Investigating Mormonism?

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11

We’ve updated our article, ‘Investigating Mormonism’ and thought it’d make a great witnessing tool for those who will be visiting friends/relatives over the summer months.

You can find lots of basic beliefs about Mormonism to ask your loved ones for their opinion on these classic LDS doctrines.

As an FYI,, you can find it at the top of our homepage on the right hand side…

For anyone thinking about joining Mormonism, we highly encourage a healthy investigation into their basic beliefs, as well as the history of the Church.

We thought we’d list a few of the beliefs to aid in your studies, so here we go!

We pray everyone will be as those in Thessalonica, and study to see if the things of Mormonism are what God has ordained!

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor 1:18

God was once a man who is now exalted TPJS, p. 342 Numbers 23:19
God earned his way to godhood status Rational Theology, p. 24-25 1 Sam. 15:29
God has a body of flesh and bones D&C 130:22 1 Tim. 6:16
God is known as Elohim and Heavenly Father EM, p. 452 Gen. 1:26
God has countless wives The Seer, p. 172 Is. 54:5
God has billions of children that were sexually begotten with one of his countless wives Gospel Truth, p. 102 Jer. 31:32
God lives on a planet near the star “Kolob” Abraham 3:3 1 Cor.3:16
God had a father who had a father… HC 6:476-477 Is. 44:10
God organized the elements to form the earth TPJS, p. 350 Gen. 1:1
There are countless other polygamous gods ruling their own planets AGQ 2:143 Ex. 20:3
God needed Satan to help implement plan of salvation. 2 Nephi   /Moses 5:11 Rev. 20:10
Jesus is a created being MD, p. 127 John 1:1, 14
Jesus answers to Adam TPJS, p. 157 Matt. 12:36
Jesus was Married JD 2:82-83 Rom. 3:13
Jesus is a polygamist JD 2:210 Prov. 3:35
Jesus and God appeared to Joseph Smith to tell him all of Christianity was wrong JS Testimony 1:19 John 1:18, 6:46; Ex. 33:20
Jesus and Lucifer are brothers Jesus the Christ, p. 8 Hebrews 1:5
Jesus born in Jerusalem, not Bethlehem as the Bible says. Alma 7:10 Matt. 2:1
Jesus paid for sin in the Garden of Gethsemane,not on the cross, although that’s where he died. 1 Nephi 11:33/D&C 19:18 John 12:32
Jesus’ atonement cannot pay for all sins D&C 35:2, D&C 85:11, D&C 132:27 Rev. 5:9
Jesus created through a sexual union by God the Father Elohim, and his daughter the Virgin Mary JD 8:115-116 Luke 1:35
Praying to Jesus, and having a special relationship with Him is unnecessary and frowned upon. 1982 BYU Speech by Bruce McConkie John 15:15
Jesus is Jehovah of the Old Testament, but is only Jesus here on earth MD, p. 319 John 14:1
Jesus is everyone’s elder brother GTTA, p. 21 Luke 8:19-21
Jesus was chosen as the savior Abraham 3:27-28 Matthew 24:24
Jesus won’t return in any year that has a rainbow. TPJS, p. 340 Gen. 9:13
Jesus is not God, but a god Sermons of Melvin J. Ballard, p. 227 Matt. 1:23
Jesus crucified for polygamy JD 1:346 Heb. 12:2
All mankind was created spiritually through a sexual union between heavenly father and one of his wives.  Our behavior there determined where we would be born, what race we would be on earth and at what time we’d be born and if we were born to Mormon parents. DS 1:65, MD, p. 589, Gen. 2:7
Being black or having a dark skin here on earth is proof you were rebellious in the pre-existence when we all lived with God before coming to this earth. Life Before, p. 91 Gen. 6:10
Man was born perfect, & any sin committed was a type of defect of our divine nature. Moses 6:54 Rom 3:23, 5:12
Heaven has 3 levels; Celestial (highest), Telestial (middle kingdom), and the terrestrial kingdom (lowest).  Celestial kingdom is for those who’ve obtained true salvation, and have earned the ability to become a god with their own planet.  Hell is not really taught about in Mormonism, but it’s taught that those who have committed the 3 unpardonable sins will reside at judgment. Those 3 things are blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, murder, and apostasy against the One True Church – Mormonism. EM, p. 259 Heb. 11:16
Salvation is obtained through works – you are “saved by grace, after all you can do”. 2 Nephi 25:23 Eph. 2:8-9
Salvation is only obtained after oaths in temple are taken DS 2:40, 56 Rom. 10:9
New Jerusalem is in Independence, Missouri D&C 57:2-5 Zech. 14:3-4
Adam lived in America JD 12:339 Gen. 2:10-14
Earth had a pre-existent life Doctrinal Themes of the D&C, p. 36 Gen. 1:2
Bible isn’t always true AGQ 2:161 Is. 40:8
Joseph Smith’s consent needed to get into heaven JD 7:289 John 14:6
Adam had to sin to fulfill God’s command to multiply EM, p. 16AF, p. 59 Titus 1:2
Everyone but Mormons are damned EJST, p 153 John 3:16-17

AGQ — Answers to Gospel Questions

AF — Articles of Faith

D&C — Doctrine and Covenants

DS — Doctrines of Salvation

EJST —  Encyclopedia of Joseph Smith’s Teachings

EM — Encyclopedia of Mormonism

GTTA — Gospel Through the Ages

HC — History of the Church

JD — Journal of Discourses

MD — Mormon Doctrine

TPJS — Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith