Mormon Terminology – Life After Ministries https://lifeafter.org Leading Mormons to the REAL Jesus Mon, 12 Aug 2019 00:02:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.11 Mormon Terminology: Familiar Spirit https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-familiar-spirit/ https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-familiar-spirit/#respond Fri, 17 May 2019 00:02:11 +0000 http://lifeafter.org/?p=22226 Leviticus 19:31 “Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.”  Today we’re looking at a not so common phrase in the Bible the LDS Church believes is a prophecy about their Book of Mormon. The phrase ‘familiar spirit’ is in the Old […]

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Leviticus 19:31 “Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.”

 Today we’re looking at a not so common phrase in the Bible the LDS Church believes is a prophecy about their Book of Mormon. The phrase ‘familiar spirit’ is in the Old Testament 17 times. All but two of those refer to witchcraft – the exceptions are Job 19:14 & Psalm 41:9.

The Church has on numerous occasions referred to Isaiah 29:4 as the fulfillment of Smith’s gospel being delivered by Moroni, who was supposedly a resurrected man-turned-angel, who lived c. 400 AD.

Isaiah 29:4 “And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.”

As you can readily see, this has nothing to do with the Book of Mormon!  This passage in Isaiah is God’s warning to Israel of their impending doom because of their poor behavior. Be that as it may, truth didn’t deter Smith and  others from putting their own spin on trying to fit the square peg into a round hole…

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, p. 1538 “For Latter-day Saints, the phrase “voice from the dust” speaks of the coming-forth of the Book of Mormon (cf. 2 Ne. 25:18; 26:16), which was translated from metal plates buried in the ground for fourteen centuries. As early as Joseph Smith, LDS leaders have consistently indicated that this phrase applies to the Book of Mormon (PJS, p. 307; Hinckley, p. 10). This distinctive phrase and others like it usually appear in a context that speaks of the need for repentance and of an accompanying voice of warning that will “whisper out of the dust” (Isa. 29:4).” – Daniel H. Ludlow, 1992

Furthermore, as late as last year they continued to brazenly claim this ‘voice from the dust’ is from God! Check out the poster we found on their site. Scary! We wrote about this last year just before their publication of this poster. We feel it’s important to keep reminding people of the dangers this church presents to the unknowing – spread the word!

Moving forward, what’s the truth? …

The transliteration for ‘familiar spirit’ is ʾôb. Here’s how Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary defines this phrase –

‘from the same as <H1> (‘ab) (apparently through the idea of prattling a father’s name); probably a mumble, i.e. a water-skin (from its hollow sound); hence a necromancer (ventriloquist, as from a jar) :- bottle, familiar spirit.’

The question begs to be asked: How is this from the Lord? Another hint the Church is following the wrong gospel is found in Isaiah 8:19-20, and Isaiah 19:3.

Isaiah 8:19-20 “And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

Isaiah 19:3 “And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.”

It’s heartbreaking they don’t open their Bibles to see God’s condemnation on those who turn to Egypt for guidance. This is of course what Smith has done by claiming the Book of Mormon is written in ‘Reformed Egyptian’, and instituting the Book of Abraham with the notorious Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Why would you turn to Egypt when God condemned the Israelites from doing so, in addition to the fact He delivered them from there?!

Please, when you get an opportunity, share this info with the Mormon you know!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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Mormon Terminology: Veil https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-veil/ https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-veil/#respond Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:02:14 +0000 http://lifeafter.org/?p=22069 Matthew 27:51 “And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent.” The LDS Church has gone out of its way to make a mockery of something in God’s most Holy works. The vail/veil. It’s one of the key things Christians are […]

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Matthew 27:51 “And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent.”

The LDS Church has gone out of its way to make a mockery of something in God’s most Holy works. The vail/veil.

It’s one of the key things Christians are most aware of in their walk with Him. Today we’re looking at the Mormon definition of the word veil, and comparing it with what our Lord has said in His word.

As we all know, the veil was rent in two at the death of Jesus, giving us direct access to God. It signified there would no longer be any need for sacrifices, as Jesus’ spilt blood fulfilled the Law. Never again would God reside inside a temple made of hands Acts 17:24.

Before we look at their definition of this important word, let’s see what God has to say!

