Saturday, July 22, 2017
Wishing you could go in a Mormon Temple ? Think again!
1. LDS faithful are literally dunking living people underwater and claiming that it makes your Catholic, Muslim or Jewish ancestor who died 200 years ago a Mormon. All this is done in a swimming pool built on the backs of 12 statues of oxen.
2. Mormons spend as much as $50 million or more building a temple and give next to nothing to charity.
3. The Mormon temple ceremony has changed dramatically in the past 150 years. For example: Prior to 1990, Mormons swore that they would cut their own throats if the revealed the temple secrets.
4. The Ceremony is very demeaning to women. Women used to promise to obey their husbands, now they promise to "hearken" to their husbands. I’m confused also.
5. Costs to build temples, which provide no real traditional community support, are fully tax deductible in the USA.
6. If the parents of a Bride or Groom drink coffee or commit any other "sin", they are prohibited for seeing their child's wedding.
7. The temple ceremony is a modified version of the Masonic ceremonies, including the secret handshakes, aprons, penalties and other signs, Source
8. Mormons consider the Temples "The House of the Lord" and claim Jesus walks the halls talking to the Church Prophets.
9. Warren Jeffs, the leader of an offshoot Mormon sect, had his other wives help him brutally rape 12 and 13 year old girls on the Temple Altar. Joseph Smith was also sexual predator whom Jeffs emulates.
10. Men and women sit on opposites sides of the 2 hour ceremony and can only be together in a brief cultish chant, wearing strange robes around an altar while holding hands in a secret handshake.
11. There are cash registers in the temple.
12. Even the most poor are required to give 10% of their income to get inside a temple.
13. Until 1978 "Africans" could not enter the temple.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The Mormon Church in Tonga....
The LDS Church statistics for Tonga may be representative of a global trend. Although the Mormon Church has records stating that more that 64,000 Tongans and been baptized, only 19,000 still continue to identify as such. Many have joined other churches, returned to a previous faith or don’t identify with any faith. Unless an individual contacts the LDS Church and specifically requests that their records be removed, the church still claims them in their statistics.
In the United States thousands of people have contacted lawyers in order to have the church delete their records.
Mormon Newsroom Fact Sheet on Tonga
Wikipedia - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Tonga
Tonga tops Global Stats
Salt Lake Tribune Article
LDS Church Global Statistics
Fuller Consideration LDS stats
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