> ex missionary Wrote:
> > Perhaps most interesting, it provides a list of
> basic doctrines.
> > 1. Godhead
> > 2. Plan of Salvation
> > 3. Atonement of Jesus Christ
> > 4. Dispensation, Apostacy, and Restoration
> > 5. Prophets and Revelation
> > 6. Priesthood and Priesthood Keys
> > 7. Ordinances and Covenants
> > 8. Marriage and Family
> > 9. Commandments
> Please compare that with what Jesus said, in 3
> Nephi 11:31-40, where he said that his doctrine
> was 1. faith, 2. repentance, and 3. baptism, and
> that anybody who declared MORE or LESS than that
> as doctrine "cometh of evil" and will go to hell.
yeah, Smith didn't have all the other doctrines quite worked out at the time of composing the Book of Mormon, which explains the BoM's simplicity.
Now they've established all kinds of intricate webs to entangle (program) the minds of members.
Notice that their list of "basic" doctrines appeal to ego and emotion - attainment and participating in a club which pulls the emotional triggers through ego attainment.
Let's look at these "basic" doctrines:
umm, confusing as Smith's original definitions have been changed.
2. Plan of Salvation
That would mean the doctrine whereby people are sealed together in temple rituals, which program through the fear of not being together forever and thereby often/usually omit the most basic doctrine which should be love and forebearance, kindness to their family which should entail finding ways to enjoy each others company without dragging the selfish fear of lack of salvation into the relationship.
Their plan of salvation is one of the most selfish acts, which my definition of mormon salvation is counter to love; and this mormon plan echoes the song at this moment, Where is the lovehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZVxjH04aIY
They do this in the name of God and truth, but there is no love binding families - only a root of fear.
*my personal goal at this time is to be in a more conscious state of love and kindness in my interactions while standing true to expose it -- the DEC-expositor; and this is no easy challenge in the face of such doctrines....especially when I have a slightly sarcastic sense of humor.*
3. Atonement of Jesus Christ
which only works properly if you're a practising mormon, hence the need to send out missionaries to baptize as many as they can. During your baptismal covenants you have to covenant to pay over 10% of your income to appreciate this atonement, making the corporation very rich indeed.
4. Dispensation, Apostacy, and Restoration
a doctrine which was concocted to appeal to the mormon sense of entitlement and specialness which is a basic ego doctrine. I think that this particular decade has seen more restoration toward truth behind the mormon deception than Smith's so-called restoration period, which was actually a movement to lead people into deception and rigid rule rather than leading them out of it.
5. Prophets and Revelation
What do the prophets reveal except for empty babble and conflicting doctrinal information with each other.... sicking the apologetic hounds of the Maxwell Institute on questioners hoping they will be able to hide behind these cover-ups so they can remain blameless.
6. Priesthood and Priesthood Keys
a doctrine which came after the Book of Mormon, which is interesting that the bom didn't describe this priesthood in detail since it is allegedly the most correct book on earth.
Priesthood.... which is an appeal to ego as an emotional trigger, and which doesn't provide any real power as preached. If the leaders can impress enough men to literally wet themselves with the orgasmic thought of the priesthood held by an apostle or prophet, then they have sufficient emotional ego triggers to keep them staying in to either attain or bask in the glory of one who has. Unfortunately the apostles and prophets conflict in doctrinal detail and lead the members in a deceptive fraud in the name of God. Those who don't have sufficient ego to be emotionally impressed are appealed by a fear and hope sequence to believe the priesthood has any useful abilities.
7. Ordinances and Covenants
a doctrine which came after the BoM and appeals again to the ego and the emotional trigger to *get* something....leading us back to doctrine number 2 and 6.
8. Marriage and Family
a fairly generic and international concept however the mormons enmesh the practice of mormon doctrinal obedience with this doctrine of marriage,rather than incorporating love and kindness as a root base - therefor many people (myself included) lost a never-mo family member due to the doctrine of exclusion rather than inclusion through love. It is a doctrine of exclusion out of fear and fear is not love in this instance.
based on the premise of obedience and fear instead of being based on finding out what is good/ethical, and then to act out of an inward interest in aligning oneself with loving ethics.
I have discovered that obedience to commandments never was love, but it provides people with very little ability or tools to introspect ethics; instead, needing someone to guilt or fear them with a commandment....that is, providing the commandment is one of integrity in the first place; which loops us back to basic doctrine 2, 5, 6 and 7.
A formula for programming submissive/obedient yes people, and then incorporating a temple ritual which demands that the member actually bow their head and say *yes*.
With this kind of program they can get you to believe and do anything in the name of doctrine 1...Godhead. And they do get their members to believe anything in the name of God and Truth no less.
so sad. It is something that deserves exposing to the public in caring and concern.
Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 11/12/2012 02:00PM by dec.