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Mormonism attacks Christianity:  (Joseph Smith's first vision) "...I asked the personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right — and which I should join. I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong, and the personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in His sight. . ." (Joseph Smith, Founder of Mormonism, History of the Church, Vol. 1, page 5-6.)

Is the LDS Church really Christian?  It says that all other "sects" are abominations and that it is the restored truth.  Amazing claim.  It has "Jesus Christ" in its name but does that make it true? Not at all.  Anyone can put Jesus' name on their church.  But, it doesn't mean that they are Christian.

However, Jesus said that in the last days many false christs and false prophets will arise and deceive many, (Matt. 24:24).

  • Mormonism teaches the following (All references are from Mormon sources)
    • There are many gods (Mormon Doctrine by LDS Apostle, Bruce McConkie, p. 163).
    • God resides near a star called Kolob (Pearl of Great Price, pages 34-35).
    • God is an exalted man from another world (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321).
    • God the Father has the form of a man (Joseph Smith, Journal of Discourses, v. 6, p. 3).
    • God the Father had a Father, (Joseph Smith, History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 476).
    • There is a mother goddess, the wife of God (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 443).
    • The Trinity is three separate gods, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 35).
    • God had sexual relations with Mary to make the  body of Jesus, (Brigham Young, 2nd LDS Prophet, Journal of Discourses, vol. 4, 1857, p. 218).
    • "Jesus paid for all our sins when He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane," (Laurel Rohlfing, “Sharing Time: The Atonement,” Friend, Mar. 1989, p. 39).
    • There is no salvation without accepting Joseph Smith as a prophet of God, (Doctrines of Salvation, Vol. 1, p. 188).
  • Mormonism is not Christian.  It teaches a false god, a false christ, and a false gospel.  It looks Christian on the outside, but inside it teaches unbiblical doctrines -- all based on Joseph Smith who said God appeared to him and told him all churches were wrong.  Really?  All are wrong? Yet when the facts are presented to Mormons about Joseph Smith's contradictions with the Bible, they deny them and give their "testimony" about how Smith was a true prophet of God.

If LDS Temple is the same as is found in the Bible, then...

  1. Why does the LDS church put into their many temples the veil that God destroyed by tearing it in two?  In Luke 23:44-46, the veil in the temple is torn in two when Jesus died on the cross.  This means that God destroyed the veil since He is the one who dwelt in the Temple.  Yet the Mormons put it back.  Why?  Why restore what God destroyed? 

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Mormonism claims to be the restored gospel, the true church of Jesus Christ.  Are its teachings in harmony with the Bible?  Take a look and decide for yourself if it is Christian.


C O M P A R I S O N      C H A R T
 
Biblical Christianity Mormonism
God
  1. One in all existence, all places, all time
  2. Trinity of one God in three persons
  3. Eternal
  4. Always has been God
  5. Was never a man
  6. No  goddesses
  1. Many gods exist but worship only one
  2. Triad of three separate Gods
  3. Not eternal
  4. Has not always been God.
  5. Was a man and became a god
  6. Mother goddess, wife of god the father
Trinity
  1. 1 God in three distinct persons
  1. 3 separate gods
Jesus
  1. 2nd Person of the Trinity
  2. Not the brother of Lucifer and all of us
  3. Eternal 2nd person
  4. Creator of all
  1. 1 of three gods in the godhead triad
  2. Brother of Lucifer and all of us
  3. Not eternal 2nd person of the trinity
  4. Not the creator of all
Salvation
  1. Forgiveness of sins is by grace alone through faith alone.
  1. Forgiveness of sins is not by grace alone through faith alone
  • It cannot be that both biblical Christianity and Mormonism are true since they contradict each other about God, Jesus, and Salvation. 
  • It cannot be true that there is only one God and also not only one God.
  • It cannot be true that God is a trinity (one single god)and also not a trinity (a triad of three separate gods)
  • It cannot be true that God is eternal and also not eternal.
  • It cannot be true that God has always been God and also has not always been God.
  • It cannot be true that Jesus is the 2nd person of the Trinity and also not the 2nd person of the Trinity
  • It cannot be true that forgiveness of sins is by faith alone in Christ alone and also not by faith alone in Christ alone.
  • Biblical Christianity and Mormonism do NOT teach the same God, nor the same Jesus, nor the same gospel.

Which is true?  Mormons trust their "testimony".  Christians trust the Bible.
TRUTH IS NOT DETERMINED BY A FEELING.


