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March 22, 2023 5:00 am

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March 22, 2023 5:00 am

Matt gets calls on Biblical Theology. Matt has answers on Biblical Theology. The sound bites are from Roy Rogers "Happy Trails To You," "I've Had The Time Of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, "Had The Time Of Your Life," by Green Day, "Goodbye," by Nylons, and "Goodbye My Friend," by Linda Rondstadt. The questions come from people all over the world.  We've compiled the six most memorable of the week. Number 6 to #1! 

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This is the Truth Network. And I would like to know if you could please tell me what Mormons actually believe in. What Mormonism teaches is that God is an exalted man for another planet, and He's a human being that became a god, and that He resurrected one of His wives to godesshood, and they came to this world, and they produce offspring in heaven that are supposed to inhabit human bodies when they're born. And so, in the pre-existence, because they say we're all pre-existing in the first one born between God and His goddess wife, first one born was Jesus, and then we were all born brothers and sisters to Jesus in the pre-existence. There needed to be a plan of salvation, and Satan offered a plan, Jesus offered a plan, God the Father went with with Jesus' plan. So the devil rebelled, and he took a third of these spirits, these pre-born spirits, they sided with him so they could never be born in human bodies, they're demonic forces.

The third of the spirits that went with Jesus' plan for the glory of God the Father, they are born in white skin bodies. Now, they don't officially teach this part necessarily anymore, but they used to teach in the 1800s, and the prophets said they spoke, Brigham Young taught it, and he said in Journal of Discourses, volume 13, page 95, that everything he said was as good as scripture. So anyway, after you pay a full 10% tithe of your income to the church, you have to be up to date on your tithes for at least a year, you get what's called a temple recommend. A temple recommend allows you to go into their temple. You get white garments, nothing kinky goes on there, inside there, but they go in, they change clothes into these garments, they go through different rooms, and these rooms symbolize varying parts of doctrinal truths in the Mormon system. When they go into the temple, they're given a fig leaf apron, a green fig leaf apron, and it's in a bag, and they're told not to put it on yet, and it's about 10 inches by 10 inches square, and then it has a strap that you tie behind your back, and you're supposed to put it over your groin area at the right time.

This is over the white clothing. So they go into different rooms, they watch different films that depict varying things that Mormonism teaches. And in one room, there's an actor in the film playing the devil, and the one playing a preacher like myself, the one playing Jesus, and God the Father, and Adam asks Satan, what's that apron you have on?

Satan has a dark fig leaf apron on, and he answered, this is a symbol of my priesthood and authority, or my priesthood and my power, I forgot which it is. And then the film stops, and then the Mormons are told to take off their fig leaf aprons and put them on. They go through this ceremony, and they're supposed to have secret handshakes. This is so that when you are a good Mormon, then you have the ability to become a god of your own planet, but you've got to shake hands with God, who came from another planet, with a veil that's in heaven.

You can shake hands with them, these secret handshakes, and so you can start the whole process over again. That's Mormonism. Number three. To piggyback on the question you had earlier about the chosen, some of the G3 guys did a podcast on this recently, and actually said that the show was a violation of the second commandment. One of the speakers on there basically said that because the first commandment basically forbids idol worship, the second commandment essentially means that we should have had no images of God whatsoever. So I wanted to get your opinion on that. Yeah. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on earth beneath, or in the water under the earth.

Any likeness. You shall not worship them or serve them, for I the Lord, your God, and my jealous God, visiting the iniquity and the fathers and the children of the third, fourth generation, join me. Okay. I don't like any images of Christ in my home because of this. However, notice what it says. They're going to go to the second commandment, and this is probably going to prevent me from ever speaking at G3. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness.

That's all right. Any likeness of what's in heaven above or on earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. So we can ask these guys.

Let's take this literally. Do you have any images in your house of fish? Do you have any sculptures of oceans? Do you have any pictures of birds? Do you have anything in your house? Any likeness of what's in heaven?

Do you have anything of the stars, of the moon? And they'll say, well, Matt, that's ridiculous. And I'll say, okay, well, why is it? Because we're not bowing down before it and worshiping it. That's the point. Number two.

It's an issue of worship and adoration. I've watched every episode of The Chosen. I like it. I do.

I like what's being presented. And I've struggled with some things because I know that they're working with the Mormon church in order to get this thing done. And I'm struggling with that because I don't like that. It's a non-Christian cult. But what Paul says really sticks with me in Philippians 1 15. So it says, some to be sure, preaching Christ, even from envy and strife, but some from goodwill. The latter do it out of love. Knowing that I'm appointed for the defense of the gospel, the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than pure motives. But then only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ has proclaimed it in this, I rejoice. Now, wait a minute. Let's just say we take somebody that we find out that someone who is funding The Chosen is let's just say an atheist who wants to get all the credit for it. Look, I funded it. Should we then say we can't watch it because that's the case?

Because selfish ambition. And Paul says, I rejoice that even in that Christ is proclaimed. That's what's getting me. I want to stick with what the word of God says. And I can't ignore Paul's words. And so, if unfortunately, the doors opened up to use the Mormon set and a Roman Catholic is playing Jesus and he's having prayer time with Mary, which is heresy, all these things are heresy. Then we could say that that is on the category of selfish ambition, even though it's not. But I mean, the idea of doing it for wrong motives, wrong reasons, but yet Christ is proclaimed. He rejoices in that.

And what I'm getting out of that is more important than all those other issues that Christ has proclaimed. Happy trails to you until we meet again. Good bye, good bye, oh good bye. I hope you had the time of your life.

It's okay now. Good bye, my friend. We hope you've enjoyed this episode of Matt Slick's Top Six. For more on Matt and his live syndicated call-in radio show, go to Got a question? Matt Slick has your answer. This is the Truth Network.
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