The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints
Delivering a different gospel, and a different Jesus!
Believing that they too, can become a God one day!
“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to adifferent gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed...” (Gal. 1:6-9)
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.  For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Cor. 11:3-4, 13-15)
Philip Schaff, in his study on Muhammad and the Muslim religion in 1882, writes: "We cannot close this chapter on Oriental Mohammedanism without some remarks on the abnormal American phenomenon of Mormonism, which arose in the nineteenth century, and presents an instructive analogy to the former. Joseph Smith (born at Sharon, Vt., 1805; shot dead at Nauvoo, in Illinois, 1844), the first founder, or rather Brigham Young (d. 1877), the organizer of the sect, may be called the American Mohammed, although far beneath the prophet of Arabia in genius and power.
The points of resemblance are numerous and striking: the claim to a supernatural revelation mediated by an angel; the abrogation of previous Revelation by later and more convenient ones; the embodiment of the Revelation in an inspired book; the eclectic character of the system, which is compounded of Jewish, heathenish, and all sorts of sectarian Christian elements; the intense fanaticism and heroic endurance of the early Mormons amidst violent abuse and persecution from state to state, till they found a refuge in the desert of Utah Territory, which they turned into a garden; the missionary zeal in sending apostles to distant lands and importing proselytes to their Eldorado of saints from the ignorant population of England, Wales, Norway, Germany, and Switzerland; the union of religion with civil government, in direct opposition to the American separation of church and state; the institution of polygamy in defiance of the social order of Christian civilization. In sensuality and avarice Brigham Young surpassed Mohammed; for he left at his death in Salt Lake City seventeen wives, sixteen sons, and twenty-eight daughters (having had in all fifty-six or more children), and property estimated at two millions of dollars." History of the Christian Church by Philip Schaff, Union Theological Seminary, 1882. (Vol. 4, Ch. 03, 043-047)
Jerald and Sandra Tanner's most comprehensive and revealing work on Mormonism. Deals with: new discoveries relating to Mormon history, changes in Joseph Smith's Revelation, Joseph Smith's 1826 arrest for 'glass looking,' proof that the Book of Mormon is a product of the 19th century, changes in the Book of Mormon, archaeology and the Book of Mormon, changes in Joseph Smith's History, the First Vision, the Godhead, the Adam-God doctrine, the Priesthood, the missionary system, false prophecy, Joseph Smith's doctrine of polygamy, polygamy after the Manifesto and in Utah today, changing the anti-black doctrine, the rediscovery of the Joseph Smith Papyri and the fall of the Book of Abraham, Mormon scriptures and the Bible, changes in the Pearl of Great Price, Blood Atonement among the early Mormons, the Word of Wisdom, Council of 50, the Danites, the temple ceremony, changes in the temple ceremony and garments, the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Mormonism and money, plus hundreds of other important subjects. Jerald and Sandra Tanners web site.
* Mormons Bud and Ginny investigate the bloody history of the Mormon founder Joseph Smith as they sought after the roots of their faith, which you can read at Our Mormon Trail! This page is very informative about the early days of the Mormon religion and worth reading!
Other Sects of the Mormon Faith!
Today there are several sects of the Mormons. After Joseph Smith killed two men and was shot to death in a failed prison escape, his family continued the traditional beliefs in what is known today as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints which is a much smaller group headquartered in Independence, MO., and the other, larger, well known group, which followed Brigham Young to Salt Lake City. There are other splinter groups of the Mormon faith, that still practice polygamy and believe the original Mormon teachings that polygamy is required for salvation! This study will deal with the larger sect which sends out the missionaries to your door!
Burning in the Bosom!
Instead of trusting the truth of God's word for correct "doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness" 2 Tim. 3:16, Mormons put their trust in a "burning in the bosom" as their testimony of the truth after reading the Book of Mormom, trusting their own hearts not to deceive them!
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: ...
Obadiah 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, ...
THE MORMON THEOLOGY
The following expose on Mormon Theology is from from the "New 20th Century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge", J.D. Douglas
I have included numbers to compare their teachings with the Scriptures from the Bible following afterwards.
Mormon theology is polytheistic ( belief in many Gods) and anthropological (study of human's). (1) God the Father was chosen in a council of the gods on the planet Kolab to be the God of the planet earth. God is flesh and bone, has all the attributes of man, and is married. With his wives he procreated all the spirits which are embodied in man and women on earth. (2) All these spirits - except for the spirit of Jesus Christ, fell from God's grace in their prior exisitance and were in need of redemption. Adam and Eve were placed on the earth to provide bodies for these preexistant spirits so that they might receive God's salvation and prove their faithfulness to him by obedience and good works.
