Friday, April 28

I found a very cool and interesting site online today called Mormon Quotes. It is a site that only has quotes from leaders of the Mormon church, from talks and papers they have presented. Just for fun, I put in "Catholic" in their search engine, and here's some of the quotes that appeared:

Q. Who founded the Roman Catholic Church? A. The Devil, through the medium of Apostates, who subverted the whole order of God by denying immediate revelation, and substituting in the place thereof, tradition and ancient revelations as a sufficient rule of faith and practice. Q. Did the great Protestant Reformers restore the Church of Christ to the earth? A. No: for they had no inspired Apostles, Prophets, or Revelators among them, without which the Church could not be restored. Q. But did not the first Protestant Reformers receive their ordination and authority from the Catholics? A. Yes: and in this manner they received all the authority that their mother church was in possession of; and the mother having derived her authority from the Devil, could only impart that which his Satanic majesty was pleased to bestow upon her

Author: Orson Pratt
Source: The Seer
Page: 205

But who in this generation have authority to baptize? None but those who have received authority in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints: all other churches are entirely destitute of all authority from God; and any person who receives Baptism or the Lord’s supper from their hands will highly offend God, for he looks upon them as the most corrupt of all people. Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the “whore of Babylon” whom the Lord denounces by the mouth of John the Revelator as having corrupted all the earth by their fornications and wickedness. And any person who shall be so wicked as to receive a holy ordinance of the gospel from the ministers of any of these apostate churches will be sent down to hell with them, unless they repent of the unholy and impious act.

Author: Orson Pratt
Source: The Seer
Page: 255

Shall we go to the Greek Church for the true authority? It is based pretty much upon the same principle as the Roman Catholic Church is, and all the sectarian bodies of Christendom are as destitute of the true authority of God as the mother church is. Where shall we look for the true order or authority of God? It cannot be found in any nation of Christendom. There is no people that have held communion with God, no true church, priesthood or authority, no medium of communication between God and man for church government, to dictate, regulated manage and control the affairs of his kingdom upon the earth.

Author: John Taylor
Source: Journal Of Discourses
Volume: 10
Page: 127

Isn't the Internet fun?


At 11:40 AM, Blogger Vajra said...

"We believe you belong to the church of the Devil," said to me by Mormon. Although right now they're trying desperately to mainstream, given the fact, I suppose, that retention rates are abominal. Estimates of active members world-wide is 3-4 million.

At 12:17 AM, Blogger glorybe said...

I have heard that the Las Vegas Mormons are much more accepting of other religions than the Utah Mormons. My close Mormon friend was o.k. going to the baptism of my youngest two (we had lost touch for a few years prior, so she missed my oldest). I hope she doesn't ever read these quotes. :)

At 10:21 PM, Blogger Athanasius contra mundo said...

So then does authority come from a two bit conman from upstate New York?


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