Mormon Teaching and the Book of Mormon do not agree
Mormon Teaching, And
of Mormon, And
Plus some other very disturbing things that they
teach... Or do not teach...
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints (LDS)" is the name of the ecclesial community of Mormonism. They
teach that their founder, Joseph Smith, was a latter day prophet, and the
leader of their congregation is called "The Prophet". In the
introduction to the Book of Mormon, it calls their founder, "...the Prophet Joseph Smith...". In the "Articles of Faith
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints", article #6, reads, "We
believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely,
apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so
forth." Did you notice that apostles are included too? Everyone knows that
Saint John was the last Apostle.
Holy Scripture clearly teaches that
Jesus Christ was the last of many prophets before Him. Hebrews 1:1-2, "GOD,
who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in times past to the fathers by
the prophets, last of all in these days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom
He appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the
Contrast those verses from Hebrews with this quote from
the introduction to the Book of Mormon: "...that Jesus Christ is the Savior
of the world, that Joseph Smith is his revelator and prophet in these last
days..." Do we ignore Hebrews 1:1-2 or the teaching of
"In giving us his Son, his only Word (for he possesses no
other), he spoke everything to us at once in this sole Word - and he has no more
to say. . . because what he spoke before to the prophets in parts, he has now
spoken all at once by giving us the All Who is His Son. Any person questioning
God or desiring some vision or revelation would be guilty not only of foolish
behaviour but also of offending him, by not fixing his eyes entirely upon Christ
and by living with the desire for some other novelty." Saint John of the Cross,
The Ascent of Mount Carmel 2, 22, 3-5
How can Joseph Smith be a prophet
who came after Jesus Christ, when Scripture so clearly tells us that Jesus
Christ was the last of the prophets? Those two verses, Hebrews 1:1-2,
definitively inform us that there will be no more divine revelation revealed
after the teaching by the Word of GOD, Jesus Christ, to His Apostles. Divine
revelation ended when the last Apostle died. If so, then from whom did the
revelations of Joseph Smith come? There can be only two possible answers to
that question... Either Holy Scripture is not to be believed, or Joseph Smith
was a false prophet. Mormonism was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830. He claimed an angel named Moroni told him to found a 'new' religion, and
to find two golden plates buried under a rock somewhere in New York. Smith
claimed he found them and deciphered the inscription on them, and that became
the 'Book of Mormon'. The plates 'mysteriously' disappeared after that and
were never found again.
Mormons claim that the "Book of Mormon" is yet
"another gospel" other than those which are included within Holy
The very first page behind the cover of the Book of Mormon
says: "The Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus
Christ." This is an open admission that they
preach "another gospel". Not only that but their"gospel" supposedly came
from an angel.
Beyond the shadow of a doubt, all of this is in
direct conflict with Galatians 1:8... "But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a
gospel to you other than that which we have preached, let him be anathema*." If that verse
was not enough, Saint Paul repeated it again in Galatians 1:9 for emphasis. How
many times in all of Scripture did Saint Paul repeat himself? It almost sounds
as if he had an inspiration of the rise of Mormonism and wrote those verses
especially directed against them. Mormons do claim that Moroni is an
angel, and we know for sure that not one
apostle ever preached the 'Book of Mormon'. How then, can Mormons ever reconcile
this, since it is clearly evident that the very roots of Mormonism are in direct
contradiction of Holy Scripture? No Mormon has ever answered my
question truthfully, to reconcile the BOM to Galatians 1:8-9.
*Anathema means cursed or
ex-communicated. In the King James Bible it says, "let him be accursed".
Here is yet another set of verses which say essentially the
same thing as Gal 1:8-9:
"I feel a divine jealousy for you, for I
betrothed you to Christ to present you as a pure bride to her one husband. But I
am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be
led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if some one comes and
preaches another Jesus than the one we preached, or if you receive a different
spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the
one you accepted, you submit to it readily enough." 2Cor 11:2-4 Did not
the Mormons submit to "a different gospel from the one you accepted"? No
Mormon has ever answered my question truthfully, to reconcile the BOM to 2Cor
"Every command that I enjoin on you, you shall be careful
to observe, neither adding to it nor subtracting from it. If there arises among
you a prophet or a dreamer who promises you a sign or wonder, urging you to
follow other gods, whom you have not known, and to serve them: even though the
sign or wonder he has foretold you comes to pass, pay no attention to the words
of that prophet or that dreamer; for the LORD, your God, is testing you to learn
whether you really love him with all your heart and with all your soul. The
LORD, your God, shall you follow, and him shall you fear; his commandment shall
you observe, and his voice shall you heed, serving him and holding fast to him
alone. But that prophet or that dreamer shall be put to death, because,
in order to lead you astray from the way which the LORD, your God, has directed
you to take, he has preached apostasy from the LORD, your God, who brought you
out of the land of Egypt and ransomed you from that place of slavery. Thus shall
you purge the evil from your midst." Deut 13:1-6 These words appear to be
a perfect match for Joseph Smith. After all, he is called a prophet,
and he did preach another gospel, the Bom, while completely ignoring Gal 1:8-9,
and wasn't he put to death?