The chief consequence of the fall was that men and women discovered their own sexuality; therefore it was a “fall forward," for it made possible the embodiment of the fallen preexistent spirits. (3)Procreation, then, is essential to salvation; this explains the strong emphasis of the Mormons upon marriage and the family and the realization for the polygamy they once condoned. The church's fascination with personal (4)genealogies is rooted in these doctrines as well. By identifying one's ancestors and being (5)baptized for them in one of the many regional temples, those who did not hear the "everlasting gospel" as revealed only through Mormonism will be (4)given the opportunity to receive it and be saved.
(6)Exaltation as a god is much more meaningful to a Mormon than salvation from sin. The end of full salvation is one's elevation to a godhood equal to that of God the Father. This exalted state is reserved for males. (7) A woman can share in highest bliss only through her relationship with her husband, who stands in the Melchizedekian priesthood(2), the highest in the church. Some measure of salvation and entrance into the terrestrial or telestial heaven is open to all persons except the devil and his angels and the most reprobate of humankind. Only those who faithfully follow the mandates of the faith, however, can reach the celestial heaven where they may become gods. (8) Thereafter, they, with their eternal wives, will procreate new spirits and repeat on a planet of their own the cycle of redemption which they experienced on earth and thus eventually redeem the universe. (1) (from "New 20th Century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge", J.D. Douglas)
NOW LET'S COMPARE this fairy tale with the
GOSPEL PREACHED by the THE HOLY SCRIPTURES!
(1) "God the Father was chosen in a council of the gods on the planet Kolab to be the God of the planet earth. God is flesh and bone, has all the attributes of man, and is married. With his wives he procreated all the spirits which are embodied in man and women on earth."
Where is the council of Gods? This teaching does not appear anywhere in the scriptures! There is NO other God, nowhere in the universe. The scriptures deny that God the Father has Flesh and Bones and not a single scripture identifies that God had a wife or "wives". Since God created man, how is it that He had sex with His "wives" and "procreated" man, by which man would then be "begotten" of God, and NOT "created" by God. Has anyone ever read about the "woman" Goddesses, the wives of God in the Bible? What are their names?
By the act of a miracle, the body of Jesus was conceived in the womb of Mary, through which Jesus entered and dwelt among us as a man! By this miracle birth, Jesus became the ONLY begotten Son of God!
God does not have heavenly wives and did not have sex with some Godesses and have spirit babies!
Scriptures declare that God the Father is SPIRIT, not flesh and bone!
John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Malichi 3:6 “For I am the Lord, I CHANGE NOT,”
Pslams 90:2“...from everlasting to everlasting, thou art GOD”
There is NO other God, there has never been another God, NEITHER will there ever be another God!
Isa. 43:10 “..Before Me there was NO GOD FORMED, neither shall there be after Me.”
Isa. 44:6 “..I am the first and the last, Besides ME there is NO GOD.”
Isa. 45:5“...I am the Lord, and there is NO OTHER, There is NO GOD besides ME.”
1 Cor. 8:4“...There is NO OTHER GOD but ONE.”
Gen. 1:1"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
The Hebrew word "heavens" is shameh. The Strongs concordance says itincludes "the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve." And the `Wilson's Old Testament Word Studies' defines it as "The heaven of heavens, may be either the vast space beyond our atmosphere, or beyond all the worlds, perhaps in the center of the universe, the supposed residence of God himself.."
That means there is NO part of the entire universe that was not created by the one and only God of Gen. 1:1!
The only "Council of the Gods" was the conversation that God the Father had with His ONLY begotten Son, Jesus. (Gen. 1:26) God the Father made ALL THINGS through his ONLY Son, Jesus!
John 1:3"All things were made through him (Jesus) and without him NOTHING WAS MADE that was made.”
Col. 1:16"ALL THINGS were created that are in HEAVEN... He is before ALL THINGS and in Him ALL THINGS CONSIST."
Jesus Christ created all things in heaven, including the angels, including you, me and Lucifer! We were not born "spirit" beings in a prior existance!
(Exo 20:3) “I am the Lord thy God... Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Mormon Doctrine disregards the first commandment by having "other gods"!
For a deeper study on the trinity, being 3 persons but yet being ONE God, please refer to these pages:
(2) All these spirits - except for the spirit of Jesus Christ, fell from God's grace in their prior exisitance and were in need of redemption. Adam and Eve were placed on the earth to provide bodies for these preexistant spirits so that they might receive God's salvation and prove their faithfulness to him by obedience and good works. The chief consequence of the fall was that men and women discovered their own sexuality; therefore it was a “fall forward," for it made possible the embodiment of the fallen preexistent spirits.
There is not a single scripture in the Bible that supports such a teaching! While Jeremiah 1:5 reveals God's "foreknowledge" of his creation "before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee", simply stated, God knew what he was making when he created Jeremiah the prophet, the Mormon teachers have taken this scripture to form a doctrine of a preexistant life before we were born that would fill an entire book!
