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MORMONISM AND ITS CONFLICT WITH THE BIBLE. Dr. Jobe Martin Biblical Discipleship Ministries www.biblicaldiscipleship.org. PROVERBS 14:12. THERE IS A WAY WHICH SEEMETH RIGHT UNTO A MAN, BUT THE END THEREOF ARE THE WAYS OF DEATH. GALATIANS 1:6-8.

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mormonism and its conflict with the bible

MORMONISM AND ITS CONFLICT WITH THE BIBLE

Dr. Jobe Martin

Biblical Discipleship Ministries

www.biblicaldiscipleship.org

proverbs 14 12
PROVERBS 14:12
  • THERE IS A WAY WHICH SEEMETH RIGHT UNTO A MAN, BUT THE END THEREOF ARE THE WAYS OF DEATH.
galatians 1 6 8
GALATIANS 1:6-8
  • I MARVEL THAT YE ARE SO SOON REMOVED FROM HIM THAT CALLED YOU INTO THE GRACE OF CHRIST UNTO ANOTHER GOSPEL; WHICH IS NOT ANOTHER; BUT THERE BE SOME THAT TROUBLE YOU, AND WOULD PERVERT THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
galatians 1 8 9
Galatians 1:8,9
  • BUT THOUGH WE, OR AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN, PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL UNTO YOU, THAN THAT WHICH WE HAVE PREACHED UNTO YOU, LET HIM BE ACCURSED. . . IF ANY MAN PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL UNTO YOU . . . LET HIM BE ACCURSED.
matthew 24 11
MATTHEW 24:11
  • “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
  • 2 PETER 2:1
  • “…there shall be false teachers among you, who privily (secretly) shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them….”
john 8 23 24
JOHN 8:23, 24
  • And he (Jesus) said unto them, “Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 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 said i am he
JESUS SAID,I AM HE!
  • Did you notice that the Biblical text had the word, HE, in italics (KJV; NASB)?
  • “He” is not in the Greek text!
  • Jesus said, quite literally, “I AM.”
  • “I AM” IS THE SAME GOD THAT MET MOSES AT THE BURNING BUSH!
exodus 3 14 15
EXODUS 3:14, 15
  • “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AMhath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob hath sent me unto you: this is my name forever….”
this is my name forever
“…THIS IS MY NAME FOREVER….”
  • In Exodus 3:13-15 the God of the Bible identifies Himself as the Eternal Jehovah.
  • Jesus, by calling himself “I AM” identi- fies Himself as the Eternal Jehovah.
  • Jesus, as the 2nd person of the Trinity, is God Who has always existed, Who exists in the present and Who will always exist in the future!
the trinity romans 1 20
THE TRINITY: ROMANS 1:20
  • “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”
  • Godhead=Trinity=seen in the “made”
in the beginning god created
“In the beginning God created.”
  • “God” (Elohim) is plural.
  • “Created” is singular (Heb: He created)
  • Did God make a grammatical mistake?
  • Same as saying “They was.”
  • God is a plurality and a singularity.
  • The God of the Bible is three in one.
  • Father, Son and Holy Spirit = One God
in the beginning god created the heavens and the earth
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
  • OneUniverse is three: time, space, matter
  • “In the beginning…” = Time
  • “...God created the heavens…” = Space
  • “...And the earth.” = Matter
  • Time = Past, Present, Future
  • Space = Width, Depth, Height
  • Matter = Solid, Liquid, Gas
satan and jesus spirit brothers
SATAN AND JESUS: SPIRIT BROTHERS?
  • Jesus and Satan are referred to as spirit brothers. (Mormon Doctrine, p. 129,192)
  • “For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? Hebrews 1:5
satan and jesus spirit brothers1
SATAN AND JESUS: SPIRIT BROTHERS?
  • “And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.” Hebrews 1:6
matthew 4 6a 7
MATTHEW 4:6a, 7
  • The devil said to Jesus: “If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee:…” Jesus said unto him,
  • “It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.”
