Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

If I had to give this conference an overall title, I’d name it ‘The Confounding Contradictions’. The Mormon Church has always contradicted itself, but there are times when we see them doing so as if it’s second nature for them.

The one thing each speaker seemed to have in common was an overall sense of someone just going through the motions without thinking. Recently, they’ve seen a good sized portion of their leadership die due to age, and those that remain don’t seem to carry the same enthusiasm of their predecessors. Gone are the unyielding personalities of McConkie and Talmage, the new game in town reminds me of the Stepford Wives.

They’re merely parroting the lessons they’ve been taught before they collapse into bed at the end of each day.

Personally, I’ve always referred to it as the ‘Eyeore Syndrome’. They’ll do what they need to because that’s what they’re told, but it’s not without heaving a huge sigh of, ‘woe-is-me’.

I don’t know about you the reader, but I can’t think of Jesus without being excited for Who He is, what He’s done, and how fortunate I am that He saved me! I can point to the time when my old self began to change because of His supernatural work inside of me.

My dear Mormon people have known no such thing in their lives. They simply go from one day to the next, without any marker of when Jesus took up residence inside of them. Pray they’ll know the true joy of worshiping Him! Please, pray that they’ll know Isaiah 1:18!

Talk #4

General Women’s Session

Dieter Uchtdorf. The guy has a way with words, and he certainly proved it this time around with his talk at the this General Conference. You can read his entire speech, Three Sisters, where he encouraged women of the Church to remember  how special they are, not only to God, but those in their personal lives as well.

For now, we’re looking at one comment he made. While the rest of his comments are just as blasphemous, this encapsulates his entire message.

‘You have the spiritual DNA of God.’

That my friend, is a lie.

If we had the spiritual DNA of God, we wouldn’t look for God, nor would we need His mercy to redeem us from sin. The entire Bible speaks to a totally different message, which can be summed up in one verse –

Luke 19:10 ‘For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.’

Ask the Mormon you know what he/she thinks of this!

Talk #5

General Women’s Session

Neill F. Marriott, 2nd Counselor in the Young Women’s General Presidency was one of three women who spoke at the women’s session of this past General Conference. To read her talk in full, see Abiding in God and Repairing the Breach.

Like Mr. Uchtdorf, Mrs. Marriott is well educated. She too, incorrectly used words and phrases from a Christian vocabulary which served only one purpose, and that was to confuse her audience.

As we did with Mr. Uchtdorf’s message, we’re looking at one thing from this talk that sums up the reason why these leaders are promoting lies that don’t represent what they, or this church believes. Mrs. Marriott said –

‘…Only the Savior’s Atonement can cleanse us of our sins and close that gap. …’

For those who will write in telling us we took her comments out of context, we have just one thing to say.

It’s impossible to take that statement out of context. It is what it is, as they say. The Mormon Church’s road to salvation includes everything but the solitary work of Christ’s spilt blood on Calvary’s cross.

Pray for those who heard Mrs. Marriott’s talk, and pray for her as well! Her bio reads like a perfect example of what Mormons could only dream to be. She graduated college, married, joined the Church, had 11 children, and now has 26 grandkids. At one time she was a writer for various church publications. In spite of being entrenched in Mormonism, she too can be reached and brought to the cross of Christ! Amen!

Talk #6

Saturday Morning Session

Dallin Oaks. As you probably know, Mr. Oaks is one of the 12 apostles of the Church and his talk at this General Conference was on marriage, of course. For more info, see The Plan and the Proclamation.

In keeping with our theme of using one statement as we did in the other two talks, we’ve done the same with Mr. Oaks’ speech. We found it interesting his main focus was on the LDS Family Proclamation. Here’s what he had to say –

‘I testify that the proclamation on the family is a statement of eternal truth, the will of the Lord for His children who seek eternal life.’

If you’re unaware, the Proclamation talks about the importance of marriage of one man to one woman. In light of that we’re wondering…

How can the Family Proclamation be eternal if Joe Smith’s prophecy on polygamy is eternal? They both can’t be right!

Doctrine and Covenants 132:4; “For behold, I reveal unto you a new and an everlasting covenant; and if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned; for no one can reject this covenant and be permitted to enter into my glory.”

Please, remember to use these examples as a witness for Jesus to the Mormon people! Their church is crumbling quickly, so we want to be ready, and share the truth from God’s word!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor. 1:18