A Former Mormon Speaks Out
edited: Sunday, February 02, 2003
By Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen
Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2003
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Mormonism is not a religion in my eyes, but a cult that sucks people in by promising the world basically....
I grew up in the Mormon Church, and left when I was righteen, the year I found true salvation and not that which the Mormon's believe. Mormonism is a hypocritical religion to the core, they have stalk in Pesi Cola, but drinking Caffeine is not permitted by its members, that was one rule we never follow. Mormon's believe that only other Mormons will enter the Kindgdom of Heaven, but they do not believe that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, they believe Mary was infact not a virgin.
They have temples in which only elect mormons are allowed to enter, and they have to wear certain types of Garments, the main temple has a golden cafe, the one that was mentioned in Exodus that the people of Egypt were worshipping, that made God so upset, and many still believe that Polygammy is okay, which is
astounding that anyone could believe that.
I have a cousin who attended the Mormon Church for awhile, even went on a mission, where she was so psychologically traumacized she just not is the same person she was before she was left, but the abuse went beyond the psyhological. She was contstanly told that her family who were not Mormons would not enter the Kingdom of Heaven, because they believe it is only the Mormons who are elect.
Mormonism is not a religion in my eyes it is more of a cult that sucks people into following them by promising the world basically, something they obviously can not deliever, and when someone speaks out, they condem them, treat them as if they don't matter.
It is true that not all Mormons are bad people, I had friends that are Mormons but I am not focussing on the good ones, I am just praying that theire eyes are opening up to what is happening around them.
(c) Michelle R Kidwell
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|Reviewed by Gaia Dianne
|WEll, I'll begin by saying that i left the LDS (Mormon) Church too -- and i can tell you that i have plenty of complaints or "issues" with it -- but i feel that it's important to be honest, reasonable and fair about those complaints --
And I think too often, its critics are *not* fair.
For just a few examples:
1. Yes, there are temple rituals performed to which only Mormons are privy -- but hey, that's one of the characteristics of "mystery" religions: not all the principles are publically known. It's believed that some of its "deeper" truths are to be given only to those who are properly prepared and ready to understand and use them. Even Jesus said there were truths that he would keep from the general populace: See for example, Matthew 13:10-14.
2. As far as Mormons thinking they are the only "elect" -- you mean other Christian religions or groups *don't* beleive *they* are?
It's not fair to accuse Mormons of something that's done by other religions, unless you condemn them *all* for the same thing.
3. Many people criticize the LDS Church for "not accepting (or beleiving in) Jesus" -- but the truth is that Mormons begin and end every meeting, every class, every lecture, every baptism, every confirmation, every Ward Dinner, every conference, every get-together of any kind, "in the Name of Jesus Christ."
The Church's actual, official name is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" -- to distinguish them from the "former-day" or early Christians, who were called "Saints" (See for example, Romans 1:7) --
I think it's unfair to suggest that Mormons don't "accept" Jesus - perhaps their *idea* or doctrine about Jesus differs from someone else's, but that's an issue of dogma, not whether they're "Christian". And i think only Jesus is qualified and entitled to say whether someone "knows" Him, or is Known (and accepted) *by* Him.
Hey, i don't mind anybody criticizing the Mormon church -- I've been known to do it myself! -- But at the very least, be fair about it -- otherwise it's just sour grapes, bitterness and hypocrisy.
|Reviewed by Lucie Wesson
|This is true The Latter Day Saints is an cult. But it is true as well not all Latter Day Saints are bad people just misguided by a False Prophet and false doctrines that pervert the true gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Lucie Annalen Wesson
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|i pray for them, too, the mormons. i have a brother who converted to the mormon religion, and i pray he comes to his senses and accepts jesus before it is too late! i also pray for the salvation of the rest of my family; in my family only two (karla and me) are the only ones who accepted jesus christ as lord and saviour! please keep my family (and especially my brother) in your prayers! informative write! love, your friend, karen lynn in texas. ((((HUGS)))|