Does being Mormon make you too weird to be President?

Does being Mormon make you too weird to be President? That’s the issue that Glenn is going to dive into tonight on his 5pm ET show on TheBlaze TV. It’s a show he didn’t want to do, mainly because he isn’t a spokesman for the church. But since there is such a huge percentage of people who say they won’t vote for someone because they are a Mormon, and because the media has decided to paint the LDS church as a cult, Glenn has decided to explain all of YOUR questions on a special show tonight. E-mail mormon101@theblaze.com

 

  • Anonymous

    Does being Mormon make you too weird to be a radio talk-show host?

    This nation was built on the principles of Religious diversity – God was well aware that not all who claimed the title of “Christian” actually were, but most men and women who follow the idea of a Divine Being also follow a course having higher ethics and morals then those who do not. That said, from our foundation, God has continuously blessed this great nation. It has only been in recent years that our reliance on and obedience to a Higher Being has dropped below the majority of our population.

    The Democrats are exchanging the gift of obedience toward God, to the blind guidance of bigger government, and, their efforts are working. We have become a nation who expect our fare share from Uncle Sam, we no longer uphold the motto of – “what we can do for our country”, but instead, what can our nation do for us.

  • Anonymous

    Does being Mormon make you too weird to be a radio talk-show host?

    This nation was built on the principles of Religious diversity – God was well aware that not all who claimed the title of “Christian” actually were, but most men and women who follow the idea of a Divine Being also follow a course having higher ethics and morals then those who do not. That said, from our foundation, God has continuously blessed this great nation. It has only been in recent years that our reliance on and obedience to a Higher Being has dropped below the majority of our population.

    The Democrats are exchanging the gift of obedience toward God, to the blind guidance of bigger government, and, their efforts are working. We have become a nation who expect our fare share from Uncle Sam, we no longer uphold the motto of – “what we can do for our country”, but instead, what can our nation do for us.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Actually no it does not make one ‘too weird to be President.’ Look at the fact we elected with JFK our first Catholic POTUS; Obama is the first minority POTUS; so now we will have a mormon POTUS with Romney.

    America is defined by diversity and thus made all the more exceptional among the nations of the world for it. Out of many comes one: many differences in faith and ideals, of beliefs and convictions, but united in freedom under God and the liberty of freedom to worship (or not to worship) in the Constitution as each individual deems fit for themselves.

    So long as any President does not seek to cram their ideology and faith down the throats of the nation; so long as they defend the rights we have in the Constitution and not to overthrow or overturn them; then it matters not if the POTUS is mormon. I have known many mormons over my life; I do not agree with their convicitons for the most part, yet I will give them the respect and freedom they have for their beliefs.
    We can all agree to disagree and leave it at that.

    The mystisism of various faiths is being played up by the Democrats to make Romney into a ‘object of vile danger’ such as was done with JFK when people said he would give the nation to the papacy.

    As long as the POTUS is qualified for, and able to carry out his duties of, the Presidental Office, then let them do so.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Explain Planet Kolob.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Explain Planet Kolob.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Zergon – the Democratic Leadership is forcing the change on the people to the worship of two new gods: that of government and that of self.

    They may claim lip service to God Himself; yet they deny the source of the power, and claim to do His service in His name while only glorifying and serving their own agendas.

    God will not be mocked and he will have recompense delivered upon them when He deems it to be time. Right now we are at the crossroads of turning the nation to a new direction; we may never get back to the old ways, yet with God we can get to the new direction HE wants us to achieve.

    Generations of damage has been done by the Progressives; and it will take two or three generations to undo it as well. The commamdment speaks of iniquity out to the third and fourth generation; it takes that amount of time for true core changes in a nations character to be forged – three to four generations.

    The progressives have had their three generations; now its our turn.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Zergon – the Democratic Leadership is forcing the change on the people to the worship of two new gods: that of government and that of self.

    They may claim lip service to God Himself; yet they deny the source of the power, and claim to do His service in His name while only glorifying and serving their own agendas.

    God will not be mocked and he will have recompense delivered upon them when He deems it to be time. Right now we are at the crossroads of turning the nation to a new direction; we may never get back to the old ways, yet with God we can get to the new direction HE wants us to achieve.

    Generations of damage has been done by the Progressives; and it will take two or three generations to undo it as well. The commamdment speaks of iniquity out to the third and fourth generation; it takes that amount of time for true core changes in a nations character to be forged – three to four generations.

    The progressives have had their three generations; now its our turn.

  • http://twitter.com/CherylFranco8 Cheryl Franco

    God has continuously blessed this great nation. It has only been in recent years that our reliance on and obedience to a Higher Being has dropped below the majority of our population. http://NewsUsaVote.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/CherylFranco8 Cheryl Franco

    God has continuously blessed this great nation. It has only been in recent years that our reliance on and obedience to a Higher Being has dropped below the majority of our population. http://NewsUsaVote.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Read the Book :When a Nation Forgets God.
    And Yes it matters Glenn.

  • Anonymous

    Read the Book :When a Nation Forgets God.
    And Yes it matters Glenn.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Yeah! Cult beliefs! Amazing how conservative Christians, who argue that the Bible is the ultimate word, are willing to overlook Mormonism now that it’s their man up for the no.1 job. So the Bible isn’t quite complete? Needed a modern, more USA-based addition? Really?

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Yeah! Cult beliefs! Amazing how conservative Christians, who argue that the Bible is the ultimate word, are willing to overlook Mormonism now that it’s their man up for the no.1 job. So the Bible isn’t quite complete? Needed a modern, more USA-based addition? Really?

  • http://www.facebook.com/randy.francis3 Randy Francis

    I did some research on Mormonism when it appeared that Romney was going to be the party candidate and I found something rather interesting – Mormons actually believe that the U.S. Constitution was divinely inspired. I’ve been a Lutheran for 52 years but I’m now thinking about converting to Mormonism.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randy.francis3 Randy Francis

    I did some research on Mormonism when it appeared that Romney was going to be the party candidate and I found something rather interesting – Mormons actually believe that the U.S. Constitution was divinely inspired. I’ve been a Lutheran for 52 years but I’m now thinking about converting to Mormonism.

