Thursday, February 15, 2007

Brent Belnap, Mormon Stake President In Manhattan, New York; Interviewed By Matt Lauer On The Today Show.




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Brent Belnap is the Mormon Stake President in Manhattan, New York. He went on the Today show with Matt Lauer in November of 2005, to tell the world that Mormonism is just an "alternative religion" now and being taught as "an alternative" by current missionaries and not as "the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth" and not as the "only true path to God and Jesus."

Of course Brent Belnap was under the direction of the Mormon Church Hierarchy in Salt Lake City, because no one ever goes on a national talk show without their explicit permission and approval and without being told what to say in advance.

Also, nothing that Brent Belnap said was ever corrected on the Mormon Hierarchy's "mistakes in the media" page, which they once renamed "comments in the news." The URL, still said "mistakes" in it, up until they revamped their website a couple of weeks ago!! So the statement stands, that Mormonism is just "an alternative", which should surprise a lot of people out there, namely the missionaries and members.

Here is the main question and response, from this interview:

Matt Lauer, Today Show Anchor:

"...are saying that the Church of Latter-Day Saints is the 'ONLY PATH TO GOD AND SALVATION' or are you presenting it as an alternative?"

Brent Belnap, LDS Stake President, Manhattan:

"Ya know, I think it's more as an alternative."

So, Mormonism is supposedly being presented as an alternative religion now?!! That's news to me; are there any former or current Mormon missionaries out there, that taught or are now teaching Mormonism, as just "an alternative" on your mission? If that was the case, what would be the point of even going, right? That's a lot of sacrifice, time and money being spent for some "alternative", isn't it?

During my 2 year mission, I taught the Joseph Smith First Vision, right out of the "official" Joseph Smith History, in which Jesus is said to have stated to Joseph Smith, that every church in existence, at that time, was "wrong" and "false" and "all their creeds were an abomination in his sight" and that "those professors were all corrupt."

As I stated above, according to Doctrine and Covenants 1:30, again supposedly quoting Jesus Christ, through Joseph Smith, says that the Mormon Church is "THE ONLY TRUE AND LIVING CHURCH UPON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH..."

Now, that doesn't sound like an alternative religion to me, unless you really want to be a member of those other abominable and false religions, with false professors/preachers; thus the reason for the 52,000 + Mormon missionaries, all around the world, knocking on doors and trying to convert people from their religion to Mormonism, 70-80 hours a week, 365 days a year.

Why would they do this for some "alternative", if everyone is doing just fine in their current religion or "alternative?" Why is Mormonism necessary, if it's just "an alternative?"


Samuel the Utahnite

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