|November 01, 2012||HOW IS MORMONISM AND CHRISTIANITY DIFFERENT?||1 comments|
1. Mormon scripture teaches that all the various Christian denominations, particularly the Presbyterians, Baptists, and Methodists, are all considered by Jesus Christ to be “wrong. The Mormons believe that there are only two churches: the church of the Lamb of God, and the church of the devil. Everyone that does not belong to the church of the Lamb of God, belongs to the church of satan. (1 Nephi 14:10)
2. Mormon scripture, prophets and apostles teach that there is more than one god who created this world, that there are many gods who rule over other worlds, and that worthy Mormons may one day become gods themselves. Even though Mormons claim there is only one God for them, they still believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are separate gods who are only one in their purpose rather than in a personal being that they share eternally. They believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost--comprise the Godhead or trinity. But they also believe that there are an infinite number of holy personages, drawn from worlds without number, who have passed on to exaltation and are thus gods.
3. Mormon scripture, prophets and apostles teach that God the Father is an exalted man with fleshand bones. In other words, God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens. If you were to see him today, you would see him like a man in form--like yourselves in all the person, image, and very form as a man. But Prophet Joseph Smith said that we have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see.
4. Mormon prophets and apostles teach that God the Father has at least one wife by which we were all literally born from as spirit children prior to coming to this earth. Some of these prophets and Apostles have even taught that Jesus had wives and children. They believed that God the Father had a plurality of wives, one or more being in eternity, by whom He begat our spirits as well as the spirit of Jesus His First Born, and another being upon the earth by whom He begat the tabernacle of Jesus, as His Only Begotten in this world. The Son followed the example of his Father, and became the great Bridegroom to whom kings’ daughters and many honorable Wives were to be married.
5. Mormon prophets and apostles teach that God the Father had a Father whom He followed asJesus had followed Him. Prophet Joseph reasoned that if Jesus had a Father, can we not believe that He had a Father also? I despise the idea of being scared to death at such a doctrine, for the Bible is full of it.
6. Mormon prophets and apostles teach that there are many things that Jesus did not create. For example, He did not create our spirits, nor did He create Lucifer, nor did He even create the planet that He was born on as a spirit. The reason for this is because Mormons believe that Jesus and Lucifer are literally brothers, and we as humans are all the younger brothers and sisters of them. We were all born of heavenly parents, who did the creating work of their world (not all worlds whatsoever) before we arrived spiritually in heaven. The appointment of Jesus to be the Savior of the world was contested by one of the other sons of God. He was called Lucifer, son of the morning. Haughty, ambitious, and covetous of power and glory, this spirit-brother of Jesus desperately tried to become the Savior of mankind (Milton R. Hunter, The Gospel through the Ages, 15).
7. Mormon prophets and apostles teach that we should not pray directly to Jesus. Rather, they can only pray directly to the Father in the name of Jesus. Apostle Bruce McConkie said concerning the Father, He is the one to whom we have direct access by prayer, and if there were some need -- which there is not -- to single out one member of the Godhead, for a special relationship, the Father, not the Son, would be the one to choose. Our relationship with the Son is one of brother or sister in the pre-mortal life. Mormons also quibble that the Bible is full of errors and has been through many a translation such that many “plain and precious truths” have been left out of the translation we have today. Thus, Mormons unquestionably rest their faith in what their church tells them to believe, so long as they receive affirmation from what is called a “burning in their bosoms.” Christians, on the other hand, find no reason to think that many truths have been taken from Scripture. Why is it that all the various manuscripts of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Scriptures, from which all the various versions come, are remarkably consistent with each other? Where is all the evidence that these manuscripts were cut up in such a way so as to delete the “plain and precious truths” found today in the restored Mormon Scriptures? Christians find no reason to doubt the words of the Lord Jesus when He said, “Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35), and “[h]eaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall not pass away” (Mat.24:35). It is the word of God, not our “burning in our bosoms,” that is a light to our path (Psalms 119:105).
Now you decide if Mormonism is contrary to what you believe or if you belong to the church of satan as suggested by Mormon prophets.