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November 24, 2014


By NiteOwlDave

Simply put, you’ve got to be a moron to be a Mormon.

That may sound abrupt, but so be it. I make no apologies to the singing Osmonds, politician Mitt Romney, or talk show host Glen Beck - all Mormons. Nor, to any of the other 15 million adherents worldwide who subscribe to the Mormon false cult.

Mormonism – also known as The Church of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) - falters badly when examined in the light of the Bible, which they claim as a source of truth alongside their publication, The Book of Mormon.

Mormonism was founded by Joseph Smith, Jr., in Fayette, New York, in 1830. Smith wrote The Book of Mormon which he claimed was divinely inspired.

Smith claimed he was visited by an angel named Moroni at age 14 when he was given new revelation written on gold tablets. The tablets became the basis for the Mormon book, which the sect gives authority equal to the Bible.

The trouble is, his Book of Mormon contradicts what the Bible says. Therefore, Moroni is not an angel, but a demon. The Bible warns us to avoid “new truth” being served up by an “angel.”

The apostle Paul says in Galatians 1:8, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached , let him be accursed.” Mormonism is another gospel.

Paul also warns in 2 Corinthians 11: 13-15, "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."

The Mormons teach –   

1. Jesus Christ is the brother of Satan and is the product of God having sex with Mary. 
TRUTH; Jesus is part of the Godhead (Trinity). In John 10:30 He said, “I and the Father are one.”

2. That if a follower leaves the church, the wrath of God will fall on his family members.

3. The Mormons believe God lives on a planet and that members should not get too close to Jesus – even though they pray in His Name. 

4. The LDS believe when they die, they keep marrying and having more children.    

5. The Mormons teach they go through seven stages where one day they become a God and have their own planet.                                     

6. With the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and a few other chosen writings, the Mormon Church says it is the only true church and is in possession of all divine written revelation.              

TRUTH: The Bible must be accepted as the one and only final revelation. The Bible was written by those who were inspired by God, it is accurate and true, and represents historical occurrences.  

When we look at the New Testament, we realize that it was written by those who either knew personally, or were under the direction of those who did.  They wrote what they saw.  They wrote about the resurrection of Christ.  They recorded His miracles and His sayings.

7. That sect founder Joseph Smith was born as God's prophet.

TRUTH: Deuteronomy 18:20-22 says a true prophet of God cannot utter a single false prophecy; not one. The penalty in Israel for pretending to speak for God was death. Smith was wrong several times with his end-of-the-world predictions.

8. The Mormons teach that man was not created by God despite what the Bible says; and that man pre-existed in a celestial world before becoming human.

9. They say that in the beginning man was also a God, the same as Jesus. They say eventually, man may return to God status and reach the perfection of the deity. 

TRUTH: That’s utter blasphemy in the highest order.                                                                  

10. They believe a living Mormon can be baptized on behalf of another Mormon who died without being baptized. The Holy Spirit—a needed element for salvation—enters a Mormon through water baptism.

11. Until it was outlawed by the federal government, plural marriages were promoted and practiced by the cult. While the practice is now outlawed, the written doctrine has not been changed.                 

12. Mormons believe that salvation is gained by doing good works and following church orders. 
                                                                            (Upon the death of Joseph Smith, who was shot and killed by an angry mob, Brigham Young became leader and established new Mormon headquarters in Utah.)

Contrast what Mormonism teaches with the gospel of the Bible, which is –

•We all are born with inherited sin

•Jesus, the Son of God, paid our sin debt in full when He died for our sin and rose from the dead.

•We will go to Heaven if we repent of our sin and ask Christ to save us.

How can I be saved? What do I need to do?           

Acts 16:31 says “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.”  God has already done all of the work. All we must do is receive, by faith, the salvation God offers. God offers salvation as a gift. John 14:6 says Jesus is the way of salvation.