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Offline wimborne

Re: Mormon Videos in Church
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 12:47:05 PM »

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Hi John,
For the first three that came to my attention, I can't remember what they were about. The most recent (last Sunday) was an enactment of the infant Jesus being presented at the temple to Simeon. I didn't see anything unscriptural regarding the content, but I was suspicious because of its style and when I got home, I checked it out and sure enough it was from The LDS.
 The minister simply said that she was on the case when I had previously challenged her about it and I took her at her word. But clearly the problem has not gone away.

Re email, I did email the minister initially about as well as another minister on the circuit and neither replied. When I mentioned this, she told me that she had not received my email, so while I agree in principle that this is a good way forward, I doubt the email would ever be received.

I have my suspicions as to what the source of all this is.

I think I will chat to some of the regulars after the service one Sunday and see what they make of it.
To all of you here who have replied, thanks for your input. It is good to know what my fellow Christians think about these matters.

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Offline wimborne

Re: Mormon Videos in Church
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 08:15:20 PM »
UPDATE:

I have emailed the minister expressing my concerns. I got a reply in which she told me she had watched last Sunday's video before the service and didn't see any Mormon accreditation (that's because there was none) and she apologised for any offence caused. Now for me, causing offence really isn't the issue. She completely ignored my questions, such as - what is your view of mixing Christianity with other faiths?

For the time being, I do not feel entirely comfortable about continuing to receive holy communion at the same church.

"But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent?s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.? 2 Cor 11:3-4

Offline John

Re: Mormon Videos in Church
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2018, 06:16:47 PM »
Wimborne,
                      Do assemble your evidence as to where these videos come from and point out the theological errors either in the videos or in mormon teaching. Say again that it is not that you are offended but that you are concerned that false teaching is being introduced into the church.
Again point out what these are.

I suspect that there is nothing unordodox in the videos as mormons make a big issue about being 'christian'.

Then all you can do is add your resignation from that church with apropriate expressions of regret.

Offline nina

Re: Mormon Videos in Church
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2018, 08:00:30 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.
I believe God has told you this video  is wrong.
I suppose the correct procedure in this event is to have a meeting with someone in leadership above the minister. The next line manger as it were. I am not  sure if there is one in your church. Do you have elders to go to?
 Obviously prayer for this situation and for your leader is most needed but also prayer  for you . You need to hear from God where you should be. I hope you have God fearing friends you can turn to to pray with you who can also help and God can speak to you through them as well as in your own prayers.
The using of Mormon videos in church is a great error and especially as it was not a mistake and was planned. I would be very concerned.
 
I do hope you get to a place where you have sound, biblical teaching in a place  to help you grow.
 

Offline wimborne

Re: Mormon Videos in Church
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2018, 06:46:10 PM »
Thanks All,
I have raised this point with various people in the church. One a senior, well respected lay preacher wasn't aware of the issue and when I pointed it out seemed able to laugh it off. Another thought it was OK as long as the videos showed a scene from the Bible and didn't in themselves present a rival message.

 However I have another friend from another church who would certainly agree with the majority sentiment expressed in this thread. I think the videos have stopped now (at least I think so) but I am being watchful. If I ever feel the need to take the matter further, and if it happens again I just might, then I guess the area supervisor might be the person to contact. But what s/he would make of it, I really wouldn't like to for-guess.

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