Does any LDS really know what Mormonism teaches?
Posted in the Provo Forum
Saint George, UT
#1 Nov 8, 2010
I have lived in Utah since 1980 and have had many a LDS try to convert me. At the time I was not interested. When I moved to St. George in 1987 I got interested in God. I decided that if I was going to serve God I wanted to know what religion/Church was 'really' the true Church. You see, there are, possibly, thousands of different religious beliefs in the world but there is only one God. So how can it be that this one God would teach so many varied and differing belief systems? He wouldn't because it would make him a liar and no one wants to willingly follow a known liar. Therefore, only one train of thought can be God's.
I started studying- a lot! What I found has either angered, hurt, insulted (or all) many people including family, loved ones, friends and neighbors.
I believe everyone needs to see what I have found. I never say what I have not personally researched (unless I say it before I post it- which is rare) and I always give references- book, page and verse- for what I say.
With that said let's start with a simple question.
"Did God create all things?"
This isn't as easy to answer as some of you may think. The LDS church actually teaches 'Yes' and 'No' to this question.
The LDS 'teach' as a major doctrine that Jesus created everything but then they turn around and 'teach' as an equally major doctrine that Jesus has a dad who has a dad who has a dad who has a dad (ad infinitum) and they all were Gods who lived on worlds, ate foods, drank water, breathed air, etc, that Jesus could not possibly have created.
Mormonism teaches that to be God one must go from a spirit to a man who 'Progresses' to a God. So Jesus had to first have his dad born on a planet before he (Jesus) could even be thought of. Then Jesus' dad had to get married to a woman and have Jesus. Then he had to live on that planet as a man, serve his God, die and 'Eternally Progress' to be a God. All of this had to take place before Jesus created anything (or, for that matter, before he even existed).
The question that follows then is, how can both major and sacred LDS doctrines be true when they contradict each other in such a way that one is impossible if the other is true?
But, this is only one of hundreds of such confusing and contradicting doctrines. We haven't even looked at the revelations, visions or prophecies of the LDS Church yet.
Imagine what's coming next.
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