  • landofaahs

    I believe it was Martin Luther who said he would rather be ruled by a wise Turk than a stupid Christian. It matters if like obama they are trying to force their beliefs on me. Mitt is not.

  • landofaahs

    I believe it was Martin Luther who said he would rather be ruled by a wise Turk than a stupid Christian. It matters if like obama they are trying to force their beliefs on me. Mitt is not.

  • Anonymous

    Do we want someone who believes in God and shares it openly by example or someone who uses God as a political pawn and brings him out if it seems politically expedient . I am not Mormon but I chose Romney. Character matters to me. I am not afraid he will try to convert anyone or promote his faith. He will be much to busy getting America back to work and our economy back on track.

  • Anonymous

    Do we want someone who believes in God and shares it openly by example or someone who uses God as a political pawn and brings him out if it seems politically expedient . I am not Mormon but I chose Romney. Character matters to me. I am not afraid he will try to convert anyone or promote his faith. He will be much to busy getting America back to work and our economy back on track.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Explain how Mormons believe that Jesus and Lucifer are brothers.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Explain how Mormons believe that Jesus and Lucifer are brothers.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Explain how Mormons believe that black people are dark because they are cursed.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Explain how Mormons believe that black people are dark because they are cursed.

  • Richard Wildhirt

    Glenn, Mormonism IS a cult! They are NOT Chirsitan. It’s not just the mainstream media that paints that picture. Doctinally and theologically, the LDS church is way out of step with mainline Christianity. By definition, a cult is any religion that follows the teachings of a man, rather than Jesus Christ. Mormons follow Joseph Smith and Brigham Young as “prophets.” Their teachings contradict the bible as the exclusive and inerrant Word of God. That’s just the way it is. I hate the media, but in this case, it’s not their fault.

  • Richard Wildhirt

    Glenn, Mormonism IS a cult! They are NOT Chirsitan. It’s not just the mainstream media that paints that picture. Doctinally and theologically, the LDS church is way out of step with mainline Christianity. By definition, a cult is any religion that follows the teachings of a man, rather than Jesus Christ. Mormons follow Joseph Smith and Brigham Young as “prophets.” Their teachings contradict the bible as the exclusive and inerrant Word of God. That’s just the way it is. I hate the media, but in this case, it’s not their fault.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    I think that the whole ‘baptising the dead’ thing that Mormons have going on undermines that assertion.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    I think that the whole ‘baptising the dead’ thing that Mormons have going on undermines that assertion.

  • Anonymous

    GOD will hear on all who speak through his son JESUS.

  • Anonymous

    GOD will hear on all who speak through his son JESUS.

  • Anonymous

    The media and the left are trying to get Christian’s to stay home and not vote. Mitt doesn’t seem weird, he seems to be a reliable good man. Content of character.

  • Anonymous

    All who beleive in a higher power are always welcomed.I beleive that not all dems.do not beleive in GOD, but the platform leads them that way. My prayer tonight is since they have moved to a smaller venue that lightning hits and turns all the lights out. ALL who do not beleive in the light should be left in the DARK.

  • Anonymous

    All who beleive in a higher power are always welcomed.I beleive that not all dems.do not beleive in GOD, but the platform leads them that way. My prayer tonight is since they have moved to a smaller venue that lightning hits and turns all the lights out. ALL who do not beleive in the light should be left in the DARK.

  • Anonymous

    Nixon was a Quaker, JFK a Catholic. Romney is a Morman. At the time, people were *really* concerned about JFK and whether he’d be a mouthpiece for The Pope. As it turned out, JFK and much of the of the Kennedy clan didn’t adhere to Church teaching and good ‘ol Teddy championed some of the most serious of today’s evils — in direct opposition to the Catholic Church.

    I believe that Mormons have Christianity wrong and seriously so. I also believe that Protestant denominations have it wrong with some being more seriously wrong than others. Even the *stewards* of the Catholic Church are not without error. Having said that I also believe that many people are people of good will and the journey to Christ is ongoing and sincere. I am certain that many who may read this post know this journey and that each of us “got it wrong” at some time or other. Every time we sin, we reject God and thus “got it wrong”.

    As a youth Mr. Beck was raised or exposed to Catholicism, I believe. I think that whatever decision process he and Tania went through to embrace Mormonism would be interesting to hear.

  • Anonymous

    Nixon was a Quaker, JFK a Catholic. Romney is a Morman. At the time, people were *really* concerned about JFK and whether he’d be a mouthpiece for The Pope. As it turned out, JFK and much of the of the Kennedy clan didn’t adhere to Church teaching and good ‘ol Teddy championed some of the most serious of today’s evils — in direct opposition to the Catholic Church.

    I believe that Mormons have Christianity wrong and seriously so. I also believe that Protestant denominations have it wrong with some being more seriously wrong than others. Even the *stewards* of the Catholic Church are not without error. Having said that I also believe that many people are people of good will and the journey to Christ is ongoing and sincere. I am certain that many who may read this post know this journey and that each of us “got it wrong” at some time or other. Every time we sin, we reject God and thus “got it wrong”.

    As a youth Mr. Beck was raised or exposed to Catholicism, I believe. I think that whatever decision process he and Tania went through to embrace Mormonism would be interesting to hear.

  • landofaahs

    Once again I agree about the theology but I not voting for Romney to run my church. If he turns out to be sociall or economically liberal, I will vote him out too. Until then I’ll give him a chance. I know obama is all messed up though.

  • Anonymous

    A person of good will.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, one can blame the reporters of the media because the same reporters will paint Christians as cultists — if it suits the agenda.

    BTW, Jesus Christ is a man. True God and True Man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marc.call.9 Marc Call

    I am a Mormon and am happy to hear that you were able to do some research and come across some decent information about the church! =) Most of what you will find online is false information, as such I advise you to look at http://www.lds.org and http://www.mormon.org for more information about the church. This way you can read and listen to information straight from legit sources, and then you are better able to decide what you think about the church and its teachings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marc.call.9 Marc Call

    We believe that we ALL are literal brothers and sisters. (seeing as we all came from God, including Jesus Christ who is the SON of God). With that in mind, how is it strange to think that Jesus and Lucifer are brothers? All of us are Brothers and Sisters under God.

