Category: Cults

Jehovah’s Witnesses Have a Different Jesus

Jehovah’s Witnesses Have a Different Jesus Have you ever struggled to share the Lord with the Jehovah’s Witnesses who come knocking on your door? The team at Vigilant Minds reaches out to those leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the Watchtower, to provide them with Biblical truth, understanding, experience, friendship, social…
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What is More Important?

Some Good Questions to Ask Reaching people who are caught up in the Kingdom of the Cults begins with having a genuine heart for them, being a good listener and helping them to think for themselves. For example, you can get to know what they believe so you can engage them in an intelligent conversation…
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Ransom Sacrifice

BACKGROUND The Watchtower’s denial of the Trinity and Christ’s Deity naturally affects their view of the atonement.  They teach that the main reason Jesus came to earth was to vindicate the name of Jehovah and reverse Adam’s fall.  The “Corresponding Ransom Sacrifice,” or atonement, for the sins of mankind, is a secondary motive and actually…
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Prophecy according to Legrand Richards

I’ve been thinking over the past few months now, I wonder what Legrand Richards was like as a person.  I bet he was a nice guy, that old guy on your street growing up that was like a grandfather and generally delighted in interaction with people. Which is what makes a video like this a bit…
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The Visitation of the Father and the Son

On an early morning in 1820, Joseph Smith claims he was visited by the Father and the Son to give the restoration of the true gospel since the truth had been distorted due to the apostasy of the church. Joseph’s personal account of that morning has become one of the major pillars of the LDS…
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It’s not what it seems

The current prophet, President Russel M Nelson, encourages you to find a quiet place and seek the Lord, call out his name and listen, write down what appears in your mind, and then follow through with it. This seems simple enough to connect with God the Father or His Son; this all seems well and…
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You say this temple points you to Jesus, but did you listen to anything He said?

Image – Remo Casilli / Reuters The LDS Church just opened an impressive new temple in Rome and you can go on a guided tour of some of their most sacred areas.  But if you listen closely you can see that their emphasis is not on Jesus. President Russel M. Nelson explains how the purpose…
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Red and Yellow, Black and White, they are Precious in His sight. Not according to Joseph Smith.

This excerpt is from “Mormonism, Shadow or Reality”, Pages 96A and 96B I can’t take any credit for this, but it’s such a good summary of how the LDS Church is only a product of its current age: The Book of Mormon originally written in the 1800’s, conformed to the prevailing culture at the time.…
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When will the Mormon Church Come Clean about the Book of Abraham?

Here are the sources for this information, they’re quite detailed so I’ve done my best to give a high-level summary on this topic. https://www.watchman.org/articles/mormonism/the-book-of-abraham-translation/ https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4168 if  you want a really technical explanation of the text there’s a great summary here: http://www.mormonismdisproved.org/book_abraham.html The Book of Abraham was derived from an ancient hieroglyphic document that Joseph Smith…
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6 Years for Defending a Lie

In this handout photo released by Courtesy of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Dennis Christensen, who was leading the local Bible reading, is escorted from a court room in Oryol, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. A regional court in western Russia on Wednesday sentenced a Danish Jehovah’s Witness to six years in prison, in arguably the most severe…
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