Let me first state that any who know me, know I'm passionate about my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They also know that I believe in allowing people to believe as they will as long as they harm no others or try to force them into believing and living as they do. That is part of my belief I receive in Jesus Christ, that He is the ultimate freedom of choice we make one way or another.
I will attempt, with the help of a link to discuss and draw a picture of the differences between we who serve Christ and the Mormons who serve an "angel" by comparing beliefs, doctrines, and the understanding of what is beind said. This is not intended to put Mormons down, it is intended to allow people to see the differences and why I, we as True Christians reject Mormon teaching as being from God.
First the link: http://4witness.org/mormon/lds_exp.php
They do a good job of breaking it down as to why the Mormons are seen as a cult of the evil one to draw away all they can from Him.
GOD THE FATHER:An “Exalted Man” who became God by obedience to the LDS “Gospel Plan”. He has not always been God, nor is he omnipresent (present everywhere) or omnipotent (all powerful). Not having the power to “create” the world out of nothing, God merely “organized” it with pre-existent material. He can only remain God as long as the “intelligences” sustain Him as such.
“Some would have us believe that God is present everywhere. It is not so.”—Brigham Young, 1859, Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 345
“It has been said, therefore, that God is everywhere present; but this does not mean that the actual person of any one member of the Godhead can be physically present in more than one place at one time.…plainly, however, His person cannot be in more than one place at any one time.”—James E. Talmage, The Articles of Faith, (1890), 1966ed., p. 43
“The greatest heresy found in Christendom is that God is a spirit, an essence that fills immensity.…”—Bruce R. McConkie, The Millennial Messiah, p. 77
“The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s.…” —Doctrine And Covenants 130:22
“God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens!… I say, if you were to see him today, you would see him like a man in form—like yourselves in all the person, image, and very form as a man.…I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea.…he was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did.…”—Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, pp. 345-346
“We were begotten by our Father in Heaven; the person of our Father in Heaven was begotten on a previous heavenly world by His Father; and again, He was begotten by a still more ancient Father and so on, from generation to generation, from one heavenly world to another still more ancient.…”—Apostle Orson Pratt, The Seer, 1853, p. 132
“Yet, if we accept the great law of eternal progression, we must accept the fact that there was a time when Deity was much less powerful than He is today.”—Seventy Milton R. Hunter, The Gospel Through the Ages, 1945, p. 114
“We believe in a God who is Himself progressive, whose majesty is intelligence; whose perfection consists in eternal advance—a Being who has attained His exalted state by a path which now His children are permitted to follow, whose glory it is their heritage to share.”—Apostle James E. Talmage, The Articles of Faith, (1890), 1966ed, p. 430
“God himself is increasing and progressing in knowledge, power, and dominion, and will do so, worlds without end.”—Apostle Wilford Woodruff (who would eventually become 4th Prophet), 1857, Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 120
“In the book of Abraham we have clear expression of the creative efforts of the Gods in organizing and forming the earth and heavens (see Abr.4:1). Such language assumes the existence of materials before the creation of this earth began.…The doctrine of creation thus taught in Abraham opposes the notion of a creation ex nihilo (literally, creation ‘out of nothing’).”—The Ensign, March 1997, p. 21
“…Elohim is God simply because all of these intelligences honor and sustain Him as such.…if He should ever do anything to violate the confidence or ‘sense of justice’ of these intelligences, they would promptly withdraw their support, and the ‘power’ of God would disintegrate.” —BYU Professor W. Cleon Skousen, The First 2000 Years, p. 355
GOD THE FATHER:In His very nature and essence God is a spirit—not a man. There was never a time when He did not exist, nor can there ever be a time when He will cease to exist as the one true God. He does not change or progress. In addition to being omnipresent (present everywhere), He is eternally omniscient (all knowing) and omnipotent (all powerful), and thus, He is not bound by the constraints of His creation.
I KINGS 8:27: “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?”
ISAIAH 66:1: “Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?”
JEREMIAH 23:24: “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.”
JOHN 4:24: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
LUKE 24:39: “…a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.”
HOSEA 11:9: “…I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee.…”
NUMBERS 23:19: “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent.…”
ROMANS 1:22-23: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man.…”
ISAIAH 43:10-11: “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.”
