Indroduction

This writing is intended to give an account of my personal life as it pertains to Mormonism. Although I was once a "good upstanding Mormon", I now no longer choose to be associated with it. It is my wish that by describing my Mormon experiences, others will know to stay away from entering this deceiving cult that ultimately takes away ones life. The difficult part is that most people are born into a Mormon family, and they really don't have a choice.

Mormon beliefs, my family, and the Mormon church in addition to what I believe in now are the main issues I am writing about. I'm not going to use family names for their sake. Just remember, subjective and objective are two different things. My experiences are real and I need to share them so somebody will know them. The facts will be as clear and truthful as possible and will be given in the best of my ability. So, sit back and read, learn, enjoy, cry, be enlightened, or be upset about what I'm going to put before you.

I invite anyone to give their input if you have any. Please feel free to ask questions or let me know if you need clarification (I'm not so good at descriptive writing), or explanations on any subject I'm writing about.

3 comments:

Interested August 1, 2007 at 7:26 AM  

Handmaiden I apologize for my long absence but I am back and hopefully more active than I have been in the last few months.

Larry Cook February 10, 2014 at 5:46 PM  

I am just starting my journey through your blog. I accidentally went to the next to the last page and read it before coming to your very first page.

I am and will continue to pray for you and your family. I feel very sad and hurt as I read your words. I had a really good upbringing with a mom and a dad who, while they were very simplistic people from the depression era, they loved us kids.

God has you now and I hope that others in your family will someday be his also.

God bless you!
Larry

Larry Cook February 10, 2014 at 5:47 PM  

I am just starting my journey through your blog. I accidentally went to the next to the last page and read it before coming to your very first page.

I am and will continue to pray for you and your family. I feel very sad and hurt as I read your words. I had a really good upbringing with a mom and a dad who, while they were very simplistic people from the depression era, they loved us kids.

God has you now and I hope that others in your family will someday be his also.

God bless you!
Larry

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I spent a lot of time deciding if I should write this blog or not. I'm not a great writer and I'm not going to pretend to be. I need to share what I have learned and I might not make some people happy with what I am saying. This blog is a way for me to release the thoughts and feelings that come with knowing I grew up in the wrong religion. A healing process if you will.

How To Read This Blog

Please start with the month of February 2007 and read backwards. This is the most effective way to understand, in order, why I say what I do.

Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.