In the Old Testament the word is spelled vail, and its transliteration is ‘pārōket’. Here’s the full description from Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary —

“feminine active participle of the same as <H6531> (perek); a separatrix, i.e. (the sacred) screen :- vail.”

In the New Testament we see the spelling is veil, and its transliteration is ‘katapetasma’. Here’s what Strong’s says —

‘from a compound of <G2596> (kata) and a congener of <G4072> (petomai); something spread thoroughly, i.e. (special) the door screen (to the Most Holy Place) in the Jewish Temple :- vail.’

There are many good articles to read on the subject of the veil in the OT. One can be found at WhatChristiansWanttoKnow.com, and another at GotQuestions.org. They, and others, along with the Bible reports the veil was 60 feet long, 30 feet wide, and four inches thick. It was made of purple, blue, and scarlet, and interlaced with fine twined linen. It’s said that it took 300 priests to manipulate it, and hung between the Holy of Holies to separate the area where priests offered sacrifices from the rest of the temple. Another curtain hung on the other side of the priestly area, separating it from views of the general public.

For a moment, imagine that curtain being ripped in half the moment Jesus breathed His last. Only God would’ve been able to do such a thing! Although this is but a very brief explanation of the temple veil, we now have a foundation from which to judge truth. Compare this with what the Church said in the LDS Gospel Topics. As an FYI, this is their version of a Bible Dictionary.

Veil 

A word used in the scriptures to mean (1) a divider separating areas of the tabernacle or temple, (2) a symbol for a separation between God and man, (3) a thin cloth worn by people to cover their face or head, or (4) a God-given forgetfulness that blocks people’s memories of the premortal existence.

The veil divides the holy of holies from the holy place, Ex. 26:33.

The veil of the temple was rent in twain at the crucifixion of Christ, Matt. 27:51 (Mark 15:38Luke 23:45).

Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face, 1 Cor. 13:12.

The dark veil of unbelief was being cast away from his mind, Alma 19:6.

The brother of Jared could not be kept from beholding within the veil, Ether 3:19 (Ether 12:19).

The veil shall be rent and you shall see me, D&C 67:10 (D&C 38:8).

The veil of the covering of my temple shall be taken off, D&C 101:23.

The veil was taken from our minds, D&C 110:1.

A veil of darkness shall cover the earth, Moses 7:61.

As we can plainly see, they’ve mixed in a drop of truth with a lot of lies! The references from the Book of Mormon are lies because these aren’t based on truth. References from their Doctrine and Covenants (D&C) are the false prophecies of Joseph Smith, and finally, the reference from the Book of Moses is another lie because it’s from the extra-biblical works produced by Joseph Smith.

God never said He’d cover the earth with a veil of darkness.

God doesn’t live in a temple made of hands as we’ve seen in Acts 17:24 above.

Moreover, man did not live in heaven with God before we were created to live on earth. 1 Cor. 15:44-47.

With Easter coming up, be sure to take a few moments and share the truth with a Mormon you know!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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Mormon Terminology: Soul https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-soul/ https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-soul/#respond Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:02:37 +0000 http://lifeafter.org/?p=21844 Doctrine and Covenants 88:15 “And the spirit and the body are the soul of man.” Genesis 35:18 “And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin.” Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and […]

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Doctrine and Covenants 88:15 “And the spirit and the body are the soul of man.”

Genesis 35:18 “And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin.”

Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

Today we’re obviously looking at the meaning of the word ‘soul’. As you probably saw in the LDS references above, their version is rather sketchy compared to the Bible. sigh…

From God’s word we can know the soul is separate from the body based on what it says about Rachel (Jacob’s wife) as she died. Her body didn’t depart, her soul did.

The transliteration for soul is ‘nepesh’. Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary defines it as follows ~

“from <H5314> (naphash); properly a breathing creature, i.e. animal or (abstract) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) any, appetite…lust, man, me, mind, mortally, one, own, person, pleasure…”

The human soul lives forever, but this doesn’t mean it’s always been in existence. As we see in Genesis 2:7, the human soul is created. 1 Corinthians 15:44-47 explains we’re first created physically, and then spiritually. Only Jesus, who is God, has existed eternally. Souls will exist eternally after death – they’ll either be in heaven, or hell based on one’s acceptance of the Lord.