  • Anonymous

    I admire your enthusiasm and your desire for a better America. One that closer resembles the intentions of our “fathers” dreams – not Obama’s.

    Iniquity breads only more iniquity. Children raising children bread a welfare dependent state. Welfare breads reliance on government.The ensuing laziness breads a people who are unwilling (if not unable) to prove why we are here and what life is about in the first place. It is how we as a nation have become so numbed-down to who and what God is. This glaring lack of simple biblical understanding is what has led us to the present dangerous crossroads and is what has set fire to a lifestyle of leisure and luxury and that, at the burden of those more fortunate promoted by the Liberal agenda as wealth redistribution.

    The Democratic idea of equality is far different from the freedoms of what a mighty and glorious God freely offers to all mankind. Truth is, the so called fredoms that are presented by the Liberal Left actually imprison its helpless victims of this failed ideology.

    Unfortunately, the Left has set its sights on our nations youth. If we cannot convince our children that God represents a better life and that the true freedoms foreseen by our founders, things will continue to grow worse with frightening speed. If Obama is reelected, it will spell the end for any real hopes that we as a people have for our children’s future. In time, they themselves will too realize their hopelessness when they find themselves burdened with the task of paying for Obama’s Hope and Change – but – by then its to late.

    The Democratic Party has evolved into monsters that prey on our children, substituting freedom with false hope – if we are ever to reverse this scourge that has sunk its claws into our nation, the conservative right has to rightly address the God issue with far more clarity than what we have done in the resent past. The Liberal Left has successfully removed God out of the public domain – they are not afraid of taking on the task of completely removing any sign of a “Higher Being” – out of sight out of mind – The challenge then, becomes even greater for God fearing Americans to restore the ruins and rebuild the confidence of God in our nations youth. In that way only, can we best guard against the crafty manipulation of the Liberal Left and its nation breaking damage it continues to inflict on our kids.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marc.call.9 Marc Call

    I hope that you are asking these questions with the intent of really wanting to know. If that’s the case then that is awesome! Through scripture we are taught that Kolob is a Star/Planet that is near the throne of God. We don’t know much more than that, there is a scripture were God is speaking with Abraham and makes thsi comment about Kolob. Here is a link to the scripture:
    http://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/abr/3.2-3,9?lang=eng#1

    Anyways again it is a teaching that we don’t know lots about, but obviously the media and people against the church take it as another “Weird” thing about the church. If you are really interested in why the church believes in what it does, please visit http://www.lds.org and http://www.mormon.org and just look around, I truly believe the teachings of the church and they make my life a better and happy one.

  • http://www.thePoliPit.com JednaVira

    Believing in socialism,communism, atheism, and Maxism, makes you too weird to be President. ….actually, it should completely disqualify you from being President, but that’s another discussion.

  • Omegaomni

    lol seriously? If it was divinely inspired like the bible then why does it have 14 amendments ? does the bible have amendments? oh and why do so many want a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget and a ban on abortion woouldnt god have thought of that already?

  • Omegaomni

    “So long as any President does not seek to cram their ideology and faith down the throats of the nation” so Obama crammed his ideology down our throats but Not george bush?

    The religious right are hypocrites; Mormons are not christians, but its better than being a secret muslim like obama right? You want your president to be christian but, ” So long as any President does not seek to cram their ideology and faith down the throats of the nation”

  • LDSMOM
  • http://www.facebook.com/mamarose64 Diane Thomas

    I am Mormon and Jesus Christ is my personal savior. That makes me a Christian by definition. Mormons are Christians and I don’t know a single Mormon that wouldn’t be extremely hurt that people don’t think so.

  • LDSMOM

    Are you saying Catholicism is a cult because they follow the Pope? Our teachings actually do not contradict the bible, and if you would go do your research and maybe visit an LDS church you would be surprised at what you learn. http://www.lds.org and http://www.mormon.org are great places to start.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mamarose64 Diane Thomas

    I am Mormon I follow ABOVE ALL ELSE the teachings of Christ. I am grateful for the leaders of the church that give us divine guidance but they do not supercede the teachings of Christ. That makes me a Christian. I was baptised in His name not that of Joseph Smith or Brigham Young.

  • LDSMOM

    I, too am Mormon, and I, too, believe that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I am a Christian, as is Diane, and Mitt and Glenn and all other members of the LDS faith. http://mormon.org/jesus-christ

  • http://www.facebook.com/mamarose64 Diane Thomas

    I have two wonderful, uplifting, humble and kind young men in dark suits that would be grateful for the honor of coming to your house to answer any questions you might have! ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mamarose64 Diane Thomas

    Inspired doesn’t mean dictated word for word.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mamarose64 Diane Thomas

    Every one of us has one of “those” in their family that goes against what they’ve been taught and chooses to be devisive and sometimes downright evil. Why is it so hard to think our heavenly family didn’t have at least one of the same?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mamarose64 Diane Thomas

    No it doesn’t. It makes you loving, kind, compassionate, able to take the long view, an ability to sacriifice self for other people,, a desire to be a good man, a good father and a good husband. Oh wait…..I guess in this world, where people increasingly dismiss God, it does make you pretty weird.

  • LDSMOM
  • Omegaomni

    so could I get inspired and add some amendments to the bible?

  • Omegaomni

    Believing in a floating ghost who is angry at two men marrying each other is too weird to be President

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for that!

  • Anonymous

    Mr Beck, Being a Catholic I can sympathized about being persecuted for your beliefs.
    I think you should have done today’s show a long time ago & a few
    more may be in order. (Answering questions) Putting rumors to bed.
    Mormons are welcome at my table & I would be proud to have Mormons
    as neighbors. Keep fighting the good fight.

  • Anonymous

    I am a Catholic & I accept Mormons as fellow Christians.

