Monday, August 18, 2008

Does Mormon Doctrine Allow For the Killing of Apostates and Unbelievers?

Ok, I am actually very excited to write and research this post, as it deals with true Mormonism and what the world would be like if Mormons were in charge. Many people were seriously afraid when Mitt Romney was running for president. This post will help you see why. What does the Book of Mormon have to say about government? This is going to be fun but also a little scary. After reading this, I bet that you will never vote for a Mormon politician ever again.

Jacob, chapter 7, summary... Sherem the Anti-Christ

Sherem comes to the people and declares that there is no Christ. He desires to debate with Jacob. Jacob confounds him. Sherem demands a sign and is smitten by god. He repents and confesses publically. Then he dies.

Alma, chapter 1, summary... Nehor the Anti-Christ

Nehor begins preaching priestcraft and establishes a church. He debates with Gideon and kills him with a sword. He is taken to the judges and condemned to death for murder. He is executed on the hill Manti.

Alma, chapter 30, summary... Korihor the Anti-Christ

Korihor, an anti-Christ, comes into the land of Zarahemla and preaches. Many are deceived and fall away because of his flattering words. The government can't stop him because of his beliefs. They can only intervene if he has actually committed a crime.

After he deceives many, he goes to Jershon and tries to preach there, but the people bind him and kick him out. He then travels to Gideon where he is bound again and taken to Ammon who is a high priest. Ammon and Korihor debate. Afterwards, they bind him again and send him back to Zarahemla to Alma, the high priest.

He continues to blaspheme and demands a sign. He is stricken dumb. He is then thrown out of the city and is forced to beg. He somehow gets "run upon and trodden down, even until he was dead."

These are three stories in the Book of Mormon about apostates, publically denying Christ. In all three cases, the person dies. It doesn't matter if they have repented or not. In Jacob 7:19, Sherem is quoted as having said, "I fear lest I have committed the unpardonable sin, for I have... denied the Christ..."

There are two powerful messages here. First, if you deny Christ, you can never be forgiven. Second, because of that, you will die.

In addition, doesn't it make you wonder why Korihor had to be bound and brought before the judges simply for his religious views? Especially when that same chapter just declared that the law can do nothing against a person simply for their religious views? But Korihor gets tied up THREE TIMES and taken before the judges. Now if he has committed no crime, why does god punish him?

You see, at this period in the Book of Mormon, the prophets are also the political leaders of the people. They are the political leaders as well as the spiritual leaders. Therefore, you would expect that the laws of the land and the laws of the church to be quite similar, if not identical. If prophets make the laws of the land, then god must have inspired them. So I go back to my question before. Why does god punish the man even though they admit that he has not committed any crimes?

So, according to the Book of Mormon, it actually is okay for the law to punish people based upon their religious views. This makes you wonder... what would the world be like if Mormons were in charge of the law? Mormons have a strict code of living and have been known to force people to obey by taking away their available choices.

A small yet effective example: if you eat in an LDS cafeteria anywhere, you can buy caffine-free Coca-Cola. They do not even offer regular Coke. You have no choice but to drink the decaf. You are forced to live the word of wisdom by not being given any other choice. So if the church was in complete control, Coca-Cola Corporation would be forced to only produce the decaf.

According to the Book of Mormon, if you deny Christ, you will die. Whether god takes you (Sherem) or you are executed (Nehor) or you meet with an untimely accident (Korihor) you will die. Therefore, the LDS church, if it was in complete control of the government, would have full authority to see to it that apostates and "anti's" are eliminated.

This is why people are afraid to ever see a Mormon get into the White House. This would directly link Temple Square to the Commander in Chief of the most powerful military in the world. Who knows what might happen?

Not only that, but imagine that if the church grew enough so that a majority of the Congress and the Senate were Mormons... our freedoms would really begin to slip away. They would pass law after law that would eliminate sinful choices from the people. In Utah it's already like that. The church is opposed to alcohol (so they claim) and so Utah highly regulates alcohol. While they can't outright forbid it, they see to it that Utah beer is watered down and ALL bars and clubs require memberships. If you want to drink in any club or bar, you have to basically register with the state. That way they can keep tabs on who's drinkin' and who ain't.

The church claims that it is politically neutral, which is complete bullshit. The LDS church runs the state of Utah. In fact, it is not uncommon for the church to issue official letters to bishops to be read in sacrament meetings. These letters encourage members on how to vote on certain issues. The most recent that comes to mind is the vote on legalizing same sex marriages in Utah. Remember that the church is anti-gay.

People outside of Utah are no dummies. They can see that Utah is under the direct control of the church. They can see what would happen if the Mormons took over. The LDS church boldly claims that it's main objective is to fill the whole earth. Joseph Smith even ran for US president, even though he died before the election. In other words, Mormonism is all about world domination and submission. If the church ever came into power, the new form of government would be a dictatorship.

If you're still not convinced that the Book of Mormon condones the killing of wicked people, just read with me in 1 Nephi 4:13, where it states it clearly:

"Behold, the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring about his righteous purposes. It is better that one man should perish then that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief."

According to the Book of Mormon, it is okay to kill the wicked. This is the entire verse and it is not taken out of context. Nephi goes on to kill Laban by cutting his head off.

If a "true prophet" today goes out and kills someone, they could just simply claim that the lord commanded them to do it. They would be able to kill anyone they want and get away with it every single time.

This is why the world with a brain is afraid of Mormonism. In this demented religion IT IS OKAY TO KILL. This is why the world does not want a Mormon president. Can you blame them?


I should add that while the doctrine of the church allows for murder, the church does not currently preach it or practice it as far as I know. However, with the absence of a government to regulate it, it could be the case, as it was when Brigham Young brought the saints to Utah. It was partly to get away from the persecution but also to get away from the government. Brigham Young ruled the church with an iron fist and had no one to check him. (Why do you think the government had to send troops to Utah? Because Briggy was doing whatever the hell he wanted and it was not always good!)


Anonymous said...

I am amazed anyone would consider this a "true Mormon doctrine". What nonsense. When was the last time anyone was killed for apostatizing?

Mormon411 said...

LOL! You obviously don't know your REAL church history. Brigham Young was famous for executing the Blood Atonement on people. He is quoted in the Journal of Discourses many times as saying that there were certain sins that people had to die for. Apostasy was one of them. Blacks and whites intermingling was another. Adultry, etc.

That's one of the lesser known facts about the true prophet Brigham Young! This practice would probably still be going on if the government had not intervened.