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MORMONISM                                                                         Updated 2/20/21
The Mormon Church was Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself.
It was founded by Joseph Smith (1805-1844) in Palmyra, New York, in 1829. They also call themselves
“Latter Day Saints”

By what proof, or by what God only RIGHT, did Joseph Smith receive the GOD ALONE “right” to
start any new “church”?
The so-called
‘proofs’ that Smith claimed to have, they admit that they no longer exist, and supposedly
during Smith’s own lifetime or shortly thereafter, but the real reason for that is
because they NEVER WERE and never existed!

Every summer, Mormons have been sending out expeditions of archaeologists, geologists and other
scientists looking for any of the remains of the ancient peoples as Smith described as evidence of
the so-called civilization as
“recorded” and the exact lands as “mapped” in the “Book of Mormon”.
In only 2000 years, major landforms will not change! Mountains, valleys, rivers, and coastlines
will remain practically identical! So far, the expeditions have all come back empty-handed because
However, rivers can newly form, die, or change course. (The Mississippi River now passes to the east
rather than west of the town of Kaskaskia, Illinois, and accessible only from Missouri.)

The Mormon “church” is a non-Trinitarian cult (They do not believe in the Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit, as true Christians believe)

They believe: “You too can become a ‘god’ of your very OWN planet, by ‘Eternal Progression’. This
asserts that God was once a human-man and that all humans may become “gods” themselves.
Mormons are POLYTHEISTS who someday hope to become the
‘god’ of their own planet, after death.
They believe in their version of
“God the Father” that he was a good Mormon on another planet,
that they call the
“Planet Kolob”. It is supposed to be: “The god-planet where all gods come from”
and their version of “jesus”  became the god of our own planet ONLY.
Which begs the question: If Kolob is where all “god’s” come from, and YOU come from Earth or some
other (Mormon) planet, but NOT Kolob, how can YOU become a ‘god’?
Ah, the benefits of making it all up on the fly!
“Oh! What A Tangled Web We Weave, When First We Practice To Deceive.”

The Mormon ‘religion’ is totally made-up, all based on only one mysterious Biblical mention,
John 10:16 “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they
shall hear my voice; and there shall be one-fold, and one shepherd.”
 Unless Jesus was speaking of the
gentiles who will be brought into the one sheepfold, there is no further mention or explanation in the
Bible of who or where these other ‘sheep’ are supposed to be. Jesus could have been referring to all the
non-Jewish people on earth, or even the inhabitants of other planets!
  • According to Mormon beliefs, Jesus is the ‘god’ of just our own planet, so it would be quite
    impossible for their ‘jesus’ to Redeem the people of other planets, even in other galaxies!
  • Notice: That according to Mormon teaching, their fake ‘jesus’ only supposedly established
    just ONE Mormon ‘beachhead’ somewhere in the New World, (and it died out!) not many
    different beachheads all over the whole world!
  • Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
    Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
  • Mark 16:15 “And he said to them, (Jesus’ Disciples) Go into all the world, and preach the glad
    tidings to all the creation”.
  • Matthew 16:18 “…I will build My church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”.
  • John 14:18 “I will not leave you as orphans…”
  • Matthew 28:20 “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”.

                  Yet, the “Ancient ‘New World’ Mormon Civilization” (if it ever actually existed at all)
    DIED OUT! What part of “With you Always” do they not understand?

Now get this: Mormons believe that at least one of the Lost Tribes of Israel somehow made it to
the New World, were later converted as the ‘Other Sheep’ to the be the early Mormons, by their ‘Jesus’.
Then, all the while under their ‘god’s’ guidance, that they and their great civilization all died out and
disappeared, leaving no trace except for the objects that Joe Smith supposedly found, and those items
later “disappeared” or were supposedly lost or stolen.
•    Perhaps Mr. Smith’s doubtful tale should be told on the ‘Svengoolie’ or ‘Mystery Science Theater
3000’ TV programs?

