19 September 2010

Sunday Mormon Praise

There still seems to be quite a bit of confusion among Christians about Mormonism and Christianity. While I am probably beating my head against a brick wall to try to illustrate again that a Mormon cannot be a Christian, I thought I'd give it one more try. Here are a couple of Mormon hymns. Listen, read the lyrics, and then tell me again how it is that a Christian could affirm a Mormon as a brother (or sister) in Christ.



If You Could Hie to Kolob (all of the verses are not sung, but I felt it important to post them here. The bold emphasis is mine)

1. If you could hie to Kolob
In the twinkling of an eye,
And then continue onward
With that same speed to fly,
Do you think that you could ever,
Through all eternity,
Find out the generation
Where Gods began to be?

2. Or see the grand beginning,
Where space did not extend?
Or view the last creation,
Where Gods and matter end?
Methinks the Spirit whispers,
“No man has found ‘pure space,’
Nor seen the outside curtains,
Where nothing has a place.”

3. The works of God continue,
And worlds and lives abound;
Improvement and progression
Have one eternal round.
There is no end to matter;
There is no end to space;
There is no end to spirit;
There is no end to race.

4. There is no end to virtue;
There is no end to might;
There is no end to wisdom;
There is no end to light.
There is no end to union;
There is no end to youth;
There is no end to priesthood;
There is no end to truth.

5. There is no end to glory;
There is no end to love;
There is no end to being;
There is no death above.
There is no end to glory;
There is no end to love;
There is no end to being;
There is no death above.



Praise to the Man
1. Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!
Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer.
Blessed to open the last dispensation,
Kings shall extol him, and nations revere.

[Chorus]
Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!
Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren;
Death cannot conquer the hero again.

2. Praise to his mem’ry, he died as a martyr;
Honored and blest be his ever great name!
Long shall his blood, which was shed by assassins,
Plead unto heav’n while the earth lauds his fame.

3. Great is his glory and endless his priesthood.
Ever and ever the keys he will hold.
Faithful and true, he will enter his kingdom,
Crowned in the midst of the prophets of old.

4. Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven;
Earth must atone for the blood of that man.
Wake up the world for the conflict of justice.
Millions shall know “Brother Joseph” again.

Hm, so much for God being the only one worthy of praise! I am astounded that anyone who calls themselves a Christian could declare that a Mormon is also a Christian. Yes, I am talking to all of you who still jump to the defense of Glenn Beck. Turn off Fox News and open your Bible.

14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6:14-15

2 comments:

  1. Excellent post! There is a lot of "worship" directed at Smith in the LDS. Brigham Young taught that all must have Smith's okay to enter heaven.

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  2. Thanks, Glenn!

    I first heard the Kolob song this week on Wretched Radio and almost dropped my coffee I was so stunned. When I started digging around on YouTube, it didn't take long to find tons of songs praising MEN, namely Joseph Smith. Wow. Just when you think it can't get worse, you realize it already has.

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