Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Celebrating the birth of Christ is a good thing. I know some of our puritan brothers from the past didn't do it, but I believe it provides a great oportunity to say to the world: Jesus the Messiah has come and He is coming again (soon)! People will dispute the date, but Edershiem in The LIfe and Times of Jesus the Messiah
has a great explanation of this; I believe silencing the critics. Another thing some Christians rail about is the so called pagan origins of Christmas. Certainly that may be valid, but does anyone think of that today when putting up trees, etc. and after all isn't that what the Gospel is all about: making things new in Christ. My best advice... celebrate Christ at Christmas; exchange gifts in memory of the greatest gift Jesus Christ, put up a Christmas trees remembering the evergreen as a symbol of eternal life in Christ Jesus, and light-up candles or Christmas lights (or down here in New Mexico- luminarios)because the Light of Christ has come into the world, and above all prepare your hearts for His coming again.
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Mormons Embarrased by Their Own Doctrine

Recently, Mike Huckabee made a remark in an interview: "Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers, don't they?" This unleeshed a firestorm of attacks against him. The Mormons put out an official statement saying that anti-mormons always use this type of retoric to bash them. Mitt Romney flat out said that the idea of Jesus and Satan being brothers in Mormon theology was not true. Problem is...
it is true. Mormons teach that Jesus and Lucifer are spirit brothers, both son's of one of the Mormon gods, Elohim. I say one of the Mormon gods because they believe that there are many gods:"In the beginning, the head of the Gods called a council of the Gods; and they came together and concocted a plan to create the world and people it" (from a sermon by Joseph Smith Journal of Discourses Vol.VI, pg.5). However, Mormons, as seen by the reaction of Romney and his church don't seem to want to admit these doctrines. Are they embarrassed by them? Mormonism is not a Christian denomination. It is a non-Christian cult. Pointing out the doctrines of mormons is not an attack unless you feel the doctrines are so crazy you don't want to admit to anyone you believe them.
If that's the case you should repent and leave the Mormon church. If not admit your doctrines and defend them; do not lie about them or try to hide them, as the Mormon Church and Romney seem to be doing.