Mormon Conference Reiterates Church as the Only True one

  • Cutlass

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    Apr 04, 2016 7:18 AM GMT
    Move over, Roman Catholic church. The Mormon church at a current conference in Salt Lake City "reiterated the belief that the religion is the only true church," according to an Associated Press release. The Catholic church used to say that, with Catholic kids repeating the mantra "The Catholic church is the one true church" and "There is no salvation outside the Catholic Church." The predatory nature of the church also used to say, among themselves, something like, "Take a person when young and you've got a Catholic for life."
    The Mormon arrogance is so laughable if they weren't so serious about this claim. Oh, sure, the Jews weren't the Chosen People of God, the Mormons were. God certainly was dilatory about selecting a "true" church if he had to wait until the 19th century to select one. In the meantime, everyone else was living in sin because they had never been introduced to the Mormon Church.
    Mormon beliefs such as the Garden of Eden having been in Missouri, that Jesus walked in America, and that the Native Americans were the Lost Tribes of Israel are beyond comprehension. What planet are they living on?
  • bfirbs

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    Apr 04, 2016 10:09 AM GMT
    I'm not trying to defend mormonism, but every religion says they are the one true religion. The mormon beliefs I will admit are rather....stupid. But then I feel that the beliefs of every religion are stupid
  • NealJohn

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    Apr 04, 2016 11:27 AM GMT
    The Mormon religion is a false religion based on the revelations of a fallen angel. The Bible alone is the word of God and cannot be supplemented with any text, which is what the Mormon religion does. In the day and age we are living in the only place to find God now is in the pages of the Bible. His Holy Spirit is no longer with the churches.
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    Apr 04, 2016 11:35 AM GMT
    I thought all religions see themselves as the one and only TRUE way to salvation and God... can we just get over that? It seems they all missed the point...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 04, 2016 12:41 PM GMT
    And let's not forget the Bible itself is different between churches, and is the result of an editorial committee a long time ago. As much as some fundamentalists seem to thinks so, it was not sent down as a *.pdf by God, it was compiled by *people* who tended to chose what they agreed with, ignore other parts, edit as they saw fit, and generally make it a work of man, not a God.

    Does *anyone* truly think that an omnipotent, universe-creating being would write *anything* like Leviticus, with it's petty little rules and regulations? Seriously? You can manipulate space and time, but have trouble with cotton/polyester blends?

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    Apr 04, 2016 1:04 PM GMT
    People want a bit of certainty especially when it comes to their eternity.

    Would you buy a product that advertised itself as MIGHT being able to get the job done or that their competitor's product can do just as good of job as theirs? I don't think so.

    That is changing. More and more people are becoming more and more comfortable with the notion that we just might just cease to exis when we die.
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    Apr 04, 2016 1:17 PM GMT
    The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution indicates and part of the United States' Bill of Rights: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...".

    So Mormons can believe whatever they want.
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    Apr 04, 2016 1:40 PM GMT
    Cutlass said... beyond comprehension. What planet are they living on?

    the OP pretends to read way too much into this.

    -XYZ Church; as a social organization medium functionality
    -nice guide for those <13years old or those prone to excess alcohol, dope...

    there are thousands of recent religions, millions of Gods all of them the one true.
  • biathlete01

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    Apr 04, 2016 2:34 PM GMT
    I think Joseph Smith didn't read the end of the book before they created the Mormons:

    Revelation 22:18-22:

    18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,
    19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

    20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

    21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.[k] Amen.
  • Trevor_B

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    Apr 04, 2016 3:00 PM GMT
    Sporty_G saidI thought all religions see themselves as the one and only TRUE way to salvation and God... can we just get over that? It seems they all missed the point...icon_rolleyes.gif


    As someone raised in an extremely conservative church, there was definitely a lot pretentious beliefs about being the only "correct" church. I guess I was kind of under that this same opinion. That each church, whether they explicitly state it or not, believes on some level that they are the "true" church
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    Apr 04, 2016 4:53 PM GMT
    NealJohn said The Mormon religion is a false religion based on the revelations of a fallen angel. The Bible alone is the word of God and cannot be supplemented with any text, which is what the Mormon religion does. In the day and age we are living in the only place to find God now is in the pages of the Bible. His Holy Spirit is no longer with the churches.

    You speak of "God" in the singular. What about all the other gods. In India there are many.
  • bro4bro

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    Apr 04, 2016 7:22 PM GMT
    biathlete01 saidI think Joseph Smith didn't read the end of the book before they created the Mormons:

    Revelation 22:18-22:

    18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,
    19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

    20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

    21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.[k] Amen.


    Ah, Revelation. A guy crawls into a cave on a Greek island and takes a nap, has a dream, and professes it to be the Word of God. Even though it doesn't make much sense.

    Of course, back in those days people believed ALL dreams were sent by God. Even the ones that don't make any sense.

    I once dreamed a bunch of aliens from another planet came to earth and kidnapped a Brazilian Elvis impersonator. I wonder what God was trying to tell me?
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    Apr 04, 2016 9:34 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidI once dreamed a bunch of aliens from another planet came to earth and kidnapped a Brazilian Elvis impersonator. I wonder what God was trying to tell me?

    Hey, I had that dream too! God's talking to both of us! We should start a new religion.
  • Wendigo9

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    Apr 04, 2016 10:14 PM GMT
    No-one knows the one true faith untill they've hit the brink of death, and I can easily debunk most of the churchies.

    Catholic - pilot was roman, took a vote to kill Jesus or not, and they believe Mary was "holier" than her son.

