Pre-mortal life/Pre-existence The Mormon believes that he/she existed in spirit form before the earth was created and is co-eternal with God Himself. They also believe they came into existence through a sexual union between their Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother.
August 22 – Job 38:4-6; “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof.”
Human Spirit is Eternal Mormonism teaches that the human spirit is eternal. (Moses 3:7, 4:1-2) If this is the case then how is it one spirit can be less intelligent because of their choices made in the pre-existence with the Heavenly Father of this earth if they were already in existence before he spiritually begat […]
Do Pre-existent Spirit Babies Choose Their Parents? When I was a Mormon I was taught that I had chosen the earthly parents I would be born to while I was still a spirit in the pre-existence. This teaching always made me wonder just how trustworthy the doctrines of the Church were if this was true.
June 3 – 1 Cor. 15:46-7; “Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”
PRE-EXISTENCE DOCTRINE In John 3:1-15 we read Jesus saying: “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” LDS doctrine of the pre-existence creates a number of dilemmas in light of this teaching:
March 10 – Matthew 1:21; “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins”. _____ Mormons believe that Jesus is one of billions of sexually begotten spirit children of God. To the Mormon, he is literally their elder brother, as is […]
February 17 – Hebrews 1:5 is clear about what God said in relation to angels and Jesus Christ. “For unto which of the angels said he at any time, THOU ART MY SON, THIS DAY HAVE I BEGOTTEN THEE? And again, I WILL BE TO HIM A FATHER, AND HE SHALL BE TO ME A […]
“Lord Increase Our Faith”, page 64; “The real focus on the Book of Mormon should be on the details of the book itself, not on the details of the process by which it came forth. Although we do not know everything about the process of its coming forth or its translation, the Book of Mormon […]
This particular teaching of the LDS Church is one of the three main reasons I left the Mormon Church. In order to believe in Mormonism, the acceptance of man living with God before the earth was created is a must. They teach that mankind was created spiritually through a sexual union between God and one […]