If Mormons are not going to abide by
the teaching of the Bible, why then do they even use it?
"The Church has
four Gospels, heretics have many more." Origen, Homilies on Luke, Hom 1, 233
From the introduction of the Book of Mormon: "The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to
the Bible... ...and contains, as does the Bible, the fulness of the everlasting
gospel."... "Concerning this record the Prophet Joseph Smith said: "I
told the brethren that the BOOK OF MORMON WAS THE MOST CORRECT OF ANY BOOK ON
EARTH, AND THE KEYSTONE OF OUR RELIGION, AND A MAN WOULD GET NEARER TO GOD BY
ABIDING BY ITS PRECEPTS, THAN ANY OTHER BOOK." ...a
most blasphemous statement against the Holy Bible. The BOM clearly elevates
itself above the Bible.
How can the LDS Church even use the Bible at all if they
teach it is inferior to the Book of Mormon? Mormons have a following of about 10 million, but are split into several
Here are some of their false teachings: Some references which
refute these false teachings are from their very own 'Book of
Mormon' (herein referenced as BOM).
"As man is, GOD once was; as GOD is, man
may become." This is a Mormon teaching... How can
Mormons believe in a GOD who is both perfect and progressing?
This is a
classic example of 'doublethink'*, a process which
Mormons use profusely. The statement in red clearly does say that GOD changes.
Yet the BOM says just the opposite... (BOM) Moroni 8:18, 2Nephi 29:9, and
Mormon 9:9-10 all read essentially, "For do we not read that GOD is the same
yesterday, today and forever, and in Him there is no variableness neither shadow
Ask them, If GOD is perfect, how can He possibly change? If
He is perfect, how can He become more perfect that He is already? Any change
in GOD would imply an imperfection to begin with, would it not?
*Doublethink: Thoughts accepted as truths which have serious contradictions
and falsehoods. Two or more ideas of opposing dimensions, all being accepted
as truth. The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind
simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
From George Orwell's "1984":
"To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while
telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which
canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to
use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to
believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of
democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back
into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget
it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that
was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once
again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even
to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink."
Doublethink...! You cannot have it both
ways, but Mormons try. Answers anyone???
Mormons teach that there are multiple god's, one of which is the god of
the earth. This is the heresy of polytheism, so they are polytheistic which
makes them not Christian. However, contradictions regarding polytheism
abound in the BOM... 2 Nephi 31:21, "And now behold this is the doctrine of
Christ and the only one true doctrine of the Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Ghost which is one God without end." Alma 11:28-29, "...Is there more
than one God? And he answered, No." Alma 11:44, "...before the bar of Christ
the Son, and GOD the Father, and the Holy Spirit, which is One Eternal
GOD..." And amazingly... In the "testimony of three witnesses" at the
beginning of the BOM, the very last sentence reads: "And the honor be to the
Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, which is one God.
Amen." Clearly this testimony rejects polytheism.
"...and there is no GOD else besides Me? Be converted to Me, and you shall be
saved, all you ends of the earth, for I am GOD, and there is no
So which one is in error, the teaching of LDS and the "prophet"
Joseph Smith and the BOM, or is it Holy Scripture? There is no doubt that we
could quickly and safely remove Holy Scripture from this equation.
The Mormon trinity is a triad of three separate god's in
co-operation with each other, polytheism... (BOM) Mosiah 7:27, "...Christ was
the God, the Father of all things..." (was the God?) Ether 3:14-15,
"...Behold, I am Jesus Christ. I am the Father and the Son..." Again, Isaiah
James 2:19, "You believe that there is one GOD, you do well.
The devils also believe and tremble."
How do Mormons explain John 10:30
where Jesus said, "I and the Father are one"? According to Mormon
teaching of polytheism, "I and the Father must be two".
