By Pastor Don Elmore
February 26, 2012
Scripture Reading: Galatians 1:6-9
“The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints is unique among all the religious cults and sects active in the United States in that it has by far the most fascinating history, and one worthy of consideration by all students of religions originating on the American continent.
The Mormons, as they are most commonly referred to, are divided into two major groups. The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Utah, and The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, with headquarters in Independence, Missouri” The Kingdom of the Cults, Walter Martin, p. 147, have a combined membership of close to 15,000,000.
The average Mormon is usually amiable, hospitable and extremely devoted to his family and to the teachings of his church and there is very little juvenile delinquency. Sad to say, that most Mormons are almost totally ignorant or deny the historical and theological sources of their religion. They are openly shocked when the extremely, unchristian background of the Mormon Church’s early years is revealed to them.
It is a religion that puts much emphasis on education and has more adherents listed in Who’s Who in America than any other one religion, and this also holds true for the scientific honor societies of our nation. Marriott Hotels and Motels are a Mormon owned corporation. Las Vegas was settled and developed by many Mormons. And the Mormons contain many leaders in both governmental and corporate businesses so that they are a potent force to be reckoned with.
And who hasn’t heard of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir with its more than 375 singers and with a repertoire of over a thousand hymns and songs. How many members did the choir have in 1776? How many Mormons were there when our Nation had its beginning? Zero, is the answer to both questions. And that is the first major problem with this fast, growing unchristian church. Their church was started over 1800 years too late.
According to Mormon doctrine, God the father and God the Son personally met with and told Joseph Smith that there was no church for him to join; for all churches were false ones. There was no Protestant, no Catholic or no Covenant Christian church in the entire world since the end of the third century that was a true church. The many churches in the Valley of the Piedmont of the Alps Mountains must surely be greatly disappointed by this statement in the book of the Mormons; for they died sacrificial deaths for the cause of Christ. I guess Fox’s Book of Christian Martyrs written during these centuries was a bid, gigantic mistake. For…
Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormons, wrote that he had the following discussion with two of the many gods in their theological system in the year 1820:
“My object is going to inquire of the Lord which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. No sooner therefore, did I get possession of myself so as to be able to speak, then I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right and which I should join.
I was answered that I must join NONE of them, for they were all wrong, and the Personage who addressed me said that all their CREEDS were an abomination in His sight; those PROFESSORS were all corrupt; they draw near to ME with their lips but their hearts are far from Me; they teach the doctrines and commandments of men having a form of godliness but they deny the power thereof.
He again forbade me to join any of them; and many other things did he say unto me which I cannot write at this time.” Pearl of Great Price, Chapter 2, verses 1-25.
Let’s summarize; Joseph Smith, 14 years old, was told by God the Father and God the Son, that:
All sects of Christendom were wrong;
- All sects of Christendom were wrong;
- All Christian creeds were an abomination to God
- All Christians were corrupt.
But consider in 1836, when the Mormon Church was just beginning (1830), that the South African Afrikaners left their homes where the British had forced their multicultural religion on the area where they had lived. The South African Afrikaners left the area by wagon train to the area to the northwest to get away from the mess caused by the multicultalism of the British missionaries.
There the oath-saying Afrikaners won a miraculous victory against the Zulus in the Battle of Blood River. They were vastly outnumbered 15,000 to 468. The result was that the Afrikaners suffered NO deaths, their many animals didn’t even stampede during the musket shots, cannon explosions, thousands of spears and serious, ear-piercing battle cries; the Zulus suffered so many deaths that the river was flowing red with their blood.
The Zulus were destroyed so that they lost their dominate power in the area. Even the surviving Zulus testified to the cloud above the Afrikaners that was Divine. It was such a one-sided victory in the midst of a normal, very probableoverwhelming defeat, without the intervention of their God, that who can say that this was not a major Christian victory? Do you agree with the Mormon Church that the Afrikaners were not Christians?
So Joseph Smith was chosen by the two deities to be the one to launch a new restoration of true Christianity. After over 15 centuries of no true churches; that means that no one was saved during this time and that means that the Waldenses and other like churches in the Italian Mountains that were started by the Apostles of Jesus Christ, were not true churches. Many of the members of these churches were tortured and massacred by the Roman Catholic Church over one thousand years ago. But according to Joseph Smith, these were not true churches.