There is a Mormon version of the bible that they use, it has been thoroughly bowdlerized (to modify by
abridging, simplifying, or distorting in style or content) and edited in order to “prove” the Book of
Mormon is correct.

It’s grimly amusing when Mormons use the Bible to validate LDS teaching when LDS
teaching denies the validity of the Bible!         ABSURD!

Joseph Smith was arrested and convicted in New York and was found guilty of being a con-artist, an
impostor—he was a necromancer and a charlatan. This conviction was four years before he published
the “Book of Mormon”. Court documents prove he was a convicted criminal. The promiscuous jailbird
con-artist, and crackpot, who was the sole founder and self-proclaimed “prophet”. Joseph Smith taught
that there was life on the moon, (just like the false prophet Mohammad, who said: “If life is found on
the moon it will (already) be Muslim”!)
By the very fact that the so-called “prophet” taught that there was “Life on the Moon” throws profoundly
serious doubt into the rest of Smith’s teachings, (as well as Mohammad’s.)
Smith proclaimed that the moon was inhabited by people six feet tall who dressed like Quakers and
lived to be 1,000 years old (Source: Journal of Oliver B. Huntington, a devout Mormon contemporary
of Joseph Smith.
Smith died in a hail of gun-fire—not by a group of “anti-Mormons,” but by men whose wives and
daughters he had tried to ruin! When the jail was stormed, Joseph Smith used a handgun to kill two
men and wound another.

oseph Smith believed that the Garden of Eden was in Jackson County, Missouri!
Ever been there? It’s really not THAT nice!
Genesis 2:10-14
According to the Bible says that a single river flowed “out” of Eden and then does something that most
rivers DO NOT do; specifically, split into four separate “heads” or rivers that flowed downstream, all
fed from a common single river source. Almost all rivers start from a single source or are fed by multiple
sources (tributaries). There is nothing like that in Jackson County, Missouri.

People who make-it-all-up as they go, tend to start running off at the mouth, to “prove” their
doubtful claims!

Joseph Smith claimed that Elohim (God the Father) and Jesus... or just Jesus... or a host of angels...
or a single angel [Moroni] appeared to him. Seriously, if he couldn’t even keep his story straight,
how could anyone honestly be expected to believe him?

Mormonism is UNBIBLICAL!
Their so-called “jesus” is NON-BIBLICAL!
Any ‘successor’ religion would necessarily have to fulfill and compliment the prior religion.

Why Mormons such as Mormon President Gordon Hinckley hold that the memory of the cross must be
given a back seat in order to draw attention to the resurrection is puzzling since the evidence clearly
shows how the cross was a major theme in the New Testament.

They also believe that Jesus and Lucifer were brothers on Kolob. Mormonism believes that Satan
was a “spiritual son” of God,
(whatever that is) named Lucifer, whose plan to negate human free will was
rejected, leading him to rebel.
What part of Jesus being “God’s Only Begotten Son” do they not understand?

Mormons believe: “As man is, God was. As God is, man shall become.” This heresy is not found
anywhere in the Bible, yet it is a major tenet of Mormonism, and It holds that God and man are
essentially of the same, and that their fake “God the Father” once had or still does have a body of flesh
and bones. All Gnostic pagan movements share the same goal: a coming
“new pantheist order” and
“new god-man” completely purified of all evil and existing in oneness with the other gods.
This is the anti-gospel of Satan, thus the antithesis of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ.
It’s time to dump Joseph Smith’s version of ‘jesus’ for the real one we find in the Bible.
According to Mormonism, their version of “god” is not uniquely self-existent, transcendent, or eternal.
Neither is he truly the creator of all things, for he is just one among potentially billions of other ‘gods’.
The Mormon doctrine of God is not the same as the historic Christian or Jewish view (the Biblical view).
Mormonism sees Angels as humans in spirit form (before birth or after death) or resurrected (immortal)
humans. Human spirits who follow Satan may be considered Satan’s angels, but the term “angel” usually
refers to those who follow God. Mormonism believes that its adherents may become “gods” in the next
life, through following its teachings and receiving certain necessary ordinances.