  • http://www.facebook.com/atappa Annette Tappa

    Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Layna-Palmer/100000091668399 Layna Palmer

    They baptize the dead? I mean…like they go to a graveyard, dig up dead people and baptize them? That is weird. However, I thought that Paul, in the New Testament, taught about baptism on behalf of those who are dead…or maybe I’m wrong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aleea.sharp Aleea Sharp

    They do not baptize dead bodies. :) They baptize a living person as proxy for someone who died who did not have the chance to learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ while living on the earth. Whether that person ultimately chooses to accept that is that person’s choice. A great link explaining the doctrine can be found at: http://www.lds.org/topics/baptisms-for-the-dead?lang=eng Basically, to sum it up: Jesus Christ taught that baptism is essential for salvation, (John 3:5) and He himself was baptized (Matthew 3: 13-17). Yet many people have lived on the earth without ever hearing about the Savior or without having the opportunity to be baptized by someone with priesthood authority. This doctrine explains how those people have the opportunity to have baptism even though they died without it. And yes, you are right, Paul did talk about it in 1 Corinthians 15:29; it was practiced in the Church which Jesus Christ established when He lived on the earth and in that scripture, Paul is using that practice to prove that we will be resurrected. “Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?” Again, if you have more questions, I’d encourage you to check out http://www.lds.org and go on their ‘topics’ page and you can look up any doctrinal topic and learn more. Each topic also includes links to scriptures so you can study that topic further if you want to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Issler/1592601737 Aaron Issler

    A question for those of the faith of LDS, Do you accept that Jesus Christ is God and worthy of worship?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Issler/1592601737 Aaron Issler

    So you deny that the book of mormon should be followed? Yes or no?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Issler/1592601737 Aaron Issler

    Garbage, the LDS church denies the deity of Christ and elevates the book of mormon to the level of scripture. Maybe you should do your own research on your own faith. Check out Matt 28 where the disciples worshiped Christ. Then check out Heb 1 where the angels are commanded to worship the Son. Then come back and honestly tell if the Mormon faith agrees with this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Issler/1592601737 Aaron Issler

    No Thanks!!! 2 John
    is very clear on the topic!! 7For many deceivers have gone out into the world,
    those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the
    deceiver and the antichrist. 8Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we
    have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. 9Anyone who goes too
    far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one
    who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. 10If anyone
    comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your
    house, and do not give him a greeting; 11for the one who gives him a greeting
    participates in his evil deeds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Issler/1592601737 Aaron Issler

    Is Jesus Christ worthy of worship, which only belongs to God? If not, please explain Matt 28 and Heb 1 to me. The disciples worshiped Him and the angels are commanded to!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Issler/1592601737 Aaron Issler

    What scriptures explain this? Please include chapter and verse reference.

  • LDSMOM

    We do not deny the deity of Christ. We believe the God Head to consist of God, the eternal father, his son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. The book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It contains the writings of ancient prophets. One of these, Lehi, lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. It supports and it verifies the Bible.

  • Anonymous

    No, being liberal/progressive makes you too weird to be President.

  • Anonymous

    In Morman faith, did Jesus visit north america?

  • Anonymous

    My sister is a strong evangelical christian working with a church in Virginia, She tells me that her church has trouble voting Romney because of his Mormon faith. Do mormons believe that there are 3 heavens, there is a prophet, and that Jesus visited the America’s after his resurrection? Please help and clear up for I

  • Anonymous

    My Dads good friend was unable to see his own daughters wedding because he was not part of the LDS church, but the rest of family was. Is this common in mormanism

  • Anonymous

    Bit weird non LDS members can’t attend their own childrens weddings in a LDS church.
    Bit weird LDS believes in 3 heavens
    Bit weird LDS has a USA prophet
    Bit weird my ex-LDS friends were asked in confidentiality by the bishop at early ages if they masterbaited or smoked, for Bishop is ears of God and could use that against my friends or family. WHich the Bishop did.

    These beliefs don’t quite line up with my beliefs in Jesus.
    My Jesus doesn’t judge he loves all those that love him, and even those that haven’t found him yet. Doesn’t disciminate based on tithing, race, sex, finacial gains. Only if you give your life to Jesus is what matters. Not some living prophets or pay for a spot in a better heaven

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leah-Brooks/1475395131 Leah Brooks

    I am , Mormon and Jesus Christ is my personal savior, but our church is correctly called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and He is the Head of the Church, I think that makes me a Christian.

  • Jordon McKee

    When have “Mormons” every believed otherwise? It’s truly amazing to me that so many in this country are so ignorant to what members of the LDS faith believe in. The name alone should answer that question: “The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints”. It’s the Church of Jesus Christ. His name is right there for all to see. Every teaching, every doctrine, every action convened by members and given to the rest of the world is done in His name and with His perfect example to follow by. Forgive my impatience but it gets exhausting having to continually answer this question that has such an obvious answer if people would just take two seconds to talk to a member of the church face-to-face or even visit the church’s website.

  • Jordon McKee

    Do you even know what the Book of Mormon is? Do you think that it’s some sort of “How-To” Guide for Mormons? Have you ever read it?

  • Jordon McKee

    Aaron you need to look at facts instead of the anti-Mormon garbage you read on the internet. You don’t even know what you’re talking about. If you really want to know the truth of something then you’ll unbiasedly search it but the fact is is that you’ve already made up your mind about the LDS faith. You want it to be some sort of weird, devil worshiping group. If you want to find garbage then that’s what you’ll find. Try asking God about the LDS faith instead of coming to your own conclusions.

