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Mormons Are Right: The Cross is Shameful
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So who have Mormons aligned themselves with when it comes to rejecting the cross, demeaning it, trying to disparage the symbol of our redemption. It's pretty clear that Satan hates the cross because it was at the cross that Satan was crushed, defeated and dispatched.
Where did Joseph Smith get his spiritual energy? It's well documented that his en-tray into the spirit world was through the occult, specifically folk magic. Mormons are willing to accept Joseph Smith's hocus pocus with his magic rock and his use of second sight vision as legitimate spiritual tools. This is really too bad since God, through the Holy Ghost, has presented the church with legitimate gifts that allow believers to function in a legitimate fashion in the realm of the Spirit. The Gifts of the Spirit produce the fruit of the Spirit, and since Mormons are so fond of "feelings", this fruit that God provides through His Spirit results in joy and the peace that passes all understanding.
I can never figure out why people who seem to want to follow after God, don't recognize His voice. False Shepherds don't have the best interest of the sheep in mind. False Shepherds use the sheep for their own benefit.
We can only pray that Mormons, who seem turned off by the cross, will heed the call of God and come to the foot of the cross and recognize Him who died there and who alone can provide eternal life.
Amen, Aaron! Worthy is he who trampled down death by death!
Matthew 16:21-23, NKJV, 21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” 23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
Peter was a changed man after the Holy Spirit lit upon him on the Day of Pentecost. See Acts 2:22-24, NKJV, from Peter's sermon: 22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— 23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; 24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
After Jesus appeared to Paul, Paul was changed from an enemy of the Cross to one who said, in Galatians 6:14, NKJV, But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Praise you, Father, that you sent your only begotten Son to die for us and to be raised again on the third day (John 3:16). Praise you, Jesus, that your life was not taken from you, but you willingly gave it for us (John 10:18). Praise you, sweet Holy Spirit, that you empower us (Luke 3:16), teach us (John 14:26), and seal us "for the day of redemption." (Ephesians 4:30, NKJV)
Praise God! Let us glory in the Cross!
Excellent post! Through Christ's death we are alive! I wrote something about the cross of Christ on Good Friday, although admittedly it is not as striking as this. http://contemplateilluminate.blogspot.com/2011/04…
Kind of interesting that we have a group of people who want to be called Christians yet they deny all of the doctrines of the orthodox Christian church and on top of it, deny the vary symbol of our redemption, the cross. They even deny that our redemption took place on the cross.
So Mormons claim that there are many gods, not one God, they deny the deity of Jesus Christ making Him into a created being of sorts and contend that there's both a Holy Ghost and a Holy Spirit.
Christians are not ashamed of the cross of Christ, Mormons obviously are ashamed of the cross.
Mormonism mixes in enough Christian sounding language and include the name of Jesus in the title of their church and want to call it good enough. It's not good enough to use terms like "I have accepted Jesus as my personal Savior."
If Mormons want to be considered Christians then they need to come first to the cross. In coming to the cross then they need to acknowledge God, the One who determined exactly what was necessary for the debt to be paid and what God requires in order for us to get right with Him.
What He requires is that we come to Him in faith not depending on our own works, in any measure, to secure eternal life. No wonder Mormons deny the cross. To accept it as the focal point of our redemption, they would have to then give up their works-righteousness program that they believe will result in them becoming gods.
At the cross, the price for our salvation was paid once and for all. Nothing can be added to it. In Mormonism the cross is not enough. That's not what God says. But then, when you think of it, when has what God says ever gotten in the way of Mormonisms promotion and deification of man.