They are into genealogical records because they advocate the ‘baptism’ of long-dead ancestors to
get them into their version of “heaven”. However, REAL Christians believe that if someone has
been sent to Hell, it is a forever one-way trip! (Just how long do they think is eternity?)

There is ONLY ONE GOD, the GOD of all creation of the entire universe, not an untold
multitude of “gods” for each individual planet!
Jesus is God’s only begotten Son!
God the Father had only ONE Son, His Holy Name is Jesus, who does not have any brothers, especially
NOT one named SATAN!
Jesus does not have Satan for his brother!

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Service in the Mormon Church is many times “volun-told”, you  now have a “calling” to do this thing
that we need you to do. People are “called” through “revelation to those in authority” over them.

Do you know what happens if a person leaves the LDS? (in certain sects)
They are shunned by the entire LDS community, and you will be forcefully NOT allowed to visit any
other Mormons, even your very own immediate family, or any Mormon friends or relatives unless they
also leave that Sect of the LDS. Mormonism absolutely ostracizes those who leave their faith. When
someone leaves the LDS Church, that person’s character is most likely attacked. False witness is borne.
Slanderous accusations loosed. Reputations destroyed. They try to discredit the witnesses against the
LDS Church in hopes that no one will believe in or follow them.

Just saying the name ‘Jesus’ doesn’t mean much until we make clear which ‘Jesus’ we are talking about.
We must face the fact that many different ‘saviors’ can be smuggled in under the name ‘Jesus,’ just as
many different deities can be disguised under the term ‘God’ and vastly different ways of living can be
promoted under the name ‘Christianity’. Take a hard look at the Muslim’s ‘Isa’, who as they say, was just
another Prophet and never crucified. The Mormon’s “Jesus” who is just the god of only our own planet,
and all other planets each have their own gods, and the Mormon’s ‘Jesus’ has Satan as his brother. Just
as the
Jehovah’s Witness deny the Trinity, deny the Sonship, deity, and the divinity of Christ, and deny
His physical resurrection, the resurrection of the body. They claim as their “messiah” to be the
Archangel Michael!

Similar to Muslim honour killings, Mormons are given free rein to practice blood atonement on those
they feel are TRAITORS to the faith. Blood Atonement, which teaches that some sins were not dealt
with through Christ’s death. For these sins, said Brigham Young, a person must be executed and have
his or her own blood spilled. (From: “Cults, New Religious Movements, and Your Family” pg. 187)
This obvious act of violence is stated to be an “act of love”, to save the victim’s eternal soul. Of course,
it is quite ILLEGAL, so it is done in the utmost secrecy, so it is not publicly known about, even by most
of the average rank and file Mormons. And guess what? It still happens.
Just let that sink in.

The Mormon CULT has more in common with Islam (another totally made-up CULTIC ‘religion’ with
a fake, Totally Non-Biblical “jesus”) than Christianity!
What else would you expect from Satan’s second favorite “religion”? (Islam being the first favorite)

This all recalls, “Thou shalt not have strange gods before me”.

When it comes to business dealings with non-Mormons, the Mormons, may be not quite ethical and
may at times border on the criminal. They are one of the richest churches in the world rivaling
Catholicism in its wealth. The President of the Mormon church is supposed to be a “PROPHET OF

Mormon Church has misled members on $100 billion tax-exempt investment fund, a whistleblower
A former investment manager alleges in a whistleblower complaint to the Internal Revenue Service that
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has amassed about $100 billion in accounts intended for
charitable purposes, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by The Washington Post.

