Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Mormon Testimony is 60% "The Church", not Christ Focused

A Mormon Testimony is 60% "The Church", not Christ Focused

A Mormon Testimony is 60%


[1] Testimony Glove, Liahona, Oct. 2008
[2] John 14:6 NIV

Prescriptive LDS Testimony:
  • 1. I know that God is our Heavenly Father and He loves us.
  • 2. I know that His Son, Jesus Christ, is our Savior and Redeemer.
  • 3. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. He restored the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth and translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God.
  • 4. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s Church on the earth today.
  • 5. I know that this Church is led by a living prophet who receives revelation.

John 14:6 NIV



  1. I just want to bear my testimony that I know the church is true, that Joseph Smith was a prophet and I know that (insert name of current president)is a prophet and guides the church today. I'm thankful for the gospel for my family and the members of this ward - now (faith promoting rumor). And I say these things in the name of JeesChrist. Amen. That is the most typical LDS testimony. Jesus gets mentioned at the end in a garbled word.

  2. Where do you get this statistic of a testimony with 60% church/40% Christ? Are you basing your fuzzy math on a glove/five fingers? You gotta be kidding!

  3. I love your list concerning LDS testimonies: #1 is a testimony of the living God our Father; #2 is a testimony of the living Jesus Christ; #3 is a testimony that God has living prophets who have restored the living gospel of Jesus Christ and another volume of scripture from God; #4 a testimony that the Savior's living Church is on the earth again, and #5 living prophets receive living revelation from a living God so as to direct His people today according to his will and word. All five points of testimony focus on God and his Christ! Awesome! By the way, can you think of an example from the scriptures where God was working with his people and he did not have prophets (apostles are prophets too)? No? And when he had those prophets, can you think of a time in the scriptures when they did not receive revelation from God? No? And can you find in the scriptures a place when these prophets of God did not write down those revelations for others to read, creating more scripture? No? Or is there a place in the scriptures where the congregation of God is not organized and led by prophets? No? I think it is easy to see when God is working with people: he calls prophets who ordain other priesthood holders, who reveal the ordinances of God, who organize and lead the believers and who receive revelation and write them down as new scripture. When these exist, God is working with his saints; when they do not exist, he is not working with anybody--they are on their own, going in a million different, conflicting, phony and unfruitful directions. Without a living God, living Christ, living prophets, living priesthood, living revelation and Spirit, living scriptures and gospel, living ordinances and living church, what do you have? Criticism of those who do have those things, dead and false prophets, dead church, pointless or no ordinances, ordinations through colleges only (anything like that in the scriptures?), confusion, falsehoods, no revelation or gifts of the Spirit, no miracles and no testimonies concerning much of anything. Fortunately, there are living prophets and apostles and there is personal revelation amongst the saints in the Church of Jesus Christ upon which they can develop faith and build a personal testimony of the truth.

    1. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
      John 14:6 NIV

      Jesus is the way. Faith in a church, Thomas Monson, or anything else is NOT the way. In other words; You're going the wrong way!

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