Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Mormonism and the Christ no. 2 - King Benjamin's Teachings
In view of the continuation of the national anti-Mormon tirade against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Mormon Eagle has established the "Mormonism and the Christ" section, in hopes that the anti-Mormons will shut their mouths and hearken to the truth, as taught by the Mormons themselves, rather than by the false priests of a decadent and degenerate so-called "Christian" pastor. We will examine Mormonism and the Christ by dissecting King Benjamin's sermon to the Nephite people.
We begin in the third chapter of Mosiah, wherein an angel of the Lord prophesies of the coming of Christ. The angel saith,
For behold, the time cometh, and is not far distant, that with power, the Lord Omnipotent who reigneth, who was, and is from all eternity to all eternity, shall come down from heaven among the children of men, and shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay, and shall go forth amongst men, working mighty miracles, such as healing the sick, raising the dead, causing the lame to walk, the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and curing all manner of diseases. And he shall cast out devils, or the evil spirits which dwell in the hearts of the children of men. And lo, he shall suffer temptations, and pain of body, hunger, thirst, and fatigue, even more than man can suffer, except it be unto death; for behold, blood cometh from every pore, so great shall be his anguish for the wickedness and the abominations of his people. And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and his mother shall be called Mary (Mosiah 3:5-8).
This is plain enough for anyone - especially any anti-Mormon - to see Whom we believe in and declare as the Savior. But, in case the foolish and unwise be stubborn, we shall continue in quoting King Benjamin's words. He continues to teach that "salvation cometh to none such except it be through repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ" (Mosiah 3:12). The link will suffice in proving our point heretofore explained. He also prophesied of these days. He said, "The time shall come when the knowledge of a Savior shall spread throughout every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. And behold, when that time cometh, none shall be found blameless before God, except it be little children, only through repentance and faith on the name of the Lord God Omnipotent" (verses 20-21). In what way has the Lord ordained that the knowledge of God's Son be promulgated throughout the entire Earth? Why, through the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. As President Ezra Taft Benson taught, "the Book of Mormon is the greatest single tool which God has given us to convert the world" ("A New Witness for Christ", Ensign, November 1984, p. 6).
I know the Savior Jesus Christ is indeed my Redeemer. The foregoing is sufficient to teach any man the right doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ. Mormonism is Christianity, and the only religion on Earth recognized by God as His True Church. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.