Is Mormon Exaltation Salvation, or Idolatry?

Is Mormon Exaltation Salvation, or Idolatry?

 General Conference, ‘The Book,’ October 2014; “The leaders did not set the requirements for exaltation. God did!” – Allan F. Packer Ok, before we look at Mr. Packer’s comment let’s see what Mormons mean by “exaltation”. The Gospel Principles manual defines exaltation...

August 2016 Visiting Teaching Message

August 2016 Visiting Teaching Message

The Visiting Teaching Message in August focuses on church members nurturing their families. Anytime I hear Mormons talk about the importance of families, or recall their old commercials that ended with the line “families it’s about time” (remember those?), I shake my...

Hinckley’s Lies for the Mormon god

Hinckley’s Lies for the Mormon god

Revelation 21:8; “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Teachings of...

Tip of the Day, December 28

Tip of the Day, December 28

December 28 – Isaiah 52:13; “Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.” _____ The Bible makes it very clear as to who is exalted and who shall be abased.  The theme throughout His word is the same; when you lift...

Tip of the Day, December 28

Mormon Dilemma 334

Godhood? “You Matter to Him”, Liahona and Ensign, November 2011; “”This is a paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God. While against the backdrop of infinite creation we may appear to be nothing, we have a spark of eternal fire...

Tip of the Day, December 28

Mormon Dilemma 279

The Way to Heaven Teachings of the Presidents of the Church, pg 8; "Only the valiant will be exalted and receive the highest degree of glory, hence 'many are called, but few are chosen.' (D&C 121:40.) As the Savior put it, '. . . strait is the gate, and narrow the...

Tip of the Day, December 28

Mormon Dilemma 199

Families are Forever – Really? “In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles proclaim that “marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for eternal...

Tip of the Day, January 22

Tip of the Day, January 22

January 22 – Everlasting burnings.  What is it?  Who goes to everlasting burnings and why?  Isaiah 33:12, 14.  “And the people shall be as the burnings of lime…the sinners in Zion are afraid; fearlfulness hath surprised the hypocrites.  Who among us shall dwell with...

Tip of the Day, December 28

Mormon Dilemma 129

What is exaltation?   Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 479; “It is available only in the highest degree of the Celestial Kingdom and is reserved for members of the Church of the Firstborn. This exalted status, called eternal life, is available to be received by a man...

Tip of the Day, December 28

Mormon Dilemma 109

Salvation and Exaltation We Follow Jesus Christ," Ensign, May 2010, 86; “We rejoice in all the Savior has done for us. He has made it possible for each of us to gain our salvation and exaltation.” – Quentin L. Cook Jude 1:24-25; “Now unto him that is able to keep you...