Catholic and mormon dating
On a thread regarding Mel Gibson's view of Mormonism, a poster calling himself "Anthony" said: "I am new to this site, so pardon me for possibly a stupid question, but what does the Book of Mormon say about the Catholic Church?Any specific excerpts about the Catholic Church found in the Book of Mormon would be appreciated.They pronounced her the whore of all the earth; they declared that she had no authority, that she had none of the blessings and gifts which characterized the ancient Christians. But among all these Churches where are the characteristics of Zion?We hunt for them in vain." - Apostle Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses Vol. Thou has clothed thyself with the most gaudy apparel!It is the great ecclesiastical power that is spoken of by the revelator John, and called by him the most corrupt and most wicked of all the powers of the earth, under the name of spiritual Babylon, or in other words Babel, which signifies confusion.This great and corrupt power is also represented by John as presenting a golden cup to the nations, full of all manner of filthiness and abominations." "She is termed, in other places, by the same prophet, "The whore of all the earth," making the nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.It has existed for some sixteen or seventeen centuries.It has spread itself and grown and gone into the four quarters of the earth.
"The present Christian world exists and continues by division.
It is the mystery of iniquity, the great whore of all the earth.
It has brought the whole earth under a lasting curse, having departed from the laws of God, changed the ordinances, and broken the everlasting covenant, in consequence of which the earth is destined to be burned, and few men left." - Apostle Parley P. 3, p.41 "How long has this order of things existed, this dreadful apostacy, this class of people that pronounced themselves Zion, or Christians, without any of the characteristics of Zion?
Thanks." Here's my reply: There's a couple of things to consider before examining the Book of Mormon and what it says about the Catholic Church: 1.
Starting with the First Vision, Mormonism teaches that all churches except the Mormon Church are an abomination in the sight of God.
He again forbade me to join with any of them;..." 2.