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MESSAGE TO THE READER
 

If you are a Mormon, please understand that this web page is not meant to make fun of your beliefs. This information is here to help you and encourage you to “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith” (II Cor. 13:5), “the faith of Jesus” (Rev. 14:12), “the Saviour of the world” (John 4:42), “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:2). “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4-7). “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” (Gal. 2:16). “But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.... For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” (Gal. 3:22,26). “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.” (Eph. 2:8,9). Please read the following with an open mind and let “the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge” speak to your heart (Eph. 3:19); “and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls” (James 1:21). “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:” (Isa. 1:18)

 


The following article was written by Bro. Matt.

Are you a Mormon?

If you are Mormon please understand that this web page is not against you personally. I know that you have "testimony" of the Spirit concerning the truth of the Book of Mormon and you believe that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. You are probably a very good person (or are trying to be) and want to serve God and honor Him. This is good and it is admirable. You probably have great faith in what you believe. But, your faith is only as good as who it is placed in.

Jesus said that the truth will set you free (John 8:32). If what is stated about Mormonism on this web site is true, then it should help a lot of people, including you. At the very least, you should examine the evidence presented here to see if it holds water. If you would like to discuss any issue raised on my site, then please feel free to contact me. But please, stick to the issues, give me documentation, and present your arguments. Too many Mormons simply hurl insults with little reasoning behind them.

But, you say you have a testimony and you know that Mormonism is true. You've read the Book of Mormon and received a confirmation of its truth by the power of the Spirit. But even what is perceived as truth, needs to be examined by the Word of God (Acts 17:11).

God has said to examine all things by the Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16). I suggest you compare what Mormonism teaches to the Bible. Maybe you don't think it is necessary because you 'know' the church is true. Maybe you've read the Book of Mormon and felt a burning in your bosom. Maybe you know for a fact you cannot be swayed because of your testimony to the truth of Mormonism, the Book of Mormon, and Joseph Smith.

If you have answered "Yes!" to the preceding statement, then I have a question for you. What have you done with Jesus? Is it He that you testify of most? Is it He that you love the most and serve (Matt. 4:19; Romans 16:18)? Or is He only a member of your church, an older brother, and someone who is there to help you testify to Mormonism? If that is what you believe, you are deceived. (Acts 20:28-31; II Corinthians 11:3-15; II Peter 2:1-2)

All things must be examined by God's Word. Mormonism says you can't trust the Bible. It says that it has been corrupted and many plain and precious truths have been lost. But that is just what the serpent said to Eve when he said, ". . . hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" (Gen. 3:1). Satan, in order to get Eve and also Adam to be deceived, first had to cast doubt on God's Word. Then notice what the Serpent said, "Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." (Gen. 3:4-5). After Eve doubted God's word, then she believed she was told by Satan she would be like God knowing good and evil. In James Talmage's book The Articles of Faith on page 62 it says, "The opportunity of winning the victor's reward by overcoming evil was explained to our parents, and they rejoiced. Adam said: 'Blessed be the name of God, for because of my transgression my eyes are opened, and in this life I shall have joy, and again in the flesh I shall see God.' Eve was glad and declared: 'Were it not for our transgression we never should have had seed, and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient."

It is interesting to note that not only does Mormon theology agree with the Devil here, but the fall, that great sin against God, is called, in Mormonism, a blessing, a time for gladness, and joy. I thought only the ungodly celebrated sin (Isa. 3:9-13; Jer. 6:15; 8:12; John 8:44).

I honestly hope that you will seek God in the Bible, compare Mormonism to it, not rely on your subjective feelings, and test Mormonism against the facts. Eternity is a long time to be wrong.