PSALM 90:2: “Before the mountain were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”
HABAKKUK 1:12: “Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One?.…”
MALACHI 3:6: “For I am the LORD, I change not.…”
JAMES 1:17: “Every good gift…cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
I KINGS 8:39: “…give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest: (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)”
PSALM 147:5: “Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.”
GENESIS 17:1: “…the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.”
ISAIAH 40:12-14, 28: “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding? …Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heart, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding.”
Just in the comparison listed one can see the difference of Christianity in comparison to Mormonism.
Ahhh, but there is much more.
JESUS CHRIST of Mormonism is not the same Jesus of Christendom. In addition to being “spirit-begotten” by Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother in the “spirit world” (making him the literal “spirit-brother” of Lucifer and every one of us), the LDS Jesus “earned” his godhood by obedience.
“In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints ‘do not believe in the traditional Christ. No, I don’t. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak.…’ ”—Church News, June 20, 1998, p. 7
“And virtually all the millions of apostate Christendom have abased themselves before the mythical throne of a mythical Christ.”—Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 269
“The Father of Jesus Christ is our Father also.…Jesus, however, is the first born among all the sons of God—the first begotten in the spirit, and the only begotten in the flesh. He is our elder brother.…All men and women are in the similitude of the universal Father and Mother, and are literally sons and daughters of Deity.” —Encyclopedia of Mormonism, vol. 4, 1992, p. 1670
“As for the devil and his fellow spirits, they are brothers to man and also to Jesus and sons and daughters of God in the same sense that we are.”—Historian John Henry Evans, An American Prophet, 1933, p. 341
“By obedience and devotion to the truth he attained that pinnacle of intelligence which ranked him as a God, as the Lord Omnipotent, while yet in his pre-existent state.”—Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 129
JESUS CHRIST: The Bible warns about those who would proclaim a different Jesus other than the Jesus of the Bible. Far from being our so-called “spirit-brother” who earned His Godhood by obedience, there was never a time when Jesus did not exist as the one true God who created everything—including Lucifer and his angels.
2 CORINTHIANS 11:3-4: “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached…ye might well bear with him.”
JOHN 8:23: “And he [Jesus] said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.”
HEBREWS 7:3: “Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.”
COLOSSIANS 1:15-18: “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him; and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.…that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.”
JOHN 1:1, 3: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.…All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
JOHN 17:3: “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
1 JOHN 5:20; 1:2: “…we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life....that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us.…”
Blaspheming Christ to make themselves able to save through their own beliefs and powers the Mormons in no way resemble True Christians, so why are the GOP/TP'ers supporting Romney ??
JESUS CHRIST’S “appointment” as Savior was contested by Lucifer who (along with Jesus) presented a Gospel plan for the salvation of mankind. Jesus’ plan was chosen over Lucifer’s plan because it allowed for “free agency” (free choice).
“The appointment of Jesus to be the Savior of the world was contested by one of the other sons of God. He was called Lucifer, son of the morning. Haughty, ambitions, and covetous of power and glory, this spirit-brother of Jesus desperately tried to become the Savior of mankind.”—Milton R. Hunter, The Gospel Through The Ages, 1945, p. 15
“Two of our brothers offered to help. Our oldest brother, Jesus Christ, who was then called Jehovah, said, ‘Here am I, send me’ (Abraham 3:27).… Satan, who was called Lucifer, also came, saying, ‘Behold, here am I, send me.…Satan wanted to force us all to do his will. Under his plan, we would not be allowed to choose. He would take away the freedom of choice that our Father had given us.…After hearing both sons speak, Heavenly Father said, ‘I will send the first’ (Abraham 3:27). Jesus Christ was chosen and ordained to be our Savior.”—Gospel Principles, 1992ed., pp. 17-18
JESUS CHRIST was never in a contest with Lucifer over who would be “Savior,” for only God can be Savior. Thus, Jesus being in very nature God is the only one who would qualify to be the Savior of the world. Lucifer was cast out of Heaven for endeavoring to become “like” God—not for rebellion when allegedly offering an alternative “plan” of Salvation.
ISAIAH 45:21-22: “…there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look to me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.”
