Sunday, January 14, 2007

Mormonism: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

When you think of the Mormon Church or the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS), what comes to mind?

For me, it's clean living, the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, young men on bicycles doing their required two years of evangelism, the Mormon Tabernacle choir, the best geneology institute in the world, and finally the once practiced, now outlawed concept of polygamy.

As Mitt Romney, a Mormon and former Republican governor of Massachusetts, emerges as a leading presidential candidate, many people are wondering what Mormonism is all about and how it might affect his term in office were he to be elected.

Thanks to Lon Solomon, pastor at McLean Bible Church in Virginia, you can learn more about Mormonism than you ever dreamed possible and were afraid to ask. Listen to the whole thing here.

But be forewarned, this sermon is not for the faint hearted. It's not something you will hear or read in most promotional church info or the mainstream media. You won't hear this from the fellows who come to your door on foot or bikes to tell you about Mormonism. Much of the core beliefs are extremely esoteric.

As always, Solomon tells is like it is.

Then a favorite hymn of the saving Amazing Grace of Jesus Christ.


Alma said...

I downloaded the sermon this morning and listened to it on my way to church and on the way home and heard the rest of it here at my desk. It was absolutely astonishing. While he started slowly with only a few minor mistakes (like claiming the Mormon Church was established in 1820 when Joseph Smith was 15--Joseph Smith was 14 when he had his first vision but didn't establish the Church until he was 24 in 1830) by the time he got to the end of his screed, he had so thoroughly misinformed his audience and included so much bogus information that I would give him credit for one of the most inaccurate and dishonest portrayals I have ever encountered. He should be ashamed of such blatant misrepresentation and outright fabrications. The claim that his roommate found references to baptism for the dead and spirit babies in the Book of Mormon, is so outrageously false that anyone who knows Mormonism only marginally is aware that these concepts are wholly absent from the Book of Mormon.

He should really be ashamed of himself for this alleged sermon.

Webutante said...

I know Dr. Solomon's credentials are impeccable and that he would not make these things up.

At the bottom of the post, I am adding several more links that collaborate this information.