With the advent of the Church’s latest invention of the Missionary Worthiness Interview, we thought it’d behoove readers to take a quick look at just some of the ‘must-do’s’ in Mormonism.

All of these interviews should be a concern for any, if not all Mormons. Some of the questions, however, border on the scary side.

Why is the Church asking its members if they sympathize with friends/relatives who oppose the Church?

Why is this any business of the Church?

If you’re LDS, does this concern you at all? Why, or why not?

As an example of what I call their ‘strong arm tactics’, there have been times when my own mother will start questioning me about what I do. The extent of our conversations in this regard is rather limited as her reaction to my answers, and subsequent questions of my own, places major stumbling blocks on carrying our discussions much past that point. My question is always the same: why is the Church pressuring you for info on my activities?

My mother is a people pleaser, so she’ll try to fulfill any and all requirements expected of her, even if that means questioning me on why I’m out to get the Church. Sigh…

Personally, I find it intrusive, and another method of how the Church controls its members. I just can’t imagine Jesus doing stuff like this, and that’s usually where our conversations go when it comes to this topic.

I’m certain I’m not the only person with this experience, and serves as another reason why I’m constantly asking our Christian friends to pray for those caught in such predicaments.

Other questions in their ‘worthiness interviews’ also reveals a control issue that’s taking place. Sadly, members of the Church never question these things because they’re told not to do so.

Oh my…

Again, just pray if you would! If you’re LDS, we pray you would start wondering why an organization has so much control over your life when Jesus has none.

The following list isn’t conclusive by any means! They’re just a short list of a few things we know play a prominent role in the everyday life of the average Mormon. If you think of others that are/were important to you, let us know and we’ll add those to our list as well!

Temple Recommend Worthiness Interview

Question  #6 in this interview asked,

‘Do you affiliate with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or do you sympathize with the precepts of any such group or individual?’

Missionary Worthiness Interview and Questions

Question #10 in this interview asked the same thing they did in the temple recommend interview,

‘Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?’

Why is it the Church’s business if you have friends/relatives who aren’t Mormon? Why is your personal opinion about their activities a concern for the Church?

Baptismal Interview Questions- Intro

Questions that prospective members are asked seem better suited for a job interview rather than finding out about someone’s personal relationship with Jesus.

Melissa’s Patriarchal Blessing

“Every worthy, baptized member is entitled to and should receive a patriarchal blessing, which provides inspired direction from the Lord…”

Members of the Church are typically filled with pride when asked if they’ve received their ‘patriarchal blessing’. It’s seen as a badge of honor.

Bishops & Young Women in the Ward

Melissa’s insight into how a Mormon bishop is placed in such high authority over a young girl’s life when she’s not even his daughter. Why does a male, who by the way isn’t a relative, have so much power in the salvation of a young girl?