Mormons and other Cults

by Steve Ray on June 10, 2008

Mormons.jpgMormons are a group that started in the 1800's. They have "elders" (engraved on their nametags) who ride bikes around knocking on people's doors. They are usually 18-22 years old. The last time I looked up "elder" in the dictionary it meant "older person." Not sure how a 19 year old acqiures the title and office of "elder." They know about as much as any other teenager. They spew the Mormon tradition they have been indoctrinated with and too many Catholics are left speechless because of their ignorance of their own Catholic faith.

On Teresa Tomeo's show today on Ave Maria Radio, the question arose about their teaching on the "Great Apostacy" which claims that after the Apostles the Church fell away into heresy. It seems they forgot that Jesus taught that he would be with his Church always, even to the end of the age (Matt 28:18-20), and that the Gates of Hell would never prevail against it (Matt 16:18-19). Their teaching makes a liar out of Jesus by claiming that he let the Church fall for 1800 years until Joseph Smith came along.

I also have a list of Favorite Links to help with Cults and other religions here. For a Quick Summary to help witness to Mormons, click here. To read "Interview with Two Mormon Elders," click here. To read "Ed Decker Answers the Mormon Elders, click here.

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Ed Peters June 10, 2008 at 11:59 PM

Steve, caught your show today. Good job. Your line about how the pope even unites non-Catholic Christians (in that they all agree they don’t accept him) was an excellent use of irony.

David L. June 15, 2008 at 7:06 PM

Steve with all due respects your vitrol against the LDS sounds almost as bad as what some misguided evangelicals say about the Catholic Church, the church we hope everyone will ultimately come home too. On a happier note I'm reading David Scott's "The Catholic Passion.". It is a masterpiece!

STEVE RAY HERE: Not sure my "vitriol" is any more pronounced than that of the early Fathers, apologists, martyrs and bishops who denounced Arians, Sebellians, and others who denied the core teaching of Christian truth. Actually, I think I find myself in good company. It is not so much the vitriol as it is the content or "theology" to which it is directed.

Thanks for the recommendation on the Catholic Passion. I will try to get and read a copy.

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