Mormonism

A Christian and Biblical Response to its teachings.

I am not a Mormon, but I know a lot about Mormonism because my wife was raised in the Mormon religion.

I do not claim to be an expert on the subject, but I confidently refer you to someone who is – Charlie Campbell whose website it https://AlwaysBeReady.com and his article on Mormonism is: https://alwaysbeready.com/mormonism/

Charlie is a bible professor and author and the content on the website is vast and reliable.

I write this article because I care about the Mormon people who are wonderful and sincere.

I believe that they simply “do not know what they do not know”
They believe that Mormonism is a Christian religion

Mormons prefer to be known as “latter day saints” or simply LDS for short.

The subject of the LDS religion versus the Christian religion is vast, but there are four topics that stand out to me to describe the difference.

  1. The Jesus of the bible is not the same as the Jesus of Mormonism. Mormon teaching says that Jesus was one of many sons who were procreated in Heaven by Elohim and one of his many unnamed wives.

The Bible teaches that Jesus…

•  is God (John 20:28)
•  is the creator of all things (John 1:3)
•  existed from all eternity (Micah 5:2)
•  is equal in nature with the Father (John. 5:18Hebrews 1:3)

2. The satan of the Bible is not the satan of Mormonism.
The satan of the Bible is an angel who rebelled against God and was thrown out of heaven and awaits eternity in hell.

The satan of Mormonism is very different:
On first hearing, the doctrine that Lucifer and our Lord, Jesus Christ, are brothers may seem surprising to some—especially to those unacquainted with latter-day revelations. But both the scriptures and the prophets affirm that Jesus Christ and Lucifer are indeed offspring of our Heavenly Father and, therefore, spirit brothers…Jesus was Lucifer’s older brother.

3. The Mormon church’s view of God is nothing like the Christian view of God. Mormonism is a polytheistic religion – The Mormon Church says this god (“Elohim” or “Heavenly Father”) is just one of many gods in an eternal chain of gods that have been begotten by other gods. 

Christianity disagrees with them on their polytheistic view of God. Notice what God says in Isaiah 44.

Isaiah 44:6–8
“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God

4. The Mormon Church’s View of Salvation (Heaven & Hell)
The Mormon Church teaches that Jesus’ death on the cross brings about a general salvation for all mankind. The result of this salvation, according to the Mormon Church, is that all mankind (including the worst of sinners) will be resurrected and given eternal life in one of three different levels in Heaven.
Bible students know that all of these things are unbiblical. The Bible knows nothing of different, exclusive levels of Heaven. And the Bible clearly rejects the Mormon teaching that all people will be saved (e.g., read Revelation 20 sometime).

I mentioned that my wife was raised in the Mormon religion. I hasten to add that she is certainly no longer a Mormon but through the grace of God has found the truth and has been a happy and satisfied born-again Christian for over 40 years. She walks in absolute peace.

I pray that all who read this article will search their hearts and the Bible to achieve that same peace that is offered freely by Jesus:

Ephesians 2:8-9
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

RESOURCES:

https://www.openbible.info/topics Enter any word to see applicable Bible verses

AlwaysBeReady.com In depth Bible teaching by Charlie Campbell.