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Reinventing themselves . . . once again.

Ever-reinventing and re-polishing themselves till they get it right, the LDS church is back at the drawing board once again. This news article from BNet highlights the latest product of the LDS propaganda machine: Pathetic pandering to the culture.

Notice how he claims the LDS church “teaches good principles?” Since when do “good principles” save a man? Did you also notice how he said the LDS church makes a bad person good and a good person better? This is just further proof that this organization doesn’t preach the Gospel, nor even remotely understands it. True Biblical Christianity does not make a bad person good and a good person better, it takes a dead man and makes him alive; it takes an enemy of God and makes him an heir.

But being a cult does have its benefits though, because since truth to a Mormon is subjective and ever-changing, what was “truth” yesterday, is now relegated to:

We have new revelation.

We don’t teach that anymore.

We don’t believe that anymore.

That was just that prophet’s personal opinion.

You’ve taken that LDS teaching out of context.

A new prophet supersedes anything a previous prophet says.

You misunderstood what the LDS church was trying to say back then.

Just try to nail us down on something, you’d have better results trying to nail Jello-O to the wall.

In other words, “forget what our history and our doctrine say, this is what we want you to think of us now.”

HT: UTLM.org via Facebook

16 comments on “Reinventing themselves . . . once again.

  1. The root of all false religion is man making himself “better”.

    Self-improvement, “Home Depot” style theology always has the same message: “You can do it, we can help!”

    But the One True and Living God doesn’t help those who help themselves, on the contrary He helps those who can’t help themselves.

    Amazing grace!

    In Christ,
    CD

  2. Excellent post Pilgrim!

    Notice Josh never said: “I love skateboarding… and I love Eternal Life purchased for me on the cross by Lord Jesus Christ, freely available through repentance and faith ALONE.”

    … I guess he probably couldn’t say all of that.

    sigh.

  3. “We have new revelation.

    We don’t teach that anymore.

    We don’t believe that anymore.

    That was just that prophet’s personal opinion.

    You’ve taken that clear LDS teaching out of context.

    A new prophet supersedes anything a previous prophet says.

    You misunderstood what the LDS church was trying to say back then.

    Just try to nail us down on something, you’d have better results trying to nail Jello-O to the wall.”

    That sounds so much like RC apologetics, it’s not funny. Just replace LDS with Mother Church and prophet with pope and you could use them interchangeably.

  4. My question to them has always been, if the Brigham Young was a true prophet of God, and he said his teachings (Adam-God, blood atonement, etc) came direct from God, how then can you say “we don’t teach that any more,” or “that was just his opinion”? Is your God a fickle God who changes his mind every couple years? If these were just BY’s (or any other prophet) teaching, then how could he be a prophet if the teachings are no longer true?

    Pretty convoluted idea of prophets, and a really fickle God.

  5. Sad, but slickly produced, with more to come…

  6. As a man once said:

    “Pay no mind to the man behind the curtain!”

  7. Classic false religion – and truth about the Mormon cult: they make people better citizens. And, as Rick Warren has said – in speaking to the TED conference a year or so ago – that god of theirs “smiles when you excel at being yourself”. There’s a common thread in all false teachings – and it hearkens back to Genesis 3:1. “”Did God actually say, …”

  8. So… Mormons are not people who wear special underwear and get baptized for dead folks? They wear knit skullcaps and ride skateboards? How confusing it must be for the “seeker” these days! Trying to choose a religion based on how culturally relevant its adherents are must be maddening.

  9. Sorry to say, this was not at all surprising to see. “Reinventing” religion to appeal to the culture is nothing new. And repackaging it to sound like a down-to-earth, honest-to-goodness, personal (and societal) benefiting, be all you can be, do your own thing, feel-good, wholesome and productive, non-confrontational “faith”, is your typical seeker-friendly sales pitch that we’ve also seen for some time now. But that’s the idea, isnt’ it? If it’s worked for New Evangelicals and Emergents, it should work for the (Mormons) too. After all, why should the Mormons stay with old, ineffective methods, when seeker-based “Christianity” has demonstrated a phenomenally successful approach to fill their pews (and coffers).

  10. Definitely an organization with their finger on the pulse of the culture. The film is eerily similar to the many Rob Bell spots that circulate in the evangelical churches of today, especially the youth groups. With the shallow teaching the young people get in most evangelical denominations and the copy-cat recruiting tactics of the LDS church, it’s no wonder that Mormonism is able to grow itself at an alarming rate, placing a heavy burden of futile works leading souls in the wrong direction. I pray for our youth.

  11. I need help saints. Ive met a young lady who is SDA. Ive heard about SDA before, but this encounter with her has given me more of an understanding atleast from her side. I like her personality and get along with her well. Im at an odds on her beliefs. She points to Michael being Jesus. I have come across for and nay towards this belief or characteristic of Jesus. Now she does believe that Jesus is God. Trinity, Heaven and Hell. Her view on Hell is that we will not enter Hell until judgement day. She promotes tithing, etc..

    My flesh pulls me towards her, but I must let the Holy Spirit direct me as we know. Ive looked at various resources on SDA, but really as with Christians there are different views and beliefs and not all adhere to Ellen G. White. Could you point me to some valuable resource on SDA. Thank you and any advice in this situation would be of help. I know this has nothing to do with the topic really, but just asking for help in resources. God Bless.

  12. I recommend former SDA, Dennis Fischer. You can reach him at:
    dfministries@gmail.com

  13. An excellent ministry with good material about the cult of SDA, from an ex-SDA pastor, is Life Assurance Ministries: http://www.www.lifeassuranceministries.org Some others I have found useful for studying what SDA teaches are:
    http://ellenwhiteexposed.com/
    http://exadventist.com/
    http://www.truthorfables.com/

  14. Thanks for the information The Pilgrim, Manfred, and Glenn E. Chatfield.

  15. You are right on! Actually, Jesus and His word is right on :) I come from an LDS background and am currently dealing with the wrath of my family in regards to this. I tried to share something with my little brother who I thought was more on the fence about things. I quoted one of their beliefs from ‘Mormon Doctrine’ and the birth of Jesus. Not only did they get mad at me for bringing it up but they denied it was true. I told them this was not from any ‘anti-mormon’ literature, it was from a leader of the church itself. They still denied it. It is a difficult struggle because they don’t listen to anything you share with them that contradicts their faith from the bible, for the BOM or even books written by their leaders. Am I missing something here? They won’t listen to anything basically! If you wouldn’t mind, prayers are much needed for this situation!

    God bless you and keep up the good work!

    Walk with the King,
    Nicole

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