Gen. 1:27 when God created man, it was "very good" (v. 31) God Himself told Adam and Eve to have sex with one another...and it was NOTSIN (v. 28) "Befruitful and multiply...”How do you multiply and have children without sex? God gave the same order to Noah after the flood ( Gen 9:1)
Man's fall from grace DID NOT occur until Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit in Gen. Chapter 3. The forbidden fruit had nothing to do with sex, nor a preexistent life, God had already given them His blessing to "be fruitful and multiply”.
The first sin was Adams disobedience, not in heaven in a preexistant life, but AFTER his creation, IN the garden. This fall from grace brought death to all living things on the earth.
“Just as through ONE MAN sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to ALL MEN, because all sinned.." Rom. 5:12and ..as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one man's righteous act the free gift came to all men resulting in justification. For by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by one Man's obedience many will be made righteous." Rom. 5:18-19and... "as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive." 1 Cor. 15:22
So the scriptures declare that the fall of man originated through Adam's single act of disobedience in the garden, and by his sin, he brought death to all mankind.
The reversal of this sin we inherited through Adam, is the inheritance of Life when we are born again by turning to Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ brought us life by his act of obedience.
"though He was aSon, yet He learned obedience by the things He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the AUTHOR of ETERNAL SALVATION to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek." Heb. 5:8-10
....A woman can share in highest bliss only through her relationship with her husband, who stands in the Meichizedekian priesthood
Please note that it is Jesus Christ, and ONLY Jesus, who was called by God to be High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek.. God's word declares that NO one else can ever have this calling to the priesthood to the order of Melchizedek, because Jesus NEVER dies! Read Heb. 5:4-10, 6:20 and all of Chapt. 7,10:10-22.
For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Hebrews 7:17
For a Mormon, or anyone else, to claim this office of the Melchizedekian Priesthood, is to usurp the authority that has been given to Jesus Christ alone.
And having been perfected, He (Jesus) became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek." Heb. 5:8-10
The duty of the high priest, is to act as mediator between man and God!
"There is one God and one MEDIATOR between God and men, the man JESUS CHRIST" 1Tim. 2:5
"But He (Jesus), because He continues forever, has an UNCHANGEABLE (see below) priesthood. Therefore He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them, For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; who does NOT need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself" Heb. 7:24-27
The Greek word for “unchangeable” is “aparabatos” and means “untransferable, perpetual”. The Greek Lexicon includes “not transient, not to be superseded.” No one else can EVER have this Melchizedekian priesthood.
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?  For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
According to Heb. 7:11-12 the Aaronic (Levitical) Priesthood was changed. It was done away with and replaced by the Melchezidekian priesthood held by no one but Jesus Christ himself. The Melchezidekian priesthood was a priesthood without the law, as it was before the law. The Aaronic priesthood was a priesthood within the law, and was changed, it was disannulled, or done away with! (Heb. 7:11-19)
For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
A careful study of Hebrews chapters 7-10 explains all of this.
....fell from God's grace in their prior exisitance and were in need of redemption. Adam and Eve were placed on the earth to provide bodies for these preexistant spirits
First the Natural, then the Spiritual, not spiritual, then natural!
Accordingly, the Mormon doctrine says that we were first "Spiritual" when we fell from grace in heaven in a pre-existant life, and then we became "Flesh" when we were born on Earth. (Do YOU remember your "pre-existant life in heaven? I don't!) For this reason, according to the Mormon church, it was "GOOD", that Adam and Eve "SINNED" by experiencing sex so that these "FALLEN SPIRITS" can become "FLESH" and have a chance to be saved by hearing and obeying the Mormon doctrine. But this teaching totally opposes the Scriptures:
(1 Cor 15:46 KJV) Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
It is written, that the FLESH is First, and THEN the SPIRITUAL!
(3)Procreation, then, is essential to salvation; this explains the strong emphasis of the Mormons upon marriage and the family and the realization for the polygamy they once condoned.
The need to procreate in order to save the fallen spirits that are floating around in heaven waiting for a body to inhabit so they can hear the Mormon Gospel and be saved, is just not true! There is NO scriptural support to such an idea! Joseph Smith himself, had as many as 84 wives which were listed by Stanley S. Ivans.
Mormon doctrine taught that God and Christ are both polygamists, that Jesus married Elizabeth, Mary and a host of others according to Jedediah M. Grant, Second Counselor to Brigham Young. Mr. Grant goes on to declare that the reason Jesus and his followers were persecuted, was because of Jesus' belief in polygamy! (Joseph Smith claimed to be a descendant of Jesus Christ through one of these marriages) Not a shred of Biblical evidence supports this heresy which was invented to justify Joseph Smith's desire to satisfy his unquenchable need for sex with other women!