GotQuestions.org, has a great article on what constitutes a soul with references you can share with Mormons – when you have a moment don’t miss checking it out!

And please, do share the truth with a Mormon so they’ll understand the correct definition of this word. Their very life depends on it! Joseph Smith never skipped a beat when it came to the opportunity of confusing people. It’s heartbreaking to see what he chose to do.

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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Mormon Terminology: Discernment https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-discernment/ https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-discernment/#respond Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:02:32 +0000 http://lifeafter.org/?p=21486 New Era, ‘Questions and Answers, What is the gift of discernment?,’ June 2018 “The scriptures talk about the “discerning of spirits” as a gift of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:10; D&C 46:23). It means “to understand or know something through the power of the Spirit. … It includes perceiving the true character of people and the source […]

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New Era, ‘Questions and Answers, What is the gift of discernment?,’ June 2018

“The scriptures talk about the “discerning of spirits” as a gift of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:10; D&C 46:23). It means “to understand or know something through the power of the Spirit. … It includes perceiving the true character of people and the source and meaning of spiritual manifestations” (Guide to the Scriptures, “Discernment, Gift of,” scriptures.lds.org).

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has taught that the gift of discernment can help us (1) “detect hidden error and evil in others,” (2) “detect hidden errors and evil in ourselves,” (3) “find and bring forth the good that may be concealed in others,” and (4) “find and bring forth the good that may be concealed in us” (“Quick to Observe,” Ensign, Dec. 2006, 35).”

1 John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

1 Corinthians 12:10 “To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues”.

Ah, discernment, the indispensable gift our Lord gives believers to shield them from heresy. Whenever a new believer asks me about this, the best way I can explain it is to study. The closer your walk with Jesus is, the less likely you’ll buy into the nonsensical rhetoric like that of Mormonism. God’s Holy Spirit then reminds you of what you’ve learned at the time it’s needed.

Mr. Bednar’s definition is part of their foundational reliance on witchcraft, sprinkled with the obligatory truth to lure people into the lies.

Discernment doesn’t give people the ability to detect hidden error, or evil in people. What he’s describing is akin to the antics of fortune-tellers looking into a crystal ball. No one knows a man’s heart except for himself, and of course, God. 1 Corinthians 2:11

We’ve pulled three reliable sources that speaks about this you can read below. One thing is for certain – if you want true discernment,  you need to worship the true God of the Bible and most unfortunately, Mormons do not. You’ll also want to take note that none of the definitions we found included Mr. Bednar’s idea of discernment.

Holman Bible Dictionary –

“One of the gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor. 12:10). It apparently refers to the God-given ability to tell whether a prophetic speech came from God’s Spirit or from another source opposed to God.”

Strong’s Talking Greek and Hebrew Concordance –

The transliteration for discernment is ‘diakrisis’. Here’s the info to share with the Mormon you know –

‘G1253 from <G1252> (diakrino); judicial estimation :- discern (-ing), disputation’.

 

King James Bible Dictionary –

DISCERN, verb intransitive

To see or understand the difference; to make distinction; as, to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood.

To have judicial cognizance.

One last thing. Oswald Chambers provided some great insight about discernment, and how to identify what we need to pray.

“Can Jesus Christ see the agony of His soul in us? He can’t unless we are so closely identified with Him that we have His view concerning the people for whom we pray. May we learn to intercede so wholeheartedly that Jesus Christ will be completely and overwhelmingly satisfied with us as intercessors.” – Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, March 31

 

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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Mormon Terminology: Heresies https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-heresies/ https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-heresies/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:02:49 +0000 http://lifeafter.org/?p=21413 Mormon Doctrine, p. 251“Heresy … In the true gospel sense, any opinion or doctrine in opposition to the revealed word of the Lord as recorded in the standard works of the Church and as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an heresy. The issue is not how many people may […]

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Mormon Doctrine, p. 251“Heresy … In the true gospel sense, any opinion or doctrine in opposition to the revealed word of the Lord as recorded in the standard works of the Church and as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an heresy. The issue is not how many people may believe a teaching; it is whether the doctrine is true or false. (2 Pet. 2:1.)

