The Book of Mormon truly has some outlandish teachings when it comes to baptism, priests, and Christ’s church. You can see this as you read Mosiah, chapter 18. For example, priests were not called to administer in tabernacles but to go out and preach the gospel. Wrong. People were baptizing before John the Baptist came on the scene and during the times of the laws of Moses. Wrong. They formed Christ’s Church before Jesus’s birth. Wrong also. See all these issues in the Book of Mormon as you read the following. “And after this manner he did baptize every one that went forth to the place of Mormon; and they were in number about two hundred and four souls; yea, and they were baptized in the waters of Mormon, and were filled with the grace of God. And they were called the church of God, or the church of Christ, from that time forward. And it came to pass that whosoever was baptized by the power and authority of God was added to his church. And it came to pass that Alma, having authority from God, ordained priests; even one priest to every fifty of their number did he ordain to preach unto them, and to teach them concerning the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.” (Mosiah 18:16-18)
The priests were called by God to work in the tabernacle and nothing else. This is what the Bible says when it comes to the laws of Moses. “And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and the priest’s office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock.” (Exodus 29:9,10) Christ’s church wasn’t setup also until Jesus came on the scene. “and Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:16-18) This same church is still on the earth today. It was not founded by the people of a fiction book called the “Book of Mormon”, but with the Jewish people during His ministry. There is no apostasy also, for the gates of hell will not prevail against it. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that You will help unfold the truth to us. Many people feel like they have found it already when really they have found false teachings that are not for You. I felt this way for over thirty years of my life, until the day a light bulb came on and everything changed. You revealed to me how false Mormonism really was and I could not bear with it any longer. If I was truly for You, then I would also be willing to lose friends, and even family members for a time. Surely, to leave what was comfortable for me, my wife, and my kids, was a lot of work at first. However, what I was going to do for You in the future meant more to me than any relationships I formed on this earth. Yes, God, If I live and die for the flesh and momentary pleasures, then I never was for You at all. For this reason, I put everything aside, and at the foot of the cross, for You to remove from my life as needed. Thank You for taking what I knew then and conforming me in Your ways. It is my desire to live for You. This real desire to be conformed in Your ways started in 2014 and has only grown since then. It is Your Spirit in me that causes me to be moved and do what is right. Lead me this day and forever. I love You. Amen.
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