Sunday, January 29, 2012

Planet Kolob – Chariot of the gods?

Are Mormons Christian?  Are there infinitely many gods?  According to Mormonism, Elohim lives on planet Kolob with his goddess wives and they procreate a plethora of spirit children evolving into godhood.

In 1973 the Osmonds put out a record, The Plan, promoting Mormon teaching regarding Kolob and was actually recorded in Kolob studios in Los Angeles.

Mormons (LDS) teach that there are many gods (polytheism), but the one true real God says,

I am GOD, the only God there is. Besides me there are no real gods. I’m the one who armed you for this work, though you don’t even know me (Is. 45:5, MSG).

Some Mormons hold that there are infinitely many gods. [1]

LDS teach that man may become god, but the true message from heaven corrects this fallacy:

Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God (Ps. 90:2).

Mormons hold that the Father, Son & Holy Ghost are 3 gods. [2]

The Book of Mormon is very confused on the Fall and Adam & Eve:

… if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. … And they would have had no children; wherefore they would have remained in a state of innocence, having no joy, for they knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no sin. … Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy. (2 Nephi 2:22-25, emphasis added).

Mormons hold that there are 3 Nephites (supposed Jews who came to America) who are around 2,000 years old!! [3]


Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon? by Cowdrey, Davis and Vanick, provide strong evidence that the Book of Mormon was based on a work of historical fiction, A Manuscript Found by Solomon Spalding.  Walter Martin also supported this explanation.  Reviewer William Moore of Pittsburgh summarizes: 

Many of these troubling details would probably never have come to light had it not been for the efforts of Joseph Smith's prime antagonist, a man with the unlikely name of Doctor Philastus Hurlbut. (Doctor, by the way, was his name, not his title.) Shortly after joining the Ohio Mormons in 1832, Hurlbut was sent on a missionary journey to the area of Erie, PA. There he began to encounter people who seemed to be aware of the contents of The Book of Mormon even though they had never seen a copy. Upon inquiring, Hurlbut quickly learned that all of these folks had one thing in common--some of them were members of Solomon Spalding's family, and others were his friends and neighbors from the time he had lived in the area nearly 20 years before. All of them expressed familiarity with the fictional novel Spalding had been writing, and all said it was the same, or much the same, as Joseph Smith's Book of Mormon.




Craig Criddle (Environmental Professor at Stanford) provides powerful evidence that the Book of Mormon is the work of Sidney Rigdon, Oliver Cowdery and Parley Pratt working on the basic writing of Solomon Spalding.

Before the temple ceremonies changed in 1990, Christian preachers and Biblical Theology were mocked in the endowment ceremony. [4]  Joseph Smith predicted that a temple would be built in his lifetime in western Missouri, but this never happened.  Joseph Smith was a false prophet (Dt. 18:20-22).

LDS teach salvation by works, but the one and only real God says,

Yet wherever men did accept him [Jesus] he gave them the power to become sons of God. These were the men who truly believed in him, and their birth depended not on natural descent nor on any physical impulse or plan of man, but on God (Jn. 1:12, 13, Philips).

But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:4-7). 

Gladys Knight converted to Mormonism in 1997. [5]  What irony, considering this passage from the Book of Mormon:

And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them (2 Nephi 5:21, emphasis added).

According to LDS apostle John Widtsoe, “Since we have a Father, who is our God, we must also have a mother, who possesses the attributes of Godhood.” [6]  Should Mormons then pray to their Heavenly Mother?  Jesus taught otherwise (Mt. 6:9).

The original Battlestar Galactica was based on Mormon teaching. [7]

Bill McKeever’s Mormonism Research Ministry (founded in 1979) is a great resource.  Anthropologist Thomas Murphy and molecular biologist Simon Southerton have shown that Native American DNA does not support a Jewish heritage.  In The Mormon Mirage, Latayne Scott, a former Mormon, documents inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the faith she once loved.  If there is only ONE real God, who is the Intelligent Designer?
Speaking of planets, how old is the Earth?  Is Darwinism valid?  How does the Renaissance of Catastrophism relate to the age of the world?  Is your favorite planet thousands or billions of years old?  Discover the shocking evidence in this powerful new book, YES – Young Earth Science by Jay Hall (at Amazon.com). 

Here are some cool Zazzle items on Young Earth Science (YES):

Notes:
1)  What’s With the Dudes at the Door? by Kevin Johnson and James White (Bethany House, Minneapolis, MN, 1998), p. 77.
2)  Ibid. p. 75.
3)  Ibid. p. 105.
4)  Ibid. p. 121.
5)  Religions of the Stars by Richard Abanes (Bethany House, Minneapolis, MN, 2009), p. 52.
6)  Ibid. p. 55.
7)  Ibid. p. 61.