The whole Christian world, in the days of the Prophet, believed falsely that God was a mystical spirit essence that filled the immensity of space and was everywhere and nowhere in particular present — all of which proved only that they were all heretics, that the apostasy was universal. Heresy is false doctrine. …  One of the purposes of this mortal probation is to see how much of the truth men will believe when they walk by faith rather than by sight. There is no salvation in a false doctrine.” – Bruce R. McConkie, 1966

2 Pet. 2:1 “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”

  1. Referring to the God of the Bible as mystical, is heresy.
  2. God didn’t give us life to see how much of the truth we’ll accept. This too is heresy! Our purpose is to glorify Him as we have a loving relationship with Him.
  3. Heresy means to pull away from God, or to disunite from Him. One expositor stated that heresy is found when we choose to not teach what is found in the Bible.

This is exactly what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has done by not trusting God’s word, and introducing other gospels like the BoM, and Pearl of Great Price.

The transliteration for heresies is hairesis. Here’s how Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary defines it –

“G139, from <G138> (haireomai); properly a choice, i.e. (special) a party or (abstract) disunion :- heresy [which is the Greek word itself], sect”.

Be sure to share this with the Mormon you know, and ask for their opinion. It’s hard to argue with a dictionary definition, but make sure the way you do so is done in love and patience.

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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Mormon Terminology: Zion https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-zion/ https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-zion/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:02:27 +0000 http://lifeafter.org/?p=21389 Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 362 “President Joseph Smith said: — … I want to make a proclamation to the Elders. … I have another revelation in relation to economy in the Church—a great, grand, and glorious revelation. … You know there has been great discussion in relation to Zion—where it is, and where […]

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Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 362 “President Joseph Smith said: — … I want to make a proclamation to the Elders. … I have another revelation in relation to economy in the Church—a great, grand, and glorious revelation. … You know there has been great discussion in relation to Zion—where it is, and where the gathering of the dispensation is, and which I am now going to tell you. The prophets have spoken and written upon it; but I will make a proclamation that will cover a broader ground. The whole of America is Zion itself from north to south, and is described by the Prophets, who declare that it is the Zion where the mountain of the Lord should be, and that it should be in the center of the land. When Elders shall take up and examine the old prophecies in the Bible, they will see it.”

1 Kings 8:1 “Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.”

Mr. Smith chose to falsely prophesy about Zion’s location, but truth stands forever, just as God’s word!

As I’ve stated in the past, you can worship the rocks in your backyard and call them ‘God’, but that doesn’t make it true. The same can be said for what Smith did with the meaning of Zion.

The transliteration for Zion is ‘ṣiyyôn’. Strong’s Talking Greek and Hebrew Dictionary defines it this way –

‘the same (regular) as <H6725> (tsiyuwn); Tsijon (as a permanent capital), a mountain of Jerusalem :- Zion.’

Smith obviously didn’t care too much for what the prophets had to say about Zion so he decided he’d just randomly change its meaning, and location. How sad for the Mormon people who blindly accept this nonsense, and carry on as if nothing’s amiss.

We’re praying the Mormon people would stop to think about this when doing their homework, and then accept the fact that Zion is Jerusalem, not America!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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Mormon Terminology: Blasphemy https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-blasphemy/ https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-blasphemy/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:02:13 +0000 http://lifeafter.org/?p=21373 Mormon Doctrine, p. 65“Among a great host of impious and sacrilegious speaking that constitute blasphemy are such things as: Taking the name of God in vain; evil-speaking about the Lord’s anointed; belittling sacred temple ordinances, or patriarchal blessings, or sacramental administrations; claiming unwarranted divine authority; and promulgating with profane piety a false system of salvation.” […]

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Mormon Doctrine, p. 65“Among a great host of impious and sacrilegious speaking that constitute blasphemy are such things as: Taking the name of God in vain; evil-speaking about the Lord’s anointed; belittling sacred temple ordinances, or patriarchal blessings, or sacramental administrations; claiming unwarranted divine authority; and promulgating with profane piety a false system of salvation.” – Bruce R. McConkie

Matthew 12:31 “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”

As you can see in the references above, the Mormon definition for blasphemy is much broader than the Lord’s. The transliteration for blasphemy is blasphēmia, which means to speak evil against God.