In order to accept Utah as a State and receive the financial and political benifits of Statehood, the church had to discontinue the polygamy they once encouraged! For a more complete study on Polygamy in the Mormon church, please go to this web page!
The Biblical truth is, that man is born with a sin nature, the desire to sin, not because he was a fallen spirit in a preexistant life, but because man has inherited the sin nature from Adam!
Rom. 5:12 “Just as through one man (Adam) sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to ALL MEN, because all sinned.."
Rom. 5:18-19 ..as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one man's righteous act the free gift came to all men resulting in justification. For by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by one Man's obedience many will be made righteous."
1 Cor. 15:22"as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive."
(4)The church's fascination with personal genealogies is rooted in these doctrines as well.
"...charge some that they teach no other doctrine, nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in the faith." 1 Tim. 1:3-4
"But avoid foolish disputes, geneologies, contentions, and strivings about the law, for they are unprofitable and useless." Titus 3:9
Genealogies are "Unprofitable and useless".
The main reason the Mormon church turned to genealogies, is to accommodate the next doctrine described in (5) below, "Baptism for the dead". The Mormon, being baptized for his dead relatives, can become their savior and redeemer by giving them a second chance to be saved. Although scripture conflicts with this false doctrine, and instructs us to avoid genealogies, the Mormons continue to practice it for the reasons I shall describe in (5) below!
Heb. 9:27"It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment"
There is NO SECOND CHANCE.
John 5:28-29 ”Donot marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His (Jesus') voice and come forth -- those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation."
(5) By identifying one's ancestors and being baptized for them in one of the many regional temples, those who did not hear the "everlasting gospel" as revealed only through Mormonism will be given the opportunity to receive it and be saved.
Baptism for the dead was never a teaching or commandment by Jesus, the scriptures, nor Paul. This single verse alone is used by the Mormons to build a very complex and detailed (unscriptural) doctrine, one that can save (in their minds) multitudes, if not millions of souls, although not another single scripture in the Bible supports this complex doctrine of being Baptised for the dead!
Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? KJV 1 Cor. 15:29
The verse SEEMS to be speaking about a practice of being baptized for dead people, although there is NOT a single scripture in the Bible that supports this doctrine. So the Mormons have built a phantom doctrine underlying the verse, giving it another meaning than that for which it was originally written!
You cannot find any instructions in any other scripture, by Jesus, Paul, Old or New Testament, that supports a doctrine by which any Christian should be Baptized for the dead!
1Cor. 15:29 was NOT an instruction, teaching nor a commandment to be baptized for dead relatives, but rather a question by which Paul was dealing with a totally different issue! Notice the question marks in the verse? The issue he was dealing with, in context, was that of believing that there WILL be a resurrection of the dead!
The Mormon church originated this false doctrine because of a MAJOR flaw in their doctrine. Their church and their doctrine had NO prior existence before 1800's. It never existed! So if the Mormon teachings have not been known until the last 150 years or so, then what should become of the billions of souls that have never heard the "Mormon Gospel" and had never partaken in the Mormon temple? In order to fix this problem, the church found this verse in 1 Cor. 15 and built a major mountain from it. They discovered that they could use this verse to incorporate the lost souls of millenniums past and give them hope for salvation by being baptized for them. Therefore, YOU can become the savior of your lost relatives by being baptized for them, and by your action of baptism, they can have a second chance to hear the Mormon Gospel and be saved! Since you now have the power to save them, or let them perish, You are now their God!
The ONLY way to make sense out of this verse, is to read this verse in its full context from verse 12 to 32.
It appears, that the Corinthian church had lost its hope and faith that the dead will be raised again! Paul challenges them on this issue to reassure them that there certainly IS a resurrection of the dead one day, and he clarifies the details of the future resurrection of the dead saints and what type of body they will have in the resurrection!
The "The Companion Bible" explains it like this.
"Why are they baptized also? (It is) for the dead. It is to remain dead, as Christ remains, if there be no resurrection, (v.13).
The argument is, What is the use of being baptized, if it is only to remain dead? No suggestion here of the vicarious baptism which sprang up later among the Marcionites and others."
The following Bible translation, clarifies the true interpretation and thrust of Pauls words in this verse:
(GOD'S WORD) However, people are baptized because the dead will come back to life. What will they do? If the dead can't come back to life, why do people get baptized as if they can come back to life? 1 Cor. 15:29
If you will read the full text of chapter 15, you will find the above translation to fit perfectly with the context of the chapter and the message Paul was giving to the Corinthian church!
Contrariwise, you will find NOTHING in the context of chapter 15 that fits the doctrine of the Mormon church, namely that of being baptized on behalf of dead people to give them a second change to be saved by hearing the Mormon heresy introduced less than 200 years ago!
