I had never heard this before joining CAF, and even asked my mother who is still active in the LDS faith, about it and she didn’t believe it either. However, thanks for including that link because I was able to look up the quotes and see where exactly they said these things. Honestly I never heard these things before, and can only attribute them to ramblings of people in high office. However because they are not in office scripture, I wouldn’t take it as actual belief unless it was in the KJV, Book of Mormon, or the Doctrine and Covenants. This is just my view on the matter. Not everything that was put out by the LDS church can be said to be scripture and speeches by these men, in my opinion, do not constitute infallible teaching.
But again thanks for including the link, it really helped.
As far as the argument that LDS members believe Adam was God, I still believe that to be a false statement. And I think I can prove it. If Adam were God he could not have transgressed as God is Omniscient. Bye there very Articles of faith they claim Adam transgressed and therefor couldn’t be God. “2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression” (lds.org/library/display/0,4945,106-1-2-1,FF.html). Now the reason they have this statement is to address Original Sin. I’m sorry, but they do not believe Adam is God. Even if one of the church leaders may have said it in a speech or wrote it in their personal books. It’s not listed in the KJV, Book of Mormon, or Doctrine and Covenants and therefore is not scripture or revealed prophecy. As long as it’s not in those locations then it’s not necessarily their belief.
Why do I feel that I must defend the LDS faith? Mainly because when I see so much negativity toward them, especially when I see something wrong I just want to point it out. How do you devout Catholics feel when someone leaves the Catholic Faith and then start blabbering nonsense about the Real Presence, worshiping Mary or other saints, or about Papal infallibility?
Now I’m not saying LDS don’t have issues, which is why I’m in RCIA and wanting to covert to Catholicism, but things that are so blatantly wrong are why people call them a cult. How do you feel when people call the Catholic Church a cult? Most of their information is skewed or are from sources not considered to be reliable.
I’ve said my peace and will not be dragged into bickering with obviously disgruntled ex-LDS members about what they perceived to be actual LDS faith.
Oh my Jesus,
Forgive us our sins,
Save us from the fires of hell,
Lead all souls to Heaven,
Especially those in most need of Thy mercy.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.