Christianity vs. Mormonism

Christianity vs. Mormonism

    

Christian

 

HOSEA 11:9; ‘…for I am God and not man, the Holy One in your midst…’

 

Isaiah 43:10-11; ‘You are my witnesses, declares the LORD, and My servant whom I have chosen, in order that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He.  Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me.  I, even I, am the LORD; and there is no savior besides Me.’

 

John 4:24; ‘God is spirit…’

 

 

Mal. 3:6; ‘For I am the LORD, I change not.’

 

 

 

 

John 1:18; ‘No man hath seen God at any time…the only begotten Son…hath declared Him.’

 

 

Luke 1:35;  ‘And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy offspring shall be called the Son of God.”’

 

 

John 8:58, I Cor. 15:46-7; ‘Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I AM.”’

 

‘However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.  The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.’

 

 

John 1:1, 14; ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth’.

 

 

Col. 1:15-18:  ‘And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation.  For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on the earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things have been created by Him and for Him.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.  He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John 14:16-17;  ‘…another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you.’

 

 

 

 

Isaiah 9:6; ‘For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:  and the government shall be upon his shoulder:  and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acts 4:12; ‘Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.’

 

 

1 Tim. 2:5; ‘For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.’

 

 

Hebrews 10:10-12; ‘By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.’

 

 

 

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D&C 130:22; ‘The Father has a body of flesh, and bones as tangible as man’s…’

 

TEACHINGS OF J. SMITH 346-7;  ‘Here then is eternal life-to know the only wise & true God; and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves…the same as all Gods have done before you, namely by going from one small degree to another and from a small capacity to a great one…’

 

Mormon Doctrine 319; ‘He is a spirit in the same sense that a resurrected man is a spirit.’ 

Articles of Faith 390; ‘We believe in a God who is Himself progressive…whose perfection consists in eternal advancement…’

 

 

A Marvelous Work & Wonder, pg. 7; ‘God, the Eternal Father & His Son appeared to J. Smith.’

 

 

Journal of Discourses-1: 51;  ‘…if the Son was begotten by the Holy Ghost, it would be very dangerous to baptize and confirm females & give the Holy Ghost to them, lest he should beget children…’ 

 

 

Moses 3:7, 4:1-2:  ‘And I, the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life…all things were before created; but spiritually were they created…’

 

 

 

 

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith-372; ‘Many men say there is one God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are only one God.  I say that is a strange God anyhow—three in one and one in three!  It is a curious organization.’

 

 

Mormon Doctrine pg. 129;  ‘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.  …he was then chosen to work out the infinite and eternal atonement…and to put the whole plan of redemption, salvation, and exaltation in operation.’

 

 

 

 

 

Other beliefs about Jesus:

 

 

Lucifer’s brother (Gospel through the Ages pg. 15)

 

He was a polygamist (Jesus Was Married, by Ogden Kraut)

 

His blood cannot save murderers and apostates

(D&C 42:79-Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith-pg. 192 & 358)

 

 

He is our literal elder brother (Discourses of Brigham Young pg. 26)

 

Born of a virgin who was exceedingly fair & white.  (1 Nephi 11:13)

 

 

 

Articles of Faith-chapt. 8, Gospel Principles pg. 37; ‘He is a spirit that has the form and likeness of a man.  He can be in only one place at a time, but his influence can be everywhere at the same time.  Compare the Holy Ghost to the sun.  There is just one sun, but its light and warmth are felt by everyone on earth.’

 

 

Mormon Doctrine pg. 359; ‘Because he is a Spirit Personage, he has power—according to the eternal laws ordained by the Father—to perform essential and unique functions for men.  In this dispensation, at least, nothing has been revealed as to his origin or destiny; expressions on these matters are both speculative and fruitless’.

 

 

No Trinity

 

No virgin birth

 

Works for salvation/Jesus’ atonement is not enough

 

Bible not inerrant Word of God

 

Not all sins are forgiven

 

No indwelling of the Holy Spirit

 

Polytheists

 

Another gospel

 

Men can become gods

 

Works for the dead/Necromancy

 

Ultimate commandment is to usher spirit children into mortality

(Ezra Taft Benson-1981)

 

 

D&C 132:7 & Mormon Doctrine 411; ‘The President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds the keys of salvation for all men…’

 

 

2 Nephi 25:23; ‘…for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do’.

 

 

D&C 76:52; ‘That by keeping the commandments they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins…’  

 

Moroni 10:26; ‘And wo unto them who shall do these things away and die, for they die in their sins, and they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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