Mormonism considers its image -

There are 19 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Oct 14, 2007, titled Mormonism considers its image -. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Thomas Appiah and his wife, Katrina, have no problem with all the curious new questions about their Mormon faith.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Baltimore Sun.

First Prev
of 23
Next Last
certaincurtain

Dunedin, New Zealand

#445 Nov 13, 2007
BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD - BIBLE SUPPORTS MORMON DOCTRINE.

Philippians 1:24
Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

Nevertheless the persons are dead and though it was more needful for them to abide in the flesh, they cannot, for they are dead.

certaincurtain@yahoo.com
Pull Up Terrain

Salt Lake City, UT

#446 Nov 13, 2007
I concur. They are dead.
certaincurtain

Dunedin, New Zealand

#447 Nov 13, 2007
BAPTISM

ALL BAPTISMS OUTSIDE OF MORMON CHURCH NOT VALID.

D&C 22:1
Behold, I say unto you that all old covenants have I caused to be done away in this thing; and this is a new and an everlasting covenant, even that which was from the beginning.

D&C 22:2
Wherefore, although a man should be baptized an hundred times it availeth him nothing, for you cannot enter in at the strait gate by the law of Moses, neither by your dead works.

D&C 22:3
For it is because of your dead works that I have caused this last covenant and this church to be built up unto me, even as in days of old.

D&C 22:4
Wherefore, enter ye in at the gate, as I have commanded, and seek not to counsel your God. Amen.

This revelation was given through Joseph Smith the Prophet.

certaincurtain@yahoo.com
Fed up with ignorance

Great Falls, MT

#448 Nov 13, 2007
jim wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you really defending the LDS faith by say that Joseph Smith's vision must be true because it seems similar to Paul's? As though Smith couldn't have just been making it up to fit as such!
Answer me this then: In 1835, Joseph Smith declared that his translation was correct as is and in need of no changes or revisions. Then, around 1839 he himself revised it!! Why? Joseph Smith was playing a game with Christianity to see how many people he could fool. Why else would he change his own translation from one with ideas relatively similar to those of Christianity to one with ideas completely contradictory to it: God was once a man and still has flesh and bones. How sad!
Have you ever told anyone a story that was amazing and that people needed to know or should know or might want to know? Have you ever told that story to several different people? Has that story had any revisions to it at all based on the audience, time, situation, and whatever else was a factor? The thing is, you really don't know. We assume that we know every little detail about historical and spiritual events that are some 175-200 years ago. The problem with some people today is that they dig in 200 year old dust to try and bring the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints down and they look like fools. How sad it is that you don't think that God could still have a body of flesh and bone. Do you not read the Bible? Do you wrest the Scriptures? Why did Christ tell His Apostles to "handle me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye see me have? I wish you could understand the plan of our Heavenly Father. I wish you could get away from human error and actually read the scriptures to enlighten the human soul with positive insight rather than slicing down others with opinion and ridicule. The gospel is meant to be that "light on the hill that can't be hid." to many people extinguish that Light with ignorance and intolerance. What will you do?
EICAS

Salt Lake City, UT

#449 Nov 14, 2007
"What will you do?"

I'll read a good novel by Steven King. There is no comparison to the fiction he writes vs. that of the Bible of BofM.
certaincurtain

Dunedin, New Zealand

#450 Nov 14, 2007
THE BOOK OF MORMON - MOST CORRECT BOOK

I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.(November 28, 1841.) DHC 4:461.

(Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Four 183942, p.194)

certaincurtain@yahoo.com
ETOPS

Salt Lake City, UT

#451 Nov 14, 2007
certaincurtain wrote:
THE BOOK OF MORMON - MOST CORRECT BOOK
I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.(November 28, 1841.) DHC 4:461.
(Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Four 183942, p.194)
certaincurtain@yahoo.com
It may be perfect, but I prefer a good Steven King book over the BofM. It just flows better and is a good read. The BofM will wear you down and put you to sleep.
Passing Gas

Salt Lake City, UT

#455 Jan 2, 2008
I agee.

Boring.

Please use proper grammar.

Don't be lazy.
scotty

New York, NY

#456 Jul 13, 2008
Here is a link to photos of the artifacts found as well as some glyphs from the area. I used to live there and do personally beleive it to be true. You have to believe in something.
http://www.angelfire.com/trek/forthetruth/man...
post back if you want to discuss this. I am interested in exploring some more.
PointlessShrew

Ladysmith, WI

#457 Jul 22, 2008
ETOPS wrote:
<quoted text>
It may be perfect, but I prefer a good Steven King book over the BofM. It just flows better and is a good read. The BofM will wear you down and put you to sleep.
Used to put me to sleep, too--personally, I think that's a defense mechanism against the intolerable repetitiveness of most brainwashing....like the BOM.
Nicki

Spring, TX

#458 Jul 22, 2008
I'd rather read a cookbook, but then again I'm more of a chef
than a door to door salesperson.
Deadreckoner

Kalispell, MT

#459 Dec 19, 2010
I wonder what the truth really is. Would the truth reveal that the doctrine is false?
If so, all that would say it is all about the wealth generated by the doctrine. So, due to ego and mans lust for power, we do not get to know any great truths or any other raison d'etre.
Pathetic.
Stan

Montgomery, AL

#460 Dec 20, 2010
Certaincurtain has quoted scripture from the King James Bible and not just from Mormon canon. Jirobbi, you haven't come up with one verse from scripture to backup your disdain for the Mormons. Your hatred is showing your belief in Christ.
awesome sauce

United States

#461 Jan 8, 2011
Stan wrote:
Certaincurtain has quoted scripture from the King James Bible and not just from Mormon canon. Jirobbi, you haven't come up with one verse from scripture to backup your disdain for the Mormons. Your hatred is showing your belief in Christ.
Stop being jealous that you are not white and delightsome.
Glad to be foreign

Canada

#462 Jul 14, 2013
certaincurtain wrote:
The gospel preached by Paul is Mormonism. It is in very deed the plan of God the Father and Jesus Christ that will bring true happiness. Paul was speaking to the Galatian Mormons or formally known as the Galatian Saints.
Mormonism is the gospel that Paul embraced. He took the discussions, was baptized and became a staunch defender of Mormonism.
certaincurtain@yahoo.com
Mormonism is predominantly about money isn't it? Americans are hooked on the religion myth 'cos they're gullible and stupid.

