Mormonism is not the ultimate gospel as it claims.
In 1972 I left the Lutheran State Church in Germany following my sister and mother to become a Mormon convert. I can't remember if I knew prior to my baptism that the BofA is very controversial. But by 1977 I was aware that the BofA was mystical & mythical, but I have let PHD Hugh Nibley persuade me that it must be true, because so many parallels in historical documents confirmed it's ancient truth. Six kids later in 1995 I read The BofA review from the Christian angle and was appalled that Smith had accepted a pagan Egyptian deity (Ammon) with a phallus (erection) as the God of Abraham. Dependent on the year of print the phallus had been either included or removed from the BofA. Was this Egyptian Deity the same as the Hebrew YHWH or the Christian God the Father or Jesus Christ ? The whole Bible is adamant on the vehement rejection of fertility Gods. We have also realised that being close to Jesus was regarded sectarian teaching and hence our spiritual life was very much LDS conditioned and otherwise rather shallow. So when the Idol of Joseph Smith crumbled and his character became severely compromised in our eyes there was no other leg to stand on in the LDS church and hence we left. I wished we had Wiki in 1972. Our hope was that the LDS church would come clean so that we could stay united as an extended family, but all hope has been dashed by now. Consensus reality in 2014 is that the fictitious BofA remains inspired scripture BECAUSE TODAY's PROPHETS SAID SO ! Let them eat their cake and keep it, but we won't partake of the fruit any longer. We had to break and restructure our covenants to only point to Jesus and Father God and the Kingdom of God in general as opposed to any particular church. Hence most of our donations now go to the poor, rather than Churches. I think that was Jesus idea of tithes. We are back to reformation style Christianity Sola Scriptora and the general priesthood of all believers. Exclusive Salvation dispensed by any Church authorities have failed.
Fac 2: 7
Smith: Represents God sitting upon his throne, revealing through the heavens the grand Key-words of the Priesthood; as, also, the sign of the Holy Ghost unto Abraham, in the form of a dove.
Scholars: "The form of Ammon, with a bird's tail, or Horammon (?). An ithyphallic serpent, with human legs, offers him a symbolical eye. This last figure has certainly been altered in the hypocephalus of the Mormons."