Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Why I left the Mormon Church

Ed Decker's Personal Story 
 Being a Mormon was really something special! There was a spirit of having arrived in the very center of eternity that came with membership. The image was one of wholesomeness, industry and happiness. There was a built-in self-esteem that came with the name "Mormon", a strange, proud kind of humility, an urgency to excel.
So many members are converts. They seem to be the ones with that special zeal for the Gospel. They had lived that life of partial truth in the darkness of some other church. They are the ones who have been reached by the great missionary vision of the L.D.S. Church. They represent the "fruit" of the truth that Mormonism is the "only true church". Once the basic truths of the LDS doctrines were explained in the missionary lessons, and the urgently sought-after, mystical "burning in the bosom"  received, the convert is joyfully baptized and confirmed a member of the "only true church" and given the "Gift of the Holy Ghost".
Through the Sunday school, priesthood and auxiliary lessons and approved books by the General Authorities, the deeper meanings and the eternal consequences of the Articles of Faith would be understood and defined in the context of each life.When the mysteries of the temple ritual were experienced, received and accepted as the infinite truth of life, there would never be a natural thought process that could ever accept any other truth to life than the doctrines of the Mormon Church. The time could never come when the doctrines of the faith would fall, only our own personal ability to live all the "laws and ordinances" of the gospel.
In a promotional pamphlet I picked up at Temple Square, there is a picture of the Christ Statue located at the Visitors Center, with the caption, "IN 1830 THE ALMIGHTY RESTORED HIS CHURCH TO EARTH AGAIN." On the facing page it continues, "The restored church is known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with headquarters in Salt Lake City. It possesses the divine priesthood of God. It is headed by prophets and apostles as was the church in the days of Peter and Paul.""It invites all men to receive its message, for it is a message of salvation for everyone, whether Jew or gentile, bond or free."
Mormonism aggressively takes that message, prepared in smooth, professional packaging to tens of thousands of people every day. Brian Grant, a convert to the church and presently Director of Public Relations for the church in Great Britain, explained why they are so successful.
Their message is welcomed by people because, "First and foremost, I think there is in all people what might be termed a soul hunger." He explained, "There is a desire to know who they are, why they are here and where they are going. For me as an individual, that's why I came into the church. The second reason the church is growing is that it involves people in the way that I didn't find in any previous place that I had looked at or belonged to."
knew exactly what he was talking about. As a young man, I had a deep- seated, urgent desire to serve God, to be what He wanted me to be. During my teen years, I served as the area YMCA Chaplain for the High School Christian Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y Clubs. I served regularly as an acolyte at the altar in the small church parish in my hometown.
Yet, try as I might, I still felt that there was something missing in my relationship with God, something that was not being fulfilled in my involvement with school and church activities. I did not even know how to describe what that something was. I went to my pastor one day and told him what was bothering me, trying to explain the yearning in my heart for "more of God" in my life. I didn't realize then that my heart was crying out to be one with the Lord, as Paul describes in Galatians 2:20.
The pastor looked me squarely in the eye for a moment, with a very puzzled look, and then, quietly but firmly, told me to leave his office and not bother him with such nonsense again. With the sting of rejection flashing in my heart, I nodded my agreement and left his office and the faith of my youth. The next several years, I lived the life of a very cautious agnostic. If God were there, he would have to seek me out. I had done all the looking I was going to do.
I left for college in Logan, Utah, where I attended several different Protestant churches a few times -- always alone, always with a cynical, protective spirit.It was during this time that God moved in spite of my hardened heart. I was a diabetic, having taken daily insulin shots for several years.
Times were difficult, financially, and it came down one day to the choice of using what little money I had to buy food or insulin.I remember speaking out to God and saying, "God, I only have enough money to buy my insulin or buy some food. If I buy insulin, I am going to die from starving. If I buy food, I am going to die from lack of insulin. It's one or the other. I would rather die with a full stomach, but, if you want to heal me, you can. I am not asking for help, God, I am just telling you how it is, and you can do what you want. Amen."
That was as close to a real personal prayer as I could come. I bought my food and ate it with the belief that it would probably be my last. God did heal me that day, and over 50 years later, I still have yet to take that next injection of insulin. God was so very close to me but I still could not find him.