(6)Exaltation as a god is much more meaningful to a Mormon than salvation from sin. The end of full salvation is one's elevation to a godhood equal to that of God the Father. This exalted state is reserved for males.
Unlike the emphasis of the Mormon church on becoming an exalted god with little emphasis on salvation from sin, the Bible focuses on man's separation from God because of sin, and God's plan to restore man to a place of fellowship with Himself, the ONLY True God, by Faith in Jesus Christ, the savior of the world. The Bible condemns man's attempt to exalt himself "as Gods". Gen. 3:5, & 11:4; Isa. 14:13-14, Ez. 28:2,6-8
In Acts 12:22-23 God killed Herod for taking the glory that he was "agod." The same penalty will hold to the Mormon teachers, prophets and members.
And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.  And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.  And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost. Acts 12:21-23
Isa. 43:10 “..Before Me there was NO GOD FORMED, neither shall there be after Me.”
(7) This exalted state is reserved for males. A woman can share in highest bliss only through her relationship with her husband,
This idea does not conform to correct scriptural doctrine!
"For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all onein Christ Jesus. and if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal. 3:26, 28-29
Furthermore, these male Mormons will NOT be married to their spouse in heaven.
Jesus, answering the question about the woman who had 7 husbands, was asked "in the resurrection, when they rise, who's wife will she be?" Jesus answered them ".. For when they rise from the dead, they neither marrynor are given in marriage, but are like the angels in heaven." Mark 12:19-25
The ONLY marriage in heaven is between Christ and the church! Hos. 2:16,19 2Cor. 11:2, Matt. 9:15 25:1-13 Eph. 5:25-27 Rev. 19:7-9 21:2,9 22:17.
The Mormon teaching is in direct disagreement with the Bible!
(8) Thereafter, they, with their eternal wives, will procreate new spirits and repeat on a planet of their own the cycle of redemption which they experienced on earth and thus eventually redeem the universe.
IN the resurrection, we will NOT take our wives to another planet, and have spirit babies and repopulate other planets and become Gods and saviors of these spirit babies. If you read Revelation chapters 21 and 22, we will return to the EARTH, (every one of us that have been saved), and God the Father and God the Son will dwell with us RIGHT HERE ON EARTH! There is NO reference to the Mormon heresy in the last chapters of the Bible that make us into GODS, or repopulating other planets with our wife, or many wives.
The Heavens and the earth will be "burned up" 2 Peter 2:10-13, they will "perish" Heb. 1:10-11 and there will be a new Heaven and a new earth and the bride of Christ, the born again believers, will live forever on The New earth and God will wipe away every tear, there will be no more pain, no more death, and God Himself will be our God and will make His dwelling with us and we shall be His sons forever. Rev. 21:1-8.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (verse 8).
The Mormon teaching is a fairytale! Whomever teaches it is a liar and an unbeliever of the truth! Joseph Smith's teachings add to the book of Revelation when he proclaims that you will become Gods of your own planet with the details of procreating and saving your planet.
"For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone ADDS to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written In this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Rev. 22:18-19
Pro 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Through Pride, this church puffs men up into believing they can become Gods!
The Link between Freemasonry and the Mormon Church
If you will check out the links that follow, you will note that the Mormon Temple rituals are a replica of the rituals used within the Masonic Lodge.
The Cult of the Masonic Lodge (Freemasonry) has birthed many occultic and even Satanic religions through the past several hundred years. The Mormon church is one of her children. The Mormon church was birthed shortly after Joseph Smith learned the Masonic temple rituals of the Master Mason (3rd degree)! Every Mason, has sworn a death oath of secrecy to keep their rituals hidden from the uninitiated, an oath that Joseph Smith himself had sworn in the presence of his Masonic Fraternal brothers with his hand on the Bible. It is said, that those who shot and killed Joseph Smith, were wearing the Masonic ring on their fingers, in payment to Joseph Smith for revealing the Masonic rituals to non-Masons, the nucleus and origin of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.
For an excellent review of the origins of the Mormon religion and Joseph Smith's involvement in the Masonic Lodge, I recommend reading this web page Our Mormon Trail
The Mormon Church teaches a “DIFFERENT, PERVERTED GOSPEL” than the Bible! Let's look at some of their teachings, and some quotes from their false prophets!
* “God was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens.” (Joseph Smith, Times and Seasons, Aug. 1, 1844)
* As man is, God once was. As God is, man may become.”
(Lorenzo Snow, Millenial Star, Vol. 54)
“In the beginning the head of the GODS called a council of the GODS and they came together and concocted a plan to create the world and the people in it.” (Joseph Smith, The Journal of Discourses, Vol. 6)
“In the heaven where our spirits were born, there are many GODS, each of who has his own wife or wives which were given to him previous to his redemption while yet in his mortal state.”
