Uganda and Mormon Missionaries

14 April

UGANDA: Beware; the Mormons are Lying to You!!

I came across an article in the New York Times today written by Josh Kron which I found to be very enlightening indeed.  I thank Mr. Kron for his well written article that gave fantastic insight to the daily life for a Mormon missionary and I highly recommend you take a few minutes of your day to read it for yourself.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/education/edlife/at-age-19-from-utah-to-uganda.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1#

Now, here’s the problem: the missionaries lied on several occasions to the people they were proselytizing.  Good job guys.  I don’t recall reading even one time of Jesus doing that in the Bible so where are the “Christian” values coming from anyway?

I took a few of their quotes from the article so I could comment; read on!   My insight will be in red font:

The Ugandan man said to a missionary who was trying to talk to him: 

“I come from a Catholic foundation,” he says. “I accept Christ as my personal savior. How can you move me from that?”

“We are not here to move you to another church,” Elder Dangerfield explains, scampering behind him underneath a grove of banana trees. “We just want to share.”

LIES, LIES, LIES!!!!  If you’re not there to convert then why are you there?  While you were jamming out to your favorite rock star in Utah had you even heard of Uganda? 

Mormons are only one of a number of religious groups vying for local hearts and minds in this predominantly Christian nation.

Since this is a Christian nation why is the Mormon Church there to convert? Why aren’t they there for humanitarian reasons? 

“It’s a lot harder to teach the people in Europe than the people in Africa,” adds Elder Lee, Elder Davis’s companion. “It’s Africa’s time.”

That’s because Europeans have better access to the internet and are typically more aware of Mormonism and less trusting of their lies.  In addition to that you’re dealing with the effect of decades of communism and atheism.  

“Why don’t you have the cross?” asks a Ugandan who is considering joining. (Mormons object to the crucifixion — and death — as a symbol of their Christianity.)

The Cross is a problem for everyone who rejects the REAL Jesus. 

“The Mormons were founded by some guy who found stones or something,” a middle-age man calls out from the driver’s seat as he delicately maneuvers his car over a pothole. Elder Dangerfield and Elder Chiromo approach, their clothes betraying their identity.

“You are thinking of Joseph Smith!” Elder Dangerfield calls back.

Can you imagine?  The prophet of God you’re representing is known as the guy who found some stones?  Why aren’t you known for bringing the story of Jesus? 

“Yes,” the man says, “and that they allow polygamy? Do they still do so?” (They do not — the church banned the practice in the 1890s — and the stones were seer stones, which Smith used to gain his revelations.)

ANOTHER LIE!!!  THEY CONTINUED TO PRACTICE THIS EVIL DEED UNTIL APRIL 1904. 

The young men take it all in stride — the prickly questions, the cultural misunderstandings, the rain and the cancellations.

Life is further tested by the straitjacket of rules. “Listen only to music that is consistent with the sacred spirit of your calling,” the handbook reads. “Do not telephone, write, e-mail or accept calls or letters from anyone of the opposite sex living within or near mission boundaries.” Failing to follow the rules, the handbook says, could threaten “salvation.”

How very, very sad. Strip them of their identity so you can control them better. It’s one thing to run a ministry or your missions department in an efficient manner and it’s quite another to LIE and tell them they’ll lose salvation for failure of following your manmade rules. 

The lessons are much the same, convert to convert. The young Mormons simply begin a conversation about what they believe, and if it goes well they leave a pamphlet or Book of Mormon and ask the recruit to give it a read, and pray. They are authoritative but deliver the message in a submissive manner.

“We don’t expect anyone just to take our word for it; we ask them to pray for it, to ask God if it’s true or not,” Elder Lee says. “Everyone knows that God is not a God of lies. We’re not trying to convert you to us; we’re trying to convert you.”

LIE, LIE LIE!!!!  IF YOU’RE NOT TRYING TO CONVERT THEM TO YOU THEN WHAT ARE YOU CONVERTING THEM TO???  God certainly is not a God of lies but the Mormon god is. 

Furthermore, not everyone knows God is not a God of lies.  If you’re unsaved you’re typically not aware of who or what God does and doesn’t do. 

Unlike other Christian missionaries in Kampala, Ugandans say, Mormons never ask for money. They are polite, not pushy. They volunteer to help local members or anyone curious about joining, even digging ditches or hauling bricks.