  • Jordon McKee

    First of all there were never any amendments made to doctrine inside the Book of
    Mormon; only small edits to grammar, punctuation, and organizational
    structure unrelated to the scripture itself that is inside the Book of
    Mormon. Second, there are over 120,000 versions of the Bible so I don’t know if you make a valid point there. Not to mention the fact that it was translated hundreds of different times throughout the centuries especially during the time that it wasn’t available to the public. It would also be a good reminder that the “Bible” was never written by the hand of God as many for some reason believe. God didn’t sit down On High and etch the scripture of the Bible into stone like the Ten Commandments with Moses then proclaim to everyone “This is My Bible”. The words and stories of the prophets and Christ’s Apostles were either copied down onto paper, tablets, etc. or shared by word of mouth (nobody knows exactly) until they could be written down. Then they were copied again, and again, and again throughout the centuries. Then at some point in history (nobody knows when) someone decided to take all the records they had at that point and gather them into one book: The Bible. The word Bible actually is the english form of the Latin word “biblia” which is a plural reference for the word book. So “bible” actually means “a collection of books”. When The Bible as we know it was created they actually called it “Biblia Sacra” or “Sacred Books” because that’s what they were, a collection of sacred books. As Christians you and I would not only call them sacred but inspired since they reference teachings and doctrines given to us by God.
    Also, if you were to read the Bible front to back and pay close attention you would notice that many prophets in the Old Testament and the Apostles from the New Testament reference scripture from books that we no longer have because they were obviously lost over time. For example: The Words of Zenock, Neum, and Zenos; The Book of Zenos; The Book of Zenock and Ezias; The Book of Remembrance; The Book of Jasher; Epistles to the Corinthians; Epistles to the Ephesians; and dozens of others.
    The Bible is but a glimpse into the dealings of God with mankind. Could any Christian honestly think that God would only visit the tiny fraction of His children that make up the population in the Bible? If anyone has ever read the scriptures and has gained a personal relationship with Christ then that answer is obvious. God was never finished with guiding His children here on this Earth after Christ left this Earth. He’s always sent His servants to teach us and reveal His truth to us from the beginning of time and He always will until He returns again. There have been moments where we denied those servants and/or weren’t prepared to receive His words but He always returns them to us eventually. God called another prophet in our modern times to once again restore the fulness of His teachings back to the Earth and to once again organize His Church. This is the message that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shares with the world. This is what is bringing the blessings of our Heavenly Father to this world and it will only bring an endless amount of blessings to those who look for the truth in this message.

  • Jordon McKee

    First of all there were never any amendments made to doctrine inside the Book of
    Mormon; only small edits to grammar, punctuation, and organizational
    structure unrelated to the scripture itself that is inside the Book of
    Mormon. Second, there are over 120,000 versions of the Bible so I don’t know if you make a valid point there. Not to mention the fact that it was translated hundreds of different times throughout the centuries especially during the time that it wasn’t available to the public. It would also be a good reminder that the “Bible” was never written by the hand of God as many for some reason believe. God didn’t sit down On High and etch the scripture of the Bible into stone like the Ten Commandments with Moses then proclaim to everyone “This is My Bible”. The words and stories of the prophets and Christ’s Apostles were either copied down onto paper, tablets, etc. or shared by word of mouth (nobody knows exactly) until they could be written down. Then they were copied again, and again, and again throughout the centuries. Then at some point in history (nobody knows when) someone decided to take all the records they had at that point and gather them into one book: The Bible. The word Bible actually is the english form of the Latin word “biblia” which is a plural reference for the word book. So “bible” actually means “a collection of books”. When The Bible as we know it was created they actually called it “Biblia Sacra” or “Sacred Books” because that’s what they were, a collection of sacred books. As Christians you and I would not only call them sacred but inspired since they reference teachings and doctrines given to us by God.
    Also, if you were to read the Bible front to back and pay close attention you would notice that many prophets in the Old Testament and the Apostles from the New Testament reference scripture from books that we no longer have because they were obviously lost over time. For example: The Words of Zenock, Neum, and Zenos; The Book of Zenos; The Book of Zenock and Ezias; The Book of Remembrance; The Book of Jasher; Epistles to the Corinthians; Epistles to the Ephesians; and dozens of others.
    The Bible is but a glimpse into the dealings of God with mankind. Could any Christian honestly think that God would only visit the tiny fraction of His children that make up the population in the Bible? If anyone has ever read the scriptures and has gained a personal relationship with Christ then that answer is obvious. God was never finished with guiding His children here on this Earth after Christ left this Earth. He’s always sent His servants to teach us and reveal His truth to us from the beginning of time and He always will until He returns again. There have been moments where we denied those servants and/or weren’t prepared to receive His words but He always returns them to us eventually. God called another prophet in our modern times to once again restore the fulness of His teachings back to the Earth and to once again organize His Church. This is the message that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shares with the world. This is what is bringing the blessings of our Heavenly Father to this world and it will only bring an endless amount of blessings to those who look for the truth in this message.

  • Jordon McKee

    Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the Earth.”

  • Jordon McKee

    Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the Earth.”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I am a Christian but do not agree with the teachings of Jospeh Smith because of where he got the info to wirte the book of mormon but I rest. The only way the left are going to keep me from voting for Mitt is that they prove that he eats baby flesh and drinks their souls.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I am a Christian but do not agree with the teachings of Jospeh Smith because of where he got the info to wirte the book of mormon but I rest. The only way the left are going to keep me from voting for Mitt is that they prove that he eats baby flesh and drinks their souls.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    If you don’t mind me asking and I am not trying to be rude or anything of that sort because I think even if I disagree with LDS on their teachings of book of Mormon more of like where it came from but your church does a lot of good and has my respect as a follower of Christ. my question is if it is true that angels gave Smith these golden tablets then how do you get around Galatians 1:6-10? Like I said I am not trying to be an ass but trying to understand what you teachings say on that point. Out here where I live there is no Mormons to ask at least none that I don’t know.

  • Anonymous

    LOL, I don’t know much about the LDS…but I doubt, seriously doubt we have to worry about soul drinking. :)

  • Omegaomni

    ok ok So Mormons decide that blacks are not the cursed offspring of cain back in the 70′s so can mormons find out that god doenst care if two men marry each other?

  • Anonymous

    Aaron, it is obvious that you have not taken the time to look into the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or you would not be judging so. If you have, it has not been from the church directly. As a member of the LDS church, I can tell you that we definately believe the Bible to be the word of God. We believe that Jesus Christ did come to this world in the flesh. We believe that He was born of the virgin Mary, that He lived a perfect life as an example for us, that He died on the cross so that all mankind can have the opportunity to be saved.
    We believe that after the Atonement of Jesus, that he was resurrected on the third day. We believe in the trinity, God the Father, Jesus the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit . I Love the Lord Jesus Christ, and am thankful for everything that he has done for me. If you want to know more of our beliefs, please go to http://www.lds.org Please get some facts from the church directly, or from its current members before you pass judgement about what we believe.