In Jesus. Matt






Mormon Masonry: Utah Mormonism is Freemasonry gone to seed. Joseph Smith was a Freemason, and died giving the sign of distress, "O Lord, my God, is there no help for the Widow's son?" Brigham Young was a high Mason, and used the Masonic Hall in Nauvoo as a rendezvous. Fifteen hundred of his followers were initiated, passed and raised in the Masonic lodges of Illinois, and were Masons in good and regular standing in that jurisdiction, Brigham Young simply took his fifteen hundred Illinois Freemasons to Utah, and set up a Grand Lodge jurisdiction of his own. The second year of Lincoln's administration, when Antimasons were at the helm of legislation, a Republican Congress decreed the destruction of Utah Mormonism. The change of administration from Antimasonry to Masonry through Andy Johnson gave Mormonism a lease of life. The continued existence of Mormonism under twenty years of Republican supremacy, will go down to history as a black spot on the grand old party of moral ideas. Antimasonry is again after this scion of the lodge, and Mormon Freemasonry trembles, not at oath-bound legislators, but at the rising public sentiment no longer to be diverted or kept down by lodge ledgerdemain [cunning deception or trickery]. (American Hand-Book and Citizen's Manual, , 1891, pp. 85,86)

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ANOTHER JESUS?

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
(I John 4:1)

Is the Jesus of the Book of Mormon (the Jesus that Joseph Smith preached) the same Jesus of the Holy Bible? Or is the Jesus of the Book of Mormon “another Jesus?” (II Cor. 11:,4). Does the identity of God, Jesus, and the nature of the gospel of salvation differ between the Mormon scriptures and the Bible? Speaking at the April 2002 General Conference, LDS President, Gordon B. Hinckley stated:  

“As a church, we have critics--many of them. They say we do not believe in the traditional Christ of Christianity. There is some substance to what they say. Our faith, our knowledge, is not based on ancient tradition...Our faith, our knowledge comes of the witness of a prophet in this dispensation.”
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The late prophet of the Mormon church, Gordon B. Hinckley, stated that he did not believe in the Christian Christ, he believed in the Christ that Joseph Smith taught. By his own admission, Hinckley has conceded that the “faith” and the “knowledge” of the Mormon church “is not based on ancient tradition”, and therefore his church does “not believe in the traditional Christ of Christianity.” The apostle Paul commanded us to hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle, and to withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh... not after the tradition which he received of us.” (II Thess. 2:15; 3:6).

“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached,” exclaimed the apostle Paul, “or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel [‘another testament’], which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.... 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. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness” (II Cor. 11:,4,13-15). “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. 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. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (Gal. 1:6-9). “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (II Tim. 4:3,4). The apostle Peter said, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them” (II Peter 2:1).

In an October 2007 interview Mormon Elder M. Russell Ballard stated that “religious truth is always confirmed by what you feel....”(Transcript of Interview). This is in direct contradiction to the scriptures. Acts chapter 17 says that when the apostle Paul came to Thessalonica he “reasoned with them out of the scriptures” (Acts 17:2). And verse 11 says that the noble Bereans “searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 18:4 says, “And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.” Acts 19:8 says, “And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.” Acts 28:23 says, “And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.” As the Ethiopian eunuch was returning home in his chariot, while reading the book of the prophet Esaias, the apostle Philip met him “and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.” (Acts 8:28-37). And when Jesus Christ himself confirmed the truth of the scriptures to his disciples he reasoned with them, “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24:27). To confirm the truth of his word God does not give his people a good feeling. God reasons with his people to confirm the truth of his word.

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:” (Isaiah 1:18)

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” the apostle Paul warned, “For men shall be lovers of their own selves,... proud,... heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (II Tim. 3:1-5) (the gospel of Christ... is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Rom. 1:16)). Paul said that “God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.” (Rom. 2:16). The Lord Jesus Christ said, my words,.. the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” (John 12:48). And this Jesus,” exclaimed Paul, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.” (Acts 17:3). “And this is the word, said Peter, “which by the gospel is preached unto you.” (I Pet. 1:25). And this gospel”(Matt. 24:14), the word which he commanded to a thousand generations(Psa. 105:8), the everlasting gospel(Rev. 14:6), this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations;” (Matt. 24:14).

The Jesus Christ of the Holy Bible, “the traditional Christ of Christianity”, is not the Christ in whom the Mormon church believes, as “prophet” and LDS President, Gordon B. Hinckley, stated in no uncertain terms. The apostle Paul said, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” (Rom. 16:17).