Around the same time there was another church that had its beginning for the same reason: The Church of Christ and the Christian Church. They were also restoration churches that had their beginning in the early 1800’s in the United States.
These churches, called Campbellite Churches, mostly by their enemies, had a split, mainly over the playing of musical instruments in the church. Most people are not aware that the Mormon Church also had a split after the murder of their founder and his brother in the jail in Carthage, Missouri—Joseph Smith.
The majority of Mormons followed Brigham Young and traveled to Utah, which was under the jurisdiction of Mexico. The smaller of the two groups, went to Independence, Missouri under the leadership of one of Joseph Smith’s sons.
These two groups of Mormons both say that the other group is not the true church! The Church of Christ and the Christian Church did the same thing; they both claim inclusive true church status. But as the years have transpired, the Church of Christ and the Christian Church no longer teach their separatism, but have joined the world of Christendom.
The Mormons encourage their young people to dedicate two years of their lives to missionary work. The Mormons of Utah are the much larger than the Reorganized Mormons of Missouri, but they are bitter enemies to this day. The Mormons based in Missouri irritate the Utah Church consistently by pointing out that court decisions have established their claim that they are the true church and Utah the schismatic.
|God||The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob; the Savior and husband of the House of Israel and the House of Judah; God our our earthly fathers||God of the earth, Adam-god, one of many gods, Savior of the world; son of Elohim|
|Birth of Jesus Christ||"Now when Jesus was born at Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king..." Matthew 2:1||"...he [Jesus] shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem..."; Alma 7:10, The Book of Mormon|
|Father of Jesus Christ||"Found with child of the Holy Spirit" Matthew 1:18||Adam-god had sexual relations with Mary|
|Life of Jesus||Not married to any individual; by his death and resurrection became married to Israel||Polygamist: (1)Mary (2)Mary Magdalene and (3)Martha; had children--Joseph Smith a descendant|
|Location of Garden of Eden||Located in the area of Tibet, Asia||Located in the area of Independence, Missouri|
|Salvation||Only covenant seed to be in kingdom city||Universal--for everyone|
|Lucifer||Created as an angel who later became sinful||Brother of Jesus Christ who led 1/3 of the spirits who supported him: they are now the demons; one of the many sons of Elohim|
|Black People||Created by God; they were called "good"||Spirits who were neutral in following after Lucifer; were marked with black skin; Cain had his skin turned black by the gods by a curse after his sin of murder|
|Mongrel people, who are our God's ordained enemy till the end of this age||Very pro-Jewish; believe that Solomon's Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem; friend to Jews|
|Christian Churches||Have existed all through the ages since the first church started in Jerusalem in the first century; many have errors; some are apostate; many are false||No true church for 15 centuries until restored by the Mormon Church which is the only true church in the world today|
Who did you agree more with; the Covenant Christian or the Mormon? Who do you think that the average Christian gets angrier at: The Covenant Christian or the Mormon? Who do you think that the average Judeo-Christian thinks are not Christians: the Covenant Christian or the Mormon? The above is a small list which compares a couple of the beliefs of Covenant Christianity with the belief of the Mormons. Which views do you think are long held Christian beliefs?
But first, let us look at two different Scriptures from the Bible; one each from each Testament. Both these references do not teach tolerance. They are a strong warning against apostasy. Let’s look closely atthe one from the Old Testament:
“If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams,and giveth thee a sign or a wonder.
And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them:
Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death: because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.
If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, not thy fathers:
Namely, of the gods of the people which are around about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;
Thou shalt not consent unto him nor hearken unto him: neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
But thou shalt surely kill him: thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you.”
These eleven verses in the Old Testament teach Israel to beware of any person who would try and misled them into serving another god; any god besides the God that led them out of their bondage in Egypt. It matters not what person delivered the sermon; the desired result is death to the person who tries to mislead the Israel people.
In the New Testament, we have a similar view. It doesn’t matter if even an angel teaches a gospel that is different from the true one; it is to be rejected. It is from Galatians 1:6-9:
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel.
Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
But though we, or an ANGEL from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you; let him be accursed.
As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”
These four verses teach that even if an angel teaches a different gospel that what was taught to them, they are not to listen to it. The word “accursed” is the strongest word that the Apostle Paul could use in the Greek, for it means “Divine punishment.” Would you vote for President of the United States a man who believes a perverted gospel; and serves a false god?
