormon.  Here is part of our article on the Demonic and Ungodly Names in the Book of Mormon.

 

 

While studying some points of interest in Masonry, I came across some names within their books that sounded familiar to me.  The familiarity became abundantly clear when I opened the Book of Mormon.  I began researching some of the names in the Book of Mormon and their meanings.  I compared them with the Bible, bible dictionaries and even Webster’s dictionary.

I found 57 names of people and places that are demonic or names of false gods and their derivatives, however I have chosen to narrow this down to three names that I thought was most relevant.

Someone mentioned to me in a recent letter to Saints Alive that what I see as wrong or demonic is not necessarily demonic to that person.  We need to take a firm stand against this rationalization.  Truth is not relative.   The following names of places and/or people are demonic or ungodly and the LDS Church has twisted their meanings into something other than what they truly are.

Ammonites

Biblical meaning of people: These were a nomadic people that were descendants of Lot’s incestuous relationship with his youngest daughter.  Genesis 19:38:  ‘And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day’.  According to Unger’s Dictionary of the Bible, the Ammonite’s deity was Molech.

Book of Mormon’s definition of Ammonites: They observed the laws of Moses and looked forward to the coming of Christ.  Alma 25:15-16.  Their origin is actually from the Lamanites; Alma 24:17-8. 

These are the types of things that confuse the minds of the Mormon people.  I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve counseled people coming out of the Church who’ve said; “Oh it’s all making sense to me now!”. 

Each one of them bought into the same lie that it was their own lack of intelligence that confused their minds.  This is what makes my heart hurt for these people.  Come alongside us in prayer for them won’t you?

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One Response to “Mormon Dilemma 44”

  1. shematwater August 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Now you are really stretching.

    Ammon is a person’s name. It was the name of a one of the children of Banammi which is why that people are called Ammonites. This means “descendants of Ammon.” Just as the term Israelite means “descendants of Israel.”

    In the people the people who were descendants of Ammon became Idolatrous and worship Molech.
    In the Book of Mormon the Ammonites took on this name because it was the man Ammon, and his brothers, who taught them the truth, and so they considered themselves his sons, or the descendants of his labors.

    There is no confusion when one understands the meaning of the words and the differences between the people in the various books. You might as well try to claim that the Book of Mormon is trying to demonize the name of Noah because of the wicked king and his priests.

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