Is Mormonism Christianity? | H.I.S. Ministries International
Is Mormonism Christian?
The truth or falsity of a statement about being a Christian is governed by what Christ taught and what the Word of God says. It isn’t what church you belong to or what theological perspective you have on non-essential doctrines. The truth is the Gospel itself.
Its not simply a belief in Jesus Christ, its the knowledge and belief of “Who Jesus Is” and “Who he stated he is.” simply stating you believe in Christ is not enough. So ask yourself, “who is your Jesus?” Jesus stated to us in John 8:24 “John 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.” Jesus stated he is GOD (John 8:58), not a spirit brother, he is eternal (Colossians 1:17), not created, he alone created the everything (Colossians 1:16), he didn’t organize it, he is from everlasting to everlasting, he created the angels – Satan he is not the spirit brother of Satan. So who is your Jesus, Spirit brother or God?
It was declared by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4,
‘I declare unto you the gospel, which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.’
We are warned in Galatians 1:9 not to preach anything else as the Gospel of Christ,
‘If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed’. Nothing can be added, nothing taken away from the Gospel of Good News.
Mormonism cannot be Christianity – not because we say so or because we take a vote on that subject in the Christian church.
It cannot be Christianity because it denies the doctrine of God and says there are many gods.
It denies the doctrine of Christ and says that He is a god, a spirit brother of all mankind, a created being who has a beginning and is not eternal when the Bible says that He is God in human flesh, eternal, from everlasting to everlasting.
It cannot be Christian because it teaches that the birth of Christ is result of sexual relations between a resurrected god and Virgin Mary to produce Jesus of Nazareth.
Further more it cannot be Christian because it denies salvation by grace alone and adds human works, which Paul says destroys the gospel. It cannot be the gospel of Christ because it is ‘another gospel’, it has ‘another spirit’ and teaches of ‘another Jesus’. (2 Cor. 11:3-4, 13-15.)
We love Mormons and are willing to stand for truth so that they might come to the knowledge of truth that saves. We would be remiss in our function as Christians if we did not tell the whole counsel of God that says what Christianity is. Jesus clearly taught and stated he is God, in the flesh.
Mormonism is not Christian – it is polytheistic, it is eternally polygamist – and thus thoroughly non-Christian.
An example would be if I said I was a Latter Day Saint but didn’t believe in the Book of Mormon, didn’t believe in Joseph Smith and didn’t believe in temple marriage you would come simply to the conclusion “I am not a Latter Day Saint.” Likewise in Christianity, Biblical Doctrine declares Jesus is God, the Bible is the true inerrant and only word of God (Psalms 138:2, John 5:47), that God is a “Tri-une” God (1 John 5:7), that there are no other Gods but God (Isaiah 43:10, 44:8). Jesus taught there is NO MARRIAGE IN HEAVEN (Luke 20:34 “Luke 20:27-40 Jesus replied, “the people of this age marry and are given in marriage, but those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels”
Mormonism teaches a different Jesus than the one described in the Bible, Mormon prophets also state that they do believe in a different Jesus than the one described in the bible. Here are the words of a Gordon B. Hinckley defining the Jesus he states they believe in “”In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints ‘do not believe in the traditional Christ.’ ‘No, I don’t. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times. He together with His Father, appeared to the boy Joseph Smith in the year 1820, and when Joseph left the grove that day, he knew more of the nature of God than all the learned ministers of the gospel of the ages.'” (LDS Church News Week ending June 20, 1998, p. 7).
The Mormon Jesus is a spirit brother of all living beings on the earth. He is also a created being and not the creator – a product of a relationship consummated between the Mormon god and Mary (Bruce McConkie, Mormon Doctrine P. 192, 321, 516, 589) (Gospel Principles) (Gospel Doctrine). In Mormonism Jesus is also the spirit brother of Satan. Jesus along with Michael helped organize the earth, he didn’t create. Also he didn’t do this by himself, Michael the Archangel helped him (Mormonism – Temple Ceremony). Interesting enough while Mormons agree with this nowhere is it mentioned in the Bible, book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants or the Pearl of Great Price.
The Mormon Jesus is one of three separate gods, Mormonism teaches that there are innumerable gods and that men can become gods and have their own planets as they exhalt themselves to godhood. It teaches that god has a body of flesh and bones and can only be in one place at one time, he is not omnipotent or omnipresent. The same goes for the Mormon Jesus and Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost has his influence everywhere but can only be in one place at a time. This is supported in the Mormon Temple ceremony where the Mormon god asks Peter, James to go down and check on the man Adam and to report back, the Mormon god is not all knowing or all present.
Mormon Jesus Biblical Jesus
Created being The creator – God
One of Many gods A Trinity – One God
Spirit brother of Satan The creator of Satan
Organizer – not creator Created all things above and below
As you can see there is a big difference in what the bible teaches and what Mormonism teaches. They are two different Jesus’s.
Jesus said in John 8:24 “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins” Jesus tells us, if we don’t believe that he is the great “I AM” that he is GOD we will die in our sins. Should we die in our sins we are condemned to hell with Satan and his Angels.
Why does it matter? here is an anology: If someone offended anyone other than yourself can you forgive them? you can’t since the offense is not directly against you. The same applies to sin, when you sin, you sin against God, therefore Jesus has to be God in order to forgive you of your sins. If he was the “literal” son then he couldn’t forgive you for sinning against his father. This is what upset the pharisees when Jesus said “I therefore forgive you of your sins”.
Faith is only as great as the object in which it is placed, put your faith in Jesus and that “he did it all” we cannot add to it. He was the perfect sacrifice and without sin. Therefore when we take Christ upon ourselves, recognize our sin, put our full faith in him and that he has done it all we have forgiveness. We then do good things because we love Jesus, not to gain exhalation.