URGENT PLEA

      If you truly hunger and thirst after righteousness and sincerely desire to serve and please God with your whole heart, please read God's warnings to us about “any man” or even “an angel from heaven” preaching “another Jesus”, “another spirit”, “or another gospel [or "testament"] (Galatians 1:6-9 ;II Corinthians 11:3,4,13-15). Jesus Christ said, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ [from the Greek word christos meaning ANOINTED (a prophet - divinely appointed by God)]; and shall deceive many.” (Matt. 24:4,5). And read these scriptures which explicitly teach that there is only one God. To believe that anyone, including a priest or prophet (or religious organization), is infallible is naive to say the least (“for there is no man that sinneth not” (I Kings 8:46)). As a man, Jesus Christ said that “there is none good but one, that is, God” (Mark 10:18). “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20). No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. “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.” (Ephesians 2:8,9). Because “we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” in the sight of God (Isaiah 64:6), and “every man at his best state is altogether vanity.” (Psalms 39:5). “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Only the Lord Jesus Christ can claim this glory! “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men” (Philippians 2:7) “in the likeness of sinful flesh” (Romans 8:3) and “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15). “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).

      You can have absolute assurance of your salvation, here and now. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (I Cor. 1:18) (not to be confused with the unconditional Eternal Security fable). “Moreover, brethren, 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.” (I Cor. 15:1,2). “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.” (I John 5:13). “and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.” (James 1:21). “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:2). “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,” (Eph. 1:13). “For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:” (Col. 1:5,6). “Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” (I Pet. 1:9). Jesus said to “rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:20). “We know that we have passed from death unto life” (I John 3:14).

      Many Mormons carry the KJV Bible but are discouraged by their Elders from searching “the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11), and as a result are unfamiliar with much of its contents. The Lord said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). Jesus said, “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 of God in heaven.” (Matt. 22:29). He said, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they [the scriptures] are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” (John 5:39,40). Jesus said that “Ye must be born again.” (John 3:7): “not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” (I Peter 1:23). God's promise to “preserve” his “pure words” “forever” “to all generations” of believers “of every nation under heaven” is well documented by the overwhelming majority of manuscript evidence (aprox. 99% of the New Testament manuscripts, some dating back to the first century, are in agreement with the text of the KJV) (Psa. 12:6; 33:11; 119:90; Luke 21:33; Acts 2:6,7).

      God has kept his promise of preserving his “pure words” as faithful Christians passed down from generation to generation the holy scriptures uncorrupted. It is a myth that few people had scriptures or could read during the first centuries after Christ and through the middle ages (The Cambridge History of the Bible vol. 2, pp. 389-390 et al.). The myth, that the common folks “had only scraps of scriptures” before John Wycliffe (1325-1384) who faithfully translated the Holy Bible into English in the 14th century, is perpetuated to degrade God’s promise of “the word which he commanded to a thousand generations” and “to all nations” (1 Chron. 16:15, Romans 16:26). When the impression is given that the common man has no preserved and infallible scriptures, the position and authority of the word of God can more easily be pirated by “Popish Persons” and “self conceited Brethren, who...give liking unto nothing, but what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their anvil” (“The Epistle Dedicatory,” King James Bible). “If mythmakers can convince us that generation upon generation of men and women went to their graves without reading or hearing the word of God, they can implant the false impression that we do not need scriptures (but need Catholic sacraments, ecstatic experiences, or myth-makers [or “prophets”]).... Foxe’s Acts and Monuments (A.D. 1563) traces Christianity from the first century to the 1500s. A thorough reading of all eight of its large volumes makes it abundantly clear that all who wanted scriptures, had them, in hand or in heart, as much or as little as they wanted.” (In Awe Of Thy Word, pp. 774, 778)

      “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:31,32). Please, dear reader, examine the historical records and the manuscript evidence for yourself with an open heart and mind and let the truth set you free from these and other un-biblical and anti-biblical doctrines and commandments of men.

(See also SCRIPTURES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE and FOLLOW THE LAMB OR FOLLOW THE MAN and HOW TO IDENTIFY A CULT)




Question:
What do these people and organizations, William Branham, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, Scientology, Free Masonry and Catholicism all have in common?

Answer:
They all teach (taught) that they are (were) God's “representative” or “anointed” and that you cannot trust nor believe the Holy Bible; and that you must put your faith in their words, theologies, traditions, customs and rituals in order to please God and have everlasting life.