Mitt Romney, whose father was the Governor of Michigan and President of American Motors, like he did, is running for the Republican Party Candidate as President of the United States. He became the Governor of Massachusetts and he ran for President in 2008. He is running again for President in 2012. He has over $250 million worth of wealth in his family. The purpose of this article is to say why I will NOT vote for him and why any Christian should not vote for him either.
- I received a phone call from Bill Anderson of California, a reader of The New Covenant Messenger, who asked me the following question: “Who owns practically all of the conservative talk shows and most of the liberal talk shows that are on the radio.” I didn’t know the answer. He said, “It is Mitt Romney.”Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Glen Beck, are just a few of the conservative names that are part of Clear Channel who pays their contract.
It was because of Bain Capital that Mitt acquired these radio stations. He no longer heads Bain Capital but still has a large financial stake in the company. Do you think that this crosses the mind of the conservative hosts?
But how could a Mormon run for an office of the supposedly Christian United States? Here is how: “When these humanist Framers spoke in the name of the people rather than the states and excluded mention of God from the Constitution, vesting exclusive sovereignty in the government, they were widely denounced by all literate Christian men as godless, who, in fact, they were. Christian opponents challenged the ratifying conventions in nearly every state, drawing special attention to the stipulation in Article Vi, Section 3: ‘No religious test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any office or public trust under the United States’” Virginia Christian Israelite, February 2012, p.3.
The ratification of the Constitution allowed non-Christians to hold office in the United States Government (Federal). It wouldn’t be long until each of the States would strike out their religious test (Christian). Now we have many non-Christians in the states and federal government. But does this cause great confusion when one group of people believes the following?Should this be the belief system of a leader of our nation?
“The animosity that Jews exhibit in their hatred for Christ and Christians is far more virulent that the fervent passion of loyalty and love that Judeo-Christians display for Him. Cursing Christ and His followers is very much a part of the Jewish religion. Is it not strange that Christian preachers tell their flocks to bless the very people that hate them and their savior more than any other people on earth? This is indeed a paradox which a rational mind cannot accept”-- Ibid, p. 4.
- Romney is a freemason and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, who is also a member of the Council on Federal Relations, said it is wrong to judge Mitt Romney on his religion because of the office he is running for—President of the United States. It was the same with President Kennedy in regards to his religion (Roman Catholic). Mr. Land went on to say that it would violate Article VI of the Constitution on no Religious test. He has endorsed Mitt Romney for President—CFR for another CFR—it doesn’t matter what the President of the United States believes about our Savior; so says the leader of the largest Baptist group (with 33 1/3 % of Freemasons in their churches).
- Romney believes that Jesus and Lucifer both had their own plans of salvation and presented them to the gods, in a pre-Adamic“Council of gods”; the spirits who sided with Lucifer became Demons, the ones who sided with Jesus became the White/Caucasian race, and the ones who remained neutral were born with dark skin. They don’t tell how the brown and oriental races began, but the Mormon’s racist doctrines are a product of Joseph Smith.
Brigham Young (Smith’s successor after he was murdered) becameunder the control of a Jesuit Priest, Pierre Jean De Smet, who also controlled Albert Pike, a high ranking member of Freemasonry. Brigham Young met Jesuit Pierre Jean De Smet near Council Bluffs in 1845 who told him to take his Mormon followers to Salt Lake City.
Brigham Young, Pierre Jean De Smet and Albert Pike were all well acquainted. In September 11, 1857, the Mormons massacred 120 innocent men, women and children in what became known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. It was given by order by Brigham Young who escaped punishment by his death before a sentence could be given against him. September 11 has always been an important date for occultists and Brigham Young was controlled by a Jesuit, who was an important occultists.
- Mitt Romney has led “gay pride” parades in Boston and boasted to newspapers, “I’m more pro-gay than Ted Kennedy!” How’s that for family values?
- Romney believes that according to Mormon revelation, the great star Kolob was the site of the conference of the gods and their plan for the planet earth. Christ and not his brother, Lucifer, was chosen to be the redeemer of the race that would fall as a result of Adam’s sin. Lucifer wanted to be the redeemer, but his plan was refused by the other gods.
Lucifer is quoted as saying, “Behold, here am I, send me. I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thy honor” (Chapter 4 of the Book of Moses, found in the Pearl of Great Price).
It is because of Romney’s religion…he is a MORMON. I wouldn’t vote for any member of the Church of Latter Day Saints because they are not Christian; they are antichrist. He has listened to a person who heard a false message from an angel who preached another gospel. And the Bible tells us that the person who misleads Israelites to serve another god is accursed.
