I’m only going to speak for myself. But having done a lot of research into the LDS religion, and learning about what mormons believe, I have a hard time sitting by and just letting it all pass by without speaking up. Especially when Mormons don’t like to face the inconsistencies and truth about their religion and how it was founded. And when you consider that the beliefs the LDS faith have are not Christian as most of Christianity defines itself.
IMO, I think that mormons themselves are great people. They are faithful, community driven, charitable, are great representatives of their faith, are great at evangelizing their religion to the world. There’s a lot to admire about them and their faith. And frankly, I’ve never met one that you can’t help but like.
But the fact is, I have very strong beliefs about that religion being not just wrong, but false. False because it doesn’t tell the truth about God and Christ as catholics know, and as it has been handed down from Jesus and his Apostles themselves. And I think it leads people away from the truth and the true God and Jesus, not towards them. Which is a sin, imo. And I can’t sit back and acknowledge such a thing, or give apparent approval. That’s just as much of a sin, imo.
To a catholic whose faith has been founded in the truth, whose church comes from 2000 years of tradition, and authority and docterine, and is never changing, it is hard to swallow the Mormon religion. As I see it, it’s full of inconsistencies, multiple layers of ‘truths’, and is constantly changing and reinventing docterine. I’ve never heard of God reversing a prophesy or commandment because the people of His church weren’t in enough agreement. Compare that to docterines of the Catholic Church which stand fast from the days of Jesus’ founding.
So I can’t help but speak out about it. I can’t help but see the LDS church as a false religion that’s built on lies and misconceptions and deceit. And I just wish that its members would confront that and see it from another light. So I’m going to speak out about it. It’s not meant to hurt anyone’s feelings, or be abusive or rude. But you are in a catholic forum on a catholic website, and you are going to get the catholic viewpoint.
Just realize it’s not in animosity that drives this, it’s love and compassion. Not a desire to tear things down, a desire to show the truth and the way.