Here’s what Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance says –

‘G988, from <G989> (blasphemos); vilification (especially against God), blasphemy, evil speaking, railing’

It’s noteworthy to see how Jesus said all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven except for blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. Their list of made-up rules is what keeps Mormons in a state of self imposed worry they’re doing something wrong. Ironically, it looks like McConkie’s last definition makes Smith culpable of blasphemy!

Do ask your Mormon friends/loved ones what they think!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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Mormon Terminology: Baurak Ale https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-baurak-ale/ https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-baurak-ale/#respond Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:02:04 +0000 http://lifeafter.org/?p=21363 Journal of Discourses 16:156 “And when the Lord was about to have the Book of Covenants given to the world it was thought wisdom, in consequence of the persecutions of our enemies in Kirtland and some of the regions around, that some of the names should be changed, and Joseph was called Baurak Ale, which was […]

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Journal of Discourses 16:156 “And when the Lord was about to have the Book of Covenants given to the world it was thought wisdom, in consequence of the persecutions of our enemies in Kirtland and some of the regions around, that some of the names should be changed, and Joseph was called Baurak Ale, which was a Hebrew word; meaning God bless you.” – Orson Pratt, Ogden, August 16, 1873

Job 32:6 “And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.”

Our LDS reference today is an example of how Joe Smith used one legitimate Hebrew word, barachel, to inject falsehoods into Mormon sacred cannon.

Here are a few facts about the circumstances –

The reference above is an excerpt from a sermon by Orson Pratt explaining how they used pseudonyms for Mormon leaders when compiling the Doctrine and Covenants. Specifically D&C 78:1, 9; for more info on the particulars, see our article ‘Mormon Dilemma 516, Code Names’.

As noted in article mentioned above, they changed these names in the 1921 edition, and then also placed them into D&C 103, and 105. For an extensive look at the list of code names and how they’ve changed over time, see Book of Abraham Project, LDS History.

Bottom line: the Church has changed this Doctrine and Covenants passage to accommodate various needs for the timeframe in which they were living.

If the D&C is considered ‘sacred’, why are they changing it?

Why would they need pseudonyms if their work was from God?

What do these passages mean for the Mormon today, and how do they bring LDS members closer to Jesus? Moreover, why did Smith change the meaning of this Hebrew word if he was really a godly prophet?

The Hebrew word barachel is listed in the Bible two times. You can find it in Job 32:2, 6.

The transliteration for barachel is bārakʾēl (Strong’s #1292), and is in reference to the father of one of Job’s friends. In Hebrew, names carry more significance than they do in Western cultures. A name denotes the identity of who the person is in their community, and how God sees them as a person.

Simply put, this word tells us barachel was a man blessed by God, or he blessed God by paying homage to Him.

This is another example of how cults will take one word, or a verse out of context to build a doctrine upon it to confuse, and mislead people.

Ask the Mormon you know what they think about this!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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Mormon Terminology: Adam and Eve https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-adam-and-eve/ https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-adam-and-eve/#respond Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:02:48 +0000 http://lifeafter.org/?p=21337 Last week as I was gathering info from the Church’s site, I came across their definition for Adam and Eve. As a heads up, here’s the chain of links I went through to get to what was supposed to be a simple thing… You can find this info in their section, ‘Lesson Helps for Teaching […]

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Last week as I was gathering info from the Church’s site, I came across their definition for Adam and Eve. As a heads up, here’s the chain of links I went through to get to what was supposed to be a simple thing…

You can find this info in their section, ‘Lesson Helps for Teaching Children’, and then from there the real info is found in ‘Friend, ‘Our First Parents,’ February 1973’. We’ve taken just a few of the most pertinent things they said. To read their article in full, see link above.

The Church’s definition for both names, (Adam and Eve), is far from correct! For me this is just heartbreaking. Why can’t they just tell the truth???

LDS Lies ~

‘Adam and his wife, Eve, were the first people Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, placed on the newly created earth. Adam’s name means many, for all who have ever lived upon the earth, or who will live upon the earth, are the children of this great and intelligent man. Eve was the first mother of the human family, and her name means mother of all living.’

