There has been a decent amount of media attention in recent years, regarding the Mormon beliefs of certain people such as Glenn Beck, and Mitt Romney, so I hope that this article will help you to sort out the differences between the “god” of the Mormons and the true God of the scriptures. May the Holy Spirit of truth (John 16:13) guide you as you read this article.
You have probably heard, or read about the Mormons and their Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter day Saints. In this article I will give you a very brief background of how their church came about, and what they teach about God and Jesus Christ. You will see very clearly that the Mormon “god” is absolutely NOT the true GOD which is proclaimed throughout the scriptures (Bible).
The Mormons Believe That Jesus Christ Is The Spirit Brother Of Lucifer
Here is a quote from “Counterfeits At Your Door” by James Bjornstad:
“According to the Mormons, Jesus Christ is a created being. He is the “First born Spirit Child” of a long line of children who were sexually conceived in the spirit form by a Heavenly Father, who is the God of this universe, and a Heavenly Mother . . .
“ . . . In the spirit world Jesus, or Jehovah as He was then known, was the brother of Lucifer.”
Counterfeits At Your Door By James Bjornstad, pages 110-11
If you are a true born again, Bible believing Christian, you may be shaking your head in disbelief at the teachings of the Mormons. I find it absolutely incredible that people believe those doctrines, and I find it still more amazing that many “Christian” leaders do not seem to have a problem with their teachings. Many “Christian” leaders, and other false unity ministers, use cute little sayings (which were birthed in Hell) such as this “We agree to disagree” or “We take different roads, but we will all end up in the same place, Heaven” Can you imagine Jesus telling the devil that they would simply agree to disagree?
The truth of the matter is this. If you are following a counterfeit Jesus, then it is impossible for you to enter Heaven. You most certainly will not be there. The Jesus of the Mormons is a counterfeit Jesus, and he does not exist at all. The real Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, and He has always existed. The apostle John described Him this way:
The Scriptures (Bible) Declare This Concerning Jesus Christ
The Scriptures (Bible) tells us that Jesus Christ is the eternal FIRST and the LAST!
“ . . . Fear not; I AM the FIRST and the LAST: (Revelation 1:17)
I AM he that LIVETH, and was DEAD; and, behold, I AM ALIVE for EVERMORE, Amen; and have the keys of HELL and of DEATH. (Revelation 1:18)
The First and Last is also the Alpha and Omega
“ . . . I AM ALPHA and OMEGA, the FIRST and the LAST . . .” (Revelation 1:11)
The Alpha and Omega is also God Almighty!
I AM ALPHA and OMEGA, the BEGINNING and the ENDING, saith the LORD, which IS, and which WAS, and which IS TO COME, the ALMIGHTY. (Revelation 1:8)
There are no other ‘gods’ beside this FIRST and LAST
Thus saith the LORD the KING of ISRAEL, and his REDEEMER the LORD of hosts; I AM the FIRST, and I AM the LAST; and BESIDE ME there is no GOD. (Isaiah 44:6)
ALL believers in JESUS CHRIST (Messiah) have EVERLASTING LIFE, while ALL unbelievers have GOD’S WRATH upon them!
He that BELIEVETH on the SON hath EVERLASTING LIFE: and he that BELIEVETH NOT the SON shall not see LIFE; but the WRATH of GOD abideth on him. (John 3:36)
The Mormon Church Believes They Are The One True Church
“Mormonism traces its lineage back to Jesus Christ Himself, and beyond that to the true Jewish (Old Testament) religion. Within this history, Mormonism claims that churches had been existing outside the “true” faith for centuries until Joseph Smith Jr whom Mormons revere as a prophet of God, restored the one true church of Christ. Mormonism claims to be the one true church.” [Counterfeits At Your Door, James Bjornstad page 100, Regal Books 1979]
I find this very interesting because the Roman Catholic Church also makes the claim that they are the “one true Church” and many follow her and her false doctrines. I truly believe that many are swayed because of the largeness of that system and somehow think that they cannot be wrong. So here we have the claim made by the Mormons that they are the one true church also.
The Mormons Believe The Bible Is Unreliable
“From the very beginning, Mormons said the Bible is unreliable, even though it is used by them and they lay claim to being biblical. The eighth Article of Faith in Mormonism states, “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly.” Mormonism, in reality needs an unreliable Bible because the Bible contradicts almost all of Mormonism’s doctrines and practices. Mormons are taught that the Catholic Church corrupted the texts so that the Bible cannot always be trusted. This means that when you share your faith with Mormons, whenever a passage from the Bible contradicts their belief, they will think that passage is one of the places in which the text of the Bible has been corrupted.” [Counterfeits At Your Door, James Bjornstad page 104-105, Regal Books 1979]
Mormonism has a lot in common with the false religious system of Roman Catholicism from which the Lord delivered me. The Mormons have their “Book of Mormon” while the Roman Catholic Church has their man-made tradition along with the Magisterium, which is the teaching office of the church. They are the ones who the church depend on for the interpretation of the scriptures. They put their own man-made tradition on an equal level with the scriptures, and they claim that their own tradition, the Magisterium, and the Bible work together. I thank God for the true Christian reformers who stood against Rome, and made it possible for the common man to have the scriptures in their hand. Many millions have come to be born again of the Spirit, the true Biblical way, because they were able to read the scriptures for themselves without the interpretation of a Roman Catholic Magisterium. I am happy to say that I one of those many millions.
The Mormons And Their False Prophecies
The Mormon Church truly reveals itself as a FALSE church, when you examine the unfulfilled FALSE prophecies of Joseph Smith (their leader). Here are just a few of the many false prophecies of the Mormon “church.”
1] In 1835, he (Joseph Smith) prophesied that Jesus Christ would return to earth within 56 years. [Smith, History of the Church, vol. 2, p. 182]
Christ didn’t return by 1891.
2] Joseph Smith prophesied that Jesus Christ would return to a city called New Jerusalem, in the state of Missouri. [Doctrines and Covenants 84:1-3]
It never happened
3] Smith prophesied that his temple would be built in his generation: [Ibid. 84:2-5, 31]
It has been over 150 years, and there is still no temple.[Secrets Mormons Don’t Wan’t You To Know, Richard & Cindy Benson]
What The True God Declares About False Prophets
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:20-22)
Joseph Smith has been clearly shown to be a false prophet according to the true GOD, as declared in His Word (the scriptures/Bible). Joseph Smith was the leader of the Mormon Church, which is clearly NOT a true Church according to the scriptures. The true church is made up of true born again (of the Spirit) believers, throughout the world, and it is not confined to the four walls of any one building. We have examined the scriptures and we have seen that the Mormon “god” is NOT the TRUE God of the scriptures, BUT a false “god.”
The First Commandment
And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:1-3)
The Holy Spirit prophesied through the Jewish apostle Paul, and He warned us about being deceived by “doctrines of devils.” I have proven through the scriptures that the doctrines (teachings) of Mormonism are clearly “doctrines of devils” and you have nobody to blame but yourself if you seek to join hands with such doctrines, and acknowledge them as “Christian” when they are not. Which Jesus Christ are you following?
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1)