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Subjective Feeling? or Objective Reason?
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Joseph Smith as a Prophet
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Mormonism Research Minisrty
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Joseph Smith and the Biblical Test of a Prophet
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Biblical Passages Which Explicitly Teach There is Only One God  

Debunked Book of Mormon Archeological Evidence: Nahom, NHM

Hand-Book On Mormonism
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The False Prophet, Joseph Smith
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Living Hope Ministries
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MORMON TEMPLE ENDOWMENT CEREMONY EXPOSED! Click Here  

Mormon Truth!!  

FOLLOW THE LAMB OR FOLLOW THE MAN  

If you are a Mormon, Mason, Catholic, Jehovah's Witness, Scientologist or similar sect, please read these Scriptures and let God speak to your heart.
SCRIPTURES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE


HISTORICAL BOOKS — DOCUMENTATION OF FACTS

AntiChrist Detected, 1841  

Mormonism In All Ages, 1842  

The History of The Saints, 1842  

Joseph Smith, The Great American Impostor, 1852  

Mormonism Tried By Its Own Standards - Reason and Scripture, 1855  

The Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism, 1870  

Mormonism: Its Rise, Progress, and Present Condition, 1870  

The Follies and Crimes of Bigamy Young, 1874  

Tell It All: The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism, 1875  

Mormonism Unveiled; Confessions of the Late Mormon Bishop, 1877  

The Mormon Hell on Earth, 1884
  Book of Mormon: Is It From God? 1885  

Joseph Smith, The Prophet, His Family & Friends, 1886  

The Golden Bible: Or, The Book of Mormon. Is it from God? 1887  

Mormonism Exposed, 1902  

The Mormon Waterloo, 1902  

The Mormon Menace, 1905  

Cumorah Revisited, 1910  

The True Origin of The Book of Mormon, 1914  

American Anthropology Disproving The Book of Mormon, 1916  

In The Cult Kingdom : Mormonism, Eddyism, and Russellism, 1918  

The Mormon Saints, 1919


THE BIBLE vs THE BOOK OF MORMON: VIDEO  

DNA vs. THE BOOK OF MORMON: VIDEO  

HOW TO IDENTIFY A CULT  

Mormons in Transition  

IS HELL REAL ?  

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ?


————————— Articles and Books by Various Authors —————————

1 JOHN 5:7 - KJV "ERRORS"  

ABORTION FACTS  

ALLEGED KJV ERRORS: Easter/Passover  

AMERICA: REPENT OR PERISH!  

ANOTHER BIBLE - ANOTHER GOSPEL  

APOCRYPHA  

BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS  

BIBLE VERSIONS - WHICH IS THE REAL WORD OF GOD?  

CHRIST'S MASS - HISTORY REVEALS THE TRUTH  

CHRISTMAS 2000 Years Before Christ  

CORRUPT LEXICONS AND DICTIONARIES  

COULD THIS BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST ?  

FREE MASONRY EXPOSED  

GOD and AMERICA  

GOT MORALS ?  

HISTORY OF BAPTISM  

HISTORY OF THE RED LETTER EDITION  

IMPORTANT NEWS ARTICLES  

IN AWE OF THY WORD  

IN DEFENSE OF ERASMUS  

IS SUNDAY SACRED AND HOLY ?  

JESUS' BIRTH - THE UNTOLD STORY  

KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE FACTS
  KJV 1611 - THE MYTH OF EARLY REVISIONS  

LUCIFER: ANGEL OF LIGHT - FATHER OF LIES  

NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS  

OLD TESTAMENT TEXTS  

PROPHECIES OF THE MESSIAH FULFILLED IN JESUS CHRIST  

REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY  

RETURN TO THE OLD PATHS -- EXCERPT FROM THE MORNING STARS  

ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CONFESSIONS ABOUT SUNDAY  

SEPTUAGINT  

SPIRITUAL   ADULTERY  

SPIRITUALISM — NECROMANCY  

THE BIG BANG  

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND  

THE GOD OF HEAVEN OR THE god OF THIS WORLD ?  

THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT  

THE SEVEN SEALS OF THE HOLY BIBLE  

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS  

THE TRUE SABBATH  

WHAT'S WRONG WITH HALLOWEEN  

WHO IS KING JAMES ?  

WICCA/PAGAN — SATANIC TIES  

WORLD RELIGIONS  

WORLD  RELIGIONS  -  Article 2


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