Daily Devotional for Tuesday February 12, 2013
The Trial of Jodi Arias and the Mormon Connection
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, Can you please explain the meaning of these verses and are they related? Romans 14:23-It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall. 1 Corinthians 8:9-Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. Ephesians 5:3-But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.
ANSWER: The first two are, in regard to being a stumbling block to others through our actions. The last is a warning to live our lives above reproach, again, that our testimony not be ruined and we can be a witness to the lost and hurting.
The trial of Jodi Arias and the Mormon connection. Currently in Phoenix, is another high-profile trial. This time, it is a 32-year-old woman named Jodi Arias who has already admitted to savagely killing her ex-boyfriend in 2008 by stabbing him 29 times and then shooting him in the face. It is a gruesome story of sex, manipulation, and murder.
Arias, once caught, lied to the police that she was even there at the time of the murder. Once she was confronted with evidence that she was, she concocted a story about a home invasion. Ultimately, she and her defense team admitted to killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, but in self defense.
Up front, unless she can prove there was any sort of abuse, be it physical, emotional, or sexual, she deserves to receive the death penalty the state of Arizona is seeking. At the end of the day, each one is responsible for their actions and will deal with the consequences for those actions.
The main reason I am dealing with this today is that there is a "Mormon factor" in this case. The dead ex-boyfriend, Alexander, was heavily involved in Pre-Paid Legal that is now known as Legal Shield. This is a pyramid scheme founded by a Mormon named Harland C. Stonecipher in the late 70's. For the record, Mormons have always been heavily involved in these pyramid schemes such as Melaleuca since they are run through their network of Mormon churches around the country.
Arias and Alexander fatefully met in 2006 at a Pre-Paid Legal event. Alexander was a lifetime Mormon who led Arias to become a member of that cult. He even baptized her. Of course, the hypocrisy was that the two were involved in a heavy sexual relationship despite Alexander being a Temple Mormon and having taken a vow of chastity.
Again, don't equate the fact Alexander was a Mormon elder that he deserved to be brutally murdered. However, it is clear that like with all cults, the mind control Mormons employ on those they recruit was clearly at play. Again, that doesn't relieve Arias of her responsibility for brutally killing Alexander, but I found it interesting that she became a typical member of this satanic cult through the grooming she was under by those who led her into the lies of Mormonism.
This Devotional today is not about the justice system, or even about this trial. It IS about the evils of a cult that has whitewashed itself to appear as a wonderful "church" by selling the lie that they are Christians.
A MORMON IS NO MORE A CHRISTIAN THAN A MUSLIM IS BECAUSE OF THEIR HERETICAL BELIEFS!!! MORMON DOCTRINE IS INCONSISTENT WITH BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY!
Here are just a few of the theological issues that makes the satanic Mormon cult totally inconsistent with Biblical Christianity. The god of the Mormon cult is NOT the God of the Bible. Their "god" is named Elohim and was once a man like you and I who came from another planet. Mormon theology teaches that men can eventually become a god and have their own planet. Male members of this cult, believe that they too will one day become a god.
This holds true for Jesus. The jesus of Mormon theology is not God incarnate as the Bible teaches. The Mormon jesus was not supernaturally conceived by the Holy Ghost, but the natural offspring of their "god" Elohim who had sex with Mary, meaning he is a created being no different than you and I. Mormons also teach that their jesus had several wives and children, again, in compete contradiction to what the Bible teaches. The jesus of the Mormon cult is also the brother of Lucifer and will return not to the Mt. Of Olives as the Bible teaches, but to Independence, Missouri to set up his earthly Kingdom.
*What Jesus you put your faith in is so critical, since this is why anyone who puts their faith in the imaginary jesus of Joseph Smith and the satanic Mormon cult instead of the Jesus of the Bible, will die in their sins and their souls burn forever in the flames of hell!
What about the Bible and true Christian churches? Mormons love to use the Bible and quote from the Bible to support their deception that they are Christians. The trademark of all cults and false religions, even those who use the Bible, is that it is NOT their final authority. In the Mormon cult, their authority does not come from the Bible which they view as incomplete and not reliable, but the writings of Smith, the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, and the Doctrine and Covenants. These are the writings that form the false theology of this cult.
Mormons believe that non-Mormons are "abominations." While they don't have the guts the Muslims do to publicly call a non-Muslim an infidel who should be put to death, a Mormon views a Biblical Christian as part of a "false religion" and void of all authority.
Like in all cults, the average member hasn't got a clue what their cult really believes. You only get to know everything after you have proven yourself to be a loyal and worthy member of the cult. That is true in the Mormon cult as well. Most Mormons go to their "church," sing many of the same hymns they sing at the Baptist church down the road, give their tithe, read a few passages out of the Bible, hear a message about being a "good person," and go home. It is only when you get to become a "temple Mormon" that you really learn all of the deep, dark, beliefs of Mormonism.
The Mormon temple rituals are actually little more than the temple rituals Smith copied from another cult, Freemasonry! Smith who was involved in the Masonic cult, simply copied and incorporated their chants, handshakes, and ceremonies when he started the Mormon cult. These are the same chants, handshakes, and ceremonies temple Mormons like Alexander participated in when they take their oath to the Mormon cult above anything else.
I love you and care about you so much. Pray for the salvation of Jodi Arias. It will not save her from the consequences of her actions, but can save her soul. Pray also for the Alexander family, that they turn from the lies of this cult. Sadly, it is too late for Travis, since instead of becoming a god of his own planet as he believed, he is forever in hell. He is in hell, NOT because he had sex out of wedlock, but because he put his hope, faith, and eternal soul in a lie from satan himself called Mormonism!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,