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Mormon Doctrine Leads to Socialism?

GaryL1 Wrote: May 09, 2012 12:15 PM
In the book of Mosiah, it talks about one group of people ruling over another group, and forcing them to give 1/2 of what they produce to the government which redistributes it to their people. It talks about the recipients: "they were a lazy and idolatrous people; therefore they were desirous to bring us into bondage, that they might glut themselves with the labors of our hands; yea, that they might feast themselves upon the flocks of our fields." The same book also talks about taxes being collected to pay for keeping the king in luxury and building projects. The ruling group then attacks the taxed people, killing them and taking EVERYTHING, because the 1/5th tax at this different time is not enough for them. Does all this sound familiar?
Paul237 Wrote: May 09, 2012 12:32 PM
What chapter and verse is this from and do you truly know the book of Mormon.
GaryL1 Wrote: May 09, 2012 12:16 PM
What most people don't bring up is that the Book of Mormon is written for our time. It is a testamony, and a warning.
Paul237 Wrote: May 09, 2012 12:34 PM
This is true. It is also another testament of Jesus Christ.
eddie again Wrote: May 09, 2012 1:35 PM
except that Jesus Christ does not need a third testament to be a successor to His testament.

Jesus' testament is sufficient for all people and for all times.

Jesus' teachings were clear and complete in and of themselves.

Jesus does not need human beings to come in and pretend they have something to add to Jesus' teachings that Jesus, apparently, forgot to include.

nor does Jesus need human beings to correct the mistakes He made in creating His Church.

nor does Jesus need human beings to found a Church that will, allegedly, be free of the weaknesses and mistakes that allowed the Church Jesus started to, allegedly, lead people away from God and Jesus.
xnilo Wrote: May 09, 2012 1:51 PM
Unfortunately the BOM lacks the historical consistency and evidence found in the Bible.
meangene2 Wrote: May 09, 2012 2:05 PM
The Bible states that Jesus will not return untill he comes for his people. The book of Mormon claims he came to there saints and inspired the book of Morman. If you believe what the Bible says then the book of Mormon is all lies. Would you want to give your 13 year old daughter to a 50 year old man as his 3rd or fourth wife. Mormans like Muslims live in there own little fantasy world!!!! Where raping children is OK!!!!!!!!!!
RNB Wrote: May 09, 2012 4:20 PM
Where is this documented? I mean about Mormons here and now, not the splinter groups that are no longer Mormons.
t252 Wrote: May 09, 2012 4:29 PM
which church exactly did jesus start?
I guess none of the apostles taught anything after jesus died?
If Jesus doesn't need more other testaments how come there are so many books in the bible, one should do it.
I jesus doesn't need human beings to found churches, how come there are so many churches?
you should rethink your comments - they don't make much sense.
t252 Wrote: May 09, 2012 4:30 PM
a lot of people think the bible lacks historical consistency.
t252 Wrote: May 09, 2012 4:32 PM
I believe you are the one living in a fantasy world. jesus himself said he had other people (john 10: 16). implying that he would go to them before ascending to heaven.
David1763 Wrote: May 10, 2012 1:04 AM
Yea but it was first published in 1830, but reads like it was written for 2012!

Now that Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, the left is increasing its attacks on his Mormon religion, hoping to distract voters into focusing on perceived negatives about Mormonism. The latest attack is shrewdly done. Instead of directly attacking Mormonism, which could look bad, the left is claiming that Mormonism is really socialist.

Last month, the far left website Salon ran an article entitled, “When Mormons Were Socialists.” It relied completely upon a deliberate misinterpretation of a few verses in the Book of Mormon. The author claimed that Mormon doctrine about events in the first century...