Disciple.Luke

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  1. I would consider a stubborn attitude toward asking for help a form of pride. James 4:6King James Version (KJV) 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Proverbs 8:13King James Version (KJV) 13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
  2. Ukulelemike - Your friend is absolutely correct about evils behind Mormonism. When you first join the church all you hear over and over is how great and peaceful going inside a temple is, but they a forbidden to talk about the actual rituals in public. Immediately they teach how to find your dead ancestors names to prepare to take to "new convert group baptisms". When I joined there wasn't a temple in Indiana yet, so a female convert, the Bishop, The High Priest group leader and myself made the trip to the Columbus, Ohio temple. The temples are beautiful on the outside but I will never forget how something felt terrible wrong once we got inside. If it would've just been me feeling that way I would've just brushed it off, but almost immediately the female convert whispered how it felt evil "like walking into a horror film". Eventually I started searching the web looking for information about what happens during the other rituals, and that was the beginning of the end for me. I found out about the two secret handshakes you have to know to pass through the gates of heaven. And things like how the "sacred" undergarments (Mormon underwear) had Freemason type symbols embroidered on them. Ive experienced the life of being a Mormon and it's either the stupidest religion ever created by man, or false worship that originated in hell.
  3. I think the Church I am a member of would agree with you. Its seems obvious the freemasons practice a form of spirituality, through ritual, ceremony, and secret levels of knowledge. That has all the marks of "religion", religion saves no one only a saving faith and relationship with Christ. Having said that, I am certain there are saved ones in the Mason ranks, but I see nothing wrong with personally evangelizing them to make sure their faith is in Christ not Lodge.
  4. Oh sorry man. I didn't pay any attention to your post date. I wrongly assumed since there were new posts it was started recently.
  5. What is your source about Joseph Smith be kicked out of the Masons? The third LDS President John Taylor (who was one of the two men in jail with Joseph and Hyrum when they were killed) was reportedly a master mason himself, and in his writings he claimed Joseph and his Brother Hyrum were masons in good standing at the time they died. There is also a very famous portrait of Brigham Young with him wearing a mason pin on his shirt. The LDS church managed to photoshop it off in all official church pictures and publications. You are absolutely correct about Joseph and the Freemason similarities in Mormonism. Most of the similarities are hidden away and kept secret in the LDS temples. As an ex Mormon I found the post on page two of this thread where he mentions Lucifer being the secrect superior God interesting. The reason being that in the creation video of the initiatory before you receive your endowment in the LDS temple ceremony, their is subtle comment made by Satan to a Christian preacher that implies he himself is God.
  6. Correct. All their information and publications are on their website JW.org. Many Kingdom Halls have added the website address to their signs in front of the Kingdom Halls. There is also a JW library app you can down on apple and google play with all their publications.
  7. Great point! I am always encouraged when I see someone out in public reading the word of God instead of Facebook,
  8. Agree, I am not a fan of Scofield either.
  9. I'm about 20-30 minutes Northeast of Indy.
  10. I don't believe I know any of the Lindseys. I am in Anderson, IN.
  11. Thanks for the reply. I will look that up.
  12. Our church uses the KJV in preaching, and always uses Study materials with KJV quotes, but I am aware of another IFB in town and their website states they only use 1611 version. Forgive me for my ignorance on the issue, but what is the difference between today's common KJV and the 1611?
  13. I wasn't challenging you, brother. I apologize if I came off that way. I was just my opinion.
  14. I always carry a printed Bible, but I do take my IPad as well because I can look at several commentaries with ease. I don't think people should use Bible apps instead of the real thing. Half the Christians I see have a hard enough time trying to find 1 John in their own bibles, and using a bible app is just more of a crutch. In a way it's seems about "lazy" instead of learning where the different books are in a hard copy.