The Catalog of Antimormon Accusations
by Woody Brison
This is one leaf of a review of "Inside Mormonism: What Mormons Really Believe" by Isaiah Bennett
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The word "reparation" means making amends, compensation, repair; restoration to good condition. Mr. Bennett must feel he's done something wrong. That is a fact, he has - more than one thing; one is the publishing of this book.
There are two possible ways to see this. First, if the LDS religion is just another church like any other, but Bennett feels it's evil and wants to fight it, he should at least stick to honesty. He shouldn't publish falsehoods. We cannot use the techniques of evil to fight evil; we would become evil.
If, in fighting evil churches, you restrict yourself to honest arguments, you will find that you have no argument against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for it is the church the Lord has set up on this earth, and He did his work well; there are no flaws in the doctrine or authority of it. And He wants everyone to join it.
Anyone who wishes may be a Catholic or any other religion they wish.
If you don't think you're good enough to be in the Lord's church, I disagree but you must decide that for yourself.
But to fight against it is quite a different thing. Jesus had quite an indictment against that kind of thing:
Matthew 23:13) But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.So, this book could not possibly please Jesus or make some kind of reparation to Him. It discourages his children from doing what He has decreed they should do, and it frequently dips into dishonesty.
No one besides you is able or has the right to tell you you aren't good enough.