A few years ago we wrote about the products available at the online Deseret bookstore that actually surprised even us. It’s been three years since that posting and thought we’d take a quick glance at it again. We discovered it got even worse.
We’re concerned and saddened by their lack of spiritual discernment in calling themselves Christians while peddling the demonic items all for the sake of a few bucks.
This time we found coins with questionable imprints, rings with the potential to spiritually imprison those who are less mature in the Lord, and other jewelry that is just outright, blatantly demonic. You can find their product lines @ CTRRingSales.com and DeseretBook.com
We pray when a Christian sees the trinkets, they’ll know straightaway of the dangers these hold, and warn their Mormon friends. They may seem benign, but this shouldn’t cause a believer to blindly accept what they see on the outside. The following items are a synopsis of what we found –
Replicas of gold coins originally minted in UT from 1849-1860, with values ranging from $2.50 to $20.00. Masonic and LDS Temple imprints of handshakes, the All-Seeing-Eye, and clothing on each coin are clearly visible. The baker style hat, which is part of the men’s temple clothing rituals, represents the crown of light where the Godhead rests and directs the entire body (church). For more info on these topics, click the highlighted text above for the corresponding subject matter.
Anime Ninja CTR Rings – Many times anime characters depict Japanese evil spirit gods, and/or demons. This particular one is wearing an all black outfit with his face covered. His purpose is to ‘protect’ you from evil, but Christians have God’s presence with them through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Why would a Christian need, or even want to wear something like this? 1 Corinthians 6:19‘…your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you…’
Nauvoo Inverted Star Earrings – these earrings depict Inverted Pentagrams, which symbolizes Satan’s power. Christians have no business even entertaining the idea these might be okay. They’re evil, and obviously not from God! 1 Thessalonians 5:22 tells us to run (NOT WALK!) from evil!
Bee Necklace. Personified Bees; In Greek Mythology bees are known as ‘Melissae’, which is in reference to the virginity of the worker bee. In the Egyptian pantheon of gods, they’re known as the tears of the sun god, ‘Ra’. Mormons and Masons place an exalted value on beehives, calling them a symbol of industry which is a highly prized virtue in both organizations. God expressly forbids the making of all graven images representing anything He has made! Deuteronomy 4:15-16
1000 Reasons to Smile – Be Happy Necklace. See article about Personified Sun – Solar deities that have been found in many cultures since the beginning of time. Paying tribute to them in this manner is another form of Ba’al worship. Placing human type facial features on any inanimate object is breaking God’s 2nd commandment in Exodus 20:4‘Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.’