dwells in menís hearts"
"God does not dwell in menís hearts"
|"There is one God" Alma 11:22, 26-29||"There
are many gods"
Journal & Discourses, Vol. 7, pg. 333
|"God is creator of ALL" Mosiah 4:9||"God had a father" Gospel Truth, Cannon, pg. 128|
|"God is Ďunchangeableí from all eternity to all eternity" Moroni 8:18||"God progressed
from man to god"
Teachings of the Prophet, Joseph Smith, pg. 345-346
Alma 19:25, 22:9
a body of flesh and bones"
Reference: Doctrine & Covenants 130:22
|"Christ was born of a virgin by the Holy Spirit" Reference: Alma 7:10||"The (physical)
Father conceived Jesus with May in the natural way (sexual)"
Journal &Discourses, Vol. 1, pg. 50
|"God is three in one" II Nephi 31:21||"Father, Son & Spirit are 3 separate persons (gods)" Talmadge Article of Faith, pg. 41|
|"Murder is forgivable" Alma 24:10||"Murder is unforgivable" D & C 42:79|
& Solomonís polygamy was abominable"
& Solomonís polygamy was justified"
life is by faith in Christ"
Alma 11:40, Mosiah 3:9
life comes only to those who obey ALL the laws & ordinances of the
fullness of the gospel"
Mormon Doctrine, pg. 237
|"One is born again BEFORE baptism" Alma 36:23||"One must be baptized in order to be born of God" Mormon Doctrine, pg. 101|
|"We BECOME sons of God through repentance & faith" Mosiah 27:24-28||"We ARE
all sons of God"
A Marvelous Work, pg. 297
|No mention of 3 degrees of glory in the "fullness of the gospel" Alma 5:24-25, 39; I Nephi 15:3||"There are 3 degrees of glory" D&C 76|
|No mention of celestial marriage in the "fullness of the gospel".||"Celestial (temple) marriage is necessary for celestial glory" D&C 141:1-4, 132:4|
|No instructions on baptism for the dead in the "fullness of the gospel".||"Baptism
for the dead is a gospel principle"
not temporary or escapable for any"
Alma 41:12-15, 42:16, III Nephi 27:16
escapable and temporary for most"
is he who trusts in man"
II Nephi 28:31
|"We must trust Joseph Smith to enter celestial glory" J & D, Vol. 7, pg. 289, Vol. 8, pg. 176|
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The Mormon church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) claims to worship Jesus Christ. Mormonism claims to be a Christian church, but it does not have the same Jesus as Christianity. Mormonism worships a false Christ (II Cor. 11:4)
The Bible says that Christ was begotten by the Holy Ghost and born of a virgin (Matt. 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-35). The Mormon church denies this. The second president of the Mormon church declared, "Jesus Christ was not begotten by the Holy Ghost" (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 1, pg. 51). In fact, the Mormon Jesus was begotten by a sexual relationship between Mary and God the Father (who has a boy). One early Mormon leader wrote, "It was the personage of the Father who begat the body of Jesus" (The Seer, pg. 158). Present-day Mormon apostle Bruce McConkie says of Christ, "he was begotten, conceived and born in the normal and natural course of events, for he is the Son of God, and that designation means what it says" (Mormon Doctrine, pg. 742).
The Jesus of the Bible is God. He has always been God (John 1:1, Philip 2:6, Heb. 1:8). This is not true of the Mormon Jesus. According to the Mormon church, Jesus became A god. Joseph Smith said, "I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a separate and distinct personage from God the Father, and that the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a Spirit; and these three constitute...three Gods" (History of the Church, Vol. 6, pg. 474). In October of 1984 one Mormon apostle stated, "Anyone who believes and teaches of God the Father, and accepts the divinity of Christ, and of the Holy Ghost (Ensign, Nov. 84, pg. 68). Mormon apostle Bruce McConkie says, "the Lord Jesus worked out his own salvation (Our Relationship With The Lord, pg. 9).
In the Bible Jesus is worshipped (Matt. 8:2, Mark 5:6, Luke 24:52, John 9:38, Heb. 1:6). Mormonism says that Jesus is not to be worshipped. Bruce McConkie declares, "We do not worship the Son" (Our Relationship With The Lord, pg. 5). To a Mormon, Jesus is merely "an important member of the Godhead (Ensign, Jan. 84, pg. 17).
The Biblical Jesus was the most forgiving of men. He declared, "the Son of man is not come to destroy menís lives, but to save them" (Luke 9:56). He showed this in the events surrounding His crucifixion and resurrection. He was mocked, spit upon, beaten, and whipped. Pilateís soldiers crowned Him with thorns. Yet Jesus made no attempt to defend Himself, though He could have called upon thousands of angels to aid Him (Matt. 26:53). As the soldi8ers nailed Him to the cross, Christ prayed, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34). At Christís death, there was an earthquake that tore the veil of the temple in half but did no other damage (Matt. 2:50&51). At His resurrection there was another earthquake that also did no damage. Instead, "the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves" (Matt. 27:52&53).
This is not the Mormon Jesus. The Book
of Mormon contains an account of the events that supposedly took place
in the western hemisphere at Christís death. According to this account,
16 cities were destroyed with all their inhabitants, some being burned,
some sinking into the sea, and some being buried under tons of earth and
rock. The Book of Mormon tells us that those who "killed and stoned
the prophets, and cast them out" were spared, while innocent women and
children died (3 Nephi 8:25). When the destruction was complete a voice
was heard, taking credit for the lives lost and the cities laid in ruins.
According to the Book of Mormon, the one responsible for this carnage
was "Jesus Christ the Son of God" (3 Nephi 9:15). Rather than being a Savior,
the Mormon Jesus is a slaughterer. The Christ of the Bible came "that they
might have life" (John 10:10). The Mormon Jesus is responsible for the deaths of uncounted thousands.
Mormon leaders have admitted that they believe in another Jesus. One official of the Mormon church has declared, "It is true that many of the Christian churches worship a different Jesus Christ than is worshipped by the Mormons" (Ensign, May 77, pg. 26).
There is no salvation in worshipping a false Christ. Jesus Himself warned His disciples to beware of false Christs (Matt. 24:24). A Jesus who is not the real Jesus has no power to save. Only by placing complete trust in the Jesus of the Bible can one obtain eternal life. Paul warned of "another Jesus" (II Cor. 11:4). The Mormon Jesus is another Jesus.
Trusting in the Jesus of Mormonism can never lead to eternal life. The Bible portrays the true Jesus and outlines the true plan of salvation. Only the Jesus of the Bible can offer eternal life, "for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).
How does one obtain eternal life? The Bible says, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved" (Acts 16:31). Believe here does not mean to simply acknowledge Jesus as the Savior, or to merely say that one believes in Him. The word believe in the Bible means to place total and complete trust in Christ, to depend on Him alone for eternal life.
*Church membership cannot save.
Please donít place your trust in a
church, or in baptism, or in a prophet, or in a false Christ. Put your
faith solely in the Jesus of the Bible. he promises that "whosoever believeth
in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). If you
will trust Him, He will keep His promise!