(11) We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our conscience, and allow all men the same privilege let them worship hew, where, or what they may.
Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of god, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth. BOM 1Nephi Ch.14 v. 10
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Articles of Faith state that all men should worship as their conscience dictates, but the Book of Mormon claims that others churches are abominable and whorish. So, what do they really think?
(12) We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring and sustaining the law.
I will take the Government of the United States, and the laws of Missouri and Illinois, from the year 1833 to 1845, and if they had been carried out according to their letter and spirit, they would have strung up the murderers and mobocrats who illegally and unrighteously killed, plundered, harassed, and expelled us. I will tell you how much I love those characters. If they had any respect to their own welfare, they would come forth and say, whether Joseph Smith was a Prophet or not, “We shed his blood, and now let us atone for it;” and they would be willing to have their heads chopped off, that their blood might run upon the ground, and the smoke of it rise before the Lord as an incense for their sins. I love them that much. But if the Lord wishes them to live and foam out their sins before all men and women, it is all right, I care not where they go, or what they do. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Volume 2, p. 186
Brigham Young’s avocation of voluntary decapitation of government officials doesn’t appear to be an example of honoring authorities as stated in Article 12 or Titus 3:1-2.
Remind the people to be subjct to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men. Titus 3:1-2 (NIV)
(13) We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul “we believe all things we hope all things,” we have endured many things and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report, or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.”
I do know that there are sins committed, of such a nature that if the people did understand the doctrine of salvation, they would tremble because of their situation. And furthermore, I know that there are transgressors, who, if they knew themselves, and the only condition upon which they can obtain forgiveness, would beg of their brethren to shed their blood, that the smoke thereof might ascend to God as an offering to appease the wrath that is kindled against them, and that the law might have its course. I will say further; I have had men come to me and offer their lives to atone for their sins. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Volume 4, p. 54
The Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints reveals their true identify and whom they truly serve. Mormons use the name of Jesus, but they do not serve Him. The blood of Christ wasn’t enough for salvation according to Brigham Young. What is required is the blood of the Mormons themselves! This surely isn’t Christianity, because the blood of Jesus Christ offers salvation to the whole world!
When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. Heb 9:11-12 (NIV)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (KJV)
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