  • Jesus calls Himself the Lord God!!!!!
polytheists monotheists and trinitarians
POLYTHEISTS, MONOTHEISTS AND TRINITARIANS
  • “For though there be that are called gods whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be [so-called] gods many, and lords many), But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things and we by him.” 1 Corinthians 8:5,6
ephesians 4 4 7
EPHESIANS 4:4-7
  • “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
mormons are polytheists
MORMONS are POLYTHEISTS
  • Among the spirit children of Elohim, the firstborn was and is Jehovah or Jesus Christ, to whom all others are juniors.
  • Jesus is God’s only Son!
  • John 3:16
mormons are polytheists1
MORMONS are POLYTHEISTS
  • “Three separate personages--Father, Son and Holy Ghost--comprise the Godhead. As each of these persons is a God, it is evident, from this standpoint alone, that a plurality of God exists…these three are the only Gods we worship. But in addition there is an infinite number of holy personages, drawn from worlds without number, who have passed on to exultation and are thus gods.” (Mormon Doctrine, p.576
mormons are polytheists2
MORMONS are POLYTHEISTS
  • “I will preach on the plurality of Gods… I wish to declare I have always and in all congregations when I have preached on the subject of Deity, it has been the plurality of Gods.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p, 370)
mormons are polytheists3
MORMONS are POLYTHEISTS
  • “Many men say there is one God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are only one God. I say that is a strange God anyhow--three in one, and one in three! It is a curious organization.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.3720
pearl of great price says 45x men attain godhood abraham chapters 4 5
PEARL OF GREAT PRICE: SAYS 45X MEN ATTAIN GODHOOD.” Abraham Chapters 4,5
  • “Abraham…Isaac…and Jacob…have entered into their exaltation, according to the promises, and sit upon thrones, and are not angels but are gods.” Doctrine and Covenants 132:37
  • The one true God of the Bible says, “Before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” Isa 43:10
psalm 90 2
PSALM 90:2
  • “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”
prophet joseph smith
“PROPHET” JOSEPH SMITH
  • Born December 23, 1805 in Sharon, VT.
  • In 1820 Smith claimed he was visited by God the Father and God the Son(2 gods)
  • “Jesus” told him all Christian churches were wrong and their doctrines an abom- ination. (Joseph Smith-History 19, Pearl of Great Price)
  • 1823:Angel Moroni lead Smith to the golden plates near Palmyra, NY.
book of mormon
BOOK OF MORMON
  • The Book of Mormon, for Mormons, has more authority than the Bible.
  • The golden plates that Smith supposedly translated into the Book of Mormon were stated to have been hidden from 420 A.D. until September 22, 1823 when he found them in the “Hill Cumorah.”
  • Mormons+RCLDS use Book of Mormon
mormon doctrine
MORMON DOCTRINE
  • TRINITY: Smith said: “I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a separate and distinct per- sonage from God the Father, and the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a Spirit: these three constitute three dis- tinct personages and three distinct Gods.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 370)
mormon doctrine1
MORMON DOCTRINE
  • GOD THE FATHER: Smith said: “I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea and take away the veil so that you may see….He was once a man like us, yea, that God Himself, the father of us all, dwelt on earth, the same as Jesus Christ Himself did….” History of the Church, vol.6, p. 305
mormon doctrine2
MORMON DOCTRINE
  • “Mormon prophets have continuously taught the sublime truth that God the Eternal Father was once a mortal man who passed through a school of earth life similar to that through which we are now passing.” Gospel Through the Ages, Milton Hunter, p. 104
heavenly father was a man like us
HEAVENLY FATHER WAS A MAN LIKE US
  • “He (Jesus) came here, was born, had a father and mother like you have. Well, who wer His father? Why God had a father like you and I have.” (Gospel Truth, George Cannon, p. 128)
  • “As man is, God once was; as God is, man may become.” (a Mormon saying)
heavenly father was a man like us1
HEAVENLY FATHER WAS A MAN LIKE US
  • “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent….” Numbers 23:19
elohim god had ancestors
ELOHIM (GOD) HAD ANCESTORS?
  • Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any.” Isaiah 44:8b (compare: Journal of Discourses, vol. 1, page 123)
  • “…before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” Isa 43:10
mormon doctrine3
MORMON DOCTRINE
  • GOD THE SON: “The birth of the Saviour’s was as natural as are the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood, was begotten of his Father, as we were of our father” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 8, p. 115).
