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FreeInHim wrote:I've talked till I'm blue in the face to Mormons, presenting them with really, really simple ways to challenge the veracity of their "prophet," Joe Smith. After all, he's the founder of that cult. Prove him false and that whole house of cards collapses.
It's the same result every time. They absolutely will not seriously read the facts because it's so critical to their world to continue believing in the lies. This cult goes after the family. Roughly 60% of Sunday meetings are spent promoting, almost deifying, family. They also keep members so busy with "callings" that typically the church and family take up about 90% of a member's time. Furthermore, they're encouraged to do business with one another over and above business with non-Mormons.
To even consider reading anything "anti"-Mormon, that might cause your faith to falter, would be to risk losing everything; family, friends, and business associates. This is too great a hazard for most Mormons, who are comfortable in the teaching that they alone belong to the "one, true church of God."
FreeInHim wrote:Hi Member X.....I always appreciate your input.
I have to disagree with Mr. Martin's assessment that Mormons view the King James Bible as the inerrant Word of God. They regard the Bible more as a string of historic journals. Yes, God's influence saw to it's creation and preservation, but it's accuracy is questionable. It's recognized as a holy book only "insofar as it is translated correctly." This one stipulation is the giant loophole they use to discredit the inerrant aspect of the Bible, as they accept and promulgate Joe Smith's teaching that the Bible is fraught with mistakes. It is widely known that if given a choice between which book represents truth the best, a Latter Day Saint will choose the Book of Mormon over the Bible every time.
Point #4, then, is impossible to impress upon a Mormon, since their church teaches that Joe Smith was personally shown by God that He and His Son, Jesus, are two separate entities. Since Joe "corrected" parts of the Bible for his followers, his word is held in higher esteem than the Bible.
Planting the seed of doubt in the heart of a Mormon regarding their founding prophet, rather than debating the reality of the trinity, would seem to be more effective in helping them recognize the lies they follow. Just my opinion, though, since I've yet to succeed as far as I know (unless my posts in an apologetic forum I used to frequent worked).
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