Christian Versus Mormon

 

Christian Mormon

The words of God and Jesus cannot wither, fade, fall or pass away; this Bible, the Word of God, cannot be corrupted. (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 24:35; Luke 21:33; 1 Peter 1:23-25)

 

The Bible has been corrupted by errors of translation and transmission, as well as by deliberate action. (WMT; CJS; 1 Nephi 13:26-29, BOM)
The true Church is unshakable, indestructible, bringing glory to Christ in all ages. (Isaiah 51:6-8; Matthew 28:20; Acts 2:21; 5:38-39; Ephesians 3:20-21; Hebrews 10:23; 12:28)

 

The true Church was lost and needed restoring. (WMT;WCR; CJC; FAR)
Since His coming would be obvious to all, Jesus warned us not to believe those who claimed to see Him in secret. (Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 24:23-27; Luke 17:23-24; 21:8; Mark 13:21-22; Rev.1:7)

 

Jesus Christ and the Heavenly Father appeared in secret to Joseph Smith in the woods. (CJC; FAR; JS 2:17 PGP)
The Bible is most explicit in stating that God is not a man (Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Hosea 11:9). God the Father, the eternal God is Spirit (Isaiah 55:8-9; 6:1-5; 57:15; Psalms 90:2; 113:5-6; 123:1; John 4:24: 8:23) Jesus said that a spirit does not have flesh and bones (Luke 24:39)

 

God the Father is an exalted man (a man who has progressed to godhood) with a body of flesh and bones.
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 1973 ed., p. 346 - "God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man...I say, if you were to see him today, you would see him like a man in a form-like yourselves in all the person, image, and very form as a man."

D & C 130:22 "The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's; the Son also."
 
 
The Father and the Son are distinct Persons, and yet are one God. (Isaiah 9:6; John 5:17-18; 14:9-11)

 

Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ the Son are two distinct physical beings. (CJS)
The Holy Ghost and the Holy Spirit are two names for the same Being (the same Greek word, pneuma, is translated both ways), who is also one of the three Persons of the one God (Isaiah 6:9-10 compare with Acts 28:25-26]; Isaiah 48:14-17; Luke 1:35; Acts 5:3-4; Hebrews 10:15-17)

 

The Holy Ghost is a third, distinct, spirit being; different also in function and identity from the Holy Spirit: (US)
Jesus, Himself uncreated, created all things physical and spiritual before creating man upon the earth. (Isaiah 45:12; John 1:1-2, 10; 17:5; Hebrews 1:12; 13:8)

 

Jesus is the literal son of God, conceived as we were, but of an immortal Father. (WMT)
God does not change, and has never been anything other than He is now He specifically has never been a man. (Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Hosea 11:9; Romans 1:21-23)

 

Jesus is mankind's elder brother, firstborn spirit child of our Heavenly Father, and by inference, spirit-brother to Lucifer and his demons. (WMT; POL)
Only those who trust in Christ will gain entrance into any heaven, based on that trust. "Almost" doesn't count.1 All others will be cast into the lake of fire as a result of trusting in their own good works. (John 14:6; Galatians 2:16, 21; 3:8, 21, 24; Revelation 20:4-6, 10-15; 21:18)

 

One's personal salvation and exaltation is conditioned upon his works and obedience to the teachings of the Mormon church, with the highest exaltation going to those who are most faithful. (WMT; POL; ABW)
There is only one God.  (Deuteronomy 6:4; 33:26-27; Isaiah 43:10; 45:5; 46:9; 1Timothy 2:5) There are many Gods. Brigham Young-Journal of Discourses 7:333 "How many Gods there are, I do not know.  But there never was a time when there were not Gods.

 

god the Father has always existed as such (Deuteronomy 33:27; Isaiah 43:10; 44:6; 45:5, 21; 46:9; Malachi 3:6; 1Co 8:4; 1Timothy 2:5; Revelation 1:8; 21:6; 22:13).


As Psalms 90:2 and 93:2 state, God has been God "from eternity to eternity."
 
God the Father became a God after learning truth, aggressively pursuing godhood, and being obedient to the laws of the gospel.
The Godhead determined to make man in their image, not to procreate spirit children (Genesis 1:26). Nowhere does Scripture even hint at the existence of an Eternal Mother.
 

 

God the Father has a wife, through whom he procreates spirit children.
"Implicit in the Christian verity that all men are the spirit children of an Eternal Father is the usually unspoken truth that they are also the offspring of an Eternal Mother. An exalted and glorified Man of Holiness (Moses 6:57) could not be a Father unless a Woman of like glory, perfection, and holiness was associated with him as a Mother" (Mormon Doctrine, 1977 ed., p. 516)
 
Act 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation. We were created from one blood we are ALL equal.

 

If the Mormon "God" creates a valiant spirit baby it is given to a white family, If he creates a non-valiant spirit baby it goes to a black family.
Jesus was and is Almighty God from everlasting to everlasting. He is the creator of all that exists and is "firstborn" over all creation in the sense that He is the preeminent originator of life and the universe (Micah 5:2; Psalms 90:2; John 1:1-3; Acts 3:14-15; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:2).

This meaning for the word "firstborn" can be understood by comparing Genesis 41:51-52, which states that Manasseh was Joseph's "firstborn" son while Ephraim was the second, with Jeremiah 31:9, where God calls Ephraim the "firstborn." Obviously, "firstborn" does not always mean the one literally born first.

"...these spirit children were organized, possessing divine, eternal, and godlike attributes, inherited from their Heavenly Father and Mother. There in the spirit world they were reared to maturity, becoming grown spirit men and women prior to coming upon this earth" (The Gospel Through the Ages, p. 127).
"Jesus is man's spiritual brother. We dwelt with Him in the spirit world as members of that large society of eternal intelligences, which included our Heavenly Parents and all the personages who have become mortal beings upon this earth or who ever shall come here to dwell...Jesus was the 'firstborn,' and so He is our eldest brother" (Ibid., p.21)
 
Rejoicing is hardly the proper response to Adam's sin. Because of that sin, both Adam and Eve died spiritually and their physical bodies began to deteriorate.

Eve was given pain and sorrow in child-bearing, Adam was required to work and sweat in order to eat, the entire creation was cursed, they were thrown out of the Garden forever, and the entire human race was destined to be born dead in sins and children of god's wrath by nature.

To rejoice in the fall of man is to embrace Satan's lie. It was Satan who deceived Eve by convincing her that sin was good and would bring her knowledge and reward. (Genesis 3:16-24; Romans 3:23; 5:12-15, 17-19; 8:19-22 Ephesians 2:1-5; 1 John 3:4)

 

Death and sin came through the fall of Adam and Eve. But their deed was not actually a "sin." It was really a blessing because it enabled man to continue progressing on toward eternal life. "They (the Christian world) have been long taught that Adam and Eve were great transgressors...We, the children of Adam....should rejoice with them, that through their fall and the atonement of Jesus Christ, the way of eternal life has been opened up to us" (Articles of Faith, p. 476)

 

** Note all references are taken from the King James Version.