    Jewish - what percentage of jews in Jesus' times said not to crucify him? contradicts a love/hate relationship.

    Mormon - the idea of one man having multiple wives was ideal in the older farm era, hence king solomons days too.

    All cross related religons can argue being different, but can't deny the exact same point of origin and people involved.
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    Apr 04, 2016 10:37 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidThe First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution indicates and part of the United States' Bill of Rights: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...".

    So Mormons can believe whatever they want.

    Of course they have that right. And they beleive that god lives on or near the planet (or star - the doctrine is not quite certain) Kolub. A body which has never been observed by astronomers, but which Abraham saw. But it's no kookier than any other religious belief of any other religion.
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    Apr 05, 2016 12:07 AM GMT
    I think if God wanted to reveal himself, he could and to whomever he wanted. I mean seriously, JC was born in a barn and Moses was a prophet who could part the Seas. Prophets exist.

    Is it a faith of Good or Evil?
  • Wendigo9

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    Apr 05, 2016 2:58 AM GMT
    The bible describes "god" various times as human, so if "god" created man in his image (takes a man and woman to create a life), that mean's "he" was human at one point.

    Back to mormon topic, I question the idea of gay mormons. . . one man marrying multiple men. . . if it's allowed, sounds like a damn hot honeymoon.
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    Apr 05, 2016 3:30 AM GMT
    Sounds like what the Roman Catholic Church teaches. In fact, when I was I kid in the 1950s, we were told not to associate with non-Catholic playmates, lest we be contaminated or something. We were also told that to attend a Protestant church service, to include a wedding, was a Mortal Sin.
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    Apr 05, 2016 4:31 AM GMT
    Cutlass saidMove over, Roman Catholic church. The Mormon church at a current conference in Salt Lake City "reiterated the belief that the religion is the only true church," according to an Associated Press release. .... What planet are they living on?


    And this is a surprise how?
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    Apr 05, 2016 9:36 PM GMT
    Cutlass saidM The Mormon church at a current conference in Salt Lake City "reiterated the belief that the religion is the only true church," according to an Associated Press release.


    ...yeah? So? This has been what they've said since the founding of their religion. That was the whole point. Joseph Smith wasn't sure which Christian church was true, so he supposedly prayed and supposedly Jesus Christ came and spoke to him and said "Hey dude, none of them bro. Go make your own and it will be the true one based on these golden plates we're totally going to let you and only you see." The whole religion is founded on the idea that every version of Christianity has been wrong since Christ died and so Joseph Smith was chosen to restore the original version of Christianity via the LDS church.

    Also, every religion claims to be "the one true religion" because... would anyone follow a religion that said "Well, we're not sure if we're the right one or not, you're welcome to shop around"?
  • Triggerman

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    Apr 05, 2016 10:48 PM GMT
    I love when religions fight each other over faith, which is really wishful thinking. Faith says believe in something that cannot be proved. Same as wishful thinking. So, one religion says we have faith and can't prove anything but we are 2,000 years old. This new group believes in something that is not as old as our beliefs so they should not be believed, even though Christianity, Roman Catholic or Greek Orthodox, started the same way. It all cracks me up. And the Bible as we know it is not a book it is an edited compendium of writings mostly by people that never met or knew Jesus. Paul certainly didn't.
  • honestsweat

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    Apr 06, 2016 2:34 AM GMT
    Funny how the LDS/Mormon church has kind of excised the "It Came from New York" language from their public lexicon.
    I guess the spin of witnessing a vision in Palymyra -- before the local sherrif ran him out of town on a rail for illegal behavior -- goes over better with the faithful.
    Smith and his crew went as far west as possible to escape the long arm of the law.
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    Apr 06, 2016 4:11 AM GMT
    honestsweat saidFunny how the LDS/Mormon church has kind of excised the "It Came from New York" language from their public lexicon.
    I guess the spin of witnessing a vision in Palymyra -- before the local sherrif ran him out of town on a rail for illegal behavior -- goes over better with the faithful.
    Smith and his crew went as far west as possible to escape the long arm of the law.


    During his first visit to a mosque in the United States while in office, President Barack Obama compared the anti-Muslim rhetoric to the historic persecution of Mormons.

    “Mormon communities have been attacked throughout our history...We have to understand that an attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths," President Obama said.

    http://fox13now.com/2016/02/03/president-obama-compares-anti-muslim-rhetoric-to-historic-persecution-of-mormons/

    MISSOURI is still unchanged.
  • FRE0

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    Apr 06, 2016 6:29 AM GMT
    bfirbs saidI'm not trying to defend mormonism, but every religion says they are the one true religion. The mormon beliefs I will admit are rather....stupid. But then I feel that the beliefs of every religion are stupid


    You are in error.

    It is the official position of the Episcopal Church that there is no church which is free of error and can legitimately consider itself to be the one true church. You need to do your homework.
  • FRE0

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    Apr 06, 2016 6:31 AM GMT
    NealJohn said The Mormon religion is a false religion based on the revelations of a fallen angel. The Bible alone is the word of God and cannot be supplemented with any text, which is what the Mormon religion does. In the day and age we are living in the only place to find God now is in the pages of the Bible. His Holy Spirit is no longer with the churches.


    Right.

    God dictated the Bible in its entirety to a stenotypist who transferred it to a CD-ROM to ensure that it would remain intact forever.

    Actually I've got to the point of being more concerned about how people treat each other than with what they say they believe. I suspect that God would agree.