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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Is the God of Mormonism the same God of the Bible?

Let us examine if the God of the LDS or Mormon church is the same God of the Bible by comparing the claims of Joseph Smith with that of the Bible itself.  Joseph Smith taught in his sermon, The King Follett Discourse, that "God himself, who sits enthroned in yonder heaven, is a man like one of you."  He adds, "And you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves—to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done—by going from a small degree to another, from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation, until you are able to sit in glory as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power."

Joseph Smith's statement is blasphemy.  Men do not become Gods, for there is only one God.  Isaiah 43:10 says, "Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me."  God was not a man before He became God, He has always been God; for Malachi 3:6 says, "For I, the LORD, do not change."

The Mormon or LDS church teaches that, "Jesus being the literal son of exalted human gods obviously did not create all things either.  For example, He did not create the planet He was born on as a spirit child (Ibid.; Gospel Principles, 17-20 [1997 edition]; and 27-9)."  (***Note: this quote reference was on the LDS site as of 8:00 am on 7/4/13 but has since been changed.  The quote was from Mormoninfo.org.) 
 
This is also a direct contradiction with the Bible.  Jesus Christ is God and is not a created being and He did indeed create all things, as shown in John 1:1-3, " In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being."

1 Timothy 4:1-2 warns, "But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron."  We must not be deceived by Joseph Smith and the LDS church who readily admit to lying, for they teach a different God, a different Jesus, and a different gospel.

For more information on this topic, please look at these sites:

The Plain Truth About Mormons
Mormoninfo.org
God the Father According to Mormonism

7 comments:

  1. The three websites you list are neither authoritative nor accurate on what Mormons believe or practice. Some statements are the exact opposite of what the LDS church teaches. If you want some examples, feel free to ask.

    Also, when you reference the "Gospel Principles" manual on the official LDS site, the quote you attach to it is non-existent.

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  2. The quote was on the LDS site this morning, but the Mormon church, in an attempt to look like as much like Christianity as possible, has since removed it. It is a telling statement that the Mormon church would feel the need to change their doctrine in order to hide their apostacy, but unfortunately that is what has happened.

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  3. I'm calling your bluff that the quote was "removed". The book you reference is widely available and has been around for over 15 years in print, so anybody with a copy can open its actual pages confirm that the quote you reference does not actually exist. Here's a link to the pdf of the book, showing again that nothing was removed. www(dot)lds(dot)org/gospellibrary/materials/gospel/Start%20Here_01(dot)pdf

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  4. Brian, you are correct and I apologize for the error. The quote was from Mormonthink.com, not the LDS site. I noted the error and correction in the article. However...the content that was referenced to on the LDS site was indeed changed. This is disturbing and is another example of deception by the LDS or Mormon church that was referred to in Mormonthink.com, "Evidence presented in this list establishes that when the church or its leaders needed protection, it was, and is, okay to fib, deceive, distort, inflate, minimize, exaggerate, prevaricate or lie. You will read quotations by church leaders who admitted that deception is a useful tool to protect the church and its leaders "when they are in a tight spot," or "to beat the devil at his own game." They admit engaging in moral gymnastics; that God approves of deception - if it's done to protect the "Lord's Church" or "the brethren.""

    You may or may not believe what I say about the LDS website being changed, and that's okay. You can look at the other examples of the LDS church deception on different topics in the MormonThink website article under Lying for the Lord. I hope and pray that all would consider the heretical doctrines and dishonesty of the LDS or Mormon church and reject them.

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  5. I am a member of the local FCA group and LDS, and if this is the stuff I have to look forward to hearing I may as well quit.

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  6. why are trying to bash on Mormons? Do you have any Respect for the Freedom of Religion

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  7. To any LDS FCA members--you had better let these guys know up front about your church affiliation, or if you win an award or get elected to any offices and they find out about it later, you'll lose your award or be removed from your position on the basis that Mormons aren't Christians. The fact that you have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ who was sent by His Father to die and atone for the sins of all mankind, and the fact that you pray and read your scriptures daily, and that you plan on spending up to 2 years away from home, out in the world feeding the hungry, aiding the sick, and preaching Christ to a lost world, and the fact that you will spend your adult life ministering to others, often as much as a full-time paid clergy of another church will, only you won't get paid for it--these things just simply aren't good enough for the FCA because you love God so much that you want to be exactly like His Son Jesus Christ.
    They will turn around and give it to someone else who attends one of their "approved" churches, which basically means anyone but you and j-dubs, even if the approved church approves of abortion, gay marriage, pre-marital and even extra-marital sex, doesn't believe in a literal Adam and Eve, or myriad other un-Biblical ideals. As long as it's not someone who tries too hard to be like God, and doesn't believe that God stopped speaking to man after the Book of Revelation was written...wait, that wasn't actually the last book written, was it?

    It's amazing some of the reasons that anti-Mormons have been recycling for the last 180 years or so about why Mormons aren't truly Christians! None of the reasons why Mormons are Christians are typically mentioned, and the "reasons" they aren't are not even true, factual, or logical in most cases. The Book of Revelation was originally met with just about as much skepticism as the Book of Mormon was. Its authorship was doubted, it was put through a gauntlet of accusations of heresy and of being counterfeit. It wasn't until over 300 years after it was written that it, the last book of the standard canon of books we now call the Bible, was canonized. That, along with the fact that it contains a lot about the end of the world, is why it was placed last. The exact year it was added to the Bible was 419. The events of the Book of Mormon ended about two years later. So, it couldn't have very well been canonized with the other 66 books, now could it? But, that doesn't mean it's not true, or not scripture, or that Joseph Smith invented it. In fact, literary scientists/mathematicians from UC Berkeley have tested the Book of Mormon and found that the individual authors are separate, and could not have been Joseph Smith or any of his cohorts. Not to mention that every generation that sets out to "prove" Mormonism false using scientific methods ends up proving more that it is true.

    What’s truly amazing to me is that most churches have become so secularized that they are difficult to tell apart from a night club, but you have a church like the LDS Church that sticks to the foundations of what it means to be a true follower of Christ, and yet people like Coach Hoover here just want to stick to the worn-out 180-year-old babbling about different Jesuses. Please wake up, Coach. Keep your eyes on the ball and stop relying on hail mary's to win the game. Better yet, wake up and realize that we're on the same team, and focus that attention on the real enemy, who is Satan--the destroyer of families, the mocker of the Lord's anointed, and the master of contention between followers of Christ.

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