Topic Christian - Bible Mormon - LDS Sources
GOD There is only one God (Isaiah 43:11; 44:6,8; 45:5) "And they (the Gods) said: Let there be light: and there was light (Book of Abraham 4:3)
God has always been God (Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 57:15) "God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens!!! . . . We have imagined that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea and take away the veil, so that you may see" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345
God is a spirit without flesh and bones (John 4:24; Luke 24:39) "The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's" (Doctrine and Covenants 130:22. Compare with Alma 18:26-27; 22:9-10)
     "Therefore we know that both the Father and the Son are in form and stature perfect men; each of them possesses a tangible body . . . of flesh and bones." (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 38).
TRINITY The Trinity is the doctrine that there is only one God in all the universe and that He exists in three, eternal, simultaneous person: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The trinity is three separate Gods: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. "That these three are separate individuals, physically distinct from each other, is demonstrated by the accepted records of divine dealings with man." (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 35.)
JESUS Jesus was born of the virgin Mary (Isaiah 7:14; Matt. 1:23) "The birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood - was begotten of his Father, as we were of our fathers." (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 8: p. 115)
     "Christ was begotten by an Immortal Father in the same way that mortal men are begotten by mortal fathers" (Mormon Doctrine," by Bruce McConkie, p. 547)
Jesus is the eternal Son. He is second person of the Trinity. He has two natures. He is God in flesh and man (John 1:1, 14; Col. 2;9) and the creator of all things (Col. 1:15-17) Jesus is the literal spirit-brother of Lucifer, a creation. (Gospel Through the Ages, p. 15)
THE
HOLY
SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He is not a force. He is a person. (Acts 5:3-4; 13:2) Mormonism distinguishes between the Holy Spirit (God's presence via an essence) and the Holy Ghost (the third god in the Mormon doctrine of the trinity).
     "He [the Holy Ghost] is a being endowed with the attributes and powers of Deity, and not a mere force, or essence (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 144)
SALVATION Salvation is the forgiveness of sin and deliverance of the sinner from damnation. It is a free gift received by God's grace (Eph. 2:8; Rom. 6:23) and cannot be earned (Rom. 11:6). Salvation has a double meaning in Mormonism: universal resurrection and . . .
     "The first effect [of the atonement] is to secure to all mankind alike, exemption from the penalty of the fall, thus providing a plan of General Salvation. The second effect is to open a way for Individual Salvation whereby mankind may secure remission of personal sins (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 78-79.
Salvation (forgiveness of sins) is not by works (Eph. 2:8; Rom. 4:5; Gal. 2:21) "As these sins are the result of individual acts it is just that forgiveness for them should be conditioned on individual compliance with prescribed requirements -- 'obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.'" (Articles of Faith p. 79)
BIBLE The inspired inerrant word of God (2 Tim. 3:16). It is authoritative in all subjects it addresses. "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. . ." 8th Article of Faith of the Mormon Church.

SO, WHAT IS THE TRUTH?

The truth is that Mormonism is not Christian. It uses the same words as Christianity, but it has redefined them.  God is not an exalted man from another world with a goddess wife; the Trinity is not three separate gods.  Forgiveness of sins is not by our works and God's grace, it is by faith in God alone (Rom. 4:1-4; 5:1).  Sorry, no offense meant, Mormonism teaches what is contrary to the Bible. 

Sincerity does not bridge the gap between God and Man, only the sacrifice of the real Jesus, not a false Christ (Matt. 24:24), can do that.  You must acknowledge that there is only one God in all existence, that you cannot become gods, that there is no goddess mother, that you have sinned, that the only way to be forgiven is through Jesus alone, and not by your faith AND words (Matt. 7:22-23; Luke 18:9-14). 

You must acknowledge the one true God and His Son, Jesus.  You can only be forgiven of your sins by receiving Christ (John 1:12) and be made right before God by faith (Rom. 5:1). Pray to Christ (John 14:14; 1 Cor. 1:2) and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins (Matt. 9:1-8).  This is important, all cults deny praying TO Jesus.  But, Jesus, the true Jesus of the Bible is prayed to (John 14:14; 1 Cor. 1:2 with Psalm 116:4).  If you cannot pray TO Jesus, then you don't have the real Jesus.  Without him, all you have is sincerity, works, temples that aren't of God, and a false hope that you are "worthy" enough to please God.  Wrong!  Our righteous deeds are filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6).  We need Jesus' works (Gal. 4:4; 1 Pet. 2:22), not our own.  We need the true Christ, not the Jesus of Mormonism. 

Repent and believe the real Gospel that God the Father sent the Son to bear our sins on the cross.  He died and was raised from the dead.  It is only through Jesus that we can be saved from the righteous judgment of the one and only true, holy God - not an exalted man from another planet!


But, if you want to be a real Christian, you must count the cost (Luke 14:28).  Jesus requires that you follow him, not a prophet, not a church, not a dogma, not your family, not a temple ceremony....

Follow Jesus.



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