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The Mormon god Unmasked

How can we find God?
In very clear terms the Bible asserts that one of the key features of true faith is the acceptance of the person and the character of God "…for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6. Supremely, God is the object of faith. If the understanding of God is deficient the legitimate question has to be asked in such a case – Is there true faith? The biblical view and therefore the Christian view of God is the only one that can be accepted as being true. Why is this so? It is because what we know about God is only that which He has been pleased to reveal about Himself. In the Book of Job, chapter 11, verse 7, we have these humbling words: "Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?" Left to his own devices man cannot know the truth about God and His character. This is especially so because man is corrupt and fallen. What is required is for God to first speak to us, which He does in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments – the Bible. It is written, "Man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live." Deuteronomy 8:3. Commenting on the Scriptures the Lord Jesus said, "Thy Word is truth" John 17:17 and "the scripture cannot be broken". John 10:35, and the apostle Paul in Timothy writes: "The holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation." 2 Tim. 3:15.

Further, there cannot be any comprehension of saving truth and any exercise of true faith unless God opens the eyes of our poor, darkened understanding. "The things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God." 1 Cor. 2:11. The psalmist prayed: "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." Psalms 119:18.

Beware of another gospel

If a view is held concerning God which does not accord with the Bible it must be rejected even if the view is deeply held. Sincerity and zeal are not the same as true and saving faith. It has been well said that one can be sincere but sincerely wrong. On such a critical matter as our understanding of God we dare not rely on our feelings, we dare not be governed by sentiment. Feeling good is not in any shape or form the same as true faith. The power of Satan to deceive is very great and the capacity of fallen man to deceive himself should not be underestimated. "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9.

The history of the church is littered with heretical teachings concerning God. Some ancient heresies which can be mentioned are Arianism, Sabellianism, Manicheanism and Docetism. Sometimes the same heresy rears itself in a different guise, for example the heresy of Arianism manifested itself in the 17th Century as Socinianism, and in the 18th Century as Unitarianism; today it is better known as the so-called Jehovah's Witnesses (the Watchtower).

The United States, probably because of its sheer diversity and its freedom from the constraints of the old European order, has proved a fertile ground for the rise and growth of many strange and erroneous groups. Some of the larger groups include the Jehovah's Witnesses founded by Charles Taize Russell, the Seventh Day Adventists founded by Ellen G. White, the Christian Science Movement founded by Mary Baker Eddy and the Mormons, known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, founded by Joseph Smith. Smaller groups include the Solar Temple sect of California, the Branch Davidian sect of Waco, Texas and the Scientologists. Arguably, the strangest of all these cults are the Mormons.

The Mormon god is not the One True Living God
The Mormon god is essentially an exalted man. Granted according to Mormon thinking he is exalted and has progressed far and above any other human beings that have or will ever exist. This Mormon god is in essence no different from humankind. Joseph Smith stated: "First, God himself, who sits enthroned in yonder heavens is a man like unto one of yourselves, that is the great secret… I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined that God was God from all eternity. God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth the same as Jesus Christ himself did. You have got to learn how to be gods yourselves…" The Times and Seasons, Vol. 5, p. 613-14. In the Journal of Discourses, Vol. 6, p. 3 Smith declares, "God himself was once himself as we are now and is an exalted man." Talmage, a leading Mormon apologist, wrote these well known words: "As God once was, man now may become." The Mormon god is eternally progressing, enters into sexual relationships and through his entourage of wives he has spawned the human race as well as the devil and Jesus Christ. The Mormon Jesus is therefore the brother of Satan. A popular Mormon hymn, O My Father has these telling words: "In the heav'ns are parents single?/No, the thought makes reason stare;/Truth is reason, truth eternal/Tells me I've a mother there."

In The Seer, p.172, Apostle Orson Pratt claimed that both God the Father and Jesus were polygamists. He writes: "We have clearly shown that God the Father had a plurality of wives, one or more being in eternity". He goes on to say, "We have also proved that both the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ inherit their wives in eternity as well as in time." Apostle Orson Hyde writes in Journal of Discourses, Vol. 2, p. 210: "Jesus Christ was married at Cana of Galilee, that Mary, Martha and others were his wives and that he begat children."

Mormonism is polytheistic rather than monotheistic
Mormonism does not stop at the paganising of God and is actually at heart polytheistic. Brigham Young asserted in the Journal of Discourses, Vol. 7, p. 333, "He (God), is our Father, the Father of our spirits and was once a man in mortal flesh as we are and is now an exalted being. How many gods there are I do not know, but there never was a time when there were not gods… God has once been a finite being…" Apostle Orson Pratt expounded the Mormon doctrine of a plurality of gods thus:- "If we should take a million of worlds like this and number their particles we should find that there are more gods than there are particles of matter in those worlds." Journal of Discourses, Vol. 2, p. 345. In stark contrast the Bible asserts that there is only one God. For example Deuteronomy 6:4 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD"; Isaiah 45:5 "I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me"; and Paul says in 1 Timothy 2:5 "For there is one God…"
The Adam god doctrine
Brigham Young and others even taught that Adam and God are one and the same being. Here, as in so many other matters, the Mormon General Authorities are exposed for their deceit and cover up. They try and explain away such teachings to their people by saying it was just a vague 'theory' on the part of Brigham Young. However, here are the clear and unambiguous words of the so-called prophet as recorded in the Journal of Discourses, Vol. 1, p. 50: "Now hear it, O inhabitants of the earth, Jew and Gentile, Saint and Sinner, when our father Adam came into the Garden of Eden, he came into it with a celestial body and brought Eve, one of his wives with him. He is our Father and our God and the only God with whom we have to do." Many other examples of the Adam god doctrine could be given.
Mormonism is another gospel and another religion
For the Christian these views as described above are truly shocking. The limited space of this tract does not allow for more citations to be given. However, even this small number from so-called Mormon prophets and apostles which are representative of a far greater number demonstrate beyond doubt the seriousness and depth of Mormon deviation from Christian orthodoxy. In summary, Mormonism is paganism masquerading as Christianity. Mormonism brings God down to the level of a man and elevates man to the position of God. Mormonism is polytheistic rather than monotheistic. Mormonism denies the Trinity, the full Divinity of the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. The biblical and therefore Christian position is that the co-equality of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the unity of Divinity is the Eternal and Unchanging God.

Mormonism effectively makes the incarnation of Christ a nonsense and robs Him of His glory. Mormonism denies the transcendent nature of God. Paul in Galatians chapter 1, verses 8 & 9 states: "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."
The Mormon Jesus cannot save
The Mormon Jesus, the brother of the devil who is supposed to occupy his own planet spawning spirit children, just as Elohim his father before him, IS NOT AND CANNOT BE THE JESUS OF THE BIBLE. Therefore, to quote the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 9:11, the Mormon Jesus is "another Jesus". An appeal is made through the pages of this tract to the honest Mormon reader to face up to the enormity of the Latter Day heresy and to seek in the pages of the Bible the One True and Living God. Over the years many Mormons have been saved and are now Christians. Unless you come to know the true God, you cannot be saved. Only the true Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ whom the Father sent into the world, can save needy and hell-deserving sinners.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1

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