"Doublethink", yet again.
GOD has a physical body... Mormons teach that GOD is
endowed with a body of flesh and bone. This is false, GOD is Spirit: Num
23:19, Lk 24:39, Jn 4:24. (BOM) Alma 11:22, "...Spirit of the Lord which is
Mormonism teaches that matter existed spiritually before
creation. This is false since GOD created the universe out of nothing. The
very word 'create' means: "To cause to exist. to bring into being". See Gen
1:1, Psa 33:6, 2Macc 7:28, Heb 11:3. Spirits have no parts and therefore do
not occupy space. Matter however, takes up space simply because it has parts,
so therefore it cannot exist spiritually.
The Church which Jesus Christ founded in Matt 16:18 apostatized soon after it
was founded and it remained that way until Joseph Smith restored it some 1800
years later (1830)... Another Mormon teaching. Well for this to be true,
please tell me what Jesus Christ was doing all those years with an apostate
Church? What happened to the billions of people who lived in those years and
frequented that supposedly "apostate" Church? Did they all end up in hell?
Since GOD is omniscient, why would he send His only Son to found a Church
which would last for only a few years, and then fall away for 1800 years? 1.
In Matt 16:18, Jesus promised that His Church would be protected from within and
from without and He gave no time limit for His protection. 2. In Matt 28:20,
Jesus promised that he would be with His Church every day in every century, and
with no gaps whatsoever, until the end of the world. 3. In John 14:16, Jesus
promised that the Holy Spirit would dwell with His Church forever. 4. In John
14:18, Jesus promised that He would not orphan His Church, yet another promise
that He would be with it forever. 5. And here is yet another verse which
promises the perpetuality of the only Church which Jesus Christ founded, and
this one is from Saint Paul. "...to Him be glory in the Church and in Jesus
Christ down through all the ages of time without end. Amen." Eph
I have just presented to you, as evidence, five verses from Holy
Scripture, all of which promise Divine protection and / or the perpetuality of
the only Church which Jesus Christ founded. Yet, amazingly, Mormons have put
themselves in a box, as they are forced to deny every one of those verses in
order to make their false claim of apostasy of the Church which Jesus Christ
founded. By denying the word of Christ, they have made it a denial of Him. Is
that their intention? It is no wonder then, that Mormonism is said to be not
Christian. The evidence abounds. "He who believes in the Son of God has the
testimony in himself. He who does not believe God has made him a liar, because
he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne to his Son." 1John
5:10 Do Mormons believe the promises which Jesus Christ made to protect His
Church every day in every century, and with no gaps, until the end of time?
As long as they teach that His Church apostatized, the answer to that one is
a resounding NO!
Mormonism teaches that Jesus Christ must be
obeyed. "...that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and that all who
will come unto him and obey the laws and ordinances of his gospel may be
saved." Introduction to the BOM, first page. Well, do they obey
the verses I have listed above? Not at all. Then are they saved
"Double think" again? Can Mormons be both saved and not saved at the same
"...and when perfected, he became to all who obey him the
cause of salvation." Heb 5:9 Wow! Salvation is for those who
obey him. What about those who ignore His teaching? Now if we
extrapolate from that verse, we can say with certainty that there is no
salvation for those who do not obey him, by ignoring what He
There are individuals who are apostates in every religion,
even in Mormonism as they well know. Individuals within the Church which Jesus
Christ founded can, and have apostatized, but certainly not the entire Church
itself. It is utterly impossible, for we have the promises of GOD
Himself. Now, who are we to believe, the teaching of Mormonism, or the Word
However, in many verses of the BOM there are references to a
"Great and Abominable Church", which was founded by the devil. See 1Nephi 13:4
to 22:14, 2Nephi 6:12. Doesn't this "Great and Abominable Church" have a
name? Why is it not named in the BOM? What happened to it? Does it exist
today? Will someone please name it? Why is this yet another "monumental
historical happening", not prophesied at all by the Old Testament prophets,
and not mentioned at all in the first thousand years of writings by scores of
Church Fathers, nor by any secular historians?
I have yet had anyone show
me one scrap of evidence of this "so-called apostasy". Certainly, if the Church
which Jesus Christ founded apostatized soon after it was founded, why then are
there no written records of this monumental milestone of history? Hundreds of
years of genuine historical documents by Church fathers and other writers, make
no mention of this so called "great apostasy", which would have been an earth
shaking, impossible to cover up, and a never to be forgotten event indeed.
