Mormon vs Biblical Teachings about Jesus
|Mormon Teaching||Biblical Teaching|
|Conception||Jesus was conceived by physical union between God the Father and Mary 1||Jesus was conceived supernaturally by the Holy Spirit 2|
|Marital Status||Jesus had several wives 3||No indication that Jesus was married 4|
|Relationship to Satan||Jesus was the brother of Lucifer (Satan) 5||Satan is only a fallen, created angel 6|
|Origin||Jesus was created 7,11||Jesus always was, is now, and forever shall be God; all things were created through Jesus 8|
|Deity||The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three distinct gods 9||There is only one God, but three distinct Persons in the Godhead 10|
|His Constancy||Jesus is our elder brother who progressed to become a god 11||Jesus has existed as God eternally 12|
|Role in Our Salvation||Jesus Christ plays only an initial role in our salvation 13||Salvation is through trust in the finished work of Christ on the cross alone, apart from any work by us 14|
|Certain sins are beyond the atoning blood of Christ 15||Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was complete 16|
|Jesus is only one of many saviors 17||Jesus is the one and only Savior 18|
|Personal Relationship||A personal relationship with Christ is discouraged as false doctrine 19||A personal relationship with Christ is a central part of Christianity 20|
(click on any reference number to show detailed documentation of each statement in the lower frame)
Angels – same nature as man?
Baptism – Mormon view of
Blood Atonement – what LDS leaders taught
Book of Mormon – compared to Bible
Burning in Bosom – in gaining a testimony
Christian churches – Mormon view of
Christian doctrine – orthodox Christian view of:
Eternal Progression – Mormon view of
Feeling – role of, in gaining LDS testimony
God – characteristics according to Mormonism:
Heaven & Hell:
Holy Spirit – Mormon concept of
Jesus – characteristics according to Mormonism:
- brother of Lucifer?
- Jesus’ married at Cana?
- not conceived by Holy Spirit?
- one of many saviors?
- personal relationship with Jesus discouraged?
- plays only a partial role in our salvation?
- progressed to become a god?
- separate from God the Father?
- some sins beyond atoning blood of Christ?
Man – characteristics according to Mormonism:
- Jesus’ married at Cana?
- polygamy desirable?
- ruling spirit children?
- required for highest exaltation?
Modern-day revelation – Mormon view of
Moroni 10:4 – challenge
Priesthood – importance in Mormonism
Plurality of Gods – Mormon view of
Prophets – role in LDS church
- depends on Joseph Smith?
- difference from exaltation?
- equals Christ’s work plus our obedience?
- includes baptism and works?
- no hell?
- only through LDS church?
- second chance by proxy baptism?
Smith, Joseph Jr.:
- claims about the Book of Mormon
- claims about himself
- claims about Christian churches
- permission needed for salvation?
Trinity – Christian doctrine of
Reality: When Mormons say they are Christians they mean Christians according to their own definitions, according to their own false 3 Bibles, and not according to the real Bible of the New Testament.