The Mormon Church declares they are Christians and their church bears the name of Jesus Christ; however, it appears that they believe in a different Jesus and god and not Jesus Christ who is our Creator (John 1:3, Colossians 1:16-17). This was confirmed by Mormon Prophet Gordan B. Hinckley on June 4, 1998, in a speech in Paris, France, when he stated that those outside the Mormon Church who say that Latter-day Saints “do not believe in the traditional Christ” were correct. He further stated:
“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 matters of God than all the learned ministers of the gospel of the ages.” (Church News, June 20, 1998, p70)
The word “Christian” is the Greek word, “christianos” and it means a believer of Jesus Christ. It literally means “Christ ones.” (Acts 11:26, 26:28, 1 Peter 4:16) The correct definition of the word is one who is a follower of the Jesus Christ of the Bible. Never in two thousand years has the word “Christian” had any other meaning or reference to anyone other than the historical Jesus Christ of the New Testament.
The Mormon Church apparently does not follow or believe in the historic Jesus Christ of the Bible, but rather a different Jesus. Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the first born son of an exalted “man” who became the god of this world. According to Mormon teachings, their god was first a man who became a god. The man-god of Mormonism was then made the god of this world because of his good works on another planet somewhere out in the Universe. He “earned” godhood, and was thus appointed by a counsel of gods in the heavens to his high position as the god of planet Earth. The Mormon god of this world was a man like all men on earth. This is what the celestial marriage and the temple vows are all about. Mormon men, by doing their temple work, are striving for exaltation by which they too shall one day will become gods. Their wives will be the mother goddesses of “their” world and with their husband will produce the population of their world. This is the Mormon doctrine of “eternal progression.”
Note the following quote from the Mormon Journal of Discourses, Vol. 1, page 123, made by the Mormon Apostle Orson Hyde: “Remember that God, our heavenly Father, was perhaps once a child, a mortal like we ourselves, and rose step by step in the scale of progress, in the school of advancement; has moved forward and overcome, until He has arrived at the point where He is.”
The God of the Bible is not an exalted man. The God and Creator according to His word is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient. The Bible says He is the only God and there are no other Gods. He has no beginning or end and he is a Spirit being and never was a man. God’s Word authenticates His status:
Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
Psalms 102:26-17, “They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.”
Isaiah 43:10-11, “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior.”
Isaiah 44:6, “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”
John 1:16-18, “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”
Colossians 1:15, “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and him:”
Clearly, the Mormon god is not the God of Christianity who is God revealed to us in the Bible. The Mormon god is a god apparently formed from the imaginations of Joseph Smith and does not exist. He is completely different from the God of the Bible our Creator.
CONTINUED IN PART IV
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