Aaronic Priesthood Lesson 11: Satan and His Temptations

Testing the words of LDS leaders with Biblical Truth:

March 2010

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2

Satan’s Biggest Lie—Minimizing the Seriousness of Sin (Page 39):

• What are some of the sins Satan commonly suggests to young people? …Some possible answers are as follows: drinking, smoking, cheating, lying, shoplifting, using drugs, swearing, and being sexually immoral.
• How does Satan try to influence young people today? Write minimizes sin’s seriousness on the chalkboard. Refer back to the list of sins. Have the young men give examples of arguments Satan uses to try to minimize the seriousness of each sin… Possible responses include— “Everyone’s doing it.” “It doesn’t hurt anyone, so what’s wrong with it?” “Just once won’t hurt.” “It hurts only me.” “It can’t be wrong if two people love each other.” What is wrong with these arguments? (They do not take into account the long-term consequences of the sin, such as the loss of self-respect; loss of spirituality; inability to go on a mission, be married in the temple, or enter the celestial kingdom; and the hurt feelings of parents and others.)

Test these LDS Words with Biblical Truth:

In truth, it’s the LDS Church that minimizes the seriousness of sin. One of Satan’s favorite arguments is the LDS doctrine regarding the “Three Kingdoms of Glory.” LDS Prophets teach that almost all people will go to one of the Kingdoms of Heaven. The lowest Kingdom will be inhabited by those who never come to faith in Jesus as well as by many of the world’s worst sinners. Joseph Smith declared that this Kingdom is so glorious a person would commit suicide just to go there.

Each and every sin is serious. Sin is so serious that stumbling at just one point in God’s law makes you guilty of breaking all of it (James 2:10). Jesus commanded us to be as perfect as our Father in Heaven (Matthew 5:48). But LDS prophets declare that as long as you are on the right path when you die, you will live with Heavenly Father (go to page three of this Lesson Manual).

To read more about the seriousness of sin, go to this blog Post: “Have LDS Prophets Changed God’s Definition of Hell?” written May 29, 2009; or, Click here:

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