In a sweeping change, Mr. Nelson told Mormons that using that name was a major victory for Satan.
Nelson has raised the issue several times since August, most recently Sunday at the church’s twice-annual worldwide general conference, where he announced that using such shorthand “is a major victory for Satan,” the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Nelson also said that the word “Mormon” is insulting to Jesus.
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We have two signs in our window that explicitly say no soliciting and what it includes. On Sunday morning, my eldest daughter came home from work and handed me a folded, glossy paper that was stuck in our door.
The front said, "I'm a Mormon" with many faces on it. Inside, was a space to write a message. I don't recall if Mormon.org was on the inside or the back, but it was there. Inside, the sister missionaries assured me that God had a prophet today through whom he spoke, and they said many other things, ending with if I wanted to learn more to contact them, and added their phone number and names.
My first reaction was, "Can't they read?" referring to our signs.
My second reaction was one of delight. They had defied their own prophet who, a week before, had harangued in general conference that Mormon was a major victory for Satan. It was obvious that these sisters were serving Satan (as well as showing an inability to understand our signs), according to their most high and holy man who speaks for some god or other.
Mr Nelson, by his statement, has obviously also assured us that Mr. Monson and Mr. Hinckley were servants of Satan, contributing to Satan's cause by using the term Mormon (Meet the Mormons, I'm a Mormon campaign, speeches about how Mormon means More Good, and so forth). I'm sure there are other Mormon Church presidents that were also thrown under the bus by that statement.
Very important note: It really means nothing to say God wants to use TCOJCOLDS as the official name because:
- The church must have his name and must not be the name of a man (not sharing top billing with a group; in this case "latter-day saints"). In other words, if Mr. Nelson was honest (the Lord really spoke to him), he would be saying that the church must be called The Church of Jesus Christ, and he would be dissolving everything about the corporation that conflicts with the doctrine and teachings of Christ.
- It must be built upon the Lord's gospel (which means no opinion polling, no concern about "the good name of the church", no excommunicating people who "make the church/leaders look bad", no making men's words override Jesus' words nor the words of prophets who have actually looked into heaven and have been told by the Lord himself to preach, no having people stand when you enter a room, no collecting billions upon billions of dollars in cash and assets, cease preaching that the poor must give you money [tithing] etc.).
- The Father will show forth his works in it (which means no sermons on "do you have faith not to be healed," which means actually healing the sick, raising the dead, no poor among you, having the freedom to disagree with tenets, and no doubt a thousand things I have not thought about and/or do not know about).
- Legally, the name of the church is Corporation of The President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints not the thing Mr. Nelson is pushing and, legally (so I understand), there is only one member. [By the way, that link has a list of Doing Business As]
Church is now a 2-hour block on Sundays instead of 3. No doubt, opinion-polling was at the root of this, but if I were still a member, I promise you that this would be a major positive for me. This is a big, big thing.
P.S. I did not resign because of disturbing LDS Church history (I'd been exposed to that beginning when I was eleven years old), nor because I "wanted to sin." I left because I could not, before heaven, have my name connected with putrid policies that were satanically under the guise of "this is what Jesus wants. It is a form of compassion for the children and youth we are denying salvation to."
My path out was started by President Hinckley's general conference talk less than a month after 9/11 happened, and was continued by the Lord, himself. He still guides me. A few friends wondered if they were the cause of my "apostasy" and I assured them they were not. My "apostate" friends had no effect on me forty years ago. My "apostate" brother had no effect on me fifty years ago (except to make me look at Brigham Young in disgust). My more recent "apostate" friends had no effect on my belief in the corporate church. No, it was the corporation's own stepping away from Jesus' focus and teachings and Jesus, himself, waking me up to what his gospel really was and is.
Both Christianity and Mormondom (including the factions such as FLDS, etc.) have given the Lord a black eye, pretending they are doing his will when they are spiritually/physically/emotionally tormenting and/or killing people. Jesus never authorized torture and murder (certain claims of the Old Testament notwithstanding - and as far as Nephi and Laban, that's a whole blog post on it's own; one I probably made somewhere in time - and has nothing to do with a hierarchy claiming authority from God to torture and murder people who do not believe in the apostate teachings of perverted Christianity).