Joseph Smith, Sr., his father, was a well know mystic who spent most of his time digging for imaginary buried treasure of Captain Kidd’s legendary hoard. Joseph Smith, Jr. and his brother joined his father in some of his hunts for Captain Kidd’s plunder. They used “peep stones,” and “divining rods,” which were forbidden to be used by Israelites.
The year was 1820 when Joseph was told not to join any church, but it was not until 1823 that the angel Moroni told Joseph Smith about the “golden plates” that were buried on the hill Cumorah near Palmyra, New York. It wasn’t until 1827-1829 that Joseph and Oliver finished translating the plates that became the Book of Mormon.
Romney knows that the Mormons teach that on May 15, 1829, John the Baptist came in person and was speedily dispatched by Peter, James, and John to the humble state of Pennsylvania with orders to confer the “Aaronic Priesthood” on Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery; The Pearl of Great Price, Chapter 2:68-73. Following this amazing event, Oliver Cowdery baptized Joseph Smith and then Joseph baptized Oliver. What church baptized them! None. They baptized each other.
Romney knows that while the Mormon Church had its beginning in 1820, it wasn’t officially begun until April 6, 1830 when six of them (Joseph and his two brothers and Oliver Cowdery (who helped Joseph translate the golden plates) and David and Peter Whitmer, Jr. started a new American cult. After the translation of the reformed Egyptian hieroglyphics by means of the “Urim and Thummin”, a type of miraculous spectacles which the thoughtful angel Moroni had the foresight to provide Joseph with.
In September, 1830 a powerful Campbellite preacher from Ohio, Sidney Rigdon “saw the light” and “converted” his congregation to Smith’s religion. The Mormons then moved to Kirtland, Ohio; near Cleveland, Ohio and built their first Temple. In a period of six years, they had grown to 1600 members.
Then they moved to Missouri where they were chased out and a couple of their leaders were put in jail for a short period of time. The Mormons built a metropolis (larger than Chicago at that time) and Temple at Nauvoo, Illinois. It was at the jail near this location that Joseph Smith was killed and the church split into two major factions after they were told to leave.
Romney believes that the stated purpose of the Book of Mormon is universal: to witness to the world the truth and divinity of Jesus Christ, and his mission of salvation through the gospel He taught. In the Introduction are these words: “Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that Joseph Smith is his revelator and prophet in these last days, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s kingdom once again established on the earth, preparatory to the second coming of the Messiah.”
Romney believes that the chapter of The Book of Moses in one of the Mormon’s books entitled The Pearl of Great Price, also records the fact that Cain, the first murderer, was the progenitor of the Negro race, his black skin being the result of a curse by the gods. As a result, no black person was allowed to be in their priesthood, until 1978, when the church received some new revelations from god. The fact that the Church was threatened with the refusal of their income-tax deduction from the tithes and offering had nothing to do with this decision, so they say.
Romney believes that the book of Mormon repeatedly predicts the regathering, restoration, and other manifold blessings to the Jews. They say that the God of the Bible will make a “new covenant” with the Jews by which they will be reinstated as a nation in their holy land. They believe the Jews will eventually rebuild Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem. Mormons understand a common heretical theme that they should support the Jews, the sons of the murderers of Jesus Christ, with everything and anything that they can do for them.
Romney believes in the bodily resurrection of all men and in salvation in a three-fold heaven.
- Telestial: Designed for the heathen people who rejected the Gospel and those who are at this time suffering in hell, pending the last resurrection.
- Terrestrial: Inhabited by Christians who did not accept the Mormon message, along with men of good will of other religions who rejected the revelations of the saints.
- Celestial: Reserved for people who have been married in a Mormon temple while upon the earth. Eventually, each man who becomes a god, will with his family, rule a separate planet and will populate them from his children. Very similar to the Moslem believe that their martyrs will be in heaven rewarded by given seven virgins.
- Romney believes that Mormon Temples are forbidden to “Gentiles” (a Mormon term for all non-Mormons). TheirTemples are not for meetings, but are reserved for the:
- Solemnization of celestial marriage
- Proxy baptisms for the dead
- Secret rites.
They contain images and statues in their Temples and other official buildings many Freemasonry and jewish symbols: the all seeing eye, secret Masonic handshake, six-pointed star of David, square and compass, sun stone, masonic pyramid with all seeing eye, Satan inverted pentagram (goat of Mendez, the “god of lust,”)andspecial Mormon aprons are a few of the many examples.
