Why Do Mormons Hate the Cross?

Wooden Christian CrossOne of the most distinguishing marks of Mormonism is the lack of the cross in any of their church buildings and teachings. On the flipside, the one thing that unites Christians is the symbol of the cross and what it signifies. Mormons reject this premise and reject the idea they’re not a Christian organization.

Their defiance in not accepting that Jesus paid for their sins on the cross is one of the subjects we’re always pointing out to them. The lack of their acceptance should be a key indicator to everyone, especially Christians, there’s something wrong.

We’ve written about this several times and have listed those articles here so our readers can get a fuller understanding of how Mormons feel about the cross and the reason why they’ve rejected it.

The Missing Cross in Mormonism & Why Mormons Shied away from Passion of the Christ 

Mormon Temple in Rome, Italy

A Cross on a Mormon Temple

The Cross; God’s Altar for the Sins of Man

28 Responses to “Why Do Mormons Hate the Cross?”

  1. awsome mormon May 28, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    this is not true, we do know that Jesus atoned for our sins, we also know that he rose again on the third day. because of this we do not use the cross as a symbol of christ

    BEWARE NOTHING ON THIS WEBSITE IS TRUE

    • Anne July 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

      I just happened to come across this. It is now 2016. WHAT MORMONS DO BELIEVE (because I once was a mormon) IS THAT ONE DAY THEY WILL BECOME GODS LIKE JESUS!!! Therefor, WHY would they worship JESUS since He was once just a man like themselves? They are taught that THEY can become greater than Jesus himself once they become a god. They believe and are taught in DEGREES of heavens! EACH degree gained by their WORKS here on earth. WHY would they carry a SYMBOL of a mere man (the cross) if that man was just as human as they are? They claim to “KNOW” that Jesus atoned for their sins, BUT believe that one day when THEY get to “CELESTIAL HEAVEN” and become a god THEMSELVES, they will have the opportunity to “create worlds” and “set a plan” for their creations, just as God has done for this world!!! They will populate their world by creating beings and if their creations need atonement, they will simply create and send a “jesus” to turn their creations back to worshiping themselves) WHAT A MOCKERY to our ONLY TRUE God and His plan of salvation through His ONE and ONLY Son, Jesus Christ!!! I will give mormons this. They lead exemplary lives of what appears to be christian values, BUT the teachings/beliefs are FAR FROM what God wants us to do and be! Remember, some of the worlds greatest people have “appeared” to be good, yet history has taught us “they were wolves in sheep’s clothing.” I “KNOW ” many mormons “THINK/BELIEVE” they are doing right and good in God’s eyes and cannot help but believe the things they were taught, ( I certainly did), BUT if they only ask the ONE/TRUE/ (past, present and Future) ONLY GOD to open their eyes, He will show them the TRUTH~!! I PRAY FOR EACH AND EVERY SOUL lost to this Satanic Cult~!! In Jesus, precious name!!!

    • december conant October 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

      So I am supposed to believe what you’re saying is true?

    • Bluebell Shannon December 3, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

      You are correct. Nothing on this site is true. If it were the site’s slogan would be: leading the blind, intellectually and emotionally subjugated sheep of all religions to true salvation in revealing a life of science, enquiry, discovery, enlightenment, honesty, rational thought and compassion for humankind unfettered by dogma.

    • Mormon January 27, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

      You need to stop being a stupid bigot and be respectful. What if I hated your religion? THIS WEBSITE IS BY PASTORS WHO JUST WANT MOOOONNNNNEEEEEYYYYYY! Don’t listen to this rubbish that this pastor wrote.

  2. soldier of christ November 20, 2014 at 5:25 am #

    the thing is mormons dont accept the biblical christ at all. the atonement the mormons talks about is one based on individual work rather than through faith and grace. Even though the bible is 100% accurate yet the mormons are still trying to convince others that the bible is incomplete. Mormonism believe is a slap on god’s face. while the mormons claim they believe in god, they downgrade the nature of god and blasphming god’s words and calls god an idiot.

    mormonism is the creation of satan and in the last day the mormons will be thrown into the lake of fire for denying the truth, following a false prophet, blasphing god, and many other crims along with the false prophets and satan.

    • Jesus Christ saves February 7, 2015 at 8:50 am #

      Galatians 1:8 states “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!”

    • Brina March 17, 2016 at 12:47 am #

      im sorry you believe that , but you do not need to post falseness of the Lds church. People from that church are the kindest people you will ever meet! I’ve been to other churches and none them make me feel as loved or as accepted as the Lds church does. I see Satan working through you by making you down grade Christ church. I may not be a Mormon but it is the true church!

    • Karlee December 11, 2016 at 6:38 am #

      Oh my goodness, I am 12 years old and I am a Mormon. Mormons do not speak ill toward God. We love God and honor him in our hearts. Us Mormons are always prosecuted because of our beliefs. We are chased and scorned no-matter where we go. We were and still are shot at and screamed at. Do you know how hard it is to stand for what I believe as everyone tries to convince me otherwise. We want every single person on this earth to find everlasting joy. Even those that hate us. In Matthew 5:44 Jesus says, “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” My family and every Mormon you will ever meet will strive to stand by this in their daily lives. Yes we do not have a cross as a symbol of our Lord Jesus Christ but we do have many paintings of Christ throughout our churches and temples and houses because we like symbols of his life, not his death. Also we do not honor symbols and ‘idols’. In the ten commandments, the second one said, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” I just am sad that Mormons love everyone and everyone hates Mormons.

    • akbar December 17, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

      u said”mormonism is the creation of satan ” please present the document if you are not lier.we hate cross because reminds me killing of a great man

    • Mormon January 27, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

      You are the most un-christian person I’ve ever heard of. Horid person.

