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Did Jesus say that Men can become Gods?

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DID JESUS SAY THAT MEN CAN BECOME GODS?

JOHN 10:34: “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?” — If God is the only God, why did Jesus say “Ye are gods”?

MORMON POSITION:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that the spirits of all humans are the literal offspring of an “exalted man” in Heaven whom they call, “God our Heavenly Father” and his spiritual Goddess wife, known as “Heavenly Mother.” They claim that that every human should attain to be exalted as a “god” in the same way that they claim that God the Father and His wife have been “exalted.”  Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of Mormonism taught:

“God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens!…I say, if you were to see him today, you would see him like a man in formlike yourselves in all the person, image, and very form as a man.…I am going to tell you how God came to be God.  We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity.  I will refute that idea.…he was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did. …Here, then, is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you, namely, by going from one degree to another… from exaltation to exaltation, until you… sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power.”—Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith,pp. 345-346 Continue reading Did Jesus say that Men can become Gods?

Eternal Progression

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.:ETERNAL PROGRESSION HEAVENLY FATHER’S PLAN OF HAPPINESS

Mormon.org States:

“God’s plan of salvation answers life’s great questions, such as: ‘Where did I come from?’ ‘What is my purpose in life?’ ‘What happens when I die?’…Your life did not begin at birth… Heavenly Father created your spirit body, and you lived with Him before you were born on earth… Your purpose in leaving God’s presence to come to earth includes obtaining a physical body, gaining experience, and learning to make right choices. …Physical death is a step forward in Heavenly Father’s plan. …If you have believed in Jesus Christ, repented of your sins, and followed His commandments, you will be able to enjoy eternal life in our Heavenly Father’s presence.” Continue reading Eternal Progression

God Our Father

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.:GOD OUR FATHER – GOD IS YOUR LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER

The first section of the Mormon Church’s website is entitled “Restoration of Truth.” Mormonism teaches that all other churches of Christianity possess only part of God’s truth while the Mormon Church is the only Christian church that possesses the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thus, we will spend the majority of our review of the LDS Church’s website examining this section. The first page in this “Restoration of Truth” section of the 2007 mormon.org website, under the section entitled, “God is Your Loving Heavenly Father” they state: Continue reading God Our Father

The Eternal Family

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.:THE ETERNAL FAMILY – THE GOSPEL BLESSES FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS

Under this next section of “The Restoration of Truth” link of the 2007 version of mormon.org, we read: “Because families are ordained of God, they are the most important social unit in time and in eternity. Marriage (Genesis 2:18) and family (Genesis 1:28) are central focal points in God’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children. Your Heavenly Father wants you to do all you can during your time on Earth to prepare yourself to live in an eternal family.”

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Facts the Mormon Church Doesn’t Want You to Know

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Salt Lake Temple.:EXAMINING THE CLAIMS OF MORMONISM—Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the True Church? – Overview of Mormonism exposes some of the unchristian doctrine of the Mormon Church, changes in LDS Scripture and false prophecies that have been uttered by various Mormon authorities. Continue reading Facts the Mormon Church Doesn’t Want You to Know

Questions To Ask Mormon Missionaries at the Door

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QUESTIONS TO ASK MORMON MISSIONARIES –- A Step-by-Step Guide for Christians Witnessing to Mormons at the Door

WHO ARE MORMON MISSIONARIES?

Mormon missionaries are representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church).  While Mormons claim to be “Christians,” their denial of key Christian beliefs such as God the Father being a Spirit, not an exalted man, the Son being an eternal and uncreated God, not Lucifer’s spirit-brother, man’s goal being to worship God, not become a “god” himself, and eternal hell for unbelievers who reject Christ with no second chance after death has caused many Christians to denounce this group as a heretical movement. 1. In addition to the King James Version of the Bible, Mormons regard as “Scripture” three other books produced by Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. These books are: The Book of Mormon (a translation of gold plates that allegedly contained the record of ancient inhabitants of America), The Doctrine and Covenants (a transcription of prophecies and revelations that Joseph Smith claimed to have received from God), and The Pearl of Great Price (a translation of an ancient Egyptian ‘Book of Breathings’ papyrus that Smith claimed contained the writings of the biblical patriarch Abraham). Continue reading Questions To Ask Mormon Missionaries at the Door

Questions for Mormons on the Godhead – Presenting the Biblical God and the Trinity

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QUESTIONS FOR MORMONS ON THE GODHEAD —Presenting the Biblical God and the Trinity

1. Do you believe God was once a “man” like you? If so, wouldn’t that make him once a sinner like you?

“God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens! …I say, if you were to see him today, you would see him like a man in form like yourselves in all the person, image, and very form as a manI am going to tell you how God came to be God.  We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity.  I will refute that idea …he was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did… Here, then, is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, …the same as all Gods have done before you…”—Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp. 345-347 Continue reading Questions for Mormons on the Godhead – Presenting the Biblical God and the Trinity

Mormon Doctrine Exposed

–Shining God’s Light on Mormon Beliefs

– Reference Chart exposing the doctrinal errors of the Mormon Church in parallel form by comparing Mormon doctrine against the clear teachings of the Bible.