Albert Pike, the famous freemason wrote: “That which we must say to the crowd is: we worship a god, but it is the god that one adores without superstition. To you Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say, this, that you may repeat it to the brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degrees – the Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine. If Lucifer were not god, would Adonay(Jesus)…calumniate (spread false and harmful statements about) him? Yes Lucifer is god….”
Romney knows that before Joseph Smith was shot to death, he tried to give the Masonic distress call, “Is there no help for the Widow’s son?” Joseph Smith died a Freemason. When he was killed, he was carrying an occult Talisman of Jupiter in his pocket and shot three men with his pistol. Jupiter is a false God and an idol. It supposedly helps the person to be wealthy and to help him seduce women. Idolatry is demon worship.
Romney believes that the Mormons teach that God himself was once as we are now and is an exalted man. God the Father (Elohim) had a plurality of wives, one or more being in eternity, by whom He begat our spirits as well as the spirit of Jesus His First Born, and another being upon the earth by whom He begat the tabernacle of Jesus, as His only begotten Son in this world. When our father Adam came into the Garden of Eden he came into it with a celestial body and brought Eve, one of his celestial wives with him.
It is probably a great surprise to learn that the Mormons believe that Missouri is the site of the original Garden of Eden! It will also be one of the places where Jesus Christ will return at the end of this age.
Romney knows that Joseph Smith married at least 30 women, one third of them teenagers including two 14 year-olds and ten women that were already married. Brigham Young married 55 wives. This practice kept the State of Utah from joining the United States until polygamy was struck off their official belief system.
Romney believes that our Saviour’s body was produced, by actual sexual relations between Adam-god, “an immortal or resurrected and glorified Father,” and Mary. The Mormons believe the freemasonry doctrine: the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of God.
Romney believes that the ideas of an attainable godhood come from the Gnostic teachings of the Freemasons which originated with the Jesuits and the Knights Templar. Gnosticism is the religion of Occultist.
Romney believes in the Merovingian lie that Jesus had descendants, in fact they claim Joseph Smith was a descendant of Christ. According to Mormonism, deseret means Honey Bee in the language of the fictional Jaredites. The Honey Bee is an important symbol of Freemasonry.
Romney knows that Joseph Smith compared himself to Muhammad and just like Muhammad he claimed to have received revelations from an Angel, teaching him a different gospel than the one in the Bible. This was their restored Christian Church; the church of the devil.
I went to a website and I saw an advertisement of a woman who said that she was a Mormon. I clicked on her picture and saw the following story. She was a black woman who went to college and is now the mayor of a major size city. She is married and has two girls; but she married a white man. So, now the Mormons, the same as Answers in Genesis, believe in interracial marriages, celebrate Christmas and Easter and advertise it to the world.
David Archuleto, second place finisher on the American Idol television show, put his music on hold, as he begins his two year missionary trip. His parents provide the money for these two years. They typically have to get up by 6:30 a.m. and are allowed only two phone calls in a year, both to their mother, on Christmas Day and Mother’s Day.
What do you think would happen if a Mormon becomes President of the United States? Mormonism would become a main-stream Christian religion and it would add several million new members to its rolls. It is not that a conservative Mormon would replace the socialist now occupying the White House, but that a few more millions of victims would fall prey to the doctrines of demons that are the foundation of Mormonism and lost to God and given over to serve the devil.
Romney, a Mormon High Priest, has sworn blood oaths of sacrifice, obedience, and consecration to the church and the soon coming, long prophesied “Kingdom of God.” He wears secret undergarments marked with sacred talismanic symbols that he believes will keep him protected as he works his way to godhood. The “Kingdom of God” is the actual Mormon Theocracy that will take over the United States government with the help from the Mormon brethren, the LDS spiritual Leaders.
Do you want a man to be President who is a member of this Restored Church who denies all of the Christian churches because they became extinct by the end of the third century? Who believes that there was not a Christian church and no Christians from the end of the 300s to the 1830—over 1500 years.
Do you want a man to be in the White House who thinks that he can become a god; a god of another planet who will fill this planet with all of his children?A man who believes in another Jesus; a man who is a member of a church which is an illuminati front developed for the purpose of making the world into a New World Order. I don’t, so I will not vote for Mitt Romney!