However, over this same vast period, the Catholic Church is mentioned favorably
hundreds of times throughout the centuries and by name, hundreds of times. Saint
Augustine (354-430) alone, mentioned the Catholic Church at least 300 times in
his many writings, and with not even a hint of a so-called "great apostasy" of
the Church. Here is a list of references of writings from
scores of different authors over a time span of hundreds of years on both sides
of the date of this false assertion of apostasy. I will encourage all
believers of this false charge by Mormanism to read these genuine historical
documents for themselves. How can anyone believe that GOD really did leave an
unfinished Church for almost 1800 years until Joseph Smith came along and
finally restored it? Does GOD leave His work undone? Are we to believe Jesus
Christ and His promise of the unbroken continuity and perpetual existence of His
Church, or are we to believe Mormon teaching which has no genuine historical
documents of proof whatsoever of this false charge of apostasy against His
Church? What is the record of truth of Mormon teaching shown to us so far in
The Book of Mormon, in its introduction states, "The book was written by many ancient prophets...their words
written on gold plates..." It goes on to say that one
of the civilizations written about came from Jerusalem in 600 B.C.. It seems
that the Old Testament prophets neglected to mention this. Why did this go
unmentioned by them, since a "civilization" even then, must have been composed
of a great number of people? Now since the Bom was written by "many ancient
prophets", how is it that the word 'jehovah' appears in 2 Nephi 22:2, and in
Moroni 10:34? 'Jehovah' is a man made name which first appeared in a
writing by a Benedictine (Catholic) monk in the year 1270. He added vowels to
the Hebrew name of GOD, YHWH, since it was unpronounceable, and invented the
word 'jehovah'. The word 'jehovah' appears nowhere in the Hebrew texts of the
Old Testament, but YHWH does in many places. The correct translation of the name
YHWH, with vowels, is 'Yahweh'. You will not find the word 'jehovah' in any
genuine historical documents, be they from the Church or of a secular source,
before the date of 1270. How can a word which did not
even exist until 1270, appear in supposedly much older writings? Maybe the
Benedictine Monk had a copy of the Book of Mormon in his time of 1270, or maybe
the writings in the BOM are not as old as Mormonism would have us to believe?
It has to be one or the other, so which one is it?
Now regarding "the most correct book on earth", why
has it been changed so many times in the past if it is so correct? The original
BOM written by Joseph Smith in 1830, and the BOM of today have proven that it is
not the most correct book on earth, but one of the most corrupted books on
earth. Here are a few examples:
1830 BOM, 1Nephi 11:18, "And he said
unto me, Behold, the virgin which thou seest, is the mother of God, after the
manner of flesh." 1993 BOM, 1Nephi 11:18, "And he said unto me, Behold, the
virgin which thou seest, is the mother of the Son of
God, after the manner of flesh." Is this an
attempt to downgrade the Mother of GOD, or of Jesus being GOD, or both? If
the BOM was the most correct the first time around, why then was it changed or
1830 BOM, 1Nephi 11:21, "And the angel said unto me,
behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Eternal Father!" 1993 BOM, 1Nephi
11:21, "And the angel said unto me, behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the
Son of the Eternal
Father!" Clearly this is a change in Mormon doctrine. In 1830, the Father and
the Son are one. In 1993, we see a separation between the Father and the Son as
two separate persons. The very same additions, "Son
of", were added to 1Nephi 11:32 and 13:40. I
repeat, if the BOM was "the most correct book on earth" the first time around,
why then was it "corrected" later?
1830 BOM, 1Nephi 12:18, "And a great
and terrible gulf divideth them; yea, even the word of the justice of the
Eternal God, and Jesus Christ, which is the Lamb of God, of whom the Holy Ghost beareth record, from
the beginning of the world until this time, and from this time henceforth and
forever." 1993 Bom, 1Nephi 12:18, "And a great and terrible gulf divideth
them; yea, even the word of the justice of the Eternal God, and the Messiah who is the Lamb of God, of
whom the Holy Ghost beareth record, from the beginning of the world until this
time, and from this time henceforth and forever." Yet another change to show
that the Father and Jesus Christ are two separate persons, two Gods? Or was
it to fix the error that "Christ" was not brought on the scene until 2Nephi
10:3? This same verse mentions that "Christ" was his name. This is yet another
error as the word "Christ" simply means the Anointed One, the Messiah. It is a
title and not a name. Correctly it should be, Jesus THE Christ, or Jesus THE
Messiah, or Jesus THE Anointed One. It appears that error compounds itself in
the BOM. I repeat, if the BOM was "the most correct book on earth" the first
time around, why then was it "corrected" later?
