My wife and I were lifelong members in the LDS Church. I served a mission among the Navajo Native American people on their reservation in the greater southwestern United States. I met my wife at a Church sponsored young adult dance. We were sealed in the Seattle Temple for all time and eternity as husband and wife. It wasn’t long and we were on our way to raising a family of 5 children of our own...
Our family’s eternal salvation depended on our ability to perform and meet all obligations required and expected by the Church. So we all pressed on, putting on that Sunday face that hides the real feelings we possess from wear and tear, over extending ourselves in callings to serve, and over-committing additional time that will eventually lead to mindless insanity. Is this truly God’s plan for happiness? Read Chuck's Story out of Mormonism.
How can you have the assurance that you and your family will be together forever in eternity? Does being baptized, keeping the commandments and being sealed for time and eternity in an LDS Temple guarantee a forever family? What if you or your children are not worthy enough? How do you know when enough is enough? Learn What Every Mormon Should Know Before Entering Eternity.
As the Mormon Church seeks to present itself as a valid denomination within Christianity, its unique beliefs and embarrassing practices are often concealed to create a picture perfect image of Christian love and family happiness. But what lies beneath the facade of the Mormon fantasy world as portrayed on the official proselytizing website of the LDS Church? Learn the hidden facts about Mormon beliefs concerning eternal worlds with gods and goddesses practicing polygamy in heaven and begetting multitudes of spirit babies to populate earths like ours. Examine the Book of Mormon and the Restored Gospel from a historical and Biblical perspective and learn how to test feelings with prayer, wisdom and Biblical revelation. Read What the Mormon Church Will Not Tell You.
I was born and raised LDS in the state of Idaho. My family heritage goes back to the Prophet Joseph Smith. For 40 years, I struggled to find answers to my spiritual questions... No one could answer my questions in a way that seemed right, and I was told by the Mormon Church that I did not have enough “faith”... Once after going to the temple, I told my husband, my mother and father that I did not want to be a “god” as the Church taught. They replied that I would understand and accept this teaching “in time.” When I firmly stated I would not live with my husband in Heaven if I had to share him with lots of other wives, I was told I could choose whether I wanted to follow that command. But this only made me have more questions. If I could choose about this command, how many other commands could I choose to obey or not to obey? My spiritual journey is amazing! No one can take you by the hand and show you the way except Jesus. It's a Relationship —not a Religion, not a Church— but a Relationship with the Lord that is the way to eternal life with God! Read Bev's Story out of Mormonism.
“What is the purpose of life?” “Who am I?” “Where did I come from?” “Why am I here?” “Where am I going?” - Life's great questions do not have to go unanswered. Life does have a purpose and you can learn the truth about why we are here and where we are going. Compare the differences between Mormon's answer for the purpose of life and God's answers found in the Bible. Discover the truth about the purpose of life and how to have God's approval today!
“Have ye walked, keeping yourselves blameless before God? Could ye say, if ye were called to die at this time, within yourselves, that ye have been sufficiently humble? …Behold, are ye stripped of pride? I say unto you, if ye are not ye are not prepared to meet God. Behold ye must prepare quickly; for the kingdom of heaven is soon at hand, and such an one hath not eternal life.” — Alma 5:27-28, Book of Mormon - Take this test to see if you are prepared to meet God.
What is spiritual abuse? What are the mental and emotional signs that you are “under the influence” of an unhealthy religious devotion? What are the symptoms of cultic control and manipulation? How does one know if he or she is involved in a destructive group or a cult? Take this quiz to evaluate your religious experience. (www.4witness.org)
I was born as a Navajo Indian and raised in an LDS foster family in Utah. As a Mormon, I was proud of my heritage as a "Lamanite" descendant of Book of Mormon people. But as a young adult, I fell away because I was unable to live up to all of the Church's standards. "No one can be that perfect!" I thought. Then I started dating Rob who was an ex-Mormon. He too had been raised LDS, but had come to know the REAL Jesus of the Bible. Through Rob's patience and the Holy Spirit's persistence, I accepted this Jesus into my life and found perfect righteousness in Him! Read Laura's Story out of Mormonism.
I was born into an LDS home and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. In my teenage years, I became disillusioned by the inconsistencies I found within the LDS Church. For many years, I believed that I didn't need God in my life, but yet I still considered myself a Mormon. Finally, my search for the truth about God and what He has to offer led me to the REAL Jesus of the Bible. After I accepted the Lord, I was able to help lead Laura (my future wife at the time) to the Lord. Read Rob's Story out of Mormonism.
One day, I felt an overwhelming desire to know Christ. So, I picked up my copy of the Book of Mormon and started to read it. The first thing that I noticed was a picture of Jesus Christ with his hands on top of the head of the Apostle John ordaining him. It was a powerful picture! I wanted what I had seen in the Mormon missionaries who had visited me. For 9 years, I was active in Mormonism and even served a mission for the LDS Church. Then, I discovered the truth about Joseph Smith. I realized that I had been deceived and that the reason I felt empty was because I was looking toward a religion to fill a gap that only a personal relationship with Christ can fill. Read Matthew's Story out of Mormonism.
I was drawn to the Mormon religion because they had answers to the questions I was asking. Their answers seemed logical and something I could wrap my life around. The religion was very structured and that suited my personality quite well. My husband and I were sealed in the temple. For at least 13 of my 15 years as a Mormon, I carried and regularly used my temple recommend. At one point, I even served as the Stake Young Women's President, but when I got divorced, the Church excommunicated me. Then, God got my attention and I became a true adopted child of God. Read Mary's Story out of Mormonism.
As a young mother, lonely for friendship and a substitute “family,” I joined the LDS Church. I embraced Mormonism and all that the LDS Church had to offer. My life was full of Church activity, but yet so empty? Why? What was missing? I wondered. When my only child committed suicide, I did not find hope and healing in the LDS Church, but in a personal relationship with the true Jesus of the Bible. Read Brenda's Story out of Mormonism.
I grew up in a splinter group of Mormonism called the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Community of Christ or RLDS). It taught a "feel good" spirituality. When they could not answer my questions, I gave up on "religion" altogether and believed that nobody had answers. But God had other plans. Through Bob, a Christian who took his faith seriously, I found what being "saved" and "born again" is all about. Read Daniel's Story out of RLDS Mormonism.
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