“The ‘Prophet’s word’ is straight from God and must be obeyed.”  To be a member in good standing
you cannot be in arrears in your ten-percent tithing, miss church or violate the “teachings”.
This entitles you to wear special underwear that has been “blessed” that you have to wear and pay for.
Men hold “the priesthood”. Women cannot. Thus, women have no real positions of authority in their
Special privileges include baptizing for the dead, temple ceremonies, secret temple rituals, and
meetings. Their “God” lives on a planet called “Kolob” where he resides with his four wives. The earth
is four thousand years old, but when confronted with the pyramids they just look confused. According to
them the original Mormons were one of the
Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, when God split them up Circa
722 BC., they supposedly landed somewhere in the Americas.

They even refer to themselves as “the Mormon culture”, of which Mitt Romney is a member in good
-- I don’t trust him.

The Mormon leader Joseph Smith claimed that
“Jesus did not finish his mission”. Smith said that he
was to finish it for Him. The last words of Jesus before dying was
“It is finished”. Meaning the plan of
salvation was completed. They believe Jesus and Satan are brothers! What a cult!!! And look into the
violence they used on others whom didn’t follow them in their false teachings.

The Mormons are still extremely upset about Nauvoo, Illinois and Missouri. To this day they have a
chip on their shoulder and have an
“us against everybody else” attitude. They can be extremely physical
and combative. Years ago, when they played church sports against non-Mormons, there were people
receiving terrible injuries not just from playing basketball or softball, but from people in the stands.
There were broken jaws, legs, hands eyes permanently damaged, you name it. This also spilled over to
when they would play interdenominational teams to the point where they were barred as a whole!

The Mountain Meadows Massacre was a series of attacks on the Baker–Fancher
emigrant wagon train, at Mountain Meadows in southern Utah. The attacks began on September 7,
1857, and culminated on September 11, 1857, resulting in the mass slaughter of most of the emigrant
party by members of the
Utah Territorial Militia from the Iron County district and purportedly aided
with some Paiute Native Americans allies. The militia, officially called the
Nauvoo Legion, was
composed of
Utah’s Mormon settlers. The perpetrators killed all the adults, men, women, and older
children totaling about 103. Seventeen children, all younger than seven, were spared. These were just a
peaceful bunch of people on their way to California from Arkansas. After the murders were committed,
the killers panicked and went back the next day and mutilated all the bodies and scalped a good
number to try and make it look like it was just Indians.

One of the stranger things they believe is that Jesus and “Lucifer” are brothers. Why would a bunch of
very early Jews, recently members of one of the
Lost Ten Tribes of Israel who were supposedly cut
off from the rest of the world for
700 years BEFORE Christ, somehow use the name “Lucifer” for
Satan? That alone should set off alarm bells! The name Lucifer is ROMAN or GREEK in its origin,
meaning ‘bringer of light’. A term that they would NEVER HAVE HEARD, NOR USED. This is just
one of the word inconsistencies in the Book of Mormon.
How did the translation “Lucifer” arise? This word comes from St. Jerome’s Latin Vulgate, where
“Lucifer” appears just 3 times: Job 11:17, Isaias (Isaiah) 14:12, and 2 Peter 1:19, however, in most
modern Bibles, twice in these 3 passages listed: Job and 2 Peter is the word is ‘Morning Star’ or ‘Day
Star’ which refers to Jesus!
See: Why does the Bible use 'morning star' to refer to both Jesus and Satan?

The name Lucifer wasn’t equated with Satan until after St. Jerome in the Fourth Century AD.
It only appears in the Bible just once: Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of
the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Mormons claim that an ‘ancient record’ (the original Book of Mormon) was written beginning
in about 600 BC, and the author in 600 BC supposedly copied Isaiah in Isaiah’s original words.
When Joseph Smith pretended to translate the supposed
‘ancient record’, he included the Lucifer verse
in the Book of Mormon. Obviously, he wasn’t copying what Isaiah actually wrote.
He was copying the
King James Version of the Bible, written in 1611 AD.
In another book of LDS scripture, the Doctrine & Covenants, furthers this problem in 76:26 when it
affirms the false Christian doctrine that “Lucifer” has always meant Satan.
This incorrect doctrine also spread into a third set of Mormon scriptures, the
Pearl of Great Price, which
describes a war in heaven based, in part, on Joseph Smith’s incorrect interpretation of the word
“Lucifer” which only appears in Isaiah.
    This is what happens when you make things up, on the fly!

