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Mormon Myths

7 Deadly Sins

Myths can be fun and interesting as we witness what we sometimes believe. But they can also be pernicious and dangerous if they influence our beliefs about doctrines and principles that have eternal consequences. Many of the following myths, when accepted, achieve the condition of "carnal security" that we have been warned against by Nephi (2 Ne. 28:21). Nephi describes the effect, "the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell."

Group 1 by Adrian Larsen:
"Today's youth were generals in the war in heaven."
Joseph described people living on the moon.

Group 2 by Adrian Larsen:
"if you stay with the majority of the Twelve Apostles, and the records of the Church, you will never be lead astray"

Group 3 by Adrian Larsen:
"That man who rises up to condemn others, finding fault with the church. . . is on the road to apostasy"
"the majority of this people will never go astray; . . . keep with the majority you are sure to enter the celestial kingdom"

Group 4 by Adrian Larsen:
The prophet can never lead us astray

Group 5 by Adrian Larsen:
Brigham Young was transfigured before the people

Group 6 by Adrian Larsen:
Making policy changes into revelations

Group 7 by Adrian Larsen:
UNBELIEFS
Ordinances do something
Baptism Remits Sins
Confirmation Confers the Holy Ghost
Priesthood Ordination Confers Power
Temple Endowment Guarantees Something
Your Temple Marriage is Sealed