False Mormon Doctrine Produces No Assurance of Salvation

28 February

Take Heed to Yourselves Joseph Fielding SmithTake Heed to Yourselves, pp. 191-192; “…the man who seeks God and in the Spirit of truth, guided by the Spirit of truth, or the Comforter, and continues in God, will grow in knowledge, in light, in truth, until eventually there will come to him the perfect day of light and truth.

Now, we will not get all that in this life. It is impossible for a man to reach that goal in the few years of mortal existence. But what we learn here, that which is eternal, that which is inspired by the Spirit of truth, will continue with us beyond the grave and then we shall go on, if still continuing in God, to receive light and truth until eventually we shall come to that perfect day.” – Joseph Fielding Smith [emp. mine]

Revelation 21:8; “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Oh, be still my heart. The things they come up with are nothing but manmade edicts, with no biblical basis whatsoever.

Christians always ask me what they should say to a Mormon loved one, or a missionary that shows up on their doorstep, and my answer is always the same. Ask them if they know they’ll go to heaven.

To date, I’ve not met one who can say with 100% certainty they know they’re saved. This one thing just kills me. I can’t for the life of me understand why they work so hard for this kind of result. It’d be like a farmer going out to plow all season long, and not know if the seed he planted will produce food for the family.

Joseph Fielding Smith was the 10th prophet of the Church, so he obviously knew a thing or two about Mormonism. He authored the book mentioned above, which was a huge hit back in the day (1966), and is still used by Mormon authorities in conference talks today.

Imagine doing everything your leaders have told you to do for umpteen years, and finding out you’re not going to reach your goal in this life.

Mr. Smith was spot on in his analysis. It’s indeed impossible for man to reach ‘that goal’ in this life. What he failed to mention, however, is that it’s impossible to reach the goal of godhood in the next life as well. Isaiah 43:10-11.

A very notable thing our Lord said in Revelation shouldn’t be overlooked! Liars aren’t the only ones who won’t be saved, this also goes for unbelievers as well. It means anyone who rejects Jesus (Mormons and non-Mormons alike), will be facing their part in the lake of fire.

Unfortunately, the other strike against a Mormon is how they’ve rejected the Jesus of the Bible. I’ve also never met a Mormon who will tell me they believe everything the Bible says about Him.

Questions for today –

1.Why do you hold onto the Bible if you don’t believe its contents?

2.Who told you the contents of the Bible aren’t reliable?

3.Where did this person retrieve their information from, and where can you go to verify their claims?

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