This so-called Religion is a CULT just like ISLAM is an evil CULT. Both of these Religions worship
Not the TRUE God, Not even a Saint, but a plain ordinary Nobody-Man, Joseph Smith and
Mohammed. Both of them were no one special at all and just a couple of ‘nobodies’ with an evil
scheme. They do not believe in Jesus Christ as the (Universal) Messiah and the ONLY the Son of the

They say they believe in Jesus and end their prayers in his name. But if you investigate the book of
Mormon he is not spoken of after he first appears. The rest is a
“history” (I use that term very loosely)
of the people of Mormon somewhere in the American continents. They also say they believe in the
“in so far as it is correctly translated”. Meaning they are very adept at cherry picking that
which supports and discarding or glossing over that which does not.

Their missionaries are usually in their late teens with little of life experience. These “Lessons” usually
consist of questions with the answers of which are memorized by rote and the answers paint a rosy
picture of you and ALL your family together in “heaven” especially your wife. What is never mentioned
is the fact your wife is wearing a veil when she enters heaven and if you don’t want to claim her you just
leave that old veil right where she be!
Then somehow, she can’t recognize you.

Reportedly: Lessons go well until you ask a question about the tenets of their faith. They don’t know and
“will have to consult with a higher authority”. They will have the answer next week for sure.
Next week, no answer, but now you ask a different question. Same response, same no answer and you
NEVER see or hear from a higher authority. So, after about six weeks of LESSONS and ten or so
unanswered questions about their faith you finally confront them with all these questions, and you’re
telling me you will get the answers from somebody higher up in the church hierarchy?”
    Answer: “Uh, we don’t know. The answers are a matter of faith”.

Do you know what happens if a person leaves the LDS? (in certain sects) They are shunned by the
entire LDS community, and you will be forcefully NOT allowed to visit any other Mormons, even your
very own immediate family, or any Mormon friends or relatives unless they also leave that Sect of the
LDS. Mormonism absolutely ostracizes those who leave their faith. When someone leaves the LDS
Church, that person’s character is most likely attacked. False witness is borne. Slanderous accusations
loosed. Reputations destroyed. They try to discredit the witnesses against the LDS Church in hopes that
no one will believe in or follow them.

We have been lied to, concerning Mormonism and many have unfortunately bought into those lies!
Mormonism has no province for what they ‘claim’. They ‘claim’ to be the final revelation of “god’s”
word. Yet the followers of this so-called ‘religion’ claim that they ‘worship’ the same ‘god’ as Christians
and Jews and are an “Abrahamic religion”, yet be utterly alien to Jewish and Christian modes of belief,
theology, and practice! (The same as Islam)
Any ‘successor’ religion would necessarily have to fulfill and compliment the prior religion. Jesus and his
Ministry were predicted many times in the Torah, especially Isaiah's Old Testament prophecies. The
Messiah would be a Hebrew man (Isaiah 9:6) born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), a
prophet akin to Moses (Deuteronomy 18:18), a priest in the order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4), a king
(Isaiah 11:1–4), and the Son of David (Matthew 22:42), I have given my body to the strikers, and my
cheeks to them that plucked them: I have not turned away my face from them that rebuked me, and spit
upon me. (Isaiah 50:6), ...who suffered before entering His glory (Isaiah 53). Jesus met each of these
messianic requirements.