A few more years went by and I married an inactive Mormon girl, with whom I had attended high school. We lived away from our family and friends in a small town where I worked as a YMCA secretary. Again, even in that kind of work, I had managed to stay away from the God who would not let me in.That was when the Mormon missionaries knocked on the door. They not only wanted to talk about God, but they did not want to stop! When they found out that my wife was an inactive member and we were a lonely couple in a new town, we were suddenly surrounded by an instant family of people who were happy and excited to find us in their midst.
I felt accepted as I had never been before, and the missionaries were to spend uncountable hours in our home, sharing their lessons about a God who wanted to let me in. Mostly, I remember the joy of laughing at the fun of being loved and wanted. When I was asked if I wanted to be baptized into membership in the LDS Church, something inside me kept holding me off. Then one day, the elders came with solemn faces and I was told that the senior elder was being transferred. He was extremely sad that he would not be able to be the one to lead me into the waters of baptism.
It was more than I could bear. That Saturday, just before he left, I became a member of the Mormon Church.In the beginning, I felt that being a Mormon was really wonderful! I believed that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints possessed the divine priesthood of God, and that it was the "only true church" because it was headed by prophets and apostles as was the church in the days of Peter and Paul.
I wish I could tell you that the years that followed were the happiest years of my life, but it was not the case. As the newness wore off, more and more of the "laws and ordinances" replaced the joy and laughter. The church was the absolute and we were always to be judged by its standard of performance. Instead of having that oneness I sought with God, I soon discovered that God was on the other side of the church.
The church spoke for God, it judged for God and it determined God's program for our lives. I can only remember living our lives like yo-yos. When we were up, we were very, very up and when we were down, we were at the end of the string. In spite of being sealed for time and all eternity in the temple, our marriage ended in failure after almost 14 years and five children.
The unbearable guilt of not being able to prevent the loss of our family's future in a celestial glory and the ache I had sitting in a strange ward, without my children by my side, were more than I could handle. I retreated into my agnostic shell again, and began a new life, away from the pressures of the church. I knew that I had failed the Mormon god, but felt he had failed me, too. I wanted to be one with him, like the Bible said, but he was always at arms length, examining my worthiness.
I couldn't even go back into his temple without an approval by two levels of leaders endorsing my righteousness.I let him know that we had a score to settle, and I was fighting mad. I can remember having no fear of him. Even while I never doubted a single tenet of the Mormon faith, I had no illusions about my situation. I didn't need a special revelation to know that divorce was far from God's best. I could tell that just from looking into the eyes of the children I loved so dearly. I had failed the earthly test, but was convinced the deck was stacked from the start.Time heals a whole lot, and postpones just as much.
My ex-wife and I each remarried and began new lives which we hoped would be a far cry above the last marriage. I rejoice that in my ignorant bliss, the Lord selected a very special woman, Carol, to fill that empty void in my life.  Carol and I are best of friends, married now for 40 years.
Not only did Carol pour out measure upon measure of love to me, in a way I never knew possible, but that same love spilled over to my children in a very extraordinary way. Few single women are prepared to step into the role of instant mother of five very active children who arrive each summer and holiday weekend in a whirlwind of arms, legs, suitcases and overactive vocal cords.
Much of Carol's understanding, however, came from her own youth, growing up in a broken home and spending time in the care of relatives and children's homes. During those years, she tenaciously protected her younger sister as though it were they against the whole world.
Because of her own loss of a real childhood, and because of the strain we had in trying to give my five children all the love and commitment they needed, we both felt it wise not to plan a family of our own. Besides, we both had busy careers and active lives.God did not fit into my schedule much anymore, and I really didn't miss him.
Church attendance was limited to going whenever the children were there and the home teachers provided happy, superficial chats each month as they came by to check upon the Deckers.Then one day, Carol discovered that she was pregnant! This was a shock beyond shocks. Our carefully planned life was suddenly at tilt. For a week, Carol was inconsolable.
Then, as if by special dispensation from above, Carol became a super mom, preparing the nursery, months in advance, and dragging me off to special natural childbirth classes. I remember racing to the hospital that June night in 1973, rehearsing our "parts" all the way.