1830 BOM, Mosiah 21:28,
"And now Limhi was again filled with joy, on learning from the mouth of Ammon
that king Benjamin had a gift from God, whereby
he could interpret such engravings; yea, and Ammon also did rejoice." 1993
BOM, Mosiah 21:28, "And now Limhi was again filled with joy, on learning from
the mouth of Ammon that king Mosiah had
a gift from God, whereby he could interpret such engravings; yea, and Ammon also
did rejoice." A case of mistaken identity? I repeat again, if the BOM was
"the most correct book on earth" the first time around, why then was it
1830 BOM, 2Nephi 30:6, "...and many generations shall
not pass away among them, save they shall be a white and a delightsome
people." 1993 BOM, 2Nephi 30:6, "...and many generations shall not pass away
among them, save they shall be a pure and a delightsome people." This change was obviously made to
tone down racial discrimination in the BOM where in many verses, it says GOD
changed the color of skin to dark or black as a curse upon the people. See
I repeat yet again, if the BOM was "the most correct book
on earth" the first time around, why then was it later "corrected" so many times
and in so many places?
1830 BOM, 1Nephi 20:1, "Hearken and hear this, O
house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out
of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of
the God of Israel; yet they swear not in truth, nor righteousness." 1993 BOM,
1Nephi 20:1, "Hearken and hear this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the
name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, or out of the waters of baptism who
swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel; yet they
swear not in truth, nor righteousness." Here we see later additions to "the
most correct book on earth". Was there Baptism in the time of 1Nephi, 600
If the Book of Mormon is so perfect, then why are there so many errors in
it, some of which I have shown in this file? In 'A brief explanation about the
Book of Mormon', it says... "Some minor errors in the
text have been perpetuated in past editions of the Book of
Mormon." How can the 'most correct of any book on
earth' have any errors at all? Here is another big error, Alma 7:10, "And
behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem
which is the land of our forefathers..." It seems
that the Bible says He was born in Bethlehem
not Jerusalem. See Mic 5:2, Matt 2:1 and 6, Luke 2:4 and 15. How could 'the
most correct of any book on earth' have such an obvious error as this one within
Here is another big error: "And after this manner he did
baptize every one that
went forth to the place of Mormon; and they were in number about two hundred and
four souls; yea, and they were baptized in the waters of Mormon, and were filled with the grace of God.
And they were called the Church of God, or the Church
of Christ, from that time forward. And it came to
pass that whosoever was baptized by the power and authority of God was added to
his church." Mosiah 18:16-17 These verses are shocking when you work out
the time line. It seems that according to the BOM index, Mosiah was the son of
king Benjamin (120BC) and lived from 154-91 B.C.. This was around 100 years
before the birth of Jesus Christ and 130 years before Christ established His
Church and started the sacrament of baptism.
If the Book of Mormon
is so correct, then why are there so many errors in it?
Genealogy research for the dead is practiced by the Mormon Church... This is
forbidden in 1Tim 1:4, and Tit 3:9.
They teach a doctrine called Celestial marriage, eternal
marriage sealed by temple rite... This is false teaching. Matt 22:23-33,
"...You err because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of GOD. For at
the resurrection they will neither marry nor be given in marriage, but will be
as Angels of GOD in Heaven..."
Mormon salvation depends on acceptance of the teaching of
Joseph Smith and of the BOM. "...a man would get nearer to God by abiding by
its precepts (the BOM), than by any other book." Introduction to the BOM,
first page. This is absolutely false and misleading teaching. Acts
4:10-12, "...be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by
the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from
the dead, by him this man is standing before you well. This is the stone which
was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner.
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under
heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
Need I say more on
that one? What would you believe, Mormon teaching or Holy Scripture? Mormon baptisms are invalid. There are three requirements for a valid
1. The proper form, "I baptize you in
the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Matt 28:19 2.
The proper matter, is the sprinkling, pouring, or
immersion with water. 3. The proper intention.
They must believe in what they do.
