Mormon misinformation and misdirection

In Marvelous Work and A Wonder, Le Grand Richards Page 18 under the heading John’s Testimony of the Personality of God Says “This accords also with the report of John’s baptism of Jesus: 16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Here each of the three members of the Godhead are distinctly and separately mentioned; (1) Jesus coming up out of the water; (2) the Holy Ghost descending like a dove; (3) the voice of the Father from heaven expressing his love and approval of his beloved Son. How could one possibly believe these three to be one person without body or form?


President Gordon B. Hinckley explained why he also could not believe in the Trinity: The world wrestles with the question of who God is, and in what form He is found. Some say that the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost are one. I wonder how they ever arrive at that. How could Jesus have prayed to Himself when he uttered the Lord’s Prayer? How could He have net with Himself when He was on the Mount of Transfiguration? No. He is a separate being. God, our Father, is one. Jesus Christ is two. The Holy Ghost is three. And these three are united in purpose and in working together to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.’ ONE GOD The above comments are clearly antithetical



James Talmage states: “This [the Trinity] cannot rationally be construed to mean that the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are one in substance and person (A Study of the Articles of Faith, p.40)



1. Hugh B. Brown, The Abundant Life, p.313 Surely this was not ventriloquism where Christ was speaking to and of himself. It was the Father introducing His Son. In this case, the members of the Holy Trinity manifested themselves, each in a different way, and each was distinct from the others. A similar event occurred on the Mount of Transfiguration when members of the Godhead were distinguished in the presence of Moses and Elias, and Peter, James, and John.



What’s interesting about all these statements is that Le Grand Richards, Gordon B. Hinckley, James Talmage, Hugh B. Brown and other leaders like Robert Hales and Jeffrey R Holland lie about is the Orthodox view of the Godhead and pin modalism to Orthodox Christianity and our belief of the Trinity. their is no Catholic or Protestant statement that teaches there the same person, but just the opposite that the 3 persons are separate and distinct persons. Notice below statement from the Lutherans which is a generic statement the could be from any Catholic or protestant teaching that .

 
So the bottom line
Leave Mormonism and attend the Methodist Church where Smith started and left. He went down hill from there.

In that century the Methodist were strong and on track.
 

zerinus

Member
Doesn't Joseph Smith below sound like the Lutheran statement ?
If it doesn't explain the difference :)

Sorry, I don't read or respond to "images". If you are interested in engaging in a serious discussion, type them properly like everybody else does, and if appropriate may deside to respond. You have already made up your mind what you want to believe, and you are not interested in what anybody else says or thinks, and it is impossible to engage someone like that in a serious debate. I am not interested in your opinions frankly, any more than you are interested in mine.
 
Sorry, I don't read or respond to "images". If you are interested in engaging in a serious discussion, type them properly like everybody else does, and if appropriate may deside to respond. You have already made up your mind what you want to believe, and you are not interested in what anybody else says or thinks, and it is impossible to engage someone like that in a serious debate. I am not interested in your opinions frankly, any more than you are interested in mine.
So why are you even in this Forum ?
 

zerinus

Member
So why are you even in this Forum ?
I come here to discuss the gospel with those who are genuinely interested in discussing the gospel, and who are willing to do so in a cordial and respectful manner. I didn't come here to engage with those who have already made up their minds, and are not interested in what anybody else has to say, and are only interested in posting silly images, and are not interested in engaging in a rational debate.
 
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