The Catalog of Antimormon Accusations
Good Works do not Correct Bad Teachings
by Woody Brison

This is one leaf of a review of "Inside Mormonism: What Mormons Really Believe" by Isaiah Bennett
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Bennett's statement: Good works do not correct bad teachings.
<=== Found on p. 13
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Bennett seems to be struggling here to make a solid argument. One thing you can do when that happens is to make up a new rule, like this one, to try to rescue your sinking argument. But Jesus disagrees with it:

Matthew 7:16-20) Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Jesus knew that over the centuries, religious doctrines would get confused. The one thing that cannot is the results. If you proceed according to true principles, you'll get good results, and if you navigate by authentic revelation from heaven, you'll get excellent results. If you navigate by devilish or insane ideals, you'll get bad results. You might get good-looking results for a while, but time will show what kind of principles are behind it.

Therefore, the good results that the Mormons have been demonstrating for almost two centuries are solid proof that their teachings are right.

Or, you can just examine our teachings, there's nothing wrong with them.

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3. All biblical quotations are from the King James unless otherwise noted.

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