Mormons may use the proper form and the matter. However,
they do not have the proper intention. How can
they possibly hope to baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Spirit, if they do not have a correct understanding of the Holy
Trinity? Mormons teach that the Trinity is three separate gods and not three
distinct persons in one GOD as Scripture clearly says. "Before me no god was
formed, and after me there shall be none." Isa 43:10 "Thus says the LORD,
Israelís King and redeemer, the LORD of hosts: I am the first and I am the last;
there is no God but me." Isa 44:6
Have you noticed the similarities between Mormonism and
1. Jesus Christ is the only founder of a religion who came
pre-announced. The Old Testament is full of prophecies of His coming from the
first book to the last book. Neither Muhammad (Islam), nor Joseph Smith was
pre-announced. Each merely proclaimed himself a prophet.
claims the book that Muhammad wrote, the Quran (Koran), is the word of Allah
(God). Haqqa:40-52 The Articles of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints does likewise: "We believe the Bible to be the word of God
as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be
the word of God." Does the LDS accept the Quran as the word of God also? Why
not? It seems that both claim to be written by a self proclaimed
3. Islam elevates the Quran, above the Bible.
Maida:14-16 Mormons elevate the Book of Mormon above the Bible as shown
earlier in this file.
4. Neither the Quran, nor the Book of Mormon, were
preached by the Apostles. This a clear violation of Galatians 1:8-9 and
2Corinthians 11:2-4 by both the LDS and Islam.
5. Islam (Ahzab:50,
Mujadila:9) and the LDS both, call their respective founders a
"prophet". Muhammad (620 A.D.) and Joseph Smith (1830), both violate Hebrews
1:1-2 which clearly tells us that Jesus Christ (33 A.D. approx) is the last
6. Islam teaches that Muhammad was a greater prophet than Jesus
Christ. Maida:17 Some of the Mormon splinters claim that Joseph Smith was a
greater prophet than Jesus Christ.
7. Both Islam and Mormonism have a
false teaching of the Holy Trinity. Islam teaches that GOD is only one
person, Allah, and that the Trinity does not exist. Maida:73 The LDS teaches
that GOD is three separate persons (polytheism) as explained earlier.
Multiple wives are lawful in Islam. Ahzab:50 Wasn't polygamy practiced in the
LDS until the federal government forced them to abandon it?
9. We are
saved by Allah through his prophet Muhammad. Muhammad:2-19. LDS teaches that
we are saved by GOD through their "prophet" Joseph Smith as shown earlier.
Do you remember Acts 4:10-12?
10. Islam rejects the doctrine of
original sin. The Articles of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints does likewise: Article # 2, "We believe that men will be
punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression." This is a
clear rejection of original (Adam's) sin, so of what purpose does baptism serve
in the LDS? I would suggest that all Mormons read Gen 3:16-24 regarding the
punishment of mankind due to "Adam's transgression". I have presented here considerable factual information regarding the
illegitimacy of Mormonism. Here are a few more Scripture verses which are in
support of what I have said here:
"Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the
watchman stays awake in vain." Psalms 127:1 Did the Lord build the house
of Mormonism, or did a mere human person?
"For no other foundation can
any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ." 1Corinthians
3:11 Did Jesus Christ lay the foundation of Mormonism? Where does it say in
the Bible that He did?
If the truth is so painful, I am only doing what I must do to bring it to your
attention, for we are all obligated by Holy Scripture to search for the
truth and to expose error.
"God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in
spirit and truth." John 4:24
"Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice." John 18:37
Do they hear His voice who follow a self proclaimed prophet who came after
"For he will render to every man according to his works:
to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality,
he will give eternal life; but for those who are factious and do not obey the
truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and fury." Romans
"Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak
the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another." Ephesians
"The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan
will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked
deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth
and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, to make them
believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the
truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2Thess 2:9-12
"This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God
our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the
truth." 2Tim 2:3-4
"We are of God. Whoever knows God listens to us, and he
who is not of God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and
the spirit of error." 1John 4:6
There are many more verses showing that we are obligated
to search for the truth. See,
1Tim 6:5, 2Tim 3:7, Tit 1:1, Tit 1:14, Heb 10:26, Jam 3:14, 2Pet 2:2, 1John
1:6-8, Rev 21:27
"Truth has always bothered people and is never
comfortable." Cardinal Ratzinger, October 9, 2000
However, He who has
refused to acknowledge the truth in life will be forced to confront it in
One final observation. The Mormon claim of New World civilizations, "peoples of
ancient America", (BOM in 'explanation of the book') is completely without
merit. Not one piece of archaeological evidence has ever been uncovered in order
to lend support to these early civilizations.
Mormonism cannot be supported biblically, historically,
patristically, or archaeologically.