"The Church of Jesus Christ" has become just that. When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gets it through everybody's head, their member's and the world's head, except for various little details, things such as pentagrams, the church officially has a different name. Ed Decker writes: While it [the LDS Church] is having a slow sell among the real Christian church and many reporters, you can count on them to project this new image throughout their take-over campaign. Yet, under the shiny veneer, the same spiritual darkness peeks out.
Look, and behold that great and abominable church, which is the mother of abominations, whose founder is the devil. And he said unto me:
Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth." (Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 14:9-10)
This doctrine was strongly supported for many years in the LDS temple ritual where we learned that such pastors as these were hirelings of Lucifer and taught "the Orthodox religion" for him. That orthodoxy included salvation by grace and a god who is spirit, not an exalted man, the very doctrines upon which these local pastors rest their faith.
Why would Mormons want any part of these organizations filled with pastors whom they believe have absolutely no authority to act in the name of God? Pastors, including even women, who do not have the authority to baptize people or bless the communion table because they do not hold the LDS priesthood? Obviously, the Mormons haven't changed a single doctrine, or repented of a single condemnation of the "rest" of Christendom. There is some other motive than joining with other "pastors" in fellowship.
The answer is simple: they are on a campaign to infiltrate and disarm the Christian church. Remember, while they are sitting in these pastor's meetings, the 50,000 + missionaries are going door-to-door seeking to steel the flock while the shepherd is having lunch with the wolf. (20)
Vatican Says Mormons are not Christians. The Roman Catholic Church declared that Mormon converts have to be rebaptized, is a setback to the Mormon church's effort to characterize itself as a Christian denomination. The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith declared that baptisms in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are "not the baptism that Christ instituted."
The ruling was a departure from the Catholic Church's usual practice of recognizing the baptisms of converts from most other churches. The Vatican held that the Mormon view of the nature of God is too different from Catholicism.. The United Methodist Church took a similar stand. (21)
Maybe that is why researchers of BYU are at the Vatican? Unraveling Records of the past, members of an ancient Syriac Christian group in the Middle East are looking far to the west for the preservation of some of their most precious religious texts - to scholars at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. That same BYU group is serving Islamic scholars by translating selected works of Muslim philosophers. BYU is making available the largest library of digital images of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient documents discovered in caves near the Dead Sea in 1947. BYU researchers [Mormons] work in a library in the Vatican as part of their examination and translation of ancient scriptural text. (22)
Elder Nelson was joined by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton and Ellis Island Foundation founding chairman Lee Iacocca. Years after Ellis Island was abandoned, concern over decay of the landmark led to the inclusion of the island as part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965. Private citizens then formed the Ellis Island Foundation, which, with the U.S. National Park Service, is dedicated to preserving the island's unique buildings and history. In 1985 the foundation asked the LDS Church for assistance in making the immigrant records of Ellis Island more accessible to the public... The members [volunteered] more than 5 million hours during seven years to extract records from ship passenger lists and entered them into databases.. In compliance with the request they were made available on Internet: http://www.ellisislandrecords.org.. (23) We don't know if it is free or not. Most of those services charge a fee.
A quote from Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Mormon Church (Scripture Reading and Revelation, Ensign, January 1995, p. 7) "For us, the scriptures are not the ultimate source of knowledge, but what precedes the ultimate source. The ultimate knowledge comes by revelation... We encourage everyone to make careful study of the scriptures [the Book of Mormon / KJV Bible] and of the prophetic teachings concerning them and to prayerfully seek personal revelation to know their meaning for themselves." After you read the Book of Mormon you will get a burning in the bosom because they told you to expect that. The method is the same that Benny Hinn uses, he tells you exactly what is going to happen so you know what to do when he does it. It's the power of suggestion. It works for Mormons as well.
"Unfortunately many people, including Christians, are too quick to defend those who are placing their eternity in the hands of another Jesus and another gospel," writes Susanna Cancassi. "The finger of blame can be pointed in a number of directions, among them, the ecumenism infiltrating the Church today. Too many messages from today's pulpits are communicating that "all roads to God," or "as long as you name the name of Jesus you are assured of salvation and a home with the Lord for all eternity." "Let's put doctrine aside and just love everybody" is what they say. Well, if we insist on putting doctrine aside, our faith is as stable as a house of cards.
"But if we let our emotions take over and put truth aside, not only are we fooling ourselves, but we are giving those outside of faith in Jesus Christ a hope that the Bible says they do not have. Far too many evangelical leaders have fallen prey to this spirit of unity. They send mixed messages not only to evangelicals who once considered their teaching biblically sound, but also to leaders of other religions. They look like compromising fence-straddlers whose only interest is a handshake and a photo-op.
"The second point of blame must be placed on us, individuals who profess the name of Christ. Our own laziness has allowed a good bit of what is going on within Evangelicalism to happen. Are we accepting Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons simply because they name the name of Christ in their dialogue? Before we start accepting anyone as a brother or sister in Jesus Christ, we had better make it our business to find out exactly what they believe, and that includes who they say Jesus Christ is." Jehovah's Witnesses' Charles Taze Russel and Judge Rutherford were bona fide liars whose covers were pulled in court and through the print media time and time again. Yet millions of disciples follow. Their teachings are fabricated. (24)