As I stood there in my green delivery room suit, one of the nurses asked me what I wanted, a boy or a girl, and I laughed nervously, saying, "It really doesn't matter, I've had enough of both. I just want a healthy baby."What seemed like minutes later, I was standing next to the doctor as our son, Jason, was born. As he emerged into the world, the doctor turned to the nurse and casually said, "We have some congenital deformity here." The nurse carried the baby to a nearby table and I practically climbed over her to see the child and this deformity.
The doctor showed me that our son was born without normal outer ears and ear canals. He shook his head and sadly remarked that this was some indication that the baby probably had serious internal problems, as well.I don't remember leaving the hospital that night. I am sure I ran out and left my wife alone. I raced home and threw myself upon the floor of our family room and began to sob.
It was a curse from God for my unworthiness, for my failure to live the highest level of my priesthood, for not attending my meetings and for the thousands of sins uncovered by righteous works. I knew I was at fault because I had taught that very doctrine myself as an active LDS teacher.I pulled out the reference book, Mormon Doctrine, By LDS Apostle and key theologian, Bruce R. McConkie.
There under the heading, CURSINGS, was the pronouncement: Cursings are the opposite of blessings, and the greater the opportunity given a people to earn blessings, the more severe will be the cursings heaped upon them, if they do not measure up and gain the proffered rewards.
No one had to tell me I had failed to measure up. Not only was God exercising his wrath upon me for my failures, but he was doing it through this little baby, whose sin was being my son. I was guilty, not only of failing God again, but the guilt of causing God's wrath to fall upon my son was more than I could bear. I screamed curses back at God that night! I cursed him until my voice was gone and I slept with clenched fists, exhausted upon the floor.
The late Dr. Keith Rodaway, our pediatrician, who was a committed Christian, must have thought I was a wild man because of my appearance the next morning. He gave me a terrible scolding for my behavior towards my wife on the previous evening. Afterwards, I went to my wife and cried,"Carol, why has God done this terrible thing to us?"
She calmly told me that God loved us, and He loved our son, and we were very special to God because He gave us this special child. She was glowing with a joy I had never seen before. She had made arrangements for the baby to stay in the room with her and just refused to let me upset her. There was a peace that was never there before.
I had failed to realize was that while I was at home cursing God, Ann, a Christian girl who worked in my wife's office, had come to the hospital to share the peace of Jesus with Carol.
My wife smiled at me and said, "Ed, we can praise God in all things. We can praise Him this morning for this precious child." She handed me a book called "Praise Works" and said, "Read it!" It was just filled with people praising God in all kinds of terrible things.
I would read a story and throw the book against the wall and kick it for good measure. I read the whole book that way. One afternoon, I watched as our dog sat there chewing up a corner of the book, and I finally was able to mutter my first "Praise the Lord!"
Carol came home with an entirely new outlook on life. She was always smiling and some of her new friends who always seemed to be around, also smiled and talked about how good the "Lord" was. It was enough to make me choke. I would go out of my way to insult them, even though they would just smile at me as they left. I knew the real reason for Jason's problem. I was the one that would have to see him go through life without hearing his mother tell him she loved him, without ever hearing laughter. It was my sin that was going to separate him from the rest of the world.
When Jason was several months old, Carol's maternity leave was up and she made arrangements for the young wife of one of my employees to watch Jason in her home during the day. What I didn't realize was that Don's dad was the pastor of a Christian church in the neighborhood. While we were at work, these people were praying for God to actually heal Jason. They were believing that God was going to do a miracle in his little life.
Not only was it a basic doctrine of my church that these Protestant pastors were tools of Satan, but the thought of having these people actually lay hands on my son would have been more than I could have borne. I guess that's why they didn't tell me.The God they prayed to did not seem to take a whole lot of stock in my doctrinal positions, because He gave Jason hearing where he had no ears to hear.
Within several months, at the University of Washington's hearing clinic, Dr. Donaldson had Jason hooked up to a hearing aid that transmitted sound through the bone, and Jason was on his way to a series of miracles that would fill a book of their own.
Today, Jason is a committed Christian witness of God's healing power, and he has hearing in his one ear, with "God still working on the other." He is a now married, with two children, a very successful realtor, outstanding fly fisherman and serving the Lord as one of God's mighty men!