(Apostle Orson Pratt, The Seer, Vol. 1, Pg 37)
* “If we should take a million worlds like this and number thier particles we should find there are more GODS than there are particles of matter in those worlds.” (Apostle Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 2, Pg. 345)
* “The Father has a body of flesh and bone as tangible as man's...”
(Doctrine and Covenants, Sec. 130:22)
Our God and Father in heaven, is a being of tabernacle, or, in other words, he has a body, with parts the same as you and I have.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 1:50)
“When our father Adam came into the Garden of Eden, he came into it with a celestial body and brought Eve, one of his celestial wives, with him... He is our father and our GOD and the ONLY GOD with whom we have to do.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 1, Pg. 50)
IS GOD A GLORIFIED MAN? ARE THERE MORE THAN ONE GOD? DOES HE HAVE A FLESH AND BONES BODY? IS ADAM OUR GOD?
THE BIBLE TEACHES:
He is NOT an exalted man!
Hosea 11:9 “...for I am God and NOT A MAN.”
Num. 23:19 “God is NOT A MAN...”
God the Father is SPIRIT, not flesh and bone!
John 4:24 “God is A SPIRIT,”
God the Father NEVER was a MAN!
Malichi 3:6 “For I am the Lord, I CHANGE NOT,”
Pslams 90:2“...from everlasting to everlasting, thou art GOD”
There is NO other God, NEITHER will there ever be another God!
Isa. 43:10 “..Before Me there was NO GOD FORMED, neither shall there be after Me.”
Isa. 44:6 “..I am the first and the last, Besides ME there is NO GOD.”
Isa. 45:5“...I am the Lord, and there is NO OTHER, There is NO GOD besides ME.”
1 Cor. 8:4“...There is NO OTHER GOD but ONE.”
Adam is NOT GOD, he was created by God, and he had ONLY ONE wife, Eve.
“Professing to be wise, they becamefools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible MAN. “ (Rom. 1:22-23)
CAN WE BECOME GODS TOO?
Satan deceived Eve in the Garden with this first lie;“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and YE SHALL BE AS GODS, knowing good and evil” (Gen. 3:5) While the Mormon believer is convinced that Adam and Eve's sin was sex, the Mormon may never know that, in truth, they may be eating of the same fruit that Eve partook in, the idea that "your eyes shall be opened, and YE SHALL BE AS GODS,"!
God reveals Lucifer's sin saying “because your heart is lifted up, and you SAY, I am a God... yet you are a MAN, and NOT a God. (Ez. 28:2) and again in Isa. 14:12-15 Lucifer says “I will be like the Most High...” Satan's desire is for you to exalt yourself and say “I will be like the Most High, I am a GOD.”
“The appointment of Jesus to be Savior of the world was contested by one of the other sons of God. He was called Lucifer, son of the morning... this spirit brother of Jesus...” (Mormon Doctrine pg 193)
The Bible teaches:
Jesus, God the son, created all things! (including Lucifer - a fallen angel) (John 1:1-14, Col. 1:15-16 & Eph. 3:9)
The story of Lucifer, the angel who became the devil, and his first sin is recorded in Ez. 28:1-19.
John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Heb 1:5 “For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?”John 1:18 “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
GOD HAD NO OTHER SONS,
except those who "become" sons through faith in Christ.
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
John 1:12 “But as many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to BECOME the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
Rev 3:20 “Behold, I (Jesus) stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
2 Cor 13:5 “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”
Gal 3:24-26 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
LUCIFER IS NOT, NOR EVER WAS, GOD'S SON!
GOD HAS ONLY ONE SON, JESUS. THOSE WHOM ARE “BORN AGAIN” BY FAITH IN JESUS “BECOME” CHILDREN OF GOD WHEN JESUS COMES AND LIVES INSIDE OF THE “BORN AGAIN” BELIEVER.
The following verses from Ezekiel 28, gives the testimony of Lucifer's creation, (verses 16-19 continues with his fall through the sin of Pride, hoping to exalt himself as a god in verse 9).
Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
If you will note, the scripture declares that God "created" Lucifer as an angel! Lucifer was NOT "begotten" as a son of God! Since Jesus was God's ONLY begotten Son (John 3:16), then any attempt to make Lucifer or anyone else, a "begotten" son of God, is error!
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.  Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.  Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
As the scripture in Ezekiel declares, Lucifer was "created" an annointed cherub, an angel. Yet Hebrews declares that NO angel was ever called by God, "my SON"!
Heb 1:5 “For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son....”
God NEVER called Lucifer "Thou art my Son"! If you will read chapter 1 of Hebrews, you will find that it is Jesus and HIM alone who is the sole proprietor and owner of being the ONLY begotten Son of God!