Truth ~

The transliteration for Adam is ʾādām. Here’s how Strong’s defined his name. As you can see it’s the exact opposite of what the Church claims –

“from <H119> (‘adam); ruddy, i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) :- × another, + hypocrite, + common sort, × low, man (mean, of low degree), person”

The transliteration for Eve is ḥawwâ. Strong’s defined it this way –

“causative from <H2331> (chavah); life-giver; Chavvah (or Eve), the first woman :- Eve.”

LDS Lies ~

“…one day Satan tempted Eve and Adam, and they disobeyed the Lord. …One day Adam and Eve again heard the voice of the Lord commanding them to offer sacrifices to Him. Our first earthly parents were happy to hear from the Lord again. They obeyed His commandment and built an altar and made offerings as they had been told. And together they worshiped the Lord.

After many days an angel of the Lord appeared to Adam and asked him why he offered sacrifices to the Lord.

“I don’t know,” Adam answered, “except the Lord commanded me.”

The angel explained that the sacrifices were to remind Adam and Eve that someday Jesus Christ would come to earth…The angel also told Adam that he should repent of his sins and be baptized, that Adam and his family should keep all the commandments given to them, and that they should pray forever to our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ.

Adam was baptized and his heart was filled with joy. He exclaimed, “Blessed be the name of God, for because of my transgression my eyes are opened, and in this life shall I have joy, and again in the flesh I shall see God.”

Adam told Eve all that the angel had made known to him. And Adam and Eve rejoiced together and blessed the name of God…”

Truth ~

Who baptized Adam?

Why would Adam need to be baptized if Jesus wasn’t born  yet?

Why would they offer sacrifices without knowing why they were doing this?

Offering sacrifices to God at an altar, and being baptized, is a major contradiction!!!

The Church has lied to these children so they don’t have to talk about the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus shedding His blood on the cross. If/when they do this, their excuse for making people work for salvation is gone and they have no reason to be a so-called Christian  organization.

Pray for the kids, won’t you?

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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Mormon Terminology: Born Again https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-born-again/ https://lifeafter.org/mormon-terminology-born-again/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:02:35 +0000 http://lifeafter.org/?p=21322 Like most topics in Mormonism, there’s not always a straightforward answer to the questions you may ask. Case in point is today’s topic, ‘born again’. On June 19, 2018, we paid a visit to the LDS Gospel Topics section to look at born again, and the page came back with the following info; See Baptism; Conversion; Salvation. We found […]

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Like most topics in Mormonism, there’s not always a straightforward answer to the questions you may ask. Case in point is today’s topic, ‘born again’.

On June 19, 2018, we paid a visit to the LDS Gospel Topics section to look at born again, and the page came back with the following info; See BaptismConversionSalvation.

We found the closest info for born again to be under the topic for conversion. Here’s what it said –

Conversion includes a change in behavior, but it goes beyond behavior; it is a change in our very nature. It is such a significant change that the Lord and His prophets refer to it as a rebirth, a change of heart, and a baptism of fire. … Conversion is a process, not an event. Conversion comes as a result of righteous efforts to follow the Savior…”

What this is really describing is sanctification – when God’s Holy Spirit works in you as you live in the Lord. To be born again the Bible tells us we’re changed!

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Strong’s Concordance gives the transliterations for born again as ‘gennaō’ and ‘anōthen’, with the following info on both –

‘from a variation of <G1085> (genos); to procreate (properly of the father, but by extension of the mother); figurative to regenerate :- bear, beget, be born, bring forth, conceive, be delivered of, gender, make, spring’.

‘from <G507> (ano); from above; by analogy from the first; by implication anew :- from above, again, from the beginning (very first), the top’.

As we can see, being born again isn’t a process at all! Rather, it’s a marked change that takes place the moment we accept Him into our lives/hearts. Neither of these words indicate this is a process to go through, so be sure to share this with a Mormon!

The Church won’t teach this truth for three reasons.

1.They don’t accept the Trinity.

2.They don’t accept God’s power through His Holy Spirit can do the work we never could do,

3.They don’t believe God’s Spirit can reside inside of man forever.

Also, take a few moments to share with a Mormon what it was like for you when you accepted the Lord! When Mormons are baptized at 8 yrs old there’s no regeneration like the Bible speaks of, so this would be a good segue to start a conversation!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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