Carol and her friends were so excited; but I could hardly even smile. They didn't have the power of the Melchizedek Priesthood. They were led by a false teacher and lackey of Satan. How could this be? I began calling Don (the husband/son in this mess) into my office and would ridicule his silly god and this ever wonderful Jesus of his. He would only smile and tell me he would pray about what I had said.
Carol kept asking me to go to Don’s father’s church with her, and I kept telling her that we already had a church and we had better get ourselves right with God in it. I had determined that we could no longer avoid the responsibility of getting right with the Mormon god, and she quietly began to attend the LDS Church with me.
We even had Jason blessed by a young Mormon friend who flew across the country just to give Jason the priesthood blessing. Normally, this is done by the father, but I was still not worthy enough to do it myself. Having Kurt do it was really very special.
Carol finally convinced me that since she was willing enough to go to the LDS Church cheerfully, the least I could do would be to just "visit" the other church and see what it was like. I agreed to go, but only under the condition that we would get there late and sit in the back row, so that I could get out of there before anyone could get near me at the end of the service. I told her that I would be out the door as that preacher said "Amen" and if she wanted a ride home, she should be ready to move out when I did.
True to plan, we arrived ten minutes late, but I had a lot to learn about Christian churches. The only seats left were in the front row.  The usher gently put his hand upon my shoulder and before I knew what hit me, I was staring up at a man who had a Bible in his hand and knew how to use it. When he finally said, "Amen"  I jumped up only to run into a hundred people who just had to say, "hello" and "Praise the Lord, we are praying for you!"
For a year we bounced back and forth between the two churches. I was in literal torment. These Christians seemed to have that one- on-one relationship with God that I sought so diligently for so many years; but in spite of their inner peace and the glow of their hearts, they didn't have the restored gospel. They just had a little part of the truth; we Mormons had the FULLNESS. But if they only had a part of the truth, why did they have such an assurance of their Salvation? Why did they keep talking about Jesus and Calvary all the time? Didn't they understand that Salvation came only after all we could do to obey the laws and ordinances?
All the years of my struggles with God came down to an explosion on the first Sunday of January in 1975. We were walking out of the LDS Fast and Testimony Meeting and Carol remarked, " Ed, there was something missing in that meeting today. Something very important." I replied, "It was a great testimony meeting. I really enjoyed the testimonies. Several people even cried. How could you not like it?" She just lowered her head and told me that something was still missing.
I stopped and looked at her for a moment. "What could possibly be missing, Carol?" She looked up and just said, "Jesus. No one mentioned Jesus." It was like a knife had just stabbed through my head. I knew that I was in trouble with God -- deep trouble, like never before. This thing with Jesus just plain frightened me. He was supposed to be my elder brother, one who showed the way for our own perfection. I knew inside that something was wrong and I was going to have to face this Jesus the Christians kept talking about.
That night, Carol asked me to go to the Christian church and I knew I dared not refuse. All day, I had struggled with something I could not put into words. It was as though the years had rolled back and I was that young acolyte all over again. That night they were having a communion celebration. People were standing and giving testimony of the power of Jesus in their lives praising Him and singing songs of worship. As the elders prepare the communion table, they were wiping away tears from their eyes.
Before I realized what had taken place, I sat there (in the front row) with the elements of "gentile" communion in my hands. I whispered to Carol, "What am I supposed to do with this? It's GENTILE communion. I'm a member of the Holy Melchizedek priesthood! I can't take this communion." Carol looked at me and asked, "Do you love Jesus, Ed?" As I nodded, she said,"Then just be quiet for once, and take communion with us!" As they blessed the bread, I joined in and quietly ate the bread, but as they blessed the little cups of grape juice and passed them to us, I lifted mine to my lips and the shock of the red juice struck a bolt of lightning through me.
For the last twenty years, I had been taking Mormon communion with white bread and water! The Blood of Jesus was missing! It was the Blood that brought the forgiveness of sin. It was at Calvary where He paid the price for my sin! No wonder these people had such peace. They had forgiveness of sin. No wonder they were weeping.  
That night, Pastor Howard May had an altar call for those who wanted to have Jesus as Lord of their lives, as their Savior. I went forward and fell upon the altar steps and died to self and became alive in Him. I became “born again.” have been a true Christian for over thirty three years now. I still remember that night when I gave my life to Jesus. I still have a heart broken for the Mormon people and I still look on as the Lord continues to refine His work in me.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Making Mormon Spirit Babies