  • Christ…was born in the same personal, real, and literal sense that any mortal son is born to a mortal father. (Mormon Doctrine, p. 742)
jesus was the bridegroom at the marriage of cana of galilee and he told them what
Jesus was the bridegroom at the marriage of Cana of Galilee, and he told them what
  • to do….We say it was Jesus Christ who was married, to be brought into the relation whereby he could see his seed be- fore he was crucified.” Journal of Discourses, vol. 2 p. 82
  • “Jesus Christ was married at Cana… Mary, Martha, and others were his wives, and that he begat children” Ibid. p. 210
jesus was not married at cana of galilee
JESUS WAS NOT MARRIED AT CANA OF GALILEE
  • At Cana Jesus said, “Mine hour is not yetcome.” John 2:4
  • Jesus said, “My time is not yet come.”7:6
  • “...His hour was not yet come.” Jn 7:30
  • “…his hour was not yet come.” Jn 8:20
  • “Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause I came to this hour.” Jn 12:27
jesus was not married at cana of galilee1
JESUS WAS NOT MARRIED AT CANA OF GALILEE
  • “Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father….” John 13:1
  • “These words Jesus spake, and lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son….” Jn 17:1
there are no marriages in heaven
THERE ARE NO MARRIAGES IN HEAVEN
  • Matthew 22:18f: “Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Jesus an- swered…Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels….” 7 husbands, but none in heaven
revelation 19 7
REVELATION 19:7
  • “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him [Jesus]: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife [those ‘in Christ’=the Body of Christ, the true Church] hath made herself ready.”
mormon doctrine4
MORMON DOCTRINE
  • Jesus and Lucifer are “brothers.”
  • “The appointment of Jesus to be the Savior of the world was contested by one of the other sons of God. He was called Lucifer, the son of the morning. Covetous of power and glory, this spirit-brother of Jesus desperately tried to become the Savior of mankind.” (The Gospel Thru the Ages, p. 15)
mormon doctrine5
MORMON DOCTRINE
  • God the Holy Ghost: “You may call it the Spirit of God, you may call it the influ- ence of God’s intelligence, you may call it the substance of his power; no matter what it is called, it is the spirit of intelligence that permeates the universe…” (Mormon Doctrine, pp. 752)
  • Holy Spirit = impersonal force!
god the holy ghost
GOD THE HOLY GHOST
  • If, according to Mormon doctrine, “Gods” are individuals who have passed through mortality and have progressed to Godhood, how has one person of the Godhead (the Holy Spirit) attained God- hood without getting a body? (see Acts 5:3,4; and Mormon Doctrine, 752, 753)
mormon doctrine6
MORMON DOCTRINE
  • According to Mormon doctrine, God the Father and God the Son were once men exactly like us who became gods. In the same way we will become gods and rule over our own planets. All men and women are pre-existing spirit offspring of Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother. (Mormon Doctrine, p. 589)
mormon doctrine7
MORMON DOCTRINE
  • God the Father is married and there is a Mother God (Answers to Gospel Questions, Joseph Fielding Smith, vol. 3 P. 143-144).
  • Temple ceremonies include baptism for the dead, washing and anointing for dead and living (Mormon Doctrine, p.72-74; 226-228).
  • The Bible has errors and missing parts (Articles of Faith No. 8,Ensign Jan. 1989, p. 25,27).
salvation faith works
SALVATION=FAITH+WORKS
  • “However, one of the untrue doctrines found in modern Christendom is the concept that man can gain salvation…by grace alone and without obedience. This soul-destroying doctrine has the obvious effect of lessening the determination of an individual to conform to all of the laws and ordinances of the gospel….” Mormon Doctrine, McConkie, p. 670,671
ephesians 2 8 9
EPHESIANS 2:8,9
  • “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
romans 3 23 24
ROMANS 3:23,24
  • “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. . . .”
titus 3 3 8
TITUS 3:3-8
  • “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us. . .which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior; that being justified by His grace….”
isaiah 43 10 11
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
ISAIAH 44:6
  • “Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of Hosts; I am the first, and the last; and beside me there is no God.”
