& Latter Day Saints
Mormonism is a cultic religion that places
self-proclaimed prophets such as Joseph Smith above
Christ and above the Bible. The Book of Mormon,
although full of errors and historical inaccuracies, is considered
by Mormon leaders as equal with
or more important than the Bible.
1) Jesus Christ was not God.
2) There was an ancient civilization called the Nephites.
3) Hell is not a place of actual fire and eternal pain.
4) Joseph Smith was a prophet, and the Book of Mormon is God inspired.
For a complete look
at Mormonism read our new tract:
The Choice: Mormonism or the Bible, Joseph
Smith or Jesus Christ
1) Jesus Christ was and is God--contrary
to Mormon doctrine.
I Timothy 3:16
"And without controversy
great is the mystery of godliness: God was
manifest in the flesh, justified in the
Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the
Gentiles, believed on in the world, received
up into glory."
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God."
I John 5:7 "For there are three that
bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word,
and the Holy Ghost: and these three are
Matthew 1:13 "Behold, a virgin shall
be with child, and shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which
being interpreted is, God with us."
Isaiah 7:14 "Therefore the Lord
himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a
virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and
shall call his name Immanuel."
Isaiah 9:6 "For unto us a child is
born, unto us a son is given: and the
government shall be upon his shoulder: and
his name shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace."
John 10:30 "I and my Father are one."
John 14:7-11 "If ye had known me, ye
should have known my Father also: and from
henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the
Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith
unto him, Have I been so long time with you,
and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he
that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and
how sayest thou then, Show us the
Father? Believest thou not that I am in the
Father, and the Father in me? the words that
I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but
the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the
works. Believe me that I am in the Father,
and the Father in me: or else believe me for
the very works' sake."
Colossians 1:15-19 "Who is the image
of the invisible God, the firstborn of every
creature: For by him were all things
created, that are in heaven, and that are in
earth, visible and invisible, whether they
be thrones, or dominions, or principalities,
or powers: all things were created by him,
and for him: And he is before all things,
and by him all things consist. And he is the
head of the body, the church: who is the
beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that
in all things he might have the preeminence.
For it pleased the Father that in him should
all fulness dwell;"
Colossians 2:9 "For in him dwelleth
all the fulness of the Godhead bodily."
2) There is absolutely no evidence that a
Nephite civilization ever existed--contrary
to the Book of Mormon.
The burden of proof is on the Mormon and LDS
theologians here (if such people exist).
While the Bible contains names and
accounts of numerous civilizations, kings,
cities, etc. that are verified by
archeological findings, written history,
genetic research, etc. the civilizations
described in the Book of Mormon by "the
prophet" Joseph Smith left behind no
evidence that they ever existed.
3) Hell, a place of actual fire and eternal
pain, does exist--contrary to mainstream
Mark 9:43 "And if thy hand offend
thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to
enter into life maimed, than having two
hands to go into hell, into the fire that
never shall be quenched:"
Matthew 13:47-50 "Again, the kingdom
of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast
into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
Which, when it was full, they drew to shore,
and sat down, and gathered the good into
vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it
be at the end of the world: the angels shall
come forth, and sever the wicked from among
the just, And shall cast them into the
furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and
gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 25:41 "Then shall he say also
unto them on the left hand, Depart from me,
ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared
for the devil and his angels:"
Revelation 20:15 "And whosoever was
not found written in the book of life was
cast into the lake of fire."
Psalm 9:17 "The wicked shall be
turned into hell, and all the nations that
Luke 16:19-31 "There was a certain
rich man, which was clothed in purple and
fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
And there was a certain beggar named
Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of
sores, And desiring to be fed with the
crumbs which fell from the rich man's table:
moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died,
and was carried by the angels into Abraham's
bosom: the rich man also died, and was
buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes,
being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar
off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried
and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me,
and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of
his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for
I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham
said, Son, remember that thou in thy
lifetime receivedst thy good things, and
likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is
comforted, and thou art tormented. And
beside all this, between us and you there is
a great gulf fixed: so that they which would
pass from hence to you cannot; neither can
they pass to us, that would come from
thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore,
father, that thou wouldest send him to my
father's house: For I have five brethren;
that he may testify unto them, lest they
also come into this place of torment.
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and
the prophets; let them hear them. And he
said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went
unto them from the dead, they will repent.
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses
and the prophets, neither will they be
persuaded, though one rose from the dead."
(Note: Luke 16 is not a
parable. In all parables of the Bible
actual names are never given, while Luke 16
references Lazarus, Moses, and Abraham.)
4) Joseph Smith was nothing more than a man
who wrote a fairytale. The Bible does not
require any more prophetic revelations--the
66 books of the Bible are enough and to add
to them is contrary to scripture.
"For I testify unto
every man that heareth the words of the
prophecy of this book, If any man shall add
unto these things, God shall add unto him
the plagues that are written in this book:"
Deuteronomy 4:2 "Ye shall not add
unto the word which I command you, neither
shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may
keep the commandments of the LORD your God
which I command you."
II John 1:9 "Whosoever
transgresseth, and abideth not in the
doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that
abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath
both the Father and the Son."
(Mormons abide nowhere near the doctrine
of Christ -- they abide in, and give
precedence to, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young,
and whoever the current prophet is.)
Jude 1:3 "Beloved, when I gave all
diligence to write unto you of the common
salvation, it was needful for me to write
unto you, and exhort you that ye should
earnestly contend for the faith which was
once delivered unto the saints."
(The faith has already been "delivered" and
there is nothing more that needs to be added
I Corinthians 13:8-11 "Charity never
faileth: but whether there be prophecies,
they shall fail; whether there be tongues,
they shall cease; whether there be
knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know
in part, and we prophesy in part. But when
that which is perfect is come, then that
which is in part shall be done away. When I
was a child, I spake as a child, I
understood as a child, I thought as a child:
but when I became a man, I put away childish
Paul wrote this at a time period when the
Bible was incomplete--it was only "part"
complete. However, now that the 66 perfect
books of the Bible have "come", we no longer
have a need for prophecies or tongues.
Joseph Smith was a day late and a dollar
short for prophetic writings--perhaps he
should have tried his hand at sci-fi
thrillers or medieval fairytales instead.
Read the tract
The Choice: Mormonism or the Bible, Joseph Smith
or Jesus Christ