Making Mormon Spirit Babies
Ed Decker takes a look at the life
Of a Mormon exalted man/god

Mormons believe that when a worthy Mormon man  becomes a god over his own planet and gets his many polygamous, goddess wives, they must reproduce spirit children, having sex the same way they did on earth [remember, they are physical beings]    But in order to populate a planet like earth, the god-man has a big job cut out for him in the reproducing area.

Forgetting about any of his other responsibilities as a god, look at the job of just making babies and keeping his wives eternally pregnant…

Demographers have come up with estimates ranging between 69 billion and 110 billion humans who have lived on earth. . That gives us a spread of 41 billion, a pretty formidable margin of error.

One study   estimates that 96,100,000,000  people have lived on the earth to date.    
 Another study says: 1

Let’s assume for simple math that there have been 100,000,000,000 or 100 billion people who have lived and are yet to live on the earth before then end of time.

For purposes of a simple mathematical look at the idea of sexually producing pre-existent spirit beings to people the next earth, the LDS man who becomes a god, would have his  hands full, working at a high speed  assembly line rate and assuming that every  single  ‘encounter’ produces a spirit child.

If you estimate that the rate is 1 Celestial  Impregnations Every 5 Minutes  = 12  per hour= 288  days = [ not counting the Sabbath, LDS day of ‘rest’] 1728 impregnations  =  89,856  per year. 

Assuming he is able to say hello, arrange the physical situation, impregnate the wife,  and be at the next goddess in less than 5 minutes,  the maximum goddesses would have to be about  90,000  exalted women, with another non sexual 10,000 or so to take care of the babies for the goddess wives who rush back into this baby factory assembly line.  This is not counting bathroom breaks, eating or sleeping…

Let’s assume that this man god is working day and night at just his reproductive responsibilities of one goddess every 5 minutes, it would take 11 million, 128,917 years of non-stop, vigorous sexual  action to create all the spirit beings for a place like earth.

A more laid back god who might want to spend some quality time with his  “families are forever” wives and children would perhaps like to give  each family one hour of his entire year and complete just 1  impregnation while there at the family home.  He would have to spend 12 times as many years….over 133 million years at the rate of 1 impregnation per hour.

And the Mormons   call that celestial glory?

Monday, April 8, 2013

The One Another of a Godly Relationship

 Marriage 101

The One Another  of a Godly Relationship

Mark 9:50                  Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with ONE ANOTHER."

John 13:34-35            A new commandment I give to you, that you love ONE ANOTHER; as I have loved you, that you also love ONE ANOTHER. "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for ONE ANOTHER."

John 15:12-13            This is My commandment, that you love ONE ANOTHER as I have loved you. "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

Rom 12:5                    ..so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of ONE ANOTHER.

Rom 12:15-16            Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward ONE ANOTHER.

Rom 15:5-6                Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward ONE ANOTHER, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rom 16:16                  Greet ONE ANOTHER with a holy kiss.  

1 Cor 11:33                Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for ONE ANOTHER.

1 Cor 12:25-26           …that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for ONE ANOTHER.    And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

2 Cor 13:12                Greet ONE ANOTHER with a holy kiss.

Eph 4:32                     Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.

Eph 5:19-21                speaking to ONE ANOTHER in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to ONE ANOTHER in the fear of God.

1Thes 4:18                 Therefore comfort ONE ANOTHER ...

1Thes 5:11                 Therefore comfort each other and edify ONE ANOTHER

Heb 3:13                     but exhort ONE ANOTHER daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

Heb 10:24                   And let us consider ONE ANOTHER in order to stir up love and good works,

James 5:16                 Confess your trespasses to ONE ANOTHER, and pray for ONE ANOTHER that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

1 Pet 1:22                   Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love ONE ANOTHER fervently with a pure heart,

1 Pet 4:8-9                 And above all things have fervent love for ONE ANOTHER, for "love will cover a multitude of sins."  Be hospitable to ONE ANOTHER without grumbling.

1 Pet 4:10                   As each one has received a gift, minister it to ONE ANOTHER, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

1 Pet 5:5                     … Yes, all of you be submissive to ONE ANOTHER, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

And a Few others thrown in….

The New Testament mentions wives over 100 times and husbands just about 35 times, so we men need to be taught a bit more about them then they do about us???

Eph 5:33                     Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

1 Cor 7:3                    Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.

Col 3:19                      Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.

