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Offline wimborne

Mormon Videos in Church
« on: January 02, 2018, 02:55:21 PM »

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I am currently a member of a Methodist Church. One Sunday in 2016 we had a short video during the service. As it finished, I noticed it was credited to The Latter Day Saints (Mormons). I made no protest as I guessed it had just slipped through the net. Anyhow, when it happened a second time, I raised the issue with the minister who assured me that she was on the case. I was reassured by this until a few weeks later when for the third time, we had a Mormon short film. Immediately after the service, I approached the minister. As soon as she saw me coming, she knew immediately what it was about and again reassured me that the matter was being dealt with. However last Sunday, we had another short film which was un-credited but my suspicions were raised by the style of it. Everything is depicted as pristine and of a certain style and American of course as that is where the Mormon church is based. Later at home, I did an internet search for the video and sure enough, it didn't take long to discover that it was yet another Mormon video. I don't see much point in raising the subject with my minister for the third time so I am deliberating what to do next.
 For now at least, I will abstain from taking communion until I am satisfied that that this has been dealt with. I am not sure how else to act.
Next time, I could simply leave the service when such a film is shown, with a quiet word in the minister's ear, assuming that I can identify the source of the film at the time (it is not always immediately apparent).
As I occasionally operate the sound desk (Sunday morning services are recorded) , I could simply cut off the Mormon videos as and when I see them. I could also leave the lectern mic on and make an unscheduled announcement myself. I am not normally one to do such things but I feel that someone has to make a stand. Any thoughts would be welcome.
 



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Re: Mormon Videos in Church
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 03:16:20 PM »
I am currently a member of a Methodist Church. One Sunday in 2016 we had a short video during the service. As it finished, I noticed it was credited to The Latter Day Saints (Mormons). I made no protest as I guessed it had just slipped through the net. Anyhow, when it happened a second time, I raised the issue with the minister who assured me that she was on the case. I was reassured by this until a few weeks later when for the third time, we had a Mormon short film. Immediately after the service, I approached the minister. As soon as she saw me coming, she knew immediately what it was about and again reassured me that the matter was being dealt with. However last Sunday, we had another short film which was un-credited but my suspicions were raised by the style of it. Everything is depicted as pristine and of a certain style and American of course as that is where the Mormon church is based. Later at home, I did an internet search for the video and sure enough, it didn't take long to discover that it was yet another Mormon video. I don't see much point in raising the subject with my minister for the third time so I am deliberating what to do next.
 For now at least, I will abstain from taking communion until I am satisfied that that this has been dealt with. I am not sure how else to act.
Next time, I could simply leave the service when such a film is shown, with a quiet word in the minister's ear, assuming that I can identify the source of the film at the time (it is not always immediately apparent).
As I occasionally operate the sound desk (Sunday morning services are recorded) , I could simply cut off the Mormon videos as and when I see them. I could also leave the lectern mic on and make an unscheduled announcement myself. I am not normally one to do such things but I feel that someone has to make a stand. Any thoughts would be welcome.

Hello there,

Where you see error being promoted, especially in an assembly, where minds are open to receive what is given on the basis of trust, then I feel it is imperative that people be made aware.  For forewarned is forearmed, and even if they choose to continue to watch/listen, you have discharged your duty as a member of that assembly to preserve the truth presented.

In Christ Jesus
Chris

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Re: Mormon Videos in Church
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 03:24:54 PM »
If it happens again it is an issue the whole church needs to know as it is a case that some may gradually be miss lead by the teachings. The enemy is very subtle and hates being exposed.
This is one of the increasing problem with women becoming church leaders as they tend to be more compromising, which can lead whole congregations of followers astray from the Word of God if not corrected.
Where are the church elders? It is the elders job in the body to stop false teachings entering in to the church, as a church leader is not always as perfect as some of us have assumed, as after all, we can all go astray at times.
This is a serious issue along the lines of bringing in witchcraft or other forms of demonic worship into the church but on a much more subtle level (Which is why so many Mormons have Ben deceived as had they known their Bibles, they would never accept the Mormon teachings).
I'd raise the issue with the elders and if they are not listening, it needs raising before the whole church as it is the whole church who has the potential of following dodgy teachings.

It is not that all Mormon teachings could be wrong but more because the enemy is so subtle that a slight straying from the truth can lead one to become way off corse from the Word of God.

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Re: Mormon Videos in Church
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 03:46:45 PM »
I agree with Mountain Goat.  We absolutely must stand when we are faced with these things, even if we stand alone.  Do so with love, but make it clear that you cannot be a part of it.  God bless you.

Offline francis drake

Re: Mormon Videos in Church
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 05:27:06 PM »
Maybe you should find an online Mormon website and print off the main differences of belief that the Mormon church holds.
That way you will have evidence to challenge the presentation of Mormon stuff.

The duty of a watchman is to warn of the enemy's approach. If you have witnessed the infiltration of ungodly theology, then you need to speak out.

Speaking from past experience, may I suggest you get before the Lord and examine the consequences of doing so. ie. You may get thrown out, or choose to leave, with all the consequences of loss of friendships and gossip etc.
 
"Lord, if this is your purpose, will you give me wisdom to act in a right manner. If speaking out means I am forced out of the church, then I am still willing to be your servant. If it means losing friends, then I am willing to do it for the sake of your truth."
Disturb us Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us Lord, to dare more boldly. To venture on wider seas. Where storms will show your mastery; Where, losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future, in strength, courage, hope and love.                     (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1577)

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Re: Mormon Videos in Church
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 06:54:57 PM »
Hi
I suppose it depends on what the videos were about were the contra to the bible teachings then they should not be shown
But if they were in keeping with bible teaching then no harm done.

Why did your church show them they must have had a reason maybe they are trying to build bridges not a bad idea.

I have no idea what Mormons believe so I did a google and got this site

 https://www.christianpost.com/news/what-do-mormons-believe-ex-mormon-speaks-out-part-two-58494/

Should we look at the things we have in common and leave the judgement to God.

Love and Peace
Dave

https://www.christianpost.com/news/what-do-mormons-believe-ex-mormon-speaks-out-part-two-58494/

Offline Mountain Goat

Re: Mormon Videos in Church
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 10:59:05 PM »
One of the main reasons why it is not a good idea is it is too easy to compromise. Without disrespecting anyone from any other religion,  I can't agree to merging religious teachings from one religion to the other despite some similarities when it comes to teaching Christianity. It is easy to point out differences when sharing, but like the non believer who said to me he knew what was in the Bible and then proceeded to tell me by remembering nursery rhymes he had learnt at school the same time he had learned Christian stories, it is easy to become confused. If a really intellectual thinking person who have degrees in religious studies can miss quote the Word of God, then it clearly shows how easy it can be to take someone off track by quoting half truths or nearly truths.

Offline John

Re: Mormon Videos in Church
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 08:38:41 AM »
Why were the videos being shown?
What points were being made by them?
What did the minister say as to why they were being shown?

Put on record your concerns about these videos, writ a letter to the minister, copies to any church council and to the superintendent.
Follow up with an email to the minister asking for a detailed answer.

If you aren't staisfied follow it up and of course while talking after the servicemention that the videos are produced by a heritical christian sect.

If you make enough waves you'll sink this boat or be asked to leave as a disruptive person.
In which case you will have already put on record your concern and you bid farewell with another letter again stressing your concern.

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