Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Have you ever heard of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? Maybe you've heard of their nickname, 'The Mormons'. These people claim to be christians, and go door-to-door attempting to convert people to Mormonism. Upon questioning, you might even think they are christians. But take a closer look at what they really believe, and you soon find that their beliefs contradict what the bible teaches, labeling them as a Cult. Let's look at the main differences in their beliefs.

According to Mormonism:

The Bible is the Word of God insofar as it is correctly translated. There are three sacred books in addition to the Bible: The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price.

According to the Bible:

2 Peter 1:20, "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation." KJV

Revelation 22:18-19, "For I testify unto every man that heareth the word of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add onto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." KJV

According to Mormonism:

God was once mortal and lived on an earth and has over the years advanced and progressed to where He is now. (Orson Hyde, Journal of Discourses, 1:123 and Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 345)

According to the Bible:

Malichi 3:6, "For I, Jehovah, change not; Therefore ye, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed." KJV

Psalm 102:27, "But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end." KJV

According to Mormonism:

Jesus, our elder brother, was begotten in the flesh by the same character that was in the garden of Eden, and who is our Father in Heaven. (Journal of Discourses, 1:51)

When the time came that His first-born, the Saviour, should come into the world and take a tabernacle (body), the Father came Himself and favoured that spirit with a tabernacle instead of letting any other man do it. (Journal of Discourses, 4:218)

The birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children; it was a result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood--was begotten of his Father, as we are of our fathers. (Journal of Discourses, 8:115)

According to the Bible:

Luke 1:35, "And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." KJV


Isaiah 7:14, "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."

According to Mormonism:

Christians speak often of the blood of Christ and its cleansing power. Much that is believed and taught on this subject, however, is such utter nonsense and so palpably false that to believe it is to lose one's salvation. Many go so far, for instance, as to pretend and, at least, to believe that if we confess Christ with our lips and avow that we accept Him as our personal Saviour, we are thereby saved. His blood, without other act than mere belief, they say, makes us clean... Salvation in the kingdom of God is available because of the atoning blood of Christ. But it is received only on condition of faith, repentence, baptism, and enduring to the end in keeping the commandments of God. (What the Mormons Think of Christ, Bruce R. McConkie, 27-33)

According to the Bible:

Romans 5:9, "Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him." KJV

Romans 5:10, "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." KJV

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." KJV

Isaiah 43:11, "I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior."

I think it is abundantly clear that Mormonism is in no way in line with the Word of God. It is completely against what is true. The bible talks about those who would pervert the scriptures to their own ends. They are called false prophets. Joseph Smith, the so-called prophet of mormonism, obviously did not hear from God.

Matthew 7:15, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." KJV

Matthew 24:11, "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many." KJV

2 Peter 2:1, "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." KJV

2 Timothy 4:4, "And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." KJV


Keep your eyes open always to the truth, and do not let the ravening wolves of the world aid in your destruction.

John 8:32, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." KJV

3 Comments:

Blogger Tim Heider said...

You preach it, Kris!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Christa Heider said...

Way to go on the research!

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kris,

It's Troy from MarketStreet. Finally got the internet. Anyway, this stuff is awesome. Keep up the good work homie.

Troy

10:24 PM  

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