A Closer Look At The Cult Of Mormonism

The religion of Mormonism is very dangerous. It preaches another Jesus that is foreign to the Scriptures for the sole purpose of deceiving people—taking them to a different Jesus, one made up by Joseph Smith’s imagination. Joseph Smith is the founder of Mormonism. In their site they state…

“The Bible and Book of Mormon: another ancient record

Just like God spoke to Moses and Noah in the Bible, He also spake to people in the Americas. These men wrote down God’s word. Their writings were eventually gathered into one book, the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is evidence that God loves all His children in all parts of the world.”

http://www.churchofjesuschrist.org

The Scriptures clearly warns us about believing in another gospel or “Testament of Jesus Christ” which, ironically, is the exact thing that the Mormons claim to believe.

6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel, 7 which is not just another account; but there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! 9 As we have said before, even now I say again: if anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! -Galatians 1:6-9

Joseph Smith taught that he received another testimony of Jesus Christ from an angel named Moroni who came to him. He told him that Jesus Christ came to the Indians in the Americas after His resurrection 2000 years ago. Of course, you won’t find any such account in the Scriptures because it is all made up. But that is not the only book which is called the Book of Mormon. They have other “holy” books that say demonic things about God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

In one of their books called “Doctrine and Covenants”, section 27 in the title, it says the following.

“Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, August 1830. In preparation for a religious service at which the sacrament of bread and wine was to be administered, Joseph set out to procure wine. He was met by a heavenly messenger and received this revelation, a portion of which was written at the time and the remainder in the September following. Water is now used instead of wine in the sacramental services of the Church.”

As you can see, Joseph Smith received a new revelation or gospel of Jesus Christ from an angel, which in Galatians 1:8-9 says not to believe in another gospel even if an angel from heaven should tell you. I guess Joseph Smith forgot to read that portion of the Bible giving the warning. I say this because it is too blatant where the Scriptures says as a warning that if this or that happens, know that it is not from the Lord. Joseph Smith does exactly the opposite of what the Scriptures warn us not to believe and he goes right ahead and believes the fallen angel’s false gospel.

The Mormon’s Book “Doctrine and Covenants”

Doctrine and Covenants 27:5, “Behold, this is wisdom in me; wherefore, marvel not, for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the Book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel, to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim;

The Word of God, the Bible

Paul warns the Christians in the church of Corinth to be careful not to fall into the devil’s trap and believe in a false Jesus, gospel and spirit.

3 But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his trickery, your minds will be led astray from sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, this you tolerate very well! -2 Corinthians 11:3-4

The Book of Moses which is another “holy” book for the Mormons

Look how twisted the Mormon’s book called “Moses” In Chapter 4 verse 1 is.

Moses 4:1 (one of the Mormon books) “1 And I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That Satan, whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the beginning, and he came before me, saying—Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor.”

Here, it has Satan wanting to be the savior of the world and also to be the son of God. The Mormons make it so evidently clear that they have absolutely no clue why Jesus has to be the Savior of the world. It seems that the Mormons think that anyone can become the savior. But, as you will see, only God can be the Savior of the world.

In Isaiah 43:11 it says,

I, only I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me. -Isaiah 43:11

And, in the New Testament of the Book of Acts 4:10, 12 it says,

10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by this name this man stands here before you in good health…12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved. -Acts 4:10, 12

We see that in Isaiah and Acts, there is only ONE Savior, yet two persons are named as the only Savior of the world, which is Yahweh and Jesus Christ. In Isaiah 43, the LORD makes it clear that no other Savior exists but Him alone. Now, in Acts 4, it is the same pronouncement. No one else can save people from their sins. Only by the name of Jesus Christ can men be saved. Basically, the LORD and Jesus are the same Savior. In other words, they are the same God. God existing as two persons—God the Father and God the Son, both being Yahweh (John 1:1-2, 14).

There is much more that the Mormons say that is twisted and demonic. But, for the sake of time, I cannot get into it now. With these few examples, I hope that it will make you see that Mormonism is not a Christian church and they do not worship the true Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They worship a false Jesus.

Friends, there is an alluring quality to the Mormon church because they are family oriented. Be careful in reading their material and from going to a Mormon church because the moment you start attending, you are intaking poisonous doctrines which will slowly erode sound doctrine. They are a cult invented by Joseph Smith, who either lied about seeing the Father and the Son, having the false angel Moroni giving him a new gospel of Jesus Christ, or really was deceived by a demonic spirit parading itself as an angel of light.

No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. -2 Corinthians 11:14

Does Colossians 1:15 Teach That Jesus Was Created?

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15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

-Colossians 1:15 HCSB

In the next verse, it shows Jesus as the Creator of the universe.

16 For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— all things have been created through Him and for Him.

-Colossians 1:16 HCSB

In Isaiah 44:24, it says, “This is what the LORD, your Redeemer who formed you from the womb, says:

I am Yahweh, who made everything; who stretched out the heavens by Myself; who alone spread out the earth”

The LORD alone created the universe without any help as also seen in Genesis 1:1. Jesus in John 1:1 is revealed as God, and in John 1:3, He is the Creator. For Jesus to be the Creator, He has to be God as God alone created the universe.

The word “firstborn” in Colossians 1:15 is not used in a literal term as in being born or created, but it is used as having preeminence which that is the other meaning of the word. The meaning of the word is found in its context, see below.

18 He is also the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He might come to have first place in everything.

-Colossians 1:18 HCSB

So, in verse 15, it does not show Jesus as a created being, but that He has preeminence of all things for who He is, the Creator of the seen and unseen world, and the first to resurrect from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:20) with a spiritual body which all the saints will have after their bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:50-56).

Do You Need Faith & Works To Be Saved?

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Does faith plus works equal salvation? What does the Bible say?

[James 2:24] 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

-Faith-

[John 3:16, 18] 16 “For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. … 18 “Anyone who believes in him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.

-Works-

[Philippians 2:13] 13 For it is God who is working in you both to will and to work according to his good purpose.

Works are the evidence of a regenerated person who has the Holy Spirit indwelling him already. Salvation is based upon faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for you.

[Ephesians 2:8-9] 8 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift ​– ​ 9 not from works, so that no one can boast.

In context, you will find the meaning of James 2:24. See below.

[James 2:18, 22-23] 18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without works, and I will show you faith by my works. … 22 You see that faith was active together with his works, and by works, faith was made complete, 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, and he was called God’s friend.

Without the evidence of works in a professing believer’s life, his faith is dead. Meaning, he never had it in the first place. Genuine faith will produce fruits (Matthew 13:23) because it is not the person who produces it, but the Holy Spirit in the person who does. So, without the Holy Spirit, there will be no works, showing that he never had saving faith.