EXPOSING THE LIES OF THE MORMON DOCTRINE
The Mormon religion claims to be part of the Christian Church when clearly they are a cult and deny the essential doctrines of the Christian faith. When Mormons hear the gospel from a true Christian, they more often than not come back and claim that this is what they believe and they try to explain things that really are not biblical. This proves they have a Jesus, but it is not the Jesus of the Bible. 2 Corinthians 11:4 speaks of “another Jesus” and this is exactly as the Mormon religion/cult proclaims.
Many Mormons use the same terminology as Christians. For example, they use the Trinity, but this is not the same Trinity we have in the Word of God. When Mormons are speaking of the Trinity, they are meaning three separate gods: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, but the correct doctrine of the Trinity is that there is only one God who has existed for eternity. This one God exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are not three separate gods, but only one God.
Mormonism teaches that if a Mormon couple "seals" themselves in a Mormon, pagan, ritualistic ceremony, they too can someday become gods. They will rule over their own planet, and the wife, the "goddess" will have spirit babies that will populate this planet for all eternity. Mormonism believes that there are billions and billions of gods ruling over billions of planets in the universe.
The Mormon Church has taken the simple Gospel message of Jesus Christ and corrupted it with the works and teachings of man. (The Mormon Church is a "cult" because it is devoted to the works... of its founder, Joseph Smith). He believed that the "everlasting gospel" had been revealed to him alone in the Book of Mormon. As quoted from a Mormon advertisement: "The Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ." This church is not Christian, nor is their Book of Mormon "another testament" of Christ because the Bible forbids this.
Revelation 22:18-19 "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."
Mormons believe that Jesus was born of a "physical" relationship between Mary and God and they believe Jesus was married and had children which is not indicated anywhere in the Bible.
A Corrupt Gospel Presented
One of the ways Mormons aim to corrupt the gospel message is by teaching "salvation by works." A direct quote from their Book of Mormon (written by Joseph Smith) says "...for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, AFTER all we can do." (2 Nephi 25:23, pg 100).
However, we can do nothing! The Bible tells us that no one is good, not one of us, and that all our works are as filthy rags. We can never earn salvation because it is a gift of grace and mercy from our Heavenly Father - "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9).
God extends the hand of salvation towards us and we either accept or reject it. This gift is free to us because someone else, Jesus, God's only Son paid that price for us. He suffered and shed His blood for us on the cross of Calvary .That is how much He loved us. He died for us! - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8).
This is just another picture of some of the early Christians, the Galatian Church in particular. After the Apostle Paul had preached the simple Gospel of Christ to them, they ended up adding the Law of Moses to it and contaminated the Gospel message. - "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?" (Galatians 3:1-3).
The Mormon Church has done the same things as the Galatians did: they have added to the Gospel! Some of the things that they have added are: additional scriptures, allegiance to Joseph Smith, the endowment (temple ceremony) where one is taught secret signs and passwords which according to Mormonism are necessary to reach the highest level of heaven, the wearing of garments (sacred underwear), baptism for the dead, genealogy, etc.
The Book of Mormon and the Doctrine & Covenants, both written by Joseph Smith, are the primary "scriptures" of the Mormons. They do pay "lip service" to the Bible as they do include the King James Version of the Bible as part of their Scriptures, however, they don't consider it to be "correctly translated." So, when the Bible disagrees with the Book of Mormon, etc., the Bible is cast aside.
Joseph Smith (the "founder" of Mormonism) boasted that he did more than Jesus. "...I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet..." (History of the Church, Vol. 6, pp. 408-409).
Mormonism is evidently not Christianity and is to be avoided as it is leading many away from the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and the cross as the only way to be saved and set free from the penalty and power of sin’s dominion. They also misconstrue many scriptures and add to the Bible.
Modern Teachers of Mormonism
A well-known speaker, Glenn Beck, has joined the ecumenist bandwagon with many who claim to believe the gospel of Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Many are endorsing him to be a part of the Christian faith, such as David Barton, who is a dominionist and also leading many into the acceptance of another Jesus.
Mormonism also teach:
- There is a mother goddess, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 443).
- After you become a good Mormon, you have the potential of becoming a god, (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pages 345-347, 354).
- God used to be a man on another planet, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321).
- God the Father has a body of flesh and bones, (Doctrine and Covenants, 130:22).
- God is married to his goddess wife and has spirit children, (Mormon Doctrine p. 516).
By looking at these beliefs we can assert that the god of Mormonism is not the God of the Bible and in no way, shape or form is this Christian.
Please tune in to the discussion below on the dangers of Mormonism.