of Mormon [LDS] and Evangelical Biblical Teachings
editor believes the text highlighted in red may cause some evangelicals to view
Mormonism to be a religious cult in comparison to traditional evangelical teaching.
Teaching as used by Born again evangelicals
Son, and Holy Ghost are three separate Gods, though
one Godhead. God the Father was once a mortal man like us
and became exalted to Godhood. He still has a physical body. He
has a wife in heaven, a Goddess.
is one and only one God (Is. 43:10; 44:6-8; 1 Tim. 2:5); The "Godhead" is one
Divine Being (Acts 17:24-29). God the Father was and is not a man but is an infinite
Spirit (Ps. 139:7-10; John 4:20-24). There is no Goddess.
beings were spirit children of God and his wife in
a preexistent spirit world and can become Gods, like the Father, through exaltation.
man became a living being when he was formed from dust (Gen. 2:7). Christ preexisted
in heaven, but we did not (John 3:13, 30-31; 8:56-58).
was the firstborn of God's billions of spirit children.
He became a God in the spirit world. He was conceived and born of Mary and God
the Father as his literal, natural mother and father in the flesh.
is the only heavenly, divine Son of God (John 1:14-18; 5:17-23; etc.). He has
always been God (Ps. 90:2; John 1:1; Heb.1:10-12). He was conceived and born of
Mary by the Holy Spirit (Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:35).
suffering in Gethsemane guarantees the salvation of all but a perverse few, whether
they believe or not, to one of three heavens. Exaltation to Godhood comes to full
participants in the LDS religion and temple ceremonies. Many people will be saved
in the afterlife through the LDS baptism for the dead.
death (Rom. 5:8-10; 1 Pet. 2:23) saves only believers (John 3:16-18; ROM 3:21-28).
Unbelievers will get eternal punishment, while believers will get eternal life
(Matt. 25:46; John 5:28-29; ROM 6:23). No one can become a God (Is. 43:10). There
is no second chance after death (Heb. 9:26). Baptism for the dead was unknown
except among heretics (1 Cor. 15:29).
Church is the only true Church. Early Christianity became apostate and the
church was dead for over a millennium until Joseph Smith.
people would become apostates, but never the whole church (Matt. 16:18; 18:20;
28:20; Eph. 5:25-27; 1 Tim. 4:1; Jude 3).
Mormon Church has clearly denied this teaching. Heavenly Father is the father
of Jesus, not only in his spirit body, but of his physical body, as well. Though
often embarrassing to modern-day Mormons, their Church leaders have clearly taught
that Heavenly Father, not only had relations with his daughter, Mary, to father
Jesus, but also married her. How can the Mormon Church completely disregard
the plain teaching of the Bible on this point? The answer is found in their view
of the Scriptures.
Bible specifically states, and the Christian Church has historically affirmed,
that the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and she, a virgin, gave birth to Jesus
Bible and other Mormon writings
Mormon Church has four standard works: 1, the Bible, the 2, Book of Mormon, 3,
Doctrines and Covenants, and the 4, Pearl of Great Price.
these, only one-the Bible-is claimed by the Mormon Church to be mistranslated
and, thus, to be unreliable in places. This means the other
Mormon Scriptures and the revelations of Mormon prophets are more reliable than
Tim 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting
and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped
for every good work. NIV
are numerous commentaries that explain the teachings of the Bible verse by verse.
I have owned the following such commentaries: Adam Clarke, Matthew Henry, Beacon
have observed Mitt Romney since 2007 as a potential presidential candidate. I
have never seen anything he has said or done that would cause me to question his
suitability for the Oval Office.
America had spent as much time sniffing around Obama's Muslim and socialist roots
as we are doing with Romney [in 2007 and 2011, 2012], we might be in a much better
5 years at an evangelical brick and mortar Bible college, I can say that LDS teaching
is a religious cult in comparison to evangelical teaching. gel