Most cults have sprung up on American soil and none have
been more successful than the Mormons. They claim to be true
Christians and are indignant at not being regarded as such. However
despite their doorstep talk of God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy
Spirit, a cult they are indeed. As Isaiah said "To the law
and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is
because there is no light in them" Isaiah 8:20
add, alter, or take away from The Word of God and Mormonism is guilty of
First however, a brief outline of the organisation known as
'The Church of the Latter Day Saints'
The international administration centre is a 26 storey building.
First Presidency - 'The Prophet' holds the highest rank in
church government. He and two 'counsellors' form the 'First
Presidency' They are considered living oracles of God.
The Council of the Twelve Apostles is directly under the
First Presidency. The head of the Quorum of the Twelve usually becomes
the next Prophet.
First and second Quorums of the Seventy - The Quorums of the
Seventy assist in church government affairs and are travelling
representatives of the church. Each is assigned a geographical area of
the world over which he presides.
The Presiding Bishopric - three men who preside over the
Branch - A 'Branch' is a local congregation of
Mormons with about 200 members and the head of the branch is Branch
Ward - A 'Ward' is a local congregation of
200- 800 members. Wards are headed by a Bishop.
Stake - A 'Stake' centre is a collection of
5-12 'wards' within an area. The Stake President is responsible
to the church authorities in Salt Lake City and administers the church
policies to the 'wards' under him