“Good day to you!”

Since: Oct 08

Earth

#463 Jul 15, 2013
Glad to be foreign wrote:
<quoted text>
Mormonism is predominantly about money isn't it? Americans are hooked on the religion myth 'cos they're gullible and stupid.
If it was predominantly about the almighty $ as we can show of many Christian religions that have came and went because they were about the almighty $ in the last century, the Mormon church would have failed with Young.
Monetary greed is greed no matter how you dress it. We have examples of Christian religions in just the last 50 years that have climbed the ladder of success by well dressed greed and failed because of that greed.
It is a tough thing to explain how a church as the Mormon church with so much $ and having had so many different leaders in charge of all that $, still exists 170 years later and still grows without internal financial corruption causing an internal collapse as has happened with so many other religions.
finngirl

Salt Lake City, UT

#464 Jul 18, 2013
here's just one of our experiences in Utah and it illustrates that the image of mormonism needs some polishing

my adult sister has develepmental disabilities, what used to be called mental retardation. I was told by SO MANY mormon acquaintances/co-workers that the DI (Deseret Industries, similar to Goodwill Industries in other areas) would be helpful with job training and/or employment for her. "but we're not mormon" ... "that doesn't matter, what the church does best is help people. call the bishop and ask for an employment recommend." did some research, found out which ward boundaries we live in, which bishop to call

nice lady (his wife) answered the phone and set up an appointment in our home for the following week. sis was all excited, did her nails, her hair, picked a nice outfit to wear. we had warm, fresh-baked cookies ready to serve. and he never showed. never called, never showed, and no one answered at the number I'd called previously

called the number numerous times in the next few days, finally a child answered and took a message, and our call wasn't returned. a couple more days of calling rustled up the nice lady again and she said her husband had been double-booked and that's why he didn't show. we made another appointment for the coming week and baked cookies again and ... wait for it ... the same thing happened: no show, no call. the disappointment made my sister cry, which made me furious. I spent a lot of my childhood beating up neighborhood kids who made fun of her and hurt her feelings but there are laws against beating bishops so "I can't get no satisfaction"

if you can't help me, fine, tell me that. refer me somewhere else. believe me, I can deal with that

christian values? family values? pfffffffffttttttttt!!!

“Good day to you!”

Since: Oct 08

Earth

#465 Jul 18, 2013
finngirl wrote:
here's just one of our experiences in Utah and it illustrates that the image of mormonism needs some polishing
my adult sister has develepmental disabilities, what used to be called mental retardation. I was told by SO MANY mormon acquaintances/co-workers that the DI (Deseret Industries, similar to Goodwill Industries in other areas) would be helpful with job training and/or employment for her. "but we're not mormon" ... "that doesn't matter, what the church does best is help people. call the bishop and ask for an employment recommend." did some research, found out which ward boundaries we live in, which bishop to call
nice lady (his wife) answered the phone and set up an appointment in our home for the following week. sis was all excited, did her nails, her hair, picked a nice outfit to wear. we had warm, fresh-baked cookies ready to serve. and he never showed. never called, never showed, and no one answered at the number I'd called previously
called the number numerous times in the next few days, finally a child answered and took a message, and our call wasn't returned. a couple more days of calling rustled up the nice lady again and she said her husband had been double-booked and that's why he didn't show. we made another appointment for the coming week and baked cookies again and ... wait for it ... the same thing happened: no show, no call. the disappointment made my sister cry, which made me furious. I spent a lot of my childhood beating up neighborhood kids who made fun of her and hurt her feelings but there are laws against beating bishops so "I can't get no satisfaction"
if you can't help me, fine, tell me that. refer me somewhere else. believe me, I can deal with that
christian values? family values? pfffffffffttttttttt!!!
You seem to mistakenly believe youre making an appointment with a religion. You're dealing with a human regardless of religious persuasion. Humans are what they are.
In this case if I was in your position, I would find the number and or address for the stake president and report what has taken place to him and ask him to get back to you on the matter.
If you wanted to 'spark' a fire, I would take your sister to DI and find someone in charge of the program, introduce your sister to them and with some charm/politeness inform them Mr. so and so has broke the appointments he said he'd keep so your sister can't be part of the program. Then ask if they have any suggestions.
You'll accomplish more with a smile then a fist any day, just saying :)
Moroni

Lethbridge, Canada

#466 Sep 3, 2013
Here's a great, yet short blog, tackling the question, Are Mormons Christian?

http://letstalkmormon.blogspot.ca/

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 23
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Baltimore Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 1 min John Galt 1,224,298
News Thousands storm Baltimore streets in protest ca... 40 min Ship them home 427
News Why couldn't $130 million transform one of Balt... 57 min Fear ISIS 3
What is the Message in Chicago About Lives That... 1 hr Fear ISIS 4
Ebola can Reduce Chimpouts? 1 hr White Man 3
Cops railroaded to appease N***ers. 3 hr All of us 60
News Baltimore rioting: The language of the unheard 3 hr Moosehammerd Akhmed 7
More from around the web

Baltimore People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]