October 22, 2019

3 KEY FAITH DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CATHOLIC VS. “LDS” LATTER DAY SAINTS WITNESS:

DO YOU WITNESS IN TRUTH? Being part of the Christian Family means to know and witness to the, (Truth of the Living God)

“Homo Ecco”: – Icon

Jesus said“For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, hears my voice.” [John 18:37]

“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” [Exodus 20:16] Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.” [Deuteronomy 5:20]

… “The Lord be witness between us of truth and faithfulness”,.. [Jeremias (Jeremiah) 42:5]

And the king said: I adjure thee again and again to say nothing but the truth to me, in the name of the Lord.[2 Paralipomenon (2 Chronicles) 18:15]

This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him.
[John 1:7]

Ultimately, this is what life is about, living Truth or living for the World’s false promise’. “Every one that is of the truth, hears my voice.” [John 18:37]

CAN YOU LIVE IN TRUTH?

#1. LDS Religion – Stands or Falls On DEPENDENCY of the TRUTH of APOSTASY in the Catholic Church, in 100 AD.

LDS say apostasy in 100 AD. occurred after the apostle John died:

Mormons believe that Christ intended to install a visible authoritative church, on Earth. Claim Massive christian Schism

The Latter Day Saints claim a huge schism occurred around 100 AD (after ALL the last eye witnesses of Jesus had died) The Book of Mormon describes the post Apostolic Church that took away “plain and precious scripture”. And persecutes the Saints of God (1Neph13) Its missionaries state this occurred due to man made ordinances, into its doctrines and practices, such as priests vestments, or changes in the mass (services). Mormons offer these verses of OT prophesy (Amos8:11-13), (Is24:5), (Is29:13), and NT – (2Cor11:13-15), (Gal1:6-7), (2Tim1:13-15), 2Thes2:2-3)…..

Catholic say NO Apostasy Possible:

This claim of a general Apostasy is a claim against the Word of God. Calling Him a LIAR and a FAILURE. “And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”[Matthew 16:18] “They therefore that received his word, were baptized; and there were added in that day about three thousand souls. And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles, and in the communication of the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts2:41-2) As Catholics believe as in early Church people of Acts2:42, we are still preserving in the doctrine of the Apostles. Our lives public witness to this truth and doctrine.(see 2tim2:2; 3:14) (also Catholic Catechism of the Church, available by most book sellers for $8.95.)

Truth is Available for to ALL to SEEK!

“Moses answered and said: They will not believe me, nor hear my voice, but they will say: The Lord hath not appeared to thee.” [Exodus 4:1] Catholics do not believe that Joseph Smith, private revelation, can be Divine scripture on Par with the Bible. WHY! The church and other Christians believe the Christ as 2nd person of the Holy Trinity, completely fulfilled scripture and their living witnesses were then commanded to close that testimony. As follows:

…“Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples (Isa8:13-17) And so that is exactly what the Church did! Every soul that does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people. (Acts3:21-23)(Dt18:15-19; Lv23:29)). The following New Testament verse bear this out: ((Jude3-4);(Mt5:17,13:17,24:35);(Acts3:18);(Lk24:44); (Hb1:1-12) See the following scripture (Hb1:5 -Ps2:7, 2Sm7:14); (Hb1:6 – Dt32:43); (Hb1:7 -Ps104:4); Hb1:8-9,-Ps45:6-7); (Hb1:10 -12,-Ps102:25-27); (Hb1:13 -Ps101:1) and “God’s works are perfect” (Dt32:4) Amen! (Hb1:1-4); (Jn1:1-3); {(Lk21:22) (DT18:20-22)} Finally,

“..This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. (Lk21:32)

St John the Apostle, upon John’s Passing the Public Revelation was Closed. (Lk21:31)

So the Early Catholic Apostolic Church was Commanded by the TRUTH of HOLY SCRIPTURE to close Public Testament, this Joseph Smith decries as Apostasy.

#2. DO WE SHARE the ONE TRUE GOD?

LDS: CLAIM the Right to be Called Christians. What did Joseph Smith’s revelation say and believe?

The Supreme and Absolute Being. (D & C” 130:3)... the idea that God dwells in the heart of man is a sectarian notion and false. Instead God is flesh and blood in a body. According to “(D & C” :130:22), “the Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s.

In Smith’s famous ”King Follett Discourse – Sermon”- J Smith said, “ I am going to tell you, how God became to be God…… “God came from all eternity.”., I am here to REFUTE that…”God himself was once as we are now, ‘an exalted man’, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens!” Pearl of Great Price in Book of Abraham – God rules on a throne….near a star or planet in our universe called Kolab!” Mormons believe there are more than 1 god and gods can “come to be” or “begin to exist”. (Smith’s Book of Abraham) teaches the existence of multiple gods in the creation of the world (ch4). Mormons refer to this belief as a “plurality of gods”… A Prior LDS President, Lorenzo Snow teaches “As man now is, god once was, As god now is, man may be.”