1 Pet 3:7                     Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Muslim Plan for America

The Muslim Twenty-Year Plan for USA:
Islam Targets America
(Dr. Anis Shorrosh)

This was published in 2003
It is amazing how close we have come to his projections.

When we immigrated from Jerusalem, Jordan in January, 1967, little did I imagine that Islam would become center-stage in world news. As my sincere interest in the growth of Islam in America intensified, I began to discuss, dialogue, and then debate Muslim leaders throughout the world from an Arab Christian's view of Islam. So far, I have had the privilege of participating in over 20 debates and discussions on every continent plus T.V. and radio.
Islam Revealed was released in 1988 and is now in its 8th printing. The True Furqan is now in its third printing in the three years it has been published. It is the only book which challenges the Quran in substance, style, language and contents. The True Furqan can be located on www.answers-to-islam.net or www.islam-exposed.org.

The following is my analysis of Islamic invasion of America, the agenda of Islamists and visible methods to take over America by the year 2020! Will Americans continue to sleep through this invasion as they did when we were attacked on 9/11?

1. Terminate America's freedom of speech by replacing it with hate crime bills state-wide and nation-wide.

2. Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other visible religious personalities to promote Islam as the original African-American's religion while Christianity is for the whites! Strange enough, no one tells the African-Americans that it was the Arab Muslims who captured them and sold them as slaves, neither the fact that in Arabic the word for black and slave is the same, "Abed."

3. Engage the American public in dialogues, discussions, debates in colleges, universities, public libraries, radio, TV, churches and mosques on the virtues of Islam. Proclaim how it is historically another religion like Judaism and Christianity with the same monotheistic faith.

4. Nominate Muslim sympathizers to political office for favorable legislation to Islam and support potential sympathizers by block voting.

5. Take control of as much of Hollywood, the press, TV, radio and the internet by buying the corporations or a controlling stock.

6. Yield to the fear of imminent shut-off of the lifeblood of America - the black gold. America's economy depends on oil, (1000 products are derived from oil), so does its personal and industrial transportation and manufacturing -41% comes from the Middle East.

7. Yell, "foul, out-of-context, personal interpretation, hate crime, Zionist, un-American, inaccurate interpretation of the Quran" anytime Islam is criticized or the Quran is analyzed in the public arena.

8. Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire government positions, get membership in local school boards. Train Muslims as medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical companies. Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization in a discreet way. Ever notice how numerous Muslim doctors in America are, when their countries need them more desperately than America?

9. Accelerate Islamic demographic growth via:  

a. Massive immigration (100,000 annually since 1961)

b. No birth control whatsoever - every baby of Muslim parents is automatically a Muslim and cannot choose another religion later.

c. Muslim men must marry American women and Islamize them (10,000 annually).
Then divorce them and remarry every five years - since one cannot have the Muslim legal permission to marry four at one time. This is a legal solution in America.   

d. Convert angry, alienated black inmates and turn them into militants (so far 2000 released inmates have joined Al Qaida world-wide). Only a few have been captured in Afghanistan and on American soil. So far - sleeping cells!

10. Reading, writing, arithmetic and research through the American educational system, mosques and student centers (now 1500) should be sprinkled with dislike of Jews, evangelical Christians and democracy. There are 300 exclusively Muslim schools with loyalty to the Quran, not the U.S. Constitution.

11. Provide very sizeable monetary Muslim grants to colleges and universities in America to establish "Centers for Islamic studies" with Muslim directors to promote Islam in higher education institutions.

12. Let the entire world know through propaganda, speeches, seminars, local and national media that terrorists have hijacked Islam, not the truth, which is Islam hijacked the terrorists. Furthermore in January of 2002, Saudi Arabia's Embassy in Washington mailed 4500 packets of the Quran, videos, promoting Islam to America's high schools--free. They would never allow us to reciprocate.

13. Appeal to the historically compassionate and sensitive Americans for sympathy and tolerance towards the Muslims in America who are portrayed as mainly immigrants from oppressed countries.

14. Nullify America's sense of security by manipulating the intelligence community with misinformation. Periodically terrorize Americans of impending attacks on bridges, tunnels, water supplies, airports, apartment buildings and malls. (We have experienced this too often since 9-11.)

15. Form riots and demonstrations in the prison system demanding Islamic Sharia as the way of life, not American's justice system.