Rom. 9:8 “That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are NOT the children of God”
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Prior to being "born" of the Spirit by faith in Jesus Christ, non of us are, nor ever were, Children of God. We are "the children of the flesh", until we repent and are "born again" by the Spirit. Through repentance of sin and confessing Jesus Christ as Lord, the repentant sinner receives the gift of the Holy Spirit by which the sin nature is crucified and now the Spirit of God leads the "born again" Christian into righteousness.
Rom 8:8-9 “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”
Without the Holy Spirit, the unregenerated, unsaved sinner lives to satisfy his fleshly, sinful nature and CANNOT please God, nor does this fleshly sinner belong to God, but rather is owned by Satan (John 8:44)! The "born again" believer who is lead by the Holy Spirit, lives his life by the leading of the Spirit, by which the Christian is able to be pleasing to God as an obedient child of God. (Eph. 2:1-3)
In John 1:1-2 & Micah 5:2 you will find that Jesus has ALWAYS been God and existed from Eternity past. Contrary to Mormon doctrine, a man did not BECOME God. The truth is the exact opposite.
God BECAME a man!
1 Timothy 3:16“God, was manifested in the flesh...”
Phi 2:6-7Although from the beginning He had the nature of God He did not reckon His equality with God a treasure to be tightly grasped. Nay, He stripped Himself of His glory, and took on Him the nature of a bondservant by becoming a man like other men. (WNT)
Jesus, who was and is GOD, became man, to redeem us back to himself. Jesus always was, is and always will be... GOD who revealed himself in the flesh!
“...God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” 2 Cor 5:19
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Does God need Prophets to speak to his people today?
See the False Prophecies of Joseph Smith! Joseph Smith, a Mason, designed the LDS Temple ceremonies after the Masonic Lodge Ceremonies. The church of LDS is a creation of Smith's revision of Freemasonry!
Heb 1:1-2 “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds”
Matt 24:11 “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
John 10:27 & 5Jesus said “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” “And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.”
There have been many false prophets through the years who used the Christian Bible as their resource, each one claiming that the true gospel had been lost, and that they have the NEW revelation of Biblical truth. The list includes:
Muhammed Muslim / Islam
Bahaullah Bahai Faith
Ellen G. White Seventh Day Adventists
Charles Taze Russell Jehovah's Witnesses
Sun Myung Moon The Unification Church
Herbert W. Armstrong Worldwide Church of God
Joseph Smith Mormon
2 Peter 3:16-17 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.  Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
In each case, the followers of these religions are fully convinced that their prophet is the true prophet and they are fully commited and in full greement with their prophet. Some are so commited, they will even strap a bomb upon their body and die for their faith! Each of them has their OWN Biblical truths making their own interpretation of the Bible and have their own understanding of who Jesus was!
But the clearest facts of each of these religions is this, they have ALL, perverted the Bible truths, and made up their own doctrine based on their faith in their own "Prophet"!
Are you following Jesus... or a False Prophet! False Prophets will toss you to and fro with every kind of false Doctrine of Men and of Devils. If their teachings don't agree with Scripture, then how do you KNOW they are of the truth? If you can't trust the Bible, you have NO ROCK on which to stand.
The Mormon church teaches that the Blood of Jesus ONLY atones for the sins of Adam. We must make atonement for our own sins. While many of the todays Mormon followers are not aware of it, the church historically has practiced MURDER to atone for the sins of an apostate of their church. For complete details go to Blood Atonement.
The truth is the the blood of Jesus has attoned for the sins of every believer!
The Hebrew word for "atonement" is
kaphar,kaw-far'; H 3722 a primitive root; to cover (specifically with bitumen); figurative to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel :- appease, make (an) atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile (-liation). (Strongs Concordance)
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
2 Cor. 5:18-19
And all things are of God, who hath reconciledus to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconcilingthe world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
(Rom 5:11 KJV) And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
... when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse usfrom all unrighteousness.
If you will notice, every scripture, and there were many others, points to ALL believers as having received the atonement. NOT one verse indicates that the atonement was for Adams sin alone!
What must you do to be saved? The Mormon church teaches salvation by 1) belief in Jesus Christ (but only to a minor degree) 2) belief in the prophetic calling of Joseph Smith and his successors, 3) the cardinal doctrines of the Mormon church including a) Temple work b) Word of Wisdom (dietary law forbidding tobacco, intoxicants, coffee and tea) c) salvation by works.
The Bible teaches:
Gal 2:16 “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”
Eph 2:8-9 “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.”
Acts 16:30-31 “ Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”
Col 2:16-17 “Let no man therefore judge you in MEAT, or in DRINK, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days, Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body (substance) is of Christ.”
