Rico Durazno 
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Re: “Latter-day candidate

Stephen,

It’s clear that your response is full of your incorrect Mormon Teachings. Prove that the Nicene Creed has been reworked. I guarantee that there have been more changes to Mormon doctrine and to the BoM than the Nicene Creed. The Second Council at Constantinople in 381 modified the Nicene Creed to include the Holy Spirit. The only real changes were the words “We” and “I.” Secondly The First Council of Nicaea did not create doctrine of the Deity of Christ. The Council defined and confirmed the teachings of the Apostles and Christ. Of course Peter, Paul or Christ didn’t teach the creed, the creed is teaching what they taught. That’s like saying a student is teaching a teacher. If you want to talk about murderers, you should also mention Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. The “no apostolic authority” is your belief, not everyone’s. Your belief of the Great Apostasy cannot be proven, there is no evidence that the authority left this earth. In fact Jesus tells Peter “And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my CHURCH, and gates of the netherworld shall NOT prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” So if you can believe that Jesus, the Son of God who was able to foresee that he would be denied 3 times and that one of his disciples would betray him, could not foresee a “great” apostasy, just shows your prophets lack of understanding and love for our Savior. Again, Jesus said that the “netherworld shall not prevail.”

If you are going to throw out bible verses, why not include the full verse of Matthew 3:16-17 “After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the SPIRIT of god descending like a DOVE coming upon him. And a VOICE came from the heavens, saying “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Nowhere does it say God the Father had a body. The bible doesn’t support the LDS claim that God was once a man. The LDS Godhead and the Christian belief of the Holy Trinity is nothing alike, and if you feel that your belief of the Godhead is more closely related to true nature you are far from the truth. Let’s throw a couple more bible verses that supports the Holy Trinity; Matthew 1:23 “Behold the virgin shall be with a child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel.” Which means “God is with us.” John 10:29-30 “My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s Hand. The Father and I are ONE.”

If you want to talk about nonsense, let’s talk about how there is no proof of existence of the Nephites or Lamanites civilizations in the Americas. Lehi claimed to bring animals, woods, grains and yet none of it has ever been found, not even a trace of evidence. There were these huge battles and yet no weapons or armor has ever been found. They are not native to the Americas, so they would stick out like a sore thumb. Joseph Smith was a convicted con-man, in your own church records it is documented that he had 9 different visions, ranging from different ages, years and who he saw in the vision. Then let’s throw in all your prophet’s false prophesies. Um the Civil War, the Second Coming, God is always progressing, polygamy, priesthood for blacks, and the list can go on and on. No matter if you believe now, that the prophet was only speaking as a man, and not as a prophet; when they did say it, they said it was a revelation from God. Now there is no point in arguing we will get nowhere.

See when I was Mormon, I wanted to learn more about my religion. So I started reading about the church history, referencing church documents and historical archives and all I learned was that this church is filled with inconsistent doctrines and history. I ended up studying my way out. But like someone else said, in America you can worship an alien or a peanut if you wish.

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Posted by Rico Durazno on 03/19/2012 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Latter-day candidate

@darand23 - I'm not judging anything one or anything. Everything I posted are facts that can be found on the LDS website in their own Historical archives.

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Posted by Rico Durazno on 03/15/2012 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Latter-day candidate

This article is nothing but pure propaganda. First off Mormons are not your "typical" Christians, they believe in a "different" Christ when compared to Christ than any mainstream Christian religion. When Hinkley was asked if he believed in traditional Christ he answered "No, I don't. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak." In my opinion, Trinitarian Christians find it insulting when LDS claim to be Christian just like them. In fact they are totally different; LDS are polytheistic and they believe that God the father has a body and was once a man. Secondly polygamy; it was practiced into the 20 Century. The LDS church tries to play it off that it was revealed by God that polygamy should not be practiced; however in reality in the late 1800’s the LDS fought that Polygamy was protected by the US Constitution, under the Freedom of Religion. After the Supreme Court ruled against it and threatened it’s statehood, Woodruff stated that it should no longer be practiced. Many Mormons moved to Canada and or Mexico, like Romney and my ex-wife’s family. In 1904 Utah Senator Smoot tried to fight for the right to practice polygamy. Leavitt is a communication specialist; he knows how to talk to the media. If he is a LDS from several generations back, he knows of or is related to someone that practiced polygamy. Not to mention, that LDS still believe in polygamy in the afterlife. LDS husbands can be sealed to multiple wives when he dies. They can’t practice it here on earth but can in their highest degree of heaven.

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Posted by Rico Durazno on 03/15/2012 at 11:24 AM

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