16. Open numerous charities throughout the U.S. but use the funds to support Islamic terrorism with American dollars.

17. Raise interest in Islam on America's campuses by insisting that freshman take at least one course on Islam. Be sure that the writer is a bonafide American, Christian, scholarly and able to cover up the violence in the Quran and express the peaceful, spiritual and religious aspect only.

18. Unify the numerous Muslim lobbies in Washington, mosques, Islamic student centers, educational organizations, magazines and papers by internet and an annual convention to coordinate plans, propagate the faith and engender news in the media of their visibility.

19. Send intimidating messages and messengers to the outspoken individuals who are critical of Islam and seek to eliminate them by hook or crook.

20. Applaud Muslims as loyal citizens of the US by spotlighting their voting record as the highest percentage of all minority and ethic groups in America.

Dr. Anis Shorrosh, D.Min, D.Phil, a member of Oxford Society of Scholars, has traveled in 76 countries, is a Palestinian Arab Christian American who is an author, lecturer and producer of TV documentaries. Islam Revealed is a best seller, which has been printed eight times already

Monday, July 23, 2012

Newsletter July 2012

Dear Friends, I want to thank those of you who have been sending in gifts of support to the work of Saints this summer.  We have been blessed by your gifts, notes and your prayers.

Some years, summers can be pretty dry in every category. The last few years have been particularly rough for everyone. The economic situation has affected all of us.    Yet, many of you continue to come through, month after month. You are truly partners with us in the fullest sense.

What your support  means is that we also have had the income to continue the expansion of our weekly radio program and it is reaching thousands of new people every week.
When I say that the response has been enormous, I mean that I spend most of my days answering emails from people seeking truth and looking for real answers.  More and more people lost in unbiblical, heretical churches Mormonism and organizations like the Freemasons are responding. They are seeking life changing help and because of your standing with us, we have been able to meet these sometimes crushing needs.

Within the next week or two, we will be expanding The Decker Report to Android type cell phones. Look for us in the app store on your Android phone. It is already going world-wide on iTunes and many RSS networks.

There are so many things I want to share, but time and space prevent it. I try not to bury you with an over-abundance of either newsletters or articles.  I suggest that you visit our interactive Saints Alive and/ Decker Report Facebook Pages and please click the “LIKE” button. We really need your help in getting these Pages higher up in the listings. I keep both Pages up to date with news and information.

 Stop by  www.deckerreport.com  for the latest radio programs and support documents, as well as get involved with my on-line, interactive Blog.  All past programs can also be found in the archives, documents.

Your brother in Christ,
Ed Decker
The Decker Report Schedule for July and August

Listen in or download at

Catholicism; Part One of Two                   
July 16th   [in archives]

Catholicism: Part Two of Two                   
July 23rd 

The Character of God                                          
July 30th 

The Challenge of the Cults                         
August 6th 

Freemasonry: Part One of Two                
August 13th

Freemasonry:  Part Two of Two               
August 20th 


Thousands accepted the Book of Mormon as real because three men
stood up and claimed they saw the actual ‘gold plates.
 It turned out, like most of Mormonism, to fail the test of time.
It was a case of ‘smoke and mirrors.’ 

Just look at “These Three “Witnesses” to the Book of Mormon/ Gold Plates.

 In 1838 in Kirtland, Oliver confronted Joseph Smith with the charge of adultery with Fanny Alger, and with lying and teaching false doctrines. Oliver Cowdery was publicly charged by Joseph Smith and leading Mormons with stealing, lying, perjury, counterfeiting, adultery, and being the leader of a gang of "scoundrels of the deepest degree!"

David Whitmer claimed he saw the plates “by the eye of faith.”  Cursed by leaders such as Sidney Rigdon, Whitmer was denounced by the Prophet Joseph Smith as a "dumb beast to ride" and "an ass to bray out cursings instead of blessings."

Martin Harris was first a Quaker, then a Universalist, next a Restorationist, then a Baptist, next a Presbyterian, and then a Mormon.(1) After his excommunication in 1837, he changed his religion eight more times, going from the Shakers to one Mormon splinter group to the next, and back to the main group in 1842,  In  1838, Joseph Smith denounced him as "so far beneath contempt that to notice him would be too great a sacrifice for a gentleman to make.

