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Excellent video. Add to it the notion to trust the leaders unquestionably and once the prophet/leader speaks the thinking is done. According to the Mormon church, can a member leave the church and still be saved? A big NO! Are the members controled by the leaders? Totally! The elite leaders own the salvation of the little gerbil followers so they can keep these folks busy on the little religion wheel running as fast they can. And the beauty of the gerbil wheel, to the leaders, is that the little gerbil followers never get any where. So they keep trying. And if the gerbils try to break out, they’re reminded that outer darkness awaits anyone who leaves. Total control through fear. This is flat out spiritual abuse with the abused blaming themselves and not the abusers. No wonder the exMos carry anger with them for years.
Although this video is enlightening, I can’t help but return back to comments by some LDS faithful on this blog and through my own experiences. ‘My church is a living church.’ ‘There were a lot of crazy things said by a lot of people (referring to BY and Bruce).’ Statements like these circumvent many Biblical arguments for Christianity.
I would like to understand the rationale behind these statements, because there has to be something I am missing. How can scripture, the BoM, other LDS doctrine and policies, prophets, and apostles all be in error at times? How can they simply be corrected or clarified years later with the claim of ‘new revelation’ or ‘new interpretation’ or ‘we may never know what they actually meant by that so let’s put that aside’?
I know I am summarizing many topics in one bucket, but these are typical responses I have seen and heard. What is the hurdle I am missing?
Another thought, how do the LDS, or other religious cults described in this movie, interpret John 14:5-7? Is the name Jesus replaced with ‘the LDS church’?
5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
Since things got SO off-topic on Jason’s obviously irrelevant comments, I did a lot of cleaning up (of both LDS and non-LDS topics). Since moderators aren’t able to actively tend to the blog this Manti week, we’re shutting comments down until next week.