Mormonism includes many other unusual teachings which you will probably not be told about until you have been in the church for a long time. These teachings are not revealed to investigators or new converts because those people are not yet considered ready to have more than "milk" as doctrine. The Mormons also probably realize that if investigators knew of these unusual teachings they would not join the church. In addition to those mentioned elsewhere in this article, the following are noteworthy:
- God was once a man like us.
God is I AM. He exists apart from time and space and has always
existed in the eternal realm. He was never a man, but took on human flesh
as His Son Jesus to atone for our sins and set us free.
- God has a tangible body of flesh and bone.
He exists in eternity and only as Jesus did He take on a flesh and blood form. He is eternal and without form except in glory.
- God lives on a planet near the star Kolob.
He exists apart from time and space and has always existed in the eternal realm.
- God ("Heavenly Father") has at least one wife, our "Mother in Heaven," but she is so holy that we are not to discuss her nor pray to her.
This is such a fabrication and only is held so that they can
validate their belief that they will all become God’s and rule
over their universe and must have a wife to populate their new
world. God is self existent and needs nothing else.
- Jesus was married.
NEVER! His bride is the church and only when He comes to
take her home will He be wed to us.
- We can become like God and rule over our own universe.
This sounds a lot like the original lie that Satan told Adam and
Eve, and which brought about sin and death. It is a lie! They
will never be Gods and they will not rule over anything.
- There are many gods, ruling over their own worlds.
There is only one God and His name is Yahweh - I AM!
- Jesus and Satan ("Lucifer") are brothers, and they are our brothers - we are all spirit children of Heavenly Father
Jesus is not a brother of Satan. He is God and the one who
kicked Him out of heaven for claiming to be like God.
- Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father by having sex with Mary, who was temporarily his wife.
Jesus was conceived by immaculate conception. It was a
miracle wrought by the Holy Spirit.
- We should not pray to Jesus, nor try to feel a personal relationship with him.
We owe everything to Jesus and we should always pray to Him
and His Father as our God and creator. He died on a cross for the very
reason of having a relationship with Him.
- The "Lord" ("Jehovah") in the Old Testament is the being named Jesus in the New Testament, but different from "God the Father" ("Elohim").
Jesus is the Second person of the Trinity and is Fully God.
- In the highest degree of the celestial kingdom some men will have more than one wife.
There is no giving or taking in marriage in heaven.
- Before coming to this earth we lived as spirits in a "pre-existence", during which we were tested; our position in this life (whether born to Mormons or savages, or in America or Africa) is our reward or punishment for our obedience in that life.
We were created by God out of dust from the ground - the earth
that God created.
- Dark skin is a curse from God, the result of our sin, or the sin of our ancestors. If sufficiently righteous, a dark-skinned person will become light-skinned.
God created all men and women of all races and colors and we
are all His creation and He died for all of us to make a place for
us in His kingdom. Dark skin is not a curse.
- The Garden of Eden was in Missouri. All humanity before the Great Flood lived in the western hemisphere. The Ark transported Noah and the other survivors to the eastern hemisphere.
This is a total fabrication to further their lie that they have the
true religion. Scripture is very clear that the Garden was in the
vicinity of the Middle East.
- Not only will human beings be resurrected to eternal life, but also all animals - everything that has ever lived on earth - will be resurrected and dwell in heaven.
Nice idea but nothing in Scripture validates this belief. Only
we who are true believers in Jesus will be resurrected.
- Christ will not return to earth in any year that has seen a rainbow.
Where do they get this? No one knows when He will return and
He can come anytime the Father decides.
- Mormons should avoid traveling on water, since Satan rules the waters.
Satan rules nothing! He has no power except what we give him.
- The sun receives its light from the star Kolob.
The sun is it’s own star and exists because God made it to exist
and send it’s warmth and light to earth.
- If a Gentile becomes Mormon, the Holy Ghost actually purges his Gentile blood and replaces it with Israelite blood.
Our faith in the true God and His Son Jesus allows us to stand
together with the Jews as God’s chosen People.
- A righteous Mormon will actually see the face of God in the Mormon temple.