For the Rest of the Story, go to:

Videos of the Actual Mormon Temple Rituals

Some years, while fellow ex-Mormon and friend,  Jim Spencer [http://www.mazeministry.com/ ] and  travelled through Idaho and Utah, speaking each night in different towns and cities, we ran into one Mormon zealot in a Logan, Utah church. His main purpose in attending the meeting was to yell out terrible lies, to curse me and shout me down. His behavior escalated the next night in front of a small church in Brigham City, where he accosted me and spit in my face. The police were called and we moved on to Ogden, Utah. He did not appear at our meetings again.

As often happens to folks like this, the young man found out the truth and was saved. He contacted me, apologized and shared his ‘good news’ with me. I was so blessed by this new Christian who had once cursed me.

In early July, he contacted me again to share that, on his way out of the cult, he went to the temple for the last time. This time, he brought a tiny, concealed camera that videotaped [in a somewhat rough format] the entire ceremony.   Now, I would never recommend anyone try this ‘at home’, but there are now 4 of the videos posted on YouTube. Noah [his YouTube name is newnamenoah after the secret new name he received in the temple.  I strongly recommend that you download them before they disappear.

Take a look at these videos of an actual LDS Secret temple ceremony at

A  Mormon Missionary sent me this quote

“The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.” [ed: Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 4:540.}
He added a little note I would guess he keeps in his wallet: in part,

My authority is above that of the kings of the earth….I am a personal representative of the Lord Jesus Christ… to do what he himself would do….he has chosen me .. My voice is his voice, my acts are his acts, my words are his words and my doctrine is his doctrine…..

Wow.. I sure didn’t know that! A Real humble kind of guy.

A Worshipful Master breaks out from The Lodge!

Brothers in Christ, I am the current "worshipful" master of a masonic lodge. Due to some new information which God has brought to me I have decided to renounce masonry altogether. Please pray for the people whom I have inducted into freemasonry with good intentions and those masons both in  mine and other lodges who wish to be good Christians but have been poisoned with wrong information.

Please also pray for me in this time of transition that no harm or evil will befall me due to my separation from the lodge and the subsequent testimony against freemasonry that I  plan to give. Guide my family and those of all misguided masons to seek the one true light which is our savior Jesus Christ.
  Signed,  Joe

Dear Joe,    I am so blessed by your email.  It takes strength to take a stand like yours. I will be praying for your protection, from the powers and principalities of darkness that encompass Masonry and from the vengeful actions of your former brethren in the lodge. 

Just remember that in Christ you have more power, authority and strength than all they can conjure up.

My own dad  was a Mason for over 60 years yet 2 years before his home going to heaven, he renounced it and spent those blessed two years  joyously  set free .
Be blessed and be free.   Ed Decker

Though We’ve Never Met, Though You Never Knew..
Dear Ed,

A friend of mine sent your recent update to me and I was quickly reminded of how much I was blessed back in 1983 by the ministry God had called you to.

Forgive me for not thanking you until now.  Tears form as I rejoice in my salvation through Jesus Christ and how you and your ministry was such a huge support to me, though you never knew.  Though we've never met, I would be honored to take the handkerchief from my pocket and gently wipe the spit of hatred from you and your wife. 

I apologize for the ignorance of those that have foolishly hated you, not realizing your words held the Word of Life for them, eternal life.  "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.," love being spoken from a dying, rejected, jeered, spit upon Savior.  How precious it is to have a small taste of what Christ went through on our behalf.  I trust that those types of experiences are intended to increase our appreciation for our God and Savior.

Thank you for trusting that God is able to do exceedingly, beyond ALL that we can think or imagine.

The Mormon Manuscript Series

Some many years ago, I did a small booklet set called The Mormon Manuscript Series. The Purpose was to create some fairly succinct, simple looks at the key heretical issues of Mormonism and make them easy reads.

I had been encouraged to do this by the late Keith Green, of Last Days’ Ministries, who had recently published his “Catholic Chronicles” and felt that I needed to do a similar set on the subject of Mormonism. His tragic death in 1982 brought an end to our contact, but I had been highly motived by him to complete the set. I now present them to you again, at no cost, still accurate and life changing… 30 years later.

#1: Birth of Heresy:

#2: The Law of Eternal Progression

#3: The Temple of the God Makers

#4: The Massive Mormon Scripture Mess

See the Catholic Chronicles  at:   http://www.fmh-child.org/KeithGreen.html