Why I am NOT a Mormon

 

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1. Mormonism teaches their followers that there is more than one God.

What does the Bible say?

·                            1 Corinthians 8:4 ... THERE IS NONE OTHER GOD BUT ONE.

·                            Isaiah 45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, THERE IS NO GOD BESIDE ME ...

2. Mormonism teaches that God was once a man who then became God.

What does the Bible say?

·                            Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even FROM EVERLASTING to everlasting, THOU ART GOD.

·                            Deuteronomy 33:27 THE ETERNAL GOD is thy refuge ...

3. Mormonism teaches that men may become Gods.

The Bible tells us that this was the original lie of Satan.

·                            Genesis 3:5 ... YE SHALL BE AS GODS, knowing good and evil.

4. Mormonism teaches that we must all be judged by Joseph Smith (the founder of Mormonism) on Judgment day.

What does the Bible say?

·                            John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed ALL JUDGMENT unto the Son (Jesus Christ):

·                            (words in parentheses added by me for clarification)

5. Mormonism teaches that Jesus Christ is the spirit brother of Lucifer (Satan).

What does the Bible say?

·                            John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Satan is a created angel who fell into sin and rebellion against God.

·                            Isaiah 14:12 How art thou FALLEN from heaven, O LUCIFER, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

·                            Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast CREATED, till iniquity was found in thee.

6. Mormonism teaches that God has a physical body.

What does the Bible say?

·                            John 4:24 God is a Spirit ...

·                            Luke 24:39 ... a spirit hath not flesh and bones ...

7. Mormonism denies the virgin birth of Christ and teaches Jesus was conceived in the ordinary way by God having "physical relations" with Mary.

What does the Bible say?

·                            Matthew 1:23 Behold, A VIRGIN shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

8. Mormonism teaches that there are 4 books which are inspired by God: The Book of Mormon, The Doctrine and Covenants, The Pearl of Great Price, and The Bible. They only accept the Bible as being true “as far as it is translated correctly” which is code for “only in those places where it does not contradict their other books” which is thousands of places.

What does the Bible say?

God said that the proof that He is the true God and that the Bible is His word is the predictive prophecies which it contains (Isa. 41:21-24). The Bible is like no other book in the world in this respect. No other "religious" book even attempts it (including the 3 Mormon books listed above). The Bible contains hundreds of prophecies that were made hundreds or even thousands of years ahead of time that have been fulfilled to the letter. According to God Himself, this is proof that THE BIBLE ALONE is the word of God.

9. Mormonism teaches that all people everywhere are already saved because of Jesus’ sacrifice upon the cross regardless of whether they believe or not.

What does the Bible say?

·                            2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in THEM THAT ARE SAVED, and in THEM THAT PERISH:

·                            John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life.

·                            Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT punishment: but the righteous into LIFE ETERNAL.

·                            Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.

10. Mormonism teaches that they alone are the one true church upon earth.

What does the Bible say?

The Bible does not teach that there is only one true church (other than the universal, invisible church made up of all who are saved - Heb. 12:23). The Bible teaches that there is one true faith (Eph. 4:5; Jude 1:3). Any church which teaches in accordance with this one true faith is a true church (1 Tim. 3:15). And no, there are not many in our day (2 Tim. 4:2-4).

These are just some of the reasons why I am not a Mormon (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints).