As you study you will learn that the LDS Doctrine contradicts the truth of the Bible. Below you will find excerpts taken from several LDS approved literatures, as well as excerpts from King James Holy Bible
·LDS doctrine teaches God and Jesus have blood and bones (LDS Doctrine) D&C 130:22, God and Jesus have blood and bones: we can become like them. D&C 138:17, Bones and flesh are in heaven. Alma 40:43, At the resurrection the body and the soul will be reunited. What the Bible teaches (The Bible) 1 Cor 15:50, Now this I say, flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. 2 Corinthians 3:17, God is that spirit. John 4:24, God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
·LDS doctrine teaches about “The Great Apostasy” The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints believe that when Jesus and his disciples died, the Word and the Holy Spirit were no longer on the earth. This is known as the great apostasy. The church also teaches that all other churches were corrupt before Joseph Smith established the Mormon church. What the Bible teaches John 14:16, And I will pray the Father and He shall give you another Comforter (Helper which is the Holy Spirit) that will abide with you forever. Matthew 16:18, And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock (unmovable) I will build my church; the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (The church, or the Word of God, will never leave the earth.) John 15:2, Every branch (believer, disciple, true Christian) that beareth fruit, He (God) shall prune it, that it may bring forth more fruit. (The true Word of God will continue forever.) The branches are the believers and/or teachers and the fruit are those who are taught. God will get those people ready (prune) and the cycle will continue forever. John 15:8, Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit: so shall ye be my “disciples.”(If you teach the true Word, you are God’s disciple.) John 15:16, Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain of the Father in my name, he may give it you.(God’s Word will never leave the world.) John 17:18, As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. (This is the book of acts, God sent Jesus, Jesus sent his disciples, and the disciples sent their disciples and so on and so on.) John 20:21, Peace be unto you: as my Father sent me, even so send I you. (Same as John 17:18)
According to these scriptures, God tells us that His Word and His spirit will never leave us.
·LDS doctrine teaches that we can become gods by temple marriage The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints believe that if you are married to your spouse in the temple, you will become gods and be eternally sealed to your spouse. D&C 132:19-20, If married and sealed, you can become gods. D&C 132:37, Are gods and will have multiple wives. D&C 132:40-46, Will give Joseph Smith many wives. D&C 132:62, Can marry many women.
What the Bible teaches Isaiah 43:10-11, Before me there WAS NO GOD formed, neither shall there be after me. (God is the one and only, he was never a man under another god. God is eternal, with no beginning Deut 33:22.) Isaiah 44:6, I am the first and I am the last and beside me their is NO GOD(He is the one and only God.) Matt 22:30, For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God.(No marriage in Heaven period.) Mark 10:6-9, But from the beginning of creation God made them Male and Female. (7) For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife. (8) and they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. (9) What therefore God hath joined together let not man separate. Mark 10:11-12, And he saith unto them whosoever shall put away his wife, and marries another commits adultery against her. (If it is wrong on Earth it will be wrong in Heaven.)
·LDS doctrine teaches that African Americans are a cursed race The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints believe that black people were cursed. Some Mormons say that when Satan and his angles fell, they became cursed with a flat nose and black skin. Others say that the mark of the beast (the curse that was placed on Cain's forehead) was not just a mark, but was giving him a flat nose and dark skin.
Brigham Young said in the Journal of Discourses vol. 7 pp 290-291, Cain’s curse was to have a flat nose and dark skin. Blacks will be slaves until the curse is removed. Journal of Discourses Vol.1:110, Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be. 2 Nephi 5: 21-23, The darkness of the Lamanite people is a curse Moses 7:22, And they were a mixture of all the seed of Adam save it was the seed of Cain, for the seed of Cain were black and had not place among them. (Cain’s sin = the African race) Mormon doctrine pg. 526-527 states, “Negroes in this life are denied the priesthood; UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES can they hold this delegation of authority from the Almighty....Negroes are not equal with other races where the receipt of certain spiritual blessings are concerned.” Journal of Discourses vol.10 P.110, Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so. Journal of Discourses vol.22 page 304, Black people represented the devil after the flood. Journal of Discourses vol. 5 page 157, The word “niggers” is used referring to the African race. 2 Nephi 30:6, “white and delightsome” was changed in 1981 to “pure.” 3 Nephi 2:15, when the curse is lifted the blacks will turn white.(Mormons say the curse is lifted, so why are there still black people in the world?)
What the Bible teaches Colossians 3:9-11. Lie not one to another that ye have put off the old man with his deeds. (10) And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him. (11) Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. (Jesus is saying it does not matter what color you are. All that matters is if you are Saved or unsaved.) Galatians 3:28, There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female,” FOR YOU ARE ALL ONE IN CHRIST JESUS”. Romans 10:12-13, For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. (13). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 17:26, He (God) has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth. The meaning of Adam in the Hebrew is aw-dam’: (verb) to show blood in the face, i.e. flush or turn rosy: Reddish skin. (This may mean that Adam had the completion of Indians or Hispanics.)
·LDS doctrine teaches salvation by works The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints believe if you do not meet the requirements of the Book of Mormon (D&C 131 Celestial marriage) you will not make it to the Celestial Kingdom and see God.
What the Bible teaches Luke 23:43, Jesus tells the thief to the right of him that he will see him this very day in paradise. The thief tells the people that he was bad. Then he asked Jesus to remember him when he enters his kingdom.So what does this show? It shows that you don’t have to be a Mormon and you don’t have to be baptized…all you need is to believe in Jesus. This does not mean that you can believe in Jesus and maliciously or habitually practice sin. Jesus is our salvation. The tradition of man (you must be baptized, circumcised, Mormon, etc.) is what causes men to fall. It also will develop false religions.
·LDS doctrine teaches the prophet can change doctrine The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints believe in modern day revelation. More specifically, that God tells the prophet (or president of the church) to change curtain rules, like allowing blacks to be able to join the priesthood. & "Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the Church of the Lamb of God [i.e.. the Mormon Church] and the other is the church of the devil [i.e.. the Christian Church]; wherefore whosoever belongeth not to the church of the lamb of God belongeth to that great church; which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth." (The Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 14:10). Now the church change their minds. This does not mean that other Christians and Christian churches are evil, but they may be said to be incomplete without the fullness of the Gospel which has been restored.
What the Bible teaches Hebrews 7:23-25, Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 13:8, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever. (What Jesus tells us is unchangeable. He does not and will not change His mind.)
·LDS doctrine teaches that Jesus Christ is not the only way to salvation The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints also believes that Jesus’ blood was not enough to save all people who come to Him. Journal of Discourses 3:247, There is not a man or woman, who violates the covenant made with their God, that will not be required to pay the debt. The blood of Christ will never wipe that out, your own blood must atone for it. Journal of Discourses 4:219-220, Be saved and exalted with Gods, is there a man or a woman in this house but would say, “Shed my blood that I may be saved and exalted with Gods?”
What the Bible teaches Hebrews 7:25, Jesus is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him (Jesus) Since He (Jesus) always lives to make intercession for them. Rom 6:23, For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom 10:3-10, … (4) For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes... (9) That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be SAVED. Eph 2:1, And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins (Sin means everything that is not of God) Eph 2:8-9, For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, (9) Not of works, lest anyone should boast.