The Subtle Deception of Mormon Leadership

07 April

Hebrews 1:1-2 “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds”.

 If you visited the front page of the LDS website earlier this week. you couldn’t have missed the obvious. The Church has brought new meaning to ‘Follow the Prophets’ with their latest in-house ad campaign.

The upper left corner shows a picture of an octogenarian man (Thomas Monson) who looks like he couldn’t harm a fly. On the bottom right is a seemingly innocuous image of someone holding a smart-phone.

By clicking on the phone image, you’re directed to their subscription page where you can receive updates from the leader of your choosing, and on the platform of your choice, be it Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, etc.

One noteworthy item on the subscription page got us to wondering about their ‘inspired’ leaders. The caption at the bottom of the page reads –

‘ABOUT GENERAL CONFERENCE

General conferences are the semiannual worldwide gatherings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church members gather to receive guidance and encouragement from Church leaders about gospel living based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.’

When was the last time any of their leaders received a revelation from God? According to Mormonism, a true church must have prophets who prophesy. See ‘Point #13’ in article 16 Points of a True Church. We haven’t heard a new prophecy from their pulpit since 1978. Almost 40 years is a long time for God to be silent in a church proclaiming God talks to them all the time.

What the unsuspecting may not know, is how the phrase ‘follow the prophet’ is a well known Mormon mantra used repeatedly to remind members if they want true salvation, they must obey their leaders. You can read a long list of some of past sermons of this genre at Follow the Prophets.

They may think their play-on-words is clever, or cute. In reality, it’s anything but.

Please, remember to pray that God will open the minds of those who listened to this latest General Conference!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor. 1:18

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2 Responses to “The Subtle Deception of Mormon Leadership”

  1. Julie April 7, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

    I love the verse you have put at the top of this post. I also thought of the one by the Apostle Paul regarding his apostleship and what is required of one claiming to be an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. In 1 Corinthians Paul wrote:

    For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. 6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. 7 After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8 Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

    So Paul was an apostle because, like the other apostles he was chosen by the Lord Himself, and also Paul saw the Lord. Note that Paul says “last of all” referring to himself as the last chosen apostle. The others saw the Lord during His earthly ministy, but Paul saw Him after Christ’s ascension, as the Lord appeared to him. So these mormon apostles do not qualify. In fact they are what Paul writes about in 2 Cor 11, they are “false apostles, deceitful workmen.” They “transform themselves” into apostles, but they have not been called or chosen by God!
    For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

    • LifeAfter April 8, 2017 at 4:30 am #

      Hi Julie!

      That passage too, is a very descriptive one and I’d never thought of it in the way you presented it. Thanks for your input!
      This is the wonderful thing about scripture. You can read it 100 times and the Lord will speak to you through it for what He wants you to know. The next time He’ll show you still more, giving us a deeper meaning than before. PTL!
      Thanks for writing, and keep sharing!
      In Him,
      Michelle

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