  • Anonymous

    jahjah1, I want to reply to a couple of your comments.
    First, anyone can enter a LDS Church. Anyone is welcome to attend a LDS church on Sunday, or for a wedding being held at the church. It is the Temple that is sacred and only those that hold a temple recommend can attend a Temple after it has been dedicated. If you read in the Bible, not everyone was allowed to enter the Temple. There are several references to this.
    As far as the 3 heavens, please read in the Bible, 1 Corinthian 15:40-42. This talks about the resurrection of the dead.
    Yes, the church does believe in a modern day prophet. If you read in the Bible, Amos 3:7 God has a history of dealing with men on Earth, through a prophet. The Bible is full of stories of prophets. Some believe that the prophets ended when Jesus Christ came to the earth, but if you read in the Bible in St. Mathew 16:17-19 Jesus conferred the keys of the kingdom on Peter. After Christs Atonement and Resurrection, Peter and the Apostles (prophets) were commanded to spread the gospel of Jesus, and to lead the church. I do not believe in a God of confusion. Why would God stop using prophets like he always has, to be his mouthpiece on the earth? It is easy to believe in dead prophets, but harder to believe in living prophets. Most of the prophets in the Bible were rejected by the people, and continues today.
    As far as a Bishop, it is his job to counsel the members of his ward or jurisdiction. This can include helping them with things that are harmful to them spiritually or physically.
    As far as the last part of your comments, Have you read the Bible? Because the Bible would contradict your description of Jesus. Of course he judges. He is the Judge of this Earth. Please read St. John 5:26-27, and Hebrew 12
    :23 for starters. There are many more scriptures that explain this. Jesus taught us that we should not judge, but that only God can judge. I don’t believe this means we cannot recognize sin. It means that only God can give final judgement. We should not spend our time judging and think that we are better than others, as we all have committed sin, and have faults. We should focus our time on being good to our neighbor, and doing good.
    As for the tithing thing, please read in the Bible in Malachi 3:7-10 there are several other places that the Bible talks about tithing.
    If you want to know more about what the Church teaches, please visit http://www.lds.org thankyou. Ryan

  • Anonymous

    Richard, I am LDS, and am a Christian. Just because I do not believe exactly as you do, does not make me a non Christian. There are many different Christian faiths that have different teachings. What makes me a Christian? I believe the Bible to be the word of God. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord. I believe that He was born of the virgin Mary. I believe that He lived a perfect life on this Earth, in the flesh, and set an example for us of how to live. I believe that He suffered for me and for the sins all of mankind, and died on the cross. I believe that He was resurrected on the third day, and broke the bands of hell and death. Maybe I am wrong, but I think that most Christian churches teach these things, This is what I have learned from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and from my own personal scripture study and prayer.
    I do think that works are important (read St. Mathew chapter 25 verses 35-46) but I do not believe that I can earn my way into heaven. I believe that I can be saved only because of the grace of God, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I love the Lord Jesus Christ, and am very thankful for everything that He has done and continues to do, for me, and all of mankind,
    I also believe in the trilogy. God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit.
    Yes, I do believe in a modern day prophet. See Amos 3:7 and also my above post
    The Bible is full of stories about prophets. I am thankful for prophets, and other leaders in the church that in my opinion serve their fellow man, but I do not worship them. I worship God only.

  • Anonymous

    Rahm, that is a good question. I have an answer, but it is a lengthy one. I also have to be somewhere in about 10 minutes. For me to give you a complete answer, I could take up pages and go through many biblical scriputes with you. I suggest you contact the Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in your local area, and ask this question. I believe you can find out who the Bishop is on http://www.lds.org, if not, look in your local phone book.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Thanks for the info friend I been trying to understand many of what LDS teaches myself because of Mitt and been trying to figure out what he believes and why. We don’t have any LDS members in my area so the link you gave me should help. I feel stuff like this is important to get a read on how people will lead by knowing their faith and why they believe the way they do. I feel you know their faith than you know how someone will lead and what they are going to fight for. Faith can be more telling than what they even say. Obama is a good example many did not know he hated this country when they voted for him but now that Right’s preaching is well known now there is no doubt in my mind now that he hates this country by listing to Right’s hateful words.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Many of their beliefs are strange but I always wonder what an alien race would think of Christianity as a hole when they walk into any church.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607343259 Rudy Lynn Wright

    I guess being a Muslim president is okay? It’s not the Mormons who are wanting to kill us!

  • Lioness

    I’m reading Obama’s book right now, and yes, he absolutely hates this country, whites, Asians, rich people, Christianity, the middleclass, middleclass and rich blacks, modern colonialism, industrialization, actually just about everything.

  • puppy7

    If you go to any LDS church or temple, you will not see a cross anywhere because the cross represents to them Jesus’ work to become his own god with his own planet & 1000 wives. This is also the reason why their communion does not have the taking of wine(blood) but water. They also believe that not only are Jesus & Lucifer brothers, but that they were born of mother god & father god.

  • Anonymous

    The church OF JESUS CHRIST of latter day saints, it”s in there.

  • yingling777

    It doesn’t make it weird, but it would be better to have a Christian president; they just don’t give us those options anymore.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Not really shocking he has shown his hate for Christian police and this country time and time again. I am shocked that he would be dumb enough to put it writing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    As someone who studies astronomy 1 Corinthian 15:40-41 sounds like an astronomical survey than an actual account of other heavens. Paul was a Roman and they got observation of stars and planets down good. They knew about the planets before modern science. It sounds like he was really trying to use what he knew about astronomy to compare the difference between the earthly body the body we have on earth and the new body we will have in heaven. Our earthly bodies are cold and rocky like the moon and the earth but our heavenly bodies will shine as the stars do in other words glorified in God’s eyes and so full of righteousness that we would radiate it. Even tho you could make the argument that at one time their where two heavens but I feel it would be pointless to try to even guess what heaven is. We humans think on human terms and not godly terms. We just cannot know until death what heaven is really like. You read accounts of people’s near death experiences and the all appear to be describing the same place and not three different places. If you have any other passages about said heavens I would like to read them just to learn about the guy I would be voting for. I have a theory about where heaven is but I will not bore you on that.
    Now for prophets. I still believe that they can still walk among us as revelation says will happen but we can’t exactly trust prophets at their word. Jesus warns about false prophets and so does his followers in the Bible they had such a problem back then with that. Not saying your prophets are false never had a chance to hear one yet but one cannot be too careful with such things and it pays to look at these things with skeptical eyes. Look at history how many times did evil people say I got the answers follow me. We even got that problem today. Mansion Hitler and David Cershiash just to name a few that is why we must be careful even when they are supported by a your church no matter what faith it is.
    I can’t even disagree your last point that seems to be true for both sides and I think this guy you talking to is just a symptom of the watering down of Jesus’ own words and I feel is more damaging than a false prophet can ever be. My observation is that it is happening in all dominations and is slowly eating away at what Christ truly wanted from us.
    By the way your name is my name to. :)

