Top 10 Amazing Facts of Mormonism
by Jill Martin Rische
On Sunday, February 25, 2007, Meet the Press had an interesting roundtable discussion on Mormonism that reflected the abundance of their journalistic ignorance. What I found particularly amusing (choosing humor in lieu of intense frustration) was their patronizing comment that Christians know very little about Mormonism. They proceeded to cite a recent poll that showed 45% of Evangelicals view Mormonism negatively (although the source of the poll was fuzzy). This seemed a bit illogical, since Christians must know something for the negative percentage to be so high. No mention was made of the unique Mormon beliefs that might cause millions of rational souls to view them with a healthy dose of skepticism.
After pondering the wisdom of the media elite (or lack thereof), I decided to research a short list of Mormon facts to help guide them through the dense jungle of Mormon Doctrine:
Top 10 Amazing Facts of Mormonism
- Mormons can become gods and goddesses.
- Goddesses will spend eternity in full submission to their god-husband.
- Mormon women will give birth "forever and ever" to spirit-babies.
- Mormon men can have multiple wives in heaven-eternal polygamy.
- Heavenly Father is an exalted man who lives with his goddess wife, Heavenly Mother, on a planet near the great star Kolob.
- American Indians are descendants of the wicked Lamanites, who were Israelites that God cursed with dark skin.
- God the Father had sex with Mary to conceive Jesus, who is the half brother of Lucifer.
- All Christian churches are an abomination.
- Mormons need 4 secret handshakes to get into the Celestial heaven.
- Joseph Smith revealed that the actual Garden of Eden is in Jackson County, Missouri.
And so you see, 45% of Christians know what thousands of the media elite do not: Mormonism is not Christian.
 Journal of Discourses 1:50-51; J of D 8:115; Doctrine and Covenants Section 132:20
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 Doctrine and Covenants 84:33-9; Goddesses are always subject to a god. Women are denied the Priesthood (meaning they are denied authority-not the same as Catholic priesthood). "In the LDS universe, theologically described as the real eternal universe, each man who achieves the highest degree of the Celestial Kingdom is worth many times more than each woman, even the women who qualify at that highest Celestial level, because each man who achieves Godhood-level may have numerous God-wives, but each God-wife may have only one husband. This can only mean that each "heavenly father" is worth many times more than each "heavenly mother." And, even if the ratio were strictly one to one, the male God, not the female God, holds the priesthood authority and is the only one of the God parents to whom his earth-mortality children are allowed to pray. So Mormon women can never, NEVER achieve equality with men, no matter how outstanding or righteous the women are. That's just the way it's set up." MORMON WOMEN, PROZACŪ and THERAPY By Kent Ponder, Ph.D. e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org http://home.teleport.com/~packham/prozac.htm.
 LDS Apostle Orson Pratt wrote, "Each father and mother will be in the condition to multiply forever and ever" (The Seer, 37).
 Doctrine and Covenants 132; Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 11:269; Men can still be sealed for eternity (not time) to women other than their wives; "The practice of polygamy has been discontinued, but the doctrine of polygamy has never been revoked. D&C 132 is still part of the LDS canon. And some current church practices are still based on polygamous principles." See pro-Mormon site http://mormonopenforum.blogsome.com/2005/08/02/eternal-polygamy/ (accessed February 25, 2007).
 Pearl of Great Price, Abraham 3:2-4, 9; J of D, 26:214.
 Book of Mormon: Alma 3:6-19; 3 Nephi 2:14-15; Enos 1:20; J of D, 7: 290-291.
 Journal of Discourses 8: 116; J of D 8: 211; J of D 8: 115; Mormon Doctrine p.546-547.
 Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith-History 1:19. Smith claimed God sent him to "restore" true Christianity.
 Celestial Kingdom is the highest of 3 levels in the Mormon heaven (need handshakes to get past the angel guarding the veil); See ex-Mormon site http://www.mormoncurtain.com/topic_templeceremonies.html#pub_1816881347 (accessed February 25, 2007); David John Buerger, The Mysteries of Godliness: A History of Mormon Temple Worship, http://lds-mormon.com/buerger.shtml (accessed February 25, 2007).
 Doctrine and Covenants 116; Journal of Discourses, 10:235; Smith named the Spring Hill, Daviess County, Missouri area Adam-Ondi-Ahman.
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Why so much hatred?
I am not mormon but this message goes to you people criticizing some one for a faith differently than yours. Jesus said In the new testament that their are 2 commandments we should all abide to. Love god, and love thy neighbor, which essentially means, thy fellow man. Now I understand that you want people to see things your way. As Martin Luther King Jr. said "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." If you really want someone to side with you don't be suborn and have a chip on your shoulder, show love and compassion. That is one thing the Mormon Church has over you. Disregard the argument which church is true for a couple seconds, and look at the people who truly live the LDS or Mormon way of life. The ones I have met are the nicest people I have ever met on Earth, they have great moral standards that are steps higher than the world and don't go down with the world but go up against it, the are truly a standard unto the Nations with there hospitality and love.