  • REVELATION 22:13
  • Jesus said, “I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”
mormonism murder unforgivable
MORMONISM=MURDER UNFORGIVABLE
  • Murder is “a sin for which there is no forgiveness.” (Mormon Doctrine, p.520; Doctrine and Covenants, 42:79)
  • Joseph Smith: “Thou shalt not kill; and he that kills shall not have forgiveness in this world nor in the world to come.” (Doctrine and Covenants 42:18)
  • Saul=Paul=murderer=forgiven!
for true believers in the lord jesus christ
FOR TRUE BELIEVERS IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST:
  • Colossians 2:13: “And you, being dead in your sins…hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses….”
  • “Having forgiven” Gk=Aorist tense=the forgiveness happened at a point in time in the past and the effects last eternally.
  • “All”includes everything,excludes nothing.
john 14 6
JOHN 14:6
  • Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
  • ACTS 4:12
  • Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.
isaiah 5 20 21
ISAIAH 5:20, 21
  • WOE TO THOSE WHO CALL EVIL GOOD, AND GOOD EVIL, WHO PUT DARKNESS FOR LIGHT AND LIGHT FOR DARKNESS, WHO PUT BITTER FOR SWEET AND SWEET FOR BITTER. WOE TO THOSE WHO ARE WISE IN THEIR OWN EYES AND CLEVER IN THEIR OWN SIGHT.
ii cor 11 3
II COR. 11:3
  • BUT I FEAR, LEST BY ANY MEANS, AS THE SERPENT BEGUILED EVE THROUGH HIS SUBTLETY, SO YOUR MINDS SHOULD BE CORRUPTED FROM THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST.
ii cor 11 4
II COR. 11:4
  • FOR IF HE THAT COMETH PREACHETH ANOTHER JESUS, WHOM WE HAVE NOT PREACHED, OR IF YE RECEIVE ANOTHER SPIRIT WHICH YE HAVE NOT RECEIVED, OR ANOTHER GOSPEL, WHICH YE HAVE NOT ACCEPTED, YE MIGHT WELL BEAR WITH HIM.
ii cor 11 13 14
II COR. 11:13,14
  • FOR SUCH ARE FALSE APOSTLES, DECEITFUL WORKERS, TRANSFORMING THEMSELVES INTO THE APOSTLES OF CHRIST. AND NO MARVEL; FOR SATAN HIMSELF IS TRANSFORMED INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.
ii cor 11 15
II COR. 11:15
  • THEREFORE, IT IS NO GREAT THING IF HIS MINISTERS ALSO BE TRANSFORMED AS THE MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS; WHOSE END SHALL BE ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS.
i tim 4 1
I TIM. 4:1
  • NOW THE SPIRIT SPEAKETH EX- PRESSLY, THAT IN THE LATTER TIMES SOME SHALL DEPART FROM THE FAITH, GIVING HEED TO SE- DUCING SPIRITS, AND DOCTRINES OF DEVILS; SPEAKING LIES IN HYPOCRISY; HAVING THEIR CON- SCIENCE SEARED WITH A HOT IRON.
ii cor 10 5
II COR. 10:5
  • CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST.
ephesians 6 10 11
EPHESIANS 6:10,11
  • FINALLY, MY BRETHREN, BE STRONG IN THE LORD, AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT. PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL. FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD . . .
colossians 1 10
COLOSSIANS 1:10
  • THAT YE MIGHT WALK WORTHY OF THE LORD UNTO ALL PLEASING, BEING FRUITFUL IN EVERY GOOD WORK, AND INCREASING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD; STRENGTHENED WITH ALL MIGHT, ACCORDING TO HIS GLORIOUS POWER . . .
acts 4 12
ACTS 4:12
  • NEITHER IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER: FOR THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN, WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED.
  • THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
john 14 61
JOHN 14:6
  • Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
the lord jesus christ
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST:
  • Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he [Jesus] was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 1 John 3:4,5
  • Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter 2:24
the gospel of the lord jesus christ
THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • 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: and that he was seen: he was seen, he was seen. he was seen. 1Corinthians 15:3-8
  • The evidence that Jesus rose from the dead: He was seen, seen, seen, seen!!!
and this is the record that god hath given to us eternal life and this life is in his son
And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
  • He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:11-13
  • For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13
romans 10 9
Romans 10:9
  • That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.