Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Apostasy Unchained: Mormon Reformation Leads Campaign To Post "95 Theses" On The Doors Of LDS Chapels

You've heard of Django Unchained. Now here's an example of Apostasy Unchained. From Digital Journal, we learn that a group of over 260 active and disaffected members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be posting a copy of 95 LDS Theses onto the doors of their local churches around the world between the hours of 9:00 P.M. Saturday, February 16th, and 9:00 A.M. Sunday, February 17th, 2013. The project is organized by Mormon Reformation, and their 95 Theses are available HERE. They also have a Facebook page.

Mormon Reformation, which consists mainly of progressive, templeworthy LDS members as well as less active members and some ex-Mormons, says their protest is intended to be a peaceful, non-confrontational, and anonymous way to achieve two objectives; first, to educate the membership of the church on controversial, revised, and hidden aspects of church doctrine, history, and fundamental claims, and second, to influence church leaders to officially address topics that, in their opinion, have been dodged, dismissed, and covered up for too long. They organize their theses into 14 different categories. When you read them, you'll find that this group doesn't merely want reform; they want the LDS Church to cease to be Mormon. They question the authenticity of the Book of Mormon, consider Joseph Smith a charlatan, exalt the Journal of Discourses above the Standard Works, and deny the doctrine of continuing revelation. They want the Church to change its doctrine regarding the Priesthood, women, and homosexuals. Many of their theses smear and defame the LDS Church, condemning it for sins long since expiated; once again, they drag up Mountain Meadows, although there's been adequate memorialization and actual reconciliation. About their only worthwhile "thesis" is a call for the LDS Church to disclose its finances after the manner of other churches; since the LDS Church issues financial statements in the United Kingdom and Canada because their laws require it, this implies it could be done here as well. If nothing else, it would strip the ark-steadiers and anklebiters of one of their propaganda weapons.

Another person has posted a rebuttal to each one of the 95 Theses on this Facebook page.

Mormon Reformation can be best characterized as apostates, and if they go through with these protests, their bishops and stake presidents should convene disciplinary councils with an eye towards possible excommunication. We can tolerate diversity within our ranks, but we cannot tolerate apostasy. These people are wolves in sheep's clothing. It is no surprise that most of them identify as political "progressives"; progressives are the most destructive force in American history, constantly picking open old wounds so that no healing can occur and tearing society apart with endless political worthiness witch hunts. Progressives are a cancer upon the body politic of our country and have a carcinogenic effect upon our Church as well. We cannot afford to be polite and loving to such people; would we be polite and loving to Satan?

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Steve Finnell said...

APOSTASY DENIAL?

Apostasy denial is one of Satan many deceptions.
Satan told Eve that she would not die if she ate from the forbidden tree. Eve ate and died, and Satan is still lying today.

Hebrews 6:4-6 When you find men who have been enlightened, who have experienced salvation and received the Holy Spirit, who have known the wholesome nourishment of the Word of God and touched the spiritual resources of the eternal world and who then fall away, it proves impossible to make them repent as they did at first. For they are re-crucifying the Son of God in their own souls, and by their conduct exposing him to shame and contempt.(The New Testament in Modern English by J.B. Phillips)

Hebrews 6:4-6 But what about people who turn away after they have already seen the light and have received the gift from heaven and have shared in the Holy Spirit? What about those who turn away after they have received the good message of God and the powers of the future world? There is no way to bring them back. What they are doing is the same as nailing the Son of God to a cross and insulting him in public!(Contemporary English Version)

Hebrews 6:4-6 After people have left the way of Christ, can you make them change their lives again? I am talking about people who once learned the truth, received God’s gift, and shared in the Holy Spirit. They were blessed to hear God’s good message and see the great power of his new world. But then they left it all behind, and it is not possible to make them change again. That’s because those who leave Christ are nailing him to the cross again, shaming him before everyone.(ERV-Easy to Read Version)

Hebrews 6:4-6 It is impossible to restore the changed heart of the one who has fallen from faith—who has already been enlightened, has tasted the gift of new life from God, has shared in the power of the Holy Spirit, and has known the goodness of God’s revelation and the powers of the coming age. If such a person falls away, it’s as though that one were crucifying the Son of God all over again and holding Him up to ridicule.(THE VOICE)

It takes a skilled professional, and willing subjects, to convince men that apostasy does not apply to Christians.

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