why me wrote:
If you really believed David Whitmer was telling the truth as per the quotes, and the quote on his death bed is true..then you should be a Mormon. The fact that you aren't tells me you don't believe it.
Actually, marg, that is not true at all. I do attend the Mormon church but not all three meetings. I think that the case for mormonism is rather good when one looks at the witnesses and Joseph Smith and what Joseph accomplished in his young life. Quite unusual especially when we consider who was Joseph before this all began.
I tend to leave it all open. I do believe David as I believe all the witnesses. But I also leave it all open for discussion and questioning. However, I do take issue with critics who just blow it all off.
I don't respect the argument from individuals who argue a position they personally don't hold unless the arguing is considered to be part of a rhetorical game or challenge and that is understood by participants.
It really is disingenuous to respond to me implying you truly believe in Mormonism's claims just because you attend church. If you truly believe the 3 witness statement in the Book of Mormon which involved D. Whitmer..then you should be a true believer in all Mormonism claims, not someone leaning towards Catholicism.
Catholicism and Mormonism are incompatible if one is a true believer imo.viewtopic.php?p=81796#p81796
Why me: “My kids are fine and healthy and I gravitate to the catholic faith and to the Mormon faith, with a slant toward catholicism.”
Obtained from http://www.exmormon.org/Mormon/mormon327.htm
Joseph Smith History 1:18-20:
"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 another angel shall sound his trump, saying: That great church, the mother of abominations, that made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, that persecuteth the saints of God, that shed their blood she who sitteth upon many waters, and upon the islands of the sea behold, she is the tares of the earth; she is bound in bundles; her bands are made strong, no man can loose them; therefore, she is ready to be burned. And he shall sound his trump both long and loud, and all nations shall hear it."