Acts 4:10-12 “... that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth... Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”
Heb 7:25 “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them”
ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, ONLY 1) BELIEF IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS TRUE... ALL THE OTHER MORMON CONDITIONS ARE FALSE
THE MAJOR ERROR IN THE MORMON DOCTRINE (as is in all cults) IS FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE “WHO IS JESUS?”
The ONLY God. Isa. 43:10, 44:6, 45:5, 1 Cor. 8:4
God's only “begotten” Son. John 1:18, 3:16
The Fountain of living water John 7:38, Jer. 17:13
The Judge John 5:27, Matt. 25:31
The forgiver of sins Mark 2:5 & 7
Our Bridegroom Hos. 2:16,19 2Cor. 11:2
God himself John 1:1-2 & 20:8 Isa. 7:14 & 9:6
Prince of Life Acts 3:15
Our only High Priest, (Melchizedek) Heb. 5:4-10, 6:20
The Resurrection and The Life John 11:25
The Way, The Truth, and The Life John 14:6
The Shepherd John 10:11,14
(Although Americans were Gentiles, the “other sheep” are ALL Gentile nations Eph. 2:11-3:8)
Creator of ALL Things (you, me, the entire universe) John 1:1-10, Col. 1:15-17, Heb. 1:2
He has NO BEGINNING (He always existed) Micah 5:2, Heb. 7:3
Other Doctrinal errors of the Mormon Church!
1. They deny that Jesus was begotten by the Holy Spirit (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 1, p. 51)
2. They claim that Jesus had several wives (polygamously). The wedding at Cana was Jesus' own wedding where He married Mary, Martha and the other Mary. (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 1, pp. 345-6)
3. Jesus attoned for the sins of Adam ONLY. We must make attonement for our own sins by good works.
4. Mormon leaders claim "infallibility." They speak on behalf of God Himself. (Not much different from the Catholic Pope to the Catholics)
5. Until recently, Negroes were Not entitled to the full blessings of God (full church membership) because they were not valient in their pre-earth life. Therefore they were not religiously equal with other races. A form of raceism
6. They claim that those who enter the third heaven, will progress to Godhood, will be able to create their own worlds, populate them, redeem them, and even provide an Adversary with which to test them.
7. They teach that The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three seperate Gods. NOT ONE God as taught in Christianity. Jesus became a God after his death, burial and resurrection. (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 370, 372; The Gospel through the Ages, 1958, p.21)
8. That God the Father, in a physical body, had sexual intercourse with the virgin Mary. (Mormon doctrine, p.547; Journal of Discourses, V. 1, p. 51; V. 4, p. 218)
"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For SATAN himself transforms himselfintoan ANGELOF LIGHT. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministersalso transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works. 2Cor. 11:13-15
Muhammad claimed that an angel appeared to him and he wrote the Koran. Joseph Smith said the same and wrote another gospel called the Book of Mormon. Muhammad discredited the Bible in favor of his newly revised edition. So has Joseph Smith. An "angel of light" deceived Muhammad and today 1 billion people are deceived by his lie. Today, 5 million people are deceived by Joseph Smith's lie. The Book of Mormon, like the Koran, has created its own "truth", while denying the truth of the Bible!
... let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
The Mormon gospel IS a lie! Would you want to stand trembling before the great and awesome judgment seat of Christ and say "I am a god?" No one will be able to boast of their good works before God!
Rom 3:27-28 “Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.”
Romans 4:3-8 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.  Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.  But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.  Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,  Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.  Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
God will not be indebted to anyone! The scripture above is telling us that Good works will not force God to be indebted to owe any man. It is by Faith that God gives righteousness, by faith in Jesus Christ, our sins are covered (atoned for) and our sin is no longer imputed against us!
The Mormon gospel IS another gospel! A different gospel, preaching a different Jesus, imparting a different spirit!
God's word has NEVER changed. "Heaven and earth will pass away, But My words will by no means pass away." Matt. 24:36
The gates of hell has never prevailed against the church as Joseph Smith taught. The true gospel and true church of born again believers was never "lost" until the mid 1800's!
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Mat 16:18
Joseph Smith and Muhammad BOTH will have their part in the Lake of Fire. They were both "False prophets" stealing souls from the Kingdom of God
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever Rev 20:10
Pray: “Father God in heaven, you ALONE are God. I have sinned against you by thinking that I can be a God, I repent of my pride. Forgive me for following false prophets and teaching a corrupt message to others. Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, I ask you today to come and live in my heart. Wash me of my sins, take control of my life, and be the Lord and Master of my life. Give me your Holy Spirit to give me power to discern the truth, and to turn from sin. Jesus, you are my Lord, and today I choose to follow you and you alone. I love you Jesus! Thank you for saving me from Hell and the wrath to come, and promising me eternal life. Amen!”
Prov 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Isa 48:11 ... I will not give my glory unto another.
Jude 1:25To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.