To the Editor:
In response to “Missionaries explain why Norwood is nice place to live,” I’d like to comment on the Aug. 14 letter from two Mormon “missionaries.”
Their devotion to their faith is admirable; Mormons truly love their God(s) and serve with their time, talent, and treasure. Their love of strong families and steadfast moral values are both to be emulated.
Unfortunately, Mormonism is based on the teachings of a false prophet, Joseph Smith, his writings “Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants and Pearl of Great Price” and a wrong idea of God and His one church.
Smith claimed an angel named Moroni led him to golden plates buried near his home, written in Egyptian, which Smith then translated and published as the Book of Mormon in 1830. His remarkable story is reminiscent of the prophet Mohammad’s seventh century angel Gabriel delivering of the Islamic Quran (Koran).
Smith teaches that the church Christ established with Peter fell into apostasy after the death of the last apostle, John.
Although there have been corruption and defections, there was always a faithful remnant. Total apostasy of His church is impossible. Why? Because Jesus himself said so, “the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it,” (Mt 16:18) and then another promise, “I am with you always until the end of the age.” (Mt 28:20)
If we get the question of God wrong nothing else really matters. It’s the foundation for all truths and the key to our salvation. The fact is the Mormon God is very different than the God of Christianity.
• Mormons believe not in one God, but a plurality of Gods.
• God is a man with a body and passions and eventually a man may become a God.
• Not only is the Heavenly Father a man, he lives (with his wife) on a planet near the star Kolob.
For more about the Mormon church, just Google: “Is the Mormon church Christian?”