No one can see God without dying. His glory is overwhelming
and we cannot see Him until we receive our new bodies in
Heaven when we will be able to abide His presence.
- You can identify a false angel by the color of his hair, or by offering to shake his hand.
If you see and angel it is only because God would allow us to
see Him and God does not send false angels.
(The angels Joseph Smith saw were false because they led him to
believe in someone other than the true God and His only Son - Jesus
the Christ. Joseph Smith was a Con man and deceived by his own
ambition. This is why they will never be in heaven and when they die
they will live eternity apart from God. Jesus will not recognize them
as His because they made Him into something else and taught a lie.
This false religion is leading people away from the true God and His
true Son who is our Savior. They will be held accountable by the
True God and His Son Jesus for what they are doing.) This false
religion should be avoided at all cost and the truth needs to be told
about what they are doing and the consequences of following them
and their man made religion.
The Smith Family from which Joseph Smith came were heavily involved in Sorcery and the occult. They practiced a high level of occult magic and He also looked into crystal balls and seeing stones from which he claimed he gained prophetic knowledge.
He also scammed people out of money by claiming that he could find buried treasure and demanded payment for his skills, though they were really not true and He was ultimately convicted of being a con man and a thief and was put in prison.
He also claimed he was a descendant of Jesus which is crazy, and as such He would judge the apostate Mormons and also His blood could atone for their sins.
He was also a Freemason - which is an anti-christian belief and He believed every other church was apostate since it did not conform to the LDS beliefs, and was told by Moroni that they were not the true church and had forsaken their faith, which is a lie to make everyone who followed Him stay faithful to his manmade religion.
He also demanded that every Mormon had to have more than one wife - polygamy, and in keeping with that He would take other men’s wives as His own. He would simply see a woman he was attracted to and simply tell her that she was now his and her marriage to the man she was with was then destroyed.
He also taught that anyone who did not adhere to this belief was damned in the Mormon church. This man also believed He was the Savior and should be worshipped as such. He also was the one who claimed that all Mormons would be Gods upon their death and resurrection, which is a lie, much like the lie told to Adam and Eve that brought about the mess we are in and God finally had to send His Son to correct.
This is so absurd as to not be even debatable. They will not be Gods. They will be separated from the living God because the Jesus they teach is not the real one and is a fabrication dreamed up in the mind of a warped man who was bound and determined to make a religion that was of His own making and one that He could rule and demand adherence to. He has lead more people away from God than to God and this false religion continues to do so to this day. This false religion is taking people out of the kingdom and separating them from the hope of Christ and His clear declaration that He and He alone can save us, and anyone else that we choose to follow cannot give us life eternal without sin and with Him! Joseph Smith was a charlatan and a con-man. Nothing about him was real and legitimate. He was known far and wide as a man who could not be trusted and who was deceiving people all the time, and in many ways. His idea of having a vision is also his own declaration and no where is there real evidence of this. He made it up!
Mormonism is not Christian. It is a false religion built around a man who was not to be trusted and ultimately was jailed and killed because of his unlawful practices. Joseph Smith was shot by some of his own followers as he tried to escape from prison and died in the dirt outside of the prison where he had been held. He died never having accomplished His goal of seeing all men become Mormon. He died in shame and knowing he had deceived and deluded many with his false religion, but the prophets that followed continued his legacy of teaching a false religion and a false doctrine and are still leading people into darkness rather than the light of truth.
Paul addressed this very issue in Galatians
Ga 1:8* But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
Ga 1:9* As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.
As Christians we have an obligation to tell the Truth and always point out falsehood when it is seen. We have the true Gospel and we have what the world needs and we should be serious about making sure people aren’t drawn in by false teachings and false religions. We can bring them to the real Savior and out of darkness. We must! We have no choice - we are bound by what we know to be True to expose lies and make people see the real God and the real story of love and salvation.
In the Mormon version of the bible - The book of John begins with these words
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a God.” The problem with this translation is this:
In the Hebrew language, which the Book of John was originally written in, there is no indefinite article ‘a’. This was inserted by Joseph Smith to justify His teaching that the Mormons would all be Gods and have their own universe and their own planet to rule over. This was a carry over of His belief and teaching that God was once a man who by His good works became a God and created all of this. This translation by Joseph Smith and now the prophets that have followed is only there to perpetrate their false belief that we can all be Gods.
