Only a cult would deny the importance of the cross and say that Jesus’s death atonement could not cover everyone’s sins. They would teach people that some sins would need to be paid for in their own blood. I am speaking of “blood atonement” in Mormonism. This is when apostate Mormons and other sinful Mormons throats and wrists were slit and their own death and blood atoned for their sins. Many were shot and killed also to atone for their sins. It was in this time that Brigham Young taught, “there are sins that men commit for which they cannot receive forgiveness in this world, or in that which is to come, and if they had their eyes open to see their true condition, they would be perfectly willing to have their blood spilt upon the ground, that the smoke thereof might ascend to heaven as an offering for their sins, and the smoking incense would atone for their sins.” (Journal of Discourses 4:53) Only Satan would cause someone to do this and take away from Jesus’s atonement on the cross. What the Mormons did was demonic.
So what does the Bible teach about the cross? We learn that Jesus died for our sins once and for all. No more sin offerings would be necessary. Paul wrote, “for he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.” (Romans 6:7-10) Speaking of the cross, our transgressions are nailed to it. He took away what was contrary to us and through His blood we are forgiven. It is written, “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross.” (Colossians 2:13,14) Mormons may say that blood atonement was a false teaching, but that makes their cult false also. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray for the salvation of the Mormon people. I know that not all of them can come out of their cult and be saved, but some are still able to. I have talked with some great people who are Mormons that are truly searching for the truth. For them, addressing their false teachings comes easy, for they are ready to unlearn the lies and learn what is true instead. Many people are sick and tired of being led astray by people on earth, when You are the one who should be leading them. God, how is it that these People’s hearts are so hardened to Your truth? It has been a real chore to speak the truth to the LDS Missionaries at large. They may wonder why I am contacting them, but I do it for You, Jesus. If I could lead at least one of them out of it and to You, then it would be amazing. However, I know that what I am doing is giving these false witnesses a stern warning when it comes to their false teachings, so I can say that it is a win win. I am hoping to have You save them from the fire, but they must desire to come out of it first. I love You, Jesus. Help me reach these lost people with the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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