They Can't Leave It Alone

“They can leave the church, but they can’t leave it alone.”

So goes the clever, catchy quip of the so-called Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, designed to put down any former Mormon who has ever written anything or spoken out regarding the falseness of Joseph Smith and the Mormon religion.

Here’s another quip: The Mormon religion left Christianity, but it has never left it alone.

I made that up. It’s not so clever, catchy or original, but true and accurate, nevertheless.

From the alleged vision of Joseph Smith Jr., where Christ allegedly slammed all Churches, their creeds and their professors, to the Book of Mormon calling the sum total of all non-Mormon Churches “the great and abominable church, which was founded by the devil and his children,” from the dozens of statements by LDS leaders throughout the history of their religion, attacking all of Christianity, to the over 50,000 LDS missionaries regularly going into people’s homes to convince the already-churched, to join the Mormon ‘church,’…the Mormon ‘church’ has NEVER left Christianity alone.

Aside from the hypocrisy of the LDS slogan in light of the above facts, the LDS leadership is unable to explain the phenomenon of there being a LOT more resigned ex-Mormons, un-resigned ex-Mormons, excommunicated ex-Mormons and inactive Mormons in the world, than there are active members.

We’re told that the LDS temple ceremony is secret because it is sacred. Well, annual statistics on the number of excommunications and resignations from the LDS religion must also be sacred, since not even the LDS faithful are allowed to know those numbers. Such stats are not published, and I have never known anyone to have requested those numbers, and received them. The only numbers published are the faith-promoting ones, because of the likelihood of a faster resignation snowball affect than there already is.

But, what of those who have left Mormonism and have published and/or spoken out regarding its falseness? What is so unusual about people coming out a religious system that they have come to realize is false, and trying to help others to come out, and try to prevent others from being duped? Why, nothing, at all. It is an act of love. Leaving the ‘church’ alone, would be to condone the false prophets, apostles and gospel being promoted. While it is not an exact analogy to what I just said, it is true that Christ and His Apostles exposed the falseness of Judaism, and Jews were converted to the truth of Christ. It was, and is, the right thing to do.

Suggesting that those who leave the Mormon religion should leave it alone, is only wishful thinking for the LDS leadership and their unofficial apologists. The burgeoning number of outspoken ex-Mormons is having the most negative affect on their proselytizing and retention efforts. Documented truth is the enemy of the Mormon religion.

Trying to humiliate the ex-Mormons with a cutesy slogan, is a useless means of trying to shut them up. Although, it might make the remaining LDS faithful hold their heads up high and feel better about themselves.

Better to humiliate the active and inactive members, by calling their doubts about the truthfulness of Joseph Smith and Mormonism a “shaken faith syndrome,” while blaming all LDS cognitive dissonance on critics, as one LDS apologist has done. Better to promote a new “conceptual way to [LDS] thinking,” by blurring the lines of what kind of behavior and how many false prophecies a prophet is allowed to get away with and still be true, while replacing black and white Holy Scriptures with human perspectives of how dismally “gray” and “relative” truth can be, as that same apologist has done.


I would like to thank Bob Betts at Concerned Christians for permission to post this writing. Please visit the web site for furter insights on Mormonism and how Christ is the TRUTH! (www.concernedchristians.com)

1 comments:

Lumin July 15, 2010 at 12:46 PM  

No, we can't leave Christianity alone. In fact, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church that hasn't left it alone.

So I thank you for the compliment!

The difference here is that ex-members would love to leave our church alone, but once a person has been touched by the Holy Ghost, it's impossible to ignore it.

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