This false teaching will keep people out of heaven and will only serve to keep them separated from God in eternity. They will never be Gods, and they will not rule over anything. They will spend eternity knowing that they could have had a real relationship with a living and eternal God, only to find out they will forever be able to and they will never rule over anything. They will be separated from God’s love and His forgiveness and His righteousness because they believed a false doctrine and followed a teaching that only enslaved them to a wrong belief that will never be fulfilled.
God has made it clear in Scripture that He is the only true God and there is no other. He is the object of our faith and love and anything else we worship - false deities and religions, will only keep us separated from Him and His Son and the eternal life He offers.
God is all about the Truth. Jesus was the Truth embodied and He came to testify to the Truth. As believers we must never let down our guard and we must stand for what we know is the Truth and what we know is real Christianity and Salvation. We must do this so that we can help those who would be drawn into false religions and doctrines would see the light and choose to follow the one and only True and living God. Jesus is everything and He is the only one who can save us. He is the answer to man’s problems and sin. He is the True light that came into the world and He is the one who by His work on the cross has made a way for us to be reconciled to the living God. He is the King. He rules and we serve Him. It is never about attaining something for myself by good works and somehow believing that I can be a God. I won’t ever be anything more than I am - a man who will one day stand before my Savior in glory and give all the glory to Him because of what He did for me to have life eternal and abundant.
Mormon doctrines and precepts are all built on a fabrication that Joseph Smith conjured up to provide himself a religion that he could rule over and hold people to with Him as the leader, prophet and founder. It is all built on the unreal belief that he was visited by angles that lead him to some golden plates that he deciphered using the seeing stones - Urim and Thummim. After deciphering the plates he decided to make another religion which he could follow and get others to follow and in doing so lead them out of the true Gospel of Christ into his own gospel with himself as the founder and center and all the prophets of the Mormon church also at the center. They were the holders and disseminators of truth and are still viewed that way today.
This meant that they rejected the true God and Christ for something else that Joseph Smith, Jr. dreamed up so as to create his own church and hold people to faith in him and his teachings.
There is nothing in the Mormon religion that is worth believing and following. It will lead people away from true salvation and true sanctification, and true faith in the one and only living God and His Son Jesus Christ. In addition, it will not provide eternal life. Only faith in the work of Christ on the cross and His ongoing work of making us new and in His image can give eternal life in the presence of God and His Son.
Polygamy is wrong. God made it very clear that we are to have but one wife and once we are in heaven there is no giving or taking in marriage. We will live in His glorious light and we will serve Him and Him only and we will do so forever. I will never have my own kingdom, or my own planet. I will serve the risen Christ and His Father and will worship them for eternity because they and they alone are worthy of that. My life in heaven is totally dependent on them and no one else and I am forever in submission to Christ as the one who gave me life and did so at a very high price. I will not rule over anything, I will serve Him and Him alone.
When I have encountered Mormon Missionaries at my front door I have been very clear that I believe in God and Jesus Christ and I have no desire to hear about their faith since I already know they are teaching something that is false and leading people astray into a foreign and non-biblical faith. I also try to communicate the truth of the Scriptures in the hopes of making them see the error of their teaching. It doesn’t always work, but at least I am clearly stating my faith in the real God and His Son. I always hope it will make them think about what they are doing and teaching and believing. Even though it doesn’t always work, I can stand firm in my conviction that I told the truth and that God knows I did. I will know that I testified to the truth of God’s word and even if it didn’t persuade them to think differently, I can rest in the knowledge that I stood for what I believe and didn’t let anyone sway me in the convictions of my faith.
They need to hear the truth so that they might begin to question the false teachings they have swallowed and hold to. They are deceived and don’t know it unless someone has the courage to tell them the truth about God and what they believe that is false and built on what a conman told them and what continues to be purported to be the truth by men who are no more trustworthy than Joseph Smith.
Their religion is keeping them out of God’s Kingdom and keeping millions enslaved to false doctrine and beliefs that are not based on Biblical truth, but rather on the manmade religion of a conman and a charlatan.