  • Anonymous

    puppy7, I am not sure where you are getting your information, but it is incorrect.
    If you want to know why the LDS Church does not use the cross as a symbol on the Temple or Church building, please go to http://www.lds.org and type cross into the search engine, and you will come up with several talks from church leaders, that explain why. I would recommend reading, “Our one bright hope”, by previous president of the church Gordon B. Hinckley. There are a few more talks as well that give additional information.
    As far as the water instead of wine, there is a reason for this. I am not a scholar on this subject, but have a couple thoughts. The water is blessed, and is taken in place of the wine as part of the sacrament, in remembrance of the blood that Jesus shed for all mankind. It is done with the same purpose. Also, please read in the Bible, in St. John 2:1-11 This was the first recorded miracle performed by Jesus. (the turning of water into wine) I am not saying that the church is claiming to perform this miracle, just thought it was interesting to note.
    As for your last claim, I am not going to go into that too much, because it has been addressed in other threads if you want to read through them. But do want to note that I do believe that God created our spirits. I believe that we are all spirit brothers and sisters, created by God. There are many biblical scriptures to back this up. Please see Zechariah12:1, Hosea 1:10,
    Hebrews 12:9 to name just a couple.
    It is interesting to me all the false information that is out there about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is sad that some churches spend so much time preaching against the church. I know this is true because I have had many people tell me that they learned things about the Mormons from their church. I have been attending the LDS church for years, and there is very very little mention of other faiths. If it is mentioned it is usually to note that there are other faiths. I have not heard anyone in the church guessing as to how other churches believe, or talking badly about them. I’m not saying this never happens, as there are people in every church that make mistakes, I have not witnessed it though. I also know that there is alot of false information on the church, online and in anti mormon books and videos. I have researched some of this, and there are alot of lies out there.
    I respect each persons right to practice their faith how they want to, and attend whatever church they want to. If I have a question about a Catholic belief I will go to a Catholic friend, or that Church’s website. If I have a question about a Baptist belief, I will go talk to a member of the Baptist church, and go to their website, and so on. I try to do my homework, not just believe everything that I hear.
    If you have a question about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, please talk to a current member, or go to the website http://www.lds.org The Church also has full time missionaries that are willing to spend time with you answering questions.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Ryan, great name!
    It sounds like you are a seeker of truth. I will try to answer best I can. I would however suggest that you also research the website I already mentioned as well as http://www.mormon.org , and http://www.mormonnewsroom.org I just came across this one, and it answers many of the common questions that people have about the LDS Church. Please keep in mind that what I am sharing is my own beliefs from my own study. I am not an official spokesman for the church. I am continually trying to learn more. I am definately not a scholar, but do try to learn as much as I can. This is why I direct you to the websites, so that you can get more information from the official church websites.
    As for the first point, I agree that we really cannot know what heaven is like untill we go there. There is much that God, and the scriptures has not revealed to us. If you read 1 Corinthians 15:40-42 In verse 41 is mentions 3 different types of glories, one of the sun, one of the moon, and one of the stars, and says that “for one star differeth from another star in glory” In verse 42 it says, “so also is the resurrection of the dead.” This is pretty plain to me, saying that there is difference in the glory of the resurrected. This is obviously not talking about hell, as there is no glory in hell.
    Another scripture that briefly mentions this is 2 Corinthians 12:2 where it talks about one being caught up to the third heaven. I believe in a just God, and do not believe in just 1 heaven/or glory where all receive the same glory, or hell for everyone else.
    There is also another scripture that is interesting in Psalms 86:13 talking about the lowest hell.
    I believe that after death, before our resurrection, our spirits can go to one of 2 places. This is our state before the final judgement. The first is Paradise as mentioned in 2 Corinthians 12:4, the second is Spirit Prison, as mentioned in 1 Peter 3:19. These spirits that are in prison are obviously not in the eternal hell, as mentioned in St. Mathew 25: 41 and 46, nor are they in heaven or Paradise. Please see also St. John 5:25, and 1 Peter 4:6 This is a subject that I could go alot more into, but hopefully this helps get started. Like I said above, there is much that we do not know about God and his ways.
    I don’t know if you have read the comments on this thread from Jordan Mckee, but would recommed it. It talks a little about the History of the Bible. I believe the Bible to be the word of God, but it does not contain all of the writings of the prophets. There are other books of scripture that are mentioned in the Bible, but yet are not contained in the Bible. There are things that are mentioned in the Bible briefly without any more information. For example 1 Corinthians 15:29 where it mentions baptism for the dead. It is obvious that Paul believed in this, yet the Bible does not mention more about it. Concerning this, I believe in a loving, and Just God. The Bible is plain in stating that baptism is a requirment to enter heaven. How is it fair that there have been millions or billions of people that have lived, that did not have the opportunity to be baptized, nor even knew about it? I believe that God loves all his children, and will provide a way for all to have the opportunity to hear about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Nothing will be forced on us, but all will have the opportunity to choose.
    Concerning Prophets, you are right. The scriptures do warn about false prophets, and anti-Christs. It can be difficult to know who to listen to, or who is a true prophet. When Jesus was on the earth, he established his church, and his gospel. He set up an organization that included prophets, apostles, seventies, evangelists, pastors and teachers. There were also elders, and other offices in the church. The Lords church today will have the same organization as existed in the primitive church. See Ephesians 4:11 Please also see St. Mathew 18:16, and 2 Corinthians 13:1 These talk about witnesses. It is my understanding, and you will see if you read the Bible, that after the death of Jesus, the apostles were also killed or put in prison or banished. Many false teaching crept into the church, and eventually the people rejected the truth as taught by Jesus and the Apostles, and the fullness of the gospel was taken from the earth. Hence the dark ages. It is my belief that the fullness of the gospel was taken from the earth, and has been restored in these latter days. It was restored through a Prophet, the same way that the Lord has always worked. See Amos 3:7 And there were other witnesses, and continue to be.
    If you have not read the Book of Mormon, I would recommend that you do. In the beginning is the testimony of the prophet, as well as the testimony of other witnesses. If you read the Book of Mormon with real intent, to know if it is true, and pray about it, God will answer your prayer.
    I would also recommend going onto http://www.lds.org and reading the words of the prophet for yourself. The current prophet is Thomas S. Monson, the previous prophet was Gordon B. Hinckley, and there has been a prophet on the Earth in these latter days, since Joseph Smith. You can enter their name into the search engine, and it will bring up talks that they have given. Read there own words, and pray to God to see if they are true. The power of the Holy Spirit will reveal truth to you.
    Sorry for the long comments. I know that most will not take the time to look into this, but it is my testimony that God lives, he loves us, and continues to communicate with man.

