Roelf L. Ruffner
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) or the Mormons lost its leader the other day, President Thomas S. Monsom, to old age being 90 years old. He was considered by them the “prophet-seer-revelator” like their first president, Joseph Smith, Jr. Monsom’s successor is the 93-year-old “Apostle” Russell M. Nelson. The theological cult of Mormonism with 16 million spiritually enslaved members is also a business empire which has vast real estate holdings and businesses, all tax free. It seeks to control its members with false doctrine and the heretical promise of godhood after death.
The leader of the church of Christ since its establishment in Jerusalem in 30 A.D. is also its founder, Jesus Christ. “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence” (Col. 1:18). He never grows old and has an “endless life” (Heb. 7:18). This means he will not age physically or mentally as all people do as they grow older. In my life I have watched quite a few Mormon Presidents grow more and more feeble. Their last few years are often spent being led about on the podium of the bi-annual General Conference in Salt Lake City by an aide. After he utters a few barely audible melodious words he is led back to a recliner on the podium as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir beautifully belts out “Come, Come Ye Saints.”
Notice how this picture contrasts with the last word picture we have of the King of Kings Jesus Christ: “And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength” (Rev. 1:13-16).
The contrast between the two could not be starker. One is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient but the other is not. One is an object of man-made tradition induced reverence, while the other’s very presence demands worship. The Apostle John said in the presence of his Risen Lord, “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead” (Rev. 1:17).
Dear reader, the LDS President, the Pope, and their ilk are a gigantic farce put out by Satan and his devices. But we must not be “ignorant of his devices” (2 Cor. 2:11). Being Biblically aware we must not bow before religiosity or piety masquerading as Christ’s representative on earth while masking false doctrine drug up from the pit of Hell. Rather New Testament Christians must shed light on all and turn men away from these religious relics and show them the light of Jesus Christ found in the word of God. When John tried to worship an angel the following happened: “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Rev. 19:10). We should heed this command.