True faith in God begins and ends with Faith in Jesus Christ and no one else. It is only because of Him that I have the life I have and only because of Him that I will live forever in eternity with Him and worship Him as the King of Kings and the Savior of mankind by His death on the cross and His resurrection.
They all say the same things to us but they don’t really believe it. They want us to think that we all believe the same things but the truth is we don’t. They see Jesus and God very differently than we do and because of that they cannot ever know the reality of the life we know. They will only live to serve the Mormon Church - not the risen Christ and His Father who sent Him! They are slaves to their false faith and though they live very good lives, they are never going to experience Heaven in the way we will. Jesus said tin the last days there will be those who come before Him saying
‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’
23* “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’
This is what awaits them, because Jesus does not recognize them for teaching something totally against His truth. They will never know His glory or His comfort. They will be destined to spend eternity separated from the Living and Holy God for their false teachings. They will not rule anything and they will know only eternal separation from the One who came to save them but they denied by choosing something else that could never save them and never give them life, forgiveness, and hope, and joy. This is the truth and they need to know it in the hope that they might reconsider their faith and maybe choose to investigate the Mormon teachings in comparison to the true teachings of Jesus and the Scriptures that have guided the Christian church for hundreds of years. Once they do this they may begin to realize the error of Joseph Smith and the current Prophets of the Mormon Church and begin to understand how deceived and manipulated and misguided they are.
It is my hope that they might then choose to investigate the true teachings of Jesus and begin to embrace the true redeemer and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God who was God who became a man and died for the sins of all mankind so that we could know life in Him and be able to be loved by the God who we offended in our sin, and one day be transported to heaven to live with Him forever, and to worship Him forever and to know God’s glory and live in eternal light and free from guilt and shame and sin and all that comes with it.
This is the true message of Scripture and Mormonism is not teaching that. They are teaching that we will become Gods through faithful adherence to the Mormon doctrines which is ridiculous beyond belief. Jesus Christ is the only way we get to enter into God’s glory and we will live in it forever. There is no other way and we we serve Him and worship Him forever as our King and our God - the only true God. We are forever sealed in Him and we will only live in His presence because of what Jesus did. We will never be Gods and we will never rule anything. We will serve the One who rules and has dominion over all of creation, and all men. I serve a risen Lord and I serve a God who was willing to send His Son as the final sacrifice for the sin of mankind. I serve a Savior who was willing to go to the cross for my sin knowing that it was the only way He would win back that which was lost when man sinned and redeem it all so it could be presented back to His Father whole and complete and righteous. That was why Jesus went to the cross. It was His blood that paid the price for me and His willingness to suffer His Father’s wrath so I never will have to that makes eternal life with God in heaven possible.
The whole of Scripture teaches this very clearly and nothing else. It teaches that we are only righteous because of Jesus’ righteousness and we are only acceptable because Jesus paid the price for our sin, and no one can take that away from us. The evil one can try and accuse us but Jesus stands as our advocate to remind Satan that He paid for it all and there is no accusation that can be brought against those who claim Him as their Lord and Savior because He took it all upon Himself and Paid the price God demanded for sin and because of this I am free from guilt and shame and no accusation can be brought against me because of what Jesus did, and Jesus is always here to remind Satan of that fact. I will never have to be ashamed or have to suffer guilt or condemnation because I have been made complete and holy in Christ.
This is what is missing in Mormonism. They have no teaching like this. They are committed to a religion that is built on achieving Salvation in and of themselves apart from the one who came to fix what was broken and give us back to God complete and holy and righteous in Him. They are committed to the belief that they can become Gods of their own universe and planet and rule it as they see fit. Because they believe this they are also strong in their belief that they can run the world if they become president or vice president or whatever office of political authority they seek. This is why I would never vote for and mormon who would seek an office of political power. Because they believe they are going to be Gods I think they would use their office to act as though they were and would try to subjugate everyone else to their way of thinking.
They should never be given power on earth because they would abuse it for their own selfish ambitions and would treat everyone else as though they were their subjects. They would demand our worship as God and they would use whatever power they were given to make everyone else submit to them and their ideas since they believe they are meant to rule and we are meant to worship them.
