Friday, May 24, 2013

Mormonism contridicts Mormonism

1.) Are the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost One God or Three Gods?
Book of Mormon says One God, Joseph Smith said Three Gods

2.) Has God Always Existed from all Eternity?
Book of Mormon says Yes, Joseph Smith said no
3.) Does God Dwell in the Heart of the Righteous?
Book of Mormon says Yes, D & C says No
4.) Is God the Father a Personage of “Spirit” or an Exalted “Man”?
Lectures of Faith and Book of Mormon says “SPIRIT”, D & C and Joseph Smith Jr said “MAN”

5.) Are There Two or Three Personages Governing the Universe?
Lectures of Faith says two, Joseph Smith Jr. said three

6.) Should We Pray to Jesus Christ?
Book of Mormon says Yes, Bruce R. McConkie said No

7.) Should We Worship Jesus Christ?
Book of Mormon says Yes, President George Q. Cannon said No

8.) Does God Forgive Us for Murder?
Book of Mormon says Yes, D & C says No
9.) Do Babies Who Die Grow in the Spirit World?
Joseph Smith said No, Joseph F Smith said Yes

10.) Is there only one God or many Gods?
Book of Mormon says one, Bruce R. McConkie says many

11.) Is there a second chance after death?
Book of Mormon refutes babtism for the dead- said no second chance, D & C says yes and baptism for the dead is an ordinace of the church

12.) Is polygamy doctrinal?
Gordon B. Hinckley said no, D & C says yes

13.) Does God Change?
Book of Mormon says no, Joseph Smith and Brigham Young said yes

14.) Can one who does not hold the Priesthood see the "face of God"?
D & C says no, Joseph Smith claimed to see Him in his first vision before he held the priesthood

15.) Can the temple ordinances be changed?
Joseph Smith said no, but LDS church leaders have made several changes

16.) Are Adam and Michael the same personages, or different?
D&C 27:11 (and the Endowment ceremony in the Mormon temple) says they are the same, In a vision which Joseph Smith recorded in his diary for Jan 21, 1836, he "saw father Adam and Abraham and Michael...", naming them as separate personages

17.) Is Adam the same personage as God the Father?
Brigham Young said yes, Spencer W. Kimball said no and Bruce R. McConkie referred to the "utter absurdity of this doctrine" and called it "totally false"

18.) How was Jesus conceived?
Book of Mormon Alma 7:10 prophesies that Christ would be born of Mary, "...she being a virgin... who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost..." but Apostle Bruce R. McConkie wrote: "Christ was begotten by an Immortal Father in the same way that mortal men are begotten by mortal fathers." (Mormon Doctrine, 1966 ed, 546-547)

19.) What happens to those who teach false doctrine?
Book of Mormon 2 Ne 28:15 says teachers of false doctrine will go to hell: "...all those who preach false doctrines,.., wo, wo, wo, be unto them, saith the Lord God Almighty, for they shall be thrust down to hell!" but Apostle McConkie says that Brigham Young will go to the Celestial Kingdom, even though he taught false doctrine: "He completed his work and has gone on to eternal exaltation...

20.) Can a revelation contradict or rescind an earlier revelation?
Joseph Smith said no: one of the tests of a false revelation is that it contradicts an earlier revelation. (TJS p 215) but Ezra Taft Benson said The Living Prophet is more important to us than a dead prophet... Beware of those who would pit the dead prophets against the living prophets, for the living prophets always take precedence."

21.) Who created the world?
Moses 2 says "I, God [created everything]..." but Abraham 4 says "they (the Gods) [created everything]".

22.) What happens to people who die before having had a chance to hear the gospel?
D&C 137:7-8 says they will go to the celestial kingdom but Alma 34:32-35 says that those who do not repent before death are eternally lost"

23.) Is murder a forgivable sin?
3 Nephi 30:2 & Alma 39:6 say that murder is forgivable but D&C 42:18 says murder is not forgivable.

24.) Where was the Garden of Eden located?
D&C 116 says it was located at "Adam-ondi-Ahman", near Spring Hill, Missouri but Moses 3:10-15, corresponding to Joseph Smith's "Inspired" translation of Genesis 2:10-15) says it was located in the vicinity of Assyria and Ethiopia and the Euphrates River

25.) Will people be punished for the sins of their ancestors?
The second "Article of Faith" says that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for someone else's transgression but The Book of Mormon teaches that the Lamanites were cursed with a dark skin because of the sins of their ancestors, a curse which the church teaches is the explanation for the dark skin of the Native Americans, even those who are righteous members of the church

26.) What was the name of the angel who appeared to Joseph Smith in 1823 and later delivered to him the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated?
Most Mormons believe his name was "Moroni," as reported in modern editions of the PoGP (JS-History 1:33) but The earliest reports by Joseph Smith and others gave his name as "Nephi" (a completely different character in the BoM who supposedly lived a thousand years before Moroni), including the 1851 edition of the PoGP, the 1853 biography of Smith by his mother (Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith p 79), and two early Mormon periodicals The Millennial Star 3:53, 71, and Times and Seasons 3:749, 753 (the latter personally edited by Smith himself).

27.) Is God's love unconditional?
Apostle Marvin J. Ashton said YES but Apostle Russell M. Nelson said NO

28.) What is the "first principle" of the gospel?
The "Articles of Faith," Article 4, says that the first principles are: "first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism...; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost." but Joseph Smith said: "It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the character of God and to know...that he was once a man like us..." ("King Follett Discourse," Journal of Discourses 6:3-4, also in Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 342-345)

29.) Is the Book of Mormon real history?
The official church website says YES:"Latter-day Saints also consider the Book of Mormon to be a record of great ancient-American civilizations." but Apostle Russell M. Nelson said NO:"...invite a friend to read the Book of Mormon. Explain that it is not a novel or a history book."

30.) What about "Secret combinations"?
"Secret combinations" requiring secret oaths are condemned. (Mormon 8:27, 40, 2 Nephi 26:22, Helaman 6:22) but Salvation in the highest heaven ("exaltation") requires undergoing the "endowment" initiation ceremony in a temple, the details of which are kept strictly secret. The participants are required to take numerous oaths, which are also secret.

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