Saturday, December 20, 2008

Focus On the Family Promotes Mormonism

Well its happened. And we saw it coming. Focus on the Family is promoting a Mormon and his religion (thanks to Slice of Laodicea for the heads up and the link) on their webpage "Citizen Link".

Citizen Link's interview excerpts:

But these days, Beck is hoping to spread a more eternal sort of gospel through his new book, The Christmas Sweater.

Beck spent several years addicted to drugs and alcohol, coming to the verge of suicide, before turning his life over to God at the age of 35. Now he has a message for readers and viewers about facing life’s storms, and finding hope and redemption on the other side.

Q: What message do you hope people take away from The Christmas Sweater?
A: I think the message that you can’t really escape is (that) the Christmas sweater is the metaphor for me of the atonement for Christ. We’ve all been given a gift. We celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus — but the real point is the death, and why He died. When I was in my 30s, I was suicidal. I had nowhere else to run. Then I realized that the real gift — the one we really need to appreciate — is the one that took so much to give. In my mother’s case, it’s the sweater. But in all our cases, it’s redemption and atonement.

Sounds ok so far. Except that they deny Jesus is the sinless, uncreated God the Son, the Second Person in the Trinity. Instead, they believe Jesus is a created being, the older brother of Lucifer (Satan).

Apologetics Index has a lot of information on the lies of Mormonism. For instance in a chart that compares the Mormon Jesus to the Biblical Jesus, the Mormon Jesus was"Conceived by a physical sex act between God the Father (Adam or Elohim) and Mary, thus not through a true virgin birth; Once sinful and imperfect; Earned his own salvation (exaltation, godhood)".

Of course the REAL Jesus Christ is eternally God the Son and is Creator of ALL things (John 1:1-4,14; Col. 1; Heb. 1:1-8), was sinless (Hebrews 4:15; 2Cor. 5:21). Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus (Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:27; Is. 7:14).

Mormonism is a polytheistic (multi-gods) religion (evern Mormon man works up to godhood and gets his own planet and populates that world with his wife). Their "salvation" is by works, not by grace alone in Christ Jesus alone. They have added to the Bible with their Book of Mormon, authored by Joseph Smith (who was deep into occultism and polygamy).

Mormons believe that their church is "the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth" (D&C 1:30), the only organization authorized by the Almighty to preach his gospel and administer the ordinances of salvation, the only Church which has power to save" (Mormon Doctrine; 1977 ed, p. 136).

Chart comparing the god of Mormonism to the God of Scripture is here.

Ask yourselves why Focus promotes the damning gospel of Mormonism instead of Christ Jesus. Why does it focus on the family instead of Christ Jesus?

They seem to be merely interested in the things of this world, not spiritual Truth that actually transforms lives. In doing so, they are promoting blasphemy and lies. They aren't a Christian organization. They are now interfaith. Gal. 1:7-9 says if anyone brings to you a gospel other than the one given to us by God, let him be accursed.

Focus On I Don't Know What Kind Of Family is earning the wrath of God.

Joh 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins."....58 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

2Jn 1:9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

1Jn 2:23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.

Rom 16:17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; AVOID THEM.

Eph 4:14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.

This passage speaks to Focus and their reporter as well as editor of Citizen Link:

Gal. 1: 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! 9 As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned! 10 Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

More on Mormonism and why they will never be part of the Body of Christ and this move to interfaith junk.

Shame on Focus On I Don't Know What Kind Of Family. They have taken the Broad Road, slapped "Christ" onto it, and embrace those on it. What hatred for the soul of millions! What hatred for Truth. What hatred for clear Scripture.

1Cor. 13: 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

2Thes. 2: 10 and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

1 comment:

Prodigal Knot said...

I agree that Focus on the Family have erred in promoting this author and his books for the reasons you state. However, I am reluctant to smear the organization in total.

I listen, when I can, to FOTF, but do so with a jaundiced ear. However, I recently listened to a discussion between Dr. Dobson and Dr. R.T. Kendall that was encouraging because they were stressing the importance of realizing that ALL sin is repugnant to God and that we are to be removing sin from our lives, not excusing it.

That said, I sense a move towards the same ecumenicalism that Billy Graham and company now promote.

Thanks for the heads up here!