They should be stopped before they ever get this power and they should never be allowed to rule anyone else. They are selfish and deluded and deceived in what they believe and it would infiltrate our government and it would reshape everything about what is good about this country. They should never be believed and followed. They should be voted down and be made to see that we will never follow them. They are not what this country needs and they are not what we as Christians should advocate for. They are wrong in every way for holding an office of power. They are wrong to believe that they know what is best and should be allowed to rule us. They are men and women who have no more authority than any of the rest of us. They are simply people who are deceived into believing they have some special authority, when they don’t. They don’t have any more authority than I do and my authority comes from Christ and His Father and I am convicted of that and I will not ever bow to anyone but God and His Son Christ Jesus.
With that in mind, I would tell you that we as believers are burdened with a high calling and that is to tell the truth about God and Jesus and never let anyone else try and tell a different story. We are called of God to be witnesses to the Truth of God’s word - The Bible, and we are to make sure that it is clearly taught and that the world hears the real truth about God and His Son and what God is committed to doing in and with us. We are lights in the darkness and we are the hands and feet of Christ in His absence. We are emissaries in a foreign land and we have the true message of hope and love and forgiveness and freedom from guilt and shame and everything else that sin has burdened us with.
The Truth we share is the only truth that can set men free and allow them to know the Love of God and to experience freedom from guilt and shame and feeling condemned and apart from God. Jesus has made a way for us to come home and know God’s love and mercy and grace, and to live free of guilt and shame and to walk in the newness of life and to know that we are accepted because Jesus paid the price for us. God now looks at us through the righteousness of Christ and we have nothing to hide. God has set us free and we are redeemed and forgiven and nothing can take that away. Mormonism offers none of this. They offer a man
made religion that is going to keep people away from God and personal relationship with jesus Christ. The lie they perpetrate is doing nothing but separating people from the Living and true God who they have replaced with one they made up to fit their need to perpetrate the lie that they will be Gods like Him.
There is no truth to what they teach and there is nothing in their teaching that will set men free from sin and guilt and shame. In fact if you choose to follow what they teach - you will be a slave to Mormonism and constantly trying to perform well enough to be accepted in the Mormon religion. This is salvation by works and as we all know, that will get us nothing.
It is faith in the finished work of Christ that sets us free and saves us. I cannot do anything to atone for my sins, Jesus had to do it for me so I would no longer be separated from God by my sin. I will serve Him forever in eternity and I will worship Him as the one who made it possible for me to live forever apart from my sin. I will stand in His glory, not my own and I will forever worship Him for His sacrifice and for the new life He gave me that I did not deserve, but because He loved me so much and because He wanted to set me free from the penalty of my sin, He was willing to die and suffer Hell for me so I would never have to.
There is nothing in Mormonism that even comes close to this. They are fully brainwashed into believing that they can attain Godliness and righteousness by their good works and by adhering to the Mormon doctrines found in their literature - Pearl of Great Price, The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible.
These are false teachings that Joseph Smith thought up to perpetuate His own ideas and what He believed were the real truths concerning God and Jesus and his newfound religion. There is nothing in this religion that would lead one into new life as we know it in Jesus Christ. There is nothing in this religion that can set one free from sin and shame and guilt. Everything they teach is actually leading people away from God and into the darkness of Mormonism. It is all about money and power and influence and the strange doctrines that they hold concerning what is a real religion.
They offer nothing of value to someone who is looking for true salvation and a life of meaning and a relationship with Christ. They offer bondage to Mormonism and the false doctrines they teach, and in doing so keep millions away from the truth of Christ and God’s eternal truth and life.
Mormonism is a cult and as such should be avoided at all cost. It is not built on the truth of Christ and God’s gift of salvation through His Son. It is built on the false and misleading teachings of a man who wanted to convince people He was the source of truth when He was nothing more than a con man and a charlatan. Joseph Smith was misguided and deceived and has lead more people away from the truth than anyone else on this planet. He should be rejected and His teachings condemned and shown to be what they really are - lies to perpetuate His own agenda.