Truth must have an anchor – a solid ANVIL upon which all lies will crumble to dust. That solid anchor is God’s Word – the Holy Bible! This is self evident by the vigor by which totalitarian, communist regimes over the last century have banned it from the people. It is simply the written WORD of the WORD MADE FLESH – the STONE CUT OUT OF THE MOUNTAIN WITHOUT HANDS – Jesus of Nazareth!
Many people don’t understand why I am so “mean” to the LDS “Mormon” faith. They call me anti-Mormon. In truth, I am 100% pro-Christ, and thus I readily admit to being an anti-Anti-Christ. So, indeed, I am an anti-Mormon.
Remember, a half-truth is in reality a WHOLE lie. Satan and his minions are skilled in spewing half-truths to hook many good people. Satan will tell you the Authorized King James Version of The Holy Bible is correct and important scripture – but then in the next breath slip in a half-truth (i.e. making up a whole lie) by adding the caveat “as far as it is TRANSLATED CORRECTLY.” That, you see, makes the WHOLE LIE quite evident – because the Bible can no longer be trusted 100%. It’s like heralding a $50,000 Rolex wristwatch as the best timepiece in the world, but then in the next breath declaring that it occasionally stops ticking and becomes inaccurate and so, don’t trust it! Enter next the corrupt arm of flesh and the carnal EGO of man – a plethora of false prophets and phony “apostles” seeking earthly fame, power, and fortune – and the Satanic lie becomes mightily empowered. In a nutshell, that is the anti-Christian core teaching of Mormonism.
Never forget that the core message of the entire Holy Bible is simply this: God Almighty, the Creator of the Universe, the GOD of the Old Testament, empowered by LOVE, came to this earth dimension in the meridian of time in the sinless form of Jesus of Nazareth, born of a Virgin with no earthly father, for the sole purpose of providing humanity a way out of a very nasty place called HELL. That “plan” is called the Gospel of Jesus Christ – and it is terrific news!
Now let’s be logical now and think for a minute. If there is no physical spiritual dimension and final destination called Hell (aka the Lake of Fire and Brimstone) – then Jesus and His sacrifice is a myth and meaningless fairy tale because it makes His WORD and TEACHINGS, and thus His entire earthly mission a complete exercise in futility. Indeed, the KJV Holy Bible would not be “translated correctly” and you can then pick and choose which scriptures that stroke your specific paradigm, and then are free to ignore and dismiss those that you “feel” are incorrect! The “anchor” of the WORD is then severed, and one becomes spiritually adrift! Mormons have been falsely taught to believe there is no physical hell – only three degrees of “glory” pursuant to “Celestial Godhood”. No lake of fire and brimstone. No eternal burning. No physical place called HELL. The Holy Bible is wrong – clearly “translated incorrectly” when it describes this. There is only “outer darkness” for those who commit the worse “sin” of all – those who dare to abandon Mormonism and Joe Smith. Jesus Christ is then of necessity relegated to a wonderfully fine prophet and teacher – i.e. humanity’s “elder brother” – not the Creator/God incarnate who holds the keys to heaven as well as hell.
Hell, you see, is the lynchpin reason for the need of a “Redeemer” and thus of the entire Gospel of Christ. The reality of Hell cannot be ignored, for if it is not relevant and real, Christ suffered and died in vain.
The TRUTH is that the noun HELL, describing a physical place – the domain of Satan, is found in the Holy Bible a total of 54 times, and is clearly describing a literal place reserved for those who do not know Christ. The TRUTH is that there are no “degrees of glory” and the end of one’s early life – only heaven with Jesus, or Hell with Satan and his minions. Jesus Himself declared Hell to be a very real place over a dozen times in the New Testament. Remember what He told the Edomite Scribes and Pharisees who claimed sole AUTHORITY:
Matthew 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
And what about the following teaching of Christ’s found in the Gospel of Luke 16: 19-26 that Mormons so conveniently ignore:
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in HELLhe lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Keep in mind that this is Jesus Christ teaching these words of TRUTH. Furthermore, HELL is a consistent theme throughout the entire Old and New Testaments, so it cannot be “incorrectly translated”! Even after His crucifixion and resurrection, He appeared to John on the Isle of Patmos with this most solemn declaration of TRUTH:
Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keysof hell and of death.
Notice, He didn’t say He held the “Keys of Three Degrees of Glory”. The cold, hard fact is, only by knowing HIM and being “born again in Him” can one escape HELL and its fires. If you don’t understand this, good people, Satan wins a great victory indeed.
Below is a link to an amazing video testimony of a Mormon woman who experienced the literal fires of hell, and lived to tell about it. Of course the “good” Mormon people will look at this and rationalize it away in a number of lame apologetic excuses. This woman is not alone, however. I have personally interviewed 4 other ex-Mormons who had nearly identical experiences – causing them to come to the arms of the biblical Christ, and leave Satan’s false counterfeit – LD$ Inc.