False Teachings – Part 7: Mormonism
Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:3-7
False Teachings – Part 7
Historical Mormon teachings and beliefs:
- Trillions of planets exist and are ruled by countless Gods whom were once humans.
- Elohim is their Heavenly Father who has many wives and lives on a planet next to the star Kolob. Elohim has “fathered” billions of “spirit children” who are sent to other planets to become that planet’s God.
- To decide Mormon destiny, Elohim and his two boys, Lucifer and Jesus, held a meeting at which Lucifer rebelled and took 1/3 of the spirit children with him to become Satan and his demons. This created a great battle between Lucifer and Jesus for Earth.
- Anyone who was neutral was cursed by being born with black skin. This is how Mormons explained African Americans until 1979.
- Joseph Smith is considered one of Jesus’ descendants and a great prophet, yet less than 6% of his prophecies actually occurred.
- By maintaining rigid financial and moral requirements and secret temple acts one could prove themselves worthy to become God.
- All must stand before Joseph Smith and Jesus on Judgment Day.
The Mormon Jesus and how the Bible answers:
- Jesus was like an older brother who pointed the way to Mormon beliefs and ideals.
- Jesus teaches us how to earn our salvation by becoming Gods through good works.
- Jesus suffered for our sins at Gethsemane, not on the cross. Therefore there are no crosses in the Mormon church.
- How does the Bible answer the Mormon Jesus? Romans 10:1-3
The Mormon view of God:
- Mormons teach that God the Father has a body of flesh and bone. (John 4:22-24)
- God evolved from mortal man. (Numbers 23:19)
- Mormons teach polytheism. (Isaiah 44:6-8)
- Every male Mormon is striving to become a god himself.
Verdict: Although many Mormons are good and loving people, it does not diminish the obvious fact that this false teaching misleads millions within our country. If we accept the Bible as the “God Breathed” word of God it becomes impossible to view Mormonism and its teachings within the boundaries of Christianity.
If our calling is to bring the lost home to God and we are the disciples of Christ, we will not condemn our Mormon brothers and sisters but rather engage them in loving conversations to bring the “Good News”, that they may be saved and come to know Jesus as Lord.
Let God restore this nation to “One nation under God”, with no other Gods before Him.