Jesus fulfilled the requirements of the Messiah in that He was a Hebrew of the tribe of Judah (Luke 3:
30), and He was born in Bethlehem (Luke 2:4–7) to a virgin (Luke 1:26–27).
One of the great advantages of having the Old Testament and the New Testament in one Bible is that
they give support to each other. Together they strengthen our faith that both are God’s word.
The Old Testament was the Prediction, and the New Testament is the Fulfillment of God’s Word.
There are NO predictions in the Torah or the Holy Bible that refers to, or predicts Mormonism
or Joseph Smith!
However, Mormonism does not fulfill or complement anything Jewish or Christian… it instead is
antagonistic, antithetical, contradictory, diametrically opposed, and irreconcilable in all ways!

The Mormon CULT has more in common with Islam (another totally made-up CULTIC
‘religion’ with a fake, Totally Non-Biblical “jesus”) than Christianity!
What else would you expect from Satan’s second favorite “religion”? (Islam being the first favorite)

This all brings to mind, “Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.”

  • How does Islam compare to Mormonism
  • How does Christianity differ from Mormonism
  • How does Mormonism contradict Jesus

  • Mormons Refuted in 4 Points by Dr Taylor Marshall

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WHAT IS EXACTLY IS A RELIGIOUS CULT?              Added 6/20/2019
Definition: From the perspective of religion, a cult is religious or semi-religious sect whose members are
controlled almost entirely by a single individual or by an organization.

This kind of cult is usually manipulative, demanding total commitment and loyalty from its followers.
Converts are usually cut off from all former associations, including their own families. Islam, Mormonism,
‘Hare Krishna’, the ‘Family of Love’ led by Moses David Berg, and Sun Myung Moon’s ‘Unification Church’
are some examples of this kind of a cult.

The second way to define a cult is popular in evangelical Christian circles. From this perspective, a cult is any
group that deviates from the orthodox teachings of the historic Christian faith being derived from the Bible and
confirmed through the ancient ecumenical creeds.

Pseudo-Christian Cults.
These groups deny or distort fundamental Christian doctrines such as the Trinity, the deity of Christ, and
salvation by grace through faith and works. Some cults that would fall into this category are the Mormons,
Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Science, The Way International, Quakers, Unitarian Church, and the Unity
School of Christianity. While others have fallen away from the Gospel TRUTH and have now fallen under Cult
Status, such as, some of the individual Presbyterian, Methodist, and Episcopalian churches that are under
differing beliefs and practices, from their traditional beliefs and practices.

Any so-called
“christian church” that accepts abortion, suicide, euthanasia, and/or homosexuality as an accepted
practice is not CHRISTIAN!
Abortion, euthanasia, suicide, and homosexuality are ALWAYS SINS!

Any person or church that accepts
“chrislam” or “christianized islam” as an accepted practice and belief is not

Most of these cults claim to be Christian, and even consider the Bible to be authoritative. But they manipulate
the Scriptures to fit their own beliefs. Although they may claim to serve Jesus Christ and may even use much of
the same terminology orthodox Christians use, however, their definitions are vastly different.

The most commonly used definition of Cults, refers to a religious group that is:
  • 1) Exclusive. They may say, "We're the only ones with the truth; everyone else is wrong; and if you leave our
    group your salvation is in danger."

  • 2) Secretive. Certain teachings are not available to outsiders or they're presented only to certain members,
    sometimes after taking vows of confidentiality.

  • 3) Authoritarian. A human leader expects total loyalty and unquestioned obedience.

The Dangers of False Teachings
These groups do not lead to the Christ of the Bible, but to another “jesus” and another “gospel”
(2 Cor. 11:1-4; Gal. 1:8,9). We must therefore reject these false teachings, and
“earnestly contend for the faith
which was once and for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3)
. Know that the Bible also goes on to admonish us
that we must do this with gentleness, and with respect. Remember, you must present the message, but you need
to recognize that it is only the Holy Spirit that changes the heart.

Christians accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Salvation through Jesus is open to everyone. We also believe
that God is far above any human being.

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