Salt Lake City Named 2013 National Bible City

16 November

What? Are you kidding me?  That was my first reaction when I read the headlines screaming across the page I read in the Salt Lake Trib.  

As we write articles and share the gospel online and elsewhere this is one of the reasons we do what we do at LAM.

The body of Christ needs to wake up and pay attention.  I’m not sure who it was that cast the final vote for the status of “National Bible City”, but we’re on our knees they’ll rescind their generous gift.

The article in the Trib said they bestowed the title upon the HQ of Mormonism because, after all they believe in the Bible – oh and the Church requested they be considered for the title.

Oh…my…goodness…

Perhaps they didn’t read all of the Church’s absolute disdain and animosity towards our Lord’s sacred work.

Answers to Gospel Questions 2:161; “”No Man Hath Seen God at Any Time”—a Mistranslation.  No Bible student today believes that the Bible has come down to us in its perfect and original appearance in the manuscripts. Scribes left out words and phrases, just as we do at times in typing, missing one whole line and thus changing the meaning. Moreover, the scribes added or interpreted according to their own opinions at times. These things are quite generally understood. Therefore we find errors and contradictions in the Bible.  There are too many passages which declare very definitely that God did appear, “face to face,” with his ancient servants. Therefore, passages which declare that no man has seen him, must be in error.” – Joseph Fielding Smith, Jr.

Or maybe they didn’t read the 8th Article of Faith stating they believe “in the Bible as far as it is translated correctly”.

Or maybe they didn’t read Joseph Smith’s version of the Bible which completely denigrates God, His Son and the Holy Spirit.

Or maybe they haven’t read in the Book of Mormon that it refers to the body of Christ as the whore of Babylon (1 Nephi 14:10), or that they believe Jesus was created and God had sex with Mary or that Jesus was a polygamist…

Please, I am begging all Christians to please pray enough people will see the National Bible Association’s news and say something to them.  http://nationalbible.org/

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4 Responses to “Salt Lake City Named 2013 National Bible City”

  1. FromGrangerWVC December 8, 2013 at 3:36 am #

    The Bible is bigger and more powerful than any denomination,
    Studying It will free the Mormons from their self-stated condemnation,
    Its stern warning, repeated in Galatians one – verses eight and nine,
    The Deuteronomy lesson on how to correctly read a Prophet sign,
    Christ said “I will not leave you comfortless”, so there never was full apostasy,
    Mormons, the true church is “Jesus plus nothing”; he’s done it for us; please agree!

    • LifeAfter December 8, 2013 at 3:51 am #

      Amen!

  2. Alec Jones December 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    To start off I would like to say that your article was interesting. I am not Mormon but I have some Mormon neighbors and they have always been nothing but kind. I have studied a little about the Mormons through the years and have found that many of your claims are incorrect. You shouldn’t reference a scripture incorrectly and assume that no one will go back to check whether you referenced it right or wrong. I just read the Mormon scripture, 1 Nephi 14:10, and found that it reads nothing of which you claim it to. I ran some Google searches, and Mormons are supposedly ranked #1 in knowledge of the bible…it seems like Salt Lake City probably deserves it being the Mormon capital. Also in my experience and discussions with my neighbors, I would consider them as very knowledgeable in regards to the bible. Also I believe they read the King James version of the bible, which is arguably the most correct version. Don’t make false claims on anyone or any group simply on the grounds of not liking them.

    • LifeAfter December 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

      Alec Jones –

      To ensure I address each point you made I’ll just start at the beginning of your note here.

      1.Being kind to your neighbors isn’t what gets you into heaven. If being a good person is all it takes then the Mormons across the street from me and the Jehovah Witnesses 3 doors up, the Muslim family 2 doors up and the wonderfully nice Jewish lady next door to me would all be going to heaven. My little cul-de-sac is a hodgepodge of religions with none of those I mentioned brings a true salvation without the shed blood of Christ that the Bible speaks of.
      2.What things have I said on this blog that aren’t true?
      3.I did not use 1 Nephi 14:10 incorrectly. You said that I shouldn’t reference something that’s wrong when I think/know someone won’t look it up.
      Well you looked it up and I’m glad you did but let’s look at my comment and that LDS scripture here so you can tell me why I used it incorrectly.
      I said; “Or maybe they haven’t read in the Book of Mormon that it refers to the body of Christ as the whore of Babylon (1 Nephi 14:10)…”
      1 Nephi 14:10; “And he said unto me: Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth.”
      What part of 1 Nephi 14:10 is out of context?
      4. Google’s opinion of who knows the Bible more than others means nothing to the Lord. The Lord is concerned about your heart Alec and how you look at and regard the Bible. Do you believe it’s the infallible word of God? If not, then why? If so, why?
      The Mormon Church does not believe the Bible is the true word of God yet they carry it around with them and present themselves as an organization who does. Why is that?
      The #1 book for the Mormon Church is the Book of Mormon and then the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price.
      If the Mormon Church truly believed in the Bible then why did Joseph Smith rewrite it? What does that mean to you personally Alec?
      5. The KJV had proven itself to be a very reliable Bible translation and it’s a great tool to use when sharing the truth with any Mormon. They say they accept it, but when the rubber meets the road their true colors emerge showing they do not.
      So what does the KJV have to do with the subject matter at hand?
      6. Where on any of my sites or radio programs or interviews I’ve give have I ever said that I don’t like the Mormon people?
      Have you read anything on this site other than the article you wrote in about? If you’d read any other article you’d know that I have a great love for my people. I don’t do this out of animosity but from great concern for their spiritual welfare.

      After reading your note I have to say that it reminds me of many of the other e-mails we receive from Mormons telling me that I don’t know about Mormonism. The most ironic thing in their notes and yours is that in their first comment they always tell me they’re not LDS but then fess up with their subsequent comments.
      I’m always left wondering why. Why is it someone would lie about being Mormon? Do you think your post will receive more attention by pretending to be of another faith or no faith at all? I’ve always been perplexed and quite frankly very concerned for those who do this.
      I was a 6th generation Mormon from Ogden, Utah and I don’t ever remember a time when my parents, grandparents or teachers in the Church taught me it was okay to lie about being a Mormon. If anything I was overly prideful of being born into a superior stock of people and would never “pretend” about being something/someone I wasn’t.

      We hope to hear back from you Alec and sincerely want to know if there is anything on any of my sites that contain incorrect information.

      And in case you’ve not heard it today – Jesus loves you very much and died on the cross to pay the penalty God demands for your sins so that He could spend eternity with you. Not just everyone else in the world but you specifically. He told us in John 15:13 that man has no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends and this is what He’s done for you Alec.
      “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
      We’re praying for you!

      With Love in Christ;
      Michelle Grim
      1 Cor 1:18

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