Is The Mormon Church a Cult?
Posted in the Tampa Forum
#1 Aug 23, 2012
If you had asked me this question 5 years ago I would have replied with an adamant NO! I would have taken great offense to the statement had you asked me and I likely would have disassociated myself from you and shunned you.
As a faithful Latter-day Saint for over 44 years, I held strongly to the following beliefs:
I will follow the prophet and Church leaders without question, and have faith in the beliefs, ideology, and practices as the literal Truth, and as Heavenly Father's law.
I am afraid of losing my membership in the Church and risk being punished if I question, doubt, and or show signs of dissent. It is wrong to criticize the leaders or the Church, even if the criticism is true.
I will read my scriptures, go to church every week, do my home teaching, go to the temple, and do everything that I am asked to do because it makes me happy and I will one day be judged for my good works.
I will follow the leadership's counsel at all times, even when it dictates how I should think, act, and feel; who I should date, where I should marry, and what types of clothes I should wear; how I should spend my free time, how my family should spend our free time together and what types of extra-curricular activities are appropriate; what I should or should not read, and what food and drinks I should consume or avoid.
I believe the Church to be the only true church on Earth. I believe membership to the Church and faithfulness to its leaders and teachings are the only way to find true happiness and eternal life. I believe it is my duty to share my beliefs with my non-member neighbors, coworkers, friends and strangers, so they can have the opportunity to be saved and receive blessings.
I believe in supporting the Church even if it goes against what the world may believe. For example, I don’t believe in giving marriage rights to those practicing same-sex attraction if the prophet says that it shouldn’t be allowed.
#2 Aug 24, 2012
Will they be at the convention???
#3 Sep 16, 2012
Ok im not saying your wrong. I could be wrong no one know. But i dont think a religion that white people are going to a better heaven than colored people is right. And i believe things you think are wrong im sure but remember god does not judge people for color.
#4 Sep 16, 2012
And im sure some things i believe you think is wrong as well
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