Thoughts of the Day about Mormonism

11 May

Contradictions in the Doctrine and Covenants

Today we’re wondering why the prophecy declared by Joseph Smith contradicts what has taken place in the Mormon Church.  As you’ll see from the text, God told Joseph that whoever performs or declares more than repentance and coming to Christ is not in obedience.

Why does the Mormon Church have so many works needing to be done for salvation if God clearly says otherwise?

D&C 10:67-68; “Behold, this is my doctrine—whosoever repenteth and cometh unto me, the same is my church.  68 Whosoever declareth more or less than this, the same is not of me, but is against me; therefore he is not of my church.

Also note what is said at the end of this prophecy in verse 70; “And now, remember the words of him who is the life and light of the world, your Redeemer, your Lord and your God. Amen.

Reading the text carefully, we learn that Jesus is the one speaking to Joseph in this chapter.

Mormons do not believe that Jesus is their god.  Jesus is their brother.  While they do refer to him as their redeemer, they never refer to him as their god.   “Heavenly Father whose name is elohim is the name of the Mormon god.

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One Response to “Thoughts of the Day about Mormonism”

  1. shematwater May 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    So much false information and misunderstanding.

    First, Christ is most definitely our God, and this is clearly taught in LDS doctrine. He is a member of the Godhead; he is the great God of the Old Testament; even in the Book of Mormon they prayed to Christ while he was with them. To make the claim that we do not believe Christ is our God is completely false and ignores the very verse you quote. Let us look at it again:
    “And now, remember the words of him who is the life and light of the world, your Redeemer, your Lord AND YOUR GOD. Amen.”

    I agree that this is Christ speaking, but you miss the fact that he declares himself to be our God. So please stop fabricating false doctrine in your attempt to discredit the LDS church.

    As to your so-called prophecy, again, this is not a prophecy but a doctrine. Until you can get things accurate you will constantly discredit yourself.
    As to its meaning, I would agree with your interpretation, but I would also point out that no leader of the church has ever taught anything besides this.
    Teaching us the commands of God is teaching repentance, for it is by obeying these commands that we repent.
    Teaching the nature of God is teaching repentance, for it is only in understanding his nature that we come to him.
    Everything taught deals very much with repentance and coming to Christ. As such, no one has been contrary to this doctrine.

    Thank You.

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