“Latter Day Saints” ain’t saints

Although the Mormons (better known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) use Christ’s name in their title, they are not Christian.  This false religion was started by Joseph Smith on April 6, 1830.  They get their shortened name “Mormons” from a false 5th century prophet named Mormon.  Here is a short comparison of their beliefs with what the Bible says:

  • Mormons believe that in order to realize doctrinal truth, one has to consult four books–the KJV Bible, the Book of Mormon, the “Doctrine and Covenants”, and the “Pearl of Great Price.”  In other words, the other books are added revelations to what the Bible says.
  • The Bible says “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you,” (Deuteronomy 4:2) and “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.  Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar,” (Proverbs 30:5-6) and “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto 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.” (Revelation 22:18-19).
  • Mormons think God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three individual beings and are not the same person.  (This is blasphemy!)
  • The Bible says “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (1 John 5:7)
  • Mormons teach that men and women are God’s literal children that lived as spirits with God before creation.
  • God’s word says man did not exist until the sixth day of creation.
  • Mormons believe that man must not only believe the gospel but be admitted to one of their 16 major temples to fulfill required ordinances to obtain salvation.
  • God’s word says we are saved by grace through faith in Christ, not by works.  Our works are the result of our salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • Mormons believe men eventually become gods after life on earth. (This is close to what Satan told Eve in the garden of Eden)
  • Jehovah (Yahweh) says, “Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.”(Isaiah 44:8)
  • Mormons teach that righteous married couples stay married for eternity.
  • God’s word teaches that married couples are bound by marriage only as long as the spouses are alive (Romans 7:2-3) and in the resurrection no one is married or given in marriage (Luke 20:34-35).

It is ironic that Mormons stress doing the will of the Father in heaven, then turn around and teach the opposite of what the word of God says.  Want to know more about their false doctrines?  Click here.

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  1. I see nothing in your arguments that convinces me that Mormons are not Christians, only differences in interpretations of the bible – many faiths have different interpretations (even within a faith). I thought a fundamental belief in Jesus Christ and accepting his atonement as the only way to salvation was what made people Christians. Mormons certainly believe this.

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  2. vinnie,

    You spoke truth when you said those who believe in Christ and accept his atonement as the only way to salvation are Christians. But Mormons do not believe this. As I mentioned above, Mormons think that Christ’s death was not enough and that you have to fulfill their recommended works in addition to believing to be saved. We are justified by faith, not by works of the law (see Galatians 3). Anyone who has a different interpretation that contradicts what the Bible says has a false doctrine and a false gospel.

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  3. About 3 years ago I dropped into a black hole – four months of absolute terror. I wanted to end my life, but somehow [Holy Spirit], I reached out to a friend who took me to hospital. I had three visits [hospital] in four months – I actually thought I was in hell. I imagine I was going through some sort of metamorphosis [mental, physical & spiritual]. I had been seeing a therapist [1994] on a regular basis, up until this point in time. I actually thought I would be locked away – but the hospital staff was very supportive [I had no control over my process]. I was released from hospital 16th September 1994, but my fear, pain & shame had only subsided a little. I remember this particular morning waking up [home] & my process would start up again [fear, pain, & shame]. No one could help me, not even my therapist [I was terrified]. I asked Jesus Christ to have mercy on me & forgive me my sins. Slowly, all my fear has dissipated & I believe Jesus delivered me from my “psychological prison.” I am a practicing Catholic & the Holy Spirit is my friend & strength; every day since then has been a joy & blessing. I deserve to go to hell for the life I have led, but Jesus through His sacrifice on the cross, delivered me from my inequities. John 3: 8, John 15: 26, are verses I can relate to, organically. He’s a real person who is with me all the time. I have so much joy & peace in my life, today, after a childhood spent in orphanages [England & Australia]. God LOVES me so much. Fear, pain, & shame, are no longer my constant companions. I just wanted to share my experience with you [Luke 8: 16 – 17].

    Peace Be With You
    Micky

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  4. Micky,

    That’s a beautiful story of God’s grace and power. Praise be to God!

    Although I believe there are some in the Catholic church who are saved, the whole system of rituals and beliefs that are part of Catholicism go against what the word of God teaches. For instance, the Bible says Christ died “once for all” people (Hebrews 10:10), but the idea of transubstantiation claims that Jesus dies over and over as the priest gives out the eucharist, which they teach is the actual body and blood of the Lord Jesus.

    What about the claims that Mary is co-redeemer with Christ? Pope John Paul II stated this during the St. Peter’s Square mass on April 9, 1997. This false teaching is based on dogma established by Pope Pius IX in 1854 stating that Mary was born without sin (catechism 491). Catechism 966 says Mary was made Queen over all things, including sin and death, making her co-Redeemer. This is utter blasphemy!

    “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

    “Neither is there salvation in any other [besides Jesus Christ]: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

    There are many other false doctrines they hold to as well. If the Holy Spirit is truly your friend and strength, let him give you discernment so you will not be held in bondage to a false system of man-made religion like Catholicism.

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  5. It seems that there are many religions here that are the target of your negativity.
    Words are precious and powerful. Surely the right (or “christian”) thing to do is to use you energy to lift others up?
    Some of the information you have given is incorrect. Is it the right thing to do to tell lies?

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  6. Yes, I make many comments in my blog about many religions and I also criticize Christians who don’t follow God’s word. I’m being truthful, not negative. What’s negative are the false teachings that are taught by men to keep other people in bondage to their lies.

    My goal is to help someone see God’s light so they can forsake the darkness they may be in or to share information with those who walk in Biblical truth and want to share this information with people they know who don’t. When a person genuinely wants what is best for someone else, they speak the truth in love even if the person who hears it or reads it is offended.

    The information I’ve shared here is very correct and I find it interesting that you didn’t mention any points of your own to try to disprove what I’ve mentioned here. Accusing someone of being incorrect without backing your statement with facts makes your argument pointless.

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