Joseph Smith chose to cause strife. You follow him instead of Jesus.Very true. But that requires following him, not causing strife or reviling.
Joseph Smith hated Christianity. Why do you follow him instead of Christ?I don't hate you, though I wish you were more charitable and less judgmental.
I never said that.Are you saying someone is righteous because their stubborn?
I'm not interested in finding a mote in a brother's eye. A brother would be a fellow Christian. You apparently believe people who aren't temple Mormons are brothers of Satan.true!
That's a message, but the greater message is to show how people can be saved from their sins through faith in Christ's atonement AND how to live all of life as a follower of God - and one way to do that, according to the beatitudes is not seek the mote in your brother's eye.
There is no gospel of Janice.I never said I did. I was just relaying what the scriptures say.
I'm not interested in the "Gospel of Janice", thanks.
6. . . .Evidently some people are troubling you and trying to distort the gospel of Christ.
8But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be under a curse! 9As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be under a curse!
10Am I now seeking the approval of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. 11For I certify to you, brothers,( and Mormons )that the gospel I preached was not devised by man.12I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.
Christ revealed truth to me. You are a follower of Joseph Smith and are apparently irritated by those who confront and disagree with his false teachings. So you pretend that my willingness to call a spade a spade is unchristian.
The Christian thing to do is to NEVER be followers of false teachers, and not to be intimidated by their sweet talk. You talk about "the Christian thing to do" as if Mormonism is the Christian thing to do. It isn't. Behind closed doors Mormons don't respect non-Mormons and non-temple worthy Mormons.Ok. I can accept that. That's between you and God. Is there a reason why you can't grant me the same respect?
Yes. Those given authority to represent God were termed "gods" in the Old Testament. I suppose they'd be exalted in a certain way.
Eh, not as much as you think.
So, you're basically just ignoring everything I say, then? Ummm...ok. Is that the Christian thing to do?
Do you enjoy being told that Mormonism is wrong? OF course not! Now read Joseph Smith's history in the Pearl of Great Price.Bonnie rule # 6.
I'm simply sharing my perspective of your judgmental words.
What your reasoning do you have that stimulates love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, or temperance in the words: "The Mormons arrogantly teach that we are members and/or followers of Satan's church. Mormons teach lies. Lies originate with Satan."
You think that you can portray charity while accepting Joseph Smith, an immoral conman and a wicked false prophet?I've made a case in the opposite to extend you charity?
I haven't hurt you or wished you harm. I wish very much for your conversion to Christ, but you choose to be offended instead of coming to Christ. I spent years in your false religion. I know so much about it, I will never condone its methods, and attempts to appear righteous while inwardly cultists are ravening wolves.Ok. I can accept that. That's between you and God, not for me to judge. I hope that you can grant me the same respect.
As if you can't read 1 Nephi 14:10 for yourself.Yes. And? What exactly are you trying to say here?