If any one want to verify info, or question me, i will try to respond as soon as possible. Oh and I found the authors comment Bias, I think to have a compelling argument a Author needs to do some research, because Later day Saints(Mormons) do not believe in polygamy, you are getting confused with FLDS(Federal Later Day Saints) a splinter group of the Mormons who do believe in polygamy.
|Posted On: 08/26/12 09:34:35 PM
||Age 0, AZ
Lets talk about the Christian church
I am not a Mormon by the way, and I find most of these posts heavily bias. One thing I do not understand is why you think they are not Christian. Being a Christian is is someone who believes in Christ, this is obvious because it has Christs name in the word Christian. As I know a few Mormons myself, I do know that they do believe that the Bible is the word of god, and that Christ is the Messiah. The Christian church originally was the only church that believed that Christ was the messiah, but more churches came and split from this original church as time went by, but these other churches had to distinguish themselves, thus having different names, so even if some one is not part of the main Christian church, doesn't mean they are not Christian.
Now to the next matter at hand. One could argue that the original christian church is not the full truth of the teachings of Christ. The original church set up by Christ was none existent for nearly 300 years after all of it members died one by one, all that was left was the Old and New testament. At the end of the 300 years it was reinstated by men who seriously believed the words written, but in that 300 years the records could have been altered in small ways, so small that they were barely noticeable to the translators, but changed the meaning of the words said. They didn't do this on purpose, it just happened. The the council of Nicaea took place. They took apart the bible and put in things that they felt were not important, a abridgment of the records. So even today not even the "one true church on earth" has the full record of there most sacred book. Then even more in time the mid-evil ages happened. The church was a complete mess, people would become cardinals not because of their piety but because of their pockets. This was a good way to get power. The church was being used by people who may or may not have believed what they were preaching. So Over this course of time the records could have once again been altered by men who were working to achieve their own gains. Now the Church has tried terribly to stomp out corruption, and they probably have by now, but what was left after all those years of corruption, is not the Whole Truth. I personally believe that the Bible is the word of god as far as it is translated correctly.
|Posted On: 08/26/12 09:28:07 PM
||Age 0, AZ
I Believe in Christ.
Let me start by apologizing to all the haters. I'm sorry you feel that way about my religion (yes, I am LDS.) I feel the need to clarify the things mentioned in this article. I looked up the Book of Mormon references and I strongly disagree with the author's interpretation(look up the verses on lds.org and gain your own understanding.) In fact, it is no where near what the verses mean. As a woman, I feel loved in all the wards that I have been to. I do not feel less important than any man because I am not able to receive the Priesthood. In fact, the Church teaches that "woman is God's supreme creation." http://www.lds.org/ensign/2004/08/fathers-mothers-marriage?lang=eng
I am a teenager and I testify to you, the amazing-ness of this Church. My parents were converts and I grew up in an Islamic country where the LDS church barely existed. The Church has helped me a lot.
I know that I am not perfect. Now, let me share with you my testimony. I know that God lives. I know that He loves EACH and EVERY ONE of us. He knows us by name. He sent his Only Begotten son down to Earth to atone for our sins. We are never alone in our trials and challenges because He is always with us, every step of the way. All these things I testify in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
I ask you readers to please not judge Mormons by what others think we do and believe. However, I do encourage you to find out for yourself (check out lds.org.) Jesus loves you. :) Have a nice day. Thank you.
|Posted On: 06/15/12 10:07:05 PM
||Age 0, AZ
The truth about the Mormon Church
I have discovered through rigorous study and research that the Mormon Church is more like the false prophet than that of the True Church on Earth.
The only True Church I'm aware of is the Vatican.
|Posted On: 06/02/12 01:29:58 PM
||Age 0, SC
NO WAY A MORMONIS CHRISTIAN
MORMONISM IS NOT EVEN IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO CHRISTIANITY. NOWHERE NEAR!! MORMONISM IS COMPLETELY FALSE AND CULT-LIKE.
|Posted On: 11/18/11 11:01:58 PM
||Age 0, CA
Book Of Abraham has been proven to be false
http://www.bibtruth.com/abrah.html.I challenge Other LDS members to read this reputable link.I was a convert of the church, believed I had a strong testimony. I was a good Mormon but was constantly wrongly judged. The church taught to not go to church for other's but yourself. I feel that if the church was truly blessed with the spirit, then not so many people would be so mean to other's. I went to 8 different wards, visited quite a few and I encountered far more bad than good in the church. Women are very depressed because they're made to feel they're nothing in the church.
The bible says, there's no god before or after me. Yet Mormons believe that they'll become Gods and when I asked them why is it that the bible states, there's no God before or after God, they claim, it's the God for this world they refer to. The bible is the truth. God is not one for confusion and if their claim were true, then the Bible would state that there's other God's but it doesn't.
They believe to always educate yourself in order to go to the Celestial. I believe in further educating if you can. What about those with learning disabilities, brain damage ,etc, that are unable to further educate themselves? I do believe they'll enter heaven, regardless of their education.