Mormon missionaries are to aught to use these verses from KJV Bible: Gen1:26, Ps47:8 (sitting on throne), (Acts7:55-6) right hand, (Ex33:11 speaks face to face to Moses) Mormons make this claim, “These passages make no sense if God doesn’t have a body!”

Jesus was not always Divine. Not always the Son of God. God chose Jesus to become the first born by giving him the first spirit body, (“D & C” 93:31)

We know from revelation there are many gods, not just one. (1Cor8:5-6),(Ps86:8) & (Jn10:31-34).

While Brigham Young taught that Jesus was begotten of his father as were we of ours” thru sexual intercourse with Mary. Today, their modernist church does not take a position on how Jesus became incarnate, but instead NOW deny, that the Church ever taught Brigham Young’s version, as official doctrine.

Current teaching now, completely contradicts their own Book of Mormon. (Alma 11:28-31) – ‘Now Zeezrom said, ”Is there more than 1 God” and Amuleck answered, “NO”!…..’ (DUALISM on who God is?)

Catholic – we all share the One, Living, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who said, my name Adonai. True God of ALL Creation.

However; Our One God is NOT, the gods of LDS, as preached in their stakes, temples, or claimed in their doctrines.

“I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.(Matthew 22:32) (Exodus 6:3) (Genesis 48:15)

With our limited human language, we attempt to describe God, “who has revealed Himself: to us”.> God is: ONE (Jn10:33),Deut6:4); Is43:10-13);Col1:16), Unchanging (Mal3:6), Spirit; Truth; a Being; I AM THAT I AM (Ex3:12-14); Sovereign (Ps93:1), Unbegotten; Light; Indescribable; Unique; Holy (Is6:3); Perfect; Supreme in All; Infinite (1Tim1:17); Ineffable; 1Lord (Wis1:1); to His Substance is to Be; the fullness of Being; Sublime; Indivisible; Love (1Jn4:8,16). The 1 who called into being the universe, heavens, earth, being from non-being or a vast nothingness. (Ps9:33, Sir18:1); One God and father of all, who is above all. (Eph4:5; Rom1:23; Gal1:3-8);

The gods of the LDS church contradicts everything, Our God, we call, the Holy Trinity has revealed about Himself.

#3 LDS Doctrine of “Eternal Progression”

LDS THEOLOGY: Man becomes god was man into eternity:

Eternal progression is the doctrinal (solution) to every god being a man first, then god

CATHOLIC DOCTRINE : NO LDS ETERNAL PROGRESSION is FALSE

Catholicism teaches there is an unbridgeable gap between; what God is and what man is. God the infinite creator always existing, always Being, depends on nothing to exist. Humans have a beginning and depend on God to exist. Below are 3 reasons Catholics MUST REJECT this LDS Doctrine of eternal progression.

#1) Doctrine of eternal progression, is in direct opposition the Judaeo-Christian monotheism belief in(only 1 God). This truth is repeated in multiple verses NOT to be missed! For example, “There is but one God and we worship him alone. (Dt4:39), (Is45:5) God says, “I am the Lord thy God and there is no other,besides me there is no God.” (Is44:8; 45:5,21,22;) Is there NO God besides me? I know no other.” (Dt3:24, 4:35, 32:39; Dan3:96; 3Kng(1Kng8:60;Judith9:19,Wi12:13)

#2) Catholics reject eternal progression because it “contradicts” the created and dependent nature of the universe. Instead there must be a being that can’t fail to exist and keeps the universe in existence. A necessary Being, God that depends on nothing to exist. God therefore could never been finite and a mortal man dependent on something else to exist.

#3) Eternal progression contradicts our understanding of God’s nature. ( I the Lord do not change (Mal3:6), from everlasting to everlasting thou art God. (Ps90:2), God is not man….. (Nb23:19), God declares,” “ I am God, not man.(Hos11:9).

CONCLUSION:

The LDS CHURCH was led by a False prophet and their doctrines do NOT resemble Christ’s Teaching. By three doctrines of ERRORS ALONE; LDS church is NOT a CHRISTIAN Church.

FALSE PROPHET: But the prophet, who being corrupted with pride, shall speak in my name things that I did not command him to say, or in the name of strange gods, shall be slain. And if in silent thought thou answer: How shall I know the word that the Lord hath not spoken? Thou shalt have this sign: Whatsoever that same prophet foretells in the name of the Lord, and it come not to pass: that thing the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath forged it by the pride of his mind: and therefore thou shalt not fear him. (DT18:20-22)

Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.(Lk6:26)

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