Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Cult Savvy Devotional 4

Cult Savvy Devotional 4

Several of our cookies are named after people. We have a Sandy, a Clayton, a Charlie and a Mazie Mae! Ever wonder where the name Mormon came from? Well, I'm about to tell you! Mormons are taught that around 600 B.C. Jewish people from the Middle East settled on the North American continent.

Two civilizations grew out of these immigrants. They were called the Nephites and the Lamanites. The Nephites and Lamanites were at war with each other. The Book of Mormon was written on golden plates by the commander & chief of the Nephites. His name was Mormon. Mormon later gave the golden plates to his son named Moroni. Moroni added some of his own writings to the gold plates and hid the plates in a hill called Cumorah. If you recognize the name Moroni that is because Moroni is the name of the angel who later on appears to Joseph Smith. The Nephites were all killed during a last and final battle with the Lamanites. The Lamanites went on to become ancestors to our Native Americans.

Mormons claim that there were 38 mighty cities during this time, but there is just one really BIG problem. Absolutely no archaeological evidence of these two peoples or their 38 cities has ever been found. No institution of higher learning other than Brigham Young University has ever tried to substantiate these wild claims.

Mormons choose to ignore studies of the Bible that consistently confirm the validity of the Bible. Their focus instead is on finding ways to legitimize their writings. There are no historical manuscripts for the Book of Mormon whatsoever. Joseph Smith claimed that the gold plates were taken back by the angel called Moroni after revealing its text to Smith. Mormons rely fully on Joseph Smith's word as a prophet. See you next week!

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