Animosity

To lessen the animus towards the Mormon Church and its leaders, it would be best to start viewing their leaders the same way leaders of other churches are viewed—different classes of pastors and administrators.

They’re not worthy of the titles prophet or apostle, and neither its members nor the public should revere them as such. Not one of them was called directly by Our Lord Jesus Christ, for an apostle would bear witness to their calling as did Paul:

15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I AM JESUS whom thou persecutest.
16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I HAVE APPEARED UNTO THEE FOR THIS PURPOSE, TO MAKE THEE A MINISTER and A WITNESS both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I WILL APPEAR UNTO THEE;
17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee (Acts 26)

Church members should stop giving them exceptional titles they are not worthy of, and Church leadership should resign those titles to align itself with what The Blessed Book of Mormon says—NO APOSTLES or PROPHETS (BY INHERITANCE). The “Most Favored Gentile Church/People” status has ended.

The more members and the public see behind the curtain of Mormonism, the more they will learn they’re not true apostles or prophets; they are fallible pastors—if that and its corporate holdings should be separated from the Church and tithes returned to members with interest; and temples converted to public Houses of Prayer where all can celebrate Christian baptism and marriages.

Key Words to Own

  • dispassionate
  • elitism
  • exceptionalism
  • exclusivity
  • infallible
  • obsequious
  • oratorical
  • pharisaism
  • pretentious
  • sanctimonious
  • smooth-tongued
  • stiff-necked

All of which are unbecoming a Christian.