Leave Mormonism, Lose Family

Journal of Discourses 4:165; “A motion has been put, and unanimously carried, that John Hyde be cut off root and branch, that is, himself and all the roots and branches that are within him; this has no allusion to his family. He has taken a course by which he has lost his family and forfeited his Priesthood; he has forfeited his membership. The limb is cut off, but the Priesthood takes the fruit that was attached to the limb and saves it, if it will be saved. Do you understand me? His wife is not cut off from this Church, but she is free from him; she is just as free from him as though she never had belonged to him. The limb she was connected to is cut off, and she must again be grafted into the tree, if she wishes to be saved; that is all about it.” – Heber C. Kimball, Salt Lake City, January 11, 1857

Romans 12:14; “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.”

I guess if you don’t actually believe in the Bible you wouldn’t accept this verse, but it bears repeating.  Where’s the Christian behavior when you separate the family? Where’s the “families are forever” message in motives such as this? 

I spoke to yet another heartbroken family on the phone recently that had experienced much of what this Mr. Hyde must have gone through more than 150 years ago.  Parents lost their grown daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren who’ve turned their backs on the family because they won’t join Mormonism with them.

All of a sudden there are no more Christmases, family reunions, or birthdays with grandparents or great-grandparents because of Mormonism. The grown woman and husband were both raised in solid Christian homes and had publicly confessed Jesus on numerous occasions. So what happened?

Not spending enough time in His word, not spending enough time at church or with other believers and not spending enough time in prayer, thanksgiving and confessing of sins before Him on a regular basis. That’s the recipe for getting caught up in the cults.