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MORMON DOCTRINE EXPOSED – Reference Chart

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Chuck – Ex-Mormon

chuck.:WE WERE THE PERFECT MODEL OF AN LDS FAMILY…

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CHUCK’S STORY A Latter-day Saint story worth reading…

My wife and I were lifelong members in the LDS Church. We both were born and raised within the comforts and values of Mormonism philosophy. I achieved the Eagle Scout rank in the LDS scouting program. I served a mission among the Navajo Native American people on their reservation in the greater southwestern United States. It was there I began to seriously question what my purpose was among these people for the Church… excuse me, for God. My wife went to college on a volleyball scholarship while I was away serving the Lord. When I returned home from an honorable mission, I met my wife at a Church sponsored young adult dance. We soon fell in love and got married within 6 to 9 months after returning from my mission. We were sealed in the Seattle Temple for all time and eternity as husband and wife. It wasn’t long and we were on our way to raising a family of 5 children of our own. We were the prime example of the perfect family following the perfect course for eternal happiness and Godly rewards that awaited us. We were admired by the members of the ward, and radiated the love and dedication expected from every LDS family in the Church. Each of our natural families were also looked up to and admired within the community Church circles for their prior dedication and steadfastness in the gospel.  We both came from large LDS families and fit the LDS profile to a “T”. We were everything an LDS family was to look like, act like, and be. It was all we’d ever known as it was our way of life. Continue reading Chuck – Ex-Mormon

Glenn – Ex-Mormon

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When I was 32 months old my family was involved in a horrendous auto accident.  My mother was killed.  My father, my brother and I survived this accident.  This happened on my younger brother’s first birthday.  It was very difficult for my father as he was then left with two little boys to take care of alone.  He moved in with his parents and leaned on them for emotional support for the next few years.

About three years after the tragedy, Dad met a nice lady through a mutual friend and very soon proposed marriage to her.  She accepted and they drove to Arizona and were married one weekend.  When they returned from Arizona, we continued to live with my grandparents for about two years until we were able to construct a home of our own.  We then became a family and my brother and I were very comfortable with our new mother because she was really the only mother we could remember as we were growing up. Continue reading Glenn – Ex-Mormon

Bev – Ex-Mormon

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 My Mormon heritage goes all the way back to Joseph Smith. My genealogy crosses his genealogy. My beginnings were in a small town in Idaho. I went to church in an old stone building across the street from my house. Sundays were fun hearing stories about Jesus and getting a gold star on my forehead. We had a big family and lots of friends, all Mormon. I have fond memories of friendships and social gatherings.

When I was about six years old I was with my Grandmother Lucy in the basement of that old Mormon Church in Rigby, Idaho. Grandma was talking to another woman about Jesus Christ. I wanted to know more and kept bugging her with questions. She took the time to tell me about Jesus dying on the cross for all of our sins and if we pray to Him and thank Him for His gift, He will be the constant friend by our side and we can live in Heaven. Continue reading Bev – Ex-Mormon

Phillip – Ex-Mormon

phillip-cheryl.:THE TESTIMONY OF PHILLIP – How God Rescued Me and My Wife from Mormonism

I was born to parents who had converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I was raised as a Mormon in a non-Mormon environment in rural Kansas. This presented many challenges including the exclusion from most activities that were not comprised of Mormon participants.  I was thoroughly rehearsed in the mantra of defending the Church, its doctrines, and its leaders long before my mandatory baptism at age eight. I was never given the opportunity to compare my beliefs with other beliefs or to investigate other viewpoints.  I was taught to “know” these things were “true,” because it was the prescribed process of indoctrination, now referred to by neuroscientists and psychological experts as “brainwashing” or “mind control.” Continue reading Phillip – Ex-Mormon

Bonnie – Ex-Mormon

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My journey into Mormonism began when I was very young… I grew up in Protestant churches – Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian, to be specific.  Although we were in church every Sunday, I don’t remember really being taught God’s word by anyone at any church.  I also was not getting any teaching at home…. In fact, although my parents were staunch “church goers”, I don’t recall them ever using God’s word to guide me in any way whatsoever.  As a result, when I got to my senior year in college and started feeling a need to understand God, I didn’t have any foundation to draw on.  When I finally became desperate for answers, I made appointments with five Protestant pastors and one Catholic priest in hopes of getting answers, but not one of those men opened a Bible in my presence and said anything like, ”This is what God’s Word tells us.”

So it’s no wonder that when I ran into some Mormon missionaries and they had instant and very confident answers (although a bit odd sounding!) to my questions, using the Bible to answer me, that I became intrigued.  Six months later, I became engaged to a young Mormon returned missionary and slid quite easily into joining his church.  Continue reading Bonnie – Ex-Mormon

Is God an Exalted Man?

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“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” —Genesis 1:26

“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 form—like yourselves in all the person, image, and very form as a man.” —Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345

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