ISAIAH 43:11: “I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.”
ISAIAH 14:12-14: “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! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”
Again we see the evidence of the Mormon beliefs being that the devil is also able to save, the devil is a liar who seeks to destroy who he may.
JESUS CHRIST began his mortal probation (earthly life) with Heavenly Father visiting Mary to produce the body of Jesus. He was not begotten by the Holy Ghost. Following the example of our Heavenly Father who (according to Mormonism) has many wives, some Mormon authorities have taught that Jesus was also married to multiple wives.
“When the Virgin Mary conceived the child Jesus, the Father had begotten him in his own likeness. He was not begotten by the Holy Ghost.” —Brigham Young, 1852, Journal of Discourses, vol. 1, p. 50
“Christ not begotten of the Holy Ghost.…Christ was begotten of God. He was not born without the aid of Man, and that Man was God!”—Apostle Joseph Fielding Smith (who later became 10th Prophet), Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, 1976, p. 18
“If none but Gods will be permitted to multiply immortal children, it follows that each God must have one or more wives.…The fleshly body of Jesus required a Mother as well as a Father. Therefore, the Father and Mother of Jesus, according to the flesh, must have been associated together in the capacity of Husband and Wife; hence the Virgin Mary must have been, for the time being, the lawful wife of God the Father.…He had a lawful right to overshadow the Virgin Mary in the capacity of a husband, and beget a Son, although she was espoused to another; for the law which He gave to govern men and women was not intended to govern Himself, or to prescribe rules for his own conduct.”—Orson Pratt, The Seer, p. 158
“The man Joseph, the husband of Mary, did not, that we know of, have more than one wife, but Mary the wife of Joseph had another husband.” —Brigham Young, 1866, Journal of Discourses, vol. 11, p. 268
“When the time came that His first-born, the Saviour, should come into the world and take a tabernacle, the Father came Himself and favoured that spirit with a tabernacle instead of letting any other man do it.”—Brigham Young, 1857, Journal of Discourses, vol. 4, p. 218
“God the Father is a perfected, glorified, holy Man, an immortal Personage. And Christ was born into the world as the literal Son of this Holy Being.…There is nothing figurative about his paternity; he was begotten, conceived and born in the normal and natural course of events.…”—Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 742
“…the great Messiah who was the founder of the Christian religion, was a Polygamist.…We have now clearly shown that God the Father had a plurality of wives, one or more being in eternity…and another being upon the earth.…the Son followed the example of his Father, and became the great Bridegroom to whom kings’ daughters and many honorable Wives were to be married. We have also proved that both God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ inherit their wives in eternity as well as in time.…”—Orson Pratt, The Seer, p. 172
“A belief in the doctrine of a plurality of wives caused the persecution of Jesus and his followers. We might almost think they were ‘Mormons.’ ”—Apostle Jedediah M. Grant (First Counselor to Brigham Young), 1853, Journal of Discourses, vol. 1, p. 346
“It will be borne in mind that once on a time, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee…no less a person than Jesus Christ was married on that occasion. If he was never married, his intimacy with Mary and Martha, and the other Mary also whom Jesus loved, must have been highly unbecoming and improper to say the best of it.”—Apostle Orson Hyde, 1857, Journal of Discourses, vol. 4, p. 259
JESUS CHRIST: Neither the physical human body of Jesus nor His spirit essence are the product of relations between Heavenly Father and one of His so-called “wives.” To teach such a doctrine is to disgrace the very nature of God who is a Spirit and not a man. Jesus is called the “Son of God” because He eternally shares the Divine nature of the one and only true God. He is the “Son of Man” because he took on an additional nature (the human nature) during His incarnation. Thus, Jesus is eternally the God-Man who is fully God and fully Man. The Holy Spirit is the one who orchestrated the conception of the human body of Jesus in Mary’s womb. Mary could not have been a true “virgin” if she had condescended to having relations with a so-called “exalted Man;” nor is there a single passage in the Bible that indicates that Jesus was married. Jesus was invited to the marriage in Cana of Galilee as a guest—not as the Bridegroom (John 2).
HEBREWS 7:3: “Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.”
PHILIPPIANS 2:6-8: “…Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” 4.