  3. about to be scorned August 22, 2015 at 5:59 am #

    Okay, going to keep this short and civil. Temples and meetinghouses do not have crosses, but there are portraits of Christ, often several. The paintings are of key moments in his ministry on earth. The LDS faith understands the importance of his death on the cross, but we focus on his life, and most important the fact that he lives.

  4. Josh A November 3, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    We don’t use crosses because we focus on the fact that he is risen and not that he died.

    • Mormon April 6, 2017 at 4:20 pm #

      I see this, I see you’re wrong. Joseph smith was murdered by bigots just like you. The mobs hated people who believed differently, and so seems the same to you. Satan has spun a web out of you and created a horrible mess. Maybe god will have a sliver of mercy on this ignorant pastor. I find it hard to believe he is a true preacher who loves god. It says in the bible is says to stand up for what you believe. Maybe you just like to stand up to ridicule people who are different. I bet you also say to hate Muslims, Bhudists, Jews, Gays, and other creeds. You aren’t a true Christian.

  5. Andey December 11, 2015 at 12:37 am #

    everyone who hates mormons are stupid i am a mormon and people love me so all those out there who hate us your religion is wrong ours is right your stupid!!!!

    • Anne July 14, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

      Now that was spoken like a TRUE christian!! Wow, just wow!!!

    • Diane Brady July 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

      So…perhaps Andey needs an example. You state that everyone who hates Mormons is stupid….that your religion is the only correct one…right…then how do you feel belonging to a religion that teaches bigotry, discrimination, and racism. Do you really believe that your “Heavenly Father” wants you calling people stupid. That’s really Christ like now isn’t it. Perhaps you might better understand things if you actually talk to people,,,especially those of us who USED to be Mormon till we discovered things that made us not want to be Mormon…you know things like systematic racism…150 years worth. Look at your current picture of the general authorities….looks like a white boy’s convention.

    • Diane Brady July 21, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

      So…perhaps Andey needs an example. You state that everyone who hates Mormons is stupid….that your religion is the only correct one…right…then how do you feel belonging to a religion that teaches bigotry, discrimination, and racism. Do you really believe that your “Heavenly Father” wants you calling people stupid. That’s really Christ like now isn’t it. Perhaps you might better understand things if you actually talk to people,,,especially those of us who USED to be Mormon till we discovered things that made us not want to be Mormon…you know things like systematic racism…150 years worth. Look at your current picture of the general authorities….looks like a white boy’s convention.

  6. Jay March 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    The cross is nothing more than a symbol. Christ, his ministry, his importance to the plan of salvation, his life, his death, and his resurrection are what it is about. Worshipping a symbol would be no better than the Hebrews who felt the need to worship a golden calf. Do you really think it was bad just because it was gold? The symbol gets in your way of worshipping God and his son, Jesus Christ, in their living form. If you feel you need it in order to relate to Jesus, go for it, but remember, Christ is not dead, he is alive today.

  7. Leroy April 14, 2016 at 6:53 pm #

    Let me enlighten the world,…the cross was used for execution by the romans,…if you committed a crime you where condemned to die by way of crucifixion,… it was one of the worst way to die,….now lets say the roman decided to use another way of execution,.like hanging,…would you Christian wear a knoose around your neck and say it a symbol of christ,….christ was prophesied to die on a cross long before he was born,…Christian are breaking the second commandment,…

  8. Ray June 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm #

    Ok, so no crosses because you want to focus on his rising and not death….but his death is what paid for us, not he’s rising. At any rate no cross that’s fine whatever, but you have no problem putting the all seeing eyes & pentagrams (like on satanic bible) and other Masonic symbols on your temples.

    • LifeAfter July 24, 2016 at 9:34 pm #

      Amen Ray! And thanks for visiting Life After!
      Michelle Grim 1 Cor 1:18

  9. SK July 3, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Cor. 1:18

    • LifeAfter July 24, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

      Thanks for replying to our post SK! Paul’s exhortation is one of my favorite verses in the Bible and part of my signature line in correspondence. 🙂 God Bless.
      Michelle Grim 1 Cor 1:18

  10. Mike December 21, 2016 at 6:46 pm #

    A. We do not hate the cross. That’s a fallacy Mormon-haters love to preach.
    B. We believe in the “biblical” Christ just as much as any other Christian does.
    C. Anne is seriously mistaken and probably never really understood the LDS church’s doctrine.
    D. I find it ludicrous so many spew their hate and lies and claim they are Christians. Think about that one!

  11. Henry Bemis February 3, 2017 at 6:32 am #

    You could also say that the Mormons REJECT the Cross of Jesus but their “Temples” are FULL of Occult/Masonic/Pagan symbols. Also they teach the Jesus was in time past just a created being who’s brother was….SATAN! Yes True. Watch the movie “The God Makers” and You Tube.

    Mormons also use WATER in their “Communion” Services instead of Wine or Grape juice – a symbolic portrayal of Jesus’s Blood.

    The Mormons reject the TRUE Jesus of Scripture and instead substitute a False Christ made up and repackaged of their own carnal devising.

  12. Carol April 14, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    The LDS are cultists with their own “gospel,” their own savior (Joseph Smith whose blood they teach was needed to restore the New Covenant – see Ensign article) and their own false angel of light, Moroni who has taught them that Jesus is simply the Devil’s brother. I suggest you Mormons all go to CARM and learn the difference between the evil seduction of Mormonism and the Gospel of Christ.

  13. Anonymous May 31, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

    Read the NewTestament. It speaks the truth.

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