  • Lioness

    I’m still reading his book, and I’m in disbelief that he is our president. I know we are at the point where we know that he needs to go just by his actions, but knowing the psychology of Obama makes it scary, he‘s not stupid, he‘s obsessed. If he is reelected I’m not quite sure what to do. I’m glad I am close to the Canadian border, although when he gets done there may be nowhere to go. His horrible policies may have negative implications for every one. I’m just trying to stay positive, in hopes that most people will come to their senses this election.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Don’t worry about it believe it or not but your comment answered a lot of questions that I had about Mormonism and your comment is well thought out and nicely done. You might not be a spokesman of LDS but as Christians we need to be a spokesman for Jesus.
    Now for your first point tho I do believe in one heaven but your right when you say that there are different glories in heaven based on works I am just amazed that I did not pick that up the first time I read Corinthians 15:40-42 so that my mistake. I don’t think he would make three heavens because not only it breaks families up but also it would be harder to rule over. Their maybe is sections that are separated by glories like you see in any town. You will have the slums the middle class homes and the rich. It looks like when I do study astronomy that God just does not work that way. It would be a waste of space to separate us and harder to manage whatever works that he wants us to do there. When Jesus talked about Heaven he would only talk about one John 3:13 and 3:3. He would call them by two different names like kingdom of God heaven but they are one in the same. This third heaven could be small part of a bigger heaven where God brings people from earth to get a taste of what heaven is like. Whale there could be parts of heaven I don’t think parts are three different places.
    Second I am fully aware of the early church and the false teachings the pop up. All of Jesus followers wrote about them in the Bible after all. Also it was the reason why the church split to begin with when Martin Luther look at the catholic church and saw tons a false teachings that where contrary to God’s word. Not saying their like that now but you could make the case that back then they were barking up the wrong tree.
    Third I also know that there are also lost books in the old testament but they are mention by name like the book of kings or something like that and there is some missing time in the new testament and missing works that Jesus did. He spent 40 some days on earth when he came back from the dead but we do not know what he said. So yes there are holes in the Bible but what if that is what God wants? Some things we might not be ready for. As for baptism of the dead I have no beef over you guys doing that there are so many beliefs on baptism that I would need a life time to study each one.
    Finally I will take a look at your prophets to see what they have to say.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Hay I know this has nothing to do with what we are talking about be you being a man of faith I thought you might like to watch this but very interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9MwNm0gXd8&feature=share&list=PL9E6F26A3B3B7A6AE

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Never forget God is in control not the left’s god Obama. That always works for me at staying positive in this hell we are in.

  • Anonymous

    I did watch, and yes it is very interesting. Thank you
    I enjoy learning new things.

  • Anonymous

    thank you for your comments. I have enjoyed talking with you. I wanted to add a couple more comments and scriptures.
    First, I am not sure exactly how the heavens are set up. It will be interesting one day to find out. I understand the 3 glories as kingdoms. Back to 1 Corinthians 15: 40-42, it is interesting to note that Paul does not simply state that one star differs from another star in glory(even though this also uses an analagy of seperate stars), but that he used 3 seperate planets or spheres to describe the different glories. ( sun, moon, stars) each seperate from each other and their own planet. He also mentioned that there are bodies terrestrial, and bodies celestial, each with seperate glories.
    It is also interesting to note in 2 Corinthians 12:2 it does not state the third part of heaven, as it mentions third part for example in Revelation 9:18, but rather the third heaven. A couple other scriptures in the Bible I found that are interesting is Ephesians 4:10 where it mentions that Jesus ascended up far above all heavens. Also Ephesians 1:20 where it mentions heavenly places. And Hebrews 7:26 where it mentions, higher than the heavens.
    Like I said, I am not sure exactly how it is set up, but I believe that God has an infinite amount of space to work with, and can Govern as many seperate planets and kingdoms as he wants. I do however believe that things will be organized in family units as much as possible. I believe in the Abrahamic covenant. It iwill be interesting to find out how it all works.
    As to the books mentioned in the Bible, that are not contained in the Bible. It does mention some specific books, but my main point is that there is mention of other scripture that is not in the Bible.
    Also in St. John 10:16 Jesus says “Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
    Please also read St. John 20:30, and St. John 21:25 I do believe that the Lord will only give us that which we are ready to receive, but do believe in a modern day prophet, and that there have been more truths revealed, and believe that God will continue to reveal truth. The foundation of Apostles and Prophets are important to the church, to lead the church. Please see Ephesians 2:20
    I also believe that we should study and pray on our own and as families, and have a firm testimony in Jesus and his Gospel. I believe that God will reveal truth to those that seek it.
    Thank you for the discussion. I hope that you will find in your research that the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, are a people of great faith, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. We also believe in freedom. There are 13 Articles of Faith of the Church. The 11th says, We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
    I am saddened at what is happening to this country. I believe that God had a hand in founding this great country. I know that he is in charge, and have faith that he has a plan. I hope and pray that all freedom loving, and God loving people can come together and do what is right.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I just realized that there are faithful in the LDS just by talking to you. it so hard to picture what heaven will be like for all we know we both could be wrong but I feel that how heaven is set up is not so important what is important is that we get there to begin with.

  • Anonymous

    I agree.  I look forward to what the Lord has in store for his faithful.   Stay strong in the faith.  This world is getting more crazy by the day.  We must remain strong in the faith of Jesus Christ, and look forward to his return.  May God be with you friend.  Ryan

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    same to you friend.