The Mormon Church (also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints) is aggressively investing heavily in their online outreach, and with their catchy domain name and top ranking articles, the unwary internet users may easily be robbed in into their domain of influence.
Their websites now top search engines when key bible doctrines are searched or some Bible verses are looked up. If you are not careful, you would have gone deep browsing their websites until you realized your error.
I tried searching different key Bible doctrines on the three major search engines, and articles from Mormon’s website keeps showing topmost all the time. You can see that from the screenshots below.
This is very dangerous and unfortunately many unwary users will unfailingly fall prey into their schemes. The times are truly dangerous. The Mormon church is an heretical church who based their teaching and practice on a completely twisted bible and the writings of the unstable Joseph Smith (1805-1844).
Obviously this online strategy of the LDS Church (or Mormons) has been on-going for some time (see this web archive: Breaking Down the Mormon SEO Strategy and this archive Mormon Church website a good example of SEO).
There also appears to be sponsoring their way up the search engines. Perhaps, they limited thisto the US and few other countries, and having seen the results, they are now expanding it to other countries.
I found an article published by the Washington Post on August 17, 2011 as an evidence: Mormons using the Web to control their own image.
A few excerpts from the linked article should suffice:
“Try this. Type “church,” “Old Testament” or even “friend” into Google, and the Web site of the LDS church, the Mormons, pops up near the top of the list.
“In the age of the Internet, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has found a way to dominate what is arguably today’s most important information source: the search engine.”
This article from the Daily Mail: The Mormon church’s web dominance and this Reddit thread of about four months ago lends credence to this suspicion.
Let us call to remembrance the sacred injunctions of Holy Scripture to guard our faith jealously against wolves in sheep’s clothing:
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
“They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
“But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
“Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
“And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
“And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.”
– I John 2:18-29