UGANDANS BEWARE!!!  The missionaries might not ask you for money, but if you don’t fork over 10% of your gross income to their bishop you won’t go to the temple where you receive a full salvation. 

Please, pray those missionaries meet up with some Christians over there and pray the Ugandans reject the lies from the angel of light. 

I wonder if the missionaries read the passages from Moses and Abraham that says blacks are cursed and sided with Satan while rejecting Jesus in the pre-existence?  Nah…that would break with the tradition of telling lies to the prospective converts.

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12 Responses to “Uganda and Mormon Missionaries”

  1. fred April 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    I hope that everyone takes the time to read this and see how your pre-conclusions make your take on the article something different from what the article really is saying.

    fred

    • scarlet October 5, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

      Regarding humanitarian effort the LDSchurch donates – though Catholic Charities

      Please realize this man is most, likely being a paid minister so it is hurting his money coming in to his church. Thus spreading half truths and lies about LDS faith
      So many things twisted I don’t know where to address first.

      Just to let you know keep up the good work cause truths. Will always surface.
      It did in my case.
      I was an anti Mormon before hearing Ed Decker an anti Mormon spred lies and hate.
      You cause others to check it out for themselves
      Ed Decker was excommunicated from LDS faith .Was told by his family here in Utah it was due to adultery.
      If you want to believe people like this I say go for it .
      Ed has brought more people ,in the LDS faith by People finding out what he was saying was not true.

  2. YourKingdomInheritance April 16, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    This is so very true and the deception and fear continues. I have one particular Ugandan man that is terribly afraid of losing his salvation if he should search out anything against the church. I will post this for him.
    God bless you for continuing to bring truth to so many caught in the deception of man made rules and lies.

  3. YourKingdomInheritance April 16, 2012 at 3:54 am #

    This is not just Uganda, but in every country. We must stop the spread of Mormonism.

  4. camdenc April 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    The last point stuck with me… Christians ask for money because Christians don’t require 10% to be “in good standing and worthy”. We teach that God loves a cheerful giver and that we give what we purpose in our hearts. We don’t tell people that if you want to join the Christian church, you have to give… that is between you and God. Mormons always think (and I was raised to beleive this) that all we Christians are all about is the money… If a church thinks that it depends on the people to give them money, then maybe they should close that church. We trust God to provide all of our needs, that He will put it on the believers’ hearts to generously give without “pleading” for money. Most churches just have a box at the back of the sancturary where you can drop in your tithing…

    It is all God’s money to begin with. He gave us life and gives us the means to make money. We don’t believe or think that God “owns” 10%, we know that God owns 100% of our money… He just asks us to trust Him with at least 10%.

    It stuck with me because years after I left the Mormon church, my dad was excomunicated from the LDS church for a crime that he commited. He told me that he couldn’t hold the priesthood, couldn’t partake of the sacrament, couldn’t go to the temple, etc. He was told that he could still attend sacrament meeting, sit in the back, and continue to pay his 10% tithing…

  5. Okonkwo.prince.eric.emeka April 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    Yeah right. But he said it him self at malachi. He said 1 ten of ur income

  6. camdenc April 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    Yes, 10% is a good place to start… if one can give more, give more. God has blessed us with “wealth” not so we can increase ourselves (not so we build bigger barns to house our assests) but to use that money to bless others and to further the spread of the Good News… That Jesus paid it all and there is salvation in no other Name!

    But we don’t give out of an obligation or as a rule for “holy living”. God loves a cheerful giver… He wants us to give out of love, not out of fear.

    “Here Lord, it is such an honor and it brings me joy to give You back a portion of the money You have blessed me with!”

  7. thegardensofboxwoodmanor April 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    Also, Camden, like good works, we do/ give in gratefulness for what Jesus has done for us! Yes, this is NOT a mandantory rule or obligation. The believers in the New Testament, like us, were not under the Law. The NT people sometimes sold all for the support of their church and missionaries. We use 10% as a start or guideline today.

  8. camdenc April 19, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Amen!

  9. Stan May 26, 2016 at 4:10 am #

    Your last paragraph left me confused. Are you trying to say that you, the Christian faith, Jesus, or God is against black people? I’m hoping I misread that message…

  10. micheal October 15, 2017 at 2:27 am #

    I want to convert to Mormon p’se guide. Michael from uganda

    • Melissa Grimes October 15, 2017 at 11:40 pm #

      Let me ask you Micheal, why do you want to join Mormonism? – Melissa Grimes

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