Mormons teach things that promote wholesome family life and they are good at organizing family and community events in such a way as to create a tremendous support network for their members. Even so, lovers of truth need to look at the foundations of the Mormon movement, for what shall it profit a man if he has a great family life, if he loses his soul? Here are some of the strange doctrines that Mormons teach:
God was once a man – Brigham Young said, “If our Father and God should be disposed to walk through these aisles, we should not know Him from one of the congregation. You would see a man and that is all you would know about Him.” (Journal of Discourse, Vol II, pg 40). Mormons believe that through faithfulness to the Mormon doctrine they too may one day become gods with a planet of their own.
God the Father has many wives – God the Father, according to the Mormons’ “Pearl of Great Price” in “Abraham 3:9,16”, is said to be living on a planet near the star Koleb with his wives having spiritual children.
Jesus was the spirit brother of Lucifer -According to Mormon doctrine Jesus became the Savior because he came up with a better plan than Lucifer concerning how to get the people on earth to worship God (see The Kingdom of God, by Oscar McConkie Jr pg 46; Pearl of Great Price, Book of Moses, 4:1-3).
Black-skinned people are of inferior origin – Mormons teach that the spirit beings that did not fight valiantly for God come to earth as blacks, while those who fought valiantly come to earth as whites. Until very recently blacks could not become priests in the Mormon system of worship for reasons related to this and other demeaning doctrines. For example, in the March 1863 Journal of Discourses 10:110, Brigham Young said: “Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so.”
We are saved by grace, after we have done all we can – Is there anyone that has done “all they can” in following any given religious system? This is double-talk. Mormonism is a system of religious works and merit from start to finish. It is all about earning merit and a state of worthiness by obedience to the Mormons’ religious system.
Joseph Smith will judge who may or may not enter into heaven. See Brigham Young, Oct 9, 1859, Journal of Discourses 7:282
Jesus Christ practiced Polygamy during His ministry on earth –President Orson Hyde, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, General Conference, October 1854, Journal of Discourses 2:210 wrote: “I discover that some of the Eastern papers represent me as a great blasphemer, because I said, in my lecture on Marriage, at our last Conference, that Jesus Christ was married at Cana of Galilee, that Mary, Martha, and others were his wives, and that he begat children.’”
Only recently have Mormons wanted to be called Christians, preferring not to be included with Christian denominations that Joseph Smith said were, “. . .all wrong…all their creeds were an abomination in his sight, and that those professors (Christians) were all corrupt.” (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith, 2:18-19). Historically, Mormons have preferred to be called “saints” but the Mormon Church has spent millions in an intense public relations campaign aimed at moving their church into the mainstream of Christianity. The political and economic benefits of Mormons being included in the mainstream of Christianity are obvious. This is why the Mormon Church is trying so hard to present themselves as Christians attempting to avoid the stigma of being a cult. Although the Constitution provides the right of freedom of religion and people have the right to believe as they desire, Christians also have the right to defend their faith and expose those who misuse the Christianity name.
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