Mormon Teaching, And
And Holy Scripture Do Not Agree...
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 world;..."
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 Mormonism?
"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 Scripture.
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". Hmmm!
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."
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 11:2-4 either.
"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."
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 A.D.
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 factions.
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 of changing?"
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.
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..."
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.
Isaiah 45:21-22, "...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 other."
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 45:21-22.
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 in me..."
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."
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."
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 regardless?
"Double think" again? Can Mormons be both saved and not saved at the same time?
"...and when perfected, he became to all who obey him the cause of salvation."
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 commanded.
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 of GOD?
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 this writing?
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 "corrected" later?
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 "corrected" later?
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 2Nephi 5:20-21.
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 B.C.?
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 its covers?
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."
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 baptism.
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 Islam?
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.
2. Islam claims the book that Muhammad wrote, the Quran (Koran), is the word of Allah (God).
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 "prophet".
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 prophet.
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.
8. 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."
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."
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 Jesus Christ?
"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 2:6-8
"Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another." Ephesians 4:25
"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 death.
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.
Written by Bob Stanley, 1997
Updated December 23, 2006
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