During the last few weeks I've been confronted extensively with the issue of Mormonism, since we've had a frequent visitor who, although excommunicated from the official Mormon church, still considers himself a Mormon.
It's usually not my thing to blast any cults other than the big established ones, but all I've learned in the past few days about Mormonism puts established Christianity in a different light for me, as I've had to realize that there are apparently yet far greater evils and deceptions than the mainstream of organized religion.
Thus far I had considered Mormons to be fellow Christians with slightly different views and doctrines, but after hours of research and investigation it turns out that it's one big fake and counterfeit concoction of true Christian beliefs, to the extent where I doubt that being a Mormon actually does not necessarily resemble a true believer at all.
It's sad when you realize that over 2 millions brothers and sisters you thought you had don't belong to the same family, after all, but then there's a lot of sad things happening in the world as it is...
It's always unbelievable to what lengths the Devil goes in order to deceive the children of men. It's like that infamous Hitler quote that has sometimes been used in connection with Evolution: "If you are going to tell a lie, make it such a big one that people won't dare to think you would have such a nerve..." or to that extent, but it is, after all, what the Devil is best at: telling lies and concocting illusions.
Usually I try to look at the things I have in common with believers from other denominations or groups, but in this case I'm finding out that there are opposing foundations, and that while I consider myself a definite seeker of truth, Mormonism turns out to fall into the category of big time deception.
What's interesting is that Mormons seem to have extraordinarily well working family lives to speak in favor of their religion, while the Jesus of the Gospels prophesied that true followers of His would be "at variance" with their Family members, and that "a man's foes shall be they of his own household," that children would betray their parents to the authorities, and that His true Family were not necessarily His own flesh and blood relatives...
The properly functioning world of the Mormons does not coincide with the often trying life of true Christian disciples.
One might ask: Why should Christians or true believers have more troubles than those who have the god of this temporal world on their side? Well, perhaps precisely because they don't have the blessings of that very "god" who offered Jesus all the riches and power in the world when he tempted him, but instead, have him as their enemy, just like Jesus.
Where Satan would normally seek to cause division among true believers, he simply leaves those alone that he knows secretly belong to him already.
A large part of the faith Mormons have in their religion seems to stem from the emotional, supernatural (spiritual) experiences they have during their ceremonies, such as our friend also testifies of, being certain that they could not just have been illusions.
But if one delves into the topic of mind control and has experienced how just about any well-made Hollywood movie can bring about deep emotional experiences, and then peeks into the history of Mormonism and finds the same organizations at their basis that finance the global mass deception and manipulation that simply has been going on for the past century and a half, it becomes evident that the greatest liar of all times just happens to have won a lot of recruits for his cause...
And if you can get prosperity and family peace along with it, then Mormonism seems to be just a good religion to get for 10% of your income... unless, what you're looking for, after all, is the real thing.
Now, I'm not going to try to sell anybody any church, organization or group of people living on this earth right now as the sole, total and absolute real thing, but if you know the real Jesus from the New Testament, and you know your Bible, then you know you've got the Real Thing.
And I'm afraid one way of finding out what the real things is, for many people involves finding out what it ain't, and when it comes to Mormonism, I agree with the colored lady who was asked by her preacher how in the world she thought she could tell what the "unction" was and replied, "I may not know when it am, but I sure know when it ain't..."
The same applies to the Jehovah’s Witnesses, by the way, according to whose official teachings, Jesus is merely the incarnation of the archangel Michael, and there is no life after death.
In Mormon mythology (theology would probably be the wrong term), Jesus is the brother of Lucifer, not the “Beginning of the creation of God,” much less His “only begotten Son,” nor the One by Whom all things were created.
According to Fritz Springmeier and David Icke, both (JW & LDS) were funded in their beginnings by Illuminati families, and it seems as if the intention was to artificially create counterfeit versions of Christianity in which the deity and thus divine authority of Jesus was undermined: hollow shells of some resemblance of Christian spirituality without its real power.
In one, the letter of the law is prevalent, and spiritual experience totally rejected, in the other, the “proof” of its “authenticity” is based on spiritual experiences of – such is the sad conclusion to which I’ve come personally - deceptive, demonic origin.
Without the divinity of Jesus, there is no valid blood atonement, and thus, no salvation from sin (which is the reason why multiple additional rules need to be kept in these self-made religions in order to ensure the attainment of any hopes for the afterlife).
The result is, lo, another works religion in the fashion of Cain’s example, as opposed to the gift and grace and love of God that in my opinion is the only faith worthy of passing on to anybody else: the relief of burdens, instead of yet another burden in itself.
Man-made works-religions are not a solution, but merely part of the problem; and it’s good and important to know which is which.