The church will outcast you if you struggle with problems and seems the phoniest Mormons are looked greatly upon. I was unable to bear children and when I asked why for 7 years of being an active Mormon why I never got a calling, I was told it was because I'm not fulfilling my duty by not having children. I felt so unloved and judged and wondered how could a loving god make me feel so unloved. I did a lot of praying and stumbled upon a lot of history about the church. Clearly The Book Of Abraham is false, making the B.O.M false.
When I asked the church about it, they told me to pray. They had no logical explanation for it. I did just that and sought these answers by accident. So no doubt Heavenly father answered me. I resigned officially last month. I cried for weeks.It was saddening to me to discover so much. Yet I was happy to know there's churches out there that will embrace me with open arms and teach all the truth, the Bible which has proven to be true, unlike the BOM. I hope and wish other's seek the truth as I did. God Bless your journey to self discovery as I found.
|Posted On: 07/05/10 09:10:33 PM
||Age 31, MD
Mormons are not Christians "No probably to the Bible"
There are no probablies with the word of God. In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word WAS God. You cannot add to or take away from the truth as it says in Revelation Chapter 22, verses 18 and 19. All these deceivers of the true word of God that label themselves Christians make the same mistake. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the light, no man can come to the Father,(God), but through me."
All these deceivers of the word of God including Mormonism, and now with the Emergent or Emerging movement is just more lost souls trying to find something to follow that is comfortable and conveniant for their liking regardless of what the one true word of God says. Salvation is so simple that even a child can understand it. You dont work for it, the debt was already paid and Praise God that he gave his son Jesus to pay that debt.
All you need is the Bible, not the Book of Mormon, or the Koran, or any other book that is NOT the one true word. The bible says that the path is narrow to Heaven and the road to distruction is broad. If you choose to follow false teachings, YES including Mormonism, that road will be a broad one. God Bless us and I will stay with the Gift that God gave us. Allen McGee
Tulsa, OK Male 42
|Posted On: 08/23/08 10:40:07 PM
||Age 42, OK
Re: Re: Re: Top 10 Amazing Facts of Mormonism
Mormons have never taught that Heavenly Father had sex with Mary. That is really a sic philosophy to discredit Mormon doctrine, along with the other ridiculous statements. Women are not going to be in submission to their husbands though eternity anymore than we are here. We are equal partners, but just with any well run business, club, political party, etc. someone has to be at the head. Women don't need the priesthood like men do. We're naturally more spiritual, and besides, it's redundant to have both partners hold the priesthood. Heavenly Father answers our prayers, He takes special care of his special daughters. I don't know if spirit children are created or if we give birth. But since there is no pain after death, I'm not worried. Having a family makes life wonerful! Please don't pretend to state facts, and then intentionally twist scripture to suit your agenda.
|Posted On: 04/19/07 12:04:45 PM
||Age 38, AZ
Re: Re: Top 10 Amazing Facts of Mormonism
Thank you for your ministry! My husband and I met you and Dennis in KC a few weeks ago. Your encouragement to reach out to Mormons as lost souls was very encouraging. We just spent the evening witnessing to 3 Mormon missionaries. One of them asked me why I would say something so rude as to say they were not Christians. I told them it was because I was concerned for their eternal souls. It was hard, Rauni, but you and Dennis were a great encouragement to me with your passionate love for these lost souls. We won't know this side of heaven if the seeds took...but thanks for your witness of the Jesus of the Bible!
|Posted On: 04/13/07 09:42:42 PM
||Age 43, MO
I noticed that you posted a bit further up on the page...
I can sympathize with you. I used to use the same arguments that you do when I felt someone was attacking my religion unfairly. Why can't they just see the truth???!!!
My question for you is, do *you* know what your church teaches? Really and truly? There are an awful lot of people out there who are making some pretty strong claims as to what your church is teaching, and when you were given a chance to answer them, you say: "some of it is false, the rest is unfortunately very badly interpreted"...and then don't tell us what the correct interpretation *is*.
When I went to my old church, I could say the same things you did about being happy, loving God and Jesus, being a better person, etc. But I have to disagree with you on one point you make. You said: "I don't think its very Christ-like going around trying to take people away from their religions, especially when they encourage us to be better people." So then, are you saying that it *is* Christ-like to allow people to remain in something that you know is a false religion without preaching the true gospel to them? There are lots of religions out there that encourage people to be 'better', but that doesn't make them acceptable in God's sight. Unless they are worshiping the true God of the Bible through faith in Jesus Christ, they are still lost, and Jesus told us to go and preach the gospel to them.
How do we know that we're worshiping the true God through the true Jesus? By testing all we hear against the truth of the Holy Scripture. The Book of Mormon contains contradictions to the Bible-that is how I know that it is not a true revelation.
I am thankful for those out there who cared enough about others to preach the truth. That is why I no longer attend the kingdom hall. And I encourage you to not be insulted or angered by these sort of articles, but rather to investigate for yourself. If your religion is true, it will stand up against the scrutiny and strengthen your faith. I have investigated it, and therefore have no desire to read the previous poster's blog. May the true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob bless and guide you as you seek to discover *His* truths. The Lord truly is merciful and desires that none be lost, but we have to do things on His terms.
|Posted On: 03/29/07 09:57:39 PM
||Age 28, MD