And don't get me started on how badly the Mormons screwed up the Restoration. They repudiated the standard of Zion from the beginning and refuse to even look in that direction. No Zion means no true church. In Zion the will of the Father is done on earth as it is in heaven. That is what Christ commanded and did as an example. That is Christian and everyone out there pretending can enjoy all the money they make pretending and seducing their victims.
Heaven... party of one.
Saying Zion, Mormons, and Christians all worship a different God is stupid. It would be like saying you only believe in the first three Beatles albums for Christians while the Mormons accept St Peppers and white album. Zion of course is not even in the same league and could not care less about the Beatles because they are of the vain things of the world.
What a preposterous analogy. Your Beatles analogy would also include Jews, so your argument must be that Jews are Christians too. According to Joseph Smith, all Christian
religions are wrong, so to label Mormonism "Christianity" makes as much sense as Christians labeling Judaism Christianity
because Jews accept part of the Christian doctrine. The important factor in this definition is what doctrine the religion rejects
, and all
Christian religions reject the doctrine of Joseph Smith as false. http://mormonthink.com/QUOTES/christianity.htm
“My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so as to be able to speak, than I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong)—and which I should join.”
“I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in His sight; that those professors were all corrupt; that: ‘they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.’”
“He again forbade me to join with any of them; and many other things did he say unto me, which I cannot write at this time. When I came to myself again, I found myself lying on my back, looking up into heaven. When the light had departed, I had no strength; but soon recovering in some degree, I went home. And as I leaned up to the fireplace, mother inquired what the matter was. I replied, ‘Never mind, all is well—I am well enough off.’ I then said to my mother, ‘I have learned for myself that Presbyterianism is not true.’ It seems as though the adversary was aware, at a very early period of my life, that I was destined to prove a disturber and an annoyer of his kingdom; else why should the powers of darkness combine against me?
- Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., Joseph Smith–History, v. 1, pp. 8–26
"What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope of salvation? It is that smooth, sophisticated influence of the devil, by which he deceives the whole world"
- Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 270
"...all the priests who adhere to the sectarian religions of the day with all their followers, without one exception, receive their portion with the devil and his angels."
- Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. , The Elders Journal, v. 1, no. 4, p. 60
“Nothing less than a complete apostasy from the Christian religion would warrant the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
- Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., History of the Church, v. 1, p. xl