HEBREWS 2:16-17: “For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but he gives help to the descendant of Abraham. Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things.…” 5.
JOHN 5:18: “Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.”
JOHN 19:7: “The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.” (c.f. Leviticus 24:16)
COLOSSIANS 1:19; 2:9: “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;…For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”
1 TIMOTHY 3:16: “…God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
ISAIAH 7:14: “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
MATTHEW 1:18, 20, 23: “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.…the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary they wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.…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.”
LUKE 1:34-35: “Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”
The Mormons deny the Holy Spirit and the Power of God in His Spirit. They claim to know that God was a man wwho hasd sex with The Virgin Mary, which would have made her not a virgin. I mean there is a lot more and you are welcome to visit the link. But I think I have made a solid case as to why I reject Mormons as being Christians and why they are a danger to being in power here in America. I would call on all True Christians to denounce their lies as being offensive to: God The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and to repent from their lies and turn to Jesus Christ.
For those who still back a Mitt Romney presidency and try to call yourselves a Christian ?? Well you go ahead and explain that to Jesus Christ and tell Him why the conservative political beliefs are more important than His Way.
One more set of differences .
MORMONISM = A “Restored” Gospel
“Since the departure from the true gospel of Christ was to be universal…it would follow that a restoration would be necessary. Such a restoration is the message of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”—Apostle LeGrand Richards, A Marvelous Work And A Wonder, 1976, p. 32
“Nothing less than a complete apostasy from the Christian religion would warrant the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”—History of the Church, vol. 1, p. XL
“We talk about Christianity, but it is a perfect pack of nonsense.…it is as corrupt as hell; and the Devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than the Christianity of the nineteenth century.”—Apostle John Taylor (who would eventually become 3rd Prophet), 1858, Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 167
“What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope of salvation? It is that smooth, sophisticated influence of the devil, by which he deceives the whole world.”—Joseph Smith, History of the Church, vol. 5, p. 218
“My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join.…I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt.…”—Joseph Smith—History 1:18-19
“And he said unto me: Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil.…”—1 Nephi 14:10, Book of Mormon
“ ‘Will everybody be damned, but Mormons?’ Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent, and work righteousness.”—Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, 1976, p. 119
“There is no salvation outside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 2, pp. 1-350.)”—Apostle Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 670
BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY = An everlasting Gospel which has endured for “all generations”—never to disappear from the earth. Paul warned about those who would preach another gospel (Galatians 1:6-9; 2 Corinthians 11:3-4). Jesus prophesied that the “gates of hell” wouldn’t prevail against His church, and in so doing, He ruled out complete apostasy (Matthew 16:18). Thus, the Gospel would never have to be restored (Jude 3). Ephesians 3:21 states: “to Him be the glory in the church…to all generations forever and ever. Amen.”1. How can an apostate church give glory to God throughout “all generations”?
GALATIANS 1:6-9: “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel.…but though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”2.
2 CORINTHIANS 11:3-4: “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”
JUDE 3: “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once [for all time] delivered unto the saints.” 3.
HEBREWS 12:28: “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.”
MATTHEW 16:18: “…I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
EPHESIANS 3:21: “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. A-men”
1 TIMOTHY 3:15: “…that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”
Now I know a lot of people think we Christians are not tolerant. But hey we don't say that if you are not a member of a certain church-except for those RCC members who still believe only Roman Catholics will be in heaven- you are condemned such as the Mormons do. So all you good "christians" out there who think Mitt is a Christian, he thinks you are damned because you are not a Mormon, so you have no value to him. He will after all become a god -in his mind- after he dies, and you'll be in hell.
I know this is a lot to read and understand. But Mitt Romney believes this stuff about the Mormon church. That is why as a Christian I will not vote for Him or any other Mormon. That is my right.
If I seem judgemental to you, I'm sorry you cannot see the intent of this article. It is to educate people in the difference between the beliefs of Mormons- and we True Christians who are of Christ- and not of His enemy satan who seeks to make his way above that of God because he was a created angel and not God.
Comments are welcome personal attacks aren't.
I hope this has opened some eyes as far as the drastic differences in beliefs and what that would entail for all who are not Mormons.